Bibliotheek: Nieuwe aanwinsten - oktober-december 2010

The Ludic City : Exploring the potential of public spaces / author Quentin Stevens. - Abingdon : Routledge, 2007. - 234 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
The Ludic City argues that one of the fundamental functions of public space is a setting for informal, non-instrumental social interaction, or play. Play is an important but largely neglected aspect of people's experience of urban society, and embraces a wide variety of activities which are spontaneous, irrational or risky. Focusing on the playful uses of public space, this book provides a much-needed counterpoint to the instrumental pragmatism which dominates everyday urban life and the design of city spaces.

Exhibiting the New Art : 'Op Losse Schroeven' and 'When Attitudes Become Form' 1969 / author Cheistian Rattemeyer ; with additional essays by Wim Beeren, Harald Szeemann, Steven ten Thije [ al.] ; interviews with artists Jan Dibbets, Ger van Elk, Richard Serra [ al.]. - London ; Eindhoven ; Vienna : Afterall Books : Van Abbemuseum ; Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, 2010. - 280 p. : ills. ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
The new art of the late 1960s was shown in two landmark exhibitions in 1969. This book reveals how each brought together Arte Povera, Anti-Form, Conceptual and Land Art, whilst challenging such categories and introducing innovative curational strategies.

The Nightmare of Participation (Crossbench Praxis as a Mode of Criticality) / author Markus Miessen ; prologue Eyal Weizman ; conversation with Chantal Mouffe ; interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist. - Berlin ; New York : Sternberg Press, 2010. - 304 p. : ills. ; 18 cm
This third part of Miessen's "Participation" trilogy encourages the role of what he calls the "crossbench practitioner," an "uninterested outsider" and "uncalled participator" who is not limited by existing protocols, and who enters the arena with nothing but creative intellect and the will to generate change. The book calls for a format of conflictual participation—no longer a process by which others are invited "in," but a means of acting without mandate, as uninvited irritant: a forced entry into fields of knowledge that arguably benefit from exterior thinking. Sometimes, democracy has to be avoided at all costs.

Anne Holtrop : Trail House / texts by Kirsten Algera, Lorenzo De Rita, Christophe Van Gerrewey ; editors Anne Holtrop, Annick Kleizen, Frija Klijn. - Amsterdam ; Almere : The Soon Institute : Museum De Paviljoens, 2009. - 84 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
The Trail House (2009) is a model dwelling designed for SITE2F7, an as yet unplanned site in the centre of the city of Almere. The Trail House is part of Museum De Paviljoens SITE2F7 festival and the associated exhibition 'Unknown Territory' 2009, Museum De Paviljoens, Almere.

Yona Friedman : Drawings & Models = Dessins & Maquettes : 1945-2010 / edited by Yona Friedman and Marianne Homiridis ; with an introduction by Yona Friedman. - Dijon ; Paris : Les presses du réel : Galérie Kamel Mennour, 2010. - 1040 p. : ills. ; 20 cm. - English / Français
Approximately 1700 images from Yona Friedman's archive are published here, often for the first time, in a chronology of his work from 1945 to the present day. Everything has been imagined and detailed for mankind: from the home to life in a community, economy to ecology, social to political concerns via plans, sketches, drawings, models, collages, and installations.

BLESS : Retrospective Home N° 30 - N° 41 / editors Désirée Heiss, Ines Kaag, Manuel Raeder [ al.] ; texts by Andrea Lissoni, Peter Pakesch & Katrin Bucher Trantow, Adriano Sack. - Berlin ; New York : Sternberg Press, 2010. - 416 p. : ills. ; 25 cm
The Paris- and Berlin-based duo BLESS (Désirée Heiss and Ines Kaag) refuse to capitalize on any one milieu, and instead explore the differences between and the mixing of the systems of art, fashion, and design. This book brings together visual and written documentation of BLESS's last twelve collections (N° 30-N° 41), continually prompting and challenging the question of where a product begins and ends.

