Drawings Anne Truitt

Published by Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, 2012, Clothbound with dust jacket, 103 pages (colour ill.), 25 × 30 cm, English

Price: €28

Drawing was of primary importance to Truitt throughout her life as an artist. The earliest works in this book, the first exclusively devoted to her works on paper, date from the early 1960s, when she first developed the sculptures in painted wood for which she is best known, while the latest works date from 2002, the year before she died. Illustrated in full colour, these drawings include the full range of Truitt’s drawing techniques, including graphite, ink, pastel, and acrylic on paper.

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The Poor Stockinger, the Luddite Cropper and the Deluded Followers of Joanna Southcott Luke Fowler

Published by Film and Video Umbrella, London, 2012, 80 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 10.8 × 17.8 cm, English

Price: €9

This companion publication to Luke Fowler’s film of the same name features essays by architecture critic and cultural commentator Owen Hatherley and historian Tom Steele.

Lending additional context to Fowler’s study of the activist/historian E.P. Thompson, it brings further illuminating insights to Thompson’s life and times, and his lingering influence as a champion of workers’ education. Evoking the design of a Workers Educational Association textbook from a similar era, this illustrated pocket-sized publication acts as a resonant echo of Fowler’s work.

A trailer for the film can be seen here.

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Retour d’y voir #05 Retraits de l'artiste en Philippe Thomas

Published by Mamco, Geneva, 2012, 368 pages (b/w ill.), 17 × 24 cm, French

Price: €18

Retour d’y voir is the art history review published by the Mamco, Geneva. The 5th issue is entirely dedicated to Philippe Thomas: analysis (Michel Gauthier, Jean-Philippe Antoine, Robert Storr, Stéphane Sauzedde, Christophe Kihm, Érik Verhagen, Guillaume Leingre, Claire Fontaine, Judith Ickowicz, Émeline Jaret) and testimonies (Claire Burrus & Émeline Jaret, Sylvie Breton & Dominique Païni, Daniel Bosser, Jacques Salomon, Bernard Blistène, Daniel Soutif, Ghislain Mollet-Viéville).

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Surfing with the Attractor Stephen Willats

Published by South London Gallery, London, 2012, 47 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 27 cm, English

Price: €17

Stephen Willats has made work examining the function and meaning of art in society since the 1960s. His work has involved interdisciplinary processes and theory from sociology, systems analysis, cybernetics, semiotics and philosophy. This manifests in wall installations, project works, films & computer simulations, drawings & diagrams, bookworks and texts.

Produced on the occasion of Stephen Willats’ exhibition, Surfing with the Attractor at South London Gallery, 1 June – 15 July 2012. Containing essays by John Kelsey, Tom Morton and Stephen Willats and a conversation between Stephen Willats and Margot Heller.

More information on the exhibition can be found here.

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Use of Time Richard Tuttle

Published by Hatje Cantz, Berlin, 2012, hardcover in slipcase, 36 pages, (colour & b/w ill.), 17.3 × 24.7 cm, English

Price: €65

An elaborate artist book with 18 cards, loosely bound by a weaver knot.

Richard Tuttle has worked in close collaboration with the Kunsthaus Zug as the “in-house artist” for almost twenty years. Through fragile, mostly small, subtle paintings as well as sculptural objects and three-dimensional installations, he continues to explore special features of the museum’s architecture or selected works from its collection. Tuttle poses questions about endurance and continuity, rhythm and repetition in the various cultures of contemporary global society.

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A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon: New (Soma)tics CAConrad

Published by Wave Books, Seattle, 2012, 240 pages, 20.3 × 26.5 cm, English

Price: €17

Since their 2005 inception, CAConrad’s (Soma)tic exercises have been summoning the whole spectrum of human experience in the name of poetry. A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon collects 27 new and previously published exercises and their emerging poems, incorporating unorthodox steps in the writing process from the tangible everyday to the cosmos of the imagination. Together they manifest as an urgent call for a connective, concentrated, and unfettered creativity.

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