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John Buck

Posted on July 10, 2014 | | Leave A Comment

The Greg Kucera Gallery in Seattle is currently showing works by the sculptor and printmaker John Buck in the exhibition Kinetic Sculptures, Prints, and Carved Wood Panels. Carved wood panels, moving sculptures, and large, colorful prints fill the gallery. Buck has been exploring wood, bronze, glass, and printmaking for more than thirty years. He lives and works in Montana and Hawaii with his wife, artist Deborah Butterfield.

Buck’s current exhibition is accompanied by the publication of the book John Buck. The 200-page book includes essays by Linda Tesner, Kenneth B. Wells, and John Yau and features 250 full-color illustrations. Published by Marquand Books and designed by Jeff Wincapaw, John Buck concentrates on the range of the artist’s work and reveals the underpinnings of his creative process.

Kinetic Sculptures, Prints, and Carved Wood Prints is on view through August 23. For more information about the exhibition, visit the Greg Kucera Gallery.To pre-order a copy of John Buck, visit D.A.P.

 

 

photography by Jeremy Linden

Design Wall

Posted on July 02, 2014 | | Leave A Comment

This summer, our design wall is covered in the bright colors and striking images of books to come. 

 

 

photography by Jeremy Linden

Self-Taught Genius

Posted on June 27, 2014 | | Leave A Comment

Currently on display at the American Folk Art Museum, the exhibition Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum showcases one hundred works from the museum’s permanent collection. Presenting a wide variety of objects—quilts, drawings, ceramics, handmade books, and furniture—the show considers the nature of artistic creativity and challenges our understanding of what it is to be “self-taught”.

Marquand Books produced the 296-page exhibition catalogue, designed by John Hubbard. Alongside 154 illustrations, the book features two curatorial essays by Stacy C. Hollander and Dr. Valerie Rousseau, with a foreword by the museum’s director, the Honorable Anne-Imelda Radice.

The show is on display in New York through August 17, 2014, and then travels around the country through 2017. To learn more about the exhibition and find out when it will be coming to a city near you, visit the American Folk Art Museum. To order a copy of the catalogue, visit the museum’s online store.

 

 

 

photography by Jeremy Linden

Surf Craft

Posted on June 18, 2014 | | Leave A Comment

This week, the Mingei International Museum in San Diego opens Surf Craft: Design and the Culture of Board Riding. The exhibition explores the evolution of surf craft and culture. Featuring surfboards made from the 1940s to today, Surf Craft celebrates the history and functional artistry of board design.

The exhibition’s catalogue was produced by Marquand Books and designed by Zach Hooker. MIT Press is distributing Surf Craft, which is also the cover for their Fall 2014 catalogue. The book includes 150 full-color illustrations. Richard Kenvin’s essays reflect on the trajectory of surf craft and the influences that shaped post-war American board design—from Hawaii’s ancient alaia boards to the strange and wonderful surf bathing boards found in Africa, Japan, and England.

To learn more about the exhibition, visit the Mingei International Museum. To purchase a copy of Surf Craft, visit MIT Press.

 

 

photography by Jeremy Linden

Modernism in the Pacific Northwest

Posted on June 12, 2014 | | Leave A Comment

The Seattle Art Museum’s upcoming exhibition Modernism in the Pacific Northwest: The Mythic and Mystical, features a group of Northwestern artists who gained international recognition as the Northwest School of modern art in the late 1930s and ’40s. Reacting to strong influences from New York and Europe, the work was marked by their unique position within the Northwest’s mix of Native American and Asian traditions. Seeking to respond to the global events occurring around them, the Northwest School incorporated spiritual tenets from eastern and native religions and forms from Asian calligraphy, bringing these regional artists to the attention of the world.

Marquand Books produced the exhibition catalogue, designed by John Hubbard and published by the Seattle Art Museum in association with the University of Washington Press. At 104 pages, with seventy full-color illustrations and text by Patricia Junker, the Ann M. Barwick curator of American Art at the Seattle Art Museum, Modernism in the Pacific Northwest is the first major study of this material, drawing on the Seattle Art Museum’s singular collection of these works.

Modernism in the Pacific Northwest opens June 19 and runs through September 7, 2014. To learn more about the exhibition, visit the Seattle Art Museum. To pre-order a copy of the book, visit the University of Washington Press.

