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 

Eyes of the Ancestors

Posted on December 13, 2013 | | Leave A Comment

Eyes of the Ancestors: The Arts of Island Southeast Asia at the Dallas Museum of Art was published this year and recently won the 2013 Prix International du Livre d’Art Tribal. The book celebrates the Dallas Museum of Art’s (DMA) collection of Island Southeast Asian art, which includes works from Indonesia, East Malaysia, and East Timor.

Produced by Marquand Books and designed by Jeff Wincapaw, Eyes of the Ancestors was edited by Reimar Schefold, in collaboration with Steven G. Alpert. The 336-page book features more than 200 full-color illustrations. Essays by distinguished international scholars, such as George Ellis and Nico de Jonge, illuminate the artistry of the island cultures.

To learn more about Eyes of the Ancestors, visit DMA. To purchase a copy of the book, visit Yale University Press



photography by Jeremy Linden

Alan Corkery Hahn at the Paper Hammer Gallery

Posted on December 05, 2013 | | Leave A Comment

Seattle artist Alan Corkery Hahn creates embroidered “doodles” on repurposed book pages and covers. The images are made with small stitches of thread and range in subject from rocket ships and robots to insects and abstract shapes.

An exhibition of Hahn’s work opens today at the Paper Hammer Gallery—with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight—and runs through January 31, 2014. Paper Hammer will be offering limited editions of the book A. Corkery Hahn, which presents more than fifty full-color illustrations and includes an introductory essay by JC Caruso. Hand-bound by Paper Hammer Studios in Tieton, WA, each copy of A. Corkery Hahn is signed and includes an original piece stitched onto the cover.

To learn more about the book and exhibition, visit Paper Hammer



photography by Jeremy Linden

Cinema City

Posted on November 21, 2013 | | Leave A Comment

Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) opened the doors to its new home on South Lake Union in December 2012. Since then, the museum’s Walker Gallery has featured an exhibit focused on the city’s cinematic past and present. Celluloid Seattle: A City at the Movies, on display now until December 1, 2013, celebrates Seattle’s connection with film—from its theaters to its presence in movies.

Curated by Seattle critic Robert Horton, Celluloid Seattle features film clips, artifacts, interactive games, and even a re-creation of the set from the TV show Frasier. Seattle Theaters: Then and Now, an online gallery connected with the exhibit, presents historic and contemporary photographs of famous Seattle theaters, some of which no longer exist.

Marquand Books produced the catalogue for Celluloid Seattle, designed by Ryan Polich. The thirty-two-page book features more than thirty full-color illustrations and includes an essay by Robert Horton. To learn more about Celluloid Seattle, visit MOHAI.


Extraordinary Spaces

Posted on November 15, 2013 | | Leave A Comment

Scholar Jo Farb Hernández has spent the last fourteen years researching and documenting art environments in Spain. The artists who produce these environments are self-taught and their works range from complex cathedrals and houses to garden sculptures and statues. Hernández’s work was recently published by Raw Vision in the book Singular Spaces: From the Eccentric to the Extraordinary in Spanish Art Environments.

Singular Spaces thoroughly documents the lives and work of forty-five Spanish artists. Produced by Marquand Books, this 584-page book features more than 1,300 full-color illustrations as well as a DVD supplement. Essays by Hernández illuminate the idiosyncratic nature of the works. Her book has received praise throughout the outsider art world and Singular Spaces was recently reviewed by Design Observer.

To purchase a copy of Singular Spaces, visit D.A.P.



photography by Jeremy Linden

Beauty Revealed

Posted on November 06, 2013 | | Leave A Comment

The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive’s current exhibit Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting showcases meiren hua (beautiful women) paintings. The paintings, made in the High Qing period of the mid-seventeenth to late-eighteenth century, were thought to depict high-status women. The exhibition studies the visual codes in the paintings and asserts that the women belonged to the courtesan class, opening up new possibilities for the interpretation of these works.  

Curated by Senior Curator for Asian Art, Julia White, Beauty Revealed brings together paintings from BAM/PFA’s collection as well as loans from private collections and institutions from the United States and abroad. Marquand Books produced the exhibition catalogue, designed by John Hubbard and distributed by D.A.P. The 144-page book features sixty full-color illustrations. It includes essays by James Cahill, Chen Fongfong, Nancy Berliner, and Sarah Handler.

To learn more about this exhibit, visit BAM/PFA. To purchase a copy of Beauty Revealed, visit D.A.P.


photography by Jeremy Linden

Beyond LOVE

Posted on October 30, 2013 | | Leave A Comment

Robert Indiana started his artistic career during the Pop Art movement in the early 1960s. His work uses bold text and color to explore the complexities of the American identity. The Whitney Museum of American Art recently opened the first retrospective for the artist, Robert Indiana: Beyond Love. The show looks at the scope of Indiana’s work, from his iconic image LOVE to his lesser-known sculptures and paintings.

Marquand Books produced the exhibition catalogue, designed by Susan Kelly. The 288-page book features more than 170 full-color illustrations. Edited by Barbara Haskell, Robert Indiana: Beyond Love includes essays by René Paul Barilleaux and Sasha Nicholas.

