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Paperback, 4.25 x 7 in. / 168 pgs / 130 color / 25 bw.

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Pissing Figures 1280–2014

By Jean-Claude Lebensztejn. Translated by Jeff Nagy.

"Not just anyone makes a good pisser."--Jean-Claude Lebensztejn

Jean-Claude Lebensztejn’s history of the urinating figure in art, Pissing Figures 1280–2014, is at once a scholarly inquiry into an important visual motif, and a ribald statement on transgression and limits in works of art in general. Lebensztejn is one of France’s best-kept secrets. A world-class art historian who has lectured and taught at major universities in the United States, his work has remained almost entirely in French, his American audience limited to a small but dedicated group of cognoscenti.

First introducing the Manneken Pis—the iconic little boy whose stream of urine supplies water to this famous fountain and is also the logo for a Belgian beer company—the author takes the reader through a semi-scatological maze of cultural history. The earliest example is a fresco scene located directly above Cimabue’s “Crucifixion” from around 1280 at the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, in which Lebensztejn’s careful eye locates an angel behind a pillar urinating through a hole in his garment. He continues to navigate expertly through cultural twists and turns, stopping to discuss Pier Paolo Pasolini’s 1968 film Teorema, for example, and Marlene Dumas’s 1996–97 homage to Rembrandt’s pissing woman. At every moment, Lebensztejn’s prose is lively, his thinking dynamic, and his subject matter entertaining.


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Hyperallergic

Thomas Micchelli

The books in the series seem designed to slip into your back pocket — slim, spartan, and compact, sporting uniform covers consisting solely of typeface in black or white, with a matching horizontal bar across the top, against a solid color.

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. . . amusing, memorable books. . .

Pissing Figures 1280–2014

STATUS: Forthcoming | 8/22/2017

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EKPHRASIS READER SERIES
Letters to a Young Painter
LETTERS TO A YOUNG PAINTER
By Rainer Maria Rilke.
DAVID ZWIRNER BOOKS
ISBN: 9781941701645 | US $12.95
Pub Date: 10/24/2017
Forthcoming
Summoning Pearl Harbor
SUMMONING PEARL HARBOR
By Alexander Nemerov.
DAVID ZWIRNER BOOKS
ISBN: 9781941701652 | US $12.95
Pub Date: 10/24/2017
Forthcoming
Ramblings of a Wannabe Painter
RAMBLINGS OF A WANNABE PAINTER
By Paul Gaugin. Introduction and translation by Donatien Grau.
DAVID ZWIRNER BOOKS
ISBN: 9781941701393 | US $12.95
Pub Date: 11/22/2016
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Chardin and Rembrandt
CHARDIN AND REMBRANDT
By Marcel Proust. Translated by Jennie Feldman. Afterword by Alain Madeleine-Perdrillat.
DAVID ZWIRNER BOOKS
ISBN: 9781941701508 | US $12.95
Pub Date: 11/22/2016
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Degas and His Model
DEGAS AND HIS MODEL
By Alice Michel. Translated by Jeff Nagy.
DAVID ZWIRNER BOOKS
ISBN: 9781941701553 | US $12.95
Pub Date: 8/22/2017
Forthcoming
Pissing Figures 1280–2014
PISSING FIGURES 1280–2014
By Jean-Claude Lebensztejn. Translated by Jeff Nagy.
DAVID ZWIRNER BOOKS
ISBN: 9781941701546 | US $14.95
Pub Date: 8/22/2017
Forthcoming

FORTHCOMING AND NEW: FICTION AND POETRY

Felix Salut: Shut Up, I Am Counting!

FELIX SALUT: SHUT UP, I AM COUNTING!

SPECTOR BOOKS

ISBN: 9783944669670 | US $29.00

Pub Date: 1/1/2015
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The Punishments of Hell

THE PUNISHMENTS OF HELL

By Robert Desnos. Translated by Natasha Lehrer. Introduction by Marie-Claire Dumas.

ATLAS PRESS

ISBN: 9780993148736 | US $13.50

Pub Date: 11/21/2017
Forthcoming


The Construction of the Tower of Babel

THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE TOWER OF BABEL

By Juan Benet. Translation and introduction by Adrian Nathan West.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663320 | US $14.95

Pub Date: 11/21/2017
Forthcoming


Dreams

DREAMS

Edited with text by Burkhardt Lindner.

BIERKE

ISBN: 9783981337075 | US $12.95

Pub Date: 11/21/2017
Forthcoming


Georg

GEORG

By Siegfried Kracauer. Translation and text by Carl Skoggard.

PUBLICATION STUDIO HUDSON

ISBN: 9781624621406 | US $18.00

Pub Date: 10/25/2016
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Chardin and Rembrandt

CHARDIN AND REMBRANDT

By Marcel Proust. Translated by Jennie Feldman. Afterword by Alain Madeleine-Perdrillat.

DAVID ZWIRNER BOOKS

ISBN: 9781941701508 | US $12.95

Pub Date: 11/22/2016
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The Thief of Talant

THE THIEF OF TALANT

By Pierre Reverdy. Introduction and translation by Ian Seed.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663191 | US $13.95

Pub Date: 9/27/2016
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Spells

SPELLS

By Michel de Ghelderode. Introduction and translation by George MacLennan.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663207 | US $17.95

Pub Date: 1/24/2017
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The Stairway to the Sun & Dance of the Comets

THE STAIRWAY TO THE SUN & DANCE OF THE COMETS

By Paul Scheerbart. Introduction and translation by W.C. Bamberger.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663214 | US $13.95

Pub Date: 10/25/2016
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The Arthritic Grasshopper: Collected Stories, 1934-­1944

THE ARTHRITIC GRASSHOPPER: COLLECTED STORIES, 1934-­1944

By Gisθle Prassinos. Introduction and translation by Bonnie Ruberg, Henry Vale. Illustrations by Allan Kausch.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663221 | US $16.95

Pub Date: 4/25/2017
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Anicet or the Panorama

ANICET OR THE PANORAMA

By Louis Aragon. Introduction and translation by Antony Melville.

ATLAS PRESS

ISBN: 9781900565691 | US $26.95

Pub Date: 7/26/2016
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The Emperor of China, The Mute Canary & The Executioner of Peru

THE EMPEROR OF CHINA, THE MUTE CANARY & THE EXECUTIONER OF PERU

By Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes. Introduction and translation by Christopher Butterfield.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663054 | US $17.95

Pub Date: 1/31/2015
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