Archäologie Beaux Arts Ethnography Théâtre Vérité
Christopher Williams
Published by Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, 2005, 2 volumes, 48 pp. & 8 pp. (colour & b/w ill.), 20.7 × 25 cm, English
Price: €48

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Example: Dix-Huit Leçons sur la Société Industrielle at the Contemporary Art Gallery, January 13 – March 6, 2005.

It includes a forward by Christina Ritchie, essays; Mechanization takes command: Modernization, Terminable and interminable by John Miller and Some References for Christopher Williams by Claudia Beck.

Directed by Christopher Williams and designed by Yvonne Quirmbach.

#2005 #christopherwilliams #johnmiller #photography #yvonnequirmbach
A World Undone
Nicholas Mangan
Published by Lenz Press, Milan, 2024, 256 pp. (colour & b/w ill.), 20 × 27 cm, English
Price: €38

Over the past two decades, Australian artist Nicholas Mangan has created a compelling body of work that considers humanity’s relationship to the natural world, taking everything from coral rubble to cryptocurrency as a point of departure.

Mangan’s art locates human history in the context of deep geological time. With a focus on Australia’s place in the Pacific, his works reflect on how social, political and economic upheaval are connected to the material world, offering new perspectives on pressing global issues, such as the impact of extractive mining on natural resources and climate change.

Designed by Žiga Testen and Stuart Geddes.

#2024 #lenzpress #nicholasmangan
American Imaginations
Richard Kostelanetz
Published by Merve Verlag, Berlin, 1983, 158 pp., 12 × 17 cm, English/German
Price: €10

An exploration and anthology of the work of Charles Ives, Gertrude Stein, John Cage, Merce Cunningham and Robert Wilson. In German and English.

*Please note this publication is secondhand and has some traces of previous ownership.

#1983 #johncage #mercecunningham #merveverlag #richardkostelanetz
Ecce Kosti
Richard Kostelanetz
Published by Archae Editions, New York, 1996, 160 pp., 16 × 23 cm, English
Price: €10

In response to publishers’ demands that writers possess a body of reviews of their work, Richard Kostelanetz compiles all known reviews and mentions of his work in the press.

*Please note this publication is secondhand and has some traces of previous ownership.

#1996 #richardkostelanetz
A l'etage—Plat Verso
Jessica Warboys
Published by Jeu de Paume, Paris, 2011, unpaginated (colour & b/w ill.), 15.2 × 21 cm, English/French
Price: €9

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Jessica Warboys: A l’etage at Jeu de Paume, 24 March–15 May, 2011, curated by Raimundas Malašauskas.

You can see more on the exhibition here.

#2011 #jessicawarboys #raimundasmalasauskas
Pierre Klossowski
Published by Libro Port, Tokyo, 1991, 1 volume in cardboard slipcase and dust jacket 168 pp. (colour & b/w ill.), 26 × 30.3 cm, Japanese
Price: €88

With a text by Jacques Henric, translated by Masashi Ogura.

Pierre Klossowski was a French writer, translator and artist. A prolific late in life artist who was internationally acclaimed for his writings and translations on Sadeian erotic expression, Klossowski is a pivotal yet underrepresented figure in the history of 20th-century art, often overshadowed by his earlier literary work and his younger brother, Balthus. Primarily working with pencil and charcoal, the laborious drawings he produced reference a variety of subjects, including Greek mythology, Sadean decadence, medieval fantasy and sexualized scenarios involving a recurring female figure, Roberte. These imagined scenes depict a perplexing and intriguing array of mature, familiar and fantastical situations involving cartoonish human figures set in fictitious landscapes that uniquely relate back to the dystopic realities he creates.

#1991 #pierreklossowski