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In the past 10 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 Novelties & 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.

Booksigning with Walter Pfeiffer

Booksigning with Walter Pfeiffer

Thursday, October 18th, 7pm at Auguststrasse 28
Celebrate with us the latest book of world-renowned photographer Walter Pfeiffer on Thursday, October 18th at 7pm at our store on Auguststrasse. »Bildrausch - Drawings 1966–2018« is the overdue overview of his vivid graphic work, published by Edition Patrick Frey. Walter will be present to sign some copies. PS: If you will be prevented for any reason, you can pre-order a signed copy. buy
43-35 10th Street

43-35 10th Street

Daniel Shea
43-35 10th Street is the latest publication by Swiss indie publisher Kodoji Press. The title refers to the artist Daniel Shea’s studio and home address in Long Island City. From and beyond this address, and using 399 colour and 27 black and white plates, Shea crafts an elegant narrative about politics, class dynamics and the actual beneficiaries from the ongoing urban changes. Expansive construction projects and the flux of new jobs they generate are also the scene for political tension workers and unions disputes and more visible economic inequalities. The photographs reveal these tensions, and establish Shea’s strong focus on composition, colour, shape and line, detailing construction sites through close ups of bricks, windows, pipes and different sorts of building surfaces.
Hello World

Hello World

Revising a Collection - Udo Kittelmann
Five Museums in Berlin are represented by the Nationalgalerie, an institution dating back to 1861: The Alte Nationalgalerie, the Neue Nationalgalerie, the Museum Berggruen, the Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg and the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart. The collected artworks in these museums are currently under scrutiny in an exhibition (April 28–August 26, 2018) at the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum on account of its Eurocentric Western focus. Through thirteen extensively researched chapters this colossal volume imagines how would the collection look like if it were gathered today, with more openness and with an appreciation for complexity and diversity in the arts. This contributes to the discussion about the future of the Nationalgalerie, and invites to take a fresh look on the significance of arts beyond Europe.
No Two Alike

No Two Alike

Karl Blossfeldt, Francis Bruguiere, Thomas Ruff
Not Two Alike reintroduces a precious collection of a 1929 exhibition of cut-paper abstractions and exposures by American photographer Francis Bruguière (1879—1945) and plant photographs by German sculpture Karl Blossfeldt (1865—1932), which was held at the Warren Gallery in London to celebrate the launch of their two books Art Forms in Nature and Beyond This Point. The collection is complemented with photograms and negatives by contemporary artist Thomas Ruff. The current publication is released for the upcoming exhibition Not Two Alike (21 Sep 2018-13 Jan 2019) taking place at this year’s Cincinnati"s FotoFocus Biennial, the largest gathering of its kind in America. The book is delicately designed, comprising two folders flaunting sepia-toned photographs to give the viewer a sense that each image is not simply reproduced but really lived in.
032c #34 2018

032c #34 2018

032c, the summer issue is out now. Themed around a Big Flat Now moment, this 34th issue invites loosening up all ties with the past and future, and string along with the streams of decentralized information running through media without hierarchy. A tremendous overflow with no clear perspective, “no yesterday and no tomorrow” at its core. This issue’s dossier presents twelve entries about this seemingly infinite ground featuring encounters with rapper Travis Scott, Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele, WorldWideWitch community creator Johannes Paul Raether, artist Luchita Hurtado, collector Kenny Schachter, photographer Wolfgang Tillmans, and as usual, a spectacle of splendid photoshoot series.
Goodbye World!

Goodbye World!

