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ARC #17
Publisher: CWRCA (Royal College of Art)
Language: English
Pages: 104
Size: 20 x 15 cm
Weight: 250 g
Binding: Softcover
Price: $25.00


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The Arc 17 compendium brings you the three editions of the journal made in 2012 and 2013. 17.1: RURAL takes on the interchange between rural and urban practice, with contributions from Ruth Beale, Brian Dillon, John Akomfrah and Ute Meta Bauer. 17:2 CROSSINGS tackles the idea of the polymath in contemporary culture, with texts by Chris Kraus, David Morris, Joe Kerr and many more. 17.3: ADAPTATION focuses on methods and processes relating to appropriation and adaptation in literature, art, design and architecture. It counts Yves Lomax and Teal Triggs among its contributors
Verities N°3:The Class Issue
Author: Matthew Fenton (Ed.)
Publisher: Verities
Language: English
Pages: 136
Price: $20.00 Malicious Damage: The Defaced Library Books of Kenneth Halliwell and Joe Orton
Author: Ilsa Colsell (Ed.)
Publisher: Donlon Books
Date of publishing:
Language: English
Weight: 800 g
Binding: Hardcover
Price: $69.00


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In 1962, a then unknown couple, John (Joe) Orton and Kenneth Halliwell, were tried at Old Street Magistrates Court, London, charged with, ‘larceny, malicious damage and wilful damage’, involving hundreds of Islington Library’s book stock. Over the previous three years the pair had been secretly stealing these books, removing what amounted to thousands of valuable art plates and either using them to create alternative dust jackets for other books, (which were then returned quietly to the library’s shelves for unsuspecting browsers to find), or pasting them directly into a large and uninterrupted collage spanning the interior walls of their one-roomed flat on nearby Noel Road. The pair would receive a six-month custodial sentence for these actions. The reconfigured dust jackets were part of a decade of often shared creative endeavour; the two had written, collaged and entertained themselves with the combined fragments of Arts history and contemporary culture. This small flat their studio and living space, and where they enacted a loving relationship at a time when homosexuality was forbidden by law ‘in public and in private’. Their arrest and trial would be an abrupt curtailment of this private idyll and a turning point in their lives, setting them separately (though never entirely separated) on a path which would lead John to become Joe Orton, one of the fashionable playwrights of sixties London. Halliwell pursued his own creative path with further collage — but did so without fully finding an audience for his artwork to match Orton’s rapid theatrical success. Their deaths at Noel Road five years later in 1967 became the sensationalised end to what had largely been a private, enclosed life together; Orton murdered by Halliwell who then took his own life. Now, fifty years after the trial, Malicious Damage looks closely at the collaged dust jackets still remaining within the archive at Islington Local History Centre and focuses on the early collaborative nature of Orton and Halliwell’s relationship. Using the changing collage that had consumed such a large part of their lives in Noel Road as its frame, Malicious Damage underlines the visual and performative nature of their collaborations, as well as using the process of collage itself to investigate Halliwell and his work in greater detail.
E.R.O.S. #3: Woman
Publisher: EROS Press
Language: English
Price: $20.00


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Nina Power The Purloined SexStalemateBy Way of an EditorialNaomi PearceKeep Strong (Before the Pain Turns to Tears)Hannah BlackNo Girl No Gun (Notes For a Story About Women)Linda Stupart National VelvetMaija TimonenThe Phantom Film SyndromeBeatrice Loft Schulz Seduction as a Virtual ObjectAnonID 711391711391 (Excerpts)Clunie Reid Bodies in Space/Bodies Without a TraceLucian Mother Knows Best (Or, A Young Girl’s Guide to Success)Edd BagenalThe Woman who was Mistaken by her Husband for a HatJurgen MealfeytBreastsPhilippa SnowThe Diseases of the Era (Angelina Jolie’s Double Mastectomy)Rózsa FarkasWriting Desire, Writing SelfSami Jalili Postcards from the RevolutionCally Spooner A Solo Event for Thinking (Version Two)Alice ButlerUnbound, Unleashed, Unforgiving (Kathy Acker’s ‘Non-Fiction’)Alice Entwistle Digressing From Nowhere (Remarking Woolf)Friedrich Nietzsche Ariadne’s Lament
KADIST
Author: Dexter Sinister
Language: English
Size: 17.3 x 24.3 cm
Weight: 120 g
Price: $18.00


