Bibliotheek: nieuwe aanwinsten - maart 2011

On A Day With No Waves : A Chronicle of Skateboarding 1779-2009, followed by The Forbidden Conjunction  and The Question Is Which Is To Be The Master  / by Raphaël Zarka. - Paris : Édition B42, 2011. - 151 p. ; 21 cm
For Raphaël Zarka skateboarding is above all a question of forms - forms of rest, forms of movement - they subtly extend throughout the entire history of art and science, from Galileo to Robert Morris. Both urban architecture and skate-park obstacles strangely echo those forms. Zarka's essays participate in a kind of fantastic archaeology; in their way, they expand his sculptural and photographic practice.

My Green City : Back to Nature with Attitude and Style / edited by Robert Klanten, Sven Ehmanr., and Kitty Bolhöfer. - 242 p. : ills. ; 27 cm
Includes index.
My Green City is a compilation that celebrates the projects and ideas of designers, activists, and architects, who are bringing nature back into our cities. From urban farming, guerrilla gardening, and architectural visions, to furniture, products, and other everyday objects that use plants in a functional or aesthetic way.

Kost : Nieuwe gezichten op eten / samenstelling Brigitte van Mechelen, Diana Krabbendam ; met medewerking van Rob Hornstra, Jan Willem van der Schans, Maartje Somers [ al.-. - Amsterdam : BIS Publishers, 2011. - 124 p. : ills. ; 27 cm
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'Kost, nieuwe gezichten op eten' biedt essays, interviews, (foto)reportages en artikelen over projecten van ontwerpers, kunstenaars en wetenschappers waarvan het werk draait om de waarde(n) van voedsel. Ingedeeld in drie delen: ontmoeten, wroeten en genieten.
o.a. Foodprint en Pig City.

Slide Projections : Two Interconnected Houses / Documented Assignment / by Mark Manders and Roger Willems. - Amsterdam : Roma Publications, 2010. - 120 p. : ills. ; 33 cm + insert 8 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Artist book by Mark Manders, published on the occasion of his tour through the U.S.A. (the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, the Aspen Art Museum, the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and the Dallas Museum of Art).

Navid Nuur : Bored at the Museum, Bored at the Studio / text Giovanni Carmine. - Milano : Mousse Publishing, 2011. - geen paginering : ills. ; 25 cm
This Artist Book was published on the occasion of the exhibition 'Post Parallalism' by Navid Nuur at Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, 2 February - 17 April, 2011. Bored at the Museum, Bored at the Studio is a two-way book in which Navid Nuur has collected a hundred images found on the Internet, depicting the "creative boredom" that often seizes visitors of traditional museum spaces.

Baccarat Split / by Josué Rauscher. - Marseille : éditions p, 2009. - 28 p. : ills. ; 27 cm
Artist book by Josué Rauscher (1963, lives and works in Avignon) who maintains the motto: ‘I Would Gladly Make Second Hand Sculptures'. He is part of a generation who grew up in a time of overwhelming consumption, where the values and skills of the working class seemed to have disappeared. At the same time DIY stores are everywhere, overflowing with materials and machinery that facilitate the middle class to do-it- yourself. Maybe this explains the large number of artists who have acquired the skills of the working classes via a detour of do-it-yourself stores.

Artists' Magazines : An Alternative Space for Art / by Gwen Allen. - Cambridge, Mass. : The MIT Press, 2011. - 368 p. : ills. ; 26 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
During the 1960s and 1970s, magazines became an important new site of artistic practice, functioning as an alternative exhibition space for the dematerialized practices of conceptual art. Artists created works expressly for these mass-produced, hand-editioned pages, using the ephemerality and the materiality of the magazine to challenge the conventions of both artistic medium and gallery. In Artists' Magazines, Gwen Allen looks at the most important of these magazines in their heyday (the 1960s to the 1980s) and compiles a comprehensive, illustrated directory of hundreds of others.

Ronald Cornelissen : Toosh / text Tom Morton, Peter Nijenhuis. - Rotterdam : Ronald Cornelissen, 2010. - 64 p. : ills. ; 21 x 30 cm. - Nederlands / English
Since 1988 Ronald Cornelissen has been making drawings, sculptures and installations. The relationship between the individual and his or her direct (urban) environment, and the friction this evokes, are a central theme in the artist's work. As a source of inspiration, a key role is played by the subculture of comic strips, graffiti, and music.

