Bibliotheek: nieuwe aanwinsten - januari-februari 2011

Reto Pulfer : Der Themenkatalog / edited by Francesco Pedraglio and Reto Pulfer. - Berlin : Archive Books, 2010. - 48 p. : ills. ; 33 cm
This publication coincides with two exhibitions of artist's books and related artworks: Reto Pulfer - Der Themenkatalog und andere Künstlerbücher, at FormContent, London, April
10 -  25, 2010; and at Archive Kabinett, Berlin, April 29 - May 20, 2010.

Mark Manders : Obra de Referencia / text in Spanish by Mark Manders and Ruth Estéves. - Amsterdam : Roma Publications, 2011. - geen paginering : ills. ; 20 cm
Small sized book with a broad selection of Manders' works, published on the occasion of a solo show in Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil in Mexico City (February-April 2011).

Buckminster Fuller : Starting with the Universe
/ edited by K. Michael Hays, Dana Miller ; with essays by Antoine Picon, Elizabeth A.T. Smith, Calvin Tomkins. - New York ; New Haven ; London : Whitney Museum of American Art : Yale University Press, 2008. - 258 p. : ills. ; 27 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
From his geodesic dome to books popularizing the terms "spaceship earth" and "synergetics," the life mission of R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) was to create living environments that minimized consumption of the earth's resources while maximizing interconnections with global systems of information and transportation. This book explores Fuller's extraordinary body of work focusing on his wide-ranging and sometimes controversial role within the worlds of art, architecture, and utopian thought. The book chronicles Fuller's profound, often prophetic contributions, including his environmentally sensitive building designs.

René Heyvaert / editors Nico Dockx, Lieve Laporte, Jan Mast ; introduction Bart De Baere. - Ghent : Ludion, 2006. - 325 p. : ills. ; 29 cm. - Nederlands / English / Française
Includes bibliographical references.
René Heyvaert (1929-1984) was a succesful architect who became an artist. He began to dream openly of modular systems and spaces without right angles. Spaces that continually changed. He fond these spaces not in architecture but in the fine arts. The form of his work was always simple and he mostly used found objects which in a process of transformation became works of art.

Marcel van Eeden : Schritte ins Reich der Kunst / introduction Katja Blomberg. - Köln : Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2010. - 104 p. : ills. ; 22 cm. - Deutsch / English
Includes bibliographical references.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name at Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, 25.11.2010-30.01.2011. Like no other artist on the contemporary scene, Van Eeden has lent new currency on the medium of freehand drawing. The exhibition has been prepared in close cooperation with Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland, where the show will travel in the spring of 2011.

De Cornelia Maersk / Marcel van Eeden. - Rotterdam : Havenbedrijf Rotterdam N.V., 2010. - 110 p. : ills. ; 11 x 15 cm
Uitgave in het kader van het Beeldproject Maasvlakte 2: de culturele dimensie van de fysieke landaanwinning, waarvoor Marcel van Eeden de komst van Maasvlakte 2 volgt met een serie tekeningen. Beeldproject Maasvlakte 2 is een initiatief van het Havenbedrijf Rotterdam N.V., het Nederlands Fotomuseum en SKOR, Stichting Kunst en Openbare Ruimte. Het project loopt van 2007 t/m 2013.

Oswald's Dream and other stories / by Marcel van Eeden. - Berlin ; St. Gallen ; Darmstadt : Haus am Waldsee : Kunstmuseum St. Gallen : Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt, 2011. - 156 p. : ills. ; 11 x 15 cm
Herausgegeben aus Anlass der Ausstellung 'Marcel van Eeden. Schritte ins Reich der Kunst', Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt, 2011-2012.

Terra Nova / images Frank Koolen. - Amsterdam : Frank Koolen, 2010, - 48 p. : ills. ; 20 cm
'Terra Nova' was made and published to accompany the exhibition 'Terra Nova', a solo exhibition at artist initiative 1646 in The Hague, Dec. / Jan. 2010 / 2011.

Rob Johannesma : In Dark Trees / text Lorenzo Benedetti. - Amsterdam : Roma Publications, 2010. - geen paginering : ills. ; 24 cm
This publication is based on the exhibition 'Rob Johannesma. Uitval van een' at De Vleeshal, Middelburg, 4 July - 20 September, 2009.

Beyond the Dust : Artists' Documents Today
/ editors Roger Willems, Gwenneth Boelens ; texts Lorenzo Benedetti [ al.]. - Amsterdam : Roma Publications, 2011. - 208 p. : ills. ; 21 cm
Catalogue with artists' contributions on the occasion of the group exhibition Beyond the Dust - Artists' Documents Today, a Dena Foundation for Contemporary Art project in collaboration with De Vleeshal in Middelburg and the Fondation d'entreprise Ricard in Paris, curated by Francesca di Nardo in collaboration with Lorenzo Benedetti. This book provides the public with a theoretical hypothesis on the use and manipulation of forms, images and texts by artists.

