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New Titles in Art 26 November 2015
Luc Tuymans - Intolerance

Isbn 9789491819353
Publisher Ludion
Idea code 15695
€ 25.00

Published on the occasion of a large retrospective exhibition of Luc Tuymans, curated by Lynne Cooke and taking place in Doha, Qatar, this substantial volume offers new insights into the Belgian artist’s oeuvre over the past 25 years. Besides an interview with Tuymans, the ambitious book contains several critical essays and is filled with more than 800 images, including reproductions of around 100 paintings, plus archive material and installation photos from the most significant exhibitions of the artist’s career. With contributions by Jan Avgikos, Nicholas Cullinan, and Jenevive Nykolak, among others.

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

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Michael Borremans - Fixture

Isbn 9788494352881
Publisher Cac Malaga
Idea code 15617
€ 38.80

Published in conjunction with an exhibition of work by the Belgian visual artist Michaël Borremans at CAC Málaga, this catalogue offers an exemplary overview of his refined style, which draws upon the long Flemish tradition of figurative painting, as well as works by Velázquez, Manet, Degas, and Chardin. In so doing, he reflects the respective history of the techniques he employs, characterised by sombre hues, ambiguity, and deep psychological undertones. Featuring 35 paintings from the last fifteen years, selected in collaboration with the artist, it provides a window into a personal and unsettling world populated with still lifes and close-ups of human figures.

142 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x 24 cm, hb, Spanish/English

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Boooook: The Life And Work Of Bob Cobbing

Isbn 9780992903954
Publisher Occasional Papers
Idea code 15644
€ 22.20

This is the first comprehensive overview of the life and work of the pioneering British concrete and sound poet Bob Cobbing (1920-2002). 'Boooook' addresses all aspects of Cobbing's career, with essays detailing his key roles in Better Books, London Film-makers' Co-op and the abAna trio, as well as his involvement in the Destruction in Art Symposium, Fylkingen and Writers Forum. Edited by William Cobbing and Rosie Cooper – and illustrated with reproductions of artworks, documents, posters, poems and film stills from the Bob Cobbing family collection – Boooook features contributions by Adrian Clarke, Arnaud Desjardin, Sanne Krogh Groth, Will Holder, Gustav Metzger, Andrew Wilson, and others.

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

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David Hockney - The Arrival Of Spring

Isbn 9791094966013
Publisher Fondation Vincent Van Gogh
Idea code 15654
€ 30.10

This catalogue is published on the occasion of an exhibit of recent work by David Hockney at the Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles. Thematically, it demonstrates how, in many respects, the particular quality of light in Arles, so loved by Van Gogh, is reminiscent of that in Los Angeles, where Hockney returned to live and work in 2013. Hockney spent time in Arles in the 1980s, fascinated both with Van Gogh’s art and way of seeing – a crucial connection that has lasted until the present. Featuring iPad drawings and depictions of British country lanes, the collection reflects how Hockney at once embraces and questions classic genres of art. Includes a conversation with the artist.

88 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 32 cm, pb, French/English

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Wolf Vostell, Dick Higgins: Fantastic Architecture

Isbn 9780990689607
Publisher Primary Information
Idea code 15627
€ 27.80

Compiled by Fluxus artists Wolf Vostell and Dick Higgins, and first published by Something Else Press in 1970, 'Fantastic Architecture' anticipated the critiques launched by a new generation of visionary architects in the 1970s. Artists such as Carolee Schneemann, Richard Hamilton, Lawrence Weiner, Jan Dibbets, Jean Tinguely, Joseph Beuys, Claes Oldenburg and others made contributions, which range from the visionary to the absurd to the political, from the epistolary to the outright manifesto. The missives and artworks made for this book show how much visionary architecture was intertwined with all facets of culture and critique.

194 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 20 cm, hb, English

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Chris Sharp - The Registry Of Promise

Isbn 9789491843495
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 15639
€ 30.00

Over the course of approximately one year, ‘The Registry of Promise’ consisted of four autonomous, interrelated exhibitions, which can be read as individual chapters in a book. In this series, Chris Sharp reflects on our increasingly fraught relationship with what the future may or may not hold, and the work engages with and plays upon the various readings and mutability of “promise”, along with the inevitability of what may come, whether positive or negative. Such polyvalence is particularly topical, as we have shifted from the anthropocentric promise of modernity to a negative faith in the post-human. Richly illustrated with works and installation views, texts and considerations.

