Fall 2019 Featured Literature, Criticism & Writings

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

“In Mount Analogue, which tells of a journey up a mountain whose 'summit must be inaccessible, but its base accessible to human beings as nature made them,' the allegorical landscape, with its riddles and internal >>more

Exact Change
ISBN 9781878972439
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Pbk, 6 x 8 in. / 160 pgs.
Pub Date: 09/17/2019 In stock

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

This classic surrealist photobook pioneered the imagery of the domestic uncanny

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 >>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 Awaiting stock

Writings on Art
By Robert Storr. Edited by Francesca Pietropaolo.

The first collection of essays by one of America’s decisive and most lucid critical voices

Following on from the much-lauded Robert Storr: Interviews on Art, Heni presents the first in a two-volume publication featuring the collected >>more

HENI Publishing
ISBN 9781912122288
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Hbk, 6 x 9.75 in. / 848 pgs / 175 color.
Pub Date: 01/21/2021 Awaiting stock

Kenya Hara: Designing Japan

The story of Japan's design ethos, by Muji's celebrated art director

As Art Director for Muji since 2002, Japanese graphic designer Kenya Hara (born 1958) and his aesthetic of pared-back, beautifully functional objects has taken the >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037786116
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Hbk, 5 x 7.25 in. / 208 pgs / 45 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/29/2019 In stock

R. Buckminster Fuller: Pattern-Thinking
By Daniel López-Pérez.

For Fuller, nature is the most exquisite technology we know; and what underlies all of his work is the quest to uncover nature’s fundamental principles—in order to foster their manifestation as a pattern integrity 'for >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037786093
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 400 pgs / 150 color / 150 b&w.
Pub Date: 12/10/2019 In stock

A New Program for Graphic Design
By David Reinfurt. Preface by Adam Michaels. Foreword by Ellen Lupton.

A toolkit for visual literacy in the 21st century

A New Program for Graphic Design is the first communication-design textbook expressly of and for the 21st century. Three courses—Typography, Gestalt and Interface—provide the foundation of this >>more

Inventory Press/D.A.P.
ISBN 9781941753217
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 256 pgs / 40 color / 180 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/17/2019 Out of stock

The New Woman's Survival Catalog
Edited by Kirsten Grimstad, Susan Rennie.

At once practical and creative, this book was feminism’s Whole Earth Catalog

Originally published in 1973, The New Woman’s Survival Catalog is a seminal survey of the second-wave feminist effort across the US. Edited by Kirsten >>more

Primary Information
ISBN 9781732098671
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Pbk, 10.5 x 14.25 in. / 210 pgs / 403 duotone.
Pub Date: 10/22/2019 In stock

I Seem to Live
By Jonas Mekas. Edited by Anne König.

I Seem to Live chronicles the beginnings of New York’s avant-garde film world and the emergence of a counterculture

Jonas Mekas’ I Seem to Live picks up in the 1950s, where his extraordinary and popular memoir >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783959052887
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Hbk, 6.25 x 8.25 in. / 824 pgs / 230 color / 170 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/21/2020 Awaiting stock

John Cage: Diary
Edited by Joe Biel, Richard Kraft. Afterword by David Rose.

“Over 16 years, beginning in 1965, John Cage compiled anecdotes, observations and koanlike tales, originally typing everything on an IBM Selectric and using chance methods to determine the formatting of texts that twist down each >>more

ISBN 9781938221217
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Pbk, 5.75 x 8.25 in. / 200 pgs / 24 color / 176 duotone.
Pub Date: 10/21/2019 In stock

Love, Icebox
Edited with text by Laura Kuhn. Photography by Emily Martin.

Cage’s passionate, distraught and affectionate letters to Cunningham provide a vivid portrait of the start of their life together

These early letters from John Cage to Merce Cunningham will be revelatory, for while the two are >>more

The John Cage Trust
ISBN 9781942884385
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Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 144 pgs / 96 color.
Pub Date: 08/20/2019 In stock

Rembrandt: Biography of a Rebel
By Jonathan Bikker.

