Bibliotheek: nieuwe aanwinsten - juli-augustus 2014

How We Feel : What science can - and can't - tell us about our emotions / by Giovanni FrazzettoLondon : Black Swan, 2014. - 416 p. : ills. ; 20 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index
How can a bizarre neurological syndrome or a Shakespearean sonnet explain love and intimacy? We live at a time when neuroscience is unlocking the secrets of our emotions. But can the neural script of the brain indeed tell us how we feel? Giovanni Frazzetto takes us on a journey through our everyday lives and most common emotions. He mixes his scientific knowledge with art, literature, philosophy and personal experience to offer a set of stories that contend rationality and sentiment, science and poetry.

Emotional Architecture 4 / by Calin Dan ; texts by Judit Angel, Calin Dan, Adela Marcu. - Heijningen : Jap Sam Boks, 2014. - 128 p. : ills. ; 15 x 21 cm
Over the past few years the Romanian-Dutch artist and theorist Calin Dan (1955) has identified a very specific field of research, defined as 'Emotional Architecture', while developing a highly personal idiom where video and photography, next to text and music, play an important role. Dan focuses on the use, the experience, the meaning and the emotional value of architecture and urban environments. The subject of Emotional Architecture 4 is the MinVROM building in The Hague. It is not only a strong architectural and urban landmark; but it is also a turning point in the way public architecture articulates with political representation in the Netherlands. MinVROM was the last project directly and purposefully commissioned by a government body to an architect's office, according to a vision stemming from ideological, political and representational values.

Don't Know Who I Am? : Art After Identity Politics / editors Anders Kreuger, Bert De Vlegelaer, Lot Wens, Nav Haq, Paul Buck. - Antwerp : M HKA, 2014. - 68 p. : ills. ; 25 cm
Don't You Know Who I Am? - Art After Identity Politics is a major group exhibition at M HKA, the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, reflecting how emergent artists relate to issues of ‘identity politics' today. It is organised by M HKA within the framework of "The Uses of Art", a project by the European museum network L'Internationale. L'Internationale proposes a space for art within a non-hierarchical and decentralised internationalism, based on the value of difference and horizontal exchange among a constellation of cultural agents, locally rooted and globally connected. Comprising six major European museums: Moderna Galerija (MG, Ljubljana, Slovenia); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS, Madrid, Spain); Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA, Barcelona, Spain); Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp (M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium); SALT (Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey) and Van Abbemuseum (VAM, Eindhoven, the Netherlands) and associate organisations from the academic and artistic fields.

The Mass Ornament : Weimar Essays / by Siegfried Kracauer ; translated, edited, and with an introduction by Thomas Y. Levin. - Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 1995. - originally published in 1963 by Surkamp Verlag. - 404 p. : iils. ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
This book is a celebration of the masses--their tastes, amusements, and everyday lives. Taking up themes of modernity, such as isolation and alienation, urban culture, and the relation between the group and the individual, Kracauer explores a kaleidoscope of topics: shopping arcades, the cinema, bestsellers and their readers, photography, dance, hotel lobbies, Kafka, the Bible, and boredom. For Kracauer, the most revelatory facets of modern metropolitan life lie on the surface, in the ephemeral and the marginal.

Information Beyond Borders : International Cultural and Intellectual Exchange in the Belle Époque / edited by W. Boyd Rayward. - contributors Charles van den Heuvel, Geert J. Somsen, Nader Vossougghian [ al.]. - Surrey, England ; Burlington, USA : Ashgate Publishing Company, 2014. - 318 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
The period in Europe known as the Belle Epoque was a time of vibrant and unsettling modernization in social and political organization, in artistic and literary life, and in the conduct and discoveries of the sciences. These trends, and the emphasis on internationalization that characterized them, necessitated the development of new structures and processes for discovering, disseminating, manipulating and managing access to information.
This book analyses the dynamics of the emerging networks of individuals, organizations, technologies and publications by which means information was exchanged across and through all kinds of borders and boundaries in this period.


