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In the past 12 years we had the pleasure to get to know a lot of the amazing people behind the magazines and publications we try to gather in our store for you, we have seen countless covers on our shelves and browsed myriads of pages. In News & Novelties we want to share some of our latest finds and conversations. Find inspiration in our reviews, enjoy some interviews with amazing people and get to know about our latest activities in Berlin and around the globe.

I Fuck With Turrell

I Fuck With Turrell

Ne travaillez jamais (EN)
In 2011 the BBB Vocational School in Baden initiated an art department dedicated for students who are training to become polymechanics, computer scientists, electronics technicians, chefs or hairdressers. The purpose is to allow them to experiment with new aesthetic opportunities through engaging with artists and the arts´scene. Serving as a visual intervention to demonstrate the importance of arts no matter what our professional priorities are, stimulating sensitivity to the various ways art infiltrates our lives, from advertisements, to extravagant performances, technology design, fashion and video games, this little, resiliently build book is also the documentation of the first phase of the BBB art department project. Buy
10th Berlin Biennale 2018 Catalogue

10th Berlin Biennale 2018 Catalogue

We Don't Need Another Hero
This month Berlin hosts one of the most anticipated events of the year: The Biennale for Contemporary Art. Spread across five venues, this year’s thematic focus is encapsulated in one printed catalogue. Some of the raised questions touch upon how do we understand the relationships between the past and the present, particularly when it comes to thinking about valuable items and collectables which found their way to Europe via colonial routes. Included is “Dear History, we don’t need more heroes”, an essay by the Biennale’s curator Gabi Ngcobo pointing at power abuse. And “I’m not who you think I’m not,” a manifesto challenging socially constructed forms of being and knowledge. In addition to nicely presented notes about the participating artists and their contributions. Buy
Men of Style

Men of Style

Men of style harbours a scrupulously assembled catalogue of outstanding men with outstanding style. Those whose eccentric and/or elegant attire convinced and inspired others to follow suit. Consider these: Gianni Agnelli, Fred Astaire, Chet Baker, Truman Capote, Winston Churchill, Miles Davis, Serge Gainsbourg, David Hockney, Jack Kerouac, Keith Richards, Andy Warhol, Oscar Wilde or Mark Twain. They all come from different walks of life, but they definitely shared an acute regard to form, colour, texture and composition. They had a penchant for playfulness with detail and derived pleasure from the liberty of radically shifting their clothing habits. More about why and how they did it is nicely displayed in Josh Sims’s exquisite Men of Style. Buy
Space Magazine #7 2018

Space Magazine #7 2018

The biannual Space magazine which explores interior and cultural spaces, mixes articles and interviews with candid photography and displays of the occasionally extravagant concerns of living. Taking inspiration from the B-sides of records which sometimes include bonus tracks complementing an artist’s hit single, this seventh issue draws connections between the B-side and the quality of great artists for reinventing the known. It features a row of interviews with creatives including artist Dan Graham, glass designer Nina Nørgaard, model Iselin Steiro and architect Christoffer Harlang. Buy
Holiday #381 2018

Holiday #381 2018

Jerusalem
Holiday’s Issue 381 is out. This legendary title has already had big shots like Truman Capote, Graham Green and Jack Kerouac supplying its pages with prime content. The current issue explores Jerusalem, the city, the symbol and the fantasy. Featuring an interview with French Historian Vincent Lemire in which he answers the question “what is Jerusalem?”. Holiday also shares perspectives on the city’s holy botanicals, speaks about the first Israeli institution devoted to figurative painting: the Jerusalem Studio School, walks into what is arguably the most beautiful place to stay in, and shows how Palestinians and Israelis were brought together around simple backgammon tables. Buy
Architecture Monogram #1

Architecture Monogram #1

Cross Section - Gijs van Vaerenbergh
Architecture Monogram is the first in a series of books about the new creatives in Belgium and in the Netherlands in the fields of architecture, landscape design, photography and writing. This edition showcases the work of Gijs Van Vaerenbergh, a collaborative practice founded in 2008 by the Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh. It doesn’t only reveal the works of the artists in question but also their personal experiences, their endorsement of the ambiguities between art and architecture, their obsessions and emotional drives that influence the process of creation. In 157 pages the book gives an overview about the projects they developed, in distinct chapters focusing on drawing, cutting, bending, assembling and mirroring. Buy
House Tour

House Tour

Views of the Unfinished Interior
Internal shots of empty new apartments taken at the level of the eye are becoming a way on its own in architectural representation. Published along the 2018 exhibition titled “House Tour” which takes place from May 26 to November 24 at La Biennale di Venezia, “House Tour, Views of the Unfurnished Interior” offers a taste of the exhibition’s visual journey through the interiors of contemporary Swiss housing architecture. A first 48 pages section is complemented by a second section of essays through which the various norms, logics and secrets of the displayed models are revealed. It helps us understand the landscape of the contemporary interiors and develop new perspectives on its topology, its past and its present. Buy
el croquis #194

el croquis #194

Brandlhuber+ 1996-2018
El Croquis issue 194 is in circulation! One of the top architecture magazines, this edition covers selected works by German architect Arno Brandlhuber and his Berlin based office Brandlhuber +. Featuring an essay by Bart Lootsma where he presents the architect’s fundamental operational concepts, and another by Moritz Künz who runs a review about the most interesting publications of Brandlhuber + (in which Brandlhuber is particularly invested). This edition sheds light on the idea of collaboration with other practices, disciplines and individuals, such as artists, writers, filmmakers and musicians reflecting the discursive nature of Brandlhuber’s work, his activism, and how his creative interpretation of the law rendered the pursuit of some far-fetched projects possible. Buy