This week's magazines: Aesthetica, British Journal of Photography, Creative Quarterly, Icon

We have a wealth of new magazines arriving this week covering a range of topics from film, theatre and the arts to design, architecture and photography.

Technology is at the forefront of the latest issue of arts and culture magazine Aesthetica. This issue looks at how we have come to rely on technology more and more and how this willl a generation of new artists. This issue joins together a range of creative makers who use materials to construct outstanding works from clothes to buildings and photographs to objects; innovation is the key word. David Adjaye has set the bar for construction across the world, and a mid-career survey at Arts Institute Chicago explores one of architecture’s youngest and most prolific innovators with over 50 projects completed to date. Ode to Dutch Fashion opens this September in The Hague with a historical survey of 100 years of fashion in the Netherlands. With the recent success of Viktor & Rolf and Iris van Herpen on a global scale, Dutch fashion is firmly on the map. New Museum, New York, presents an overview of the late photographer Sarah Charlesworth, who questioned the central role that images play in our culture. Photographer Ellen Kooi captivates us with cinematic images which depict inward retrospection. Laurent Chehere, inspired by the films of Wim Wenders and Federico Fellini, uses the concrete jungle as a starting point and documents the banlieues of Paris through surrealism, while Ryan Schude creates large-format works that are theatrical in nature and seem to capture a moment frozen in time. Matthieu Venot’s sun-bleached buildings celebrate joy in the everyday. We also highlight the Next Generation, which is our annual showcase of 10 rising stars from London College of Communication. Finally, Lee Bul discusses her work in the last words; it oversteps the boundaries between genres and disciplines.

Also this week the latest issue of the British Journal of Photography shines a light on the photographers forgotten by their generation. The September issue features Michael Jang, Janet Delaney and Mimi Plumb on shooting LA and finding fame, 30 years after the event. Plus an interview with master of crime fiction James Ellroy on his intriguing project with the LAPD, rifling through their crime scenes shots.

In journal of art and design Creative Quarterly they have fine art by Alyson Shotz, graphic design bu Oliver Munday, illustration by Marios Arbona and photography by Todd Baxter. 

From sex toys to greedy development, in this issue of design magazine Icon they explore how the worlds of design and architecture enable our sinful ways or attempt an antidote. In this issue, they explore how the worlds of design and architecture both enable our sinful ways (and make them a bit more beautiful), or attempt an antidote. From among the profusion of sex-toys-turned-design-objects, they look at the recent work of Studio Anna Maresova for – “elegant and minimalistic” are rarely descriptors of dildos, but Maresova pulls it off. We also head to Tokyo, and explore the Kiyoshi Sey Takeyama-designed temple in the middle of hedonistic Shinjuku: is this a place of calm out of place, or an important counterpoint? Icon’s John Jervis explores the world of outdoor gyms that help keep us moving and fit, as Leo Hollis contemplates the potentially slothful results of London’s “new vernacular”, and Roger Zogolovitch and Alex Ely discuss the greedy ways of developers (there must be a better way!). If that makes your blood boil, then turn to page 100, and discover a brief history of the objects designed for you to squeeze, smash or stab the stress out of your life. Plus, of course, they develop our own list of seven deadly design sins.

Pick up these magazines and many more in store and online at Fat Buddha. Also don't forget to pick up your free copies of the amazing magazines Vice, Sogo and Law.  

Since 1854, BJP has documented pioneering photographers from around the globe making it the second oldest photographic title in the UK. Originally released as a bi-weekly publication, BJP now showcases some of the fields promising talent as well as the seasoned veterans once a month. From exhibits to hardware reviews, the magazine covers all things photography.
Aesthetica is a bi-monthly arts review covering music, film, theatre, photography and any other artistic discipline that may qualify. First published in 2003 the magazine has showcased big creative names such as Ben Wheatley, Richard Ayoade and Steve McQueen, commenting on contemporary visual art and design.
Creative Quarterly is a publication focused on art & design in the broadest sense. Based in New York the magazine is published four times a year as the name suggests.
Design magazine Icon is devoted to international design, architecture and culture. Filled with pages of opinion, review, news and features.


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