Criticism/Theory Fourth corrected and enlarged edition Softcover 624 pages 24 x 16 cm Texts in French   New       EUR 49 out of stock

Margot Wittkower, Rudolf Wittkower, François-René Martin, Les Enfants de Saturne. Psychologie et comportement des artistes de l'Antiquité à la Révolution française, Éditions Macula, 2016

La mélancolie – la bile noire – serait-elle le propre du génie, comme on le pensait à la Renaissance, ce depuis les premières observations d’Aristote ? L’artiste, être sous influence astrale (de Saturne, la planète des mélancoliques), est-il fait comme les autres hommes ? D’une autre espèce, peut-être : mais alors, peut-il doubler son tempérament d’artiste d’une personnalité propre ? Célèbre ou marginal, comment s’inscrit-il dans l’imaginaire de ses contemporains ?

Dans la fresque foisonnante des Enfants de Saturne où se croisent les furieux (Cellini, Caravage) et les suicidaires (Rosso, Borromini), leurs torves compagnons pervers (Sodoma) et paranoïaques (Messerschmidt) agrémentés d’habiles intrigants (Titien) et de quelques amoureux (Fra Filipo Lippi, Raphaël), les peintres et les sculpteurs les plus illustres prennent vie à travers les témoignages de leurs contemporains (Vasari, Van Mander, Baldinucci…), cependant que se transforme progressivement la position sociale des artistes. De domestiques et artisans des débuts jusqu’au XVe siècle, les voici désormais sollicités, courtisés, certains (Michel-Ange, Rubens, Bernin, Vélasquez) seront même couverts d’or par les papes, les rois ou les empereurs.

L’érudition des époux Wittkower mobilise une grande diversité de sources. Lettres, carnets de commande, biographies, journaux intimes et mémoires, minutes de procès défilent pour nourrir cette vaste enquête jusqu’à sa dernière interrogation, effet inévitable des incursions répétées de la psychanalyse en histoire de l’art : qu’en est-il du statut de la biographie ? En quoi éclaire-t-elle la production des œuvres ? Cet ouvrage fondamental paru en 1963 – traduit en français pour la première fois en 1985 – est enfin réédité dans une version revue, corrigée et augmentée d’une postface de François-René Martin. Professeur aux Beaux-Arts de Paris, celui-ci revient sur l’importance de cette étude, mettant en lumière son actualité autant que son intemporalité.

Criticism/Theory First Edition Softcover 216 pages 22 x 15 cm Texts in French   New       EUR 37 out of stock

Douglas Crimp, PICTURES. S'approprier la photographie, New York, 1979-2014, Le Point du Jour, 2016

Figure des cultural studies, critique d'art, militant des premières années d'Act Up New York, Douglas Crimp a abordé la photographie dans différentes circonstances, sans prétendre au statut d'historien ou de spécialiste. Le présent recueil propose un ensemble inédit de textes publiés entre 1979 et 2014. Au sein de la revue October, Crimp a conceptualisé un postmodernisme offensif en soutenant des artistes comme Cindy Sherman, Louise Lawler ou Sherrie Levine. À la suite de l'exposition « Pictures » qu'il organisa en 1977 à New York, on qualifia cette nouvelle scène de « Pictures Generation ».
Plusieurs de ces artistes utilisaient la photographie. Ils jouaient de son instantanéité ou de ses capacités de reproduction pour s'approprier d'autres images. Crimp opposa leurs pratiques à la légitimation institutionnelle de la photographie comme art autonome.

L'époque tourna vite. Des générations de gays, de prostitués, de noirs et d'usagers de drogue disparaissaient. Les images photographiques catalysaient un peu partout les tensions qui gagnaient les États-Unis. Crimp rejoignit la lutte contre le sida où des militants s'appropriaient les stratégies visuelles du postmodernisme. Au cours des années 2000, Crimp est revenu aux artistes qu'il a contribué à faire connaître. On retrouve les photographies du tournant des années 1980, rapportées à leur contexte de production. À travers ces images, il évoque sa propre histoire et New York, la ville qu'il a arpentée pendant des décennies.