Cataloging the World : Paul Otlet and the Birth of the Information Age / by Alex Wright. - Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014. - 350 p. : ills. ; 22 cm
Includes bibliography and index.
In Cataloging the World, Alex Wright brings to light the forgotten genius of Paul Otlet, an introverted librarian who harbored a bookworm's dream to organize all the world's information. Recognizing the limitations of traditional libraries and archives, Otlet began to imagine a radically new way of organizing information, and undertook his life's great work: a universal bibliography of all the world's published knowledge that ultimately totaled more than 12 million individual entries. That effort eventually evolved into the Mundaneum, a vast "city of knowledge" that opened its doors to the public in 1921 to widespread attention. Like many ambitious dreams, however, Otlet's eventually faltered, a victim to technological constraints and political upheaval in Europe on the eve of World War II.
Wright tells not just the story of a failed entrepreneur, but the story of a powerful idea — the dream of universal knowledge — that has captivated humankind since before the great Library at Alexandria. Cataloging the World explores this story through the prism of today's digital age.


Max Weber : Ein Leben zwischen den Epochen / Jürgen Kaube. - Berlin : Rowohlt, 2014. - 496 p. : ills. ; 22 cm
Anmerkungen, Literaturverzeichnis, und Personenregister.
Max Weber (1864-1920) gehört nicht nur zu den einflussreichsten Denkern der Moderne, sondern ist zugleich eine der schillerndsten, widersprüchlichsten Persönlichkeiten des deutschen Geisteslebens im ausgehenden 19. und beginnenden 20. Jahrhundert. Er leidet an der zeittypischen «Nervenkrankheit», arbeitet wie besessen und vollendet dennoch kaum ein Buch; selbst sein Hauptwerk «Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft» erscheint erst posthum. Webers Bedeutung als Soziologe und Volkswirt, Historiker und Jurist ist unumstritten - seine Aufsätze haben Generationen von Akademikern und Politikern beeinflusst, weltweit.
Jürgen Kaube versucht in seiner, anlässlich des 150. Geburtstags von Max Weber erscheinenden, Biographie dieses rastlose, stets am Rande der Erschöpfung geführte Leben zu ergründen - und entwirft zugleich ein faszinierendes Zeitbild der ersten großen Phase der Moderne.


Mapping It Out : An Alternative Atlas of Contemporary Cartographies / edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist ; introduction by Tom McCarthy ; with contributions by David Adjaye,  Olafur Eliasson, Mona Hatoum, Susan Hiller [ al.] . - London : Thames and Hudson, 2014. - 240 p. : ills. ; 21x28 cm
Cartography and infographics meet contemporary art, science and ideas. Over 130 creative minds make sense of our exterior and interior worlds through intriguing and imaginative maps of their own devising. Some contributors have translated scientific data into simplified visual language, while others have condensed vast social, political or natural forms into concise diagrams. Many have reworked existing maps to subvert their original purpose or to present an alternative view of reality. Others play with the map's commitment to truth by plotting invented worlds and charting imaginative flights of fancy.

Steen in water : Een onbekend aardwerk voor de 1e Maasvlakte 1975-1979 / deze publicatie is een initiatief van Cathy Jacob ; tekst Hans Lörzing, Sandra Smets. - Rotterdam : ICU art projects, 2014. - 56 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Steen in Water handelt over de totstandkoming van een verborgen land art project op de 1e Maasvlakte in de jaren zeventig. Het was het grootste land art project van Nederland, maar omheind en afgezonderd is dit werk van Teun Jacob en Kees Verschuren nagenoeg onbekend gebleven. Historische foto's laten zien hoe intieme ruimtes werden gecombineerd met weidse uitzichten. Ook andere Nederlandse kunstenaars leverden bijdragen aan dit project. Gelegen op een kunstmatige landtong die op het water gewonnen was, weerspiegelde dit kunstlandschap bovendien de grootse ambities van het uitdijende naoorlogse Nederland.

A Clockwork Jerusalem : The British Pavilion, The 14th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venzia 2014 / concept by FAT Architecture and Crimson Architectural Historians ; texts by Sam Jacob, Wouter Vanstiphout, Owen Hatherley. - London : The Vinyl Factory, 2014. - 96 p. : ills. ; 25 cm
Crimson, FAT and Hatherley proposed a project titled ‘A Clockwork Jerusalem' with an exhibition concept that critically responds to Koolhaas' statement that modernism has erased all national and regional differences in architecture. As stated by the curators, "A Clockwork Jerusalem explores how a specifically British form of Modernism emerged from a modernity that combined traditions of the romantic, sublime and pastoral with a fascination and fear of the industrial, technology and science fiction to create new visions of society."

Practical Aesthetics : Events, Affects and Art after 9/11 / by Jill Bennett. - London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2012. - 234 p. : ills. ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Practical Aesthetics is a new account of art's rootedness in the social world and of the value of aesthetics to contemporary society. Beginning with the cultural watershed of 9/11, Jill Bennett explores artistic developments in relation to current events to argue that understanding aesthetics is as vital to social and political theory as it is to the arts. Now more than ever, Bennett argues, understanding how what we see informs what we do is not merely an artistic endeavour but one which is fundamental to our very being.

