Book Affair

Book Affair

Book Affair
Saturday, February 11, 2012
10am-4pm
Organized by Fiona Connor & Co.

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

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.

Joyful Cruelty: Toward a Philosophy of the Real

Clément Rosset, Joyful Cruelty: Toward a Philosophy of the Real

Clément Rosset, Joyful Cruelty: Toward a Philosophy of the Real
Softcover, 160 pp., offset 2/2, 5 x 8 inches
Edition of 1000
ISBN 978-0-9796121-1-4
Published by Free Association

$25.00 · add to cart

This classic collection of essays by French philosopher and essayist Clément Rosset follows another Free Association title in the same format, Werner Herzog’s travel journal, Of Walking on Ice. The publisher is dedicated to finding worthy essays and other texts that have either been out of print or were never made available in English — especially seeking out works that have remained popular, at least among a small, devoted group, over the years. This work, out of print for 20 years, is the first and only work by the Paris-based Rosset (born 1939) to be translated into English. Rosset has written some 30 short books, many of which reference his important influence, Schopenhauer. “Joy is the necessary condition,” writes Rosset, “if not of life in general at least of life lived consciously and with full awareness.”

Of Walking in Ice

Werner Herzog, Of Walking in Ice

Werner Herzog, Of Walking in Ice
Softcover, 112 pp., offset 2/2, 5 x 8 inches
Edition of 2500
ISBN 978-0-9796121-0-7
Published by Free Association

$25.00 · out of stock

Munich — Paris 23
November — 14 December 1974

In the winter of 1974, filmmaker Werner Herzog made a three week solo journey from Munich to Paris on foot. He believed it was the only way his close friend, film historian Lotte Eisner, would survive a horrible sickness that had overtaken her. During this monumental odyssey through a seemingly endless blizzard, Herzog documented everything he saw and felt with intense sincerity. This diary is dotted with a pastiche of rants about the extreme cold and utter loneliness, notes on Herzog’s films and travels, poetic descriptions of the snowy countryside, and personal philosophizing. What is most remarkable is that the reading of the book is in continuity with the experience of watching his films; it’s as if, through this walk, we witness the process in which images are born. Although he received a literary award for it, this introspective masterpiece has lingered out of print since 1979. Beautifully designed and emotionally impressive, Of Walking in Ice is the first in a color-coded series of remarkable yet long-forgotten titles being republished by Free Association.

Performance

Harsh Patel, Performance

Harsh Patel, Performance
Cotton tote bag, screenprint 1/0, 297 × 420 mm
Published by Harsh Patel

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Made in a small, but unknown, quantity.

First

Harsh Patel, First

Harsh Patel, First
Cotton tote bag, screenprint 1/0, 297 × 420 mm
Published by Harsh Patel

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Made in a small, but unknown, quantity.

Unter dem Motto

Unter dem Motto

Unter dem Motto. One Day Self Publishing Fair
Motto is proud to invite you to the event “Unter dem Motto — One Day Self Publishing Fair”, organized in occasion of a weekend dedicated to art publications in Berlin. On Saturday, September 5th, 60 publishers coming from 18 countries, selected by Nieves, Rollo Press and Motto, will fill the spaces of Motto bookshop and Chert gallery with their productions. This one-day event presents an eclectic mix offering a careful overview on the importance and constant growth of autonomous publishing nowadays, from home-printed zines to publications by renowned institutions. 40+ booths will give the oportunity to the audience to meet the publishers and browse titles in a friendly athmosphere.

“Unter dem Motto” is organized in parallel of the presentation of the newly acquired exhibition “KIOSK – Modes of multiplication” on Thursday, September the 3rd, at Staatliche Kunstbibliothek Berlin and the Art Books fair: “Miss Read”, organized by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, from September 4th to 6th.

Unter dem Motto
Saturday, September 5th
12.00 am — 12.00 pm

Motto/Chert
Skalitzer Str. 68
10997 Berlin
U1 Schlesisches Tor
Tel: +49 30 75442119

Goodbye

Harsh Patel, Goodbye

Harsh Patel, Goodbye
Poster, offset 1/0, 24 x 36 inches
Edition of 250
Published by Harsh Patel

$15.00 · add to cart