A New Season and a Fond Farewell

Autumn is well underway now and change is in the air for Cornerhouse Publications. After more than 24 years, Debbie is leaving us.

Although this is sad news, we wish Debbie all the best for the future and look forward to the next phase for Cornerhouse Publications. So, without further-a-do, Debbie shares her fondest memories and favourite books…

“A lot has happened over the years and I’ve had some great experiences.

Many, many book fairs where it was always great to meet the art book lovers. Selling books to Nick Rhodes (of Duran Duran fame) at the London Art Book Fair and hours spent navigating the vast halls of the Frankfurt Book Fair. I enjoyed a calendar featuring jumping cats and a budgie called Sparkie. Then there’s the day I banked Yoko Ono’s personal cheque when she bought some books from us. Discovering images of my family in Martin Parr and Daniel Meadow’s June Street photos and enjoying a glass of champagne with the late, Karsten Schubert. Asking Is Britain Great? and pondering on A Brief History of Curating.

And then there are the amazing books. Here are a few picks from the thousands of titles. Too many to mention!

Have you ever asked ‘Is life a strange system of caves?’ or ‘What is my dog thinking?’ Will Happiness Find Me? is for you. This one always makes me smile.

One of my favourite HOME exhibitions and a beautiful book Al and Al: Incidents of Travel in the Multiverse. As part of this exhibition, I was lucky to catch the performance of Icarus at the Edge of Time performed live by the BBC Philharmonic and narrated by Brian Greene. Fabulous!

This catalogue by Victoria Miro on Yayoi Kusama is particularly lovely. Again, the accompanying exhibition was stunning and the Mirror Rooms a sight to behold!

I’ve always loved Linder’s work and we are lucky to have had some great catalogues featuring her work over the years. I have gone for this one by Ridinghouse, Linder. I think the work speaks for itself.

There have been so many wonderful books over the years and many fantastic people to work with. It’s been a pleasure.

Cornerhouse Publications is a fantastic champion of the art book. Let’s keep on supporting them. We have thousands of titles online so take a look and pick your favourites.”

Posted on 29th October 2020
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