Fall 2020 Featured Literature, Criticism & Writings

Essays on Jane Jacobs
Edited with preface and text by Jesper Meijling, Tigran Haas. Text by Peter L. Laurence, Ebba Högström, Catharina Thörn, Per Svensson, Jill L. Grant, Saskia Sassen, Ola Andersson, Peter Elmlund, Vania Ceccato, Michael W. Mehaffy, Eva Minoura, Blake Harris.

Author of the hugely influential Death and Life of Great American Cities, the urbanist writer and activist Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) never received a college degree nor any formal training in urban planning, but her eight >>more

Bokförlaget Stolpe
ISBN 9789198523690
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Hbk, 6.5 x 9 in. / 300 pgs / 60 color.
Pub Date: 09/15/2020 In stock

Eva Hesse: Diaries
Edited by Barry Rosen with Tamara Bloomberg.

“Giving life to a once white piece of linen stretched on 4 pieces of wood, to create a rich visual experience is indeed an intriguing complete experience,” wrote Eva Hesse in a 1957 diary entry >>more

Hauser & Wirth Publishers
ISBN 9783906915586
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Flexi, 5.5 x 8 in. / 904 pgs / 1 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/12/2020 In stock

Amy Sillman: Faux Pas
Edited by Charlotte Houette, François Lancien-Guilberteau, Benjamin Thorel. Foreword by Lynne Tillman.

Since the 1970s, Amy Sillman—a beloved and key figure of the New York art scene—has developed a singular body of work that includes large-scale gestural paintings blending abstraction with representation, as well as zines and >>more

After 8 Books
ISBN 9782955948651
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Pbk, 4.75 x 7.25 in. / 272 pgs / 60 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/20/2020 Awaiting stock

Ray Johnson and William S. Wilson: Frog Pond Splash
Edited by Elizabeth Zuba. Text by William S. Wilson.

Dubbed "Ray Johnson's Boswell," writer and logophile William S. Wilson was one of legendary artist Ray Johnson's closest friends and biggest champions. He was also perhaps Johnson’s most trusted poetic muse and synthesizer of referents >>more

ISBN 9781938221279
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Hbk, 5.5 x 7.25 in. / 88 pgs / 37 color.
Pub Date: 11/20/2020 Awaiting stock

Michael Asher: Writings 1973–1983 on Works 1969–1979
Edited with text by Benjamin Buchloh.

Originally published in 1983, Writings 1973-1983 on Works 1969-1979, by Los Angeles artist Michael Asher (1943-2012) presents select documentation of 33 works through writings, photographs, architectural floor plans, exhibition announcements and other ephemera.

For most of >>more

Primary Information
ISBN 9781732098640
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Pbk, 8.5 x 12 in. / 230 pgs / 3 color / 297 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/26/2021 Awaiting stock

Women in Concrete Poetry 1959–1979
Edited by Alex Balgiu, Mónica de la Torre.

This expansive volume is the first collection of concrete poetry by women, with artists and poets from the US, Latin America, Europe and Japan, whose work departs from more programmatic approaches to the genre. Their >>more

Primary Information
ISBN 9781734489729
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Pbk, 8 x 9 in. / 384 pgs.
Pub Date: 10/06/2020 In stock

Munchausen and Clarissa
By Paul Scheerbart. Introduction and translation by Christina Svendsen.

It is 1905 and a raging stupidity is holding sway over Europe. As an 18-year-old Clarissa and her family take refuge on the icy shores of Lake Wannsee, the legendary Baron Munchausen makes an unexpected >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663511
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 152 pgs / 9 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/17/2020 Awaiting stock

Circles of Dread
By Jean Ray. Afterword and translation by Scott Nicolay.

During the Occupation, severed from contact with France and other countries, Belgian publishing turned inward, and forgotten authors such as Jean Ray were given new leases on literary life. Embracing the influence of American pulp >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663528
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Pbk, 5.5 x 8 in. / 192 pgs.
Pub Date: 11/17/2020 Awaiting stock

Brief Lives of Idiots
By Ermanno Cavazzoni. Introduction and translation by Jamie Richards.

