Born in Sinaloa, Mexico, Julia Pastrana (1834-1860) was a gifted singer, musician and dancer who could converse in English, Spanish and French. She also suffered from one of the most extreme cases of hypertrichosis terminalis on record and severe gingival hyperplasia: her face and body were covered with thick hair and her jaw was disproportionately large. Pastrana toured North America and Europe billed as «The Ugliest Woman in the World.» After her death, her body was exhibited throughout Europe and the US. Until her recent repatriation to Sinaloa, her body was kept at the University of Oslo, Norway. Pastrana's story raises issues around beauty, ownership, science and racism, human rights, colonialism, sexism and indigenous rights. Artist Laura Anderson Barbata has brought together scholars and experts from various fields to explore these and other topics as they relate to Pastrana's extraordinary story.
Ces photographies de Barbara Yoshida analysent la répartition géographique des mégalithes, dans une zone allant de la Suède (pour le Nord) à l'Afrique de l'Ouest (pour le Sud) et à l'Arménie (pour l'Est). Le livre est basé sur les dix années de voyage et de recherche de l'artiste et utilise la photographie de nuit pour souligner le rapport des pierres mégalithiques aux étoiles et aux planètes.
In 2012, the Element 47 restaurant in Aspen, Colorado, decided to incorporate contemporary art into the dining experience. This book traces the design of the small locale, and provides in-depth interviews with the nine extraordinary participating artists on the topic of their processes and work.
Objects Are Closer Than They Appear showcases the works of German-born, Los Angeles-based artist Manfred Müller (born 1950) from the past 15 years. Ranging from wall and floor-bound sculptures and site-specific installations to prints, drawings and photography, Muüller's work explores tensions between organic form and geometrical abstraction.
Portland-based artist Mary Chomenko Hinckley (born 1951) creates works in bronze, resin, glass, paint and paper that explore the intersection of the natural world and urban life. This monograph spans 40 years of Hinckley's career, presenting over 150 of her three-dimensional animals and geometric works on paper.