Publishing books/catalogues - art, design & music

Art and publicity book proposal (c. 2008) rejected by top London art book publisher

Art Design Publicity magazine
R.J. Preece (ADP) - 22 Dec 11

Art and publicity book proposal (c. 2008) rejected by top London art book publisher Boo-hoo to the author perhaps, but considering dreadful book royalty percentages for authors of limited volume books, actually it’s a blessing here. Instead of adding to CV marketing (sorry, got enough), it...

Stewart Home: Shot down in flames (2011)

Art Design Publicity magazine
Kim Min Su (Editor of Art Design Publicity) - 25 Jan 11

Stewart Home: Shot down in flames (2011) Sadly our media request to one of the bad boys of British art didn’t work out... This is an enquiry e-mail via http://www.stewarthomesociety.org/senior/ from: Kim Min Su Dear Stewart, We’re looking for a writer to do a scathing attack on your work....

Philippe Starck books: Publicity saturation overload (1999)

Art Design Publicity magazine
R.J. Preece (ADP) - 09 Sep 10

Philippe Starck books: Publicity saturation overload (1999) A review of Philippe Starck: Subverchic design (1999) and Starck (1999). Eleven years on, this review could be applied to the majority of art/design books still produced even today. Just replace the names below with your chosen...

Green Day art show: Criticism, media coverage and curation (2009)

Art Design Publicity magazine
Delfina, R.J. Preece (ADP) - 23 Nov 09

Green Day art show: Criticism, media coverage and curation (2009) During the excitement around the show in London last month, thoughtful criticism emerged about the project in relation to the journalistically processed publicity. But since, the lead writer admits, "I’ve been dragging my butt...

Conceptual art and the politics of publicity by Alexander Alberro (2003)

Art Design Publicity magazine
Christine Sevilla - 20 Nov 09

Conceptual art and the politics of publicity by Alexander Alberro (2003) This book is a particularly important reference on the Art Design Publicity front. The following is a review offering a short introduction. Conceptual art and the politics of publicity by Alexander Alberro (review)...

Tate Modern’s Pop Life press release has been rejected (2009)

Art Design Publicity magazine
PR specialist behind Venetian mask - 19 Oct 09

Tate Modern’s Pop Life press release has been rejected (2009) Our PR specialist "does a BANK"— and critically evaluates the press release for the exhibition Pop Life: Art in a Material World at Tate Modern in London. Here are the results... Sorry Tate Modern. It’s time...

Seven Days in the Art World drama: First one critic had ’amnesia’, now The Telegraph apologizes...

Creative Business & Entrepreneurship
R.J. Preece (ADP) - 01 Oct 09

Seven Days in the Art World drama: First one critic had ’amnesia’, now The Telegraph apologizes... A second high-profile retraction by a commentator of Sarah Thornton’s book has been announced. But why didn’t they clarify the matter with Thornton before putting it into print for readers? Well what...

UK libel law, property law, copyright law— and PUNK, dissertation... (Mega Mix) (2009)

Art Design Publicity magazine
R.J. Preece (ADP) - 28 Sep 09

UK libel law, property law, copyright law— and PUNK, dissertation... (Mega Mix) (2009) Earlier during the week, one of the interns proposed something at ADP... It became clear that I needed to release this presentation at this time. So, I’ve linked my laptop to the projector... someone turn down...

BA backlash: Recent grad goes Post-Punk (2009)

Art Design Publicity magazine
ADC staff, D.M. Gray - 14 Sep 09

BA backlash: Recent grad goes Post-Punk (2009) It’s amazing how critical media analysis can quickly raise fundamental questions about art world communications, like that for political discourse. But why is it still ignored by most art and design school curriculums? Hypocrisy, politics and lies!...

A day in the life of: Art journo versus PR specialist (2009)

Art Design Publicity magazine
Art journo behind Venetian mask, Kim Min Su (Editor of Art Design Publicity), PR specialist behind Venetian mask - 07 Sep 09

A day in the life of: Art journo versus PR specialist (2009) It’s amazing what one hears when you give some people a Venetian mask... While chatting with an art journo colleague in Europe, I mentioned about ADP and how there’s a group focused on Critical PR—in the PR field. I’m supporting it as...

