Bibliotheek: nieuwe aanwinsten - juni - augustus 2016

Friedrich Kiesler : Lebenswelten = Life Visions : Architektur - Kunst - Design = Architecture - Art - Design / edited by Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Dieter Bogner, Maria Lind and Bärbel Vischer ; catalog concept Dieter Bogner ; texts by Maria Lind, Hani Rashid, Gerd Zillner [ al.]. - Basel : Birhhäuser Verlag, 2016. - 224 p. : ills. ; 31 cm
Includes bibliography and index.
The artist, designer, architect, stage designer, and exhibition designer Friedrich Kiesler (1890-1965) influenced European and American architecture and art scene with his avant-garde contributions; his oeuvre remains a source of inspiration to this day. The catalogue illustrates Kiesler's entire oeuvre and discusses his theory of "correalism" concerning the relationship between works of art, humans, and space, as well as his innovative exhibition design.
Contributions from contemporary artists such as Leonor Antunes, Céline Condorelli, Verena Dengler, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Apolonija Sustersic, and Rirkrit Tiravanija give an insight into Kiesler's importance today.

Imperfect Chronology : Arab Art from the Modern to the Contemporary : Works from the Barjeel Foundation / edited by Omar Kholeif with Candy Stobbs. - Munich ; London ; New York : Prestel : Whitechapel Gallery, 2016. - 272 p. : ills. ; 28 cm
Includes Timeline and Artists' Biographies.
Celebrating the Barjeel Art Foundation's expansive collection, this book maps a genealogy of modern and contemporary Arab art. Based in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, the Barjeel Art Foundation was established to contribute to the development of the evolving art scene in the Arab region by building a prominent, publicly accessible  art collection in the UAE. Over time it has grown to become one of the most holistic collections of Arab art, fostering critical dialogue around art practices both in the region and internationally. Spanning a period from the turn of the twentieth century to the present day, this publication tells a striking visual story of artists who challenged the notions of tradition, territory, and geography.
features many rarely seen works by artists across the region from North Africa to the Gulf states as well as Western Asia.

Big Plans! : Modern Figures, Visionairies, and Inventors : On Applied Modernism in Saxony-Anhalt 1919-1933 / edited for the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation by Claudia Perren, Torsten Blume, and Alexia Pooth. - Bielefeld : Kerber Verlag, 2016. - 224 p. : ills. ; 30 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Ninety years after the Bauhaus first opened its doors in Dessau, "Big Plans! Modern figures, visionaries, and inventors"  is the first publication to prove that the Bauhaus was not the only forum for the international avant-garde, but part of a large, Modernist utopia. A futurist industrial region grew up in central Germany from 1919 to 1933; it was closely linked to visionary and idealized plans for a new image of humanity, realized in everything from architecture, education, and advertising to the notion of space exploration.

Buckminster Fuller Inc. : Architecture in the Age of the Radio / author Mark Wigley. - Zürich : Lars Müller Publishers, 2015. - 336 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Includes chronological index, name index and short biography.
In Buckminster Fuller Inc. the author investigates Fuller's multi-dimensional reflections on the architecture of radio and his idea that the real site of architecture is the electromagnetic spectrum. It draws on Fuller's archive to follow his radical thinking from toilets to telepathy, plastic to prosthetics, nanostructures to networks, and deep data to deep space.
The real architecture of our world is that of electromagnetic frequencies. We are constantly being reshaped by countless overlapping waves that pulse through our buildings and bodies. Buckminster Fuller Inc.: Architecture in the Age of Radio extensively explores Richard Buckminster Fuller's work and thought, shedding new light on the questions raised by our increasingly electronic world.

Against Value : In The Arts And Education / edited by Sam Ladkin, Robert McKay and Emile Bojesen ; texts by Hal Foster, Fabienne Collignon, Christian Lotz [ al.]. - London ; New York : Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. - 434 p. ; 22cm. - (Disruptions series)
Against Value in the Arts and Education proposes that it is often the staunchest defenders of art who do it the most harm, by suppressing or mollifying its dissenting voice, by neutralizing its painful truths, and by instrumentalizing its ambivalence. This book diagnoses the counter-intuitive effects of the rhetoric of value. It posits that the auditing of values pervades the fabric of people's work-lives, their education, and increasingly their everyday experience. The book uncovers figures of resentment, disenchantment and alienation fostered by the dogma of value. It argues instead that value judgments can behave insidiously, and incorporate aesthetic, ethical or ideological values fundamentally opposed to the "value" they purportedly name and describe.

