Fall 2016 Featured Literature, Criticism & Writings

Our top reads for 2016 in cultural studies, criticism and avant-garde literature include the first-ever history of the legendary Parisian bookstore Shakespeare and Company, with essays and poetry from dozens of writers associated with the shop—Allen Ginsberg, Anaïs Nin, Robert Stone, Jeanette Winterson—and hundreds of never-before-seen photographs and pieces of ephemra; a survey of New Directions' book design by Alvin Lustig, Paul Sahre, Rodrigo Corral and others; the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art's rendering of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Little Mermaid,” pairing original text with the drawings of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama; the inaugural publication in David Zwirner Books’ new ekphrasis reader series Ramblings of a Wannabe Painter, presenting Paul Gauguin's scathing criticism of the art world and criticism itself; Zwirner's 1,000 page comprehensive collection of Donald Judd's writings, including key essays and reviews, as well as previously unpublished writings and hundreds of notes provided by the Judd Foundation; selected writings and interviews of Phil Patton, Ray Bradbury, Paul Scheerbart; and Michel de Ghelderode’s last major creative work, Spells, featuring full contents of both 1941 and 1947 translated editions, and published by Wakefield Press.

Shakespeare and Company, Paris Edited with introduction by Krista Halverson. Foreword by Jeanette Winterson. Epilogue by Sylvia Whitman.

A copiously illustrated account of the famed Paris bookstore on its 65th anniversary

This first-ever history of the legendary bohemian bookstore in Paris interweaves essays and poetry from dozens of writers associated with the shop--Allen Ginsberg, >>more
Shakespeare and Company Paris
ISBN 9791096101009
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Hbk, 6.25 x 9.5 in. / 384 pgs / 225 color.
Pub Date: 09/27/2016 | In stock

The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen & Yayoi Kusama Edited by Lærke Rydal Jørgensen, Marie Laurberg, Michael Juul Holm.

Kusama's delicate drawings both illustrate and interpret Hans Christian Andersen's tale

Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Little Mermaid” (1839), a story about a girl from the sea who followed her dreams and suffered a disastrous >>more
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
ISBN 9788792877598
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Hbk, 8 x 13 in. / 96 pgs / 48 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/23/2016 | Awaiting stock

Art & Beauty Magazine: Drawings by R. Crumb Introduction by Paul Morris.

R. Crumb's beguiling drawings of bodacious and bold women from the 1990s to the present

Gathering all three volumes of R. Crumb’s acclaimed Art & Beauty Magazine, this publication guides the reader through the 20-year history >>more
David Zwirner Books
ISBN 9781941701348
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Hbk, 7 x 10 in. / 132 pgs / 6 color / 109 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/14/2016 | In stock

Donald Judd Writings Edited by Flavin Judd, Caitlin Murray.

This comprehensive collection of Donald Judd's writings includes previously unpublished writings and hundreds of notes

Donald Judd: Writings, copublished by Judd Foundation and David Zwirner Books, is the most comprehensive collection of the artist's writings assembled >>more
Judd Foundation/David Zwirner Books
ISBN 9781941701355
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Pbk, 4.25 x 7.25 in. / 1,048 pgs / 137 color / 47 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/22/2016 | In stock

Paul Gauguin: Ramblings of a Wannabe Painter Introduction by Donatien Grau.

“People tell me I’m not Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Puvis de Channes--but I already know that!” --Paul Gauguin

“Criticism is our censorship….” So begins one of the greatest invectives against criticism ever written by an artist. Paul Gauguin >>more
David Zwirner Books
ISBN 9781941701393
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Pbk, 4.25 x 7 in. / 96 pgs / 5 color.
Pub Date: 11/22/2016 | In stock

