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Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine - A book on reading, writing, memory and forgetting in a library of living books
2019
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
This publication documents a project inspired by Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, in which performers memorize a book to form a collection of living books to be read in libraries by visitors. The publication brings together eighteen text contributions from artists and theoreticians, and a visual essay.
Faire – To look at things - Volume 05 (#16, 17, 18)
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
Faire
Empire - Faire magazine – To look at things
Issues 16 to 18 of the critical review dedicated to graphic design.
Christophe Lemaitre - Deux pierres retrouvées d\'Amedeo Modigliani
2019
French edition
Tombolo Presses
An interpretative study of a catalogue published on the occasion of the discovery of two sculptures in the canal of Livorno in 1984. Attributed to Modigliani, these sculptures were, in fact, a student hoax.
Richard Wittman - Architecture, culture de l\'imprimé et sphère publique dans la France du XVIIIe siècle
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
A transdisciplinary study that sheds new light on the birth of modern architecture in France through its relations with the printed text, vector of the diffusion of the architectural ideal at the scale of the nation, and the emergence of the public sphere between the end of the 17th century and the French Revolution.
Ade Darmawan - Magic Centre
2019
bilingual edition (English / Indonesian)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
Magic Centre revolves around the Indonesian publishing company of the same name, which was mostly active in the 1960s. It serves the artist as a lens through which he examines the social and political changes that reshaped his country during the years Magic Centre was in business.
Samuel Etienne - Bricolage Radical - Génie et  banalité des fanzines do-it-yourself – Tome 2
2019
French edition
Strandflat
A panorama of the world of do-it-yourself fanzines.
Bernard Joubert - Elvifrance - L\'infernal éditeur
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
United Dead Artists
currently out of stock
This graphic anthology is dedicated to Elvifrance, the scandalous French publisher of erotic comic books whose catalogue was under the fierce scrutiny of French censorship authorities from the 1970s to the 1990s. The publication takes a look back at this infamous history through many unpublished archives and a wide selection of covers. It also features an ensemble of covers revisited by some forty contemporary graphic artists.
 Badlands Unlimited - “ ” - Act 1
2018
English edition
Nero
Set behind the scenes of Badlands Unlimited, an artist-run, New York-based publishing company, this three- act play follows the characters as they launch an erotic novella, deal with internal conflicts, and imagine the promise and threat of technology between the pages and in our lives. Badlands Unlimited is a comedy of errors that morphs into a deeper meditation on art and mortality.
 James Hoff & Marian Kaiser - “ ”
2018
English edition
Nero
An interview with artist James Hoff by theorist writer Marian Kaiser, focusing on Hoff's publishing practice and reflections on books.
Faire – To look at things - Volume 04 (#13, 14, 15)
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
Faire
Empire - Faire magazine – To look at things
Issues 13 to 15 of the critical review dedicated to graphic design. Compilation includes studies on Peter Bil'ak's essay on the exhibition of graphic design; the posters produced by M/M (Paris) for CDDB-Théâtre de Lorient; and the collaboration between studio Spassky Fischer and Marseille's MUCEM.
Antoine Lefebvre - Artiste éditeur
2018
French edition
Strandflat
Publishing as an alternative artistic practice.
Samuel Etienne - Bricolage Radical - Génie et  banalité des fanzines do-it-yourself
2018
French edition
Strandflat
(last copies available!)
A panorama of the world of do-it-yourself fanzines.
Faire – To look at things - Volume 03 (#10, 11, 12)
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
Faire
Empire - Faire magazine – To look at things
Issues 10 to 12 of the critical review dedicated to graphic design, around Robert Brownjohn, Klaus Scherübel, Julia Born, Simon Starling et Poster of Girl, Revue Emmanuelle.
Thierry Chancogne - Histoire du graphisme avant la modernité en trois temps et cinq mouvements - Premier temps. Avant l\'écriture – Premier mouvement. Muthôs
2018
French edition
Franciscopolis
An history of graphic design before modernity: this first volume is a transdisciplinary collection of documents recording the existence of graphic design before the development of the written form.
Faire – To look at things - Volume 02 (#5, 6, 7, 8)
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
Faire
Empire - Faire magazine – To look at things
Issues 5 to 8 of the critical review dedicated to Graphic design. Compilation includes studies on the following subjects: an Instagram post by studio Experimental Jetset for the Paradiso cultural centre in Amsterdam; a series of gestures, from Harun Farocki to L'Architecture Aujourd'hui; the publication Parallel Encyclopedia by Batia Suter; Charles Mazé & Coline Sunier's residency at the Villa Médicis.
Jérôme Dupeyrat - Entretiens - Perspectives contemporaines sur les publications d\'artistes
2018
French edition
Incertain Sens - Grey Series
Contemporary perspectives on artists' publications twenty-three interviews with twenty-five artists who make publishing an artistic practice).
Faire – To look at things - Volume 01 (#1, 2, 3, 4)
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
Faire
Empire - Faire magazine – To look at things
The first four issues of the critical review dedicated to the analysis of Graphic design, published by Empire books (studio Syndicat). Each publication documents a specific object, addressed by a renowned author: the Rouge-gorge series at Éditions Cent pages by S.P. Millot; the database colorlibrary.ch by studio Maximage; the monograph Recollected Work by Mevis & Van Deursen; and the invitation cards by the artist Stanley Brouwn.
Mari Shaw - The Noble Art of Collecting #01 - Words, Books, and the Spaces They Inhabit
2017
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
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.
Claude Closky - Iluo
2017
French edition
Centre des livres d'artistes (CDLA)
The catalogue of Claude Closky's exhibition of artists' books at CDLA, as part of the 40th anniversary of the Centre Pompidou. Kalavryta—the font used in the publication was created specially for the occasion by the French artist.
 The Liberated Page - The Next Page
2017
English edition
Boabooks
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...).
Xavier Antin - When ‘I\' met ‘K\'
2017
English edition
Shelter Press - Books
Fanzine-like artist's book gathering historical anecdotes on modern print culture.
Ingo Giezendanner - Bücherwald
2017
no text
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.
George Brecht - This is the Cover of the Book
2017
English edition
IF Publications
out of stock
In his “Book” George Brecht describes the specific nature of each single page, in a gesture that renders the printed matter a tautological object.
Manuel Raeder - Makulatur - 2010-2016
2016
English edition
Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite
A collection of misprinted sheets originating from books designed by graphic designer Manuel Raeder: a “behind the scene” project, which documents the early stage of book production and its conventions.
Seth Siegelaub - Books and Ideas after Seth Siegelaub
2016
English edition
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
out of stock
Books and Ideas after Seth Siegelaub spans an arc of tension between the works of Seth Siegelaub and contemporary cultural production. This highly documented publication features an interview with Seth Siegelaub, two essays by Regine Ehleiter and Michalis Pichler, and an extensively illustrated catalogue with bibliographic details.