Contemporary Landscape From the Horizon of Postmodern Design
Published by National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, 1985, 166 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 20 × 29 cm, Japanese / English
Price: €70

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition, Contemporary Landscape From the Horizon of Postmodern Design, a survey of postmodern design held at the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto and at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 1985.

Featuring the work of Aldo Rossi, Alessandro Mendini, Andrea Branzi, Arata Isozaki, Ettore Sottsass, Frank Gehry, Fumihiko Maki, Mario Botta, Masanori Umeda, Matteo Thun, Michael Graves, Michele De Lucchi, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Peter Shire, Richard Meier, Robert Venturi, Ron Arad, Daniel Weil, Shiro Kuramata.

*Please note this publication is secondhand and has some traces of previous ownership.

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Tempest in a Teapot
Peter Shire
Published by Rizzoli, New York, 1991, 144 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 20 × 25.5 cm, English
Price: €38

Peter Shire is an LA-based artist whose subversive humour and playfulness extend throughout his work and made him a natural fit for the controversial and iconic Milan-based Memphis design group, of which he was a founding member.

The ceramic teapots made by Shire straddle the line distinguishing functional objects and pure sculpture. His brightly coloured, imaginatively shaped, and often witty designs are created under the influence of pop culture, the transformations of the landscape of late-twentieth-century Los Angeles, and by the work of important twentieth-century artists and designers.

With texts by Peter Shire, Hunter Drohojowska-Philp and Norman M. Klein.

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Magdalena Suarez Frimkess, Michael Frimkess, John Mason, Ron Nagle, Peter Shire. Curated by Ricky Swallow
Published by Rainoff, Amsterdam & New York, 2014, 88 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 29 cm, English
Price: €40 (Out of stock)

GRAPEVINE~ documents an exhibition curated by artist Ricky Swallow at David Kordansky Gallery during the summer of 2013. It focuses on the work of five California-based artists who redefined the use of clay in contemporary art, and includes images of works created over a period of more than 50 years. Ceramic sculptures by Magdalena Suarez Frimkess, Michael Frimkess, John Mason, Ron Nagle, and Peter Shire exemplify the ways in which the medium underwent dramatic changes after World War II. Also included are select works by other artists influential in this dialogue, such as Ken Price and Peter Voulkos. An essay by Swallow explores the movement’s idiosyncrasies and cross-currents, as well as its influence on subsequent generations of artists.

Text: Ricky Swallow. Photography: Fredrik Nilsen. Design: Sinisa Mackovic & Robert Milne.

#2014 #ceramics #johnmason #kenprice #magdalenasuarezfrimkess #michaelfrimkess #petershire #petervoulkos #rainoff #rickyswallow #robertmilne #ronnagle #sinisamackovic #westcoastceramics