The Soul at Work : From Alienation to Autonomy / by Franco "Bifo" Berardi ; preface by Jason Smith. - Los Angeles : Semiotext(e), 2009. - 232 p. ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Capital has managed to overcome the dualism of body and soul by establishing a workforce in which everything we mean by the Soul—language, creativity, affects—is mobilized for its own benefit. Today a new condition of alienation has taken root in which workers commonly and voluntarily work overtime, the population is tethered to cell phones and Blackberries, debt has become a postmodern form of slavery, and antidepressants are commonly used to meet the unending pressure of production. In this book, Franco "Bifo" Berardi addresses these new forms of estrangement. The Soul at Work is a clarion call for a new collective effort to reclaim happiness.

Project 1975 : Contemporary Art and the Postcolonial Unconcious / editors Jelle Bouwhuis, Kerstin Winking ; contributors Alfredo Jaar, Sven Lütticken, Senam Okudzeto [ al]. -  London : Black Dog Publishing, 2014. - 184 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
The result of a two-year programme of exhibitions, commissioned essays, events and research at the Stedelijk, Project 1975 is a study of the effects of multicultural society on the visual arts. Taking its name from the year that Suriname officially became independent from The Netherlands, the book offers answers to current social and political questions affecting the visual arts: Is the power position of the stereotypical European white male coloniser less strong these days? How has post-colonial theory contributed to a better understanding of artists from areas such as Suriname?
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Inventing Peace : A dialogue on perception / by Wim Wenders and Mary Zournazi. - London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2013. - 216 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Inventing Peace revolves around the question of how we look at the world, but do not see it when there is so much war, injustice, suffering and violence. What are the ethical and moral consequences of looking, but not seeing, and, most of all, what has become of the notion of peace in all this? In the form of a written dialogue, Wim Wenders and Mary Zournazi consider this question as one of the fundamental issues of our times as well as the need to reinvent a visual and moral language for peace. Inspired by various cinematic, philosophical, literary and artistic examples, Wenders and Zournazi reflect on the need for a change of perception in the everyday as well as in the creation of images.

Lost Landscapes / LOLA Lanscape Architects ; texts by Cees van der Veeken, Erik de Jong, Olv Klein [ al.]. - Rotterdam : nai010 publishers, 2013. - 238 p. : ills. ; 17 cm
Lost Landscapes is a book about our take on landscape, nature and recreation. Rotterdam landscape architects LOLA (Lost Landscapes) design and study landscapes that are forgotten, derelict or about to change. Since its founding in 2006, the agency has worked on conceptual as well as realisable projects in the inner city, on the outskirts and in the country.LOLA's designers combine a knowledge of large-scale ecosystems with their own ideas about space and an open attitude that enables them to work collaboratively with other specialists, such as the garden designer Piet Oudolf and the urbanists at Maxwan.

Deventer / by Matthew Stadler. - Rotterdam : nai010 publishers, 2013. - 324 p. : ills. ; 19 cm
In Deventer, the Netherlands, a routine real estate deal and demolition became the site of innovation and new intelligence in urban design. We lack a vocabulary for the hugely important middle ground: projects that are neither local nor global, neither temporary nor permanent, neither original (in the protean sense) nor strictly an act of preservation. Outmoded dichotomies - local/global, temporary/permanent, new/somehow-not - obscure the daily challenge of designing and building real architecture. Deventer tells the human story that drove these projects to their checkered ends, and connects them to broader changes in the professions as a first step toward finding a vocabulary for the new scale of change in architecture.

7 Hoog / fotoboek van Rick Hekman. - Den Haag : Rick Hekman, 2014. - 60 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Een flat zou je ook kunnen zien als een soort uitkijktoren. Vanaf de zevende verdieping van bijvoorbeeld een flat langs Den Haag Hollands Spoor is er een hoop te zien. Mensen gaan picknicken, staan te wachten op iets of iemand of verrichten activiteiten die sterk doen denken aan het maken van een drugsdeal. Rick Hekman woont toevallig in deze flat en besloot om gedurende 1,5 jaar zijn lens vanuit het raam naar beneden te richten en te onderzoeken wat je allemaal kunt ontdekken vanuit je eigen woonkamer. Zijn boek 7 Hoog is hier het verslag van.

