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Spring 2015 Featured Literature, Criticism & Writings

Natalie Frank: Tales of the Brothers Grimm Edited by Karen Marta. Text by Claire Gilman, Linda Nochlin, Julie Taymor, Jack Zipes. For Tales of the Brothers Grimm, 36 celebrated and lesser-known of the unsanitized fairy tales collected by the illustrious brothers were carefully chosen by artist Natalie Frank, reinterpreted in 75 gouache and chalk pastel drawings, >>more
Damiani
ISBN 9788862083867
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Hbk, 9 x 12 in. / 272 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 05/26/2015 Forthcoming/Awaiting stock
The Future of the Skyscraper Edited by Philip Nobel. Text by Bruce Sterling, Tom Vanderbilt, Matthew Yglesias, Diana Lind, Will Self, Emily Badger, Dickson Despommier. Illustrations selected by Michael Govan. Engines of industry, expressions of ego or will, tall towers are nonetheless, when they pierce the shared skies, intensely public. We may ask of them artistic questions: what do we make of these things we >>more
Metropolis Books
ISBN 9781938922787
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Pbk, 4.25 x 7 in. / 144 pgs / 7 color.
Pub Date: 05/26/2015 Forthcoming/Awaiting stock
Fantastic Architecture Edited by Wolf Vostell, Dick Higgins. Compiled by Fluxus artists Wolf Vostell and Dick Higgins, and first published by Higgins' legendary Something Else Press in 1970, Fantastic Architecture anticipated the critiques launched by a new generation of visionary architects in the >>more
Primary Information
ISBN 9780990689607
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Clth, 6 x 8 in. / 194 pgs / 120 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/26/2015 Forthcoming/Awaiting stock
On Being an Artist By Michael Craig-Martin. Few living artists can claim to have had the influence of Michael Craig-Martin (born 1941). Celebrated internationally for his own art, he has also helped nurture generations of younger artists, among them Julian Opie, Damien >>more
Art / Books
ISBN 9781908970183
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Hbk, 6 x 9 in. / 304 pgs / 40 color / 20 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/28/2015 Forthcoming/Awaiting stock
Future Publics (The Rest Can and Should Be Done by the People) Edited by Maria Hlavajova, Ranjit Hoskote. Text by Nancy Adajania, Ariella Azoulay, Amelia Barikin & Nikos Papastergiadis, Manuel Beltrán, David Graeber and Michelle Kuo, Dóra Hegyi, Tom Holert, Brian Holmes, Geert Lovink, Elzbieta Matynia & Joanna Warsza, Katya Sander, Simon Sheikh, Jonas Staal, Stephen Wright. With contributions from artists, theorists and activists, among them David Graeber, Brian Holes and Geert Lovink, Future Publics reflects on the emergence of radically new publics whose origins in moments of social crisis and political >>more
Valiz/BAK, Utrecht
ISBN 9789078088943
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Pbk, 4.5 x 6.5 in. / 324 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 04/28/2015 Forthcoming/Awaiting stock
Speculations (The future is ______) Text by Gopal Balakrishnan, Ray Brassier, Ted Chiang, Jace Clayton, Samuel Delany, Silvia Federici, Rivka Galchen, David Graeber, N. Katherine Hayles, Josh Kline, Rachel Kushner, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Naeem Mohaiemen, Evgeny Morozov, Hu+o+ng Ngô, Trevor Paglen, Christian Parenti, Srikanth Reddy, David Rieff, Kim Stanley Robinson, Norman Rush, Astra Taylor, et al. In summer 2013 Triple Canopy invited writers, artists, scientists, activists, economists and technologists to bet on the future: which future do you want to see realized? How precisely can you describe it? What demands might >>more
Triple Canopy
ISBN 9780984734658
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7.5 in. / 300 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 04/28/2015 Forthcoming/Awaiting stock
Sweet Nothings By Marlene Dumas. Edited by Mariska Van Den Berg. From the beginning, language has played an important role in the work of Marlene Dumas. Her earliest collages make use of text, and she often writes poetical monikers or captions directly onto her drawings, such >>more
D.A.P./Walther Konig, Koln
ISBN 9781938922831
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Pbk, 8 x 7.5 in. / 256 pgs / 35 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/24/2015 Active/In stock
The Massacre of the Innocents By Giambattista Marino. Introduction and translation by Erik Butler. A finely crafted epic and literary monstrosity from the seventeenth-century "poet of the marvelous": the harrowing account, in four bloody cantos, of King Herod and his campaign to murder the male infants of his kingdom >>more
Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663085
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 310 pgs / 2 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/28/2015 Forthcoming/Awaiting stock
