Spring 2018 Featured Literature, Criticism & Writings

Our top reads for 2018!

Adrian Piper: A Reader
Edited by Cornelia Butler and David Platzker. With texts by Diarmuid Costello, Jörg Heiser, Kobena Mercer, Nizan Shaked, Vid Simoniti, and Elvan Zabunyan.

Published for MoMA’s retrospective exhibition and in collaboration with the artist, this volume presents new critical essays that expand on Piper's practice in ways that have been previously under- or unaddressed. Focused texts by established >>more

The Museum of Modern Art, New York
ISBN 9781633450332
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.75 in. / 280 pgs / 52 color / 75 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/22/2018 In stock

Tacita Dean: Writing and Filmography

Tacita Dean: Writing and Filmography, published as a companion to Tacita Dean: Landscape, Portrait, Still Life, collects the artist’s writings and pairs them with a complete filmography. Dean’s writings reveal her to be as sensitive >>more

Royal Academy of Arts
ISBN 9781910350881
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Slip, pbk, 2 vols, 5.5 x 8 in. / 652 pgs / 250 color.
Pub Date: 07/24/2018 In stock

Design as an Attitude
By Alice Rawsthorn. Edited by Clément Dirié.

Design is one of the most powerful forces in our lives—and it has never been more exciting. At a time when so many aspects of our lives are changing at a relentless speed on an >>more

JRP | Ringier
ISBN 9783037645215
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Pbk, 6 x 8.25 in. / 192 pgs / 14 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/28/2018 Awaiting stock

Image Factories
Edited with text by Helena Doudova, Stephanie Jacobs, Patrick Rössler. Text by Bernd Stiegler, Otto Neurath, Vilém Flusser.

At the beginning of the 20th century, an unprecedented volume of information began circulating in the mass media, calling for the development of new visualization tactics to organize it all. The abundance of news and >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783959051798
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Pbk, 6 x 8 in. / 144 pgs / 64 color / 32 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/26/2018 Awaiting stock

Giotto and His Works in Padua
By John Ruskin. Introduction by Robert Hewison.

In 1303, Giotto, then considered the preeminent painter in Italy, was commissioned to paint the Arena Chapel in Padua. The resulting Chapel and its panels, detailing the history, birth, life and death of Christ, rank >>more

David Zwirner Books
ISBN 9781941701799
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Pbk, 4.25 x 7 in. / 72 pgs / 40 color.
Pub Date: 05/22/2018 In stock

The Psychology of an Art Writer
By Vernon Lee. Foreword by Dylan Kenny.

Vernon Lee—a pseudonym of Violet Paget (1856–1935)—is the most important female aesthetician to come out of 19th-century England. Though she was widely known for her supernatural fictions, Lee never gained the recognition she so clearly >>more

David Zwirner Books
ISBN 9781941701782
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Pbk, 4.25 x 7 in. / 72 pgs.
Pub Date: 05/22/2018 In stock

Arshile Gorky: The Plow and the Song
Edited by Matthew Spender.

Author of From a High Place: A Life of Arshile Gorky, Matthew Spender presents a new expanded edition of his 2010 publication Arshile Gorky: Goats on the Roof, with never-before-published material, including diary entries and >>more

Hauser & Wirth Publishers
ISBN 9783906915081
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Flexi, 6.25 x 9 in. / 600 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 06/26/2018 Awaiting stock

The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen & Marina Abramovic
Edited by Lærke Rydal Jørgensen.

“I had a strong personal desire to illustrate Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Ugly Duckling,’” reflects pioneering performance artist Marina Abramovic (born 1946). “As a young child and growing adolescent, I felt a complete identification with >>more

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
ISBN 9788792877932
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Hbk, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 40 pgs / 24 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 In stock

Where to Score
Edited by Jordan Stein, Jason Fulford.

