Objektiv #14. Nina Strand (ed). Interpress.

Posted in distribution, magazines, photography, Wholesale, writing on November 30th, 2016
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Our issues in 2016 carry the same title: The Flexible Image. They examine the (photographic) image as it expands into two distinct yet related directions: the image as text/sign and the image as operation. In this issue, PART II, we ponder the image as text. Inspired by Aperture’s issue Lit., we ask whether the image has taken over from the word, and if gestures are in turn replacing images. This is something that Nancy Newhall wrote about in Aperture’s first issue, back in 1952: ‘Perhaps the old literacy of words is dying and a new literacy of images is being born. Perhaps the printed page will disappear and even our records [will] be kept in images and sounds.’

This issue includes a conversation with Nicholas Muellner and Catherine Taylor from the Image Text initiative – on your suggestion, Lucas – and Taylor agrees with Newhall’s statement that ‘photograph-writing’ might become ‘the form through which we shall speak to each other, in many succeeding phases of photography, for a thousand years or more’. And, like Newhall, she concedes the continuing importance of text, saying, ‘The association of words and photographs has grown into a medium with immense influence on what we think, and, in the new photograph-writing, the most significant development so far is in the caption.’ This summer saw the new Photo-Text Award at Les Rencontres d’Arles, rewarding the best book combining images and texts, which suggests that we’re likely to see more work in this genre in the time to come. Lucas, could you describe your relationship to images and text?

Objektiv #14
Editor: Nina Strand
Publisher: Interpress
Language: English/Norwegian
Pages: 114
Size: 27 x 22 cm
Weight: 460 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9771891619022

€16.00

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Iran / A Picture Book. Oliver Hartung. Spector Books.

Posted in Artist Book, photography on November 30th, 2016
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Since the 1979 revolution, Iran has developed its own image culture, with public space serving primarily as a transit zone and a screen where state-sanctioned religious ideology is projected. Pride of place is given to memorials to the first Gulf war (the Iran–Iraq War of 1980–88), which is part of the founding myth of the Islamic Republic. Between 2011 and 2014 Oliver Hartung produced a work on Iran, typological series of images depicting monuments, murals, architecture, and war cemeteries. In it he creates a portrait of an exceptionally photogenic country that is nevertheless largely unknown in the West: in Damghan a colossal ear of wheat acts as a street lamp and in Isfahan a hand grenade with an Internet symbol suggests the potential risks inherent in the world wide web. The names of the places where the photos were taken are provided in English.

Publisher: Spector Books
Design: Oliver Hartung, Helmut Völter
Language: English
Pages: 470
Size: 31 x 22.5 cm
Weight: 1.4 kg
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9783959050760

€36.00

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Ulay – Life-Sized. Matthias Ulrich, Max Hollein (eds). Spector Books.

Posted in art, Artist Book, distribution, performance, Wholesale on November 29th, 2016
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Ulay – Life-Sized

He describes himself self-deprecatingly as the “most famous unknown artist”: Frank Uwe Laysiepen aka Ulay. With his concept of transformation, he constantly creates new identities. His preferred medium is photography — initially, in the form of the Polaroid, photography became an integral part of his earliest artistic practice. For Ulay the instant picture, which has now been replaced by the digital image, is the material in his decade-long search for a way to represent life. To this day, his body serves as the object of his research, on which various influences leave traces and can be read, just like on a canvas. The Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt presents the first-ever major overview of the works of the artist, which will be accompanied by a catologue covering photographs, performance art pieces, and works that Ulay has kept private for years and which are now being made public for the first time. (Ulay, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, 13, October 2016 to 8, January 2017) Text: Maria Rus Bojan, Noah Charney, Ann Demeester, Sophie Duplaix, Rudolf Frieling, Chrissie Iles, Dominic Johnson, Amelia Jones, Thomas McEvilley, Lyle Rexer, Beate Söntgen, Matthias Ulrich

192 pp.
with 230 black-white and colour images
thread-sewn softcover
Leipzig 2016
ISBN: 9783959051118

Width: 22 cm
Length: 27.8 cm
DESIGNER
Christoph Steinegger / Interkool
EDITOR
Matthias Ulrich, Max Hollein
AUTHOR
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Croissants & Architecture. Nicole Wermers @ Koenig Books Charing Cross. London. Dec. 1st, 2016

Posted in events on November 27th, 2016
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Croissants & Architecture

Nicole Wermers
Motto Books

Book Launch at Koenig Books, December 1st, 2016
from 6-8pm

Koenig Books
80 Charing Cross Rd,
London WC2H 0BB, UK
Phone: +44 20 7240 8190

032c #31. Joerg Koch (ed). 032c Workshop.

Posted in art, distribution, fashion, magazines, photography, Wholesale, writing on November 24th, 2016
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Issue #31 — Winter

2016/2017

HELMUT LANG

From 1986 to 2005, Helmut Lang systematically deconstructed every assumption about clothing and the way it is worn and communicated. As he himself once said, “I kept all the traditions and shades that were good — and then re-thought it all.” The Austrian designer’s lists of “firsts” is so long it could double as conceptual art. Lang was one of the first designers to collaborate with visual artists. The first to show clothing for men and women in a single presentation. The first to pioneer backstage photography as we know it today with Juergen Teller. The first to move a fashion house across the Atlantic… and the list goes on. In a 48-page dossier, 032c Issue 31 explores THE HELMUT LANG LEGACY and how his abrupt exit from the industry in 2005 has been felt like phantom limb in the world of fashion. The comprehensive study features essays by Ingeborg Harms and Ulf Poschardt, a roundtable with Tim Blanks, Olivier Saillard, and Neville Wakefield, an interview with Lang himself, as well as rare material from the Helmut Lang archive.

