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mono.kultur #40

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mono.kultur #40
- Edmund de Waal: W is for White

Text in Englisch
5,00 €

Edmund de Waal is a potter. Edmund de Waal is an artist. Edmund de Waal is a writer. Whether he sculpts with words or with clay, what Edmund de Waal works with are concepts, ideas, and desires. In a body of work that is at odds with our times and yet oddly successful, his writings and objects overlap and integrate each other in an attempt to understand and transcend our complex relationship with objects and our surroundings. In an interview with mono.kultur structured like an A-Z of notes and ideas, Edmund de Waal talked about his rules of attachment, the impossibility of repetition, and why ‘doubt’ is the most beautiful word.

Lost In #11

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Lost In #11 – Los Angeles
Text in Englisch
10,00 €

Formally published under the name “38 hours”, the “Lost In”-Series got a new edition: Los Angeles. The travel guide, structured by interviews with active and creative locals, give wonderful specific insights to the american city. Packed with tips, that rather seem like ones of good friends than tourist traps, it shows us the glamorous, the trashy, the underground art and the relaxed side of L.A. from modernist villas to a nightclub under a carpark, from seafood to moonlike landscapes in the surrounding national parks.

Parterre de Rois #04

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Parterre de Rois #04 – Happiness
Text in Englisch
20,00 €

Parterre de Rois invites to an imaginary dinner party with very different guests, all contributing to the discussion at the table with the subject happiness. This issue brings together a colourfull parade of photography, art and illustration with a strong visual impact.

Boys by Girls #10

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Boys by Girls #10 – Muse
Text in Englisch
23,50 €

“Boys by Girls” explores boys on the break to manhood through the female lens. The boys in the pictures meander between insecurity, curiosity, exploring limits, endless dreams and the energy of youth.

Die Epilog #05

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Die Epilog #05 – Hätte, könnte, wollte
Text in Deutsch
8,00 €

Nach zwei Jahren ist “Die Epilog” zurück mit einer Ausgabe über das Leben im Konjunktiv – “hätte, könnte, wollte”.
Einerseits ein träumerischer Wermutstropfen von verpassten Situationen, andererseits ein visionäres
Erspinnen von Utopien, bewegt sich der Konjunktiv durch unser Leben und taucht alles in eine Unschärfe aus Möglichkeiten. Epilog #5 blickt auf den Konjunktiv in unserer Gesellschaft mit einer Bilderserie über Gameshows, Essays über verschwimmende Identitäten in der Popkultur, konjunktive Radikalität und dem Glück alles verpasst zu haben.

A Magazine curated by #15

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A Magazine curated by #15 – Thom Browne
Text in Englisch
20,00 €

For issue #15 “A Magazine curated by” teamed up with fashion designer Thom Browne, who managed to make a name for himself through theatrical shows and strong references to ritual, uniform and ornamented.
In this all black and white issue Thom Browne shows editorials from his own collections next to inspirational works of Lehmann Maupin and photographs of “Das triadische Ballett”. “That fine line between rigour and madness is what rules the pages of this issue.”, states the editors letter.

PIN–UP #20

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PIN–UP #20
Spring Summer 2016

Text auf Englisch
€ 20,00

Pin-Up’s 20th issue, themed Garden Variety, comes with a splendid 16-page portfolio by photographer Philippe Jarrigeon honoring the famed Marqueyssac Gardens in Vézac, France; Japanese architect Junya Ishigami’s beautiful faux-naïf garden drawings; June 14 Meyer-Grohbrügge & Chermayeff’s ode to the grid in landscape design; art collector Natalie Seroussi’s appropriation of the house and studio of the late André Bloc outside of Paris; Madame Ganna Walska’s Lotusland utopia in the hills of Santa Barbara; four imaginary garden typologies by visual artist Tom Hancocks; and Edward James’s surrealist concrete follies in the Mexican Huasteca Jungle…and a lot more!

