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ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. East Dane Designer Men's Fashion. This is a satirical story about a very vain Emperor who adores beautiful new clothes and has wardrobes full of them! Marina Le Ray Publisher: The story is told simply, using short sentences and a small number of frequently repeated words. Award-winning writer and director Richard Curtis turns his hand to picture books in this magical festive story, beautifully illustrated by Rebecca Cobb. A magical tale of a little girl whose enduring love brings a very special horse to life.

With a traditional feel and timeless quality, it could be a future family favourite. When Joe, Beth and Frannie move into a new home, they discover a mysterious wood on their very doorstep.

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When the sickness came, the adults became ill. The lucky ones died but many mutated into brainless, deformed monsters with a seemingly insatiable appetite - for children. In full colour throughout with great, modern design, this book is extremely well written and fun. Every page is full of genuinely fascinating and unusual facts. F C Yee Publisher: An emotionally powerful story about friendship and grief, family and secrets, with a good dose of mystery and a dramatic, race-against-time conclusion.

It's very readable and feels like a future classic. This picture book about a missing toy bear somehow seems like a classic already - with a lovely whiff of nostalgia about it all, while also feeling very current and gently inclusive. The crowds at the Tower of London love nothing better than the grisly spectacle of an execution. But as the executioner's daughter, Moss has seen more than her fair share of horror. Now, lost in the Amazon rainforest, they must figure out the basics of survival.

S M Wilson Publisher: And one is inhabited by vicious, predatory dinosaurs. A tense, brutal fantasy adventure: The Hunger Games meets Jurassic Park. George loves helping out at Wormestall Farm, a secret sanctuary for exinct and mythical beasts, where unlikely things are always happening. An utterly nonsensical but engaging romp through the weirdest town in the world, featuring a warty witch, a creepy scientist, vegetarian piranhas and a dastardly plot that could change the town forever.

M L Peel Illustrator: Fabulous hairdresser to the fairy-tale stars Kittie helps Cinderella meet her Prince in this fun and light-hearted reworking of a favourite fairy story. Eighteenth century Edinburgh and a dark faerie underworld collide in this fast-moving, gripping Steampunk fantasy romance. Romance, art, monasticism and murder in Umbria, Hoffman has specialised in creating atmospheric historical novels, filled with intrigue Edgar Allan Poe Publisher: This selection of Poe's short fiction demonstrates his intense interest in aesthetic issues and the astonishing power and imagination with which he probed the darkest corners of the human mind.

Adam Epstein and Andrew Jacobson Publisher: Orphaned alley cat Aldwyn is bought by Jack, a likeable young wizard, and has a home and family at last. But when Jack is kidnapped, Aldwyn and his fellow familiars must rescue him. A joyous picture book about the importance of family and all the strength it can give you, this celebrates family in all its wonderful, diverse glory. The message is subtle, but a crucial one: The Famished Road is the story of a spirit child Azaro.

Azaro meaning 'born to die' has been born to his parents many a times only to die shortly after birth. Mammoth has a problem. His tiny friend Bug brings him food, but one gulp later, it's gone - and Mammoth is gloomy and starving, all over again. A charming, comical, rhyming tale of two unlikely friends. John Green tackles the subject of teenage cancer with sensitivity in this witty, life-affirming young adult romance.

Children quake in the darkness as they hear the terrifying roar of the fearsome beastie as it searches for food Jeremy De Quidt Publisher: The first part of J R R Tolkien's epic masterpiece The Lord of the Rings , this is the story of young hobbit Frodo Baggins, who finds himself faced with an immense and terrible duty.

Dunmore has spun a magical story to show how a small boy in a remote island setting who misses his Dad is reassured by a make-believe trip to visit him in the Far North. Laura McGloughlin from Catalan Publisher: When crisis strikes, a girl convinces her brother that they are the stars of a film to protect him from the harsh realities of their new life. Darcy might be a dolphin, but her daily life at school and home will be incredibly relatable to primary school children. When Bobby begins a new school and endures sadistic cruelty at the hands of his new teachers, he is drawn away from his old friends and towards newcomer Daniel.

Jan Pienkowski's silhouette illustrations lend an air of mystery and drama to this text, taken from the King James Bible. The message is that working as a team is the best way forward. This book is testament to Blake's belief that all children need to be able find themselves in books. When her new baby brothers are born critically ill, Jess becomes convinced that the strange and beautiful flask in Aunt Edie's desk has the power to help them.

Energetic illustrations and some lift-the-flap sections add interest as the humble housefly buzzes through this lively book. But can she really change the future? What will happen when the fourth and final rider appears, will his appearance signal the end of the world? This sweet story weaves Morpurgo's effortless storytelling with ancient and very recent history: Leicester City's win of the Premiership title. Beautiful illustrations make it a lovely gift: Told in dual narrative, this story follows Reema and Caylin as they negotiate a shaky friendship: A truly excellent and ultimately uplifting book with plenty of heart.

A clever and thoughtful picture book showing how much fun the older generation can be and the valuable contribution they can make to young lives. After the Princess kissed the frog, he turned into a handsome prince, and they lived happily ever after… or did they? Hannah and her brother Benjy are on holiday. But instead of relaxing, Hannah is terrified: The suspense builds chillingly in this pared-down, atmospheric ghost story. Author James Campbell Illustrator: This outlandish encyclopaedia covers everything a child could ever need to know about pets.

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Children will get lost in its mix of hilarious pet-related misinformation, trivia and educational facts. At the end of Edward Lear's much loved poem, the happily married Owl and the Pussy-cat are dancing hand-in-hand on the edge of the sand Oscar-winning actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson has turned her hand to children's books in this new continuation of Peter Rabbit's adventures.

