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

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 out of stock

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 out of stock

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 out of stock

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 out of stock

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 out of stock

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 out of stock

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.

Political theory, 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 out of stock

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 out of stock

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 280 ORDER

Emil Michael Klein, untitled, BECKBOOKS, 2014

Silkscreen print on paper.

Poetry First Edition Softcover 78 pages Texts in French   Very good condition       EUR 20 ORDER

René de Solier, Curandera: les champignons hallucinogènes, Jean-Jacques Pauvert, 1965

“Depuis 1955, années des agapes fungiques ou fongiques, au Mexique, en pays mazatèque, agapes auxquelles participèrent deux savants mycologues, les Wasson, sous la direction de l'étonnante curandera (qui connait le secret des herbes) ou chamane, Maria Sabina, de Huautla de Jimenez, l'expérience des champignons hallucinogènes, dans les conditions voulues et requises (par ou selon les espèces, leur répartition, les conditions de cueillette, le temps, la saison, le rituel, la “chamane“), poursuit et en dehors des publications savantes ne fait pas encore le tour du “mystère“, comme laissé dans l'ombre, on se demande pourquoi: telle relation entre “Mets ou breuvages“, et Mystères, entre le cru, le vif, absorbé, ingéré, et le fait de voir.“

Artist's book Edition of 8 Softcover 134 pages 30 x 21 cm Texts in no text   New       EUR 150 ORDER

Samuel Jeffery, Home and Activity, Casa de Amigos, 2015

A photobook edition by artist Samuel Jeffery. All photos in the book were taken by the artist's father Simon Jeffery between 2005 and 2015.

Softcover, glue-bound
With 62 digital inkjet prints on glossy paper
Signed and numbered

[Clic on the image and browse with the arrows to look inside the book.]

Exhibition catalogue First edition of 300 copies Softcover 18 pages 21 x 16 cm Texts in Deutsch   New
name of the former owner written on the first page,
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Emil Michael Klein, Flora Klein, Peter Klein, Ausstellung, auto-publié, 2016

Catalogue publié à l'occasion d'une exposion de Flora Klein, Emil Klein et Peter Klein à la Galerie Zur Matze, Kunstverein Oberwallis, Brig, du 9 novembre au 30 novembre 2014.

Edition of 14 Poster 50 x 35 cm   New       EUR 100 ORDER

Alan Schmalz, NO APPY POLLY LOGGY, 2016

Impression sérigraphie sur papier.

Criticism/Theory First Edition Softcover 341 pages 21 x 15 cm Texts in French   New       EUR 29 ORDER

Isabelle Stengers, Didier Debaise, Gestes spéculatifs, Les presses du réel, 2015

La pensée spéculative trouve aujourd'hui une nouvelle actualité. Ce renouveau est indissociable de la mise en crise généralisée des modes de pensée qui, d'une manière ou d'une autre, devaient leur autorité à une référence au progrès, à la rationalité, à l'universalité. Mise en crise redoutable, car on ne s'écarte pas sans danger de ce qui a servi de boussole à la pensée euro-américaine depuis qu'il est question de modernité. Mise en crise nécessaire, car ces modes de pensées sont sourds à la nouveauté effective de notre époque, à la manière dont la mission de la modernisation à laquelle ils adhéraient vire au cauchemar d'un enchevêtrement de ravages et d'impuissances.
La pensée speculative est trop souvent définie comme purement théorique, abusivement abstraite, ou relevant tout simplement d'un imaginaire déconnecté de toute prise sur le réel. Parler de "gestes spéculatifs", c'est au contraire mettre la pensée sous le signe d'un engagement par et pour des possibles qu'il s'agit d'activer, de rendre perceptibles dans le présent.

Avec des textes de Fleur Courtois-l'Heureux, Didier Debaise, Vinciane Despret, Thierry Drumm, Emilie Hache, Donna J. Haraway, David Jamar, Claude de Jonckheere, Maryam Kolly, Bruno Latour, Pierre Montebello, Tobie Nathan, Nicolas Prignot, Camille Riquier, Alice Rivières, Isabelle Stengers, Lucienne Strivay, Marcelle Stroobants, Katrin Solhdju, Fabrizio Terranova, Graziella Vella, Benedikte Zitouni. Sous la direction d'Isabelle Stengers et Didier Debaise.

