Bibliotheek: nieuwe aanwinsten - september 2013

Curiosity and Method : Ten Years of Cabinet Magazine / editor Sina Najafi. - New York : Cabinet Books, 2012. - 528 p. : ills. ; 28 cm
This anthology gathers some of the most interesting successes, and a few instructive failures, published in the first forty issues of Cabinet. Taking the form of an illustrated encyclopedia, the idiosyncratic entries include Addiction, Animal Architecture, Goalkeeping, Micronation, Otolith, Sandal, Worlding, and Zoosemiotics. This hardcover book is over 500 pages long and a must for the intellectually curious!

The Spectacle of the Scaffold / by Michel Foucault. - London : Penguin Books, 2008. - 112 p. ; 18 cm
Foucault's writings on power and control in social institutions have made him one of the modern era's most influential thinkers. Here he argues that punishment has gone from being mere spectacle to becoming an instrument of systematic domination over individuals in society - not just of our bodies, but our souls.

On the Map : Why the world looks the way it does / by Simon Carfield. - London : Profile Books, 2012. - 468 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Includes bibliograghical references and index.
On the Map is a survey of some of the most intriguing and thought-provoking moments in map history, narrated with a high level of detail, colour and liveliness. From the early sketches of philosophers and explorers through to Google Maps and beyond, Simon Garfield examines how maps both relate and realign our history.

Walking and Mapping : Artists as Cartographers / by Karen O'Rourke. - Cambridge, Mass. : The MIT Press, 2013. - 334 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
In Walking and Mapping, Karen O'Rourke explores a series of walking/mapping projects by contemporary artists. Some chart "emotional GPS"; some use GPS for creating "datascapes" while others use their legs to do "speculative mapping." Many work with scientists, designers, and engineers. Mapping is a way for us to locate ourselves in the world physically, culturally, or psychologically; Debord produced maps like collages that traced the "psychogeography" of Paris. Today, the convergence of global networks, online databases, and new tools for location-based mapping coincides with a resurgence of interest in walking as an art form.

Close Up at a Distance : Mapping, Technology, and Politics / by Laura Kurgan. - New York : Zone Books, 2013. - 230 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
The past two decades have seen revolutionary shifts in our ability to navigate, inhabit, and define the spatial realm. The data flows that condition much of our lives now regularly include Global Positioning System (GPS) readings and satellite images of a quality once reserved for a few militaries and intelligence agencies, and powerful geographic information system (GIS) software is now commonplace. These new technologies have raised fundamental questions about the intersection between physical space and its representation, virtual space and its realization. Close Up at a Distance records situations of intense conflict and struggle, on the one hand, and fundamental transformations in our ways of seeing and of experiencing space, on the other. Using digital spatial hardware and software designed for military and governmental use in reconnaissance, secrecy, monitoring, ballistics, the census, and national security, Kurgan engages and confronts the politics and complexities of these technologies and their uses. At the intersection of art, architecture, activism, and geography, she uncovers, in her essays and projects, the opacities inherent in the recording of information and data and reimagines the spaces they have opened up.

The Revenge of Geography : What the map tells us about coming conflicts and the battle against fate / author Robert D. Kaplan. - New York : Random House, 2012. - 408 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
In The Revenge of Geography, Kaplan builds on the insights, discoveries, and theories of great geographers and geopolitical thinkers of the near and distant past to look back at critical pivots in history and then to look forward at the evolving global scene. Kaplan traces the history of the world's hot spots by examining their climates, topographies, and proximities to other embattled lands. Kaplan then applies the lessons learned to the present crises in Europe, Russia, China, the Indian subcontinent, Turkey, Iran, and the Arab Middle East. The result is a holistic interpretation of the next cycle of conflict throughout Eurasia. Remarkably, the future can be understood in the context of temperature, land allotment, and other physical certainties.

