Translated By – Charles Arsène-Henry and Shumon Basar (Eds.)

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Translated By – Charles Arsène-Henry and Shumon Basar (Eds.)

Douglas Coupland, Rana Dasgupta, Hu Fang, Julien Gracq, Jonathan Letham, Tom McCarthy, Guy Mannes Abbott, Sophia Al Maria, Hisham Matar, Adania Shibli, Neal Stephenson

Translated By accompanies the exhibition at the AA, which gathers eleven literary writers and eleven literary-places and subjects these to an act of immaterial translation: via the voice. The stories run through Ramallah, recollect turn of the century Sofia, remember the space-ship looking-Sheraton Hotel in Doha, wander through the ‘Metaverse’ and end at the end of the world in West Vancouver. Each of the authors invent or interpret place. Mundane, marginal, infamous, impossible. Together, the texts create a strange and beautiful territory that traverses distance and time. Includes essays by Charles Arsène-Henry and Shumon Basar.

February 2011
10.5 x 17.5 cm, 144 pages, b/w, softcover
ISBN 978-1-907414-17-6
Published by Bedford Press

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German Parliaments. Linda Pollack. Edition Solitude

Posted in architecture, distribution, Motto Berlin store, Motto Vancouver store, Motto Zürich store, photography, Uncategorized on March 31st, 2011
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German Parliaments. Linda Pollack
Edition Solitude, 1997.
(2 books)

D 10€

bauhaus magazine, Issue 1

Posted in architecture, art, design, distribution, magazines, Motto Berlin store, writing on March 29th, 2011
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bauhaus – Die Zeitschrift der Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, The Bauhaus Dessau Foundation’s Magazine

After 80 years it’s back: bauhaus – the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation’s new magazine. Everything from the Bauhaus world, essays, interviews and more.
The first issue of the bauhaus magazine was published in December 1926 to coincide with the opening of the Bauhaus building in Dessau. Every three months (with interruptions), it reported on events in Dessau and important modern trends. Walter Gropius, László Moholy-Nagy, Ernst Kallai and Hannes Meyer contributed to the magazine as editors. The authors included Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Marcel Breuer, Ludwig Hilberseimer and many others. The last issue was published in 1931.
80 years after the discontinuation of this periodical, we, as the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, are publishing a new magazine under the old name. In doing so, we by no means presume to replicate an interrupted tradition. The Bauhaus Dessau Foundation is not resuming the unique historical experiment of the “Bauhaus”. Nonetheless, it does work at the same place – the Bauhaus building in Dessau – and its remit is to cultivate the legacy of the historic Bauhaus and, “given the ideas and approaches of the historic Bauhaus, to address issues of design in the present-day environment” (the Foundation’s statute). The biannual magazine aims to report and comment on the activities of the Foundation and its partners. It will thereby not only focus on activities in Dessau, but also on those of an international network exploring issues of design. This issue of the magazine will delve into the history of modernity and its relevance to us today.

Published by Spector Books
Designed by Novamondo
Text in german and english

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San Rocco – N#1 Islands

Posted in architecture, art, magazines, Motto Berlin store on March 28th, 2011
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San Rocco – N#1 Islands

San Rocco was the product of the collaboration of two young architects. San Rocco did not contribute to the later fame of its two designers. It is neither “standard Grassi” nor “standard Rossi”. Somehow it remains between the two, strangely hybrid, open and uncertain, multiple and enigmatic.

The purity and radicalism of the design does not involve any intolerance. San Rocco suggests an entirely new set of possibilities. It seems to be the beginning of a new type of architecture, or the first application of a new type of architecture, or the first application of a new – and happy – design method that has not been developed further.

San Rocco proposes the possibility of reusing architectural traditions that lie outside of private memory (contrary to Rossi’s usual approach) without erasing personal contributions (contrary to Grassi’s usual approach). In San Rocco, common does not mean dry, and personal does not mean egomaniacal. San Rocco seems to suggest the possibility of an architecture that is both open and personal, both monumental and fragile, both rational and questioning.

