Posts Tagged ‘Patrick Webb’

WEBB LIBRARY: New Additions

December 13, 2010

In this new column, we’ll occasionally mention some of the books we’ve added to our ever-growing and eclectic library, which is gradually taking over our Brooklyn apartment.  (We were both English majors in college, so we have 100′s of poetry, nonfiction, novels, and photography books.)

We recently added the following four books of photography — Lee Friedlander’s America by Car, Alec Soth’s From Here to There, Jason Eskenasi’s Wonderland, David Taylor’s Working the Line — and one book of poetry: Charles Simic’s Lingering Ghosts.  They are all very different books, reflecting five fascinating and unusual ways of responding to the world and human existence. What they do all share, however,  is a sense of individuality: one cannot imagine anyone else making these books except these particular authors. It’s what both Rebecca and I prize about each of these books.

Trent Bailey’s photograph of the five books on our library’s mantelpiece also shows a detail from an early Patrick Webb painting, as well as an unusual new addition — Phinneas the Pheasant — a specimen of a ring-tailed pheasant, which happens to be the state bird of Rebecca’s home state of South Dakota.  We acquired Phinneas this fall while driving back from the  Black Hills to our Brooklyn neighborhood.–Alex Webb

NEW HONG KONG WORKSHOP ADDED MIDJANUARY:

We’ve added a two-day workshop in Hong Kong next month, in which we’ll feature the first unbound copy of Alex’s upcoming survey book, The Suffering of Light, hot off the press from the printing plant in Hong Kong.  If you’re based in Hong Kong or the area — or have photographic friends that are — please feel free to email them this link to the workshop, which is on the Magnum site.

To read more about this workshop in Chinese, please visit this link.Rebecca Norris Webb

Webb Library, 2010

TWO EVENTS: P-town and Santa Fe

December 3, 2009
IN PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS:

Alex Webb, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, 1993

For those in the Provincetown area, please come celebrate the opening of the Generations Exhibition on Friday, December 4th, which features work from a number of artistic families from Cape Cod, including the family of Robert Motherwell, Chaim Gross, and Nancy Webb (Alex’s mom, who is a sculptor and a draftsman). Please join Nancy at the opening at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, an event which starts at 6pm.  In the exhibition, there will also be work by Alex (including the photograph above), Rebecca (including the cover of Violet Isle below), Patrick  (Alex’s brother), and Sophie Webb (Alex’s sister).  If you miss the opening, the show runs until February 14, 2010.

For more information: http://www.paam.org/

To see Nancy Webb’s sculptures and drawings:

http://www.nancywebbstudio.com/

To see Patrick Webb’s paintings:

http://www.patrick-webb.com/

To see Sophie’s paintings, sketches, and field guide plates:

http://www.sophiewebb.com/portfolio/

IN SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO:

RADIUS BOOKS hosts it’s 3rd annual anniversary party and all are invited!

What Radius Books annual party and holiday book sale: all titles 30% off!
When Friday, December 4, 2009 5–8 pm
Where 519 Cerrillos (in the old Luna building, across from Hotel Santa Fe), Santa Fe, NM

This event coincides with the release of three new Radius books: a major monograph on Venice-based painter Ed Moses who has been a major influence on the southern California art scene for over 50 years, Bingham Mine / Garfield Stack, by Bay Area-based photographer Michael Light, and the photographic duet Violet Isle, by Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb.

Meet the Artists: Joan Watts, Judy Tuwaletstiwa, Johnnie Winona Ross, Michael Light, and John McCracken will all be on hand to sign copies of their books. For more information contact us at 505 983 4068 or info@radiusbook.com

If you can’t make it to Santa Fe tomorrow night, Radius is also offering 30% off on all online orders. Click here to get the super secret discount code and also sign up for the Radius Books newsletter.

Radius Books donates 300 copies of all published titles to libraries and schools in need, around the country. Your support of this event can help broaden our efforts in your region. Radius Books is a 501(c)(3) organization.



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