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Isodore Isou, Histoire de la volupté, Société de publication et d'édition (Alger), 1960

En considérant le domaine de l'attrirance physique, nous voyons qu'il est constitué d'une série de subdivisions qui s'enchainent de façon progressive. (...)
Cette 
Histoire de la Volupté a surtout pour but de fixer une fois pour toutes la place des différentes sortes d'amour, dans la société et la vie moderne.

Ce livre provient de la collection de Pascal Doury. Plus d'infos ici.
 

Anthology, Poetry First Edition Softcover 380 pages Texts in French   Very good condition       EUR 36 ORDER

Jean-Paul Curtay, La poésie lettriste, Seghers, 1974

Considérant que l'emploi des mots est déjà épuisé dans l'art des vers, Isidore Isou a proposé un élément pur et plus profond de versification : la lettre. En séparant impitoyablement la poésie phonétique de la poésie à mots, en transformant l'ordre autonome et neuf en une force irréversible, riche de possibilités d'expression qu'il fallait explorer dans tous les secteurs constructifs et destructifs, en leur dédiant des séries d'oeuvres et de manifestations théoriques et lyriques indépendantes, le mouvement lettriste a constitué la plus importante école poétique depuis le Surréalisme.

Ce livre provient de la collection de Pascal Doury. Plus d'infos ici.
 

Interview First Edition Softcover 130 pages Texts in French   Good condition       EUR 24 ORDER

Frédérique Devaux, Entretiens avec Isidore Isou, La Bartavelle éditeur, 1992

Ces pages font vivre une des figures les plus originales du monde de l'art et de la pensée actuels. Isidore Isou aborde au cours de rencontres amicales avec l'auteur, les dimensions théoriques de ses recherches et nous fait partager son quotidien. Cette personnalité mythique du Saint-Germain-des-Prés de l'après-guerre parle de grands artistes disparus tels Cocteau, Tzara, Breton... à travers de précieux témoignages.

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Anthology, Poetry First Edition Softcover Texts in French   Very good condition       EUR 45 ORDER

Maurice Lemaître, Carnets d'un fanatique. Tomes I et II, Centre de créativité, 1961

Les Carnets d'un fanatique sont passionnants parce qu'ils exposent d'abord le combat d'un individu déchiré entre les "habitudes" imposées par les ordres culturels anciens et un système multiplicateur qui seul lui permet de se former une personnalité supérieure cohérente et de s'immortaliser par des réalisations hautement efficaces ; ces carnets passionnent ensuite parce qu'ils réunissent des prises de positions dictées par le nouveau Savoir devant une multitude d'événements "mondains", artistiques, économiques, philosophiques ou théologiques et peuvent servir donc de points d'orientation à tous ceux qui, demain, chercheront à réexpliquer d'une façon plus profonde le monde en marche.

Ensemble de deux ouvrages glissés sous une jaquette de réunion.

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Artist's book, Poetry First Edition Softcover 156 pages Texts in French   Good condition       EUR 60 ORDER

Maurice Lemaître, Bilan Lettriste, Richard Masse éditeurs, 1955

Le dernier mot sur le lettrisme.

Maurice Lemaître, l'auteur de
 Qu'est-ce que le lettrisme ?, qui reste la meilleure introduction aux idées et aux oeuvres du groupe lettriste, était le plus qualifié pour effectuer aujourd'hui un bilan lucide des réalisations de ce mouvement. Ses apports et ses interrogations sont actuellement les plus avancés dans l'histoire de cet art.

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Cinema, Poetry First Edition Softcover 180 pages Texts in French   Good condition       EUR 70 ORDER

Maurice Lemaître, Le film est déjà commencé ? Séance de cinéma, Éditions André Bonne, 1952

Le créateur offre ceci d'unique : il permet des insultes ou des louanges inapplicables à quiconque. Les expressions "images magnifiques", "dialogue admirable", les "souffles-plénitude-génie" qui accueillent ordinairement les oeuvres non-créatrices lui sont épargnées.

Le film est déjà commencé ? est la première tentative de brisure du cadre normal de la représentation cinématographique.

Cette "séance de cinéma" s'attache aux différerents termes du spectacle filmique : son image, écran, salle, et les bouleverse séparément. Elle les réintègre ensuite dans un combiné théâtral complexe.

