Source Book Second Edition Staple-bound 50 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 10 out of stock

Annwen, Herbal Abortion, Godhaven Ink, 2002

Since before recorded history women have been able to control their own fertility using plants. Whether it be for increasing the chances of conceiving, contraception, abortion or starting delayed periods, women have known how to listen to their bodies and affect them. It’s only fairly recently that we’ve given over all knowledge of our bodies to medical professionals.

Source Book 5ème édition revue et augmentée Softcover 242 pages Texts in French   New       EUR 22 ORDER

Rina Nissim, Mamamélis : manuel de gynécologie naturopathique à l'usage des femmes, Éditions Mamamélis, 2016

À l'image de l'auto-examen pratiqué par les femmes elles-mêmes à l'aide d'un miroir et d'une lampe de poche et du mouvement self-help qui en est né, ce manuel propose la réappropriation par les femmes de médecines douces, globales et efficaces. 

Source Book First Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 212 pages 21 x 36 cm Texts in English   Good condition       EUR 40 out of stock

Kirsten Grimstad, Susan Rennie, The New Woman's Survival Catalog, Berkeley Publishing Company, 1973

The New Woman's Survival Catalog is a guide book for what was the burgeoning feminist movement. The editors concieved the catalog as a tool for developing an "alternative woman's culture." The book is similar in style to the Whole Earth Catalog and numerous other movement builing tools published at this time, but it is directed at specifically feminist infrastructure projects. The editors highlight women-run presses, bookstores, law firms, credit unions, and media outlets, as well as books and art made by and for women. Chapters include: Communications, Art, Self-Health, Self-Defense, Work and Money, Building the Movement, and Getting Justice. In each chapter, descriptions with addresses and contact information are included so that a reader may contact their desired resource. Today this provides an historical document of the reach, diversity and scope of the second wave feminist movement. For instance, there are a handful of feminist women's health centers in operation today, but the Self-Health chapter includes addresses and descriptions of feminist health initiatives in several parts of the United States.

Source Book, Architecture First Edition Hardcover 640 pages 32 x 23 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 69 ORDER

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.

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.

Source Book First Edition Softcover 78 pages Texts in French   Very good condition       EUR 20 out of stock

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.“

Criticism/Theory, Source Book First Edition Hardcover 307 pages 24 x 14 cm Texts in French   Good condition       EUR 35 out of stock

Jean-Louis Brau, Histoire de la drogue, Tchou, 1968

“Des temples de l'Inde antique, où l'on pratiquait le culte du Soma, jusqu'aux bureau de la Brigade internationale chargée de la lutte contre les trafiquants, que s'est-il passé? L'histoire des civilisations recoupe sans cesse L'histoire de la drogue. Voici pour la première fois un tableau complte et définitif de tous les produits naturels ou synthétiques auxquels les hommes on recours pour dominer leur angoisse, tromper leur faim, trouver Dieu“.

Periodical, Source Book Edition of 2006 Hardcover 32 x 21 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 45 ORDER

V. Vale, Andrea Juno, RE/Search #6/7:Industrial Culture Handbook, RE/Search, 1983

RE/Search No. 6/7: Industrial Culture Handbook from RE/Search Publications, 1983 is a book about industrial music and performance art edited by V. Vale and Andrea Juno. It features interviews and articles with Throbbing Gristle, Mark Pauline, Cabaret Voltaire, NON, Monte Cazazza, Sordide Sentimental, SPK, Z'EV, Johanna Went and R&N. 

Periodical, Source Book First Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 29 x 21 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 25 ORDER

V. Vale, Andrea Juno, Modern Primitives, RE/Search, 1989

The book consists of a collection of twenty two interviews and two essays with individuals and key figures involved the field of body modification in the late 1980s. It was one of the first documents to attempt to comprehensively cover the re-emergence and increasing popularity of tattooing, piercing, scarification, corsetry, sideshow, ritual and other practices in contemporary Western Society.

