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  • The Unsilvered Screen: Surrealism on Film
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    Leading critics from the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Canada, and Japan offer fresh, provocative views of canonical Surrealist works from Luis Buñuel, Jan Svankmajer, and David [...]

  • German Expressionist Cinema: The World of Light and Shadow
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    Before Hollywood’s golden age, German expressionist film was arguably the most important cinematic movement in the medium’s history. These ‘symphonies of… iridescent [...]

  • Stranger Than Paradise (Cultographies)
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    A low-budget breakout film that wowed critics and audiences on its initial release, Stranger than Paradise would prove to be a seminal film in the new American independent cinema movement […]

  • Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (Cultographies)
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    Russ Meyer’s Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965) is an enigma. A box-office failure when initially released on the grindhouse circuit, it has since been embraced by art-house audiences, [...]

  • Caroline Bergvall – Drift
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    Caroline Bergvall’s Drift retraces the language and maritime imagination of early medieval North Atlantic travels from the sagas to quest poems to today’s sea migrancies. Its [...]

  • The Cinema of Lars Von Trier: Authenticity and Artifice
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    Lars von Trier is one of the most controversial figures of contemporary European cinema. This volume analyzes the themes and motifs of the director’s work and the changes he has […]

  • Broken Music: Artists’ Recordworks
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    Facsimile edition of the definitive guide to records by artists Broken Music is an essential guide and discography for recordings and audio works by visual artists, originally published in 1989 [...]

  • Avant-Garde Film: Forms, Themes and Passions
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    Avant-Garde Film: Forms, Themes and Passions examines the variety of concerns and practices that have comprised the long history of avant-garde film at a level appropriate for undergraduate [...]

  • Henri Lefebvre – The Missing Pieces
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    What our staff has to say: “A catalog of unfinished & lost works by artists, writers & composers. Imagine something similar to Baskinki’s Disintegration Loops but for cultural [...]

  • Intermedia, Fluxus and the Something Else Press: Selected Writings by Dick Higgins
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    Dick Higgins and his Something Else Press epitomized the riotous art of the ‘60s There are few art-world figures as influential―and as little known―as Dick Higgins (1938–98), cofounder of Fluxus, [...]

  • The Freedom Within Us: East German Photography 1980-1989
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    Nearly thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall (the Anniversary will be celebrated in 2019), what do we know about East German photography? This body of work — […]

  • Maya Deren – Essential Deren: Collected Writings on Film
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    Until now, Maya Deren’s essays on the art and craft of filmmaking have not been available in a comprehensive volume equally handy for students, film enthusiasts, and scholars. Essential [...]

  • Hito Steyerl – Duty Free Art
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    What is the function of art in the era of digital gloablisation? How can one think of art institutions in an age defined by planetary civil war, growing inequality, and […]

  • Black Phoenix: Third World Perspectives on Contemporary Art and Culture
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    This publication is a compilation of all three issues of the journal Black Phoenix published as a single volume. Edited and published by Rasheed Araeen and Mahmood Jamal between 1978 and […]

  • Daniel Clowes – Ghost World
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    Ghost World has become a cultural and generational touchstone, and continues to enthrall and inspire readers over a decade after its original release as a graphic novel. Originally serialized in [...]

  • Nan Goldin – The Ballad Of Sexual Dependency
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    First published in 1986, Nan Goldin’s The Ballad of Sexual Dependency is a visual diary chronicling the struggles for intimacy and understanding among the friends and lovers whom Goldin [...]

  • Larry Clark – Tulsa
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    What our staff has to say: “The only time glamorizing self annihilation as art has worked.” – Cleo When it first appeared in 1971, Larry Clark’s groundbreaking book Tulsa [...]

  • Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia Vol II
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    An essential second installment of the bestselling Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia Danzig Baldaev’s father was an academic, an ethnologist who found himself imprisoned under Soviet [...]

  • Tales From The Ghost Town: The Conventry Punk Fanzine Revolution 1979-1985
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    Following Alan Rider’s Adventures in Reality book collecting each edition of his own fanzine and its spinoffs, published by Fourth Dimension in 2021, comes this new compendium of his [...]

  • Charles Burns – Last Look
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    A true graphic milestone: the epic trilogy that began with X’ed Out, continued in The Hive, and concluded in Sugar Skull–now in one volume. The long strange trip of Doug […]

  • Top Stories
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    An essential anthology of fiction, art and more from the experimental, punk-feminist 1980s downtown journal, with work by Kathy Acker, Constance DeJong, Cookie Mueller and more Published between [...]

  • Spirit of 76: London Punk Eyewitness
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    When punk first broke in the UK in 1976, music journalist John Ingham was on hand to document the very heart of the scene. Spirit of 76 provides a previously […]

  • 13th Floor Elevators: A Visual History
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    Born out of a union of club bands on the burgeoning Austin bohemian scene and a pronounced taste for hallucinogens, the 13th Floor Elevators were formed in late 1965 when […]

  • Fangoria Vol 2 #14 (January 2022)
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    2022 is upon us! FANGORIA #14 rings in the new year with the one you’ve been waiting for… and one you’ll have to wait a little longer for. Here’s what […]

  • Adventures In Reality: The Complete Collection
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    Put together by Alan Rider, Adventures in Reality was a fanzine from Coventry in the early 1980s that both fitted snugly inside the post-punk landscape of the time and did […]

  • Post-Apocalyptic Realism
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    Published in conjunction with an exhibition exploring the theme of apocalypse, contributions by art historians, critics, curators, scholars and artists collected in this book offer reflections on [...]