The Trumpets of Jericho By Unica Zürn. Introduction and translation by Christina Svendsen. This fierce fable of childbirth by German Surrealist Unica Zürn was written after she had already given birth to two children and undergone the self-induced abortion of another in Berlin in the 1950s. Beginning in >>more
Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663092
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 80 pgs / 3 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/26/2015 Forthcoming/Awaiting stock
A Dilemma By Joris-Karl Huysmans. Introduction and translation by Justin Vicari. Originally published in book form in French in 1887, Joris-Karl Huysmans' A Dilemma remains a particularly nasty little tale, a mordantly satiric and cruel account of bourgeois greed and manipulation that holds up as clear >>more
Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663115
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 96 pgs / 1 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/28/2015 Forthcoming/Awaiting stock
Disagreeable Tales By Léon Bloy. Introduction and translation by Erik Butler. Thirty tales of theft, onanism, incest, murder and a host of other forms of perversion and cruelty from the "ungrateful beggar" and "pilgrim of the absolute," Léon Bloy. Disagreeable Tales, first published in French in >>more
Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663108
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 200 pgs / 1 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/26/2015 Forthcoming/Awaiting stock
Silent Dialogues: Diane Arbus & Howard Nemerov By Alexander Nemerov. Silent Dialogues, by art historian Alexander Nemerov, is a probing, intimate reflection about photographer Diane Arbus, the author's aunt, and her brother, Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Howard Nemerov, the author's father. "I have no memories of >>more
Fraenkel Gallery
ISBN 9781881337416
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Hbk, 7.25 x 9.5 in. / 100 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 03/24/2015 Active/In stock
Hans Ulrich Obrist: The Czech Files Edited by Lionel Bovier, Vít Havránek, Hans Ulrich Obrist. Text by Milan Grygar, Ivan Kafka, Stanislav Kolíbal, Jirí Kovanda, Martin Machovec, Karel Malich, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Zdenek Sykora, Jirí Valoch. This publication is the result of visits carried out by Hans Ulrich Obrist to artists' studios in Prague around 2001 and 2008. Interviews with Milan Grygar, Jirí Kovanda, Karel Malich, Zdenek Sykora and others map >>more
JRP|Ringier
ISBN 9783037643877
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Pbk, 6 x 8.25 in. / 176 pgs / 50 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/24/2015 Active/In stock
Parachute: The Anthology, Vol. III Edited by Chantal Pontbriand. Text by Guy Bellavance, Douglas Crimp, Georges Didi-Huberman, Philippe Dubois, Anne-Marie Duguet, Peggy Gale, Geert Lovink, Laura U. Marks, Laura Mulvey, David Thomas, et al. Following two precious volumes of writings from the 1970s–90s Canadian magazine ParachuteMuseums, Art History, and Theory and Performance & Performativity—the essays collected in this third volume focus on photography, film, video >>more
JRP|Ringier
ISBN 9783037643822
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Pbk, 6 x 8.25 in. / 222 pgs / 20 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/24/2015 Active/In stock
Conversations in Colombia Edited by Karen Marta. Text by Beatriz González, Mateo López, Bernardo Ortiz, Gabriel Sierra, Hans Ulrich Obrist, José Antonio Suárez Londoño, et al. A series of conversations held in 2011 with artists, filmmakers, writers and even the former mayor of Bogotá serendipitously turned into a mapping of the artistic landscape in Colombia's art scene just as it is >>more
La Oficina del Doctor
ISBN 9789589959343
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Pbk, 6.25 x 9 in. / 248 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 07/28/2015 Forthcoming/Awaiting stock
Cultural Anthropophagy Introduction by Pablo Lafuente. Text by Lisette Lagnado, Renato Sztutman, Mirtes Marins de Oliveira, Carmen Mörsch, Catrin Seefranz. Interviews by Paulo Herkenhoff. The 1998 Bienal de São Paulo remade art history from a Brazilian perspective, and presented a new model for exhibition-making in the era of postcolonial globalization. The show employed the Brazilian notion of anthropophagy as >>more
Afterall Books
ISBN 9783863355548
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Pbk, 6 x 8.5 in. / 216 pgs / 95 color / 7 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/28/2015 Forthcoming/Awaiting stock
Aesthetic Justice Edited by Pascal Gielen, Niels Van Tomme. Text by Zoe Beloff, Arne De Boever, Mark Fisher, et al. Can art express questions about justice? Could art, perhaps, even create justice? In Aesthetic Justice, sociologist Pascal Gielen and curator Niels Van Tomme invite a variety of artists and critical thinkers—including Zoe Beloff, Arne De >>more
Valiz/Antennae Series
ISBN 9789078088868
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Pbk, 5.25 x 8.25 in. / 320 pgs.
