Spring 2020 Featured Literature, Criticism & Writings

Last West: Roadsongs for Dorothea Lange
By Tess Taylor.

Acclaimed American poet Tess Taylor responds to Dorothea Lange’s photography with a new work

In Last West, poet Tess Taylor follows Dorothea Lange’s winding paths across California during the Great Depression and in its immediate aftermath. >>more

The Museum of Modern Art, New York
ISBN 9781633451094
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Pbk, 5 x 7.75 in. / 64 pgs / 10 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/17/2020 Awaiting stock

Art and Decoration
By Oscar Wilde.

The essence of Oscar Wilde’s aesthetic credo: a gorgeous, pocket-sized, clothbound facsimile of a key 1920 collection

Oscar Wilde was one of the most influential writers on art and design in the late 19th century. Alongside >>more

Art / Books Vintage Classics
ISBN 9781908970541
US $19.95 CAN $27.95 TRADE
Clth, 4.25 x 6.5 in. / 216 pgs.
Pub Date: 05/19/2020 Awaiting stock

Oscar Wilde's Italian Dream 1875–1900
By Renato Miracco. Introduction by Philip Kennicott.

Italy as a haven of gay liberty: a grand tour with Oscar Wilde, featuring previously unseen photographs and archival materials

In Oscar Wilde’s Italian Dream 1875–1900, leading Wilde scholar Renato Miracco combines written research with previously >>more

ISBN 9788862087148
US $29.95 CAN $41.95 TRADE
Hbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 160 pgs / 40 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/19/2020 Awaiting 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.

The story of French impresario, dandy and anarchist Félix Fénéon’s extraordinary influence on early modernism

“It would not be a commonplace portrait at all, but a carefully composed picture, with very carefully arranged colors and lines. >>more

The Museum of Modern Art, New York
ISBN 9781633451018
US $65.00 CAN $92.00 TRADE
Clth, 9 x 10.5 in. / 256 pgs / 228 color.
Pub Date: 03/24/2020 Awaiting stock

You've Got to Do a Damn Sight Better than That, Buster
By Hank O’Neal.

An informal, rollicking memoir of Berenice Abbott by her close friend and collaborator

Hank O’Neal met Berenice Abbott in 1972 at the coffee shop of a Holiday Inn on 57th Street in New York City. After >>more

ISBN 9783958297012
US $75.00 CAN $108.00 TRADE
Clth, 11.5 x 12.25 in. / 304 pgs / 86 color / 309 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/25/2020 Awaiting stock

The Future of Transportation
Edited by Henry Grabar. Text by Atossa Araxia Abrahamian, Darren Andersen, Laura Bliss, Alison Griswold, Nick Van Mead, Christopher Schaberg. Illustrations by Olalekan Jeyifous.

How will we travel in the future? Essays on the transport to come, from sidewalk scooters to levitating trains

With the promise of delivery drones, personal helicopters, and groceries delivered right to your refrigerator, one might >>more

Metropolis Books
ISBN 9781942884453
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Pbk, 4.25 x 7 in. / 124 pgs / 7 color.
Pub Date: 11/19/2019 In stock

And It Came to Pass—Not to Stay
By R. Buckminster Fuller. Edited by Jaime Snyder.

Lyrical meditations on life, work and hopes for the future from the beloved architect and polymath Buckminster Fuller

First published in 1976, issued in a new edition in 2008, and now back in print, And It >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037786215
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Pbk, 4.75 x 7.5 in. / 192 pgs / 5 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/20/2019 In stock

Utopia or Oblivion
By R. Buckminster Fuller. Edited by Jaime Snyder.

A classic of utopian literature, more urgent than ever: Buckminster Fuller's provocative blueprint for the future

Composed of lectures given by Buckminster Fuller throughout the world in the 1960s, Utopia or Oblivion presents the thesis that >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037786222
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Pbk, 4.75 x 7.5 in. / 448 pgs / 32 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/20/2019 In stock

The Saddest Thing Is That I Have Had to Use Words: A Madeline Gins Reader
Edited with introduction by Lucy Ives.

