Print Review of small-circulation publications, distributed by Textfield, Inc., on 1.618, a blog on interesting objects in the field of design and contemporary art by Журнал Esquire Art Director, Maxim Nikanorov. Project curated by Textfield, Inc.

Publications: Ort (Bücher & Hefte); I Still See Communism Everywhere (Slavs and Tatars); Temporary Storages (The Book Society); A Book About Some People And Time (Myung Feyen); Four Over One (LACMA); Footnote to a Project* (Abraaj Capital Art Prize)

Llano Community Bookstore

Llano Del Rio

Llano Community Bookstore
CalArts Library and IKO IKO Space
Two-part temporary bookstore
April 5 — April 20, 2012
Organized by Textfield, Inc.

CalArts Library: Microfilm Room
24700 McBean Pkwy.
Valencia, CA 91355
Thursday, April 5, 1-6pm

931 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Friday, April 6 — Friday, April 20, 12-7pm (Closed Mondays)

Llano Community Bookstore is a two-part temporary bookstore, hosted for one day (Thursday, April 5, 1-6pm) at the CalArts Library, and for fifteen days (Friday, April 6 to Friday, April 20) at IKO IKO in Los Angeles.

CalArts graduate students have selected titles from the Textfield Distribution Catalog, to be included in both parts, and will install/deinstall and work as Shopkeepers during PART I of the temporary bookstore, located in the CalArts Library Microfilm Room. PART II of the temporary bookstore will be hosted by IKO IKO in Los Angeles, and includes furniture, used for both parts, designed by WAKA WAKA.

The (fictional) bookstore is based upon, and takes its name from, Llano Del Rio, which was organized under the Llano Del Rio Company and was a corporate-run socialist Utopian society initiated by Job Harriman, following his narrow defeat in a runoff election for the mayorship of Los Angeles. Harriman believed that the success of socialism depended not only on politics, but also on the realization of socialist principles. Harriman did not attempt to reform all of society, but rather, he believed that by creating a functioning socialist community within the larger society of capitalism, the larger society would gradually convert to socialism.

Book Affair

Book Affair

Book Affair
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Organized by Fiona Connor & Co.

Various Small Fires
1212-B Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291

Book Affair will function as both a fair and a temporary library and will take place within the current installation, ‘Murals and Print’ by Fiona Connor.

While books will be offered for sale, the event will also be an opportunity for local publishers and artists to share titles and editions that are not always available to the Los Angeles community.

Along these lines, each participant will bring five books for either selling and/or sharing. A comprehensive bibliography with all participants and their titles will also be compiled and distributed. There will also be a xerox machine located on the premises for visitors to use.

Textfield, Inc. will display 5 books less than 10 inches, on a shelf provided by the organizers, and an Eduardo Sarabia vase/sculpture, placed on the seat of a chair/pedestal.

Book Affair will also display furniture made specifically for the event by Tahi Moore, Joshua Nathanson, Michael Ned Holte, and Fiona Connor among others.

Participants include: 2nd Cannons, A-Z video, Chinatown: the sequel, Dexter Sinister, Harsh Patel, Henry Glover, Kaleidoscope, Ooga Booga, Prism of Reality, Semiotexte, Textfield, Inc., Works Sited, and WorldFood Books.

Ein Magazin über Orte 9

Ein Magazin über Orte 9, Berlin

Ein Magazin über Orte 9, Berlin
Softcover, 84 pp., offset 4/4, 210 x 270 mm
Edition of 1000
ISSN 1866-2331
Published by Bücher & Hefte

$18.00 ·

Ein Magazin über Orte (A magazine about places) is published twice a year. Each issue deals with a different place. The magazine collects works of various authors in the form of photographs, drawings and texts.

Travelling Across the USA

Paul Gerhard Diez, Travelling Across the USA

Paul Gerhard Diez, Travelling Across the USA
Softcover/with flaps, 176 pp., offset 4/4, 120 x 170 mm
English and German
Edition of 400
ISBN 978-3-9814530-1-0
Published by Bücher & Hefte

$35.00 · out of stock

The photo book Travelling Across the USA shows photographs by passionate amateur photographer and then student of theology Paul Gerhard Diez which he took during a journey across the USA in 1954. The photographer wrote a short comment on each picture.

Travelling Across the USA is published in a German and an English edition, with an accompanying essay by journalist Georg Diez, the photographer’s son.

Paul Gerhard Diez, Travelling Across the USA

Paul Gerhard Diez, Travelling Across the USA

Paul Gerhard Diez, Travelling Across the USA

Paul Gerhard Diez, Travelling Across the USA

Paul Gerhard Diez, Travelling Across the USA


Martin Fengel and Jörg Koopman, OrtMartin Fengel and Jörg Koopman, Ort

Elmar Bambach, Martin Fengel, Jörg Koopman, Julia Marquardt and Birgit Vogel, Ort
Softcover, 56 pp., offset 4/1, 240 x 325 mm
Edition of 500
ISBN 978-3-00-032613-4
Published by Bücher & Hefte

$18.00 ·

A publication is published, accompanying the exhibition Ort at Rathausgalerie, Kunsthalle.

Photographs by Miriam Bäckström, Bennie Baumann, Linus Bill, Stefan Burger, Rudolf Cohen, Michael Danner, Paul Gerhard Diez, Uschi Huber, Iski Behörde, Geraldine Jeanjean, Mårten Lange, Peter Langer, M + M, Richard Mosse, Andreas Neumeister, Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, Peter Piller, Johannes Schwartz, Heidi Specker & Theo Deutinger, Erik van der Weijde, Matthias Ziegler. Texts by Simon Bieling and Swantje Grundler.