Bibliotheek: nieuwe aanwinsten - april-juni 2014

Rogério Duarte : Marginalia 1 / editors Manuel Raeder, Mariana Castillo Deball, Sophie von Olfers, Rogério Duarte. - Berlin : BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE, 2013. - 224 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Includes biography.
Marginalia 1 is the first in-depth survey of Duarte's practice, and the first time that a selection of his poems and texts have been translated into English. Arguably, Rogério Duarte is "the genius behind the geniuses" (Narlan Mattos) of Brazil's 1960-70s counter-cultural and avant-garde efforts. Thus, it comes as no surprise that key figures in the fields of design, music, art, and cinema, such as Glauber Rocha, Hélio Oiticica, Gilberto Gil, and Caetano Veloso, have provided the posterity with a vast catalogue of testimonies that leave no doubt as to the crucial role that Rogério played in the emergence of what is known today as the Tropicália movement, or Tropicalism.

Isotype : Design and contexts 1925-1971
/ editors Christopher Burke, Eric Kindel, Sue Walker ; contribution by Robin Kinross. - London : Hyphen Press, 2013. - 544 p. : ills. ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
The work in graphic communication carried out by Otto Neurath and his associates - now commonly known simply as Isotype - has been the subject of much interest in recent years. Conceived and developed in the 1920s as ‘the Vienna method of pictorial statistics', this approach to designing information had from its inception the power to grow and spread internationally. Bringing together the latest research, this book is the first comprehensive, detailed account of its subject. The Austrian, Dutch, and English years of Isotype are described here freshly and extensively. There are chapters on the notable extensions of Isotype to Soviet Russia, the USA, and Africa.

Otto Neurath : Eine politische Biographie / Günther Sandner. - Wien : Paul Zsolnay Verlag, 2014. - 352 p. : ills. ; 22 cm
Mit Literaturverzeichnis und Personenregister
Was und wer Otto Neurath (1882 bis 1945) wirklich war, das beantwortet der Historiker Günther Sandner in der ersten umfassenden Biographie über den vielseitigen Ökonomen, der auch als Aufklärer, Sozialist, Utopist, als prägender Graphikdesigner, Museumsdirektor, Filmemacher wirkte und als der "witzigste Mann von Wien" galt. Zusammengehalten wurden diese Teile seines Lebens von seinem politischen Engagement. Mit seinen Piktogrammen, die Neurath im Exil weiterentwickelte, hinterließ dieser unorthodoxe Intellektuelle der Nachwelt eine bis heute internationale Bildsprache.

Stephen Willats : Control : Work 1962-69 / editor Alex Sainsbury ; texts by Andrew Wilson, Antony Hudek, Christabel Stewart and Emily Pethick. - London : Raven Row, 2014. - 86 p. : ills. ; 28 cm
Includes chronology 1958-1969.
This is the first survey of work by Stephen Willats from the sixties. When he embraced the transdisciplinarity of the time, juggling the roles of social scientist, engineer, designer and artist, and developed an art about social interaction, using models derived from cybernetics, the hybrid post-war science of communication.

Artwork as Social Model : A Manual of Questions and Propositions / by Stephen Willats. - Sheffield : RGAP (Research Group for Artists Publications), 2012. - 336 p. : ills. ; 22 cm
This manual, which includes texts, interviews and artwork from five decades of practice, is intended as a tool for any artist or practitioner looking to find a meaningful relationship with contemporary society. It proclaims, and argues for, a culture that promotes the fluid, transient, relative and complex society from which it stems.
Stephen Willats' art practice addresses contemporary social and cultural issues. His polemic takes ideas beyond the norms and conventions of the object-based art world, to explore possibilities inherent within communal groups.
In many of his projects he has collaborated with members of diverse communities in a variety of everyday settings, initiating interventions that build on the richness and complexity of self-organisation to determine and reinforce a sense of identity.The result is a body of artworks with a dynamic, interactive, social function.


Floating Population / photography and index Nadine Stijns ; text Catherine Vuylsteke. - Amsterdam : Fw: Books, 2013. - 36 p. : ills. ; 35 cm
In the early 1980s, upon the opening up of China's economy under Deng Xiaoping, farmers left their hometowns seeking work in China's developing cities as a response to the resulting agricultural reforms. These people from China's vast rural areas are referred to as the ‘floating population'. By visually assembling photographs, video stills and photographed objects like textiles, rubber shoes, construction materials, a sock, piles of postcards and posters and more Nadine Stijns investigates this stream of migrant laborers.