A revelatory anthology of poems, experimental prose and previously unpublished work by Madeline Gins, the transdisciplinary writer-artist-thinker famed for her “Reversible Destiny” architecture

Poet, philosopher, speculative architect and transdisciplinary artist, Madeline Gins is well known for >>more

ISBN 9781938221248
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Pbk, 6 x 8 in. / 328 pgs / 184 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/21/2020 Awaiting stock

Bernadette Mayer: Memory

A revered classic of 1970s New York conceptualism, Bernadette Mayer’s Memory synthesizes writing and photography in this prescient “emotional science project”

In July 1971, Bernadette Mayer embarked on an experiment: for one month she shot a >>more

ISBN 9781938221255
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Hbk, 10 x 7.25 in. / 332 pgs / 1155 color.
Pub Date: 05/19/2020 Awaiting stock

Dance Dance Film Essays
By Douglas Crimp. Edited by Karen Kelly, Barbara Schroeder. Introduction by Lynne Cooke.

Previously uncollected dance writings from the legendary art critic who defined the Pictures Generation, in a handsome clothbound edition

Pioneering AIDS activist, art critic, educator and curator Douglas Crimp is known for the fluidity and acuity >>more

Dancing Foxes Press/Galerie Buchholz
ISBN 9781733688949
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Clth, 7.25 x 8.5 in. / 224 pgs / 95 color.
Pub Date: 06/23/2020 Awaiting stock

The Pragmatism in the History of Art
By Molly Nesbit.

Molly Nesbit shows how American pragmatism has informed art theory from Meyer Shapiro to T.J. Clark and Linda Nochlin

First published in 2013 and quickly going out of print, Molly Nesbit’s The Pragmatism in the History >>more

Inventory Press
ISBN 9781941753279
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Hbk, 6 x 9 in. / 128 pgs / 15 color / 17 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/23/2020 Awaiting stock

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

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 >>more

Badlands Unlimited
ISBN 9781943263240
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Hbk, 5.5 x 8.25 in. / 96 pgs / 15 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/21/2020 Awaiting stock

By Leonor Fini. Introduction by Jonathan P. Eburne. Translation by Serena Shanken Skwersky, William T. Kulik.

The first translation of Leonor Fini’s voluptuous and antipatriarchal gothic novel

Originally published in French in 1979, Rogomelec was the third of Leonor Fini’s novels. All the qualities of the paintings for which she is famed >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663481
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 80 pgs / 14 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/24/2020 Awaiting stock

The Grand Nocturnal
By Jean Ray. Introduction and translation by Scott Nicolay.

In English for the first time, the collection that launched Jean Ray’s reputation as the Belgian master of the weird tale

After the commercial failure of his 1931 collection of fantastical stories Cruise of Shadows, Jean >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663498
US $15.95 CAN $22.95 TRADE
Pbk, 5.5 x 8 in. / 144 pgs.
Pub Date: 06/23/2020 Awaiting stock

Waystations of the Deep Night
By Marcel Brion. Introduction by George MacLennan. Translation by George MacLennan, Edward Gauvin.

A canonical gem of the nocturnal fantastic, in the tradition of German Romantics such as E.T.A. Hoffmann and Novalis

First published in France in the dark year of 1942, the story collection Waystations of the Deep >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663504
US $16.95 CAN $23.95 TRADE
Pbk, 5.5 x 8 in. / 256 pgs.
Pub Date: 04/21/2020 Awaiting stock

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge: Sacred Intent
Edited with introduction and interviews by Carl Abrahamsson. Introduction by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge.

Three decades of conversations with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, provocateur, artist, gender revolutionary and leader of the bands Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV and more

Published for legendary artist and musician Genesis Breyer P-Orridge’s 70th birthday in 2020, >>more

Trapart Books
ISBN 9789198451269
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Pbk, 5.75 x 8.25 in. / 384 pgs / 20 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/24/2020 Awaiting stock

Mechanical Fantasy Box
Introduction by Jorge Socarras. Foreword by Theresa McGinley. Preface by Josh Cheon. Illustrations by Gwenaël Rattke.

Chronicles of sex and disco in ’70s San Francisco, from the revolutionary musician behind “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)”

Patrick Cowley (1950–82) was one of the most revolutionary and influential figures in electronic dance >>more

Dark Entries Editions
ISBN 9781942884545
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Pbk, 8 x 6 in. / 128 pgs / 4 color / 32 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/26/2019 In stock

Sol LeWitt: Folds and Rips
Text by Dieter Schwarz.

