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Spring 2014 Featured Literature, Criticism & Writings

Not Nothing: Selected Writings by Ray Johnson 1954-1994 Edited by Elizabeth Zuba. Text by Kevin Killian. Ray Johnson (1927–1995) blurred the boundaries of life and art, of authorship and intimacy. Correspondence is the defining character of all of Johnson’s work, particularly his mail art. Intended to be read, to be received, >>more
ISBN 9781938221040
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Pbk, 8 x 10 in. / 380 pgs / 45 color / 163 b&w.
Pub Date: 07/31/2014 Forthcoming/Awaiting stock
Ray Johnson: The Paper Snake Long out of print and unavailable to wider audiences, The Paper Snake is an essential work in Ray Johnson’s oeuvre and the second title published by Dick Higgins’ Something Else Press, in 1965. Johnson describes >>more
ISBN 9781938221033
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Hbk, 10.75 x 8.75 in. / 48 pgs / 48 color.
Pub Date: 06/30/2014 Forthcoming/Awaiting stock
An Anthology of Concrete Poetry Edited by Emmett Williams. 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, >>more
Primary Information
ISBN 9780985136437
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Pbk, 6.25 x 9.25 in. / 342 pgs / 316 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/28/2014 Active/In stock
Complete Minimal Poems By Aram Saroyan. Preface by Ron Silliman. Long cherished in out-of-print editions, anthologies and textbooks, and more recently celebrated on the internet, the groundbreaking Concrete and Minimalist poems of Aram Saroyan (born 1943) are gathered together here in a single, much-needed volume. >>more
Primary Information/Ugly Duckling Presse
ISBN 9780985136482
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Pbk, 5.5 x 8 in. / 288 pgs.
Pub Date: 03/31/2014 Active/In stock
Arthur C. Danto: Remarks on Art and Philosophy Edited by Marion Boulton Stroud. "What makes something a work of art?" This was the question that philosopher Arthur C. Danto (1924–2013) asked himself after seeing Andy Warhol’s "Brillo Box" at a 1964 exhibition at the Stable Gallery in New >>more
ISBN 9780979764271
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Clth, 6.75 x 9 in. / 144 pgs / 6 color / DVD (NTSC).
Pub Date: 03/31/2014 Active/In stock
Szenasy, Design Advocate Edited by Ann S. Hudner, Akiko Busch. Foreword by John Hockenberry. Preface by Ann S. Hudner. Introduction by Akiko Busch. For more than 30 years, Susan S. Szenasy’s voice has resonated as an editor-in-chief, writer, teacher, moderator, filmmaker and lecturer. In all of these roles, her advocacy for ethical, sustainable, human-centered design has been her >>more
Metropolis Books
ISBN 9781938922398
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9 in. / 353 pgs / 32 color / 4 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/31/2014 Active/In stock
The Star Alphabet of E.L.T. Mesens Foreword and text by Phillip Van den Bossche. Text by Christiane Geurts-Krauss, Virginie Devillez, Nele Bernheim, Xavier Canonne, Michel Remy, Simon Delobel, Erich Weiss, Peter J.H. Pauwels. At once artist, composer, poet, editor, photographer, curator, gallerist and collector, Edouard Léon Théodore Mesens (1903–1971) was a formidably prolific and visible presence in European Dada and Surrealism. A close friend to Tristan Tzara, Theo >>more
ISBN 9789491775116
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Pbk, 9 x 11 in. / 288 pgs / 232 color.
Pub Date: 03/31/2014 Active/In stock
Don't Tell Sybil By George Melly. Don’t Tell Sybil is a libidinous memoir by a master raconteur. George Melly (1926–2007) was impossible to ignore in London cultural circles between the 1950s and 90s. He first came to attention as a jazz >>more
Atlas Press
ISBN 9781900565653
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Hbk, 7 x 7.75 in. / 176 pgs / 1 color / 31 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/31/2014 Active/In stock
Aurora and Cardinal Point By Michel Leiris. Translation and introduction by Anna Warby. This volume collects two classics of Surrealist fiction, both long out of print, by the writer and ethnographer Michel Leiris (1901–1990). Close to Georges Bataille, Picasso, Jean-Paul Sartre and Francis Bacon, and a director of >>more
Atlas Press
ISBN 9781900565462
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Hbk, 6.75 x 7.5 in. / 176 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 01/31/2014 Active/In stock
Three New York Dadas and The Blind Man Introduction by Dawn Ades. Translated by Chris Allen. Three New York Dadas and The Blind Man relates the story of the triangular relationship between Marcel Duchamp, Henri-Pierre Roché and Beatrice Wood, told in the words of two of its protagonists; and also reprints >>more
Atlas Press
ISBN 9781900565431
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Hbk, 7 x 9 in. / 160 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 01/31/2014 Active/In stock
Pybrac By Pierre Louÿs. Introduction and translation by Geoffrey Longnecker. Illustrations by Toyen. By turns amusing and offensive, Pierre Louÿs’ Pybrac is possibly the filthiest collection of poetry ever published, and offers a taste of what the Marquis de Sade might have produced if he had ever turned >>more
Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663023
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 160 pgs / 10 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/31/2014 Active/In stock
Flametti, or The Dandyism of the Poor By Hugo Ball. Introduction by Marc Dachy. Afterword by Bernhard Echte. Translated by Catherine Schelbert. Illustrations by Tal R. In 1916, Hugo Ball (1886–1927) cofounded the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich and penned the "Dada Manifesto," launching what would become the Zurich Dada movement. That same year he completed his semi-autobiographical novel, Flametti, or The >>more
Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663030
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 200 pgs / 10 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/31/2014 Forthcoming/Awaiting stock
The Garden Book By Brian Castro. Brian Castro’s award-winning novel, The Garden Book, is a meditation on loneliness, addiction and exploitation. Set in the years between the Depression and the Second World War in Australia’s Dandenong Ranges, it follows the emotionally >>more
Kaya Press
ISBN 9781885030078
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Pbk, 6 x 8 in. / 240 pgs.