From hieroglyphics to Isotype : a visual autobiography / by Otto Neurath ; edited by Matthew Eve and Christopher Burke. - London : Hyphen Press, 2010. - 192 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Otto Neurath wrote 'From hieroglyphics to Isotype' during the last two years of his life: this is the first publication of the full text, edited from the original manuscripts. Calling it a visual autobiography Neurath documents the importance to him of visual material, from his earliest years to his professional activity with the picture language of Isotype.

Animism (Volume I) / edited by Anselm Franke ; with texts by Edwin Carels, Bruno Latour, Henri Michaux [ al.]. - Berlin ; New York : Sternberg Press, 2010. - 254 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Animism (Volume I) is published on the occasion of the exhibition 'Animism' , at Extra City-Kunsthal Antwerpen, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp (M HKA), Januari 22 - May 2, 2010, and at Kunsthalle Bern, May 15-July 18, 2010.
Tony Conrad, Mark Manders, Jan Svankmajer [ al.]

Lonnie van Brummelen & Siebren de Haan : Redrawing the Boundaries
/ edited by Mariska van den Berg ; texts by Christophe Gallois, Tessa Giblin, Andréa Picard. - Amsterdam : Valiz, 2009. - 190 p. : ills. ; 24 cm. - English / Nederlands
Visual artists and filmmakers Lonnie van Brummelen and Siebren de Haan investigate topical subjects such as the increasing allocation of the public domain, hardened European border policies and the dislocation that this brings with it.

Anton Vidokle : Produce, Distribute, Discuss, Repeat / editor Brian Sholis ; texts by Jan Verwoert, Maria Lind, Boris Groys [ al.]. - Berlin : New York : Sternberg Press, 2009. - 96 p. : ills. ; 17 cm
Anton Vidokle is an artist who captures the attention of 70,000 people each day through e-flux, as well as unitednationsplaza, Martha Rosler Library, and other traveling projects. Yet comparatively few members of this audience consider him an artist. This book focuses attention on the implications of this singular undertaking: Can one be an artist without making anything that is easily defined as art even at a moment when nearly everything can be so designated? Can one play down one's own contributions to diverse projects and still be recognized as the point of convergence that unifies them?

Too Active to Act : Cultureel activisme na het einde van de geschiedenis
/ BAVO. - Amsterdam : Valiz, 2010. - 156 p. : ills. ; 22 cm
In dit boek stelt BAVO de vraag naar cultureel activisme en het engagement waarvan het getuigt. Hoe doeltreffend is deze kunstproductie? Heeft deze vorm van cultureel activisme een werkelijk emanciperend en veranderend effect? Kunnen deze cultureel activisten vanuit hun ingebedde positie nog een waarachtige politiek en maatschappelijke invloed uitoefenen?

No Room To Move : Radical Art and the Regenerate City / authors Josephine Berry Slater & Anthony Iles. - London : Mute Books, 2010. - 124 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
The authors take stock of an era of highly instrumentalised public art making. Focussing on artists and consultants who have engaged critically with the exclusionary politics of urban regeneration, their analysis locates such practice within a schematic history of urban development's neoliberal mode. This investigation consistently focuses on the possibility and forms of critical public art within a regime that fetishises 'creativity'  whilst systematically destroying the preconditions for it in its pursuit of capital accumulation.

Cities for people / author Jan Gehl. - Washington : Island Press, 2010. - 270 p. : ills. ; 26 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
This book elaborates on many of Gehl's ideas as an observer of urban quality and a philosopher of cities as solutions to the environmental and health crises that we face. He examines some of the world's cities that have successfully improved over the last decades, and compares data on how pedestrians use public spaces in cities in Europe, Australia, and America.

Low Cost Design / photographs and texts by Daniele Pario Perra with participation of Emiliano Gandolfi ; texts by Beppe Finessi, Francesco Morace, Pier Luigi Sacco. - Milano : Silvana Ediroriale, 2010. - 216 p. : ills. ; 28 cm
Includes biography of the author.
Daniele Pario Perra presents here the results of a vast research project carried out between Northern Europe and the Southern Mediterranean, in the course of which he documented thousands of examples of spontaneous creativity, creating a visual dictionary that strikes a constant balance between 'poetic skill' and 'technological skill'. These Low Cost Designs are founded on a principle upheld by leading designers: the best project is not necessarily the one that is patented, that is created by architectural firms or at the computer by leading companies, but rather the one that springs from the simplicity of daily life.

