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Dreams
Edited with text by Burkhardt Lindner.

Though published during his lifetime, Walter Benjamin’s dream notes and theoretical reflections on dreams are collected here for the first time in a single volume.

Dreams highlights a dimension of Benjamin’s thinking that was invaluable for >>more

Bierke
ISBN 9783981337075
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Pbk, 4.25 x 7 in. / 162 pgs.
Pub Date: 02/19/2019 Awaiting stock


Ideas Have No Smell: Three Belgian Surrealist Booklets
By Paul Nougé, Paul Colinet, Louis Scutenaire. Edited with translation by M. Kasper. Introduction by Mary Ann Caws.

The Belgian surrealist movement, like its contemporary French cousin, included both visual artists—René Magritte most famously—and writers, who were also its theorists. They shared with the Parisians a fierce commitment to personal, political and aesthetic >>more

Ugly Duckling Presse
ISBN 9781946433138
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Slip, Pbk, 3 vols, 4.75 x 5.75 in. / 60 pgs / 1 color / 17 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/23/2018 In stock


Karen Green: Frail Sister

From the author of Bough Down, a found, collaged and lovingly amended inquiry into how women disappear

Artist and writer Karen Green's second book originated in a search for a woman who had vanished: her Aunt >>more

Siglio
ISBN 9781938221194
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Hbk, 7.5 x 10 in. / 168 pgs / 200 color.
Pub Date: 10/23/2018 In stock


Take Care
By Jeff Dolven. Edited by Sina Najafi.

The fifth volume in Cabinet’s 24-Hour Book series, critic and poet Jeff Dolven’s Take Care is a meditation on care and caring in the form of a response to a found document: the 1986 catalog >>more

Cabinet Books
ISBN 9781932698794
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Pbk, 5 x 7.5 in. / 80 pgs / 4 color / 11 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 In stock


The Beat Scene
Edited by Tony Nourmand, Michael Shulman. Essay by Jack Kerouac.

Unseen images of the Beats, including many—uniquely—in color

This magnificent volume features a remarkable collection of largely unseen photographs of the Beat Generation by renowned Magnum photographer Burt Glinn. This amazing, untouched treasure trove of images >>more

Reel Art Press
ISBN 9781909526266
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Hbk, 9 x 11 in. / 160 pgs / 80 color / 70 b&w.
Pub Date: 07/24/2018 In stock


The Sacred Conspiracy
By Georges Bataille. Edited with introduction by Alastair Brotchie, Marina Galletti. Text by Roger Caillois, Pierre Klossowski, Michel Leiris, et al. Illustrations by André Masson. Translation by John Harman, Natasha Lehrer.

Georges Bataille's secret society, long the stuff of legend, is now revealed in its texts, meditations, rules and prohibitions

This book recounts what must be one of the most unusual intellectual journeys of modern times, >>more

Atlas Press
ISBN 9781900565950
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Hbk, 6.75 x 9.25 in. / 480 pgs / 95 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/24/2018 In stock


                                                                                     

VISUAL BOOK INDEX | ACTIVE BACKLIST

Alexander Kluge & Ben Lerner: The Snows of Venice

American author Ben Lerner and German filmmaker and writer Alexander Kluge come from two different generations but share a single passion: an interest in the long-term effects of things. A line from Lerner’s poem "The >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783959052542
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Clth, 5.75 x 8.25 in. / 346 pgs / 102 color / 10 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/20/2018 In stock


Anicet or the Panorama
By Louis Aragon. Introduction and translation by Antony Melville. This novel, much of it written amidst the horror of the trenches when Louis Aragon (1897–1982) was a medical orderly during the First World War, demonstrates the chasm that separates the works of the artists >>more

Atlas Press
ISBN 9781900565691
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Hbk, 6.75 x 7.5 in. / 208 pgs.
Pub Date: 07/26/2016 In stock


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

“Only a petty mind, an artist who at most speaks and dresses as such, looks solely for people in whom he recognizes the harmonious proportions of allegorical figures. For the true artist, as for the >>more

David Zwirner Books
ISBN 9781941701508
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Pbk, 4.25 x 7 in. / 64 pgs / 8 color.
Pub Date: 11/22/2016 In stock


