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  • Mike Collino – Come The Maker Carcass
    Mike Collino – Come The Maker Carcass
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    January 6, 2024 Edition of 100 Alien Passengers #97

  • Cosmic Scholar: The Life and Times of Harry Smith
    Cosmic Scholar: The Life and Times of Harry Smith
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    What our staff has to say: “The Harry Smith resurgence is upon us.” – Jack He was an anthropologist, filmmaker, painter, folklorist, mystic, and walking encyclopedia. He taught [...]

  • Trinh T. Minh-Ha: The Twofold Commitment
    Trinh T. Minh-Ha: The Twofold Commitment
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    At once an artist’s book and an interview collection by Vietnamese filmmaker, writer and feminist and postcolonial theorist Trinh T. Minh-ha (born 1952), The Twofold Commitment centers on [...]

  • Lawrence Abu Hamdan: Live Audio Essays
    Lawrence Abu Hamdan: Live Audio Essays
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    An anthology of Abu Hamdan’s disquieting audio-essay monologues on the soundscape of political life This volume compiles transcripts from performances and films by Beirut-based Lawrence Abu [...]

  • Peter Weibel – Sound Art
    Peter Weibel – Sound Art
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    Essays and images that map art’s new sonic cosmos, illustrated in color throughout. This milestone volume maps fifty years of artists’ engagement with sound. Since the beginning of [...]

  • Steven Cline – Amok!
    Steven Cline – Amok!
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    In this collection of recent texts, American surrealist artist Steven Cline has opened the floodgates to his inner worlds, demanding that we take a look. When we do, we are […]

  • Giovanni Intra – Clinic of Phantasms: Writings 1994-2002
    Giovanni Intra – Clinic of Phantasms: Writings 1994-2002
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    Artist, gallerist, and writer Giovanni Intra’s inventive approach to art writing provides a guide to the New Zealand and Los Angeles art scenes of his era. Everything you read about […]

  • An Anecdoted Topography of Chance: By Daniel Spoerri, Robert Filliou, Emmett Williams, Dieter Roth, Roland Topor.
    An Anecdoted Topography of Chance: By Daniel Spoerri, Robert Filliou, Emmett Williams, Dieter Roth, Roland Topor.
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    Originally published by Something Else Press in 1966 and now acknowledged as one of the most important and entertaining artists’ books of the postwar period, An Anecdoted Topography of [...]

  • Three New York Dadas and the Blind Man: Marcel Duchamp, Henri-Pierre Roché, Beatrice Wood
    Three New York Dadas and the Blind Man: Marcel Duchamp, Henri-Pierre Roché, Beatrice Wood
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    Three New York Dadas and The Blind Man relates the story of the triangular relationship between Marcel Duchamp, Henri-Pierre Roché and Beatrice Wood, told in the words of two of […]

  • Jean-Luc Godard – Phrases: Six Films
    Jean-Luc Godard – Phrases: Six Films
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    Phrases presents the spoken language from six films by Jean-Luc Godard: Germany Nine Zero, The Kids Play Russian, JLG / JLG, 2 x 50 Years of French Cinema, For Ever […]

  • Constance DeJong – Reader
    Constance DeJong – Reader
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    The first anthology of the multivocal, narrational, performative writings of the intermedia pioneer, who has quietly influenced generations of New York artists and writers from Kathy Acker to [...]

  • Avant-Garde Film: Forms, Themes and Passions
    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 [...]

  • Max Ernst – Une Semaine de Bonté: A Surrealistic Novel in Collage
    Max Ernst – Une Semaine de Bonté: A Surrealistic Novel in Collage
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    This is the legendary collage masterpieces of Max Ernst (b. 1891), one of the leading figures of the surrealistic movement and among the most original artists of the 20th century. […]

  • Walter Benjamin – Illuminations: Essays and Reflections
    Walter Benjamin – Illuminations: Essays and Reflections
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    A selection of works from one of the most original cultural critics of the twentieth century–as selected by Hannah Arendt and including a classic essay of her own about Walter […]

  • Wisconsin Death Trip
    Wisconsin Death Trip
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    First published in 1973, this remarkable book about life in a small turn-of-the-century Wisconsin town has become a cult classic. Lesy has collected and arranged photographs taken between 1890 [...]

  • Maya Deren – Essential Deren: Collected Writings on Film
    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 [...]

  • Eileen Ormsby – The Darkest Web: Drugs, Death and Destroyed Lives . . . the Inside Story of the Internet’s Evil Twin
    Eileen Ormsby – The Darkest Web: Drugs, Death and Destroyed Lives . . . the Inside Story of the Internet’s Evil Twin
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    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 […]

  • Yoko Ono – Grapefruit
    Yoko Ono – Grapefruit
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    What our staff has to say: “A wonderful collection of Yoko Ono’s art, poetry, and musical instructions, the latter of which is my favorite part of the book. ‘Secret Piece […]

  • Tales From The Ghost Town: The Conventry Punk Fanzine Revolution 1979-1985
    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 [...]

  • Fangoria Vol 2 #14 (January 2022)
    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 […]

  • Ruby Ray: Kalifornia Kool: Photographs 1976-1982
    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
    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 [...]

  • Paul Nouge – The Subversion Of Images
    Paul Nouge – The Subversion Of Images
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    This classic surrealist photobook pioneered the imagery of the domestic uncanny First edited and published by Marcel Marien in 1968 in a limited edition of 230 copies, half a year […]

  • Discreet Music Mag #2
    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
    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, [...]

  • An Argentine Passion: María Luisa Bemberg and Her Films
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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, […]

  • Luke Fischbeck – Beyond Majority Rule
    Luke Fischbeck – Beyond Majority Rule
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    Soft cover, perfect bound 64 pages, 6.5 × 9-inch Edition of 500 Release date: May 1, 2018 Beyond Majority Rule began by surveying how non-hierarchical groups make decisions, with a […]

  • Petra Cortright – E Girl
    Petra Cortright – E Girl
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    Soft cover, perfect bound 64 pages, 6.5 × 9-inch Edition of 500 Release date: March 1, 2021 “This book is a collection of webcam screenshots from videos that were too […]

  • GX Jupitter-Larsen – Digging Through Time
    GX Jupitter-Larsen – Digging Through Time
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    What our staff has to say: “Incredible recollections of innumerable live actions of The Haters capturing the legendary experimental unit in wonderful photography as well as insanely [...]

  • LHD: Hysterical Blindness
    LHD: Hysterical Blindness
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    Documentation for fanatics only. 3,700 word essay by Chris Sienko detailing the history and releases of LHD, plus illustrated discography. Limited release. 6×9-inches, 54 pages, Hardcover

  • Jay Robert Nash – Bloodletters & Bad Men
    Jay Robert Nash – Bloodletters & Bad Men
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    Warner Books A narrative encyclopedia of American criminals from the pilgrims to the present. Good with noticeable shelf and spinewear along stains on front cover