Bibliotheek: nieuwe aanwinsten - juni - juli 2012

Open! Key Texts 2004-2012 : Art, Culture & the Public Domain / editors Jorinde Seijdel, Liesbeth Melis ; texts by Pascal Gielen, Brian Holmes, Boris Groys [ al.]. - Rotterdam : nai010, 2012. - 256 p. ; 24 cm
Includes index
Open takes a socially engaged, thematic, and interdisciplinary approach to the examination of changing conditions in public space and new notions of publicness. The key focus is on the consequences of the ongoing processes of privatisation, mediatisation, and globalisation for society and cultural production.

Alighiero Boetti : Game Plan / concept and direction Lynne Cooke ; editors Mark Godfrey, Chriatian Rattemeyer. - London : Tate Publishing, 2012. - 280 p. : ills. ; 28 cm
Alighiero Boetti (1940-1994) was originally associated with the Arte Povera group in Turin, in the 1960s he made works using materials sourced in hardware stores, shifting by 1970 to create art using drawing, Biro pens, newspaper images and artist's books. Based in Rome, he travelled constantly to distant destinations including Guatemala, Ethiopia, Japan, and, most frequently, Kabul, in Afghanistan. It was in Kabul that he set up a hotel and commissioned artisans to create embroideries, most famously his 'mappe', intricate maps of the world coloured according to political affiliation.

Josiah McElheny : Some Pictures of the 1nfinite / edited by Helen Molesworth ; with conrtibutions by Doug Ashford, Gregg Bordowitz, Moyra Davey [ al.]. - Ostfildern ; Boston : Hatje Cantz Verlag : The Institute of Contemporary Art, 2012. - 144 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
This publication features examples of work by Josiah McElheny from the past fifteen years, and in particular it traces the artist's investigation of the concept of infinity, which he links to thinking about utopia. For instance, infinity is used as a constant in mathematical equations that allow scientists to speculate about things and phenomena unseen, just as utopia is a historical construct that permits unrealized yet aspirational activities. Inspired by the design objects of daily life, such as glassware or chandeliers, he develops abstract sculptures and complex installations.

Interiors / edited by Johanna Burton, Lynne Cooke, and Josiah McElheny. - Annandale-on-Hudson, NY ; Berlin : Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College : Sternberg Press, 2012. - 322 p. : ills. ; 25 cm. - (CCS Readers: Perspectives on Art and Culture 1)
This anthology examines the poetics and politics of interior experience within the frame of contemporary art. Encounters with art engage various conditions of interiority—whether through psychic spaces or specific physical environments, such as museums and private residences. The exhibition "If you lived here, you'd be home by now," presented at the Hessel Museum of Art, CCS Bard, in 2011, was the catalyst for the current volume, providing a paradigmatic case study for probing issues of the personal and subjective within realms of the sociological and the cultural.

Das Begleitbuch / The Guidebook : dOCUMENTA (13) 2012 / head of publications Bettina Funcke ; main author Eva Scharrer. - Ostfildern : Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2012. - 538 p. : ills. ; 21 cm. - (Volume 3/3 of the dOCUMENTA (13) catalog)
The Guidebook is entirely devoted to the artists; each one is introduced in an illustrated essay written by one of the dOCUMENTA (13) agents in close collaboration with the artists themselves. The illustrations, which are as diverse as the projects themselves, are contributed by the artists. They are individual visual statements, ranging from drawings to notes. Narrative introductions to the various showplaces, combine facts with Carolyn Christov-Barkargiev's key ideas and concepts, which are connected to each of the sites.
ISBN 978-3-7757-2954-3

From Conceptualism to Feminism : Lucy Lippard's Numbers Shows 1969-74 / texts by Cornelia Butler, Pip Day, Caroline Tisdall [ al.] ; interviews with Lucy Lippard, Seth Siegelaub, Agnes Denes [ al.]. - London : Afterall Books, 2012. - 304 p. : ills. ; 22 cm. - (Exhibition Histories)
Four exhibitions of contemporary art curated by Lucy Lippard have become renowned as her 'numbers shows'. Each took the population of the city in which it was shown as its title: ‘557,087' in Seattle, ‘955,000' in Vancouver, ‘2,972,453' in Buenos Aires and ‘c.7,500' opening in Valencia, California, before touring the US and to London. This third title in the Exhibition Histories series follows Lippard's curatorial trajectory, analysing her transition from a writer about art to a maker of exhibitions, and tracing her growing political engagement and involvement with feminism.