Gerard Fieret (1924 - 2009) / edited by Flip Bool,  Willem Diepraam, Frits Gierstberg [ al.] ; tekst Frans van Burkom. - Haarlem : Focus Publishing, 2010. - 200 p. : ils. ; 33 cm. - Nederlands / English
Includes bibliographical references.
Photographer and poet Gerard Fieret is the creator of one of the most wayward oeuvres put forth by 20th century Dutch photography: erotic egomaniacal, radical, taboo-breaking, but always of a staggering, uneasy, beauty that can indisputably vie with the international top.

Art and Activism in the Age of Globalization / editors Lieven de Cauter, Ruben De Roo & Karel Vanhaesebrouck ; texts Pascal Gielen, Brian Holmes, BAVO [ al.]. - Rotterdam : NAi Publishers, 2011. - 334 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Includes biographies.
This book maps the state of activist art and artistic activism in the age of globalization. Is it a relevant, necessary activity or a festive pseudo-activity in the margins of real politics? New forms of cultural practices and art forms emerge responding to globalization, post-fordism, migration, the war on terror and global warming.

Game Urbanism : Handleiding voor een culturele ruimtelijke ordening / auteur Hans Venhuizen ; overige teksten Charles Landry, Francien van Westrenen. - Amsterdam : Valiz, 2010. - 224 p. : ills. ; 25 cm
Bevat overzicht projecten Bureau Venhuizen, en register.
Game Urbanism gaat over de cultuur van de ruimtelijke ordening. Hans Venhuizen vat cultuur breed op als cultuurhistorie, erfgoed, architectuur en kunst, maar ook als de actuele cultuur van de bewoners van een streek of de eigenheid van een plek. In zijn streven naar een specifiekere identiteit voor steden en gebieden verbindt Venhuizen de werelden van cultuur en ruimte op uiteenlopende manieren met elkaar.

Workbook : The official catalog for Workshopping: An American Model of Architectural Practice : The U.S. Pavilion for La Biennale di Venezia, Biennale Architettura 2010 / edited by Emily Abruzzo. - New York : 306090, Inc., 2010. - 128 p. : ills. ; 22 cm
The work shown at the U.S. Pavilion at the 2010 Venice Biennale is vital and proactive, suggesting solutions, describing the possibilities of new techniques or technologies, or re-framing the problems of the city, and, in the process, defining a new model of architectural practice. From John Portman's architectas-initiator model to cityLAB's research-based, innovative community-driven proposals, these works seek to define their own problems, audiences, and missions. The can-do spirit of each of these projects echo the collaborative, team-based methodologies of 306090 Books, co-presenters of the U.S. Pavilion with Atlanta's High Museum of Art.

Magic Blocks : Scenarios for socialist collective housing estates in Bucharest / edited by Stefan Ghenciulescu, Constantin Goagea, Kai Vöckler. - Bucharest : Zeppelin Association, 2009. - 111 p. : ills. ; 23 cm. - Rumanian / English
Launched by Archis Interventions in cooperation with local and international architecture offices and projects, »MAGIC BLOCKS« presents scenarios for the future development and use of housing estates and thereby stimulate public discussion of housing and other social issues in Bucharest. The cityscape of Bucharest is dominated by huge, standardized public housing estates built during the socialist era, mainly in the 1970 and 1980s - in which circa 70 per cent of the city's population still live. These 'concrete curtains' flank established major traffic axes, blocking the view of the parts of Bucharest that lie behind them.

Urban Utopias : The Built and Social Architectures of Alternative Settlements
/ Malcolm Miles. - London ; New York : Routledge, 2008. - 256 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Thousands urban utopias exist around the world, including intentional communities, eco-villages, permaculture plots, religious and secular retreats, co-housing projects, self-build schemes, projects for low-impact housing, and activist squats in urban and rural sites.
The book is structured in four parts. In part one, literary and theoretical utopias from the early modern period to the nineteenth-century are reconsidered. Part two investigates twentieth-century urban utopianism and contemporary alternative settlements focusing on social and environmental issues, activism and eco-village living. Part three looks to wider horizons in recent practices in the non-affluent world, and Part four reviews a range of cases from the author's visits to specific sites. This is followed by a short conclusion in which a discussion of key issues is resumed.

Maddy Arkesteyn : Intimations of freedom : Brancusi's Psychosis (goes exotic) / text Anna Luyten, Ilse van Reijn. - Brussels : Maddy Arkesteyn, 2010. - 80 p. : ills. ; 26 cm
Includes biography.
This book was made during a residence at the Chinese European Art Center (CEAC) in Xiamen, China, and published on the occasion of the exhibition ' Maddy Arkesteyn. Brancusi's Psychosis goes exotic'.

