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New Titles in Art 11 May 2015
Herman De Vries To Be All Ways To Be

Isbn 9789078088998
Publisher Valiz
Idea code 15261
€ 25.00

The relationship between man, culture and nature is increasingly becoming a subject of (artistic) research within the visual arts – a theme on which herman de vries has been working for decades. For more than 60 years now he has been developing a highly versatile oeuvre in which art, science and philosophy are confronted with the world's, and especially nature's reality. De vries' recent work dominates his presentation in Venice, as it does in the book 'to be all ways to be'. The book's guideline is a dialogue between de vries and Jean-Hubert Martin about the works on show in Venice.

288 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, hb, English

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Herman De Vries A Random Sample Of The Seeings Of My Beings

Isbn 9782917393000
Publisher Les Presses Du Reel
Idea code 15190
€ 64.50

at the root of these series of photographic studies lies the fact that it is not only what one thinks or does which constructs our "concept", our conception of what life is; but also what one sees (hears, smells, feels). we are each in our own world, we are our own world.

352 p, ills bw, 22 x 16 cm, hb, English

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Christien Meindertsma - Bottom Ash Observatory

Isbn 9789081865210
Publisher Thomas Eyck
Idea code 15217
€ 87.50

Following a tour through the largest and most energy-efficient waste-to-energy plant in the world, Dutch artist and designer Christien Meindertsma became intrigued with the dark residue leftover by the process of incinerating municipal solid waste. Using a 25-kilo sample of raw bottom ash, as it is called, she demonstrates the rich properties and versatility of this resource by successfully gleaning numerous materials from it by hand – among them valuable reusable ones such as zinc, aluminium, copper, and silver. Meindertsma commissioned photographer Mathijs Labadie to document every step of this exhaustively precise process in a surprisingly scientific inquiry.

160 p, ills colour, 30 x 42 cm, hb, English

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Ellen Altfest: Painting Close-up

Isbn 9780992903916
Publisher Occasional Papers
Idea code 15251
€ 11.60

Ellen Altfest is renowned for her intensely detailed, tightly cropped and small scale oil paintings of rocks, trees, plants, gourds and fragments of the male body. The sheer physical and mental attention invested in these paintings has left many commentators with a feeling of intense claustrophobia. Excessive and obsessive, Altfest’s lines and strokes push realism to the edge of abstraction, a hallucinatory process not far from the expressionism of, for example, Jackson Pollock. Bringing together a broad range of perspectives by art historians, critics and curators, this book provides rare behind-the-scenes insight into the everyday processes behind her paintings.

136 p, ills colour, 13 x 20 cm, pb, English

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Tony Oursler I/0 Underflow

Isbn 9789082244212
Publisher Oude Kerk
Idea code 15200
€ 25.00

Multimedia and installation artist Tony Oursler was commissioned by the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam to develop new works for a solo exhibition. Using digitally produced video performances, he “hacked” the church with works that expose and call into question the relation between humans and computers. The projected installations confronted visitors with their own presuppositions about identity, privacy, and reality. Photographs of the works and dialogues from the video performances are collected in this book, which also features an introduction to Oursler’s earlier work, an in-depth interview, and reflections on the new works, all illustrated with images from the artist’s own archives.

132 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 23 cm, pb, English

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Abraham Lacalle

Isbn 9788494216985
Publisher Cac Malaga
Idea code 15225
€ 33.25

This monograph presents the project by Madrid-based painter Abraham Lacalle, commissioned by CAC Málaga and curated by Fernando Francés. The exhibition features three large-format canvases and seventeen drawings devoted to the subject of battlefields. Following in the tradition of history and narrative painting, the works reach beyond the military engagements they portray to offer a reflection on the internal conflicts between humans and their relationship with the external world, thereby forming societal critique. The illustrations especially draw attention to Lacalle’s distinctive use of colour, using a palette of flat, primary shades. With an essay by Horacio Fernández.

112 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 25 cm, pb, Spanish/English

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William Kentridge More Sweetly Play The Dance

Isbn 9789462082137
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 15250
€ 19.95

The South African artist William Kentridge has achieved a worldwide reputation with his large, poetic and incisive installations. Over the last decades the artist has developed a multidisciplinary way of working that combines film, animation, drawing, music and theatre. Typical of his work are the powerful charcoal drawings that he turns into moving images. Kentridge’s work explores the historically charged past of his native country. The artist is producing a large-scale installation for EYE Filmmuseum in Amsterdam. It is shown on eight large screens and accompanied by a soundtrack of an African brass band. A number of other related works will also be on show.