A debut presentation of minimalist pioneer Sol LeWitt's torn and folded paper works, his brilliant extension of the parameters and definitions of drawing

In 1966, Sol LeWitt (1928–2007) conceived a new type of work that >>more

Walther König, Köln
ISBN 9783960987116
US $55.00 CAN $77.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 9.5 x 13 in. / 160 pgs / 150 color.
Pub Date: 03/24/2020 Awaiting stock

Peter Saul: Professional Artist Correspondence, 1945–1976
Edited with text by Dan Nadel.

An epistolary history of postwar American art through the weird and wonderful mind of Peter Saul

Painter Peter Saul (born 1934), considered one of the founding fathers of pop art but certainly not reducible to >>more

Bad Dimension Press
ISBN 9781942884583
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Clth, 6.5 x 9 in. / 200 pgs / 20 color / 10 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/17/2020 Awaiting stock

Artists on Robert Smithson
Edited by Katherine Atkins, Kelly Kivland. Text by Matthew Buckingham, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Mark Dion, Teresita Fernández, Trevor Paglen, Rayyane Tabet, Diana Thater.

Artists from Matthew Buckingham to Diana Thater address the rich legacy of Robert Smithson’s films, sculptures and Spiral Jetty

This is the fifth volume in a series that builds upon Dia Art Foundation’s Artists on Artists >>more

Dia Art Foundation
ISBN 9780944521915
US $15.95 CAN $22.95 TRADE
Pbk, 5.25 x 7 in. / 200 pgs / 100 color.
Pub Date: 05/19/2020 Awaiting stock

Upgrade Available
By Julia Christensen. Edited by Karen Kelly, Barbara Schroeder. Conversations with Ravi Agarwal, Cory Arcangel, Lori Emerson, Jessica Gambling, Rick Prelinger, Bobbye Tigerman, Laura Welcher.

Technological evolution and obsolescence on board a spaceship bound for Proxima b, in a new project by artist Julia Christensen

This volume documents an ongoing investigation by artist Julia Christensen (born 1976) into how our relentless >>more

Dancing Foxes Press
ISBN 9781733688925
US $29.95 CAN $41.95 TRADE
Pbk, 7.75 x 9.5 in. / 144 pgs / 56 color.
Pub Date: 06/23/2020 Awaiting stock

Excerpts from the 1971 Journal of Rosemary Mayer
Edited with introduction by Marie Warsh. Foreword by Maika Pollack.

An intimate account of everyday life and art in 1970s New York from a pioneering feminist artist

Rosemary Mayer (1943–2014) produced a vast body of work that includes sculptures, outdoor installations, drawings, illustrations, artist’s books, lyrical >>more

Soberscove Press
ISBN 9781940190259
US $22.00 CAN $31.00 TRADE
Pbk, 5.75 x 8.25 in. / 164 pgs / 22 color.
Pub Date: 03/24/2020 Awaiting stock

Where the Future Came From
Edited with introduction by Meg Duguid. Text by Jeffreen M Hayes, Rana Liu, Kate Sierzputowski.

A history of the women at the center of Chicago’s dynamic artist-run culture

Collective projects are the lifeblood of Chicago’s art scene. Where the Future Came From expands upon previous research by refocusing the narrative around >>more

Soberscove Press
ISBN 9781940190242
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Pbk, 8 x 10 in. / 240 pgs / 15 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/19/2020 Awaiting stock

Edited with text by Peer Illner.

A critique of work in all its variations, from wage labor to psychoanalysis as a “working through”

A notion that increasingly haunts contemporary political theory and practice as we all purposefully or pointlessly work more >>more

Walther König, Köln
ISBN 9783941360679
US $29.95 CAN $41.95 FLAT40
Pbk, 4.5 x 7.25 in. / 220 pgs.
Pub Date: 04/21/2020 Awaiting stock

Renee Gladman & Fred Moten: One Long Black Sentence

A sumptuous artist’s book of acclaimed writer Renee Gladman’s fantastical drawings that merge writing and architecture, with a response from Fred Moten

Since 2013, poet, novelist, essayist and artist Renee Gladman (born 1971)—author of the acclaimed >>more

Image Text Ithaca Press
ISBN 9781733497107
US $60.00 CAN $85.00 TRADE
Clth, 10 x 8 in. / 112 pgs / 61 color.
Pub Date: 02/18/2020 Awaiting stock

Bridget Riley: The Eye's Mind
Edited by Robert Kudielka.