Exhibition catalogue First Edition Softcover 272 pages 28 x 22 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 36 ORDER

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

This is the first monograph celebrating Group Material, the New York-based artists collaborative known for its socio-political art practice. Collated by former group members, the book charts the development, projects and contexts of the group’s activities, drawing heavily from the group's own archive and including original documents, photographs, drawings, correspondence, artefacts and texts. 45 projects from the group's lifetime (1979–1996) are represented through installation photography, original proposals, exhibition statements, press releases, and responses, while the emblematic exhibition project 'AIDS Timeline' is examined in detail, including in newly conducted interviews.

Monograph First Edition Hardcover 248 pages 24 x 17 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 40 ORDER

Stephanie Weber (ed.), Rochelle Feinstein, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2016

Building on an extensive painting lexicon, Rochelle Feinstein employs an array of styles and media, such as silkscreen, photography and assemblage, hard-edged graphic compositions as well as expressionist factures.

These combined manners and processes cross-reference the historical with the vernacular, the mythologies of the avant-garde, as well as popular culture. At once social commentary and autobiographical incidents, her work offers a biting reflection on the role of an artist working in the arena that is painting in America today.

This catalogue is published on the occasion of In Anticipation of Women’s History Month which is the first comprehensive retrospective exhibition of Feinstein’s work in 2016-18, at Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève; Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich; kestnergesellschaft, Hannover; and the Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York.

With texts by Tenzing Barshee, Fabrice Stroun and Christina Vegh.

Comics Edition of 60 copies Zine 12 pages 24 x 17 cm Texts in French   New       EUR 10 ORDER

Hugo Baud, Une Affaire, auto-publié, 2017

"Quand on n'est pas à la hauteur de ce qui nous est confié."

Exhibition catalogue, Monograph First Edition Hardcover 88 pages 33 x 26 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 42 ORDER

Dan Graham, Buildings and Signs 1978 Models, gta Verlag, 2015

Since the 1960s Dan Graham has been one of the most seminal protagonists in conceptual art. With his walk­-through glass Pavilions, he places architecturally de­ signed elements in space, thereby altering the viewer’s perceptions of its surround­ ing. The resulting estrangement effect enables the viewer to rediscover and re­ experience spatial dimensions. Among his recent projects is the commission of the Roof Garden on the Metropolitan Museum in New York which was made in cooperation with the landscape architect and ETH professor Günther Vogt. This exhibition at the ETH is the artist’s first institutional solo show in Zürich. The publication flesh­ es out Graham’s perspective on his model­-like works, in which art and architecture come together.

Criticism/Theory First Edition Paperback 12 pages 144 x 18 cm Texts in French   New       EUR 19 ORDER

Kaj Noschis, Monte Verità. Ascona et le génie du lieu, Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes, 2011

Une colline dominant Ascona et le lac Majeur est devenue dès 1900 un haut lieu de la liberté de pensée et de vie. À Monte Verità le jaillissement des esprits fut proprement stupéfiant à un moment où en Europe les interrogations sur un mode de vie alternatif et les condamnations de la société industrielle se faisaient pressantes: recherches croisées et innovations dans tous les arts, ardeur réformatrice jusqu'à la libération des corps et du sexe, ascétisme végétarien, valeurs opposées à la morale bourgeoise dans une succession de groupes et de courants d'idées, chorégraphes d'avant-garde, révolutionnaires russes, Allemands en nombre comme dans une banlieue de Munich, vagabonds-prophètes inspirant Hermann Hesse, chercheurs de grand renom réunis autour de Carl Gustav Jung, historiens des religions tel Mircea Eliade ou inspirateurs futurs du New Age rapprochant l'Orient et l'Occident. Il n'existait pas de livre en langue française pour décrire l'un des feux d'artifice les plus étonnants du 20e siècle. Le voici, dans une approche nouvelle et contemporaine des pouvoirs d'un lieu.

