SECA: 2008 Seca Art Award (Tauba Auerback, Desiree Holman, Jordan Kantor, Trevor Paglen)

2008 Seca Art Award (Tauba Auerback, Desiree Holman, Jordan Kantor, Trevor Paglen), book coverDiQuinzio, Apsara and Alison Gass. 2008 Seca Art Award (Tauba Auerback, Desiree Holman, Jordan Kantor, Trevor Paglen). San Francisco Museum of Art, 2009. ISBN: 9780918471819. Unmarked text. Very Good. Paperback. (#26511) $120.00

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Exhibition catalog. 30p. Lists works in the exhibition. Roundtable with the artists. Artist bios. Well illustrated.

This show featured the 2008 Seca Award winners.

• Tauba Auerbach mines TV static, digital binary code, alphabets, and other sources to probe the dynamics of symbolic representation.

• Referencing 1980s sitcoms, Desirée Holman uses sculpture, performance, and video to look at the human condition via both reality and fantasy.

• Jordan Kantor’s paintings explore the ways images circulate in our culture via appropriation.

• Trevor Paglen’s photographs examine the shadowy side of the U.S. government, capturing images of spy satellites, clandestine flight missions, and secret military operations.

ELKINS, J: Art and Globalization

 Art and Globalization, book coverElkins, James; Valiavicharska, Zhivka; Kim, Alice. Art and Globalization. Pennsylvania State University Press, 2010. ISBN: 9780271037172. Factory sealed. Very Good. Paperback. (#26506) $80.00

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Art and Globalization brings political and cultural theorists together with writers and historians concerned specifically with the visual arts in order to test the limits of the conceptualization of the global in art.

Among the major writers on contemporary international art represented in this book are Rasheed Araeen, Joaquín Barriendos, Susan Buck-Morss, John Clark, Iftikhar Dadi, T. J. Demos, Néstor García Canclini, Charles Green, Suman Gupta, Harry Harootunian, Michael Ann Holly, Shigemi Inaga, Fredric Jameson, Caroline Jones, Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann, Anthony D. King, Partha Mitter, Keith Moxey, Saskia Sassen, Ming Tiampo, and C. J. W.-L. Wee.

First book in the Stone Art Theory Institutes Series. 304p. Measures 7×10 inches.

VITZ, P: Modern Art and Modern Science: The Parallel Analysis of Vision

Vitz, Paul C. and Arnold B. Glimcher. Modern Art and Modern Science: The Parallel Analysis of Vision. Praeger Publishers Inc.,U.S., 1983. ISBN: 0030624665. Unmarked. Illustrated. Dust jacket under clear mylar cover. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#26501) $38.00

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Topics range from the thesis of parallelism to Light, Depth, and Photography. Perceptual topics include light, space, color, form, optical effects, etc. Examples from photography, stereoscopic vision, Gestalt psychology, etc. Artists include Cézanne, Kandinsky, Mondrian, Klee, Close, Riley, and Malevich. Notes. Bibliography. Index. 384p.

DER MANUELIAN, C: Hasselblad Portrait Photography

Der Manuelian, Christopher. Hasselblad Portrait Photography. Victor Hasselblad Aktiebolag, 1988. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26499) $15.00

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Extensively illustrated overview of portrait photography with Hasselblad cameras. Topics include using Hasselblad equipment for studio photography, outdoor photography, and wedding photography. 26p. Measures 7.75×9.5 inches.

KALINOVSKA, M: Beyond Preconceptions: The Sixties Experiment

Kalinovska, Milena; Herkenhoff, Paulo; Rinder, Lawrence R. et al. Beyond Preconceptions: The Sixties Experiment. New York: Independent Curators International, 2000. ISBN: 0916365581. Unmarked. Beautifully illustrated. 137p. Illustrated end papers. Measures 7.5×10.25 inches. Very Good. Hardcover. (#26485) $12.00

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This richly illustrated catalogue and its five revelatory essays demonstrate how a select and forward-thinking group of artists translated similar concepts into a variety of approaches based on their specific cultural, social, and political context.

These artists include Joseph Beuys, Marcel Broodthaers, Lygia Clark, Hanne Darboven, Victor Grippo, Eva Hesse, Ilya Kabakov, Jiri Kolar, Bruce Nauman, Helio Oticica, Edward Krasinski, Lawrence Weiner and others. Essays by Paulo Herkenhoff, Milena Kalinovska, Michael Newman, Lawrence R. Rinder, and Jiri Sevcik and Jana Sevcikova.

CHALMER, E: Contact Sheet 95: Eclectic Flavour, January 15-March 15, 1998

Chalmers, Eddie. Contact Sheet 95: Eclectic Flavour, January 15-March 15, 1998. Light Work, 1998. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26484) $10.00

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Exhibition catalog for Eclectic Flavour, January 15-March 15, 1998. 24p. Artists include Joy Gregory, Roshini Kempadoo, Addela Khan, Franklyn Rodgers, and Yinka Shonibare.

According to Eddie Chambers, “Within this exhibition we can see, at first hand, some of the ways in which ‘Black British photography’ has undergone a continual process of pluralisation that brings with it a new resistance to collective or common approaches to issues of identity and the use of the camera.”

DAEDALUS: On Beauty (Fall 2002)

DAEDALUS: On Beauty (Fall 2002), BOOK COVER Miller, James (editor). Daedalus: On Beauty (Fall 2002). Cambridge: American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2002. ISBN: 0877240353. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#26483) $25.00

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Authors include Susan Sontag, Plotinus, Arthur C. Danto, Dave Hickey.

Also a comment by John Steinbruner & Jeffrey Lewis on “The Unsettled Legacy of the Cold War” and Cass R. Sunstein on a danger of deliberative democracy. 131p.