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New Titles in Art 8 April 2016
Robert Lebel - Sur Marcel Duchamp

Isbn 9782940159697
Publisher Mamco
Idea code 16169
EUR 38.70

Robert Lebel (1901-1986) was a poet, novelist, essayist, art historian, and painting expert. He took part in the Surrealists' activities and wrote Marcel Duchamp's first monograph in 1959. This is the facsimile edition of the first ever monograph dedicated to Marcel Duchamp. Featuring a bibliography and a catalogue raisonné.

192 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 31 cm, hb, French

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Richard Prince's Publications Bibliotheque D'un Amateur

Isbn 9788897753117
Publisher Viaindustriae
Idea code 16159
EUR 27.65

This diminutive, eponymous catalogue to an exhibition, curated by Christophe Daviet-Thery and taking place in Spoleto and Paris in 2012, seems to draw up an inventory of a “book-lover’s library”. But on closer inspection, the individual in question is the same person who designed these books: Richard Prince. Through their varied depictions of miscellaneous publications, Prince’s artist’s books and catalogues have gradually themselves become collection catalogues of other books. The phenomenon reflects an urge to make public one’s private interior, and by extension, one’s personal life and inspirations. The publication includes detailed bibliographical notes and two critical essays.

208 p, ills colour & bw, 12 x 16 cm, pb, English

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Bob Nickas - Collected Writings 2007-2015

Isbn 9781942607199
Publisher Karma
Idea code 16176
EUR 28.00

This volume is comprised of years of recent writing by the influential New York–based critic and curator Bob Nickas, widely considered one of the few independent voices still at work today. The 50 essays and interviews, written since 2007, are spread across five chapters, touching on encounters with artists from the 1960s to the ’80s to the present – among them, Jack Smith, Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, On Kawara, Isa Genzken, Steven Parrino, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kara Walker, Wolfgang Tillmans, Kelley Walker and Pierre Huyghe.

408 p, ills bw, 17 x 23 cm, pb, English

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Steve Van Den Bosch - Record

Isbn 9789491843532
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 16142
EUR 51.45

Covered in a clinical (and washable) vinyl sleeve, this book seems to belong to a laboratory. Among its many white and light grey pages – representing the painted walls of a white cube – 39 works by Belgian artist Steve Van den Bosch are exposed. The photographs were taken by a forensic photographer, and the text, entitled “Event reconstruction from trace images: an original methodology”, comes from the Swiss Institute for Police Science. The book itself is number 40 in the list of works, and printed in a limited edition of 300 copies.

328 p, ills colour, 21 x 27 cm, pb, English

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My Boyfriend Came Back From The War - Online Since 1996

Isbn 9783856166892
Publisher Christoph Merian
Idea code 16164
EUR 30.95

The Net.Art pioneer work "My Boyfriend Came Back from the War" (short MBCBFTW) by the Russian artist Olia Lialina celebrates its 20th anniversary. Its historic relevancy and interactive narration in the internet and as a work of net art can be seen in numerous appropriations and remixes that have come into existence for the last 20 years. This publication introduces the original and 13 additional versions by artists such as Jodi, Dragan Espenschied, Entropy8Zuper, Ignacio Nieto and Guthrie Lonergan.

176 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 30 cm, pb, German/English

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Rafael Rozendaal - Haiku

Isbn 9783906213156
Publisher Rollo Press
Idea code 16152
EUR 15.40

Between 2013 and 2015, Rafaël Rozendaal formulated a series of haiku as non-physical artworks that jump from one medium to another. Written on his phone, they first appeared as tweets, then as posts on his blog and Instagram, and later as wall paintings in exhibition spaces and collectors’ homes. Published in conjunction with the exhibition ‘DOings&kNOTs’ at Tallinn Art Hall, curated by Margit Säde, this offset edition reproduces Rozendaal’s wry and terse commentary on various aspects of our digital age and society, from full inboxes, oversaturation of information, and hyper-capitalist drive, to mundane routines, desires, and frustrations.

