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Badlands Unlimited

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Hardcover, 5.5 x 8.25 in. / 96 pgs / 15 bw.

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Word Book

By Ludwig Wittgenstein. Introduction by Désirée Weber. Translated by Bettina Funcke. Art & cover design by Paul Chan.

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Wittgenstein’s dictionary for children: a rare and intriguing addition to the philosopher’s corpus, in English for the first time

“I had never thought the dictionaries would be so frightfully expensive. I think, if I live long enough, I will produce a small dictionary for elementary schools. It appears to me to be an urgent need.” –Ludwig Wittgenstein

In 1925, Ludwig Wittgenstein, arguably one of the most influential philosophers of the 20th century, wrote a dictionary for elementary school children. His Wörterbuch für Volksschulen (Dictionary for Elementary Schools) was designed to meet what he considered an urgent need: to help his students learn to spell. Wittgenstein began teaching kids in rural Austria in 1920 after abandoning his life and work at Cambridge University. During this time there were only two dictionaries available. But one was too expensive for his students, and the other was too small and badly put together. So Wittgenstein decided to write one.

Word Book is the first-ever English translation of Wörterbuch. This publication aims to encourage and reinvigorate interest in one of the greatest modern philosophers by introducing this gem of a work to a wider audience. Word Book also explores how Wörterbuch portends Wittgenstein’s radical reinvention of his own philosophy and the enduring influence his thinking holds over how art, culture and language are understood.

Word Book is translated by writer and art historian Bettina Funcke, with a critical introduction by scholar Désirée Weber, and accompanied with art by Paul Chan.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889–1951) was an Austrian-born British philosopher, regarded by many as the greatest philosopher of the 20th century. He played a decisive if controversial role in 20th-century analytic philosophy, and his work continues to influence fields as diverse as logic and language, perception and intention, ethics and religion, aesthetics and culture.


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Word Book

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Felix Salut: Shut Up, I Am Counting!

FELIX SALUT: SHUT UP, I AM COUNTING!

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Pub Date: 1/1/2015
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Ben Lerner & Alexander Kluge: The Snows of Venice

BEN LERNER & ALEXANDER KLUGE: THE SNOWS OF VENICE

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Pub Date: 11/20/2018
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Yoko Ono: Live in the Light of Hope

YOKO ONO: LIVE IN THE LIGHT OF HOPE

Edited by Orjan Gerhardsson.

BAKHALL

ISBN: 9789177424802
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Pub Date: 9/25/2018
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Karen Green: Frail Sister

KAREN GREEN: FRAIL SISTER

SIGLIO

ISBN: 9781938221194
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Pub Date: 10/23/2018
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Ideas Have No Smell: Three Belgian Surrealist Booklets

IDEAS HAVE NO SMELL: THREE BELGIAN SURREALIST BOOKLETS

By Paul Nougé, Paul Colinet, Louis Scutenaire. Edited with translation by M. Kasper. Introduction by Mary Ann Caws.

UGLY DUCKLING PRESSE

ISBN: 9781946433138
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Pub Date: 10/23/2018
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The Sacred Conspiracy

THE SACRED CONSPIRACY

ATLAS PRESS

ISBN: 9781900565950
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Pub Date: 4/24/2018
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Take Care

TAKE CARE

By Jeff Dolven. Edited by Sina Najafi.

CABINET BOOKS

ISBN: 9781932698794
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Pub Date: 2/27/2018
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The Beat Scene

THE BEAT SCENE

Edited by Tony Nourmand, Michael Shulman. Essay by Jack Kerouac.

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ISBN: 9781909526266
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Pub Date: 7/24/2018
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The Punishments of Hell

THE PUNISHMENTS OF HELL

By Robert Desnos. Translated by Natasha Lehrer. Introduction by Marie-Claire Dumas.

ATLAS PRESS

ISBN: 9780993148736
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Pub Date: 10/24/2017
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The Construction of the Tower of Babel

THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE TOWER OF BABEL

By Juan Benet. Translation and introduction by Adrian Nathan West.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663320
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Pub Date: 11/21/2017
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Georg

GEORG

By Siegfried Kracauer. Translation and text by Carl Skoggard.

PUBLICATION STUDIO HUDSON

ISBN: 9781624621406
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Pub Date: 10/25/2016
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The Thief of Talant

THE THIEF OF TALANT

By Pierre Reverdy. Introduction and translation by Ian Seed.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663191
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Pub Date: 9/27/2016
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