Criticism/Theory, Source Book First Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 316 pages 24 x 17 cm Texts in French / English   New       EUR 20 ORDER

Fabrice Stroun, Lionel Bovier, AIDS RIOT NEW YORK 1987–1994: Artist Collectives Against AIDS, Magasin, 2003

The rise of AIDS in New York during the '80s caused and unprecedented social crisis. Catastrophic management of the epidemic by public authorities and the media magnified the scale of the tragedy. In reaction to the stigmatization and discrimination of the groups affected by the disease, strategies of resistance sprung out from various levels of civic society. AIDS RIOT focuses of a series of collective responses originating from the field of contemporary art. From the appropriation of advertising campains by Gran Fury to the virus-like circulation of General Idea's AIDS logo, and from Group Material's pedagogical exhibitions to the 'guerilla' videos by Testing the Limits, artist collectives reestablished the proactive role of art – as a vector for social change – and profoundly changed the shape of cultural activism. AIDS RIOT concentrates on the period from 1987 to 1994, when questions of efficient methods and modes of addresses were debated with an unprecedented clarity. 
This publication gathers a selection of texts and documents central to the debates of the era, notably by Douglas Crimp, David Deitcher, General Idea, Gran Fury, Group Material, as well as new interviews with Julie Ault, Gregg Bordowitz, AA Bronson, Donald Moffett and Marlene McCarty.
The positions highlighted in AIDS RIOT question the forumula for a successful articulation of theory and practice from and within a given cultural scene. In a time of growing estheticization of the political and increasing nostalgia for social commitment, this anthology points towards the kinds of discourses and relation to power and dominant representations cultural practices should develop in order to be truly active today.

AIDS RIOT is a research project conceived and edited by the 12th Session of the École du Magasin, Curatorial Studies Program of the Centre National d'Art Contemporain de Grenoble: Caroline Engel, Nicolas Fenouillat, Aurélie Guitton, Benedetta di Loreto, Flora Loyau, Ivana Mestrov and Ana Olszewska, supervised by Lionel Bovier and Fabrice Stroun.

Source Book Hardcover with dust jacket 328 pages 29 x 24 cm Texts in French   The dust cover is used, but the inside is in perfect condition       EUR 45 ORDER

René Creux, Arts populaires en Suisse, Éditions de Fontainemore, 1970

Véritable encyclopédie des arts populaires suisses qui remonte aux sources de l'histoire des quatre régions
ethniques de la Confédération afin de nous faire découvrir un patrimoine mutliple et varié. Sont ainsi détaillés meubles et objets du quotidien, mais également costumes, papiers découpés, ex-voto, masques, cartes à jouer, enseignes, jouets. 

Le livre contient plus de 600 illustrations en noir et blanc et couleurs.

Source Book First Edition Hardcover with dust jacket in boxset 305 pages 37 x 27 cm Texts in English and Japanese   Small humidity stains on the inside covers
o/w as new
Dust jacket in perfect condition
      EUR 260 out of stock

Shigekatsu Nakada, Living Interiors Japan 1980–1985, Toso Publishing, 1985

Beautiful book with hundreds of illustration focusing on Japanese architecture and interior design of the early 1980s.

Houses of Japan: compositions, natural and artificial illumination, colour, materials, japanese traditional style, neo japanesque, folklore, furniture and objects, children rooms..

Exhibition catalogue, Source Book First Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 207 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 28 ORDER

Christophe Daviet-Thery, Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié, Bibliothèque d'un amateur. Richard Prince's Publications 1981-2014, &: nathalie et christophe daviet-thery éditions, 2013

Catalogue of the eponymous exhibition organized by Chistophe Daviet Thery at Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive, Spoleto, June 23 - August 26, 2012; at Christophe Daviet Thery bookshop, Paris, October 26 - December 20, 2012; at APNews, Zurich, May 10 - June 20, 2013.

Edited by Christophe Daviet Thery and Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié, with essays by Vincent Pécoil and Yann Sérandour. 

