Bibliotheek: nieuwe aanwinsten - september 2011

Are You Working Too Much? : Post-Fordism, Precarity, and Labor of Art / editors Julieta Aranda, Brian Kuan Wood, Anton Vidokle ; texts by Diedrich Diederichsen, Hito Steyerl, Tom Holert [ al.]. - New York : Sternberg Press, 2011. - 212 p. ; 18 cm. - (e-flux journal # 4)
Includes bibliographical references and biographies.
Let's be clear about something: it is infuriating that most interesting artists are perfectly capable of functioning in at least two or three professions that are, unlike art, respected by society in terms of compensation and general usefulness. Furthermore, when the flexibility, certainty, and freedom promised by being part of a critical outside are considered as extensions of recent advances in economic exploitation, does the field of art then become the uncritical, complicit inside of something far more compelling?

Goodbye to London : Radical Art & Politics in the Seventies / edited by Astrid Proll in cooperation with Boris von Brauchitsch, Peter Cross and Jule Reuter. - Ostfildern : Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2010. - 208 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Includes short biographies.
In London of the seventies, a dynamic counterculture blossomed against a backdrop of unemployment, racism, and IRA bombings. This volume, a collage of texts and images, provides an overview of the radical political and cultural developments of the decade.  Photographs by Homer Sykes and others document the Grunwick strike, when Asian immigrants stood up to their bosses; the squatters' scene, with its approximately thirty thousand active members; and the new gay liberation movement.

A Guide to Postmodern Architecture in London / by Pablo Bronstein. - London : Koenig Books, 2008. - 88 p. : ills. ; 18 cm
This modest artist's book contextualises Bronstein's ongoing preoccupation with architecture in his own work. Based on a guided bus tour Bronstein conducted as a project for visitors to the 2006 Frieze Art Fair, A Guide to Postmodern Architecture in London is a reminder of how quickly the aesthetic and ethical values of a city can change, and how quick we are to try and conceal our past follies.
This second edition has been published on the occasion of Pablo Bronstein's exhibition 'Sketches for Regency Living' at the ICA London, 2011.

Everywhere Means Something To Someone : The People's Guidebook to Folkestone / by Strange Cargo. - Folkestone : Strange Cargo, 2011. - 554 p. : ills. ; 10 x 15 cm
Commissioned for the Folkestone Triennale 2011.
The People's Guidebook to Folkestone has been made in collaboration with local people with the intention of making visitors feel as if they are being shown around the town by a good friend, someone who is able to pass on those small and sometimes inconsequential pieces of information about the town that only locals would know.

Folkstone Triennial 2011 : A Million Miles From Home / editor Andrea Schlieker. - Folkestone : Cultureshock Media on behalf of The Creative Foundation, 2011. - 120 p. : ills. ; 27 cm
The 2011 Folkestone Triennial presents new commissions by 19 international artists. The artworks, which include sculptures, films, installations and sound works are displayed around Folkestone's streets, squares, beaches and historic buildings. Curated by Andrea Schlieker, the theme of this year's Triennial is A Million Miles from Home. The theme refers to the sense of being between worlds, of displacement and separation, of transience and having to find bearings in an unknown elsewhere.
Charles Avery, CAMP, Martin Creed [ al.]

The Knot : An experiment on collaborative art in public urban spaces / editing Katharina Koch ; texts Malcolm Miles, Krzysztof Nawratek, Owen Hatherly [ al.]. - Berlin : jovis Verlag, 2011. - 208 p. : ills. ; 29 cm + DVD
Includes biographies.
The KNOT book talks about a new art practice, experimental and collaborative, exercised in a nomadic project in urban public spaces in Berlin, Warsaw and Bucharest in 2010. Alongside with the book comes a DVD with a documentary film and videos produced by artists during the KNOT enterprise.

Yona Friedman : Architecture with the people, by the people, for the people = Arquitectura con la gente, por la gente, parala gente / texts Kenneth Frampton, Yona Friedamn, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Manuel Orazi, Maria Inés Rodriguez. - Leon ; Barcelona : MUSAC : Actar, 2011. - 174 p. : ills. ; 27 cm
Includes biography.
This monograph is devoted to the distinguished Hungarian architect, living and working in Paris, Yona Friedman.Yona Friedman's work spans urban models, theoretical texts and animated films.
The Collection Art and Architecture AA MUSAC propounds a transversal reading of the works of artists and architects who advance a critical vision of the contemporary world through their production. In this order of ideas, Yona Friedman's monograph analyses, in various texts, the fundamental aspects of his work as well as the context from which it emerges.

