Fiction, Sexualités, Bootleg Bootleg Softcover 128 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 15 ORDER

Guillaume Dustan, In My Room, 2017

In My Room is a high-velocity trawl through the night clubs of Paris. A scandalous success when first published in French in 1996, the book features a narrator whose wants are to fuck, be fucked, listen to house music and visit London. 'Let the Good Times roll' is the motto of this ecstatic celebration of a way of life unaffected by the demands of safe sex and political correctness.

Facsimile of the original edition, published in 1998.

Bootleg, Cinema First Edition Hardcover 640 pages 22 x 21 cm Texts in English / Italian   New       EUR 72 ORDER

Benedikt Reichenbach, Pasolini's Bodies and Places, Edition Patrick Frey, 2017

Around 1980 in Rome, a small cooperative around film critics Michele Mancini and Giuseppe Perrella produced a mysterious, elaborate and yet effortless looking 600-page book of black-and-white photographs entitled Pier Paolo Pasolini: Corpi e Luoghi (Theorema 1981). According to some reviews of the time this is the most Pasolinian publication to date (Alberto Farrasino), an indispensable tool for future research (Tullio Kezich), not just an illustrated book but a unique model of critique (Adriano Aprà).

With its relentless and yet playful classification of some 2,000 film stills ranged under the categories of “bodies” and “places”, whatever page we turn to, Mancini and Perrella stage an ever-shifting space. With a hidden reference to Walter Benjamin and a correspondingly revolutionary attitude, quotation here is understood as a form of “appropriation”, as a practical use of an archive.

Entitled Pasolini’s Bodies and Places and translated by Ann Goldstein and Jobst Grapow, this new quasi-facsimiled edition in English is a first step towards an exploration of the original. Mancini and Perrella introduce their compilation of quoted images with a compilation of texts by Pasolini where he describes his own research of bodies and places for his films. These text were unpublished prior to Corpi e Luoghi. With Stephen Sartarelli’s translations in the present edition they now are fully available in English. The book contains also the original text in Italian / contiene testo italiano.

Monograph, Bootleg Hardcover in boxset 192 pages 32 x 24 cm Texts in French   New       EUR 37 ORDER

Robert Lebel, Sur Marcel Duchamp, mamco, 2015

Comment le ‘Nu descendant un Escalier’, banni des Indépendants de 1912 devient l’année suivante, à l’Armory Show de New York, le tableau le plus célèbre de l’époque ? Comment Marcel Duchamp, recherché et fêté en Amérique, vit indifférent à tout succès commercial ? Comment ayant travaillé huit ans à son œuvre monumentale le ‘Grand Verre’, il cessa de peindre sans renoncer pour autant à exercer son influence décisive ? Autant de problèmes brûlants sans l’élucidation desquels l’Art Moderne ne saurait être vraiment compris et qui étaient, jusqu’ici, demeurés sans réponse.

Ce livre de Robert Lebel — le premier qui soit publié sur Marcel Duchamp — est une initiation à l’œuvre et à la personnalité d’un artiste unique mais il est aussi une reconsidération de la situation du peintre dans la société contemporaine et une analyse approfondie des mobiles de l’activité créatrice. Il est complété par des textes de Marcel Duchamp, d’André Breton et de H. P. Roché, par une bibliographie et un catalogue raisonné de toutes les œuvres de Duchamp ainsi que par de très nombreuses illustrations en noir et en couleurs.

Cet ouvrage est fac-similé de l’édition originale en français de Sur Marcel Duchamp de Robert Lebel publié en 1959 à Paris par Trianon Press qui fut rééditée en 1996 par le Centre Georges-Pompidou et les éditions Mazzotta (Milan). La mise en page du livre  et la jaquette sont de Marcel Duchamp et Arnold Fawcus.


Cinema, Artist's book, Bootleg Second Edition 660 pages 24 x 13 cm   New       EUR 120 ORDER

H. R. Giger, Alien Tagebücher / Alien Diaries, Edition Patrick Frey, 2012

HR Giger worked in the Shepperton Studios near London from February to November 1978, creating the figures and sets for the film Alien (1979) directed by Ridley Scott. The film became an international success, earning Giger an Oscar. In the transcribed Alien Diaries, published here for the first time as a facsimile, HR Giger describes his work in the studios. He writes, sketches, and takes photographs with his Polaroid SX70. With brutal honesty, sarcasm and occasional despair, Giger describes what it is like working for the film industry and how he struggles against all odds — be it the stinginess of producers or the sluggishness of his staff — to see his designs become reality. The Alien Diaries (in German transcription with an English translation) show a little-known personal side of the artist HR Giger and offer an unusual, detailed glimpse into the making of a movie classic through the eyes of a Swiss artist. The book contains almost completely unpublished material, including drawings, Polaroids showing the monster coming to life, and several still shots from the plentiful film material that Giger took in Shepperton.

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