Periodical First Edition Softcover 98 pages 25 x 18 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 15 ORDER

Marc Asekhame, Teo Schifferli, Periodico #01, 2017

With contributions by Timothy Standring, Sabrina Tarasoff and Naoki Suter-Shudo, Ursina Gysi, Ilya Lipkin, Christopher Williams, Jan Vorisek, Bob Nickas, Miriam Laura Leonardi, Karl Holmqvist, Amy Lien and Enzo Camacho.

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Poster Edition of 100 copies Texts in English   New       EUR 30 ORDER

Simone Holliger, Exhibitions on paper n°1 : ~ 0.0873 m3, 2017

Exhibitions on paper présente pour sa première édition la sculpture Broken for something new to spring out de Simone Holliger. Conçue pour cette occasion, une feuille de papier de la dimension du poster se déploie par différentes manipulations en forme sculpturale. La pièce s’intègre dans une série de petits sculptures et reliefs qui joue avec les différents aspectes formels du dessin et qui revisite autant des formes modernistes que des croquis laissés de côté.

Exhibitions on paper est un projet curatorial initié par le collectif Isle. Les artistes sont invités à considérer l’affiche comme espace d'exposition et s'approprient une des faces, explorant leur relation à l'espace. Chaque proposition réagit à la précédente.

Artists' writings 2014 edition Paperback 123 pages Texts in French   New       EUR 15 ORDER

Jean Dubuffet, Asphyxiante culture, Les éditions de minuit, 1986

Lorsqu’en 1968 parut cet écrit, Jean Dubuffet ne prenait pas en marche le train de la mode. Ses positions étaient anciennes, exprimées dès 1946 dans son Prospectus aux amateurs de tous genres. Car pendant plus de quarante années, Jean Dubuffet a construit son œuvre sur des données différentes de celles qui avaient conventionnellement cours. Dans le même temps, il s’est passionné pour ce que lui-même a dénommé l’Art Brut, lequel s’épanouit en plein champ, du délire parfois, et partout sur les chemins d’ici et d’ailleurs. Il s’agit, en effet, d’échapper à cette sorte de violence exercée par le pouvoir intellectuel – allié du pouvoir social – au moyen d’un excès d’informations dites culturelles qui tendent à faire accroire à tout un qu’il participe à la créativité, qui devrait être le propre de l’art, et qu’il jouit ainsi de cette liberté dont celui-ci est indéparable.

Où en sommes-nous en 1986 ? Le combat n’a pas pris fin entre-temps. Asphyxiante culture demeure d’actualité. Ayant compris que l’ordre social est l’émanation de l’ordre culturel – et non le contraire (et qui veut contrôler l’un doit préalablement s’assurer de l’autre), chaque pouvoir – celui-ci comme celui-là – n’a-t-il pas continué à empêcher d’éclore les œufs nouveaux pondus. De sorte que la culture, institutionnalisée, publicitaire, prévaut toujours dans l’attente de cette autre, souhaitée par Jean Dubuffet, qui désignerait “ l’actif développement de pensée individuelle ”.

Criticism/Theory First Edition Softcover Texts in French   New       EUR 16 ORDER

Librairie des femmes de Milan, Ne crois pas avoir de droits, Éditions la Tempête, 2017

La genèse de la liberté féminine à travers les idées et les aventures d’un groupe de femmes

« Il faut se trouver à l’origine de sa propre liberté pour en avoir une possession sûre, qui ne signifie pas une jouissance garantie mais la certitude de savoir la reproduire même dans des conditions moins favorables. Sexualiser l’ensemble des rapports sociaux jusqu’à leurs fondements a pour objectif de porter les femmes jusqu’à l’origine de leur liberté, avant les bouts de papier qui s’appellent lois ou constitutions, avant le mode sur lequel s’organise la production matérielle ou la recherche scientifique qui maintenant me donnent une bouteille de lait, puis une pilule, puis je ne sais quoi, avant les conventions sociales qui commandent aux hommes de respecter l’autre sexe. Avant, c’est-à-dire au niveau où la différence sexuelle reçoit sa première interprétation. 'La liberté, en effet, est le seul moyen pour arriver à la liberté'.»

