Espace Louis Vuitton
Steve McQueen
Published by Espace Louis Vuitton, Tokyo, 2014, 32 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 19 × 24.3 cm, Japanese / English
Price: €22

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Steve McQueen, at Espace Louis Vuitton, Tokyo, 26 April–17 August, 2014.

Steve McQueen is a filmmaker, screenwriter, and video artist. Though he is perhaps best known for his mainstream films such as 12 Years a Slave, 2013, Shame, 2011, and Hunger, 2008, McQueen is also a highly accomplished artist, notably winning the Turner Prize in 1999 and representing Britain during the 2009 Venice Biennale.

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

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Das Wunder des Lebens
Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys
Published by Sternberg Press, Berlin, 2014, 477 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 30 × 29 cm, English / German
Price: €25

Like a pictorial encyclopedia, Das Wunder des Lebens contains over four hundred drawings that show all that the modern world has to offer, from maps and city views to cars and airplanes. However, unlike conventional pictorial dictionaries, there is no symbolic system.

Copublished with Kunsthalle Wien and Kunsthalle Basel on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at the former, 7 February–4 May, 2014, and Projekt 13 at the latter, 16 January–14 March, 2010.

Designed by Antoine Begon and Boy Vereecken.

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Werke 1965–Heute/Works 1965–Today
Josef Bauer
Published by Sternberg Press, Berlin and Grazer Kunstverein,. Graz, 2014, 208 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 22 ×28 cm, English / German
Price: €30

Works 1965–Today stems from a retrospective held at the Grazer Kunstverein showcasing Josef Bauer’s experiments with language, colour, and their spatial contexts nearly forty years after his last exhibition in Graz. His practice combines sculpture, installation, painting, and performance to disturb our perception of words and colours as mere “carriers” of meaning. By removing their two-dimensional context, letters become objects that communicate directly with our bodies in an unfiltered and urgent language called “tactile poetry.”

Edited by Krist Gruijthuijsen. Designed by Marc Hollenstein.

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Zeitungsfotos: Newspaper Photographs
Thomas Ruff
Published by Bookhorse, Zurich, 2014, 800 pages (b/w ill.), 13.8 × 19.4 cm, English
Price: €35 (Temporarily out of stock)

Between 1981 and 1991 Thomas Ruff collected photographs from German newspapers and weeklies, amassing an archive of 2500 images. In 1990 and 1991 he selected 400 images from it, according to entirely subjective criteria, photographed them without captions, and had them reproduced as colour prints in twice their original size.

For this book, Thomas Ruff re-photographed the templates of the Zeitungsfotos series so they could be reproduced in black-and-white on a coloured background. Awarded Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2014.

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Devotional Cinema
Nathaniel Dorsky
Published by Tuumba Press, Berkeley, 2014, 54 pages, 13.9 × 20.1 cm, English
Price: €13

“The films of Nathaniel Dorsky blend a beauteous celebration of the sensual world with a deep sense of introspection and solitude. They are occasions for reflection and meditation, on light, landscape, time and the motions of consciousness. Their luminous photography emphasizes the elemental frisson between solidity and luminosity, between spirit and matter, while his uniquely developed montage permits a fluid and flowing experience of time. Dorsky’s films reveal the mystery behind everyday existence, providing intimations of eternity.”—Steve Polta, San Francisco Cinematheque.

In Devotional Cinema, Dorsky moves through meditations on image-moments in works by key filmmakers (Carl Theodor Dreyer, Yasujiro Ozu, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Roberto Rossellini), and arrives at the heart of what constitutes a devotional practice.

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stanley brouwn
Published by Haubrok Projects, Berlin, 2014, poster, 20 × 26 cm, English
Price: €38

Poster produced on the occasion of the exhibition stanley brouwn at FAHRBEREITSCHAFT, Berlin, 1 May, 2014–4 April, 2015. Edition of 100.

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