In 2019, on the occasion of the 350th anniversary of the death of Rembrandt (1606–69), Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum is honoring the artist with an unprecedented exhibition, appropriately titled All the Rembrandts. The “Year of Rembrandt” also >>more

nai010 Publishers
ISBN 9789462084759
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Pbk, 7.75 x 9.75 in. / 220 pgs / 155 color.
Pub Date: 05/21/2019 In stock

Chanel: Her Life
By Justine Picardie. Drawings by Karl Lagerfeld.

As Justine Picardie shows in this elegant book, the figure who introduced simplicity into women’s wardrobes was far from simple ... the Chanel uncovered by Picardie is a storyteller. She spun her own myth, but >>more

ISBN 9783958296305
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Clth, 6 x 9.25 in. / 400 pgs / 24 color / 230 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/21/2020 Awaiting stock

Lacuna Park
By Nicholas Muellner.

Sigmund Freud famously declared that 'every dream will reveal itself as a psychological structure, full of significance.' For Nicholas Muellner, the same could be said of every photograph. From his unique perspective as a writer/photographer, >>more

SPBH Editions
ISBN 9781999814489
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Pbk, 5.25 x 7.75 in. / 226 pgs / 96 color / 17 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/17/2019 In stock

The Image of Whiteness
Edited with text by Daniel C. Blight. Interviews with David Roediger, George Yancy, Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa, Yasmin Gunaratnam, Claudia Rankine.

How contemporary photographers have subverted the constructions and complicities of whiteness

From the advent of early colonial photography in the 19th century to contemporary “white savior” social-media images, photography continues to play an integral role in >>more

SPBH Editions/Art on the Underground
ISBN 9781999814496
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Hbk, 6 x 7.5 in. / 224 pgs / 46 color / 26 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/08/2019 In stock

Making and Being
By Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard. Contributions by Leigh Claire La Berge, Stacey Salazar, Alta Starr.

"This project's socially based approach to art and design education hits a nerve with today's generation of active makers." –Ellen Lupton, author and curator

Making and Being draws upon the lived experience of Susan Jahoda and >>more

Pioneer Works Press
ISBN 9781945711077
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Pbk, 7 x 9 in. / 700 pgs / 20 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/21/2020 Awaiting stock

Bridget Riley: A Very Very Person
By Paul Moorhouse.

In January 1965 the international art world converged on New York to pay homage to a brilliant new star. The glittering opening of The Responsive Eye, a major exhibition of abstract painting at the Museum >>more

ISBN 9781909932500
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Pbk, 5.75 x 8.75 in. / 272 pgs / 11 color / 19 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/17/2019 In 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 globally for his distinctive art, with numerous retrospectives and honors to his name, he has helped nurture generations of >>more

Art / Books
ISBN 9781908970503
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 304 pgs / 60 color / 33 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/20/2019 In stock

My Mother Laughs
By Chantal Akerman. Translated by Corina Copp.

First published in France in 2013, My Mother Laughs is the final book written by the legendary and beloved Belgian artist and director Chantal Akerman (1950–2015) before her death. A moving and unforgettable memoir, the >>more

The Song Cave
ISBN 9780998829081
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Pbk, 5.5 x 7.5 in. / 175 pgs / 22 color / 7 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/18/2019 Out of stock

Merce Cunningham: Changes
Edited by Frances Starr.

On the occasion of Merce Cunningham’s centennial comes this handsome new edition of his classic and long-out-of-print artist’s book Changes: Notes on Choreography, first published in 1968 by Dick Higgins’ Something Else Press. The book >>more

The Song Cave/Merce Cunningham Trust
ISBN 9780998829074
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Pbk, 6 x 9.25 in. / 188 pgs / 16 color / 160 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/18/2019 In stock

Yvonne Rainer: Work 1961–73
Text by Yvonne Rainer.

“It goes without saying that a dance is a dance and a book about dance is a book. Though they may meet at the intersection of Art and Good Intentions, I find myself greedy. I >>more

Primary Information
ISBN 9781732098633
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Pbk, 7.75 x 10.5 in. / 344 pgs / 225 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/17/2020 Awaiting stock

Cruise of Shadows
By Jean Ray. Introduction and translation by Scott Nicolay.

Footsteps in an abandoned holiday resort as the cold weather settles in; a knock on the door of a hut in the middle of an isolated bog; a lane in Rotterdam perceptible to only one >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663443
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Pbk, 5.5 x 8 in. / 232 pgs.
Pub Date: 01/21/2020 In stock

A Death
By Zalman Shneour. Introduction and translation by Daniel Kennedy.

