Bibliotheek: nieuwe aanwinsten - april-mei 2012

Forget Fear : 7th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art / edited by Artur Zmijewski and Joanna Warsza ; with contributions (amongst others) by Paweł Althamer, Gábor Bakos, Yael Bartana. - Cologne : Verlag der Buchhandlung Watler König, 2012. - 416 p. : ills. ; 22 cm
Includes biographies.
This reader accompanies the seventh Berlin Biennale for Contemporary art, with text and interviews that address the premise of this year's iteration: How can art transform politics and bring about real change in our society?

Thomas Schutte : Public / Political / edited by Ulrich Loock ; with contributions by James Lingwood, Ulrich Loock, Hans Rudolf Reust. - Köln : Verlag der Buchhandlung Walter König, 2012. - 220 p. : ills. ; 25 cm. - deutsch / english
Includes biographies.
"Public / Political" provides an overview of more than thirty years of work by Thomas Schütte. His art is characterised by stylistic variation. His website organizes his oeuvre into Houses, Bunkers, Monuments, Animals, Spirits, Jokes, Fruits and Vegetables, Women, Men, Flowers and Vases. However, a common thread through this heterogeneous collection can be found in his reaction to political events and the presentation of his work in public spaces.

Beca Lipscombe & Lucy McKenzie :The Inventors of Tradition
/ edited by Catriona Duffy & Lucy McEachan. - London : Koenig Books, 2011. - 144 p. : ills. ; 32 cm
Situated at the intersection between art, design and social history, The Inventors of Tradition is a fascinating and original visual study of the history of the Scottish textiles industry since the 1930s. Conceived as a sort of dossier or scrapbook, this volume brings together design swatches, product shots, film stills, interviews and the archival materials of individuals and companies in the Scottish textiles trade. In response to this wealth of material, the artist Lucy McKenzie and designer Beca Lipscombe (of Atelier) have produced a series of new works including clothing, furniture and accessories in collaborative partnerships.

Food for the City : A Future for the Metropolis / editor Brigitte van der Sande ; texts by Peter de Rooden, Huub Dijstelbloem, Adam Grubb [ al.]. - Rotterdam ; Den Haag : NAi Publishers : Stroom Den Haag, 2012. - 256 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Includes bibliography.
Published in the context of Foodprint. Food for the City programme of Stroom Den Haag.
In 2050, 9 billion people will be citizens of the planet and 75% of the human population will be living in cities. If we keep going as we are we'll need several planest for the production of human sustenance. Food for the City examines how we can feed our cities in the future.  Food for the City presents 13 visions from across the globe on the future of food in the city in the year 2050.

Nils Norman Eetbaar Park = Edible Park / with contributions by Agnieszka, Peter de Rooden, Fransje de Waard, Nils Norman [ al]. - Amsterdam ; Den Haag : Valiz : Stroom Den Haag, 2012. - 160 p. : ills. ; 24 cm. - nederlands / english
Includes bibliographical references.
A work of art that grows and blossoms and produces delicious fruit and vegetables: that is what the British artist Nils Norman (1966, lives and works in London) has devised for various locations in The Hague. He cooperated with volunteers to create a special vegetable garden, Edible Park, on the basis of permaculture. In the book Edible Park Norman explains how he sets to work, what his sources of inspiration are, and in which artistic and social-critical context his work can be placed.

The Modern Utopian : Alternative Communities of the '60s and '70s / by Richard Fairfield ; contributions from Timothy Miller. Alan Watts, Nick Tosches and the Underground Press Syndicate. - Port Townsend : Process Media, 2010. - 328 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Thirty years ago, alternative communities swept the nation. Today, with sustainability, peak oil and retirement concerns, people of all ages are reviving and expanding notions of cooperative living as new communities form and thrive. The Modern Utopian is the definitive exploration of the alternative communities that fascinated a nation and redefined progressive culture in the ‘60s and ‘70s, documented by those who knew it and lived it.

Robert Smithson : Die Erfindung der Landschaft = The Invention of Landscape : Broken Circle - Spiral Hill & Film / editor Eva Schmidt ; texts by Roel Arkesteijn, Theo Tegelaers, Kai Vöckler [ al.]. - Köln : Snoeck Verlag, 2012. - 136 p. : ills. ; 23 x 27 cm. - deutsch / English
Catalogue for the exhibitions at Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, 4/3-3/5/2012, and Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, 17/1-13/4/2013. The Land Art project Broken Circle / Spiral Hill was initiated in 1971 on the occasion of the exhibition Sonsbeek 71 near Emmen in Holland. Smithson had also formulated his ideas for a film about this work for which he had already begun filming. Forty years on, the artist and Smithson's widow, Nancy Holt has completed this film in conjunction with SKOR, Amsterdam.
The book is a documentation of the exhibition which features three films as well as 50 sketches and photographs and which also specifically describes the relationship between earthwork sculpture and film in the context of Robert Smithson's oeuvre.