Looking at Art in the Digital Age - Omar Kholeif
The internet has changed the face of the world. It is no longer that peaceful looking, inactive floating orb which was captured by NASA’s Apollo 17 spacecraft in 1972. Goodbye, World! Looking at Art in the Digital Age examines the various ways human society has changed to keep up with the fast pacing developments of technology since ARPAnet first laid the foundation for the internet in the 1960s. From a critical viewpoint, author and curator Omar Kholeif focuses on the last couple of decades to trace the incredible changes in how we see and relate to imagery, how our feelings and behaviours are adapting to technology in radical ways, and how our perception of our own selves and relation to the urban landscapes surrounding us is transforming.
Plan and Play

Plan and Play, Play and Plan

Defining Your Art Practice
What does it take for an emerging artist or designer or other sorts of creative independents to become who they are? What are the questions, traits, ambitions and restrictions that determine this? And how can they successfully guide their way through artistic practice? Janwillem Schrofer, director of the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam addresses these questions in Plan and Play, Play and Plan, giving a very helpful assessment on how to make the right choices with the help of analytical models, to bridge one’s creative qualities and romantic visions with practical entrepreneurship. Plan and Play, Play and Plan is a recipe for making choices without being in conflict with your own nature and unique characteristics.
More than Real #2

More than Real #2

Art in the Digital Age - Daniel Birnbaum, Michelle Kuo
More than real, art in the digital world is released in occasion of the Verbier Art Summit 2018 (“an event grouping innovative thinkers in a beautiful, intimate -almost hidden- site for meaningful dialogues.”) Put together by Michelle Kuo, head of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and Daniel Birnbaum, director of Moderna Museet, the book comprises a series of texts by acclaimed artists and theoriciens like Pamela Rosenkranz, Ed Atkins, Douglas Coupland and Olafur Eliasson. The texts take on a multidisciplinary approach to describe the encounters between the arts and new technologies, focusing on the impact of technology on artistic and curatorial practices, the potential threats that the former might impose on the field, and how, increasingly, the so called virtual reality is manipulating what “coming together” means.
Dictionary Dressings

Dictionary Dressings

Femke de Vries
By investigating the legitimacy of the current vocabulary used in the design and fashion industry, ABC Dictionary Dressings boldly contributes to how the design and fashion industry is being perceived, or for this matter, defined. In search of an alternative, more semantically relevant and innovatively up to date terminology, this volume uses archival images and fragments of texts, to testify to the limitations of the existing vocabulary which is normally used to represent factual and rational information about the characteristics and utility of the defined items, but is oblivious to the stylistic dimension of the designated items. Take the Dutch definition of a glove for example: “Handschoen: bekleding van de hand” (literally translating to "Glove: covering of the hand"). A hand, however, can be covered in a myriad of other ways.
Monocle Guide

Benji Knewman #8 2018

The eighth volume of the Latvian Benji Knewman comes in a new format of nine booklets wrapped in a soft 140 * 200 mm cover. Themed “art is hard”, this issue contains an email correspondence between Benji Knewman founder Agnese Kleina, author Oleg Sivun, and Esthere Kajema entitled “Post-Soviet Man. A Year of Understanding.” Also included:
The Noise of Being

The Noise of Being

Sonic Acts Festival 2017
The noise is here to stay! During the 2017 Sonic Acts Festival in Amsterdam for instance, different kinds of noises were produced throughout the Festival’s organized conferences, clubbing nights, and in the partner museums and cinemas. This purple/green book is simply the assemblage of a selection of these noises. The noise of technology, the noise of capitalism, the noise of communication when it breaks to pieces, the noise of distractions, of bots, of screens and screams, the noise of advertisers, of molecular engineering, bacteria and policy makers. Imbued with both thought provoking texts and images, the Noise of Being is a reminder and an invitation to continue the reflection about the dissonances of living.
Animal Books for ...

Animal Books for …

Lous Martens
Composed of pictures of animals clipped from magazines and newspapers, stamps and photos from advertising pamphlets, Lous Martens’ new photobook is a symbol of family devotion before anything else. Prior to finding their way to this book, Lous first started gathering these pictures seventeen years ago, with the intention of making a small book for her newly born grandson Jaap. She didn’t finish it though for that another baby was born, and she had to start another book for the new baby. But the collection of pictures grew interestingly big, and surprisingly beautiful it had to be shared. In total there were five unfinished books laying around until they were assembled in one volume: the Animal Books for Jaap Zeno anna Julian Luca.
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