Criticism/Theory First Edition Softcover 256 pages 21 x 15 cm Texts in French   New       EUR 15 ORDER

Öyvind Fahlström, Essais choisis, Les presses du réel, 2002

Connu principalement comme artiste visuel, Öyvind Fahlström (1928-1976) était également poète, dramaturge, happening-maker, cinéaste, critique d'art et critique littéraire. Sa recherche d'un art total explique son intérêt pour les formes d'art hybrides, et éclaire la grande variété des sujets abordés dans le présent recueil, dans lequel figurent de nombreux inédits en français : Sade, Céline ou W. S. Burroughs y croisent la poésie concrète et le Nouveau Roman, les artistes du Pop Art les réalisateurs de la Nouvelle Vague et les pionniers de la musique électronique, et les considérations sur la contre-culture hippie se mêlent aux commentaires de Fahlström sur son propre travail.
« L'artiste est comme un agent, comme un espion ou un membre d'une organisation clandestine. Auparavant je pensais que je pourrais peindre à certains moments, et me distraire à d'autres. Mais dernièrement j'ai réalisé que, en tant qu'artiste, l'on n'est jamais au repos, que la chasse et la pêche continuent perpétuellement, et comme un membre de la résistance, on ne peut jamais se détendre, dès lors que l'on sait qu'on pourrait venir frapper à votre porte à tout moment pendant la nuit ». Les observations réunies dans cette anthologie forment ainsi comme autant de rapports de cette activité ininterrompue, celle d'un artiste entendu comme agent double, ou espion, tour à tour savant fou (Benway) et explorateur (Livingstone).
 

Artist's book Third Edition Softcover with dust jacket 118 pages 16 x 12 cm Texts in Italian/French/English/German   New       EUR 22 ORDER

Bruno Munari, Supplemento al dizionario italiano, Corraini Editore, 2015

In questo libro l'autore esamina i vari modi di esprimersi senza parlare, non solo con le mani, ma con l'espressione del viso e con atteggiamenti dell'intera persona.

Dans ce livre, l'auteur examine les différentes façons de s'exprimer sans parler, non seulement avec ses mains , mais aussi avec l'expression du visage et les attitudes de la personne en général.

Criticism/Theory First Edition Softcover with dust jacket 163 pages 22 x 16 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 32 ORDER

Stine Hebert, Anne Szefer Karlsen, Self-organized, Occasional Table, 2013

The current economic situation and society’s low confidence in its institutions demands that artists become more imaginative in the way that they organise themselves. If labels such as ‘alternative’, ‘non-profit’ and ‘artist-run’ dominated the self-organised art scene of the late nineties, the separatist position implied by the use of these terms has been moderated during the intervening years. This new anthology of accounts from the frontline includes contributions by artist practitioners as well as their institutional counterparts that provide a fascinating account of the art world as a matrix of positions where the balance of power and productivity constantly shifts. Artists, curators and critics discuss empirical and theoretical approaches from Europe, Africa and South and North America on how self-organisation today oscillates between the self and the group, self-imposed bureaucratisation and flexibility, aestheticisation and activism.

Edited by Stine Hebert and Anne Szefer Karlsen.
It contains texts by: Julie Ault, Maibritt Borgen, Céline Condorelli & Johan Frederik Hartle, Anthony Davies, Stephan Dillemuth & Jakob Jakobsen, Ekaterina Degot, Charles Esche & David Riff, Barnaby Drabble, Jonas Ekeberg, Linus Elmes, Juan A Gaitán, Abdellah Karroum, Livia Pancu, Jan Verwoert, What, How & For Whom/WHW

Monograph First Edition Softcover 272 pages 29 x 22 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 38 ORDER

Material Group, Show & Tell: A Chronique of Group Material, Four Corners Books, 2010

In 1979, the artist collective Group Material opened a storefront at East 13th Street on New York's Lower East Side, from which they launched exhibitions that radically overhauled curatorial thought, setting art alongside artifacts, documentary material and store bought objects, within exhibitions that were oriented around topical social concerns. Group Material's original members — Julie Ault, Patrick Brennan, Beth Jaker, Mundy McLaughlin, Marybeth Nelson, Tim Rollins and Peter Szypula — came from backgrounds in feminism, Marxist theory, design and popular culture, and curated classic exhibits reflecting this eclecticism, such as It's a Gender Show, AIDS Timeline and The People's Choice—a collection of everyday objects (wedding photos, dolls, even a cigarette-pack collage) gathered from people living on their block.
Show&Tell is the first monograph on Group Material, and charts the group's activities, with essays by original members, plus original documents, photographs, drawings, correspondence and interviews. Organized by former group members in keeping with the methods and aims Group Material employed, the book charts the origins, processes, developments, projects and contexts of the group’s activities, and draws heavily from Group Material’s archive, including original documents, photographs, drawings, correspondence, artifacts, anecdotal information and texts.
Group Material created 45 projects during its period of activities (1979-1996), each represented through installation photography and information from original proposals, exhibition statements, press releases, responses, etc. One emblematic exhibition project, AIDS Timeline, is examined in detail from collected material and newly conducted interviews.

