Passion

Front cover of Passion 1970 My summer passion this year is randomly browsing and then unearthing some of the brilliant gems that are here in this great little library of ours. The 1970 SVA Passion class. . . . Passion New York: School of Visual Arts, 1970. R TR179.5.S36 P37 1970 The ‘Objective’ of this… Continue reading Passion

10×10 American Photobooks Seeks Funding for its Publication

We need your help to fund the 10x10 American Photobooks publication - support the campaign by clicking this link. 10x10 is going to Tokyo in 2013! 10x10 is taking 100 contemporary American photobooks to Tokyo this year and we need to create a catalogue. We’re looking for backers to help fund the publication production –… Continue reading 10×10 American Photobooks Seeks Funding for its Publication

Liz Sales Favorite Photobooks of 2012

Matthew has asked me and a few other folks to post lists of our own favorite books of 2012. So, here is a list of my favorite photobooks (or, in some cases, books about photography) from 2012. They are held together by no underlying theme and listed in no particular order, and the list contains… Continue reading Liz Sales Favorite Photobooks of 2012

Favourite Photobooks of 2012

It is that time of year again. We all discuss our favourite photobooks of 2012 and like super nerds we list them. ten selected by Matthew: Dun Briste, Downpatrick Head - Jan Kempenaers Out To Lunch – Ari Marcopoulus Elementary Calculus – J. Carrier The Afronauts - Cristina De Middel House of Coates – Brad… Continue reading Favourite Photobooks of 2012

Alec Soth at the ICP

Joint ICP Library & Publications Committee Meeting May 7 |  Monday | 6:30 - 8:00pm This past Monday evening the ICP Library Committee hosted the publisher of Little Brown Mushroom, Alec Soth, for an intimate seminar. Library Committee Co-chairs Stephanie Shuman and Evan Mirapaul assembled the line up, Phil Block led the discussion and Jeff… Continue reading Alec Soth at the ICP

Children’s Photobooks: Not Just for Children

As an adult, I have always loved children’s books. Before I had kids, I used to position myself close to other people’s children in bookstores as I indulged my picture book habit. The idea was to give the appearance that I was somehow connected to someone else’s unsuspecting child and therefore “vetted” as a children’s… Continue reading Children’s Photobooks: Not Just for Children

Heat Wave

Did you ever see the remarkable 1959 episode of The Twilight Zone called “Midnight Sun?” It starts out to be about a young woman painter in a city experiencing an unforeseen and unfortunate proximity to the sun...or, maybe not? New York has been one of the cities feeling like this lately, and the ICP Library… Continue reading Heat Wave

Little Brown Mushroom at the ICP store – Friday 18th March

Little Brown Mushroom Book signing at the ICP store http://tinyurl.com/4s7nn3k Friday 18th March, 6pm to 7.30pm The ICP store’s brilliant  Kate Cunningham’s Q&A with Alec Soth can be read here: http://shopping.icp.org/store/qa.html Q: When did you first decide to self-publish under the name Little Brown Mushroom? What was the first project? . . .and other questions… Continue reading Little Brown Mushroom at the ICP store – Friday 18th March

Alec Soth – Infinity Award Winner for Publication 2011

TR140.S681 2010 From Here to There:  Alec Soth's America Minneapolis, Minn.  Walker Art Center, 2010. Alec Soth (rhymes with Both) has made a book with the Walker Art Center produced in conjunction with an exhibition that represents something that perhaps could best be described as a mid-career retrospective. I would have really loved to have… Continue reading Alec Soth – Infinity Award Winner for Publication 2011

The Best Lists

2010 really had a lot going for it and in photobook terms many folks have been producing the 'best of' lists. There is some overlap and some duplication in choices and there is also some real hidden gems brought to our attention. Best Books of 2010 brought to us by Photo eye – with insightful… Continue reading The Best Lists