Children's book, Artist's book Softcover 32 pages 27 x 20 cm   Good condition       EUR 11 ORDER

Peter Friedl, Untitled / Sans titre, Galerie Walcheturm, 1999

Coloring book published on the occasion of the Peter Friedl show at the Galerie Walcheturm in Zurich, 1999.

Struggles Softcover 300 pages 21 x 15 cm Texts in French   New       EUR 7.5 ORDER

Le pari de l'autonomie. Récits de luttes dans l'Espagne des années 70., Éditions du Soufflet, 2018

De la moitié des années 60 jusqu'au début des années 80, des luttes massives et virulentes ont secoué l'Espagne. Aussi bien l'appareil franquiste vieillissant que la jeune démocratie chargée d'assurer une transition politique sans remous ont été débordés par des conflits sur les lieux de travail, dans les quartiers, dans les prisons. De l'exploitation salariée à la vie quotidienne, tout allait être remis en cause.

Cinema Softcover 45 pages 22 x 14 cm Texts in English   Very good condition       EUR 16 ORDER

Bruce Jenkins, Cinema Outsider. The Films of William Klein, Walker Art Center, 1989

This book, part of the 1989 nationally touring retrospective of the Walker Art Center, is comprised of five sections, the major - and middle one, pages 25-41, on William Klein commenting on his film work. Bounded by the intro and filmography/ bibliography, along with 15 full-page photos.

Criticism/Theory First Edition Softcover 364 pages 20 x 14 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 25 ORDER

Isabelle Graw, The Love of Painting. Genealogy of a Success Medium, Sternberg Press, 2018

Painting seems to have lost its dominant position in the field of the arts. However, looking more closely at exhibited photographs, assemblages, installations, or performances, it is evident how the rhetorics of painting still remain omnipresent. Following the tradition of classical theories of painting based on exchanges with artists, Isabelle Graw’s The Love of Painting considers the art form not as something fixed, but as a visual and discursive material formation with the potential to fascinate owing to its ability to produce the fantasy of liveliness. Thus, painting is not restricted to the limits of its own frame, but possesses a specific potential that is located in its material and physical signs. Its value is grounded in its capacity to both reveal and mystify its conditions of production. Alongside in-depth analyses of the work of artists like Édouard Manet, Jutta Koether, Martin Kippenberger, Jana Euler, and Marcel Broodthaers, the book includes conversations with artists in which Graw’s insights are further discussed and put to the test.

Criticism/Theory Second Edition Paperback 480 pages 21 x 14 cm Texts in French   New       EUR 25 out of stock

Samir Boumediene, La colonisation du savoir. Une histoire des plantes médicinales du « Nouveau Monde », 1492–1750, Les éditions des mondes à faire, 2016

Tabac, coca, quinquina, cacao, gaïac, peyotl, poisons, abortifs… De 1492 au milieu du XVIIIe siècle, les Européens s’approprient en Amérique d’innombrables plantes médicinales. Au moyen d’expéditions scientifiques et d’interrogatoires, ils collectent le savoir des Indiens ou des esclaves pour marchander des drogues, et élaborent avec elles les premières politiques de santé. Dans le même temps, inquisiteurs et missionnaires interdisent l’usage rituel de certaines plantes et se confrontent aux résistances des guérisseurs. Botanique, fraudes et sorcellerie : entre les forêts américaines et les cours du Vieux Monde, ce livre raconte l’expansion européenne comme une colonisation du savoir.

Counterculture First Edition Softcover 156 pages 18 x 11 cm Texts in French   New       EUR 13 ORDER

Ratcharge, Entre un néant et un autre, Les éditions des mondes à faire, 2017

Ratcharge (2004-2014) était un fanzine qui disséquait le quotidien avec le même acharnement que la musique. Au fil de ses trente-quatre numéros, il a montré ce que pouvait être la littérature punk : pas de nostalgie, une démarche autonome de A à Z et des récits directement tirés du vécu, couchés sur le papier comme trois accords plaqués dans un fracas de larsens. Errances urbaines, squats, dérives sous acide, apnées salariales, guerre contre l’ennui : une littérature brute, héritière bâtarde de la contreculture américaine et du vide existentiel de la banlieue parisienne.

