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Spanish edition
Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite
65 real-life stories featuring street hawkers—collected by Benavides while he was traveling by bus in Colombia. Hilarious or tragic, this collection of texts tells the cycle of gifting and counter-gifting in which clients and hawkers are engaged into.

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Nieves
A large collection of drawings (nearly 500 pages) documenting the artist's trip from Zurich to Japan through Siberia—with a special focus on books and trees.

English edition
Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
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.

English edition
Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
An examination of intersections of mass-population displacement and architecture through the twentieth century and into the present (with visual contribution by Omer Fast).

English edition
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
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.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
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.

English edition
Cura. – Cura.books
Quoting excerpts from Keller Easterling's 2014 essay Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space, this coloring book tells the story of two characters, a fox (the artist) and a cat, and their special relationship, made of exotic travels, dreams and nightmares, struggles and desires.

English edition
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
This series of photographs narrates Giovanna Silva's life among the Italian army in Afghanistan, while she worked on a commissioned project in honor of Italian journalist Maria Grazia Cutuli.

English edition
Shelter Press – Books
Ricocheting quietly between photographic landscapes, drawn abstractions and poetic recollections, this artist's book assumes the form of a deferred performance. Serving as a kind of response to the French artist and experimental musician's recent sonic and visual output, the book comprises a series of film stills shot during her travels to New Mexico and Arizona, overlaid with a collection of at once crude and delicate drawings made in Australia.

English edition
Shelter Press – Books
A queer travelogue of a boating voyage on Belgium's inland waterways with merman and singer Steev Lemercier in the company of Chanel and Dolce, who are a cat and a dog, during the first months of their friendship with the author. With photographs by César Segarra.

English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
For two years, Laurence Rasti photographed Iranian homosexual refugees who transit through the city of Denizli in Turkey, waiting to join a host country where to live their sexuality freely. The resulting photographic series explores the sensitive concepts of identity and gender, while juxtaposing the gravity of the situation with lighter and hopeful moments.

English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
Photographic account of the two photographers's automobile trip from Switzerland to Mongolia, through the mystical realms of the East.

English edition
Humboldt Books
temporarily out of stock
Los Angeles 1989 Tokyo 1991 brings together a collection of images from two of the most complex and undefinable metropolises on the face of the Earth, the social and urban form of which is ceaselessly reshaped by the minimal existence of millions of people in movement. Lombardelli's photographs are also cinematographic homages to the works of Wim Wenders and Yasujirō Ozu.

English edition
Humboldt Books
temporarily out of stock
The Curious Mr. Pettena recounts various steps along a journey, through cities and wide open natural spaces, undertaken by the anarchitect Gianni Pettena at the start of the 1970s across the United States.

English edition
Diaphanes – Misceallenous
With this essay, Ute Holl analyzes in detail and deep historical context major works by Freud, Schoenberg, Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, all inspired by the figure of Moses. The author offers a dynamic and comprehensive political and cultural theory of migration and violence.

bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
Catalogue of the eponymous exhibition held at the Chiostri di Sant'Eustorgio museum complex in Milan: the works of Adrian Paci enter in dialogue with the frescoes and the space of the Diocesan museum, and draw on a narrative dominated by stories of migration and the relationship to religion.

bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Humboldt Books
temporarily out of stock
In 1961, L'Illustrazione Italiana sends critic Giorgio Zampa and photographer Ugo Mulas to carry out a reportage in Denmark. Along their meetings with writer Karen Blixen or Nobel Prize Nils Bohr, the two correspondents also witness the new manifestations of the Scandinavian lifestyle, characterized by its design and its modern habitats.

bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Humboldt Books
Stemming from a project dedicated to the city of Genoa and in particular to its relationship with the sea, this photographic artist's book extends the site-specific glass sculpture designed by Perrone inside Villa del Principe's Hall of the Shipwreck.

bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Humboldt Books
This publication reproduces the experimental filmmakers' notebooks from their journey in the Soviet Union at the end of the 1980s. Gianikian & Ricci Lucchi undertook this travel to gather the memories of the cinematographic literary and artistic Russian avant-garde of the '20s and '30s, seeking out survivors and listening to their life stories.

bilingual edition (English / German)
JRP|Ringier – Monographs
New monograph of one of the most important artists rooted in Eastern Europe.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Jannink – L'art en écrit
A striking selection of words extracted from the notebooks of Isabelle Champion Métadier during a journey in New York. These quotes are arranged and accompanied by unpublished photographs.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Jannink – L'art en écrit
A striking selection of words extracted from the notebooks of Isabelle Champion Métadier during a journey in New York. These quotes are arranged and accompanied by unpublished photographs, with an original artwork signed by the artist.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art
First monograph.

French edition
Humboldt Books
Through a series of scientific contributions and archives, this publication recounts the extraordinary character that was Hercule Florence—an explorer, an inventor and an artist, considered one of the inventors of photography.

English edition
JRP|Ringier – Artists' books & editions
Shirana Shahbazi's photo-project Tehran North is a subjective road movie captured from a car driving through the Iranian capital at night, offering a black and white kaleidoscopic vision of Tehran's urban landscape (artist's book).

English edition
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
Eva Grubinger's catatogue Black Diamond Bay explores the idea of psychological landscapes—a physical or mental journey—that evokes ideas of escapism and the search for the self.