Ne crois pas avoir de droits est le récit d'une expérience collective. L'expérience d'un groupe de femmes qui, dans les années 1970 en Italie, cherchèrent les ressources nécessaires à l'exercice de leur liberté, prenant le contre-pied d'une logique de victimisation qui leur conseillait avant tout de réclamer, légalement, les droits qui devaient permettre leur émancipation. Ce livre est l'histoire de leurs victoires comme de leurs échecs, pour que la liberté soit quelque chose de vécu plutôt que quelque chose de simplement formel. La Librairie des femmes propose un chemin singulier : investir la sphère symbolique, souvent délaissée, comme lieu où puiser afin de faire éclore une puissance féminine. Ce récit ne nous invite pas tant à suivre leur chemin qu'à nous inspirer de leur démarche, à prendre conscience de la force de toute politique qui part de soi.

Monograph First Edition Softcover 116 pages 30 x 22 cm Texts in French / English   New       EUR 38 ORDER

Mélanie Veuillet, Tools of Disobedience, Edition Patrick Frey, 2017

Tools of Disobedience regroupe 185 photographies réalisées en 2014 dans des établissements carcéraux de Suisse Romande. Les objets présentés dans le livre ont été confisqués aux détenus durant leur incarceration. Conçus clandestinement dans les cellules avec les moyens du bord, ce sont pour la plupart des reproductions fonctionnelles d'objets que nous utilisons au quotidien à l'extérieur. Ils témoignent de l'ingéniosité et de l'inventivité que leur fabrication requiert dans un contexte particulier et précaire avec ses multiples contraintes : environnement réduit, matériaux pauvres, absence d’outils, surveillance ou encore nécessité de camouflage. Les matériaux accessibles aux détenus sont transformés, assemblés ou détournés, dépouillés de leur fonction originelle, ils renaissent avec de nouvelles propriétés: ils apparaissent souvent plus primitifs et vitaux que leurs versions ordinaires, souvent très différents, dans tous les cas toujours rigoureusement fonctionnels.

Avec un texte de Didier Fassin.

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Tools of Disobedience presents 185 photographs shot in 2014 at prisons in Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland. They show items which the inmates made secretly in their cells using the crudest of tools and materials – and which were subsequently confiscated. They are, for the most part, functional replicas of objects we use in our day-to-day lives outside the prison walls. They testify to the extraordinary skill and inventiveness required to make anything at all in these special, adverse conditions of privation and manifold constraints, with narrow confines, cheap materials, a lack of tools, constant surveillance and the need to conceal these creations. The available materials are altered, combined and repurposed, thereby losing their original function to become something new, endowed with new properties. The objects often look simpler and more essential than their “normal” counterparts; while they are often quite different, they are always functional. All the objects were photographed on location and in the style of archival material. Under the neutral artificial lighting, they look like industrial products photographed for advertising purposes. In their hybrid nature, these objects form a sort of page-by-page visual lexicon of peculiar and yet familiar, profound and highly subjective forms.

With a contribution by Didier Fassin.

Exhibition catalogue First Edition Hardcover 112 pages Texts in English and Japanese   Very good condition       EUR 90 ORDER

Hélène Fleiss, エレン―フレンチ・フォトグラフィ?, rockin'on inc., 1997

Contains pictures by Anette Aurell, Mauricio Guillen, Anders Eoström, Chrisophe Brunnquell, Anne-Iris Guiyonnet, Laetitia Benat, Ronal Stoops, Camille Vivier, Mark Borthwick, Banu Cennetoglu, Vidya & Jean-Michel, Claude Closky, Georges Tony Stoll, Horst Diekgerdes.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition at gallery THE deep, Tokyo, October 13 – November 15, 1997. Exhibition organized by Elein Fleiss and Makoto Ohrui.

Editorial direction : Elein Fleiss / Purple Institute
Art direction and design : Makoto Ohrui / Fiction, Inc.

Monograph First Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 144 pages Texts in German & French   Good condition       EUR 300 ORDER

30 Jahre / 30 ans teo jakob: Robert und Trix Haussmann, teo jakob, 1987

Monograph of Swiss architects and designers Trix and Robert Haussmann, published on the occasion of the eponymous show in the occasion of the 30st anniversary of the design company, September 19 – October 17 in Geneva and October 23 – November 21, 1987 in Bern.

Featuring beautiful reproductions of Hausmann's works between 1958 and 1987, as well as texts from Teo Jakob, Sibylle Heusser-Keller, Florian F. Adler.