Criticism/Theory First Edition Softcover 80 pages Texts in French   New       EUR 11 ORDER

René Daumal, Les limites du langage philosophique, suivi de La guerre sainte, Éditions la Tempête, 2018

« La philosophie est aussi nécessaire à la connaissance que la carte géographique au voyage : la grande erreur, je le répète, est de croire qu’on voyage en regardant une carte » (René Daumal)

Quelle est la vocation réelle de la pensée philosophique ? Son étymologie, « l’amour de la sagesse », nous rappelle qu’elle n’a pas sa fin en elle-même. Comment a-t-elle pu s’égarer au point de devenir pour la modernité un discours séparé de la vie ? A travers l’étude des premiers textes indo-européens, sanskrits et grecs, René Daumal cherche à retrouver l’usage et le sens d’une pensée qui accompagne et nourrisse véritablement l’existence humaine : « c’est d’ici que part notre pensée, c’est ici qu’elle doit revenir ; mais après quels détours ! » Pas d’enseignement doctrinaire, ni de vérité révélée. Le sens des textes n’est pas à chercher en eux-mêmes mais dans le quotidien et le concret qu’il éclaire pour les rejoindre et s’y résoudre. Il faut réveiller la philosophie de sa torpeur institutionnelle !

Anthropocene First Edition Softcover 312 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 32 ORDER

Donna Haraway, Staying with the Trouble. Making Kin in the Chthulucene, Duke Press, 2016

In the midst of spiraling ecological devastation, multispecies feminist theorist Donna J. Haraway offers provocative new ways to reconfigure our relations to the earth and all its inhabitants. She eschews referring to our current epoch as the Anthropocene, preferring to conceptualize it as what she calls the Chthulucene, as it more aptly and fully describes our epoch as one in which the human and nonhuman are inextricably linked in tentacular practices. The Chthulucene, Haraway explains, requires sym-poiesis, or making-with, rather than auto-poiesis, or self-making. Learning to stay with the trouble of living and dying together on a damaged earth will prove more conducive to the kind of thinking that would provide the means to building more livable futures. Theoretically and methodologically driven by the signifier SF—string figures, science fact, science fiction, speculative feminism, speculative fabulation, so far—Staying with the Trouble further cements Haraway's reputation as one of the most daring and original thinkers of our time.

Criticism/Theory First Edition Paperback 360 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 18 ORDER

Coll., What's Love (or Care, Intimacy, Warmth, Affection) Got to Do with It? , Sternberg Press, e-flux journal, 2017

It is often said that we no longer have an addressee for our political demands. But that’s not true. We have each other. What we can no longer get from the state, the party, the union, the boss, we ask for from one another. And we provide. Lacan famously defined love as giving something you don’t have to someone who doesn’t want it. But love is more than a YouTube link or a URL. Love’s joy is not to be found in fulfillment, it is to be found in recognition: even though I can never return what was taken away from you, I may be the only person alive who knows what it is.

In our present times—post-human, post-reality, or maybe pre-internet, post-it, pre-collapse, pre-fabricated by algorithms—what does love have to do with it? Since 2009, need and care and desire and admiration have been cross-examined, called as witness, put on parole, and made the subject of caring inquiry by e-flux journal authors. These writings have now been collected to form this comprehensive volume.

Edited by Julieta Aranda, Brian Kuan Wood, Stephen Squibb, Anton Vidokle.
With contributions by Paul Chan, Keti Chukhrov, Cluster, Antke Engel, Hu Fang, Brian Kuan Wood, Lee Mackinnon, Chus Martínez, Tavi Meraud, Fred Moten and Stefano Harney, Elizabeth A. Povinelli and Kim Turcot DiFruscia, Paul B. Preciado, Martha Rosler, Virginia Solomon, Jalal Toufic, Jan Verwoert, Slavoj Žižek

Criticism/Theory First Edition Softcover 360 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 15 ORDER

