Inventory Books 03: The Electric Information Age Book

Inventory Books
Inventory Books 03: The Electric Information Age Book

Inventory Books is a platform for the synthesis of textual and visual research on transformations in urban spaces and culture. Edited by Adam Michaels and published by Princeton Architectural Press, the series presents rigorous content in an accessible format for a diverse public. Inventory Books are designed by Project Projects.

The Electric Information Age Book (Inventory Books 03) explores the nine-year window of mass-market publishing in the sixties and seventies when formerly backstage players—designers, graphic artists, editors—stepped into the spotlight to produce a series of exceptional books. Aimed squarely at the young media-savvy consumers of the “Electronic Information Age,” these small, inexpensive paperbacks aimed to bring the ideas of contemporary thinkers like Marshall McLuhan, R. Buckminster Fuller, Herman Kahn, and Carl Sagan to the masses. Graphic designers such as Quentin Fiore (The Medium is the Massage, 1967) employed a variety of radical techniques—verbal visual collages and other typographic pyrotechnics—that were as important to the content as the text. The Electric Information Age Book is the first book-length history of this brief yet highly influential publishing phenomenon.

Previous Titles

Rosten Woo, Meredith TenHoor, with Damon Rich
Street Value: Shopping, Planning, and Politics at Fulton Mall (Inventory Books 01)
Photo Essay by Gus Powell
ISBN 978-1-568988-97-9
EUR 17.80

Amale Andraos, Dan Wood (Hg.)
Above the Pavement—the Farm! Architecture and Agriculture at P.F.1 (Inventory Books 02)
Foreword by Fritz Haeg, essay by Meredith TenHoor, afterword by Winy Maas, recipe by Michael Anthony
ISBN 978-1-568989-35-8
EUR 17.80

Relevante Bücher: 
Autor/Herausgeber: 
Jeffrey T. Schnapp, Adam Michaels
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Autor/Herausgeber: 
Jeffrey T. Schnapp, Adam Michaels
Inventory Books, 2011, 978-1-616890-34-6
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Millennium Magazines

Veneer Magazine (Portland)
The Happy Hypocrite, London

The Museum of Modern Art in New York is currently presenting a large-scale exhibition about contemporary cultural magazines (February 20 - May 14, 2012). Throughout the twentieth century, innovations in international avant-garde visual arts and design were often first expressed in the informal context of a magazine or journal. The exhibition, drawn from the holdings of The Museum of Modern Art Library, follows this practice into the twenty-first century, exploring the various ways in which contemporary artists and designers use the magazine as an experimental space.

The works on view, all published since 2000, represent a broad array of international titles—from community newspapers to image- only photography magazines to conceptual design projects. These publications illustrate a diverse range of image-making, editing, design, printing, and distribution practices. There are connections to the past lineage of artists’ magazines and the little architecture and design magazines of the twentieth century, as well as unique applications of new image-editing and printing methods. Assembled here, these contemporary magazines provide a firsthand view of the latest practices in art and design in print and represent MoMA Library’s sustained effort to document and collect this medium.

Many of the participating journals can be found at Pro qm in Berlin. The exhibition is documented through a special website.

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Spangbergianism

In the last few years the term "choreography" has been used in an ever-expanding sense, becoming synonymous with specific structures and strategies disconnected from subjetivist bodily expression, style and representation. Accordingly, the meaning of choreography has transformed from referring to a set of protocols or tools used in order to produce something predetermined, i.e. a dance, to an open cluster of tools that can be used as a generic capacity both for analysis and production.

The conference "Choreography As Expanded Practice" (Fundació Antoni Tàpies Barcelona, March 29-31, 2012) is dedicated to choreography and engages participants from visual art, art history, performance studies, cultural studies, dance and philosophy. A series of lectures will be interrupted by conversations, discussions, panels and coffee breaks, the participants will experience "Retrospective" by Xavier Le Roy next to other significant examples. The intent of the conference is to introduce different perspectives and locate a departure point for a discourse particular to choreography as expanded practice out of artistic research and into the production of worlds.

Organized by Mårten Spångberg, in collaboration with Bojana Cvejic and Xavier Le Roy, with Dorothea von Hantelmann, Graham Harman, Ana Janevski, Andre Lepecki, Maria Lind, Isabel de Naverán, Luciana Parisi, Goran Sergej Pristas, Francisco Tirado, Christophe Wavelet and more.

Relevante Bücher: 
Autor/Herausgeber: 
Mårten Spångberg
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Autor/Herausgeber: 
Mårten Spångberg
Spangberg, 2011, no ISBN
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The Death of the Audience

The Death of the Audience, Secession 2009. Foto: Wolfgang Thaler
The Death of the Audience, Secession 2009. Foto: Wolfgang Thaler
The Death of the Audience

"The Death of the Audience. Ver Sacrum" erschien anlässlich der gleichnamigen Ausstellung , die 2009 in der Wiener Secession zu sehen war. Die Ausstellung, kuratiert von Pierre Bal-Blanc, Direktor des Centre d’Art Contemporain (CAC) in Brétigny, befasste sich mit der historischen Emanzipation von der festgelegten Betrachterrolle in der Kunst und zeigte Werke von zwischen 1960 und 1980 aktiven Künstlerinnen und Künstlern. Das Buch ist kein klassischer Ausstellungskatalog, sondern als weiterführendes Recherche- und Analysewerkzeug zu verstehen. Die Publikation bezieht sich im Format und Erscheinungsbild auf das Magazin "Ver Sacrum", das von Gustav Klimt für die Secession herausgegeben wurde.

Gestaltung: Vier5

Mit Rasheed Araeen, Bernard Bazile, Robert Breer, Carlo Quartucci und Carla Tato, Eduardo Costa, Odile Duboc, Anna und Lawrence Halprin, Sanja Iveković, Grzegorz Kowalski, David Lamelas, David Medalla, Hans-Walter Müller, Gianni Pettena, Walter Pfeiffer, Emilio Prini, Goran Trbuljak, Isidoro Valcárcel Medina, Franz Erhard Walther, Franziska und Lois Weinberger, Cornelius Cardew, André du Colombier, Michel Journiac, Yves Klein, Pierre Klossowski, Július Koller, Edward Krasiński, John Latham, Piero Manzoni, Franz-Xaver Wagenschön, Texte von Pierre Bal-Blanc, Isidoro Valcárcel Medina, Gianni Pettena, Terre Thaemlitz, Philippe le Moal, Dean Inkster.

Relevante Bücher: 
Autor/Herausgeber: 
Pierre Bal-Blanc (Hg.)
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Autor/Herausgeber: 
Pierre Bal-Blanc (Hg.)
Niggli, 2011, 978-3-902592-37-8
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