112 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 17 cm, pb, English

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Armando - Between Knowing And Understanding

Isbn 9789462081864
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 15214
€ 45.00

Melancholy, impotence, desire and the uneasy combination of beauty and evil have remained important themes for Armando (born 1929). Armando was an eye-witness and active participant in the major postwar developments in European art. This is the first publication to place him within a European artistic tradition, as well as covering the latest stages in his work. This richly illustrated survey of 60 years of work spans the full breadth of Armando’s unique oeuvre: painting, drawing, sculpture and writing.

272 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 30 cm, hb, English

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Anne-mie Van Kerckhoven Serving Compressed Energy With Vacuum

Isbn 9789491843334
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 15256
€ 18.00

Published in conjunction with an exhibition at Kunstverein München, this catalogue is presented as an integral part of the show, augmenting it through the presentation of subjects, aspects, and themes which are better suited to the printed medium or demand another kind of involvement. Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven’s works involve painting, drawing, digital media, and video, and reflect her fascination from a female point of view with the representation of women in mass media, the connections between sex and technology, different knowledge systems, and the unconscious. Besides numerous works, projects, and images, the book includes insightful explanations by the artist.

110 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 30 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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Daar In De Hei Was Het Zo Mooi - Reconstructie Van Van Goghs Nachtwandeling Van Oudenbosch Naar Zundert 7-8 April 1877

Isbn 9789491843341
Publisher Vincent Van Goghhuis Zundert
Idea code 15232
€ 20.00

Through, texts, poems, images, and botanical inquiry, this book documents the project by Loek Grootjans to follow in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh, who embarked on a walk through the Dutch countryside in the late evening one day to visit a dying family friend. A group consisting of writers, artists, philosophers, curators, and others departed from the train station in Oudenbosch, stopping along the way at a church in Zundert, Van Gogh’s birthplace, to finally arrive at a farm in Rijsbergen, his destination. By experiencing the sentimental journey that Van Gogh wrote about in his letters, Grootjans hoped to arrive at a more intimate understanding of the artist.

80 p, ills colour, 21 x 28 cm, pb, Dutch

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Philip Aguirre Y Otegui - Theatre Source

Isbn 9789491819285
Publisher Ludion
Idea code 15186
€ 27.90

In 2013, sculptor and visual artist Philip Aguirre y Otegui built a natural spring in the slums of Douala, Cameroon’s largest city. The object is a functional and aesthetic whole comprising a laundry station, open-air theatre, and gathering place. Realised in cooperation with the community, it has since become the social and symbolic centre of the district. It came about as part of SUD2010 (Salon Urbain de Douala), for which the artist was invited by curator Koyo Kouoh to design a project. Through the work, the social meaning of art in public space within the postcolonial context of urbanisation and water issues in contemporary African cities is examined. With an essay by Martin Schoups.

112 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 27 cm, hb, Dutch/French

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Ugo Rondinone Artists And Poets

Isbn 9783957632531
Publisher Revolver Publishing
Idea code 15175
€ 33.65

Ugo Rondinone is not only one of the most successful Swiss artists working today; in recent years, he has also made a name for himself with curatorial projects that he conceives primarily as an extension of his artistic practice. After 'the third mind' (Palais de Tokyo) and 'the spirit level' (Gladstone Gallery), 'Artists and Poets' is Rondinone’s third exhibition dedicated to a wide-ranging exploration of the relationship between visual art and lyric poetry and the articulation of his conviction that the arts possess a spiritual and transcendental power.

166 p, ills colour & bw, 25 x 31 cm, hb, English

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Monika Sosnowska: Architectonisation

Isbn 9789727393183
Publisher Serralves
Idea code 15137
€ 31.20

Polish artist Monika Sosnowska uses the medium of space, often playing with the viewer’s perceptions by modifying existing architecture and transforming physical space. Especially interesting for her are the moments when physical space begins to take on the characteristics of mental space. Published on the occasion of the largest museum survey of Sosnowska’s work to date, this book reveals her engagement with architectural language as an expression of individual and collective memory. Texts by Suzanne Cotter and Gabriela Świtek examine influences of Eastern European modernism and the post-modern expansion of sculptural terms to situate her work in the 21st century.

100 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 26 cm, pb, Portuguese/English


Art & Language - Made In Zurich Selected Editions 1965-1972

Isbn 9783000472695
Publisher Editions Bernard Jordan
Idea code 15167
€ 30.10

Published to accompany an exhibition of early editions by Art & Language, this book also functions as a stand alone volume that takes the reader into the world of the international art scene at the end of the 1960s. The works in this book have been unseen and unpublished for 40 years, as they came from the first exhibitions of the artists in Zurich, they were sold to the Rothschild Bank, and remained there for twenty years. In 1990 a French collector bought them and put them into storage again for 20 years, so it is a body of work that is remarkably fresh and new.

