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Fall 2014 Featured Literature, Criticism & Writings

The Bloomsbury Group Text by Frances Spalding. At the beginning of the twentieth century, the Bloomsbury Group transformed British culture with its innovative approach to art, design and society. In this book, Frances Spalding--the foremost scholar on the group--presents 19 fascinating biographies, >>more
National Portrait Gallery
ISBN 9781855144767
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Pbk, 5.75 x 7.75 in. / 120 pgs / 68 color.
Pub Date: 07/31/2014 Active/In stock
The Pre-Raphaelite Circle Text by Jan Marsh. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood lent its name to one of the most significant and innovative artistic movements of the Victorian age. Jan Marsh's lively and revealing account of these remarkable men and women explores the individual >>more
National Portrait Gallery
ISBN 9781855144798
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Pbk, 5.75 x 7.75 in. / 136 pgs / 78 color.
Pub Date: 07/31/2014 Active/In stock
First World War Poets Text by Alan Judd, David Crane. This collection of short biographies of those remarkable men who sought to record the First World War in poetry draws on letters, memoirs and portraits. Key poems by each of the poets are included, alongside >>more
National Portrait Gallery
ISBN 9781855144897
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Pbk, 5.75 x 7.75 in. / 120 pgs / 30 color.
Pub Date: 07/31/2014 Active/In stock
Oscar Wilde and His Circle Text by Simon Callow. One of literature's most witty personalities, Oscar Wilde captivated London society. In this perceptive appraisal of Wilde and those around him--including Aubrey Beardsley, Sir Max Beerbohm and Wilde's lover, Lord Alfred Douglas ("Bosie")--acclaimed acto >>more
National Portrait Gallery
ISBN 9781855144781
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Pbk, 5.75 x 7.75 in. / 136 pgs / 70 color.
Pub Date: 07/31/2014 Active/In stock
Tennyson and His Circle Text by Lynne Truss. Tennyson's ascendency as England's foremost poet coincided with one of the most significant inventions of the nineteenth century: photography. As Poet Laureate, Tennyson (and those in his circle) was portrayed by such pioneering spirits as >>more
National Portrait Gallery
ISBN 9781855144903
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Pbk, 5.75 x 7.75 in. / 120 pgs / 40 color.
Pub Date: 07/31/2014 Active/In stock
The Romantic Poets and Their Circle Text by Richard Holmes. The ideal of the "inspired artist" owes its origin to the figures of the Romantic period, who revolutionized English art and literature. In this book, Richard Holmes explores the portraits and lives of such key >>more
National Portrait Gallery
ISBN 9781855144774
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Pbk, 5.75 x 7.75 in. / 136 pgs / 84 color.
Pub Date: 07/31/2014 Active/In stock
Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision Text by Frances Spalding. Virginia Woolf's many novels--notably Night and Day (1919), Jacob's Room (1922), Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927) and The Waves (1931)--transformed ideas about structure, plot and characterization. Sister o >>more
National Portrait Gallery
ISBN 9781855144811
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Pbk, 7.5 x 9.5 in. / 192 pgs / 100 color.
Pub Date: 08/31/2014 Active/In stock
The Journeys of Casanova Text by Marco Carminati. Having lived in cities including Vienna, Paris, Rome, London, Berlin, St. Petersburg and Madrid, Giacomo Casanova (1725–1796) could be described as the first cosmopolitan. On his tireless jaunts through eighteenth-century Europe, he not only encountered >>more
Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775738576
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Hbk, 13 x 19 in. / 128 pgs / 50 color.
Pub Date: 10/31/2014 Forthcoming/Awaiting stock
The Morbid Anatomy Anthology Edited by Joanna Ebenstein, Colin Dickey. Text by Chiara Ambrosio, Stephen T. Asma, Zoe Beloff, Elizabeth L. Bradley, Simon Chaplin, Mark Dery, Colin Dickey, Caitlin Doughty, Joanna Ebenstein, Richard Faulk, Kate Forde, Mel Gordon, Richard Harris, Amy Herzog, Amber Jolliffe, Vadim Kosmos, Paul Koudounaris, Ross MacFarlane, Dániel Margócsy, Evan Michelson, Pat Morris, Salvador Olguín, David Pescovitz, Carl Schoonover, Daniel K. Smith, Shannon Taggart, Ronni Thomas, John Troyer. Since 2008, the Morbid Anatomy Library of Brooklyn, New York, has hosted some of the best scholars, artists and writers working along the intersections of the history of anatomy and medicine, death and the macabre, >>more
Morbid Anatomy Press
ISBN 9780989394307
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Clth, 6 x 8.5 in. / 491 pgs / 108 color / 64 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/30/2014 Active/Awaiting stock
The Physiology of the Employee By Honoré de Balzac. Introduction and translation by André Naffis-Sahely. Illustrations by Louis Joseph Trimolet. If Honoré de Balzac's Treatise on Elegant Living addressed one crucial pillar of modernity--the "mode" itself, fashion--his Physiology of the Employee examines another equally potent cornerstone to the modern era: bureaucracy, and all of th >>more
Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663047
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 160 pgs / 55 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/30/2014 Forthcoming/Awaiting 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: 10/31/2014 Forthcoming/Awaiting stock
The Death Instinct By Jacques Mesrine. Introduction by Robert Greene. Translation by Robert Greene, Catherine Texier. France's Public Enemy Number One from the late 1960s to the end of the 1970s--when he was killed by police in a sensational traffic shootout--Jacques Mesrine (1936–1979) is the best-known criminal in French history. Mesrine >>more
TamTam Books
ISBN 9780966234688
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Pbk, 6.75 x 9 in. / 325 pgs.