Exhibition catalogue First Edition Softcover 448 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 62 out of stock

Coll., Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia, Walker Art Center, 2015

Hippie Modernism examines the art, architecture and design of the counterculture of the 1960s and early 1970s. The catalogue surveys the radical experiments that challenged societal norms while proposing new kinds of technological, ecological and political utopia. It includes the counter-design proposals of Victor Papanek and the anti-design polemics of Global Tools; the radical architectural visions of Archigram, Superstudio, Haus-Rucker-Co and ONYX; the installations of Ken Isaacs, Joan Hills, Mark Boyle, Hélio Oiticica and Neville D'Almeida; the experimental films of Jordan Belson, Bruce Conner and John Whitney; posters and prints by Emory Douglas, Corita Kent and Victor Moscoso; documentation of performances by the Diggers and the Cockettes; publications such as Oz and The Whole Earth Catalog; books by Marshall McLuhan and Buckminster Fuller; and much more.

While the turbulent social history of the 1960s is well known, its cultural production remains comparatively under-examined. In this substantial volume, scholars explore a range of practices such as radical architectural and anti-design movements emerging in Europe and North America; the print revolution in the graphic design of books, posters and magazines; and new forms of cultural practice that merged street theater and radical politics. Through a profusion of illustrations, interviews with figures including: Gerd Stern of USCO; Ken Isaacs; Gunther Zamp Kelp of Haus-Rucker-Co; Ron Williams and Woody Rainey of ONYX; Franco Raggi of Global Tools; Tony Martin; Clark Richert and Richard Kallweit of Drop City; as well as new scholarly writings, this book explores the conjunction of the countercultural ethos and the modernist desire to fuse art and life.

First Edition Softcover 230 pages 21 x 16 cm Texts in French   Good condition       EUR 70 ORDER

Livre de Chilam Balam de Chumayel, Denoël, 1955

“Parmi tant de publications consacrées au Mexique et à la civilisation maya par de modernes explorateurs, voici, venu au travers des siècles, le document probablement le plus authentique et le plus important sur ce peuple: l'un des quatre ou cinq livres sacrés mayas connus dans le monde entier, et, pour la première fois, publié en français.“

Traduit de l'espagnol et présenté par Benjamin Peret. Avec douze illustrations hors-texte et tous les dessins du manuscrit original.

Criticism/Theory Softcover 66 pages 20 x 13 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 10 ORDER

Claire Fontaine, Human Strike Has Already Begun & Other Writings, Mute, 2013

The term ‘human strike’ was forged to name a revolt against what is reactionary even – and above all – inside the revolt. It defines a type of strike that involves the whole of life and not only its professional side, that acknowledges exploitation in all the domains and not only at work. The human strike is a movement that could potentially contaminate anyone and that attacks the foundations of life in common; its subject isn’t the proletarian or the factory worker but the ‘whatever singularity’ that everyone is. This movement isn’t there to reveal the exceptionality or the superiority of one group or another, but to unmask the whateverness of everybody as the open secret that social classes hide.

Founded in 2004, the Paris-based collective artist Claire Fontaine declares a position as a ‘readymade artist’. Having assumed the name of a popular French brand of notebooks, her practice centers on the production of works in neon, video, sculpture, painting and text. Her neo-conceptual art targets the exchangeability and disintegration of notions of authorship. Her position stems from the awareness of the shared condition of political impotence and the crisis of singularity within contemporary society today.

Artist's book First Edition Softcover 26 x 18 cm Texts in no text   New       EUR 30 ORDER

Urban Zellweger, Snow, Hacienda Books, 2016

Book of drawings published on the occasion of the exhibition of Urban Zellweger at Shoot the Lobster, New York, January 2016. 

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