San Francisco Oracle was a countercultural newspaper published in the city’s bustling Haight Ashbury neighborhood from September 1966 to February 1968, bookending the iconic “Summer of Love.” In 12 issues combining poetry, spirituality and speculation >>more

J&L Books / KADIST
ISBN 9780999365519
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Pbk, 4.25 x 6 in. / 56 pgs / 50 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 In stock

Spiyt th'Words: Rereading Pettibon’s Twitter
By Andrew Durbin.

A superb meditation on the endlessly creative, volatile Twitter feed of Raymond Pettibon

“Twiytter suycks. Just giveme th’mfckn mic” writes Raymond Pettibon, who has one of the most active and engaged Twitter accounts of any living >>more

David Zwirner Books
ISBN 9781941701751
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Pbk, 5 x 7.25 in. / 72 pgs / 25 color.
Pub Date: 07/24/2018 Awaiting stock

Psychology of the Rich Aunt
By Erich Mühsam. Introduction and translation by Erik Butler.

With Psychology of the Rich Aunt, German author Erich Mühsam made his ironic bid for authorial immortality by announcing his discovery that immortality in fact exists—specifically in the person of the Rich Aunt. Through 25 >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663375
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 96 pgs.
Pub Date: 07/24/2018 In stock

By Georges Perec. Introduction and translation by Mara Cologne Wythe-Hall.

“In the beginning was the pun,” Samuel Beckett once wrote. And so it was that Georges Perec brought the good word to his friends and acquaintances on a yearly basis, as an expression of his >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663337
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 240 pgs.
Pub Date: 07/24/2018 Awaiting stock

Imaginary Lives
By Marcel Schwob. Introduction and translation by Chris Clarke.

“The art of the biographer consists specifically in choice. He is not meant to worry about speaking truth; he must create human characteristics amidst the chaos.”—Marcel Schwob

Imaginary Lives remains, over 120 years since its original >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663344
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 192 pgs.
Pub Date: 03/27/2018 In stock

The Children's Crusade
By Marcel Schwob. Foreword by Jorge Luis Borges. Translation by Kit Schluter.

“I’ve just read Marcel Schwob’s The Children’s Crusade twice over, with deep admiration and reverence. I am profoundly moved: what a work! And to think I’d never heard the name of Marcel Schwob. Who is >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663351
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 56 pgs.
Pub Date: 03/27/2018 In stock

The Image Revisited: Luc Tuymans in Conversation with Hans De Wolf, T.J. Clark & Gottfried Böhm

At the age of 19, on a visit to the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest, a young Luc Tuymans saw the work of El Greco for the first time—an event that would lead him >>more

ISBN 9789491819797
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Pbk, 6.75 x 9.75 in. / 280 pgs / 150 color.
Pub Date: 07/24/2018 Awaiting stock

Brion Gysin: His Name Was Master
Edited by Andrew M. McKenzie. Introduction by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Carl Abrahamsson.

Brion Gysin (1916–86) has been an incredibly influential artist and iconoclast: his development of the “cut-up” technique with William S. Burroughs has inspired generations of writers, artists and musicians. Gysin was also a skilled networker >>more

Trapart Books
ISBN 9789198324365
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Pbk, 6 x 8.5 in. / 350 pgs.
Pub Date: 04/24/2018 In stock

Whitewalling: Art, Race & Protest in 3 Acts
By Aruna D'Souza.

In 2017, the Whitney Biennial included a painting by a white artist, Dana Schutz, of the lynched body of a young black child, Emmett Till. In 1979, anger brewed over a show at New York’s >>more

Badlands Unlimited
ISBN 9781943263141
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 160 pgs.
Pub Date: 05/22/2018 In stock

Komplaint Dept.
By Bob Nickas.

