ART & CULTURAL STUDIES NEW AND RECENT TITLES THE MIT PRESS Muriel Cooper David Reinfurt and Robert Wiesenberger Foreword by Lisa Strausfeld Afterword by Muriel Cooper (1925–1994) was the pioneering designer who created the iconic MIT Press colophon (or logo)— seven bars that represent the lowercase letters “mitp” as abstracted books on a shelf. She designed a modernist monument, the encyclopedic volume The (1969), and the graphically dazzling and controversial first edition of Learning from Las Vegas (1972). She used an offset press as an artistic tool, worked with a large-format Polaroid camera, and had an early vision of e-books. Cooper was the first design director of the MIT Press, the cofounder of the Vis- ible Language Workshop at MIT, and the first woman to be granted tenure at MIT’s Media Lab, where she developed software interfaces and taught a new generation of design- ers. She began her four-decade career at MIT by designing vibrant printed flyers for the Office of Publications; her final projects were digital. This lavishly illustrated volume documents Cooper’s career in abundant detail, with prints, sketches, book covers, posters, mechanicals, student projects, and photographs, from her work in design, teaching, and research at MIT. A humanist among scientists, Cooper embraced dynamism, simultaneity, transparency, and expressiveness across all the media she worked in. More than two decades after her career came to a premature end, Muriel Cooper’s legacy is still unfolding. This beautiful slip-cased volume, designed by Yasuyo Iguchi, looks back at a body of work that is as contemporary now as it was when Cooper was experimenting with IBM Selectric typewriters. She designed design’s future. “Take all the strands that define contemporary media, technology, and design, and follow them back in time to their source. To your astonishment, you will find all the strands converge in a single person: Muriel Cooper. This book will dispel any doubts: if today’s ever-expanding information universe began with one big bang, Muriel Cooper stood squarely at the center of it.” —Michael Bierut, Partner, Pentagram Design David Reinfurt is a Lecturer at Princeton University. Robert Wi- esenberger is Critic at the Yale School of Art, and PhD candidate at . September 2017 | Hardcover | $60.00/£4700 | 240 pp. | 10 x 14 202 color illus., 137 b&w illus. | 9780262036504

Learning From Las Vegas Facsimile Edition , , and Steven Izenour A fascimile edition of the long-out-of-print large-format edition designed by design icon Muriel Cooper. September 2017 | Hardcover | $100.00/£77.00 | 216 pp. | 10 1/2 x 14 | 180 color illus., 358 b&w illus. | 9780262036962

Cover art: From Russian Cosmism, edited by Boris Groys Gustav Klucis, illustration for A. Kruchenykh’s Chetyre fonetich- eskikh romana [Four phonetic novels], 1927, lithograph. Greek State Museum of — Costakis Collection, Thessaloniki. Art

Russian Cosmism Toward Fewer Images Edited by Boris Groys The Work of Alexander Kluge Cosmism emerged in Russia before the October Revolution Philipp Ekardt and developed through the and ; like Marx- Alexander Kluge (born 1932) is a German filmmaker, au- ism and the European thor, television producer, theorist, and digital entrepreneur. avant-garde, two other Since 1960, he movements that shared has made four- this intellectual moment, teen feature films Russian Cosmism and twenty short rejected the contempla- films and has tive for the transforma- written more than tive, aiming to create thirty books—in- not merely new art or cluding three with philosophy but a new Marxist philoso- world. Cosmism went the pher Oskar Negt. furthest in its visions of His television transformation, calling production com- for the end of death, the pany has released resuscitation of the dead, more than 3,000 and free movement in features, in which cosmic space. This vol- Kluge converses ume collects crucial texts, many available in English for the with real or fic- first time, by the radical biopolitical utopianists of Russian tional experts or Cosmism. creates thematic Cosmism was developed by the Russian philosopher montages. He Nikolai Fedorov in the late nineteenth century; he believed also maintains a website on which he reassembles segments that humans had an ethical obligation not only to care for from his film and television work. To call Kluge “prolific” the sick but to cure death using science and technology; would be an understatement. This is the first English-lan- outer space was the territory of both immortal life and guage monograph devoted to the full scope of Kluge’s work, infinite resources. After the revolution, a new generation from his appearance on the cultural scene in the 1960s to pursued Fedorov’s vision. Cosmist ideas inspired visual his contributions to New German Cinema in the 1970s and artists, poets, filmmakers, theater directors, novelists (Tolstoy early to his recent collaborations with such artists as and Dostoevsky read Fedorov’s writings), architects, and Gerhard Richter. composers, and influenced Soviet politics and technology. In Toward Fewer Images, Philipp Ekardt offers both In the 1930s, Stalin quashed Cosmism, jailing or execut- close analyses of Kluge’s individual works and sustained ing many members of the movement. Today, when the investigations of his overarching (and perpetual) produc- philosophical imagination has again become entangled with tion. Ekardt discusses Kluge’s image theory and practice scientific and technological imagination, the works of the as developed across different media, and considers how, in Russian Cosmists seem newly relevant. relation to this theory, Kluge returns to, varies, expands, Contributors: Alexander Bogdanov, Alexander Chizhevsky, and modifies the practice of montage, including its recent Nikolai Fedorov, Boris Groys, Valerian Muravyev, manifestations in digital media—noting Kluge’s counterin- Alexander Svyatogor, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Anton Vidokle, Brian Kuan Wood tuitive claim that creating montages results in fewer images. Kluge’s production, Ekardt argues, allows us to imagine a Boris Groys is Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at New model of authorship and artistic production that does not York University, Senior Research Fellow at the Academy of Design in Karlsruhe, Germany, and Professor at the European Graduate rely on an accumulation of individual works over time but School in Saas Fee, Switzerland. rather on a permanent activity of (temporalized) reworking and redifferentiation. A copublication with e-flux, New York March 2018 | Hardcover | $27.95/£22.00 | 264 pp. | 6 x 9 | 1 illus. Philipp Ekardt is affiliated with University of ’s School of 9780262037433 Advanced Study/The Warburg Institute. June 2018 | Hardcover | $45.00/£35.00 | 400 pp. | 7 x 9 212 b&w photos | 9780262037976 October Files Series 1 Art

2016 Deaccessioning and Its Discontents in Museums, Money, and Politics A Critical History Andrea Fraser Martin Gammon Foreword by Jamie Stevens Museums often stir controversy when they deaccession 2016 in Museums, Money and Politics examines the intersection works—formally remove objects from permanent collec- of electoral politics and private-nonprofit art institutions tions—with some in the United critics accusing States at a them of betraying pivotal historical civic virtue and moment. It the public trust. documents the In fact, Martin reported politi- Gammon argues cal contributions in Deaccessioning made by trustees and Its Discontents, of over 100 art deaccession has museums, rep- been an essential resenting every component of state in the na- the museum ex- tion, in the 2016 periment for cen- election cycle. turies. Gammon With campaigns offers the first featuring attacks critical history of on vulnerable deaccessioning populations, the by museums from vilification of the the seventeenth media and “cultural elites,” and calls to curtail civil rights to the twenty-first century, and exposes the hyperbolic and liberties, the 2016 election cycle transformed national extremes of “deaccession denial”—the assumption that politics. It was also the most expensive election in American deaccession is always wrong—and “deaccession apology”— history, with over $6.4 billion raised for presidential and when museums attempt to blame the object for its remov- congressional races combined. Over half of this money al—as symptoms of the same misunderstanding of the role came from just a few hundred people—many of whom also of deaccessions to proper museum practice. He chronicles a support cultural institutions and serve on their boards. series of deaccession events in Britain and the 2016 in Museums, Money and Politics is organized like a that range from the disastrous to the beneficial, and propos- telephone book. Contribution data laid out in dense, col- es a typology of principles to guide future deaccessions. or-coded tables alphabetically by name of donor. With this Gammon describes the liquidation of the British Royal data filling approximately 1000 pages, the book physically Collections after Charles I’s execution—when masterworks materializes the massive interface between cultural philan- were used as barter to pay the king’s unpaid bills—as es- thropy and campaign finance in America while providing an tablishing a precedent for future deaccessions. He recounts, exhaustive resource for exploring the politics of the museum among other episodes, U.S. Civil War veterans who tried field. The book includes a foreword by Jamie Stevens, the to reclaim their severed limbs from museum displays; the former CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San 1972 “Hoving affair,” when the Metropolitan Museum of Francisco, who traces the book’s development; an intro- Art sold a number of works to pay for a Velázquez portrait; duction by Andrea Fraser elaborating on the links between and Brandeis University’s decision (later reversed) to close its cultural philanthropy, campaign finance, and plutocracy; an Rose Art Museum and sell its entire collection of contem- appendix on each museum represented; and an appendix porary art. An epilogue provides the first extensive listing of on post-election contributions. A final appendix includes notable deaccessions since the seventeenth century. Gam- template letters drafted by Fraser addressed to museum mon ultimately argues that vibrant museums must evolve, trustees. The letters argue that supporting the arts must embracing change, loss, and reinvention. involve more than giving donations to museums. It must also Martin Gammon is former Managing Director of Museum Services include defending the values, social structures and political in North America for Bonhams Auctioneers, and founder of the institutions of an open, tolerant, just, and equitable society. Pergamon Art Group. Andrea Fraser is an artist and Professor of Art at the University of June 2018 | Hardcover | $44.95/£35.00 | 480 pp. | 7 x 10 | 56 color illus., 8 b&w illus. | 9780262037587 California . May 2018 | Paperback | $125.00/£97.00 | 1000 pp. | 8.5 x 11 240 graphs | 9780262535458

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How Institutions Think The Curatorial Conundrum Between Contemporary Art What to Study? What to Research? and Curatorial Discourse What to Practice? Edited by Paul O’Neill, Lucy Steeds, Edited by Paul O’Neill, Mick Wilson and Mick Wilson and Lucy Steeds Contemporary art and curatorial work, and the institutions The Curatorial Conundrum looks at the burgeoning field that house them, have often been centers of power, hierar- of curatorship and tries to imagine its future. Indeed, chy, control, value, practitioners and and discipline. Even theorists consider a the most progres- variety of futures: sive among them the future of face the dilemma curatorial educa- of existing as tion; the future of institutionalized an- curatorial research; ti-institutions. This the future of cura- anthology—taking torial and artistic its title from Mary practice; and the Douglas’s 1986 institutions that will book, How Institu- make these other tions Think—recon- futures possible. siders the practices, The contrib- habits, models, and utors examine the rhetoric of the proliferation of institution and the graduate programs anti-institution in in curatorial contemporary art studies over the and curating. Con- last twenty years, tributors reflect upon how institutions inform art, curatorial, and consider what can be taught without giving up what is educational, and research practices as much as they shape precisely curatorial, within the ever-expanding parameters the world around us. They consider the institution as an of curatorial practice in recent times. They discuss curating object of enquiry across many disciplines, including political as collaborative research, asking what happens when exhi- theory, organizational science, and sociology. bition operates as a mode of research in its own right. They Bringing together an international and multidisciplinary explore curatorial practice as an exercise in questioning the group of writers, How Institutions Think addresses such ques- world around us; and they speculate about what it will take tions as whether institution building is still possible, feasible, to build new, innovative, and progressive curatorial research or desirable; if there are emergent institutional models for institutions. progressive art and curatorial research practices; and how Contributors: Nancy Adajania, Mélanie Bouteloup, we can establish ethical principles and build our institutions Nikita Yingqian Cai, Luis Camnitzer, Eddie Chambers, accordingly. The first part, “Thinking via Institution,” Zasha Cerizza Colah, Galit Eilat, Liam Gillick, Koyo Kouoh, moves from the particular to the general; the second part, Miguel A. López, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Paul O’Neill, Tobias Ostrander, João Ribas, Sarah Rifky, Sumesh Sharma, Simon Sheikh, “Thinking about Institution,” considers broader questions Lucy Steeds, Jeannine Tang, David The, Jelena Vesić & about the nature of institutional frameworks. Vladimir Jerić Vlidi, What, How & for Whom/WHW, Mick Wilson, Contributors include: Nataša Petrešin Bachelez, Dave Beech, Vivian Ziherl Mélanie Bouteloup, Nikita Yingqian Cai, Binna Choi and Copublished with the Center for Curatorial Studies Bard College/Luma Annette Kraus, Céline Condorelli, Pip Day, Clémentine Deliss, Foundation Keller Easterling and Andrea Phillips, Bassam El Baroni, 2016 | Paperback | $34.95/£27.00 | 352 pp. | 7 x 10 1/2| 100 Illus. Charles Esche, Patricia Falguières, Patrick D. Flores, 9780262529105 Marina Gržinić, Stefano Harney and Fred Moten, Alhena Katsof, Emily Pethick, Sarah Pierce, Moses Serubiri, Simon Sheikh, Mick Wilson Paul O’Neill is Artistic Director of Publics, Helsinki. Lucy Steeds The Culture of Curating is Pathway Leader in Exhibition Studies at Central Saint Martins, and the Curating of Culture(s) University of the Arts, London. Mick Wilson is Head of the Valand Academy of Art, University of Gothenburg. Paul O’Neill Copublished with the Center for Curatorial Studies Bard College/Luma How curating has changed art and how art has changed Foundation curating: an examination of the emergence contemporary November 2017 | Paperback | $34.95/£27.00 | 256 pp. | 8 1/4 x 11 3/4 100, color illus. | 9780262534321 curatorship. 2016 | Paperback | $19.95/£14.99 | 194 pp. | 7 x 9 | 31 b&w illus. 9780262529747 3 Art