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Criticism/Theory First Edition Softcover 355 pages Texts in French   New       EUR 29 ORDER

Raoul Vaneigem, Le mouvement du libre-esprit. Généralités et témoignages sur les affleurements de la vie à la surface du Moyen Âge, de la Renaissance et, incidemment, de notre époque, L or des fous, 2005

La thèse de l'ouvrage est radicale et tellement forte de conséquences : "Le Moyen Âge a été chrétien comme les pays de l'Est sont communistes" (publié en 1986), de sorte qu'il faut en finir avec "la légende saint sulpicienne d'un Moyen Âge baignant dans la foi chrétienne comme la sardine dans l'huile". Qui donc, aujourd'hui, commerce autre chose que des images d'Épinal habituelles sur le sujet médiéval ? Qui travaille sur les textes de Willem Cornelisz d'Anvers ou de Bentivenga da Gubbio ? De Marguerite de Porète ou de Heilwige Bloemardinne ? De sœur Katrei ou de Walter de Hollande ? Qui lit ou fait lire, commente et diffuse, les œuvres de ces moines et moniales hédonistes, de ces bégards et béguines, amauriciens et autres picards, adamites de Bohème, alumbrados et loïstes ? Six pages de bibliographie, plus de quatre cents noms brillant dans cette constellation inconnue, et toujours autant d'universitaires pour se croire singuliers en faisant travailler leurs étudiants sur leurs propres thèses et travaux en cours consacrés aux sujets les plus éculés. [...] Placée sous le signe de la vie, de la naissance, des forces et des énergies qui la manifestent, la pensée de Vaneigem, délibérément du côté de la résistance, se dévoue tout entière à la cause d'Éros, de Bacchus, de Dionysos et d'un Prométhée qui mettrait sa puissance au service des causes libertaires.

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Emilie Ding, Sketchbook, FCAC, 2016

Cette publication a été réalisée à l'occasion de l'attribution par le Fonds cantonal d'art contemporain (FCAC) – Office cantonal de la culture et du sport (OCCS), République et Canton de Genève – de l'Atelier Berlin à Emilie Ding, de janvier et juin 2012. 

Artist's book First Edition Softcover Texts in German & French   New       EUR 28 ORDER

Josse Bailly, Wir nehmen das Tiertaxi, FCAC, 2017

Cette publication a été réalisée à l'occasion de l'attribution par le Fonds cantonal d'art contemporain (FCAC) – Office cantonal de la culture et du sport (OCCS), République et Canton de Genève – de l'Atelier Berlin à Josse Bailly, de janvier et juin 2016.

Artist's book First Edition Softcover Texts in no text   New       EUR 28 ORDER

Pauline Beaudemont, This Arrogant Envelope, FCAC, 2017

Cette publication a été réalisée à l'occasion de l'attribution par le Fonds cantonal d'art contemporain (FCAC) – Office cantonal de la culture et du sport (OCCS), République et Canton de Genève – de l'Atelier Berlin à Pauline Beaudemont, de janvier à juin 2015.

Criticism/Theory First Edition 206 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 23 ORDER

Lawrence Kumpf, Joe Bucciero, Blank Forms Magazine #01, Blank Forms, 2017

MAGAZINE is the inaugural issue of Blank Forms’ journal, bringing together a combination of never-before published, lost, and new materials that supplement our live programs. It is envisioned as a platform for critical reflection and extended dialogue between scholars, artists, and other figures working within the world of experimental music and art.

Following “Let Freedom Fry”—a short statement by Joe McPhee drawing out the contemporary political climate in relation to his practice as a creative improviser—the magazine is bookended by four texts surrounding the practice of pioneering sound artist Maryanne Amacher; an essay by Bill Dietz on his collaborations with Amacher and his work with her archive; an unpublished 1988 interview highlighting Amacher’s ideas around her Long Distance Music and Mini Sound Series; a conversation between Marianne Schroeder, Stefan Tcherepnin, and Lawrence Kumpf revealing the archival questions raised by Amacher’s work; and science fiction writer Greg Bear’s short story Petra, a tale of gargoyles coming to life and breeding with humans in a post-apocalyptic Notre Dame, from which Amacher’s 1991 piece got its name.