204 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 29 cm, pb, English

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Fiona Banner - Scroll Down And Keep Scrolling

Isbn 9781907631573
Publisher Vanity Press
Idea code 15659
€ 37.45

This book considers the relevance of the publication in the Internet age. Known or exhibited works are adequately represented on the web, here Banner’s work is represented through the ephemera surrounding it, the stuff that is not exhibited. It does not seek to present the work formally or as finite, but as a process. The title ‘Scroll Down And Keep Scrolling’ refers to the act of looking back historically, but also to something endless. Scrolling down the page is how we read digitally; at the same time it refers to a time before books. The book focuses on informal photographs and related material from an archive spanning the last 30 years. It takes the material form of a large directory, typeset in a font designed especially for this project, titled Font.

832 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 30 cm, pb, English

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Robert Smithson In Texas

Isbn 9780984680948
Publisher Estate Of Robert Smithson
Idea code 15624
€ 34.75

Robert Smithson (1938-73), the pioneer of the earthworks movement who is best known for his earthwork 'Spiral Jetty' (1970), is considered one of the most iconoclastic artists of the 20th century. Published on the occasion of the exhibition Robert Smithson in Texas at the Dallas Museum of Art, this book contains essays and illustrations that examine Smithson's engagement with the Texas landscape.

80 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 28 cm, hb, English

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Iran Unedited History 1960-2014

Isbn 9788897889236
Publisher Maxxi
Idea code 15655
€ 42.90

Published in conjunction with a major exhibition of Iranian art at the MAXXI, this substantial volume offers an exhaustive yet fluid survey of the historical events, political and social transformations, and cultural mediation that has given rise to a vibrant and compelling art scene over the last 50 years. It presents a fresh and singular insight on the contemporary visual arts scene in Iran since the years before the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Oscillating between modernity and tradition, this artistic creation, together with its social reality, has been widely ignored by mainstream art and cultural media outside the country, and reflects social turmoil, geopolitical conflicts, and economic shifts.

272 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 30 cm, pb, Italian/English

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Powerful Babies: Keith Haring's Impact On Artists Today

Isbn 9789188031211
Publisher Art And Theory Publishing
Idea code 15579
€ 25.30

Keith Haring’'s impact on artists today brings together a diverse group of contemporary artists from across the United States and Northern Europe to celebrate the legacy of Keith Haring on the 25th anniversary of the artist’'s death. From symbols to social practice, Haring’'s influence reverberates throughout the contemporary art landscape in new and unexpected ways. Rather than engaging artists, whose work merely mimics Haring’'s style, the exhibition includes artists whose practices exemplify the innovation and veracity for which Haring is known, including his embrace of humor, dance and nightlife, issues relating to health and wellness, his artistic approach, social and political activism and the inspiration of kids.

136 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 26 cm, pb, Swedish/English

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Gerlach En Koop - Choses Tuees (yellow)

Isbn 9789491843488
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 15646
€ 25.00

Working as a collective since 2000, the artists gerlach en koop apply repetition, copying, or reuse to render things visible. Through displacement and misplacement, omissions, erring, and making mistakes, they enact their fascination with the minute differences between two identical things. The smaller the distance, the more interesting a thing can be. Using objects, readymades, architectural interventions, sculptural or graphic images, words or gestures, they create works that are both straightforward and sophisticated. This book is the first volumes in a series, and is published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at de Appel arts centre in Amsterdam in fall 2015.

118 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 29 cm, pb, English

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Mode Muntu

Isbn 9782930451183
Publisher Prisme
Idea code 15608
€ 53.65

Growing up in Lubumbashi, Michaël De Plaen came into contact with many artists, one of whom in particular left a great impression on him. After moving to Belgium, he became a photographer in 2009, producing reportages about lost traditions, urban demography, and identity. Yet he had not forgotten Mode Muntu. This extensive monograph reveals a painter whose humility in no way restrains his work. With thorough documentation and research, De Plaen points to the dynamism and originality of artistic activity in the Congo during the 1970s and ’80s. There, outside any kind of conformism, Mode Muntu paved the way for a distinctive, expressionist pictorial art rooted in his culture.