Liquidation World Wanderlust On the Art of Living Absently Actions, Traces, Journeys 1967–2017 Alexi Kukuljevic Rachel Adams In Liquidation World, Alexi Kukuljevic examines a distinctive Wanderlust highlights artists as voyagers who leave their stu- form of subjectivity animating the avant-garde: that of the dios to make art. This book (and the exhibition it accompa- darkly humorous and nies) is the first utterly disoriented subject comprehensive of , a dissolute survey of the figure that makes an art artist’s need of its own vacancy, an to roam and object of its absence. the work that Shorn of the truly rotten emerges from illusion that the world is this need. Wan- a fulfilling and meaning- derlust presents ful place, these subjects the work of un- identify themselves by a der-recognized paradoxical disidentifica- yet pioneering tion—through the objects artists alongside that take their places. their well-known They have mastered the counterparts, art of living absently, of and represents making something with works that vary nothing. Traversing their in process, with own morbid obsessions, they substitute the nonsensical for some artists sense, the ridiculous for the meaningful. working as solitary figures implanting themselves physically Kukuljevic analyzes a series of artistic practices that on the landscape while others perform and create move- illuminate this subjectivity, ranging from Marcel Duchamp’s ments in a collaborative manner or in public. Three Standard Stoppages to Charles Baudelaire’s melancholia. Each of these works recognizes the walk and the He considers the paradox of Duchamp’s apparatus in the journey as much more than just a basic human act. Rebecca Stoppages and the strange comedy of Marcel Broodthaers’s Solnit observes that walking replicates thinking, adding “the relation to the readymade; the comic subject in Jacques motions of the mind cannot be traced, but those of the feet Vaché and the ridiculous subject in Alfred Jarry; the nihilist can.” These works trace the motions of wandering artists’ in Paul Valéry’s Monsieur Teste; Oswald Wiener’s inter- focused minds. pretation of the dandy; and Charles Baudelaire as a happy Artists include: , , Nevin Aladag, melancholic. Along the way, he also touches on the work Francis Alÿs, , , Kim Beck, of Thomas Bernhard, , , and Roberley Bell, Blue Republic, , Rosemarie Castoro, others. Finally, he offers an extended analysis of Danny’s Cardiff/Miller, Zoe Crosher, Fallen Fruit, Mona Hatoum, Nancy Holt, Kenneth Josephson, William Lamson, Richard Long, Marie Lorenz, escape from his demented father in Stanley Kubrick’s The Mary Mattingly, Anthony McCall, , Teresa Murak, Shining. Wangechi Mutu, Efrat Natan, Gabriel Orozco, Carmen Papalia, Alexi Kukuljevic is a Lecturer at the University of Applied Arts, John Pfahl, Pope.L, Teri Rueb, Michael X. Ryan, Todd Shalom, Vienna. Mary Ellen Strom, and Guido van der Werve. September 2017 | Paperback | $19.95/£14.99 | 152 pp. | 6 x 9 Rachel Adams is Senior Curator for the University at Buffalo Art 6 b&w illus. | 9780262534192 Galleries. September 2017 | Hardcover | $34.95/£27.00 | 256 pp. | 9 x 11 3/4 125 color illus., 65 b&w illus. | 9780262037051 Literature and Cartography Walking and Mapping Theories, Histories, Genres Artists as Cartographers Edited by Karen O’Rourke Anders Engberg-Pedersen “At once searching, lucid and engaged, Walking and Mapping is a remarkable primer for the study of an important and increasingly Anders Engberg-Pedersen is an prominent cultural overlap.” associate professor at the Universi- —Cartographica ty of Southern Denmark. 2016 | Paperback | $31.00/£24.00 | 348 pp. | 7 x 9 | 115 b&w photos 2017 | Hardcover | $35.00/£27.00 9780262528955 480 pp. | 7 x 9 1/4 | 80 color illus., (Hardcover 2013) 15 b&w illus. | 9780262036740 Leonardo Book Series

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Chaos and Awe Tidalectics Painting for the 21st Century Imagining an Oceanic Worldview through Edited by Mark W. Scala Art and Science In an age of global instability, the threat of chaos looms. Or Edited by Stefanie Hessler is the threat more spectral than real? The fear of chaos may Foreword by Markus Reymann simply be our The oceans cover two-thirds of the planet, shaping human response to liv- history and culture, home to countless species. Yet we, as ing in a world mostly land-dwelling controlled by humans, often fail to powerful forces grasp the importance beyond our of these vast bodies of understanding. water. Climate change Chaos and Awe destabilizes notions of demonstrates land-based embed- the aptness dedness, collapses and relevance tropes of time and of painting as space, and turns our a medium for future more oceanic. expressing the Tidalectics imagines an uncertainty oceanic worldview, with of our era. essays, research, and It presents artists’ projects that more than fifty present a different way paintings, by of engaging with our an international array of contemporary artists, that induce hydrosphere. Unbound by land-based modes of thinking sensations of disturbance, curiosity, and expansiveness—the and living, the essays and research in Tidalectics reflect the new sublime, derived not from the unfathomable mystery rhythmic fluidity of water. of nature but from the hidden and often insidious forces of Tidalectics emerges from the Thyssen-Bornesmisza Art culture. Essays by art historians and “painters who write” Contemporary (TBA21)–Academy, the only Western arts offer context and illumination. organization entirely dedicated to work on climate change Mark W. Scala is Chief Curator at the Frist Center for the Visual and the oceans. In 2016, TBA21–Academy became the Arts in Nashville. first cultural organization to gain UN observer status at the Copublished with the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville International Seabed Authority Assembly. The book pres- February 2018 | Paperback | $30.00/£24.00 | 144 pp. | 8 x 10 ents newly commissioned work from a range of disciplines 76 color illus. | 9780262534970 and often-neglected perspectives, alongside classic “anchor texts” by such writers as Rachel Carson. Radicalism in the Stefanie Hessler is Curator at TBA21-Academy in Vienna and Art Wilderness Theory Guest Curator at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. Copublished with TBA21-Academy, Vienna, Austria International March 2018 | Hardcover | $34.95/£27.00 | 240 pp. | 6.7 x 9.4 Contemporaneity 40 color illus. | 9780262038096 and 1960s Art in Japan Living as Form Reiko Tomii Socially Engaged Art from “Radicalism in the Wilderness 1991-2011 draws a clearly organized, meticu- lously researched picture of a very Edited by Nato Thompson important strain of postwar Japanese art.” —Art in America Nato Thompson is Chief Curator Winner, 2017 Robert Motherwell Book Award, sponsored by the at the New York–based public arts Dedalus Foundation, which recognizes outstanding publications institution Creative Time. in the history and criticism of in the arts. August 2017 | Paperback | Reiko Tomii is a New York-based scholar and curator. $26.95/£21.00 | 264 pp. | 7.375 x 10 250 color illus., 50 b&w illus. March 2018 | Paperback | $24.95/£20.00 | 320 pp. | 7 x 9 9780262534390 18 color illus., 81 b&w illus. | 9780262535311 (Hardcover 2012) (Hardcover 2016) 5 Art

Thai Art Former West Currencies of the Contemporary Art and the Contemporary after 1989 David Teh Edited by Maria Hlavajova and Simon Sheikh “In this valuable and long overdue study of recent art in Thailand, What has become of the so-called West after the Cold War? David Teh reminds us of why and how we need to rethink the Why hasn’t the West simply become “former,” as has its language used supposed counterpart, to discuss contemporary art. the “former East”? In this With equal parts book, artists, thinkers, and sympathy and activists explore the reper- criticality, Teh of- cussions of the political, fers an innovative cultural, and economic set of tools aimed events of 1989 on both at refreshing art and the contemporary. necessary debate The culmination of an on how we might usefully eight-year curatorial re- imagine the future search experiment, Former structure of a West imagines a world history of cultural beyond our immediate production.” condition. —Joan Kee, The writings, visual Associate essays, and conversations Professor, in Former West—more than University of seventy diverse contri- Michigan; author of Contemporary butions with global scope—unfold a tangled cartography Korean Art: Tansaekhwa and the Urgency of Method far more complex than the simplistic dichotomy of East vs. West. In fact, the Cold War was a contest not between “How might we write contemporary art histories that explore the two ideological blocs but between two variants of Western challenges of the global without forgoing the rich specificities of a locality, a nation, or a region? Teh’s landmark study of the modernity. It is this conceptual “Westcentrism” that a “for- contemporary in Thailand shows us how, deploying a suite of ex- mering” of the West seeks to undo. traordinary case studies that weave deftly between the 1960s and Maria Hlavajova is Founding Artistic Director of BAK (basis voor the present, and across a remarkable range of media throughout actuele kunst, Utrecht) and Artistic Director of Former West (2008– and beyond the Thai peninsula. This book is a game-changer not 2016). Simon Sheikh is a curator, writer, and Programme Director only for Southeast Asian art histories but for anyone engaged in of MFA Curating at Goldsmiths College, University of London. contemporary art—it’s a beautifully illustrated, superbly written March 2017 | Paperback | $39.95/£30.00 | 748 pp. | 6.1 x 9.45 explosion of ideas.” 100 color photos | 9780262533836 —Anthony Gardner, Associate Professor in Contemporary Art History and Theory, University of Oxford; author of Politically Unbecoming: Postsocialist Art against Democracy Reset Modernity! “Thai Art, the richness of which is relevant both to experts and to those seeking an entry point to the region, will become a key Edited by Bruno Latour reference to understanding the deep entanglement of the specific and Christophe Leclercq context of this nation and the art that arises from it.” —Ute Meta Bauer, Founding Director, NTU Centre for Con- At the intersection of art, phi- temporary Art Singapore losophy, and anthropology, Reset Modernity! has assembled close David Teh, Assistant Professor in the Department of English Lan- to sixty authors, most of whom guage and Literature at the National University of Singapore. have participated, in one way Distributed by NUS Press in the 10 member states of the Association or another, in the Inquiry into of Southeast Asian Nations April 2017 | Hardcover | $32.95/£26.00 | 296 pp. | 7 x 9 | 24 color illus., Modes of Existence initiated by 25 b&w illus. | 9780262035958 Bruno Latour. Together they try to see whether such a reset and such encounters have any practicality. Much like the two exhibitions Iconoclash and Making Things Public, this book documents and completes what could be called a “thought exhibition:” Reset Moder- nity! was held at ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe from April to August 2016. Like the two others, this book, generously illustrated, includes contributions, excerpts, and works from many authors and artists. Copublished with ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe 2016 | Hardcover | $47.95/£37.00 | 432 pp. | 7 x 10 | 300 color illus. 9780262034593

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Trap Door Public Servants Trans Cultural Production and the Politics Art and the Crisis of the Common Good of Visibility Edited by Johanna Burton, Shannon Jackson, Edited by Reina Gossett, Eric A. Stanley and Dominic Willsdon and Johanna Burton Foreword by Lisa Phillips The increasing representation of trans identity throughout Essays, dialogues, and art projects that illuminate the chang- art and popular culture in recent years has been nothing ing role of art as it responds to radical economic, political, if not paradoxical. and global shifts. Trans visibility is “Extraordinary in its touted as a sign of a range and depth, Public liberal society, but it Servants is an essential has coincided with volume. It rigorously a political moment unpacks the intersec- marked both by tional, aesthetic, and heightened violence real possibilities for art against trans people and culture to confront the social, economic, (especially trans and environmental chal- women of color) and lenges of a globalized by the suppression world.” of trans rights under —Laura Raicovich, civil law. President and Director, The essays, Queens Museum conversations, and Copublished with the New dossiers gathered here Museum, New York delve into themes as 2016 | Hardcover $44.95/£35.00 | 544 pp. | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | 38 color illus., 78 b&w illus. wide-ranging yet interconnected as beauty, performativity, 9780262034814 activism, and police brutality. Collectively, they attest to how Critical Anthologies in Art and Culture Series trans people are frequently offered “doors”—entrances to visibility and recognition—that are actually “traps,” accom- modating trans bodies and communities only insofar as they Forgetting the Art cooperate with dominant norms. The volume speculates World about a third term, perhaps uniquely suited for our time: the trapdoor, neither entrance nor exit, but a secret passage- Pamela M. Lee way leading elsewhere. Trap Door begins a conversation that The work of art’s matter- extends through and beyond trans culture, showing how ing and materialization in these issues have relevance for anyone invested in the ethics a globalized world, with of visual culture. close readings of works Reina Gossett is an Activist in Residence at the Barnard Center by Takahashi Murakami, for Research on Women. Eric A. Stanley is Assistant Professor Andreas Gursky, Thomas Department of Gender and Sexual Studies, University of California, Hirschhorn, and others. Riverside. Johanna Burton is Director and Curator of Education Pamela M. Lee is Professor and Public Engagement at the in New York and the of Art History at Stanford series editor for the Critical Anthologies in Art and Culture. University and the author of Object to Be Destroyed: The Work of Copublished with the New Museum, New York Gordon Matta-Clark and Chronophobia: On Time in the Art of the December 2017 | Hardcover | $49.95/£40.00 | 448 pp. | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 1960s, both published by the MIT Press. 94 color illus., 13 b&w illus. | 9780262036603 Critical Anthologies in Art and Culture Series Copublished with the New Museum, New York 2017 | Paperback | $29.95/£24.00 | 248 pp. | 8 x 9 | 6 color illus., 43 b&w illus. | 9780262534468 (Hardcover 2012) Mass Effect Art and the Internet in the Twenty-First Century Edited by Lauren Cornell and Ed Halter Copublished with the New Museum, New York 2015 | Hardcover | $45.95/£36.00 | 528 pp. 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | 32 color illus., 99 b&w illus. 9780262029261 Critical Anthologies in Art and Culture Series 7 Art