This issue also includes Branden Joseph’s interview with The Dead C’s Bruce Russell, accompanied by Russell’s essay exploring the Situationist tradition of ‘mis-competence’ in New Zealand electronic music. Charles Curtis contributed notes on the interpretive challenges posed by a posthumous performance of Terry Jennings’ minimalist classic Piece For Cello And Saxophone. Shelley Hirsch, Richard Skidmore, and Dennis Hermanson provide a series of writings on and remembrances of the late Ralston Farina, whose scarcely documented “visual poetry” was an important precursor to what we now call “performance.” And from her own 2016 performances at the Emily Harvey Foundation, Dawn Kasper supplies her original proposal document and score notes for an improvisational interpretation.

MAGAZINE features two new French-translations: an excerpt from François Bonnet’s book of phenomenology, The Infra-World, translated by Robin Mackay, and a Christophe Broqua interview with enigmatic huntress of sounds Anne Gillis, translated by Adrian Rew. Ian Nagoski’s rare 1998 conversation with Éliane Radigue, conducted and largely ignored at a time when there was little interest in her music, provides one of the clearest overviews of the visionary composer’s early work and life. Supplementing the texts are numerous archival photos and documents, plus “Dark Matters,” a poem by Joe McPhee.

Edited by Lawrence Kumpf and Joe Bucciero with contributions by Greg Bear, François Bonnet, Bill Dietz, Dennis Hermanson, Shelley Hirsch, Branden W. Joseph, Dawn Kasper, Joe McPhee, Ian Nagoski, Adrian Rew, Bruce Russell, and Richard C. Skidmore

Exhibition catalogue First Edition Softcover Texts in English   Very good condition       EUR 75 ORDER

Hans Ulrich Obrist, Hou Hanru, Cities on the move, CAPC, Secession, 1998

Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Hou Hanru, the exhibition “Cities on the Move” exuded the cacophony of the Asian hyper-architecture that it took as its model. Physically mimicking the controlled chaos of these evolving Asian urban landscapes, the curators brought together contributions by over 70 artists and architects working in and around Asia. They attempted to map the uniquely hybrid manifestations of Asian urban modernization, which they describe in terms of Rem Koolhaas’s notion of “Cities of Exacerbated Difference” (COEDs).

Monograph Softcover 40 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 14 ORDER

Flora Klein, Selected Works, Galerie Max Mayer, 2017

Klein‘s publication contains images of paintings made between 2015 and 2016, and was published on the occasion of her solo show at Galerie Max Mayer in 2016. Text by Chus Martinez.

One could claim that, historically, the role of abstract painting has had a lot to do with the development of consciousness, with understanding that perception is separate from what we actually see, or feel or even “think.” In this sense, the consciousness that painting brings about involves a great deal of transformation, of corruption even, of what is real, or what it looks like, or how it reads or smells. Abstract painting today, which is no longer and can no longer be preoccupied with representation, is a way of understanding how—through color, form, and all the substance it creates—the mind produces a new variation of the world in consciousness. In other words, one could say that abstraction is the wildest generalization of all that exists. (…)

Criticism/Theory, Fiction Paperback 305 pages 19 x 13 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 17 ORDER

Sadie Plant, Zeros + Ones, Fourth Estate Limited, 1997

Meet Ada Lovelace, daughter of mathematician Annabella Byron and poet Lord Byron, and a major contributor to Charles Babbage's famous Analytic Engine. Lovelace is in many ways the patron saint of Sadie Plant's exploration of women's roles in the creation of modern technology. The book begins with Lovelace's story, and elements of her writings appear throughout the book--sometimes to emphasize points but often to exemplify attitude. They also serve to anchor Plant's dynamic, almost stream-of-conscious approach as we travel to 19th-century Europe to meet the nameless women who laid the foundation of modern technology with the development of weaving, survey the major female technological innovators of today, and even explore female figures in technology-based fiction.

 

Monograph First Edition Hardcover 180 pages 19 x 22 cm Texts in French   Fragile binding
Sun-faded
Upper spine torn
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Robert Frank, Les Américains, Delpire, 1958

Edition originale. Textes de Simone de Beauvoir, John dos Passos, John Steinbeck, William Faulkner, réunis et présentés par Alain Bousquet, accompagnant les 83 photographies de Robert Frank reproduites en héliogravure.