Composition in Retrospect
By John Cage. Written in his characteristic “mesostics” (lines of prose poetry linked by a central vertical acrostic), Composition in Retrospect is a statement of methodology in which composer John Cage examines the central issues of his work: >>more

Exact Change
ISBN 9781878972118
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Pbk, 8 x 6 in. / 184 pgs.
Pub Date: 10/01/2008 In stock


Corrected Slogans
Text by Erica Baum, Ariana Reines, R.H. Quaytman, et al. Corrected Slogans looks at conceptual practices in contemporary art and poetry. In conjunction with the exhibition Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, the online magazine Triple Canopy hosted >>more

Triple Canopy
ISBN 9780984734627
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 267 pgs / 25 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/28/2013 In stock


Exploits & Opinions of Dr. Faustroll, Pataphysician
By Alfred Jarry. Introduction by Roger Shattuck. Translated by Simon Watson Taylor. Alfred Jarry is best known as the author of the proto-Dada play Ubu Roi, but this anarchic novel of absurdist philosophy is widely regarded as the central work to his oeuvre. Exploits and Opinions of >>more

Exact Change
ISBN 9781878972071
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Paperback, 6 x 8 in. / 160 pgs.
Pub Date: 06/15/1996 In stock


Felix Salut: Shut Up, I Am Counting!
How on earth did Tara and Ohio end up in this strange world, consisting mainly of signs, symbols and fragments? They look for the sign X, which is supposed to lead them to the EXIT. >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783944669670
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Pbk, 8.25 x 11.75 in. / 160 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 01/01/2015 In stock


Georg
By Siegfried Kracauer. Translation and text by Carl Skoggard. Best remembered today for his brilliant study of early German cinema, From Caligari to Hitler: A Psychological Study of the German Film, and for his involvement with the Frankfurt School (he mentored Theodor Adorno), Siegfried >>more

Publication Studio Hudson
ISBN 9781624621406
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Pbk, 5.25 x 8 in. / 384 pgs.
Pub Date: 10/25/2016 In stock


How I Wrote Certain Of My Books
Introduction by John Ashbery. Text by Raymond Roussel. Translated by Trevor Winkfield. Raymond Roussel (1877-1933), next-door neighbor of Marcel Proust, can be described without exaggeration as the most eccentric writer of the twentieth century. His unearthly style based on elaborate linguistic riddles and puns fascinated the Surrealists >>more

Exact Change
ISBN 9781878972149
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Paperback, 6 x 8 in. / 288 pgs.
Pub Date: 08/15/2005 Out of stock


I Am Sitting in a Room
By Brian Dillon. Edited by Jeffrey Kastner, Sina Najafi. The inaugural volume in Cabinet’s new 24-Hour Book series, I Am Sitting in a Room—written and designed in one day—explores the scenography and architecture of writing itself. Inspired in part by Georges Perec’s short fragment >>more

Cabinet Books
ISBN 9781932698541
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Pbk, 5 x 7.5 in. / 74 pgs / 7 color / 11 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/30/2012 In stock


Jackson Mac Low: Doings
Introduction by Steven Clay. Termed "America's most indefatigable experimental poet" by Publishers Weekly, Jackson Mac Low (1922-2004) was recognized internationally as a master innovator for nearly five decades. Doings: Assorted Performance Pieces 1955-2002 presents a comprehensive collection of the >>more

Granary Books
ISBN 9781887123709
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Paperback, 8.5 x 11 in. / 248 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 10/02/2002 In stock


Liberty or Love! and Mourning for Mourning
By Robert Desnos. Introduction and translation by Terry Hale. Mystery, the marvelous, the city of Paris transmuted by love, and Sanglot the Corsair’s pursuit of the siren Louise Lame: these are the essential ingredients of Liberty or Love!, a masterpiece of early Surrealism written >>more

Atlas Press
ISBN 9781900565455
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Hbk, 6.75 x 7.5 in. / 176 pgs.
Pub Date: 03/31/2013 In stock


Lydia's Funeral Video
By Sam Chanse. Illustrations by Matt Huynh. Lydia's Funeral Video is a one-woman play written and performed by Sam Chanse, a playwright and performer based in New York and California. In this apocalyptic satire, devout bank clerk Lydia Clark-Lin has 28 days >>more