Practice Destruction Edited by Marcus Boon and Gabriel Levine Edited by Sven Spieker “Practice” is one of the key words of contemporary The effects and meanings of destruction are central to art, used in contexts ranging from artists’ descriptions the work of many of our most influential artists. Since the of their practice to early 1960s, artists have curatorial practice, employed destruction to from social practice to creative ends. Here de- practice-based research. struction changes from a This is the first anthol- negative state or passive ogy to investigate what condition to a highly contemporary notions productive category. The of practice mean for art, destructive subversion tracing their develop- of media imagery aims ment and speculating on to release us from its where this leads. controlling effects. The Reframing the ques- self-destructing artwork tion of practice offers extinguishes art’s fixity new ways of reading as arrested form and the history of art and ushers in the ephemeral of evaluating particular and contingent “open forms of practice-based work.” art. Once used to denote “doing,” as distinct from thinking This anthology explores artworks that convey the threat and making, today the term can convey associations of of destruction an how they have disrupted the perceived political action (praxis), professional activity, discipline, or integrity of built structures and institutions. Artistic acts of rehearsal, and signal a shift away from the self-enclosed iconoclasm or risk to the self have raised consciousness of artwork or medium to open-ended actions, series, processes, authoritarian oppression. More understated works explore and projects. Although the turn to practice might promise the theme of destruction in armed conflict, media violence, freedom from finality or eventfulness, it also reflects the neo- and threats to the environment. These text make up the liberal pressures to train oneself, to perform, and to rehearse first collection to be focused systematically on destruction in a marketable set of skills. This book offers an indispensible modern and contemporary art. guide to the art history and theoretical framework of art-as- Artists surveyed include: Ai Weiwei, John Baldessari, practice, clarifying the complex issues at stake in thinking Monica Bonvicini, , Stuart Brisley, about and enacting practice. Douglas Gordon, Huang Yong Ping, Enrique Jezik, Milan Knizak, Paul McCarthy, Piero Manzoni, Gordon Matta-Clark, Artists surveyed include: Arakawa, , Gustav Metzger, Otto Mühl, , Raphael Montañez Ortiz, AA Bronson, Judy Chicago, Lygia Clark, Andrea Fraser, , William Pope.L, Walid Raad, Arnulf Rainer, Madeline Gins, , Mary Kelly, Henri Michaux, Robert Rauschenberg, , Song Dong, Linda M. Montano, , Yoko Ono, Adrian Piper, Jean Tinguely, Raivo Puusemp, Rammellzee, Gerhard Richter, Miriam Schapiro, Carolee Schneemann, Gregory Sholette, , Writers include: Alain Badiou, Walter Benjamin, Horst Bredekamp, Situationist International, Jonas Staal, , Fiona Tan, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Medina Cuauthémoc, Dario Gamboni, Min Tanaka, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Cecilia Vicuña Richard Galpin, Caleb Kelly, Bruno Latour, Sven Lütticken, Antonio Negri, Sophie O’Brien, Kristine Stiles, Jennifer Walden Writers include: Kathy Acker, Giorgio Agamben, Louis Althusser, Hannah Arendt, Alain Badiou, Lauren Berlant, Gregg Bordowitz, Sven Spieker is a professor at the University of California, Pierre Bourdieu, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Judith Butler, Jennifer Doyle, Santa Barbara, and editor of ARTmargins. Okwui Enwezor, Saidiya V. Hartman, Maulana Karenga, Julia Kristeva, Saba Mahmood, Viktor Misiano, Fred Moten, Copublished with Whitechapel Gallery, London August 2017 | Paperback | $24.95 | 240 pp. | 5 3/4 x 8 1/4 Paul B. Preciado, Lane Relyea, Suely Rolnik, Peter Sloterdijk, 9780262534345 Isabelle Stengers, Winnie Won Yin Wong Documents of Contemporary Art Series (Not for sale in United Kingdom and Europe) Marcus Boon is a professor at York University, Toronto. Gabriel Levine is a researcher, musician, and interdisciplinary artist. Copublished with Whitechapel Gallery, London February 2018 | Paperback | $24.95 | 240 pp. | 5 3/4 x 8 1/4 9780262535397 Documents of Contemporary Art Series (Not for sale in United Kingdom and Europe)

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Work Boredom Edited by Friederike Sigler Edited by Tom McDonough Warhol’s Factory of the 1960s, ’s assembly-line Copublished with Whitechapel Gallery, London | 2017 | Paperback | $24.95 aesthetics, conceptual and feminist concern with work- 240 pp. | 9780262533447 ers’ conditions in the Documents of Contemporary Art series 1970s—these are among (Not for sale in United Kingdom and Europe) the antecedents of a renewed focus on the work of art: labor as Animals artistic activity, as artistic Edited by Filipa Ramos method and as object of Copublished with Whitechapel Gallery, artistic engagement. In London | 2016 | Paperback | $24.95 2002, the “Work Ethic” 240 pp. | 9780262529358 Documents of Contemporary Art series exhibition curated by (Not for sale in United Kingdom and Helen Molesworth at Europe) the took its cue from recent art to spotlight Information this earlier era of artistic Edited by Sarah Cook practice in which activity Copublished with Whitechapel Gallery, became as valid as, and London | 2016 | Paperback | $24.95 often dispensed with, object-production. Revealed through 240 pp. | 9780262529341 Documents of Contemporary Art series this prism was “dematerialized” art’s close and critical rela- (Not for sale in United Kingdom and tion to the emergent information age’s criteria of manage- Europe) ment, production and skill. By 2015, the Venice Biennale reflected artists’ wider concern with global economic and social crises, centered The Magazine on exploitative and precarious worlds of employment. Yet Edited by Gwen Allen while art increasingly engages with human travail, work’s Copublished with Whitechapel Gallery, significance in itself is seldom addressed by critics. This London | 2016 | Paperback | $24.95 anthology explicitly investigates work in relation to contem- 240 pp. | 9780262528665 porary art, surveying artistic strategies that grapple with the Documents of Contemporary Art series (Not for sale in United Kingdom and complexities of being an art worker in the new economy, Europe) a postproducer, a collaborator, a fabricator, a striker, an ethical campaigner, or would-be transformer of labor from oppression to liberation. Queer Artists surveyed include: Pawel Althamer, Francis Alÿs, Edited by David J. Getsy Marwa Arsanios, Chto Delat, Alice Creischer, Ana de la Cueva, Copublished with Whitechapel Gallery, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Jeremy Deller, Maria Eichhorn, London | 2016 | Paperback | $24.95 Harun Farocki, Claire Fontaine, Andrea Fraser, Liam Gillick, 240 pp. | 9780262528672 Melanie Gilligan, Gulf Labour Coalition, Tehching Hsieh, Documents of Contemporary Art series Lamia Joreige, Lee Lozano, Goshka Macuga, Teresa Margolles, (Not for sale in United Kingdom and Adrian Melis, Annette Messager, Gustav Metzger, Jean-Luc Europe) Moulène, Ahmet Ögüt, Philip Rizk, , Tino Sehgal, Santiago Sierra, Tamas St. Auby, Mladen Stilinovic, W.A.G.E., Artur Zmijewski Writers include: Claire Bishop, Luc Boltanski, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Sabeth Buchmann, Ève Chiapello, Kodwo Eshun, Silvia Federici, Isabelle Graw, Maurizio Lazzarato, Achille Mbembe, Antonio Negri, Jacques Rancière, Gerald Raunig, Dietmar Rübel, Paolo Virno, Joseph Vogl Friederike Sigler is a researcher and lecturer at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Dresden. Copublished with Whitechapel Gallery, London August 2017 | Paperback | $24.95 | 240 pp. | 5 3/4 x 8 1/4 9780262534338 Documents of Contemporary Art Series (Not for sale in United Kingdom and Europe) 9 Art

Perfection’s Therapy 1668 An Essay on Albrecht Dürer’s Melencolia I The Year of the Animal in France Mitchell B. Merback Peter Sahlins Albrecht Dürer’s famous portrayal of creative effort in Peter Sahlins’s brilliant new book reveals the remarkable paralysis, the unsurpassed masterpiece of copperplate and understudied “animal moment” in and around 1668 in engraving titled Melencolia which authors (includ- I, has stood for centuries ing La Fontaine, whose as a pictorial summa of Fables appeared in knowledge about the that year), anatomists, melancholic tempera- painters, sculptors, and ment, a dense allegory of especially the young the limits of earthbound Louis XIV turned their arts and sciences and the attention to nonhuman impossibility of attaining beings. At the center of perfection. Dubbed the the Year of the Animal “image of images” for was the Royal Menag- being the most zealously erie in the gardens of interpreted picture in the Versailles, dominated by Western canon, Melencolia exotic and graceful birds. I also presides over the In the unfolding of his origins of modern original and sophisticated iconology, art history’s argument, Sahlins shows own science of meaning. Yet we are left with a clutter of how the animal bodies of the menagerie and others were mutually contradictory theories, a historiographic ruin critical to a dramatic rethinking of governance, nature, and that confirms the mood of its object. In Perfection’s Therapy, the human. Mitchell Merback reopens the case file and argues for a The animals of 1668 helped to shift an entire worldview hidden intentionality in Melencolia’s opacity, its structural in France—what Sahlins calls Renaissance humanimalism “chaos,” and its resistance to allegorical closure. That inten- toward more modern expressions of classical naturalism and tionality, he argues, points toward a fascinating possibility mechanism. In the wake of 1668 came the debasement of never before considered: that Dürer’s masterpiece is not animals and the strengthening of human animality, includ- only an arresting diagnosis of melancholic distress, but an ing in Descartes’s animal-machine, highly contested during innovative instrument for its undoing. the Year of the Animal. At the same time, Louis XIV and Merback deftly resituates Dürer’s image within the his intellectual servants used the animals of Versailles to long history of the therapeutic artifact. Placing Dürer’s develop and then to transform the symbolic language of therapeutic project in dialogue with that of humanism’s French absolutism. Louis XIV came to adopt a model of founder, Francesco Petrarch, Merback also unearths Dürer’s sovereignty after 1668 in which his absolute authority is rep- ambition to act as a physician of the soul. Celebrated as the resented in manifold ways with the bodies of animals and “Apelles of the black line” in his own day, and ever since justified by the bestial nature of his human subjects. as Germany’s first Renaissance painter-theorist, the Dürer 1668 explores and reproduces the king’s animal we encounter here is also the first modern Christian artist, collections—in printed text, weaving, poetry, and engrav- addressing himself to the distress of souls, including his ing, all seen from a unique interdisciplinary perspective. own. Melencolia thus emerges as a key reference point in Sahlins brings the animals of 1668 together and to life as a venture of spiritual-ethical therapy, a work designed to he observes them critically in their native habitats—within exercise the mind, restore the body’s equilibrium, and help the animal palace itself by Louis Le Vau, the paintings and in getting on with the undertaking of perfection. tapestries of Charles Le Brun, the garden installations of Mitchell B. Merback is a professor at Johns Hopkins University. André Le Nôtre, the literary work of Charles Perrault and the natural history of his brother Claude, the poetry of Distributed for Zone Books January 2018 | Hardcover | $32.95/£26.00 | 360 pp. | 6 x 9 Madeleine de Scudéry, the philosophy of René Descartes, 92 b&w illus. | 9781942130000 the engravings of Sébastien Leclerc, the transfusion experi- ments of Jean Denis, and others. Peter Sahlins is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Distributed for Zone Books December 2017 | Hardcover | $34.95/£27.00 | 492 pp. | 6 x 9 13 color illus., 135 b&w illus. | 9781935408994

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Glenn Ligon (I Am a Man) Bliz-aard Ball Sale Gregg Bordowitz Elena Filipovic The iconic work Untitled (I Am a Man) (1988) by the im- One wintry day in 1983, alongside other street sellers in the portant contemporary American artist Glenn Ligon is a East Village, David Hammons peddled snowballs of various quotation, an appro- sizes. He had neatly laid priated text turned them out in graduated into an artifact. The rows and spent the National Gallery of Art day acting as obliging in Washington presents salesman. He called the the work as a “represen- evanescent and unan- tation—a signifier—of nounced street action the actual signs carried Bliz-aard Ball Sale, thus by 1,300 striking African inscribing it into a body American sanitation of work that, from the workers in Memphis, late 1960s to the pres- made famous by ent, has used a lexicon Ernest Withers’ 1968 of ephemeral actions photographs.” In this and self-consciously illustrated study of the “black” materials to work, Gregg Bordow- comment on the nature itz takes the National of the artwork, the art Gallery’s presentation as his starting point, considering the world, and race in America. And although Bliz-aard Ball museum’s juxtaposition of Untitled (I Am a Man) and the ca. Sale has been frequently cited and is increasingly influential, 1935 sculpture, Schoolteacher, by William Edmondson, and it has long been known only through a mix of eyewitness the relation of the two terms, “markers” and “signs.” rumors and a handful of photographs. Its details were as After closely examining the canvas itself, its textures, elusive as the artist himself; even its exact date was unre- brushwork, and structure, Bordowitz presents a theoretical corded. Like so much of the artist’s work, it was conceived, framework that draws on the work of American philosopher it seems, to slip between our fingers—to trouble the grasp of Charles Sanders Peirce and his theory of Firstness, Second- the market, as much as of history and knowability. ness, and Thirdness. He makes a case for Thirdness as a func- In this engaging study, Elena Filipovic collects a vast tion, operation, or law of meaning-making, not limited by the oral history of the ephemeral action, uncovering rare gender, age, ethnicity, race, class, or personal history of the images and documents, and giving us singular insight into viewer. Bordowitz goes on to examine Ligon’s work in terms an artist who made an art of making himself difficult to of the representation of self, race, and gender, focusing on find. And through it, she reveals Bliz-aard Ball Sale to be the three series: Profile Series (1990–91), Narratives, and Runaways backbone of a radical artistic oeuvre that transforms such (both 1993). He cites such historical figures as Sojourner notions as “art,” “commodity,” “performance,” and even Truth and her famous 1851 speech, “Ain’t I a Woman?” as “race” into categories that shift and dissolve, much like well as influences ranging from Bo Diddley’s 1955 song, “I’m slowly melting snowballs. a Man” to the cultural theories of Stuart Hall. Elena Filipovic, an art historian, is Director and Chief Curator of Gregg Bordowitz is an artist, writer, and Director of the Low Resi- Kunsthalle Basel. She is author of The Apparently Marginal Activi- dency MFA Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. ties of Marcel Duchamp (MIT Press). Distributed for Afterall Books Distributed for Afterall Books January 2018 | Paperback | $19.95/£14.99 | 112 pp. | 6 x 8 1/2 August 2017 | Paperback | $19.95/£14.99 | 128 pp. | 6 x 8 1/2 24 color illus. | 9781846381928 32 color illus. | 9781846381867 One Work Series One Work Series

Sigmar Polke Girlfriends I Want to Live in the Country Stefan Gronert (And Other Romances) Distributed for Afterall Books Susan Morgan 2017 | Paperback | $19.95/£14.95 Distributed for Afterall Books 112 pp. | 6 x 8 1/2 | 16 color plates 2006 | Paperback | $19.95/£14.95 | 112 pp. | 6 x 8 1/2 9781846381829 34 color illus., 8 b&w illus. | 9781846380259 One Work Series One Work Series 11 Architecture

