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 130 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
      EUR 140 ORDER

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 out of stock

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 out of stock

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. 

Click on the cover and browse with the arrows for more images.
 

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).

Anthology First Edition Softcover 156 pages 28 x 21 cm Texts in French   New       EUR 38 ORDER

Philippe Artières (ed.), La révolte de la prison de Nancy. 15 janvier 1972, Le Point du Jour, 2013

Photographies de Gérard Drolc, Élie Kagan et Martine Frank
Peintures de Gérard Fromanger
Documents et propos de Michel Foucault, Jean-Paul Sartre, et de militants du Groupe d'information sur les prisons

En février 1971, Michel Foucault fonde, avec des intellectuels, des militants, d'anciens détenus et des professionnels de l'institution judiciaire, le Groupe d'information sur les prisons (GIP). Son but est d'abord de rompre le silence qui pèse sur les lieux de détention en faisant connaître leur fonctionnement et en donnant la parole aux détenus. Jusqu'en 1973, le GIP mène clandestinement des « enquêtes-intolérance » qui font l'objet de publications, organise conférences de presse et actions de rue. Quelques mois après l'ouverture de ce nouveau front de lutte, éclatent différents mouvements de protestation à l'intérieur des prisons. À Nancy, le 15 janvier 1972, les détenus occupent pendant plusieurs heures les toits d'où ils font entendre leur colère et leurs revendications. Cette « mutinerie-manifestation», et le procès auquel elle donne lieu en juin, ont un grand écho dans l'opinion.

Le livre présente une série exceptionnelle réalisée tout au long de la journée par un photographe local, Gérard Drolc. Il réunit aussi différents documents liés à la révolte de Nancy : un manuscrit de Michel Foucault sur la mutinerie de Toul, survenue un mois auparavant ; un dossier de l'Agence de presse Libération rendant compte d'une action du GIP, avec Jean-Paul Sartre et Michel Foucault, en soutien aux mutins de Nancy, photographiée par Élie Kagan ; un numéro spécial de La Cause du peuple / J'accuse sur les révoltes dans les prisons ; des interrogatoires judiciaires des mutins de Nancy et des documents du GIP ; une pièce créée par le Théâtre du Soleil d'Ariane Mnouchkine, à partir des minutes du procès, et photographiée par Martine Franck. Un tableau de Gérard Fromanger, En révolte à la prison de Nancy (1974), conclut le livre.

Criticism/Theory First Edition Softcover 420 pages Texts in French   New       EUR 28 ORDER

Coll., Pour un féminisme de la totalité, Éditions Amsterdam, Période, 2017

Le féminisme fait souvent office de faire-valoir à tous les programmes, émancipateurs ou non. Du côté du bloc au pouvoir, les « droits des femmes » sont devenus un argument du maintien de l’ordre, des lois islamophobes à la politique d’incarcération des non-Blancs. Parmi les progressistes, le féminisme est une lutte parmi d’autres, qu’on cite volontiers entre l’antilibéralisme et la défense de l’environnement. À l’inverse, ce livre propose de donner toute sa portée au féminisme, de restaurer sa vocation révolutionnaire, de clarifier sa contribution à tout projet de bouleversement de l’ordre des choses. En quoi transformer la famille, la sexualité, l’organisation de la reproduction sociale et biologique, le travail domestique ou encore le travail affectif implique-t-il de révolutionner la vie quotidienne, la santé, la culture, le travail salarié, le logement, la vie collective, les allocations sociales ? Comment les apports du féminisme noir permettent-ils de repenser le dépérissement de l’État ?
Ce recueil, regroupant des textes fondateurs du féminisme marxiste et des articles plus contemporains, est un manuel à l’usage de celles et ceux qui ne se satisfont pas de transformations partielles, mais qui entendent changer le système dans sa totalité.

Avec des contributions de Eleanor B. Leacock, Matthieu Renault, Johanna Brenner et Maria Ramas, Tithi Bhattacharya, Sara Farris, Silvia Federici, K. D. Griffiths et J. J. Gleeson, Kevin Floyd, Johanna Brenner, Morgane Merteuil, Peter Drucker, Gianfranco Rebucini et Angela Davis.
Ouvrage dirigé par Félix Boggio Éwanjé-Épée, Stella Magliani-Belkacem, Morgane Merteuil et Frédérique Monferrand.

Artist's book Edition of 350 Zine 16 pages   New       EUR 8 ORDER

V.BLOCC Argent, self-published, 2016

Photographs: Frayser
Design: Maximage
Color separation: www.colorlibrary.ch

Published on the occasion of the exhibition GAMUT at Am[]bit London, 10 June to 16 July, 2016.

 

Artists' writings, Fiction First Edition Softcover 178 pages 20 x 13 cm Texts in French   New       EUR 20 ORDER

Kim Seob Boninsegni, 화병 Hwabyeong, Clinamen, 2017

Hwabyeong est une hypothèse. Sous couvert d’une nouvelle, une timeline se déroule cherchant sa voie entre réel et fiction, entre mémoire refoulée ou fantasmes sublimés. Hwabyeong est une ligne de feu, une colère froide - à la fois collective et individuelle - serpentant dans les méandres d’un outre-monde en proie au chaos.

Avec la participation de Yvan Alvarez, Luca Beeler, Nicolas Brulhart, Timothée Calame, Éléonore Chalié, Marie Matusz, Léo Wadimoff & Anonyme.

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