Criticism/Theory First Edition Softcover 252 pages 21 x 14 cm Texts in French   As new       EUR 28 ORDER

Nicolas Meienberg, Reportages en Suisse. L'exécution du traître à la patrie Ernst S., Éditions Zoé, 1977

En Suisse, pendant la 2ème guerre, 17 hommes furent exécutés. 17 contre des milliers, le bilan est en notre faveur. Ernst S. était un tout petit, et ce n'est pas qu'on n'en avait pas, des gros, mais c'est qu'on ne les a pas arrêtés, et le juge militaire n'est responsable que de la condamnation, non de l'arrestation. Quant à savoir qui est arrêté, d'autres en décident. Ainsi - et il faut qu'il en soit ainsi dans un Etat de droit - de même que la compétence, l'innocence est aussi répartie. 

Ce livre rassemble plusieurs textes de Nicolas Meienberg (1940-1993), écrivain et grand reporter, dont l'œuvre témoigne d'un va-et-vient constant entre les cultures germanique et française. Né à Saint-Gall, il a vécu de nombreuses années à Paris et a travaillé comme journaliste indépendant à Zurich. En 1990, le Prix Max Frisch, une des distinctions les plus réputées en Allemagne et en Suisse, lui a été décerné. Selon ses dernières volontés, il n'y eut après sa mort aucune cérémonie et ses cendres furent déposées dans la Seine, en amont de Paris.

Préface de Jean Ziegler.

Poetry, Artist's book First Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 136 pages Texts in French / Italian   New       EUR 85 out of stock

Henri Chopin, Les Mirages des 27 / Visioni dei 27 Segni, Edizioni Morra, 1995

Henri Chopin (18 June 1922 – 3 January 2008) was a French avant-garde poet and musician: he is widely considered to be a pioneer in the recognition and distribution of sound-poetry. Besides poetry and music, his practice includes paining, graphic design, typography, independant publishing and filmmaking; Chopin's work is a barometer of the shifts in European media between the 1950s and the 1970s. 

In 1964 he created OU, one of the most notable reviews of the second half of the 20th century, and he ran it until 1974. OU's contributors included William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Gil J Wolman, François Dufrêne, Bernard Heidsieck, John Furnival, Tom Phillips, and the Austrian sculptor, writer and Dada pioneer Raoul Hausmann. 

Chopin spent a lot of time in Naples from the beginning of the 1980s due to his collaborative projects with Peppe Morra, founder of Fondazione Morra, one of the most renowned spaces for contemporary art active within the city. Morra and Chopin worked closely together up until the final years of the French artist’s life. During this time they produced numerous publications, a large number of which were based on his stunning production of “typewriter poems”. Chopin found a new possibility for poetry both within sound and the written form; with a formal approach he constructed a new alphabetical narration that actually had no responsibility for communication.
His personal production — consisting of typewriter-poems and sound performances — is an inspired attempt to open the medium of poetry into a form described by Chopin as ‘a poetry of spaces’: demonstrating ‘the sensory superiority of sound as opposed to normal speech, and [...] free man from the straightjacket of words and letters and from his obedience to didactics.’

This book contains a text by Stelio Maria Martini.

Artist's book, Poetry First Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 149 pages Texts in Italian   New       EUR 85 out of stock

Henri Chopin, Le homard cosmographique 1965 / La crevette amoureuse 1967, Edizioni Morra, 1994

Henri Chopin (18 June 1922 – 3 January 2008) was a French avant-garde poet and musician: he is widely considered to be a pioneer in the recognition and distribution of sound-poetry. Besides poetry and music, his practice includes paining, graphic design, typography, independant publishing and filmmaking; Chopin's work is a barometer of the shifts in European media between the 1950s and the 1970s. 
In 1964 he created OU, one of the most notable reviews of the second half of the 20th century, and he ran it until 1974. OU's contributors included William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Gil J Wolman, François Dufrêne, Bernard Heidsieck, John Furnival, Tom Phillips, and the Austrian sculptor, writer and Dada pioneer Raoul Hausmann. 
 
