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The fourth issue of the annual research book-magazine at the intersection of architecture, art and economy, explores the figure of the living as the key to contemporary challenges. Contributions by experts in different fields of knowledge offers the opportunity to rethink our relationship to the ecosystem and the new technologies, and to bring forward the essential notion of cohabitation.

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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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Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
The current fascination with fiction across art, design, and architecture (including one of Umberto Eco's final interview).

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Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
The origins of the digital in architecture in 14 case studies from the late 1980s to the early 2000s.

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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).

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Errant Bodies – Anthologies
This book presents proposals for the transformation of Ernst-Reuter-Platz, a city square in Berlin. They are the results of a process of auditory artistic research and design developed according to a new radical approach on the relationships between aural activity and environment.

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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.

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Humboldt Books
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.

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Humboldt Books
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.

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Bruno
Venice: a cultural and urban investigation on a city with two faces, between the reality and the logo.

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Les presses du réel – Architecture
Catalogue of the first Orleans Biennale of Architecture: introduced by a series of texts on Guy Rottier, Demas Nwoko and Patrick Bouchain, the publication offers an intersecting vision from over forty contemporary architects working on building a shared world. The concluding part presents a mapping of the research in architecture.

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Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
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.

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Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
For two years, Eric La Casa has been recording the urban sonic environment of Paris from the windows of his own apartment. Between a temporary inventory and a musical documentary, Paris Quotidien is the result of this long experiment. Includes a 60-page documentation booklet with photographs.

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Ici, d'ailleurs… – Mind Travels (books)
Photographic book celebrating the collaboration between the “UrbEx” photographer Francis Meslet and the “Mind Travels” Series—a series of albums dedicaded to ambient, neo-classical, and industrial music produced by French music label Ici, d'ailleurs. Meslet's photographs of abandoned places give a special echo to the musical approach of the series. The publication is sold with an audio compilation of selected musical pieces taken in the “Mind Travels” Series.

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Les presses du réel – Art History
A biographical essay on the Baroque Brazilian architect and sculptor from the 18th century, Aleijadinho.

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Les presses du réel – Artists' Writings
The first volume of Rémy Zaugg's complete writings (1963-1968/1988): entitled The Making of a painting, this transcript of Zaugg's diary revolves around the notion of artistic discourse, and how it is directly influenced by paintings.

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Les presses du réel – Artists' Writings
The heighth volume of Rémy Zaugg's complete writings (1988-1989): a portrait of Jean-Christophe Ammann.

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Les presses du réel – Artists' Writings
The fourth volume of Rémy Zaugg's complete writings (1973-1980): a collection of texts on Donald Judd and minimalist sculpture.

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Les presses du réel – Artists' Writings
€236.00 €168.00
Rémy Zaugg's complete writings in 10 volumes in a box set (new edition).

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Les presses du réel – Artists' Writings
The third volume of Rémy Zaugg's complete writings (1972-1978): analysis and critical evaluation of forms of representation and of perception.

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Les presses du réel – Artists' Writings
The second volume of Rémy Zaugg's complete writings (1970-1979): five texts from the 1970s which highlight the influence of semiology (de Saussure, Barthes, Levi-Strauss…). on Zaugg's theoretical thought and practice.

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Les presses du réel – Artists' Writings
The fifth volume of Rémy Zaugg's complete writings (1980-2005): a series of texts of utmost importance, related to the great pictorial and philosophical researches of the 1980s. Alongside these texts, the publication features a collection of interviews and letters to friends, colleagues, art dealers, curators, and art collectors.

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Les presses du réel – Artists' Writings
The sixth volume of Rémy Zaugg's complete writings (1982-1993): featuring some of the most influential texts written by the Swiss artist on art museum.

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Les presses du réel – Artists' Writings
The seventh volume of Rémy Zaugg's complete writings (1984-2004): the publication brings together texts that formulate a practice and a criticism of exhibition that goes beyond genres and mediums, using concrete projects in given architectonic situations.

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Les presses du réel – Artists' Writings
The ninth volume of Rémy Zaugg's complete writings (1986-2005): a reflection on the artist's projects for public spaces, illustrated with personal statements and sketches.