Rare item. Cover is sun-faded, o/w copy in perfect condition.

Artist's book First Edition 16 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 180 ORDER

Shawna Dempsey, Lorri Millan, In the Life : Portrait of a Modern Sex-Deviant, Finger in the Dyke Productions, 1995

Parody of the old LIFE magazine, this publication features photos and captions describing A Day In The Life of a Bull Dyke. She gets up out of the bed of a woman. Goes to work as a butcher. Gets off work and hangs out with the other dykes. Then she puts on her Drag King getup and goes to a Normal bar for some action (and a fight).
Photographed by Sheila Spence, designed by Zab Design, edited by Carol Philipps. Produced with the generous assistance of the Canada Council and the Loewen Foundation.

Anthology, Poster First Edition Softcover Texts in English   Very good condition       EUR 35 out of stock

Coll., Images of an Era. The American Poster 1945-75, Smithsonian Institute, 1975

Catalog published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition, shown in Washington, D.C.; Houston, Chicago, New York and several European cities throughout 1976 and 1977. Contains color reproductions of hundreds of posters produced by various American artists, designers and photographers between 1945 and 1975.

With texts by John Carrigan, Margaret Cogswell, Milton Glaser, Dore Ashton and Alan Gowans. Cover by Andy Warhol.

Artist's book, Poetry Second Edition Staple-bound 19 x 15 cm Texts in English   Very good condition       EUR 250 ORDER

Bob Cobbing, A-Z Sound Poem Sequence, Writers Forum Poets Number Seven, 1968

A sequence from a to z of sound poems - to be read aloud. Typed pages in card cover with three staples keeping the lot together.

Poetry, Artist's book First Edition Staple-bound 20 x 13 cm Texts in English   Very good condition       EUR 120 ORDER

Robert Lax, Thought, Journeyman Press, 1966

Volume of poetry by American poet Robert Lax. Designed and illustrated by Emil Antonucci.

Poetry, Artist's book First Edition Staple-bound 21 x 21 cm Texts in English   Very good condition       EUR 85 ORDER

Robert Lax, Fables, Journeyman Press, 1970

Volume of poetry by American poet Robert Lax. Designed and illustrated by Emil Antonucci.
Dedicated on the first page : « Dear Steve, happy new year – Emil ».

Poetry, Artist's book First Edition Staple-bound 27 x 21 cm Texts in English   Good condition       EUR 140 ORDER

Robert Lax, 3 or 4 poems about the sea, Journeyman Press, 1966

Some recent poems by the author of THE CIRCUS OF THE SUN, NEW POEMS, SEA POEMS and THOUGHT ; poems that knit the sea, the moon, the mind, the shadow of the heart into the continuous orchestrated whole.

Drawings by Emil Antonucci.

Artist's book First ed. of 1200 copies Softcover with dust jacket 472 pages 23 x 17 cm Texts in Deutsch   Upper spine slightly torn
o/w very good condition
      EUR 600 ORDER

Dieter Roth, Scheisse. Gesammelte werke band 13, edition hansjörg mayer, 1972

vollständige sammlung der scheisse gedichte
mit allen illustrationen

erstdrucke
'nachlese'
'gezeichnete darstellungen' der 'scheisse'     providence 1966

reproduktionen aus
'snow'     philadelphia 1964
'scheisse'     providence 1966
'mundunculum'     verlag dumont schauberg     köln 1967
'noch mehr scheisse'     edition hansjörg mayer     stuttgart 1967
'poetrie 3 und 4'     edition hansjörg mayer     stuttgart 1968
'die gesamte scheisse'     rainer verlag     berlin 1968

rekonstruktion aus
'(copley buch)'     chicago 1965

Artist's book First Edition Softcover 120 pages 14 x 10 cm Texts in English   Very good condition       EUR 35 ORDER

Claes Oldenburg, Notes in Hand. Miniatures of my Notebook Pages, Petersbug Press, 1971

Notes in Hand is a selection of fifty pages from the private notebooks of Claes Oldenburg – the first coverage in depth of these important documents of contemporary art.
They show Oldenburg's mind at work on any topics and materials which come his way, spontaneously and playfully mixing his personal obsessions with the stuff of daily life. These note-pages are the artist's version of a sketchbook and in them one finds the original impulses to his larger work.