Alexander Gordon Smith Publisher: Cal, Brick and Daisy are three very different teenagers, living very different lives, but one horrific day they are thrown together in unimaginable circumstances. This gently humorous chapter book was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize ; black and white line drawings add to its appeal and the length is perfect for emerging readers.

This lovely new series of baby books includes games with art, patterns and light, all designed to get very young children to have fun with exploring and using their imagination. This pacy coming-of-age adventure concentrates on the private hopes, dreams and feelings that drive its characters along, but also keeps enough sense of the gritty realities of street life. Alfie's parents are very silly, and it's no time at all until young Alfie shows common sense beyond his years. Soon, he is headteacher, town mayor and prime minister of the country - all before his ninth birthday. Giggles and guffaws aplenty.

Notorious cheese thief Fingers McGraw is on the run or rather, on the moped from chief law enforcer The Elephant. Set in s Malaysia, this is the story of seventeen-year-old Li Lan, whose quiet life with her father is dramatically altered when he returns one evening with a proposition for her. Helen Watts and Taffy Thomas Publisher: This slim volume includes 14 'war stories' made up of poems, songs and re-tellings of ghostly sightings and mysterious coincidences, themed around World War One.

Jamal wakes to find that everyone in his West African village have been killed. He alone has survived because of how others perceive his epilepsy. This is a powerful, moving and mesmerising story, set in a violent world and seen through a year-old's eyes. Creakie Hall is falling down but there is no money in the bank so Aunt Gardenia Bogey-Mandeville needs to come up with a money-making scheme pretty quickly The Ghosts of Heaven is an excellent book that will open up new avenues of thought and future reading and introduces teenage readers to a more inventive understanding of storytelling.

Elli Woollard and Benji Davies Publisher: The illustrations brim with jokes and delightful details, the rhyming text is breezy fun, and the line between darkly gruesome and good-hearted is deftly maintained. The children in Miss Honeywood's class decide to grow vegetables in their school garden. What a shock they get when they discover a huge turnip that they are unable to move. Jumbeelia, a young girl giant from Groil, the Land of Giants, loves the stories of the iggly plop who climbed up the bimblestonk and was chased back down again by a giant.

A giant is caught short when his loo roll drops to the floor and rolls away. As it rolls through the town the people make use of the enormous sheets to devise all sorts of useful creations. We are taken right back to the action, with Podkin, his sister Paz and the poor rabbits they rescued sheltering in the Dark Hallow warren. Everything about this book is exquisite. When seven-year-old Echo, a runaway and thief, is discovered in the library by a mysterious lady covered in feathers her life is changed for ever. This is a book all tween girls should have.

Like a chat with a friend with an excellent sense of humour, The Girl Guide is precisely the straight-talking and empowering read girls need at what can be a confusing and awkward time. Kiran Millwood Hargrave Publisher: When her closest friend disappears into the island's Forgotten Territories, Isabella Riosse volunteers to guide the search.

A stunning debut, full of myth, magic and mapmaking. When Wilhelmina Silver's home is sold, she is torn from her best friend, her adopted monkey and her pet horse, and banished to an inhospitable boarding school in England. Catherynne M Valente Publisher: When the Green Wind turns up and carries September away to Fairyland, she soon finds herself battling to stop the evil Marquess.

When babies are left in the forest as an offering, the witch Xan protects them and feeds them on starlight. But one day, Xan feeds a baby the moon by mistake — and fills her with a dangerous amount of magic. A thoughtful book about belonging and fear. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is the story of year-old schoolgirl Kazuko, who accidentally discovers that she can leap back and forth in time after a strange encounter with a shadowy figure at school.

Stella sets out to discover if her mother really was a mermaid. Louie is a feisty heroine, loyal to her friends and determined to succeed in this engaging historical adventure. Life is tough in Victorian times, the world into which Alice Peasbody is born - and Alice is a girl with no nose. A wonderful, thoughtful book that teaches compassion, celebrates difference and tackles some weighty issues with a gentle touch. Hollie's hatred of the hair brush results in her tangled curls attracting a range of nesting birds.

When mysterious men kidnap her mother, Minnow has to set sail alone for the magical, dangerous and beautiful Wild Deep. Four friends find a tree that becomes their Secret Meeting Place. As they grow into four very different young women, their friendship stays as strong as the tree. This touching picture book perfectly encapsulates the value and joy of female friendship. After the death of her father, Billie and her mum are moving to a new town for a fresh start. But the house - or somebody in it - is trying to drive them out.

Legend has it that Bonschariant, the demon, haunts a medieval stained glass window and emerges from it to bring death and destruction to anyone who sees him. Jan Pienkowski and David Walser Publisher: A wonderfully entertaining collection of Polish fairy tales, with striking illustration by Pienkowski. Lauren St John Publisher: Part gripping adventure, part love story, this powerful novel travels through an exhilarating yet terrifying landscape.

A mountain goat, a girl called Kid and a boy who speaks in spoonerisms are the main characters in this quirky novel about love, fears and friendship. Surprising, tender and engaging. Al Haji has three wives, seven children and an assortment of animals including five goggle-eyed goats. But his goats eat everything in sight and Al Haji's family have had enough. Matthew has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Can he help an investigation into the abduction of a child, perhaps without even leaving his house? A captivating read, combining a compelling whodunit with an engaging protagonist.

Jesus is a passionate, charismatic preacher, while Christ is his cynical and introspective twin, with an eye for posterity. The finger puppets are back for another adventure. This time the finger puppet experiences various morning rituals: Red Fox Picture Books. In this second adventure in the series, Max and the Goozillas must navigate through the monstrous maze, avoiding the pixelated ghosts. This fast-paced, accessible series will appeal to fans of computer games, comics and all things slimy.

While Max is playing on his favourite game on his tablet, he manages the impossible. With just one sneeze, Max manages to transport himself into the game itself, World of Slime. This gang of slimeballs need Max's help. Their world is being take over by the obnoxiously sweet and fluffy….