Pub Date: 11/30/2014 Forthcoming/Awaiting stock
The Creator By Mynona. Foreword and translation by Peter Wortsman. Afterword by Detlef Thiel. Illustrations by Alfred Kubin. Billed by its author--the pseudonymous Mynona (German for “anonymous” backward)--as “the most profound magical experiment since Nostradamus,” The Creator tells the tale of Gumprecht Weiss, an intellectual who has withdrawn from a life of libertina >>more
Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663078
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 160 pgs / 1 color / 18 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/31/2014 Forthcoming/Awaiting stock
A Mammal’s Notebook: The Writings of Erik Satie Edited and with introduction by Ornella Volta. Translation by Antony Melville. This is the largest selection, in any language, of the writings of Erik Satie (1866-1925). Although once dismissed as an eccentric, Satie has come to be seen as a key influence on modern music, and >>more
Atlas Press
ISBN 9781900565660
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Hbk, 6.75 x 9 in. / 224 pgs / 153 b&w.
Pub Date: 07/31/2014 Active/In stock
Semmelweis By Louis-Ferdinand Céline. Introduction by Philippe Soller. Translation by John Harman. Louis-Ferdinand Céline (1894-1961) is best known for his early novels Journey to the End of the Night (1932)--which Charles Bukowski described as the greatest novel of the past 2,000 years--and Death on the Installment Plan >>more
Atlas Press
ISBN 9781900565479
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Pbk, 6 x 6.75 in. / 110 pgs.
Pub Date: 10/31/2014 Forthcoming/Awaiting stock
Edgewise: A Picture of Cookie Mueller Contributions by John Waters, Mink Stole, Gary Indiana, et al. Cookie Mueller (1949–1989) was a firecracker, a cult figure, a wild child, a writer, a go-go dancer, a mother and a queer icon. A child of suburban 1950s Maryland, she made her name first as >>more
Bbooks Verlag
ISBN 9783942214209
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 336 pgs / 230 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/30/2014 Forthcoming/Awaiting stock
A Book of Glyphs By Edward Sanders. A Book of Glyphs is a facsimile reproduction of legendary author, musician and Fugs founder Ed Sanders’ first book-length work of glyphs, which he created in Florence, Italy in 2008, using colored pencils and a >>more
Granary Books, Inc.
ISBN 9781887123815
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Pbk, 4 x 6 in. / 168 pgs / 73 color.
Pub Date: 07/31/2014 Active/In stock
Some Canterbury Tales By Geoffrey Chaucer. Illustrations by Marvin Gaye Chetwynd. In her inventive rendition of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales for Four Corners' Familiars series, artist Marvin Gaye Chetwynd (born 1973) selects her favorite of the tales--the Prologue, The Miller's Tale, The Reeve's Tale, The Friar's >>more
Four Corners Books
ISBN 9781909829008
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Pbk, 8.25 x 11.75 in. / 280 pgs / 280 b&w.
Pub Date: 07/31/2014 Active/In stock
Tony Conrad: Writings A legendary figure of the New York art and music worlds, Tony Conrad (born 1940) has traversed experimental film, drone music, minimalist video and writing over the course of his career. In each, he has >>more
Primary Information
ISBN 9780991558513
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Pbk, 8 x 10 in. / 250 pgs.
Pub Date: 12/31/2014 Forthcoming/Awaiting stock
Lun*na Menoh: A Ring Around The Collar Introduction by Leslie Dick. For 14 years, Los Angeles–based artist, fashion designer and musician Lun*na Menoh has been exploring the many unexpected possibilities of the dirty shirt collar, producing paintings, sculptures, music, DVDs, performance art and fashion shows inspired >>more
TamTam Books
ISBN 9780985272418
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Hbk, 8.5 x 11 in. / 48 pgs / 40 color / flexi disc.
