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  • Philip Corner – The Art of No-Art Book
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    A new book of scores by artist and composer Philip Corner (b. 1933). The Art of No-Art is a collection of 385 new graphic scores written between 2019 and 2022. […]

  • Luminous “Diamond Ben” Kudler – My Summer Vacation CD + Photo Book
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    “The tracks were recorded using synthesis techniques taken from a few different sources and usually realized with the SuperCollider’s suite for sound generation, with the exception of [...]

  • The Wire – #464 October 2022
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    On the cover… Lucrecia Dalt: The Colombian experimental musician and now sought after soundtrack composer explores heritage and diaspora through rhythmic rearrangements of South American [...]

  • Christopher Marlowe – The Complete Plays
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    The complete plays of Christopher Marlowe, in which the lure of dark forces drives the shifting balances between weak and strong, sacred and profane Marlowe’s seven plays dramatise the [...]

  • Cornelius Cardew – Stockhausen Serves Imperialism and Other Articles
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    A notorious, influential and radical critique of the avant-garde music of Stockhausen and Cage, by maverick composer Cornelius Cardew Originally published in 1974, Stockhausen Serves Imperialism [...]

  • Rene Daumal – Mount Analogue
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    This pataphysical journey up a mountain whose summit must be inaccessible, but its base accessible to human beings depicts an allegorical landscape akin to Alice in Wonderland A beloved cult […]

  • 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 […]

  • Love, Icebox: Letters from John Cage to Merce Cunningham
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    Cage’s passionate, distraught and affectionate letters to Cunningham provide a vivid portrait of the start of their life together These early letters from John Cage to Merce Cunningham will [...]

  • 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, [...]

  • Gertrude Stein – Everybody’s Autobiography
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    Everybody’s Autobiography is Stein at her most accessible and her most serious In 1937, Gertrude Stein wrote a sequel to The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, but this darker and […]

  • 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 [...]

  • Tanguy Viel – The Disappearance of Jim Sullivan
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    Tanguy Viel’s parody/pastiche of the American novel is subtle and experimental; it tells a story at the same time as it implicitly poses questions about the narrative structure it is […]

  • 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 [...]

  • Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture
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    Among the defining figures of the Age of Revolution, Toussaint Louverture is the most enigmatic. Though the Haitian revolutionary’s image has multiplied across the globe–appearing on [...]

  • Lydia Davis – Essays One
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    A selection of essays on writing and reading by the master short-fiction writer Lydia Davis   Lydia Davis is a writer whose originality, influence, and wit are beyond compare. Jonathan […]

  • Pink Noises: Women on Electronic Music and Sound
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    Pink Noises brings together twenty-four interviews with women in electronic music and sound cultures, including club and radio DJs, remixers, composers, improvisers, instrument builders, and [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • The Wire – #463 September 2022
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    On the cover… Neu! + 50 Years Of Motorik A special cover feature on the motorik rock originators Neu! to mark half a century since their game-changing debut album. This […]

  • Maggie Nelson – Bluets
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    Suppose I were to begin by saying that I had fallen in love with a color . . . A lyrical, philosophical, and often explicit exploration of personal suffering and […]

  • Hanif Abdurraqib – They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us
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    In an age of confusion, fear, and loss, Hanif Abdurraqib’s is a voice that matters. Whether he’s attending a Bruce Springsteen concert the day after visiting Michael Brown’s [...]

  • 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, [...]

  • Rainald Goetz – Insane
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    Translated for the first time into English, cult German author Rainald Goetz’s debut novel Insane draws upon his clinical psychiatric experience to paint a portrait of the asylum as a […]

  • The I Ching or Book of Changes
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    The I Ching, or Book of Changes, a common source for both Confucianist and Taoist philosophy, is one of the first efforts of the human mind to place itself within […]

  • 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 — […]

  • Georges Bataille – The Cradle of Humanity: Prehistoric Art and Culture
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    The Cradle of Humanity: Prehistoric Art and Culture collects essays and lectures by Georges Bataille spanning thirty years of research in anthropology, comparative religion, aesthetics, and [...]

