Mode Intersit Express. Alexander Jackson Wyatt. Back Bone Books.

Posted in Artist Book, photography on August 29th, 2015
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The project began with a large collection of images from Alexander Jackson Wyatt (artist) that were taken during his pit stops while travelling. The selection carves new paths out of well explored routes and to highlight the island that the individual becomes during times of transit.

Alexander met with Back Bone Books (Claudia de la Torre (editor) and Maxime Gambus (graphic designer) in the summer of 2014 in Berlin- and brought the idea of giving this material a tangible form. After a long ride, a limited edition of 100 were published by Back Bone Books in the Spring of 2015.

All copies are Hand-numbered and signed.

€27.00

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Topology in Bed . Chi Tsai Ni. Nos:books

Posted in art, Artist Book, photography, sculpture on August 27th, 2015
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This is a collection of the temporary sculptures by Chi Tsai Ni. Ni re-arranges and sets them again according to his memory, when our photographer shoots them. Ni’s daughter edits the book, accompanied by Ni’s preliminary sketches.

Chi Tsai ni’s original works were gone. They only exist in the memory of his family members. As his daughter recalls, around 1989-1999, when returning home from school, she would find those sculptures lying in her parents’ bedroom. They came in weird shapes, and the shapes never repeated.

Ni’s wife does not participate in any discussion.

When re-making the sculpture series, Ni recalls the younger days when traveling with his friends, they lodged, by mistake, in a love motel. There on the bed was a pile of blanket-mountain giving a hint of sex. Ni’s own sculptures showed much the same sexy fantasies. They acted as a sign or investigation to his wife, while Ni’s daughter was still little.

During the shooting, as Ni folds the blankets, in his mind he always had a perfect projection of the outcome, giving rise to the impossible forms of such ordinary objects. The photographer and our team are absorbed in the blankets like we are getting psychedelic, haunted by the desire that the blankets generate.

Artist: Chi Tsai Ni – Photographer: Etang Chen – Editor: Son Ni

First published 2015 – Limited 500 copies, numbered – published by nos:books, Taipei, Taiwan

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USA 1972. Mario Bellini. Humboldt Books

Posted in architecture, art, photography on August 11th, 2015
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In June 1972, Mario Bellini arrived in New York to take part in ‘Italy, the New Domestic Landscape’, the MoMA exhibition where he was to present his ‘Kar-a-sutra’, the very first MPV, a revolutionary space-mobile. Once the show was over, Bellini set off on a journey-cum-enquiry into the American way of living. He was accompanied by Francesco Binfaré, Davide Mosconi and a ‘safe- conduct’ issued by the MoMA which was to open many doors: those of Andy Warhol’s studio in New York, of Hugh Hefner’s Mansion in Chicago, and of Beverly Hills villas occupied by hippies. Bellini plotted his itinerary day by day, moving among the Mormons of Salt Lake City, the utopia of Arcosanti, and villages of mobile homes along the roads of the Midwest. His Hasselblad was to record the dreams and hopes of an unexpected America, one which perhaps no longer exists.

Mario Bellini is internationally renowned as an architect and designer. He has received the Compasso d’Oro eight times, and other prestigious architecture awards including the Medaglia d’oro awarded by the President of the Italian Republic for his contribution to furthering design and architecture in the world (2004). He was the editor of the magazine “Domus” from 1985 to 1991. 25 of his works belong to the permanent design collection of the New York MoMA, which dedicated a personal retrospective to him in 1987. The manifold buildings he has designed include the Portello Trade Fair district in Milan, the Villa Erba Exhibition Centre in Cernobbio (Como), the Tokyo Design Centre in Japan, the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, the headquarters of the Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, the Verona Forum complex, the City History Museum in Bologna, the Department of Islamic Art at the Louvre in Paris, and the new Milan Convention Centre, the largest in Europe. He has various projects at the design stage, which include the “New Eco-City” of Zhenjiang in China and a large Residential, Cultural and Sports Complex in Qatar.

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Things I lost. 脳神経衰弱 のうしんけいすいじゃく

Posted in Artist Book, photography on August 1st, 2015
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Things I lost is a photography book by Chien-Wen Lin

Chien-Wen Lin was born in 1987 Taipei, Taiwan.
He graduated from Shih Chien University Department Communications of Design.
He is a Taipei based photographer, specialized in fashion photography and has continued to document
his daily life in photos.” Things I Lost” is his first published book. It’s an experimental project which collected photos taken during his trip to Europe in 2011.

Photographer | Chien-Wen Lin
Editor | Pei-Yu Shen
Publisher | 脳神経衰弱 のうしんけいすいじゃく
96 pages
Black and White prints
Adhesive Binding
Book Cover as Poster

Video here

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Window Seat. Jennilee Marigomen. New Documents

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, photography on July 16th, 2015
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Window Seat presents a sequence of images by Vancouver photographer Jennilee Marigomen taken in sleepy beach towns in Mexico. Through a series of simple and beautiful gestures, the project both acknowledges the metaphor of photography-as-window and consciously resists reading the world metaphorically. Rather, the photographs show the benefit of careful attention to the overlooked and often ephemeral beauty in our everyday surroundings—suggesting that the world is made up of neglected sites imbedded in the everyday, which a keen sensibility can animate, arrange, and make deeply compelling for the viewer.

With an essay by Nich McElroy.

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Beastly / Tierisch. Duncan Forbes & Daniela Jansen (Eds.). Spector Books

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, exhibition catalogue, photography on July 16th, 2015
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En Passant 1986-1990. Manfred Paul. Spector Books

Posted in art, Artist Book, distribution, men, photography on July 14th, 2015
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Hardcover with dust jacket

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Politics of study

Posted in art, books, history, literature, performance, photography, politics on July 6th, 2015
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Universities and art schools alike have been subjected to the pressure of recent austerity politics and the ongoing attempt to transform higher education according to the demands of reigning neoliberals. In this context, it is urgent to conceive of alternative frameworks and methodologies of study–whether within, outside or at the margins of academic institutions.

This book examines the current interest in education through a series of conversations with artists, theorists, activists and educators -including Suhail Malik, Brian Holmes, Ruth Sonderegger, Gerald Raunig, Judy Chicago, Gal Kirn, Mohammad Salemy, Melissa Gordon, Marina Vishmidt and Andrea Fraser-who are all actively involved in developing new models of study. Ranging from self-organized learning to critical teaching methodologies, the alternatives gathered here offer a resource for those interested in the renewed politicization of education, new modes of knowledge production and teaching methodologies.

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Camera Austria #130. Reinhard Braun (Ed.)

Posted in art, distribution, Journals, photography on June 17th, 2015
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With:
Zoe Leonard‬
Carolin Förster‬
The Center For Land‬ Use Interpretation‬
William Ifox‬ ‪
Philip Gaißer‬ ‪
‎Jens Asthof‬
Michael Höpfner‬
Luigi Fassi‬
& others

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Of The Afternoon #7

Posted in distribution, Journals, photography on June 17th, 2015
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Issue 7 contains more content and more pages than we’ve ever printed before. Accessible and inspirational; Of the Afternoon asks questions and explores the creativity, passion and hard work behind some of the most exciting visual artists.

Featured artists:
Ren Hang / Erik Kessels / Florian Braakman / Inka & Niclas / Anouk Kruithof / Delaney Allen / as well as work from 30 of the photographers that took part in our recent pop-up exhibition in London.

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