160 p, no ills, 11 x 16 cm, pb, English

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Giulio Paolini

Isbn 9788874626151
Publisher Quodlibet
Idea code 16161
EUR 39.80

Italian artist Giulio Paolini is associated with both Arte Povera and conceptual art. Published with an exhibition at MACRO, Rome, and Whitechapel Gallery, London, this catalogue documents the legacy of this leading figure in artistic research, showcasing many elements of his production through recent works, while presenting an in-depth historical and critical examination of a particular theme – namely, the presence/absence of the author. The contributions to this publication help to better understand Paolini’s thinking and oeuvre, and are accompanied by a rich photographic documentation that reveals the artist’s sensitivity towards the exhibition space, allowing for a new kind of experience.

168 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 28 cm, pb, Italian/English

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The Floral Ghost - Philip Taaffe / Susan Orlean

Isbn 9780986281495
Publisher Planthouse, Inc.
Idea code
EUR 24.65

This one-of-a-kind collaboration between author Susan Orlean and artist Philip Taaffe unites the literary and the visual, the nostalgic and the optimistic, and brings greenery to your bookshelf. Taking inspiration from the rapidly dwindling "flower district" of New York City, Orlean and Taaffe offer tandem musings on the conceit of "the floral ghost." Orlean’s essay reflects on a poignant moment when she first visited the district in its resplendent heyday. Her text is accompanied by Taaffe’s colourful silkscreen monotypes.

36 p, ills colour, 17 x 17 cm, hb, English

Andrea Antinori - A Book About Whales

Isbn 9788875705626
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 16171
EUR 22.10

The whale in literature: the animal that swallowed Jonah in the Holy Bible and Melville’s whale symbolising the invincibility of nature over human fragility. But what do we really know about whales? And how many different kinds of whales are there? A book for finding out everything about this mythical animal that has always been the subject of legends and is, in fact, one of the most prominent figures in the history of world literature. Andrea Antinori has written a book about whales, complete with monochromatic pictures and striking pencil illustrations to talk about whales from an “alternative” and more scientific viewpoint.

64 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 27 cm, pb, English

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Kuniyoshi-Ism: Kuniyoshi Utagawa And His Lineage Nerima Art Museum

Isbn 9784861525421
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code
EUR 28.75

Naturally gifted ukiyoe artist Kiyoshi Utagawa took Edo by storm during the closing days of the Edo Era with his fantastic expressive power, playfulness, and preeminent abilities with a pen. Ukiyoe artists displayed a talent for staying well attuned to fads, but also keeping a watchful eye on social conditions at the same time. Theirs was an existence that truly drove an era. Kuniyoshi as well, made breakthroughs amongst limitations such as reforms and bans, and continued to paint. That spirit and splendor not only had a great influence on other artists at the time, but on all those to come as well.

276 p, ills colour & bw, 18 x 25 cm, pb, Japanese

Kuniyoshi Utagawa Postcard Book

Isbn 9784861525438
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 16146
EUR 13.20

This is a postcard book taken from the representative works of the famous late Edo era master painter, Utagawa Kuniyoshi. Kuniyoshi's works express his preeminent power of description and his free, fantastic ideas in works depicting dynamic and cool warriors, charming cats and sparrows, humorous pictures of monsters, and glamorous drawings of beautiful women (called Ukiyo-e).

32 p, ills colour, 15 x 21 cm, pb, Japanese

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Peeping Tom's Digest #4: Paris (Le Grand And Beyond)

Isbn 9791095226000
Publisher Peeping Tom
Idea code 16297
EUR 22.10

Peeping Tom’s Digest is an experimental, empirical and subjective publication dedicated to contemporary artistic practices. This issue, dedicated to Paris, teases out an offbeat and distanced portrait of the Parisian and French scene, through contributions from 70 participants, the restitution of work groups (dinners, performances, round table) and a residence at CNEAI (Paris suburban art center).

324 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 25 cm, pb, French/English

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