Agenda 2017 LET’S GO/ HUR SMART ÄR DU. Erik Steinbrecher. Rakete.co

Posted in Artist Book on January 14th, 2017
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Agenda 2017 LET’S GO/
HUR SMART ÄR DU

The artist’s first handy publication this year consists an international business agenda, a magazine and an airport cosmetic bag.
This work has a light and decorative look. It includes pictures and illustrations from the press news showing portraits of celebrities, actors, artists and politicians.

Published by rakete.co

book, brochure and bag
48+20 pages
First Edition 100 copies
€18

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Archäologie der Instabilität / Unearthed Foundations. Christoph Brünggel. edition fink.

Posted in art, Artist Book, photography, writing on December 13th, 2016
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Archäologie der Instabilität / Unearthed Foundations

by Christoph Brünggel

Design by Ben Brodmann and Georg Rutishauser.
Text by Daniel Morgenthaler (German / English translation)

224 pages, 327/16 Fig., of which 280 in colour, perfect bound, paperback with dust jacket.
edition fink, Zürich 2015

Language: German, English
Pages: 224
Size: 21 x 16 cm
Weight: 382 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9783037462027

€24.00

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One Hundred Meals Between Rome and Berlin. Jonathan Monk. Humboldt Books.

Posted in art, Artist Book, distribution, Wholesale on December 13th, 2016
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British artist Jonathan Monk replays, recasts and re-examines seminal works of Conceptual and Minimal art by variously witty, ingenious and irreverent means. Speaking in 2009, he said, ‘Appropriation is something I have used or worked with in my art since starting art school in 1987. At this time (and still now) I realised that being original was almost impossible, so I tried using what was already available as source material for my own work.’

A few years ago Monk moved to Rome for a while with his family. In Rome he adopted a pleasant gastronomic routine: restaurants and pizzerias, alone or with friends, but most of all with his family. Once back home, between the name of the restaurant and the total of the bill, on top of all the various dishes consumed, the artist used a pencil, sometimes with watercolours, to reproduce the image of a work by another artist on the receipt or scrubby hand-written note. Clearly, the appropriationist approach which had characterised most of his work thus far also continued through this new life experience. This book collects One Hundred Meals between Rome and Berlin.

Language: English, Italian
Pages: 216
Size: 12 x 15 cm
Weight: 206 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9788899385224

€20.00

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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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€45.00

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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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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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Route 1, Mike and India. Thomas Whiteside.

Posted in 2016, Artist Book, books, distribution, photography, Wholesale on November 11th, 2016
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Route 1, Mike and India

Thomas Whiteside
Self published, 2016
34.3 x 30.5 cm
900 g
Hardcover

€90.00

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Idea Car. Matthew Clifford Green. 2nd Cannons Publications & Motto Books

Posted in 2016, art, Artist Book, books, distribution, poetry, writing on September 20th, 2016
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Matthew Clifford Green is a young painter based in Los Angeles.

On his canvasses Matthew Clifford Green expends the material of oil paint in a near-facetious way, creating works that border the monstrous with the cartoonish. As the surface of his works mound and extend off the canvas, the act of viewership becomes tactile despite its distance, blending sight with touch. The crudeness of Green’s painting style results in works that bend the formal nature of color and the oil medium towards the realm of hyper simplicity, while carefully dodging the fine line of affected naivety.

He has already held plenty solo exhibitions.

IDEA CAR is the artist’s first book of scribbled poetry.

Published by 2nd Cannons Publications & Motto Books in an Edition of 500

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The Incomplete Princess Book. Irina Popova.

Posted in Artist Book, distribution, photography, Wholesale on August 26th, 2016
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Each copy of the “The Incomplete Princess Book” has a unique handmade frontcover.

Project “The Incomplete Princess Book” created by Russian-Dutch artist Irina Popova is a virtual journey to Russia: a new way of meeting people (through browsing their profiles), and a new way of photographing them (using the images found on the internet). For this project, the artist used the Russian version of Facebook — Vkontakte*.

Irina Popova has found over 8000 different profiles registered under the name Irina Popova. Indeed, both the surname Popov and first name Irina are very common in Russia. She browsed the profiles with a growing curiosity – because those Irina Popovas scattered over Russia, of different ages and social status, were likely to represent the full range of possibilities for a woman’s destiny given their different circumstances.

Social networks have not only become the substitutes for traditional family albums, but a major source of entertainment and a form of self-representation.

It seems that in such a patriarchal country as Russia women seriously struggle for male attention, and the most important factor for life success becomes a glamorous (and sometimes exaggerated) idea of beauty.

In it’s original edit the project contains about 36 000 images. Popova worked with 3 assistants for 3 months to download these images, one by one. The project was first presented in the Hermitage Museum, Amsterdam in November 2013, in a group exhibition “Russian Ateliers on Amstel”. Here Popova took two walls, filled with more than 1000 images.

It took her another two years to make the final selection and to shape it into book form.

 

€30.00

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