A parody of the medieval Lives of the Saints, Ermanno Cavazzoni’s Brief Lives of Idiots offers us a perfect month of portraits of idiots drawn from real life, from overly realist writers to fringe-belief obsessives, >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663535
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 192 pgs.
Pub Date: 12/01/2020 Awaiting stock

On the Origin of Species and Other Stories
By Bo-Young Kim. Edited with afterword by Sunyoung Park. Translated by Sora Kim-Russell, Joungmin Lee Comfort.

Straddling science fiction, fantasy and myth, the writings of award-winning author Bo-Young Kim have garnered a cult following in South Korea, where she is widely acknowledged as a pioneer and inspiration. On the Origin of >>more

Kaya Press
ISBN 9781885030719
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Pbk, 5 x 7.5 in. / 224 pgs / 5 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/27/2021 Awaiting stock

I Guess All We Have Is Freedom
By Genpei Akasegawa. Translated by Matthew Fargo.

There is a small but potent club of authors—Miranda July and Patti Smith are both members—who were renowned artists long before they became writers. Genpei Akasagawa was already a giant of the Japanese contemporary art >>more

Kaya Press
ISBN 9781885030726
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Pbk, 5.5 x 6.5 in. / 240 pgs / 6 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/25/2020 Awaiting stock

Seth Siegelaub: Better Read Than Dead
Edited by Marja Bloem, Krist Gruijthuijsen, Lauren van Haaften-Schick, Sara Martinetti, Jo Melvin.

“Better Read Than Dead” was the title that the great American art dealer, curator, author and researcher Seth Siegelaub (1941-2013) had chosen for an anthology of his own writings—one of the projects for which he >>more

Walther König, Köln
ISBN 9783863357849
US $45.00 CAN $63.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 7.75 x 10 in. / 352 pgs / 50 color / 114 b&w.
Pub Date: 12/15/2020 Awaiting stock

Jim Dine: Electrolyte in Blue

In Jim Dine’s (born 1935) bluntly honest words, Electrolyte in Blue is a “long hate poem” about “the evil in our now small world and those who unleashed it,” exploring themes of anti-Semitism, racism, climate >>more

ISBN 9783958297524
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Clth, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 120 pgs / 100 color.
Pub Date: 12/01/2020 Awaiting stock

Michael Snow: Cover to Cover

For years an out-of-print rarity, Canadian artist, filmmaker and musician Michael Snow's (born 1928) classic 1975 artist's book Cover to Cover is available once again, in this facsimile edition. Unconstrained by discipline, Snow famously remarked >>more

Light Industry/Primary Information
ISBN 9781734489712
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Pbk, 7 x 9 in. / 318 pgs / 316 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/03/2020 Awaiting stock

William N. Copley: Selected Writings
Edited by Anthony Atlas.

For readers interested in the extraordinary life, work, and artistic milieu of the great American surrealist and proto-pop painter William Nelson Copley (1919-96), this volume will come as a thrilling revelation and a long-awaited peek >>more

Walther König, Köln
ISBN 9783960987765
US $29.95 CAN $41.95 FLAT40
Pbk, 5.75 x 8.75 in. / 270 pgs / 6 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/18/2020 In stock

N.E. Thing Co.: Companies Act (Volume 1)
Introduction by Jean-Christophe Ammann, Iain Baxter. Foreword by Ryan Smith.

Described by cofounder Iain Baxter as a “compendium of company ideas,” Companies Act is perhaps the most crucial bookwork by the seminal, Vancouver-based conceptual art group, N.E. Thing Co.

Assembled by Jean-Christophe Ammann of Kunsthalle Basel, >>more

Brick Press
ISBN 9780994838605
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Pbk, 10.75 x 8.25 in. / 365 pgs / 365 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/06/2020 In stock

By Ulises Carrión. Text by Verónica Gerber Bicecci, Mónica de la Torre, Annette Gilbert, India Johnson, Michalis Pichler, Heriberto Yépez.

Known internationally as one of Mexico’s most important conceptual artists, Ulises Carrión (1941-89) played a decisive role in defining and conceptualizing the genre of the artists' book through his manifesto, "The New Art of Making >>more

Ugly Duckling Presse
ISBN 9781946433589
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7.5 in. / 124 pgs / 15 b&w.
Pub Date: 12/01/2020 Awaiting stock

Goodbye Letter
By Jeremy Sigler. Edited by Barney Kulok.

