Raw + Material = Art

Raw + Material = Art

With an insightful introduction from Tristan Manco, the stage is set, and the artists are profiled and their practice discussed in great detail.

Sanctuary

Sanctuary

Artists are more known, recognisable and part of the fabric of daily life than ever before. Art is no longer niche; it’s here, right in front of our faces.

100 Ideas That Changed Film

100 Ideas That Changed Film

The history of film is broad, diverse and complicated, so any text that manages to distil 120 years of the moving image into a stimulating read deserves celebrating.

Korean Contemporary Art

Korean Contemporary Art

Published to highlight the dynamism and complexity of the contemporary art scene in Korea, this text offers an introduction to the work of 30 of the country’s most talented artists and their works.

FUSE 1-20

FUSE 1-20

FUSE 1-20 is a fantastic demonstration not just of the execution, but also of the anatomy of type. The main text comprises editions 1-18, two new issues, 10 A2 posters and 24 downloadable fonts.

Fashion & Sustainability

Fashion & Sustainability

Informative and thought-provoking, this book encourages readers to become more aware of the impact the garment industry has on wider sustainability.

Maps & Atlases

Maps & Atlases

If you like Kings of Leon, the chances are you’ll love this second album from Chicago quartet Maps & Atlases.

She Makes War

She Makes War

Conflict is the theme here, and Kidd handles it well, turning what could have been a trying experience into one that will haunt and dazzle you in equal measure.

Johnny Parry Chamber Orchestra

Johnny Parry Chamber Orchestra

Johnny Parry is the founder of Lost Toys Records and has played with a number of acclaimed musicians including Beth Orton and Talvin Singh, as well as Turner Prize winning artist Martin Creed.

Pinkunoizu

Pinkunoizu

Best described as a “musical mélange”, Free Time! displays a range of world music influences from the tribal in Death Is Not A Lover to the exotic in Cyborg Machine.

The Ghosts

The Ghosts

We have a confession to make: we’ve fallen in love with Alex Starling’s voice. Starling flies as high as his namesake.

Clock Opera

Clock Opera

Clock Opera’s debut album is a euphoric mix of upbeat rhythms and occasional near psychedelic moments.

Special Forces

Special Forces

Set in Afghanistan, a French journalist has been kidnapped by the Taliban, so the French Special Forces set off to rescue her.

The Living Wake

The Living Wake

After discovering that he has only one day to live, self-proclaimed genius, K. Roth Binew, drags his fellow manservant around on a rickshaw as he attempts to uncover the meaning of life in the face of death. It sounds ridiculous, and it is.

The Awakening

The Awakening

Set in post-war England, The Awakening begins with just the right level of suspense and drama. Florence Cathcart aims to debunk spiritualism and the supernatural.

Las Acacias

Las Acacias

Las Acacias invites the viewer to join lorry driver Rubén as he drives single mother Jacinta and her baby from Paraguay to Buenos Aires.

Il Boom

Il Boom

Those familiar with Vittorio De Sica’s work through Italian neorealism are in for a surprise with surreal comedy Il Boom, re-released to mark its 50th anniversary.

Dreams of a Life

Dreams of a Life

Dreams of a Life is the heartbreaking story of Joyce Vincent, whose decomposed remains were found in her London bedsit by the local council.

Capturing Moments

Capturing Moments

Jeff Hahn cites the work of Wing Shya, Paolo Roversi and Guy Bourdin as sources of inspiration, but when it comes to shooting, Hahn likes to tune out all distractions and focus on the moment.

What Happens When the YBAs Grow up?

What Happens When the YBAs Grow up?

A new book surveys the 25 year success and phenomenon that was, and in many ways still is, the Young British Artists.

Imaginary Realism

Imaginary Realism

In Roger Ballen’s first solo show at a public gallery in the UK, Manchester Art Gallery presents his darkly playful and psychologically intense photography.

Bauhaus: Art as Life

Bauhaus: Art as Life

Exploring the world’s most famous art and design school, Art as Life is the biggest Bauhaus exhibition in the UK in 40 years.

Capturing the World

Capturing the World

Set in the Embankment Galleries at Somerset House, The Sony World Photography Awards exhibition presents the best of the 2012 competition.

The Innovation of Making

The Innovation of Making

With a resurgence in the handmade and a push for sustainability, artists are using materials in new and exciting ways. Los Carpinteros open Silence Your Eyes this spring at Kunstmuseum Thun.

Photography In Mexico

Photography In Mexico

Photography In Mexico, now on at SFMOMA, showcases more than 150 works by Mexican photographers as well as American and European artists who found Mexico to be a place of inspiration.

Intimate Narratives

Intimate Narratives

In his latest series, Behind Open Doors, Creedon spent six weeks in Havana studying the complex and dynamic relationships of families.

A Journey of Self-Reflection

A Journey of Self-Reflection

Karl Markovics discusses his latest film, about 19-year-old Roman Kogler, who takes on a probation job where he must confront the truth about his past.

National Identity in Popular Music

National Identity in Popular Music

National identity in music is a hugely complex subject. Where you come from doesn’t just shape the music you make; it shapes how people perceive it and you.

Gerald McMaster

Gerald McMaster

Gerald McMaster is one of the Artistic Directors of the Biennale of Sydney 2012. Along with his co-curator, Catherine de Zegher, created an event that re-examines wider narratives.

A New Way of Doing Things

A New Way of Doing Things

Black Pond is a highly original and poignant narrative, which examines the family dynamic through the eyes of one lonely character and the Thompson family.

School of Seven Bells

School of Seven Bells

Since their last album, School of Seven Bells has shrunk from a trio to a duo. Their latest album Ghostory makes a bold statement: the band is very much alive.

Simplicity & Nonsense

Simplicity & Nonsense

Acclaimed visual artist, David Shrigley, brings his popular characters to life in Pass the Spoon, a collaboration with Nicholas Bone and David Fennessy.