Like everyone else in town, River is obsessed with the Graces: But are they really what they seem? A beautifully written, deliciously dark YA fantasy with a fresh take on witches. Orphan Hans is running away from a life of grave-robbing; Countess Angela wants to avoid death at the hands of the evil Archduke and his Necromancer. Together, can they escape?

Ben and his friend Becky work for the Ministry of Pandemonium, guiding recently dead souls safely to the afterlife.

But the enemy, the Lords of Sundown, are never far away and have unfinished business. Simon the squirrel and his friends head to outer space in a hot air balloon in this lively picture book. How does the human body develop and change in a lifetime? Hoffman and Asquith explore these questions and more in this honest, entertaining and fact-filled celebration of the human body, which also reflects the diversity of the world we live in. The simple message is that every family is unique and special and that there is no such thing as "normal" or "abnormal".

How are you feeling today? This warm-hearted and thoughtful picture book explores a whole range of emotions that children might experience. The Great Big Green Book is filled with facts about our planet, and asks lots of questions to help children think about green issues. The book also gives simple tips on how you can save the environment. Tom's cat likes to kill small animals. When it kills the Vicar's expensive Koi carp, Mum is so cross that the cat is locked out of the house.

But then it goes missing When the skirting board mice kidnap the ship's cat for a cheese ransom, the pirates are ready for action. An easy-to-read and exciting adventure story, which is perfect for readers starting to read alone. Flamie Oliver is a terrifying dragon with a secret: F Scott Fitzgerald Publisher: Simon and Schuster Children's Books. But that doesn't stop Anna and her friends from hatching a plan to persuade Mum to let them get a hamster. Shy Eva lives a quiet life with her protective Dad - until the noisy McIntyre family move in next door.

This is an intelligent and entertaining picture book, with unique and fascinating illustrations. Davies attracts young readers with her familiar plot, engaging characters, and understanding of nine year-olds' minds. Nathan Kumar Scott Illustrator: Kanchil, the mouse deer, boasts he is the fastest animal in the forest - but Pelan the snail believes he can beat him in a race.

This read-aloud story also provides a great stepping stone for introducing other cultural ideas to young children. Lou Pine is one hungry wolf who cunjurs up a cunning plan to catch a sheep for his dinner. But the sheep are not as dumb as they first appear… This hilarious romp from the award-winning creators of The Great Dog Bottom Swap , which was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize will have you rolling in laughter.

Detective genius, Shelby Holmes, may be small but she comes up trumps when the police are flummoxed by a 'dognapping' in a wealthy part of New York. In the little town of Blackbird Tree, friends and fellow orphans Naomi and Lizzie are startled when a strange boy, Finn, falls out of a tree.

Each story is inspired by a different object from World War I, from a soldier's writing case to the nose of a Zeppelin bomb. Matt Edmondson and Garry Parsons Publisher: A sweet story about believing in yourself with a series of fantastic magic tricks included in various ingenious slots, boxes and envelopes — all engineered to provide an exciting book full of brilliant activities, as well as a storyline.

Kitty's predestined role is to marry, have children and keep house, but her dream is to work with horses. So she disguises herself as a boy and runs away to join the circus. Kitty's story is about following your dreams and staying true to your values. Haifaa Al Mansour Publisher: Wadjda's dream is to ride through Riyadh on a green bicycle. She develops plans, schemes and enlists the help of her friend Abdullah to help her achieve her dream.

Benjamin J Myers Publisher: Atmospheric illustrations with a nostalgic feel help build suspense in this delightful rhyming story about how your mind can play tricks on you. In this much-loved picture book, a little mouse walks through the woods and encounters a fox, an owl and a snake. The ever-popular Gruffalo returns in musical form in this book of songs to sing and play from Julia Donaldson. Five years after the publication of multi award-winning The Gruffalo , author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler return with a much-awaited sequel.

Meet deliciously disgusting duo The Grunts in the first of an irreverent series from Philip Ardagh. Robin Stevens based on an idea by Siobhan Dowd Publisher: When Ted Spark's Aunt Gloria is framed for the theft of a painting from the Guggenheim Museum, he must race through the streets of New York to find the real culprit. An exciting and heartwarming tale from Robin Stevens, continuing the legacy of late author Siobhan Dowd.

Deep down, Jonas knew that he shouldn't have taken the gun home: Sam and his new friend Max the Martian decide to steal a diamond from the Tower of London. They need to power Max's spaceship back to Mars, in this exciting tale of bravery and friendship. Bali Rai once again hits home with a current and unfortunately necessary book. As always, the characters are fully fleshed out, the dialogue both believable and accessible, and the plot well paced and worthy of its subject matter.

Carol Ann Duffy Illustrator: Bubbling over with humour and life, the poems in The Hat paint pictures, evoke smells, conjure sounds and encapsulate events both contemporary and historical. The Hate U Give is rightly named by many critics as one of the most important books of It's a profound, deeply compelling modern-day classic that explores race in America. When Jake receives a mysterious text, he assumes his friend Roddy is just playing tricks. But the increasingly desperate messages are from an unknown girl called Alice. And they seem to come from his own phone.

Bodley Head Children's Books. The Haunting of Charity Delafield is a heart-warming tale of friendship, family and love with an uplifting, magical twist. Strong characters, complex relationships, and important themes of family, belonging, identity, love and loneliness, drive this absorbing story of magic and painful family secrets. An inquisitive little girl, who is enchanted by the world around her, is badly shaken when she loses someone she loves. The Hello Atlas is the ideal book for children eager to learn more about the world around them and parents, too. Teach your little ones useful phrases in over different languages, while finding out more about people from all over the globe.

