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New Titles in Art 23 September 2016
Batia Suter - Parallel Encyclopedia #2

Isbn 9789491843761
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 16498
€ 60.00

Batia Suter’s work intuitively situates found images in new contexts to provoke surprising reactions and significative possibilities. This volume follows on from the first ‘Parallel Encyclopedia’, published in 2007. Underlying themes of Suter’s practice are the “iconification” and “immunogenicity” of old images, and the circumstances by which they become charged with new associative values. “In my work, I collect groups of images based on various themes and characteristics, and I investigate how they can manipulate each other, depending on where and how they are placed. In the process of making this book, narrative lines unfolded before my eyes as I shifted images around.”

592 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 28 cm, hb, English

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Damian Ortega States Of Time

Isbn 9781908612403
Publisher Fruitmarket Gallery
Idea code 16471
€ 34.35

This major new bilingual publication lavishly illustrates the new body of work Ortega produced for his exhibition, 'States of Time'. It includes new writing by Adrian Forty, Emeritus Professor in the Faculty of the Built Environment at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London, and Mexican journalist, writer and friend of the artist Sergio Gonzalez Rodriguez, alongside illustrations of the clay tools, waves, icebergs and valleys that together comprise 'States of Time'.

224 p, ills colour & bw, 25 x 18 cm, hb, English

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Fukt 15 Magazine For Drawing

Isbn 9783957633583
Publisher Revolver Publishing
Idea code 16511
€ 14.95

According to editor Björn Hegardt, “Drawing can be a seductive, delightful, but also revolting or even repelling. As one of the most democratic art forms, it is accessible for almost everyone and the first artistic expression of humankind.” Although it can be a spontaneous and direct activity, drawing can likewise be a product of routine and methodical approach. As an international platform for contemporary drawing, this issue features 23 contributors from a range of countries, such as Ignacio Uriarte, Glen Baxter, Fernando Bryce, Corinne Laroche, Tom Ngo, Fabien Mérelle, and Catharina van Eetvelde, and also includes a number of revealing conversations with the artists themselves.

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

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Louis Luethi, Kasper Andreasen - The Preparator

Isbn 9789491843754
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 16502
€ 14.00

This fiction, a collaboration between Kasper Andreasen and Louis Lüthi, takes as its starting point the painter Alexander Cozens’s publication 'A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscape' (1785). Set one morning in an empty gallery and told from the point of view of a man who installs exhibitions for a living, 'The Preparator' combines text and image in a series of compact, associative tableaus, each revolving around a landscape: a title page, an eighteenth-century ink drawing, the network of cracks in a ceiling, a walk along the Rhine, a satellite photograph, Thomas Bernhard holding forth in a private garden, and others.

76 p, ills colour & bw, 16 x 20 cm, pb, English

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Wallace Berman: American Aleph

Isbn 9781880086216
Publisher Michael Kohn Gallery
Idea code 16426
€ 62.35

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the artist’s accidental death at age 50, this volume offers the first substantial survey of the entire oeuvre of Wallace Berman (1926–76) from the late 1940s until 1976. Berman has been long heralded as one of the most significant and influential artists to emerge in Southern California. Spiritually inclined yet steeped in popular culture and the political events of the day, he conducted reconnaissance far beyond the borders of California, mining the American psyche and broadcasting his ideas through mail art, publications, photographs and multilayered art works.

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

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Tomoo Gokita - The Great Circus

Isbn 9784907562021
Publisher Torch Press
Idea code 16455
€ 35.10

Published in conjunction with an exhibition of Tomoo Gokita’s work at the Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art, this handsome volume offers a glimpse into the surrealistic vision of the Tokyo-based artist. Although known for amorphous, grey-scale paintings that evoke iconic celebrity headshots but with the faces obscured, reflecting early pop cultural influences drawn from manga and erotic magazines, his more recent work is looser, more freely articulated, reflecting a tendency toward hyper-abstraction in which all traces of the human form are erased. Warm colours feature in expansive, conceptual canvases while moodily scribbled ink gestures darken other drawings.