Ideeschetsen voor een plek voor ontheemde kunstwerken / idee Jean Boumans ; essay Margriet Kemper. - Roermond : Huis voor de Kunsten Limburg, 2010. - 32 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Kunstwerken in de openbare ruimte staan regelmatig onder druk en worden als gevolg van stedenbouwkundige veranderingen verwijderd. De kunstwerken verdwijnen dan vaak in depots. N.a.v. een oproep in BK Informatie zijn elf ideeschetsen voor tijdelijke 'opvang' voor 'ontheemde' kunstwerken binnengekomen, zij worden in deze publicatie gepresenteerd.

Open Source Amsterdam : Straat van sculpturen 1 = Street of Sculptures 1 / tekst Claire Bishop, Sandra Smets. - Amsterdam : Stichting Straat van Sculpturen Open Source Amsterdam, 2010. - 180 p. : ills. ; 24 cm. - Nederlands / English
Een beeldverslag over de totstandkoming van Open Source Amsterdam, de eerste manifestatie van de Stichting Straat van Sculpturen. De ambitie van deze stichting is om een toonaangevende verzameling internationale kunst te realiseren in de openbare ruimte van de Bijlmer. De kunstverzameling Straat van Sculpturen ontstaat geleidelijk vanuit vijf tweejaarlijkse, tijdelijke tentoonstellingen, georganiseerd door steeds een andere curator.
Thomas Hirschhorn, Jennifer Tee, Michael Beutler [ al.]

London Orbital : A Walk around the M25
/ Iain Sinclair. - London : Penguin Books, 2003. - 577 p. : ills. ; 20 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Encircling London like a noose, the M25 is a road to nowhere, but when Iain Sinclair sets out to walk this asphalt loop he is determined to find out where the journey will lead him.

Lights Out for the Territory : 9 Excursions in the Secret History of London / Iain Sinclair. - London : Penguin Books, 2003 (first published in 1997 by Granta Books). - 385 p. : ills. ; 20 cm
Includes index.
Walking the streets of London, Iain Sinclair traces nine routes across the territory of the capital. Connecting people and places, redrawing boundaries both ancient and modern, reading obscure signs and hidden patterns, Sinclair creates a fluid snapshot of the city. In the process he reveals the dark underbelly of a London many of us did not know existed.

Rachel Whiteread Drawings
/ edited by Allegra Pesenti ; with essays by Ann Gallagher and Allegra Pesenti, and a visual essay by Rachel Whiteread. - Los Angeles ; Munich ; Berlin ; London ; New York : Hammer Museum, University of California : DelMonico Books, Prestel, 2010. - 224 p. : ills. ; 26 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition 'Rachel Whiteread Drawings' at Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas; Tate Britain, London, 2010.

Andrew Lord / edited by Emma Dean and Anthony Spira ; text by Dawn Ades ; ten poems by James Schuyler. - Santa Monica ; Milton Keynes : Santa Monica Museum of Art : Milton Keynes Gallery, 2010. - 288 p. : ills. ; 31 cm
Includes biography and bibliography.
This book is published on the occasion of the exhibitions 'Andrew Lord: Between My Hands T o Water Falling, Selected Works from 1990 to 2010' at Santa Monica Museum of Art, 15 May - 21 August 2010; and 'Andrew Lord' at Milton Keynes Gallery, 24 September - 28 November 2010.

Omer Fast : The Casting / texts by Matthias Michalka, Sven Lütticken and Omer Fast. - Köln : Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2007. - 174 p. : ills. ; 19 cm. - Deutsch / English
This publication has been published on the occasion of the exhibition 'Omer Fast, The Casting' at Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, October 5, 2007 - January 20, 2008.