Drawing on Architecture On Accident The Object of Lines, 1970–1990 Episodes in Architecture and Landscape Jordan Kauffman Edward Eigen Prior to the 1970s, buildings were commonly understood to Foreword by Reinhold Martin be the goal of architectural practice; architectural drawings This collection by “architectural history’s most beguiling were seen simply essayist” (as Reinhold Martin calls the author in the book’s as a means to an foreword) illuminates the end. But, just as unfamiliar, the arcane, the boundaries the obscure—phenomena of architecture largely missing from ar- itself were shift- chitectural and landscape ing at the end history. These essays by of the twentieth Edward Eigen do not century, the walk in a straight line, but perception of roam across uncertain architectural territory, discovering drawings was sunken forests, unclassifi- also shifting; able islands, inflammable they began to be skies, unvisited shores, seen as auton- plagiarized tabernacles. omous objects Taken together, these outside the texts offer a group process of build- portrait of how certain ing. In Drawing things fall apart. on Architecture, Jordan Kauffman offers an account of how We read about the statistical investigation of light- architectural drawings—promoted by a network of galleries ning strikes in France by the author-astronomer Camille and collectors, exhibitions and events—emerged as aesthetic Flammarion, which leads Eigen to reflect also on Foucault, objects and ultimately attained status as important cultural Hamlet, and the role of the anecdote in architectural and historical artifacts, and how this was both emblematic history. We learn about, among other things, Olmsted’s of changes in architecture and a catalyst for these changes. role in transforming landscape gardening into landscape Kauffman traces moments of critical importance to architecture; the connections among hedging, hedge funds, the evolution of the perception of architectural drawings, the High Line, and GPS bandwidth; timber-frame roofs and beginning with exhibitions that featured architectural draw- (spider) web-based learning; the archives of the Houses of ings displayed in ways that did not elucidate buildings but Parliament through flood and fire; and what the 1898 dis- treated them as meaningful objects in their own right. When appearance and reappearance of the Trenton, New Jersey architectural drawings were seen as having intrinsic value, architect William W. Slack might tell us about the conflict they became collectible, and Kauffman chronicles early between “the migratory impulse” and “love of home.” collectors, galleries, and sales. He discusses three key exhibi- “With great wit and extraordinary knowledge—skilfully supported tions at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York; other galleries by writing that makes us pay nothing yet delivers everything—this around the world that specialized in architectural drawings; book guides us into the rich subject of accident and anecdote as the founding of architecture museums that understood and forms of historical criticism. Riveting accounts of landscapes, ar- collected drawings as important cultural and historical arti- chitectures, and the thickness of life bring the central epistemolog- facts; and the effect of the new significance of architectural ical dilemmas of our time into exquisite relief. A brilliant book.” drawings on architecture and architectural history. —Catherine Ingraham, Professor of Architecture, Pratt Insti- Drawing on interviews with more than forty people tute; author of Architecture and the Burdens of Linearity directly involved with the events described and on extensive Edward Eigen is an associate professor at the Harvard Graduate archival research, Kauffman shows how architectural School of Design and Associate Editor of Studies in the History of drawings became the driving force in architectural debate in Gardens and Designed Landscapes. an era of change. January 2018 | Paperback | $26.95/£21.00 | 408 pp. | 5.375 x 8 Jordan Kauffman is a Research Affiliate at MIT. 65 b&w illus. | 9780262534840 Writing Architecture Series May 2018 | Hardcover | $34.95/£27.00 | 384 pp. | 7 x 9 | 57 color illus., 44 b&w illus. | 9780262037372

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The Second Digital Turn Architectural Intelligence Design Beyond Intelligence How Designers and Architects Created the Mario Carpo Digital Landscape Almost a generation ago, the early software for computer Molly Wright Steenson aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) spawned In Architectural Intelligence, Molly Wright Steenson explores a style of smooth and the work of four architects in the 1960s and 1970s who curving lines and surfaces incorporated that gave visible form elements of to the first digital age, interactivity and left an indelible into their work. mark on contemporary Christopher architecture. But today’s Alexander, digitally intelligent Richard Saul architecture no longer Wurman, looks that way. In The Cedric Price, Second Digital Turn, Mario and Nicholas Carpo explains that this Negroponte is because the design and the MIT professions are now Architecture coming to terms with a Machine Group new kind of digital tools all incorporated they have adopted—no technolo- longer tools for making but tools for thinking. In the early gies—including 1990s the design professions were the first to intuit and cybernetics interpret the new technical logic of the digital age: digital and artificial mass-customization (the use of digital tools to mass-produce intelligence—into their work and influenced digital design variations at no extra cost) has already changed the way practices from the late 1980s to the present day. we produce and consume almost everything, and the same Alexander, long before his famous 1977 book A Pattern technology applied to commerce at large is now heralding Language, used computation and structure to visualize design a new society without scale—a flat marginal cost society problems; Wurman popularized the notion of “information where bigger markets will not make anything cheaper. But architecture”; Price designed some of the first intelligent today, the unprecedented power of computation also favors buildings; and Negroponte experimented with the ways a new kind of science where prediction can be based on people experience artificial intelligence, even at architectural sheer information retrieval, and form finding by simulation scale. Steenson investigates how these architects pushed the and optimization can replace deduction from mathematical boundaries of architecture—and how their technological formulas. Designers have been toying with machine thinking experiments pushed the boundaries of technology. What and machine learning for some time, and the apparently did computational, cybernetic, and artificial intelligence unfathomable complexity of the physical shapes they are researchers have to gain by engaging with architects and now creating already expresses a new form of artificial intel- architectural problems? And what was this new space that ligence, outside the tradition of modern science and alien to emerged within these collaborations? At times, Steenson the organic logic of our mind. writes, the architects in this book characterized themselves “Carpo takes the reader on a critically considered and well-in- as anti-architects and their work as anti-architecture. formed expedition beyond the horizon of materiality, to a land The projects Steenson examines mostly did not result in ruled from the bottom up—a place without any need for scale or constructed buildings, but rather in design processes and standards as we have known them. The book is beyond Cartesian tools, computer programs, interfaces, digital environments. and beyond digital.” Alexander, Wurman, Price, and Negroponte laid the foun- —Nicholas Negroponte, cofounder of the MIT Media Lab; dation for many of our contemporary interactive practices, author of Being Digital from information architecture to , from Mario Carpo is Reyner Banham Professor of Architectural History machine learning to smart cities. and Theory, the Bartlett, University College London. He is the Molly Wright Steenson is Associate Professor in the School of author of Architecture in the Age of Printing: Orality, Writing, Design and Head of the Doctor of Design Program at Carnegie Typography, and Printed Images in the History of Architectural Mellon University. Theory and The Alphabet and the Algorithm (both published by the MIT Press) and other books. December 2017 | Hardcover | $34.95/£27.00 | 328 pp. | 7 x 9 in 52 b&w illus. | 9780262037068 October 2017 | Paperback | $24.95/£20.00 | 240 pp. | 5.375 x 8 39 b&w illus. | 9780262534024 Writing Architecture Series 13 Architecture

Not Quite Architecture Elastic Architecture Writing around Alison and Peter Smithson Frederick Kiesler and Design Research in the M Christine Boyer First Age of Robotic Culture In this book, M. Christine Boyer explores the Smithsons’ Stephen J Phillips writings—books, articles, lectures, unpublished manuscripts, In 1960, the renowned architect championed and private pa- Frederick Kiesler, calling him “the greatest non-building pers. She focuses architect of our on unpublished time.” Kiesler’s material, read- ideas were diffi- ing the letter, the cult to construct, scribbled note, but as Johnson the undelivered believed, “enor- lecture, the mous” and “pro- scrapbook, the found.” Kiesler “magic box,” (1890–1965) as words in went against the the language grain of the ac- of modern cepted modern architectural his- style, rejecting tory—especially rectilinear glass that of postwar and steel in England, where favor of more the Smithsons organic forms and other archi- and flexible tects were at the structures that center of the richest possible range of cultural encounters. could respond to Boyer is “writing around” the Smithsons’ work by consid- the ever-changing needs of the body in motion. ering the cultural contexts in which they formed and wrote In Elastic Architecture, Stephen Phillips offers the first about their ideas. in-depth exploration of Kiesler’s innovative and multidis- Boyer explains that the Smithsons were intensely con- ciplinary research and design practice. Phillips argues that cerned with the responsibility of the architect to ensure the Kiesler established a new career trajectory for architects not quality of place, to build with lyrical appropriateness. They as master builders, but as research practitioners whose in- reached back to the country landscapes of their childhood novative means and methods could advance alternative and and, Boyer argues, mixed their brand of New Brutalism with speculative architecture. Indeed, Kiesler’s own career was the English Picturesque. The Smithsons saw architects as both the ultimate uncompromising model of a research-based inheritors and passers-on. Their writings offer juxtapositions practice. and connections, resembling an association of interactive Exploring Kiesler’s formative relationships with the loops, ideas waiting to be transmuted into built form. European avant-garde, Phillips shows how Kiesler found “Producing over 70 architectural projects and diagrammatic urban inspiration in the plastic arts, experimental theater, early hypotheses in the space of 50 years, not to mention an equal animation, and automatons to develop and refine his spatial number of sometimes overlapping texts, essays, manifestos, concept of the Endless. Moving from Europe to New York sundry artworks, landscapes, and even a novel, the Smithsons in the 1920s, Kiesler applied these radical Dadaist, con- led a life of intense creativity. They were equally involved with the structivist, and surrealist practices to his urban display proj- mores of their time, whether these were expressed in terms of ects, which included shop windows for Saks Fifth Avenue. automobiles, houses, furniture, fashion, or the changing format of their own domestic environment. They were as essential to swing- As Phillips demonstrates vividly, although many ing London as any of the other cultural heroes of that epoch, such of Kiesler’s remained unbuilt, his ideas proved as John Osborne, Mary Quant, and the Beatles. Christine Boyer influential to later generations of architects and speculative gives us a vivid and nuanced portrait of the lives and works of this artists internationally, including Archigram, Greg Lynn, redoubtable architectural couple.” UNStudio, and Olafur Eliasson. —Kenneth Frampton, Ware Professor of Architecture at the “Kiesler was a visionary, a surrealist working at liminal extremities, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and Phillips’s wonderfully detailed and knowledgable book gives Columbia University us a full picture of how he worked out his ideas. This is a great M. Christine Boyer is William R. Kenan Jr. Professor in the School book on a fascinating guy.” of Architecture at Princeton University. —3:AM Magazine March 2017 | Hardcover | $44.95/£35.00 | 504 pp. | 7 x 9 Stephen J. Phillips is Professor of Architecture at California 25 color illus., 80 b&w illus. | 9780262035514 Polytechnic State University, Founding Director of the Cal Poly Los Angeles Metropolitan Program in Architecture and Urban Design, and Principal Architect at the firm Stephen Phillips Architects (SPARCHS) April 2017 | Hardcover | $39.95/£30.00 | 384 pp. | 7 x 9 21 color photos, 134 b&w photos | 9780262035736

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Flintstone Modernism The Largest Art or The Crisis in Postwar American Culture A Measured Manifesto for a Plural Urbanism Jeffrey Lieber Brent D. Ryan In Flintstone Modernism, Jeffrey Lieber investigates transfor- Urban design in practice is incremental, but architects mations in postwar American architecture and culture. He imagine it as scaled-up architecture—large, ready-to-build considers sword-and-san- pop-up cities. dal films of the 1950s and This paradox 1960s—including forgot- of urban design ten gems such as Land of is rarely ad- the Pharaohs, Helen of Troy, dressed; indeed, and The Egyptian—and urban design their protean, ideologically as a discipline charged representations lacks a theoret- of totalitarianism and ical foundation. democracy. He connects In The Largest Cinemascope and other Art, Brent Ryan widescreen technologies argues that to the architectural “glass urban design curtain wall,” arguing encompasses that both represented the more than all-encompassing eye of architecture, American Enterprise. Li- and he provides eber reminds us that until a foundational recently midcentury modern American architecture was theory of urban design beyond the architectural scale. In reviled by architectural historians but celebrated by design a “declaration of independence” for urban design, Ryan enthusiasts, just as sword-and-sandal epics are alternately describes urban design as the largest of the building arts, hailed as cult classics or derided as camp. with qualities of its own. Lieber’s argument is absorbing, exuberant, and Ryan distinguishes urban design from its sister arts by comprehensive. Following Hannah Arendt, who looked its pluralism: plural scale, ranging from an alleyway to a for analogies in the classical past in order to understand region; plural time, because it is deeply enmeshed in both midcentury’s cultural crisis, Lieber terms the postwar reck- history and the present; plural property, with many owners; oning of ancient civilizations and modern ideals “Flintstone plural agents, with many makers; and plural form, with modernism.” In new assessments of the major architects a distributed quality that allows it to coexist with diverse of the period, Lieber uncovers the cultural and political elements of the city. Ryan looks at three well-known urban fantasies that animated or impinged on their work, offering design projects through the lens of pluralism: a Brancusi surprising insights into Gordon Bunshaft’s commonsense sculptural ensemble in Romania, a Bronx housing project, classicism; Eero Saarinen’s architectural narratives of ersatz and a formally and spatially diverse grouping of projects in empire and Marcel Breuer’s mania for Egyptian monoliths; Ljubljana, Slovenia. He revisits the thought of three plural and Edward Durell Stone’s romantic “flights of fancy” urbanists working between 1960 and 1980: David Crane, and Philip Johnson’s wicked brand of cynical cultural and Edmund Bacon, and Kevin Lynch. And he tells three design sociopolitical critique. stories for the future, imaginary scenarios of plural urban- Jeffrey Lieber has taught at Harvard University, the New School, ism in locations around the world. and the University of California, Santa Cruz. “Brent Ryan brilliantly summarizes the most important moments February 2018 | Hardcover | $34.95/£27.00 | 296 pp. | 6 x 9 in the history of urbanism and consequently draws up a very con- 21 color illus., 19 b&w illus. | 9780262037495 vincing manifesto for a pluralist approach to urban design in which open-endedness, diversity, incrementality, and inclusiveness go hand in hand. A must for students, scholars, and practitioners who 50 seriously want to engage in the praxis of urban design.” —Kees Christiaanse, urban planner, founder and partner of Urban Divides KCAP Edited by 2018 PROSE Award Honorable Mention, Architecture and Meghan McAllister and Urban Planning. Mahdi Sabbagh Brent D. Ryan is Head of the City Design and Development Group and an associate professor at MIT. Meghan McAllister and Mahdi October 2017 | Hardcover | $44.95/£35.00 | 384 pp. | 8 x 9 Sabbagh, both architects and 87 color illus., 69 b&w illus. | 9780262036672 urbanists, are graduates of the Yale School of Architecture. August 2017 | Paperback $29.95/£24.00 | 370 pp. | 9 x 12 54 color illus., 288 b&w illus. 9780262534277 15 Architecture