Edited by Julie Ault
Essays by Doug Ashford, Julie Ault, Sabrina Locks and Tim Rollins further illuminate the methods and principles of Group Material’s practice.

Bibliography First Edition Softcover 120 pages 21 x 14 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 21 ORDER

Seth Siegelaub, [IMMRC], Marxism and the Mass Media: Towards a Basic Bibliography. Vols. 6 and 7, International General, 1976

An international multi-lingual annotated bibliography of past and present Marxist, left, critical and progressive studies covering all aspects of culture and communication, including the press, radio, television, cable TV, telephone, computers, publishing, public opinion, advertising, journalism, cultural imperialism, film and mass culture, etc. This issue contains 516 texts in 166 catalogue entries (nos 659-825) most of which are annotated, and is indexed by subject, author, and country. This bibliographic series was based on the International Mass Media Research Center reference library, and only 7 issues in 3 volumes were published. It was the first and only bibliography on the subject.

Criticism/Theory First Edition Softcover 179 pages 19 x 11 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 21 ORDER

Stefan Morawski, Lee Baxandall, Karl Marx and Frederick Engels on Literature and Art: A Selection of Writings, International General, 1977

"Documents on Marxist Aesthetics" 1. A compilation of 57 texts and extracts from the work of Marx and Engels containing all their basic aesthetic thought organized in 9 sections reflecting the main underlying themes: aesthetic sensibility; capitalist alienation; communism; class values; realism; tendency literature; and form and style, among others. Includes a major critical introduction by Polish aesthetics philosopher Stefan MORAWSKI, p3-47; a supplement with texts by Eleanor MARX, Paul LAFARGUE, and Franziska KUGELMANN, p[149]-56; an extensive bibliography of Marxist books in English on aesthetics, p[159]-74; and name index, p[177]-9.

Criticism/Theory Fourth corrected and enlarged edition Softcover 120 pages 25 x 17 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 22 ORDER

Armand Mattelart, Ariel Dorfman, How to Read Donald Duck. Imperialist Ideology in the Disney Comic, International General, 1991

The classic, critical and humorous study of cultural imperialism and children's literature; how the Disney fantasy world reproduces the "American Dream" fantasy world, and the disastrous effect of Disney comics and other "mass" cultural merchandise on the development of the so-called "Third" World. In 1973 this work was banned and burned in Chile, and later the English edition was banned for more than a year by the US government. In comic book format with cartoon examples, introduction by David KUNZLE on the Disney world, a bibl of left writings on cultural imperialism and the comics, and an appendix by John Shelton LAWRENCE on the book's US censorship and the legal-political issues involved in the right to criticize Disney.

English translation, originally published in Spanish in Chile: Para Leer al Pato Donald, by Valparaiso in 1971. First English edition: 1975.

Criticism/Theory First Edition Softcover 188 pages 20 x 14 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 25 ORDER

Wolfgang Fritz Haug, Commodity Aesthetics, Ideology and Culture, International General, 1987

A compilation of 10 essays setting forth a multi-dimensional analysis of culture integrating three related theories: (1) a theory of commodity aesthetics; (2) a theory of the cultural as an omni-present dimension of everyday life, especially "culture from below"; and (3) a theory of the ideological, especially "from above". Also includes an extensive bibl of the author's writings since 1958. The first English-language work of this important German Marxist philosopher.

Criticism/Theory First Edition Softcover 165 pages 21 x 14 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 25 ORDER

Bernard Miege, The Capitalization of Cultural Production, International General, 1989

A critical left study of the confronting logics underlying the production, diffusion and consumption of culture and communication in late capitalism, both on a national as well as on an international level, with 8 texts on communication studies, the cultural commodity, the cultural industries, children's cultural products, artistic and intellectual creativity, information systems, cable television and the new media. Includes bibl, p163-5.