For more information about the exhibition, visit the Whitney Museum of American Art. To purchase a copy of Robert Indiana: Beyond Love, visit the Whitney Museum Shop



photography by Jeremy Linden

Spirit of Spain

Posted on October 25, 2013 | | Leave A Comment

Robert Henri (1865–1929), an influential twentieth-century artist, made numerous trips to Spain between 1900 and 1926. His interest in Spanish society—from its peasants to its bullfighters—is evident in his paintings. His Spanish works found immediate reception and were purchased by prominent museums around the United States.

Last Friday, October 18, the Telfair Museums in Savannah, GA, opened Spanish Sojourns: Robert Henri and the Spirit of Spain. The exhibition celebrates Henri’s portraits and paintings from Spain. More than forty works will be on display, including the Telfair Academy’s La Madrileñita, which was purchased from Henri by Gari Melchers for the museum in 1919.

Marquand Books produced the exhibition catalogue, designed by Annabelle Gould. The 136-page book features more than forty full-color illustrations and includes essays by M. Elizabeth Boone, Valerie Ann Leeds, and Holly Koons McCullough.

To learn more about Spanish Sojourns: Robert Henri and the Spirit of Spain, visit the Telfair Museums online.


Nuno at the Kobo Gallery

Posted on October 17, 2013 | | Leave A Comment

NUNO, a Tokyo-based design and production studio led by artistic director Reiko Sudo, creates textiles for the fashion and interiors industries. NUNO fabrics have been featured in international exhibitions and belong to more than twenty permanent collections in museums worldwide. Choosing small-lot mass production over hand weaving, NUNO has strived to break free of traditional Japanese aesthetics and embrace cutting-edge technology to create fabric that is both affordable and contemporary.

This Saturday, October 19, Seattle’s KOBO Gallery opens The World of Reiko Sudo and NUNO: Celebrating 30 Years of Textiles We Love. The exhibition highlights the iconic textiles NUNO has developed since 1983. The opening reception for the show is from 4 to 7 p.m. Chad Patton, NUNO’s North American distributor, will host a gallery talk from 5 to 6 p.m., with Catherine Roche to discuss the history of NUNO and its role in the modern textile industry.

Along with the exhibition, KOBO Gallery will host a trunk show of NUNO fashion and home accessories, created especially for this anniversary celebration. A portion of the sales from the opening reception will support the Wing Luke Museum’s education and community programming.

To learn more about this exhibition and its events, visit the KOBO Gallery.

KOBO Gallery (at Higo)
602–608 S. Jackson St.
Seattle, WA 98104

Leo Adams: Art, Home

Posted on October 14, 2013 | | Leave A Comment

On Friday, October 18, from 5 to 7 p.m., Peter Miller Books in Seattle will host a book-signing event with artist Leo Adams to celebrate the release of his book Leo Adams: Art, Home.

Leo Adams is an artist from the Pacific Northwest whose paintings have been recognized internationally. A member of the Yakama Nation, Adams creates elegant work from humble materials. The recent publication Leo Adams: Art, Home reveals Adams’s ability to create interiors that reflect the depth of his heritage and his keen artistic talent. 

Leo Adams: Art, Home is published by Marquand Books and distributed by the University of Washington Press. The 160-page book features 200 full-color illustrations and includes essays by Shelia Farr and Linda Tesner. Photographs by Michael Burns underscore the connection between Adams’s home and the surrounding landscape.

To purchase a copy of Leo Adams: Art, Home, visit Peter Miller Books this Friday, October 18, or go to the University of Washington Press online.


photography by Jeremy Linden

Off the Shelf: America’s Hangar

Posted on October 09, 2013 | | Leave A Comment

This week, as several government-funded museums are closed, we wanted to feature a title from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. America’s Hangar explores the history of aviation through the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center’s collection of 300 aircraft and spacecraft from around the world. The center is composed of two hangars—the Boeing Aviation Hangar and the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar. From the historic Enola Gay to the space shuttle Discovery, the Steven F. Udvar–Hazy Center’s collection chronicles the evolution in aviation design and technology.

America’s Hangar was first published when the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center opened in 2003. The 112-page book features more than ninety full-color illustrations and includes specifications for several aircraft. Marquand Books produced the book, designed by Jeff Wincapaw, with assistance by Tina Kim and Jeremy Linden.

Visit the Udvar-Hazy Center online to learn more about this collection. To purchase a copy of America’s Hangar, visit the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

The Paintings are Mythic

Posted on October 04, 2013 | | Leave A Comment

“I’m often asked why there no people in my paintings. Well? It’s so you can get in! … I want the viewer to experience what it might feel like to be in that landscape. I’m not trying to fool people into believing it’s real. Yes, there are actual places, but the paintings are mythic.” —Gayle Bard*

October 12, 2013, marks the opening of the exhibition Gayle Bard: A Singular Vision at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA). Bard, an artist based on Bainbridge Island, WA, creates large-scale paintings that range from abstract representation to landscapes.

The exhibition celebrates Bard’s career and her artistic involvement in the Pacific Northwest. Marquand Books co-published and produced the catalogue, designed by Ryan Polich. The eighty-eight-page book includes an essay by Jake Seniuk and an interview with Bard. It also features more than ninety full-color illustrations.

To learn more about Bard and the exhibition, visit BIMA


*Gayle Bard, Kathleen Moles, Gayle Bard: A Singular Vision (Seattle: Marquand Books, 2013), 28.

photography by Jeremy Linden

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