Aglaia Konrad : Carrara / with a text by Angelika Stepken. - Amsterdam : Roma Publications, 2011. - 138 p. : ills. ; 29 cm
Aglaia Konrad uses film and photography to visually extend her interest in urban development, cityscapes and architecture. In this artist book she presents photographs taken in the Carrara region in Italy between 2008 and 2010.

Ghost Milk : Calling Time on the Grand Project
/ Iain Sinclair. - London : Penguin, 2011. - 416 ; 20 cm
Burrowing under the perimeter fence of the grandest of Grand Projects - the giant myth that is 2012's London Olympics - Ghost Milk is a road map to a possible future as well as Iain Sinclair's most powerful statement yet on the throwaway impermanence of the present.

Levende stad / Stad om in te leven : Cyclische processen voor duurzame stedenbouw in de praktijk / tekst Elma van Beek - Vlaanderen Oldenzeel. - Wageningen : Uitgeverij Blauwdruk, 2012. - 176 p.|: ills. ; 24 cm
Bevat literatuurlijst en uitgebreide inhoudsopgave.
Levende stad, stad om in te leven vat de ruimte en het planproces op als kringlopen. Dat laat zien hoe een stad kan meegroeien met de behoeften van zijn bewoners. Het boek verkent praktische, duurzame oplossingen voor alle facetten van het planproces, benoemt de spelers en schept een stevige filosofische basis die de keuze voor duurzaamheid onderbouwt.

Emergency Index 2011 : Documenting Performance Annually / editors Yelena Gluzman & Matvei Yankelevich. - New York : Ugly Duckling Presse, 2011. - 538 p. : ills. ; 21 cm
Index 2011 documents nearly 250 performance works made in 27 countries during the year. Each performance is described in the words of its creators, and includes an image and documentary information.

Vlatka Horvat : As Opposed to the Front, Back, Top and Bottom / texts by Matt Keegan, November Paynter, Christian Rattemeyer [ al.]. - Bergen : Bergen Kunsthall, 2011. - 101 p. : ills. ; 22 cm
Vlatka Horvat's work has its roots in the performing arts, and in her expression she may refer to both early performance art and Arte Povera from the 1960s and 1970s. As regards the former genre, this means that she makes use of dramaturgical resources, such that the works - or the scenarios - may appear to be plausible narratives, until one realizes that everything is built up from an internally flawed logic. As regards the latter genres, it means that she uses prosaic existing objects and commonplace materials to create new aesthetic configurations and spaces of understanding.

Claiming Visibility : The Politics of Public Art / concept en redactie Lotte Haagsma, Lene ter Haar, Jorinde Seijdel, Wouter Sibum, Maarten Verweij ; auteurs Hans van Houwelingen, Asier Mendizabal, Ilse van Rijn [ al.]. - Amsterdam : Mondriaan Fonds, 2012. - 48 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Dit cahier doet verslag van de studiereis 'What's up, what's down. Cultural catalysts in Urban Space. Deze reis van het Fonds BKVB onderzocht in 2010 de culturele politiek in Europese 'secondary cities'.

Balkan in de polder : Naar organische gebiedsontwikkeling in Nederland? / redactie Ellen Holleman, Robert-Jan de Kort en Sabrina Lindemann ; teksten Floor Tinga, Besnik Aliaj, David Hamers. - Amsterdam : Mondriaan Fonds, 2012. - 116 p. : ills. ; 24 cm. - nederlands / English
Dit cahier doet verslag van de studiereis 'What's up, what's down. Cultural catalysts in Urban Space. Deze reis van het Fonds BKVB onderzocht in 2010 de culturele politiek in Europese 'secondary cities'.

Together : The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Coorperation / author Richard Sennett. - New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 2012. - 324 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Living with people who differ—racially, ethnically, religiously, or economically—is the most urgent challenge facing civil society today. In Together Richard Sennett explores how people can cooperate online, on street corners, in schools, at work, and in local politics. He traces the evolution of cooperative rituals from medieval times to today. The author warns that we must learn the craft of cooperation if we are to make our complex society prosper, yet he reassures us that we can do this, for the capacity for cooperation is embedded in human nature.

