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

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 Some 100 contributors document around 120 key buildings from this period, including many previously unpublished discoveries that are in acute danger of loss through neglect of intended demolition.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.

Anthology First Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 184 pages Texts in French   Very good condition       EUR 42 ORDER

Adrian Piper, Textes d'oeuvres et essais, Institut d'art contemporain Villeurbanne, 2003

Cette publication, premier recueil de traductions en français d'écrits d'Adrian Piper, est constituée de textes d'oeuvres de la rétrospective Adrian Piper: Depuis 1965 présentée à l'Institut d'art contemporain de Villeurbanne au printemps 2003, et de quatre essais critiques: deux sur la xénophobie, un sur la triple oppression des artistes femmes noires et un sur le modernisme en art; leurs préoccupations étant étroitement liées à la production artistique de Piper, ils veulent servir à éclairer plus largement sa démarche.

Anthology, Criticism/Theory, Essai, Social sciences Paperback 1856 pages 22 x 17 cm Texts in French         EUR 66 ORDER

Fernand Deligny, Oeuvres, L'arachnéen, 2017

Les Oeuvres de Fernand Deligny (1913-1996) reconstituent en 1856 pages des textes, images, fac-similés, les étapes d'une trajectoire qui conduisit cet éducateur sans diplômes de la lutte contre l'institution "Sauvegarde de l'enfance" à une approche expérimentale de l'autisme. L'ouvrage rassemble l'essentiel de son oeuvre, éditée et inédite: de Pavillon 3, ses premières nouvelles (1944), aux textes sur l'image des années 1980 et de l'évocation de sa dernière et monumentale tentative autobiographique L'Enfant de citadelle.

L’écriture fut pour Deligny une activité constante, existentielle, le laboratoire permanent de sa pratique d’éducateur. Ses premiers livres sont des pamphlets contre l’"encastrement" institutionnel et contre l’approche psychopédagogique qui anime la politique rééducative de l’après-guerre et dans laquelle il voit très tôt s’annoncer la "société de contrôle". À partir de la fin des années 1960, il engage une réflexion anthropologique contre la "domestication symbolique" et pour une définition de l’humain a-subjectif, spécifique, dépris de lui-même. Il accueille des enfants autistes dans les Cévennes et invente un dispositif : un réseau d’aires de séjour, des éducateurs non professionnels, un "coutumier" ritualisé à l’extrême, inspiré de l’agir et de l’immuable autistiques. Il invente une cartographie, les fameuses "lignes d’erre", se saisit du cinéma pour remettre en cause le point de vue hégémonique de "l’homme-que-nous-sommes".

Le volume – chronologique – s’accompagne d’une édition critique détaillée : les textes et films en images sont précédés d’introductions (Sandra Alvarez de Toledo) qui les replacent dans leur contexte historique et dans la biographie intellectuelle de Deligny ; chacune des cinq parties de l’ouvrage se conclut par un texte (Michel Chauvière, Annick Ohayon, Anne Querrien, Bertrand Ogilvie, Jean-François Chevrier) qui dégage les lignes de force de sa pensée au cours de ses tentatives successives.

Anthology, Monograph Softcover 800 pages 280 x 205 cm Texts in French / English   New       EUR 58 ORDER

Vincent de Roguin, The Young Gods / Documents 1985-2105, Éditions La Baconnière, 2017

Un ouvrage de 800 pages consacré au groupe, compilant 30 ans de photographies, coupures de presse et ephemera diverses, tirées des archives personnelles du groupe ou récoltées aux quatre coins du globe.

Sous la direction de Vincent de Roguin.

Criticism/Theory, Anthology First Edition Softcover 320 pages 22 x 14 cm Texts in French   New       EUR 20 ORDER

Elisabeth Lebovici, Ce que le sida m’a fait. Art et activisme à la fin du XXe siècle, JRP|Ringier, 2017

L'historienne et critique d'art revisite, avec sa mémoire de témoin, les liens entre art et activisme durant les « années sida » en France et aux États-Unis. Composé de textes monographiques, d'entretiens et d'essais thématiques, cet ouvrage rédigé à la première personne rend compte d'une créativité artistique et activiste née de l'urgence de vivre et du combat pour la reconnaissance de tous·tes.

Restituer la parole des ami·e·s de lutte, articuler les « je » et « nous » d'alors et d'aujourd'hui, faire retour sur des faits et affects peu connus du public français, analyser l'« épidémie de la représentation » consécutif à l'apparition du sida : telle est l'entreprise de cet ouvrage, conçu par Elisabeth Lebovici comme un véritable « discours de la méthode » où, toujours, le personnel est politique, le public et le privé s'intriquent. Engagée aux côtés des activistes français et américains de la lutte contre le sida, observatrice privilégiée, en tant qu'historienne de l'art et journaliste, des débats et enjeux des années 1980 et 1990, l'auteure analyse ce moment charnière des liens entre art et activisme, qu'elle revisite avec sa mémoire de témoin, en survivante affectée.