One day, a baboon injures a baby lamb, and as Malusi carries it home, a large car stops. Percy has been missing for three days, and Jason has mysteriously found himself transported into the Camp where he grapples with a variety of malevolent supernatural challenges. The sequel to Hidden Among Us, this is an absorbing and chilling tale of magic, love and loyalty and the importance of family. K Sello Duiker Publisher: Part mystery, part quest, this book uses magic realism to tell an absorbing story about friendship and courage, which is filled with talking dogs, renegades who occupy the space between good and bad, and evil night riders that must be defeated.

Ben and his mother's ordinary life is disturbed when Ben receives an invitation to a museum of curiosities. With exquisite descriptions ratcheting up tension along the way, this book will convince you that magic really does exist. A wonderfully imaginative adventure thriller giving an excellent introduction to fantasy fiction. In this exciting installment of the History Keepers series, Jake must embark on risky missions to 18th century Sweden and Ancient Rome.

Melvin Burgess has gained a reputation for dealing with shocking and controversial issues in books like Junk , and The Hit is no exception. K E Ormsbee Publisher: Thirteen-year-old twins, Felix and Lee, live in the same house but lead very separate lives. Skilfully combining a gripping plot, intriguing characters and a convincing alternative world, populated by sinister beings, this is a dark and compelling novel. Stephen Parkin from Italian Publisher: At the age of 12, Idie Grace learns that she has inherited a large estate on Hummingbird Island: Loosely based on the Slavic myth of Baba Yaga, this story is delightfully macabre and utterly engrossing.

A variety of funny, thoughtful, playful and sensual, image-rich poems, probably most suitable for primary school-age children. It sounds easy enough, but the dog - Streaker - has other ideas. A lone human living among vampires, Gene must contain his emotions and physical reactions to blend in and stay alive. Then he is chosen to participate in The Hunt - a game that threatens to expose his true nature. As a young black boy living in the American Deep South in , expectations for year-old Pip aren't great. Jack, his tutor, soon realises the danger that Pip is in This is a gripping novel looking at a turbulent period of American history.

This is an original, heartfelt and powerful story that sensitively looks at issues of loneliness, depression and bullying, but also the power of friendship. In icy northern lands, a great white bear gives birth to tiny cubs. A F Harrold Illustrator: This is young fiction of the very best quality, showcasing inspiration, inventiveness and an intoxicating passion for storytelling.

The Imaginary has the potential to be a family favourite and a future classic. When fate throws together a lonely youngster and an eccentric scientist, the result is an Imagination Box. Rahul Bery from Spanish Publisher: A coming of age story about chess, tolerance, immigration and what it means to be a true champion.

Judit is an year-old girl who lives in Geneva with her mother and grandfather. A keen artist, she draws in charcoals by the giant chess boards in her local park, practicing for a prestigious art competition. She gradually becomes interested in chess, until o…. In the first book of The Immortals series, find out what Ever will do after discovering she can read auras and hear thoughts. Hector Coleman, your average teenager living a normal boring life in a dull town with, let's face it, a rubbish name. Until he and his mates start genetically mutating Everything that is, other than his rubbish name and his girl troubles, oh and his embarrassingly low number of social media followers.

All those things, unfortunate…. Laurie Halse Anderson Publisher: This is a gripping and powerful story about the effects of PTSD on families as seen through the eyes of a typical teenager. However, his pleasure isn't derived from reading them but from eating them instead, and the more he eats, the smarter he gets.

On Maisie's birthday, she finds that her family have disappeared and her house is being consumed by darkness. The first in a four part series, this imaginative and engrossing story is a clever spin on the dystopian genre. The author expertly creates a believable, alternative world featuring a strong, moral heroine. This book inspired the recent Martin Scorsese film, Hugo. Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, twelve-year-old Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity.

But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric girl and her grandfather, Hugo's undercover life and his most precious secret, are put i…. After Tony moves house, the kitchen in his new place turns into a spaceship called The Invincible. Amid all the zaniness, there's an important message tucked in here about just trying your best.

Subtitled 'a children's story in five nights' this powerful, moving and beautifully-written fable from poet Ted Hughes is a true modern classic. In an American society which unknowingly exists alongside the world of Faerie, dark elves are resentful of humans, and desperate to regain both their eternal life and their kingdom. This chilling picture book about prejudice, intolerance and the plight of refugees will spark classroom discussions with older readers.

Amihan lives happily on the island of Culion in the Phillipines with her mother, her Nanay, who has leprosy, and in a wider community where some people are "touched" with the disease, and some are not. But when her dad gets engaged to one of the most famous actresses in the world, Anna is thrust into the spotlight. A funny book about friends, family and learning to be yourself. Roman loves jam doughnuts, but bringing a secret doughnut on a school trip brings about all sorts of mayhem.

One day, Jamie's phone picks up a up a weird signal. Could it be a message from his father? Filled with Christopher Edge's trademark combination of wit, pathos and hilarity. Nugget and her big brother Jim Lad Jolley-Rogers are off on an expedition with their pirate parents when they happen on the enchantingly dangerous Cave of Doom, and find themselves in a bit of a pickle. The Jolley-Rogers are just your everyday pirate family, doing everyday pirate family things. This clever series serves up lots of nautical giggles, and will be enjoyed by all children.

Brilliantly designed with lots of little details to spot, this old favourite will be enjoyed time and time again. What is it like to leave everything behind and travel somewhere strange? This incredibly poignant story introduces the concept of refugees with straightforward language, tackling this difficult subject with truth, clarity and strikingly beautiful illustrations. Packed full of footballing tips, fumbled free kicks and nail-biting penalties, every reader will be on Jamie's side. When Jonathan's parents are framed and arrested by the CIA, he and his fellow spy Shelley will have to pull together to find the real villains This is Tuffy's third adventure, in which he takes exception to Mum's art class, and ruins almost all of her new masterpieces.

