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New Titles in Art 14 November 2017
Gordon Matta-Clark Splitting, Cutting, Writing, Drawing, Eating

Isbn 9789727691104
Publisher Culturgest/ Serralves
Idea code 17563
EUR 27.65

American artist Gordon Matta-Clark is perhaps best known for the site-specific artworks he made in the 1970s. His body of work includes performance and recycling pieces, space and texture works, and his “building cuts”. Matta-Clark used a number of media to document his work, such as film, video, and photography, much of which appears in this catalogue, itself published on the occasion of an eponymous exhibition at the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, and Culturgest, Lisbon. The attractively designed book includes numerous of the artist’s own sketches and plans for various works, plus letters and other material that together form an in-depth portrait.

220 p, ills colour & bw, 18 x 25 cm, pb, Portuguese/English

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Tracey Emin The Memory Of Your Touch

Isbn 9789491245190
Publisher Xavier Hufkens
Idea code 17527
EUR 36.00

British contemporary artist Tracey Emin planned and created the exhibition ‘The Memory of Your Touch’ after the passing of her mother in autumn 2016. Her new art is full of grief, mourning, and the longing for the touch of someone now absent. Emin is known for her autobiographical and confessional artwork, and she often uses the human figure to express emotion. The body she draws, paints, and models is her own, and the nude is at the heart of her acute engagement with the history of art – whether ecstatic, sensual, hungry, triumphant, agonised, or broken by grief. Rich with abstract, emotive expressions, this exhibition catalogue revolves around touch and memory.

116 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 29 cm, hb, English

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Anja Lutz - Marginalia

Isbn 9783941644007
Publisher The Green Box
Idea code 17523
EUR 30.95

'Marginalia' draws our attention towards the territory of the overseen elements coexisting in the realm of the book itself. Text and image content of several art books designed by Anja Lutz withdraw to let appear the non-descript details: the margins, the edges, the backgrounds, the spaces between the lines … Each book is unique in its choice of format, material, layout, and rhythm. The selected pages underwent a process of transformation in which with surgical precision Lutz dissects them, layer by layer, removing the vital parts and revealing their skeleton. The results are filigrane grids, fragments of images and traces of the layout that form intricately layered compositions of voids, exposing the hidden relations between the pages.

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

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Bruno Munari - Art Theorems

Isbn 9788887942347
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 17561
EUR 17.95

First published by Scheiwiller in 1961 the Milanese master’s historic 'Theorems on art' is added to the Block notes series (punched silver cover), conceived and directed by Bruno Munari. The book includes a sharp and amusing collection of brief considerations about art which still make us smile and reflect today. 'Theorems on art' has a new cover and it plays with Munari’s schemes. It still has the holes but the silver cover has been replaced by pure white and next to the name of the series /03 is added, to indicate the year Corraini decided to start playing again with these books that, through the idea of the hole, embody the power of curiosity and stimulus for creativity.

30 p, ills bw, 12 x 16 cm, pb, Italian/French/English

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Alessandro Perini: Operation Olympiad (Limited Edition Signed & Numb)

Isbn 9788885449046
Publisher Danilo Montanari
Idea code 17462
EUR 66.35

Curious in both its content and form, Alessandro Perini’s ‘Operation Olympiad’ says as much about its creator as it does of the subject it represents. As part of his Missing Games Project, the book addresses the significance of Japan’s Olympic history in light of Tokyo again being selected to host the 2020 Olympic Games, specifically the cancelled games of 1940. The event would have coincided with the 2600th anniversary of Japan’s imperial line, and full records of preparations for this symbolic occasion were kept and published by the International Olympic Committee. Perini presents archival material and mementos of a process controversial for its fusion of militarism and sport.

140 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, hb, Japanese/English

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Johan Maelwael

Isbn 9789462083790
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 17521
EUR 36.00

Johan Maelwael (1365/70-1415), internationally known as Jean Malouel, was one of the most important West European artists of the late Middle Ages. He grew up in Nijmegen as a scion of a family of successful heraldic painters and later became the court painter of the Dukes of Burgundy. This innovator in painting created his multifaceted oeuvre nearly a century before Hieronymus Bosch. His painting is characterized by elegantly sophisticated figures, a high degree of realism and a bright colour palette with deep shades of blue, red and gold.This publication describes Maelwael's life, his versatile work and his place in history.

216 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 28 cm, hb, English

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Rop Van Mierlo - Wild Animals ( English Reprint )

Isbn 9789081612258
Publisher Rop Van Mierlo
Idea code 17570
EUR 22.65

Amsterdam based, graphic designer Rop van Mierlo recently published his colourful work in a book appropriately called ‘Wild Animals’. This title collects several of van Mierlo's joyous and colourful paintings of animals. The designer's loose and free spirited wet-on-wet painting style makes for an upbeat book with a collection of wild and not-so wild animals for young and old to look at and admire.

36 p, ills colour, 23 x 33 cm, hb, English

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Art Deco In Paris

Isbn 9789462621589
Publisher Uitgeverij De Kunst
Idea code 17531
EUR 22.50

The emergence of Art Deco in France was a complex and fascinating process, in which couturier Paul Poiret played a key role. Poiret worked with many artists, architects, and photographers, including Raoul Dufy, Erté, Georges Lapape, Paul Iribe, Mallet-Stevens, and Man Ray. He surrounded himself with the work of Constantin Brancusi, Robert Delaunay, and Kees van Dongen, who was inspired by the extravagant parties Poiret gave. Poiret's creations and the artists in his circle provided the seed for French Art Deco.