Ambient Commons : Attention in the Age of Embodied Information / by Malcolm McCullough. - Cambridge, Mass. ; London : The MIT Press, 2013. - 348 p. : ills. ; 21 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
The world is filling with ever more kinds of media, in ever more contexts and formats.McCullough describes what he calls the Ambient: an increasing tendency to perceive information superabundance whole, where individual signals matter less and at least some mediation assumes inhabitable form. He explores how the fixed forms of architecture and the city play a cognitive role in the flow of ambient information. As a persistently inhabited world, can the Ambient be understood as a shared cultural resource, to be socially curated, voluntarily limited, and self-governed as if a commons? Ambient Commons invites you to look past current obsessions with smart phones to rethink attention itself, to care for more situated, often inescapable forms of information.

Paris mortel rettouché / photographies Johan van der Keuken ; concept, editing and text Willem Zoetendaal. - Amsterdam : Van Zoetendaal Publishers, 2013. - 188 p. : ills. ; 26 cm
Includes bibliograpphy.
The book documents the creation process that resulted in the publication of Paris mortel by Johan van der Keuken (1938-2001) in 1963. In addition to an extensive introduction and background information provided by Willem van Zoetendaal, the book contains a selection of photographs from Van der Keuken's Paris period (1956-1958) that have never been published before.

Nosso Lar, Brasília / by Jonas Staal. - Heijningen : Jap Sam Books, 2014. - 162 p. : ills. ; 19 cm
Nosso Lar, Brasília explores the relationship between Spiritism and Modernism in Brazilian architecture. Central to the book is a systematic comparison between the spiritist city of Nosso Lar (1944), as described by the medium Chico de Xavier; and the modernist city of Brasília (1956), the country's capital as designed by Lúcio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer.

Evasions of Power : On the Architecture of Adjustment / edited by Katherine Carl, Aaron Levy, and Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss ; contributions by Carlos Basualdo, Anselm Franke, Jeanne van Heeswijk, Jill Magid, Eyal Weizman [ al.]. - Philidelphia ; Novi Sad : Slought Foundation : Normal Architecture Office (NAO), and - Centre for New Media, 2011. - 372 p. : ills. ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
The book Evasions of Power: On the Architecture of Adjustment (published by Slought) furthers ongoing discourse about human rights, geopolitical conflict, and territorial sovereignty, with contributions from an array of practitioners from fields including art, literature, philosophy, and architecture. Exploring overlooked urban zones, state borders, enclaves, and extra-territorial sites throughout the world, contributors probed contemporary perspectives on power and its evasions. The publication is the culmination of a 2007 symposium and subsequent research initiative jointly organized by Katherine Carl, Aaron Levy, and Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss. This initiative finds its physical form as a book that also functions as a resource for practitioners and proposes a series of extraordinary adjustments to ongoing discourses and practices regarding human rights, geopolitical conflict, and territorial sovereignty.

If Mayors Ruled the World : Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities
/ by Benjmin R. Barber. - New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 2013. - 418 p. ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Is the nation-state, once democracy's best hope, today democratically dysfunctional? Obsolete? The answer, says Benjamin Barber is yes. Cities and the mayors who run them can do and are doing a better job. Barber cites the unique qualities cities worldwide share: pragmatism, civic trust, participation, indifference to borders and sovereignty, and a democratic penchant for networking, creativity, innovation, and cooperation. He demonstrates how city mayors, singly and jointly, are responding to transnational problems more effectively than nation-states mired in ideological infighting and sovereign rivalries.

Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment / by Henri Lefebvre ; edited by Lukasz Stanek ; translated by Robert Bononno. - Minneapolis ; London : University of Minnesota Press, 2014. - 194 p. ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
The relationship between bodily pleasure, space, and architecture - Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment, the first publication of Henri Lefebvre's only book devoted to architecture, redefines architecture as a mode of imagination rather than a specialized process or a collection of monuments. Lefebvre calls for an architecture of jouissance—of pleasure or enjoyment—centered on the body and its rhythms and based on the possibilities of the senses.

Pop-Up City : City-Making in a Fluid World / authors Jeroen Beekmans, Joop Boer. - Amsterdam : BIS Publishers, 2014. - 288 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
The world is becoming more fluid and, as a result, citizens, enterprises, and civic governments are coming up with refreshing solutions in order to deal with a permanent state of change. Based on five years of blogging for an international audience, Pop-Up City shows city-making based on ideas that take ‘pop-up' as a starting point, varying from modular hotels and parasite cinemas to urban hacking, rooftop farms, and foldable houses.