Samen slimmer : Hoe de 'wisdom of crowds' onze samenleving zal veranderen / auteur Maurits Kreijveld ; met gastbijdragen van Erwin Blom, Marleen Stikker, Jaap van Ginneken [ al.]. - Den Haag : SST (Stichting Toekomstbeeld der Techniek), 2012. - 224 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
We leven in een unieke tijd: dankzij het internet kunnen we samenwerken op een schaal en een manier die tot voor kort onmogelijk was. Daardoor kunnen we veel beter gebruik maken van ieders talenten, ideeën, kennis, creativiteit en mankracht.

Otto Neurath - City Planning : Proposing a socio-political Map for Modern Urbanism / by Sophie Hochhäusl. - Innsbruck : Innsbruck University Press, 2011. - 152 p. : ills. ; 22 cm
Includes bibliography
Austrian philosopher, economist, and member of the Vienna Circle, Otto Neurath (1882-1945) investigated representational maps for more than two decades of his life. In search of "humanizing knowledge" he revolutionized the discipline of chart making by quantitative maps (picture statistics) accessible to a large public. Sophie Hochhäusl argues that Neurath's "city planning" maps served not only as one of the first accessible socio-political maps of a city, but it was in effect also a heuristic architectural device. Hochhäusl explores the extent to which Neurath perceived of the city as an agglomeration of social facts and how far his socio-political map contributed to planning the city on such basis.

Home-Made Europe : Contemporary Folk Artifacts / by Vladimir Arkhipov ; foreword Jeremy Deller. - London : FUEL, 2012. - 256 p. : ills. ; 21 cm
For this book Vladimir Arkhipov travelled across Europe to collect objects made with the ultimate There I Fixed It mentality. The objects he has found are made by everyday people inspired by the desire to create something themselves rather than buying manufactured goods. The book suggests that many of these utilitarian objects transcend the dictates of necessity, and that this passion for the home-made is not simply a consequence of hard times.

Gartenstädte in und um Berlin / hrsg. Friedrich Wolff. - Berlin : Bässler Verlag, 2012. - 148 p. : ills. ; 28 cm
Mit register.
Eine »Vermählung von Stadt und Land« sollten die Gartenstädte sein. Nach englischem Vorbild als Reaktion aufs Mietskasernenelend wurde zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts auch in Deutschland das Ideal dieser neuen Wohnform in Lust und Licht populär: Ohne Bodenspekulation und Mietwucher sollten auf genossenschaftlicher Grundlage Inseln einer weithin autarken, neuen Gemeinschaft emporwachsen. Rings um das Zentrum Berlins entstanden nun solche »Kleinstädte im Grünen«, bedeutende Architekten wie Bruno Taut, suchten der neuen Siedlungsform gültigen Ausdruck zu geben.

The Temporary City / by Peter Bishop and Lesley Williams. - Abingdon ; New York : Routledge, 2012. - 248 p. : ills. ; 28 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
The city is four dimensional, one needs to acknowledge also the influence of time in planning and design strategies. Up till now there has been relatively little analysis of the importance of interim, short-term or ‘meanwhile' activities in urban areas. In an era of increasing pressure on scarce resources, we cannot wait for long-term solutions to vacancy or dereliction. Instead, we need to view temporary uses as increasingly legitimate and important in their own right. They can be a powerful tool through which we can drip-feed initiatives for incremental change - as and when we have the resources - while being guided by a loose-fit vision.

5th IABR 2012 : Making City
/ redactie George Brugmans, Jan Willem Petersen ; met artikelen van Elma van Boxel, Henk Ovink, Robert Yaro [ al.]. - Rotterdam : Internationale Architectuur Biënnale Rotterdam, 2012. - 224 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Hoe maken we stad? Die vraag staat centraal in de 5e Internationale Architectuur Biënnale Rotterdam: Making City. De voortdurende verstedelijking schept politieke, maatschappelijke, economische en ecologische uitdagingen. Deze uitdagingen manifesteren zich vooral in onze steden en zullen daar ook moeten worden opgelost.

