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New Titles in Art & Popular Culture 27 August 2018
Diego Tonus The Presidents' Hammers

Isbn 9789492811271
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 18414
EUR 30.85

Within his artistic practice, Diego Tonus focuses on reproduction as a tool of investigation to question control systems and power structures by transforming images, objects, and collective experiences, revealing their underlying structures of codification and normativity. This book deals with issues arising from the silence of the original gavels used by the heads of commissions of emancipatory and revolutionary groups. He investigated their controversial nature as objects belonging to socio-democratic groups, which in turn led to a detailed remaking of these peculiar objects through drawing, carving, and varnishing, to exhibit them for the first time outside the archive.

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

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Nigel Peake - Sides

Isbn 9782913893597
Publisher Nigel Peake
Idea code 18411
EUR 26.40

"SIDES" showcases a selection of works from the last few years gathered around the theme of "landscape". Fields viewed from a train, airport tarmacs, Japanese gardens, trees and horizons. Nigel Peake will present a variety of drawings and paintings and painted wooden objects.

230 p, ills colour, 12 x 18 cm, pb, English

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Nigel Peake - Villa

Isbn 9780957213791
Publisher Nigel Peake
Idea code 18412
EUR 17.05

Villa Savoye, designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, is presented here in a selection of drawings by Nigel Peake inspired by his visit there in the Summer of 2017. Where the trees creaked as if doors, the shadows cast half an angle onto the columns, the pillar either made a void or started one, and the old Japanese ladies murmured as they looked.

38 p, ills colour, 17 x 23 cm, pb, English

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Leo Copers - Dreams Are Made Of This

Isbn 9789491819926
Publisher Ludion
Idea code 18408
EUR 41.05

This monograph on the Belgian artist Leo Copers comprises a survey of 50 years of artistic practice (1968–2018). It shows how Copers has continually sought ways to connect seemingly incompatible elements, such as gas and fire, or water and electricity. This tension has been an essential element of his work up to the present day. The book is arranged in themed sections – early works, gold, flowers, fairy tales, site-specific, weapons – in an attempt to bring structure to an eclectic and highly diverse oeuvre. Hilde Teerlinck recorded a series of conversations with the artist which offer a personal insight into his work. Ory Dessau and Philippe Van Cauteren contribute illuminating texts.

352 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 26 cm, hb, Dutch/English

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Tacita Dean - Woman With A Red Hat

Isbn 9781908612526
Publisher Fruitmarket Gallery
Idea code 18413
EUR 14.90

British-European artist Tacita Dean has a wide-ranging practice that includes drawings, photographs, installations, and collections of found objects and images, but she is best known for her use of film, and her advocacy for its preservation as an artistic medium. This year, Dean has presented three major exhibitions in London around the themes of landscape, portraiture and still life. This present exhibition complements these, but is distinct from them, exploring the artist's approaches to theatre, performance and narrative. In the context of Edinburgh's festivals, the work in this exhibition speaks to the vitality of the performing arts in the city over the summer months.

52 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x 29 cm, pb, English

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Rita Mcbride Explorer

Isbn 9780995473027
Publisher Occasional Papers
Idea code 18390
EUR 8.05

This book is published retrospectively as part of the exhibition ‘Rita McBride: Explorer’ at Wiels in Brussels, which included her major new installation ‘Guide Rails’. While McBride is undoubtedly a sculptor, her work has never been limited to one discipline. Her artistic practice explores structures within publicness, social interaction, and society. The book also chronicles the simultaneous activity of ‘Something Stronger Than Me*’, a project that draws upon a central aspect of her work: teaching and conversations with students. The project is an exercise in co-habitation and includes more than 20 contributions in a programme that unfolds over the course of four months.

48 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 15 cm, hb, English

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London 1938 - Defending 'degenerate' Art

Isbn 9783038500490
Publisher Nimbus
Idea code 18395
EUR 31.85

Against the background of acute political tensions a great exhibition of modern German art was shown in London in the summer of 1938: 'Twentieth Century German Art'. It was not only the first major retrospective of German modernist art in the English-speaking world, it was also the first international response to the Nazi campaign against so-called "degenerate art". Published to mark the eightieth anniversary of this important cultural event, this catalogue tells the story of the exhibition: the context in which it was staged, the circumstances of its organisation, and its impact in Britain and further afield.