Forensis : The Architecture of Public Truth - A project by Forensic Architecture, Centre for Research Architecture, Department of Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths, University of London
/ edited by Eyal Weizman, Susan Schuppli, Shela Sheikh, Francesco Sebregondi, Thomas Keenan, Anselm Franke. - Berlin : Sternberg Press, 2014. - 764 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Includes lexicon and biographies of the contributors.
Forensics originated from the term "forensis" which is Latin for "pertaining to the forum." The Roman forum was a multidimensional space of negotiation and truth-finding in which humans as well as objects participated in politics, law, and the economy. The present use of forensics, along with its popular representations have become increasingly central to the modes by which states police and govern their subjects. By returning to forensis this book seeks to unlock forensics' original potential as a political practice and reorient it. Inverting the direction of the forensic gaze it designates a field of action in which individuals and organizations detect and confront state violations.
This book presents the work of the architects, artists, filmmakers, lawyers, and theorists who participated directly in the "Forensic Architecture" project in the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths University of London.


Lucius Burckhardt, Cedric Price : A stroll through a fun palace : Swiss Pavilion, Archiecture Biennale 2014 / editor Hans Ulrich Obrist ; contributors Atelier Bow-Wow, Philippe Parreno, Stefano Boeri, Rirkrit Tiravanija [ al.]. -Zürich : Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, 2014. - 64 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Hans Ulrich Obrist has converted the Swiss Pavilion into a laboratory for exploring issues around the future role of architecture in our society. The installation entitled «Lucius Burckhardt and Cedric Price - A stroll through a fun palace» is based on the works of sociologist Lucius Burckhardt from Basel and English architect Cedric Price, author of the unrealized project Fun Palace. The retrospective dedicated to these two visionaries, both of whom died shortly after the turn of the millennium, is intended as a reflexion on architecture and urban planning in the 21st century.

Zichtlijnen : Hoe kunst publiek wordt / redactie Philip Peters ; met bijdragen van Ruth Benschop, Erik de Jong, Krien Clevis [ al.]. - Maastricht : Zuyd Hogeschool, Lectoraat Autonomie en Openbaarheid in de Kunsten, 2013. - 144 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Met Zichtlijnen wil het lectoraat Autonomie en Openbaarheid in de Kunsten van Zuyd Hogeschool aan dat debat bijdragen door voorbij het duivelse dilemma van autonomie en marktdenken de notie van ‘publiek' te onderzoeken.

Agata Madejska / concept Agata Madejska ; text Gareth Bell-Jones, Kathrin Meyer. - Berlin : DISTANZ Verlag, 2013. - 120 p. : ills. ; 28 cm
The present monograph on Agata Madejska's art presents three large cycles of works from the past seven years. Agata Madejska (b. Warsaw, 1979; lives and works in London and Essen) finds the motifs for her pictures, which are often recognizable only at a second glance, in urban space. In her photographs, she isolates distinctive architectural structures such as monuments or skyscrapers from the surrounding cityscapes; using the fundamental means of photography such as lighting, composition, and defamiliarization, she translates them into a new pictorial reality.

Urban Literacy : Reading and Writing Architecture / by Klaske Havik ; with a foreword by Juhani Pallasmaa. - Rotterdam : nai010 publishers, 2014. - 256 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Literature offers valuable insights into how people experience, use and imagine places. The literary approach in Urban Literacy stems from criticism of a lack of attention for the above-mentioned aspects in the architectural and urban planning debate. It brings together a variety of disciplines and theoretical approaches by means of three literary concepts: description, transcription and prescription. It translates them into the domain of architecture and urban planning. Reading and Writing Architecture concludes with a chapter on the implications for contemporary design practice.

Graduation Festival / Catalogue 2014 / concept and design Marthe Prins, Gilles de Bock, Benedikt Weishaupt ; foreword Marieke Schoenmakers. - Den Haag : KABK, 2014. - 212 p. : ills. ; 30 cm
This summer, an international group of more than 200 Bachelor's and Master's students will complete their studies at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK). They will be presenting their work during the official Graduation Festival featuring expositions, performances and film screenings. Students will be graduating in the fields of ArtScience, Fine Arts, Graphic Design,  Interactive/Media/Design, Interior Architecture & Furniture Design, Photography, Textile & Fashion, MA Artistic Research, MA ArtScience, MA Interior Architecture (INSIDE) and MA Type & Me.