Karen van den Berg & Ursula Pasero (Eds.)

A fundamental reordering of artistic production and a transformation of the art field are about to take place. Heated debates have been sparked over new forms of work, public subsidies, and the expanding impact of the creative industries. Independent education programs, self-organized urban planning, and artistic practices in the field of scientific research, among other initiatives, have unfolded over the last few years. This publication addresses this wide field, focusing on theoretical reflections and insights into alternative artistic working models.

2014 / Softcover
5 1/4 x 8 inches / 286 pp / 28 b&w
ISBN: 978-3-943365-94-8 · Retail Price: $28.00


Astrid Schmetterling & Lynn Turner

Jorella Andrews (Ed.)

Memory has become a major preoccupation in the humanities in recent decades, be it individual and collective memory, cultural and national memory, or traumatic memory and the ethics of its representation. Drawing on these complex concerns, Astrid Schmetterling and Lynn Turner focus on distinct films—a series of short meditations on the September 11, 2001, attacks commissioned by Alain Brigand and collectively titled 11’09”01 – September 11 (2002), and Richard Linklater’s Tape (2001).

2014 / Softcover
5 3/4 x 8 inches / 88 pp / 5 b&w
ISBN: 978-3-943365-40-5 · Retail Price: $18.00


Jahresring #60: Yearbook for Modern Art

Brigitte Oetker & Nicolaus Schafhausen (Eds.)

The 60th Jahresring takes the form of a compilation of artist interviews and offers a snapshot of a highly active art scene that stretches from Berlin, as a new international center for art. Nicolaus Schafhausen put a series of questions to thirty-one art practitioners, less geared toward the artists’ respective praxis and more toward the conditions under which it arises.

2014 / English & German
Softcover / 6 2/3 x 9 1/2 inches / 359 pp
ISBN: 978-3-95679-024-9 · Retail Price: $34.00


Model House Research Group (Ed.)

Based on the findings of an interdisciplinary research project, Transcultural Modernisms maps out the network of encounters, transnational influences, and local appropriations of an architectural modernity manifested in various ways in housing projects in India, Israel, Morocco, and China.

2014 / Softcover
6 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches / 262 pp / 9 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-012-6 · Retail Price: $26.00


The anti-systemic politics of the introvert militant

Hamja Ahsan

Drawing together communiqués, covert interviews and underground histories of introvert struggles (Introfada), here for the first time is a detailed documentation of the political demands of shy people. Radicalized against the imperial domination of globalized PR projectionism, extrovert poise and loudness, the Shy Radicals are a vanguard movement intent on trans-rupting the extrovert-supremacist politics and assertiveness culture of the 21st-century. The movement aims to establish an independent homeland—Aspergistan, a utopian state for introverted people, run according to Shyria Law and underpinned by Pan-Shyist ideology, protecting the rights of the oppressed quiet and shy people. This anti-systemic manifesto, a quiet and thoughtful polemic, is a satire that uses anti-colonial theory to build a critique of dominant culture and the rising tide of Islamophobia. Shy Radicals author Hamja Ahsan (b. 1981) is an artist, curator and activist based in London. He is the Free Talha Ahsan campaign organizer.

October 2017 / Softcover
4 ½ x 7 in. / 190 pp
ISBN: 978-1-90601-257-1 · Retail Price: $24.95

About Carl Andre

Critical Texts Since 1965

Paula Feldman, Alistair Rider, Karsten Schubert

The 40-year career of radically minimalist sculpture and poetry of Carl Andre, one of the major American minimalists of the 1960s, is often compared to contemporaries like Robert Morris and Donald Judd. This dynamic collection of essays and exhibition reviews charts the gradual evolution of consensus on the meaning of Andre’s art among the most influential art historians and critics of our time. Contributors include Clement Greenberg, Donald Kuspit, Lucy R. Lippard, Robert C. Morgan, Barbara Rose and Roberta Smith; some of the essays appear here in English for the first time. An indispensable anthology on one of the central figures of the minimalist movement.

Ridinghouse, London
October 2017 / Softcover / 6 x 8 1/4 inches / 388 pp
ISBN: 978-1-905464-00-5 · Retail Price: $59.95

ABOUT TREES (2nd Edition)

Katie Holten

Ida Bencke (Ed.)

