Polish Cold War Neon23/11/2011
Photographer Ilona Karwinska has released her new book Polish Cold War Neon, which presents a compilation of photographs taken by the photographer over more then 5 years around Poland. The book looks at the Neon Signs which were installed in the 60's and 70's as part of international attempts to "reconcile socialism and consumerism", the signs at the time were considered "progressive advertising".
Source - Creative Review
Swiss Photobooks from 1927 to the Present19/11/2011
Fotostiftung Schweiz are presenting an exhibition which aims to explore the relationship between photography and the book, examining how this platform has given context to singular image but also exploring how the communication of images has changed over time. The presentation of Swiss Photobooks from 1927 to the Present exhibition is the result of an extensive research project and is presented according to seven themes - homeland, portraiture, mountain photography, the world of work, aerial photography, contemporary history and travel.
// Fotostiftung Schweiz, Zürich Until February 19, 2012
Eight Days by Venetia Dearden19/11/2011
London's Coldharbour Gallery have just this week opened their newest exhibition. A new body of work by photographer Venetia Dearden. Eight Days a photographic journey by Venetia Dearden, is an all new body of work which takes us on a journey through the eyes of her lens into America’s Burning Man Festival. This exhibition offers a glimpse of the diversity and character of the people who converge on this festival juxtaposed against the breath-taking backdrop of this wild American landscape.
// Coldharbour. 26 - 34 Southwell Road London SE5
Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design18/11/2011
This is the first book to be published on one of the greatest American designers of the 20th century, who was as famous for his work in film as for his corporate identity and graphic work. Saul Bass (1920-1996) created some of the most compelling images of American postwar visual culture. Having extended the remit of graphic design to include film titles, he went on to transform the genre.
Plot 4328, Kfardebian, Lebanon.17/11/2011
Plot 4328, was created by Bernard Khoury Architects. Located in the remote valley's of Kfardebian, Mount Lebanon on a uniquely steep terrain. The 535 square meter land sits over a 10 meter drop, forcing a unique roof structure running from the street frontage to the lowest point of the site. The building itself is split over 3 levels with amazing views of the surrounding mountain ranges.
iWoodesign 'Empty-Your-Pockets’ Tray16/11/2011
iWoodesign is a design company formed in late 2010. Based in London, the brands purpose is to supply luxury designed devices for storage. Keeping you're home or office clean and functional isn't always as easy as it sounds, but iWoodesign offer solutions including this 'Empty-Your-Pockets’ Tray. The Tray is available in 3 different wood veneer's and is divided into three compartments for mobile/blackberry phones, keys, loose coins etc.
(L) 30cm x (D) 13.7cm x (H) 5.5cm
Renato Nicolodi 'Libido Moriendi'16/11/2011
'Libido Moriendi' is young Belgian artist Renato Nicolodi’s first solo exhibition in the United States. The architectonic prints and sculptures in this body of work detail Nicolodi’s formal investigation of that which is at once familiar and foreign. His distinctive architectural language draws the viewer’s attention not only across the smooth surfaces and clean lines of the monolithic sculptures, but also toward the act of perception itself.
// Highlight Gallery 3043 Clay St. San Francisco, Ca 94115
Nan Goldin - The Ballad of Sexual Dependency16/11/2011
American photographer Nan Goldin will show her The Ballad of Sexual Dependency work at the CPH:DOX Film Festival in Copenhagen on Thursday evening. The piece is a huge sideshow of hundreds of photographs by Goldin depicting the Bowery district of NYC in the early '80s, filled with hard-drug's, raw relationships and gay subculture. Live music from noise and performance artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge will accompany the work which originally began in 1979 as slideshow presentations for Goldin's friends. These images according to Nan being born out of relationships not observations.
Master Mind, a book on art direction, fashion styling and visionary photography has been released by Victionary. The book is a review of 23 creative's who have introduced new discoveries, ideas and vision to the world of fashion. Master Mind discusses communication of idea through scene setting, fashion direction and character design in real space - in a dialogue with each artist. Available through Victionary.
Source - Anothersomething