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French edition
Incertain Sens – Grey Series
Contemporary perspectives on artists' publications twenty-three interviews with twenty-five artists who make publishing an artistic practice).

texts in French and in Arabic
Kulte Editions
At the crossroads of an artist book and a graphic novel, Fawda is an ode to Casablanca's life, presented through a non-linear narrative inspired by vox-pops.

texts in English and French
Centre d'édition contemporaine
This artist's book is characteristic of Jean-Michel Wicker's work with typography and graphic design. It features a series of graphic works, a “tree of life” produced in collaboration with Marlie Mul, a text by Harry Burke, and a recipe for Alsatian plum pie by Charlotte Wicker. The publication's inserts reproduce collages and paintings by Wicker.

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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.

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Nieves
A strip of buildings illustrated with watercolor and pencil, in line with the Irish illustrator's interests in architecture and the city (leporello).

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Nieves
A parallel side story of the steirischer herbst International Art Festival drawn from the back-sides of cut-out articles from the festival's press archives.

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Nieves
First published in 1964, this wordless and colorful picture book is a tale of friendship between a pink bird and an orange fish. The illustrations by Swiss artist Peter Wezel are rendered with a deliberate childlike naiveté which will delight children and adults alike.

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Florence Loewy
A timeless photographic ballad, through a few shots taken in the archeology museum in Athens.

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Incertain Sens – Artist's books and editions
This leporello is the result of a collective photographic stream of consciousness based on a project lead by the Bureau d'investigation photographique: In random order, each member of the group opts for an image to which the following member answers by association and according to his own subjectivity.

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Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite
Artist's book based on Schultz eponymous work, a video project based on the German artist's sculptural installation at the Kunstverein Braunschweig, and filmed by a flying robot camera.

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Boabooks
For her show at Mamco, the French artist borrowed from the museum collections to reinterpret a series of artworks by Imi Knoebel, Steven Parrino, Frank Stella, John M. Armleder, Luciano Fabro, Robert Filliou, and Christian Robert-Tissot. Both a catalogue and an artist's book, this publication replays the exhibition much like a snapshot collection.

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Christophe Daviet-Théry
This artist's book questions the status of the image in the digital era through a reinterpretation of a classical subject in art history: flowers and the female figure. Images of flowers and women are associated with backgrounds of a city landscape, including photographs of the Capitol Records building in LA.

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Christophe Daviet-Théry
Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo in Madrid invited Oriol Vilanova to intervene in the center's collection of graphic works. Developing its reflections on the modalities of exhibitions, Vilanova collected and exhibited empty window cases from Madrid's museums.

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United Dead Artists
Set in a grotesque and colorful decorum, the new kaleidoscopic visions of Keiichi Tanaami intertwine the obsessional patterns of the great Japanese master—eyes, military aircraft, eroticized flesh, and pop culture icons.

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Editions Lutanie
Based on the Nordic myth of Odin, this volume investigates the contemporary representation of the male body, by seeking out the limit of the fantasy of omnipotence and of the sexualization of masculinity (second volume in a series of books dedicated to producing an archive of the present day through a selection of emblematic documents of the 21st century, culled from the media, advertizing, and the Internet).

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Editions Lutanie
Arcana 3 investigates feminized advertizing imagery. The dream of adornment, whiteness and eternal youth appears derived from Germanic tales reinterpreted by Disney (third volume in a series of books dedicated to producing an archive of the present day through a selection of emblematic documents of the 21st century, culled from the media, advertizing, and the Internet).

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Tombolo Presses
Anthology of selected commercial ads published within the US Playboy from 1960 to 2003, Boy constitutes a visual commentary on the normative representations of desire and on the masculine consumer's ideal of life at the end of the 20th century.

English edition
Toilet Paper
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English edition
Toilet Paper
temporarily out of stock
22 new dreamlike (or nightmarish) living tableaux by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari.

English edition
Toilet Paper
last available copies!
Limited edition, accompanied with an exclusive Toilet Paper satin scarf.

English edition
Nieves
This book is a reinterpretation of the classic children's picture book by English Author and Illustrator John Burningham from 1979, illustrating the preference game “Would you rather”… With enchanting drawings made out of sand by Carolina Cerbaro.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
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.

English edition
(SIC) – Soft Alphabet
This artist's book presents a set of photographs made by Belgian artist Sophie Nys during her stay in Zurich. It features each of the modernist fountains produced by designer Alfred Aebersold in the 1970s and scattered throughout the Swiss city. The images are associated with amusing and clever captions written by Leila Peacock, a Scottish artist living in Zurich.

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 artist's book is a documentation of the production, installation, and decomposition of Samara Scottis solo exhibition “Silk at Eastside Projects”, Birmingham, in 2015. For the project, Scott gathered materials such as eyeshadow, cistern block, tapioca, pipe-cleaners, scented candles, graphite, mustard, solar reflective roofing paint, aquarium gravel, and red wine, among others.

English edition
Shelter Press – Books
Fanzine-like artist's book gathering historical anecdotes on modern print culture.

English edition
Shelter Press – Books
This artist's book gathers an uncompromising collection of 200 found images and original work from Felicia Atkinson, composing a rasterized visual score.

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
This publication documents a work by David Horvitz made on the occasion of a Bas Jan Ader-themed exhibition in Holland in 2012. Annoyed by the curators, Horvitz literally disappeared one month before the show, leaving all his belongings and quitting social media. He returned on the exhibition's closing day, and explained his piece to the curators.

English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
An extraordinary publication gathering a selection of stock images and original photographs drawn from the myriad ads for drug sales on the dark web designed to catch the consumer's eye. These photographs are invisible under normal light: printed in invisible ink, they can only be viewed under ultraviolet light (the publication includes a mini flashlight).

