Bibliotheek: Nieuwe aanwinsten - mei-juni 2010

Urban Interventions : Personal Projects in Public Spaces / edited by Robert Klanten and Matthias Hübner ; text by Lukas Feireiss ; essay by Alan Bieber. - Berlin : Gestalten, 2010. - 288 p. : ills. ; 31 cm
Includes address index.
Evolving from graffiti and street art, the next wave of artwork is now hitting public spaces. This book is a collection of these personal, often playful and thought-provoking sculptures and installations in urban surroundings that use and react to walls, traffic signs, trees, advertisements, trashcans and any and all elements of the modern city.

Velo : Bicycle Culture and Design / edited by Robert Klanten and Sven Ehmann ; text by Shonquis Moreno and Ole Wagner. - Berlin : Gestalten, 2010. - 236 p. : ills. ; 27 cm
Includes index.
'Velo' explores the aesthetic of today's cycling culture.This book introduces a wild bunch of passionate cyclists - frame builders, urban planners, artists, photographers, designers, and those who ride professionally - who are making an impact.

Falke Pisano, Figures of Speech / edited by Falke Pisano & Will Holder. - Zürich : JRP| Ringier, 2010. - 144 p. : ills. ; 23 cm. - (Christoph Keller Editions)
Largely based on a performative practice of writing - of formulating and reformulating of ideas - the works (on which this publication is based, and) that exist under the umbrella title 'Figures of Speech', involve a circulation and exchange of language, ideas and forms; a transfer from one work to another often involving a change of status, a reflection within a different context or a further elaboration on an idea.

Roger Hiorns : Seizure / edited by James Lingwood ; texts by J.J. Charlesworth, Brian Dillon, Tom Morton [ al.]. - London : Artangel, 2008. - 112 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Includes biography.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition 'Roger Hiorns: Seizure' at Harper Road, London SE1, 3 September-2 November 2008. Commisioned by Artangel.

Stedelijke transformatie in de tussentijd : Hotel Transvaal als impuls voor de wijk / redactie Sabrina Lindemann, Iris Schutten ; tekst Chris Keulemans, René Boomkens, Klaus Overmeyer [ al.] ; interviews Bram Esser - Amsterdam Sun Transcity, 2010. - 264 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Bevat korte biografieën.
Veel naoorlogse Nederlandse stadswijken ondergaan een ingrijpende transformatie. De blik is daarbij gericht op het eindbeeld, maar wat gebeurd er in de tussentijd, tussen het leegkomen van de bestaande huizen en de oplevering van de nieuwe wijk? Essays, interviews uit sociale, culturele en commerciële disciplines ontrafelen het tussentijd-denken en geven een brede variatie aan mogelijkheden tot interventie. Kunst- en ontwerpconcepten zijn een directe inspiratiebron voor concrete projecten.

TM-City : The Typographic Masonry of Richard Niessen / concept Richard Niessen & Esther de Vries. - Amsterdam : Uitgeverij Boek, 2008. - geen paginering : ills. ; 42 cm
Graphic designer Richard Niessen builds with graphic elememts like fonts, shapes and colours, a method that can be described as 'Typographic Masonry". In TM-City Niessen takes it all one step further and actually builds a city out of his designs: flyers are stacked to form skyscrapers, posters are laid out to become parks, people can walk down the streets, named after Niessen's sources of inspiration.

Title of the Show / concept, editing design Julia Born & Laurenz Brunner ; text Barbara Stein ; photography Johannes Schwartz. - Berlin : jovis Verlag, 2009 - 24 p. : ills. ; 33 cm
This publication has been published on the occasion of the exhibition Title of the Show' by Julia Born (INFORM 2008), at the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig, from 8 October until 29 November 2009.
INFORM is an annual prize which acknowledges the work of graphic designers who develop an independent position.

Navid Nuur : The Value Of Void / texts Xander Karskens, Andrea Linnenkohl, Mihnea Mircan, Navid Nuur, Thibaut Verhoeven, Rein Wolfs. - Eindhoven : Onomatopee, 2010. - 334 p. : ills. ; 27 cm. - (Onomatopee 45)
The Value Of Void is the collective title of a trilogy of exhibitions by Navid Nuur in three institutions: S.M.A.K., Ghent, 13.06 - 16.08.2009; Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, 05.12.2009 - 14.02.2010; De Hallen Haarlem, 30.03 - 06.06.2010.

Exploring Site-Specific Art : Issues of Space and Internationalism / Judith Rugg. - London : New York : I.B. Tauris, 2010. - 201 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Includes bibliography and index.
Over recent years a greater diversity of spaces has opened up worldwide for the making and display of site-specific art; art presented, viewed or made outside the contextualizing space of the gallery. The author of this book engages with spatial issues pertinent to our times, including those of the environment, cultural identity and belonging, experiences of displacement, migration and marginalization, and the effects of urbanization and tourism.
Doris Salcedo, Francis Alys, Kutlag Ataman [ al.]