The Travel Almanac #10

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The Travel Almanac #10
Text auf Englisch
€ 18,00

OE #8

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OE #8
Text auf Englisch
€ 20,00

Nasenlöcher

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Nasenlöcher
–Gen-Ichiro Yagyu

Text auf Deutsch
€ 13,00

Das Buch “Nasenlöcher“ ist ein Kinderbuch–Klassiker aus Japan und nun bei Rollo Press zum ersten Mal auf Deutsch erschienen. Auf 28 Seiten erfährt man alles Nützliche und Unnützliche, was man über Nasenlöcher wissen sollte. Nicht nur warum man sich nichts in die Nase stecken sollte, woher der Popel kommt und wie Nasenlöcher von unten aussehen – das Buch animiert auch zum Mitmachen. Dabei ist es keinesfalls didaktisch, sondern zeigt, wie man sich und den eigenen Körper auch mal mit Humor betrachten kann. Das Buch lebt von seiner hohen Druckqualität und den liebevollen Illustrationen.

Ordinary # 1

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Ordinary # 1
kein Text
€ 15,00

Foam #44

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Foam #44
Text auf Englisch
€ 22,50

Hole & Corner #8

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Hole & Corner #8
Text auf Englisch
€ 14,00

Marfa Journal #5

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Marfa Journal #5
Text auf Englisch
€ 25,00

Shukyu #2

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Shukyu #2
Text auf Japanisch/Englisch
€ 13,00

Pet People #2

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Pet People #2, Berlin
Text auf Englisch
€ 18,00

Library Paper #6

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Library Paper #6
-The New

Text auf Japanisch
€ 11,00

Peer #1

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Peer #1
Text auf Englisch
€ 11,00

Perdiz #6

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Perdiz #6
Text auf Englisch / Spanisch
€ 16,00

Life is strange

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Life is strange
Text auf Englisch
€ 30,00

Alisdair Mclellan: Ceremony

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Alisdair Mclellan: Ceremony/b>
Text auf Englisch
€ 53,00

Destino #1

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Destino #1
Text auf Englisch
€ 12,95

Here & There #12

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Here & There #12
Text auf Englisch/Japanisch
€ 17,00

Benji Knewman #3

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Benji Knewman #3
–Last night, on the other side of the ocean.

English / Latvian
€ 20,00

The bilingual book-a-zine “Benji Knewman” is based around an imaginary character that is listed as the editor-at-large. Benjamin Knewman, also known as “Benji”, is a mid 30 something year old Latvian man who travels around the world, meets people who don’t pretend and simply be and who writes his editorial letter on an early Saturday morning after returning from a birthday party. One of those “cool guys” that everybody likes to meet.

In Volume 3 of Benji Knewman “Last night, on the other side of the ocean.”, Benji is telling stories about: two Architects that believe it is not healthy to live in a box, a man that fantasizes about a palace and its lost inhabitants, and about his encounter with a singer songwriter that tells honestly about his teenage years in a christian family. Also Benji goes under the seats with a couple and their two cats.

Lapham’s Quaterly Vol.9 #1

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Lapham’s Quaterly Vol.9 #1 – Spies
Text in Englisch
21,00 €

Lapham’s Quaterly’s Spies issue takes us into the history of espionage from the ancient world to the NSA, from informants to leaked information,from private detectives to mass surveillance, from disguise to tools.

Lapham’s Quarterly beliefs knowledge about the past is important for our understanding of the present. Each issue addresses a topic of current interest and concern – war, religion, money, medicine, nature, crime – and by looking at its history, at the creation of words, concepts and opinions we understand that what we often think of naturally given is actually socially created or what seems to be a new phenomenon roots back thousands of years.