Criticism/Theory First Edition Softcover 160 pages 18 x 12 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 22 ORDER

Sakari Hänninen, Leena Paldán, Rethinking Ideology: A Marxist Debate, International General, 1983

"International Socialism-Discussion" 3. "Argument-Sonderband AS 84". An anthology of 36 critical Marxist and left texts re-thinking the theory of ideology as an increasingly central element in an analysis of late capitalist society as well as in a political project for its transformation. Based on the work of the research group "PIT" ("Projekt Ideologie-Theorie"), it contains the papers presented at the "International Seminar on Problems of Research on Ideology" held in Berlin dealing with highly conceptual problems as well as those on politics, education, aesthetics, fascism, and feminism.

Contributors include I. Bessenyei, J.-P. Cotton, W. Elfferding, W.F. Haug, F. Haug, T. Heilmann, K. Holzkamp, B. Johasen, M. Kitamura, E. Laclau, K.H. Ladeur, A. De Leeuw, T. Metscher, C. Mouffe, D. Némedi, R. Nemitz, A. Neusüss, S.A. Nohrstedt, M. Péchieux, J.M. Ripalda, K.R. Scherpe, H. Scholtz, R. Sharp, G. Therborn, & F.O. Wolf.

Criticism/Theory First Edition Softcover 173 pages 18 x 10 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 22 ORDER

Yves De La Haye, Marx & Engels On the Means of Communication (The Movement of Commodities, People, Information & Capital). A Selection of Texts, International General, 1980

A compilation of 26 extracts from the work of Karl Marx & Frederick Engels, organized in 4 sections: general works on the relations of exchange; the means of communications in social relations; the expansion of communications, especially the railways; & the transportation industry. Includes important introduction, p9-55; bibl, p172-3. Unique work on subject.

Criticism/Theory First Edition Softcover 202 pages 19 x 14 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 22 ORDER

Sakari Hänninen, Leena Paldán, Rethinking Marx, International General, 1984

"International Socialism-Discussion" 5. "Argument-Sonderband AS 109". An anthology of 51 critical Marxist and left texts re-thinking the ideas of Marx in function of the new forms and problems in the contemporary struggles for a truly liberated society. The texts were presented at the "Internationale Konferenz Aktualisierung Marx" held in Berlin, and deal with historical materialism, the State, economic and class analyses, culture and ideology, new social movements, politics and socialist perspectives, and the possible renewal of Marxism.

Contributors include D. Albers, J. Bayers, J. Bidet, Y.M. Bodemann, M. Von Brentano, F. Cerutti, J.-P. Cotton, A. Domènech, W. Elfferding, V. Gransow, F. Haug, W.F. Haug, T. Heilmann, J. Hirsch, P.J. Houtondji, M. Jäger, M. Kitamura, P. Kosonen, M. Krätke, G. Labica, E. Laclau, S.E. Liedemann, G. Lohmann, L. Marmora, J. Mehtonon, S. Mercier-Josa, G. Minnerupo, C. Mouffe, H.-P. Müller, R. Nemitz, C. Pasquinelle, V. Pietlä, K. Ruoff, M. Sagnol, D. Sasson, B. Sekulic, J. Sempere, R. Sharp, K.H. Tjaden, R. Winkerlmann, F.O. Wolf, & E. Wulff.

Bibliography Second revised edition Softcover 105 pages 21 x 14 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 22 ORDER

Seth Siegelaub, [IMMRC], Marxism and the Mass Media: Towards a Basic Bibliography. Vols. 1, 2, and 3, International General, 1978

1st published as separate volumes: New York 1972, 1973 & 1974. An international multi-lingual annotated bibliography of past and present Marxist, left, critical and progressive studies covering all aspects of culture and communication, including the press, radio, television, cable TV, telephone, computers, publishing, public opinion, advertising, journalism, cultural imperialism, film and mass culture, etc. This issue contains 871 texts in 453 catalogue entries, most of which are annotated, and is indexed by subject, author, and country. This bibliographic series was based on the International Mass Media Research Center reference library, and only 7 issues in 3 volumes were published. It was the first and only bibliography on the subject.

Criticism/Theory First Edition Softcover 140 pages 26 x 18 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 28 ORDER

Armand Mattelart, Communicating in Popular Nicaragua. An Anthology, International General, 1986

An anthology of 13 critical texts from Nicaragua, Europe and the USA, the first on the media and culture in Nicaragua, many of which are published here for the first time. It includes social-historical analyses of Nicaraguan journalism, the press, radio, film, video, mural expression, literacy and social movements, in light of Nicaragua's struggle to develop a practice of democratic participation under the siege conditions of US-imposed economic, psychological and military warfare.

