Anthology, Poster First Edition Softcover Texts in English   Very good condition       EUR 35 out of stock

Coll., Images of an Era. The American Poster 1945-75, Smithsonian Institute, 1975

Catalog published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition, shown in Washington, D.C.; Houston, Chicago, New York and several European cities throughout 1976 and 1977. Contains color reproductions of hundreds of posters produced by various American artists, designers and photographers between 1945 and 1975.

With texts by John Carrigan, Margaret Cogswell, Milton Glaser, Dore Ashton and Alan Gowans. Cover by Andy Warhol.

Artist's book, Anthology First Edition Softcover 200 pages 20 x 15 cm Texts in Deutsch   Upper spine slightly torn
o/w very good condition
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Dick Higgins, Wolf Vostell, Pop Architektur Concept Art, Droste, 1969

Edited by Dick Higgins and Wolf Vostell, this artist’s book/anthology explores the boundaries between pop art and architecture through writings and projects by key artists and thinkers of the 1960s and earlier—from John Cage and Buckminster Fuller to Kurt Schwitters and Joseph Beuys. It will retain the book’s unique design, specifically its Mylar inserts, which add unique depth and elaborate the publication’s content.

Contains numerous letters, black-and-white photographs. Vellum inserts. All text in German. Book design by Vostell himself. This edition precedes the English edition entitled Fantastic Architecture, published by Something Else Press, 1969.

Anthology Softcover 496 pages 31 x 23 cm Texts in English / Italian   New       EUR 58 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 Softcover 184 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 34 ORDER

Coll., See Red Women's Workshop: Feminist Posters 1974–1990, Four Corners Books, 2017

A feminist silkscreen poster collective founded in London in 1974 by three former art students, the See Red Women’s Workshop grew out of a shared desire to combat sexist images of women and to create positive and challenging alternatives. Women from different backgrounds came together to make posters and calendars that tackled issues of sexuality, identity and oppression. With humor and bold, colorful graphics, See Red expressed the personal experiences of women as well as their role in wider struggles for change.
Written by See Red members, detailing the group’s history up until the closure of the workshop in 1990, and with a foreword by celebrated feminist historian Sheila Rowbotham, See Red Women’s Workshop features all of the collective’s original screenprints and posters. Confronting negative stereotypes, questioning the role of women in society, and promoting women’s self-determination, the power and energy of these images reflect an important and dynamic era of women’s liberation―with continued relevance for today.

WIth contributions by Prudence Stevenson, Susan Mackie, Anne Robinson, Jess Baines and Sheila Rowbotham.

Anthology First Edition Softcover 156 pages 28 x 21 cm Texts in French   New       EUR 38 ORDER

Philippe Artières (ed.), La révolte de la prison de Nancy. 15 janvier 1972, Le Point du Jour, 2013

Photographies de Gérard Drolc, Élie Kagan et Martine Frank
Peintures de Gérard Fromanger
Documents et propos de Michel Foucault, Jean-Paul Sartre, et de militants du Groupe d'information sur les prisons

En février 1971, Michel Foucault fonde, avec des intellectuels, des militants, d'anciens détenus et des professionnels de l'institution judiciaire, le Groupe d'information sur les prisons (GIP). Son but est d'abord de rompre le silence qui pèse sur les lieux de détention en faisant connaître leur fonctionnement et en donnant la parole aux détenus. Jusqu'en 1973, le GIP mène clandestinement des « enquêtes-intolérance » qui font l'objet de publications, organise conférences de presse et actions de rue. Quelques mois après l'ouverture de ce nouveau front de lutte, éclatent différents mouvements de protestation à l'intérieur des prisons. À Nancy, le 15 janvier 1972, les détenus occupent pendant plusieurs heures les toits d'où ils font entendre leur colère et leurs revendications. Cette « mutinerie-manifestation», et le procès auquel elle donne lieu en juin, ont un grand écho dans l'opinion.

