Bibliotheek: nieuwe aanwinsten - april-mei 2011

Walead Beshty : Natural Histories / foreword by Jacob Fabricius and Ferran Barenblit ; texts by Suzanne Hudson, Walead Besthy in conversation with Bob Nickas, Nicolas Bourriaud. - Zürich : JRP | Ringier, 2011. - 160 p. : ills. ; 29 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
This book has been published on the occasion of the exhibition 'Walead Beshty' at Malmö Konsthall, February 18 - May 1, 2011 and at CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, June 23 - October 2, 2011.
This reference monograph realized in close collaboration with the artist (*1976), presents a 10-year overview of Walead Beshty's approach to photographic and sculptural representation. In-between time has always been central to Walead Beshty's work, this engagement has grown into a means of production, making use of such mundane procedures as air travel or sending a package, activities that usually recede into the background of an artist's productive life.

General Idea / edited by Frédéric Bonnet ; texts by David Moos, Jean-Christophe Ammann, AA Bronson [ al.]. - Zürich : JRP | Ringier, 2011. - 224 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
This book is published on the occasion of the exhibition 'Haute Culture. A Retrospective, 1969-1994', organized by ARC/Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, February 11 - April 30, 2011, and the Art Gallery Toronto, July 16, 2011 - January 1, 2012.
This volume presents an overview of the Canadian collective's bold mingling of reality and fiction and their frequently transgressive, parodic incursions upon both art and society. It traces such prevalent themes of their oeuvre as the mystique of the artist and the creative process, glamour as a creative tool, art's relationship to media and mass culture, architecture and archaeology, sexuality and AIDS.

Displaced Fractures : On the Break Lines of Architecture and its Bodies = Über die Bruchlinien von Architekturen und ihren Körpern / texts by Heike Munder, Thomas D. Trummer, Karsten Harries, Holger Birkholz. - Zürich : migros museum für gegenwartskunst, 2011. - 112 p. : ills. ; 29 cm
Includes artists' biographies.
The catalogue authors examine and enlarge on the basis of the in the represented artists the discourse between sculpture, installation and architecture and their reciprocal effects Starting point for the debate is established by the medical term Displaced Fractures. It describes how bone fracture sites reveal themselves elsewhere to that of the major stress site. The works discussed in this catalogue can be described with these phenomena and can be read as surrogates of the human body.

Folkert de Jong, Fendry Ekel / text Marco Tagliafierro. - Milan : Brand New Gallery, 2011. - 64 p. : ills. ; 22 cm
This catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition by Folkert de Jong and Fendry Ekel at the Brand New Gallery in Milan, 9 March - 30 April 2011.

Locating the Producers : Durational Approaches to Public Art / editors Paul O' Neill & Claire Doherty ; with contributions by Dave Beech, Ned Rossiter, Mick Wilson [ al.]. - Amsterdam : Valiz, 2011. - 421 p. : ills. ; 21 cm + DVD. - (Antennae Series)
Includes biographies and index.
Locating the Producers explores how 'durational' processes to public art curating and commissioning have emerged as an alternative to nomadic, itinerant and short-termist approaches in recent years. This book provides a dynamic assessment of different curational methodologies alongside critical reflections on durational projects as counter-spectacles. The authors explore how and why artists and curator-producers are adopting durational approaches to commissioning contemporary art for specific places and | more how each process conceives of time as part of a cumulative curational practice.

Poor being Poor / author Wim Cuyvers (W.C.) ; editor Jan Knops. - Brussels : Initia, 2011. - 64 p. : ills. ; 19 cm
Early 2009, Jan Knops, artistic director of Initia vzw (an organisation which develops and carries out projects on contemporary visual arts and practical philosophy) put the finishing touches to a project about poverty in Antwerp, Belgium. He invited Wim Cuyvers (W.C.) to participate. On 20 June 2010 four men and one woman and three dogs, arrived from Antwerp in Le Montavoix, the refuge of W.C. without running water or electricity. They spent one week there together with W.C. to 'act' in a 'reality show', without any recording devices. Using the sentences spoken by the guests, which had been unintentionally recorded in his mind, W.C. created a story that took on the form of a play.

Shadow Cities : A Billion Squatters, A New Urban World / Robert Neuwirth. - New York ; Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2006. - 335 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Robert Neuwirth gets the lowdown on the low life by becoming a resident of four of the most happening squatopolises: the thriving extralegal pockets of Istanbul, Mumbai, Nairobi, and Rio. His ghetto epiphanies include impeccable civility, self-organizing local governments, bustling economies, modest crime rates, and squatter millionaires.

The Eyes of the Skin : Architecture and the Senses / Juhani Pallasmaa ; preface by Steven Holl. - Chichester : John Wiley & Sons, 2010 ; first edition 2005. - 80 p. : ills. ; 21 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
The Eyes of the Skin has become a classic of architectural theory and consists of two extended essays. The first surveys the historical development of the ocular-centric paradigm in western culture since the Greeks, and its impact on the experience of the world and the nature of architecture. The second examines the role of the other senses in authentic architectural experiences, and points the way towards a multi-sensory architecture which facilitates a sense of belonging and integration.