“People say this is vandalism.” 032c’s Bianca Heuser and photographer Nadine Fraczkowski take us inside ANNE IMHOF’s Angst, a grand and opaque artwork that has drifted across the world like a low-pressure system. Furnished with smoke machines, sleeping bags, razors, and bongs, the three-act immersive opera is a training camp for the denizens of hyper-capitalism.

Editor: Joerg Koch
Publisher: 032c Workshop
296 pages
20 x 27 cm
962 g
Softcover

€12.00

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The Radiant City. Carlos Azeredo Mesquita. Pierrot Le Fou.

Posted in Artist Book, distribution, photography, Wholesale on November 24th, 2016
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“The Radiant City” is a series of faux-panorama photographs that document transgressions and anomalies within the planned space of the large socialist housing estates, in Budapest, Hungary.

Tents that serve as makeshift garages, shipping containers that double as shops or concrete blocks now used as seats: they all break the planned uniformity of the housing estates, and repeat themselves in a manner as linear as the surrounding space even though they were put there informally.

An exercise of observation and gathering, a hybrid of photography and anthropology, this series reflect on the architectural framework of the socialist legacy, to show that the utopia of the “Radiant City” inhabited by uniform citizens succumbed to the circumstances and saw itself changed by the needs of those who actually live it.

Author: Carlos Azeredo Mesquita
Publisher: Pierrot Le Fou
Size: 22 x 24.4 cm
Weight: 254 g
Softcover
ISBN: 9789892068855

€25.00

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Crude. Sally O’Reilly. Eros Press.

Posted in books, distribution, literature, Wholesale, writing on November 23rd, 2016
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In a country called Academia, art critic Ida O’Dewey is at the top of her game –until she misjudges the limit between satire and irresponsibility, live on radio. She must retrieve her public reputation and avoid professional extinction, but sources of power and methods of persuasion are never clear-cut. An enigmatic group of radical sensualists, with an occult attraction to a glossy black substance and a deep contempt for mainstream conceptualism, present a possible way out. This stuff called ‘oil’, Ida intuits, could be the perfect subject for a block-busting thesis.

Crude relates the non-sequiturs and irrational connections that make up
a complex society, where even the most specialised and experienced cannot
profess to be in control of their immediate future.

“In Crude, Sally O’Reilly sets up a relationship between academia
and the oil industry. What emerges in this ingenious novel is an
ever-expanding exploration of how art historical and literary
theory can become embedded within our everyday realities.
O’Reilly utilises the double-meanings of its title in order to
explore the slippery and sticky underflow of rhetoric, social
networks and in-fighting within the art world. The result is a work
that oscillates between fiction and reality. Crude is a revelation.”
— Hans-Ulrich Obrist

Cover image:
Brian Griffiths, some basic treatment, 2016

Eros Press
ISBN 9780993426889
Softcover
390 g
19.8 x 12.9 cm
328 pages

€14.50

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Release Party. Foul-Up x Motto. w/ Galaxian + Beastie Respond @ Motto Berlin 18.11.2016

Posted in events on November 15th, 2016

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Foul-Up launch party @ Motto Books

Galaxian (live – experimental set)
Beastie Respond

Video by James Nunn.

Brand new Berlin based label Foul-Up presents the launch party of its inaugural release, Misantrop’s debut EP “Limerence” in-store at Motto.

Friday 18th Nov
From 6pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/332553633773067/

Ontani in Bali. Emanuele Trevi and Giovanna Silva. Humboldt Books.

Posted in 2016, Artist Book, drawing, Wholesale on November 15th, 2016

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Ontani in Bali.
Emanuele Trevi and Giovanna Silva
Humboldt Books

Schick devoted a decade of his life (1969-1978) to observing, classifying and illustrating the wild vegetation that infests the grounds of the international railway marshalling yard in Chiasso. First published in 1980, Railway Flora has maintained all its original charm. Its bond with the territory and with the history of one of the symbols of its economic development, the painstaking research of an all but common man and his scrutiny of the complex relationship between human beings and their environment offer a testimony which remains as intriguing as it ever was.
The new edition features writings and original illustrations by the author, as well scientific updates by Nicola Schoenenberger and a literary contribution by the poet Fabio Pusterla.

15.4 x 23 cm
550 g
Softcover


€ 29.00

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Taking a Line for a Walk. Nina Paim (ed). Spector Books.

Posted in art, books, distribution, graphic design, Wholesale, writing on November 15th, 2016
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Assignments can give instructions, describe an exercise, present a problem, set out rules, propose a game, stimulate a process, or simply throw out questions. Taking a Line for a Walk brings attention to something that is often neglected: the assignment as a pedagogical element and verbal artefact of design education. This book is a compendium of 224 assignments, edited by Nina Paim and coedited by Emilia Bergmark. A reference book for educators, researchers, and students alike, it includes both contemporary and historical examples and offers a space for different lines of design pedagogy to converge and converse. An accompanying essay by Corinne Gisel takes a closer look at the various forms assignments can take and the educational contexts they exist within. Taking a Line for a Walk derived from an exhibition of the same name at the International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno 2014.

Taking a Line for a Walk

Nina Paim (ed.)
Spector Books
272 pages
22.5 x 25.5 cm
Softcover

34€

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