Bibliotheek: nieuwe aanwinsten - november 2012 - januari 2013

Navid Nuur : Phantom Fuel / artist's book by Navid Nuur. - London : Parasol Unit, 2012. - 192 p. : ills. ; 26 cm
To accompany his solo exhibition at Parasol unit in March 2013, Navid Nuur has produced an artist's book offering readers a very private view into the intricacies of his artistic practice.Following in the great twentieth century tradition of the artist's book, the publication is based on Nuur's sketchbooks, and documents his workings over a 5 year period. Incorporating preparatory sketches, notes, drawings and exhibition plans, alongside texts and colour images of works in an energetic collage, the book provides a fascinating insight into Nuur's complex conceptual practice.

Frans Zwartjes : The Holy Family / book concept Jasper Zwartjes & Willem van Zoetendaal ; text Simona Monizza. - Amsterdam ; Den Haag : Van Zoetendaal Plublishers : Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, 2012. - 144 p. : ills. ; 34 cm + DVD
Frans Zwartjes is a filmmaker, musician, violin maker, draughtsman, painter and sculptor. In 1968, he was one of the first Dutch visual artists to make use of film, initially as a record of his performances, but soon thereafter as an independent medium, perfectly suited to his method of creating visual art. The oeuvre of Zwartjes, once called "the most important experimental filmmaker of his time" by American essayist Susan Sontag, includes over 50 films. This monographic publication consists of a selection of photographs taken by the artist during his years of filming.

Cyprien Gaillard : The Recovery of Discovery / texts by Hal Foster, Susanne Pfeffer, Marion von Osten. - Köln : Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2012. - 84 p. : ills. ; 36 cm
This catalogue which is published on the occasion of the exhibition "Cyprien Gaillard. The Recovery of Discovery" at KW Institute of Contemporary Art in Berlin, depicts the gradual destruction of the sculpture. Preserving a monument goes hand in hand with destroying it. In order to preserve architecture, cultural monuments and relics, they are often relocated, allowing urban displacement to arise - leading to the disappearance of the concept of autonomous geography and archeology. The dislocation of a monument does not only alter the history of its original location, but also leads to a radical re-interpretation of the monument itself.

Contemporary Art and Its Commercial Markets : A Report on Current Conditions and Future Scenarios
/ editors Maria Lind, Olav Velthuis ; contributions by Stefano Baia Curioni, Karen van den Berg/Ursula Pasero, Isabelle Graw [ al.]. - Berlin ; Spanga : Sternberg Press : Tensta Konsthall, 2012. - 272 p. ; 15 cm
This book maps and analyzes the complex and contested entanglements of contemporary art and its commercial markets. Contemporary art as an asset category and celebrity accessory, the rise of the art fair, and the increased competition of auction houses are among the phenomena which are discussed by academics, theoreticians, and artists.

What is Critical Spatial Practice? / editors Nikolaus Hirsch & Markus Miessen ; contributors David Adjaye, Renzo Martens, Hans-Ulrich Obrist [ al.]. - Berlin : Sternberg Press, 2012. - 162 p. : ills. ; 15 cm. - (Critical Spatial practice 1)
In September 2011, Nikolaus Hirsch and Markus Miessen invited protagonists from the fields of architecture, art, philosophy, and literature to reflect on the single question of what, today, can be understood as a critical modality of spatial practice. Most of the sixty-four contribu­tions presented in this volume were composed concurrently with the evictions of many of the Occupy movements, sustained turmoil in countries of the Arab Spring, and continued spasms in the global financial system, which, interestingly, all pointed at the question and problematic of whether architecture and our physical environment can still be understood as a res publica.

Publics and Counterpublics
/ by Michael Warner. - New York : Zone Books, 2005. - 334 p. ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
In the eight essays in this book, Michael Warner addresses the question: What is a public?According to Warner, the idea of a public is one of the central fictions of modern life. Publics have powerful implications for how our social world takes shape, and much of modern life involves struggles over the nature of publics and their interrelations. Combining historical analysis, theoretical reflection, and extensive case studies, Warner shows how the idea of a public can reframe our understanding of contemporary literary works and politics and of our social world in general. In particular, he applies the idea of a public to the junction of two intellectual traditions: public-sphere theory and queer theory.

New Relations in Art and Society / editor Friederike Wappler ; contributors Claire Bishop, Beatrice Gibson, Thomas Hirschhorn [ al.]. - Zürich : JRP | Ringier, 2011. - 334 p. : ills. ; 24 cm. - (Christoph Keller Editions). - deutsch / English
Theodor W. Adorno described artworks as closed, autonomous worlds that both contain society and turn away from it. This essential contradiction is at the core of any discussion of art that aspires to shake off the exhibition space and extend itself into the social sphere. In 2011 a conference was held in Germany on socially engaged art. New Relations in Art and Society is the result, gathering together a range of writers reflecting on the role of participation in art: the theoretical frameworks that have redefined the relationship between artwork and viewer; art projects that have employed participation effectively; the political and institutional challenges in promoting participatory art; and the transformation in curatorial practices that has resulted.

