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Aby Warburg: Bilderatlas Mnemosyne Text by Roberto Ohrt, Axel Heil, Bernd Scherer, Bill Sherman, Claudia Wedepohl.

From 1925 until his death in 1929, the great German art theorist and cultural scholar Aby Warburg worked on an ambitious, unprecedented project he called the Mnemosyne Atlas: a series of 63 large themed panels, >>more
Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775746939
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Clth, 17 x 25 in. / 176 pgs / 63 color.
Pub Date: 05/26/2020 Out of stock

And Warren Niesluchowski Was There Edited with introduction by Sina Najafi, Joanna Warsza. Text by Warren Niesluchowski, Barry Schwabsky.

Warren Niesluchowski (1946–2019), one of the most charismatic and eccentric figures in the art world, was at once an exhilarating conversationalist, a polymath, an attentive companion of artists, a polyglot translator, a networker without status, >>more
Cabinet Books
ISBN 9781932698848
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Pbk, 5.75 x 8 in. / 272 pgs / 36 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/21/2025 Awaiting stock

Can the Subaltern Speak? By Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. Edited by Amber Husain, Mark Lewis. Art by Estefania Peńafiel Loaiza.

In 1985, Indian scholar Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (born 1942) published what would become a landmark essay in the academic study of colonialism. “Can the Subaltern Speak?” interrogates the obstructions that prevent certain subjects from being >>more
Walther König, Köln/Afterall Books
ISBN 9783960989004
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Pbk, 6 x 8.25 in. / 148 pgs / 20 color.
Pub Date: 06/08/2021 In stock

City, Civility and Capitalism Edited by Kurt Almqvist, Mattias Hessérus.

What role does architecture and trade play in creating civilized societies? How can we create urban environments where the individual can flourish? These questions have taken on a new significance as COVID-19 has reshaped the >>more
Bokförlaget Stolpe
ISBN 9789189069145
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Clth, 7 x 9.75 in. / 140 pgs / 19 color / 6 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/03/2022 Out of stock

Classics of Applied History Edited by John Bew, Mattias Hessérus, Georg Iggers, Konrad von Moltke, John Neville Figgis, Reginald Vere Laurence, Hal Brands, Jeremi Suri.

The admonition that we should learn from history is a well-known truism, but what does that actually mean? In other words, what is history? This anthology compiles the best-known discussions of the topic. From Thucydides’ >>more
Bokförlaget Stolpe
ISBN 9789189425064
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Hbk, 8.75 x 10.75 in. / 200 pgs.
Pub Date: 04/16/2024 Out of stock

Curating Digital Art Edited by Annet Dekker.

What is the role of the curator when organizing digital art exhibitions in offline and online spaces? Analyzing the influence and impact of curating digital art through more than 20 interviews with artists and curators >>more
Valiz
ISBN 9789493246010
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Pbk, 5.5 x 9.5 in. / 256 pgs / 40 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/23/2021 Out of stock

Design as an Attitude: New Edition By Alice Rawsthorn. Edited by Clément Dirié.

Acclaimed author Alice Rawsthorn revises her bestselling field guide to design in the wake of a pandemic, technological change and the escalating climate emergency.
Four years after its initial release, Alice Rawsthorn's bestselling book is >>more
JRP|Editions
ISBN 9783037645826
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Pbk, 6 x 8.25 in. / 224 pgs / 28 b&w.
Pub Date: 12/27/2022 Out of stock

Félix Fénéon: The Anarchist and the Avant-Garde Edited with text by Starr Figura, Isabelle Cahn, Philippe Peltier. Text by Cécile Bargues, Yaelle Biro, Anna Blaha, Megan Fontanella, Claudine Grammont, Joan U. Halperin, Charlotte Hellman, Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel, Patricia Leighten, Léa Saint-Raymond, Élodie Vaudry, Marnin Young.

A New York Times critics' pick | Best Art Books 2020

“It would not be a commonplace portrait at all, but a carefully composed picture, with very carefully arranged colors and lines. A rhythmic and angular >>more
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
ISBN 9781633451018
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Clth, 9 x 10.5 in. / 256 pgs / 228 color.
Pub Date: 05/05/2020 Out of stock

Germano Celant: The Story of (MY) Exhibitions Edited with text by Germano Celant.

When Italian art critic and curator Germano Celant died in 2020 at the age of 79, he left behind a legacy of curatorial philosophy that decisively shaped postwar art in the West, and will undoubtedly >>more
Silvana Editoriale
ISBN 9788836647668
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Clth, 8 x 10 in. / 712 pgs / 300 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/17/2021 Out of stock

Graphic Design Is (…) Not Innocent Edited by Ingo Offermanns.