The Artist's Joke / edited by Jennifer Higgie ; with texts and interviews by / with Hugo Ball, Bruce Nauman, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Sarah Lucas [ al.]. - London : Cambridge, Mass. : Whitechapel Gallery : The MIT Press, 2007. - 240 p. ; 21 cm
Includes bibliography and index.
Ever since Freud's Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious appeared in 1905, humor both light and dark has frequently surfaced as a subversive, troubling, or liberating element in art. The Artist's Joke surveys the rich and diverse uses of humor by avant-garde and contemporary artists.

What's the Use? : Constellations of Art, History, and Knowledge : A Critical Reader / editors Nick Aikens, Thomas Lange, Jorinde Seijdel, Steven ten Thije ; contributors Georges Didi- Huberman, Charles Esche, Annie Fletcher [ al.]. - Amsterdam : Valiz, 2016. - 504 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Includes biographies, and indexes.
Is art only art insofar as it refuses to be useful? Or can art practices serve a wider purpose in the world? This reader starts from the premise that art is an integral part of the social, economic, and political process. Art is best understood through its dialogue with the social sphere, rather than as a ‘thing in itself'. By mapping a diverse terrain of examples and ideas, this book explores the complex interplay between art, use, history, and knowledge. The contributing writers and artists demonstrate how in past and contemporary practice these relationships are set up and played out.

Documentary Across Disciplines / edited by Erika Balsom and Hila Peleg ; with texts by Ariella Azoulay, Sylvère Lotringer, Ben Rivers [ al.]. - Cambridge, Mass. ; Berlin : The MIT Press : Haus der Kulturender Welt, 2016. - 328 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Includes notes and biographies.
This book collects writings by artists, filmmakers, art historians, poets, literary critics, anthropologists, theorists, and others, to investigate one of the most vital areas of cultural practice: documentary. Contemporary art turned away from the medium and toward the world, using photography and the moving image to take up global perspectives. Documentary filmmakers, meanwhile, began to work in the gallery context. The contributors consider the hybridization of art and film, and the "documentary turn" of contemporary art. They discuss digital technology and the "crisis of faith" caused by manipulation and generation of images, and the fading of the progressive social mandate that has historically characterized documentary. They consider invisible data and visible evidence; problems of archiving; and surveillance and biometric control, forms of documentation that call for "informatic opacity" as a means of evasion.

Vincent Fecteau : you have did the right thing when you put that skylight in / editors Vincent Fecteau & Christopher Müller ; text Bruce Hainley. - Basel ; Berlin ; London ; New York : Kunsthalle Basel : Galerie Buchholz : greengrassi : Matthew Marks Gallery, 2016. - 150 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Vincent Fecteau (b. 1969) has, over the last two decades, forged a singular aesthetic that mixes homespun materials (popsicle sticks, champagne corks, string, and the like), meticulous craftwork, and a curious formal grammar. By turns wonky, erotic, extraterrestrial, or baroque—and sometimes, paradoxically, all of these at once—his sculptures are built from small, slow accumulations in which layering, texture, and the work of the hand are all visible. Rigid geometries and the heft of the modernist sculpture that his work evokes are forfeited in favor of something far more modest, wildly irrational, and psychically charged.
you have did the right thing when you put that skylight in is published in conjunction with Fecteau's 2015 Kunsthalle Basel presentation of the same name.

South as a State of Mind #7 : documenta 14 # 2 / editors Quinn Latimer, Adam Szymczyk ; contributions by Mariana Castillo Deball, Hendrik Folkerts, Mahasweta Devi [ al.]. - Kassel : documenta und Museum Fridericianum, 2016. - 228 p. : ills. 30 cm
South as a State of Mind is a magazine that was founded by Marina Fokidis in Athens in 2012. Beginning in 2015, the magazine temporarily becomes the documenta 14 journal, publishing four special issues biannually until the opening of the exhibition in Athens and Kassel in 2017. These special issues are edited by Quinn Latimer, documenta 14's editor-in-chief of publications, and documenta 14 artistic director Adam Szymczyk. The documenta 14 South is conceived as a place of research, critique, art, and literature that parallels the years of work on the d14 exhibition overall, one that helps define and frame its concerns and aims. As such, the journal is a manifestation of documenta 14 rather than a discursive lens through which to merely presage the topics to be addressed in the eventual exhibition.