De bijen / auteur Rudolf Steiner ; nawoord van Theo Georgiades en interview met Joseph Beuys. - Titel van de oorspronkelijke uitgave: Über das Wesen der Bienen. Opgenomen in: Mensch und Welt. Das Wirken des Geistes in der Natur. - Zeist : Christofoor, 2010. - 197 p. : ills. ; 22 cm
Bevat aantekeningen.
Voordrachten die Rudolf Steiner in 1923 hield over de bijen. Hij gaat in op de relatie van de bijen tot de zon, en het menselijk organisme. Hij behandelt de werking van honing en de consequenties daarvan voor de menselijke voeding, en de plaats die de bij inneemt in het dierenrijk. De kunstmatige bijenteelt begon rond 1908-1912. De overgrote meerderheid van de imkers handelt nog altijd kunstmatig manipulatief. Steiner voorspelde dat als we doorgaan met de kunstmatige bijenteelt de bijen het na honderd jaar zeer moeilijk zouden krijgen.

Your Farm in the City : An Urban Dweller's Guide to Growing Food and Raising Animals / by Lisa Taylor and the gardeners of Seattle Tilth. - New York : Black Dog and Leventhal Publishers, 2011. - 336 p. : ills. ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Created by Lisa Taylor and the gardeners of Seattle Tilth, Your Farm in the City covers all of the essential information specific to gardening and farming in a city or town. Important information particular to gardening in a city or town is included, such as planning and maximizing limited space, building healthy soil, managing irrigation, understanding zoning laws, outwitting urban pests, and being a considerate farming neighbor.

From Mad Dutch Disease to Born to Adorn : The Premsela Lectures 2004 - 2010 / editors Laura Martz, Sybrand Zijlstra ; lectures by Michael Rock, Werner Sewing, Henk Oosterling [ al.]. - Amsterdam : Premsela, Dutch Platform for Design and Fashion, 2010. - 222 p. ; 21 cm
Since 2004, Premsela, Dutch Platform for Design and Fashion, has been inviting people from outside the world of design to comment on current developments in the field through The Premsela Lectures.

Gerd Arntz : Graphic Designer / edited by Ed Annink and Max Bruinsma. - text contributions by Flip Bool, Gert Dumbar, Paul Mijksenaar [ al.]. - Rotterdam : 010 Publishers, 2010. - 288 p. : ills. ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
As a politically engaged graphic artist and designer Gerd Arntz (1900-1988) portrayed the world in wood and linoleum cuts. During the 1920s, he conveyed his vision on social wrongs and the rise of Nazism in Germany in his prints. He did this in such a simple, direct style that anyone - regardless of their education and nationality - was able to understand his images. This prompted the Viennese social scientist Otto Neurath (1882-1945) to ask him to design the symbols for the 'International system Of Typographic Picture Education' (ISOTYPE). We still see their traces around us on a daily basis: in pictograms featured on objects ranging from traffic signs to gameboys, and in information graphics.

Marjolijn Dijkman : Theatrum Orbis Terrarum / text by Anke Bangma. - Birmingham; Bristol : Ikon Gallery : Spike Island, 2011. - 142 p. : ills. ; 33 cm
Marjolijn Dijkman's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum is an ever-expanding collection of photographs, assembled since 2005, that observe how people organise their living environments across the world.

Destination Art : Land Art, Site-Specific Art, Sculpture Parks / author Amy Dempsey. - Revised and expanded edition. - London : Thames & Hudson, 2011288 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Destination Art provides a highly accessible chronological survey of the world's most important large-scale and public works of twentieth- and twenty-first-century art.  Encompassing massive land and environmental works, extensive sculpture parks, magnificent architectural follies, site-specific installations, even whole towns turned over to the display of art, this book chronicles works that have achieved near-mythical status since they were created.

Shelter / editor Lloyd Kahn with Bob Easton ; contributors Joe Bacon, Jack Fulton, Peter Warshall [ al.]. - first published in 1973. - Bolinas, California : Shelter Publications, 2000. - 176 p. : ills. ; 36 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Lloyd Kahn has managed to pull together a stunning catalog of the phenomenon of human shelter through history, across cultures and climates from around the world. Yurts and huts and tree houses and cathedrals of stone. This is for anyone considering building their own home, or anyone just interested in human inventiveness and creativity. With over 1000 photos and drawings of cave houses, communal huts, wooden shacks, tents, domes, towers and holes in the ground. The authors recount personal stories about alternative dwellings that illustrate sensible solutions to problems associated with using materials found in the environment - with fascinating, often surprising results.

Guide to the Wastelands of Flushing River : Queens, New York City / a project by Lara Almarcegui ; research Helga Just Christoffersen, Tobi Maier ; map Rachel Himmelfarb ; texts Common Room. - New York : Ludlow 38 European Kunsthalle Cologne Goethe-Institut, 2010. - 30 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Ludlow 38 European Kunsthalle Cologne Goethe-Institut New York proudly presents Lara Almarcegui's first solo exhibition in the U.S., featuring Guide to the Wastelands of Flushing River, a newly commissioned project produced during several visits to New York City. The publication Guide to the Wastelands of Flushing River contains photographs from 12 sites in Queens accompanied by concise descriptions that outline the locations' history, present state and future. Visitors are invited to pick up a copy and explore these sites at their own leisure.