264 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 29 cm, hb, German/English

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Jonas Dahlberg An Imagined City

Isbn 9789188031518
Publisher Art And Theory Publishing
Idea code 18340
EUR 38.45

'An Imagined City' is an evocative collection of over 500 memories of rooms, spaces, and sites in films. Their architecture, furniture, objects, light, and sound. Their atmosphere. Images from films, memories, and the immediate surroundings coincide in layers. Distinct, yet blended. Emulsions of memory and space.

160 p, no ills, 13 x 21 cm, hb, English

Carin Ellberg: Mother Of Pearl

Isbn 9789188031600
Publisher Art And Theory Publishing
Idea code 18380
EUR 48.65

It has been said that Stockholm-based visual artist Carin Ellberg transgresses many of the boundaries that pertain to our traditional attitude to art. Intimate corporeality, everyday life, perishable and trivial things all find a place in her oeuvre. This substantial artist’s monograph attests to her versatileness when it comes to materials and the manner of expression in her intrinsically feminist production. Sensual forms are used to interpret the social lifeworld and the intimate sphere alike, equating them to internal movements in the artist’s own self. Numerous works spanning Ellberg’s career are presented in this volume, woven together by a conversation between Maria Lind and the artist.

280 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 28 cm, pb, Swedish/English

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Julie Beaufils Le Large

Isbn 9782955948613
Publisher After 8 Books
Idea code 18403
EUR 13.25

‘Le Large’ gathers work by French artist Julie Beaufils, plus three specially commissioned short stories by Buck Ellison, Reba Maybury, and Michael Van den Abeele. Ink drawings by Beaufils form the core of this small-format book, which deals with social tensions and emotional explosions. The figures she depicts come from memories of films or television series, sediments of mass culture, or from personal observations and experiences. Words often become part of the compositions. Their meanings depend on the images they provoke, on the relations and ruptures readers may imagine. The interpretation these open-ended works trigger makes their reading more complex, even playful.

206 p, ills bw, 13 x 19 cm, pb, French/English

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Brud / Aditya Mandayam - The Ooze

Isbn 9789492811288
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 18394
EUR 15.45

‘The Ooze’ is the twelfth publication in Kunstverein München's ‘Companion’ series, and corresponds to a mid-career retrospective by Brud (Aditya Mandayam and Ada Pola). Brud examines the cultural, political, and technological histories of sight (primarily through linguistic and musicological modes) in order to expose the hidden structural and ideological precursors to contemporary communication. Designed by Julie Peeters, the book contains a compendium of texts in English by Mandayam, reproduced from various sources, in addition to new texts about Brud (in English, German, and Polish) by Chris Fitzpatrick, Kees van Gelder, Andrea Liu, and Michal Novotny.

144 p, ills colour & bw, 12 x 17 cm, pb, Polish/German/English

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Stitching Worlds

Isbn 9783957634221
Publisher Revolver Publishing
Idea code 18335
EUR 27.75

What if electronics emerged from knitting, weaving, crochet, and embroidery? 'Stitching Worlds' blends the territories of textiles and electronics by investigating textile techniques as controversial means for manufacturing electronic objects. Bringing together the results of a four-year arts-based research project, the book challenges our assumptions and expectations about technology by revealing unexpected potentials of often-undervalued knowledge and skills. With contributions by, among others, Onur Akmehmet, Ekmel Ertan, So Kanno, Irene Posch, Mika Satomi, and Rebecca Stewart.

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

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Artists On Walter De Maria

Isbn 9780944521847
Publisher Dia Art Foundation
Idea code 18270
EUR 16.00

'Artists on Walter De Maria' is the second installment in a series culled from Dia Art Foundation’s Artists on Artists lectures, focused on the work of artist Walter De Maria (1935–2013). This 'Artists on Artists' title is published in connection with the 40th anniversary of De Maria’s 'The Lightning Field', 'The New York Earth Room' and 'The Vertical Earth Kilometer'. It features contributions from Richard Aldrich, Jeanne Dunning, Guillermo Faivovich & Nicolás Goldberg, and Terry Winters.