Omer Fast : In Memory = Zur Erinnerung
/ edited by Sabine Schaschl ; texts by Anselm Franke & Hila Peleg, Tom Holert, René Zechlin, Gideon Lewis-Kraus. - Berlin : The Green Box, 2010. - 176 p. : ills. ; 24 cm. - Deutsch / English
This book is published on the occasion of the exhibition 'Omer Fast' at Kunsthaus Baselland, January 15 - March 22, 2009; and at Kunstverein Hannover, November 22, 2008 - January 18, 2009.

La Carte d'après Nature / essay by Christie Lange ; texts by Tacita Dean, Thomas Demand, Rodney Graham [ al.]. - London ; Monaco : MACK : Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, 2010. - 144 p. : ills. ; 35 cm
Includes artist's biographies.
This book has been published on the occasion of the inaugural exhibition at the Villa Paloma / NMNM, Monaco, 18 September 2010 - 22 February 2011. Curated by Thomas Demand.
Saadine Afif, Martin Boyce, Anne Holtrop [ al.]

Auke de Vries : Gentle Invasion
/ editor Ralf Seppel ; text Renate Wiehager. - Johannesburg ; Cologne : Nirox Foundation : Seippel Verlag, 2010. - 60 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Published on the occasion of the exhibition "A Gentle Invasion" at Nirox Foundation, Kromdraai, the Seippel Gallery, Johannesburg, and Pretoria Art Museum.

Andrzej Wroblewski : To The Margin And Back / edited by Magdalena Ziolkowska ; foreword Charles Esche. - Eindhoven : Van Abbemuseum, 2010. - 166 p. : ills. ; 27 cm
Includes calender.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition 'Andrzej Wroblewski. To the margin and back' at Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 10 April - 15 August 2010. Andrzej Wroblewski (1927-1957) was a Polish artist, and his solo exhibition serves to raise questions about recognition, geographic margins and the consequences of ideological ignorance during the forty years of the Cold War.

British Art Show 7 : In the Days of the Comet / editors Lisa Le Feuvre and Tom Morton ; text Tom Morton. - London : Hayward Publishing, 2010. - 192 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Includes biographies.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition 'British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet' on tour in Nothingham, London, Glasgow and Plyouth from October 2010 through to December 2011.
Charles Avery, Luke Fowler, Alasdair Gray [ al.]

London : The Biography
/ Peter Ackroyd. - London : Vintage Books, 2001. - 822 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
This book is a huge echo chamber of life-stories, folktales, and urban myths conjured up by Peter Ackroyd in an epic vision of his native city. Scholarship is transformed into smoky mystical street-history, with dark hypnotic meditations on fog, fire, sewage, suicide and civic resurrection.

Jeroen Jongeleen : The Climbing of Buildings, Fences, and other Opportunities / text by Petr Kazil. - Poznan : Morava Books, 2010. - 94 p. : ills. ; 20 cm
The art practice of Jeroen Jongeleen evolves out of an on-going engagement with public space, and much of his work is presented in the form of subtle interventions, which seem to target advertisements, architectural structures, and signs that regulate public behaviour. His actions speak of opportunities, of urban potentiality and pitfalls, and what we see in this case is not a conceptual movement, but a personal philosophy being lived.

En milieu continu / Raphaël Zarka ; texts by Kate Briggs, Nathalie Leleu, Didier Semin [ al.]. - Nantes : École Régionale des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, 2007. - 144 p. : ills. ; 22 cm. -- Française / English
Includes biography.
This book is published by Erban (Nantes School of Art) for the research program 'TerreNeuves: le nouveaux territoires de l' art', and on the occasion of Raphaël Zarka's solo show at the Erban Gallery from the 30th of October to the 28th of November 2007.

Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn / a project by Fritz Haeg ; texts by Will Allen, Diana Balmori, Rosalind Creasy, Fritz Haeg, Michael Pollan, Eric W. Sanderson, Lesley Stern. - 2nd Edition. - New York : Metropolis Books, 2010. - 176 p. : ills. ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Greatly expanded second edition of this book documents the eight Edible Estates regional prototype gardens that artist and architect Fritz Haeg has planted. The Edible Estates Project proposes the replacement of the domestic front lawn with a highly productive edible landscape. It was initiated by Fritz Haeg on Independence Day, 2005, with the planting of the first regional prototype garden in the geographical center of the United States, Salina, Kansas.

Street Photography Now
/ editing and essays by  Sophie Howarth and Stephen McLaren. - London : Thames & Hudson, 2010. - 240 p. : ills. ; 24 x 27 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
This book presents 46 contemporary image makers noted for their candid depictions of everyday life in our streets, subways, shopping malls, beaches and parks.
Martin Parr, Otto Snoek, Nick Turpin [ al.]

Façade / redactie en tekst Nathalie Faber. - Amsterdam : 60 layers of cake foundation, 2010. - geen paginering : ills. ; 23 cm
Uitgave ter gelegenheid van 'Façade' , een tentoonstelling van kunstwerken op groot-formaat steigerdoeken op verschillende (bouw) locaties in Amsterdam. Op het moment van de tentoonstelling stonden veel monumentale gebouwen in Amsterdam in de steigers. Veel van die gebouwen hebben bovendien een museale functie en zijn (gedeeltelijk) zijn gesloten.
Hans Aarsman / Erik Kessels, Matijn Engelbregt, Richard Niessen [ al.]

Maarten Vanden Eynde : Industrial Evolution : The Re-Generation / text Maarten Vanden Eynde, Chris Upton, Richard Wentworth. - Brussels : Meessen de Clercq Gallery, 2007. - geen paginering : ills. ; 22 cm
By the beginning of the 21st century most of the manufacturing companies had moved out of Birmingham to other parts of the world where labour is cheaper. Together with the companies the know-how to manufacture things is disappearing. Like a contemporary archaeologist Vanden Eynde wandered through the area in search of what was still left. He asked the factory owners if they wanted to contribute to the collection of manufactured goods being made in Birmingham anno 2007, asking for two samples of each good, in reference to Noah's Ark.

Curator Curator
/ initiated by Enough Room for Space (Maaike Gouwenberg & Maarten Vanden Eynde). - Amsterdam ; Gent : Enough Room for Space : HISK, 2010. - geen paginering : ills ; 22 cm
Curator Curator provided an opportunity for emerging curators to develop a project within and with the post-graduate visual arts institute HISK in Ghent, Belgium, in order to investigate the current curatorial preoccupation. Is there still a difference between an artist and a curator?  What are the borders and limits between curating and creating?

A Summary of the World
/ photography, design and text Esther Kokmeijer ; additional texts Jean-Georges Affholder, Carolien van der Akker, Gijs Bekenkamp [ al.]. - Rotterdam : Daarzijn, 2008. - 372 p. : ills. ; 27 cm
6 continents, 46 countries, 620 photos. The desire to shed more light on the world led to the idea of travelling to the exact centre of all the continents. The geographical centre is a factual and calculable spot. It is the navel, the core, the very heart of a continent.

Tracks, Traces, and Transformations
/ redactie Eelco van der Lingen ; tekst Alexander Mayhew. - Den Haag : Nest, ruimte voor kunst, 2010. - 36 p. : ills. ; 21 cm. - (Nest writings). - Nederlands / English
Het essay Professioneel toerisme / Professional tourism is door Alexander Mayhew geschreven voor de publicatie bij de tentoonstelling Tracks, Traces and Transformations, in Nest, ruimte voor kunst, Den Haag, 9 oktober-21 november 2010

The man who never experienced anything
/ Luuk Wilmering. - Amsterdam : Roma Publications, 2010. - 124 p. : ills. ; 17 cm. - (Roma Publication 144)
Published in collaboration with Noord-Holland Biënnale 2010 on occasion of the exhibition 'The morning was full of promise' at Museum Waterland, Purmerend, September 11th-October 17th 2010.

