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Sternberg Press (575 titles)
 

Berlin / New York
Sternberg Press grew out of the small publishing house known as Lukas & Sternberg, founded in 1999 by Caroline Schneider. With a focus on art criticism, theory, fiction and artists’ books, the Berlin-New York based publishing endeavor was set in motion with a pocket book series, edited in part with Nicolaus Schafhausen.
Dedicated to an expanded notion of writing on art, Sternberg Press has created a formidable platform in which practitioners from the fields of art and culture (architecture, design, film, politics, literature and philosophy) can engage in a critical discourse. Each book is a special object celebrating creative publishing at its best, based on both meticulous editorial decisions and distinctive design. Through both commissioned and translated works, Sternberg Press seeks out the blind spots within contemporary discourse and offers a timely response to the related debates.
 
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2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
forthcoming
The publication traces the architectural program carried out by par Pierre Bal-Blanc at CAC Brétigny from 2003 to 2015, a series of site-specific projects with both creative and pedagogic purposes, favoring relations with the outside and the local residents.

2017
English edition
forthcoming
This book of interviews and conversations with today's most compelling living and resurrected artists and thinkers seeks to address the relevance of Russian cosmism and biocosmism in light of its influence on the Russian artistic and political vanguard as well as on today's art-historical apparatuses, weird materialisms, extinction narratives, and historical and temporal politics.

2017
English edition
forthcoming
Since 2009, need and care and desire and admiration have been cross-examined, called as witness, put on parole, and made the subject of caring inquiry by e-flux journal authors. These writings have now been collected to form this comprehensive volume.

2017
English edition
forthcoming
In this publication, various authors reflect on the history of dematerialization and deskilling, the manifold meanings of materials in art and design, and the challenges for education when the innovative power of the artistic process is celebrated.

2017
English edition
forthcoming
The fifth publication in the On the Table series, that explore the encounter between food and art, Bon! Bon! uncovers the wonderful world of all things sugary through surprising anecdotes and historical accounts, each accompanied by delectable recipes that are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

2017
English edition
forthcoming
This voluminous publication gathers 818 drawings by Dutch artist Michael Tedja, along with a series of commissioned texts by critics and curators. It highlights Tedja's practice as hypersubjective and all-encompassing, as well as predicated on studying the circulation and recycling of images.

2017
English edition
forthcoming
A chronicle of self-organized art schools and artist-run education platforms that have emerged since 2000.

2017
English edition
Three interconnected essays on typography.

2017
English edition
How media and new technologies affect our sense of the present.

2017
English edition
Searching for the present: an account of contemporaneity by the Dehli-based trio Raqs Media Collective.

2017
bilingual edition (English / German)
This publication documents the first iteration of Belgian artist David Claerbout's project Olympia, a digital simulation of the Olympic Stadium in Berlin.

2017
bilingual edition (English / German)
First monograph documenting a three-year research on the mineral mica that became the ground for multidisciplinary outcomes, including poems, intricate drawings, modular sculptures that form systems of display, and performances.

2017
English edition
Catalogue documenting an eponymous exhibition inspired by the Oulipo's literary strategies and the notion of potentiality. Nine artists presented a series of artworks in a display that changed continually according to the choice of the spectator.

2017
English edition
Students and teachers of the Fashion Matters masters program at Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam, discuss innovative ways of designing, producing, promoting, financing, selling, and eventually consuming in today's fashion industry.

2017
English edition
This publication presents the goals and objectives of the The School of Missing Studies—a collaborative and experimental platform study on urbanism in transition.

2017
English edition
Addressing the current upswing of attention in the sciences, arts, and humanities to the proposal that we are in a human-driven epoch called the Anthropocene, T. J. Demos critically surveys that thesis and points to its limitations, trough a series of cases study taken from contemporary visual culture.

2017
English edition
Collection of recent essays and poems in which the American poet and critic examines issues of genealogy and influence, the poverty and privilege of place, architecture's relationship to language, and feminist economies of writing, reading, and art making.

2017
English edition
First in Mari Shaw's series “The Noble Art of Collecting,” this publication is dedicated to book collecting. With examples of unexpected collectors and serendipitous outcomes, Shaw investigates the obscure desires that shape art collecting and the public goodwill that results from it.

2017
French edition
The origins of the digital in architecture in 14 case studies from the late 1980s to the early 2000s.

2017
English edition (texts in English and in Korean)
The catalogue of the Irish Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennal presents a video project by Jones in which Korean actors reenact a 1970s documentrary of a “conflict resolution therapy session” with individuals who experienced the conflict in Northern Ireland.

2017
English edition
The Contour Biennale offers a platform to curators and artists working with different forms of moving image, from film and video to installation. This reader accompanies the 8th edition of the biennale, dedicated to the notions of evidence and testimony. It includes texts and illustrated contributions by international artists, writers, poets, anthropologists, and filmmakers.

2017
English edition
Recounting a partial history of our relation with matter, this reader explores how the crossover between cosmological narratives, the spatial revolutions of concrete poetry, and hypertextual and territorial fictions might have an impact on the recognition of human agency in a time that calls for our action on environmental policies.

2017
English edition
Grounded in theories and practices of withdrawal and in the critical questioning of creation, materiality, and objectified artistic output, The Site Residency program at the Baltic Art Center was imagined as a residency that would result in no material production. This publication presents the outcomes of the program's three participating artists—Annika Eriksson, Susanne Kriemann, Agnieszka Polska—, including the results of their invited ghostwriters.

2017
English edition
The origins of the digital in architecture in 14 case studies from the late 1980s to the early 2000s.

2017
English edition
This publication comprises a series of interviews with contemporary artists, musicians, and writers who are in dialogue with Beirut and Cairo.