It includes 2 unpublished texts by Tomas Borge Martinez, the sole surviving founder of the FSLN and Nicaraguan Minister of the Interior, as well as studies by Armand Mattelart, Julianne Burton, Omar Cabezas, Fernando Cardenal and Valerie Miller, the Center for Atlantic Coast Research and Documentation (CIDCA), Jose Luis Coraggio, Howard H. Frederick, Dee Dee Halleck, David Kunzle, & Guillermo Rothschuh Villanueva. Includes a bibl. of left studies on the media and culture in Nicaragua and Latin America, p[136]-40.

Criticism/Theory First Edition Softcover 445 pages 26 x 18 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 65 ORDER

Seth Siegelaub, Armand Mattelart, Communication and Class Struggle. Vol. I: Capitalism, Imperialism, International General, 1979

Volume 1 of 2 Volumes. An anthology of 64 left and progressive texts on the relationship between the practice and theory of communication and their development in the historical context of social struggle on a world scale, of which more than 1/3rd are published for the first time in English, with some published for the first time in any language. This 1st volume deals with the basic Marxist theory underlying the analysis of the communication process, as well as studies centered on the formation of the capitalist communication apparatus, ideology and "mass" culture.

It contains texts by S. SIEGELAUB, A. MATTELART, K. MARX, A. GRAMSCI, V.I. LENIN, MAO Tse-Tung, P. BOURDIEU, REVOLUTIONARY LEFT MOVEMENT (MIR, Chile), H. LEFEBVRE, L. ACOSTA, M. MATTELART, D.W. SMYTHE, S. FINKELSTEIN, T. WENGRAF & R. MURRAY, F. MEHRING, R. ESCARPIT, J. HABERMAS, Y. DE LA HAYE, A. CABRAL, R. CONSTANTINO, C. ORTEGA & C. ROMERO, R. FREDERIX, J.D. BERNAL, S. EWEN, N.R. DANIELIAN, THE FILM COUNCIL (UK), R. LINDNER, R. WILLIAMS, R.A. BRADY, D. SINGTON & A. WEIDENFELD, FREE COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, R. PERON, FRENCH COMMUNIST PARTY-CHAIX PRINTERS, R. BONCHIO, J. STRASSER, M. JANCO & D. FURJOT, J.-M. CARIOT, M. O'CAOLLAI, SCIENCE FOR THE PEOPLE, L.A. PEREZ JR., H.I. SCHILLER, R. DRINOT SILVA, T.H. GUBACK, S. PEREZ BARRETO, J. ARONSON, PHONG HIEN & LE VAN HAO, C. BRIGHTMAN & M. KLARE. Includes an extensive bibliography with over 500 left books on the subject, p431-41. Along with vol 2, the most important attempt —in any language— to lay the groundwork for a critical left theory of communication and culture.

Criticism/Theory First Edition Softcover 438 pages 26 x 18 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 65 ORDER

Seth Siegelaub, Armand Mattelart, Communication and Class Struggle. Vol. 2: Liberation, Socialism, International General, 1983

Vol 2 of 2 Volumes. An anthology of 64 left and progressive texts on the relationship between the practice and theory of communication and their development in the historical context of social struggle on a world scale, of which more than 38 are published for the first time in English, with some published for the first time in any language. This 2nd volume deals with an analysis of the development of popular and working-class communications and culture, its theory and practice under different political, social and historical conditions, as well as its contemporary expression.

It contains texts by S. SIEGELAUB, A. MATTELART, A. GRAMSCI, M. MATTELART, L. TROTSKY, O. NEGT & A. KLUGE, W.F. HAUG, E.CABET & L.-A. PAGNERRE, K. MARX, A. FORNET, R. LAVROFF, V.I. LENIN, THE COMMUNIST INTERNATIONAL, D. TARTAKOWSKY, P. FOGARASI, WORKER'S LIFE, B. HOGENKAMP, G. BARONE & A. PETRUCCI, B. BRECHT, H. EISLER, F. HOLLERING, E. HOERNLE, W. MUNZENBERG, P. GAUDIBERT, L. BASSETS, CHE GUEVARA, A. SIBEKO, A. DORFMAN, F. FANON, O. GETINO & F. SOLANAS, H. ABU GHANIMA, A.B. KHALATOV, S. TRETIAKOV, EL LISSITSKY, T. KURTOVIC, F. CASTRO, J. GARCIA ESPINOSA, S. COELHO, THE MPLA, J. REBELO, FRELIMO, M. CHANAN, UNIFIED FEDERATION OF PRINTING & PAPER WORKERS-DEMOCRATIC FEDERATION OF PTT WORKERS-CFDT, P.M. MANACORDA, S. ALLENDE, D. KUNZLE, ARMED FORCES MOVEMENT, PORTUGUESE COMMUNIST PARTY, THE STRIKE COMMITTEE OF THE ÉCOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DES BEAUX-ARTS, DIRECTORS OF POPULAR THEATRES AND CULTURAL CENTRES, COUNCIL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF COMMUNITY MEDIA, G. RICHERI, J. LINDSAY, & J.-M. PIEMME. Includes an extensive bibliography with over 650 left books on the subject, p421-35. Along with volume 1, the most important attempt —in any language— to lay the groundwork for a critical left theory of communication and culture.