This Mortal Coil : The Human Body in History and Culture / author Faye Bound Alberti. - Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016. - 290 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and subject index and index of names.
The author of this book takes the body apart to put it back anew, telling the cultural history of our key organs and systems from the inside out, from blood to guts, brains to sex organs.
For centuries, 'we' were believed to be composed of souls that were part of the body and inseparable from it. Now we exist in our heads, and our bodies have become the vessels for that uncertain and elusive thing we call our 'true selves'. The way we understand the material structure of the body has also changed radically over the centuries. Faye Bound Alberti reveals just how modern the 'modern body' really is, she shows that the understanding of the 'modern body'  in the process is far removed from the 'eternal' or timeless object of common assumption. In fact, she argues, its roots go back no further than the sixteenth century at the earliest - and it has only truly existed in its current form since the nineteenth century.

Autonomy Museum : Death and the Body Displayed / author Elizabeth Hallam. - London : Reaktion Books, 2016. - 444 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Elizabeth Hallam's book investigates the social relationships and cultural practices that render deceased bodies visible and tangible in spaces of anatomical exploration and beyond. Anatomy museums contain some of the most compelling and challenging displays of the human body, and they have been used for professional training in which bodies after death are treated as vital sources of knowledge about the living. A surprisingly varied and ever-changing material and visual culture of human anatomy emerges through their history, shaped by multiple factors, including colonialism and war, as well as shifts in medical institutions, technologies and media.

Cross-Examinations / text by Vincent van Gerven Oei ; edited by Mihnea Mircan ; with contributions by Nicoline van Harskamp, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Willem Oorebeek [ al.]. - Antwerpen : Extra City Kunsthal, 2015. - 98 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Cross-Examinations is an exercise in writing, erasing, and rewriting. Its four, increasingly layered iterations interrogate issues relating to torture, pain, and being. They engage a series of texts and works, such as an exchange between Heidegger and Jünger, poetry by John Donne and Jean Daive, a novel by Nachoem Wijnberg, Cranach's The Martyrdom of Saint Catherine, Broodthaers's Fémur d'homme belge and Fémur de la femme française. A constant attempt to reassess its own claims, Cross-Examinations is a palimpsest, printed and reprinted until the ink becomes page.

Marius Lut : Form no Form / The Black Series / concept Marius Lut. - Den Haag : Marius Lut / Billytown, 2016. - 96 p. : ills. ; 32 cm
This artist's book serves as a framework and platform for artistic research and experiment. For the overall structure of the publication Marius Lut was inspired by the various functions of an imaginary building. Walk-in space, rest areas, the passage of time, volume, scale, proportions and other terms from architecture serve as a point of departure for the format and structure of the book. The publication makes use of white space to put a radical emphasis on the works.

Sonsbeek 2016: Transaction / concept en samenstelling ruangrupa ; teksten Marijke van der Linde, ruangrupa ; tekeningen Jan Rothuizen. - Arnhem : Sticting Sonsbeek Internationaal, 2016. - 144 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
ruangrupa heeft er voor gekozen geen catalogus te maken maar een ACTION book met persoonlijke bijdragen van alle kunstenaars die inspireren tot zelf doen en met korte toegankelijke teksten van het redactieteam.

Graduation 2016 Royal Academy of Art The Hague : Graduation, Expansion, Works / concept and design Nina Couvert, Danicha Leliveld, Sepus Noordmans. - Den Haag : Royal Academy of Art The Hague, 2016. - 252 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Bachelor, master and postgraduate students from Artistic Research, ArtScience, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interactive Media Design (I/M/D), Interior Architecture (INSIDE), Interior Architecture & Furniture Design, Photography, Textile & Fashion and TypeMedia present their graduation projects.

IXIPTLA : Journal on Art and Anthropology Volume 1 / editor Mariana Castillo Deball ; contributors Moosje M. Goosen, Pablo Katchadijan, Victoria Novelo Oppenheim [ al.]. - Berlin : Bom Dia Books, 2014. - 180 p. : ills. ; 28 cm
Ixiptla is a new biannual journal about trajectories of Anthropology, it has been initiated by the artist Mariana Castillo Deball.
This edition of Ixiptla is focused on the trajectory of objects collected and produced by archeologists - plaster molds, facsimiles, drawings, photographs, and scale models -, in an attempt to capture and replicate material evidences left by time; these objects emerge from a specific moment in time, producing a doppelgänger of the original milieu, which then takes its own course. For this first issue, a group of anthropologists, archaeologists, artists, and writers have been invited to reflect on the role of the model, the copy, and reproduction in their areas of research and practice.