Q.S Serafijn, Notes 3 / teksten en afbeeldingen Q.S. Serafijn ; essays Siebe Thissen, Anna Tilroe, Dirk van Weelden [ al.]. - Rotterdam : post editions, 2012. - 224 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
De publicatie is gebaseerd op crowd-editing: een vijftigtal kunstenaars, critici, schrijvers, vrienden en familie waarmee ik op enigerlei wijze samenwerkte maakte een keuze uit het werk (met beelden, columns, projecten, samenwerkingsverbanden, artikelen, slogs, novellen, aantekeningen en privé-opnamen).

Helen Verhoeven : Part Pretty / tekst Maria Barnas, Tom Morton, Michelle Swayne. - Heerlen : Schunck, 2012. - 180 p. : ills. ; 28 cm. - nederlands / English
De catalogus 'Helen Verhoeven. Part Pretty' is gepubliceerd naar aanleiding van de gelijknamige tentoonstelling bij SCHUNCK* in Heerlen. Met haar monumentale, epische schilderijen lijkt Verhoeven het collectieve geheugen van ceremoniële groepsbijeenkomsten te onderzoeken, waarachter een landschap van nachtmerries en spookachtige verschijningen schuil gaat. De schilderstijl draagt bij aan het gevoel van onbehagen dat door haar werken wordt opgeroepen. Haar grove, 'naïeve' penseelstreek, lijkt te suggereren dat sociaal gedrag onmiskenbaar is te herleiden tot primitieve, individuele drijfveren.

Eindexamencatalogus 2011-2012 : Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten Den Haag / concept en ontwerp Arion de Munck en Tony van Nierop. - Den Haag : Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, 2012. - 440 p. : ills. ; 24 cm

Zonder titel : Amateur en professional in de beeldende kunst / samenstelling en redactie Taco de Neef, Steven Teeseling, Willemijn in 't Veld [ al.] ; teksten van Lex ter Braak, Jorinde Seijdel, Camiel van Winkel [ al.]. - Utrecht ; Amsterdam : Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie : Mondriaan Fonds, 2012. - 190 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
De bundel Zonder titel geeft in 20 essays vanuit het perspectief van maker, kunstopleiding, criticus, museum en markt inzicht in de veranderende relatie tussen de amateur en de professional in de beeldende kunst. Door op zoek te gaan naar de kansen en de bedreigingen van de veranderende relatie tussen de amateur en de professional willen het Mondriaan Fonds en het Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie het debat op gang brengen over de vitaliteit van de hedendaagse kunstpraktijk.

Over design, cultuur en onveranderlijkheid
/ oratie Timo de Rijk. - Amsterdam : Premsela, Nederlands Instituut voor Design en Mode, 2011. - 112 p. : ills. ; 21 cm
Prof. dr. Timo de Rijk bekleedt sinds 1 september 2010 de Premsela Leerstoel Design Cultures aan de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Premsela en de Faculteit der Letteren hebben deze leerstoel ingesteld met als doel het onderzoek en onderwijs omtrent de positie en werking van design in de samenleving te stimuleren. De Premsela Leerstoel is de eerste leerstoel in Nederland op het gebied van designcultuur.

Nu is het zaak : Onderzoek naar presentatie-instellingen / onderzoek en tekst Karin Schaafsma (DSP-groep) en Agnes Winter (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen) ; onderzoek enquette Justin de Kleuver (DSP-groep). - Den Haag : De Zaak Nu, 2012. - 64 p. : ills. ; 30 cm
Resultaten van het onderzoek dat De Zaak Nu, vereniging van presentatie-instellingen voor beeldende kunst in Nederland,  liet uitvoeren door DSP-groep onder haar leden. Het onderzoek belicht de rol en het functioneren van de Nederlandse presentatie-instellingen.

Benoît Maire : The Object of Criticism / texts Lorenzo Benedetti, Benoît Maire. - Amsterdam : Roma , 2011. - 48 p. : ills. ; 28 cm
Published on the occasion of the exhibition by Benoît Maire, held in De Vleeshal, Middelburg, January 16 - March 6, 2011.

Katinka Bock : The Sound of Distance
/ texts Lorenzo Benedetti, Thomas Boutoux, Vanessa Clairet. - Berlin : argobooks, 2009. - 72 p. : ills. ; 32 cm
This catalogue supplements the exibition The Sound of Distance by Katinka Bock at De Vleeshal, Middelburg, 10 April - 21 June, 2009. Bock reconceptualizes the environment of De Vleeshal through installation works and sculptures that create a relationship between the space's interior and exterior landscapes. As so often in her work, this joining of inside and outside explicitly includes the weather. Rain, wind and sun are allowed a direct influence on De Vleeshal's interior. Consequently, the art works exhibited here will be shaped by time, changing over the duration of the exhibition.