New York–based Irish artist Katie Holten’s artist book About Trees is the first in BDP’s Parapoetic series exploring the Anthropocene—our current geologic epoch in which human activities significantly impact earth’s ecosystems. The project poetically considers our consciousness of nature, language and memory through the image and history of the tree in a selection of writings by a diverse international group of artists, poets, essayists and scientists including Jorge Luis Borges, Tacita Dean, James Gleick, Amy Harmon, Natalie Jeremijenko, Elizabeth Kolbert, Robert Macfarlane and Rachel Sussman, among many others. To introduce each chapter, the artist created an alphabet and typeface from her tree drawings, reminding us of the significance of trees as barometer of man’s impact upon the planet. This project is inspired by Holten’s recent body of work on trees shown internationally. Holten represented Ireland at the 50th Venice Biennale and is the recipient of numerous awards including a Fulbright Scholarship (2004).

PRE-ORDER / 2nd Edition
October 2016 / Softcover
6 1/2 x 9 inches / 260 pp
ISBN: 978-3-943196-30-6 · Retail Price: $40.00


A transmediale Reader on Post-digital Practices, Concepts, and Institutions

Ryan Bishop, Kristoffer Gansing, Jussi Parikka & Elvia Wilk (Eds.)

Moving from analog to digital technology in media art and theory has created changes we have yet to completely understand and absorb. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the transmediale festival in Berlin, Across & Beyond reflects on this rapidly changing landscape. Divided into three sections, “Imaginaries,” “Interventions,” and “Ecologies,” the reader includes new contributions from internationally recognized theorists, artists and designers on media activism, media archaeology, critical media processes and (post-) anthropocentric perspectives from past festival participants. Contributors include Morehshin Allahyari and Daniel Rourke, Jamie Allen and David Gauthier, Clemens Apprich and Ned Rossiter, Tatiana Bazzichelli, Benjamin Bratton, Florian Cramer, Dieter Daniels, Geoffroy de Lagasnerie, Daphne Dragona, Keller Easterling, Olga Goriunova, Louis Henderson, Geraldine Juarez, Olia Lialina, Alessandro Ludovico, Rosa Menkman, Julian Oliver and Danja Vasiliev, Erica Scourti, Cornelia Sollfrank, Telekommunisten, Tiziana Terranova and YoHa (Graham Harwood and Matsuko Yokokoji). With over 300 pages this transmediale reader is a welcome tool in understanding and staying current with our digital world.

July 2017 / Softcover
5 ½ x 8 ¼ in. / 352 pp / 52 b&w
ISBN: 978-3-95679-289-2 · Retail Price: $19.00


Selected Writings

Doro Globus (Ed.)

A leading voice on Dada, Surrealist and Latin American art, the art historian and curator Dawn Ades has written extensively on a wide range of artists, from Francis Bacon to Salvador Dali. In addition to her own research, Ades also serves as director of the Arts and Humanities Research Board Centre for the Study of Surrealism and its Legacies at the University of Essex. Arranged thematically, this volume collects Ades’ important essays for the first time. Ranging from avant-garde poster design to the representation of the female in Mexico—yet with an overarching foundation in abstraction—this body of writings highlights her passionate voice across time periods and art movements. To introduce the book, Ades is interviewed by publisher Doro Globus, who explores the writer’s relationship to curating, teaching and art history.

6 x 9 inches / 546 pages / 15 b&w and 35 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-63-0 · Retail Price: $36.00

Adorno - Volumes 1 & 2

The Possibility of the Impossible

Michael Hirsch, Vanessa Joan Müller and Nicolaus Schafhausen

Commemorating Adorno’s 100th birthday, these two volumes consider the German writer’s still-radical theory that capitalism feeds the people the products of a “culture industry”—the opposite of “true” art—to keep them passive and politically apathetic. Volume 1, collected essays, focuses on aesthetic, cultural, historical and theological aspects of his theories; Volume 2 documents the exhibition, which featured Bruce Nauman, Ad Reinhardt and Louise Lawyer, among other artists.

Lukas & Sternberg, New York
Volume 1, 190 pp, text only
October 2003, English and German text
Softcover, 6 x 8 1/4 inches

Volume 2, Exhibition catalog
190 pp, 47 color reproductions,
October 2003, English and German text
Softcover, 6 x 8 1/4 inches
ISBN: 978-0-9726806-5-3 · Retail Price: $49.95