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Les presses du réel – Artists' Writings
The tenth volume of Rémy Zaugg's complete writings (1982-2004): the publication gathers texts, interviews, and correspondences on ethics, as well as a series of interviews on cross-cutting themes and projects. It features also a chronology, a list of exhibitions, and a bibliography.

trilingual edition (English / Chinese / French)
Cneai
Slide Shows is a three-volume box set, with over 1.500 original drawings and texts in which Friedman gives his own personal understanding of the multiple ways of thinking the world through a series of “cartoons.”

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Edition Patrick Frey
Andreas Tschersich's photographic portraits of peripheral areas around the globe capture the uniformity of these transitional spaces that form the hidden face of urbanity.

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a.p.r.e.s editions – Documents & Video Works (DVD)
Echoing his exhibition in the Château de Versailles, Xavier Veilhan opens the doors of seven modernist houses, from California to Europe. Through his contemporary works he creates a dialogue with the singular architecture of these places (original soundtrack by Nicolas Godin / Air).

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Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
Fourth and final volume of the anthology (1975-2000), focusing on painting, sculpture, installation, and architecture.

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Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
Marxist geographer David Harvey opened his 2016 lecture at Harvard with a fact: between 2011 and 2013 China consumed 50 percent more cement than the United States had in the entire twentieth century. In Abstract from the Concrete, he asks why.

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Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
The limits of the participatory game in nowadays democracies.

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Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
Felicity D. Scott reconsiders the learnings of Bernard Rudofsky on vernacular architecture in the light of his relation with Japan.

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Errant Bodies – Audio Issues
This publication presents five architectural environments that have been conceived through auditory and literary practices.

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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.

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Bruno
A history of the hidden and the forbidden in the urban landscape, born out of a research project conducted on Genoa's night life.

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Humboldt Books
Carlo Mollino's photographs of a Japan in between tradition and modernity during the 1970 Universal Exposition.

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Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
A collection of unpublished or rare texts by architect and theoretician Frederick Kiesler written between 1927 and 1957.

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Edition Patrick Frey
A fragmentary reference volume that explores the chronology of architecture-relevant legislation, focusing on Zurich, but looking at controversial legislation across Switzerland.

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Kamel Mennour
New monograph: a photographic documentation on the site-specific works Under the Water at the Centre Pompidou Metz and gallery Kamel Mennour, completed with visual archives covering over thirty years of practice (1979-2015), and a focus on the artist's roof installations from 1995 to 2015.

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Les presses du réel – Contemporary art
Catalogue of a project designed for Maison de la culture du Japon in Paris as part of the “Transphere” Exhibition cycle. Atelier Bow-Wow and Didier Fiuza Faustino have long explored the issue of the habitat, inventing innovative and often provocative “machinery / habitats”. Here they have come together to create a “magical environment”.

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Les presses du réel – Architecture
The updated chronological compilation of Yona Friedman's plans, sketches, drawings, models, collages, installations, etc., since 1945: a monumental publication which offers a complete overview of the work of one of the greatest artists-architects and urbanist theoreticians today, in its many dimensions (urban, economic, ecological, cultural, social and political).

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Les presses du réel – Art History
From image to object: ten essays on English Pop Art and the New Brutalism in architecture.

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MAMCO – Monographs
Collection of 657 “definitions/methods”—the emblematic pictorial statements first created by Claude Rutault in 1973.

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Edition Patrick Frey
The art of hair salon window-dressing in Switzerland.

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Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
A selection of texts by international artists, critics, and curators, which aims to renegotiate the relationship between centers and peripheries in contemporary art worlds.

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Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
This book is the result of four years of collaborative work that focused on topics of affect, the return of history, ecology, and art and its markets in today's power law–based economies. It attempts to shift practices of thought toward both critical realism and new materialism.

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Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
How did an urban apparatus put in the service of authoritarian power became the place of its undoing: the roundabout revolutions, from South Korea to recent Arab Spring.

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Sternberg Press – Catalogues
This unique publication, filled with annotated images, presents an inventory of design, furniture, and textiles produced for Fogo Island Inn. Each piece is a collaborative effort between artisans and craftspeople living on the island and designers from various parts of the world who were invited to engage with the history and communities of Fogo Island and Change Islands in Newfoundland, Canada.

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Sternberg Press – Catalogues
This publication documents a collective project conceived by artist Rirkrit Tiravanija, architects Nikolaus Hirsch and Michel Müller, and chef Antto Melasniemi, which takes the form of an experimental platform, working as the extension of an artistic community based in Thailand. This large-scale installation explores urbanization in a post-rural condition, the act of building as a collaborative process, and land as a concept that can exist outside of ownership.

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