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    Edited by Christoffer Harlang, Keld Helmer-Petersen & Poul Kjærholm: . POUL KJAERHOLM (Kjærholm). English version. Denmark: Arkitektens Forlag / The Danish Architectural Press, 1999. 4to hardcover with jacket. 189 pages, richly illustrated. Text in English. As new copy First edition “Photographic images and the typography and layout of the book…

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    Atelier Bow-Wow (Yoshiharu Tsukamoto & Momoyo Kaijima). Edited by Laurent Stalder & Cornelia Escher, Megumi Komura, and Meruro Washida “Atelier Bow-Wow, A Primer”. Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2013. Tall 4to in wraps as issued. 23 × 31 cm, 250 pages, richly illustrated Graphic design Cornel Windlin in collaboration with…

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    By Knud Bidstrup. Copenhagen, 1963. Original wrappers with dustjacket in rare original slipcase. 35 pp. Illustrated with b/w photographs of Danish gravel pits. Produced for Henriksen + Henriksen Gasbeton. Some rubbing to spine else overall a very good copy Very finely printed book in cool 1960’s graphic design. First edition

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    Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect. Yale University Press for Bronx Museum of the Arts, 2017. 8vo in publishers hardcover, with jacket. 170 pages, richly illustrated. Text in English. Fine clean copy First edition “Undoing is just as much a democratic right as doing.” Monograph of the work of Gordon Matta-Clark, “whose socially…

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    “Qualifying the ancient Greek saying “Man is the measure,” Gordon Matta-Clark (1943-1978) asserted instead “You are the measure,” conveying the defining theme in an oeuvre that would exert a powerful influence on fellow artists and architects. In artworks that combined minimalist, conceptual, and performative practices, Matta-Clark gave primary importance to the individual and considerations of everyday life. This comprehensive book incorporates important new information from the Matta-Clark archive, presenting a compelling reappraisal of the unique beauty and radical nature of Matta-Clark’s punnings, plans, performances, and interventions evident in the many media in which he worked: sculptural objects (most notably from building cuts), drawings, films, photographs, and documentary material

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    Edited by James Attlee & Lisa Le Feuvre. Published by Nazraeli Press, 2003. 8vo in publishers blue hardcover, no jacket as issued. 112 pages, illustrated, with several tipped-in illustrations and finely printed. Text in English. Bookplate fom Ursus Books at end, else fine clean copy with only most minimal shelfwear

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    Felicity Scott “traces the relations of architecture and urbanism to forms of human unsettlement and territorial insecurity during the 1960s and ’70s. Investigating a set of responses to the growing urban unrest in the developed and developing worlds, Outlaw Territories revisits an era when the discipline of architecture staked out a role in global environmental governance and the biopolitical management of populations. Felicity D. Scott demonstrates how architecture engaged the displacement of persons brought on by migration, urbanization, environmental catastrophe, and warfare, and at the same time how it responded to the material, environmental, psychological, and geopolitical transformations brought on by postindustrial technologies and neoliberal capitalism after World War II. At the height of the US–led war in Vietnam and Cambodia, and ongoing decolonization struggles in many parts of the world, architecture not only emerged as a target of political agitation on account of its inherent normativity but also became heavily imbricated within military, legal, and humanitarian apparatuses, and scientific and technological research dedicated to questions of international management and security. Once architecture became aligned with a global matrix of forces concerned with the environment, economic development, migration, genocide, and war, its conventional role did not remain unchallenged but shifted at times toward providing strategic expertise for institutions responding to transformations born of neoliberal capitalism. Outlaw Territories interrogates this nexus, and questions how and to what ends architecture and the environment came to be intimately connected to the expanded exercise of power within shifting geopolitical frameworks of this time.”

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    Edited by Lorenzo Fusi & Marco Pierini. Published by sms contemporanea – Siena, 2008. Large 8vo in wraps as issued. 247 pages, richly illustrated. Text in both Italian and English. Fine clean copy with only minimal edgewear First edition With texts by Lorenzo Fusi, Jane Crawford, James Attlee, Marco Pierini,…

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    “This monograph was published on occasion of the exhibition Gordon Matta-Clark (from July 04, 2006 to October 16, 2006), curated by Gloria Moure, and organised by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid”. “Gordon Matta-Clark, scion and rebel, died at 35 in 1978 and has since become a cult figure of late-twentieth-century art. Born in New York and trained in architecture at Cornell, his work broke the boundaries between sculpture and architecture, photography and film, performance and installation, and -above all- the permanent and the transitory.” “This book, conceived and based on the gradual opening of Matta-Clark’s archives at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal, collects -for first time- his main writings (including Art Cards and Notebooks) and interviews, with a wide selection of reference works.”

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    Spector Books 2020. 8vo in stiff wraps as issued. 192 pp. Text in English. With numerous black-white and colour illustrations. New copy. Published on the occasion of the exhibition cycle Space is the Place curated by Lukas Feireiss at BNKR – Current reflections on art and architecture. Texts by Franz…

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    London: The Architectural Association (AA), 1990, Small 8vo in black flexible boards with silver lettering. 108 pages, illustrated with b/w plates. Handwritten name of Danish architect to free front endpaper, else clean and overall a fine, well preserved copy First edition, 1st printing

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    “In December 1968, the American artist Robert Smithson embarked on a field trip to the huge industrial complex in the Ruhr district of Germany. His local guides were the Düsseldorf-based artist duo of Bernd and Hilla Becher, and Konrad Fischer, in whose Dsseldorf gallery Smithson was scheduled to exhibit. The Bechers had begun their own project of photographing the vernacular industrial architecture of Northern Europe in the early 1960s, and had already spent several months photographing at Oberhausen as well as at adjacent industrial sites. The different series of photographs made by Smithson and the Bechers of the same site foreground their respective preoccupations with the industrial landscape and the process of production and entropy, with systems and their inevitable dissolution. Their contrasting bodies of work embody alternate perspectives on time: the Bechers’ sense of historical time and Smithson’s of the geological. Though formally divergent, each artist’s work comprises a radical rethinking of classical notions of beauty and landscape.”