Kaya Press
ISBN 9781885030085
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Pbk, 7 x 8 in. / 112 pgs / 12 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/26/2015 In stock


Maps Of City And Body: Shedding Light On The Performances Of Denise Uyehara
Artwork by Denise Uyehara. Maps of City and Body: Shedding Light on the Performances of Denise Uyehara presents the complete texts of "Big Head" and "Maps of City and Body," two of Uyehara's most acclaimed shows. In "Big Head," >>more

Kaya/Muae
ISBN 9781885030382
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Paperback, 6.5 x 7.5 in. / 184 pgs / 54 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/02/2004 In stock


Migritude
By Shailja Patel. The U.S. debut of internationally acclaimed poet and performance artist Shailja Patel, Migritude is a tour-de-force hybrid text that confounds categories and conventions. Part poetic memoir, part political history, Migritude weaves together family history, reportage >>more

Kaya Press
ISBN 9781885030054
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Pbk, 5.25 x 7.25 in. / 168 pgs / 76 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/30/2010 In stock


Pataphysical Essays
By René Daumal. Translated by Thomas Vosteen. Pataphysics: the science of imaginary solutions, of laws governing exceptions and of the laws describing the universe supplementary to this one. Alfred Jarry’s posthumous novel, Exploits and Opinions of Dr. Faustroll, Pataphysician, first appeared in >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9780984115563
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 116 pgs / 1 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/31/2012 In stock


Spells
By Michel de Ghelderode. Introduction and translation by George MacLennan. Hitherto unavailable in English, Spells, by the Belgian dramatist Michel de Ghelderode, ranks among the 20th century’s most noteworthy collections of fantastic tales. Like Ghelderode’s plays, the stories are marked by a powerful imagination and >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663207
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 280 pgs / 4 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/24/2017 In stock


Swoon (Granary)
A collaboration between Gary Sullivan and Nada Gordon. Culled from more than 5,000 pages of e-mail, Swoon is a true story of two writers who meet and fall in love over the internet. It is autobiography, poetry, literary essay and erotica all rolled >>more

Granary Books
ISBN 9781887123549
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Paperback, 5 x 7.5 in. / 312 pgs.
Pub Date: 10/02/2001 Out of stock


The Arthritic Grasshopper: Collected Stories, 1934-­1944
By Gisèle Prassinos. Introduction and translation by Bonnie Ruberg, Henry Vale. Illustrations by Allan Kausch. First discovered, celebrated and published by the Surrealists at the age of 14 (they declared her the “new Alice”), Gisèle Prassinos quickly found herself established in the literary world as a fount of automatic tales >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663221
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 240 pgs / 15 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/25/2017 In stock


The Construction of the Tower of Babel
By Juan Benet. Translation and introduction by Adrian Nathan West.

Juan Benet’s penultimate book, The Construction of the Tower of Babel brings together two essays that testify to the multiplicity of the author’s interests, both personal and professional.

The titular essay is a meditation on Pieter >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663320
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 88 pgs / 1 color / 4 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/21/2017 In stock


The Emperor of China, The Mute Canary & The Executioner of Peru
By Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes. Introduction and translation by Christopher Butterfield. This volume collects three savage plays from the man André Breton designated as one of the only "true Dadas" (alongside Tristan Tzara and Francis Picabia): The Emperor of China (1916), The Mute Canary (1920) and >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663054
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 264 pgs / 1 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/31/2015 In stock


The Leg of Lamb
By Benjamin Péret. A foundational classic of Surrealist literature, The Leg of Lamb brings together the arch-Surrealist Benjamin Péret's short prose: a smorgasbord of automatic writing and fantastical narratives employing everything from the cinematic antics of Buster Keaton >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9780984115532
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 201 pgs / 4 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/30/2011 In stock


The Perpetual Motion Machine
By Paul Scheerbart. In the last days of 1907, the German novelist and exponent of glass architecture Paul Scheerbart embarked upon an attempt to invent a perpetual motion machine. For the next two and a half years he >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9780984115549
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 112 pgs / 27 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/31/2011 In stock


The Punishments of Hell
By Robert Desnos. Translated by Natasha Lehrer. Introduction by Marie-Claire Dumas.

Written in early 1922, this is the first prose work by Surrealist poet and exemplary practitioner of automatic writing Robert Desnos (preceding Mourning for Mourning and Liberty or Love!, also published by Atlas Press).