Pub Date: 11/30/2014 Active/In stock
Allen Ruppersberg: and Writing Introduction by Bill Berkson. Allen Ruppersberg (born 1944) is among the first generation of American conceptual artists. Allen Ruppersberg: and Writing presents a wide array of the artist’s text-based works from the late 1960s through to his most recent >>more
Christine Burgin
ISBN 9780977869671
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Pbk, 5.25 x 8 in. / 128 pgs / 80 color / 20 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/30/2014 Active/In stock
60 Wrd/Min Art Critic By Lori Waxman. Afterword by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev. "Are you an artist? Do you need a review?" Operating from a small, single-room structure installed at Documenta 13, Chicago-based art historian and "60 wrd/min art critic" Lori Waxman offered free reviews to any artist >>more
onestar press
ISBN 9782915359442
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Pbk, 5.5 x 9 in. / 150 pgs / 253 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/31/2014 Active/In stock
ReNew Marxist Art History Edited by Warren Carter, Barnaby Haran, Frederic J. Schwartz. From the early decades of the twentieth century until the 1980s, Marxist art history was at the forefront of radical approaches to the discipline. But in the last two decades of the century and into >>more
Art / Books
ISBN 9781908970121
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Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 520 pgs / 106 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/30/2014 Active/In stock
Robert Lehman Lectures on Contemporary Art No. 5 Introduction by Lynne Cooke. Text by Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Rebecca Comay, Brian Dillon, Mark Godfrey, Branden W. Joseph, Tom McDonough, Molly Nesbit, Marina Warner. From 1992 to 2004, Dia Art Foundation presented the Robert Lehman Lectures on Contemporary Art, in which a distinguished array of scholars, critics and cultural historians engaged in cross-disciplinary critical discourse around Dia's exhibition program. >>more
Dia Art Foundation
ISBN 9780944521809
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Pbk, 5.25 x 8 in. / 176 pgs / 12 color / 45 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/30/2014 Forthcoming/Awaiting stock
Jens Hoffmann: (Curating) From A to Z By Jens Hoffmann. Text by Claire Fontaine. (Curating) From A to Z offers a summary of the development of curatorial practice over the last two decades, seen through the eyes of curator, author and Deputy Director of the Jewish Museum, Jens Hoffmann >>more
JRP|Ringier
ISBN 9783037643723
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Pbk, 4 x 6.5 in. / 64 pgs / 23 color / 3 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/31/2014 Forthcoming/Awaiting stock
The Ethics of Art Edited by Guy Cools, Pascal Gielen. Text by Karolien Byttebier, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Guy Cools, Arne De Boever, Pascal Gielen, Kathelin Gray, Sébastien Hendrickx, Navtej Johar, Denise Kenney, Mala Kline, Jeroen Peeters, Frans Poelstra, Christel Stalpaert, Robert Steijn, Lise Uyterhoeven, Benjamin Verdonck, Sara Wookey. The Ethics of Art explores the growing ethical consciousness within the artistic community, as it relates to art's production and distribution mechanisms. It attempts to show how the artistic community engages in creative, social dialogue >>more
Valiz/Antennae Series
ISBN 9789078088875
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Pbk, 5.5 x 8.25 in. / 352 pgs.
Pub Date: 08/31/2014 Active/In stock
The Best Most Useless Dress: Selected Writings of Claudia La Rocco Edited by Paul Chan. Introduction by Elizabeth Robinson. Widely known as an incisive critic for The New York Times and Artforum, Claudia La Rocco is also a poet and performer whose hybrid texts are as mercurial and imaginative as her criticism. The Best >>more
Badlands Unlimited
ISBN 9781936440665
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Pbk, 5 x 8 in. / 120 pgs / 10 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/31/2014 Active/In stock
Six Canonical Projects by Rem Koolhaas By Ingrid Böck. Dutch architect, architectural theorist and urban thinker Rem Koolhaas (born 1944) has been a protagonist of the international architectural avant-garde since the 1970s; his numerous worldwide awards include the Pritzker Prize in 2000 for his >>more
Jovis
ISBN 9783868592191
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9 in. / 240 pgs / 100 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/31/2014 Forthcoming/Awaiting stock
Marcel Duchamp: Étant donnés By Jeff Wall. Introduction by Michael R. Taylor. Afterword by Stefan Banz. This volume documents photographer Jeff Wall's lecture on Duchamp's "Étant donnés," at the First Annual Anne d'Harnoncourt Memorial Symposium at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2009. Wall records the impact of "Étant donnés" upon >>more
Moderne Kunst Nürnberg
ISBN 9783869845005
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Clth, 5.5 x 4.25 in. / 152 pgs / 21 color.
Pub Date: 09/30/2014 Forthcoming/Awaiting stock
Marcel Duchamp: Porte-bouteilles By Lars Blunck. Duchamp’s “Bottle Rack” (1914) was his first true readymade--an artwork made without “artistic handiwork.” Taking a fresh look at this work, art historian Lars Blunck shows how Duchamp, using irony and wordplay, turned against the >>more
Moderne Kunst Nürnberg
ISBN 9783869840628
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Clth, 5.5 x 4.25 in. / 132 pgs / 20 color.
Pub Date: 09/30/2014 Forthcoming/Awaiting stock
The Death and Life of the Total Work of Art Edited by Chris Dähne, Rixt Hoekstra, Carsten Ruhl. This book is a compendium of essays, presented during the 12th International Bauhaus Colloquium 2013, on the idea of the Gesamtkunstwerk. It offers an interdisciplinary approach to an important aspect of the Bauhaus. >>more
Jovis
ISBN 9783868592610
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 256 pgs / 45 color / 15 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/31/2014 Forthcoming/Awaiting stock
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