2017
English edition
Since 2013, the art magazine Contemporary And (C&) has called attention to exhibitions, artists, and curators from diverse African perspectives while boosting new areas of debate. I am built inside you, C&'s first book, is a compilation of eighteen pieces published since the magazine was launched.

2017
English edition
This publication documents Eliasson's Green light project —an artistic workshop for refugees, asylum seekers, migrants, and NGOs, whose goal is to fabricate lamps for fundraising education. It provides testimonies, stories, and memories by Green light participants, founders, and organizers, as well as essays by art historians and theorists.

2017
English edition
An examination of intersections of mass-population displacement and architecture through the twentieth century and into the present (with visual contribution by Omer Fast).

2017
English edition
Artist's book documenting works produced by Tom Humphrey between 2009 and 2016 using industrially manufactured ceramic plates as a support medium. This extensive volume reproduces four hundred and twenty works from this series at a one-to-one scale, in precisely rendered photographs.

2017
English edition
Published for the Estonian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, Katja Novitskova's catalogue addresses emerging potentialities between visual culture, big-data-driven processes, and ecology.

2017
English edition
Catalogue spanning the last ten years of works by the American painter whose practice revolves around linguistic issues and reflexive material practices in art. The publication includes texts by artists, curators and scholars, documentation of the exhibition at the Blaffer Art Museum by a group of local high-school students and a magazine dedicated to Rayne's 2013 book-object Almanac.

2017
English edition
Becoming Palm is the outcome of a conversation between two friends, artist Simryn Gill and anthropologist Michael Taussig, addressing the complexities of palm oil and “the enormous transformations, human, and ecological, that this crop engenders” (Taussig) in two disparate geographical locations, Southeast Asia and South America.

2017
bilingual edition (English / Spanish)
temporarily out of stock
The catalogue is the first comprehensive survey about the works and projects by the Brazilian artist and activist, spanning 1991 until 2015. It also includes unpublished artist's text by Alves, and essays by Pedro de Llano and T. J. Demos.

2017
bilingual edition (English / German)
Two-volume publication gathering a booklet accompanying Pierre Bismuth's 2015 solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Wien, and a catalogue raisonné indexing his typically serial and often humorous work of the last three decades.

2017
bilingual edition (English / German)
Featuring newly conceived works, hand in hand with some older works from the 1980s, this catalogue illustrates Dillemuth's exhibition at the Künstlerhaus Graz, in which he created a new way of presenting his oeuvre, setting up site-specific theatrical scenes.

2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
Companion book to a project by the artists Annie Vigier and Franck Apertet (les gens d'Uterpan), which emanates from the analysis of individual or collective attitudes and behaviors produced in the public space of a given city.

2017
bilingual edition (English / Albanian)
The catalogue of the Albanian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale presents the work of painter and video artist Leonard Qylafi, whose practice has recently been focusing on processes of change and recollection. The featured works investigate the history of Albania and reflect on the nature of the image as such.

2017
English edition
This publication analyzes, from the perspective of hospitality, the curatorial within the current sociopolitical context through key topics concerning immigration, conditions along borders, and accommodations for refugees.

2017
English edition
How technologies of image-capture and the channels of communication have in recent years transformed the very terms of human rights.

2017
English edition
A critical essay on the state of the academic world, and a call for the development of an autonomous knowledge production.

2017
English edition
This publication both documents and extends Martin Beck's cycle of exhibition and residency at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts in Harvard. This two-year long project focused on the exhibition histories and academic pursuits of the Carpenter Center, built in 1963 by Le Corbusier.

2017
English edition
This publication traces the extraordinary collaboration between American artist Dave Hullfish Bailey and senior Aboriginal writer and activist Sam Watson. structured around their highly political work Maiwar Performance, this book also covers their activities both before and throughout their work together.

2017
English edition
This collaborative journey between Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto and members from the Huni Kuin indigenous communities brings to the fore the concept of “ancestral futures” and extends the concerns that have been evident in Neto's oeuvre over the past 20 years: a celebration of the sensuality of being, the unity of bodies and nature, and a longing for spiritual vision.

2017
English edition
Mexican conceptual artist Mario García Torres examines the space of arrival as a complicated and disjointed nexus between departure, displacement, and return, in a series of works that reflect on the European migrant crisis.

2017
English edition
An examination of various forms of aesthetic practice seen through the lens of the neoliberal cultural revolution.

2017
English edition
Documenting a six-month residence at Fogo Island Arts, Tones highlights the diversity of Leciejewski's practice—with works including collages, photographs, and found-objects sculptures—while bringing to the fore the artist's views on nature.

2017
English edition
The Rough Law of Gardens documents Olaf Holzapfel and Nahum Tevet's eponymous joint exhibition and explores the intergenerational differences between two unique artists. Both artists' work rejects the global logic of growth and traverses the bounds of sculpture and painting: each of their practices involves ideas to do with materiality, learning, and memory.

2017
English edition
This catalogue discusses the symbolic of the red thread in the work of the Chilean artist and poet. The publication includes a special documentation on quipus—large-scale immersive installations of thread, wool, and yarn—poetic texts and narratives by Vicuña, and two essays that shed light on a ritualistic symbolism relating to the function of textile, language, and menstrual blood.

2017
bilingual edition (English / German)
Merlin Carpenter investigates the status of the midcareer artist with a conceptual project involving the exhibition of transit blankets. The publication documents these works and related gallery shows, in addition with texts by Kunsthalle Bern director Valérie Knoll and artist Sam Lewitt.

2017
bilingual edition (English / German)
Comprehensive monograph in the style of a catalogue raisonné, giving unique insight into the multidisciplinary practice of Reto Pulfer for the past fifteen years (with texts by Anselm Franke and Benoît Maire).

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