When Emily's father stumbles from the woods one night carrying the dead body of Ashlee Parker, Emily's life changes forever. Heinz Janisch and Wolf Erlbruch Translator: The King and the Sea is a collection of 21 extremely short stories that each feature the same little king. Each story is presented on one page with beautiful minimalist illustrations on the other. The heart of each story is a funny yet puzzling little thought that will spark the imagination.

Beautiful, surreal, funny and philosophical, this book will deli…. One volume combines Rosemary Sutcliffe's three classic books2 about King Arthur and his knights. Beginning before Arthur's birth and ending with the disintegration of the brotherhood of the Round Table, this mystical retelling of the ancient legends takes readers on a magical journey through the England of the Dark Ages.

The story of the Sword in the Stone a…. Gamayun, the magical human-faced bird of Slavic mythology, narrates this vibrant and luxurious graphic novel for younger readers. The story is magical and full of the strangeness of the original fairytale that inspired it. Two little girls and are very excited about camping in the garden but when bedtime comes and all the nighttime bugs come out, the idea doesn't seem so appealing. The King is determined not go to sleep until he's found the perfect prince for his daughter to marry. But the Princess wants to make up her own mind - can a farmer with a flock of sheep provide some help?

Haoyou feels powerless when the man responsible for his father's death demands to marry his mother. Determined to support her himself, the young boy joins a travelling circus. This dual narrative tale of a modern day conflict is both tragic and joyful. An accessible portrayal of the human consequences of political strife.

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To celebrate their new round drop-leaf table, the Knights decide to hold a party, and the French Knight, who has a hankering for yucky snails, volunteers to do the food. What could go wrong? A perfect, Monty Python-esque introduction to Camelot for kids. Noel Langley's pantomime-esque adventure story is reprinted in its 'much-celebrated longer text' for a new edition included in Faber's list of children's classics. A wonderful testament to the scope and versatility of language which youngsters will enjoy reading and which is likely to inspire them to be creative in their own poetic endeavours.

A magical murder mystery tale set in a crumbling hotel at the heart of a remote and sinister forest. A fabulous cast of weird and wonderful characters and a plot that reveals its secrets very gradually will draw readers in and keep them hooked. A mystery with magic and friendship at its heart and a sharp dagger in its tail. Jack Sullivan is 42 days into the monster zombie apocalypse and doing pretty well, but that's all thrown into jeopardy when a monster called Blarg becomes intent on killing him off This book is the perfect Christmas gift for anyone who has watched and loved a film adaptation of A Christmas Carol but who isn't quite ready for Dickens himself just yet!

A story of powerful emotions and strong language, which provides no easy answers to the fact that racism exists in communities of all kinds. Luka lives in a drab, grey world where there are no more trees, flowers or animals - or so Luka thinks, until he meets the last tiger. In a world where animals no longer exist, twelve-year-old Kester Jaynes sometimes feels like he hardly exists either. Locked away in a home for troubled children, he's told there's something wrong with him.

The story has an environmental message but is in no way preachy or boring. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is comics scriptwriting supremo Alan Moore's incredible, reinvention of classic heroes and villains. They are used to people forgetting them as soon as they've met them - so why are they about to be trained as spies? Jonathan and Shelley are unremarkable American twelve year olds, who also happen to be spies. Summoned to London by the Prime Minister, they must recover a dangerous virus which has been stolen by a rogue British agent before it is unleashed on an unsuspecting world.

This is the second amusing title in this fast-paced, offbeat spy series, which contains plen…. With characters last seen in Colfer's The Legend of Spud Murphy, this is another light-hearted adventure for younger readers, in which the issue of sibling rivalry is deftly and humorously handled. Mayhem, friendship and a brilliant cast of characters combine in this fabulously funny tale.

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Over the last four decades the artist has created an extensive body of experimental musical compositions, bodily performances, and, in later years, visual artworks inhabited by stuffed animals. Ina Blom The Autobiography of Video The Life and Times of a Memory Technology In her innovative take on early video art, Ina Blom considers the widespread notion that video technology was endowed with lifelike memory and agency.

She follows the reflexive unfolding of an analog technology that seemed to deploy artists and artistic frameworks in the creation of new technical and social realities. Olivia Plender Rise Early, Be Industrious As the first significant overview of the work by artist Olivia Plender, this monograph navigates through the evolving attitudes to historical and contemporary forms of communication and education that her research-based practice has explored for the last ten years.

The art prize aims to put into practice and to question intra-Asia art connections, gaps, and combinations that build very active art scenes from specific contexts to ongoing extensions. The Archive as a Productive Space of Conflict The applied research project and publication The Archive as a Productive Space of Conflict deals with archival practice and its spatial repercussions. Publishing as Artistic Practice What does it mean to publish today? In the face of a changing media landscape, institutional upheavals, and discursive shifts in the legal, artistic, and political fields, concepts of ownership, authorship, work, accessibility, and publicity are being renegotiated.

How the traditional publishing framework has been cast adrift, and which opportunities are surfacing in its stead, is discussed here by artists, publishers, and scholars through the examination of recent publishing concepts emerging from the experimental literature and art scene, where publishing is often part of an encompassing artistic practice. Developed over the past ten years of her practice, these works explore communication and interaction between individuals, often against the backdrop of a unique public location, in order to cast attention on repressed, incomplete, and unresolved histories.

Syntax and Society , the first volume, reflects on the exhibition premise that considered the structure and meaning of language and the role it plays in society, with a focus on the work of the three shortlisted artists, Dina Danish, Mahmoud Khaled, and Basir Mahmood while the second volume, Oh Shining Star Testify , focuses on the work of award-winning artist duo Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme. It includes documentation of the eponymous exhibition at Rockbund Art Museum May 30—October 7, , along with detailed sketches of both existing and unrealized projects.