112 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 29 cm, hb, French/German/English

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Painter And Pataphysician Thomas Chimes

Isbn 9780981576268
Publisher Marquand Books
Idea code 15139
€ 47.05

After experiencing early commercial and critical success, painter Thomas Chimes (1921–2009) became a hermit, spending the rest of his life in his hometown of Philadelphia, painting idea-based portraits like no others. This book excerpts 15 years of conversations between Chimes and art collector Mari Shaw about the arts, philosophy, alchemy, the unconscious, and living and dying courageously. Alfred Jarry, author of Ubu Roi and inventor of pataphysics, the science of exceptions, is the silent presence throughout these conversations: Chimes explored Jarry and his ideas in numerous paintings.

192 p, ills colour, 18 x 23 cm, hb, English

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The Nose By Nikolai Gogol - Art By Rick Buckley

Isbn 9781909829046
Publisher Four Corners
Idea code 15253
€ 14.35

'The Nose' is a satirical short story with an unlikely protagonist. Taking on a life of its own, the nose of a St. Petersburg official leaves its rightful place to cause havoc in the city. This edition includes photographs by artist Rick Buckley documenting a Gogol-inspired street intervention where he fixed plaster noses on to buildings all over London.

96 p, ills colour & bw, 13 x 20 cm, hb, English

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The Overcoat By Nikolai Gogol - Art By Sarah Dobai

Isbn 9781909829039
Publisher Four Corners
Idea code 15254
€ 20.90

In 'The Overcoat', a lowly government clerk's life is briefly transformed by the extravagant purchase of a new overcoat. This new edition is accompanied by artworks from Sarah Dobai, who has taken a series of photographs of shop windows in London and Paris to reflect upon the story's preoccupation with material desire and illusion.

88 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 29 cm, hb, English

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The Puppet And The Modern

Isbn 9788074670565
Publisher Arbor Vitae
Idea code 15224
€ 88.15

Czechoslovakia’s unique culture of puppet theater reached a glorious apex between about 1900 and 1950, and its visual style was integral to the development of modernist and contemporary theater and animation. 'The Puppet and the Modern' looks at this incredibly fertile phase in puppetry in Bohemia and Moravia and traces the development of stage design and stage technologies, also focusing on the connection of artists from disciplines and styles – designers, carvers, painters and scenographers – to the development of avant-garde and modernist currents in twentieth-century art.

470 p, colour, 22 x 33 cm, hb, English

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Paris La 13: Chez Chez Perv Perv

Isbn 9771969741013
Publisher Dope Press
Idea code 15221
€ 19.35

This issue has been especially created by the artists Gardar Eide Einarsson, Matias Faldbakken, and Oscar Tuazon. In 2011, far-right terrorist Anders Breivik initiated a terrorist attack by detonating a bomb at the government buildings in Oslo. Shortly after the attack, Matias Faldbakken joined a visit to the buildings organised to assess and document the damage, notably to a series of murals by Pablo Picasso. The status of these defaced murals were the starting points of an exhibition, documented in this issue of PARIS, LA.

144 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 28 cm, pb, English

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End Note(s) Moderation(s) 2012-2014

Isbn 9789491435294
Publisher Witte De With
Idea code 15163
€ 20.00

Over the course of two years, from 2012 to 2014, 'Moderation(s)' saw a sprawling ecology of artists, curators, and writers gather around different formats of inhabitation, production, and exhibition making. Essays were viewed as works of fiction, language as image, sculpture as situation. An extension of this approach, 'End Note(s)', focuses on interpretations of and reflections on what has been said and what has been done during 'Moderation(s)'.

168 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 23 cm, pb, English

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Alexander Calder Untitled

Isbn 9781930743052
Publisher Pace Wildenstein Gallery
Idea code 15176
€ 9.10

Calder's perpetuum mobiles set in motion in the form of a flipbook.

ills in colour, 10 x 12 cm, pb, English

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Alexander Calder Five Swords

Isbn 9781930743083
Publisher Pace Wildenstein Gallery
Idea code
€ 9.10

Calder's perpetuum mobiles set in motion in the form of a flipbook.

ills in colour, 10 x 12 cm, pb,


Alexander Calder Fish Pull Toy

Isbn 9781930743076
Publisher Pace Wildenstein Gallery
Idea code
€ 9.10

Calder's perpetuum mobiles set in motion in the form of a flipbook.

ills in colour 7 bw, 10 x 12 cm, pb, English


Alexander Calder Blue Feather

Isbn 9781930743069
Publisher Pace Wildenstein Gallery
Idea code
€ 9.10

Calder's perpetuum mobiles set in motion in the form of a flipbook.

ills in colour, 10 x 12 cm, pb, English


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