RPProjects Visual. Textual. Visual

RPProjects
ADC staff - 01 Sep 09

RPP Visual. Textual. Visual Photo of sculpture Ira jr. (2008) by Silvia B. Copyright the artist. RPProjects worked on a communications initiative, Visual. Textual. Visual which aimed to enhance the visual experience for viewers, both specialists and non-specialists. Texts were designed...

Art historian destroys evidence (2009)

Art Design Publicity magazine
R.J. Preece (ADP) - 20 Aug 09

Art historian destroys evidence (2009) Why are the demands put on contemporary art historians so impractical? An art historical document, a copy of a letter, redacted, shredded, and scanned with white paper in the background (2009). Days… I dive by the wreck. […] Nights… I...

Julian Stallabrass: Permission to reproduce denied (2009)

Creative Business & Entrepreneurship
R.J. Preece (ADP) - 17 Aug 09

Julian Stallabrass: Permission to reproduce denied (2009) Three cheers to the High Art Lite author for taking a stand, but why is it standard practice to hide image reproduction refusals from readers? Sometimes you find certain inspiration for topics in unexpected places. Such was the case...

White Cube’s PR guru: Now it’s Honey Luard’s turn (interview) - 2002 (2009)

Creative Business & Entrepreneurship
R.J. Preece (ADP) - 31 Jul 09

White Cube’s PR guru: Now it’s Honey Luard’s turn (interview) - 2002 (2009) She’s part of future art history, and public relations history too. The following is an interview I published of Honey Luard of White Cube gallery with the support of then-Make editor Patricia Ellis in 2002. It remains...

Sarah Thornton on Artforum: Brady Bunch or Manson family?* (2008)

Creative Business & Entrepreneurship
R.J. Preece (ADP), Sarah Thornton - 15 Jul 09

Sarah Thornton on Artforum: Brady Bunch or Manson family?* (2008) * On page 161 in The Magazine chapter of Sarah Thornton’s Seven Days in the Art World, Bookforum editor Eric Banks is quoted as saying the following about the psychological dynamics of Artforum, “The family structure is...

Marcus Field, design mag editor: The architect is a wanker - 2000 (2009)

Creative Business & Entrepreneurship
R.J. Preece (ADP) - 13 Jul 09

Marcus Field, design mag editor: The architect is a wanker - 2000 (2009) Sometimes an interviewee tells you a lot more than expected... The following is one of my favorite interviews on the art, design and publicity front. It took place around the New Year of 2000, and was previously featured...

Surfaces of art/design world media/ communications (2009)

Creative Business & Entrepreneurship
Kim Min Su (Editor of Art Design Publicity) - 06 Jul 09

Surfaces of art/design world media/ communications (2009) On this website, we take a look underneath some of the many surfaces in the world of Art Design Publicity...

The lawyer/critic: When appropriation becomes copyright infringement (2009)

Creative Business & Entrepreneurship
R.J. Preece - 08 Jun 09

The lawyer/critic: When appropriation becomes copyright infringement (2009) What started out as a general interview of a copyright lawyer to advise artists, quickly turned into a unique, specific compare / contrast— with examples of works by Damien Hirst, John LeKay, Cartrain and Vincent van...

Cartrain & Damien Hirst: Appropriation vs copyright infringement (2009)

Creative Business & Entrepreneurship
R.J. Preece (ADP) - 08 Jun 09

Cartrain & Damien Hirst: Appropriation vs copyright infringement (2009) Cartrain and Damien Hirst R.J. Preece: Please take a look at two photos of artworks in the Daily Mail. One photograph, above, is of Damien Hirst’s diamond-encrusted skull; the other is of a collage by a 16-year-old...

Vincent van Gogh & John A. Walker: Appropriation vs copyright infringement (2009)

Creative Business & Entrepreneurship
R.J. Preece (ADP) - 08 Jun 09

Vincent van Gogh & John A. Walker: Appropriation vs copyright infringement (2009) Vincent van Gogh and John A. Walker R.J. Preece: I see. Now take a look at two images below, a drawing by Vincent van Gogh and a painting by John A. Walker. John states, "I am producing a series of six...

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