Tuesday, August 26, 2014




Harry Partch: A Biography
Hardcover




George Lewis, A Power Stronger Than Itself
The AACM And American Experimental Music
Hardcover





Steve Reich, Writings On Music
Hardcover





Messiaen
Hardcover




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Monday, August 25, 2014

Featured: Trading Cards!













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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Featured: Rasheedah Phillips




Rasheedah Phillips
Recurrence Plot (and Other Time Travel Tales)
Paperback

"A journalist races against time itself to expose the entity preying on young male teens in Philadelphia. A crystal, memory-storing bracelet transports a young mother back to the day of her own mother’s traumatic death. An unknown force of nature causes time to start flowing backwards. . . Using quantum physics as an imaginative landscape, Phillips’ debut speculative collection Recurrence Plot attempts to walk the fine line between fiction and reality, fate and free will, and past, present, and future." Good stuff!



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Friday, August 22, 2014

Featured: Apollinaire, Louys, Bataille




Georges Bataille, Story Of The Eye
Paperback


 

Guillaume Apollinaire, Memoirs Of A Young Rakehell
Paperback


 

Peter Lewys (Pierre Louys) The She-Devils
Paperback



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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Featured: Mano


Cool Italian anthology/journal devoted to comix, art and literature. Contributors include Roland Topor, Art Spiegelman, Antonin Artaud, Balthus, Alfred Kubin, Diane Arbus, Joseph Beuys, Igort, Mattotti, R. Crumb, William Burroughs, Terry Gilliam, Peter Greenaway, Ben Shahn, Ettore Sottsass, Henri Michaux, Jose Munoz & Sampayo, Louise Bourgeois, Jonathon Rosen, Julie Doucet, Peter Handke, Francesco Clemente, Gabriella Giandelli, Chris Marker, Mazzucchelli.



Mano 1



Mano 2



Mano 3




Mano 4



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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Featured: ABC Beitrage zum Bauen 1924-1928 (Contributions on Building)




ABC Beitrage zum Bauen 1924-1928 
(Contributions on Building – A Magazine)



Edited by Hans Schmidt, Mart Stam, El Lissitzky and Emil Roth
This important Swiss contribution (1924–1928) to the history of the avant-garde took a radical, volatile, and entertaining stand on current developments in architecture and construction. Poetry by Majakovsky was printed alongside scientific articles on technical innovations. ABC thrived on provocative contradictions! 26 x 36 cm, boxed. Reprint ABC, First Series: 1–6, Second Series: 1–4, Separate commentary, 55 pages




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Friday, August 15, 2014

Featured: Alberto Moravia




Mistaken Ambitions
More Roman Tales



The Wayward Wife
Bitter Honeymoon



The Fetish
 Command, And I Will





The Empty Canvas 
The Lie




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Monday, August 11, 2014

Featured: Three by Blanchot




Maurice Blanchot, Death Sentence
Translated by Lydia Davis
Paperback




Maurice Blanchot, The Unavowable Community
Translated by Pierre Joris
Hardcover





Maurice Blanchot, The Siren's Song
Translated by Gabriel Josipovici
Hardcover




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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Featured: Carl Andre




Carl Andre, Cuts: Texts 1959-2004
Hardcover

"Just as Carl Andre's sculptures are "cuts" of elemental materials, his writings are condensed expressions, "cuts" of language that emphasize the part rather than the whole. Andre, a central figure in minimalism and one of the most influential sculptors of our time, does not produce the usual critical essay. He has said that he is "not a writer of prose," and the texts included in Cuts—the most comprehensive collection of his writings yet published—appear in a wide variety of forms that are pithy and poetic rather than prosaic. Some texts are statements, many of them fifty words or less, written for catalog entries and press releases. Others are Socratic dialogues, interwoven statements, or in the form of questionnaires and interviews. Still others are letters—public and private, lengthy missives and postcards. Some are epigrams and maxims (for example, on Damian Hirst: I DON'T FEAR HIS SHARK. I FEAR HIS FORMALDEHYDE) and some are planar poems, words and letters arranged and rearranged into different patterns. They are organized alphabetically by subject, under such entries as "Art and Capitalism," "Childhood," "Entropy (After Smithson)," "Matter," "My Work," "Other Artists," and "Poetry," and they include Andre's reflections on Michelangelo and Duchamp, on Stein and Marx, and such contemporaries as Eva Hesse, Robert Smithson, Robert Morris, and Damien Hirst.
Carl Andre's writing and its materiality—its stress on the visual and tactile qualities of language—takes its place beside his sculpture and its materiality, its revelation of "matter as matter rather than matter as symbol." Both assert the ethical and political primacy of matter in a culture that prizes the replica, the insubstantial, and the virtual. "I am not an idealist as an artist," says Andre. "I try to discover my visions in the conditions of the world. It's the conditions which are important." -MIT Press




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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Featured: Two from the Penguin Poets Series






Miroslav Holub, Selected Poems
Paperback




Charles Bukowski, Philip Lamantia, Harold Norse
Paperback



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