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I fuck with Turrell

I fuck with Turrell – Ne travaillez jamais € 15,- In 2011 the BBB Vocational School in Baden initiated an art department dedicated for students who are training to become polymechanics, computer scientists, electronics technicians, chefs or hairdressers. The purpose is to allow them to experiment with new aesthetic opportunities through engaging with artists and [...]

A little history of literature

A little history of literature – John Sutherland € 15,- In 2011 the BBB Vocational School in Baden initiated an art department dedicated for students who are training to become polymechanics, computer scientists, electronics technicians, chefs or hairdressers. The purpose is to allow them to experiment with new aesthetic opportunities through engaging with artists and [...]

Design as an Attitude

Design as an Attitude – Alice Rawsthorn € 20,- Design As An Attitude explores the power of design in creating a better world. Inspired by the last few years intense economic, political and ecological vulnerabilities, New York Times and Frieze magazine columnist Alice Rawsthorn assembles narrative essays to chart the different aspects of contemporary design. [...]

Rakesprogress #7

Rakesprogress #7 € 16,90 The beauty and high-quality production of the seventh issue of Rakesprogress is a hint that this magazine is suited for the shelves of a zealous collector. Obviously it’s about plants and gardening, but also about other topics like photography, fashion and pottery. These are presented by paying equal attention to style [...]

Entkunstung #1

Entkunstung – Yearbook #1 € 28,- The 1980s, a decade of decadence, innovation and social movements. The repercussions of which are felt today. In the UK and the US Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan respectively buckled down on redrafting neo-liberal economic policies, while the Soviet Union was brewing its own demise toward the fall of [...]

The Long 1980s

The Long 1980s € 29,- The 1980s, a decade of decadence, innovation and social movements. The repercussions of which are felt today. In the UK and the US Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan respectively buckled down on redrafting neo-liberal economic policies, while the Soviet Union was brewing its own demise toward the fall of the [...]

New Wave Clay

New Wave Clay € 32,- New Wave Clay exhibits the exemplary work of 55 active creatives from around the globe who are leading a revival movement of the ceramic industry. Flitting between conversations and essays, it also comprises four thematic sections: Joy, which is about the ceramics that excite the eye with their vibrant colours [...]

Beyond the New

Beyond the New – On the Agency of Things € 40,- This fruitful collaboration between theorist Louise Schouwenberg and designer Hella Jongerius follows an invitation by Die Neue Sammlung in Munich for the set up of an exhibition reflecting the museum’s rich, and world’s oldest archive of design. This book which accompanies the exhibition explores [...]

Plan and Play, Play and Plan

Plan and Play, Play and Plan – Defining your art practice € 22,- What does it take for an emerging artist or designer or other sorts of creative independents to become who they are? What are the questions, traits, ambitions and restrictions that determine this? And how can they successfully guide their way through artistic [...]

Massive Expressive Sculptural – Brutalism Now and Then

Massive Expressive Sculptural – Brutalism Now and Then € 44,- Massive, Expressive, Sculptural – Brutalism: Now and Then, is a conveniently thick volume, wrapped in a clear-cut hard-back cover, in accordance with what we’re going to be dealing with inside. The rise and quick fall of brutalist architecture within the span of two decades (1960s [...]

A formal Film in Nine Episodes

A formal Film in Nine Episodes € 49,- Grandmother India and Markus Weisbeck/Surface release ‘A Formal Film in Nine Episodes’ by artist Mario Pfeifer. It’s part of Pfeifer’s film project of the same name. A critical reader publication, the ensemble of the book describes the contemporary Asian Metropolis from anthropological perspectives on the Greater Mumbai. [...]

Schmieren / Kleben

Schmieren / Kleben € 70,- In 1976 the Criminal Commissariat III, in the state protection department of the city police of Zurich started making a record of political street slogans, colour painting and spray paint art under a file called “Schmieren/ Kleben”. The documentation of what was then considered property damaging acts of vandalism was [...]

Ten arguments for deleting your social media accounts right now

Ten arguments for deleting your social media accounts right now € 14,- If not already convinced that social media is negatively influencing your life, many of us are quite skeptical about its benefits, and the poorly checked role of culprits like Facebook and Google. Click delete to save your soul is the main message of [...]