Site Planning The Strip International Practice Las Vegas and the Architecture of the American Gary Hack Dream Cities are built site by site. Site planning—the art and Stefan Al science of designing settlements on the land—encompasses “Al’s Las Vegas is a story of the American national identity, and a range of once you’ve bought in, this compulsive read won’t lose you a activities un- dime.” dertaken by —Publishers architects, Weekly (starred review) planners, urban “The Strip takes designers, a high-speed landscape transect down one of the architects, world’s most and engi- important streets neers. This as it evolved book offers from a cowpath a compre- to the Las Vegas hensive, Strip, a tour up-to-date which yields guide to site essential insights into larger planning American social that is global dynamics.” in scope. It —William L. covers plan- Fox, Director, ning pro- Center for Art + cesses and standards, new technologies, sustainability, and Environment, Nevada Museum of Art cultural context, addressing the roles of all participants and “Finally, the book that explains Las Vegas without reducing it to a stakeholders and offering extensive treatment of practices in caricature. Nearly 45 years after Learning from Las Vegas, Stefan rapidly urbanizing countries. Kevin Lynch and Gary Hack Al brings the history of this iconic American landscape up to date.” wrote the classic text on the subject, and this book takes up —Margaret Crawford, Professor of Architecture, University of where the earlier book left off. It can be used as a textbook California, Berkeley and will be an essential reference for practitioners. Stefan Al, a Dutch architect and urban designer, is Associate Site Planning consists of forty self-contained modules, Professor of Urban Design at the University of Pennsylvania. His organized into five parts: The Art of Site Planning, which books include Villages in the City and Mall City. presents site planning as a shared enterprise; Understanding March 2017 | Hardcover | $34.95/£27.00 | 272 pp. | 8 x 10 Sites, covering the components of site analysis; Planning 63 color illus., 19 b&w illus. | 9780262035743 Sites, covering the processes involved; Site Infrastructure, from transit to waste systems; and Site Prototypes, including housing, recreation, and mixed use. Each module offers a The Image of the City brief introduction, covers standards or approaches, provides examples, and presents innovative practices in sidebars. The Kevin Lynch book is lavishly illustrated with 1350 photographs, diagrams, 1964 | Paperback | $27.00/£21.00 | 208 pp. and examples of practice. 5.25 x 8 9780262620017 T Gary Hack is Professor Emeritus at MIT and University of Pennsylvania, and Visiting Professor at Tsinghua and Chongqing Universities. April 2018 | Paperback | $80.00/£62.00 | 768 pp. | 9 x 11 in | 1317 illus. 9780262534857 T

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Buildings Must Die What is Landscape A Perverse View of Architecture John R. Stilgoe Stephen Cairns and Jane M Jacobs Landscape, John Stilgoe tells us, is a noun. From the old Frisian language (once spoken in coastal parts of Buildings, although inanimate, are often assumed to have the Netherlands and “life.” And the architect, through the act of design, is Germany), it meant assumed to be their shoveled land: land- conceiver and creator. schop. Sixteenth-century But what of the “death” Englishmen misheard or of buildings? What of the mispronounced this as decay, deterioration, and landskep, which became destruction to which they landskip, then landscape, are inevitably subject? designating the surface And what might such of the earth shaped for endings mean for archi- human habitation. In tecture’s sense of itself ? What Is Landscape? Stilgoe In Buildings Must Die, maps the discovery of Stephen Cairns and Jane landscape by putting Jacobs look awry at core words to things, zeroing architectural concerns. in on landscape’s essence They examine spalling but also leading sideways concrete and creeping expeditions through such sources as children’s picture books, rust, contemplate ruins folklore, deeds, antique terminology, out-of-print dictionar- old and new, and pick ies, and conversations with locals. (“What is that?” “Well, through the rubble of earthquake-shattered churches, it’s not really a slough, not really, it’s a bayou . . .”) He imploded housing projects, and demolished Brutalist office offers a highly original, cogent, compact, gracefully written buildings. Their investigation of the death of buildings reor- narrative lexicon of landscape as word, concept, and path ders architectural notions of creativity, reshapes architec- to discoveries. ture’s preoccupation with good form, loosens its vanities of What Is Landscape? is an invitation to walk, to notice, to durability, and expands its sense of value. It does so not to ask: to see a sandcastle with a pinwheel at the beach and kill off architecture as we know it, but to rethink its agency think of Dutch windmills—icons of triumph, markers of and its capacity to make worlds differently. territory won from the sea; to walk in the woods and be Stephen Cairns is Programme Director of the Future Cities Lab- amused by the Elizabethans’ misuse of the Latin silvaticus oratory at the Singapore-ETH Centre. Jane M. Jacobs is Director (people of the woods) to coin the word savages; to see in a of the Division of Social Sciences and a professor at Yale-NUS College, Singapore. suburban front lawn a representation of the meadow of a medieval freehold. August 2017 | Paperback | $29.95/£24.00 | 312 pp. | 6 x 9 50 b&w illus., 1 chart | 9780262534710 “Mr. Stilgoe does not ask that we take his book outdoors with us; (Hardcover 2014) he believes that reading and experiencing landscapes are activities that should be kept separate. But, as I learned in his book, the hollow storage area in a car driver’s door was once a holster, the Architects’ Gravesites ‘secure nesting place of a pistol.’ I recommend you stow your copy there.” A Serendipitous Guide —The Wall Street Journal Henry H Kuehn “…[Stilgoe’s] love of language and the land sees him ploughing Foreword by Barry Bergdoll through outdated and specialist dictionaries for our benefit, in this illuminating and entertaining book…. Reading this will have you Afterword by Paul Goldberger thinking anew about words, as it breaks down both the language Architects’ Gravesites is an architec- and the land that it may originate from or be attached to.” tural guide like no other, revealing —Irish Times as much about mortality as about “Stilgoe’s book champions landscape studies as a discipline monumentality. founded on curiosity and deep, associative thought, open to May 2017 | Paperback | $19.95/£14.99 byways, discovery, and the occasional absurdity, rewarding for 152 pp. | 6 1/4 x 8 3/4 | 213 color photos amateurs and seasoned practitioners alike.” 9780262533478 —Publishers Weekly John R. Stilgoe is a professor at Harvard University. April 2018 | Paperback | $15.95/£12.99 | 280 pp. | 5.375 x 8 18 b&w photos | 9780262535281 (Hardcover 2015) 17 Architecture

Extraction Empire Global Warming and the Sweetness Undermining the Systems, States, and Scales of of Life Canada’s Global Resource Empire 2017-1217 A Tar Sands Tale Edited by Pierre Bélanger Matt Hern and Am Johal with Joe Sacco Extraction is the process and practice that defines Canada, at home and abroad. Of the nearly 20,000 mining projects Confounded by global warming and in search of an affir- in the world mative politics that links ecology with social change, Matt from Africa to Hern and Am Johal set Latin America, off on a series of road more than half trips to the tar sands of are Canadian northern Alberta—per- operated. Not haps the world’s largest only does the industrial site, dedicated mining economy to the dirty work of ex- employ close to tracting oil from Alberta’s 400,000 people vast reserves. Traveling in Canada, it from culturally liberal, contributed $57 self-consciously “green” billion CAD Vancouver, and aware to Canada’s GDP in 2014 alone. Globally, more than 75 that our well-meaning percent of the world’s mining firms are based in Canada. performances of recy- The scale of these statistics naturally extends the logic of cling and climate-justice Canada’s historical legacy as state, nation, and now as marching are accompa- global resource empire. Canada, once a far-flung northern nied by constant driving, outpost of the British Empire, has become an empire in its flying, heating, and own right. fossil-fuel consumption, Hern and Johal want to talk to peo- This book examines both the historic and contempo- ple whose lives and fortunes depend on or are imperiled by rary Canadian culture of extraction, with essays, interviews, extraction. They are seeking new definitions of ecology built archival material, and multimedia visualizations. The essay- on a renovated politics of land. Traveling with them is their ists and interviewees—who include such prominent figures friend Joe Sacco—infamous journalist and cartoonist, teller as Naomi Klein and Michael Ignatieff—come from a range of complex stories from Gaza to —who contributes of fields, including geography, art, literature, architecture, illustrations and insights and a chapter-length comic about science, environment, and business. the contradictions of life in an oil town. The epic scale of Pierre Bélanger is an associate professor at Harvard University’s the ecological horror is captured through an series of stun- Graduate School of Design. ning color photos by award-winning aerial photographer May 2018 | Paperback | $49.95/£40.00 | 800 pp. | 7.44 x 9.68 | 627 Louis Helbig. illus. | 9780262533829 Seamlessly combining travelogue, sophisticated political analysis, and ecological theory, speaking both to local residents and to leading scholars, the authors propose a Ecologies of Power new understanding of ecology that links the domination of the other-than-human world to the domination of humans Countermapping the Logistical Landscapes and by humans. They argue that any definition of ecology has Military Geographies of the U.S. Department of to start with decolonization and that confronting global Defense warming requires a politics that speaks to a different way of Pierre Bélanger and Alexander Arroyo being in the world—a reconstituted understanding of the sweetness of life. “Casting astute eyes on a very different landscape, in Ecologies of Power, Pierre Bélanger . . . and Alexander Arroyo, assess U.S. Matt Hern is a founder of Solid State Industries and teaches at military ‘logistical landscapes’ and the ‘military geographies’ of multiple universities. Am Johal is Director of Simon Fraser Univer- defense, conducted on a scale large enough to mark, and even sity’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement. remake, the planet.” March 2018 | Paperback | $19.95/£14.99 | 232 pp. | 6 x 9 | 33 b&w illus., —Harvard Magazine 6 color plates | 9780262037648 Winner of the 2017 John Brinkerhoff Jackson Book Prize 2016 |Paperback | $39.95/£30.00 | 448 pp. | 7.65 x 9.875 What A City Is For 521 color and b&w illus. | 9780262529396 Remaking the Politics of Displacement Matt Hern August 2017 | Paperback | $18.95/£14.99 | 272 pp. | 6 x 9 5 b&w photos | 9780262534420

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Active Matter Critical Fabulations Edited by Skylar Tibbits Reworking the Methods and Margins of Design The past few decades brought a revolution in computer Daniela K Rosner software and hardware; today we are on the cusp of a mate- In Critical Fabulations, Daniela Rosner proposes redefining rials revolution. design as investigative and activist, personal and cultur- If yesterday we ally situated, programmed responsive and computers and responsible. other machines, Challenging the today we field’s dominant program matter paradigms and itself. This has reinterpreting created new ca- its history, pabilities in de- Rosner wants to sign, computing, change the way and fabrication, we historicize which allow the practice, us to program reworking it proteins and from the inside. bacteria, to gen- Focusing on the erate self-trans- development forming wood of computa- products and tional systems, architectural details, and to create clothing from “intelligent she takes on textiles” that grow themselves. This book offers essays and powerful narratives of innovation and technology shaped sample projects from the front lines of the emerging field of by the professional expertise that has become integral to the active matter. field’s mounting status within the new industrial economy. Active matter and programmable materials are at the To do so, she intervenes in legacies of design, expanding intersection of science, art, design, and engineering, with what is considered “design” to include long-silenced nar- applications in fields from biology and computer science ratives of practice, and enhancing existing design method- to architecture and fashion. These essays contextualize ologies based on these rediscovered inheritances. Drawing current work and explore recent research. Sample projects, on discourses of feminist technoscience, she examines generously illustrated in color, show the range of possibilities craftwork’s contributions to computing innovation—how envisioned by their makers. Contributors explore the design craftwork becomes hardware manufacturing, and how of active material at scales from nano to micro, kilo, and hardware manufacturing becomes craftwork. She reclaims, even planetary. They investigate processes of self-assembly for example, NASA’s “Little Old Ladies,” the women who at a microscopic level; test new materials that can sense and built information storage for the Apollo missions by weaving actuate themselves; and examine the potential of active wires through magnetized metal rings. matter in the built environment and in living and artificial systems. Active Matter is an essential guide to a field that Daniela K. Rosner is an assistant professor at the University of could shape the future of design. Washington. May 2018 | Hardcover | $35.00/£27.00 | 216 pp. | 7 x 9 | 37 b&w photos Skylar Tibbits is an assistant professor at MIT and the Founder 9780262037891 and Codirector of MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab. Design Thinking, Design Theory Series September 2017 | Hardcover | $39.95/£30.00 | 350 pp. | 9 x 12 287 color illus. | 9780262036801 Sifting The Trash A History of Design Criticism Alice Twemlow “With vivid prose and fresh, compelling illustrations, Sifting the Trash presents a perceptive history of late twentieth-century British and American design criticism. Alice Twemlow uses a case study approach to trace shifts in critical emphasis from moralizing about design, to warning the public about its insidious influence, to promoting an open DIY approach.” —Jeffrey L. Meikle, Stiles Professor in American Studies, University of Texas at Austin May 2017 | Hardcover | $34.95/£27.00 | 312 pp. | 7 x 9 | 42 color illus., 69 b&w illus. | 9780262035989 19 Design

Making Design Theory The Fabric of Interface Johan Redström Mobile Media, Design, and Gender Tendencies toward “academization” of traditionally prac- Stephen Monteiro tice-based fields have forced design to articulate itself as an For many of our interactions with digital media, we do not academic discipline, in sit at a keyboard but hold a mobile device in our hands. We theoretical terms. In this turn and tilt and stroke book, Johan Redström and tap, and through offers a new approach to these physical interac- theory development in tions with an object we design research–one that make things: images, is driven by practice, ex- links, sites, networks. In perimentation, and mak- The Fabric of Interface, ing. Redström does not Stephen Monteiro argues theorize from the outside, that our everyday digital but explores the idea that, practice has taken on just as design research traits common to textile engages in the making of and needlecraft culture. many different kinds of Our smart phones and things, theory might well tablets use some of the be one of those things it same skills—manual is making. dexterity, pattern making, Redström proposes and linking—required that we consider theory not as stable and constant but as by the handloom, the needlepoint hoop, and the lap-sized something unfolding—something acted as much as articu- quilting frame. Monteiro goes on to argue that the capacity lated, inherently fluid and transitional. Redström describes of textile metaphors to describe computing (weaving code, three ways in which theory, in particular formulating basic threaded discussions, zipped files, software patches, switch definitions, is made through design: the use of combinations fabrics) represents deeper connections between digital of fluid terms to articulate issues; the definition of more communication and what has been called “homecraft” or complex concepts through practice; and combining sets of “women’s work.” definitions made through design into “programs.” These Connecting networked media to practices that seem are the building blocks for creating conceptual structures to alien to media technologies, Monteiro identifies handicraft support design. and textile techniques in the production of software and “Redström’s book elegantly cuts to the core of concepts such as hardware, and cites the punched cards that were read by design, theory, and design knowledge. It is a must-read for anyone a loom’s rods as a primitive form of computer memory; in design research as it will shape our field for years to come.” examines textual and visual discourses that position the —Kristina Höök, Professor in Interaction Design, Royal Insti- digital image as a malleable fabric across its production, tute of Technology (KTH) access, and use; compares the digital labor of liking, linking, “This book explores the still astonishing and radical proposition and tagging to such earlier forms of collective production that when design research engages in making things one of the as quilting bees and piecework; and describes how the con- things that it is—or could be—making is theory itself. This idea, so vergence of intimacy and handiwork at the screen interface, central and so necessary to our times—for how else can we un- derstand the artificial world?—is examined here with practical intel- combined with needlecraft aesthetics, genders networked ligence and cunning. Itself a concrete instance of what it proposes, culture and activities in unexpected ways. read rightly this important book can help drag design thinking out “This is an elegant treatment of digital culture as intermeshed with of its too easy reliance on false metaphors and ill-suited models. textile analogs, always turning toward the materiality and tactility It points us toward genuinely designerly ways of thinking and latent within seeming immateriality.” knowing what design and the artificial might be.” —Branden Hookway, author of Interface (MIT Press) —Clive Dilnot, Professor of Design Studies, Parsons School of Design, The New School Stephen Monteiro is an assistant at Concordia University, Montreal. Johan Redström is a professor and rector at Umeå Institute of November 2017 | Hardcover | $30.00/£24.00 | 208 pp. | 6 x 9 Design, Sweden. 29 b&w illus. | 9780262037006 August 2017 | Hardcover | $30.00/£24.00 | 192 pp. | 6 x 9 28 b&w illus. | 9780262036658 Design Thinking, Design Theory Series

