April 16, 2013

Conversaciones/Conversations: digital editions are now available

Coleccion Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC)

The Fundación Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (FC/CPPC) is happy to announce the launch of the e-book version of its acclaimed series Conversaciones/Conversations. The FC/CPPC has partnered with digital art book publisher MAPP Editions on the design and production of its e-books, available in standard EPUB 3 format, the most versatile platform to date. All forthcoming titles will be published simultaneously in print and digital editions. The first six digital titles currently available in both English and Spanish are:

Carlos Cruz-Diez in conversation with/en conversación con Ariel Jiménez
Jac Leirner in conversation with/en conversación con Adele Nelson
Tomás Maldonado in conversation with/en conversación con María Amalia García
Jesús Soto in conversation with/en conversación con Ariel Jiménez
Ferreira Gullar in conversation with/en conversación con Ariel Jiménez
Gyula Kosice in conversation with/en conversación con Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro

Special features offer new ways to navigate through the books’ content, share thoughts and comments, and go “behind the scenes” of the conversation. The foreword of each e-book highlights these assets. In addition to the FC/CPPC’s extensive editorial process to customize the bilingual books into an interactive eBook format, expanded materials include:

• Original and archival video footage
• Interviews with artists, curators and scholars
• Slideshows of artworks and zoom-able artworks
• Virtual studio visits
• Manuscripts and Manifestos
• Links to carefully researched online resources
• Links to maps
• Sharing and bookmarking of content

Conversaciones/Conversations is a series of bilingual books composed of unique in-depth conversations, some spanning decades, between Latin American artists, leading critics, curators, and art historians. Each illustrated volume presents a comprehensive first-hand account of the artist’s development accompanied by critical reflections by the authors, and include introductory essays by esteemed intellectuals, such as Robert Storr, Andrea Giunta, Gregory Volk, and Alejandro Crispiani.

The series was first published in print format in 2010, under an imprint created by the FC/CPPC to support its mission to encourage scholarship and enhance appreciation of Latin American art and ideas, and to promote excellence in visual-arts education. To this end, the FC/CPPC is committed to utilizing digital media and new technologies as they are developed.

The print book series is distributed by D.A.P ( in the United States, and Editorial RM ( in Spain and Latin America.

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For more information about the series, and the CPPC’s initiatives, visit

Available on iTunes for iPads and Amazon.

Also available through the FC/CPPC and MAPP Editions.

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