Combining case studies with critical essays, Graphic Design Is (…) Not Innocent asks: who is graphic design for? Who does it exclude, in its seemingly neutral labor? What social and political effects does it bring >>more
Valiz
ISBN 9789492095909
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Pbk, 5.5 x 9.5 in. / 352 pgs / 70 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/01/2022 Out of stock

Hidden in Plain Sight: Selected Writings of Karin Higa Edited with introduction by Julie Ault. Foreword by Pamela M. Lee.

Edited by artist, curator, writer and editor Julie Ault, Hidden in Plain Sight brings together essential writings by the trailblazing art historian and curator Karin Higa (1966–2013). The selected essays, written between 1992 and 2011, >>more
Dancing Foxes Press
ISBN 9781954947023
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Hbk, 6.75 x 9 in. / 416 pgs / 150 color / 80 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/03/2023 Out of stock

Lastgaspism: Art and Survival in the Age of Pandemic Edited by Anthony Romero, Daniel Tucker, Dan S. Wang. Text by Kimberly Bain, Sandra de la Loza, Cheryl Derricotte, DS4SI (Kenneth Bailey and Lori Lobenstine), Erin Genia, Pato Hebert, Damon Locks, Kelli Morgan, Karthik Pandian.

Collecting interviews, critical essays and artist portfolios, Lastgaspism considers matters of life and death in relation to breath, both allegorical and literal. Bringing into mutual proximity the ecological, political, public health and spiritual crises of >>more
Soberscove Press
ISBN 9781940190310
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Pbk, 6.75 x 9 in. / 200 pgs / 39 color / 5 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/01/2022 Out of stock

The Snake and the Lightning: Aby Warburg's American Journey Text by Uwe Fleckner.

When the great German art theorist and historian Aby Warburg (1866–1929) left for the United States in September 1895, few would have guessed that his search for the symbolic strata of art would prove to >>more
Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775751605
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Hbk, 7 x 9.5 in. / 176 pgs / 120 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/20/2024 Out of stock

Mount Analogue By René Daumal. Translation and introduction by Roger Shattuck. Postface by Véra Daumal.

A beloved cult classic of surrealism, pataphysics and Gurdjieffian mysticism, René Daumal’s Mount Analogue is the allegorical tale of an expedition to a mountain whose existence can only be deduced, not observed. As its numerous >>more
Exact Change
ISBN 9781878972439
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Pbk, 6 x 8 in. / 160 pgs.
Pub Date: 09/17/2019 Out of stock

Museum of the Future: Now What? Edited with introduction by Cristina Bechtler, Dora Imhof. Text by Chris Dercon, Hans Ulrich Obrist.

Gathering together fresh perspectives from more than 25 leading art and museum figures—including artists, architects, curators and museum directors—from all over the world, this collection of interviews and contributions shares idiosyncratic views, feedback and visions >>more
JRP|Editions
ISBN 9783037645697
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Pbk, 6 x 8.25 in. / 208 pgs / 30 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/15/2022 Out of stock

Nation, State and Empire Edited by Kurt Almqvist.

With the end of the Cold War and the triumph of globalization, many believed that nationalism was now a thing of the past: instead, the opposite is true. The essays in this anthology are based >>more
Bokförlaget Stolpe
ISBN 9789189069831
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Clth, 7 x 9.75 in. / 381 pgs / 85 color.
Pub Date: 05/03/2022 Out of stock

Resistance Anew Edited with text by Bernard Fibicher.

This volume of essays by leading international philosophers, cultural theoreticians and art historians offers new ideas and practices for resistance today. From case studies on artists (Nalini Malani) and recent events (StrikeMoMA, “artwashing”) to philosophical >>more
JRP|Editions
ISBN 9783037645802
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Pbk, 6 x 8.25 in. / 176 pgs / 10 b&w.
Pub Date: 07/12/2022 Out of stock

Slow Spatial Reader Edited with text by Carolyn F. Strauss.

The essays in this volume chronicle projects and ideas that analyze the nuances of spatial experience: reaching into the cracks of the body, probing the fuzzy borders of atmospheres, extending out across both geographical and >>more
Valiz
ISBN 9789492095978
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Pbk, 6.25 x 8.25 in. / 352 pgs.
Pub Date: 11/02/2021 Out of stock

Sutra and Bible Edited with introduction and text by Duncan Ryuken Williams, Emily Anderson.

Accompanying the Japanese American National Museum's 2022 eponymous exhibition, Sutra and Bible: Faith and the Japanese American World War II Incarceration explores the role that religious teachings, practices and communities played while Japanese Americans were >>more
Kaya Press/Ito Center Editions
ISBN 9781885030795
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Pbk, 8 x 10.5 in. / 144 pgs / 110 color.
Pub Date: 05/24/2022 Out of stock

The Auto-Ethnographic Turn in Design Edited with text by Louise Schouwenberg, Michael Kaethler.

The "auto-ethnographic turn" in design is emerging from a growing recognition of design’s capacity to make sense of one’s world. This book’s first section, Ideas and Dialogues, compiles reflections and conversations between theorists, educators and >>more
Valiz
ISBN 9789493246041
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Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 336 pgs / 150 color / 30 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/01/2022 Out of stock

The Future of the Museum: 28 Dialogues By András Szántó.