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The Metainterface Critical Theory and Interaction Design The Art of Platforms, Cities, and Clouds Edited by Jeffrey Bardzell, Shaowen Bardzell Christian Ulrik Andersen and Søren Bro Pold and Mark Blythe The computer interface is both omnipresent and invisible, Why should interaction designers read critical theory? at once embedded in everyday objects and characterized Critical theory is proving unexpectedly relevant to media by hidden and technology studies. The editors of this volume argue exchanges of that reading critical theory—understood in the broadest information sense, including but not limited to the Frankfurt School— between objects. can help designers do what they want to do; can teach The interface wisdom itself; can provoke; and can introduce new ways of has moved seeing. They illustrate their argument by presenting classic from office into texts by thinkers in critical theory from Althusser to Žižek culture, with alongside essays in which leaders in interaction design and devices, apps, HCI describe the influence of the text on their work. For the cloud, and example, one contributor considers the relevance Umberto data streams Eco’s “Openness, Information, Communication” to digital as new cultural content; another reads Walter Benjamin’s “The Author platforms. In as Producer” in terms of interface designers; and another The Metainterface, reflects on the implications of Judith Butler’s Gender Trou- Christian Ulrik ble for interaction design. The editors offer a substantive Andersen and introduction that traces the various strands of critical theory. Søren Bro Pold Taken together, the essays show how critical theory and examine the interaction design can inform each other, and how interac- relationships tion design, drawing on critical theory, might contribute to between art and our deepest needs for connection, competency, self-esteem, interfaces, tracing the interface’s disruption of everyday cul- and wellbeing. tural practices. They present a new interface paradigm of Jeffrey Bardzell is a professor at Indiana University Bloomington. cloud services, smartphones, and data capture, and examine Shaowen Bardzell is an associate professor at Indiana University how particular art forms—including net art, software art, Bloomington. Mark Blythe is a professor at Northumbria University. and electronic literature—seek to reflect and explore this August 2018 | Hardcover | $60.00 | 872 pp. | 7 x 9 | 20 b&w illus. paradigm. 9780262037983 (For sale only in the US and Canada.) Andersen and Pold argue that despite attempts to make the interface disappear into smooth access and smart inter- action, it gradually resurfaces; there is a metainterface to the displaced interface. Art can help us see this; the interface can be an important outlet for aesthetic critique. Andersen and Pold describe the “semantic capitalism” of a metainter- face industry that captures user behavior; the metainterface industry’s disruption of everyday urban life, changing how the city is read, inhabited, and organized; the ways that the material displacement of the cloud affects the experience of the interface; and the potential of designing with an aware- ness of the language and grammar of interfaces. Christian Ulrik Andersen is an associate professor at Aarhus University. Søren Bro Pold is an associate professor at Aarhus University. May 2018 | Hardcover | $30.00/£24.00 | 248 pp. | 7 x 9 39 b&w photos | 9780262037945 21 Design

Designed for Hi-Fi Living The New Analog The Vinyl LP in Midcentury America Listening and Reconnecting in a Digital World Janet Borgerson and Jonathan Schroeder Damon Krukowski foreword by Daniel Miller Although digital media have created new possibilities for The sleek hi-fi console in a well-appointed midcentury music making and sharing, they have also given rise to American living room might have had a stack of albums by new concerns. musicians What do we lose like Frank in embracing Sinatra, the digital? Do Elvis Pres- streaming ser- ley, or Patti vices discourage Page. It was us from listening just as likely closely? In this to have had book, musician a selection Damon Kru- of LPs from kowski uses the slightly sound engineer’s different distinction be- genres, with tween signal and such titles noise to examine as Cocktail what we have lost Time, Music as a technologi- for a Chinese cal culture, and Dinner at to identify what is worth preserving. Home, The When music went digital through such streaming Perfect Background Music for Your Home Movies, Honeymoon in services as Napster and iTunes, it was reduced to signal Hawaii, Strings for a Space Age, or Cairo! The Music of Modern only, stripped of its analog-era noise. But the analog and Egypt. The brilliantly hued, full-color cover art might show the digital need not exist in isolation from one another, an ideal listener, an ideal living room, an ideal tourist in an Krukowski argue; noise can be as communicative as signal, exotic landscape—or even an ideal space traveler. In Designed conveying time, location, and space. The New Analog urges for Hi-Fi Living, Janet Borgerson and Jonathan Schroeder us to reconsider the role of noise in our increasingly digital listen to and look at these vinyl LPs, scouring the cover art lives, to appreciate its continued relevance, and to plug in and the liner notes, and find that these albums offered a without tuning out. guide for aspirational Americans who yearned to be modern Damon Krukowski was in the indie rock band Galaxie 500, writes in postwar consumer culture. for music and art journals and is a fellow at Harvard University. Borgerson and Schroeder examine the representations October 2017 | Hardcover | $24.95/£20.00 | 240 pp. | 6.5 x 8 of modern life in a selection of midcentury record albums, 49 b&w illus. | 9780262037914 discussing nearly 150 vintage album covers, reproduced in (Not for sale in USA, Canada and Philippines) color—some featuring or the work of famous designers and photographers. Offering a fascinating glimpse into the postwar imagination, the first part, “Home,” ex- Sonic Agency plores how the American home entered the frontlines of cold Sound and Emergent Forms war debates and became an entertainment zone—a place to of Resistance play music, mix drinks, and impress guests with displays of good taste. The second part, “Away,” considers albums fea- Brandon LaBelle turing music, pictures, and tourist information that prepared In a world dominated by the visual, Americans for the jet age as well as the space race. could contemporary resistances “This extraordinary and brilliantly curated book reveals how the be auditory? This timely and tropes of cultured living were disseminated through the universal important book from Goldsmiths medium of music decades before the era of ‘designer pop.’ Revi- Press highlights sound’s invisible, sionary and essential.” disruptive, and affective qualities —Peter Saville, artist and designer; founder and art director of and asks whether the unseen nature Factory Records; author of Designed by Peter Saville of sound can support a political transformation. Janet Borgerson is a Visiting Fellow at City, University of London. Brandon LaBelle is Professor in New Media in the Faculty of Fine Jonathan Schroeder is a professor at Rochester Institute of Art, Music and Design at the University of Bergen. Technology. Distributed for Goldsmiths Press August 2017 | Hardcover | $34.95/£27.00 | 440 pp. | 8 x 8 February 2018 | Hardcover | $30.00/£24.00 | 224 pp. | 6 x 9 147 color illus. | 9780262036238 9781906897512

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Fred Forest’s Utopia The Walls Have the Floor Media Art and Activism Mural Journal, May ‘68 Michael F. Leruth Edited by Julien Besançon The innovative French media artist and prankster-provoca- Foreword by Tom McDonough, Afterword by Whitney Phillips teur Fred Forest first gained notoriety in 1972 when he in- Translated by Henry Vale serted a small blank space in Le Monde, called it Graffiti itself became a form of freedom. 150 cm2 of Newspaper —Julien Besançon, The Walls Have the Floor (150 cm2 de papier jour- Fifty years ago, in 1968, barricades were erected in the nal), and invited readers streets of Paris for the first time since the Paris Commune to fill in the space with of nearly their own work and mail one hundred their efforts to him. In years before. 1977, he satirized specu- The events lation in both the art and of May 1968 real estate markets by began with offering the first parcel of student pro- officially registered “ar- tests against tistic square meters” of the Vietnam undeveloped rural land War and for sale at an art auction. American Although praised by lead- imperialism, ing media theorists—Vilém Flusser lauded Forest as “the expanded to rebellion over student living conditions and artist who pokes holes in media”—Forest’s work has been resistance to capitalist consumerism. An uprising at the Sor- largely ignored by the canon-making authorities. Forest calls bonne was followed by wildcat strikes across France, uniting himself “France’s most famous unknown artist.” In this students and workers and bringing the country’s economy to book, Michael Leruth offers the first book-length consid- a halt. There have been many accounts of these events. This eration of this iconoclastic artist, examining Forest’s work book tells the story in a different way, through the graffiti from the 1960s to the present. inscribed by protestors as they protested. Leruth shows that Forest chooses alternative platforms The graffiti collected here is by turns poetic, punning, (newspapers, mock commercial ventures, video-based inter- hopeful, sarcastic, and crude. It quotes poets as often as active social interventions, media hacks and hybrids, and, it does political thinkers. Many wrote “I have nothing to more recently, the Internet) that are outside the exclusive write,” signaling not their naiveté but their desire to partic- precincts of the art world. A fierce critic of the French ipate. Other anonymous declarations included “Prohibiting contemporary art establishment, Forest famously sued prohibited”; “The dream is reality”; “The walls have ears. the Centre Pompidou in 1994 over its opaque acquisition Your ears have walls”; “Exaggeration is the beginning of practices. After making foundational contributions to So- invention”; “Comrades, you’re nitpicking”; “You don’t ciological Art in the 1970s and the Aesthetics of Communi- beg for the right to live, you take it”; and “I came/I saw/I cation in the 1980s, the pioneering Forest saw the Internet believed.” A meeting is called at the Grand Amphitheater as another way for artists to bypass the art establishment in of the Sorbonne: “Agenda: the worldwide revolution.” This the 1990s. Arguing that there is a strong utopian quality in was interactive, participatory politics before Twitter and Forest’s work, Leruth sees this utopianism not as naive or Facebook. conventional but as a reverse utopianism: rather than envi- In The Walls Have the Floor, Julien Besançon collected sioning an impossible ideal, Forest reenvisions and probes traces of this history before the walls were painted over, and the quasi-utopia of our media-augented everyday reality. published this collection in July 1968 even as the paint was The interface is the symbolic threshold to be crossed with an drying. Read today, the graffiti of 1968 captures, in a way open mind. no conventional history can, the defining spontaneity of the Michael F. Leruth is an associate professor at the College of events. William and Mary. Julian Besançon was a radio, television, and newspaper journalist August 2017 | Hardcover | $29.95/£24.00 | 264 pp. | 6 x 9 who covered the May 1968 uprising. 50 b&w illus. | 9780262036498 Leonardo Book Series April 2018 | Paperback | $14.95/£11.99 | 232 pp. | 7 x 4 1/2 9780262038027 23 Cultural Studies

The Eye of History Nonhuman Photography When Images Take Positions Joanna Zylinska Georges Didi-Huberman Today, in the age of CCTV, drones, medical body scans, Translated by Shane B. Lillis and satellite images, photography is increasingly decoupled from human agency From 1938 to 1955, Bertolt Brecht created montages of im- and human vision. In ages and text, filling his working journal Arbeitsjournal( ) and Nonhuman Photography, his idiosyncratic Joanna Zylinska offers atlas of images, a new philosophy of War Primer, photography, going be- with war photo- yond the human-centric graphs clipped view to consider imaging from magazines practices from which the and adding his human is absent. Zylinska own epigram- argues further that even matic com- those images produced by mentary. In this humans, whether artists book, Georges or amateurs, entail a Didi-Huber- nonhuman, mechanical man explores element—that is, they the interaction involve the execution of of politics and technical and cultural al- aesthetics in gorithms that shape our image-making devices as well as our these creations, viewing practices. At the same time, she notes, photography explaining how is increasingly mobilized to document the precariousness they became of the human habitat and tasked with helping us imagine the means for a better tomorrow. With its conjoined human-nonhuman Brecht, a wandering poet in exile, to “take a position” about agency and vision, Zylinska claims, photography functions the Nazi war in Europe. Illustrated with pages from the as both a form of control and a life-shaping force. Arbeitsjournal and War Primer and contextual images including Joanna Zylinska is Professor of New Media and Communications Raoul Hausmann’s poem-posters and Walter Benjamin’s at Goldsmiths, University of London. drawings, The Eye of History offers a new view of important but little-known works by Brecht. October 2017 | Hardcover | $35.00/£27.00 | 272 pp. | 6 x 9 70 b&w photos | 9780262037020 Georges Didi-Huberman, a philosopher and art historian based in Paris, teaches at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. Centerbook February 2018 | Hardcover | $34.95/£27.00 | 282 pp. | 7 x 9 49 b&w illus. | 9780262037877 The Center for Advanced Visual Studies and the Bark Evolution of Georges Didi-Huberman Art-Science- Translated by Samuel E. Martin Technology at MIT On a visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau, Georges Didi-Huberman tears Elizabeth Goldring three pieces of bark from birch and Ellen Sebring trees on the edge of the site. Look- Foreword by John Durant ing at these pieces after his return home, he sees them as letters, a The first comprehensive history of MIT’s Center for flood, a path, time, memory, flesh. Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS), told through personal The bark serves as a springboard to Didi-Huberman’s accounts and groundbreaking artwork. meditations on his visit, recorded in this spare, poetic, and Elizabeth Goldring is CAVS Fellow at ACT and director of the powerful book. Bark is a personal account, drawing not on CAVS Vision Group. Ellen Sebring is a postdoctoral fellow at Duke the theoretical apparatus of scholarship but on Didi- University. Huberman’s own history, memory, and knowledge. The Distributed for the SA+P Press text proceeds as a series of reflections, accompanied by May 2018 | Hardcover | $45.00/£35.00 | 350 pp. | 9 x 11 Didi-Huberman’s photographs of the visit. 300 color illus., 50 b&w illus. | 9780998117058 October 2017 | Hardcover | $16.95/£13.99 | 136 pp. | 5 x 7 19 b&w illus. | 9780262036849