Chopin spent a lot of time in Naples from the beginning of the 1980s due to his collaborative projects with Peppe Morra, founder of Fondazione Morra, one of the most renowned spaces for contemporary art active within the city. Morra and Chopin worked closely together up until the final years of the French artist’s life. During this time they produced numerous publications, a large number of which were based on his stunning production of “typewriter poems”. Chopin found a new possibility for poetry both within sound and the written form; with a formal approach he constructed a new alphabetical narration that actually had no responsibility for communication.
His personal production — consisting of typewriter-poems and sound performances — is an inspired attempt to open the medium of poetry into a form described by Chopin as ‘a poetry of spaces’: demonstrating ‘the sensory superiority of sound as opposed to normal speech, and [...] free man from the straightjacket of words and letters and from his obedience to didactics.’
This book contains a text by Stelio Maria Martini.

Artist's book, Poetry First Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 221 pages Texts in Italian   New       EUR 120 out of stock

Henri Chopin, l'ultimo romanzo del mondo (1961), Edizioni Morra, 1993

Henri Chopin (18 June 1922 – 3 January 2008) was a French avant-garde poet and musician: he is widely considered to be a pioneer in the recognition and distribution of sound-poetry. Besides poetry and music, his practice includes paining, graphic design, typography, independant publishing and filmmaking; Chopin's work is a barometer of the shifts in European media between the 1950s and the 1970s. 

In 1964 he created OU, one of the most notable reviews of the second half of the 20th century, and he ran it until 1974. OU's contributors included William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Gil J Wolman, François Dufrêne, Bernard Heidsieck, John Furnival, Tom Phillips, and the Austrian sculptor, writer and Dada pioneer Raoul Hausmann. 

Chopin spent a lot of time in Naples from the beginning of the 1980s due to his collaborative projects with Peppe Morra, founder of Fondazione Morra, one of the most renowned spaces for contemporary art active within the city. Morra and Chopin worked closely together up until the final years of the French artist’s life. During this time they produced numerous publications, a large number of which were based on his stunning production of “typewriter poems”. Chopin found a new possibility for poetry both within sound and the written form; with a formal approach he constructed a new alphabetical narration that actually had no responsibility for communication.
His personal production — consisting of typewriter-poems and sound performances — is an inspired attempt to open the medium of poetry into a form described by Chopin as ‘a poetry of spaces’: demonstrating ‘the sensory superiority of sound as opposed to normal speech, and [...] free man from the straightjacket of words and letters and from his obedience to didactics.’

Artist's book, Poetry First Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 32 pages Texts in Italian / French / English   New       EUR 88 out of stock

Henri Chopin, Enluminure, Edizioni Morra, 1984

Henri Chopin (18 June 1922 – 3 January 2008) was a French avant-garde poet and musician: he is widely considered to be a pioneer in the recognition and distribution of sound-poetry. Besides poetry and music, his practice includes paining, graphic design, typography, independant publishing and filmmaking; Chopin's work is a barometer of the shifts in European media between the 1950s and the 1970s. In 1964 he created OU, one of the most notable reviews of the second half of the 20th century, and he ran it until 1974. OU's contributors included William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Gil J Wolman, François Dufrêne, Bernard Heidsieck, John Furnival, Tom Phillips, and the Austrian sculptor, writer and Dada pioneer Raoul Hausmann. 
 
Chopin spent a lot of time in Naples from the beginning of the 1980s due to his collaborative projects with Peppe Morra, founder of Fondazione Morra, one of the most renowned spaces for contemporary art active within the city. Morra and Chopin worked closely together up until the final years of the French artist’s life. During this time they produced numerous publications, a large number of which were based on his stunning production of “typewriter poems”. Chopin found a new possibility for poetry both within sound and the written form; with a formal approach he constructed a new alphabetical narration that actually had no responsibility for communication.
His personal production — consisting of typewriter-poems and sound performances — is an inspired attempt to open the medium of poetry into a form described by Chopin as ‘a poetry of spaces’: demonstrating ‘the sensory superiority of sound as opposed to normal speech, and [...] free man from the straightjacket of words and letters and from his obedience to didactics.’