THNK TNK #2

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THNK TNK #2 – Social Entrepreneurship
Text in Deutsch & Englisch
14,00 €

Design is meandering between esthetics, commodities and social responsibility. Often seen as a mere styling of products to steer our consumer behavior it is celebrated at the same time as the problem-solving savior of our future society. THNK TNK tackles the questions of the later and features in its second issue organisations, projects, artists and design which re-discuss and transform our view of profit and society. Social entrepreneurship has an ideological aim in innovation and gaining. Change trumps capital. Society trumps ego.
THNK TNK discusses the term Postive Design and shows projects like the Fairphone and Little Sun, which wants to bring solarpowered portable lights into regions without electricity as well as featuring an insight into the master program Future Studies and a discussion between the head of JAD (Junge Alternative für Deutschland, the youth department of the AFD) and a philosophy student.

Granta #134

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Granta #7 – No Man’s Land
Text in Englisch
18,50 €

What is no man’s land? Who owns battlefields? What about the land surrounding Raqqa? What are the consequences of war, annexation, lost territory, settlement and failed states? And what does it mean for people, for their belonging, identity and pride?
This issue of Granta features stories like “Propagandalands” about an online activist in Ukraine or a photographic reportage of what is left of Kobane after IS attacked the city close to the turkish border in 2014. “If black is the colour of the islamic state, then gray is the colour of destruction.” writes Clair Messud to Lorenzo Meloni’s pictures.

E.R.O.S. #7

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E.R.O.S. #7 – The Interior
Text in Englisch
14,00 €

E.R.O.S. the biannual journal of Eros Press publishes a wide range of fields under each issue’s theme. VII – The Interior draws together theoretical approaches of the rooms we live in. Essays about the inner sanctum, glimpses through keyholes, empty book dummies and the new interest of the art scene in the domestic interior accompanied by Melanie Bonajo’s photographs of “Furniture Bondage” and drawings of “Modern Interiors” by Nathalie du Pasquier.
The editor’s note leads us into this nearly all-text interior issue:
“Behind theses walls lies the available volume of the world allocated to me. Within it are those possessions I desire to live with. They are mutable. They can be hidden or revealed; sold or exchanged. They are embodied histories as much as they are commodities.(…) I have pored over countless images of other people’s homes, and assumed countless things about them. The world within the world that is the domestic interior is of infinite interest to me.”

Apology #4

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Apology #4
Text in Englisch
21,00 €

Apology is a magazine featuring literature, interviews, essays, reportage, humor, photography and art. In other words pretty much everything. Founded, edited and designed by Jesse Pearson, who was the editor-in-chief of Vice magazine from 2002 until 2010, it describes itself as “a general interest magazine for people whose general interests aren’t general.”
We all had to wait very long for this issue because, as you can read in the editor’s note, his dog ate his homework. So finally it is here and brings us, amongst others, its main section about nostalgia approached through interviews and conversations, a list of available answers to the question “How are you?”, short stories by Amelia Gray, Stephen Dixon and Sam McPheeters, a reportage about jazz pianist Jutta Hipp, microbial pornography and other vulgarity in conversation with cartoonist Sam Gross and photographs from Ryan McGinley of his friend Dash taking photographs.

Mincho #7

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Mincho #7
Text in Spanisch & Englisch
12,00 €

Issue #7 of spanisch magazine Mincho focuses on illustrations inspired by folklore and comes with a cover by the German illustrator ATAK.
Among others the gouaches of Nicholas Stevenson take us deep into a narrative world of humans, beasts, wildlife and domestication. The naive two-dimensionality is paired with lively moving and atmospheric subjects while illustrator Aitch explores the visual language of her native country Romania.

Mac Guffin #2

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Mac Guffin #2 – The Window
Text in Englisch
15,00 €

Mac Guffin features stories about the life of ordinary, anonymously designed things. Each biannual edition takes an object and explores the manifold stories it generates.
It shares this anti-showroom idea with London-based Dirty Furniture, but focuses more on interviews and philosophy.
Issue #2 looks at the window as object, connector, delimiter and showcase. Separated in different sections it features, among others, how British shopkeepers turned sticky brown tape into artistic patterns. The tape was given to everyone by the Air Raids Precaution to avoid broken glas becoming deadly projectiles during air strikes.