Artist's book, Anthology First Edition Softcover 200 pages 20 x 15 cm Texts in Deutsch   Upper spine slightly torn
o/w very good condition
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Dick Higgins, Wolf Vostell, Pop Architektur Concept Art, Droste, 1969

Edited by Dick Higgins and Wolf Vostell, this artist’s book/anthology explores the boundaries between pop art and architecture through writings and projects by key artists and thinkers of the 1960s and earlier—from John Cage and Buckminster Fuller to Kurt Schwitters and Joseph Beuys. It will retain the book’s unique design, specifically its Mylar inserts, which add unique depth and elaborate the publication’s content.

Contains numerous letters, black-and-white photographs. Vellum inserts. All text in German. Book design by Vostell himself. This edition precedes the English edition entitled Fantastic Architecture, published by Something Else Press, 1969.

Anthology Softcover 496 pages 31 x 23 cm Texts in English / Italian   New       EUR 58 ORDER

Emanuele De Donno, Amedeo Martegani, Yes Yes Yes Alternative Press. '66-'77 from Provo To Punk, a+m bookstore, 2016

The ultimate compendium of counterculture press in the United States and the Netherlands during the heady decades of the 1960s and 70s, this volume is the definition of sex, drugs, and rock n roll. From underground pornography, free love, anti-establishment anarchism, and Provo, to anti-war protests, spiritual empowerment, the Black Panthers, and womens liberation, its all here. Page after page of magazine covers, articles, advertisements, and clippings encapsulate the era when academia revolted, gays marched in the streets, and hippies wondered if Jesus got high, too. 

Anthology First Edition Softcover 184 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 34 ORDER

Coll., See Red Women's Workshop: Feminist Posters 1974–1990, Four Corners Books, 2017

A feminist silkscreen poster collective founded in London in 1974 by three former art students, the See Red Women’s Workshop grew out of a shared desire to combat sexist images of women and to create positive and challenging alternatives. Women from different backgrounds came together to make posters and calendars that tackled issues of sexuality, identity and oppression. With humor and bold, colorful graphics, See Red expressed the personal experiences of women as well as their role in wider struggles for change.
Written by See Red members, detailing the group’s history up until the closure of the workshop in 1990, and with a foreword by celebrated feminist historian Sheila Rowbotham, See Red Women’s Workshop features all of the collective’s original screenprints and posters. Confronting negative stereotypes, questioning the role of women in society, and promoting women’s self-determination, the power and energy of these images reflect an important and dynamic era of women’s liberation―with continued relevance for today.

WIth contributions by Prudence Stevenson, Susan Mackie, Anne Robinson, Jess Baines and Sheila Rowbotham.

Multiple Edition of 1000 14 x 9 cm         EUR 40 ORDER

Jean-Michel Wicker, Belle étiquette, Centre d'édition contemporaine, 2017

Belle étiquette is a woven flyer taking the form of a mini carpet functioning as an advertisement object, polyester, black and white, high definition weaving, heat cut with fray out edges. Weaving: Bornemann-Etiketten GmbH, Wuppertal. 

This edition is accompanied by a publication bearing the same title, Belle étiquette.
16 pages, black/white, colours, offset on Magno Satin 130 g/m2 paper, 26,8 × 20,5 cm, 250 copies.
Graphic design : Marietta Eugster and Jean-Michel Wicker. 

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Criticism/Theory First Edition Softcover 128 pages 20 x 13 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 18.5 ORDER

Martin Herbert, Tell Them I Said No, Sternberg Press, 2017

This collection of essays by Martin Herbert considers various artists who have withdrawn from the art world or adopted an antagonistic position toward its mechanisms. A large part of the artist’s role in today’s professionalized art system is being present. Providing a counterargument to this concept of self-marketing, Herbert examines the nature of retreat, whether in protest, as a deliberate conceptual act, or out of necessity. By illuminating these motives, Tell Them I Said No offers a unique perspective on where and how the needs of the artist and the needs of the art world diverge. Essays on Lutz Bacher, Stanley Brouwn, Christopher D’Arcangelo, Trisha Donnelly, David Hammons, Agnes Martin, Cady Noland, Laurie Parsons, Charlotte Posenenske, and Albert York.

Martin Herbert is a writer and critic living in Berlin. He is associate editor of ArtReview and writes for international art journals. Previous books include The Uncertainty Principle (2014) and Mark Wallinger (2011).

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