Monograph First Edition Softcover 230 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 45 ORDER

Lili Reynaud Dewar, TEETH GUMS MACHINES FUTURE SOCIETY, Hatje Cantz, 2018

How do we define cultural, social, and emotional identity? What influences their creation? Throughout her entire oeuvre, the French artist Lili Reynaud-Dewar (*1975, La Rochelle) circles these questions, while at the same drawing upon the twentieth century’s artistic and social subcultures. 

In the conversations the artist conducts with the performers, this publication works through the central themes of her oeuvre. The book also contains excerpts from A Cyborg Manifesto by the feminist Donna Haraway, as well as film stills, photographs of her show and performances in the different exhibition spaces.

Criticism/Theory Second Edition Softcover 288 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 12 ORDER

Angela Davis, If They Come in the Morning … Voices of Resistance, Verso

One of America’s most historic political trials is undoubtedly that of Angela Davis. Opening with a letter from James Baldwin to Davis, and including contributions from numerous radicals such as Black Panthers George Jackson, Huey P. Newton, Bobby Seale and Erica Huggins, this book is not only an account of Davis’s incarceration and the struggles surrounding it, but also perhaps the most comprehensive and thorough analysis of the prison system of the United State.

Since the book was written, the carceral system in the US has seen unprecedented growth, with more of America’s black population behind bars than ever before. The scathing analysis of the role of prison and the policing of black populations offered by Davis and her comrades in this astonishing volume remains as pertinent today as the day it was first published.

Featuring contributions from George Jackson, Bettina Aptheker, Bobby Seale, James Baldwin, Ruchell Magee, Julian Bond, Huey P. Newton, Erika Huggins, Fleeta Drumgo, John Clutchette, and others.

First published in 1971.

Criticism/Theory Second Edition Softcover 480 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 42 ORDER

Donna Haraway, Primate Visions. Gender, Race and Nature in the World of Modern Science, Verso, 1992

How do we create scientific disciplines and histories of science? How are the issues of race and gender written into the ways we imagine the natural world? Why do we study animals? These fundamental questions are at the heart of primatology - the study of monkeys and apes - in the twentieth century. In Primate Visions historians of biology Donna Haraway builds the primate story - our scientific understanding of apes, monkeys, and humans - and explains its multi-cultural roots, its myths, its relation to gender and race.

Originally published in 1989.

Criticism/Theory First Edition Softcover 230 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 20 ORDER

Annette Kuhn, Alien Zone. Cultural Theory and Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema, Verso, 1990

This is especially true of the science fiction film—a genre as old as cinema itself—which has rarely received the serious attention devoted to such genres as the western, the film noir and recently, under the aegis of feminist film theory, the so-called "woman's film." Alien Zone aims to bring science fiction cinema fully into the ambit of cultural theory in general and of film theory in particular.

The essays in this book—some newly written, others gathered from scattered sources—look at the ways in which contemporary science fiction films draw on, rework, and transform established themes and conventions of the genre: the mise-en-scene of future worlds; the myth of masculine mastery of nature; power and authority and their relation to technology. This material is ordered and contextualized by the editor with a view to exploring how science fiction cinema has been approached critically and theoretically by commentators on the genre: as a mirror of society, as bearing or producing ideology; as caught up in an intertext of media productions, or as expressing unconscious desires.

Contributors include Giuliana Bruno, Scott Bukatman, Thomas B. Byers, Barbara Creed, Anne Cranny-Francis, Daniel Dervin, H. Bruce Franklin, James H. Kavanagh, Douglas Kelner, Steve Neale, Judith Newton, Constance Penley, Hugh Ruppersberg, Michael Ryan, Vivian Sobchack, Michael Stern, J. P. Telotte, and Paul Virilio.

Artists' writings First Edition Softcover 480 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 20 ORDER

Ed Atkins, A Primer for Cadavers, Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2016

One of the most widely celebrated artists of his generation, Ed Atkins makes videos, draws, and writes, developing a complex and deeply figured discourse around definition, wherein the impossibilities for sufficient representations of the physical, specifically corporeal, world — from computer generated imagery to bathetic poetry — are hysterically rehearsed.
     A Primer for Cadavers, a startlingly original first collection, brings together a selection of his texts from 2010 to 2016. ‘Part prose-poetry, part theatrical direction, part script-work, part dream-work,’ writes Joe Luna in his afterword, ‘Atkins’ texts present something as fantastic and commonplace as the record of a creation, the diary of a writer glued to the screen of their own production, an elegiac, erotic Frankenstein for the twenty-first century.’

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