Le livre présente une série exceptionnelle réalisée tout au long de la journée par un photographe local, Gérard Drolc. Il réunit aussi différents documents liés à la révolte de Nancy : un manuscrit de Michel Foucault sur la mutinerie de Toul, survenue un mois auparavant ; un dossier de l'Agence de presse Libération rendant compte d'une action du GIP, avec Jean-Paul Sartre et Michel Foucault, en soutien aux mutins de Nancy, photographiée par Élie Kagan ; un numéro spécial de La Cause du peuple / J'accuse sur les révoltes dans les prisons ; des interrogatoires judiciaires des mutins de Nancy et des documents du GIP ; une pièce créée par le Théâtre du Soleil d'Ariane Mnouchkine, à partir des minutes du procès, et photographiée par Martine Franck. Un tableau de Gérard Fromanger, En révolte à la prison de Nancy (1974), conclut le livre.

Anthology, Exhibition catalogue First Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 196 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 55 ORDER

Johan Kugelberg, The Tattooed Dragon Meets The Wolfman: Lenny Kaye’s Science Fiction Fanzines 1941–1970, Boo Hooray, 2014

This book gathers the science fiction fanzine collection of Lenny Kaye, member of The Patti Smith Group, legendary compiler of Nuggets, music historian, and a once teenage SF fanzine editor/publisher/contributor. Ranging from 1941 to 1970, these fanzines represent ground zero for the zine explosion that was to come years later in rock, punk, skate, fashion, and art.

Primarily published on mimeograph machines, science-fiction fanzines were initially small-run circulars traded amongst fans that offered criticism, letters to the editor, and gossip amongst the SF, fantasy, and horror communities from the 1930s up until digital. These fanzines are about science-fiction subculture, sometimes serious, sometimes crazy, and sometimes serious and crazy. 

Anthology, Source Book First Edition Softcover 208 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 22 out of stock

Hanon Reznikov, Living on Third Street: Plays of the Living Theatre, 1989–1992, Autonomedia, 2008

Scripts, photos, director's notes, musical scores, set designs, and more, from a remarkably fertile period in the half-century-long history of the most important radical theater ensemble in American history.

Anthology, Criticism/Theory New edition Softcover 300 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 20 ORDER

Boyd McDonald, Cruising the Movies. A Sexual Guide to Oldies on TV, Semiotext(e), 2015

Cruising the Movies was Boyd McDonald’s “sexual guide” to televised cinema, originally published by the Gay Presses of New York in 1985. The capstone of McDonald’s prolific turn as a freelance film columnist for the magazine Christopher Street, Cruising the Movies collects the author’s movie reviews of 1983–1985. This new, expanded edition also includes previously uncollected articles and a new introduction by William E. Jones.

Better known as the editor of the Straight to Hell paperback series—a compendia of real-life sexual stories that is part pornography, part ethnography—McDonald in his film writing reveals both his studious and sardonic sides. Many of the texts in Cruising the Movies were inspired by McDonald’s attentive inspection of the now-shuttered MoMA Film Stills Archive, and his columns gloriously capture a bygone era in film fandom. Gay and subcultural, yet never reducible to a zany cult concern or mere camp, McDonald’s “reviews” capture a lost art of queer cinephilia, recording a furtive obsession that once animated gay urban life. With lancing wit, Cruising celebrates gay subculture’s profound embrace of mass culture, seeing film for what it is—a screen that reflects our fantasies, desires, and dreams.