 

 

 

Photography by Jeremy Linden 

Native American Basketry

Posted on June 05, 2014 | | Leave A Comment

Antique Native American Basketry of Western North America: A Comprehensive Guide to Identification provides historic and artistic insight into the traditions and techniques of Native American basketry. Written by collector Alan Blaugrund and scholar John Kania, the book was created for Native basketry enthusiasts. It blends the work of anthropologists with the experience and research of the authors and provides a systematic approach to identifying basket types and materials.

Produced by Marquand Books and designed by Ryan Polich, Antique Native American Basketry of Western North America focuses on basketry “made for sale” between 1890 and 1930. The 312-page book features more than 180 full-color illustrations. Essays by Kania and Blaugrund illuminate the regional and cultural influences belonging to the various baskets. Photographs by Anthony Richardson celebrate the stunning artistry of these objects.

To learn more about the book, visit Coiled and Twined.

 

 

photography by Jeremy Linden

Position opening at Marquand Books

Posted on June 03, 2014 | | Leave A Comment

Marquand Books is seeking an editorial assistant to aid our managing editor at the ground level of the editorial process.

This is a full-time, salaried position. It is an excellent opportunity to learn about publishing from the inside and gain valuable editorial staff experience.

Download the job description here

National Museum Publishing Seminar 2014

Posted on June 02, 2014 | | Leave A Comment

 

 

We are excited to attend the 16th National Museum Publishing Seminar (NMPS) in Boston, June 12–14!  Ed Marquand, Creative Director; Adrian Lucia, Managing Director; Jeff Wincapaw, Design Director; and Melissa Duffes, Managing Editor, will represent the Marquand Books team.

NMPS brings together museums and publishers to discuss the developments, trends, and challenges that compose the current publishing landscape. To learn more about the seminar, visit NMPS on Facebook

 

Echo in Seattle

Posted on May 28, 2014 | | Leave A Comment

Last week, the Marquand Books’s team took the afternoon to enjoy the Seattle sunshine and made the trek down to the fantastic Olympic Sculpture Park to see its latest acquisition: Echo by Catalan artist Jaume Plensa.

Installed just this month, Echo is a 46-foot-tall sculpture made of resin, steel, and marble dust. Originally commissioned and installed in 2011 at Madison Park in New York City, the work was then gifted to the Seattle Art Museum by the Barney A. Ebsworth Collection. The title of the piece comes from the Greek myth of the mountain nymph Echo, who offended the goddess Hera by holding her in conversation, and preventing Hera from spying on one of Zeus’s secret lovers. In frustration, Hera punished Echo by depriving her of speech except for the ability to repeat the last words of another.

With her eyes closed in silent listening or meditation, the face of Echo looks out over the Puget Sound in the direction of Mount Olympus, visible from both land and water. The elongation and abstraction of the head creates a surreal effect that is emphasized by the landscape of the sculpture park as viewers move along the pathways, Echo always visible, but constantly appearing to change with their shifting perspective. Gazing up at the monumental and serene face, the work invites us to join in a momentary pause.

We love living in a city that provides access to wonderful art in a beautiful environment and, yes, even sunshine!

To learn more about Echo and the sculpture park, visit the Olympic Sculpture Park. To learn more about the artist, visit Jaume Plensa


Photography by Jeremy Linden.

Beauty Reigns

Posted on May 23, 2014 | | Leave A Comment

The McNay Art Museum’s upcoming exhibition Beauty Reigns: A Baroque Sensibility in Recent Painting, curated by René Barilleaux, explores trends towards optimism and exuberance in abstract painting. The works on view, made by thirteen emerging and mid-career artists, employ vivid color, layers, patterns, and motifs.

Marquand Books produced the exhibition catalogue, designed by Jeff Wincapaw. The book features a stunning jacket with multi-level embossing and pages edged with neon pink. Essays by Barilleaux, Stephen Westfall, and Lilly Wei, along with artist biographies, illuminate the varied aspects of the paintings and their creators. With more than 140 full-color illustrations, the 144-page book reflects the vitality of abstract painting today.

To learn more about the Beauty Reigns, visit the McNay Art Museum. To pre-order a copy of the book, visit D.A.P.

 

 

 

photography by Jeremy Linden

Susan King

Posted on May 15, 2014 | | Leave A Comment

One of the pleasures of our work is that we often find ourselves in interesting corners of the art world. Recently, we’ve had the unique and exciting opportunity to find a project with an unknown artist whose unusual work and story touches and intrigues us profoundly.