256 p, ills colour & bw, 25 x 30 cm, hb, French/English

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The Collected Hairy Who Publications 1966-1969

Isbn 9781880146965
Publisher Matthew Marks
Idea code 15664
€ 52.00

Over the course of five exhibitions in Chicago, San Francisco and Washington, DC, The Hairy Who (Chicago, 1966-69, composed of Jim Falconer, Art Green, Gladys Nilsson, Jim Nutt , Suellen Rocca and Karl Wirsum) represented a de facto rebuke to the chilly ironies of Pop and forged new ways of crafting figurative painting. As likely to use Plexiglas as canvas and employing a language based on verbal confusion, visual puns and an almost ecstatic use of line and color, the members of the Hairy Who produced publications, posters and even buttons, and their exhibitions were immersive environments unequalled at the time.

168 p, ills colour, 23 x 30 cm, hb, English

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Raphael Hefti

Isbn 9791094966020
Publisher Fondation Vincent Van Gogh
Idea code 15653
€ 29.50

Raphael Hefti’s fascination with industrial processes and materials began with experimentations the workshop, particularly with what can happen when things don’t go as planned. Using heavy metals, coated glass, and even moss spores, his surprisingly colourful and dynamic works blur the boundaries between natural and industrial, abstract and representational. The Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles invited Hefti to create a permanent installation on the roof of its glazed extension in 2014, transforming the building’s entrance lobby into a subtle, constantly shifting chromatic environment. This book presents the process of its creation, and an overview of other recent work by the artist.

112 p, ills colour, 24 x 33 cm, pb, French/English

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Dexter Sinister: On A Universal Serial Bus*

Isbn 9789491843471
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 15629
€ 18.00

Since its establishment in 2006, the design and publishing collaborative Dexter Sinister (David Reinfurt, Stuart Bailey) has been busy working at the intersection of graphic design, publishing, and contemporary art. Through a workshop mentality, it combines the characteristically distinct identities of designer, producer, publisher, and distributor. This volume comprises a four-part collection of electronic works by Dexter Sinister, produced from 2008 to 2015, and mimics the memory stick released in parallel to an eponymous exhibition at Kunstverein München, complete with a speaking asterisk as guide. It is related to three previous engagements of the artists in 2015.

174 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 30 cm, pb, English/German

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Irene Kopelman - Entanglement

Isbn 9789491843501
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 15650
€ 24.00

Irene Kopelman’s work explores the parallel worlds of artists and researchers. In 2012, she applied for a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, “an opportunity that could ignite endless ideas”. This book is the result of the work she produced during visits to the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. Without formal scientific training, Kopelman hoped to achieve an understanding of methods in field biology, and contacted three researchers to assist as interlocutors: Stuart J. Davies (forest ecology), Owen McMillan (adaptive variation), and Bill Wcislo (animal behaviour). She replicates the forms of woody vines, mangrove roots, and randomly scattered crab pellets.

152 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 28 cm, pb, English

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Barry Van Der Rijt - Exquisite Errors Dmco-1

Isbn 9789492051134
Publisher The Eriskay Connection
Idea code 15658
€ 30.00

Nowadays, every movie or film we see is digital. In order to view them, a codec is needed – something that encodes or decodes, compresses or decompresses data – but the motion picture can still be briefly distorted, depending on various factors, from signal glitches or frequency interference to faulty files. These distortions are called codec errors. This guide has collected images from these exact moments of significant digital disturbance or dysfunction in order to classify them according to the “Codec Order” concept. The resulting images are vibrantly coloured, unfathomably pixelated and blurred in a confused digital lexicon that is beyond our grasp to comprehend.

288 p, ills colour, 16 x 21 cm, pb, English

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Jennifer Tee - The Soul In Limbo

Isbn 9789491843518
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 15690
€ 30.00

Winner of the 6th Cobra Art Prize, given by the Cobra Museum of Modern Art and the city of Amstelveen (NL), artist and choreographer Jennifer Tee investigates the mutability and complexity of constantly overlapping cultures and identities through works that blur the line between static physical forms and potential carriers of anticipated action, ritual, and animation. The biannual prize consists of an exhibition and this publication, which richly illustrates through installation and performance photographs her expression of the dialogue between material experimentation and philosophical contemplation, which mingles art history, Western culture, and Eastern philosophy.

200 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 28 cm, pb, English

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