Tavaszodik : 26 egyneműkar / Tillai Aurél

Tillai Aurél: Tavaszodik : 26 egyneműkar. Pro Pannonia K., Pécs, 2019, 117 oldal
ISBN: 978 615 5553 52 3

Tillai Aurél a Pécsi Tudományegyetem professzor emeritusa, számtalan kitüntetés, köztük a Kossuth-díj birtokosa, aki idehaza és külföldön is egyaránt ismert, illetve elismert kórusvezető és kórusszerző. Immár több mint fél évszázadon át karvezetést és zeneelméletet tanított, legendás kórusokat (Pécsi Egyetemi Kórus, Mecsek Kórus, Pécsi Kamarakórus) alapított és vezetett, melyekkel bejárta szinte egész Európát, és a különböző versenyeken, a hazaiak mellett, kereken hetven nemzetközi díjat szerzett, atelier-gyakorlatokat vezetett, számos nemzetközi zsűrinek volt tagja, amivel komoly rangot szerzett a magyar kórusművészetnek. Jelen kötete főbb – számos kórus által már énekelt – egynemű karait tartalmazza.

Metamorphoses : the transformative vision of Junko Chodos

Chodos, Junko: Metamorphoses : the transformative vision of Junko Chodos. Giotto Multimedia, Malibu, 2001, 159 oldal
ISBN: 0-9704042-2-0

Catalog of the one-person exhibition of the art of Junko Chodos at the Long Beach Museum of Art, Fall 2001. Full-color high-quality reproductions, and five critical essays. Works included range from the tiny collages inside CD jewel boxes, to the largest mylars included in her "Esoteric Buddhism" series.

Null style / Balla Dora

Balla Dora: Null style. Fru Design, Budapest, 2018, 365 oldal
ISBN: 978-615-00-1085-4

A nulla kívül áll mindenen, nem sorolható sehova sem. Nincs iránya, nincs múltja, nincs jelene, a nulla örök és univerzális, a nem létező és az abszolút megformálója. A null style a könyv formájába zárt végtelen, egy 360 fokos könyv 365 napra. A képtelenség és a lehetőség, a nulla a kezdőpont, a null style a végpont. ex nihilo nihil fit /semmi nem eredeztethető a semmiből /Parmenides/

Szem szerint : [2018.02.16 - 2018.05.01.] / Somody Péter

Somody Péter: Szem szerint : [2018.02.16 - 2018.05.01.] . Paksi Képtár, Paks, 2018, 71 oldal
ISBN: 978-615-5121-23-4

Somody Péter azon művészek közé tartozik, akik kevés eszközzel komplex esztétikai tartalom kifejezésére törekednek. Munkáin a kevés, de pontosan megválasztott színekkel és különféle alapfelületekkel (vászon, fa, plasztik) nem egy sajátos mondanivaló kifejezésére törekszik, hanem arra, hogy az anyag adottságaiból hozza létre, tárja fel vagy hívja életre az anyagban benne rejlő bármifajta szubsztanciát...

Rethinking density : art, culture, and urban practices / Anamarija Batista, Szilvia Kovács, Carina Lesky eds.

Anamarija Batista, Szilvia Kovács, Carina Lesky eds: Rethinking density : art, culture, and urban practices. Sternberg Press, Berlin, 2017, 264 oldal
ISBN: 978-3-95679-362-2

Rethinking Density: Art, Culture, and Urban Practices considers new perspectives and discussions related to the category of density, which for a long time has been part of urban-planning discourses and is now regaining the attention of artists and practitioners from a number of different disciplines. In an interplay of models, coping strategies, and experimental approaches, this publication combines research from cultural studies, artistic research, sound studies as well as architectural and urban theory. The issues discussed include the consideration of retroactive architectural design as a means to retrace the historical layers of a city, a proposal for spacesharing concepts as instruments for urban revitalization processes, and a case study on the potential for new sonic social spaces as subversive modes to undermine prevailing power structures.

Out of the mansion of the Motoyasu / Junko Chodos

Junko Chodos: Out of the mansion of the Motoyasu. Giotto Multimedia, Malibu, 2017, 469 oldal
ISBN: 978-0-9994408-2-7

This book is an autobiography, in which the author’s life story is told not only from deep within her soul, but also from a place outside the narrator and hovering above her. It is a historical novel, telling the story of Japan’s encounter with the West at the end of the 19th century, and through the years after World War II. This is a book of personal mythology and spirituality documenting the growth of the author’s soul, starting from the age of four as she starts painting on scraps of cardboard while hiding in hand-dug bomb shelters during the bombings, and then as she grows into an intensely serious artist. This book will be attractive to anyone interested in psychology, self-realization, spirituality, feminism, religion, language, different cultures, or the relationship between life and death. And it is a compelling account of the essence of art: of the artist’s role as a passionate witness, and as a constructive outsider.