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Sunday. Paul Kooiker

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sunday. Paul Kooiker
Published by van Zoetendaal 2011, isbn/ean 9789072532077
size 24 x 34 cm, pages 84, edition 1000
D 35€

sunday. Paul Kooiker edition for Motto.
A4 color print. edition of 25. numbered and signed (comes with the book)
D 175€

Reservoir. Bas Princen. Hatje Cantz

Posted in exhibition catalogue, Motto Berlin store on March 25th, 2011

Reservoir. Bas Princen
Published by Hatja Cantz

Exhibition at DeSingel, Antwerp, March 3–May 22, 2011

D 28€

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The last supper 2011 by Marcus Uhr

Posted in art, books, Motto Berlin store, photography, printmaking, writing, zines on March 25th, 2011
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The last supper 2011 by Marcus Uhr

20,4 x 14,5 cm / 48 pp.
. Original Linocuts
. Laserdruck
. Auflage 300

Published by Lubok Verlag

D 15 €
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Gastronomica – The Journal of Food and Culture, Spring 2011, Volume 11 Number 1

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Gastronomica, Spring 2011, Volume 11 Number 1

Table of Contents:

Futurefood – Survive, But Not Thrive | Eric LeMay • investigations – “In Bacteria Land”: The Battle over Raw Milk | Anne Mendelson • High-End Dining in the Nineteenth-Century United States | Paul Freedman and James Warlick • lives – The Struggle for Sunday Lunch: Gastropolitics in the Life of Nelson Mandela | Anna Trapido • local fare – Between Plenty and Poverty: Foraging in the Salento with Patience Gray | Adam Federman • politics – Snacking with the Sons of the Soil | Dan Packel • Performance – My Adventures in Sugar | Rachel Adams • Ecology – To Market, to Market! Riding Shotgun with the Tomato Man | Barry Estabrook • Gallery – The Last Supper | Julie Green • Ritual – St. Joseph’s Day in Kerala | Mary Taylor Simeti • Visionaries – Jean-Louis Vignes: California’s Forgotten Winemaker | Scott MacConnell • Origins – Strukli: “The Best Dish in the World” | Velimir Cindric • Chef’s page – An Interview with Yoshinori Ishii, Umu, London | Corky White • Conversation – Does Wine Matter? | Amy B. Trubek with Chris Keathley • The bookshelf –
Books in Review •Lagniappe – Baba, the Elephant Gastronome | Gilman Parsons

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Kallat #8 – The Ghost House Issue

Posted in art, distribution, exhibitions, magazines, Motto Berlin store, Uncategorized on March 24th, 2011
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Kallat #8 – The Ghost House Issue

edited by fluxia gallery

Index Issue 8:
– Daniela Baldelli; “5 pages written between 1978 and 2008 from the notebooks of my mother, Agnese Negri” 2011
– Installation views from the exhibition “casa fantasma”, works by Daniea Baldelli, Thomas Kratz, Gabriel Hartley. December 2010 – January 2011. Fluxia, Milano.
– Thomas Kratz; Images from the Performance “Both”, 2009. Croy Nielsen, Berlin.

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Mould Map 1

Posted in art, distribution, drawing, editions, magazines, Motto Berlin store, Uncategorized on March 24th, 2011
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Mould Map 1

Edited by Hugh Frost (Landfill Editions) & Leon Sadler (Famicon Express)
Published by Landfill Editions.

Featuring:
JONATHAN CHANDLER / MASSIMILIANO BOMBA / DANIEL BRERETON / MATTHEW THURBER / C.F. / BRENNA MURPHY / COLIN HENDERSON / MATTHEW LOCK / JASON TRAEGER / DREW BECKMEYER / STÉPHANE PRIGENT / KITTY CLARK / LANDO / AIDAN KOCH / LEON SADLER

A3 / 16 pages
2 colour (082U Blue & 805U Fluorescent Orange)
1000 copies

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