Susan Te Kahurangi King is a 62-year-old New Zealand born artist who has not spoken since the age of four, but who has drawn prolifically throughout various periods of her life. Alongside Chris Byrne (The Magician), Marquand Books helped organize a booth for last week’s Outsider Art Fair in New York City to present King’s drawings. The drawings shown at the Fair were made during King’s childhood, between 1958 and 1963, and featured imagery uncommon in her larger body of work. Each of the drawings on view last week included the notable presence of Donald Duck. King integrates the cartoon character with abstract and imaginative scenes of landscapes, often deconstructed and reassembled in new combinations. 

We have been thrilled by the outstanding reception of her work since the Outsider Art Fair, including a wonderful review on Vulture by Jerry Saltz, Senior Art Critic for New York Magazine. In the article, Saltz argues that King’s work could be placed on museum walls next to Willem DeKooning, Roy Lichtenstein, Jim Nutt, and Carroll Dunham. It is an exciting moment as King’s work begins to reach a broader audience for the first time. We look forward to working with Chris Byrne and the family of Susan King to continue bringing this work to the world’s attention.

For more information about Susan Te Kahurangi King, visit her Facebook page.

Dream Cars

Posted on April 17, 2014 | | Leave A Comment

In May, the High Museum of Art will open Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas, an exhibition that features seventeen concept cars from Europe and the United States. The cars reveal the imagination and vision that has fueled car design from the early 1930s through the twenty-first century. Dream Cars takes viewers through the process of designing cars, from the preliminary design stages of sketches and models to the final, realized vehicle.

Produced by Marquand Books and designed by Susan E. Kelly, the exhibition catalogue Dream Cars was published in association with Skira Rizzoli. The 144-page book features essays by Sarah Schleuning and Ken Gross and stunning full-color illustrations of the automobiles.

To learn more about the exhibition, visit the High Museum of Art. To purchase a copy of Dream Cars, visit Skira Rizzoli.

 

 

 

photography by Jeremy Linden

Painting with Fire

Posted on April 04, 2014 | | Leave A Comment

Last month, the Paris Review featured Liz Arnold’s interview with artist Betsy Eby. Eby’s solo show Besty Eby: Painting with Fire is currently on view at the Morris Museum in Augusta, Georgia. Her encaustic paintings portray sublime abstractions of the natural world.

Marquand Books published Betsy Eby in tandem with her current exhibition. Designed by Ryan Polich, the book presents a survey of Eby’s work from the last decade. Betsy Eby includes essays by Danielle Rice and David Houston, an interview with the artist, and more than seventy full-color illustrations.

To learn more about the exhibition Painting with Fire, visit the Morris Museum. To purchase a copy of the book, visit the artist’s website.

 

 

photography by Jeremy Linden

Design Wall

Posted on March 28, 2014 | | Leave A Comment

This spring, we’re buzzing with new projects, and our design wall is filled with ideas in progress. 

 

 

 

photography by Jeremy Linden

Enchanted by Glass

Posted on March 13, 2014 | | Leave A Comment

The Corning Museum of Glass, in association with Yale University Press, recently published the book René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass. Exploring Lalique’s distinguished career, this volume illuminates the vision and mastery he brought to his art. Lalique’s innovative work in glass elevated the medium and embodied the art nouveau and art deco movements of the twentieth century. 

Produced by Marquand Books and designed by Susan E. Kelly, the book features more than 463 full-color illustrations. With essays by Kelley Jo Elliot and contributions by Karol Wight, Tina Oldknow, and Elizabeth Everton, Enchanted by Glass celebrates Lalique’s striking, beautiful objects.

Visit the Corning Museum of Glass to learn more about the exhibit Enchanted by Glass, opening May 17. To purchase a copy of the book, visit Yale University Press

 

photography by Jeremy Linden

The Experience of Seeing

Posted on February 13, 2014 | | Leave A Comment

Today marks the opening of Miró: The Experience of Seeing at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM). The exhibition presents more than fifty works by the Catalan artist, taken exclusively from Spain’s Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.

The sculptures and paintings highlighted in this exhibition were made between the 1960s and 1970s, Miró’s late period. The works showcase Miró’s ability to move from expressive to minimal styles and represent the culmination of his artistic development.

Marquand Books produced the exhibition catalogue, designed by Erica Anderson. The 104-page book features more than seventy full-color illustrations. Essays by curator Carmen Fernández Aparicio and scholar Charles Palermo, as well as an interview with filmmaker Pere Portabella, illuminate the political and philosophic aspects of Miró’s career and life.

To learn more about Miró: The Experience of Seeing and to purchase tickets, visit SAM. To purchase a copy of the catalogue, visit Yale University Press.