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This assembly of three extended Notes - on the Type, Letter & Spirit, and Time - amounts to a style guide of sorts for Kadist Art Foundation (Paris, San Francisco).
The Fox #4
Author: Mathew Whittington, Paul Elliman, Hermione Spriggs (Eds.)
Publisher: Werkplaats Typografie
Language: English
Pages: 144
Size: 20 x 14 cm
Price: $18.00


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A Fox in a Trap: Charles NodierAnimals Again: Esther Leslie & Ben WatsonOliver Twist and the Werewolf of London: Bill Sikes, Bull’s Eye, and Biopolitics: Bill HutchisonThe Fox Helps: Kristen Gallerneaux BrooksHeidegger the Fox: Hannah ArendtTame Beasts: on obedience: Federico CampagnaThe Burrow: Franz KafkaFoxface: Mabli EllimanMonsters & Messiahs: Mike DavisThe Rustle of Language: Roland BarthesA New Experimental Method for an Anthropology of Things (or, An Agony in Five Fits): Hermione SpriggsThe Last Chapter: P.-J. StahlAnd including contributions from Valentijn Goethals, Daniel Arsham, Melissa Pilon, Leonard van Munster, Tetsuo Mukai, and Paul Elliman.Edited and Designed by Mathew WhittingtonContributing Editors: Paul Elliman, Hermione Spriggs
Amore Roma Libretto Vol II
Author: Chosil Kil
Publisher: Mousse Publishing
Language: English
Pages: 32
Size: 23 x 32 cm
Binding: Softcover
Price: $23.00


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The libretto contains the script, the props and the performer´s movements. A mouth shaped like an O, a rolled up carpet and an animal skin. From a sound through an action to an object, to a flat surface, a page. Korean artist Chosil Kil’s work focuses on counterparts: between live performance and installation of the dead, spatial interventions and shapes of the work.The publication is edited and designed by Åbake, and is the first of an ongoing series.
The fantastic four. Swiss concrete art.
Publisher: ecal
Price: €80


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Edition of 200.
Pax Israeliana: Israeli Modernism Index 1948-197
Publisher: Public School Editions
Language: English
Pages: 316
Binding: Softcover
Price: $20.00


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Pax Israeliana is a project aimed at cataloging forgotten minimalistic occurrences from the golden age of modern Israel. A time when modernist ideas were adopted by Israeli artists, architects, designers and musicians in an effort to be a branch of the global community in the middle east and portray Israel as a peace seeking country.
Labyrinth. Four Times Through the Labyrinth (English Translation)
Author: Olaf Nicolai, Jan Wenzel
Publisher: Spector Books, Rollo Press
Language: English
Weight: 350 g
Binding: Softcover



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“This book on labyrinths is wonderful! It enlarges the traditional catalog of labyrinths so much and so well, being itself labyrinthine,” remarked Jean-Luc Nancy, the French philosopher, on the German edition, published by Spector Books, ISBN 978-3-940064-82-0, in summer 2012. Sadie Plant, author of “Zeroes + Ones: Digital Women and the New Technoculture”, has now translated Labyrinth into English.The starting point for this transcript of four lectures, all held in Leipzig in 2010, is a public art work that Olaf Nicolai installed in Paris in 1998. By exploring and combining a broad spectrum of topics that relate to the theme of the labyrinth, this book serves as both, a reference system to Nicolai’s work as well as an independent source book dealing with labyrinthian matter ranging from the minotaur to the floorplans of IKEA. Published in collaboration with Rollo Press.Cover Design: Urs LehniTranslated by Sadie PlantLeipzig 2013
Byways & Through Lines
Author: Pierre Le Hors
Publisher: Dashwood Books
Size: 18 x 24.5 cm
Binding: Softcover
Price: $35.00


