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THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

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Paperback, 1 x 1.5 in. / 38 pgs / 38 bw.

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CATALOG: FALL 2016 p. 81   

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ISBN 9781633450110 SDNR30
LIST PRICE: $175.00 CDN $210.00

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THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Marcel Broodthaers: The Conquest of Space

Atlas for the Use of Artists and the Military

Published by The Museum of Modern Art

A facsimile of Broodhaers palm-sized artists book--a 1 x 1.5" slipcased classic, limited to 500 copies.

Measuring just 1 x 1.5 inches with a simple black slipcase, The Conquest of Space is an artist’s book by Marcel Broodthaers originally published in 1975 in an edition of 50 numbered copies. As Broodthaers’ last book, it embodies the artist’s sardonic sense of humor with its plays on language and function--the title references the historic use of atlases by militaries for territorial conquests, but printed at such a miniature scale, it is unusable for its intended function. Furthering the level of intrigue with the book, Broodthaers did not follow established geographical organization, choosing rather to present only a small selection of countries organized alphabetically and graphically represented in identical size.
This facsimile edition makes the artist’s book available again for the first time since the original printing in a limited edition of 500 copies.

Marcel Broodthaers (1924–76) worked as a poet and critic until the age of 40, when he declared himself a visual artist. Over the next 12 years, he moved between Brussels, his birth city, and Düsseldorf and London. From 1968 to 1972 Broodthaers operated the Musée d’Art Moderne, Département des Aigles, an itinerant museum devoted to the exploration of the role of the institution itself and the function of art in society.

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Artcritical

David Carrier

a marvelous posthumous revelation of the reach of Broodthaers’s idea.

Marcel Broodthaers: The Conquest of Space

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Marcel Broodthaers: The Conquest of Space

Marcel Broodthaers: The Conquest of SpaceOriginally published in an edition of 50, Marcel Broodthaers' slip-cased, fully-illustrated 1x1.5-inch paperback, The Conquest of Space: Atlas for the Use of Artists and the Military, was the artist's last book, created one year before his death in 1976. This new facsimile from The Museum of Modern Art, published in a limited edition of just 500 copies, makes this super-collectible artist's book available for the first time since the original printing in 1975. Available alongside 46 other rare Broodthaers titles and limited editions at our Frieze Pop-up Bookstore, this tiny enigma comes in a 6x6-inch, clothbound magnetized clamshell box with padded insert and red ribbon pull. continue to blog


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Marcel Broodthaers: The Conquest of Space

MARCEL BROODTHAERS: THE CONQUEST OF SPACE

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THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

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Marcel Broodthaers: My Ogre Book, Shadow Theater, Midnight

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Translated by Elizabeth Zuba.

SIGLIO

ISBN: 9781938221118 | US $39.95

Pub Date: 2/23/2016
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Marcel Broodthaers: Une Seconde d'Éternité

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Pub Date: 1/26/2016
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Marcel Broodthaers: Texte et Photos

MARCEL BROODTHAERS: TEXTE ET PHOTOS

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783882438529 | US $85.00

Pub Date: 11/21/2008
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Marcel Broodthaers

MARCEL BROODTHAERS

Edited by Marie-Puck Broodthaers. Text by Wilfried Dickhoff, Bernard Marcadé.

D.A.P./DISTRIBUTED ART PUBLISHERS, INC.

ISBN: 9781938922299 | US $75.00

Pub Date: 11/30/2013
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Marcel Broodthaers: Collected Writings

MARCEL BROODTHAERS: COLLECTED WRITINGS

Edited by Gloria Moure. Text by Birgit Pelzer. Preface by Marie Gilissen Broodthaers.

EDICIONES POLIGRAFA

ISBN: 9788434312876 | US $75.00

Pub Date: 5/31/2013
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Marcel Broodthaers Today

MARCEL BROODTHAERS TODAY

Foreword by Gregor Jansen, Vanessa Joan Müller. Text by Elodie Evers, Gregor Jansen.

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

ISBN: 9783865608918 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 4/30/2011
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Marcel Broodthaers: This Is A Pipe

MARCEL BROODTHAERS: THIS IS A PIPE

Edited by Maria Gilissen.

MERZ

ISBN: 9789069170114 | US $25.00

Pub Date: 4/2/2002
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Marcel Broodthaers

MARCEL BROODTHAERS

Artwork by Marcel Broodthaers.

CANTZ

ISBN: 9783893228362 | US $35.00

Pub Date: 7/2/1996
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