The latest volume of writing by influential New York–based critic and curator Bob Nickas collects his 2012–14 column for Vice magazine’s Komp-laint Dept. This column unleashed the full omnivorous range of the author’s interests. There >>more

Karma, New York
ISBN 9781942607823
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.25 in. / 432 pgs / 138 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/26/2018 Awaiting stock

Craig Owens: Portrait of a Young Critic
By Lyn Blumenthal & Kate Horsfield. Preface by Kate Horsfield. Introduction by Lynne Tillman. Interview by Lyn Blumenthal.

In 1984, the art critic and theorist Craig Owens (1950–90) gave a wide-ranging interview with Lyn Blumenthal and Kate Horsfield for their extraordinary video series On Art and Artists. At once personal, political and forward-thinking, >>more

Badlands Unlimited
ISBN 9781943263134
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Pbk, 5 x 8 in. / 112 pgs.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 In stock

Edited by Walter Robinson.

This facsimile edition collects all 19 issues of Art-Rite magazine, edited by art critics Walter Robinson and Edit DeAk from 1973 to 1978. Robinson, DeAk and a third editor, Joshua Cohn, met as art history >>more

Primary Information
ISBN 9780991558575
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Pbk, 8.5 x 11 in. / 620 pgs / 10 color / 600 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/28/2018 Awaiting stock

The Real Beauty: The Artistic World of Eugenia Errázuriz
Text by Julie Pierotti.

One of the great tastemakers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Eugenia Huici Arguedas de Errázuriz (1860–1951) was born into a wealthy Chilean mining family in Bolivia. She married amateur painter José Tomás >>more

Dixon Gallery and Gardens
ISBN 9780997244526
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Hbk, 9.25 x 11 in. / 128 pgs / 80 color.
Pub Date: 04/24/2018 In stock

Sea Shepherd

Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is a non-profit marine wildlife conservation organization. Its mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans, using direct-action tactics. SSCS >>more

ISBN 9788857236292
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Hbk, 11 x 9.5 in. / 200 pgs / 160 color.
Pub Date: 07/24/2018 Awaiting stock

Adolf Loos on Trial
By Christopher Long.

In early September 1928, Viennese police arrested the famed architect Adolf Loos. The charge was child molestation. Two young girls (and eventually a third), ages eight to ten, alleged that Loos had touched them inappropriately >>more

ISBN 9788074372261
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Flexi, 6 x 9.5 in. / 176 pgs / 23 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 Out of stock

Peggy Guggenheim and Nelly van Doesburg
By Doris Wintgens.

Peggy Guggenheim (1898–1979) and Nelly van Doesburg (1899–1975) were vital participants in the De Stijl movement, promoting, exhibiting and buying De Stijl at a time when few had interest in the geometric language of forms >>more

NAI010 Publishers
ISBN 9789462084100
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Pbk, 7.5 x 10.25 in. / 192 pgs / 185 color.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 In stock

The Private Museum of the Future
Edited by Cristina Bechtler, Dora Imhof. Text by Chris Dercon, Soichiro Fututake, Eli Broad, Bernardo Paz, Dakis Joannou, Philippe Méaille, Eugenio Lopez, Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Nadia Samdani, Jochen Zeitz.

Private museums like the Menil Collection in Houston, the Fondation Maeght in Saint-Paul de Vence or the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebaek have existed for a long time, but over the past decade, >>more

JRP | Ringier
ISBN 9783037645208
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Pbk, 6 x 8.25 in. / 214 pgs / 30 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/28/2018 Awaiting stock

Edited with text by David Blamey, Brad Haylock. Text by Ahmed Ansari, Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey, Justin Clemens, Alex Coles, Jonathan Lindley, Neil Cummings, Arnaud Desjardin, Markus Miessen, Billie Muraben, Patricia Reed, Adrian Shaughnessy, Freek Lomme, Eva Weinmayr, et al.