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“This publication folds together disparate narrative strands and formal devices in an attempt to extract a hybridized union. A cat swallows a fish. Now its gills draw oxygen, and through its mouth is a tunnel into an inner cavity filled with color and blood, byways & through lines. These images were made over the past 3 years, using a variety of means at my disposal: a camera, scanner, mirrors, fabric, dyes, ink, paper and a pirated copy of CS4.” (Artist’s statement)edition size 500 copies, 2013
Video By Artists 2
Author: Elke Town (Ed.)
Publisher: Art Metropole
Language: English
Pages: 151
Weight: 520 g
Binding: Softcover
Price: $35.00


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A collection of essays and artists’ contributions that are roughly divided between concrete histories and analysis, artists’ projects, and debates. This was a companion to the 1976 Art Metropole publication of “Video by Artists”. The volume emphasizes the larger context of video whereby video critiques and references mass media and existing culture. Included is Tom Sherman, Barbara London, Stuart Marshall, Klaus vom Bruch, Judith Barry, Raymond Bellour, General Idea, Jean-Paul Fargier, Dan Graham, Helmut Friedel, Peggy Gale, Colin Campbell and Chris Dercon.
B-side of Onomatopeic Music
Author: Yuri Suzuki
Publisher: Dent-De-Leone, Clear Edition & Gallery
Pages: 238
Size: 12.5 x 25.5 cm
Weight: 350 g
Binding: Softcover
Price: $48.00


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Is it a bird, is it a book? No, it’s BOOM, a visualisation of Yuri Suzuki’s sonic works. If an image is worth a thousand words, it can probably be worth a soundscape, a song or both, however cacophonic. Contributions by DMX Krew, Simone Grant, Tim Hunkin, Momus, Nobumichi Tosa (Maywa Denki) and ÅbäkeEdition: 808 copiesYear: 2012Language: Mostly visual, captions in EnglishBinding: Thread bound in black threadEditor: Yuri Suzuki & ÅbäkeText read by: Momus
One Question, Nine Possible Answers, Three Rooms #1
Author: Melanie Bonajo (Ed.)
Publisher: Melanie Bonajo
Language: English
Weight: 105 g
Binding: Softcover
Price: $10.00


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Room 1 - psychics:Connie, Cynthia, Danny, Destiny, Elza, Gadesha, John, Linda and Lisette.Room 29 posters by Melanie BonajoRoom IIIÖzlem Altin, Bianca Casady, Simone Gilges, Sabina Maria van der Linden, Alexandra Leykauf, Kinga Kielczynska, Joseph Marzolla, Emmeline de Mooij, Shana Moulton.This publication is part of the installation Afterlife - An Unexplored Continent shown at the exhibition Afterlife - art on the final destination, which takes place at Nederlands Uitvaart Museum Tot Zover and is published on the occasion of Melanie Bonajo project space grant of the Mondrian Fonds, at the Künstlerhaus Behtanien, Berlin.
Ma Ligne
Author: Fuzi UV TPK
Publisher: Edition Patrick Frey
Language: English / French
Binding: Hardcover
Price: $72.00

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The train line Paris St Lazare – Mantes La Jolie runs from the western suburbs into the French capital. FUZI and his group UV (Ultra Violent) used the “double étages” and “trains gris” for fifteen years as work basis and image carrier, as their territory and mistress. “FUZI,” “RAP,” “SALO,” “KISS,” and “VOYOU” drip down the smooth grey surfaces of the functionalist architecture. The leather on the benches is slashed; the windows smashed.This book is a collection of photographs created between 1996 and 2001, an archive of vandalism, a contemporary document of “brutal insouciance” accompanied by the artist’s poems and texts. It wasn’t just about slamming, hammering and smearing one’s name everywhere to become known, it was about leaving behind a trace, both in the space and in the heads of the passengers.This required a rigid approach: employing the surveillance methods of the rail police (SUGE) and conductors, only with reverse circumstances. A routine that was synchronized with the gaps in train schedules and intervals between security checks; rhythmized by station stops and coach compartments; locating, painting over and photographing—maintaining the line. Within the rules and regulations of society, they created Temporary Autonomous Zones for themselves, in which they could briefly experience absolute freedom, expressed through an archaic “aestheticism of chaos.” (Andreas Koller)With a Text by FUZI UV TPK in FrenchGraphic Design: David Keshavjee, Jean Angelats, Simon Haenni