Lucius Burckhardt Writings : Rethinking Man-made Environments : Politics, Landscape and Design / editors Jesko Frezer, Martin Schmitz. - Wien ; New York : Springer Verlag, 2012. - 288 p. : ills. ; 19 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Design for a democratic society was a matter of urgency in bombed-out postwar Europe. Swiss sociologist, journalist, professor and founding father of strollology Lucius Burckhardt (1925-2003) pioneered the interdisciplinary analysis of man-made environments, and thereby highlighted both the visible and invisible aspects of our cities and social relations. Acutely aware of how our interventions and decisions shape the world, and how the changing world in turn, shapes us, his life-long focus was not only the prerequisites of architecture, urban planning and design but also their long-term impact.

The City in the City : Berlin A Green Archipelago : A manifesto (1977) by Oswald Mathias Ungers and Rem Koolhaas with Peter Riemann, Hans Kollhoff, and Artur Ovaska / A critical edition by Florian Hertweck and Sébastien Marot. - Zürich : Lars Müller Publishers, 2013. - 176 p. : ills. ; 30 cm
Includes bibliography.
In the manifesto The City in the City - Berlin: A Green Archipelago, Oswald Mathias Ungers and a number of his colleagues from Cornell University presented the first concepts and intellectual models for the shrinking city. In contrast to the reconstruction of the European city that was popular at the time, they developed the figure of a polycentric urban landscape. This critical edition contains a previously unpublished version of the manifesto by Rem Koolhaas, as well as interviews with co-authors Rem Koolhaas, Peter Riemann, Hans Kollhoff, and Arthur Ovaska. Introductory texts explain the development of the manifesto between Cornell and Berlin, position the work in the planning history of Berlin, and reveal its influence on current approaches.
ISBN 978-3-03778-326-9

Building a Building / Artist book by Maarten Vanden Eynde. - Drogenbos : Maarten Vanden Eynde, 2012. - 272 p. : ills. ; 26 cm
Building A Building emerged out of the research into the origin of the different ingredients which were used to construct the new office building of SD Worx in Hasselt, Belgium. The visual narrative of this archaeological search for the raw materials goes from the basic resource to the final construction products, along the way, climbing over the mountains of matter, wandering through the quarries and following the production processes, transport and stocking up of the products in the different factories. The result of this 30,000km long quest gives us insight in the usually invisible but necessary actions and gestures for building a building.

Home Made Sound Electronics : Hardware hacking und andere Techniken / hg. Dominik Landwehr ; text Nicolas Collins, Andres Bosshard, Bruno Spoerri, Norbert Möslang. - Basel : Christoph Merian Verlag, 2010. - 144 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Mit Bilbiografie.
Hardware Hacking ist die Kunst banale Alltags-Elektronik in Geräte umzubauen, die überraschende Geräusche produzieren. Dahinter steckt die Do-it-yourself Methode als ein künstlerisches Prinzip, das immer mehr Anhänger findet. Im Buch kommen wichtige Exponenten dieser Methode zu Wort, darunter der aus Chicago stammende Musiker und Autor Nicolas Collins oder der Schweizer Künstler Norbert Möslang. Der Elektronik-Musik-Pionier Bruno Spoerri erklärt in seinem Beitrag die Bedeutung des Do-it-yourself Prinzips in der Geschichte der elektronischen Musik.

Branding Terror : The Logotypes and Iconography of Insurgent Groups and Terrorist Organizations / Artur Beifuss, Francesco Trivini Bellini ; foreword by Steven Heller. - London ; New York : Merrell Publishers, 2013. - 336 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Terrorist groups are no different from other organizations in their use of branding to promote their ideas and to distinguish themselves from groups that share similar aims. The branding they employ may contain complex systems of meaning and emotion; it conveys the group's beliefs and capabilities. Each of the 60-plus entries contains a concise description of the group's ideology, leadership and modus operandi, and a brief timeline of events. The group's branding - the symbolism, colours and typography of its logo and flag - is then analysed in detail.