Top This and Other Parables of Design By Phil Patton. Introduction by Edward Tufte. Foreword by Caroline Baumann. In September 2015 the world lost Phil Patton--prolific design writer, teacher and tantalizing wordsmith. Patton’s insatiable curiosity, sense of humor and keen eye made for the most compelling reads. Whether he was chronicling design minutia, >>more
Cooper Hewitt
ISBN 9781942303152
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 296 pgs / 50 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/26/2016 | 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
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: 12/27/2016 | Forthcoming
The Arthritic Grasshopper and Other Tales 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: 12/27/2016 | Forthcoming
A World Redrawn: Eisenstein and Brecht in Hollywood Edited with text by Zoe Beloff. Text by Hannah Frank, Esther Leslie. A World Redrawn is an exploration by the artist Zoe Beloff of Sergei Eisenstein and Bertolt Brecht’s experiences in Hollywood in the 1930s and ‘40s, what their time in Hollywood meant to them then and >>more
Christine Burgin
ISBN 9780977869688
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Hbk, 7.75 x 9.75 in. / 152 pgs / 70 color / 62 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/27/2016 | 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
Speak its Name! Quotations by and about Gay Men and Women Edited by Christopher Tinker. Introduction by Simon Callow. This collection of quotations by and about gay people celebrates the advances of the international LGBT community over the past 50 years. Amusing observations by Noël Coward, Tallulah Bankhead, Quentin Crisp, Boy George and Ian >>more
National Portrait Gallery
ISBN 9781855147256
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Hbk, 7.5 x 6 in. / 366 pgs / 160 color.
Pub Date: 11/22/2016 | In stock
Sophie Calle: True Stories

This expanded edition of Calle's 1994 classic features four new tales

First published in French in 1994, quickly acclaimed as a photobook classic and since republished and enhanced, True Stories returns for the fifth time, gathering >>more
Actes Sud
ISBN 9782330060404
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Hbk, 4 x 7.5 in. / 112 pgs / 51 color.
Pub Date: 08/23/2016 | In stock

