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Maison Sonia Delaunay

Maison Sonia Delaunay

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ISBN 978-3-7757-5380-7
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Josef Albers

Josef Albers
Interaction of Color. Grundlegung einer Didaktik des Sehens

Date of publication April 2023
ISBN 978-3-7757-4775-2
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Josef Albers:

Josef Albers:
Homage to the Square 1950-1976

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ISBN 978-3-7757-5416-3
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Mondrian and Photography

Mondrian and Photography
Picturing the Artist and His Work

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ISBN 978-3-7757-5400-2
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Socializing Architecture

Socializing Architecture
Top Down / Bottom Up

Date of publication February 2023
ISBN 978-3-7757-4322-8
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Sebastian Cramer

Sebastian Cramer
Two Views on Plants

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ISBN 978-3-7757-5382-1
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The new sping catalogue is now available online!

Dear book people, dear readers,

We are looking back on an intense “art summer” in Europe. After many months of lockdowns, it was possible to be among people again: in Venice, Berlin, Kassel, Basel, Esch-Belval, Arles, Pristina, Istanbul, Lyon, to name just a few exhibition venues ... one could always sense a joy in seeing each other again—at the same time, there was a huge and burdensome uncertainty in the face of world events and the great conflicts, in the face of the war.

Since June, a yellow sticky note has been lying on my desk, reading the handwritten words “Art is one of the roads to Paradise.” The cosmopolitan, polymath and exceptional artist Etel Adnan (1925–2021) formulated sentences about life, thinking and death on these square notepads that are as precise as they are poetic. They are on display at the LUMA Foundation in Arles in the exhibition Hans Ulrich Obrist Archives—Chapter 2: Etel Adnan. “Life is Thinking,” is written on another sheet, in block letters with a very fine pen, the lines traced on some of the letters. This note is signed by the author with her name. Is it Concrete Poetry, a drawing, or subtle advice? I read in these notes the promise for a path to happiness as well as the call for all of us to think and to participate in life attentively. The LUMA Foundation has reproduced these sticky notes for the visitors to take along. This way, Etel Adnan’s wise thoughts, hints, words, aphorisms, and drawings spread into the world and minds. Here, ephemera become a form of mediation, a handout, a souvenir—they are passed on and shared with visitors and their companions.

With a preview of our program for the upcoming spring, we would also like to share surprising thoughts, hints and new perspectives with you. This catalogue is a promise to provide you with smart books and thoughtful content in the months to come; it is also a way of cultural mediation that stems from a desire to confront uncertainties with at least some clarity of the mind.

With her textile works, Sonia Delaunay overcomes the boundaries between visual and applied art, Josef Albers makes us see and feel color in a completely new way, and Wayne Thiebaud opens our eyes at the tipping point between motif and color composition. The yearbook of the renowned World Press Photo Awards provides an overview of award-winning contemporary press photography worldwide, while historical photographs of Mondrian and his circle of friends provide a glimpse into past visions of the future. In our architecture program, we are especially pleased with the second volume featuring Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman, and look forward to a new monograph by Rotterdam-based studio Atelier Kempe Thill.

In short, we promise you a colorful and confident Spring program with many thought-provoking books.

To all of us we wish for prudent conflict resolution and more benevolent courses of world events.

Nicola von Velsen with the Team of Hatje Cantz

 

You may download our spring 2023 cataloge as a PDF file.

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October 20, 2022

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