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August 2013

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In This Issue:

Chatting with Henri Matisse
This Is the Day
Overdrive
Japan's Modern Divide
Chatting with Henri Matisse
The Lost 1941 Interview
Interview by Pierre Courthion
Translated by Chris Miller
Edited by Serge Guilbaut
Chatting with Henri Matisse

"He was a giant of 20th-century art, revered for his sensitivity to line and colour. Now an extensive interview in which Henri Matisse freely shares his thoughts on everything from drawing to depression is to be published for the first time since he angrily blocked its publication more than 70 years ago."
Guardian

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This Is the Day
The March on Washington
Leonard Freed
Foreword by Julian Bond
Introduction by Michael Eric Dyson
Afterword by Paul Farber
This Is the Day

"On Aug. 28, 1963 . . . Martin Luther King Jr. led the March on Washington, at which he delivered his 'I Have a Dream' speech at the base of the Lincoln Memorial. Photographer Leonard Freed was there to document the civil rights march. As we approach the march's 50th anniversary, This Is the Day is an important lens through which to relive one of the peak moments of the civil rights movement.
Washington Post

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Overdrive
L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990
Edited by Wim de Wit and Christopher James Alexander
Overdrive

"Overdrive . . . explores how [Los Angeles] emerged through fitful initial development, explosive postwar growth, and a distinctive built legacy . . . offering non-Angelinos a chance to reframe their imagined views of this quintessentially quirky conurbation."
New York Review of Books

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Japan's Modern Divide
The Photographs of Hiroshi Hamaya and Kansuke Yamamoto
Edited by Judith Keller and Amanda Maddox
With contributions by Kōtarō Iizawa, Ryūichi Kaneko, and Jonathan Reynolds
Japan's Modern Divide

"A beautiful book with beautiful images and informative, accessible essays on the work of both Hiroshi Hamaya and Kansuke Yamamoto. . . . Highly recommended as both a valuable resource on the history of Japanese photography and the development of photographic movements in the decades preceding and following the Second World War."
Photo-Eye

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