In a Yiddish take on Notes from Underground, a dark love affair develops in an unnamed Eastern European city between the young, impoverished, violently self-loathing teacher, Shloyme—and a hungry, spiteful and unsettlingly sensual revolver. Ostensibly >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663450
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Pbk, 5.5 x 8 in. / 224 pgs.
Pub Date: 10/22/2019 In stock

To Those Gods Beyond
By Giorgio Manganelli. Foreword by Italo Calvino. Translation and introduction by John Walker.

This combination of two key works by the Italian avant-garde writer Giorgio Manganelli (1922–90) is a major addition to the small number of his works available in English. In the 1960s Manganelli was a member, >>more

Atlas Press
ISBN 9781900565813
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Hbk, 7 x 7.75 in. / 192 pgs.
Pub Date: 08/20/2019 In stock

At the Blue Monkey
By Walter Serner. Introduction and translation by Erik Butler.

Walter Serner’s first story collection, published in German in 1921, brought to narrative form the philosophy of his earlier Dada manifesto/handbook, Last Loosening: A Handbook for the Con Artist & Those Who Wish to Be >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663467
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Pbk, 5.5 x 8 in. / 192 pgs.
Pub Date: 01/21/2020 Awaiting stock

David Tung Can’t Have a Girlfriend until He Gets into an Ivy League College
By Ed Lin.

“You’re not allowed to have a girlfriend until college,” my mother warned. “And you’d better get into an Ivy League school!”

David Tung Can’t Get a Girlfriend until He Gets into an Ivy League College is >>more

Kaya Press
ISBN 9781885030627
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Pbk, 4.75 x 7.25 in. / 240 pgs.
Pub Date: 03/31/2020 Awaiting stock

Last of Her Name
By Mimi Lok.

Mimi Lok’s Last of Her Name is an eye-opening story collection about the intimate, interconnected lives of diasporic women and the histories they are born into. Set in a wide range of time periods and >>more

Kaya Press
ISBN 9781885030610
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Pbk, 5.5 x 8.5 in. / 192 pgs.
Pub Date: 10/22/2019 Out of stock

Lee Lozano: Private Book 1

Before her self-imposed exile from the art world, Lee Lozano (1930–99) was a highly regarded painter who defined a generation of American artists infusing conceptualism with a new intensity. A prolific writer and documenter of >>more

Karma Books, New York
ISBN 9781949172072
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Spiral bound, 3 x 5 in. / 136 pgs / 136 color.
Pub Date: 07/23/2019 In stock

Lee Lozano: Private Book 6

This is the sixth volume in Karma's 11-volume facsimile printing of Lee Lozano's Private Book (1930–99) project. One excerpt reads: “For my opening at the Whitney I would like to do a very special FANCY: >>more

Karma Books, New York
ISBN 9781949172102
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Spiral bound, 5 x 3 in. / 118 pgs / 118 color.
Pub Date: 07/23/2019 In stock

Lee Lozano: Private Book 7

This is the seventh volume in Karma's 11-volume facsimile printing of Lee Lozano's Private Book (1930–99) project. “Don’t be RIVAL RABBITS," she writes here. "Give your ideas away. Help the world survive. SHARE AN IDEA >>more

Karma Books, New York
ISBN 9781949172119
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Spiral bound, 5 x 3 in. / 198 pgs / 198 color.
Pub Date: 07/23/2019 In stock

Jeff Koons: 2000 Words
Edited by Karen Marta, Massimiliano Gioni. Text by Massimiliano Gioni with Natalie Bell.

Jeff Koons (born 1955) became prominent in the mid-1980s by targeting the meaning of art and spectacle in a media-saturated era. Since his first solo exhibition which consisted of small-scale assemblages of toys and found >>more

DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art
ISBN 9786185039349
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Pbk, 7.25 x 10 in. / 144 pgs / 46 color.
Pub Date: 06/01/2020 Awaiting stock

Design Rehearsals: Conversations about Bauhaus Lessons
Edited by Regina Bittner, Katja Klaus. Text by Josef Albers, Sepake Angiama, Mike Anusas, Ludovic Balland, Stefani Bardin, Jan Boelen, Anna Bokov, Otto von Bush, Clare Butcher, Alison J. Clarke, Laura Forlano, Corinne Gisel, Susanne Hauser, Caroline Höfer, Tom Holert, Tim Ingold, Johannes Itten, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Joachim Krausse, et al.