Painting beyond Itself The Medium in the Post-medium Condition In response to recent developments in pictorial practice and critical discourse, Painting beyond Itself: The Medium in the Post-medium Condition seeks new ways to approach and historicize the question of the medium. Reaching back to the earliest theoretical and institutional definitions of painting, this book—based on a conference at Harvard University in —focuses on the changing role of materiality in establishing painting as the privileged practice, discourse, and institution of modernity.

Individual Stories Photographs, books, and knickknacks: While artists generate personal collections, which often address different formal, aesthetic, or conceptual concerns, it is difficult to separate this activity from their artistic practices. Over time, whether intended or not, such accumulations of items may become works of art. Individual Stories considers the collection as a portrait of its collector and also as an artistic method—as a process rather than an end result. This catalogue is a compilation of individual collections that could not be more different. Welchman on a range of contemporary European artists: Anchored in concerns that emerged in the late s and s, Welchman poses thoughtful and provocative questions about how these artists receive and negotiate the social and aesthetic histories through which they live and work.

Shahryar Nashat Obituary The subject of this book is a deceased prop, an object of a particular color, the green of cinematic trickery and special effects. Taking its final form a year later, the prop became properly known as La Shape. From now on, Bulletins of The Serving Library will proceed in full color and at half its former size but will be twice as good.

Rare Earth Rare Earth is an attempt to define the spirit of an age. It helps local residents and others to shape their lifeworld and explore possibilities for action, instead of the usual experience of powerlessness and marginalization in the face of urban development. Public Design Support offers free practical help in dealing with everyday problems while also helping to develop alternative conceptions of the city.

This publication—which includes key project materials, scholarly essays, and significant historical texts—chronicles the aspirations, methods, and projects of the first four years of Public Design Support. The work is composed of three elements: Foregrounds, Distances aims not only to offer the first comprehensive overview of his work, but also to contribute to a history of painting-based practices, which occupy a marginal place in the established narratives of the art of the s and s Suzana Milevska Ed.

On Productive Shame, Reconciliation, and Agency On Productive Shame, Reconciliation, and Agency prompts a unique crossdisciplinary inquiry into the productive potential of the affect of shame. This book contests the ontological understanding of shame and the psychoanalytical interpretation of it based on personal traumatic experiences linked to lack, loss, memory repression, and absence.

Both rely on all manner of doubles, models, gimmicks, ruses, prototypes, and shock-and-awe campaigns to realize their propagandas of the deed, threat, and image. Blurring reality and delusion, they collaborate on a literally psychotic politics of architecture. Writings — Since the late s, Tom Burr has been reusing appropriation strategies in his art. Not confined to his photographic and sculptural works, they also lend momentum to many of his writings.

The artist creates assemblages of personal writings and sources, differing in nature and style, which he has used as both conceptual and aesthetic materials. Thirty-seven texts—works, poems, autobiographical texts, and portraits—have been compiled for the first time in this publication. A collection of electronic works by Dexter Sinister produced from to Dexter Sinister is the compound name of Stuart Bailey and David Reinfurt, who operate at the intersection of graphic design, publishing, and contemporary art. The artist duo became watercolorists for the project, harping back to an early amateur pictorial tradition while basing their picture making on a range of quotidian and historical images culled from the Internet.

In , she became the unsalaried Artist-in-Residence for the New York City Department of Sanitation, a position she still holds that enables her to introduce radical public art into an urban municipal infrastructure. Cord Riechelmann, Brigitte Oetker Eds. In the world of contemporary art, animals now occupy center stage. She then invited nine artists to contribute to this narrative. Metahaven Black Transparency The Right to Know in the Age of Mass Surveillance Black transparency is an involuntary disclosure of secrets against a backdrop of systematic online surveillance, as large parts of contemporary life move into the digital realm.

A Journal of the Plague Year Expanded from a touring exhibition originated at Para Site in , this book critically analyzes historical and contemporary imaginations and politics of fear in the face of disease and the specter of contamination in society and culture. The contributions speak from a humanistic and global perspective, pointing to the intersections of urban environments and post-colonial psychology, popular culture and racism, public health and migration, national identity and art.

The artists present material they have collected since , focusing on the way that personal narratives are formed and articulated in a post-digital age. Memoirs of a Hypnotist: Moving through a wide range of formats, the book encompasses manifestos, music scores, forecasts, conversions, translations, architectural programs, and other difficult-to-categorize works. With sharp teeth and a killer instinct, Haiduk leads the way to a sunny spot where every soul suffers infinite injustice.

This is their conversation. Ingo Niermann Solution — Drill Nation Having furnished solutions for Germany and Dubai, Ingo Niermann takes a new look at what nationhood can mean and accomplish today, finding inspiration, of all places, in North Korea. By relying on drills and a principle of reduction, the individual can be granted a freedom for experiences and ideas that are not possible otherwise.

Alhena Katsof, Dana Yahalomi Solution Double Agent The phenomenal performative relationship between the state and its cultural institutions was perhaps best exemplified when the declaration of the State of Israel was staged at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Double Agent , authored by Alhena Katsof and Dana Yahalomi, presents a methodology, manual, and performance offered as a culmination of efforts by the Office of Strategy and Protocol.

It contains the necessary tools to activate Debriefing Sessions and in doing so trains future Agents in a series of one-to-one exchanges gathered from work in the field. Bulletins of The Serving Library 9 Summer Issue number nine tackles all manner of sports and games, providing commentary on their language, politics, and philosophies. In between, the issue slaloms around bodybuilding, bridge, ice hockey, tennis, darts, golf, reporting, running, drugs, rock climbing, basketball, and Pong. Mai Abu ElDahab Ed.

The Paris-based architects opened their lecture at Harvard University with a manifesto: Eyal Weizman The Roundabout Revolutions Critical Spatial Practice 6 One common feature of the wave of recent revolutions and revolts around the world is not political but rather architectural: In her research, she explores—through the figures of James Joyce and Robert Walser—deviant literature, exploded language, the unconscious, and the notion of exile as inherent to artistic practice. Sarah Entwistle Please send this book to my mother In Please send this book to my mother , artist Sarah Entwistle dismantles the traditional form of the architectural monograph and artist biography.

