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The Rothfeld Collection

Edited & Designed by Ian Sternthal
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19 X 26 cm., 208 PGS
Hardcover
978-0-9921337-1-9
Sternthal Books Print
The Rothfeld Collection
Edited & Designed by Ian Sternthal
$50

The Rothfeld Collection consists of one hundred and sixty pieces of Israeli art that are being donated by Donald Rothfeld to The Katzen Center for the Arts at the American University in Washington, DC.

Over the past twenty-five years Donald Rothfeld has been actively engaged with many of the artists featured in this book, collecting artworks that vary in style, content, and medium.In many ways this collection mirrors ‘the canon’ that constitutes Israeli art: it includes many of the Israel’s most prolific artists, while inadvertently excluding many marginalized figures, groups, and artistic practices. The Rothfeld Collection is united mostly by the shared identity of their creators: they are all Israeli.

The book’s final form evolved as a response to the diversity of the collection: there are ten different texts, ranging from personal memoir and historical analysis, to academic inquiry and curatorial commentary. I made a decision to select texts that introduce complex questions and issues that many of the artworks in the collection are in dialogue with. My inclination was to include cultural fragments as lenses through which the artworks could be interpreted and re-understood. Printed on trimmed pages that are interspersed amongst the art, the texts resemble islands of history and testimony surrounded by a sea of images.

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Sternthal Books is an art book publishing company which uses print, motion, and digital media to examine current global issues from an artistic perspective. Through our experience, we shepherd our clients and collaborators through the various stages through which an idea is transformed into a finished product. We believe that art provides all people with the power to express ourselves, transform our surroundings, and make the world a better place. If you are an artist, gallery, or museum interested in publishing, please get in touch at contact@sternthalbooks.com, and for a more detailed list of available services scroll below.

This website is arranged according to media – Read, Watch, Visit, but when you click on a ‘Sternthal Book or Video’, each one acts as a container which brings together components from the various ‘media’: Every book we make is accompanied by a digital edition, a short film, and events and programming, rendering the substance of what we do far more significant then just a book.

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Venice Biennale For Architecture, Artis, The Jack Shainman Gallery, Printed Matter Art Book Fair, Alon Segev Gallery, Chelouche Gallery, Braverman Gallery, UMapped.

Services

  • Strategy

    Sternthal Books works with artists, galleries, museums, and a variety of other cultural institutions to best communicate their program’s and exhibitions through a variety of digital, interactive, and print media. Our role varies according to our clients needs, with the capacity to see projects through from strategizing and concepting through production and promotion.

  • Concepting

    Through conversations, dialogue, and research, we sift through a large variety of visual material in order to seek out different approaches to best communicate messaging. Whether it be in the form of an artist book, a website, or a short film, each project starts with a clear conceptual point of departure.

  • Curation

    Through a process of selection and re-interpretation, we start each project of through a curatorial editing process, where we collaborate with artists to either sequence and arrange their work, and in many cases, embark on the creation of new works to best communicate the artist’s vision. The books and videos we aim to make are not mere representations of existing media, but are works of art in and above themselves.
  • Design

    During the design process we use a variety of models, and mockups, mood and story boards to begin to flesh out concepts, and bring them to reality.

  • Production

    Through our experience we have developed trusting relationships with a variety of programmers, designers, and printing companies in Asia, Europe, Israel, and North America. We can oversee, manage, and produce both audio visual and print projects from start to finish.

  • Promotion

    Through events, newsletters, pop up shops, and various collaborations, we also offer promotional support to our clients and collaborators, helping to provide exposure and visibility for artists and brands alike.

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