Uncertainty in the City / a project by Bryndis Snæbjörnsdottir and Mark Wilson ; texts by Erica Fudge, Chris Wilbert, Peter Lurz and Rikke Hansen ; foreword by Suzy Jones. - Berlin : The Green Box, 2011. - 152 p. : ills. ; 20 cm
Uncertainty in the City is a result of a research project in which Bryndis Snæbjörnsdóttir and Mark Wilson investigated the margins of tolerance in the relationship between humans and other animals. During their research they observed ambivalence and contradictory interests in relation to a wide range of creatures. Most significant is the mixture of responses, the paradoxical nature of human attitudes towards agents of the ‘wild', and the implicit cohesion-in-tension of the human/nature paradigm. Uncertainty in the City is a guidebook that looks at the human response to the other, to the animals that surround us.

Thoughtless Acts? : Observations on Inuitive Design / by Jane Fulton Suri + IDEO. - San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2005. - 192 p. : ills. ; 15 cm
From IDEO, the global innovation and design firm responsible for such landmark products as Apple's first computer mouse, comes a primer in the observation method that keeps their practice human-centered and ever ingenious. People unconsciously perform ultraordinary actions every day, from throwing a jacket over a chair back to claim the seat, or placing something in the teeth when all hands are full. These "thoughtless acts" reveal the subtle but crucial ways people behave in a world not always perfectly tailored to their needs.

Second-Hand Cultures / by Nicky Gregson and Louise Crewe. - Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2003. - 256 p. : ills. ; 24 cm. - (Materializing Culture series)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Drawing on six years of original research, Second-Hand Cultures explores what happens when the often contradictory motivations behind style and survival strategies are brought together. What does second hand buying and selling tell us about the state of contemporary consumption? How do items that begin life as new get recycled and reclaimed? How do second hand goods challenge the future of retail consumption and what do the unique shopping environments in which they are found tell us about the social relations of exchange? Answering these questions and many more, this book fills a major gap in consumption studies.

Manfred Pernice : sculpturama / texts Verena Dengler, Anette Südbeck, Stephan Schmidt-Wulfen [ al.]. - Wien ; Berlin : Secession : Revolver Publishing, 2011. - 196 p. : ills. ; 28 cm
Berlin-based German artist Manfred Pernice developed the sculpturama show especially for the Hauptraum at the Secession. His sculptural works are built or assembled out of simple, sometime painted or sprayed materials including cardboard, chipboard, concrete, and metal, supplemented with text, maps or photographs. Starting from his observations of the urban environment, he highlights its failings and subjects the ordering system of modernity to a fundamental critique. His works set up an interplay between autonomous form and an installation-based, narrative and site-specific character. They deal with good and bad form, with perfection and imprecision, realism and abstraction.

Alphabet / typography and photmontages by Karl Teige. - London : Redstone Press, 2010. - originally published in Prague in 1926. - 50 p. : ills. ; 22 cm
Here is the alphabet imagined as never before. Choreographed by the dancer Milca Mayerova into a photo-ballet in twenty-five hypnotic poses. Each move in the dance is made to the visual counterpoint of Karl Teige's typography.

Supplemento al dizionario italiano = Supplement to the italian dictionary / by Bruno Munari. - Mantova : Maurizio Corraini Editore, 2010. - first published in 1963 by Bruno Murani. - 118 p. : ills. ; 16 cm
They say that a gesture is worth a thousand words, and when it comes to speaking with your hands, the Italians speak volumes. This quirky handbook of Italian gestures, will help the phalange-phobic to decipher the unspoken language of gesturesa language not found in any dictionary.

The Crystal Hypothesis = L' Ipotesi del Cristallo / texts Élodie Royer, Yoann Gourmel and the artists. - Bergamo : GAMeC, Galleria d' Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, 2010. - 40 p. : ills. ; 30 cm
'The Crystal Hypothesis', curated by Élodie Royer and Yoann Gourmel, is the winner exhibition of the 5th edition of the Premio Lorenzo Bonaldi per l' Arte - EnterPrize - an award devoted to the exhibition project by a curator under 30.
Ulla von Brandenburg, Ryan Gander, Benoît Maire [ al.]