English edition
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
last available copies!
Taken at the height of the Assad days, the images of the photographer Giovanna Silva overlap in this publication with Syrian tourist guides' images and texts, creating a net of intended and unintended relationships and time interconnections.

English edition
Nero
This artist's book presents a series of polaroids taken from inside a moving car's trunk portraying a dream-like sunbathed Los Angeles landscape, or indeed, an image that is now firmly imprinted in the collective imagination—asphalt, cars and palm trees silhouetted against expansive skies.

English edition
Nero
Uniting the artist with two scholars of the Medieval Mediterranean, John Lansdowne and Christopher MacEvitt, this volume illustrates the movement of objects, images, people and places between Palestine and Italy.

English edition
Humboldt Books
This artist's book presents the sum of a multitude of journeys, people and stories collected and edited by Donatella Bernardi and stemming from her own family archives. The artist connects this whole documentation with works by Lebanese artist Saloua Raouda Choucair and her daughter Hala Schoukair, as well as with the Swiss Confederation Fine Art Collection.

English edition
Humboldt Books
This publication collects black and white photographs taken at apartment viewings in Berlin, London and Zürich in 2015. The images render a landscape of apartments, mostly empty, punctuated by potential buyers or renters projecting their own possible futures onto the spaces.

English edition
Humboldt Books
Writer Emanuele Trevi and photographer Giovanna Silva recount, each in their own manner, their journey with artist Luigi Ontani in Bali at the time of the preparation of the Ogoh Ogoh carnival procession. With original illustrations by Ontani.

English edition
Humboldt Books
What language should be used to describe a place? This question is the starting point and the core question of Claudia Losi's project and namesake book, a collection of transversal contributions, from art to geography, from semiotics to psychology, which interrogates the way we perceive places and the role of our imagination in such a process.

English edition
Bruno
In the last of the wild lands: an exploration of the world's least hospitable territories which have made and still make human settlement difficult or impossible. The study is conducted by means of three work tools: a Glossary, an Atlas and a travel guide.

billingual edition (English / Italian)
Humboldt Books
Marocco 1971 offers an intimate, social, and aesthetical portrait of Morocco by Italian photographer Gabriele Basilico. Set during the Summer of 1971, the series also brings back the distinctive spirit of this era.

bilingual edition (French / German)
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
Issue of the Cahiers du Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel dedicated to French artist Jean-Christophe Norman with essays by Jean-Michel Espitallier, Patrice Joly, Frank Smith, Ulrich Weber, and an original work by Norman inspired by Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt's library.

bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Humboldt Books
Photographic companion book to the film La controfigura (“The stand-in”) by Rä di Martino: the tale of a cinema troupe in Marrakech trying to shoot the remake of The Swimmer, the 1968 film with Burt Lancaster, based on a short story of the same name by John Cheever.

bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Humboldt Books
Arrivederci recalls the artist's personal journey in Sardinia to explore textile craftsmanship. Favini narrates the stories of each piece of fabric he gathered and used for his new body of work—from its origin to the exhibition display. The publication is enriched with photographic documentation and texts by curators and stylist Antonio Marras.

bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Humboldt Books
Carlo Mollino's photographs of a Japan in between tradition and modernity during the 1970 Universal Exposition.

bilingual edition (English / French), original version, English / French subtitles
a.p.r.e.s editions – Books-DVDs
A DVD-book which documents Korean artist Kimsooja's transfigurational installation at the Centre Pompidou-Metz, as part of the France-Korea year.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Jeu de Paume
Companion book to Basim Madgy's eponymous video: a dreamlike tale about the ocean and its secrets.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Jeu de Paume
Documenting a video installation addressing the consequences of historical sea travel.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Jeu de Paume
The starting point of this publication and of the work it accompanies is travel, and more specifically, the wave of new perceptions that travel brings and the transformation that it causes. Artist Guan Xiao compares the volatility of this process with the fluctuation of the weather.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes
Dedicated to the long-lasting ties between Mexico and France, this survey catalogue's common thread is the foundation of a Fourierist-inspired community in Jicaltepec in the 19th century. The historical event interacts throughout the volume with the works of artists questioning the notions of travel, exile, relationships and utopia.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes
Outside museums, on the roadsides, a journey through the gardens and backyards of Europe and America to discover the "madmen's art": an illustrated essay on the birth and the future of Art Brut (new expanded edition).

French edition
Analogues – Monographs
A notebook illustrated with photographs documenting an installation project inspired by relationships built by the artist with the local people from French region the Camargue between July 2013 and December 2015.

texts in English and French
Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
If France is a land of immigration, what about its variété genre? This issue of Volume! aims at tracing the French paths of artists of foreign origin—those who integrated the legacy of chanson française, and those who left a mark on their community by singing exile. As a protean form of expression, variété is an ideal object to observe the ways in which immigrant and foreign identities have been moulded in post-1945 popular music.

Spanish edition
Terranova
Chus Antón's first book guides us through the mythical locations of Los Angeles that inhabit our collective imagination: film and music video sets, recording studios, crime scenes… Including maps and texts by Cristian Rodríguez.

Spanish edition
Terranova
Compilation of photographs taken by Carla Pérez Vas, composer and guitar player with music band Mourn, during her first North-American tour.

English edition
Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite
A volume of photographs by Heinz Peter Knes representing a small selection from his extensive archive of travel photography dating back to 2010.

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