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New Titles in Art 13 June 2018
Batia Suter - Radial Grammar

Isbn 9789492811233
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 18273
EUR 39.10

The imagery in Batia Suter’s ‘Radial Grammar’ revolves around radial shapes and concepts. The book uses of two separate layers of black ink, allowing Suter to create double images and merge patterns and screens. Departing from pages scanned from her collection of second-hand books on natural science, precision machinery, and art history, she freely manipulates and reorders them within the space of this volume, which can be seen as a condensed exhibition on paper. It is a journey along visual phenomena that reconnects us with the endless curiosity and patience of our younger selves leafing through an encyclopaedia, sensitive to its visual correspondences.

296 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 30 cm, pb, French/English

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Nicolas Floc'h - Glaz

Isbn 9789492811165
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 18232
EUR 43.70

Glaz is a Breton word used to describe a colour between green and blue, the colour of water. Since childhood, Nicolas Floc’h has developed a passion for the ocean and devoted his life and work to encapsulating and conveying the infinite riches and aspects of its reality. This voluminous monograph, published after his exhibition at Fonds régional d’art contemporain Bretagne, covers an oeuvre of sculpture, photography, and various conceptual works, consequently organised in themes like 'Invisible Architecture', 'Productive Structures', 'Natural Habitats', 'Painting', 'Functional', and 'Recycling'. A major part of the book is dedicated to underwater photographs of artificial reefs in France, Portugal, and Japan, as well as specific seascapes taken by Floc’h during a scientific expedition on the Tara Pacific in Japan.

426 p, ills colour, 21 x 26 cm, hb, French/English

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Allen Ruppersberg: Intellectual Property 1968-2018

Isbn 9781935963165
Publisher Walker Art Center
Idea code 18276
EUR 64.20

The artist as collector and champion of the American vernacular. Allen Ruppersberg: Intellectual Property 1968–2018 accompanies a major retrospective exhibition on one of conceptual art’s most inventive and acclaimed practitioners. Emerging in late-1960s Los Angeles, Ruppersberg was among that city’s first generation of conceptual artists to espouse a working method that privileges ideas and process over conventional aesthetic objects. Deploying posters, books, postcards and even a café and hotel, his projects have consistently had at their center a focus on the American vernacular - its music, popular imagery and ephemera - mining the nuances of culture through its unsung conventions.

352 p, Ills colour & bw, 21 x 30 cm, pb, English

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Plan And Play, Play And Plan - Defining Your Art Practice

Isbn 9789492095404
Publisher Valiz
Idea code 18246
EUR 19.90

The term “visual artist” is one with untold interpretations, nuances, and meanings. Authored by Janwillem Schrofer, director of Amsterdam’s Rijksakademie from 1982 to 2010, this book invites the aspiring artist to reach considerations that will help to determine his/her position, often based on analytical models. Schrofer knows from practical experience the complexity of the artist’s questions and dilemmas, as well as the important role of self-reflection and self-determination. Based on interviews with a wide variety of artists, the publication delves into the very fibre of the profession, inviting readers to explore what it means to achieve a sustainable artistic practice.

288 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 22 cm, pb, English

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Vija Celmins

Isbn 9781944929138
Publisher Matthew Marks Gallery
Idea code 18258
EUR 64.20

The Latvian-born, New York–based artist has been rendering nature imagery from black-and-white photographic sources since the 1960s, exploring the same subjects repeatedly in paintings, drawings and prints. Here, she focuses on two motifs she has employed for several decades: the ocean’s surface and the night sky. The imagery, however, is not her foremost concern: “The recognizable image is just one element to consider. The paintings seem more a record of my grappling with how to transform that image into a painting and make it alive.” This process can be seen in A Painting in Six Parts (1986–87/2012–16), a group of six oil paintings based on a photograph she took 50 years ago from a pier in Venice, California.