Strategy and Tactics in Public Space / editors Aurora Fernandez Per, Javier Mozas. - Vitoria-Gasteiz : a+t publishers, 2011. - 176 p. : ills. ; 32 cm. - (a+t, Independent Magazine of Architecture+Technology, issue 38)
In this issue of the 'Strategy' series, a+t develops the system of tactics applied to public space offering their view of the actors involved, the modus operandi and the realms in which it takes place. Based on this view a+t has chosen 8 tactical actions which it considers to be action types, including low-cost self-building, farming the city and aspiring to utopia. Included in this issue are projects by Atelier Bow-Wow, BIG, Superflex, and Topotek1 among many others.

Public Artopia : Art in Public Space in Question / author Martin Zebracki. - Amsterdam : Pallas Publications, 2012. - 180 p. : ills. ; 23 cm. English / met een samenvatting in het Nederlands.
Includes bibliographical references.
This book provides further insight into the interrelationships between artwork, public space and beholder. Public art has been a burgeoning phenomenon across cities in the Western world since the late 1940s. Various axioms have been produced about what public art 'does' to people in certain places and times. These axioms mainly originate from those who produce public artworks and those who are involved in public art's enabling institutional and cultural policy contexts. This book explicitly includes both a geographical perspective and publics' experiences of public art.

After the Future / author Franco "Bifo" Berardi ; edited by Gary Genosko and Nicholas Thoburn. - Oakland ; Edinburgh : AK Press, 2011. - 186 p. : ills. ; 21 cm
Includes bibliography.
Our future, Berardi argues, has come and gone; the concept has lost its usefulness. Now it's our responsibility to decide what comes next. After the Future explores our century-long obsession with the concept of "the future." Media activist Franco Berardi traces the genesis of future-oriented thought through the punk movement of the early '70s and into the media revolution of the '90s. Cyberculture, the last truly utopian vision of the future, has ended in a clash. Drawing on his own involvement with the Autonomia movement in Italy and his collaboration and friendship with leading thinkers of the European political left, Berardi presents a highly nuanced analysis of the state of the contemporary working class, and charts a course out of the modern dystopian moment.

De vermoeide samenleving / auteur Byung-Chul Han. - oorspronkelijk uitgegeven in  Berlijn, 2010. - Amsterdam : Van Gennep, 2012. - 61 p. ; 19 cm
Bevat Noten.
Het pathologische landschap van onze tijd wordt bepaald door infarcten, die niet door negativiteit (het afweren van het vreemde) ontstaan, maar juist door een overmaat aan positiviteit. De 21ste-eeuwse persoonlijkheid bezwijkt aan oververhitting, ontstaan door een teveel van het gelijke. Deze cultuurkritische en filosofische stelling werkt de Koreaanse denker Byung-Chul Han uit in De vermoeide samenleving. Het laat zien hoe we te maken krijgen met de keerzijden van de prestatiemaatschappij. We hebben een overmaat aan prikkels, informatie, en impulsen: we weten alleen niet altijd hoe we daarmee om moeten gaan.

Wereldverbeteraars / door Jonathan Maas. - Amsterdam : Lebowski Achievers, 2011. - 176 p. : ills. ; 21 cm
Dit is een boek over dwarsdenkers en praktische doeners, die niet wachten op een kans of subsidie, maar gewoon aan de gang gaan. Die vooruit willen, in plaats van terug verlangen naar vervlogen tijden. Een eigenzinnige voorhoede, die werkt aan een Brave New World.

20+ Jaar Witte de With / redactie Zoë Gray, Nicolaus Schafhausen, Monika Szewczyk ; texts by Koen Kleijn, Andrew Renton, Ken Lum. - Rotterdam : Witte de With Publishers, 2012. - 358 p. : ills. ; 30 cm
Bevat index.
20+ JAAR WITTE DE WITH is een rijkelijk geïllustreerde publicatie die een overzicht biedt van het veelzijdige potentieel van een kunsteninstituut. Visies van buitenaf worden gevolgd door een jaar-op-jaar overzicht - in beeld en tekst - van alle tentoonstellingen, publicaties, educatieve projecten en publieke evenementen die Witte de With tot op heden produceerde.