Artist's book, Poetry First Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 108 pages Texts in French / Italian   New       EUR 68 out of stock

Henri Chopin, LES FILTRES de l'ALPHABET et de l'€ – ou la puissance de l'utopie –, Edizioni Morra, 2013

Henri Chopin (18 June 1922 – 3 January 2008) was a French avant-garde poet and musician: he is widely considered to be a pioneer in the recognition and distribution of sound-poetry. Besides poetry and music, his practice includes paining, graphic design, typography, independant publishing and filmmaking; Chopin's work is a barometer of the shifts in European media between the 1950s and the 1970s. In 1964 he created OU, one of the most notable reviews of the second half of the 20th century, and he ran it until 1974. OU's contributors included William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Gil J Wolman, François Dufrêne, Bernard Heidsieck, John Furnival, Tom Phillips, and the Austrian sculptor, writer and Dada pioneer Raoul Hausmann. 
 
Chopin spent a lot of time in Naples from the beginning of the 1980s due to his collaborative projects with Peppe Morra, founder of Fondazione Morra, one of the most renowned spaces for contemporary art active within the city. Morra and Chopin worked closely together up until the final years of the French artist’s life. During this time they produced numerous publications, a large number of which were based on his stunning production of “typewriter poems”. Chopin found a new possibility for poetry both within sound and the written form; with a formal approach he constructed a new alphabetical narration that actually had no responsibility for communication.
His personal production — consisting of typewriter-poems and sound performances — is an inspired attempt to open the medium of poetry into a form described by Chopin as ‘a poetry of spaces’: demonstrating ‘the sensory superiority of sound as opposed to normal speech, and [...] free man from the straightjacket of words and letters and from his obedience to didactics.’
 
Contains colored illustrations.

Fiction, Poetry First ed. of 250 copies Softcover 168 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 26 ORDER

(Colette Thomas) René, The Testament of the dead Daughter, Vauxhall&Company, 2014

Colette Thomas, one of Antonin Artaud’s “daughters of the heart” flashed briefly before an unsuspecting Parisian literary world after the war... then vanished. The book she published in 1954, under the pseudonym René, comprised letters to Antonin Artaud, accounts of her own early incarceration and suffering, along with tales wrenched from her tortured being. Despite some attention and knowledge of her book there has been no new French edition of Le Testament de la Fille morte.

Translated by Catherine Petit & Paul Buck 

Comics First Edition Hardcover 42 pages Texts in French   New       EUR 30 ORDER

Hugo Baud, Madonna, auto-publié, 2015

Madonna est une bande-dessinée de Hugo Baud qui relate les aléas de la vie sentimentale d'un jeune personnage, à l'effigie d'un chien. 

« Dans la ville, des fois, rien n'est clair. La vie lui était tombée dessus. »

Criticism/Theory Second Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 216 pages 21 x 15 cm Texts in French / English   New       EUR 27 ORDER

Ulises Carrión, Quant aux livres / On Books, Éditions Héros-Limite, 2008

Ulises Carrión est né à Vera Cruz (Mexique) en 1941. Tandis qu’il étudie la littérature et la philosophie à Mexico, à Paris et à Leeds, il publie des nouvelles et des poèmes. En 1970, il s’établit à Amsterdam, rompt avec son passé littéraire et se tourne vers la poésie concrète et visuelle. Avec un groupe d’artistes, il fonde une galerie, In-Out Center, et une maison d’édition, In-Out Productions. Son approche théorique du livre d’artiste l’amène à ouvrir Other Books and So, première librairie entièrement consacrée à la promotion et la diffusion de livres d’artistes. Il met sur pied des projets de mail art, des expositions de nouvelles formes d’expression (photocopies, tampons) et des performances, donne des conférences, crée des livres, publie des articles et des essais. En 1980, Ulises Carrión convertit une partie du fonds de sa librairie en archives privées. Jusqu’à sa mort en 1989, il poursuit sa quête de nouvelles «stratégies culturelles» à travers d’autres médias – le cinéma, la vidéo, la télévision et la radio. 