Visible : Where art leaves its own field and becomes visible as part of something else / edited by Angelika Burtscher and Judith Wielander ; texts Saskia Sassen, Raimundas Malasauskas, Emiliano Gandolfi [ al.]. - Berlin ; New York : Sternberg Press, 2010. - 378 p. : ills. ; 27 cm
Visible is a research project in contemporary art that has been undertaken by Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto in collaboration with Fondazione Zegna. Visible reveals and invigorates artistic practices which have a real capacity for creating and experimenting with visions that can impact the social and cultural imagination of our contemporary world. The first outcome of visible is a publishing project which has been developed in collaboration with nine curators to showcase 41 ways of making art. Ways that not only address topical contemporary issues, but also intervene directly to spark processes of change.
Jeanne van Heeswijk, Alon Levin, Jonas Staal [ al.]

Dark Matter : Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture / by Gregory Sholette. - London ; New York : Pluto Press, 2011. - 240 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Art is big business, with some artists able to command huge sums of money for their works, while the vast majority are ignored or dismissed by critics. This book shows that these marginalized artists, the "dark matter" of the art world, are essential to the survival of the mainstream and that they frequently organize in opposition to it.
Gregory Sholette, a politically engaged artist, argues that imagination and creativity in the art world originate, thrive in the non-commercial sector shut off from prestigious galleries. This broader creative culture feeds the mainstream with new forms and styles that can be commodified and used to sustain the few artists admitted into the elite.
This dependency, and the advent of inexpensive communication, audio and video technology, has allowed this "dark matter" of the alternative art world to increasingly subvert the mainstream and intervene politically as both new and old forms of non-capitalist, public art. This book is essential for anyone interested in interventionist art, collectivism, and the political economy of the art world.

Something Fantastic : A Manifesto by Three Young Architects on Worlds, People, Cities, and Houses / concept Julian Schubert, Elena Schütz, Leonard Streich ; interviews with Markus Miessen, Otto Scharmer, Werner Sobek [ al.]. - Berlin : Ruby Press, 2010. - 216 p. : ills. ; 28 cm
Three young architects, Elena Schütz, Julian Schubert, and Leonard Streich, lay out a manifesto for increased consciousness in thought and action. Plans and proposals for architecture ranging from the built to the utopian engage this spatial inquiry into the possibilities in the real world. It is about the future. It is about the environment, energy and politics. It is about beautiful things. It is about being naïve enough to ask the right questions. It isn't about being hip or calculated, or about posturing.

De alledaagse en de geplande stad : Over identiteit, plek en thuis / redactie Arnold Reijndorp, Leeke Reinders ; tekst Simon Franke, Hans Mommaas, Ivan Nio [ al.]. - Amsterdam : Uitgeverij SUN, 2010. - 200 p. : ills. ; 22 cm. - (SUN Tranity - de STADSWIJKstudies)
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De nauwkeurige analyses in dit boek van het dagelijks leven in de stadswijk, van de wijze waarop bewoners zich een plek toe-eigenen en een ‘thuis' creëren en daarnaast van de wijze waarop instituties met branding, leefstijlen en woonmilieus hun inzet formuleren maakt duidelijk hoe complex het alledaagse en het geplande op elkaar inwerken in de stad.

Animal Spirits : A Bestiary of the Commons / author Matteo Pasquinelli. - Rotterdam : NAi Publishers, 2008. - 240 p. : ills. ; 21 cm. - (Series in Network Cultures)
Includes bibliographical references.
After a decade of digital fetishism, the spectres of the financial and energy crisis have also affected new media culture and brought into question the autonomy of networks. Yet activism and the art world still celebrate Creative Commons and the ‘creative cities' as the new ideals for the Internet generation. Unmasking the animal spirits of the commons, Matteo Pasquinelli identifies the key social conflicts and business models at work behind the rhetoric of Free Culture. The corporate parasite infiltrating file-sharing networks, the hydra of gentrification in ‘creative cities' such as Berlin and the bicephalous nature of the Internet with its pornographic underworld are three untold dimensions of contemporary ‘politics of the common'.