In , the astounding personal effects of her grandfather, architect Clive Entwistle —76 , emerged from a Manhattan storeroom. The year sees the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of Europe from Nazi totalitarianism. Only few witnesses of these past events are still alive at this time.

Many events are known, many interpretations contested, but an encounter with contemporary art that focuses on historic sites in the landscape, and decides to interpret these sites differently, is unprecedented. Art in the Periphery of the Center Peripheries are profoundly ambiguous regions. While trying to build a relationship with the center, the periphery often finds itself excluded both on a structural and actor-related level, no matter if the center-periphery model is defined in terms of space or along relations of power.

The publication Art in the Periphery of the Center attempts to shift practices of thought toward both critical realism and new materialism. At the end of the festival, the structure will be transported to Thailand and will be the first building block of a new workshop on the land. Using a large collection of magazine pages he had kept for inspiration, Fecteau arranged and rearranged them into formal and narrative relationships over the course of several months, and presented them in a simple black binder.

This book is a reproduction of the resulting selection. Adopting a variety of modes of address, this book acts as a kind of theater for considering the questions: How does one choreograph a history that is constantly being re-imagined? And, how do we speak of an anthropology of movement? Paradiso Lussemburgo, a project proposed by Markiewicz and curator Paul Ardenne, creates an active theater, which the reader continues and further opens for participation. For his digital compositions Sadeghi, in dialogue with Pfeifer, took the field recordings made by missionary and anthropologist Martin Gusinde in of Yaghan chants in Bahia Mejillones as point of departure and reference.

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Benjamin Seror Mime Radio Mime Radio was performed and written orally by French artist Benjamin Seror at a series of events over a two-year period, then transcribed and edited into a novel. Jaanus Samma Not Suitable for Work. He lost his job and was abandoned by his family. After spending a year and a half in a corrective labor camp, Ojaste moved to Tartu where he became a local legend, notorious for his active gay life.

Realism Materialism Art Realism Materialism Art RMA introduces a diverse selection of new realist and materialist philosophies and examines their ramifications on the arts. The book also considers the current commodification of the art industry and the distribution of images in the digital age.

Drawing from his formation in theater and his own curatorial work, Jens Hoffmann reflects on the spaces of contemporary art—the gallery, the institution, the biennial—and ultimately positions the discipline of curating in the context of a larger cultural sphere shaped by the political, social, and economic conditions of its time, while demanding new attitudes and new thinking. Sculpture Unlimited 2 Materiality in Times of Immateriality While the first volume Sculpture Unlimited dealt with the question of how the contemporary field of sculpture can be defined in a useful and stimulating manner against its long history, the second volume looks at the present and future.

With sculpture as a leading reference, the contributions address theory, aesthetics, and technology: Do current philosophical movements such as new materialism and object-oriented ontology affect our notion of the art object? Does so-called post-Internet art have a future? And how does the Internet of Things relate to objects and things in art? Through the use of a saturated blue color altered by light and demarcated by architectural forms, the installation at the Venice Biennale reflects on the salient concept of the border.

Furniture of the Fogo Island Inn This unique publication, filled with annotated images, presents an inventory of design, furniture, and textiles produced for Fogo Island Inn. Each piece is a collaborative effort between artisans and craftspeople living on the island and designers from various parts of the world who were invited to engage with the history and communities of Fogo Island and Change Islands in Newfoundland, Canada.

Mathilde ter Heijne Performing Change Performing Change , a collection of interviews by artist Mathilde ter Heijne, explores the idea of open-ended, collaborative art processes and their transformative potential beyond the confines of art. Combining evocation and documentation, Lulaj concentrates on a historic-political phase that was extremely important for building an identity that was not just Albanian but also international. The internet is an ever-growing storage space of information that we have come to rely on—but what does this thing called the internet really mean?

And does it still exist? Rike Frank, Grant Watson Eds. Textiles Open Letter Textiles: Open Letter examines the referential and analytical qualities of textiles through both contemporary and historical works. The contributions in this book reflect on the complex interplay between the various functions and connotations of textiles—such as the emphasis on their tactile qualities or the artistic value attributed to them—and the attendant conflicts and antagonisms that articulate relations of power and value and of the interaction of artistic processes with their overarching contexts.

Alongside comprehensive exhibition documentation, the actual construction and installation of the artworks is presented. World of Matter World of Matter is an international research project investigating primary materials and the complex ecologies of which they are a part. Artist Novels The Book Lovers Publication This publication is devoted to the phenomenon of the artist novel, and whether it can be considered to be a medium in its own right within the visual arts. Thanks to the contributions of a selected group of artists, writers, curators, and scholars this publication strives to demonstrate that literature, when treated by visual artists, can take place well beyond the space of the book.

The exhibition explores the layering of time through historical artifice. History here is considered as a constructed sphere, constantly in flux, simultaneously being buried and excavated. Amar Kanwar The Sovereign Forest The Sovereign Forest attempts to reopen discussion and initiate a creative response to our understanding of crime, politics, human rights, and ecology. The validity of poetry as evidence in a trial; the discourse on seeing, on understanding, on compassion, on issues of justice; sovereignty and the determination of the self—all come together in a constellation of moving and still images, texts, books, pamphlets, albums, music, objects, seeds, events, and processes.

Much of his work presented in this catalogue—framework installations, hay images, and straw images are displayed in this book—was made together with farmers and craftspeople; by transforming age-old handiwork into contemporary art, Holzapfel unsettles the division between nature and culture, and tradition and modernity.