Jackie Wang, Carceral Capitalism, Semiotext(e), 2018

What we see happening in Ferguson and other cities around the country is not the creation of livable spaces, but the creation of living hells. When people are trapped in a cycle of debt it also can affect their subjectivity and how they temporally inhabit the world by making it difficult for them to imagine and plan for the future. What psychic toll does this have on residents? How does it feel to be routinely dehumanized and exploited by the police?—from Carceral Capitalism

In this collection of essays in Semiotext(e)'s Intervention series, Jackie Wang examines the contemporary incarceration techniques that have emerged since the 1990s. The essays illustrate various aspects of the carceral continuum, including the biopolitics of juvenile delinquency, predatory policing, the political economy of fees and fines, cybernetic governance, and algorithmic policing. Included in this volume is Wang's influential critique of liberal anti-racist politics, “Against Innocence,” as well as essays on RoboCop, techno-policing, and the aesthetic problem of making invisible forms of power legible.

Wang shows that the new racial capitalism begins with parasitic governance and predatory lending that extends credit only to dispossess later. Predatory lending has a decidedly spatial character and exists in many forms, including subprime mortgage loans, student loans for sham for-profit colleges, car loans, rent-to-own scams, payday loans, and bail bond loans. Parasitic governance, Wang argues, operates through five primary techniques: financial states of exception, automation, extraction and looting, confinement, and gratuitous violence. While these techniques of governance often involve physical confinement and the state-sanctioned execution of black Americans, new carceral modes have blurred the distinction between the inside and outside of prison. As technologies of control are perfected, carcerality tends to bleed into society.

Artist's book, Artists' writings Texts in French / English   New       EUR 72 ORDER

Tarik Hayward, Indian Inkjet, Oraibi, Mcb-a, 2018

Réalisé à l’occasion de l’exposition Neutral Density de Tarik Hayward au Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne en 2017, Indian Inkjet est le résultat d'une année de production d'un livre - depuis sa conception jusqu'à son impression - par l'artiste lui-même. Chaque exemplaire est un objet unique réalisé dans une imprimerie autonome mise en place dans l’atelier. Grâce à des logiciels pirate, l’artiste a détourné des imprimantes de leur obsolescence programmée, les alimentant par des bidons d’encre à l’aide de tuyaux.

Né à Ibiza, Tarik Hayward vit à la Vallée de Joux. Il conçoit son travail comme: « une série d’expériences techniques réalisées dans l’urgence d’un besoin non défini ».

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Produced for the Neutral Density art show at the Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne in 2017, Indian Inkjet is the result of the one-year process to produce a book - from its conception to its printing - by the artist himself. Every copy is a unique item made in an autonomous printing house set up in the workshop. Thanks to hacked software, the artist hijacked printers from their planned obsolescence, feeding them with tubes dipped in cans of ink. 

Born in Ibiza, Tarik Hayward lives in la Vallée de Joux. He conceives his work as « a series of technical experiments made in the urgency of an undefined need ».

 

Artist's book First edition of 500 copies   New       EUR 70 out of stock

Coll., Maximage Color Combinations, ECAL, 2017

This book is a tool for designers, artists and printers who are interested in personalized and unique color palettes. Created using between 2 and 5 spot colors, over 120 combinations were generated directly in the offset press by interfering with the ink unit. This unorthodox color-mixing technique helped to create more than 450 spot colors evolving over the 500 different books, turning each one into a set of totally unique combinations.

The book explores how different colors and hues can interact together, and how they can merge from one to another. Without any chapters or formulas, colors travel from shiny to matte, blue to celadon, frozen to boiling, reflective to absorbent, dark light to brain grey, spectral to metameric, sunshine to neon, from Atlanta to Albertville, or from Leipzig to Juba via Napoli and back again, in an attempt to tell infinite stories.

The user will not find here this year’s hot color nor the trends for next season. Rather, each page tells a different story that each user can relate to, reinterpret or reappropriate in their own way.


This publication follows “Maximage Formula Guide” and “Maximage Raster Guide”, and is part of the “Workflow” Research Project (R&D). It was conceived and printed during a workshop at ECAL held by Maximage and the printer Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich.