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Incontinence of the Void What IS Sex? Economico-Philosophical Spandrels Alenka Zupančič Slavoj Žižek Consider sublimation—conventionally understood as a sub- stitute satisfaction for missing sexual satisfaction. But what If the most interesting theoretical interventions emerge if, as Lacan claims, we today from the interspaces between fields, then the foremost can get exactly the same interspaceman is Slavoj satisfaction that we get Žižek. In Incontinence of the from sex from talking (or Void (the title is inspired writing, painting, praying, by a sentence in Samuel or other activities)? The Beckett’s late masterpiece point is not to explain Ill Seen Ill Said), Žižek the satisfaction from explores the empty spaces talking by pointing to its between philosophy, sexual origin, but that the psychoanalysis, and the satisfaction from talking critique of political econ- is itself sexual. The omy. He proceeds from satisfaction from talking the universal dimension contains a key to sexual of philosophy to the satisfaction (and not the particular dimension of other way around)—even sexuality to the singular a key to sexuality itself dimension of the critique and its inherent contra- of political economy. dictions. The Lacanian perspective would make the answer The passage from one to the simple-seeming question, “What is sex?” rather more dimension to another is immanent: the ontological void is complex. In this volume, Alenka Zupančič approaches the accessible only through the impasses of sexuation and the question from just this perspective, considering sexuality a ongoing prospect of the abolition of sexuality, which is itself properly philosophical problem for psychoanalysis; and by opened up by the technoscientific progress of global capital- psychoanalysis, she means that of Freud and Lacan, not ism, in turn leading to the critique of political economy. that of the kind of clinician practitioners called by Lacan Responding to his colleague and fellow Short Circuits “orthopedists of the unconscious.” author Alenka Zupančič’s What Is Sex?, Žižek examines the notion of an excessive element in ontology that gives “Zupančič’s latest work takes your breath away. It is a path- body to radical negativity, which becomes the antagonism breaking discovery of the philosophical wager at the heart of the of sexual difference. From the economico-philosophical psychoanalytic project. Zupančič forces us to confront for the first time the ontological significance of sex.” perspective, Žižek extrapolates from ontological excess to —Todd McGowan, Professor of English, University of Vermont; Marxian surplus value to Lacan’s surplus enjoyment. In true author of Capitalism and Desire Žižekian fashion, Incontinence of the Void focuses on eternal topics while detouring freely into contemporary issues from “Zupančič performs here a remarkable feat: with the consum- the Internet of Things to Danish TV series. mate clarity and precision for which she has become known, she restores to sex its florid obscurity and its enigmatic logic and gives Slavoj Žižek is a senior researcher at the University of Ljubljana, to sexuality the ontological dignity it is due. This book is bound to professor at , and International Director of the be heralded as an event.” Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities at the University of London. —Joan Copjec, Professor, Brown University; author of Read September 2017 | Hardcover | $29.95/£24.00 | 328 pp. | 6 x 9 My Desire and Imagine There’s No Woman 1 b&w illus. | 9780262036818 Short Circuits Series Alenka Zupančič teaches at the European Graduate School and is a researcher at the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and the Arts. August 2017 | Paperback | $21.95/£16.99 | 168 pp. | 6 x 9 | 6 b&w illus. 9780262534130 The Not-Two Short Circuits Series Logic and God in Lacan Lorenzo Chiesa Žižek’s Jokes A philosophical examination of the treatment of logic and (Did you hear the one about Hegel and negation?) God in Lacan’s later psychoanalytic theory. Slavoj Žižek 2016 | Paperback | $28.95/£23.00 | 280 pp. | 6 x 9 | 3 tables 9780262529037 Edited by Audun Mortensen Short Circuits Series February 2018 | Paperback | $12.95/£9.99 | 168 pp. | 5 x 7 1/2 9780262535304 (Hardcover 2014) 25 Cultural Studies

On the Couch The Adventure A Repressed History of the Analytic Couch from Giorgio Agamben Plato to Freud Translated by Lorenzo Chiesa Nathan Kravis An ancient legend identifies Demon, Chance, Love, and The peculiar arrangement of the psychoanalyst’s office for Necessity as the four gods who preside over the birth of an analytic session seems inexplicable. The analyst sits in every human being. We a chair out of must all pay tribute to sight while the these deities and should patient lies on not try to elude or dupe a couch facing them. To accept them, away. It has been Giorgio Agamben this way since suggests, is to live one’s Freud, although, life as an adventure—not as Nathan Kravis in the trivial sense of the points out in On the term, with lightness and Couch, this practice disenchantment, but with is grounded more the understanding that in the cultural his- adventure, as a specific tory of reclining way of being, is the most posture than in profound experience in empirical research. our human existence. Kravis, himself In this pithy, poetic, and a practicing psy- compelling book, Agamben maps a journey from poems of choanalyst, shows chivalry to philosophy, from Yvain to Hegel, from Beatrice that the tradition of recumbent speech wasn’t dreamed up to Heidegger. The four gods of legend are joined at the end by Freud but can be traced back to ancient Greece, where by a goddess, the most elusive and mysterious of all: Elpis, guests reclined on couches at the symposion (a gathering Hope. In Greek mythology, Hope remains in Pandora’s box, for upper-class males to discuss philosophy and drink wine), not because it postpones its fulfillment to an invisible beyond and to the Roman convivium (a banquet at which men and but because somehow it has always been already satisfied. women reclined together). From bed to bench to settee to Here, Agamben presents Hope as the ultimate gift of the chaise-longue to sofa: Kravis tells how the couch became an human adventure on Earth. icon of self-knowledge and self-reflection as well as a site for Giorgio Agamben is one of the leading figures in Italian philosophy. pleasure, privacy, transgression, and healing. March 2018 | Hardcover | $12.95/£9.99 | 104 pp. | 4 x 6 Kravis draws on sources that range from ancient funer- 9780262037594 ary monuments to furniture history to early photography, as well as histories of medicine, fashion, and interior decora- tion, and he deploys an astonishing array of images—of paintings, monuments, sculpture, photographs, illustrations, The Dash—The Other Side New Yorker cartoons, and advertisements. of Absolute Knowledge Kravis deftly shows that, despite the ambivalence of today’s psychoanalysts—some of whom regard it as Rebecca Comay and Frank Ruda “infantilizing”—the couch continues to be the emblem of a An argument that what is usually dismissed as the “mystical narrative of self-discovery. Recumbent speech represents the shell” of Hegel’s thought—the concept of absolute knowl- affirmation in the presence of another of having a mind of edge—is actually its most “rational kernel.” one’s own. “Hegel’s thought is a mark rather than a concept. A suspension “This trenchant, witty, highly intelligent, completely absorbing, rather than a conclusion. A dash rather than a full stop. Specula- often surprising, gorgeously illustrated volume was written and tion is the thought that thinks its own suspension: in order to jump designed for any human being who has ever lain back to read, better—further, higher, today, tomorrow. Welcome to this book!” daydream, canoodle, or free associate on that sometimes opulent and sometimes plain piece of furniture we refer to as a couch. —Jean-Luc Nancy Bravo Nathan Kravis!” May 2018 | Paperback | $23.95/£18.99 | 192 pp. | 9 x 6 —Siri Hustvedt 9780262535359 Short Circuits Series Nathan Kravis is a professor and associate director at Weill Cornell Medical College. August 2017 | Hardcover | $29.95/£24.00 | 224 pp. | 6.875 x 9 124 color illus., 48 b&w illus. | 9780262036610

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Topology of Violence Experimental Politics Byung-Chul Han Work, Welfare, and Creativity in the Translated by Amanda DeMarco Neoliberal Age One of today’s most widely read philosophers considers the Maurizio Lazzarato shift in violence from visible to invisible, from negativity to Edited by Jeremy Gilbert excess of positivity. Translated by Arianna Boye, Jeremy Gilbert, Andrew Goffey, April 2018 | Paperback | $19.95/£14.99 | 168 pp | 168 pp. | 7 x 4.5 Mark Hayward, 9780262534956 Jason Read, and Untimely Meditations Series Alberto Toscano All and Nothing In Experimental Politics, Maurizio Lazzarato A Digital Apocalypse examines the conditions Martin Burckhardt and Dirk Höfer of work, employment, and unemployment in Translated by Erik Butler neoliberalism’s flexible Why 1 = presence and 0 = absence and the digital world and precarious labor formula is x = x n: an exploration of meaning in a universe market. This is the first of infinite replication. book of Lazzarato’s October 2017 | Paperback | $14.95/£11.99 | 104 pp. | 7 x 4.5 in English that fully 9780262534253 exemplifies the unique Untimely Meditations Series synthesis of sociology, activist research, and Inconsistencies theoretical innovation Marcus Steinweg that has generated his best-known concepts, such as “immaterial labor.” The book Translated by Amanda DeMarco (published in France in 2009) is also groundbreaking in the Meditations, aphorisms, maxims, notes, and comments way it brings Foucault, Deleuze, and Guattari to bear on construct a philosophy of thought congruent with the the analysis of concrete political situations and real social inconsistency of our reality. struggles, while making a significant theoretical contribution in its own right. October 2017 | Paperback | $17.95/£13.99 | 144 pp. | 7 x 4.5 9780262534352 Lazzarato draws on the experiences of casual workers Untimely Meditations Series in the French entertainment industry during a dispute over the reorganization (“reform”) of their unemployment Positive Nihilism insurance in 2004 and 2005. He sees this conflict as the first testing ground of a political program of social reconstruc- My Confrontation with Heidegger tion. The payment of unemployment insurance would be- Hartmut Lange come the principal instrument for control over the mobility Translated by Adrian Nathan West and behavior of the workers. The flexible and precarious workforce of the entertainment industry prefigured what the A German writer’s aphoristic, poetic, and difficult reflec- entire workforce in contemporary societies is in the process tions on Heidegger’s Being and Time. of becoming: in Foucault’s words, a “floating population” in October 2017 | Paperback | $14.95/ £11.99. | 96 pp | 7 in x 4.5 “security societies.” Lazzarato argues further that parallel to 9780262534260 economic impoverishment, neoliberalism has produced an Untimely Meditations Series impoverishment of subjectivity—a reduction in existential intensity. A substantial introduction by Jeremy Gilbert situ- Shanzhai ates Lazzarato’s analysis in a broader context. Deconstruction in Chinese Maurizio Lazzarato is a sociologist and philosopher in Paris. He is the author of Governing by Debt and Signs and Machines: Byung-Chul Han Capitalism and the Production of Subjectivity, both published by Translated by Philippa Hurd Semiotext(e). December 2017 | Hardcover | $30.00/£24.00 | 312 pp. | 5.375 x 8 Tracing the thread of “decreation” in Chinese thought, 9780262034869 from constantly changing classical masterpieces to fake cell Technologies of Lived Abstraction Series phones that are better than the original. October 2017 | Paperback | $14.95/£11.99 | 104 pp. | 7 x 4.5 25 color illus., 3 b&w illus. | 9780262534369 Untimely Meditations Series 27 Cultural Studies

Global Gay A Brief History of How Gay Culture Is Changing the World Patu and Antje Schrupp Frédéric Martel Translated by Sophie Lewis Foreword by Michael Bronski The ? The right to vote, Susan B. Translated by Patsy Baudoin Anthony, Gloria Steinem, white pantsuits? Oh, but there’s so much more. And we In Global Gay, Frédéric Martel visits more than fi fty countries need to know about it, and documents a revolution underway around the world: especially now. In pithy the globalization of text and pithier comics, LGBT rights. From Saudi A Brief History of Feminism Arabia to South Africa, engages us, educates from Amsterdam to Tel us, makes us laugh, and Aviv, from Singapore to makes us angry. It begins the United States, activ- with antiquity and the ists, culture warriors, and early days of Judeo-Chris- ordinary people are part tianity. (Mary Magdalene of a movement. Martel questions the maleness of interviews the propri- Jesus’s inner circle: “Peo- etor of a “gay-friendly” ple will end up getting café in Amman, Jordan; the notion you don’t want a Cuban-American women to be priests.” Je- television journalist in sus: “Really, Mary, do you Fort Lauderdale, Florida; always have to be so negative?”) It continues through the a South African jurist Middle Ages, the Early Modern period, and the Enlighten- who worked with Nelson ment (“Liberty, equality, fraternity!” “But fraternity means Mandela to enshrine gay brotherhood!”). It covers the beginnings of an organized rights in the country’s constitution; an American lawyer who women’s movement in the nineteenth century, second-wave worked on the campaign for marriage equality; an Egyptian Feminism, queer feminism, and third-wave Feminism. man who fl ed his country after escaping a raid on a gay Along the way, we learn about important fi gures: club; and many others. He tells us that in China, homosex- Olympe de Gouges, author of the “Declaration of the uality is neither prohibited nor permitted, and that much Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen” (guillotined by Chinese gay life takes place on social media; that in Iran, Robespierre); Flora Tristan, who linked the oppression of because of the strict separation of the sexes, it seems almost women and the oppression of the proletariat before Marx easier to be gay than heterosexual; and that Raul Castro’s and Engels set pen to paper; and the poet Audre Lorde, who daughter, a gay rights icon in Cuba, expressed her lingering pointed to the racial obliviousness of mainstream feminism anti-American sentiments by calling for Pride celebrations in the 1970s and 1980s. We learn about bourgeois and in May rather than June. Ten countries maintain the death working-class issues, and the angry racism of some Amer- penalty for homosexuals. “Homophobia is what Arab gov- ican feminists when black men got the vote before women ernments give to Islamists to keep them calm,” one activist did. We see God as a long-bearded old man emerging from tells Martel. a cloud (and once, as a woman with her hair in curlers). Martel fi nds that although the “gay American way of And we learn the story so far of a history that is still being life” has created a global template for gay activism and written. culture, each country off ers distinctly local variations. And “Patu and Antje Schrupp’s A Brief History of Feminism tells a story around the world, the status of gay rights has become a spanning some 2,300 years, as women from antiquity through the measure of a country’s democracy and modernity. present attempt to create a more livable world. Laced with polem- Global Gay has been adapted into an award-winning ic, it’s full of little-known facts about feminist thinkers and activists television documentary. This English edition has been thor- who insist on the universality of female experience. This graphic oughly revised and updated. novel is one of the best guides to world history I’ve seen.” Frédéric Martel, a researcher at Sciences-Po Paris and ZHdK —Chris Kraus, author of I Love Dick and After Kathy Acker Zurich, is the author of nine books, the host and producer of the Patu is an artist and cofounder of the artist collective radical jetset. French radio show Soft Power, and foreign affairs columnist at Antje Schrupp is a journalist and political scientist. August 2017 | Hardcover | $14.95/£11.99 | 88 pp. | 6 x 9 | 222 b&w illus. April 2018 | Hardcover | $27.95/£22.00 | 296 pp. | 6 x 9 9780262037112 9780262037815

