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  • Sophie Calle: Suite Vénitienne
    Sophie Calle: Suite Vénitienne
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    Calle’s first artist’s book documents her pursuit of one man through the streets of Venice After following strangers on the streets in Paris for months, photographing them and [...]

  • Jean-Luc Godard – Phrases: Six Films
    Jean-Luc Godard – Phrases: Six Films
    $26.00 | , Add to cart

    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 […]

  • Unica Zurn – The Man of Jasmine & Other Texts
    Unica Zurn – The Man of Jasmine & Other Texts
    $24.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “A unique and disturbing memoir from an underread surrealist master” – Cleo Anagram play meets psychic crisis in Unica Zürn’s acclaimed [...]

  • Paul Scheerbart – Lesabéndio: An Asteroid Novel
    Paul Scheerbart – Lesabéndio: An Asteroid Novel
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    “The serene and gentle amazement with which [Scheerbart] tells of the strange natural laws of other worlds . . . makes him one of those humorists who, like Lichtenberg or […]

  • B. Catling – Hollow
    B. Catling – Hollow
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    From the acclaimed author of the Vorrh Trilogy comes an epic odyssey following a group of mercenaries hired to escort a divine oracle on a long journey amidst a war […]

  • Jörg Heiser – Double Lives in Art and Pop Music
    Jörg Heiser – Double Lives in Art and Pop Music
    $29.00 | , Add to cart

    Exploring the relationship between art and pop music over the last fifty years.Why did Andy Warhol decide to enter the music business by producing the Velvet Underground, and what did […]

  • Jan Morris – Hav
    Jan Morris – Hav
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    Hav is like no place on earth. Rumored to be the site of Troy, captured during the crusades and recaptured by Saladin, visited by Tolstoy, Hitler, Grace Kelly, and Princess […]

  • Marko Ilic – A Slow Burning Fire
    Marko Ilic – A Slow Burning Fire
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    Yugoslavia’s diverse and interconnected art scenes from the 1960s to the 1980s, linked to the country’s experience with socialist self-management. In Yugoslavia from the late 1960s to [...]

  • The Unsilvered Screen: Surrealism on Film
    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 [...]

  • The Cinema of Lars Von Trier: Authenticity and Artifice
    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
    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
    Avant-Garde Film: Forms, Themes and Passions
    $21.00 | , Add to cart

    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 [...]

  • Leonora Carrington – The Complete Stories of Leonora Carrington
    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, [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Walter Tevis – The Man Who Fell To Earth
    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 […]

  • Hito Steyerl – Duty Free Art
    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 […]

  • Simon Sellars – Applied Ballardianism
    Simon Sellars – Applied Ballardianism
    $23.00 | , Add to cart

    An existential odyssey weaving together lived experience and theoretical insight, this startling autobiographical hyperfiction surveys and dissects a world where everything connects and global [...]

  • Black Phoenix: Third World Perspectives on Contemporary Art and Culture
    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 […]

  • The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories
    The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories
    $38.00 | , Add to cart

    From Lovecraft to Borges to Gaiman, a century of intrepid literary experimentation has created a corpus of dark and strange stories that transcend all known genre boundaries. Together these [...]

  • Daniel Clowes – Ghost World
    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
    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 [...]

  • Tales From The Ghost Town: The Conventry Punk Fanzine Revolution 1979-1985
    Tales From The Ghost Town: The Conventry Punk Fanzine Revolution 1979-1985
    $30.00 | , Add to cart

    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 [...]

  • Joanna Russ – The Female Man
    Joanna Russ – The Female Man
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    Living in an altered past that never saw the end of the Great Depression, Jeannine, a librarian, is waiting to be married. Joanna lives in a different version of reality: […]

  • Charles Burns – Last Look
    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
    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
    Spirit of 76: London Punk Eyewitness
    $40.00 | , Add to cart

    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 […]

  • Fangoria Vol 2 #14 (January 2022)
    Fangoria Vol 2 #14 (January 2022)
    $19.79 | , Add to cart

    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
    Adventures In Reality: The Complete Collection
    $26.00 | , Add to cart

    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 […]

  • Appendix N: The Eldritch Roots of Dungeons and Dragons
    Appendix N: The Eldritch Roots of Dungeons and Dragons
    $20.00 | , Add to cart

    An investigation of the literary influences behind the most popular role-playing games. Drawing upon the original list of “inspirational reading” provided by Gary Gygax in the first [...]