  • Greil Marcus – Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century (Anniversary)
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    Greil Marcus, author of Mystery Train, widely acclaimed as the best book ever written about America as seen through its music, began work on this new book out of a […]

  • Leonora Carrington – The Complete Stories of Leonora Carrington
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    “Complete Stories, a collection of Carrington’s published and unpublished short stories—many newly translated from their original French and Spanish—is a terrific introduction to her bizarre, [...]

  • Alfred Doblin – Berlin Alexanderplatz
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    What our staff has to say: “Berlin, 1920s, ex convict is released back into the city. This book documenting his rise and fall, and rise and fall of a man […]

  • B.S Johnson – The Unfortunates
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    B.S. Johnson’s lost classic has been showered with praise: New York Magazine named The Unfortunates one of their Ten Best Books of 2008, listed in The New York Times 100 […]

  • E.M Cioran – A Short History Of Decay
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    E. M. Cioran confronts the place of today’s world in the context of human history—focusing on such major issues of the twentieth century as human progress, fanaticism, and science—in this [...]

  • Ariana Reines – A Sand Book
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    “Mind-blowing.” ―Kim Gordon DEADPAN, EPIC, AND SEARINGLY CHARISMATIC, A Sand Book chronicles climate change and climate grief, gun violence and bystanderism, state violence and [...]

  • Hideous Gnosis: Black Metal Theory Symposium I
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    Essays and documents related to Hideous Gnosis, a symposium on black metal theory, which took place on December 12, 2009 in Brooklyn, NY. Expanded and Revised.

  • Theodore Roszak – Flicker
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    From the golden age of art movies and underground cinema to X-rated porn, splatter films, and midnight movies, this breathtaking thriller is a tour de force of cinematic fact and […]

  • 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 [...]

  • Maya Deren – The Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods Of Haiti
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    Includes photographs and drawings. Foreword by Joseph Campbell This is the classic, intimate study, movingly written with the special insight of direct encounter, which was first published in [...]

  • Eileen Ormsby – The Darkest Web: Drugs, Death and Destroyed Lives . . . the Inside Story of the Internet’s Evil Twin
    $19.00 | , Add to cart

    Dark… A kingpin willing to murder to protect his dark web drug empire. A corrupt government official determined to avoid exposure. The death of a dark web drugs czar in […]

  • Raymond Queneau – The Blue Flowers
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    The Blue Flowers follows two unlikely characters: Cidrolin, who alternates between drinking and napping on a barge parked along the Seine in the 1960s, and the Duke d’Auge as he […]

  • Altered State: The Story of Ecstasy Culture and Acid House
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    Altered State—now updated—is the definitive text on ecstasy culture, using a cast of characters to track the origins of the scene through psychedelic subcults, underground gay discos, and the [...]

  • Julio Cortazar – All Fires The Fire
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    “One of the most adventurous and rewarding collections since the publication of Cortázar’s own Blow-up.” ―Los Angeles Times A traffic jam outside Paris lasts for weeks. Che Guevara and Fidel […]

  • Joan Didion – Play It As It Lays
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    A ruthless dissection of American life in the late 1960s, Joan Didion’s Play It as It Lays captures the mood of an entire generation, the ennui of contemporary society reflected […]

  • Walter Tevis – The Man Who Fell To Earth
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    A man wanders into town one day seemingly out of nowhere. He starts by peddling valuables just to get by. But he possesses uncanny scientific knowledge, which he uses to […]

  • Dilla Time: The Life and Afterlife of J Dilla, the Hip-Hop Producer Who Reinvented Rhythm
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    He wasn’t known to mainstream audiences, even though he worked with renowned acts like D’Angelo and Erykah Badu and influenced the music of superstars like Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. […]

  • The Wire – #461 July 2022
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    “AMM: For 50 years, Eddie Prévost, Keith Rowe and John Tilbury have had their sights set firmly on sonic freedom, changing the landscape of music in the process. By Clive […]

  • The Wire – #460 June 2022
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    “On the cover: Phew. The Japanese punk survivor and intrepid vocalist/composer continues to build an impressive catalogue of collaborations, solo projects and band work in a career now [...]