Self-Organised / editors Stine Herbert & Anne Szefer Karlsen ; texts by Julie Alt, Stephan Dillemuth, Jan Verwoert [ al.]. - London ; Bergen : Open Editions : Hordaland Art Centre, 2013. - 168 p. : ills. ; 22 cm
The current economic situation and society's low confidence in its institutions has suddenly demanded that artists become more imaginative in the way that they organise themselves.
If labels such as ‘alternative', ‘non-profit' and ‘artist-run' dominated the self-organised art scene that emerged in the late 1990s, the separatist position implied by the use of these terms has been moderated during the intervening years. This new anthology of accounts from the front line includes contributions by artists, as well as their institutional counterparts, that provide a fascinating observation of the art world as matrix of interconnected positions where the balance of power and productivity constantly shifts.


Occupy / by Noam Chomsky. - London : Penguin Books, 2012. - 122 p. : ills.  ; 18 cm
Occupy is the first major public response to thirty years of class war. Through talks and conversations with movement supporters, this book presents Chomsky's latest thinking on the central issues, questions and demands that are driving ordinary people to protest.

Another Earth Catalog / by Fabian Reimann. - Leipzig : Spector Books, 2012. - 192 p. : ills. ; 15 cm
Fabian Reimann uses the „Whole Earth Catalog", first published in 1968 as a concise reference of tools for the improvement of the world and the self, as the starting point for the final issue of his own, visual-essay style Egozine „freeman's journal". His „Another Earth Catalog" consists of  reproductions of the Utopian visions of the late 1960s — including not only material published in the „Whole Earth Catalog", but also of other visionary projects from the Cold War period and the dawn of Postmodernism. Fabian Reimann loosely maintains the five categories of the „Catalog" (Understanding Whole Systems, Shelter and Land Use, Industry and Craft, Communications, Community, Nomadics and Learning) and connects the visions of the late 1960s with current images that show developments which can be traced back to the fantasies of these earlier times.

Ja Natuurlijk : Hoe kunst de wereld redt / concept en ontwikkeling Ine Gevers ; teksten Timothy Morton, John Thackara, Donna Haraway [ al.]. - Rotterdam :  nai010 Uitgevers, 2013. - 240 p. : ills. ; 28 cm
Ja Natuurlijk gaat over relaties, zowel bestaande relaties als nieuwe vormen van samenwerking, en stelt inclusie en wederkerigheid als voorwaarden voor een betere wereld. Kunstenaars laten ons anders kijken naar onszelf, onze samenleving en omgang met de aarde. Door de centrale positie van de mens te relativeren komen ook niet-menselijke spelers in beeld, zoals dieren, planten en bacteriën. Ja natuurlijk behandelt op kritische en speelse wijze - van zelfdenkende bacteriën tot wegen voor bijen - een actueel en maatschappelijk relevant thema: hoe worden we ecologisch intelligent?
978 94 6208 062 1

25 Jaar Stadscollectie Rotterdam Museum Boijmans van Beuningen : De stad, de kunstenaars en het museum / samengesteld door Saskia van Kampen-Prein ; teksten Jan van Adrichem , Dees Linders, Arno van Roosmalen [ al.]. - Rotterdam : Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, 2013. - 544 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Bevat literatuur.
Vijfentwintig jaar geleden ontstond in Rotterdam het idee om een Stadscollectie op te zetten die zou worden ondergebracht bij Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Dit initiatief vloeide - samen met een aantal andere maatregelen en voorzieningen - voort uit de wens het Rotterdamse kunstbeleid een impuls te geven. Deze publicatie brengt onder meer door essays van de huidige en oud-stadsconservatoren, een bestandscatalogus en meer dan honderd kunstwerken die worden uitgelicht in woord en beeld de geschiedenis van deze deelcollectie tot leven.