In his latest collection, Goodbye Letter, New York-based poet Jeremy Sigler (born 1968) deconstructs his very will to write, as he articulates, verbally and graphically, the implied obsolescence of language itself. The book feels less >>more

Hunters Point Press
ISBN 9780578576916
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Pbk, 6.25 x 8.5 in. / 176 pgs.
Pub Date: 09/29/2020 In stock

Creative Theories of (Just About) Everything
By Jeroen Lutters.

Creativity has been hailed as the driving force and most important skill of the 21st century—a power to be taught, understood and deployed on all levels of society. Debate concerning the cognitive origins and potential >>more

ISBN 9789492095749
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Pbk, 6.25 x 9 in. / 240 pgs / 10 b&w.
Pub Date: 12/08/2020 Awaiting stock

The Aesthetics of Ambiguity
Edited with text by Nav Haq, Pascal Gielen. Text by Paolo Favero, Christine Greiner, Max Haiven, Hedwig Houben, You Mi, Bojana Piškur, Public Movement.

Multiculturalism and pluralism presuppose a shared culture with shared values and convictions about, for example, openness, democracy and equality. Multiculturalism therefore in fact presumes a monoculture of views and attitudes.

Being able to deal with ambiguities, >>more

Valiz/Antennae-Arts in Society Series
ISBN 9789492095763
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Pbk, 5.25 x 8.25 in. / 228 pgs / 40 b&w.
Pub Date: 12/08/2020 Awaiting stock

Monte Packham: Rhyme Time
Text and illustrations by Monte Packham.

Imaginatively combining retro images with new rhymes, Rhyme Time brings visual nostalgia and the traditions of children’s verse up to date. The illustrations are 1960s line drawings that Monte Packham (born 1981)—author of ABC Photography >>more

ISBN 9783958297746
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Flexi, 7.5 x 9.75 in. / 72 pgs / 247 color.
Pub Date: 12/01/2020 Awaiting stock

Feminist Art Activisms and Artivisms
Edited with text by Katy Deepwell.

The term “artivism” seems to have become a catchword for any woman’s empowerment through the arts. This volume aims to critically dissect this catchword, unveiling the diversity of practices and realities that it comprises.

Representing a >>more

Valiz/Plural Series
ISBN 9789492095725
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9 in. / 448 pgs / 400 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/19/2020 In stock

Site Read: Seven Curators on Their Landmark Exhibitions
Edited by Paula Marincola. Introduction by Bruce Altshuler. Text by Yves Aupetitallot, Mary Jane Jacob, Lu Je, Raimundas Malašauskas, Alan W. Moore, Seth Siegelaub, Jennifer Winkworth.

In this anthology, seven exhibition makers, including Mary Jane Jacob, Alan W. Moore, Seth Siegelaub, Jennifer Winkworth and others lay out the motivations, conditions, logistics and consequences of shows they organized that now stand as >>more

Mousse Publishing
ISBN 9788867493937
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Pbk, 5.5 x 9 in. / 192 pgs / 24 color / 10 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/25/2020 In 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: 10/20/2020 Awaiting stock

Living Museums
By Donatien Grau.

In his new book, French art critic Donatien Grau (born 1987) presents a case for the reconsideration of art museums as historical institutions and political forums, each one with its own rich biography.

For this ambitious >>more

Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775747530
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Pbk, 4.75 x 7.5 in. / 320 pgs / 186 color.
Pub Date: 10/20/2020 Awaiting stock

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

Accompanying the first ever English-language publication of legendary German art historian Aby Warburg’s (1866-1929) Bilderatlas Mnemosyne, this commentary volume provides an explication of each of the panels constituting Warburg’s modernist masterpiece. The Bilderatlas Mnemosyne was >>more

Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775746953
US $75.00 CAN $105.00 TRADE
Hbk, 7 x 9.75 in. / 600 pgs / 200 color.
Pub Date: 03/30/2021 Awaiting stock

The Shift
By Marta Gnyp.

This new, updated edition of the widely acclaimed book on contemporary art and collectors takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the world of contemporary art. Author Marta Gnyp’s updated introduction addresses significant art-world >>more

ISBN 9788857243962
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Pbk, 6.25 x 9.5 in. / 336 pgs / 15 color.
Pub Date: 12/15/2020 Awaiting stock


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