IXIPTLA : Journal on Art and Anthropology Volume II / editor Mariana Castillo Deball ; texts by Mariana Castillo Deball, Enrique Vila-Matas, Inka Bertz. - Berlin : Bom Dia Books, 2014. - 16 p. : ills. ; 47 cm
Ixiptla is a journal about trajectories of Anthropology, it has been initiated by the artist Mariana Castillo Deball.
This edition of Ixiptla is published on the occasion of the exhibition Mariana Castillo Deball: Parergon, in the Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin.

Mariana Castillo Deball : Uncomfortable Objects / edited by Mariana Castillo Deball ; with contributions by Jimena Canales, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Mario Bellatin [ al.]. - Berlin : Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite, 2012. - 169 p. : ills. ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Uncomfortable Objects belong to the category of creatures: products of desire, research, or imagination, they compel us to follow them, and to look through their eyes, until we are captured in their twisted nets and fall out of language.
This book is published on the occasion of the exhibition Zurich Art Prize 2012: Mariana Castillo Deball Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, September 27 - November 18, 2012 and documents a whole series of works and exhibitions by Castillo Deball of the same title ‘Uncomfortable Objects'.

De Amerikaanse Ambassade in Den Haag : Een blik achter de schermen van de Amerikaans-Nederlandse betrekkingen / redactie Duco Hellema & Giles Scott-Smith mmv Fréderique Holtrop ; teksten Bert van der Zwan, Joop de Jong, Floribert Baudet [ al.]. - Amsterdam : Boom uitgevers, 2016. - 232 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Bevat uitgebreide noten en personenregister.
Dit boek gaat over het grote gebouw van gewapend beton aan het Haagse Lange Voorhout, de Amerikaanse ambassade, die in 2017 zal verhuizen. Wat speelde zich achter die strenge façade af? Wat deed de ambassade tijdens de Koude Oorlog en hoe ging men om met de vele demonstraties tegen de Verenigde Staten vanaf de jaren zestig? Vijftien hoofdstukken van verschillende auteurs tekenen de rijke historie op van het Haagse zenuwcentrum van de Amerikaans-Nederlandse betrekkingen. Ze maakten daarbij gebruik van archiefmateriaal en interviews, maar ook van een cruciale recente bron: Wikileaks.

Archipel Ontwerpers : Scheveningen - En de rest van de wereld / door Eric Vredenburgh. - Den Haag : Archipelontwerpers, 2016. - 208 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Dit boek verhaalt, zowel in theorie als in anekdoten over architectuur, van Sceveningen tot China.
In antwoord op de schaarste van ruimte heeft Archipelontwerpers vanaf haar oprichting een pleidooi gehouden om steden intensiever en duurzamer te gebruiken. In onze visie betekent duurzame ontwikkeling dat men voorziet in de behoefte van de huidige samenleving en daarbij de mogelijkheden van toekomstige generaties niet belemmerd. Duurzaamheid in de alledaagse praktijk houdt rekening met materiaal, energie en de mogelijkheid tot transformatie. Het 'luchtgebonden bouwen' is op te vatten als een specifieke uitwerking van een transformatie strategie die de stad een nieuwe vitaliteit kan geven en de mono- functionaliteit van een omgeving kan doorbreken.

Lina Bo Bardi 100 : Brazil's Alternative Path to Modernism / edited by Andres Lepik and Vera Simone Bader ; with texts by Zeuler R. Lima, Olivia de Oliviera, Catherine Veikos [ al.]. - Ostfildern : Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2014. - 368 p. : ills. ; 31 cm
Includes bibliography.
The Italio-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi (1914-1992) forged a unique path with her bold designs. Spanning architecture, stage sets, fashion, and furniture, her work drew inspiration from the International Style, which she translated into her own visual language. Fundamental to her work was her thoughtful engagement with her adopted country of Brazil, its culture, society, and politics, and she productively and provocatively voiced her sometimes radical views through designs, exhibitions, and writings.

Lina Bo Bardi : Maneiras de Expor = Ways of Showing: The Exhibition Architecture of Lina Bo Bardi / texts by Chico Homem de Melo, Zeuler M. De Rocha Lima [ al.]. - Sao Paulo : Museu Da Casa Brasileira, 2014. - 236 p. : ills. ; 28 cm
The book celebrates the centenary of the birth of the Italian-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi, contains extensive documentation on her iconographic universe, (drawings, posters and original photos of exhibition organized by her), along with pictures of plans reproduced.

