Book Hook: Best Of

The grey beginning of a new year seems like an appropriate time to look back at some of the best books spotted within the last year, especially now that you have probably cashed in on all of the returnable and unwanted gifts received over the holidays. I know the money is burning a hole in your pocket.


The Book Hook column for Bigs started out in Fall 2011 as a place to share my favorite artist books gracing the tables of Berlin’s fine bookstores. A recent slight shift in approach aims to acquaint our readers with Berlin’s publishers and provide the opportunity to submit your own book projects for review.


Submissions are still encouraged, and you can find more information about how your book could appear in a future Book Hook here. Make it happen!


Interview with John Holten of Broken Dimanche Press
photo by BDP

Interview with Anna-Sophie Springer and Charles Stankievech of K. Verlag
Photo by K.Verlag

Robert Montgomery: Echoes of Voices in the High Towers, mono.log #1

Italian Conversations: Art in the age of Berlusconi, Fucking Good Art #29




Picture Books
Photo of Sad, Depressed, People (2012) by David Horvitz

Photo of I On a Lion in Zion by Karl Holmqvist 

Land(and water)scapes
Photo of Another Water, the River Thames for Example by Roni Horn

Travel Without Leaving Home
Photo of The Powder by Jocko Weyland

Alien Invasion!
Photo of The Campo del Cielo Meteorites – Vol. 1: El Taco by Guillermo Faivovich and Nicolas Goldberg


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