Newly released: The Eleven Associates of Alma-Marceau

The first publication from Anomie Special Projects, the third imprint of Anomie Publishing, ‘The Eleven Associates of Alma-Marceau’ is an art-themed adventure by The Old School Writers Circle – the debut novel by a group of friends who met at school some thirty years ago. The story follows a summer in the life of Adam King, a promising young British art student undertaking an internship at a contemporary art museum in Paris. A strange revelation in front of Leonardo’s Mona Lisa during an evening out with an unusual group of young people who are looking to change the world proves not only to be the cause of intense debate, but also a turning point in a series of interconnected events in which Adam finds himself caught up in much more than his own coming-of-age. Read more

Now available: Gareth Nyandoro

96pp, paperback, 230 x 190 mm, c.60 images

This is the first trade monograph on the work of Harare-based artist Gareth Nyandoro – one of the leading artists from Zimbabwe of his generation. The artist’s primary source of inspiration is the rapidly changing urban and cultural panorama of Zimbabwe. Inspired by his training as a printmaker, and derived from etching, the artist’s distinctive technique, ‘Kucheka-cheka’, is named after the Shona verb ‘cheka’, which means ‘to cut’. The publication features an introduction by Adélaïde Blanc, curator and coordinator of artistic direction at the Palais de Tokyo (Paris), where she curated Gareth Nyandoro’s solo exhibition in 2017. She is co-curator of the 2019 Lyon Biennale. The publication also features an essay by Sean O’Toole, an author, art critic, journalist and editor based in Cape Town. Read more

Anomie’s spring/summer 2019 catalogue

Anomie Publishing’s spring/summer 2019 brochure is now available, featuring recent, new and forthcoming titles along with information about our backlist publications. Highlights include ‘Jonathan Wateridge – Enclave / Expatria’, and ‘Greg Rook – Honyocker’. Also featured are ‘Caroline Walker – Picture Window’, and the Amazon UK number one bestseller for contemporary art titles, ‘The Anomie Review of Contemporary British Painting’. Read more and download brochure

Jonathan Wateridge – Enclave / Expatria

200pp, hardback (clothbound with dust jacket), 290 x 245 mm, c.130 images

Through his beautiful and disconcerting works depicting carefree sunny days beside exclusive suburban pools, Zambia-born, Britain-based painter Jonathan Wateridge (b.1972, Lusaka) revisits his own childhood in post-independence Zambia in the 1970s and 1980s, exploring issues of White privilege and Black disenfranchisement in post-colonial Africa. This, the artist’s first trade monograph, presents over 130 illustrations accompanied by essays by independent curator, writer and art consultant Mark Sanders, and by academic and critic Dr Gilda Williams. Read more

Greg Rook – Honyocker

The first trade monograph on the paintings of British artist Greg Rook, exploring ideas of escape, the wilderness and alternative lifestyles.
64pp, hardback, 255 x 195 mm, c. 50 images

The practice of Chelsea School of Art and Goldsmiths College graduate Greg Rook (b.1971, London) explores the rich visual history, curious cultural politics and often complex ideologies of those who seek to start a new life or wish to lead alternative lifestyles. From pioneers travelling to new continents to those wanting to stay put and live self-sufficiently, Rook invites us to join him on his own aesthetic and critical journey through a world of colonies, communities, communes and cults. Read more

Emily Andersen – Portraits: Black & White

A monograph devoted to the black-and-white portraits of celebrated bohemians, intellectuals
and artists by one of Britain’s foremost photographers
120pp, hardback, 230 x 180 mm, c. 70 images

Emily Andersen has been making photographic portraits of the international avant-garde since graduating from the Royal College of Art in the early 1980s. Having started out by finding her way into some pretty cool sounding private parties in London and New York, she began convincing artists and musicians to pose for her – from Nan Goldin to Nico. Over the past thirty-five years, she has built up a remarkable and beautiful portfolio that includes many high-profile writers, poets, film directors, actors and architects, with Peter Blake, Michael Caine, Derek Jarman, Zaha Hadid, Arthur Miller, Helen Mirren, Michael Nyman and Eduardo Paolozzi among those featured in this new publication devoted to her black-and-white portraits. Read more

Caroline Walker – Picture Window

The most comprehensive monograph to date on one of the leading British painters of
her generation.
312pp, softback, 290 x 232 mm, c. 170 images

Celebrated for her striking, sometimes playful yet often challenging paintings of contemporary women in diverse architectural settings, Caroline Walker explores myriad social, cultural,
economic, racial and political factors in her practice that affect women’s lives today. From the luxurious hotels of Los Angeles to the temporary social housing of female asylum seekers
arriving in Europe, from nail bars to the private pools and nighttime parties of the European elite, Walker deftly broaches both everyday and more provocative subjects ranging from the pay gap to migrant workforces, the beauty industry to domestic roles, gender stereotypes to ageism. By addressing such themes and through her painterly virtuosity, Walker is rapidly
becoming established as one of the leading British painters of her generation. Read more

The Anomie Review of Contemporary British Painting

The paintings of 40 contemporary artists from Britain discussed through national and
international solo exhibitions of their work
160pp, softback, 280 x 210 mm, c. 160 images

‘The Anomie Review of Contemporary British Painting’ considers and celebrates the work of forty artists whose practices have been defining Britain’s contribution to current painting on the national and international stage. The anthology documents solo exhibitions in public museums and galleries, as well as in commercial, independent and artist-led spaces, both in Britain and abroad, during 2017. The publication presents around 160 images, including installation views from many of these exhibitions.

Featured artists and exhibitions include: Tom Anholt at Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen; Gillian Carnegie at Cabinet, London; Peter Doig at Michael Werner, London; Kaye Donachie at Le Plateau, Frac Ile-de-France, Paris; Nick Goss at Josh Lilley, London; Lubaina Himid at Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe; Ryan Mosley at Eigen + Art, Leipzig; Chris Ofili at Victoria Miro Venice; George Shaw at Maruani Mercier, Brussels; Raqib Shaw at The Whitworth, Manchester; Clare Woods at DCA, Dundee; Rose Wylie at Serpentine Galleries, London; and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye at the New Museum, New York. Read more