2020 ushered in a new decade and with it a series of unforeseen events that have reoriented the future. As the coronavirus forced businesses and institutions to close all over the world, museums likewise shuttered. >>more
Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775748278
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Pbk, 4.75 x 7.5 in. / 320 pgs / 30 color.
Pub Date: 01/12/2021 Out of stock

The Metabolic Museum By Clémentine Deliss.

Anthropological museums in Europe, as products of imperialism, have been compelled to legitimate themselves for some while now. The very basis of their exhibitions, the history of their collections, which came about all too often >>more
Hatje Cantz/KW Institute for Contemporary Art
ISBN 9783775747806
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Pbk, 4.75 x 7.5 in. / 128 pgs.
Pub Date: 11/10/2020 Out of stock

The Outwardness of Art: Selected Writings of Adrian Stokes Edited with introduction by Thomas Evans.

Immensely influential and beloved by artists, writers and theorists alike, Adrian Stokes (1902–72) was the last of the great British amateur art historians in the tradition of Ruskin and Berenson, and—as the first art theorist >>more
Ridinghouse
ISBN 9781909932487
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Pbk, 6 x 8.5 in. / 592 pgs.
Pub Date: 04/21/2020 Out of stock

The Pragmatism in the History of Art By Molly Nesbit.

First published in 2013 and quickly going out of print, Molly Nesbit’s The Pragmatism in the History of Art traces the questions that modern art history and theory has used to make sense of the >>more
Inventory Press
ISBN 9781941753279
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Hbk, 6 x 9 in. / 128 pgs / 15 color / 17 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/04/2020 Out of stock

The Return of Geopolitics Edited by Kurt Almqvist, Alexander Linklater.

It has been almost 30 years since Francis Fukuyama proposed that we were entering into an era of triumph for Western liberalism he called “the end of history.” Today this notion seems absurd. Political and >>more
Bokförlaget Stolpe
ISBN 9789189069725
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Clth, 7 x 9.75 in. / 312 pgs / 50 color.
Pub Date: 05/03/2022 Out of stock

The Sounding Cosmos By Sixten Ringbom. Foreword by Daniel Birnbaum, Julia Voss. Translation by Ruth Urbom.

For many years, relatively few people knew of spiritualism’s impact on the birth of abstract art. But when the Finnish art historian Sixten Ringbom’s book The Sounding Cosmos was published in 1970, the writing of >>more
Bokförlaget Stolpe
ISBN 9789189425354
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Hbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 350 pgs / 100 color / 100 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/21/2022 Out of stock

The Subversion of Images By Paul Nougé. Edited by Marcel Marien. Translated by Michael Kasper. Afterword by Xavier Canonne.

First edited and published by Marcel Marien in 1968 in a limited edition of 230 copies, half a year after Paul Nougé’s death, The Subversion of Images is a miniature classic in both the photobook >>more
Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663474
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 58 pgs / 19 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/21/2020 In stock

These Are Situationist Times! Edited with text by Ellef Prestsćter. Text by Éric Alliez, Ruth Baumeister, Matthew Fuller, Rodolphe Gasché, Dennis Göttel, Karen Kurczynski, Juliette Pollet, Sean Snyder, McKenzie Wark, Roland Barthes, Jacqueline de Jong, Asger Jorn, Paolo Virno, Friedrich Kittler, et al.

Edited and published by the Dutch artist Jacqueline de Jong between 1962 and 1967, The Situationist Times was an exuberant, multilingual, transdisciplinary magazine that became one of the most exciting and playful publications of the >>more
Torpedo Press
ISBN 9788293104254
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Pbk, 8.75 x 11 in. / 352 pgs / 233 color / 24 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/25/2020 Out of stock

Why Art Criticism? A Reader Edited by Beate Söntgen, Julia Voss.

This reader puts into conversation a diverse range of perspectives in art theory and history, with texts from the 18th century to the present. Editors Beate Söntgen and Julia Voss have invited art theorists from >>more
Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775750745
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Pbk, 5.5 x 8.25 in. / 464 pgs / 30 color.
Pub Date: 06/28/2022 Out of stock

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

“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 >>more
Badlands Unlimited
ISBN 9781943263240
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Hbk, 5.5 x 8.25 in. / 96 pgs / 15 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/03/2020 Out of stock

Writings on Art 2006–2021 By Robert Storr. Edited by Francesca Pietropaolo.

Following the success of Writings on Art 1980–2005, HENI presents the highly anticipated final volume to complete a two-volume collection of writings on art by Robert Storr, one of the world’s leading art critics and >>more
HENI Publishing
ISBN 9781912122417
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Hbk, 6 x 9.5 in. / 716 pgs / 175 color.
Pub Date: 11/30/2021 Out of stock