Fractures and Other Injuries, 2012 is a series of stark black and white photographs of faceless men, uncomfortably propped, bandaged, and seemingly held prisoner in dungeon-like spaces. The book concludes with an appendix of symptoms and tools.
Creative Cultures: The Singapore Showcase is an Underscore publication showcasing Singapore’s creative disciplines featuring more than 120 Singaporean creatives, ranging from the fields of art, design, music and photography with over 280 pages of visuals and interviews.
The theme, Uncover, was established for Singapore, describing the emergence of a new creative culture. With Singapore’s identity as a creative culture still uncast and in its infancy, the focus lies in its future. With no baggage of a past, it now has the power to learn from others, to be experimental and to forge its own distinct identity.
With an irreversible scratch-and-see gold foil hardcover, each book will have a unique hardcover, randomly and organically scratched depending on how its reader handles the book. The names of all featured creatives are printed on the front cover beneath the gold foil, so readers are invited to scratch and “uncover” what lies underneath.
A luxury book designed to celebrate the extensive works of Agatha Christie. The book is a limited edition gift, distributed exclusively to international publishing and media houses to celebrate the Christie brand and encourage future adaptions of her work.
A catalog created for an exhibition of work by three atypical photographers: a Swiss policeman, Arnold Odermatt; a Mexican photojournalist, Enrique Metinides; and New York’s Arthur Fellig, known as Weegee. All three, while on duty in their respective professions, crossed the line of simply documenting accidents and day-to-day mayhem. The content of the imagery, often tragic, transcends the rawness of the event and moves into the realm of a profound modernist aesthetic.
An artist book of Robert Montgomery, a Scottish artist who work anonymously with poetic words and melancholic Post-Situationist tradition. He hijacks advertising billboards and putting up his poems in order to provide a reflective space in which public so used to being psychologically bludgeoned into a consumerist daze of the modern world.
Published in 1921, this book by Peter A. Speek is a kind of manual to americanize foreign born citizens in the USA. Through several studies in methods of Americanization, and with the main purpose to secure the highest welfare of both, native and non-native citizens, as well as helping foreigners to a proper integration with the values and lifestyle of north americans mentality, the book deals with political, economical, domestic and educational aspects.
The aforementioned makes the book quite interesting from an anthropological point of view. Firstly, dealing with all the troubles foreigners found on getting to work/obtain the land, on a time where the rural work was the main job for foreigners – something that perhaps haven’t changed that much after almost hundred years. And Secondly, with all aspects related to the education of foreigners into the United States. The name of the second part, «Public and private education into american life and loyalty» it’s quite illuminating of the purpose of those methods, maybe not that much oriented to a best integration of both, natives and foreigners, but to create a «loyalty» of the second group to the country (as an anecdote, there is a section where the writer points the mother as the key point to achieve that «loyalty» from the new foreign-family-born citizens).