The power of knowledge lies not only in generating ideas, but also in controlling their dispersion. For those who would seek to influence others, the dissemination of ideas is paramount. For those looking to protect >>more

Open Editions
ISBN 9780949004093
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Pbk, 6.25 x 8.5 in. / 264 pgs.
Pub Date: 06/19/2018 In stock

Size Matters! (De)Growth of the 21st Century Art Museum
Edited by Beatrix Ruf, John Slyce. Text by Dave Beech, Daniel Birnbaum, Benjamin Bratton, Mark Fisher, et al.

The annual Verbier Art Summit provides an alternative approach to fostering and shaping a global dialogue on the visual arts. Verbier | Art Untold organizes the summit in partnership with a yearly rotating art institution. This book >>more

Koenig Books
ISBN 9783960982616
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Pbk, 4.5 x 8 in. / 224 pgs / 15 color.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 In stock

The Artist as Curator
Edited with text by Elena Filipovic. Text by Alexander Alberro, Monica Amor, Carlos Basualdo, Biljana Ciric, et al.

Taking that ambiguous thing we call “the exhibition” as a critical medium, artists have often radically rethought conventional forms of exhibition making. The Artist as Curator: An Anthology, born out of a series of essays >>more

Walther König, Köln
ISBN 9783960981787
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Pbk, 8 x 11 in. / 416 pgs / 239 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 Out of stock

You Are Here
Edited with text by Omar Kholeif. Foreword by Ed Halter. Text by Sam Ashby, Basel Abbas, Ruanne Abu Rahme, Brad Troemel, et al.

You Are Here: Art After the Internet is the first major publication to critically explore both the effects and affects that the internet has had on contemporary artistic practices. Responding to an era that has >>more

HOME and Space
ISBN 9780956957177
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Pbk, 6.75 x 9.25 in. / 272 pgs / 70 color.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 In stock

An Associative Art History
By Tomáš Pospiszyl. Edited by Vít Havránek. Text by Sven Spieker.

An Associative Art History searches for the place of Czech, Slovak and Eastern European postwar art in global history. Resisting the mere repetition of Western canonization, the publication aims not to fruitlessly compare East and >>more

JRP | Ringier
ISBN 9783037645178
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Pbk, 6 x 8.25 in. / 296 pgs / 14 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/24/2018 In stock

Fifty Years of Great Art Writing
Text by Michael Fried, David Sylvester, Anne Seymour, Anthony Vidler, Dore Ashton, et al.

Featuring a formidable list of writers, and encapsulating the eclectic range of art that has delighted and inspired audiences throughout Hayward Gallery’s history, Fifty Years of Great Art Writing ranges from painting and photography to >>more

Hayward Gallery Publishing
ISBN 9781853323522
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Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 500 pgs.
Pub Date: 08/28/2018 Awaiting stock

The Art of Civil Action
Edited with text by Philipp Dietachmair, Pascal Gielen. Contributions by Andrew Barnett, Llorenç Bonet, llya Budraitskis, Giuliana Ciancio, Milena Dragi?evi? Šeši?, Max Haiven, Stefan Kaegi, Ivan Krastev, Thijs Lijster, Tomislav Medak, Borka Pavi?evi?, Yudhishthir Raj Isar, Igor Stokfiszewski, Hakan Topal.

How do the arts contribute to the formation of democratic processes? How does culture constitute public space and a civil domain? The Art of Civil Action argues that cultural initiatives play an underappreciated but crucial >>more

ISBN 9789492095398
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Pbk, 5.25 x 8.25 in. / 304 pgs / 15 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/22/2018 In stock

Groups and Spaces in Mexico, Contemporary Art of the 90s
Edited by Patricia Sloane, Kurt Hollander. Foreword by Adam Tejpaul. Text by Eduardo Abaroa, Francis Alÿs, Olivier Debroise, Alejandro Díaz, Aldo Flores, et al. Epilogue by Rosa Olivares.

This book tells the story of a generation of artists and curators that transformed Mexico’s art scene in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. The title alludes to the now iconic building on Licenciado Verdad >>more

ISBN 9788417047184
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Hbk, 7.5 x 10.5 in. / 588 pgs / 175 color / 177 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 In stock

The Readymade Century
By Dieter Daniels.