Herb Lubalin : typographer / [author Adrian Shaughnessy]

Adrian Shaughnessy: Herb Lubalin : typographer. Unit Editions, London, 2016, 203 oldal
ISBN: 9780993231650

This book, published by the London-based design publisher Unit Editions, focuses solely on [Lubalin’s] style of typography design, which Lubalin described both as “graphic expressionism” and “conceptual typography.” It also features lots of lovely spreads from the radical Ginzburg magazines, all of which have gone down in graphic design history. Fast Co Design Book Herb Lubalin claimed not to be a great typographer. ‘In fact,’ he said, ‘I’m terrible, because I don’t follow the rules.’ This new book proves the opposite. On every page it features Lubalin’s typographic genius (logos, layouts, lettering and typefaces), and places him at the forefront of 20th century typographic innovation. He even had names for what he did: he described it as ‘graphic expressionism’ or ‘conceptual typography’. Using his ability to adapt, merge and create new typographic forms, he was able to enhance and amplify meaning in ways that hadn’t been seen before. Having published two books celebrating the genius of Herb Lubalin as a graphic designer working in many spheres, this new volume concentrates solely on Lubalin’s typography. It comes with new texts, new design, new photography, and lots of previously unpublished material – and with a price tag that makes it accessible to a wide audience.

Paula Scher : Works

Paula Scher: Paula Scher : Works . Unit Editions, London, 2018, 315 oldal
ISBN: 9780995666474

This monograph covers Paula’s early days in the music industry as an art director with CBS and Atlantic records; the launch of her first studio, Koppel & Scher; and her 25-year engagement with Pentagram. It also provides an up-to-date look at Paula’s idiosyncratic hand-painted maps, part of her prolific artistic practice that complements her still-growing graphic legacy. The book also a visual record of contemporary New York’s urban fabric, indelibly transformed by the designer’s innovative approach to environmental graphics and identity design: from MoMA to Charter Schools; from the High Line to Shake Shack. Her logos for global corporations and cultural institutions have cemented her reputation as a giant of identity design. A large section of the book is devoted to the designer’s socially and politically motivated posters, New York Times Op-Ed illustrations and campaign work. In a long interview, Paula’s frank and open words lay bare the reality of design culture in the USA. The 326-page book is designed by Spin, under the creative direction of Tony Brook. Paula Scher, the ‘accidental postmodernist,’ has come to be seen as an emblem of American design: a ‘master conjurer of the instantly familiar.’ (ted.com)

Romanticism / Hugh Honour

Hugh Honour: Romanticism. Westview, Boulder, 1979, 415 oldal
ISBN: 0-06-430089-7

The shock of the intellectual and political upheavals of the late eighteenth century was felt throughout the civilized world from the United States to the Russian Empire. No artist was wholly immune to it. The influence of Romanticism--the artist's response to that shock--was all pervasive. As Hugh Honour writes: "To some degree all subsequent Western art derives from it just as all European history since 1789 has been to some extent a consequence of the French Revolution. Romantic ideas about artistic creativity, originality, individuality, authenticity and integrity and the Romantic conception of the meaning and purpose of works of art and the role of the artist continue to dominate aesthetic thought. So deeply are they embedded in our attitudes and ways of thinking that we are rarely aware of them."...

Raw design / [guest cur. by Glenn Adamson]

Raw design. Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, CA, 2018, 58 oldal
ISBN: 978-0-9760119-6-5

The biggest story in 21st-century design has undoubtedly been the rise of the digital. Armed with new tools, we are connecting to each other in unprecedented ways. This powerful reshaping of human experience has brought many positive changes, but also a sense of unease. Digital experiences are not necessarily scaled to the human body. They often bring with them a dizzying sense of being unmoored from physicality, lost in a maze of constant mediation. Raw Design marks an interesting moment in the history of technique. Rather than turning to long-established, complex repertoires like those of wood joinery and glass blowing, designers seem to prefer inventing new techniques, or else act as if their medium were being discovered for the first time. A publication accompanying the exhibition will feature a lead essay by guest curator Glenn Adamson and available for purchase in the museum store. Participating Artists include: Omer Arbel, Dana Barnes, Brooke Breckner, Scott Bodenner, Iris Eichenberg, Jes Fan, FormaFantasma, Karin Forslund, GT2P, Marlène Huissoud, Misha Kahn, Julia Kunin, Max Lamb, Beth Lipman, Julia Lohmann, Mieke Meijer, Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, Gaetano Pesce, Lex Pott, Jonathan Swanz, Brad Evan Taylor and Thaddeus Wolfe. Additional works by Zoë Sheehan Saldaña