Nederland land van melk en honing : Over bijen, baten en samenleving / auteurs Tom Bade, Gerben Smid, Fred Tonneijck en René Zanderink. - Arnhem : Kenniscentrum Triple E, 2012. - 92 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Bevat bibliografie.
Triple E heeft als kenniscentrum op het gebied van natuur en economie zelf het initiatief genomen om een studie uit te voeren naar de economische bijdrage van de bijenhouderij aan de Nederlandse economie. De bijen zijn van belang voor de reële economie. In dit boek wordt aangetoond dat de bijenhouderij aan de basis staat voor honderden miljoenen euro aan omzet in de Nederlandse landbouw.

The 1899 Hague Peace Conference : 'The Parliament of Man, the Federation of the World'
/ author Arthur Eyffinger. - The Hague ; London ; Boston : Kluwer Law International, 1999. - 480 p. : ills. ; 32 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
This book is fully illustrated and full of illuminating detail about the happenings a century ago at The First Hague Peace Conference of 1899. The Conference was convened on the initiative of the Czar of Russia, Nicholas II, "with the object of seeking the most effective means of ensuring to all peoples the benefits of a real and lasting peace, and, above all, of limiting the progressive development of existing armaments". The Conference, at which 26 governments were represented, failed to reach agreement on the primary object for which it was called, namely the limitation or reduction of armaments, but adopted the three Conventions and the other acts mentioned in the Final Protocol. Provision was made for the convening of a second conference. This conference lasted from 15 June until 18 October 1907.

Feminine Futures : Valentine de Saint-Point : Performance, Dance, War, Politics and Eroticism / editor Adrien Sina ; texts by Giovanni Dotoli, Roselee Goldberg, Philippe de Lustrac [ al.] . - Dijon : les presses du réel, 2011. - 512 p. : ills. ; 30 cm
A reexamination of the role of female avant-gardes in the fields of performance and dance with documentary material on Valentine de Saint-Point, Marinetti, Futurism, Canudo, Russian Ballets, German and American expressionism. "Feminine Futures", an exhibition curated by Adrien Sina, was staged for the Performa Biennial at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York in 2009. Structured around a unique personal collection, it included a significant number of previously unpublished pieces. The premises of modernity are challenged with new material, in particular the documentation of ephemeral actions which left few traces.

Violence & Punishment : Civilizing the Body Trough Time / author Pieter Spierenburg. - Cambridge ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2013. - 223 p. ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
This book tells the fascinating tale of the long histories of violence, punishment, and the human body, and how they are all connected. Taking the decline of violence and the transformation of punishment as its guiding themes, the book highlights key dynamics of historical and social change, and charts how a refinement and civilizing of manners, and new forms of celebration and festival, accompanied the decline of violence. Ranging along the way from murder to etiquette, from social control to popular culture, from religion to death, and from honor to prisons, every chapter creatively uses the theories of Norbert Elias, while also engaging with the work of Foucault and Durkheim.

De Hofvijver : Hart van Den Haag / auteur Jantien Overduin. - Den Haag ; Zwolle : Haags Historisch Museum : WBOOKS, 2012. - 112 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
De geschiedenis van Den Haag valt samen met de Hofvijver en het Binnenhof. In dit gebied resideerden graven en vorsten. Het is tevens het politieke centrum van Nederland, waar vorsten, politici en andere hoogwaardigheidsbekleders hun opwachting maakten. De Gevangenpoort en de Plaats markeren een periode waarin recht en onrecht zich hebben gemanifesteerd.

Rond het Binnenhof : Twintig Haagse geschiedenissen uit de zestiende eeuw / auteur Serge ter Braake. - Hilversum : Uitgeverij Verloren, 2012. - 160 p. : ills. ; 22 cm
Bevat literatuuropgave.
Dit boek gaat over prominente mannen en vrouwen die leefden rond het Haagse Binnenhof in de decennia vóór de Opstand. In deze spannende overgangsperiode tussen de Middeleeuwen en de Vroegmoderne Tijd kwamen de verschillende delen van het huidige Nederland onder één gezag, stelden humanisten en hervormers hun vraagtekens bij oude waarheden en werd er steeds meer vastgelegd wat mensen wel en niet mochten doen. De twintig verhalen gaan onder andere over ongecontroleerde woede-uitbarstingen, corruptie, seksuele uitspattingen, maffiose neigingen, rebellie, burgeroorlog, schunnige gedichten, gijzelingen, vetes en kinderzorg.