With the participation of Giacomo Bastianelli, Mélanie Blanc, Victoire Bornhauser, Pauline Brocart, Benoît Brun, Juliette Caillault, Sebastian Davila, Ariane Delahaye, Sarah Di Venosa, Jenny Donnet-Descartes, Loïc Dupasquier, Laurence Favez, Boris Fernandez, Loana Gatti, Clément Gicquel, Marine Giraudo, Amaury Hamon, Pamela Jaton, Valentin Kaiser, Sereina Kessler, Thomas Le Provost, Vidal Mateos, Dimitri Nägele, Sophie Soulié, Laetitia Troilo, Laura-Issé Tusevo, Gwendolyn Ummel, Sabrina Vega and Matthieu Visentin.

Artist's book Hardcover 406 pages 25 x 19 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 37 ORDER

Greg Parma Smith, My Ideas, JRP|Ringier, 2018

Conceived by Greg Parma Smith as an active archive, this artist’s book combines a selection of recent paintings, an extensive number of drawings (preparatory sketches, studies, simple patterns and designs, cartoons, notes, and doodles) realized by the artist from his youth years—when drawing was his favorite medium of expression—and three essays by long-time followers of Parma Smith’s practice, namely artist and writer John Miller, art critic Kari Rittenbach, and musician and singer Hunter Hunt-Hendrix. In a very generous way, the artist thus allows us to enter his personal universe and to understand his path to painting and artistic creation.

Fiction First Edition Paperback 112 pages 17 x 11 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 11 ORDER

Tina Braegger, The Grateful Dead – A Diary by Gabriel Krampus, BECKBOOKS, 2016

Gabriel Krampus lives with his wife on a deserted island of the Idian ocean. They are both artists. At 84 years old, he decides to publish his diary, written 8 years earlier, in 2059.

“To have an island all by myself was my dream since forever, to be able to work without worldly distractions. My wife had always made conceptual work. She wanted to be buried in a beautiful place, and our private little island can definitely be described as such, so now for almost 44 years she has been watching the weather change, the time pass, the ocean come and go.“

Artist's book Edition of 150 Staple-bound 15 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 45 out of stock

Maximage, Chandigarh Furniture, Villette Édition, 2014

"Years later, some Indian scientists scouting for new settlement locations, flew over the area and spotted the remains of the huge concrete statue of a hand that seemed to be trying to reach out at them through the dense vegetation engulfing it.“

Concept: David Keshavjee, Andreas Koller, Guy Meldem.
Designed in India and printed on hand-made paper from Pondicherry. 

Children's book 120 pages 21 x 27 cm Texts in Français / Arabe   Good condition       EUR 16 ORDER

Djamila Olivesi, Les enfants du Polisario, Des femmes, 1978

«… l’idée est née, nous allons dessiner toute l’histoire de ce grand peuple sahraoui, depuis l’aube du monde. Et les enfants, seuls, prendront cette parole. Il a fallu s’organiser.
Tous les enfants de tous les camps devraient pouvoir prendre ce pouvoir de l’Histoire, voici donc un début…
Les moyens « techniques » étant très réduits, il a fallu que les séances-couleur se déroulent par petits groupes d’une dizaine d’enfants. Dans les camps, les enfants bien portants, assis en cercle à même le sol de la hamada, un bout de papier sur les genoux, utilisaient, chacun son tour, et en le replaçant au centre, les crayons de couleur de leur choix. […] Nous décidions de l’époque dont nous allions parler et la discussion coulait comme un grand livre ouvert, elle durait souvent longtemps, puis je partais, je revenais faire la « collecte », non sans commentaires sur ce qui était transmis, mais sans retouches. 
Et c’est ainsi que les images de l’Histoire du Peuple Sahraoui se sont accumulées ».

 

Poster Edition of 100 copies 70 x 100 cm   New       EUR 16 ORDER

Kim Seob Boninsegni, OCCUPY THE POOL, 2017

Silkscreen Poster designed by Dan Solbach for Occupy the Pool , a film by Kim Seob Boninsegni

Anthology, Architecture First Edition Softcover 716 pages 27 x 22 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 64 out of stock

Peter Cachola Schmal, Oliver Elser, Filipp Kurz, SOS BRUTALISM. A Global Survey, Park Books, 2017

The first-ever global survey of brutalist architecture from the 1950s to the 1970s, based on research project carried out collaboratively by Deutsches Architekturmuseum DAM and Wüstenrot Foundation.

