Black Dolls

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BLACK DOLLS From the Collection of Deborah Neff Published by Radius Books/Mingei International Museum, San Diego, CA Edited by Frank Maresca Text by Margo Jefferson, Faith Ringgold, and Lyle Rexer Photographs by Ellen McDermott This book presents over 100 unique handcrafted African American dolls, made between 1850 and 1940, from the [...]

Memory City

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Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb: Memory City Rebecca Norris Webb and Alex Webb June 30, 2014 172 pages, $60.00 Radius Books Located in Rochester, New York, Eastman Kodak was one of the world’s leading manufacturers of photographic film for 125 years. Following the company’s declaration of bankruptcy in 2012, photographers [...]

Martín Ramírez

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Martín Ramírez : Reframing Confinement Museo Nacional Centre de Arte: Reina Sofia With text and essays by Lynne Cook, Brooke Davis Anderson, Victor M. Espinosa and James Lawrence 200 pages, $49.95 over 60 full-color illustrations Prestel, 2010 Working with a limited range of materials and supplies, Martín Ramírez (1895-1963) created an [...]

Hiroyuki Doi

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Hiroyuki Doi With essay by Edward M. Gomez 26 pages, hard bound, $25 8.25 x 10 inches Ricco/Maresca, 2010 The Japanese self-taught artist, Hiroyuki Doi, who was born in Nagoya in 1946, instinctively understands—and has been deeply moved by—the communicative power of the circle as a form and as a symbol. [...]

Now Is Then

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Now Is Then: Snapshots from the Maresca Collection Marvin Heiferman 192 pages, $29.95 Princeton Architectural Press/The Newark Museum, 2008 With the press of a button, a picture is taken. In an instant, now becomes then. For decades preceding the advent of Polaroids and digital photography, picture taking was a thrilling and [...]

The Art of George Widener

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THE ART OF GEORGE WIDENER Essays by Colin Rhodes and Roger Cardinal 80 pages, $20 Henry Boxer Gallery, London, England, 2009 This is the first book about the savant artist, George Widener. His extraordinary and detailed drawings are filled with numbers, numerical palindromes, calendar calculations, shipwrecks and invented cities. Renowned critic [...]

Martín Ramírez : The Last Works

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Martín Ramírez : The Last Works Essays by Brooke Davis Anderson, Richard Rodriquez, and Wayne Thiebaud 160 pages, $39.95 136 full-color illustrations Pomegranate, 2008 Considered one of the self-taught masters of twentieth-century art, Martín Ramírez (1895–1963) created hundreds of drawings and collages of remarkable visual clarity and expressive power. Within the confines [...]

The Glass Between Us

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The Glass Between Us Rebecca Norris Webb 98 pages, $39.95 Channel Photographics, 2006 The Glass Between Us is a photo exploration of the complex and vulnerable relationship that exists between people and animals within cities. Seven years ago, Rebecca Norris Webb wandered into the Coney Island Aquarium and spotted a white [...]

Nijinsky: A Dance with Madness

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Nijinsky: A Dance with Madness, The Paintings of Vaslav Nijinski 41 Pages 21 Color Reproductions Ricco/Maresca, 2006 “Since its publication in 1936, the diary of Vaslav Nijinsky has been treated as the visionary testament of a tormented genius. The diary — written in a six-week burst on the eve of its [...]

American Vernacular

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American Vernacular: New Discoveries in Folk, Self Taught, and Outsider Sculpture Introduction by Margit Rowell 425 full color photographs, $75 Bulfinch Press; Little, Brown and Co., 2002 The rise of interest in Outsider art over the past decade is now largely a fait accompli, in part due to Maresca and Ricco, the [...]