Ce volume propose ainsi, dans un va-et-vient constant entre les États-Unis et la France, une cosmologie élective : ACT UP, les « arbres téléphoniques », Richard Baquié, Gregg Bordowitz, Alain Buffard, Douglas Crimp, les « enterrements politiques », General Idea, Nan Goldin, Félix González-Torres, Gran Fury, L'Hiver de l'amour, Roni Horn, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Zoe Leonard, Mark Morrisroe, William Ollander, le « Patchwork de noms », The Real Estate Show, Lionel Soukaz, Philippe Thomas, Georges Tony Stoll, Paul Vecchiali, David Wojnarowicz, Dana Wyse, les zaps, etc.

Anthology, Artist's book Album 2 Softcover 624 pages 24 x 17 cm Texts in French   New       EUR 36 ORDER

Pascal Doury, Dora Diamant Doury, Patate, cneai, 2005

Rassemblant textes, dessins et photographies, cette revue / album procède d'une démarche exemplaire de recherche artistique qui échappe aux limites de la page imprimée. Proche du graphisme punk, Patate réunit des artistes proches de Pascal Doury, tels que les membres du groupe Bazooka (Lulu Larsen, Kiki et Loulou Picasso, Olivia Clavel, Ti5 Dur…, à qui Libération avait confié son supplément de 32 pages intitulé Un regard moderne de 1978 à 1981). Accumulant les gestes d'insoumission et de provocation, ces artistes activistes font feu de tout bois, mêlant images et textes existants à leurs propres écrits, dessins et photographies. Concepteur de cette revue-album, Pascal Doury pousse à l'extrême le mélange des genres, en faisant alterner ses dessins aux figures enfantines et hallucinées, avec une multitude d'images d'archives : employé au journal Libération, il s'était constitué au fil des ans une « encyclopédie des images » qui rassemblait notamment un grand nombre de photos de presse interdites à la publication. Cette somme d'images construites / déconstruites, banales et violentes, se lit comme une épopée de la civilisation de la communication. 

Avec Pascal Doury, Dora-Diamant Doury, Dim Junior, Pierre Tilman, Olivia Clavel, Scelsi, Edward Krasiñsky, Anne Van Der Linden, Florence Manlik, Charles Pennequin, Antenna, Mihran Diallo, Nathalie Rouannette, Isabelle Lartault, Jacques Pyon, Nina Childress, Henri Ughetto, Ox, Captain Cavern, Eugénie Lavenant, Jules Olitski, Ti5 Dur, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Julien Carreyn, Felice Varini, Otto Muehl, Jacques Donguy, Taroop & Glabel, Christophe Tarkos, Jean-François Bory, Matthias Lehmann, Maxime Sigaud, Jean-Pierre Le Boulch, Kiki Picasso, Donato Di Nunno, Bruno Richard, Placid, Kerozen, Toffe, Jérémie Grandsenne (Moui), Sabine Macher, Michel Verjux, Jacques Elie.

Anthology Softcover 496 pages 31 x 23 cm Texts in English / Italian   New       EUR 55 ORDER

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 Hardcover 400 pages 30 x 24 cm Texts in English, German, French   New       EUR 80 ORDER

Marcel Joray, Le béton dans l’art contemporain – Vol. 1 + 2, Éditions du Griffon, 1987

The use of concrete in visual arts, until the late 1970s.

“Why should it seem to form such an unnatural union to associate concrete with beauty? Stone and bronze are linked in our minds with ancient history, and recall different civilisations. Concrete, though, is completely new, and so it has “the natural right of present over the past.” What we intend to do here is to try to show, by means of the examples chosen, that concrete, in just the same way as steel, has earned its place in the plastic arts. We have based ou research mainly on what may properly be referred to sculpture, and on reliefs and the way they have been integrated into architecture. We have, however, also covered very extensively the environmental works which have brought the plastic quality to planned open spaces and public spaces. And lastly we have considered those typical works of our civilization, the monumental creations of artists working in collaboration with constructional engineers.” (Marcel Joray, foreword)

Anthology Softcover 280 pages Texts in English   Very good condition       EUR 250 ORDER

Jörg Schellmann, Bernd Klüser, Joseph Beuys. Multiples, New York University Press, 1980

Catalogue raisonné, Multiples and Prints, 1965–1980.