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The Art of Naming Sympathy for the Traitor Michael Ohl A Translation Manifesto Translated by Elisabeth Lauffer Mark Polizzotti Tyrannosaurus rex. Homo sapiens. Heteropoda davidbowie. Behind For some, translation is the poor cousin of literature, a nec- each act of scientific naming is a story. In this entertaining essary evil if not an outright travesty—summed up by the and illuminating book, old Italian play on words, Michael Ohl considers traduttore, traditore scientific naming as (translator, traitor). For a joyful and creative others, translation is the act. There are about royal road to cross-cultur- 1.8 million discovered al understanding and lit- and named plant and erary enrichment. In this animal species, and nuanced and provocative millions more still to be study, Mark Polizzotti discovered. Naming is the attempts to reframe necessary next step after the debate along more discovery; it is through fruitful lines. Eschewing the naming of species both these easy polarities that we perceive and and the increasingly understand nature. Ohl abstract discourse of explains the process, with translation theory, he examples, anecdotes, and brings the main questions a wildly varied cast of characters. He describes the rules into clearer focus: What for scientific naming; the vernacular isn’t adequate. These is the ultimate goal of a translation? What does it mean to rules—in standard binomial nomenclature, the generic label a rendering “faithful”? (Faithful to what?) Is something name followed by specific name—go back to Linnaeus; but inevitably lost in translation, and can something also be they are open to idiosyncrasy and individual expression. gained? Does translation matter, and if so, why? Unasham- A lizard is designated Barbaturex morrisoni (in honor of the edly opinionated, both a manual and a manifesto, his book Doors’ , the Lizard King); a member of the invites usto sympathize with the translator not as a “traitor” horsefly family Scaptia beyonceae. Ohl, a specialist in but as the author’s creative partner. “winged things that sting,” confesses that among the many Polizzotti, himself a translator of authors from Patrick wasp species he has named is Ampulex dementor, after the Modiano to Gustave Flaubert, explores what translation is dementors in the Harry Potter novels. Scientific names have and what it isn’t, and how it does or doesn’t work. Transla- also been deployed by scientists to insult other scientists, to tion, he writes, “skirts the boundaries between art and craft, make political statements, and as expressions of romantic originality and replication, altruism and commerce, genius love: “I shall name this beetle after my beloved wife.” and hack work.” In Sympathy for the Traitor, he shows us how The Art of Naming takes us on a surprising and fascinat- to read not only translations but also the act of translation ing journey, in the footsteps of the discoverers of species itself, treating it not as a problem to be solved but as an and the authors of names, into the nooks and crannies and achievement to be celebrated—something, as Goethe put it, drawers and cabinets of museums, and through the natural “impossible, necessary, and important.” world of named and not-yet-named species. “Translation is the most delicate art, a form of mimetic magic “If you’ve ever wondered what’s in a name—and haven’t we invisible to many, taken for granted by readers who would be lost all?—then The Art of Naming is the book for you. Smart, funny, without it. Mark Polizzotti’s book makes the hazards and thorny packed with tales of scientific feuds, enraged politicians, outsized choices involved in translation vividly evident, but goes much adventure, and egos, Michael Ohl reminds us that in the wonder of further, into questions of enduring perplexity that arise from the in- name lies the wonder of life on Earth itself.” terface of cultures, the homogenization of life in a shrinking world, —Deborah Blum, Pulitzer Prize winner; author of The Poisoner’s and the effort to preserve difference while facilitating understand- Handbook ing. A beautifully written, necessary book, and a timely one.” —Gary Indiana, author of I Can Give You Anything But Love “Michael Ohl’s brilliant book shows that although systematic biol- and Do Everything in the Dark ogists are sometimes said to be crazy, it’s the other way around; taxonomy is a psychoactive science that prevents madness.” Mark Polizzotti is Publisher and Editor in Chief at the Metropolitan —Fredrik Sjöberg, author of The Fly Trap Museum of Art, New York, and has translated over fifty books. Michael Ohl is a biologist at the Natural History Museum of Berlin April 2018 | Hardcover | $22.95/£17.99 | 200 pp. | 5.375 x 8 and an associate professor at Humboldt University in Berlin. 9780262037990 April 2018 | Hardcover | $29.95/£24.00 | 312 pp. | 6 x 9 | 61 b&w illus. 9780262037761 29 Semiotext(e)

Break.up Dusty Pink A Novel in Essays Jean-Jacques Schuhl Joanna Walsh Translated by Jeffrey Zuckerman A novel in essays that locates a A cult classic in France, this is “romance” within the mesh of the first translation of a novel electronic communication. that captures a subjective stroll through an underground, Praise for Joanna Walsh glamorous Paris. “Walsh’s writing has intellectual Cult author Jean-Jacques Shuhl rigor and bags of formal bravery.” won the Prix Goncourt in 2000 for —The Financial Times his novel Ingrid Caven, which sold Joanna Walsh’s work has over 235,000 copies in France. appeared in Granta, Narrative, The Distributed for Semiotext(e) Stinging Fly, and Guernica, among other publications. June 2018 | Paperback $14.95/£11.99 | 128 pp. | 5.375 x 8 | 9781635900132 Distributed for Semiotext(e) Native Agents Series May 2018 | Paperback | $16.95 | 272 pp. | 6 x 9 | 30 b&w illus. 9781635900149 Native Agents Series For sale in North America only Vzszhhzz Jeanne Graff Now The Night A novel that captures the Begins glancing intersections of a loose group of artists and Alain Guiraudie lawyers, restaurateurs, phi- Translated by Jeffrey Zuckerman losophers, wine-makers, and boxers. The winner of France’s Writer and curator Jeanne Graff prestigious Prix Sade, Now the is a columnist for May Revue Night Begins is a meditation (Paris), and teaches art school in on friendship, love, obsession, Geneva at HEAD. power, and abuse, by turns Distributed for Semiotext(e) hyperrealist and phantasmago- April 2018 | Paperback ric, recalling the work of Sade $14.95/£11.99 | 88 pp. | 5.375 x 8 | 9781635900156 and Bataille. Native Agents Series “The genial perversity of Alain Guiraudie’s Now the Night Begins is something rare and fascinat- ingly energized, a metaphysical and moral slapstick that points to the arbitrariness of all authority and the fluidity of all desires. In its way, the most elegant, certainly the most hilarious brief for anarchy that anyone has written in a long time.” —Gary Indiana Alain Guiraudie is a French film director, screenwriter, and novelist. Distributed for Semiotext(e) May 2018 | Hardcover | $24.95/£20.00 | 224 pp. | 6 x 9 9781635900057 Native Agents Series

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Being Here is Everything The Weight of the Earth The Life of Paula Modersohn-Becker The Tape Journals of David Wojnarowicz Marie Darrieussecq David Wojnarowicz Translated by Penny Hueston Edited by Lisa Darms and David O’Neill First published in France in 2016, Being Here Is So Much Artist, writer, and activist David Wojnarowicz (1954–1992) traces the short, obscure, and prolific life of the German was an important figure in the downtown New York art expressionist painter scene. His art was preoc- Paula Modersohn-Becker cupied with sex, death, (1876–1907). In a brief violence, and the lim- career, cut short by her itations of language. At death from an embolism the height of the AIDS at the age of thirty-one, epidemic, Wojnarowicz shortly after she gave began keeping audio birth to a child, Mod- journals, returning to a ersohn-Becker trained practice he’d begun in his in Germany, traveled youth. The Weight of the often to Paris, developed Earth presents transcripts close friendships with the of these tapes, docu- sculptor Clara Westhoff menting Wojnarowicz’s and the poet Rainer turbulent attempts to un- Maria Rilke, and became derstand his anxieties and one of her generation’s passions, and tracking his preeminent artists, helping thoughts as they develop introduce modernity to in real time. the twentieth century alongside such other painters as Picasso David Wojnarowicz (1954—1992) was a painter, filmmaker, and Matisse. photographer, writer, AIDS activist, and one of the most prominent Marie Darrieussecq’s triumphant and illuminating figures in the New York art world of the 1980s.Lisa Darms is a at once revives Modersohn-Becker’s reputation senior archivist at NYU, and founder of the Fales Riot Grrrl Collec- as a significant figure in modernism and sheds light on the tion. David O’Neill is the managing editor of Bookforum. extreme difficulty women have faced in attaining recogni- Distributed for Semiotext(e) tion and establishing artistic careers. June 2018 | Paperback | $16.95/£13.99 | 184 pp. | 5.375 x 8 20 b&w illus. | 9781635900170 “Best Book on Art 2016” Native Agents Series —Lire magazine “A biography full of life force, drafted in the present with grace. . . Dazzling!” After Kathy Acker —Elle A Literary Biography “A magnetic portrait of a woman, taking shape through the Chris Kraus seemingly simple, but always so beautiful, writing of Marie Darrie- ussecq.” The first authorized biography —Vogue of ’s literary “Between the lines, this very beautiful text is read as a feminist hero, Kathy Acker. manifesto, that constantly questions the place for women in art.” “Completely enthralling…A new —Les Inrockuptibles generation of writers will be in- spired by Kathy. It’s a gift to Kathy Marie Darrieussecq is recognized as one of the leading voices of Acker and her legacy, and a gift French contemporary literature. to all the women who read Chris’ Distributed for Semiotext(e) books.” —Lenny Letter October 2017 | Paperback | $17.95 | 160 pp. | 5.375 x 8 9781635900088 Chris Kraus is an author and Native Agents Series teaches at the European Graduate School, and author of I Love (For sale in North America only) Dick, also published by Semiotext(e). Distributed for Semiotext(e) August 2017 | Hardcover | $24.95 | 352 pp. | 6 x 9 | 9781635900064 Native Agents Series (For sale in North America only) 31 Strange Attractor Press

Flowers of All In The Downs Perversion, Reflections on Volume 2 Life, Landscape, The Delirious and Song Cinema of Jesús Shirley Collins Franco Introduction by Stewart Lee Stephen Thrower A legendary singer, folk- and lorist, and music historian, Julian Grainger Shirley Collins has been Stephen Thrower an integral part of the is widely regarded folk-music revival for more as one of the most than sixty years. In her authoritative historians of exploitation and underground new memoir, All in the Downs, Collins tells the story of that cinema writing today. lifelong relationship with English folksong—a dedication to artistic integrity that has guided her through the triumphs Distributed for Strange Attractor Press May 2018| Hardcover | $54.95/£43.00 | 464 pp. | 9 1/2 x 11 | 40 color illus., and tragedies of her life. 80 b&w illus. | 9781907222603 Generously illustrated with rare archival material. Shirley Collins is a renowned folk singer and president of the English Folk and Song Society in London. Distributed for Strange Attractor Press The May 2018 | Paperback | $20.95/£16.99 | 256 pp. | 6 x 8 1/2 | 8 color 9781907222412 Honoured Dead London Cemeteries High Static, in Old Dead Lines Photographs Sonic Spectres & the Brian Parsons Object Hereafter A rarely seen col- Kristen Gallerneaux lection of archival A literary mix tape that postcards, drawings, and photographs documenting London’s explores the entwined great cemeteries. boundaries between sound, Brian Parsons is the author of the highly acclaimed London Cem- material culture, landscape eteries: An Illustrated Guide and Gazeteer, widely considered to be and esoteric belief. the definitive work on the capital’s cemeteries. Kristen Gallerneaux is a curator Distributed for Strange Attractor Press at the Henry Ford Museum in July 2018 | Paperback | $30.00/£24.00 | 240 pp. | 7 x 8 1/2 Dearborn, Michigan. 178 color illus. | 9781907222641 Distributed for Strange Attractor Press July 2018 | Paperback | $21.95/£16.99 | 264 pp. | 5.8 x 8.2 | 24 b&w illus. 9781907222665

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We Can’t Stop In Fairyland Thinking About the The World of Tessa Future Farmer Aleksandra Mir Edited by This book provides a com- Catriona McAra panion to Aleksandra Mir’s The first substantial scholarly latest body of work Space volume devoted to artist Tessa Tapestry: Faraway Missions, Farmer’s work. exhibited at Tate Liverpool and Modern Art Oxford. Dr Catriona McAra is Curato- rial and Exhibitions Manager at Aleksandra Mir is an artist Leeds College of Art. with an international practice of twenty-five years. Her most Distributed for Strange Attractor Press well-known project, First 2016 | Paperback | $20.95/£16.99 | 128 pp. | 6 x 8 1/2 | 24 color illus., Woman on the Moon (1999), is included in the collections of The 16 b&w illus. | 9781907222375 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Tate. Distributed for Strange Attractor Press August 2017 | Paperback | $18.95/£14.99 | 158 pp. | 8 x 12 | 44 b&w 9781907222542 Lost Envoy The Tarot Deck of Aus- tin Osman Spare Gossamer Days Edited by Jonathan Allen Spiders, Humans and Their Threads A seventy-nine-card, hand-painted tarot deck Eleanor Morgan created c.1906 by the mystic A lively and personal account and artist Austin Osman of the strange, centuries Spare, reproduced in its long entanglement between entirety, accompanied by humans and spiders. contemporary images and texts.. Eleanor Morgan is a Lon- don-based artist, lecturer and Jonathan Allen is a curator of the Magic Circle Museum in writer. She holds a PhD from the London. Slade School of Fine Art. Distributed for Strange Attractor Press Distributed for Strange Attractor Press 2017 | Hardcover | $40.95/£32.00 | 336 pp. | 7 x 9 1/4 | 220 color illus., 2016 | Paperback | $20.95/£16.99 | 192 pp. | 6 x 8 1/2 | 13 color illus., 24 b&w illus. | 9781907222443 74 b&w illus. | 9781907222351 33 MIT Press Journals

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Bauhaus Weimar, Dessau, Berlin, Chicago Hans M. Wingler Available again in a boxed hardcover edition, the defi nitive work on Bauhaus. Documents in Bauhaus are taken from a wide array of sources—public manifestos, private letters, internal mem- oranda, jotted-down conversations, minutes of board and faculty meetings, sketches and schemata, excerpts from speeches and books, newspaper and magazine articles, Nazi polemics, offi cial German government documents, court proceedings, budgets, and cur- ricula. The illustrations include architectural plans and realizations, craft and industrial model designs (furniture, ceramics, metalwork, textiles, stained glass, typography, wallpaper), sculpture, paintings, drawings, etchings, woodcuts, posters, programs, advertising brochures, stage settings, and formal portraits of such Bauhaus masters as , Lyonel Feininger, , , László Moholy-Nagy, , Hebert Bayer, Marcel Breuer, and . Hans Wingler (1920–1984) was a German art historian and founder of the Bauhaus Archive/ Museum of Design. 2015 | Boxed Hardcover | $210.95/£160.00 | 680 pp. | 10 x 14 | 9780262230339 The MIT Press One Rogers Street Nonprofit Org. Cambridge, MA 02142-1209 US Postage USA PAID Permit No. 54518 , MA 02142