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, Criticism/Theory First Edition Softcover 150 pages 24 x 22 cm Texts in French   New       EUR 70 ORDER

Lionel Bovier, Christophe Cherix, L'irrésolution commune d'un engagement équivoque. Ecart, Genève 1969–1982, mamco, 1997

L’histoire de l’art n’aime pas les groupes. Elle préfère les héros solitaires. Il lui faut de grands artistes, d’irréductibles individualités : trajectoires singulières, étoiles fixes, chefs-d’œuvre intemporels. Authenticité, sérieux, sincérité, originalité, cohérence, identité, continuité sont quelques-unes des vertus cardinales de son idéologie latente. Le collectif, le contagieux, l’échangisme, l’anonymat, l’éphémère, le négligé, l’erratique, le gratuit, l’infime, le divers, le multiple, l’indiscernable, le je-ne-sais-quoi et le presque-rien, le je-ne-sais-pourquoi et le presque-trop, l’insituable, l’infantile, le farfelu, la confusion des genres, le sans queue ni tête appliqué, le minutieux en vain, l’accumulé en pure perte, les loisirs de la poste, la promenade, le lacunaire, l’indiqué en passant, les désinvolte-face, les conversations inconservables, les bribes, le banal, l’ambigu, le bien imité, les dénégations de pouvoir, les délégations d’impouvoir, les stratégies du plus petit décalage commun, l’« infra-mince » vu au téléscope, les tactiques d’indifférence, le quotidien à géométrie variable, le thé à toute heure, les éternités parallèles, l’interchangeable généralisé, etc. – autant de trous noirs du discours historiographique dominant. D’où l’opportunité, par exemple, de cette première enquête méthodique sur l’un des confettis de l’empire invisible de l’art expérimental dans les années soixante-dix : Ecart, groupe (au moindre sens du terme) d’activistes de l’inutile, ayant sévi à Genève et ailleurs dans le monde, entre 1969 et 1982.

Anthology Second Edition Hardcover 220 pages 28 x 19 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 45 ORDER

Annebella Pollen, The Kindred of the Kibbo Kift: Intellectual Barbarians, Donlon, 2016

The Kindred of the Kibbo Kift: Intellectual Barbarians is the first full-length work to explore the innovative cultural production of the English camping and hiking organization (1920-1932). Founded after the First World War as a reaction to militarism in scouting, Kibbo Kift developed into an all-ages organization for men and women. It attracted the support of a range of high-profile writers, artists, scientists and campaigners from DH Lawrence to HG Wells. Underpinned by a complex, distinctive philosophy, Kibbo Kift's practices were wide-ranging, extending across health and handicraft, pacifism and propaganda, myth and magic, education and economics. These ambitious ideas can be seen most clearly in the group's mystical and modernist art and design. The Kindred of the Kibbo Kift: Intellectual Barbarians features over 100 largely unseen examples of the group's accomplished creative output. These include decorated tents, campaign banners, illuminated manuscripts, protest graphics, carved totems and ceremonial attire alongside previously unpublished photographs by Angus McBean. The textual content, underpinned by extensive research in public and private archives, provides comprehensive analysis of the group's original style and occult beliefs. Visually arresting in its own right, The Kindred of the Kibbo Kift: Intellectual Barbarians showcases a fascinating but overlooked body of work that has continuing resonance for twenty-first century oppositional art and culture.

Annebella Pollen is Principal Lecturer in the History of Art and Design at the University of Brighton, UK. Her publications include Mass Photography: Collective Histories of Everyday Life (IB Tauris) and Dress History: New Directions in Theory and Practice (Bloomsbury).

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 First Edition Hardcover 432 pages 25 x 19 cm Texts in French   New       EUR 85 ORDER

Roger Caillois, La lecture des pierres, Xavier Barral, 2015

Cet ouvrage dévoile les plus belles pierres de l'exceptionnelle collection de Roger Caillois à travers des photographies inédites, réalisées en collaboration avec le Muséum national d’histoire naturelle de Paris (MNHN), qui a reçu en dation une grande partie de la collection.

Essayiste, académicien, Roger Caillois se passionne très tôt pour les « pierres curieuses, qui attirent l’attention par quelque anomalie de leur forme ou par quelque bizarrerie significative de dessin ou de couleur ». Il aborde le monde minéral dans une vision toute personnelle où art et sciences naturelles font éclore une image nouvelle de l’univers.
Ce parcours visuel de la collection de Roger Caillois s’accompagne de la réédition de ses célèbres textes : Pierres, L’Écriture des pierres et Agates paradoxales. Descriptifs, méditatifs, ces textes constituent un éloge de ces minéraux dont la lecture fait partager le ravissement qu’ils inspiraient à Roger Caillois.