De Mobiele Stad : Over de wisselwerking van stad, spoor en snelweg / tekst Tijs van den Boomen en Ton Venhoeven. - Rotterdam : nai010 uitgevers, 2012. - 228 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Hoe blijft Nederland in de toekomst bereikbaar? De moderne mens is niet in een mal te persen: hij woont hier, werkt daar en winkelt, sport en pierewaait op weer heel andere plekken. Daarbij maakt hij gebruik van verschillende vormen van vervoer. Maar de wijze waarop de steden, de economie en het verkeer zijn georganiseerd, bereikt zijn grenzen. Aan de hand van theorieën over netwerken en knooppunten herdefinieert De mobiele stad het begrip bereikbaarheid. Daarbij zijn ruimtelijke ordening en infrastructuur niet los van elkaar te zien. Door stad, land en mobiliteit te laten versmelten, kan Nederland zich ontwikkelen tot een samenhangende landschapsmetropool waar de auto op een slimme manier verknoopt is met het openbaar vervoer en het langzaam verkeer.

De Binckhorst, bedrijventerrein in beweging : Voorgeschiedenis en ontwikkeling van het grootste Haagse industrieterrein / redactie Koos Havelaar ; auteurs Emiliet Albers, Matthias Benjamins, Louis Kanneworff. - Den Haag : Gemeente Den Haag i.s.m. Uitgeverij De Nieuwe Haagsche. - 2012. - 252 p. : ills. ; 30 cm. - (VOM-reeks 2012 nummer 1)
Bevat literatuuropgave en index.
De Binckhorst staat al weer een aantal jaren in de belangstelling van de gemeentelijke politiek, stedenbouwers en projectontwikkelaars. De nieuwe benadering voor de Binckhorst spreekt over ‘organische gebiedsontwikkeling' waarbij het belangrijk is uit te gaan van de bestaande kwaliteiten. Het historisch onderzoek, dat de basis is voor de publicatie, geeft meer inzicht in deze verborgen kwaliteit van dit voor velen nog onbekende gebied.
De publicatie ontrafelt een eeuw industriegeschiedenis. Ook wordt aandacht besteed aan de voorgeschiedenis: de archeologie, de poldergeschiedenis, het kasteel en de begraafplaats. Het boek sluit af met een inventarisatie van het bijzondere industrieel erfgoed.


Segregation : A Global History of Divided Cities / author Carl H. Nightingale. - Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2012. - 520 p. : ills. : 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Most of us live in cities shaped in part by segregation, but urban segregation is usually studied in particular cases. Carl Nightingale adopts a world history perspective and ranges from Calcutta and Johannesburg to Chicago and other places. His book is a major contribution to both the study of segregation and comparative urban studies.

You Took The Part That Once Was My Heart / text Sybren Renema ; editor Timmy van Zoelen. - Den Haag : Sybren Rennema & Timmy van Zoelen, 2012. - 160 p. : ills. ; 22 cm
This publication was the result of an international research project by artists Sybren Renema and Timmy van Zoelen into the afterlife of the trees associated with David Livingstone. YOU TOOK THE PART THAT ONCE WAS MY HEART was commissioned for The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, by Glasgow-based artists' collective The Mutual as part of The Mutual Charter in association with Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2012.

Kunst in de Tussentijd : Negen interviews met beeldend kunstenaars die werken met actieve inbreng van publiek
/ tekst en samenstelling Mieke Klaver. - Den Haag : De Haagse Hogeschool, 2012. - 156 p. : ills. ; 26 cm
Publicatie n.a.v. de Masterthesis Sociologie van Kunst en Cultuur, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, augustus 2011.
Adriaan Nette, Annechien Meier, Sabrina Lindemann [ al.]

Rimaldas Viksraitis : Naked / editor Rob Knijn. - Den Haag : Heden, 2012. - 96 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Rimaldas Vikšraitis is best known for his intimate documentary photographs of rural life in Lithuania. They depict with humour the ‘ease' of the customary laid back alcohol use in the daily lives of the people portrayed, which are in fact far from funny.

New World Summit / texts Jonas Staal, Robert Kluijver, Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei [ al.]. -  
Rotterdam ; Amsterdam : New World Summit : Utopisch Nest, 2012. - 144 p. : ills. ; 17 cm
Jonas Staal's project under the title New World Summit is ‘an alternative parliament of political and juridical representatives of organizations placed on international terrorist lists'. New World Summit is: Jonas Staal (artist and founder); Robert Kluijver (curator and consultant); Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei (editor and consultant); Younes Bouadi (production and research); Paul Kuipers (architect); Remco van Bladel (visual identity); Sjoerd Oudman (web design); Kasper Oostergetel, Reinier Kranendonk, and Geert van Mil (development and construction); Jan de Bruin (film documentation).

After Art / author David Joselit. - Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, 2012. - 116 p. : ills. ; 19 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
David Joselit describes how art and architecture are being transformed in the age of Google. Under the dual pressures of digital technology, which allows images to be reformatted and disseminated effortlessly, and the exponential acceleration of cultural exchange enabled by globalization, artists and architects are emphasizing networks as never before. Behaving like human search engines, artists and architects sort, capture, and reformat existing content. Works of art crystallize out of populations of images, and buildings emerge out of the dynamics of the circulation patterns they will house.