Appendix Appendix

Stuart Bailey and Ryan Gander, Appendix Appendix

Stuart Bailey and Ryan Gander, Appendix Appendix
Softcover, 192 pp., offset 4/1, 215 x 280 mm
Edition of 5000
ISBN 978-3-905770-19-3
Published by JRP|Ringier, CK editions

$29.00 ·

Appendix Appendix is conceived as the sequel to Ryan Gander and Stuart Bailey’s 2003 book “Appendix.” Like its predecessor, it attempts “a translation of practice” based on Ryan Gander’s recent body of work. Neither straight
documentation, nor an “artist’s book,” it pushes for a third way, editing and presenting each individual piece of work in a manner appropriate to its specific nature. In the years since “Appendix,” Gander’s work has increasingly encompassed sound and the moving image in addition to the earlier objects and installations. This shift will directly affect the form of Appendix Appendix.

Born in 1976, Ryan Gander lives and works in London and Amsterdam. His photographs, films, installations and sculptures draw on multiple layers of facts and fiction. He has exhibited in the USA and throughout England and Europe.

The English-born Stuart Bailey (*1973) has forged a formidible creative base for himself in Amsterdam where he has benefited greatly from Dutch design tradition. Since his arrival in the Netherlands, he has become a steady contributor to the art and design culture as a writer, critic, editor, and graphic designer.

This publication is part of the series of artists projects edited by Christoph Keller. Personally selected by Keller, for Textfield, as one of his top five from the series.

Peter Saville Estate

Peter Saville, Estate

Peter Saville, Peter Saville Estate
Softcover, 272 pp., offset 4/4, 210 x 270 mm
Edition of 5000
ISBN 978-3-905701-66-1
Published by JRP|Ringier

$50.00 ·

Peter Saville Estate traces the development of designer, artist and cultural observer Peter Saville, from his groundbreaking work for Factory Records in the late 1970s, though to his most recent explorations of art and design’s role in the highly commodified, visually hyper-literate early 21st century. Taking Saville’s 2005 exhibition at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst Zürich as its starting point, the book features essays by Michael Bracewell and Heike Munder, alongside personal responses to Saville’s work from artists Slater Bradley, Liam Gillick, Steven Gontarski, Thomas Grünfeld, Robert Longo, Sarah Morris, Oliver Payne and Nick Relph, Sean Snyder, Wolfgang Tillmans, Kelley Walker and T.J. Wilcox.

Peter Saville Estate is not a conventional account of Saville’s professional practice, but collects together work, reference material and ephemera from his archive to form an illuminating and highly personal topography of the life and working methods of one of the most influential designers of the last 30 years.

Born in Manchester (U.K.) in 1955, Peter Saville studied graphic design at Manchester Polytechnic. He found early inspiration in the elegantly ordered aesthetic of Jan Tschichold, the German-born book and type designer who was to become the chief propagandist for the New Typography. In 1979 he co-founded Factory Records (with Tony Wilson), and in the following year he co-designed the famous Haçienda nightclub.


Bram Stoker, Dracula

Bram Stoker, Dracula
Hardcover, 496 pp., offset 1/duotone + red fore-edge printing, 148 x 240 mm
Edition of 2000
ISBN 978-0-9545025-7-7
Published by Four Corners Books

$27.00 ·

This new edition of the most famous of vampire stories has been illustrated by James Pyman and has been designed by John Morgan, in collaboration with the artist. Although the figure of Dracula has long loomed large in the public consciousness, for this edition, Pyman returned to the original text, illustrating a line or phrase from each of the book’s 27 chapters in a series of beautiful pencil drawings.

The novel, made up of a series of diaries, letters and newspaper cuttings, has been typeset by designer John Morgan with a different typeface for each character, the fonts based on those in use at the time of the book’s original publication. The yellow clothbound cover echoes that of the first UK edition.