144 p, ills colour, 23 x 30 cm, hb, Japanese/English

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Our Feardom Of Expression And Internalization Of Censorship

Isbn 9784907562052
Publisher Torch Press
Idea code 16416
€ 22.55

This book is published on the occasion of the exhibition MOT Annual 2016: Loose Lips Sink Ships, the fourteenth instalment of an exhibition series organised by the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo since 1999. Edited collaboratively by ARTISTS’ GUILD and Arts Commons Tokyo, its original content is mainly comprised of interviews between members of ARTISTS’ GUILD and experts in various fields other than contemporary art about self-censorship in philosophy, architecture, journalism, theatre, and history. Designed to be independent of the exhibition, the book’s content takes the form of transcripts and images. English texts summarise and analyse the conversations, with additional descriptions of contexts specific to Japan.

168 p, ills colour & bw, 14 x 21 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Mark Wallinger - Mark

Isbn 9781908612434
Publisher Fruitmarket Gallery
Idea code 16468
€ 25.00

Mark Wallinger is known for never repeating himself. His works, which vary in theme, reflect the artist’s passion for, among other things, sport, history, politics and the natural sciences. Wallinger’s output is dizzyingly broad – it includes, alongside paintings and sculptures, photographic and video works as well as installations, performances and major public works, in which he addresses, among other things, nationalism, class-based society and current social phenomena.

144 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 32 cm, pb, English

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Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties

Isbn 9783863359058
Publisher Iks Institut Kunstdokument
Idea code
€ 35.60

This 45-minute documentary by Ralph Goertz follows the exhibition 'Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties', which toured internationally and was presented at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and The Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2013–14. The exhibition offered a long-overdue survey of Oldenburg’s artistic development from the late 1950s to the mid-1970s. Goertz was allowed to accompany Oldenburg over the course of three years, during the setup of his exhibit at the Mumok Vienna and the Museum Ludwig Cologne, also recording him at his studio in New York.

45 min, ills colour & bw, 13 x 18 cm, dvd, English


Nigel Peake - Stacks

Isbn 9780957213760
Publisher Nigel Peake
Idea code 16489
€ 15.00

A new collection of work by Nigel Peake. Paintings of Stacks seen in Scotland, Italy, France, Switzerland, Croatia and Denmark. Painted in Ballytrustan. First Edition of 450.

32 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 21 cm, pb, English

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Nigel Peake - Unshorn

Isbn 9780957213777
Publisher Nigel Peake
Idea code 16488
€ 15.00

A new collection of work by Nigel Peake. Drawings of fragments, and small landscapes. First edition of 200.

32 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 21 cm, pb, English

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Scary Pictures Of Ukiyo-e

Isbn 9784861525667
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 16484
€ 15.70

Fear and fright are universal emotions that all human beings share. We usually try to avoid anything that seems unknown, dangerous, or eerie. Yet such frightening things often arouse our ghoulish curiosity and a desire to scrutinise them. This can even lead to a thrilling, pleasurable sense of joy in the face of danger. This book explores the various ideas of fright and horror as depicted through ‘ukiyo-e’ prints made in Japan during the Edo period. Filled with images of supernatural and deformed creatures, spirits armies, wrathful demons, sea monsters, vengeful ghosts, and many other ghastly sights, the book is a treasure trove of chillingly titillating, wild imaginations.

300 p, ills colour & bw, 11 x 15 cm, pb, Japanese

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Villains In Ukiyo-e

Isbn 9784861525544
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 16483
€ 15.70

Explore a wide array of evil through ukiyo-e artwork. A compilation of approximately 100 works featuring a diverse lineup of villains, from people who actually lived, including historical figures who capture the essence of evil such as the likes of Nezumi Kozō Jirokichi and Kira Kōzuke no Suke, minor villains, sorcerers and others, to legendary characters from folklore.