144 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 26 cm, hb, English

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Sonia Delaunay: Art, Design And Fashion

Isbn 9788417173012
Publisher Fundacion Thyssen-bornemisza
Idea code 18257
EUR 53.45

The many talents of the Parisian avant-garde’s Renaissance woman Sonia Delaunay: Art, Design, Fashion provides a unified vision of the modernist pioneer’s work in painting, theatrical sets, advertising, interiors, fashion and textiles. Published for a landmark exhibition at Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, and drawing on new scholarship that emphasizes the multidisciplinary character of her art, it reproduces pieces loaned from public institutions such as the Centre Pompidou, the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the Musée de la Mode de Paris and the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid, as well as from international private collections.

236 p, Ills colour & bw, 22 x 24 cm, hb, English

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Bridget Riley - Paintings From The 1960s To The Present

Isbn 9784907562120
Publisher Torch Press
Idea code 18256
EUR 50.15

The exhibition catalogue for an eponymous exhibition at the Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art in Japan, this volume celebrates the sustained brilliance of Bridget Riley’s art. A renowned proponent of Op art, the British artist is known to use a variety of geometric forms that produce sensations of movement or colour for the viewer, at once disorienting or even psychedelic. Spanning her career, the exhibition and publication highlight more than 30 paintings, including key examples of her famous black-and-white works of the 1960s, the stripe paintings of the 1970s, and curve paintings from the 1990s, as well as her more recent wall paintings.

192 p, ills colour, 19 x 26 cm, hb, Japanese/English

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Odilon Redon - Literature And Music

Isbn 9789462084223
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 18302
EUR 30.80

Odilon Redon was a painter, lithographer, draughtsman and pastellist, as well as a writer, critic, and musician. As so many symbolists he was fascinated by synaesthesia, the idea that an experience can be more intense when several senses are solicited together. By addressing some of Redon’s favourite themes, this publication shows how he transposed literary and musical motifs into his own work and how he reinvented such themes over and over again creating new associations and meaning.

208 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 25 cm, pb, English

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De Kunst Van Het Kijken - Van Giotto Tot Warhol

Isbn 9789491819889
Publisher Ludion
Idea code 18235
EUR 30.75

In this accessible and practical guide, Patrick De Rynck and Jon Thompson explore more than 200 works, helping readers to unlock each painting’s meaning. Clues to the meaning of the masterpieces of art history lie in a rich system of symbols, themes, and motifs that often elude the modern eye. Without the intimate knowledge of Greek and Roman mythology, folklore and Christian theology so vivid in the minds of the artists and familiar to their public, we often miss the visual hints that gave contemporary meaning to a painting. Likewise, the complex themes and characteristics of modern art can intimidate and baffle the casual observer. Brief yet illuminating explanations accompany over 500 colour illustrations, providing the means to interpret and enjoy these and many other works.

400 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, hb, Dutch

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The Transhistorical Museum - Mapping The Field

Isbn 9789492095527
Publisher Valiz
Idea code 18260
EUR 25.70

In the 21st century we have witnessed a significant expansion in the field of transhistorical exhibition practice. A range of curatorial efforts have emerged in which objects and artefacts from various periods and art historical and cultural contexts are combined in display, in an effort to question and expand traditional museological notions such as chronology, context, and category. Such experiments in transcending art historical boundaries can result in fresh insights into the workings of entrenched historical presumptions, providing a space to reassess interpretations of individual objects. With contributions by Mieke Bal, Hendrik Folkerts, Nicola Setari, Maria Iñigo Clavo, and others.

222 p, ills bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, English

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The Joke Book. Collected By Seth Siegelaub

Isbn 9789490629168
Publisher Kunstverein Amsterdam
Idea code 18308
EUR 15.45

'The Joke Book' is the first printed edition of the complete jokes & messages file that was found on Seth Siegelaub’s computer by his partner Marja Bloem. It contains jokes, quotes, and pieces of advice, that he collected since 1999 and regularly redistributed via email amongst his friends. With contributions by Alex Alberto, John Baldessari, Marja Bloem, Myrna Bloom, Martin Browne, Alan Kennedy, David Kunzle, Joel Miller, Loren Miller, Kay Robertson, Laurent Sauerwein, Seth Siegelaub, Joan Simon, Kira Simon-Kennedy, Peter Sinclair, Steven Wright, and an introduction by Huan Hsu (written after a long conversation with Marja Bloem).