Its protagonists >>more

Atlas Press
ISBN 9780993148736
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Pbk, 5.75 x 6.75 in. / 160 pgs.
Pub Date: 10/24/2017 In stock


The Stairway to the Sun & Dance of the Comets
By Paul Scheerbart. Introduction and translation by W.C. Bamberger. The Stairway to the Sun & Dance of the Comets brings together two short books, originally published in 1903, by the antierotic godfather of German science fiction, Paul Scheerbart. The Stairway to the Sun contains >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663214
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 128 pgs / 12 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/25/2016 In stock


The Thief of Talant
By Pierre Reverdy. Introduction and translation by Ian Seed. Challenged by his friend, poet and art critic Max Jacob, to write a novel, Pierre Reverdy produced this fragmented, beautiful assemblage of loneliness, paranoia and depersonalization drawn from his own experience of Paris in the >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663191
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 144 pgs.
Pub Date: 09/27/2016 In stock


The Wit of the Staircase
By Raul Ruiz. This novel is the final publication of the Chilean filmmaker and author Raul Ruiz (1941–2011), who died last year, and who put the finishing touches to this book a few days before his death. Here, >>more

Dis Voir
ISBN 9782914563727
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Pbk, 6.5 x 8.5 in. / 250 pgs / color.
Pub Date: 12/31/2012 In stock


Yoko Ono: Live in the Light of Hope
Edited by Orjan Gerhardsson.

In her five-decade career as a conceptual artist, filmmaker, poet, performance artist, photographer and more, Yoko Ono (born 1933) has at once defied and defined the relationship between art and the masses. Live In the >>more

Bakhall
ISBN 9789177424802
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Pbk, 5.5 x 6 in. / 240 pgs / 8 color.
Pub Date: 09/25/2018 In stock



         

VISUAL BOOK INDEX | OUT OF PRINT

Conversation With David Antin, A
A collaboration between David Antin and Charles Bernstein. A Conversation with David Antin is a four-month e-mail exchange between the poet/essayist Charles Bernstein and artist/poet/critic David Antin. Ideas on art, poetry, performance, and the life of one of the most singular thinkers in >>more

Granary Books
ISBN 9781887123556
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Paperback, 4.5 x 6.75 in. / 168 pgs / 10 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/02/2002 Not available


Impressions of Raymond Roussel: Locus Solus
Text by Joao Fernándes, François Piron, Patrick Besnier, Annie Le Brun, Astrid Ruffa, Linda Henderson. Few writers have had a greater impact on the methods of art-making in the twentieth century than Raymond Roussel (1877–1933). Marcel Duchamp acknowledged Roussel as the foremost influence on his “Large Glass”; André Breton described >>more

Turner
ISBN 9788475069821
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Pbk, 6.75 x 9.25 in. / 308 pgs / 350 color.
Pub Date: 03/31/2012 Not available


Jack Tworkov: Red, White And Blue
Essay by Harry Cooper. A founding member of "The Club," Jack Tworkov was pivotal to the development of Abstract Expressionism in New York in the 1950s and 60s. Red, White and Blue chronicles the development of three series made >>more

Mitchell-Innes & Nash/American Howard Yohe
ISBN 9780971384446
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Paperback, 8.5 x 8.5 in. / 64 pgs / 35 color
Pub Date: 05/02/2002 Not available


Sprawl
By Danielle Dutton. Inspired by a series of domestic still lifes by photographer Laura Letinsky, Danielle Dutton's absurdly comic and decidedly digressive novel Sprawl chronicles the mercurial inner life of one suburban woman (the dissolving marriage, the crumbs >>more

Siglio
ISBN 9780979956232
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Pbk, 6 x 7.5 in. / 144 pgs.
Pub Date: 08/23/2010 Not available


The Dik-Dik's Solitude: New and Selected Works
By Anne Tardos. Interview by Lyn Hejinian. At every level of Anne Tardos's paintings, films, poetry and cross-genre work, the familiar is engaged while acknowledging the violently contested landscape of what we think we know. Connection is the dominant mode of composition. >>more

Granary Books
ISBN 9781887123617
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Paperback, 6 x 9 in. / 296 pgs / 10 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/02/2002 Not available




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