After the success of LA Woman and LA Portraits , the famous West Coast street photographer Estevan Oriol releases This Is Los Angeles. From ‘homies’ to Hollywood, this definitive anthology depicts the city of Los Angeles in all its forms and captures 20 years of Oriol’s extraordinary career. The extensive portfolio charts the soul of Los Angeles, from portraits of Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Dennis Hopper, Marissa Miller, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Floyd Mayweather and Lance Armstrong, to the counter-culture of the Latino world of tattoos and the dark reality of gangs. Captured in intriguing analogue b/w shots, these photographs offer an exclusive glimpse into LA ganglands normally hidden from the public eye. This Is Los Angeles is Estevan Oriol’s largest publication to date and showcases his most iconic images, as well as unseen work from his archive across over 200 pages.
Softcover, 26×31 cm, 224 pages
JonOne – Niente può fermarmi (Nothing can stop me) is the catalog of the street art exhibition by the same name that opened March 17th, 2018 at Palazzo Velli, Rome. Curated by the Wunderkammern Gallery, the exhibition brings together 25 major unpublished works by the New Yorker artist and two critical texts which introduce the readers in the universe of one of the most famous Street artist of the moment. JonOne, who moved from New York to Paris several years ago, has already collaborated with varoius brands such as Lacoste, Guerlain, Air France and Perrier. His passage from the street to the gallery was natural, just as his vehicles passed from spray to brushes. Obsessed with his tag, and master in this, JonOne’s lettering blends with abstraction to give life to a work of fine art with a decided Urban taste. The catalog also includes works from Predictably Irrational, the JonOne exhibition at the Wunderkammern Gallery in Milan in 2016.
Softcover, 24,5 x 21 cm, 60 pages
In the images that Delogu has created, that which should be unheimlich, unfamiliar, or even distressing, because it is immersed in darkness, instead reveals itself a poetic set for a midsummer night’s dream, where the vibration and commotion of life have magically dwindled, the white roads are barely visible, the danger signals have been turned o because there is no longer any danger, and men and animals can roam free and without fear. (Edoardo Albinati)
Hardcover, 38 x 26 cm, 72 Pages
A Story About The Other Side
Night, a place inhabited by an unknown wildlife. A mixture that is not found anywhere else. Often hidden underground, emerging rarely during the day, people are living against time and against a system, for a lifetime or for some hours. A world inside another world. Some come to work, others for fun, the night is fast, while few change overnight, people leave, come back, hide, change their appearance.
Hardcover, 19 x 27 cm, 200 pages
Stories of immigration and emmigration told by Italian photographers.
The catalog of the exhibition “I sono persona” at the International Photography Center, Palermo.
Softcover, 21 x 26 cm, 140 pages
100 delicious recipes from the expert hand of Molto’s chef Paolo Castrignano. A fascinating tribute to the best traditional Italian and Roman.
Hardcover, 17 x 24 cm, 264 Pages
Cross the Streets is a multimedia exhibition that celebrates 40 years of the evolution of street art in Rome. No other city has such an untouched history and so it is fitting that Rome begins its cultural regeneration from its streets and its past.
Softcover / Hardcover, 23 x 28 cm, 288 pages
The Street is Watching is a street photography anthology that brings together the most iconic images of the street from the last 40 years. The collection provides a unique and extensive insight into the evolution of the street and urban photography through the lens of some of the most innovative and influential photographers of our time.
Hardcover, 24 x 34 cm, 440 pages
Drago is delighted to feature Letizia Battaglia for the second time following the success of her Anthology. The Sicilian photographer’s new book, Just For Passion, catalogues her exhibition at Rome’s MAXXI National Museum of the 21st Century Arts.
Hardcover, 24 x 32 cm, 140 pages
Letizia Battaglia (Palermo, 1935) is a Sicilian photographer and photojournalist. Although her photos document a wide spectrum of Sicilian life, she is best known for her work on the Mafia.
Hardcover, 24 x 32 cm, 360 pages
“His work is visceral and sharp. Raw human emotion.” –LitRiot. His images feature “total immersion” and “instinct” and “are driven by empathy and honesty at all times.” –Wider. “There’s passion in Boogie’s work, and a single journey through ‘A Wah Do Dem’ proves it to the reader.”-Street Hunters. Discover the book that has fascinated photography critics from all over the world. Boogie’s Ah Wah Do Dem takes the viewer into the noisy and cryptic underbelly of Kingston, Jamaica.
Hardcover, 34 x 24 cm, 128 pages
The institutionalisation of spotted patterns in designer fashion is something that characterises the modern era. Modern fashion as inaugurated by haute couture, was bound to take an interest in the animal coat. Jungle.