All That We Share : A Field Guide to the Commons : How to Save the Economy, the Environment, the Internet, Democracy, Our Communities, and Everything Else That Belongs to All of Us / by Jay Walljasper ; with an introduction by Bill McKibben. - New York ; London : The New Press, 2010. - 268 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Includes index.
As soon as you realize that some things belong to everyone—water, for instance, or the Internet or human knowledge—you become a commoner, part of a movement that's reshaping how we will solve the problems facing us in the twenty-first century. This book is filled with practical solutions for today's economic, political, and cultural issues, it's a much-needed and thoroughly accessible field guide to the new world of the commons.

Sustainism is the New Modernism : A Cultural Manifesto for the Sustainist Era / concept Joost Elffers, Michiel Schwarz. - New York : D.A.P. / Distributed Art Publishers, 2010. - 240 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
In the twentieth century, whether we knew it or not, our world was shaped by modernist values, from the design of our cities to our homes, technologies and our conceptions of progress. Sustainism recasts our relationship to all of these things, binding ecological issues to a larger picture of our world. As the authors of this manifesto argue, sustainism marks a shift not only in thinking and doing but in collective perception of how we live, do business, feed ourselves, design, travel and communicate, as much as how we deal with nature.

Toolbox for Sustainable City Living : A Do-It-Ourselves Guide / by Scott Kellogg and Stacy Pettigrew. - Brooklyn ; Boston : South End Press, 2008. - 242 p. : ills. ; 21 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
With more than half the world's population now residing—and struggling to survive—in cities, we can no longer afford to think of sustainability as something that applies only to forests and fields. We need sustainable living right where so many of us are: in urban neighborhoods.
In 2000 the dynamic Rhizome Collective transformed an abandoned warehouse in Austin, Texas, into a sustainability training center. Here, with their first book, Scott and Stacy, two of Rhizome's founders, provide city dwellers—those who have never foraged or gardened along with those who dumpster-dive and belong to CSAs—with step-by- step instructions for producing our own food, collecting water, managing waste, reclaiming land, and generating energy.

Sara Rajaei : Met de tijd op de hielen = With time close on your heels / tekst Dana Linsen, Sara Rajaei. - Den Haag : Stroom Den Haag, 2011. - 24 p. : ills. ; 24 cm. - Nederlands / English
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Vittorio Roerade : Vreemde Wereld = Strange World / tekst Dirk Limburg. - Den Haag : Stroom Den Haag, 2011. - 24 p. : ills. ; 24 cm. - Nederlands / English
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Leontine Lieffering / tekst Erik Lindner. - Den Haag : Stroom Den Haag, 2011. - 24 p. : ills. ; 24 cm. - Nederlands / English
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Blikopeners Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam / concept en tekst Pia Canales en Tomek Whitfield ; met bijdragen van Anouk Friedli [ al.]. - Amsterdam : Stedelijk Museum, 2010. - 144 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Sinds 2008 zijn Blikopeners werkzaam in het Stedelijk Museum. De Blikopenergroep bestaat uit vijftien Amsterdamse jongeren tussen de 15 en 20 jaar. Zij geven rondleidingen , advies en hun kritische mening over verschillende onderdelen van het museum. In dit boek leer je alles over dit bijzondere project.

Bloemkoolwijken : Analyse en perspectief / auteurs Martijn Ubink en Thijs van der Steeg ; fotografie Raimond Wouda. - Amsterdam : Uitgeverij SUN, 2011. - 168 p. : ills. ; 31 cm
Twintig procent van de Nederlandse woningen bevindt zich in de woonerfwijken, ook wel bloemkoolwijken genoemd vanwege de kronkelige structuur. De wijken werden tussen 1970 en 1985 in heel Nederland gebouwd. Inmiddels zijn ze toe aan groot onderhoud en is het tijd voor bezinning op de toekomst van deze wijken. De bloemkoolwijk was destijds hét recept voor een prettige woonomgeving. En nog steeds zijn veel bewoners tevreden met hun wijk. De opzet van deze wijken, met als basis het woonerf, is echter nooit populair geworden bij ontwerpers en bestuurders.