100 Secrets of the Art World Edited by Thomas Girst, Magnus Resch. What do major artists consider their best-kept secret? What is regarded as confidential knowledge among the key players of the global art market? In 100 Secrets of the Art World, the most powerful international individuals >>more
Koenig Books
ISBN 9783863359614
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Pbk, 4.75 x 6.75 in. / 144 pgs / 8 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/25/2016 | In stock
The Artist Estate: A Handbook for Artists, Executors, and Heirs Text by Loretta Würtenberger, Karl von Trott. Andy Warhol memorably said that “death can really make you look like a star,” but death in itself is not a guarantee of the relevance of an artist. What is of crucial importance is the >>more
Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775741330
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 304 pgs / 20 color.
Pub Date: 10/25/2016 | In stock
Private Art Museum Report Text by Claire Bouchara, Max Bossier, Christine Howald, Shasha Liu, Christoph Noe, Kaisha Woo, Cuiyun Xu. There are currently 317 privately founded contemporary art museums in the world, with the largest numbers in South Korea, the United States and Germany. Who founds these museums, and why? How big are these museums, >>more
Verlag für moderne Kunst
ISBN 9783903004948
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Pbk, 8 x 10.75 in. / 106 pgs / 66 color.
Pub Date: 09/27/2016 | In stock
Art Cologne 1967–2016 Edited by Günter Herzog, Brigitte Jacobs van Renswou. Introduction by Rudolf Zwirner. Foreword by Gerald Böse, Daniel Hug, Heinz Schnock. Now into its 50th edition, after its historical beginnings as Kunstmarkt Köln ’67, Art Cologne is still one of the most important art fairs in the world. And it still has its roots in Kunstmarkt >>more
Walther König, Köln
ISBN 9783863359225
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Pbk, 8 x 10 in. / 408 pgs / 328 color / 254 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/14/2016 | In stock
Inner: The Collected Writings and Selected Interviews of Sean Scully Edited by Kelly Grovier. Sean Scully (born 1945) is among the greatest abstract painters of our age. He is also one of the most outspoken. Since the late 1960s, Scully’s visual expressiveness has been matched by a verbal dynamism >>more
Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775741644
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Hbk, 7.5 x 10.25 in. / 336 pgs / 122 color.
Pub Date: 10/25/2016 | In stock
Waltercio Caldas in Conversation with Ariel Jiménez Introduction by Guy Brett. Waltercio Caldas (born 1946) is one of Brazil’s most recognized and respected contemporary artists. He occupies a key role in the generation that bridges the historical innovations of the Concrete and Neo-Concrete artists of the >>more
Fundación Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros
ISBN 9780984017355
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Hbk, 6 x 9 in. / 224 pgs / 43 color.
Pub Date: 10/25/2016 | In stock
Marion von Osten: Once We Were Artists Edited by Tom Holert, Maria Hlavajova. Text by Kader Attia, Sabeth Buchmann, et al. Featuring contributions by artists and theorists such as Kader Attia, Diedrich Diederichsen, Tom Holert, Isabell Lorey and Brian Kuan Wood, Marion von Osten: Once We Were Artists offers a critical mapping of the work of >>more
Valiz/BAK, Utrecht
ISBN 9789492095145
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Pbk, 4.5 x 6.5 in. / 240 pgs / 40 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/24/2017 | Forthcoming
Exhibition, Design, Participation Edited with text by Elena Crippa. Text by David Sylvester, Martin Beek, Owen Hatherly, Lucy Steeds. The radical project an Exhibit (mounted in 1957 at Hatton Gallery, Newcastle, and the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London) emerged from a decade of testing the formats and possibilities of exhibition making, resulting in a >>more
Afterall Books, London
ISBN 9783863358976
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Pbk, 6.75 x 8 in. / 240 pgs / 75 color / 75 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/27/2016 | In stock
Great Expectations: Prospects for the Future of Curatorial Education Edited by Leigh Markopoulos. Almost 30 years after the founding of the first curatorial studies program (at the École du Magasin, Grenoble), with the curator remaining a figure of curiosity and fascination in the contemporary art world, a new >>more
Koenig Books
ISBN 9783863359140
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Pbk, 4.75 x 7 in. / 152 pgs / 25 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/14/2016 | In stock
Making Heimat, Germany Edited by Oliver Elser, Peter Cachola Schmal, Anna Scheuermann. Text by Doug Saunders, et al. The current refugee situation in Europe is the starting point for the exhibition in the German Pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale 2016. The theme of the pavilion is not >>more
Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775741415
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Pbk, 5.5 x 8.5 in. / 288 pgs / 200 color.
Pub Date: 08/23/2016 | In stock
Mnemosyne: A History of the Arts of Memory By François Boutonnet. The Ancient Greeks invented the art of memory (personified as Mnemosyne) 2,700 years ago. More than merely a mnemonic device useful to orators, they developed a technique for visually representing the world, which has since >>more
Dis Voir
ISBN 9782914563833
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Pbk, 6.5 x 8.5 in. / 128 pgs / 28 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/25/2016 | In stock
Facing Value: Radical Perspectives from the Arts Edited by Maaike Lauwaert, Francien van Westrenen. Text by Walter Benjamin, Franco “Bifo” Berardi, Michel de Certeau, et al. Value is an important concept in contemporary society, an immaterial force shaping the way we live together. Today, however, we seem to measure value only in terms of time and money. To reformulate value as >>more
Valiz/Stroom Den Haag
ISBN 9789492095008
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Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 384 pgs / 48 color / 300 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/24/2017 | Forthcoming
Specialism Edited with text by David Blamey. Text by Matthew Cornford, Neil Cummings, Dan Fox, Rick Poyner, Mingyuan Hu, et al. It is widely assumed that everyone is “interdisciplinary” nowadays, that everyone works at the intersections of conventional disciplines. But if being flexible, multiskilled and polymathic are the prerequisites of survival in today’s world, why do >>more
Open Editions
ISBN 9780949004017
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Pbk, 6.25 x 8.5 in. / 164 pgs.
Pub Date: 07/26/2016 | In stock
Promesse du Bonheur By Michael Fried. Photographs by James Welling. Michael Fried (born 1939) is as much a poet as he is a critic. His experiences among artworks and art-world luminaries have resulted in a canonized body of criticism, but they have also provided the >>more
David Zwirner Books/NONSITE
ISBN 9781941701430
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Pbk, 7 x 8.75 in. / 152 pgs / 33 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/22/2016 | In stock
Writingplace: Investigations in Architecture and Literature Edited by Klaske Havik, Susana Oliveira, Mark Proosten, Jorge Mejía Hernández, Mike Schäfer. Writingplace marks an emerging discussion on the relationship of literature and architecture. The book, which grows out of an online platform of the same name, offers reflections on the role played by written language as >>more
NAi010 Publishers
ISBN 9789462082816
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 288 pgs / 60 color.
Pub Date: 01/24/2017 | Forthcoming
The Search for Europe The eighth volume in the annual series sponsored by BBVA as part of its OpenMind initiative devoted to disseminating knowledge on key issues of our time, The Search for Europe analyses the present and future >>more
ISBN 9788416248421
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Pbk, 7 x 9.5 in. / 448 pgs / 50 color.
Pub Date: 05/24/2016 | In stock
Joan Myers & Nathaniel Tarn: The Persephones Poem by Nathaniel Tarn. In The Persephones, American poet Nathaniel Tarn (born 1928) and American photographer Joan Myers (born 1941) offer an elegant, collaborative retelling of Persephone’s abduction into the underworld. Many of Myers’ images were shot at the >>more
ISBN 9788862084987
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Hbk, 7 x 9.25 in. / 58 pgs / 30 color.
Pub Date: 09/27/2016 | In stock

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