264 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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The Dutch In Paris 1789 - 1914

Isbn 9789068687422
Publisher Thoth
Idea code 17508
EUR 30.75

Paris was the centre of the art world in the 19th century. Between 1789 and 1914, hundreds of artists from the Netherlands travelled to France’s capital, among them Johan Jongkind, George Hendrik Breitner, Vincent van Gogh, Kees van Dongen, and Piet Mondrian. Their interactions with French artists and encounters with a great diversity of art, styles, motives, techniques, and perspectives profoundly impacted their approach and ideas about art. Upon their return, these artists spread new insights in the Netherlands, but also left their own traces behind in Paris. This richly illustrated book tells the story of these creative exchanges through the lives of nine remarkable Dutch artists.

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

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Arne Quinze Reclaiming Cities

Isbn 9782930451190
Publisher Prisme
Idea code 17503
EUR 61.50

A firm believer in the positive influence art has on humanity, Arne Quinze pursues his ongoing quest for the ideal society, where every individual communicates and interacts in balance with their environment. His many works, which mix together different forms and materials, create a place where the world meets art, helping us so that we too, can find the way to successful and sustainable social cohesion. From blueprints to construction, from models to architectural surveys, immerse yourself in the powerful creative process of this artist, as he invests in public spaces: in New York, Shanghai, London, São Paulo, Brussels - and most recently in Liège, where "Natural Chaos" challenges us.

352 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 30 cm, hb, French/English

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No Quarter Tune Andersen

Isbn 9788792700193
Publisher Arkitektur B
Idea code 17484
EUR 36.00

Published with an exhibit of taxidermic sculptures and photography by visual artist Tune Andersen at the Theatre Museum in Copenhagen, this volume is filled with the nightmarish creations of a grotesque fascination. Birds with fish tails, rats with bird wings and heads, fish heads with antlers, beaks, or cat paws, eel faces worn like masks… Andersen is inspired by the age-old scientific process of identifying and preserving animal species, which reached its culmination in the 19th-century private cabinets of curiosities and rarities. Using the materials and methods of taxidermy, he constructs sculptures that arouse both reflection and disquiet in their macabre mimicry of animal forms.

120 p, ills colour, 20 x 30 cm, hb, Danish/English

Manor Grunewald - External Hard Disk

Isbn 9789490800666
Publisher Art Paper Editions
Idea code
EUR 30.85

Manor Grunewald focuses on the process of transforming images, whereby the printing process itself, as well as the results achieved with various printing techniques, plays a special role within his compositions, in which order and chaos, the creating, breaking, interrupting, and dissolving of structures, are all key elements.

240 p, ills colour, 23 x 30 cm, pb, English

Bart Janssen, Koen Peeters, Dirk Zoete - Not A Day Without A Line / Geen Dag Zonder Lijn

Isbn 9789490800710
Publisher Art Paper Editions
Idea code 17552
EUR 20.55

This publication is a collaboration between the authors Bart Janssen, Koen Peeters and visual artist Dirk Zoete. This art project is based upon ‘Langs de wegen’, the first novel of Streuvels. The book is made in response to the residency of Janssen en Peeters at the writers residency ‘het Lijsternest’ at Ingooigem, and of the residency of Zoete at Be-Part, platform for contemporary art in Waregem.

110 p, ills bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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The Noise Of Being

Isbn 9789082321630
Publisher Sonic Acts
Idea code 17542
EUR 20.05

What does it mean to be human, to be part of a world that is an ever-changing network? Published on the occasion of the 2017 Sonic Acts Festival, this book endeavours to piece together the dissonance produced by the participants and spectators of the festival, whether at the conference or in the museums, clubs, and cinemas. This is the noise of technology, capitalism, hackers, bots, communication breakdowns, humanity, clouds, and so much more. With essays by Nina Power, Louis Henderson, Daniel Rourke, and Rick Dolphijn, interviews with Ytasha Womack, Jennifer Gabrys, Eyal Weizman, and Metahaven, plus contributions by Joey Holder, Ingrid Burrington, and more.

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

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The Art Of Civil Action

Isbn 9789492095398
Publisher Valiz
Idea code 17550
EUR 20.45

Civil society around the world is increasingly dealing with global questions, whereby it also begins to assume transnational forms of organisation. The arts, with their ability to project alternative realities and communicate ideas, can play a key role in addressing public and political problems. In looking at different platforms, activist groups, and new forms of citizens’ initiatives, this book asks how cultural and art initiatives can both question and strengthen the civil domain. Social scientists, cultural theorists, activists, and artists explore how arts and culture can offer various strategies and forms of organisation for a locally rooted society in a globally connected context.

352 p, no ills, 14 x 21 cm, pb, English

Occupying Spaces

Isbn 9782930451220
Publisher Prisme Editions
Idea code 17517
EUR 40.70

For over thirty years, the Contemporary Art Centre of Belgian Luxembourg has been bringing together, disseminating, and animating contemporary plastic arts in a rural context, in the heart of the Luxembourg province. At its chosen sites, links have been constantly forged: between culture, nature, and heritage; between local or urban visitors; between artists, whether Belgian or foreign, still young or renowned, regardless of their style or medium; and between all these groups and all these artists. This book relates the last thirteen years of this human adventure.

224 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 26 cm, hb, French/English

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