Een hechte verbintenis : Beelden en architectuur in Den Haag / auteur Botine Koopmans ; fotografie Dick Valentijn. - Den Haag : Gemeente Den Haag, Dienst Stedelijke Ontwikkeling, afdeling Monumentenzorg, 2011. - 208 p. : ills. ; 30 cm. - (VOM-reeks 2011, nummer 1)
Bevat literatuurlijst en beknopte index.
"Een Hechte Verbintenis" geeft aan de hand van Haagse voorbeelden voor het eerst voor Nederland een historisch overzicht van dit in de architectuurpraktijk eeuwenlang zo vanzelfsprekend en waardevol onderdeel. Een selectie van de bijna onuitputtelijke hoeveelheid geveldetails die vanaf de middeleeuwen tot op de dag van vandaag de Haagse gebouwen sieren, zijn in het boek opgenomen. Niet alleen passeren gevelsculpturen van onbekende handwerkslieden, vaak in massa geproduceerd, de revue maar ook kunsthistorisch waardevolle unica van de grote beeldhouwers uit hun tijd.

Luuk Wilmering : Une Histoire Naturelle - A Natural History / concept and design Luuk Wilmering ; tetxts by Jeanne Wikler, Marieke Wiegel, Bert Sliggers. - Paris : Filigranes Éditions, 2011. - 96 p. : ills. ; 23 cm. - français / english
Includes biography.
Luuk Wilmering work is based on questions about his own identity. The approach is based on the border where art and life meet. His work includes installation, collages, audio walks, works for screenings and artist's books. With his work he paints a vivid portrait of impotence: the inability to behave according to the conventions of social interaction.

EMSCHERKUNST 2010 : Eine Insel für die Kunst  = An Island for the Arts / edited by Florian Matzner, Karl-Heinz Petzinka, Jochen Stemplewski. - Ostfildern : Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2010. - 216 p. : ills. ; 29 cm + DVD. - deutsch / English
This catalogue is published in conjunction with the exhibition 'Emscherkunst. 2010', Emscher Insel, May 29 - September 5, 2010. The exhibition is a collaborative project produced by the Kulturhauptstadt Europas RUHR.2010
Monica Bonvicini, Observatorium, Marjetica Potrc [ al.]

Urbanity - Twenty Years Later : Projects for Central European Capitals / editors Igor Kovacevic, Yvette Vasourkova ; texts and interviews Lieven De Cauter, Michal Kohout, Imro Vasko [ al.]. - Prague : Centre for Central European Architecture, 2010. - 236 p. : ills. ; 25 cm
"Urbanity - Twenty Years Later" shows a path of the cooperation of seven universities from Central European capital cities. These universities have become part of two-year research activities by which we are jointly defining and creating Central Europe twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The publication does not offer the range of procedures dealing with the problems of cities, but projects the thoughts of a generation of upcoming architects about the city and it's potential. At the same time it offers a comparison of various educational approaches which led to  projects from paper architecture to the architecture of deeds.

1 boek 1 / editing architecten de vylder vinck taillieu, Jan De Vylder, Inge Vinck en Jo Taillieu. - Gent ; Antwerpen : MER. Paper Kunsthalle : deSingel, 2011. - 302 p. : ills. ; 21 cm. - Nederlands / English
This book is the first in a series of three. This series is being published following the exhibition on architecten de vylder vinck taillieu at deSingel International Arts Campus in the autumn of 2011. This first book shows drawings and projects.

Nine Dragon Heads : 2007 - 2010 International Environment Art Symposium / editor Park Byoung Uk. - Gongju, Korea : Nine Dragon Heads, 2011. - 536 p. : ills. ; 26 cm
This catalogue contains the complete results of the projects undertaken by Nine Dragon Heads from 2007 to 2010, such as exhibitions, performances, conferences and workshops.
Can men lead a life with understanding and respect for nature and the environment?

Over Tussentijd en Mobilisatie : Het profiel van de geëngageerde beeldend kunstenaar die werkt met actieve inbreng van publiek / tekst en samenstelling Mieke Klaver. - Den Haag : in eigen beheer, 2011. - 146 p. : ills. ; 26 cm
Negen interviews met kunstenaars die werken met actieve inbreng van pulbliek.
Eenmalige uitgave als bijlage bij de Masterthesis Sociologie van Kunst en Cultuur, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, augustus 2011.
Adriaan Nette, Annechien Meier, Sabrina Lindemann [ al.]