Pub Date: 03/24/2015 Active/In stock
Alternative Mainstream By Gert Keunen. Published in Valiz's Antennae series, Gert Keunen's Alternative Mainstream explores the music that lies between the "mainstream" and the "underground"—an apparently diverse intermediate zone that includes genres ranging from hip hop to rock >>more
Valiz/Antennae Series
ISBN 9789078088950
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Pbk, 5.25 x 8.25 in. / 354 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 04/28/2015 Active/In stock
Museum of the Future Edited by Cristina Bechtler, Dora Imhof. Text by John Baldessari, Bice Curiger, Chris Dercon, et al. Museums of contemporary art are expanding and in crisis. They attract ever-larger audiences; architects constantly redesign them; and the ever-swellling ranks of artists are producing a greater quantity of art than ever before. Meanwhile, museum >>more
JRP|Ringier
ISBN 9783037643839
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Pbk, 6 x 8.25 in. / 240 pgs / 31 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/24/2015 Active/In stock
The Shape of Evidence By Sophie Berrebi. The first in Valiz's new vis-à-vis series of accessible introductions to academic subjects in contemporary art, architecture and design, The Shape of Evidence examines the use of the document in contemporary art, focusing on artworks >>more
Valiz/vis-à-vis series
ISBN 9789078088981
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9 in. / 256 pgs / 140 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/28/2015 Active/In stock
Curating Research Edited with introduction by Paul O'Neill, Mick Wilson. Text by Hyunjoo Byeon, Carson Chan & Joanna Warsza, Chris Fite-Wassilak, et al. This anthology of newly commissioned texts presents a series of detailed examples of the different kinds of knowledge production that have recently emerged within the field of curatorial practice. The first volume of its kind >>more
Open Editions/De Appel
ISBN 9780949004031
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Pbk, 5 x 8.5 in. / 264 pgs.
Pub Date: 02/24/2015 Active/In stock
Making a Museum in the 21st Century Edited by Melissa Chiu. Text by David Adjaye, Rustom Bharucha, Janet Carding, Melissa Chiu, Caroline Collier, Clémentine Deliss, Adam Lerner, Glenn Lowry, Sophie Makariou, Jessica Morgan, Hammad Nasar, Lars Nittve, Ou Ning, Walid Raad, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Wang Chunchen. Making a Museum in the 21st Century addresses some of the most pressing issues for museums in a new era of popularity and audience engagement. Over the past decade, spectacular buildings and increased attendance have >>more
Asia Society
ISBN 9780692277638
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Flexi, 6.25 x 9 in. / 160 pgs / 40 color.
Pub Date: 02/24/2015 Active/In stock
Giving and Taking Edited by Joke Brouwer, Sjoerd van Tuinen. Text by Peter Sloterdijk, Marcel Hénaff, Zygmunt Bauman, Joris Luyendijk, Lewis Hyde, Henk Oosterling, Lars Spuybroek, Reimar Schefold, Frank Vande Veire, Arjen Mulder. Most would agree that markets and money are crude measures when it comes to establishing the value of art. What exactly is being valued in the financial approach to culture, and what is being overlooked? >>more
nai010 publishers
ISBN 9789462081420
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9 in. / 208 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 05/26/2015 Active/In stock
Invalid Format Edited by Triple Canopy. Contributions by David Auerbach, Claire Barliant, Zoe Beloff, Gabriella Coleman, Dan Fox, Renee Gladman, Rachel Harrison, Karl Holmqvist, Aaron Kunin, David Levine, Tan Lin, Nick Mauss, James McCourt, Stuart Sherman, Florine Stettheimer, David Wojnarowicz, Bryan Zanisnik. Invalid Format is an archive of the publishing activities of Triple Canopy, the New York–based magazine. It explores how works that were originally presented online, on stage, or at symposia might be transposed to the >>more
Triple Canopy
ISBN 9780984734641
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 280 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 04/28/2015 Forthcoming/Awaiting stock
Auctioneers Who Made Art History Edited by Dirk Boll. Text by Ursula Bode, Dirk Boll, Barbara Bongartz, This Brunner, Walter Feilchenfeldt, Celina Fox, James Goodwin, Rose Maria Gropp, Albert Kriemler, Daniella Luxembourg, et al. Procurement analysis, sales planning, customer orientation, brand management—the art market is changing more rapidly than ever before. The price that a work of art commands influences its place in the art-historical canon. Auction houses have >>more
Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775739030
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Pbk, 5.25 x 7.5 in. / 224 pgs / 67 color.