A Pattern Language : Towns • Buildings • Construction / Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, Murray Silverstein with Max Jacobson, Ingrid Fiksdahl-King and Shlomo Angel. - New York : Oxford University Press, 1977. - 1171 p. : ills. ; 20 cm
Christopher Alexander and his colleagues at the Center for Environmental Structure published three books as a statement for a different approach to architecture.
'A Pattern Language' , the second book in the series is a working document for an architecture created by the people. It is  an archetypical language which allows lay persons to design for themselves.

Thomas Rajlich : Toccare la luce = Touching the Light / edited by Silvia Pegoraro. - Milano : Silvana Editoriale, 2010. - 132 p. : ills. ; 28 cm. - Italiano / English
Includes selected exhibitions and bibliography.
The Czech-Dutch artist Thomas Rajlich, was one of the main European exponents of the so-called 'analytic painting' or 'fundamental painting'  current. Rajlich's art is neither mystical nor metaphysical, but nevertheless is characterised by a strong cognitive and emotional tension. It is the expression of an art that wishes to be a witness of an ethical drive.

So Blue, So Blue : Edges of the Mediterranean / photography Ad van Denderen ; picture editor Hans Aarsman ; text Frits Gierstberg, Prospektor. - Göttingen : Steidl Mack, 2008. - 272 p. : ills. ; 29 cm
'So Blue, So Blue - Edges of the Mediterranean'  is Van Denderen's attempt to make sense of the immense economic, political, socio-religious and ecological changes taking place around the open space that Europe, Asia and Africa have contested and shared for centuries: the Mediterranean Sea. It was and is the point of encounter for north and south, east and west, Christianity and Islam, rich and poor.

Metahaven : Uncorporate Identity / edited by Metahaven & Marina Vishmidt ; contributions by Boris Groys, Dieter Lesage, Mihnea Mircan [ al.]. - Zürich ; Maastricht : Lars Müller Publishers : Jan van Eyck Academie, 2010. - 608 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
This book is about corporate identity.  Uncorporate identity to be more precise. It mines its energy from a concentration of voids and other polemical shapes which bring in danger the freestanding vectors of design, architecture, politics and economics.
Formatting a troubling absence is a central concern of this book. This is intertwined with design's ability to visualize that which is supposed to be there - but isn't - or is there, but goes unseen: uncorporate identity.

Show and Tell: A Chronicle of Group Material / edited by Julie Ault ; text by Tim Rollins, Doug Ashford, Sabrina Locks, and Julie Ault. - London : Four Corners Books, 2010. - 270 p. : ills. ; 28 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
From 1979 to 1996, the artists collaborative Group Material produced over forty-five projects tackling a wide range of social, political, and artistic issues of the period. This is the first book to chronicle Group Material's practice and chart the origins, processes, and contexts of their activities.

Check In / Check Uit : De digitalisering van de openbare ruimte
/ samenstelling en redactie Christian van 't Hof, Rinie van Est en Floortje Daemen (Rathenau Instituut). - Rotterdam : NAi Uitgevers, 2010. - 270 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Bevat geselecteerde literatuur.
Dit boek stelt kritische vragen over de digitalisering van de openbare ruimte. Wat kun je met al die apparaten als camera's, chipkaarten, en slimme mobieltjes? Hoeveel persoonlijke informatie willen we prijsgeven en wat moet er tegenover staan? De auteurs pleiten ervoor de gebruiker als uitgangspunt te nemen bij het beheren van zijn eigen identiteit.

Green Dream  : How Future Cities Can Outsmart Nature / concept and editors Winy Maas with Ulf Hackauf and Pirjo Haikola ; research The Why Factory. - Rotterdam : NAi Publishers, 2010. - 408 p. : ills. ; 21 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Everybody's talking about Green these days; sustainable architecture and urbanism are getting almost universal attention. But there's a lot of suspicion around Green. Research is contradictory. Can we overcome this moment of confusion?

Nieuwe Landgoederen : State of the Art / auteurs Mathieu Derckx, Marinus Kooiman, Vibeke Scheffener. - Bussum : Uitgeverij THOTH, 2010. - 128 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Bevat literatuur.
Vijftien jaar geleden hebben rijksoverheid en provincie beleidsregels en toetsingskaders voor Nieuwe Landgoederen opgesteld. Dit boek geeft een overzicht van 24 recent gerealiseerde landgoederen. Het bevat een aantal kritische essays, ook de overeenkomsten en verschillen met historische landgoederen komen aan bod.

De Facto : Een geschiedenis van de Nederlandse fotografie / verzameld en bezorgd door Arjan de Nooy ; teksten Flip Bool, Paul Bogaers, Marianne Theunissen. - Utrecht : Uitgeverij IJzer, 2009. - 144 p. : ills. ; 28 cm
De Nederlandse scheikundige en fotoverzamelaar Arjan de Nooy werpt in dit boek een geheel nieuw licht op de geschiedenis van de fotografie. Het is een verrassende kijk op de fotografie in Nederland aan de hand van het werk van zes fotografen.
Eddy Zuidhoek, Egbert van Zwan, Onno Meerdink [ al.]