216 p, no ills, 20 x 13 cm, pb, English

The Alphabet Book

Isbn 9789490629151
Publisher Kunstverein Amsterdam
Idea code 18309
EUR 20.60

In 1971, Michael Morris and Vincent Tarsov, founders of the Vancouver based artist network, Image Bank, invited Eric Metcalfe, Gary Lee Nova, Glenn Lewis, and Paul Oberst to create their own, unique alphabet. Now, 40 years later, with the permission of the participating artists and the help of Image Bank, these historic silk-screened alphabets have finally been published together. 'The Alphabet Book' is designed by Marc Hollenstein, who was inspired to re-initiate the alphabet publication project after having a conversation with Glenn Lewis during the opening of Lewis’ retrospective exhibition at Kunstverein back in 2014.

8 p, ills colour, 24 x 33 cm, hb, English

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The Collection For The Poor Collector

Isbn 9783945900154
Publisher Edition Taube
Idea code 18216
EUR 5.55

In this publication Thomas Geiger gathers fellow artists who undertake “the brave and exciting work of exploring economic and distribution strategies outside of the art market”. He presents a selection of 20 artworks, ranging from drawings and sculptural objects to digital, performative, and purely immaterial pieces. The diminutive booklet features artists such as Donna Kukama, Nobutaka Aozaki, Jonathan Monk, Antoanetta Marinov, Constant Dullaart, and more. Geiger’s own artistic practice is based on performative and sculptural approaches that move at the intersection of public and private/institutional spaces, seeking contact with different forms of public.

48 p, ills colour, 8 x 11 cm, pb, English

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Sabine Hertig - Scrap

Isbn 9783856168575
Publisher Christoph Merian
Idea code 18303
EUR 30.95

Polar bears swimming in the water and rearing up, people hiding behind thickets and walls, fish and flowers rotating wildly, and all of this swirls into plant-like forms and architectural elements recalling eddy, cave and urban landscapes.Sabine Hertig’s large-format collages combine thousands and thousands of fragments to make one profound overall construction. The Swiss artist has created an independent and unmistakable oeuvre that constitutes a forceful and innovative handling of the medium of the collage. Equipped with scissors and glue, Hertig repeatedly questions her own unconventional capricious idiosyncratic formal idiom, while at the same time constantly developing it further.

154 p, ills colour, 23 x 31 cm, pb, German/English

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O, Wonder! Magazine On Green Culture #2 Sounds Like Silence

Isbn 9772543288009
Publisher O,wonder!
Idea code 18301
EUR 10.30

As the Swiss philosopher Max Picard argued in 1948, “Nothing has changed the nature of man so much as the loss of silence”. This loss of silence reflects the disastrous secularisation and progressively materialistic direction of life. Our living environment is filled with a rising din and a profusion of visual noise, creating a sea of distracting stimuli that is draining the world of its mystery and poetry, as well as its sensuous appeal. This issue explores the spectrum between silence and noise, in the interest of human well-being. With contributions by Marloe Mens, Ian McCallum, and more, plus interviews with author, traveller, and photographer Arita Baaijens and artist Melanie Bonajo.

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

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Masanao Hirayama Mountain Quiz 2954m

Isbn 9783906213224
Publisher Rollo Press
Idea code 18277
EUR 15.40

Born in Kobe, artist Masanao Hirayama creates works that are disarmingly simple, with childlike lines and abstractly sketched forms. “Mountain Quiz” comprises a series of untitled drawings of notable mountains. The only clue he gives as to their identity is the elevation. From famous peaks like Everest, Kilimanjaro, Fuji, and the Matterhorn, to volcanoes such as Mauna Kea, Mount St. Helens, Vesuvius, and Krakatau, and a long list of lesser-known mountains, Hirayama diligently draws the most recognisable features of each landmark. He even includes a wild card, which turns out to be the tallest planetary mountain in the solar system. A paperboard insert lists the answers.