Pub Date: 04/28/2015 Forthcoming/Awaiting stock
Fairland: Explorations, Insights and Outlooks on the Future of Art Fairs Edited by Francesco Garutti. Text by Stefano Baia Curioni, et al. How do we imagine the art fair of the future? In addition to considering the issues usually invoked in discussions about the contemporary art fair—the relationship between fairs and biennials, questions about the potential cultural >>more
Koenig Books
ISBN 9783863355494
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Pbk, 7.5 x 4 in. / 180 pgs / 29 color / 27 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/26/2015 Forthcoming/Awaiting stock
Art Collector Report Foreword and text by Christoph Noe, Lasse Steiner, Magnus Resch. Which city in the world currently has the highest density of contemporary art collectors? Which country? Why does Germany have nearly as many private art museums as the United States? What are the future trends >>more
Moderne Kunst Nürnberg
ISBN 9783869845302
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Pbk, 8.5 x 12 in. / 72 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 05/26/2015 Forthcoming/Awaiting stock
Free to Love Introduction by Jesse Pires. Text by J. Hoberman, Eric Schaefer, Elena Gorfinkel, Whitney Strub, et al. Free to Love looks at a selection of films from the 1960s and 70s, both commercial and experimental, to investigate how issues surrounding sexual liberation and the undoing of censorship laws manifested themselves in moving-image >>more
International House Philadelphia
ISBN 9780615934525
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Pbk, 5.25 x 7.75 in. / 128 pgs / 47 duotone.
Pub Date: 12/31/2014 Active/In stock
Architecture/Astrology Illustrations by Meiko Meguro. Artist Dan Graham and writer Jessica Russell's playful Architecture/Astrology considers some of the most important and innovative figures in the world of architecture from an angle few would expect: their star signs. Originally published as >>more
Koenig Books
ISBN 9783863355449
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Clth, 4.75 x 6 in. / 60 pgs / 30 color.
Pub Date: 10/31/2014 Active/In stock
Painter and Pataphysician Thomas Chimes Text by Mari Shaw. After experiencing early commercial and critical success, painter Thomas Chimes (1921–2009) became a hermit, spending the rest of his life in his hometown of Philadelphia, painting idea-based portraits like no others. Painter and Pataphysician Thomas< >>more
Marquand Books
ISBN 9780981576268
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Hbk, 7 x 9 in. / 192 pgs / 83 color.
Pub Date: 02/24/2015 Active/In stock
Crevasse By Nicholas Wong. Crevasse, Hong Kong–based writer Nicholas Wong's newest collection of poetry, starts with an epigraph from Maurice Merleau-Ponty that notes the impossibility of observing one's own physical body and, therefore, the necessity of a "second," "unobse >>more
Kaya Press
ISBN 9781885030207
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Pbk, 6 x 7.75 in. / 80 pgs / 4 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/28/2015 Forthcoming/Awaiting stock
How to Train Your Virgin By Wednesday Black. The queen of a mythical realm realizes that her king now prefers the bodies of inexperienced human virgins to her own. His insatiable appetite threatens the kingdom and everything the queen holds dear. She plots >>more
Badlands Unlimited
ISBN 9781936440801
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 168 pgs / 1 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/24/2015 Active/In stock
God, I Don't Even Know Your Name By Andrea McGinty. Eva is a hot mess. When her promising art career in New York takes a plunge, she enters rehab and finds sobriety-but not peace of mind. She escapes to Europe and loses herself in one >>more
Badlands Unlimited
ISBN 9781936440863
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 120 pgs / 1 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/23/2015 Active/In stock
We Love Lucy By Lilith Wes. On the night of her 30th birthday, Lucy's best friend Nicholas gives her just what she's always wanted-the chance to watch him and his handsome boyfriend James get it on in the flesh. But what >>more
Badlands Unlimited
ISBN 9781936440825
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Pbk, 7 x 4.5 in. / 104 pgs / 1 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/24/2015 Active/In stock
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