Lina Bo Bardi : The Theory of Architectural practice / text by Lina Bo Bardi ; translation by Cathrine Veikos. - Oxon : Routledge, 2014. - 270 p. : ills. ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
This book 'Lina Bo Bardi. The Theory of Architectural Practice' contains the first English-language translation of Propeadeutic Contribution to the Teaching of Architecture Theory, (Habitat, Ltd. São Paulo, 1957), a seminal text, published in Portuguese by the Italo-Brazilian Bo Bardi. It is arguably the first published writing on architecture theory by a practicing woman architect. Accompanying the translation is an introductory essay that interprets Bo Bardi's text as a critical and constructive theory of architecture built from a collection of textual and visual artifacts.

Concrete and Crystal: MASP's Collection on Lina Bo Bardi's Easels / editors Lucas Pessoa, Isabel Diegues. - Rio de Janeiro : Editora de Livros Cobogó, 2015. - 320 p. : ills. ; 29 cm
MASP, Museo de Arte de Sao Paulo, announces the return of Lina Bo Bardi's radical glass easels to the display of the collection beginning December 10, 2015. Picture Gallery in Transformation presents a selection of 119 artworks drawn from the museum's diverse holdings, spanning from 4 BC to 2008. The easels were first presented at the opening of the museum's current venue on Avenida Paulista in 1968, and were withdrawn in 1996.

The Political Architecture of Lina Bo Bardi & Graphic Lina / editors André Vainer, Marcelo Ferraz and Victor Nosek. - Sao Paulo : Sesc Pompeia, 2014. - 100 p. : ills. ; 27 cm
Lina Bo Bardi's 100th anniversary of birth was celebrated in 2014. The exhibitions The Political Architecture of Lina Bo Bardi and Graphic Lina demonstrated Bo Bardi's versatility as one of Sao Paulo's most famous architects, maintaining  the city's memory, while making it a laboratory for experimentation.

Lina Bo Bardi / author Zeuler Rocha Mello de Almeida Lima ; foreword Barry Bergdoll. - New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 2013. - 240 p. : ills. ; 26 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
The book Lina Bo Bardi is the first comprehensive study of Bo Bardi's career and showcases author Zeuler Lima's extensive archival work in Italy and Brazil. Lima frames the architect's activities on two continents and in five cities. The book examines her practice evolving within the social and cultural realities of her adopted country, Brazil. While she continued to work with industrial materials like concrete and glass, she added popular building materials and naturalistic forms to her design palette, striving to create large, multiuse spaces that welcomed public considerations of ethics, politics, and social inclusiveness

Times of Complexity and Bewilderment: Reflecting on Lina Bo Bardi's "Design at an Impasse" / idea and editors Zeuler Lima and Jorn Konijn ; preface by Francien van Westrenen ; contributors Marina Grinover, Mariana Lanari, Giancarlo Latoracca [ al.]. - Den Haag : Stroom Den Haag, 2016. - 18 p. : ills. ; 30 cm
This publication is part of the exhibition Another Reality. After Lina Bo Bardi, April 6 - July 3, 2016 at Stroom Den Haag. Six artists share their vision on the Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi: Céline Condorelli, Leonor Antunes, Manuel Raeder & Mariana Castillo Deball, Mike Cooter and Wendelien van Oldenborgh.

Das Böse ist ein Einhörnchen : Kulturtheoretische und Künstlerische Betrachtungen zum Bösen = Evil is aSquirrel : Artistic and Theoretical Perspectives on Evil / editors Alba D'Urbano, Angelika Richter ; text Kai-Uwe Deursig, Marlene Morgenstern, Angela Melitopulos [ al.]. - 1680 p. : ills. ; 16 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
The exhibition "Evil is a Squirrel" presented works by students as well as positions by invited artists. The works were shown in the long hallways of Leipzig district court, a site representing the scope of the various media: the exhibition comprised performances inside he courtroom as well as in public areas, video works, sculptural works and paintings. If Alice is the devil and the devil is a squirrel, what will be evil? Alba D'Urbano raises this question on page 85 of the publication Evil is a squirrel, which, amounting to a total of 1680 pages, reflects several years of critical confrontation with the subject "of evil" and the exhibition project by the same name of the intermedia class at the Academy for Visual Arts.