Further more we get insights into the pleasure of perfectly clean glas, a short story about fear of windows, a column about the ubiquitous plastic frame and thoughts on tassels, galloons and passementries. And of course the Papa-Mobile, the vitrine like care, which transports the pope through crowds is also not missing in the window issue.

Fashiontribes

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Fashiontribes
Text auf Englisch
€ 31,00

How to be Parisian…

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How to be Parisian…
Text auf Englisch
€ 25,00

Fashion Week Sundays

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Yes, we are open this Sunday, January 17th, from 12 noon to 5 pm!
And next Sunday, January 24th, as well.
So if around, do drop by!

Supplement #1

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Supplement #1
Text auf Englisch
€ 20,00

Vestoj #6

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Vestoj #6
Text auf Englisch
€ 20,00

We go to the gallery

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We go to the gallery
Text in Englisch
13,50 €

“We go to the gallery”, set as a parody of the somewhat dusty and stiff Ladybird books from the 60′s, pokes fun at contemporary art, its perception as well as its commonplace analysis.
Mummy, John and Susan go to the gallery, where Mummy comments on the artwork: “There is nothing in the room. John is confused. Susan is confused. Mummy is happy. ‘There is nothing in the room because God is dead,’says Mummy. ‘Oh dear,’says John.”
Artist and comedian Miriam Elia draws in 44 pages a sarcastic approach through the simple pictures and conversations known from the 60′s classic – the willful nihilism of the modern art scene clashes amusingly with the postwar optimism embodied in the jolly Ladybird book learning system.
“We are leaving the gallery now. ‘Did you enjoy the gallery?’ says Mummy. ‘I feel strange,’ says Susan. ‘Me too,’ says John. ‘It is the modern condition,’ says Mummy.”

Dirty Furniture #2

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Dirty Furniture #2 – Table
Text in Englisch
18,00 €

Coming with the subtitle “when design leaves the showroom”, “Dirty Furniture” draws the attention to design objects in their “natural habitat” and in use. The independent biannual design magazine uncovers the relationship between people and the things they live with, instead of showing new design pieces in sterile rooms or staged, sleek studio photography.
“Dirty Furniture” is conceived as a finite series of six, each taking a piece of furniture as its theme. Issue #2 is dedicated to the table – showing it as an instrument and communicator of power, a place where we come together, eat and share conversation and the favorite place of directors to stage sexual deceit.

Statement and Counter-Statement

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Statement and Counter-Statement – Notes on Experimental Jetset
Text auf Englisch
€ 25,00

Experimental Jetset is an agency for graphic design in Amsterdam, which was founded in 1997 by Marieke Stolk, Erwin Brinkers and Danny van den Dungen. Since then they have worked on projects for a wide variety of institutes. Focusing on printed matter and site-specific installations, they describe their methodology as “turning language into objects”. “Statement and Counter-Statement” is their first monograph, brought together in an unusual but efficient pocket size. The book is divided in eight chapters of which two chapters include selected works from the beginning until today and, by the way, make two thirds of the book. The other chapters contain different statements from designers such as Linda van Deursen, Jon Sueda and Mark Owens and complete this publication to a felicitous discourse about graphic design.

The Form of the Book Book

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The Form of the Book Book
Text auf Englisch
€ 20,00

“The Form of the Book Book“ is based on the same named conference at St. Bride Library in London on 30. January 2009. First held as lectures, the texts and essays in this publication circle around the original idea from Jan Tschichold’s “The Form of the Book“. Contemporary designer discuss what is left of his thesis after 40 years and several technical and moral changes of society.
Lectures about the architects Gordon Matta-Clark and Le Corbusier as well as typographer Herbert Spencer show that making books is more than just setting type – it is about a wider field of scope related to the chosen topic. “The Form of the Book Book“ aims to enlarge our perspective and appreciation not only for the layout but for the whole aspects of the aspiring job of making books.