Van Anciaux tot Zijlstra : Cultuurbeleid en cultuurparticipatie in Nederland en Vlaanderen / Proefschrift door Quirine van der Hoeven. - Den Haag : Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau, 2012. - 490 p. : ills. ; 24 cm. - nederlands / english summary
Bevat uitgebreide literatuurlijst
Dit onderzoek vergelijkt het cultuurparticipatiebeleid van de Nederlandse Rijksoverheid en dat van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap. Tot welke resultaten leidden de verschillende benaderingen in Nederland en Vlaanderen? Voor de beantwoording van de onderzoeksvragen gaat het onderzoek terug tot de jaren zestig van de twintigste eeuw, toen de eerste stappen naar een Vlaams cultuurbeleid werden gezet.
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Het Elastisch Perspectief : Kunst in Carnisselande / samenstelling en redactie Albert Kliest, Joost van Hezewijk, Alex de Vries, Jan Willem den Hartog ; met bijdragen van David Hamers, Jeroen Boomgaard, Korrie Bezems, Hans Wilshut [ al.]. - Barendrecht : Gemeente Barendrecht, 2011. - 136 p. : ills. ; 24 x 34 cm
Deze uitgave vormt het afsluitende project van Het Elastisch Perspectief, een kunstenplan dat over een periode van vijftien jaar werd gerealiseerd in de Vinex-locatie Carnisselande te Barendrecht. Het plan werd ontwikkeld en begeleid door Albert Kliest en Joost van Hezewijk. In een viertal essays worden de verschillende landschappelijke, stedebouwkundige, sociaal-maatschappelijke en artistieke aspecten van het plan en de realisatie daarvan belicht.

Arianne Olthaar / tekst Paul Breschuk. - Den Haag : Stroom Den Haag, 2012. - 24 p. : ills. ; 24 cm. - nederlands / english
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Thom Vink / tekst Johm Gayer, Miek Zwamborn. - Den Haag : Stroom Den Haag, 2012. - 24 p. : ills. ; 24 cm. - nederlands / english
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Gamal Ez / tekst William Wells. - Den Haag : Stroom Den Haag, 2012. - 24 p. : ills. ; 24 cm. - nederlands / english
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An Attempt At Exhausting A Place In Paris / by Georges Perec ; translated by Marc Lowenthal. - Cambridge, MA. : Wakefield Press, 2010. - 55 p. ; 18 cm
One overcast weekend in October 1974, Georges Perec set out in quest of the "infraordinary": the humdrum, the nonevent, the everyday—"what happens," as he put it, "when nothing happens." His choice of locale was Place Saint-Sulpice where, ensconced behind first one café window, then another, he spent three days recording everything to pass through his field of vision.

Robinson in Space / by Patrick Keiller ; and a conversation with Patrick Wright. - London : Reaktion Books, 1999. - 236 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
"Robinson in Space" is a visual, satirical record of a journey made by a fictional character called Robinson, narrated by his travelling companion and researcher, through the increasingly unknown space of present-day England. Robinson quotes Oscar Wilde: 'It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The true mystery of the world is the visible not the invisible'. His assumptions about economic failure, especially in manufacturing industry, are gradually challenged by the discovery of an industrial economy that employs few people but still generates most of the wealth of the fifth-largest economy in the world.

British Design from 1948 : Innovation in the Modern Age / edited by Christopher Breward & Ghislaine Wood ; texts by Michael Bracewell, Jonathan Meades, Louise Shannon [ al.]. - London : V&A Publishing, 2012. - 400 p. : ills. ; 29 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
This book celebrates the best of British design, documenting the transformation and impact of designers' work over the years between the post-war 'Austerity Games' of 1948 and the 2012 Olympics. As well as essays by leading curators and commentators, British Design incorporates pieces by key practitioners to build a comprehensive survey of over 350 of the finest examples of fashion and textiles, furniture, ceramics and glass, theatre design, graphics, photography, architecture, fine art and sculpture from this period.

Concresco / photography David Galjaard ; concept and editing David Galjaard, Katie McGonigal ; text Jaap Scholten. - Den Haag : David Galjaard, 2012. - geen paginering : ills. ; 34 cm
Out of fear for a foreign attack, the Albanian Stalinist leader Enver Hoxha built approximately 750.000 visible bunkers during his reign (1945-1985). Within this documentary, the bunkers serve as a guide to illustrate the development of a European country that was the last to step away from communism and started the difficult journey to become part of the capitalistic West.