Source Book First Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 255 pages 30 x 23 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 30 ORDER

John Kelsey, Aleksandra Mir, Corporate Mentality, Sternberg Press, 2003

Calling for a reassessment of the function of art in late capitalist society, Corporate Mentality focuses on the complex and ambiguous ways artistic production inhabits corporate processes, abandoning the autonomy of the artwork in order to elaborate resistant approaches to a world increasingly determined by commercial strategies and market concerns.
Based on an archive (1995–2001) maintained by Aleksandra Mir, it presents a diverse spectrum of artists who take on business as site, as material, and as subject of their work. As Will Bradley writes in frieze, “The book focuses on … an essential area of interest as artists wake up to the reality of the Clinton-era fantasy of ethical corporatism. The plan came out of Mir and Kelsey's realization that the publicity industry wasn’t stealing artists’ ideas, but simply employing artists, like Mir herself, who needed a day job. ‘Radical’ aesthetics that had taken at least six months to travel (we're in New York here) from downtown to uptown were now transferred almost instantaneously, causing artists to reassess their methods.” 
 
Contributions by Absolute Vodka, Atelier van Lieshout, Bernadette Corporation, Will Bradley, Claude Closky, Anthony Davies/Simon Ford, Dejanov & Heger, Liam Gillick /Carey Young, Gareth James, Laura K. Jones, Lars Bang Larsen, Matthieu Laurette, Daniel Pflumm, Purple Institute, Bennett Simpson, Superflex, Piotr Uklanski, et al. 
 
Aleksandra Mir is an artist based in New York and Palermo, Sicily. John Kelsey is a founding member of Bernadette Corporation and co-Director of Reena Spaulings Fine Art. 
 

Criticism/Theory, Source Book 240 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 42 ORDER

Sylvère Lotringer, David Morris, Schizo-Culture, 2 vol. set (The Event, The Book), Semiotext(e), 2014

The legendary 1975 “Schizo-Culture” conference, conceived by the early Semiotext(e) collective, began as an attempt to introduce the then-unknown radical philosophies of post-’68 France to the American avant-garde. The event featured a series of seminal papers, from Deleuze’s first presentation of the concept of the “rhizome” to Foucault’s introduction of his History of Sexuality project. The conference was equally important on a political level, and brought together a diverse group of activists, thinkers, patients, and ex-cons in order to address the challenge of penal and psychiatric institutions. The combination proved to be explosive, but amid the fighting and confusion “Schizo-Culture” revealed deep ruptures in left politics, French thought, and American culture.

The “Schizo-Culture” issue of the Semiotext(e) journal came three years later. Designed by a group of artists and filmmakers including Kathryn Bigelow and Denise Green, it documented the chaotic creativity of an emerging downtown New York scene, and offered interviews with artists, theorists, writers, and No Wave and pre-punk musicians together with new texts from Deleuze, Foucault, R. D. Laing, and other conference participants.

This slip-cased edition includes The Book: 1978, a facsimile reproduction of the original Schizo-Culture publication; and The Event: 1975, a previously unpublished and comprehensive record of the conference that set it all off. It assembles many previously unpublished texts, including a detailed selection of interviews reconstructing the events, and features Félix Guattari, William Burroughs, Kathy Acker, Michel Foucault, Sylvère Lotringer, Guy Hocquenghem, Gilles Deleuze, John Rajchman, Robert Wilson, Joel Kovel, Jack Smith, Jean-François Lyotard, Ti-Grace Atkinson, François Peraldi, and John Cage.

Source Book First Edition Paperback 342 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 30 ORDER