300 p, ills colour & bw, 11 x 15 cm, pb, Japanese

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Earth And The Moon 360 Book - Yusuke Oono

Isbn 9784861525513
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 16478
€ 26.15

Earth, our home planet, came into existence as the third planet in the solar system 4.6 billion years ago. A catastrophic collision with another large celestial body sent scattered pieces of both into the void, which would eventually gather to form the Moon 100 million years later. The Moon’s gravitational pull gave rise to tides on Earth, and from this primordial ocean life emerged. Since mankind’s very beginnings, the Moon has been a symbol of our dreams and faith. Human ventured into space and witnessed our “blue planet” for the first time in 1961, and landed on the Moon itself in 1969. This three-dimensional panorama book celebrates our perpetual skyward gaze.

40 , ills colour, 12 x 12 cm, box, Japanese

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Arts Education Beyond Art: Teaching Art In Times Of Change

Isbn 9789078088851
Publisher Valiz
Idea code 16510
€ 19.90

The discussion on art education is often about experiences, emotions, and technical skills, opposed to concepts on the critical function of the arts in society, on stages of cognitive development, and on evidence-based research into arts-participation, articulated by social scientists. The time seems ready for a shift in artistic consciousness, in which the focus changes from qualities of the artefact to qualities of the embodied cognitive and social processes. Teaching art, either to children or to adults, will have to focus on the qualities of the processes generated by the artistic artefacts, and on these objects as means to an end.

272 p, no ills, 13 x 21 cm, pb, English


Edgar Leciejewski - A Scene In A Library

Isbn 9783941644892
Publisher The Green Box
Idea code
€ 32.00

Edgar Leciejewski‘s new book 'A Scene in a Library' is a journey through the artist‘s book collection and his notebook. It is a eyesight test on how we look and use books. A journey and vision on how time has built and changed our comprehension. It is also a cipher that links to a self-portrait or a photographic manifest. In former times cipher would also stand for zero. Zero, nothing, zero of a function, a reference to the book itself as a functional object A Scene in a Library is a repository of time that allows slowing down of the bare act of seeing and reading.

84 p, ills colour, 20 x 29 cm, hb, German/English


Sisters! Making Films, Doing Politics

Isbn 9789188031259
Publisher Art And Theory Publishing
Idea code 16495
€ 27.50

Bridging the gulf between aesthetics and politics, artist and film-maker Petra Bauer reflects on her own experience of making political films and launches a theoretical argument that uncovers the aesthetic mechanisms underlying contemporary strategies for collective and feminist film-making. An exploration in artistic research, the book draws on an extensive historical archive of radical film-making and film theory, with particular focus on the British film collectives of the 1970s and films made by Palestinian and Israeli film-makers. At the investigation’s core stands ‘Sisters!’, Bauer’s collaborative film project with the London-based feminist organisation Southall Black Sisters.

180 p, ills colour & bw, 18 x 24 cm, pb, English

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Sigrid Sandstrom - The Site Of Painting

Isbn 9789188031334
Publisher Art And Theory Publishing
Idea code 16366
€ 42.90

According to the essay by Risa Puleo, Swedish painter Sigrid Sandström’s recent paintings “speak to internal orientations set within and against external coordinating systems, asking us to be aware of what is inside us in concert with what is around us.” Done in smooth layers of acrylic paint on board or canvas, the overlapping of irregular shapes, thin lines left by masking tape, and gestures of smeared paint seem to straddle the observer’s blind spot, the dividing line between inside and outside. Featuring more than 120 works, plus an interview and installation views of exhibitions in Houston and Stockholm, the volume gives an insightful overview of this young artist’s growing oeuvre.

144 p, ills colour, 23 x 29 cm, hb, English

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1:1:1 Documentaries In Print By Niessen & De Vries

Isbn 9789082137743
Publisher Niessen & De Vries
Idea code 16459
€ 32.00

All nine issues of 1:1:1 gathered in one volume. Initiated by graphic designers Richard Niessen and Esther de Vries, the series explores forms of expression in design and offset printing. The starting point for each issue is an interview with an artist or designer that focuses on the representation of his or her work. Eylem Aladogan, Metahaven, David Jablonowski, and Melanie Bonajo are among those who were selected to participate. Rather than strive for maximum legibility or a perfect reproduction, Niessen & de Vries transformed each issue into a distinct portrait. An essay by Els Kuijpers examines communicative design in the broader context of the production of meaning.

200 p, ills colour & bw, 22 X 33 cm, pb, English

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