art book cologne GmbH & Co. KG
Deutzer Freiheit 107
Opening hours (office and showroom):
Monday to Friday 8 – 17
Phone: +49 221 800 80 80
Fax: +49 221 800 80 82
art book cologne, founded by Bernd Detsch in 1997, is a wholesale company and specializes in buying and selling high quality publications in art, art theory, architecture, design, photography, illustrated cultural history and all related subjects internationally. Our team includes specialists in art, culture, music, book trade and media but in spite of our diversity we have one common ground: the enthusiasm for unique art books.
We purchase remaining stocks from museums, publishers and art institutions. We sell these remainders to bookstores, museum shops, and art dealers all over the world.
Pae White’s (b. Pasadena, 1963; lives and works in Los Angeles) works exude a peculiar kind of magic. Blending techniques of fine and applied art, design and architecture, the Californian artist harnesses synergies and uses materials in unconventional combinations to make haunting installations and sculptures. Her multifaceted oeuvre also extends into other media, including posters and exhibition catalogues.
The defining characteristic of White’s practice is her keen eye for the exhibition site and its potentials. The book details her largest production in Germany to date to show how the artist turns rooms into total works of art: Spacemanship is an installation and a quote from her so-called “Supergraphics,” façade designs with which she explored the utopian planned community Sea Ranch, California, in a comprehensive installation. In addition to this in-situ piece, White also presented three large mobiles and a 128-foot-long tapestry.
Documenting these works, the book illustrates her imposing practice. With essays by Roland Mönig and Ernest W. Uthemann as well as a conversation between Pae White and Daniel Berndt.