What We See : Advancing the observations of Jane Jacobs / edited by Stephen A. Goldsmith, Lynne Elizabeth ; text Jan Gehl, Jaime Lerner, Saskia Sassen [ al.]. - Oakland : New Village Press, 2010. - 354 p. ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
More than thirty authors from different fields offer timely, original essays that update the insights of urbanist-activist Jane Jacobs.Through a discussion of critical issues affecting our cities and economies, this book combines reflection on Jacobs' views with the personal and professional experience of each author.

Fieret - Tichy - Heyboer : The Tireless Epic = Het onvermoeibaar epos / editor Wim van Sinderen ; text Yonit Aronowitz, Ianthe Bato, Myrte Langevoord. - Zwolle : Uitgeverij d' Jonge Hond, 2010. - 128 p. : ills. ; 28 cm
Includes biographies.
This catalogue has been published to accompany an exhibition entitled ' The Tireless Epic / Het onvermoeibaar epos: Fieret - Tichy - Heyboer' to be held in the Hague Museum of Photography from 2 October 2010 to 9 January 2011.
Gerard Fieret, Miroslav Tichy, Anton Heyboer

The Stamp of Fantasy : The Visual Inventiveness of Photographic Postcards : From the collections of postcards of Gérard Lévy and Peter Weiss / edited by Clément Chéroux and Ute Eskildsen. - Göttingen : Steidl, 2007. - 216 p. : ills. ; 30 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
This book is published on the occasion of the exhibition 'The Stamp of Fantasy. The Visual Inventiveness of Photographic Postcards' at Fotomuseum Wnterthur, Jeu de Paume / Hotel de Sully, Paris, and Museum Folkwang, Essen.
Erwin Blumenfeld, Hannah Höch, Man Ray [ al.]

Parcitypate : Art and Urban Space
/ editors Timon Beyes, Sophie-Thérèse Krempl, Amelie Deuflhard ; texts Barnaby Drabble, Martina Löw, raumlabor berlin [ al.]. - Sulgen | Zürich : Verlag Niggli AG, 2009. - geen paginering : ills. ; 21 cm
Coming out of an international symposium at Germany's University of St.Gallen and Hamburg's Kampnagel Culture Factory in 2007, this book addresses the question of how art affects urban space. Bringing together the perspectives of international urban researchers and social scientists with artists, art theorists and curators, this fertile collection offers new ideas on the effects of urban art projects and their interaction with urban culture, development, economics and politics.

Between Art and Anthropology : Contemporary Ethnographic Practice / edited by Arnd Schneider and Christopher Wright ; texts by Lucy R. Lippard, Victoria Walters, George E. Marcus [ al.]. - Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2010. - 192 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
This book provides arguments for considering contemporary art and anthropology in terms of fieldwork practice. It goes beyond the so-called 'ethnographic turn' of much contemporary art and the 'crisis of representation' in anthropology, in productively exploring the implications of the new anthropology of the senses, and ethical issues, for the future art-anthropology collaborations.

Curating and the educational turn / editors Paul O' Neill & Mick Wilson ; text Jan Verwoert, Andrea Phillips, Anton Vidokle [ al.]. - London ; Amsterdam : Open Editions : De Appel, 2010. - 342 p. ; 22 cm
The anthology 'Curating and the Educational Turn' introduces twenty-seven critical essays describing this phenomenon. This book shows the huge potential that exists for art institutions to be laboratories and places of knowledge production.

ARTocracy : Art, Informal Space, and Social Consequence: A Curational Handbook in Collaborative Practice / authors Nuno Sacramento and Claudia Zeiske ; foreword Paul Shepheard ; texts Lucy Lippard, Nina Möntmann. - Berlin : jovis Verlag, 2010. - 192 p. : ills. ; 19 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
This book gives insight into the organization of collaborative projects through hands-on advice and applied examples. It provides practical guidance - from the definition of the topic to the invitation of artists, as well as funding, marketing, education, and artistic output - paying tribute to the precarious balance between artistic quality and social consequence.