Ce recueil traite exclusivement du livre, en étudie sa structure et son architecture.
Textes rassemblés par Juan J. Agius, introduction d’Anne Mœglin-Delcroix et Clive Phillpot. Traduit par Thierry Dubois.

  New       EUR 200 ORDER

jmxmage, 2012

jmxmage: Jean-Michel Wicker + Maximage

edition of 50 unique copies, signed and numbered
single-prints on offset press, Berlin 2012

books
170 x 240 mm, 32 pages
245 x 340 mm, 16 pages
495 x 170 mm, 16 pages
345 x 495 mm, 08 pages
 
posters 70 x 103 cm
 
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Artists' writings, Monograph First Edition Softcover 1500 pages Texts in French   Very good condition       EUR 180 ORDER

Daniel Buren, Les Écrits (1965-1990), CAPC, 1991

"En 1985 le capc Musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux prit la décision de publier les écrits complets de Daniel Buren. Le travail s'est engagé avec l'ambition quelque peu déraisonnable de viser à l'exhaustivité. Le musée et Daniel Buren en ont accepté l'enjeu car il ne s'agissait pas d'assouvir quelque besoin de compilation maniaque, mais de donner à comprendre comment s'étaient écrits et dits au jour le jour, à côté ou autour du travail proprement esthétique, un discours et des textes dont la fonction s'est avérée indispensable." (extrait de la préface du livre par Jean-Marc Poinsot).

Textes réunis et présentés par Jean-Marc Poinsot. Publication préparée par Marc Sanchez. En trois volumes. Tome I : 1965-1976 ; Tome II : 1977-1983 ; Tome III : 1984-1990.

Exhibition catalogue, Monograph First Edition Softcover 80 pages 13 x 10 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 28 ORDER

Dan Graham, Pavilions: a guide, Art Metropole, 2009

Since the ‘60s, Dan Graham has been making radical work in print, video, performance, and architectural installation. In the late ‘70s he began designing his pavilions, structures in steel and semi-reflective glass that comment on local architecture and offer rich social moments for people to reflect on the world around them. Compiled by Josh Thorpe, this pocket guide book is a simple guide to the dozens of Graham’s pavilions available around the world. Includes an introduction and interview with the artist by Josh Thorpe.

Criticism/Theory Second Edition Softcover 224 pages 22 x 18 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 19 ORDER

Dan Graham, Rock/Music Writings, Primary Information, 2009

Rock/Music Writings collects Dan Graham’s influential writings about rock and roll music and its cultural impact. First published in 2009, Rock/Music Writings includes thirteen essays written between 1968 and 1988, most of which were originally printed in small magazines or journals, including Extensions, Fusion, REAL LIFE, and ZG.

Graham was a friend and supporter of many musicians active in the No Wave scene that was centered around New York City in the late ’70s. In addition to collaborating with musicians during this period, Graham created “Rock My Religion,” a video that demonstrates parallels between rock music culture and religious rituals, such as Shaker dances and revivalist meetings. The work’s related text, also titled “Rock My Religion,” is included in Rock/Music Writings, along with texts such as “The End of Liberalism,” “New Wave Rock and the Feminine,” “McLaren’s Children,” and “Artist as Producer.” These texts examine the lyrics and backgrounds of bands like The Beatles, The Kinks, Devo, The Ramones, the Patti Smith Group, the Sex Pistols, and Bow Wow Wow, relating them to consumerism and visual art movements, including Abstract Expressionism and Pop art.

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