This book documents this entire multiple output of German artist Joseph Beuys. In a conversation with the publishers Beuys indicates his intentions and explains his "extended concept of art" through single works. 

Anthology, Fiction Second Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 300 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 32 ORDER

François Peraldi, Polysexuality (Semiotext(e) #10), Semiotext(e), 1995

Originally conceived as a special Semiotext(e) issue on homosexuality at the end of the 70s, “Polysexuality” quickly evolved into a more complex and iconoclastic project whose intent was to do away with recognized genders altogether, considered far too limitative. The project landed somewhere between humor, anarchy, science-fiction, utopia and apocalypse. In the few years that it took to put it together, it also evolved from a joyous schizo concept to a darker, neo-Lacanian elaboration on the impossibility of sexuality. The tension between the two, occasionally perceptible, is the theoretical subtext of the issue. Upping the ante on gender distinctions, “Polysexuality” started by blowing wide open all sexual classifications, inventing unheard-of categories, regrouping singular features into often original configurations, like Corporate Sex, Alimentary Sex, Soft or Violent Sex, Discursive Sex, Self- Sex, Animal Sex, Child Sex, Morbid Sex, or Sex of the Gaze. Mixing documents, interviews, fiction, theory, poetry, psychiatry and anthropology, “Polysexuality” became the encyclopedia sexualis of a continent that is still emerging. What it displayed in all its forms could be called, broadly speaking, the Sexuality of Capital. (Actually the issue being rather hot, it was decided to cool it off somewhat by only using “capitals” throughout the issue. It was also the first issue for which we used the computer).
 
Includes work by Alain Robbe-Grillet, Félix Guattari, Paul Verlaine, William S.Burroughs, Georges Bataille, Pierre Klossowski, Roland Barthes, Paul Virilio, Peter Lamborn Wilson, and more.


 

Anthology, Exhibition catalogue First Edition Hardcover 304 pages 25 x 20 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 62 ORDER

Kunsthaus Zürich, Dadaglobe Reconstructed, Scheidegger & Spiess, 2016

Dadaglobe was to be the definitive anthology of the Dada movement. Had it been published in 1921 as planned, it would have constituted more than one hundred artworks by some thirty artists from seven countries, showing Dada to be an artistic and literary movement with truly global reach. Yet, mainly due to a lack of funding, it remained unpublished, leaving a remarkable void in the literature on this early twentieth-century movement.

On the one-hundredth anniversary of the founding of Dada in Zurich, Dadaglobe Reconstructed restores this fascinating literary artifact with reproductions of the works of art received for the original book by the Romanian poet and cofounder of the Dada movement Tristan Tzara. Tzara’s call for submissions in four categories—drawings, photographs of artworks, photographic self-portraits, and book layouts—was met not merely with existing works. In fact, the parameters for production also served as a catalyst for the creation of many new ones, including some of the Dada movement’s most iconic works. For the first time, the collection is presented here in full color and alongside essays examining Tzara’s concept and the history of Dada and Dadaglobe.

With contributions by Adrian Sudhalter, Michel Sanouillet, Cathérine Hug, Samantha Friedman, Lee Ann Daffner, and Karl D. Buchberg.

Anthology, 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.

Anthology Second Edition Softcover 1160 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 30 ORDER

Lisa Robertson, Matthew Stadler, Revolution: A Reader, Paraguay Press, Publication Studio, 2015

Co-published with Publication Studio, Portland, Revolution: A Reader collects texts from across many cultures and times and organizes them roughly along a chronology of living, from “beginning,” to “childhood,” “education,” “adulthood,” and “death.” The book brings the embodied fact of revolution into the lived present by engaging readers with language that takes us there, no matter where we are to begin with. We are all in revolution, now. Reading can make this fact primary and conscious and shared. Heavily annotated throughout, the book is, quite literally, a conversation. The annotations, by Lisa Robertson and Matthew Stadler — composed simultaneously and in response to one another — stitch a web of argument that links the book into a single thing, a reader. The book also features a narrative bibliography of revolution by David Brazil.

With texts by Kathy Acker, Etel Adnan, Vivienne Westwood, Dodie Bellamy, David Brazil, Edmund Burke, Mina Loy, Mahmoud Darwish, Oscar Wilde, Guy Davenport, Angela Davis, Gertrude Stein, Stacy Doris, Hannah Arendt, Saskia Sassen, Frantz Fanon, Shulamith Firestone, Louise Michel, Eileen Myles, Jean Genet, Michel Ragon, Donna Haraway, Oscar Tuazon and many more.

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