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Kappe Library December Reading List Highlights Imago Mundi, Indigenous Cultures

This December, SCI-Arc’s Kappe Library recommended reading list includes a small selection of titles from the Fondazione Imago Mundi contemporary artists collection, which features small artworks by contemporary artists from 173 regions around the globe. Commissioned and collected by Luciano Benetton, each book features an individual collection of commissioned artworks from one country, group of countries, or culture. Of the 146 monographs donated to the Kappe Library, developing nations, indigenous cultures, and places and peoples mostly outside the global art market are heavily represented.

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North Korea: A Unique Country: Contemporary Artists from North Korea / texts by Luciano Benetton, et al, Fabrica, 2014

SCI-Arc Kappe Library selections from Library Manager Kevin McMahon:

Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe / coedited by Rebecca McGrew and Irene Tsatsos, Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College, 2020

Beyond Aesthetics: Use, Abuse, and Dissonance in African Art Traditions / Wole Soyinka, Yale University Press, 2019

Graphic Design: A New History / Stephen Eskilson, Yale University Press, 2019

Inside Out & Upside Down: Posters from CalArts, 1980-2019 / edited by Michael Worthington, MW Books, 2019

Modern Construction Handbook / Andrew Watts, Birkhäuser, 2019

Pious Fashion: How Muslim Women Dress / Elizabeth M. Bucar, Harvard University Press, 2017

Urban Legends: The South Bronx in Representation and Ruin / Peter L’Official, Harvard University Press, 2020

The Wunderkammer of Odile Decq / texts by Lionel Lemire and Robin Thomas, Images Publishing, 2019

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Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe / coedited by Rebecca McGrew and Irene Tsatsos, Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College, 2020

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Beyond Aesthetics: Use, Abuse, and Dissonance in African Art Traditions / Wole Soyinka, Yale University Press, 2019

book cover posters from CalArts

Inside Out & Upside Down: Posters from CalArts, 1980-2019 / edited by Michael Worthington, MW Books, 2019

book cover graphic design a new history

Graphic Design: A New History / Stephen Eskilson, Yale University Press, 2019

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Urban Legends: The South Bronx in Representation and Ruin / Peter L’Official, Harvard University Press, 2020

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Iran: Iranomutomorphosis.net: Contemporary Artists from Iran / texts by Luciano Benetton, Bita fayyazi, and Vali Mahlouji, Fabrica, 2014

book cover modern construction handbook

Modern Construction Handbook / Andrew Watts, Birkhäuser, 2019

Pious Fashion book cover

Pious Fashion: How Muslim Women Dress / Elizabeth M. Bucar, Harvard University Press, 2017

North Korea A Unique Country book cover

North Korea: A Unique Country: Contemporary Artists from North Korea / texts by Luciano Benetton, et al, Fabrica, 2014

Selections from the Imago Mundi Contemporary Artists Collection:

Barbarians and Poets: Contemporary Artists from Belgium / edited by Enrico Bossan; texts by Luciano Benetton, et al, Fabrica, 2017

Brazil: Land of the Future: Contemporary Artists from Brazil / edited by Enrico Bossan; texts by Luciano Benetton, et al, Fabrica, 2015

Creative Density: Contemporary Art of the Golden Bengal / edited by Enrico Bossan; texts by Luciano Benetton, et al, Fabrica, 2016

Iran: Iranomutomorphosis.net: Contemporary Artists from Iran / texts by Luciano Benetton, Bita fayyazi, and Vali Mahlouji, Fabrica, 2014

Looking Down Under: Contemporary Artists from Australia / edited by Enrico Bossan; texts by Luciano Benetton, et al, Fabrica, 2015

Mexico: The Future is Unwritten: Contemporary Artists from Mexico / texts by Luciano Benetton, et al, Fabrica, 2015

North Korea: A Unique Country: Contemporary Artists from North Korea / texts by Luciano Benetton, et al, Fabrica, 2014