Now updated, a classic text of meditations on painting and perception from op-art pioneer Bridget Riley

This volume, now fully revised and updated for the third time, reveals the mind behind a remarkable artistic achievement, drawing >>more

The Bridget Riley Art Foundation
ISBN 9781999853914
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Flexi, 6.75 x 9.25 in. / 464 pgs / 106 color / 1 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/22/2019 In stock

Bridget Riley: Dialogues on Art
Edited by Robert Kudielka. Introduction by Richard Shone. Conversations by Neil MacGregor, E.H. Gombrich, Michael Craig-Martin, Andrew Graham Dixon, Bryan Robertson.

Op art pioneer Bridget Riley in conversation with some of the world's leading art historians and artists, from Ernst Gombrich to Michael Craig-Martin

On the occasion of a major exhibition of Bridget Riley's (born 1931) work >>more

The Bridget Riley Art Foundation
ISBN 9781999853921
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Pbk, 6.75 x 9.25 in. / 128 pgs / 46 color.
Pub Date: 10/22/2019 In stock

Amuse-bouche: The Taste of Art
Text by Antje Baecker, Ralf Beil, Marisa Benjamim, Felix Broecker, et al.

Accounting for taste: writers and artists discuss food in art

How do we describe taste, among all of our senses? And how are perceptions of taste created in the first place? Can taste be manipulated? What >>more

Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775746397
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.25 in. / 144 pgs / 30 color.
Pub Date: 05/19/2020 Awaiting stock

Piero Manzoni: Writings on Art
Edited with introduction by Gaspare Luigi Marcone. Foreword by Rosalia Pasqualino di Marineo. Text by Piero Manzoni, Benjamin H.D. Buchloh.

Newly translated writings on art from the Italian arte povera provocateur

Featuring a luxurious faux-leather binding, Piero Manzoni: Writings on Art features 25 texts by the Italian artist Piero Manzoni (1933–63), spanning from 1956 to 1963, >>more

Hauser & Wirth Publishers
ISBN 9783906915333
US $45.00 CAN $63.00 TRADE
Hbk, 6.5 x 8.75 in. / 268 pgs.
Pub Date: 01/28/2020 In stock

Composing the Space: Sculptures in the Avant-Garde
Edited by Malgorzata Jedrzejczyk, Katarzyna Sloboda. Text by Naum Gabo, Barbara Hepworth, Katarzyna Kobro, László Moholy-Nagy, Vladimir Tatlin, Georges Vantongerloo, Yve-Alain Bois, Carola Giedion-Welcker, Rosalind Krauss, Megan Luke, Alex Potts.

An illustrated anthology of key statements on modernist avant-garde sculpture and its vision of space, movement and the body, from Kobro, Tatlin, Arp, Schlemmer and more

Guided in part by the concerns of Polish sculptor Katarzyna >>more

Walther König, Köln
ISBN 9783960986591
US $49.95 CAN $69.95 FLAT40
Pbk, 8.75 x 10.75 in. / 264 pgs / 42 color / 18 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/21/2020 Awaiting stock

Afternoon of a Faun / L’après-midi d’un faune
By Stéphane Mallarmé. Translation by Holly Cundiff. Illustrations by Édouard Manet.

A gorgeous facsimile of the epochal collaboration between Mallarmé and Manet that inspired Nijinsky’s most famous dance

The second published collaboration between Stéphane Mallarmé and Édouard Manet (after Mallarmé’s translation of Poe’s “The Raven”), L’après-midi d’un >>more

ISBN 9781646570027
US $40.00 CAN $56.00 SDNR40
Pbk, 8 x 11.25 in. / 24 pgs / 4 color.
Pub Date: 03/24/2020 Awaiting stock

Looking Writing Reading Looking
Text by Georgi Gospodinov, Colm Tóibín, Claudia Rankine, Richard Ford, Peter Laugesen, Chris Kraus, Sjón, Anne Carson, Roxane Gay, CAConrad, Mariana Enriquez, Hiromi Ito, Delphine de Vigan, Domenico Starnone, Yoko Tawada, Jacques Roubaud, Gunnhild Øyehaug, Eileen Myles, Tomas Espedal, Christian Kracht, Guadalupe Nettel, Anne Waldman, Matias Faldbakken, Chigozie Obioma, Péter Nádas, Tahar Ben Jelloun.