  • 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
    $25.00 | , Add to cart

    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
    Modern Primitives: An Investigation Of Contemporary Adornment & Ritual
    $25.00 | , Add to cart

    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
    Excavate! The Wonderful & Frightening World Of The Fall
    $30.00 | , Add to cart

    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
    Defaced: The Visual Culture Of Violence In The Middle Ages
    $23.00 | , Add to cart

    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 [...]

  • Samuel R. Delany – Dhalgren
    Samuel R. Delany – Dhalgren
    $21.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “An avant-garde sci-fi classic, I’ve never been so simultaneously angry & enamored with a book as I have with Dhalgren.” – Cleo In one […]

  • Phillip K Dick – Vintage PKD
    Phillip K Dick – Vintage PKD
    $12.00 | , Add to cart

    A master of science fiction, a voice of the changing counterculture, and a genuine visionary, Philip K. Dick now joins the elite ranks of authors included in the Vintage Readers […]

  • Arthur Machen – The White People
    Arthur Machen – The White People
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    Classic tales of the fantastic, creepy and weird, with a foreword from the award-winning director of The Shape of Water Guillermo Del Toro Machen’s weird tales of the creepy and […]

  • Tai Shani – Our Fatal Magic
    Tai Shani – Our Fatal Magic
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    Feminist science fiction that anticipates a post-patriarchal future.Our Fatal Magic is a collection of feminist science fiction by contemporary artist Tai Shani. Foregrounding explorations of [...]

  • Leonor Fini – Rogomelec
    Leonor Fini – Rogomelec
    $13.00 | , Add to cart

    The first translation of Leonor Fini’s voluptuous and antipatriarchal gothic novel Originally published in French in 1979, Rogomelec was the third of Leonor Fini’s novels. All the [...]

  • Salvador Dali – Oui: The Paranoid-Critical Revolution: Writings 1927-1933
    Salvador Dali – Oui: The Paranoid-Critical Revolution: Writings 1927-1933
    $14.00 | , Add to cart

    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 [...]

  • Philip Ridley – In The Eyes Of Mr Fury
    Philip Ridley – In The Eyes Of Mr Fury
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    On the day Concord Webster turned eighteen, the Devil died. The Devil’s real name was Judge Martin, but Concord’s mother called him the Devil. She said he boiled babies for […]

  • Philip Ridley – Flamingoes In Orbit
    Philip Ridley – Flamingoes In Orbit
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    Philip Ridley’s collection of short stories – like his two adult novels, Crocodilia and In the Eyes of Mr Fury – became an instant cult classic when first published in 1990. Magical, poetic, [...]

  • Philip Ridley – Crocodila
    Philip Ridley – Crocodila
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    Set in London’s East End in 1982, Philip Ridley’s novel is a masterwork of gay fiction with a glittering, labyrinthine narrative and a firework display of images – a house […]

  • 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, [...]

  • Anna Kavan – Machines In The Head
    Anna Kavan – Machines In The Head
    $16.00 | , Add to cart

    Enter the strange and haunting world of Anna Kavan, author of mind-bending stories that blend science fiction and the author’s own harrowing experiences with drug addiction, in this new [...]

  • Boyd McDonald – Cruising the Movies
    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), [...]

  • Lautreamont – Maldoror and Poems
    Lautreamont – Maldoror and Poems
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    One of the earliest and most astonishing examples of surrealist writing Insolent and defiant, the Chants de Maldoror, by the self-styled Comte de Lautréamont (1846-70), depicts a sinister and [...]