Our Editorial Selections 02/2

By Sybaris Collection

A biography of one of the most famous artists in history: Vincent Van Gogh. This new material, Vincent’s Books: Van Gogh and the Writers Who Inspired Him, explores the painter’s relationship with his brother, writing, and some of the works that possibly defined his life and work.  Van Gogh is one of the most recognized artists today, his works have been applauded and reproduced in thousands of objects, but what did he like to read and what was the passion of the artist who was never satisfied with so many books he devoured? This book by Mariella Guzzoni is an opportunity to give life to the painter who also had religious aspirations, ideas and thoughts that accompanied him all his life.

Title: Vincent’s Books: Van Gogh and the Writers Who Inspired Him

Author: Mariella Guzzoni

Year: 2020

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Place: United States

Place: 224 pp.

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Title: Among Others: Blackness at MoMA

Author: Darby English and Charlotte Barat

Year: 2019

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

Place: New York

Place: 488 pp.



Research, analysis, and information is what Among Others Blackness at MoMA offers. Written under the archives of the Museum of Modern Art, it covers the museum’s relationship with black communities.  It addresses the relationship between the museum and Black artists as well as delving into their work in general.

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Title: Lynn Hershman Leeson: Antibodies

Author: Lynn Leeson, Sabine Himmelsbach, Rudolf Frieling y Thomas Huber

Year: 2019

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Place: Alemania

Place: 120 pp.



Lynn Hershman Leeson is an American visual artist who makes art from media, society and the link between people and technology. Since 1960 she has carried out works based on the media and has examined the result of new technologies in our time. It addresses issues such as private sphere, identity and individuality. Antibodiesis the testimony of the stimulating fusion between art and science. One of the books recommended by The New York Timesas one of the references of 2019.




Title: The Social Photo: On Photography and Social Media

Author: de Nathan Jurgenson

Year: 2019

Publisher: Verso

Place: New York

Place: 145 pp.



Nathan Jurgenson proposes reflections to observe how photography has changed from the convulsive transformations of our times. The cell phone’s screen camera becomes an experience and has become a staple of everyday life. In this text, Jurgenson proposes new ways of understanding photography and different styles that arise from the cell phone.




Title: Tarsila do Amaral: Cannibalizing Modernism

Author: Adriano Pedrosa, Fernando Oliva, Amanda Carneiro , Artur Santoro, Carlos Eduardo Riccioppo, Guilherme Giufrida, Irene Small, Mari Rodriguez Binnie, Maria Castro, Tarsila Do Amaral

Year: 2019

Publisher: MASP

Place: Brasil

Place: 360 pp.



Tarsila Do Amaral was a representative painter of the Brazilian modernist movement. He used the colors of hick and took as a key the concept of Latin American thought of the twentieth century. Within his work he was responsible for cannibalizing some of the European references to create his own style from local scenes and characters. This book explores his works, contents and some key references in the art world. A fundamental reference to understand one of the most important art periods in history.