When Marcel Duchamp invented the readymade 100 years ago, few could have predicted that these random objects taken from everyday life would have such a lasting influence on art. The Readymade Century examines Duchamp’s readymades >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783959051392
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7.5 in. / 152 pgs / 80 color.
Pub Date: 08/28/2018 Awaiting stock

Video Writings by Artists
Edited by Eugeni Bonet. Text by Stephen Beck, AA Bronson, Peter Campus, Peter d'Agostino, Douglas Davis, Jon Dovey, Juan Downey, et al.

Just as film theory has incorporated essays and manifestos by filmmakers into a canon that also includes critics studying the “new cinematic object,” this publication gathers together a number of artists’ writings—which were previously scattered >>more

Mousse Publishing
ISBN 9788867492831
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Pbk, 6 x 8.25 in. / 312 pgs.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 Out of stock

South as a State of Mind: Documenta 14 #4
Edited with text by Quinn Latimer, Adam Szymczyk. Text by Domenick Ammirati, Cassandra Barnett, Lorenza Böttner, et al.

For the first time in its history, Documenta has expanded to two sites: its traditional home of Kassel, Germany, and Athens, Greece. To accompany this new, bilocated Documenta, South as a State of Mind, an >>more

Walther König, Köln
ISBN 9783863358471
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Pbk, 9 x 12 in. / 280 pgs.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 In stock

The Ambivalents
By Sally O'Reilly. Edited by Sina Najafi.

Sally O’Reilly’s The Ambivalents—like its companion volume, Jeff Dolven’s Take Care—is a response to a 1986 catalog for Braintree Scientific, an American company that manufactures lab products used in experiments on rats and mice. O’Reilly’s >>more

Cabinet Books
ISBN 9781932698800
US $12.00 CAN $17.50 FLAT40
Pbk, 5 x 7.5 in. / 52 pgs / 6 color / 1 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 In stock

The Amme Talks
By Ulf Stolterfoht. Afterword by Peter Dittmer. Translated by Shane Anderson, Megan Ewing.

The Amme Talks is a conversation between poet and machine. In 2003, poet Ulf Stolterfoht and a chatbot named Amme met in Berlin. For one week, Stolterfoht interrogated Amme about the nature of authorship and >>more

Triple Canopy
ISBN 9780997852448
US $12.00 CAN $17.50 FLAT40
Pbk, 4.25 x 7 in. / 192 pgs / 8 color / 23 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/22/2018 In stock

Archive of the Average Swede
By Fabian Kastner. Edited by Sina Najafi.

The fourth volume in Cabinet’s 24-Hour Book series, novelist Fabian Kastner’s Archive of the Average Swede considers a project initiated by Sweden’s National Archive in the early 1980s designed to fully record the life of >>more

Cabinet Books
ISBN 9781932698817
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Pbk, 5 x 7.5 in. / 64 pgs / 1 color.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 In stock

Not Dead But Sleeping
By Anna Della Subin.

Prompted by the 2011 Egyptian uprising, this book-length essay on the cultural politics of sleep takes Tawfiq al-Hakim’s 1933 play The People of the Cave as its starting point in an exploration of the speculative, >>more

Triple Canopy
ISBN 9780984734696
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Pbk, 4.25 x 7 in. / 192 pgs / 10 color / 7 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/24/2018 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 Out of stock

Look At Me!
Edited with text by Sasa Hanten-Schmidt, Wolfgang Ullrich.

Look at Me! examines how private collections change over time through a case study of the Hanten-Schmidt collection. Sasa Hanten-Schmidt, one half of the collector couple, retraces the genealogy of the collection and describes how >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783959051613
US $35.00 CAN $47.50 FLAT40
Hbk, 8 x 10.75 in. / 224 pgs / 250 color / 30 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/26/2018 Awaiting stock


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