  • Ruby Ray: Kalifornia Kool: Photographs 1976-1982
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    Punk and industrial culture in late ’70s and early ’80s San Francisco Spanning music, art and literature, the industrial and punk scenes of San Francisco in the late 1970s and […]

  • Wobbly Sounds: A Collection Of British Flexi Discs
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    A compendium of Britain’s most remarkable flexi discs, from famed ephemera aficionado Jonny Trunk For this book, the acclaimed music and ephemera aficionado Jonny Trunk (editor of The Music [...]

  • Modern Primitives: An Investigation Of Contemporary Adornment & Ritual
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    What our staff has to say: “Modern Primitives takes a dive into the world of body art and modifications, focusing on early history and up until the publishing of the […]

  • Excavate! The Wonderful & Frightening World Of The Fall
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    A definitive insight into the ever-influential world of Mark E. Smith and The Fall, featuring never-before published essays and ephemera from fans, collectors and the artist and band themselves. [...]

  • Defaced: The Visual Culture Of Violence In The Middle Ages
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    From the fourteenth century on, the artifacts of Western visual culture became increasingly violent. Destroyed faces, dissolved human shapes, devilish doppelgängers of the sacred: violence made [...]

  • Salvador Dali – Oui: The Paranoid-Critical Revolution: Writings 1927-1933
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    Dalí’s meditations on art and the paranoid-critical method, plus poems and more Salvador Dalí’s writings from the period in which he was most closely allied with the Surrealists have [...]

  • Discreet Music Mag #2
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    Second issue of Discreet Music Mag, featuring interviews with Greymouth and Jon Collin and a long piece on IDDB 001-044. Full colour, written in English. Discreet Music, 2021

  • ON&BY Christian Marclay
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    The artist Christian Marclay’s ideas and practice, in his own words and those of the foremost writers engaged with his work.Influencing a generation of artists, musicians and theorists, [...]

  • Boyd McDonald – Cruising the Movies
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    A writer casts an acerbic, queer eye on the greats and the not-so-greats of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Ronnie Reagan’s bizarre legs are sufficient reason to watch John Loves Mary (1949), [...]

  • Gary Indiana – Vile Days
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    Gary Indiana’s collected columns of art criticism from the Village Voice, documenting, from the front lines, the 1980s New York art scene.In 1985, the Village Voice offered me a job […]

  • Laura Grace Ford – Savage Messiah
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    The acclaimed art fanzine’s psychogeographic drifts through a ruined city Savage Messiah collects the entire set of Laura Grace Ford’s fanzine to date. Part graphic novel, part artwork, the book [...]

  • An Argentine Passion: María Luisa Bemberg and Her Films
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    The first major study of Maria Luisa Bemberg’s work. Maria Luisa Bemberg, who died in 1995, was one of Latin America’s best known and most popular film-makers. The only woman […]

  • Ralph Rugoff – Circus Americanus
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    “A carnival of New World wonders.”—Jon Savage Circus Americanus is a riotous excursion through America’s changing visual landscape. Exploring its remote corners and bizarre byways, Ralph Rugoff [...]

  • Nancy Barile – I’m Not Holding Your Coat
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    What our staff has to say: “Awesome memoir about being a part of the Philly hardcore scene in the 80s. Barile’s story is deeply personal while also steeped in punk […]

  • Mata – No Drums No DJs No Saturdays
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    Soft cover, perfect bound 64 pages, 6.5 × 9-inch Edition of 500 Release date: October 1, 2016 MATA was a gallery located at 3709 West Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles […]

  • Kate Hall – I Did But I Don’t Anymore
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    Soft cover, perfect bound 64 pages, 6.5 × 9-inch Edition of 500 Kate Hall is a Los Angeles based artist. I Did But I Don’t Anymore is a compilation of […]

  • Michael Dopp – Swizzle
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    Soft cover, perfect bound 64 pages, 6.5 × 9-inch Edition of 500 Release date: March 1, 2017 Michael Dopp is a Los Angeles based artist. Swizzle is a collection of […]

  • Sarah Rara – Earth Breakup
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    Soft cover, perfect bound 64 pages, 6.5 × 9-inch Edition of 500 Release date: October 1, 2015 Sarah Rara is a Los Angeles based artist. Earth Breakup is a collection […]

  • Simone Forti – On An Iron Post
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    Soft cover, perfect bound 64 pages, 6.5 × 9-inch Edition of 500 Release date: October 1, 2017 Simone Forti is a dancer, artist and writer based in Los Angeles. The […]

  • Matt Lifson – Sleep With Me And A Ghost
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    Soft cover, perfect bound 64 pages, 6.5 × 9-inch Edition of 500 Release date: October 1, 2016 Matt Lifson is a Los Angeles based artist. “Sleep With Me And A […]

  • Emily Joyce – A Cigar Caught In The Lilies
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    Soft cover, perfect bound 64 pages, 6.5 × 9-inch Edition of 500 Release date: April 1, 2019 A Cigar Caught In The Lilies is a book of visual concrete poetry […]

  • Paul McCarthy/Damon McCarthy – Aftermath
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    Soft cover, perfect bound 64 pages, 6.5 × 9-inch Edition of 500 Release date: April 1, 2019 Aftermath is collection of photographs of all the inanimate objects in the Saloon, […]