Zweikommasieben #17

Zweikommasieben #17 € 13,- Through artists interviews, essays, columns and photography, all of which about music and rhythm, swiss title Zweikommasieben is helping document the contemporary music scene. This 17th issue is framed by the sense of being trapped between the past and the future and the continuous drifting of reality toward the one or [...]

Architecture and Human Rights

Architecture and Human Rights € 39,90 “In a just world this book would not be written…” True, calling for a new approach to urbanization and design, Architecture and Human Rights by Tiziana Panizza Kassahun urges architects and city developers to take a more socially responsible positions in the making of cities. In order to face [...]

Conversations with Film-Makers

Conversations with Film-Makers € 38,- Jonas Mekas is a champion of the poetic, experimental cinema of the post-WWII era. His impact on the development of American, and international cinema in general is notable through and through ever since he left his natal country, Lithuania and established in 1954 the publication Film Culture, and then in [...]

El Croquis #194

El Croquis #194 € 62,- EL Croquis issue 194 is in circulation! One of the top architecture magazines, this edition covers selected works by German architect Arno Brandlhuber and his Berlin based office Brandlhuber +. Featuring an essay by Bart Lootsma where he presents the architect’s fundamental operational concepts, and another by Moritz Künz who [...]

Wie die Populärkultur nach Deutschland kam

Wie die Populärkultur nach Deutschland kam € 24,- Professor Christian Huck from the English Department of the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel studies the roots of popular culture in Germany and the changes it has undergone throughout the 20th century until the present moment. From the power of saxophones and girls to TV series, penny journals, cocktails, [...]

Backstage Talks #3

Backstage Talks #3 € 14,- Published by ByDesign Conference in Bratislava, Slovakia, Backstage Talks celebrates dialogue within the design community about “the big questions”. Frank, critical and engaging this magazine is an essential supplement to the everyday small talk conversations among design practitioners which tend to be more about lifestyles or the practical concerns of [...]

Slanted #31

Slanted #31 € 18,- The 31st issue of Slanted is available now. This Tokyo special edition conducts an investigation into the typography and graphic design scene of the Japanese capital featuring a tidy, varied selection of illustrations, interviews and essays. It introduces the work of brilliant creatives like &Form, Shin Akiyama, Tatsuya Ariyama, Dainippon Type [...]

Sindroms #2

Sindroms – Yellow #2 € 23,- Against the backdrop of Scandinavia’s dark seasons, Syndromes shines a bright, yellow light in search for poetically narrated stories, anecdotal notes and striking images. Compared to the previous issue which paid tribute to the color red and the love, the passion, the violence, the risk and the fury we [...]

Night Fever

Night Fever -Designing Club Culture € 59,90 What does this magnificent volume from Vitra Museum’s ongoing Night Fever exhibition has to offer? For one, a luminous flashback into the frenzies of the last fifty years’ nocturnal living with rare insights into how the nightlife culture evolved hand-in-hand with design ideas. It starts with the years [...]

Responding to Particular Needs at a Precise Moment

Responding to Particular Needs at a Precise Moment € 16,- Responding to Particular Needs at a Precise Moment is the visual interpretation of a research by Jonas von Lenthe into the architectural landscape of Tirana. With rudimentary photos which Lenthe personally took, archive material and interviews with local architects this book shows how architecture developed [...]

Aperture Conversations

Aperture Conversations € 32,- Here’s a meticulous compilation of some historically invaluable dialogues made between photographers, writer, critics, curators, editors, and artists from 1985 to the present day. Released by Aperture, the New York based photography quarterly journal, these dialogues are collected from previous publications of the journal, based on their originality and historical merit. [...]

C-heads #35

C-heads- Magical Places #35 € 19,- C-heads Volume #35 is out and in the stocks. This issue is themed around places, ‘the magical places, the ones we come from, the ones we have been to, the ones we dream of and the ones still ahead of us.’ Essentially adorned with female model photography, there’s an [...]

The future starts here

The future starts here € 29,- How would the future possibly look like? Especially in a world where things seem to be heading somewhere where design is playing a very important role in shaping such future! Touching upon issues like DNA analysis, artificial intelligence, synthetic biology and space exploration, The Future Starts Here explores cutting [...]

The Politics of Design

The Politics of Design € 17,- Typography, colour preferences, photography, symbols and information graphics are essentially the products of specific political and social contexts. And that’s what the Politics of Design examines. In other words, it’s about the different cultural fabrics of human interaction which produce the ideas, shapes and colors of design activities. By [...]