Today’s leading poets and writers—from Anne Carson to Roxane Gay—respond to modern and contemporary masterpieces

In this book, 26 internationally renowned poets, writers and essayists such as Anne Carson, Richard Ford, Roxane Gay, Colm Toíbín, Eileen >>more

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
ISBN 9788793659216
US $30.00 CAN $42.00 TRADE
Hbk, 6.75 x 9.75 in. / 188 pgs / 40 color / 5 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/21/2020 In stock

Conversations with Artists II
By Heidi Zuckerman.

The second installment in Heidi Zuckerman’s acclaimed interviews with contemporary artists

In Volume II of Conversations with Artists, Heidi Zuckerman, CEO and Director of the Aspen Art Museum, continues to explore the critical practices, daily lives >>more

Aspen Art Press
ISBN 9780934324892
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 280 pgs.
Pub Date: 12/17/2019 In stock

Thinking in Thin Air
Edited with text by Finn Canonica. Text by Peter Zumthor, Philip Ursprung, Bethan Huws, Rem Koolhass, Oscar Tuazon, Nina von Albertinu, Eileen Myles, Bruno Taut, Robert Walser, Simone Weil, Julian Charrière, Hans Danuser, Zvi Hecker, Ravit Helled, Marcel Proust, Thomas Hirschhorn, Joanna Lesnierowska, Gianni Pettena, Tobias Rehberger, Hans Jörg Ruch, Rolf Sachs, Michael Schindhelm, Juergen Teller, Tomás Saraceno, Oscar Tuazon, Adrián Villar Rojas, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Bice Curiger, Daniel Baumann.

A diverse anthology of work from the fabled Engadin Art Talks, with Eileen Myles, Thomas Hirschhorn and many more

In the Engadine mountain village of Zuoz, high in the Swiss Alps, artists, architects and scientists gather >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037786246
US $29.00 CAN $40.00 TRADE
Pbk, 6 x 8.5 in. / 312 pgs / 80 color.
Pub Date: 03/24/2020 Awaiting stock

When Fact Is Fiction
Edited with text by Nele Wynants. Text by Pascal Gielen, Andrea Gorki, Charlotte Lybeer, Sigrid Merx, Patrícia Portela, Jonas Rutgeerts, Nienke Scholts, Katharina Smets, Elly Van Eeghem, Peter Van Goethem, Stefan Vanthuyne, Ludovik Vermeersch.

In the age of “fake news” and “alternative facts,” artists take on truth and fiction

“Fake news” and “alternative facts” have recently entered the public lexicon, speaking to a renewed confusion over concepts of truth and >>more

ISBN 9789492095718
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Pbk, 5.25 x 8.25 in. / 224 pgs / 15 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/19/2020 Awaiting stock

By Silvio Lorusso. Edited by Freek Lomme, Josh Plough. Foreword by Geert Lovink. Afterword by Raffaele Alberto Ventura.

Mocking self-entrepreneurship and exploring the miseries of precarity, this biting new book identifies the aesthetics of productive anxiety

In this pocket-sized paperback volume, Italian writer and conceptual artist Silvio Lorusso guides us through this era of >>more

Onomatopee Projects
ISBN 9789493148161
US $20.00 CAN $28.00 TRADE
Pbk, 4.25 x 6.75 in. / 260 pgs / 68 color / 5 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/21/2020 Awaiting stock

Abbas to Yuki
Edited by Anthony Huberman.

An anthology of curatorial essays from recent shows at San Francisco’s CCA Wattis Institute

Ordered alphabetically without installation images, this anthology of essays is published for exhibitions at the CCA Wattis Institute in San Francisco between >>more

Mousse Publishing
ISBN 9788867494002
US $30.00 CAN $42.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 7.25 x 8.50 in. / 464 pgs / 200 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/17/2020 Awaiting stock

Verónica Gerbe Bicecci: Under Bamby’s Eye
Text by Verónica Gerbe Bicecci.

Mexican author Verónica Gerbe Bicecci's selections from the "La Caixa" Collection: the last in a four-part series

Whitechapel Gallery with "La Caixa" Collection presets a four-part exhibition in 2019–20, each curated by a contemporary author who >>more

Whitechapel Gallery
ISBN 9780854882762
US $20.00 CAN $28.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 5.75 x 8.25 in. / 112 pgs / 10 color.
Pub Date: 02/11/2020 Awaiting stock


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