Emmett Williams, An Anthology of Concrete Poetry, Primary Information, 2013

First published by the legendary Something Else Press in 1967, An Anthology of Concrete Poetry was the first American anthology on the international movement of Concrete poetry. The movement itself began in the early 1950s, in Germany–through Eugen Gomringer, who borrowed the term “concrete” from the art of his mentor, Max Bill–and in Brazil, through the Noigandres group, which included the de Campos brothers and Decio Pignatari. Over the course of the 1960s it exploded across Europe, America and Japan, as other protagonists of the movement emerged, such as Dieter Roth, Öyvind Fahlström, Ernst Jandl, bpNichol, Mary Ellen Solt, Jackson Mac Low, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Bob Cobbing, Dom Sylvester Houédard, Pierre Garnier, Henri Chopin, Brion Gysin and Kitasono Katue. By the late 1960s, poet Jonathan Williams could proclaim: “If there is such a thing as a worldwide movement in the art of poetry, Concrete is it.” The work of the 77 writers collected in this anthology varies greatly in its aims and forms, but all can be said to emphasize the visual dimension of language, manipulating individual letters and minimal semantic units to produce poems that are for contemplating as much as for reading. Emmett Williams, the book’s editor, added explanatory commentary for the poems and biographies of their authors, making this volume–long out of print–the definitive anthology of this movement, which has so influenced artists and writers of subsequent generations.

Writers and artists included: Friedrich Achleitner, Alain Arias-Misson, H. C. Artmann, Ronaldo Azeredo, Stephen Bann, Carlo Belloli, Max Bense, Edgard Braga, Claus Bremer, Augusto de Campos, Haroldo de Campos, Henri Chopin, Carl Friedrich Claus, Bob Cobbing, Paul de Vree, Reinhard Döhl, Torsten Ekbom, Öyvind Fahlström, Carl Fernbach-Flarsheim, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Larry Freifeld, John Furnival, Heinz Gappmayr, Ilse and Pierre Garnier, Matthias Goeritz, Eugen Gomringer, Ludwig Gosewitz, Bohumila Grögerova and Josef Hiršal, José Lino Grünewald, Brion Gysin, Al Hansen, Václav Havel, Helmut Heissenbüttel, Åke Hodell, Dom Sylvester Houédard, Ernst Jandl, Bengt Emil Johnson, Ronald Johnson, Hiro Kamimura, Kitasono Katue, Jiri Kolar, Ferdinand Kriwet, Arrigo Lora-Totino, Jackson Mac Low, Hansjörg Mayer, Cavan McCarthy, Franz Mon, Edwin Morgan, Maurizio Nannucci, bp Nichol, Hans-Jørgen Nielsen, Seiichi Niikuni, Ladislav Novák, Yuksel Pazarkaya, Décio Pignatari, Vlademir Dias Pino, Luiz Angelo Pinto, Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd, Diter Rot, Gerhard Rühm, Aram Saroyan, John J. Sharkey, Edward Lucie Smith, Mary Ellen Solt, Adriano Spatola, Daniel Spoerri, Vagn Steen, Andre Thomkins, Enrique Uribe Valdivielso, Franz Van Der Linde, Franco Verdi, Emmett Williams, Jonathan Williams, Pedro Xisto and Fujitomi Yasuo.

Criticism/Theory, Source Book First Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 408 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 25 out of stock

Julie Ault, Alternative Art New York, 1965–1985, University Of Minnesota Press, The Drawing Center, 2003

By the mid-1960s, New York's art establishment-its major museums and galleries-had ceased to reflect the city's diversity and had largely ignored the decade's social, political, and cultural ferment. In response, marginalized artists created an oppositional network of organizations, exhibit spaces, and cooperative galleries that both paralleled and challenged the status quo. This alternative art movement flourished for more than two decades, repositioning New York at the center of international contemporary art. Alternative Art New York brings together a diverse group of artists and critics to explore the origins and evolution of this diffuse and vibrant cultural scene from a variety of perspectives: political, philosophical, organizational, economic, and aesthetic.
Locating the movement within both the art world and its larger social and political context, these authors decipher the shifting configurations of cultural power in this period and the complex relationship between the mainstream and the marginal. With a unique, annotated chronology of the alternative art scene from 1965 to 1985, and illustrated with 150 images of key works, installations, and exhibits; reproductions of posters, communiqués, and other ephemera; and photographs of protests and meetings, this volume is an important work of contemporary art history and a valuable sourcebook that suggests the basis for the return of an artist-driven cultural economy.
 
Contributors: Martin Beck, Juli Carson, Jim Cornwell, David Deitcher, Arlene Goldbard, Miwon Kwon, Lucy R. Lippard, Alan Moore, Brian Wallis

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