C/O—Year End—2019
A Sea Change

2019 is drawing to close at lightning speed. Before the curtain goes all the way down, let me share some news.

When you're in the book business you understand how many players it takes to publish a new volume. In my studio, the people that I work with side by side on an almost daily basis are crucial to the success of this practice.

So, I would like to begin with an exciting announcement that my good friend and colleague David Evans Frantz is joining the team here at Content Object starting in January. If you already know David, then you understand him as the deft curator that he is. What you might not know, is that he is also highly skilled in all things publishing. He will be C/O's studio manager and I look forward to what he has to bring to the mix—as you should, too.

That said, Lisa Doran will be leaving Content Object at the end of this year, due to personal reasons. Lisa has been an invaluable co-conspirator here and has truly been the glue that has held the seams of C/O intact. Below are a list of books that she helped to shepherd through from beginning to end. She will be sorely missed.

Now, I would like to also introduce C/O's new design assistant extraordinaire, Sam Wagner. Sam has moored his ship here in LA by way of Minnesota. He holds a degree from USC in 3D design and Italian (which has already come in handy). These are the formal stats. I would also describe Sam as a lifelong learner, hungry for knowledge with an especially keen eye for type.

Happy holidays to all and let's hope for good 20/20 vision in the new year.

All the best,
Kimberly Varella

Phillip K. Smith III: Ten Columns 
Bridge Projects

Cauleen Smith: Take it Or Leave it
The ICA at the University of Pennsylvania  

Todd Gray: Euclidean Gris Gris
Pomona College Museum of Art

Eddo Stern: Games After Life
Beall Center for Art + Technology, UC Irvine

Forthcoming Titles for 2020

Life and the Power of Photography
Princeton University Museum of Art

Roy Lichtenstein: History in the Making, 1948–1960
Colby Museum of Art

Tala Madani
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

Yesterday we said tomorrow
Prosepct.5 New Orleans

Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe
Pomona College Museum of Art and the Armory

Nayland Blake: No Wrong Holes

Gerald Clarke: Falling Rock
Palm Springs Museum of Art

(frontispiece) Nineteen Nineteen
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens