February 20, 2013
The Fundación Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (FC/CPPC) announces the launch on February 20, 2013, of the e-book versions of its acclaimed series CONVERSACIONES/CONVERSATIONS. The series was first published in print format in 2010, under an imprint created by the FC/CPPC to support its mission to encourage scholarship and enhance appreciation of Latin American art and ideas, and to promote excellence in visual-arts education. To this end, the FC/CPPC is committed to utilizing digital media and new technologies as they are developed.
The e-books will be made available in a standard EPUB 3 format, the most versatile platform to date, initially available on the iBookstore, with Kindle, Nook, and Kobo versions following soon after. The FC/CPPC has partnered with London-based digital art book publisher MAPP Editions on the design and production of the e-books. All forthcoming titles will be published simultaneously in print and digital editions. The e-books will be available for purchase at itunes.apple.com and at www.coleccioncisneros.org.
Titles launching as e-books:
Carlos Cruz-Diez in conversation with/en conversación con Ariel Jiménez
September 2010, ISBN: 9780982354421 / e-book ISBN: 9780988205512
Tomás Maldonado in conversation with/en conversación con María Amalia García
January 2011, ISBN: 9780982354438 / e-book ISBN: 9780988205529
Jac Leirner in conversation with/en conversación con Adele Nelson
July 2011, ISBN: 9780982354445 / e-book ISBN: 9780988205536
Jesús Soto in conversation with/en conversación con Ariel Jiménez
December 2011, ISBN: 9780982354469 / e-book ISBN: 9780988205543
Ferreira Gullar in conversation with/en conversación con Ariel Jiménez
June 2012, ISBN: 9780982354452 / e-book ISBN: 9780988205550
Gyula Kosice in conversation with/en conversación con Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro
November 2012, ISBN: 9780982354483 / e-book ISBN: 9780988205567
Forthcoming titles in the series:
Liliana Porter and Inés Katzenstein (May 2013)
Luis Camnitzer and Alexander Alberro (2014)
Waltercio Caldas and Ariel Jiménez
Tania Bruguera and Claire Bishop
Alfredo Jaar and Luis Pérez-Oramas
Julio Le Parc and Alexander Alberro
David Lamelas and Christian Rattemeyer
Special features of the e-books offer new ways for people to navigate through the books’ content, share thoughts and comments, and go “behind the scenes” of the conversation. The foreword of each e-book highlights special assets.
Enhanced features include (but may vary according to device):
Original and archival video footage
Interviews between artists, curators, and scholars
Slideshows of artworks and zoomable artworks
Virtual studio visits
Manuscripts and manifestos
Links to carefully researched online resources
Links to maps
Highlighting, bookmarking, and sharing content
About the series:
CONVERSACIONES/CONVERSATIONS is a series of bilingual books composed of unique in-depth conversations, some spanning decades, between Latin American artists, leading critics, curators, and art historians. Each illustrated volume presents a comprehensive first-hand account of the artist’s development accompanied by critical reflections by the authors, and include introductory essays by esteemed intellectuals, such as Robert Storr, Andrea Giunta, Gregory Volk, and Alejandro Crispiani.
About the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros:
Founded in the 1970s by Patricia Phelps de Cisneros and Gustavo A. Cisneros, the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) is one of the core cultural and educational initiatives of the Fundación Cisneros. Based in New York City and Caracas, Venezuela, the CPPC’s mission is to enhance appreciation of the diversity, sophistication, and range of art from Latin America; advance scholarship of Latin American art; and promote excellence in visual arts education. The CPPC achieves these goals through the preservation, presentation, and study of the material culture of the Ibero-American world—ranging from the ethnographic to the contemporary. CPPC activities include exhibitions, publications, and grants for scholarly research and artistic production.
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