De vluchtkoffer van Livinus / concept en redactie Marie Jeanne de Rooij ; tekstbijdragen Marc Claeijs, Lynne van Rhijn, Wim van Sinderen [ al.]. - Den Haag : GEMAK / Vrije Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten Den Haag, 2011. - 72 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Een verkennende eerste registratie van de teruggevonden curriculum vitae-koffer van Livinus van de Bundt, en tevens aanzet tot verder onderzoek naar erfgoed en betekenis van deze vaak nog onderbelicht gebleven experimentele lichtkunstenaar.

Sluipweg : waarlangs de dood heeft weten te ontsnappen / tekst en beeld Hans van Houwelingen ; met bijdragen van Mihnea Mircan, Eric Venbrux, Hans Venhuizen [ al.]. - Gemeente Haarlemmermeer : Kunstfort Vijfhuizen, 2009. - 72 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Deze publicatie verschijnt ter gelegenheid van het kunstwerk 'Sluipweg, waarlangs de dood heeft weten te ontsnappen' van Hans van Houwelingen bij het Kunstfort Vijfhuizen, Gemeente Haarlemmermeer.

Small Scale Big Change : New Architectures of Social Engagement
/ by Andres Lepik ; foreword Glenn D. Lowry ; introduction Barry Bergdoll. - New York : The Museum of Modern Art, 2010. - 140 p. : ills. ; 25 cm
Published on the occasion of the exhibition 'Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement' at MOMA, New York, October 3, 2010-January 3, 2011.
This book presents eleven projects on five continents that respond to localized needs in underserved communities. These innovative designs signal a renewed commitment to the social responsibility of architecture felt by many of today's practitioners. The works reveal an exciting shift in the longstanding dialogue between architecture and society, in which the architect's methods and approaches are being dramatically re-evaluated.

On Farming : Bracket - Almanac 1 / editors Mason White, Maya Przybylski ; editorial board Fritz Haeg, Michael Speaks, Nathalie de Vries [ al.]. - Barcelona : Actar, 2010. - 268 p. : ills. ; 27 cm
Bracket is a new book series that highlights emerging critical issues at the juncture of architecture, environment, and digital culture. It is a collaboration between InfraNet Lab and Archinect. 'On Farming' looks at the capacity for architecture to address ideas and issues of productive landscapes and urbanisms. Once merely understood in terms of agriculture, today information, energy, labour, and landscape, among others, can be farmed. Farming harnesses the efficiency of collectivity and community.

Jeroen Jacobs : Blauwe Maandag = Blue Monday / tekst Theo Tegelaers, Ilse van Rijn. - Berlin ; Amsterdam : argobooks : SKOR, 2009. - geen paginering : ills. ; 30 cm
De publicatie Blauwe Maandag is verschenen bij het kunstproject Blauwe Maandag, twee rauwe betonnen objecten van Jeroen Jacobs voor De Blaauwe Hoeve in Hulst. Het project werd ontwikkeld in opdracht van de Stichting Curamus met inhoudelijk advies van SKOR (Stichting Kunst in de Openbare Ruimte), en begeleid door Theo Tegelaers.

Gedi Sibony / concieved and designed by Gedi Sibony. - Minneapolis : Midway Contemporary Art, 2008. - 48 p. : ills. ; 26 cm
The publication provides a visual overview of Sibony's solo exhibitions over the past three years, including his 2007 Midway exhibition.

Nina Beier : Text / texts by Joanna Fiduccia, Mihnea Mircan and Chris Sharp. - Mexico City : Proyectos Monclava, 2010. - 64 p. : ills. ; 18 cm
Published on the occasion of 'Nina Beier, Art Statements, Art Basel, 16-20 June, 2010.
Nina Beier's conversational practice deliberately leaves elements of the production of the artwork up to the individuals and scenarios with whom she collaborates, giving her works the permanent possibility of accident, and constantly reminding us of the mediated condition of art.

Time Taken : The Work of Time in the Work of Art / author Christine Macel. - Paris : Monogrfik éditions, 2009. - 176 p. : ills. ; 21 cm
Includes bibliography and index.
Time Taken looks at the way certain artists reformulate the experience of time in their works and have developed new strategies as compared to artists of the 1960s and 1970s. She describes the renewed relationship that twelve artists have forged with time.
Philippe Parreno, Gabriel Orozco, Cerith Wyn Evens [ al.]

