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Since the introduction of portable consumer electronics nearly a half century ago, artists throughout the world have adapted their latest technologies to art-making. In this book, curator Barbara London, founder of MoMA's video program, traces the history of video art as it transformed into the broader field of media art - from analog to digital, small TV monitors to wall-scale projections, and clunky hardware to user-friendly software. By looking at the medium's first 50 years she reveals how video evolved from fringe status to be seen as one of the foremost art forms of today.⁠ Buy...

They say history is written by winners, dusty and dry, while saying little or nothing about the everyday lives and futures of those who were affected by the events. "Das Jahr 1990 freilegen" published by one of our most beloved publishers, spector books, proves in grand manner how to do it differently. After the editor Jan Wenzel spent one year looking for any photo, video, interview, protocol, diary, letter, he could possibly find, dated back to 1990, he came to the conclusion: Why writing another book, when everything is already there? Given the size of the book: there is a lot to 'there'! This chronic is an enormous valuable testimony of a year which is characterised by disorientation, confusion and over-abundance by the wealth of 1989. While the latter is known pretty well when David Hasselhoff came to Berlin, smashed his hit "Looking for Freedom" and the impossible became possible – at least that's what The Hoff thinks...

Eaten is a new sensational magazine about the history of food, created and edited by food historian Emelyn Rude. In this first volume themed “the food of the gods”, Eaten launches an exploration into how certain eating habits and recipes have emerged from the divine. Featuring stories about the revival of a nearly lost tradition of beer-brewing by the Benedictine monks of St. Wandrille Abbey, some directions on how to make an ancient Roman honey cake, the rite of butter carving in Tibet, and, a selection of poems by Rumi on the beauty of fasting in Ramadan. Buy...

The 11th issue of Gourmand features 1920s model and photographer Lee Miller, a dinner with Sonic Youth’s Lee Renaldo and his wife, a photo & text presentation by Jeremy Chan and Adrian Samson about the special African ingredients bringing flavour to Ikoy’s restaurant in London. Additionally – you’ve also got a photography of the exuberant earthenware of Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, a reportage on the life of people in Chernobyl’s exclusion zone and a conversation with Indian chef Gaggan Anand who’s planning to close his restaurant in Bangkok even though it’s ranked 5th in the world top 50 restaurants! Buy...