Softcover, 23,5 x 20 cm, 116 pages
The Golden Age of Neglect is the first of its kind in its ability to intimately explore the fascinating skate culture that defines the streets of Los Angeles. It is a classic example of Ed Templeton’s work which is deeply anchored in urban life, street style, music, and graphic culture. The book catalogues the striking juxtaposition between Templeton’s vivid street photography and the refined architecture of both the Palais de Tokyo and the Acquario Romano where it was first exhibited.
Softcover, 21 x 30 cm, 104 pages
Change and Horizontals is the catalogue of the renowned global exhibition of the same name that showcased the masterpieces of Turner prize nominee, Sean Scully. The exhibition was on display at numerous leading galleries and museums around the world including the Timothy Taylor Gallery in London, the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, the Walter Storms Gallery in Munich, the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna in Rome and the The Drawing Center in New York.
Softcover, 15 x 23 cm, 112 pages
Anders Petersen is one of the most influential European photographers since the publication of Café Lehmitz in the ’70s, with his intimate and direct images. In this volume are collected photos of his three trips to Rome in 1984, in 2005 (at the Rome Rome Photography – International Festival in Rome) and finally in 2012. These three personal diaries merge with one with the ” another and the tensions and energies of two winters and a summer blend, going to form a single story for thirty years that for much of the Swedish photographer’s career. And this is thanks to this so large part of time, in such a limited geographical context, that we can consider the photos of Rome in this book as a privileged observation of Petersen’s work, thus appreciating the consistency of an extremely cohesive working body, both in the approach than in the realization.
Hardcover / Softcover, 20,5 x 29,5 cm, 120 pages
Rome has been praised for centuries for the quality of its light. (…) Delogu does without this famous Roman light altogether, basing his two series on its utter absence. In thus doing, he captures a more underlying, unobvious but not less important light that is emblematic of Rome. The light of time itself: Rome is the city where, more than anywhere else in the world, history makes itself felt in all its diversity and duration, without closing itself on one period at the expense of the others, both melancholy and destructive, but also very suggestive.
Hardcover, 23,5 x 28 cm, 76 pages
In LA Portraits, the internationally celebrated photographer, Estevan Oriol, explores the vibrant gang culture pervading the City of Angels. The book follows its immensely popular predecessor, LA Woman in its ability to capture an authentic view of the people of Los Angeles.
Hardcover, 24 x 31 cm, 140 pages
In his introduction to the book, Russell Banks writes: “Photoromances, of course, are not the point of arrival but the indispensable starting point.” Using the format and technique of the photojournalist, Ileana Florescu has translated into images of selected dialogues and extrapolated from twelve masterpieces of Italian and foreign literature, from Don Quixote to Delitto and Punishment, from The Sentimental Education to The Impeccable Man, from Master Father to The Animal Farm. Thus, twelve double pages address the theme of love, inner and generational conflicts, listening needs, bourgeois hypocrisy, the theme of censorship and dictatorship, constantly referring to staff at the universe and vice versa.
Softcover, 23 x 33 cm, 140 pages
Quinto Quarto is my new paradigm as an artist: it is more than a series of pieces of a unique work, and allowed me to play and provoke as I never knew how to do as a photographer. I am grateful for this opportunity. –Tim Davis
Softcover, 21 x 25 cm, 100 pages
For ten years, New York’s Alleged Gallery provided a breeding ground and played the role of willing accomplice to some of the most vibrant American art to come along in decades. By exhibiting the then emerging talents of Mark Gonzales, Chris Johanson, Rita Ackermann, Susan Cianciolo, Barry McGee, Margaret Kilgallen, Harmony Korine, Mike Mills, Ed Templeton, Thomas Campbell and Terry Richardson, much of Alleged’s impact was due to a complete and utter disregard for the status quo.
Softcover, 17 x 24 cm, 224 pages
Alec Soth joins the city of Rome in a visual and space-worn itinerary in space and time with John Keats’s poem, leaving the English poet to guide the photographer’s eye. Thus, the city is read according to a sensual, mythological and symbolic approach, in an emotional itinerary that crosses eroticism and myth, sensuality and poetry, symbolism and classicism, following the traces of a “dame sans merci” through hints, details, details that they resume life and meaning in the everyday urban context.
Hardcover, 48 x 32 cm, 52 pages
The artistic practice of Guglielmo Castelli focuses on painting and drawing, through intimate and existential research. In his works, the word contributes to the image and the titles of the works – almost always literary quotes – provide the keys to the interpretation of the stories that animate its characters with tones of soft.
