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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.
The final companion to books from the Simpsons

A final companion to books from the Simpsons

Olivier Lebrun
Whether it is a representation of a Homeric moment, a snapshot of the hellish ten-year-old troublemaker Bart or a solemn intellectual disposition featuring Lisa, “A Final Companion To Books From The Simpsons” is a new volume about the books which appeared in The Simpsons. Assembled by French graphic designer Olivier Lebrun and published by Yellow Press, this final collection is displayed in faint yellow and shades of grey screenshot photos of book references that exist within the Simpsons universe, whether taken from real life or invented to suit the plot of the episode. From ‘Flander’s Bible” and “Fear of Flying”, to “Crazy Things Old Ladies Say” and “The Big Book of British Smiles”, to “Ein + 1 = 0”, “From Loser to User” to “Things Fall Apart” an anthology of 339 titles which appeared throughout the years in the legendary tv series.
Cabin Fever

Cabin Fever

Cabin Fever traces the course of the cabin in North America—from the simple architecture of colonial settlements to contemporary interpretations feverishly circulated across the Internet—showing how this humble architectural form has been appropriated for its symbolic value and helped shape a larger cultural identity. The publication follows a tripartite structure—Shelter, Utopia and Porn—that maps the formal evolution of the cabin typology within a changing set of social and cultural desires.
Cabin fever sketches a beautiful narrative about the history of cabin culture and the passions underlying its evolution in North America. Printed on smooth uncoated paper and a hard medium size cover, the book presents the cabin as an architectural and cultural constitution in view of three notions: shelter, which explores the cabin’s practical details accompanying the historical Westward land explorations, utopia, which represents an outlook on the cabin being an excellent site for distancing and contemplation, and porn, which positions it in popular culture. This brings to light the great purposes behind having a cabin, having in mind the works of the likes of Henry David Thoreau, Edward Abbey and Gary Snyder, but at the same time serves as a symbol of colonization and displacement of indigenous people. Cabin Fever is produced along the Cabin Fever exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Design as an Attitute

Design as an Attitute

Alice Rawsthorn
Design As An Attitude explores the power of design in creating a better world. Inspired by the last few years intense economic, political and ecological vulnerabilities, New York Times and Frieze magazine columnist Alice Rawsthorn assembles narrative essays to chart the different aspects of contemporary design. From looking into Moholy Nagy’s motto “design is not a profession but an attitude” which he first introduced in his monumental book Vision in Motion (1947), to contemplating the differences between art and design, and the importance of diversity and “dirty architecture, fuzzy theory, and dirty design” in crafting design projects, Design As An Attitude is a real, compelling page-turner.
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.
Be More Pirate

Be More Pirate

Sam Conniff Allende
Inspired by the Golden Age of piracy (1690-1725), multi award-winning social entrepreneur Sam Conniff Allende reveals what it takes today to be a successful rebel and leave a mark on the 21st century. Piracy isn"t a bad thing. In the contrary, in times of uncertainty where the gap between an extortionately wealthy world elite and the poorer rest has never been more wide, adopting the pirate’s lifestyle is fundamentally commendable and dignifying. Just look at the lives and teachings of old legendary pirates like Henry Morgan and Blackbeard, and modern day rebels like Elon Musk and Banksy, and, perhaps also try to imagine what makes “the average man bristle if you say your father was dishonest, but he will brag a little if he discovers that his great-grandfather was a pirate.”!
Roberto Burle Marx Lectures

Roberto Burle Marx Lectures

Landscape as Art and Urbanism
Being one of the most important figures to shape landscape architecture, the work of Roberto Burle Marx has featured across a variety of formats and outlets. With the exception of his writings which largely remained inaccessible, until today. This book fills the gap by offering the translated lectures of the architect on such topics like the Concepts in Landscape Composition, Gardens and Ecology, and the Problem of Garden lightening, Landscapes of Brazil, and, a tribute essay to plants. Also includes a series of green landscape photos by Brazilian photographer Leonardo Finotti, showing the merging sceneries between natural landscapes and human-made beton constructions.
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.
A Formal Film in Nine Episodes

A Formal Film in Nine Episodes

Prologue and Epilogue - Mario Pfeifer
Grandmother India and Markus Weisbeck/Surface release ‘A Formal Film in Nine Episodes’ by artist Mario Pfeifer. It’s part of Pfeifer’s film project of the same name. A critical reader publication, the ensemble of the book describes the contemporary Asian Metropolis from anthropological perspectives on the Greater Mumbai. In beautiful aesthetics it revisits the film’s intercultural, political, urban and film-historic themes, unveiling issues of class, dramatic urban changes and attitudes toward the ritual and the symbolic. More than words on paper, the pages and overall production design of this book simulate the film itself, using English and Hindi, three different printing techniques, and original colouring realised with the help of local printers and manufacturers.
Zehn Gründe warum du deine Social Media Accounts sofort löschen musst

Zehn Gründe warum du deine Social Media Accounts sofort löschen musst

Jaron Lanier
If not already convinced that social media is negatively influencing your life, many of us are quite sceptical about its benefits, and the poorly checked role of culprits like Facebook and Google. Click delete to save your soul is the main message of Silicon Valley pioneer and web rebel, Jaron Lanier. In “Ten Arguments for Deleting your Social Media Accounts” Lanier warns about how algorithms are predicated on triggering negative emotions and manipulating our behaviours. “The evidence suggests”, he says, social media “is making us sadder, angrier, less empathetic, more fearful, more isolated and more tribal.” and as such there will be not solution if we do not take part in the solution. “Quitting is the only way to learn what can replace our grand mistake.”
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.
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