Poster Edition of 20 102 x 72 cm         EUR 220 ORDER

Emil Michael Klein, untitled, BECKBOOKS, 2014

Silkscreen print on paper.

Artist's book First Edition Softcover 48 pages 19 x 12 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 15 ORDER

Emil Michael Klein, PAINTINGS 16, BECKBOOKS, 2016

This book gathers a series of paintings by the Swiss artist Emil Michael Klein, produced between 2014 and 2016. The paintings are realised on a dark primer, which the artist covers with a white tone, leaving out lines. This series underlines the artist's move from his former studio in Renens to the new one in Zurich where he is based since 2015. Klein generally works on a group of several paintings at the same time, and takes them through different states and formes. Former works often set a starting point for new compositions, in which the form and style are adapted or changed, in a repetitive gesture. PAINTINGS 16 gathers a sequence of 24 paintings and allows the reader to easely navigate from one to another.

Emil Michael Klein was born in 1982 in Munich, lives and work in Switzerland.

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Cette publication présente une série de peintures de l’artiste suisse Emil Michael Klein, produites entre 2014 et 2016. Celles-ci sont réalisées sur un fond sombre, que l’artiste couvre d’un ton blanc, en laissant des lignes apparentes. Cette série marque le déplacement de l’artiste de son ancien studio de Renens à celui de Zürich dans lequel il est installé depuis 2015. Klein travaille généralement sur un groupe de plusieurs peintures à la fois, et leur fait traverser ensemble différents états, lieux, formes. Ce sont souvent les travaux précédents qui forment un point de départ à de nouvelles compositions, dont le format et le style sont ré-adaptés, en un geste répétitif.
PAINTINGS 16 rassemble une séquence de 24 toiles et offre au lecteur la possibilité d’un mouvement fluide d’une peinture à une autre.

Emil Michael Klein est né en 1982 à Munich, il vit et travaille en Suisse.

Fiction First Edition Paperback 348 pages 17 x 10 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 20 ORDER

K.D., Headless, Sternberg Press, 2015

When workaday author John Barlow is asked to ghostwrite a novel about secretive tax havens, he assumes the job will be straightforward. Then he learns that his employers, Swedish conceptual artist duo Goldin+Senneby, want him to investigate Headless Ltd, a shadowy company with possible links to French philosopher Georges Bataille, famed for his fixation with human sacrifice. Barlow travels to Nassau, the mecca of offshore finance, to uncover the plot. He is not alone. A beautiful, mysterious woman is also seeking the truth about Headless—and about Barlow. One day the ghostwriter is happily posting to his travel blog; the next he is implicated in the decapitation of a police officer, consumed by the dark world of covert capitalism and secret societies. Barlow’s probing becomes desperate. The more he grasps at the threads of the labyrinthine plot, the closer he comes to madness.

Anthology, Exhibition catalogue First Edition Hardcover 304 pages 25 x 20 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 62 ORDER

Kunsthaus Zürich, Dadaglobe Reconstructed, Scheidegger & Spiess, 2016

Dadaglobe was to be the definitive anthology of the Dada movement. Had it been published in 1921 as planned, it would have constituted more than one hundred artworks by some thirty artists from seven countries, showing Dada to be an artistic and literary movement with truly global reach. Yet, mainly due to a lack of funding, it remained unpublished, leaving a remarkable void in the literature on this early twentieth-century movement.

On the one-hundredth anniversary of the founding of Dada in Zurich, Dadaglobe Reconstructed restores this fascinating literary artifact with reproductions of the works of art received for the original book by the Romanian poet and cofounder of the Dada movement Tristan Tzara. Tzara’s call for submissions in four categories—drawings, photographs of artworks, photographic self-portraits, and book layouts—was met not merely with existing works. In fact, the parameters for production also served as a catalyst for the creation of many new ones, including some of the Dada movement’s most iconic works. For the first time, the collection is presented here in full color and alongside essays examining Tzara’s concept and the history of Dada and Dadaglobe.

With contributions by Adrian Sudhalter, Michel Sanouillet, Cathérine Hug, Samantha Friedman, Lee Ann Daffner, and Karl D. Buchberg.

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