Shahryar Nashat : Downscaled and Overthrown / text Dominic Eichler. - Berlin ; New York : Sternberg Press, 2010. - 158 p. : ills. ; 25 cm
Includes index of works.
This book is published on the occasion of the exhibition 'Line Up' by Shahryar Nashat, Kunstverein Nürnberg - Albrecht Dürer Gesellschaft, April 17 - June 27, 2010.
Downscaled and Overthrown is the first monograph on the work of the Swiss artist Shahryar Nashat (*1975). Whether he truncates Renaissance bronze sculptures through photography, or redesigns a section of the Louvre to accommodate the baroque frescoes of Rubens while filming a well-trained athlete performing a one-armed handstand while looking at the paintings, Nashat's works and exhibitions involve his interest in art collections, art libraries, reproduction of works of art, as well as questions relating to appropriation and artistic reuse, display issues, and apparatus.

Sol Lewitt : 100 Views / edited by Susan Cross and Denise Markonish ; texts Carl Andre, Germano Celant, Lucy R, Lippard [ al.]. - North Adams, Mass. : Mass MoCA, 2009. - 272 p. : ills. ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Published to accompany MASS MoCA's installation of LeWitt's wall drawings, this book celebrates the artist and his 50-year career.

Martin Walde : A Second Home for Schrödinger's Cat / texts by Annelie Pohlen, Monika Wagner, Peter Weibel [ al.]. - Ostfildern : Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2010. - 176 p. : ills. ; 27 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Published on the occasion of exhibitions by Martin Walde at Neue Galerie Graz, Marta Herford, and ZKM Karlsruhe.
Austrian artist Martin Walde (born 1957) expands the 1960s concept of sculpture as a performance in space by making room for coincidence and the viewer's own intervention. Using materials such as wool, wax, silicon or water, Walde creates installations and sculptural objects that invite the viewer's touch.

De Spontane Stad / concept Urhahn Urban Design i.s.m. Partizan Publik ; tekst Chris Keulemans, Arjen Oosterman, Henk Ovink [ al.]. - Amsterdam : BIS Publishers, 2010. - 176 p. : ills. ; 30 cm
Het tijdperk van grootschalige stedenbouw is voorbij. Dit manifest is de kick-off voor een andere praktijk. Kleinschalige maakbaarheid in combinatie met Hollandse ondernemersgeest: dat is het uitgangspunt van Urhahn Urban Design. De auteurs van dit boek pleiten daarom voor lokale vindingrijkheid, flexibiliteit en openheid. De Spontane Stad is nooit af; in de Spontane Stad staat de gebruiker centraal; de Spontane Stad is het resultaat van vraag en aanbod. Met dit manifest wordt de discussie aangejaagd over de agenda van de stedenbouw in de eenentwinste eeuw.

usus / usures : État des lieux - How things stand
/ by Rotor (Tristan Boniver, Lionel Devlieger, Michael Ghyoot [ al.]). - Bruxelles : Éditions Communauté françoise Wallonie, 2010. - 120 p. : ills. ; 24 cm. - Française / English
'How things stand' is the catalogue for the project 'usus / usures', at the Belgian pavillion of the 12th Architecture Biennial of Venice, 2010. This publication analyses 'wear' as a material phenomenon and as an agent capable of influencing actions. It is the result of an intensive investigation carried out in Belgium. Wear is approached not as a problem in itself, a testimony to an error of design to be avoided at all costs, but as an inevitable and potentially creative process. Looking at wear then leads to reflection on use, users and construction practices.

De Fabriek : Een boek om mee te slaan : 30 jaar kunstenaarsinitiatief De Fabriek / tekst Hans den Hartog Jager, Ines van Rooijen, Diana Franssen [ al.]. - Eindhoven : Stichting De Fabriek, 2010. - geen paginering : ills. ; 33 cm. - Nederlands / English
Bevat chronologie en index.
Uitgegeven naar aanleiding van het 30 jarig bestaan van het kunstenaarsinitiatief De Fabriek, Eindhoven, 1980-2010. Het boek functioneert als een archief dat getuigt van alternatieve kunstgeschiedenis, standpunten en identiteiten.

Coup de Ville : Sint-Niklaas 11.09.2010-24.10.2010 / auteurs Wim De Cuyper, Jan Hoet, Stef Van Bellingen. - Tielt : Uitgeverij Lannoo, 2010. - 336 p. : ills. ; 23 cm. - Nederlands / English
'Coup de Ville' is een tentoonstelling en stadsfestival in Sint-Niklaas, België, met hedendaagse kunst onder artistieke leiding van Stef Van Bellingen en Jan Hoet. Meer dan 40 kunstenaars uit binnen- en buitenland realiseren kunstwerken in woonhuizen, tuinen, publieke ruimte, restruimten en musea in Sint-Niklaas.
David Hammons, Ilya Kabakov, Martin Walde [ al.]