The student projects from the preliminary course at the Bauhaus Dessau School of Design are unique documents of a unique learning process. As students set to work independently translating the experimental assignments set by Bauhaus >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783959052702
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Pbk, 8.5 x 10.75 in. / 204 pgs / 230 color.
Pub Date: 09/17/2019 In stock

Bauhaus / Documenta
Edited with text by Birgit Jooss, Philipp Oswalt, Daniel Tyradellis. Text by Arnold Bode, Gerda Breuer, Bazon Brock, Kathryn M. Floyd, Walter Grasskamp, Martin Groh, Walter Gropius, Werner Haftmann, Christiane Keim, Harald Kimpel, Gila Kolb, Julia Meer, et al.

For the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Staatliches Bauhaus in 2019, the Documenta archive and the University of Kassel conceived an exhibition, a symposium and this publication, as a means of examining the >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783959053006
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Pbk, 9 x 12.75 in. / 352 pgs / 170 color / 80 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/21/2020 Awaiting stock

Hannes Meyer: New Bauhaus Teaching Methodology
Edited with text by Philipp Oswalt. Text by Peter Bernhard, Gui Bonsiepe, Ute Brüning, Brenda Danilowitz, Zvi Efrat, Tatiana Efrussi, Norbert Eishold, Anthony Fontenot, Raquel Franklin, Peter Galison, Gregor Grämiger, Simone Hain, Gregor Harbusch, Hubert Hoffmann, Sebastian Holzhausen, Dara Kiese, Martin Kipp, Norbert Korrek, Hannes Meyer, Handke Oosterhof, Ingrid Radewaldt, Lutz Schöbe, et al.

Swiss architect Hannes Meyer (1889–1954) was the second director of the Bauhaus (then at its Dessau location) from 1928 to 1930. Though he held the post but briefly, Meyer made substantial changes to the school’s >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783959053068
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Pbk, 6.25 x 9 in. / 400 pgs / 250 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/21/2020 Awaiting stock

Museums at the Post-Digital Turn
Edited by Lorenzo Giusti, Nicola Ricciardi. Text by Gianfranco Maraniello, Massimo Lapucci, Lorenzo Giusti, Boris Groys, Lauren Cornell, Ed Halter, Claire Bishop, Cecile B. Evans & Caroline Christov-Bakargiev, Christiane Paul, Domenico Quaranta, Gail Cochrane & Pier Paolo Peruccio, Cecilia Hurley-Griener, Malene Vest Hansen, Sara Abram, Sanneke Stitger, Hélène Vassal, Lily Diaz-Kommonen, Claudio Germak, Stefano Gabbatore, Michael Grugl.

In Museums at the Post-Digital Turn, critics, researchers, theorists, artists and professionals interpret the role of the contemporary museum as a field of knowledge production. Can the museum space, in its post-digital extension, still function >>more

Mousse Publishing
ISBN 9788867493524
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Pbk, 5 x 8 in. / 368 pgs.
Pub Date: 09/17/2019 Out of stock

A Mental Masquerade
By Mary Josephson, Brian O'Doherty. Edited by Thomas Fischer, Astrid Mania.

“Mary Josephson” is one of many pseudonyms of the New York–based art critic, conceptual artist and novelist Brian O’Doherty (born 1928), perhaps best known for his interrogation of the gallery space in the essays collected >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783959052276
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Pbk, 5.5 x 8.25 in. / 84 pgs.
Pub Date: 09/17/2019 In stock

In the Shadow of the Art Work
By Jeroen Lutters.

In the Shadow of the Art Work introduces Art-Based Learning, an educational methodology created by Jeroen Lutters, the Dutch art and culture analyst and educational designer. A way of learning from and through art, Art-Based >>more

ISBN 9789492095664
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Pbk, 6.25 x 9 in. / 304 pgs / 250 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/17/2019 In stock


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