94 p, ills colour, 13 x 18 cm, pb, English

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Thinking Conditioning Through Practice

Isbn 9789490800840
Publisher Art Paper Editions
Idea code
EUR 15.40

“Thinking Conditioning Through Practice” is the first book of the series “Choreography as Conditioning”. Generated through a series of work gatherings, organized under the rubric CASC at KASK (Gent) and running over a period of three years, they explore the notions of choreography and conditioning in both “art making” and “society making”. “Choreography” is understood here in its widest sense, as a way of organising subjects in their surroundings, while “conditioning” refers to inducing states or situations we experience every day. With contributions by Alex Arteaga, Julia Barrios de la Mora, Heike Langsdorf and Kristof Van Baarle, among others.

96 p, no ills, 11 x 18 cm, pb, English

Douglas Coupland Machines Will Make Better Choices Than Humans

Isbn 9789080179363
Publisher V2_
Idea code 18405
EUR 4.25

The future is no longer the distant, mythical condition it once was to us. Technology has placed it at our fingertips, it wasn't so long ago that we marveled at devices that could tell us where we were at that exact moment; it became odd when they recently began to tell us where we would soon be. The most important issue, however, might not be whether a future coproduced and made available to us by technology is good or bad, but rather how we want to relate to it as human beings. The three essays by Douglas Coupland collected in this volume address this question.

40 p, no ills, 11 X 17 cm, pb, English

Ruben Jacobs Artonauten

Isbn 9789082893502
Publisher V2_
Idea code
EUR 10.20

In de twintigste en eenentwintigste eeuw verkenden aqua-, aero en astronauten de fysieke buitenwereld van de mens. Zee, lucht kosmos; dankzij technologische uitvindingen was de mens in staat om vanuit diverse perspectieven zijn eigen leefwereld, planeet Aarde, te verkennen en te bestuderen. We staan volgens velen aan het begin van het Antropoceen, het nieuwe geologisch tijdvak waarin de mens zoveel impact heeft op de aardse biosfeer dat die invloed nu 'rivaliseert' met de grootste krachten van de natuur. Hoe krijgen we zintuiglijk grip op dit nieuwe overweldigend perspectief? In dit essay onderzoekt Ruben Jacobs hoe de kunst zich verhoudt tot deze nieuwe ecologische realiteit, en hoe kunstenaars wetenschap en techniek inzetten om onze relatie met de aarde opnieuw te onderzoeken.

78 p, ills in bw, 11 x 17 cm, pb, Dutch

Job Interviews

Isbn 9780995713321
Publisher Uh Books
Idea code 18228
EUR 24.30

Edited and illustrated by Chris Evans, this anthology of commissioned writings examines the ritual of the job interview. Conditioned by protocols that ask for a quite particular display, the job interview can be considered a courtship of sorts. Grounded in social relations as material, it is a dance of conformity that reflects the attempted imagining and echoing of expectations. Designed by Will Holder, the book takes the form of a loose leaf binder (without the rings) and has foldout pages with illustrations. With contributions by Nadim Abbas, Howie Chen, Heman Chong, Matthew Dickman, Jason Dodge, Angie Keefer, Holly Pester, Natasha Soobramanien, Marina Vishmidt, and Jonas Žakaitis.

60 p, ills colour, 14 x 28 cm, hb, English

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Postcommodity & Alex Waterman - In Memoriam...

Isbn 9780995713314
Publisher Uh Books
Idea code 18229
EUR 16.60

This publication adds a new score and production by Postcommodity (an interdisciplinary arts collective comprised of Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez, and Kade L. Twist) and composer and scholar Alex Waterman to a suite of four early scores by the American composer Robert Ashley. The fifth score honours the lives of three indigenous women from a territory in Canada as it became the province of Alberta at the turn of the 20th century. This additional score continues Ashley’s project investigating the connections between musical forms and constructs of historicisation, opening a dialogue regarding who we choose to memorialise and how legacies are inscribed.

80 p, ills bw, 24 x 29 cm, pb, English

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