Super Design

Super Design – Italian Radical Design 1965 – 1975 € 55,- It was the moment ‘design wanted to change the world’. The Radical Design movement rose from the students’ utter rejection of the tediously conventional design and architectural activity of the time, and the blazing desire to influence politics and society. This book revives the [...]

What I’ve learned

What I’ve learned € 30,- An advice taken from an artist approaching the twilight of their career is more treasured than one from someone still at the beginning. The former is usually more prone to self-examination and to beingmore open about the blunders they could have avoided, instead of only focusing on the bright side [...]

South #10

South – As State of Mind #10 € 29,90 Back in 2015 during the 14th edition of documenta, South – as a State of Mind was endorsed as the festival’s printed publication. Conceived as a space of resistance rather than of confirmation, the journal itself endorses “the south”, as a notion beyond geographical terms. It [...]

10th Berlin Biennale Catalogue

10th Berlin Biennale Catalogue – We Don’t Need Another Hero – 2018 € 29,90 This month Berlin hosts one of the most anticipated events of the year: The Biennale for Contemporary Art. Spread across five venues, this year’s thematic focus is encapsulated in one printed catalogue. Some of the raised questions touch upon how do [...]

Machines and Robots

Machines and Robots – Edition Digital Culture € 18,- Machines and Robots studies how the subject of robotics have been approached in science and technology, in literature and art, and in cultural history, wondering whether machines are able to be creative. Several leading scholars looked into this, including Andreas Broeckmann who approaches the issue from [...]

F.R. David #15

F.R. David – Flurry #15 € 10,- Edited by Will Holder, this Spring 2018 edition of the bookish journal F.R. David assembles an exquisite collection of ‘best-of’ texts extracted from original works of arts and literature. Published by uh books in collaboration with the KW Institute for contemporary Art, this edition is entitled ‘Flurry’, in [...]

Parallel Encyclopedia # 2

Parallel Encyclopedia # 2 – Batia Suter € 65,- Artist Batia Suter puts together what seems like an infinite collection of photographs into one comprehensive Parallel Encyclopedia, #2. Taken out of their original context the photos function in thematic clusters with occasional break of the black and white pattern with coloured photos. People, nature, people [...]

Harvard Design #45

Harvard Design #45 € 16,- In the design world, forests are usually seen as a building site, an obstacle or as a resource for the realisation of a given project. But forests are more than that, they are first the vital component in a complex ecosystem that is desperately struggling to survive. In part, this [...]

Space Magazine #7

Space Magazine #7 € 12,- The biannual Space magazine which explores interior and cultural spaces, mixes articles and interviews with candid photography and displays of the occasionally extravagant concerns of living. Taking inspiration from the B-sides of records which sometimes include bonus tracks complementing an artist’s hit single, this seventh issue draws connections between the [...]

Apartamento Issue #21

Apartamento Issue #21 € 15,- Fresh in store: Apartamento Issue #21, featuring American artist Henry Taylor on the cover, shot by Ana Kraš. Inside you’ll find Nicolas Party, Juan Grimm, Peter McGough, Katie Stout, Pierre Le-Tan, Lapo Binazzi, Mr Portsmouth, Hong Seung-Hye, Duggie Fields, Sabine Marcelis, Danny Bowien, Endless set of possibilities, Henry Taylor, Peter [...]

PIN–UP #24

PIN–UP #24 € 20,- PIN–UP is a unique biannual publication specializing in „architectural entertainment.” The Spring Summer issue’s theme is “Mental” and includes 24 page design portfolio showcasing furniture made by artists, architects, and designers, a variety of exciting articles about designing sex video games, the use of architecture as art and the imagining of [...]

Spaces of Uncertainty

Spaces of Uncertainty – Berlin Revisited € 39,95 Edited by Kenny Cupers and Markus Miessen, Spaces of Uncertainty (all texts in german) critically examines the urban development trajectory which Berlin took after the fall of the wall. The contributors in this book demonstrate how the city’s urban transformations since then didn’t effectively succeed in removing [...]

Suspira #1

Suspira #1 – The Monster Issue € 14,- Suspira, The Monster Issue, is a brand new title about the unsettling freakishness of horror. The things that we don’t get on first sight, the images that are able to suscitate fear in us and make some stomachs turn. Published by Dreadful Press, Suspira observes attitudes toward [...]