"SOS Brutalism" is a distress signal. Since the 1950s, eminent architects around the world have realized buildings expressing an uncompromising attitude. Predominantly, yet not exclusively, they used exposed concrete, or béton brut (hence the term brutalism), for the construction. Today, many of these always controversially discussed buildings are in danger of demolition or, at least, of reconstruction that often may change their appearance beyond recognition. In recent years, an initiative to protect and preserve this significant global heritage of 20th-century architecture has gained momentum, mainly in the internet.

The result of this research to date is a global survey of brutalist architecture of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, presented in an exhibition at DAM in autumn 2017 and a coinciding and uniquely comprehensive book. Some 100 contributors document around 120 key buildings from this period, including many previously unpublished discoveries that are in acute danger of loss through neglect of intended demolition. Moreover, the book features overviews of brutalism in architecture in twelve regions around the world. Case studies of hotspots such as the Macedonian capital Skopje or New Haven, Connecticut, and essays on the history and theory of brutalism round out this lavishly illustrated book. The supplement collects papers of an international symposium on brutalism in architecture held in Berlin in 2012.

Criticism/Theory Newspaper Texts in French   New       EUR 4 ORDER

Coll., Concertina. Journal du traitement médiatique du bidonville de Calais, 2018

Le jeudi 8 mars 2018, dans le XIXe arrondissement, Karim est mort aux portes du centre « humanitaire » sous contrat d’Emmaüs Solidarité. Ses espoirs de dignité liquidés sur un trottoir parisien. Foulé au pied par la ville comme un encombrant sans visage, son corps gisant sous des couvertures trempées a été laissé plusieurs heures sous la pluie, avant d’être enlevé par la police. De la même manière, ce qui ne manquera pas de frapper le lecteur de ce recueil sur le bidonville de Calais, c’est la façon dont on a discuté et disposé des « migrants » comme de biens meubles. Leur présence sur le territoire calaisien était un problème public, leurs corps des objets passifs et leurs voix inaudibles dans le récit de la « crise des migrants ».

Le travail qui suit est un journal non-exhaustif du traitement politique et médiatique des exilés de la jungle, le temps de sa brève existence. À peine plus d’un an, de l’été 2015 à novembre 2016, soit des premières annonces de la création d’un camp et des incitations de la mairie à s’installer sur la lande, jusqu’à son nettoyage manu militari. Une opération de grande ampleur, menée sous les caméras de plusieurs centaines de journalistes badgés et baladés par l’agent de communication de la préfecture. La violence de l’expulsion provient bien sûr du déploiement policier et des incendies qui ont permis de boucler l’affaire en quelques jours mais aussi et de façon moins évidente, de l’hégémonie d’une fiction médiatique qui a rendu muettes dix mille personnes en errance autour d’un brasier. Ce recueil regroupe quelques perles sordides et des textes d’origines diverses qui abordent parfois le même événement depuis des perspectives différentes, collectés au fil du temps, comme autant d’archives du décalage entre les journaux et la réalité vécue. Les articles ne sont ni corrigés (seules quelques notes ont été ajoutées pour faciliter la compréhension et des liens supprimés pour alléger le passage à la forme papier), ni commentés. Nous espérons que le lecteur saura en tirer quelques enseignements. Les relire aujourd’hui permet de reconstituer l’articulation du discours dominant, ponctué de quelques éléments dissonants pour y déceler les permanences, les tours de manches éculés, et garder en mémoire cette histoire pour éclairer la situation actuelle et son air de déjà-vu.

Comics Second Edition Staple-bound 34 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 15 ORDER

Julien Ceccaldi, Human Furniture, self-published, 2017

Hi, I'm Francis.

Tonight we are celebrating my big return!
I was away for a long time, visiting my parents, figuring some stuff out...

These are my friends !
The blond one is Caroline, she always gets what she wants...

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