Hardcover, 21 x 26 cm, 152 pages
This catalogue has been published in occasion of the first important exhibition in a public museum dedicated to Paolo Picozza, three years after his death. The catalogue is introduced by the critic and artist Achille Bonito Oliva who is also the curator for the book. In the 112 pages of the catalogue there are 67 images of Picozza’s painting, some of them also unpublished before.
Softcover, 30 x 30 cm, 140 pages
Matèria is pleased to invite you to the launch of Stefano Canto’s monograph ‘Concrete Archive’ and to the preview of ‘Structure’, Canto’s latest video work. The publication surveys the Artist’s practice and is accompanied by a series of texts from a number of chosen art critics.
Softcover 17 x 24 cm, 128 pages
Ironic, aware of his talent, Elisa Montessori does elegantly “as if,” as if he had already received the due recognition or as if there was still time … But in parallel, another part of his personality, remained indomitable, shaky. It is a beautiful contrast that nourishes in her a truly admirable creative vitality.
Softcover, 22 x 30 cm, 94 pages
The visionary artist has chosen to focus on the people of Los Angeles in the next instalment of his world wide project: The Wrinkles of the City.
Hardcover, 30 x 30 cm, 144 pages
JR takes on another city in his renowned global project: The Wrinkles of the City.
Hardcover, 30 x 30 cm, 144 pages
“Scala Mercalli climbs step by step, and offers a spectacular view on the most interesting artistic epicentres of activity in Italy” –Luca Borriello
Hardcover, 17 x 24 cm, 208 pages
Motherland addresses the relationship between photography and territory in its deepest understanding, among authors and belonging to a place. The images that arise are born out of a growing need to look for their homeland: each responds in its own way, investigates its old or new lands, large or small, real or virtual, with personal visions, the result of the need to return or to get away. Motherland is an issue investigated and widespread in photography and the festival of Rome, from which the volume is born, researching today around the creation of ever new identities in a discovery and technology of the world, where, however, the strong need to investigate new territories; look for your own.
Softcover, 16 x 22,5 cm, 240 pages
From Style Writing to Art is the first anthology of street art ever published worldwide.
Magda Danysz, the internationally renowned street art gallerist, guides the reader on this immersive journey into the heart of “the most interesting artistic movement at the turn of the century.”
Hardcover / Softcover, 17 x 24 cm, 440 pages
The two artists masterfully juxtapose their works with the architecture that defines Rome in a beautiful fusion between old and new, eternal and ephemeral.
Hardcover, 23 x 31 cm, 40 pages
Rome-antic Delusions is described by the artist as “a word play where reality and fantasy meet”, a reflection of both sides of his artistic persona, solitary introspection and the exuberance of changing perspectives. Complete with an exclusive interview and many entertaining contributions from his contemporaries such as Travis Millard, Jeff Soto and Mel Kadel, this book provides a fun and insightful journey in to the fanciful world of Jeremy Fish.
Softcover, 21 x 30 cm, 96 pages
Miss Van has gone from painting the curvy, enticing pin-ups in the streets of Toulouse, to producing the melancholic and subtle works showcased at her latest exhibition at the 18 gallery in Shanghai and the Magda Danysz gallery in Paris.
Hardcover, 23 x 27 cm, 88 pages
JonOne grew up in Washington Heights, New York and is today considered a central artistic figure on the streets of Paris and around the world. He regularly exhibits his extraordinary work in Miami, Shanghai, New York.
Hardcover 31 x 24 cm, 40 pages
LA Woman is Estevan Oriol’s first book and is unmistakably a landmark in female street photography. Capturing everything from his neighbourhood homies to the Hollywood A-list, Oriol has quickly become the most respected photographer on the streets of Los Angeles. This collection, dedicated to the beautiful women of the City of Angels, is a testament to this.
Hardcover, 24 x 31 cm, 140 pages
Izastikup is the unique product of a decade of collecting, exchanging and displaying some of the most iconic stickers that define the street. The first of its kind, this sticker book gathers the work of hundreds of legendary street artists including Buff Monster, Futura 200, Shepard Fairey, Jeremy Fish, Henet, Miss Van, Space Invader, Banksy, Big Foot, Jeff Soto, Jet-Pac, Jon Burgerman, 123 Klan, Inkunstruction, Abbominevole, Doodlebug, Jace, Papier Resistance, Mongomia and The London Police.
Hardcover, 21 x 28 cm, 208 pages
In Berlin Calling, Alex Flach presents an extraordinary collection of photographs that explore life in his native city over the last twelve years. In response to The Clash’s famous album London Calling, his work depicts the heart of Berlin’s creative atmosphere and simultaneously functions as a timely marker of the fast pace of change the city has undergone since the fall of the wall.
Softcover, 21 x 31 cm, 112 pages