64 p, ills colour & bw, 25 x 19 cm, pb, English

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Sae Honda - Everybody Needs A Rock

Isbn 9784907562137
Publisher Torch Press
Idea code 18239
EUR 34.30

Sae Honda is an Amsterdam-based jeweller who collects plastic rubbish on the street and melts it down into a unique, artificial rock. She observes the qualities of each rock and then cuts and polishes them to create plastic gemstones. The inspiration for the project was sparked by a new kind of rock discovered in Hawaii, which contains plastic fragments. It is said that the rock cannot erode, but will remain in the ground until perhaps future generations discover it, like some kind of precious stone. Honda’s imagination took this a step further, leading her to create rocks that contain memories of today. This book presents her collection of self-made rocks and the stories behind each.

156 p, ills colour, 11 x 15 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Dreaming Awake - Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster Daniel Steegmann Mangrane Luiz Zerbini

Isbn 9789082813418
Publisher Marres
Idea code 18222
EUR 20.60

‘Dreaming Awake’ is part of a series of exhibitions at Marres, Maastricht, in which the building is used to show an all-encompassing single work of art. The project was developed by Brazilian curator Luiza Mello and Marres director Valentijn Byvanck, in collaboration with artists Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, and Luiz Zerbini. The exhibition presents a tropical rainforest peeled back in layers, opening up the connection between the sensory world and the dream – the experience of touch and the hypnotic pressure of an immersive environment. Through texts, interviews, and images, we are encouraged to sense these deeper layers of nature.

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

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The Collection: Marres Exhibition Cahiers 2013 -2016

Publisher Marres
Idea code 18234
EUR 36.00

Marres, House for Contemporary Culture, explores new paths in the visual arts. The core of its programme is devoted to sensory experience and the way it links art and society. Marres has gained a reputation for immersive shows that submerge visitors into sensory environments. The artificial division between space, the artwork, and the subject is dissolved, thereby inviting visitors to attune their ears, eyes, nose, and skin to a total art experience. The cahier booklets for several recent exhibitions at Marres comprise this volume, offering an impression rather than a full survey of the programming. In a separate section, photographs give an idea of the actual exhibitions.

210 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 22 cm, pb, English

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Florina Leinss - Einsatzteilager

Isbn 9783945900130
Publisher Edition Taube
Idea code 18218
EUR 42.00

‘Ersatzteillager’ by Florina Leinss is an atlas of forms. The volume brings together a graphic vocabulary that is the basis and starting point for her paintings, graphics, and other works in an abstract contemplation of design and aesthetics. Leinss is inspired by the realm of mechanical spare parts and found objects taken from everyday devices and things. Liberated from their context, the strictly functional forms reveal nothing of their original purpose. Leinss further develops them from an aesthetic point of view in her work. In sixteen series, the graphics undergo an evolutionary development in shape. Each can be the successor, optimisation, or replacement of its predecessor.

192 p, ills colour, 15 x 20 cm, hb, no text

Frank Havermans - Transitional

Isbn 9789074106474
Publisher Schunck*
Idea code 18200
EUR 32.35

In a world driven by efficiency, speed, and standardisation, Dutch visual artist Frank Havermans envisions installations that slow down time. The futuristic, alienating constructions are literally redefining public space as we know it. These “interventions” invite us to experience space in an alternative way, challenging us to consider the identity of a particular location. Appearing rational, their geometric structures signal a latent mechanical intent. Havermans depicts an exhilarating style of shape and form in which objects have a distinct appeal, somewhere between archaic and futuristic. With texts by Lene ter Haar and Fabian de Kloe, Aaron Betsky, and Jens Maier-Rothe.

200 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, hb, Dutch/English

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