Blumfeld, an Elderly Bachelor

David Musgrave, Blumfeld, an Elderly Bachelor

David Musgrave, Blumfeld, an Elderly Bachelor
Hardcover, 84 pp., offset 1/duotone, 145 x 205 mm
Edition of 2000
ISBN 978-0-9545025-6-0
Published by Four Corners Books

$19.00 ·

In this volume, British artist David Musgrave revisits Franz Kafka’s novella Blumfeld, an Elderly Bachelor, the tale of a man who arrives home one day to find two plastic balls bouncing off the ground of their own accord. To his great irritation, these balls follow Blumfeld–who is a stickler for absolute order in his universe — wherever he goes, and his attempts to divest himself of their presence are described with Kafka’s customary flair for the detached observation of the extremely bizarre. Musgrave has responded to Kafka’s story with a series of pencil drawings of curious artifacts and pseudo-archaeological fragments of his own invention. Combined with John Morgan’s austere design — which finds the book typeset in Kafka’s preferred font and large type size, which he was never able to see printed in his lifetime — this volume almost feels like a case study of some unique bygone supernatural phenomenon.

Municipal de Fútbol

Jennifer Doyle, Municipal de Futbol
Photography by Michael Wells. View additional images here.

Jennifer Doyle, Municipal de Fútbol
Hardcover/boxed, 192 pp., offset 4/1, 260 x 350 x 40 mm
two books, one poster, nine artist lithographs, and a fútbol jersey, in cloth box
essays in English and Spanish
Edition of 1000
ISBN 978-0-9816325-0-6
ISBN 978-0-9816325-1-3
ISBN 978-0-9816325-2-0
Published by Christoph Keller Editions, Textfield

$80.00 ·

Distributed in North America by Distributed Art Publishers

Municipal de Fútbol is a collaborative edition about amateur soccer in Los Angeles—the everyday experience of playing in pick-up games, weekend and night park leagues. Jennifer Doyle, a contributor to frieze and author of Sex Objects: Art and the Dialectics of Desire, has contributed two essays to the books, both with Spanish translation. Housed in an embossed green clothbound box with black ribbon pulls, the edition includes two clothbound books (one of which studies the game as it is played throughout Los Angeles, on hijacked baseball fields, back lots and public squares, and the other of which focuses on one field in particular, the ultra-scrappy and always animated Lafayette Park); one poster; artist lithographs by As-Found, Roderick Buchanan, Mari Eastman, General Idea, Jakob Kolding, Jonathan Monk, Arthur Ou, Peter Piller and Michael Wells; and a European National team adidas fútbol jersey with a “Municipal de Fútbol/Los Angeles Recreation and Parks” embroidered patch and a reflective silk-screened number. The edition is designed by Jonathan Maghen and photography is by Michael Wells.

Jennifer writes, “Fútbol bubbles up from the ground. It rains down on parks and leaks through walls. It rises like an irrepressible tide, and recedes only when everybody has to go earn some money for themselves and their families. Nobody playing here thinks it’s going to make them rich. Or famoso. It is what happens instead of work.”

American Minor

Charlie White, American Minor

Charlie White, American Minor
Hardcover, 144 pp., offset 4/4, 245 x 345 mm
Edition of 2000
ISBN 978-3-03764-003-6
Published by JRP|Ringier/Codax Publishers

$65.00 ·

The photographs of Los Angeles-based artist Charlie White (*1972) explore the complex social and psychological realities of American culture. American Minor delves into an important subtext of White’s work: the American teen. By cataloguing studio archives, film stills, animation stills, scripts, and photographs, the book highlights the artist’s investigations into the representation of the American teen girl. Through images culled from the artist’s two-year study of an ex-urban teenager, archives of magazine covers featuring iconic blonde models, stills from his first 35mm film, and his photographic comparative study of teens and transgenders, American Minor presents White’s ongoing and never-before-seen studies of the American teen subject as image and idea. This book sheds new light on the artist’s oeuvre within the context of his new work in film, animation, and cultural archiving.

7 Windmill Street W1

Mark Leckey, 7 Windmill Street W1

Mark Leckey, 7 Windmill Street W1
Hardcover, 162 pp., offset 4/4, 160 x 230 mm
Edition of 2000
ISBN: 978-2-940271-34-4
Published by JRP|Ringier/Walther König

out of print

condition: fine, minor shelf wear.