English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
What would a current-day demon look like? The Swiss artist playfully rehabilitates these evil figures in 170 minimalist portraits—rendering them as an ideal type of the postmodern, at once terrifying and comical.

English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
This large-format artist's book (40 x 40 cm open) brings together graphic works by Claudia Comte. Mathematically structured like a Cartesian coordinate system, the publication folds and unfolds so that it can be read in four different ways. The book becomes a geometric play space in which to discover the many facets of Comte's visual identity.

English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
This artist's book presents a recent series of works by Emil Michael Klein. These large-scale oil paintings on canvas, executed from 2013 to 2016, are transformed here by the medium, format and reduced size of the printed book. Designer Teo Schifferli has brought together the artist's own selection of 30 high-quality art prints of his paintings, including different takes and angles on those canvases, as well as other stand-alone works by Klein.

English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
last available copies!
This artist's book compiles true propaganda photographs of the Third Reich with stills from actors playing Nazis in Hollywood movies: a radical commentary on our alarming present condition, in which the lines between populist and fascistic politics are increasingly blurring.

English edition
Boabooks
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In (a, b, c) Ulises Carrión presents one if his early linguistic exercises in English, originally handwritten in green ink in 1972. The author observes and explores the structure of the sonnet. He develops fourteen interrelated sequences, which he uses as a key to codify a narrative. The text of each poem follows the schematic order of its title.

English edition
Boabooks
Publication reproducing one of Carrión's early linguistic exercises in English language, in which the conceptual artist dissects names of musical instruments to make sound appear.

English edition
Boabooks
Facsimile of the seminal magazine created by Ulises Carrión and Cres, originally published in 1979. In this photographic book—one of very few of Carrion's entire practice—the author is very critical about his own affiliation with the mail art movement. The book presents a series a photographs of his calling card filing box, which the author juxtaposes with witty and poignant captions.

English edition
Boabooks
This publication stems from The Devil's Peak (in beige), an installation created in the Californian desert of Amboy by Maxime Bondu and Bureau A (Leopold Banchini & Daniel Zamarbide). The project deals with how the absence of water conditions life in the desert.

English edition
Boabooks
temporarily out of stock
The Liberated Page is an international union based in Geneva, Switzerland, which aims to support and promote the critical and intellectual dissemination of artists' books and independent editions across the world. A collective study gatheringthe thoughts of the union's actors on contemporary books and publishing (with Jungle Books, Footnotes, Edition Patrick Frey, Cadrat Éditions, Kodoji Press, edition fink, Nieves...).

English edition
Nero
This artist's book reactivates a press controversy which took place in 1970s London and affected the Tate Galleries' collecting strategies—in particular, the acquisition of Equivalent VIII, a work by minimalist artist Carl Andre made in firebrick.

English edition
Nero
This publication provides a peek into the practice and work of the Swiss artist, using a selection of black and white “behind-the-scenes” photographs taken from Kaspar's hard disk. An additional booklet includes a list of works as they appear in the book as well as a text by artist Mikael Brkic and a longer essay by art historian Daniel Horn.

English edition
Nero
Cloak is a total-blue book which documents a site-specific intervention by Mike Nelson in the UBS building in Monaco. The artist has painted every single room and detail of the building with a pigment called ultramarine blue, extracted from the precious lapislazzuli—originally from the Middle East, and more expensive than gold.

English edition
Nero
A B BC is an artist book by Sven Sachsalber which collects 150 collages made in the last five years out of the notorious Artforum's back advertising covers of Bruno Bischofberger Gallery.

English edition
Tombolo Presses
Artist book whose title embodies the aesthetical research led by Arthur Fouray on the shift between painting and the cinematographic experience. The publication alternates a series of painting/serigraphy on cushions and textual and typographical experimentation.

English edition
Toupée
Shot in South Africa in 1992, Moyra Davey's Gold Dumps and Ant Hills is a series of black-and-white photographs of mounds left behind by two types of excavation—one human and one animal. For Davey, the pairings of gold dumps and ant hills “invite not only our imagined associations but, as South African landscapes, our received, politically charged associations as well.” The photographs are presented here in book form for the first time.

bilingual edition (German / French)
Jannink – L'art en écrit
Celebrating the 100th title in the “L'art en écrit” series, this leporello by Daniel Spoerri plays on the homonyms of the word “cent,” as a tribute to Marx Ernst.

bilingual edition (French / Arabic)
Kulte Editions
Music score for four toy pianos, revolving around four notes—A, B, C, and E. Inscribed in the minimalist aesthetic of contemporary music, the piece was inspired by the rhythm of traditional Moroccan ceremonial music. With an essay by video artist and writer Laëtitia Laguzet.

bilingual edition (English / Romanian)
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
Artist's book focusing on Victor Man's series of paintings first exhibited as part of the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015, and later developed for a solo exhibition at Galeria Plan B, Berlin. The publication includes essays by poet and translator Bogdan Ghiu, curator Mihnea Mircan, and literary critic Laura Pavel.

bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Nero
Halfway between the catalogue and the artist's book, From Some Paintings gathers a selection of still life paintings made between 2000 and 2010. Translated into black and white images, these works represents small everyday objects, alternating full size reproductions and details.

bilingual edition (English / Italian)
GAMeC
An unconventional catalogue gathering a rich iconography and the main text by curator Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, alongside a series of brief testimonies from seventy international artists, telling the alternative story of an icon and his corpus (includes texts by Cory Arcangel, Maurizio Cattelan, Enzo Cucchi, Jan Fabre, Victor Man, Alessandro Mendini, Tim Rollins, Marinella Senatore, Ian Tweedy…).

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