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Tauba Auerbach (born 1981, San Francisco, California) is a visual artist working across many disciplines including painting, artists' books, photography, and sculpture. Her work "operat[es] in the gap between Conceptual Art, abstraction and graphic art". She lives and works in New York.


Local Myths/Love Spells is a 24-page cut-book with 22 inserts, including foldout posters, postcards, and booklets. It was printed on the occasion of Jennifer Tee's September 25 to November 6, 2010 exhibition of the same name at Eastside Projects. Also includes a prologue by Gavin Wade and an essay by Monika Szewcyk.

Designed by Niessen & de Vries and James Langdon; printed by Mart. Spruijt, Amsterdam.

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Josef Albers’s Interaction of Color is a masterwork in art education. Conceived as a handbook and teaching aid for artists, instructors, and students, this influential book presents Albers’s singular explanation of complex color theory principles.   Originally published by Yale University Press in 1963 as a limited silkscreen edition with 150 color plates, Interaction of Color first appeared in paperback in 1971, featuring ten color studies chosen by Albers, and has remained in print ever since. With over a quarter of a million copies sold in its various editions since 1963, Interaction of Color  remains an essential resource on color, as pioneering today as when Albers first created it.   Fifty years after Interaction’s initial publication, this new edition presents a significantly expanded selection of close to sixty color studies alongside Albers’s original text, demonstrating such principles as color relativity, intensity, and temperature; vibrating and vanishing boundaries; and the illusion of transparency and reversed grounds. A celebration of the longevity and unique authority of Albers’s contribution, this landmark edition will find new audiences in studios and classrooms around the world.

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Woman With A Camera (35mm) Anne Collier 7 x 8.5 in., saddle-stitched, 44 pages, soft cover, color offset Essay by Tom McDonough Edition of 600 ISBN 978-0-9825471-0-6 Publication date: November 2009

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New York painter Josh Smith first became known for using his name as a motif in his work--an ironic act of self-marketing. Later series further demonstrated his ability to collage manual input and mechanical reproduction, challenging myths of creation. In this artist's book, Smith highlights the process of art reproduction.

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Prepared under the aegis of the Association of Space Explorers and in cooperation with the Soviet agency Mir, The Home Planet conveys as no book ever has the human dimension of space exploration, and the deeply personal response to our terrestrial home which space travel awakens.

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