Mark Leckey’s best-known video, Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore (1999), is a 15-minute journey into urban British youth culture from the mid 1970s to the early 1990s. Leckey’s presentation of twenty years of dance hall material does not, however, result in a documentary work: the video is rather a visual essay with hedonistic promises of club culture, the birth of funky chic, and the cultural shift of the rise of Acid House. Active in music production through donAtella, a glam-trash duo formed by the artist and Ed Liq, Leckey also makes live performances, CDs, and sound installations. Plunged into the lowbrow of culture, Leckey is one of the most perceptive cultural readers of Western societies.

This publication is the first to be dedicated to his work. Conceived as a source book of his working methods and fields of interest, it has been edited by the artist and features images of his main productions, as well as a wealth of other visual materials he has gathered through the years. In addition to original contributions, it includes reprints of texts from Michel Leiris and the 19th century-writer Walter Pater, as well as song lyrics. Designed by NORM in close collaboration with the artist, this printed project takes the shape of a hardbound drawing book, accentuating the idea of a point of departure rather than arrival.

The book was realized on the occasion of Leckey’s solo exhibition at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst Migros in Zurich, a co-edition with König Books London.

Fantasy Architecture

Liz Craft — Fantasy Architecture

Liz Craft — Fantasy Architecture
Hardcover, 168 pp., offset 4/1, 170 x 235 mm
Edition of 2000
ISBN 978-3-905770-10-0
Published by JRP|Ringier/Halle fur Kunst

$29.00 ·

If California is often characterized by the myth of the easy rider, by relaxed sexiness, fun and creative experimentation, Liz Craft, who was born in Mammoth and studied sculpture at UCLA, is in the right place. A Californian dream of sun, love, and peace with a sharp dose of critical awareness, her sculptures appear to be where they are by accident, as if borrowed from another age or last night’s high. Her world of hallucinations, allusions and impressions is full of the folkloric and the bizarre–Watts Towers, hippie Venice Beach, unicorns, dwarves, witches and escapees from Disneyland. In this psychedelic habitat, the real develops into the surreal and the everyday becomes strange, pointing up the fleetingness of the moment and the uncertainty of being. As seen at Regen Projects in Los Angeles and Metro Pictures, Marianne Boesky and the 2004 Whitney Biennial in New York.

Checkpoint Charley

Maurizio Cattelan, Massimiliano Gioni, Ali Subotnick, Checkpoint Charley

Maurizio Cattelan, Massimiliano Gioni, Ali Subotnick, Checkpoint Charley
Softcover, 712 pp., offset 1/1, 8.25 x 11.75 inches
Edition of 1000
ISBN 9783980426565
Published by Les Presses Du Reel

$15.00 ·

Charley is a series of publications edited by Maurizio Cattelan, Massimiliano Gioni and Ali Subotnick. A voracious creature fixated on the assimilation and consumption of visual art, the fourth issue, Checkpoint Charley, brings together images of works produced by more than 700 artists encountered by the curators of the 4th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art during their research. A multiform creature, Charley takes on a new theme and shape with every issue: the first featured 400 emerging artists, the second documented the 2001-2002 New York art season, and Charley 3 presented forgotten artists from the 80s and early 90s. The 4th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation. Checkpoint Charley is realized with the support of the Culture 2000 program of the European Union.


Dash Snow, Polaroids

Dash Snow, Polaroids
Softback, 280 pp., offset 4/4, 11 x 11 inches
Edition of 2000
ISBN 0-9817658-4-X
Published by Peres Projects

out of print

The artist’s photographic work is in a thematically similar mode to photographers Nan Goldin, Larry Clark, Ryan McGinley and Richard Billingham, often depicting scenes of a candid or illicit nature. Instances of sex, drug taking, violence and art-world pretentiousness are documented with disarming frankness and honesty, offering insight into the decadent lifestyle associated with young New York City artists and their social circles.