Anthology, Exhibition catalogue First Edition Softcover 448 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 62 ORDER

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 Softcover 464 pages 24 x 18 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 40 ORDER

Coll., Black Mountain: An Interdisciplinary Experiment 1933 –1957, Spector Books, 2015

The interdisciplinary and experimental educational ideas espoused by Black Mountain College (BMC), founded in North Carolina in 1933, made it one of the most innovative schools in the first half of the twentieth century. Visual arts, economics, physics, dance, architecture, and music were all taught here on an equal footing, and teachers and students lived together in a democratically organized community. The first rector of the school was John Andrew Rice, and Josef Albers, John Cage, Walter Gropius, and Buckminster Fuller were among the many adepts to give courses here. In consequence, BMC witnessed the development of a range of avant-garde concepts. This richly illustrated book appears in conjunction with the Black Mountain exhibition. It is the first comprehensive publication on BMC in the German-speaking world and traces the key moments in the history of this legendary school.

Edited by Eugen Blume, Matilda Felix, Gabriele Knapstein, Catherine Nichols.

Anthology, Criticism/Theory First Edition Softcover 450 pages 21 x 16 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 30 ORDER

Jonas Mekas, Scrapbooks of the Sixties: Writings 1954–2010, Spector Books, 2015

Scrapbook of the Sixties is a collection of published and unpublished texts by Jonas Mekas, filmmaker, writer, poet, and cofounder of the Anthology Film Archives in New York.

Born in Lithuania, he came to Brooklyn via Germany in 1949 and began shooting his first films there. Mekas developed a form of film diary in which he recorded moments of his daily life. He became the barometer of the New York art scene and a pioneer of American avant-garde cinema. Every week, starting in 1958, he published his legendary “Movie Journal” column in The Village Voice, writing on a range of subjects that were by no means restricted to the world of film. He conducted numerous interviews with artists like Andy Warhol, Susan Sontag, John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Erick Hawkins, and Nam June Paik. Some of these will now appear for the first time in his Scrapbook of the Sixties. Mekas’s writings reveal him as a thoughtful diarist and an unparalleled chronicler of the times—a practice that he has continued now for over fifty years.

Anthology, Fiction First Edition Paperback 640 pages 19 x 12 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 30 ORDER

Clarice Lispector, Complete Stories, Penguin Modern Classic, 2015

Clarice Lispector was one of the most blistering and innovative twentieth-century writers of the short story. This collection, gathering all her stories together for the first time in English, shows us abandonments and dependencies, animals too deeply loved and then eaten, the smallest woman in the world, moments of madness and passions that have the ferocity of a fork plunged into a good friend's neck. Together they follow the evolution of a writer capable of capturing all the incredible heat and wonder of existence.

Anthology Second revised edition Soft cover, perfect binding 253 pages Texts in English   Good condition       EUR 28 out of stock

Jack Hirschman (ed.), Artaud Anthology, City Light Books, 1965

“I am the man“, said Antonin Artaud, “who has best charted his inmost self“. To society, Artaud was an addict and a madman. He was by nature a visionary poet and incendiary, and this book brings together for the first time in English a sufficient and representative quantity of Artaud's (non-theatrical) writing to explain that particular attraction he has for many today – a fascination which lies only partly in his embodiment of the alienated individual in society (as in Artaud's own interpretation of Van Gogh, in whom he could not help but see himself). Here one can hear – in very faithful and beautiful translations, done mostly by contemporary poets – Artaud's whole voice as it has not been heard before in English – his drug pleas, his prophecies, his castigations and condemnations, his tribal chants and poems.“

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