Nederlandse architectuur in 250 topstukken : Bewaard door het Nederlands Architectuurinstituut / ingeleid door Ole Bouman en Behrang Mousavi ; tekst Hetty Berens, Suzanne Mulder, Ellen Smit. - Rotterdam : nai010 Uitgevers, 2012. - 322 p. : ills. ; 29 cm
Bevat literatuur en index.
In de publicatie nemen architectuurhistorici van het NAi u mee langs 250 markante gebouwen en ontwerpen. Van Cuypers, Berlage, Kromhout, Van Eesteren, Stam en Wijdeveld, tot Weeber, Coenen en Koolhaas. Het boek is breed opgezet. De thematisch-chronologische hoofdstukken tonen collectiestukken die getuigen van de enorme verbeeldingskracht die ten grondslag ligt aan onze gebouwde omgeving. Per thema worden de opmerkelijkste ontwerpen gepresenteerd en geïllustreerd met afbeeldingen van tekeningen, schetsen, maquettes en foto's.

Nederland Projectenland = The Netherlands in Projects / redactie Jelte Boeijenga, Paul Gerretsen, Elein Wierenga ; beeldessay Florentijn Hofman. - Rotterdam : nai010 uitgevers, 2013. - 208 p. : ills. ; 24 cm. - (Design and Politics #7). - nederlands / English
In het kader van de vijfde Internationale Architectuur Biënnale Rotterdam worden zeven grote Nederlandse ruimtelijke projecten gedocumenteerd. Voor deze zeven vraagstukken en projecten op het gebied van de ruimtelijke ordening wordt ontwerpend onderzoek verricht om deze opgaven in het hart van de politiek te verdiepen en te verscherpen.

Koninklijke Haagse Woningbouwvereniging van 1854 : De bouwgeschiedenis van een kleine, onafhankelijke vereniging / door Dorine van Hoogstraten. - Bussum : Uitgeverij THOTH, 2013. - 224 p. : ills. ; 25 cm
Bevat bibliografische gegevens en register.
Meer dan anderhalve eeuw geleden begon een groepje jonge, vooraanstaande Hagenaars met het bouwen van woningen voor deugdzame arbeiders en ambachtslieden die in die tijd met hele gezinnen in vochtige kelders en overbevolkte sloppen woonden. In dit rijk geïllustreerde boek worden alle gebouwen die de vereniging ooit in bezit heeft gehad en in bezit heeft, in hun maatschappelijke en ruimtelijke context besproken. Wat betekent een dergelijk particulier initiatief voor een stad als Den Haag? Met alle ontwikkelingen rond de grote corporaties is het verhaal van deze kleine, onafhankelijke vereniging opnieuw actueel geworden.
978 90 6868 618 0

Koninginnen aan de Noordzee : Scheveningen, Oostende en de opkomst van de badcultuur rond 1900 / redactie Ben de Pater en Tom Sintobin ; auteurs Wouter Van Acker, Wim Mertens, Rob van der Schoor [ al.]. - Hilversum : Verloren, 2013272 p. : ills. ; 24 cm. - (Rythmus. Jaarboek voor de studie van het fin de siècle, 2)
Hoe ontwikkelden Scheveningen en Oostende - de  toonaangevende badplaatsen in Nederland en België - zich tot mondaine vakantieoorden? Welke inspanningen waren nodig om hun rivalen voor te blijven? Hoe exclusief waren ze, of kon ook de gewone man en vrouw er terecht? Hoe brachten de gasten rond 1900 de dag aan zee door? Wat droegen ze? Wat zagen en hoorden ze? En bestonden er eigenlijk al naaktstranden in het fin de siècle? Deze bundel bevat bijdragen over onder meer architectuur en stedenbouw, muziek en mode, fotografie en schilderkunst, rangen en standen van badgasten en de reclame die badplaatsen voortdurend moesten maken om de concurrentie met toeristische bestemmingen elders te overleven. Terwijl de Nederlandse badplaatsen vorm kregen door lokale initiatieven, was het Belgische kusttoerisme veel meer een nationaal project.