 

 

 

 

Photography by Jeremy Linden 

Art from the Wild West

Posted on January 30, 2014 | | Leave A Comment

In November 2013, the High Museum of Art and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West opened Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. The exhibition presents artworks and artifacts from the 1830s to 1930s, alongside contemporary pieces. 

Go West! examines the collective perception of the American West and its origins in early nineteenth-century art. Works by artists such as Charles Russell, Albert Bierstadt, and Frederic Remington shaped ideas about the western frontier and reflect the evolution of the “Wild West” in the American imagination.

Marquand Books produced the catalogue Art of the American Frontier, which accompanies the exhibition. The 176-page book, designed by Susan Kelly, includes essays by curators Stephanie Meyer Heydt, Mindy N. Besaw, and Emma I. Hansen and features more than 300 full-color and black-and-white illustrations.

To learn more about the exhibition, visit the High Museum of Art. To purchase a copy of Art of the American Frontier, visit Yale University Press

 

 

 

photography by Jeremy Linden

Camille Patha: Celebrating Color

Posted on January 22, 2014 | | Leave A Comment

Pacific Northwest native Camille Patha has been painting for fifty years. Her upcoming exhibit, A Punch of Color: Fifty Years of Painting by Camille Patha, opens at the Tacoma Art Museum (TAM) on Saturday, February 1. The show explores Patha’s bold use of color to create figurative and abstract paintings.

Patha left Seattle to study art at Arizona State University in the late 1950s. There, a world of color opened up to her. The vivid pinks, reds, and yellows she found in the desert contrasted brightly with the subtle blues and greens of her Northwest home.

In the 1960s, Patha returned to Seattle to pursue graduate studies at the University of Washington (UW). While her experience there helped her cultivate a disciplined work ethic, her professors did not readily accept the vivacious color that marked her works. This tension fortified Patha in her position as a colorist: “I didn’t want to suppress my color, and my color began oozing out of my ears… . Color makes a statement about freedom, about humanity… . I never cease to be fascinated by it.”

Marquand Books produced the ninety-six-page exhibition catalogue, designed by John Hubbard. A Punch of Color features forty-nine full color illustrations and includes essays by TAM curator Rock Hushka and curatorial fellow Allison Maurer.

To learn more about the exhibition and its related events, visit TAM. To purchase a copy of A Punch of Color: Fifty Years of Painting by Camille Patha, visit UW Press.

 

 

photography by Jeremy Linden

Discovering Delacroix

Posted on January 17, 2014 | | Leave A Comment

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s (SBMA) current exhibition, Delacroix and the Matter of Finish, reveals a previously unknown painting by the French Romantic artist Eugène Delacroix. The work is a variant of The Last Words of Marcus Aurelius, one of Delacroix’s favorite subjects, and was identified by Eik Kahng, SBMA’s chief curator.

The painting is but one highlight of Delacroix and the Matter of Finish. The artist’s connection to the French Romantic Movement is also examined through the exhibition and book. The essays and works presented in the catalogue contextualize Delacroix’s work, underscoring his relationships with both the Neoclassical and Impressionist movements.

Marquand Books produced Delacroix and the Matter of Finish, designed by Susan Kelly and Jeff Wincapaw. The 168-page book features more than 130 full-color illustrations. Contributions by scholars Marc Gotlieb and Michèle Hannoosh illuminate Delacroix’s personality, from his notorious teaching techniques to his fascination with the downfall of great civilizations.

Delacroix and the Matter of Finish is open now through January 26. To learn more about the exhibition, visit SBMA. To purchase a copy of the catalogue, visit Yale University Press.

 

 

photography by Jeremy Linden

Simpson as Surveyor

Posted on December 17, 2013 | | Leave A Comment

Buster Simpson, a Seattle artist, is known for his pioneering urban environmentalism and art in public spaces. Buster Simpson // Surveyor is the artist’s first monograph, celebrating his more than forty years of work. Published in conjunction with the exhibition Surveyor at the Frye Museum, the book illuminates Simpson’s approach to his art.

The monograph’s production resonates with Simpson’s oeuvre. It is made from recycled paper, hand-cut by members of the Marquand Books and Paper Hammer Studios teams. The covers, each one unique, are made from recycled book dummies.

Surveyor was designed by Victoria Culver and produced by Paper Hammer Studios, with assistance from Marquand Books. The 134-page book features 282 full-color illustrations. It includes essays by Charles Mudede and Scott Lawrimore as well as an interview with the artist.

Visit Buster Simpson’s website to learn more about his life and work. To purchase a copy of Surveyor, visit the Frye Art Museum

 

 

photography by Jeremy Linden 

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