Africa Junctions : Capturing the City / photography by Lard Buurman ; editing by Nina Folkersma ; essays by Chris Abani, N'Goné Fall, Chris Keulemans, Alexander Opper. - Ostfildern : Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2014. - 216 p. : ills. ; 31 cm
The photographs by Lard Buurman (*1969 in Zeist) capture the African city as a site of permanent change and incessant encounter. The images are the result of combining several snapshots in time into a single scene, enabling the viewer to take in vibrant urban space.
In African cities, life takes place on the streets, where public and private spheres blend. Metropolises in Africa are characterized by informal structures and the art of improvisation; their colonial pasts have left marks that continue into the present in the form of social inequality and bad governance.

Seele 12 / by Suzanne Somer. - The Hague : Suzanne Somer, 2013. - 24 p. : ills. ; 30 cm
Seele magazines nr. 1 t/m 12.
A4 Magazines with Duo images.
Magazines issues 12 / edition 1.
Duo: two found footage photo's combined.
Found footage found on the internet blog sites.
Summer 2011 / spring 2013
It's a personal journal about being alone and being together.

Jutta Koether : Seasons and Sacraments / texts by Jay Sanders, Michael Sanchez & Jeff Nagy, Graham Domke and Axel Wieder. - Dundee : Dundee Contemporary Arts, 2013. - 128 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Seasons and Sacraments was published on the occasion of Jutta Koether's solo exhibitions in 2013 at Dundee Contemporary Arts and Arnolfini, Bristol. The publication focuses on a series of paintings and assemblages created by Koether in responses to 17th Century works by Nicolas Poussin. It offers a close insight into Koether's working and thinking through existing layers of reality and history as an aesthetic strategy.

Helen Martin / preface by Beatrix Ruf, Polly Staple, Tom Eccles ; texts by Michael Archer, Ed Atkins, Richard Wentworth, Kit Grover, Flint Jamison. - Zürich : JRP | Ringier, 2013. - 152 p. : ills. ; 26 cm
Helen Marten's installations, sculptures and videos play upon our reference systems for things and a coding of the visual that establishes our most elemental relationships to the material world. Marten thus weaves conversations between counterfeit and camouflage in which image is continually sabotaged by language, by a deliberateness of error that presents itself with all the concrete certainty of cultural legitimacy.

MU / author Melvin Moti ; editor Moosje M. Goosen. - Leeds : Pavilion, 2014. - 48 p. : ills. ; 27 cm
Includes bibliography
MU is the second part of Moti's new work Hyperspace commissioned by Pavilion in partnership with Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof and CAC Vilnius.
MU explores ideas around the fourth dimension, theosophy, Buddhism and Zen.

La letra E está por doquier = The letter E is everywhere
/ editors Manuel Raeder, Santago da Silva ; with essays by Abraham Cruzvillegas, Regina Pozo, Rodolfo Samperio, Bart van der Heide. - Berlin : BOM DIA TARDE BOA NOITE, 2013. - 140 p. : ills. ; 25 cm
The selection of books in the exhibition reflects the central focus of the work of the graphic design Studio Manuel Raeder over the last ten years. Two wooden cubic structures display a selection of catalogues and artist books. Rather than present a straightforward back catalogue in say, the pages of a book, the publications are exhibited spatially and integrally amongst collected and found objects, such as pieces of Barro Negro (Black Clay) - a style of pottery originating from Oaxaca, which the designers collected from various encounters with Oaxacan handcraft workshops during their prolonged stay in Mexico and interaction with local artisans and ancestral craft techniques.

Folkert de Jong : Amabilis Insania = De beminnelijke waanzin = The Pleasing Delusion / auteurs Jan Dietvorst, Steven Cox, Sara Weyns. - Antwerpen : Middelheim Museum, 2013. - 112 p. : ills. ; 25 cm
Bevat biografie.
Voor zijn tentoonstelling in het Middelheimmuseum koos de Jong er voor om een opstelling met 11 nieuwe bronzen beelden te creëren, zowel figuren als stillevens, die in en rond het paviljoen Het Huis te zien waren.

Aleksandra Mir : The Space Age Poster Book / text by Martin Herbert. - Berlin : Sternberg Press, 2013. - Posterbook incl. seven fold-out posters
The performance First Woman on the Moon (1999) marked the beginning of Mir's exploration of outer space as she staged a moon landing by transforming a Dutch beach into the moon's surface using the help of local people and heavy machinery. Mir's projects offer her own take on popular cultural myths and historical events. By combining religious iconography with NASA imagery or symbols of space travel, she reflects on events that span half a millennium of human - mostly male-dominated - quest, transforming or deconstructing them into a make-believe world of her own.

