Here the books selection made by Automatic Books.
A CATALOGUE OF CONSTANT MOTION, Amanda Marsalis
20×28 cm | 232 pag. | embossed soft cover | edition of 200 copies | €32.00
A Catalogue of Constant Motion is a 232-page tome collecting the extensive series of Polaroids that Amanda Marsalis shot over eight years. The book catalogues Amanda’s numerous shots of sunsets, palm trees, hotels, exquisite meals, enviable clothes, airports and men.
The visual language of these images – interpreted with a 4-colour Risograph print – makes them particularly special and vulnerable. As such, A Catalogue of Constant Motion is both about preserving the most personal and intimate moments, as well as about offering them for public consumption through the very real and material form of the Risograph-printed book.
A—Z, Nathalie Du Pasquier
14×19.5 cm | 52 pag. | Risographic print |edition of 250 copies | €22.00
Nathalie Du Pasquier is most often described as a ‘founding member of the Memphis collective’, the radical group of thinkers and makers which changed the landscape of creative practices in the 1980s. Nathalie, however, should be better known for her work as artists, which transforms our three-dimensional environment — made of seemingly unimportant, superfluous objects — into visual poetry.
For this book, Nathalie Du Pasquier has applied her subtle and ironic approach to a different kind of poetic visual expression: an illustrated spelling-book in Italian and English, where each letter corresponds to a concept, an idea about language and meaning.
Nathalie Du Pasquier “A—Z” was printed in four colors with a Risograph printer and bound with a canvas sew binding, without front and back cover.
FRECCE, Renato D’Agostin
24.5×34.5 cm | 32 pag. | Edition of 1000 | €15.00
Frecce is the first body of work in color by the Italian photographer Renato D’Agostin.
Frecce Tricolori (literally “Tricolour Arrows”), officially known as the 313° Gruppo Addestramento Acrobatico, is the aerobatic demonstration team of the Italian Aeronautica Militare, based in the north-eastern Italian region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. Every year in Jesolo Lido, a seaside resort near Venice, Italy, Frecce Tricolori entertain thousands of people with colourful and eye-catching stunts, has become a tradition of the Italian summer in Jesolo. Photographer Renato D’Agostin attended the show in August 2014 and created a series of photographs depicting the acrobatic movements of the aircrafts, their dense traces of smoke, an admiring audience, and, most of all, the sky painted in green, white and red.
THE CURATOR AS BARMAN. The School for Curatorial Studies Venice
Curated by The School for Curatorial Studies Venice – edited and conceived by Automatic Books and illustrated by photographer Antje Peters – The curator as barman is a publication that collects 28 artists’ drink recipes, produced on the occasion of the Rob Pruitt’s Flea Market in Venice. Twenty eight artists, chosen by twenty eight young curators from the School for Curatorial Studies Venice, give us instructions to prepare mixtures, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, that tell us something about them: from the simple glass of water of Rafael Rozendaal, to the Pokemon inspired drink of Michael Pybus. In The curator as barman the recipes are not confined to be reproducible only by the book’s owner, they are born on the principle that the curator becomes the performer of the artist’s idea. Our intent is to investigate and deepen our knowledge in this kind of relationship that is in constant change.