Pub Date: 06/30/2014 Forthcoming/Awaiting stock
Fox Drum Bebop By Gene Oishi. Hiroshi Kono is eight years old and only just beginning to question the racial and economic inequities he sees around him, when he and his family--along with 120,000 other Japanese Americans--are packed off to a >>more
Kaya Press
ISBN 9781885030177
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Pbk, 5.5 x 7.25 in. / 285 pgs.
Pub Date: 06/30/2014 Forthcoming/Awaiting stock
Episodes with Wayne Thiebaud Interviews by Eve Aschheim, Chris Daubert. In Episodes with Wayne Thiebaud, Eve Aschheim and Chris Daubert interview Wayne Thiebaud in four extensive conversations in his studio. Thiebaud, known for his iconic paintings of cakes, pies and counter displays, is one of >>more
Black Square Editions
ISBN 9780989810319
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Pbk, 6.5 x 8.5 in. / 96 pgs / 19 color.
Pub Date: 03/31/2014 Active/In stock
How I Became a Painter "If all art aspires toward the condition of music, as Pater wrote, Trevor Winkfield must be counted among the most successful artists of all time," John Ashbery has declared. In the first of the two >>more
Pressed Wafer
ISBN 9781940396026
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Pbk, 6 x 8 in. / 112 pgs / 37 color / 19 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/30/2014 Active/In stock
Georges Braque & Others: The Selected Art Writings of Trevor Winkfield, 1990-2009 By Trevor Winkfield. The painter Trevor Winkfield--born in Leeds in 1944 and residing in New York City since 1969--has been a sought-after contributor to publications such as Arts Magazine, Art in America and Modern Painters for two decades. >>more
The Song Cave
ISBN 9780988464339
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Pbk, 5.5 x 7.5 in. / 204 pgs.
Pub Date: 03/31/2014 Active/In stock
William N. Copley: Reflection on a Past Life Edited by Linn Lühn. Originally written in 1976 for his Paris–New York exhibition, Reflection on a Past Life is painter William N. Copley’s (1919–1996) humorous and insightful account of his many bizarre encounters with key Surrealists, such as Man >>more
Walther König, Köln
ISBN 9783863354589
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Pbk, 5 x 7.5 in. / 96 pgs / 22 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/30/2014 Forthcoming/Awaiting stock
Writings and Conversations by Doug Ashford Edited by Krist Gruijthuijsen. Interview by Maria Lind. Artist, teacher and writer Doug Ashford (born 1958) is well known for his innovative work with the New York artist collective Group Material, which was founded in 1983 and operated until 1996. Group Material (whose >>more
Mousse Publishing
ISBN 9788867490752
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Pbk, 4.75 x 6.5 in. / 144 pgs / 24 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/31/2014 Active/In stock
Richard Deacon: So, And, If, But Edited by Dieter Schwarz. Turner Prize–winning sculptor Richard Deacon (born 1949) began making abstract sheet metal and laminated wood sculptures in 1980, later incorporating vinyl and plywood."I am a fabricator, not a carver or a modeler," he says. "In >>more
Richter | Fey
ISBN 9783941263659
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Clth, 6.5 x 9.25 in. / 368 pgs / 80 color / 30 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/31/2014 Forthcoming/Awaiting stock
Ten Fundamental Questions of Curating Edited by Jens Hoffmann. Foreword by Milovan Farronato. Text by Peter Eleey, Elena Filipovic, Juan A. Gaitán, Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Maria Lind, Chus Martínez, Jessica Morgan, Adriano Pedrosa, João Ribas, Dieter Roelstraete. It has become almost obligatory to introduce a book on curating by noting the plethora of recent publications on the subject. How, in just a few short years, did we reach this point of saturation? >>more
Mousse Publishing
ISBN 9788867490530
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Pbk, 6 x 9.5 in. / 144 pgs.
Pub Date: 10/31/2013 Active/In stock
Pigeons on the Grass Alas Edited and with foreword by Paula Marincola, Peter Nesbett. This book is a unique convening of experts--unique because the "convening" only takes place within its pages. A roster of curators, affectionately dubbed "pigeons," were invited to respond to an evolving list of questions, what >>more
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia
ISBN 9780988710900
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 112 pgs / 23 color.
Pub Date: 01/31/2014 Active/In stock
Hélio Oiticica: The Great Labyrinth Edited by Susanne Gaensheimer, Max Hinderer Cruz. Text by Hélio Oiticica. Hélio Oiticica (1937–1980) altered the Brazilian art scene, and his works broke with accepted conventions. His oeuvre was of great importance to the breakthrough of Tropicália, the cultural movement that protested the repressions of the >>more
Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775737296
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Pbk, 7.5 x 10 in. / 336 pgs / 71 color.
Pub Date: 02/28/2014 Active/In stock

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