Auke de Vries : Sculpturen, tekeningen en werken in de openbare ruimte / concept Richard Niessen en Esther de Vries met Antoon Melissen ; teksten Rudi Fuchs, Renate Wiehager, Antoon Melissen. - Rotterdam : NAI Uitgevers, 2012. - 464 p. : ills. ; 32 cm
Bevat bibliografie.
Dit boek is een chronologisch archief waarin de ontwikkelingen in het beeldende werk en de artistieke loopbaan van de kunstenaar aan bod komen aan de hand van zijn fotografie, grafiek, schilderkunst, tekeningen, verkenningen van de openbare ruimte, vrij werk en werk in opdracht, tentoonstellingen en werkkringen. De verbinding tussen beeldende kunst en architectuur is, samen met de natuur, de rode draad in zijn oeuvre.

Design Act : Socially and politically engaged design today - critical roles and emerging tactics / editors Magnus Ericson and Ramia Mazé ; contributions by Magnus Ericson, Natasha Marie Llorens, Ramia Mazé ; interviews with Ana Betancour, Anthony Dunne, Peter Lang, [ al.]. - Stockholm ; Berlin : Iaspis : Sternberg Press, 2012. - 234 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Design Act: Socially and Politically Engaged Design Today—Critical Roles and Emerging Tactics is a project that presents and discusses contemporary design practices that engage with political and societal issues. The process behind the Design Act project is considered as a curatorial, participatory and open-ended activity. Design Act has developed through an online archive, public events, and an international network.

Urban Code : 100 Lessons for Understanding the City / authors Anne Mikoleit, Moritz Pürckhauer. - Zürich ; Cambridge, Mass. : gta Verlag : The MIT Press, 2011. - 112 p. : ills. ; 21 cm
Includes bibliography
Cities speak, and this little book helps us understand their language. Considering the urban landscape not from the abstract perspective of an urban planner but from the viewpoint of an attentive observer, Urban Code offers 100 "lessons"--maxims, observations, and bite-size truths, followed by short essays--that teach us how to read the city. This is a user's guide to the city, a primer of urban literacy, at the pedestrian level. The reader (like the observant city stroller) can move from "People walk in the sunshine" (lesson 1) to "Street vendors are positioned according to the path of the sun" (lesson 2); consider possible connections between the fact that "Locals and tourists use the streets at different times" (lesson 41) and "Tourists stand still when they're looking at something" (lesson 68).
978-3-85676-290-2 ; 978-0-262-01641-4

A Smart Guide to Utopia : 111 Inspiring Ideas for a Better City / editor Kati Krause ; introductions by Ben Hamersley, Maria Popova, Toby Barnes [ al.]. - Barcelona : Le Cool Publishing, 2012. - 160 p. : ills. ; 25 cm
Cities are the affirmation of civilisation and human inventiveness. They are at once fragile organisms in constant need of care and battlegrounds of conflicting interests. The smart guide to Utopia showcases 111 projects, initiatives and ideas from all over Europe that make our cities better places.

Trans-Local-Act : Cultural Practices Within and Across / editors Doina Petrescu, Constantin Petcou, Nishat Awan ; concept aaa and Agency, Cultural Agencies, PS2, Public Works. - Paris : aaa - atelier d'architecture autogeree / PEPRAV - Plate-forme Européenne de Practiques et Recherches Alternatives de la Ville, 2011. - 408 p. : ills. ; 21 cm
This book brings together a series of reflections and practices around issues of local and trans-local cultural production within different contexts in Europe, prompted through the agency of a collaborative and networked project: Rhyzom. In relations with ‘local and ‘trans-local', ‘place' and ‘culture', issues of conflict and contest, ecologies, politics and care practices, common and commonality - institutions and agencies are addressed. The book is written by architects, artists, activists, curators, cultural workers, educators, sociologists and residents living in different rural and urban areas in Europe and is addressed to anyone concerned with the relation between culture, subjectivity, space and politics today.