Gabor Ösz : Three by Three / artist's book ; photographs and text by Gabor Ösz. - Aalst : Netwerk / center for contemporary art, 2013. - 184 p. : ills. ; 28 cm
This artist's book was published in conjunction with the exhibition Gabor Osz: Three by Three at Netwerk / center for contemporary art; Aalst, Belgium and Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art; Budapest, Hungary.
Gábor Ősz's work is based on a fascination with the observation of reality and the relationship between man and the space that surrounds him. Through the use of analogue photographic processes, such as the camera obscura, a body of subdued and aesthetically sharp profiled photographic work has arisen.


Object Lessons / by Joe Scanlan. - Oostende ; London : Mu.Zee : Koenig Books, 2012. - 96 p. : ills. ; 17 cm
Includes source material.
In this volume, artist Joe Scanlan's magazine columns from the past fifteen years have been gathered as one long, picaresque narrative in which democracy plays the dishonest but amiable lead role. As Scanlan writes: Once again we regress to the familiar, not on the basis of its merits but because it puts the most people at ease. I miss having to accept something whether I like it or not, if only for the bits of stunning genius that single-mindedness made possible. Consumer culture, where is thy victory? Product, where is thy sting?

Turing's Cathedral : The Origins of the Digital Universe / by George Dyson. - New York : Pnaheon Books, 2012. - 404 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
In this story of how the digital universe exploded in the aftermath of World War II, George Dyson illuminates the nature of digital computers, the lives of those who brought them into existence, and how code took over the world. In the 1940s and ‘50s, a small group of men and women—led by John von Neumann—gathered in Princeton, New Jersey, to begin building one of the first computers to realize Alan Turing's vision of a Universal Machine.  Turing's Cathedral is the story of how the most constructive and most destructive of twentieth-century inventions—the digital computer and the hydrogen bomb—emerged at the same time.

Art and Culture in Times of Conflict : Contemporary Reflections / edited by Ronald van der Sompel ; texts by Luc Delrue, Mihnea Mircan, Dieter Roelstraete, Eva Wttocx [ al.]. - Milano : Mousse Publishing, 2014. - 112 p. : ills. ; 27 cm
During the night of August 25, 1914, a library holding 230,000 volumes went up in flames. It was the centenary of this incident—the destruction by German troops of the university library in Leuven—that prompted the exhibition "Ravaged: Art and Culture in Times of Conflict". The destruction of the centuries-old university in Leuven sent a shockwave around the world, heralding the new practice of deliberately destroying libraries and other cultural resources as a strategy of twentieth-century warfare.
The exhibition "Ravaged: Art and Culture in Times of Conflict" at M-Museum Leuven (2014) moves from a cultural-historical perspective, focusing on five thematic clusters that recur throughout history in representations of crimes against culture: ravaged cities, ruins, targeted heritage, propaganda, and art theft.


How to Study Public Life / by Jan Gehl and Birgitte Svarre. - Washington ; Covelo ; London : Island Press, 2013. - 188 p. : ills. ; 26 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
How do we accommodate a growing urban population in a way that is sustainable, equitable, and inviting? In How to Study Public Life Jan Gehl and Birgitte Svarre draw from their combined experience of over 50 years to provide a history of public-life study as well as methods and tools necessary to recapture city life as an important planning dimension.

Peace and Justice at the International Criminal Court : A Court of Last Resort / author Errol P. Mendes. - Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA, USA, 2010. - 216 p. ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
This authoritative book addresses the greatest challenge facing the International Criminal Court since its historic establishment in 1998: reconciling the demand for justice for the most serious crimes known to humanity with the promotion of sustainable peace in conflict areas around the world. In describing and analyzing this challenge, Errol Mendes demonstrates that the Court is a product of centuries of global efforts to integrate peace with justice.

"The Stars of Eternal Truth and Right" : Bertha von Suttner's Campaigning for Peace, Social Justice, and Womanhood / by Arthur Eyffinger. - Oisterwijk : Wolf Legal Publishers, 2013. - 210 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
A mere three words established her lasting repute worldwide: Die Waffen nieder! Bertha Suttner was the type of woman the Belle Époque needed to turn the destiny of womanhood around. The Hague Peace Conferences of 1899 and 1907 were the undisputable highlights of Bertha`s long career as engaged peace activist. To her, the Opening of the Peace Palace in 1913 was a dream come true. This publication focuses on Bertha`s tenets and aspirations with regard to the emerging International Tradition in The Hague.