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
 
PDF with full details here.
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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.

Criticism/Theory First Edition Softcover 286 pages 19 x 12 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 16 ORDER

Isabelle Graw, Ewa Lajer-Burcharth, Painting beyond Itself: The Medium in the Post-medium Condition, Sternberg Press, 2016

In response to recent developments in pictorial practice and critical discourse, Painting beyond Itself: The Medium in the Post-medium Condition seeks new ways to approach and historicize the question of the medium. Reaching back to the earliest theoretical and institutional definitions of painting, this book—based on a conference at Harvard University in 2013—focuses on the changing role of materiality in establishing painting as the privileged practice, discourse, and institution of modernity. Myriad conceptions of the medium and its specificity are explored by an international group of scholars, critics, and artists. Painting beyond Itself is a forum for rich historical, theoretical, and practice-grounded conversation.

Contributions by Carol Armstrong, Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Sabeth Buchmann, René Démoris, Isabelle Graw, David Joselit, Jutta Koether, Ewa Lajer-Burcharth, Jacqueline Lichtenstein, Julie Mehretu, Matt Saunders, Amy Sillman.

Criticism/Theory First Edition Paperback 479 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 29 ORDER

Branden W. Joseph, Beyond the Dream Syndicate. Tony Conrad and the Arts after Cage, Zone Books, 2008

Tony Conrad has significantly influenced cultural developments from minimalism to underground film, “concept art,” postmodern appropriation, and the most sophisticated rock and roll. Creator of the “structural” film, The Flicker, collaborator on Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures and Normal Love, follower of Henry Flynt’s radical anti-art, member of the Theatre of Eternal Music and the first incarnation of The Velvet Underground, and early associate of Mike Kelley, Tony Oursler, and Cindy Sherman, Conrad has eluded canonic histories. Yet Beyond the Dream Syndicate does not claim Conrad as a major but under-recognized figure. Neither monograph nor social history, the book takes Conrad’s collaborative interactions as a guiding thread by which to investigate the contiguous networks and discursive interconnections in 1960s art.

Criticism/Theory First Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 405 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 28 ORDER

Bob Nickas, The Dept. of Corrections. Collected Writings 2007–2015, Karma, 2015

This volume is comprised of years of recent writing by the influential New York–based critic and curator Bob Nickas, widely considered one of the few independent voices still at work today. The 50 essays and interviews, written since 2007, are spread across five chapters, touching on encounters with artists from the 1960s to the ’80s to the present—among them, Jack Smith, Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, On Kawara, Isa Genzken, Steven Parrino, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kara Walker, Wolfgang Tillmans, Kelley Walker and Pierre Huyghe. Writing as if these figures were passing us by in present time, Nickas traces the disappearance of artists, architecture and culture in New York over three decades. As a way to keep the past in every sense present, his writing is always issued from his fictional “Dept. of Corrections.”

Architecture First Edition Hardcover 640 pages 32 x 23 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 69 out of stock

Manuel Herz, African Modernism, Park Books, 2015

African Modernism. The Architecture of Independence. Ghana, Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Zambia

In the 1950s and 1960s, most African countries gained independence from their respective colonial power. Architecture became one of the principal means by which the newly formed countries expressed their national identity. Parliament buildings, central banks, stadiums, convention centers, universities and independence memorials were built, often to heroic and daring designs. At the same time, these buildings exemplify also the difficulties, contradictions and dilemmas these countries experienced in their nation-building process.

Exhibition catalogue First Edition Softcover 100 pages Texts in German & French   Very good condition       EUR 27 ORDER

Luciano Castelli, Images / Bilder 1972–1988, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne, 1989

Catalogue publié à l'occasion l'exposition éponyme de Luciano Castelli au Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne, du 14 avril au 4 juin 1989.

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