Sophie von Olfers, Mark von Schlegell Eds. Christiane Kruse, Antje Majewski Eds. The texts collected here give an introduction into concepts that are more than years old, yet still raise relevant questions about our current relationship to nature—both to nature in the sense of environment and ecology, and to our inner nature and its connection to the world we live in. Bulletins of The Serving Library 8 Winter This issue is smaller than large and larger than small: Lou Cantor, Clemens Jahn Eds. Turning Inward Turning Inward comprises a selection of texts by international artists, critics, and curators, which aims to renegotiate the relationship between centers and peripheries in contemporary art worlds.

In the context of advanced globalization, the distributed agency of networked power structures can hardly be localized any longer in geographical terms. Yet, if we are to turn our attention away from geographical—that is, horizontal—relations, we can conceive of the central and peripheral as vertical phenomena that can coexist spatially in the shapes of social constructions, genealogies, or epistemic formations. In the Holocene In the Holocene is based on a group exhibition of the same name at the MIT List Visual Arts Center that explored art as a speculative science, investigating principles more commonly associated with scientific or mathematical thought.

Through the work of an intergenerational group of artists, the exhibition and book propose that art acts as an investigative and experimental form of inquiry, addressing or amending what is explained through traditional scientific or mathematical means: Headless is a coded, clandestine novel that nevertheless makes for breathless reading until the last page. Founded by Isidore Isou in Paris immediately after World War II, it remains active to this day, having lost none of its radicalism, either aesthetic or ethical.

In this book, Nicole Brenez presents the key figures and the basic concepts of Lettrist cinema, the art form within which their formal innovations proved the most far-reaching, prefiguring the breakthroughs of the nouvelle vague and the experiments of expanded cinema. Replete with experimental recipes the founder of Futurism, Marinetti, is known to have ranted about the social dangers of pasta eating , the book is a multilayered exploration of cultural metabolisms, with the dining table as its centerpiece, of course!

Axel Wieder, Florian Zeyfang Eds. Open Form Space, Interaction, and the Tradition of Oskar Hansen This publication examines the impact of Oskar Hansen within contemporary visual culture and the redefined role of the viewer since the s. The book includes in-depth interviews with some of the most important protagonists of experimental art in Poland, who investigate the historical impact of the open form. Each interpreting the theme in an unconventional and abstract sense, it is an alternative omnibus of everyone's favorite and most controversial holiday.

Artwork is provided in the form of a colorful collection of romance covers illustrated by Vicki Khuzami. The book connects the postcolonial and queer debate around chronopolitics with artistic strategies that introduce breaks, stutter time, use citations and anachronisms, and introduce deferrals and collapses between time and meaning. Yet it is the commonality of modernist architectural form rather than the peculiarities of place, nation, or time that attracts her lens. In Weltausstellung , visual anonymity is the main event—but not the whole story. Felix Ensslin, Charlotte Klink Eds.

Aesthetics of the Flesh Word becomes flesh, God becomes pigment, beauty becomes empirical form, power negotiates itself in matter—and vice versa: This reader traces the aesthetic concept of flesh in four sections: However, unlike conventional pictorial dictionaries, there is no symbolic system. Juxtapositions are normalized, and normality becomes a farce. This fully circular publication has no beginning or end, allowing for multiple points of entry and unconventional ways of reading--both from left to right and vice versa, as well as upside down and right-side up--seeking to interrupt learned behaviors and soliciting the reader's active engagement.

It is a polyphonic collage of text and image. More than seventeen years of artistic output unfold between the first and last pages. In this work, along with others from the same period, Fassbinder established a Jewish-German mirror rotating on the axis of the Holocaust. As this publication vividly captures, her work weaves an unlikely bond between minimalist sculpture and the frayed, human history of textile work. Dominic Eichler, Brigitte Oetker Eds. Jahresring 61 The Jahresring series is one of the longest continually published annual journals for contemporary art in Germany.

The 61st edition is a reader and visual sampler with contributions from visual artists, writers, poets, musicians, choreographers, and designers. Bringing together a discursive array of forms and timbres, it takes an intertextual and interdisciplinary approach to exploring some contemporary cultural resonances with respect to gender and sexuality. Ana Teixeira Pinto Ed. The Reluctant Narrator A Survey of Narrative Practices Across Media An explosion of interest in narrative practices at the end of the twentieth century has been referred to as the "narrative turn.

What has happened here? Mark von Schlegell Ickles, Etc. Methodologies of Presentation in Art and Dance aims to map the exchanges and transgressions between art and dance that characterize the manifold variety of relations between art and dance that can be observed today: This statement is typical of the fluid boundaries between deep seriousness and the exuberant, eccentric spirit that pervades her work. Ines Lechleitner The Imagines The Imagines is based on the texts of four writers that each engage with a recent project by Ines Lechleitner.

In response to each critical contribution, Lechleitner develops a visual section where elements and fragments of the selected projects build up their own narrative in relation to the specific space of this book. Michael Schindhelm Solution Lavapolis The tenth speculation in the Solution series imagines a possible European present and future. Seventy years ago, the small island nation of Lavapolis was founded. It began as an alternative, a gambling destination to rival Las Vegas, and became a model for a new way of living. With its principle of universal solidarity, the nation counters the pitfalls of contemporary global society.

It is an ever-shifting utopia; a volcano jutting out of the Mediterranean Sea; an extension of the open frontier. The biographies of its inhabitants are integral to the whole. If the world backs down from the challenges of Lavapolis, the island is destined to erupt. Aesthetic Politics in Fashion Aesthetic Politics in Fashion outlines critical studies in the present cross-sections of fashion, art, politics, and global capitalism. Critically examining contemporary collaborations of artists, media, and fashion labels, this groundbreaking anthology locates fashion within ecological and ethical discourses, postcolonial styles, and critical reflections on whiteness.

The individual projects focus on different environments that are often characterized by crisis—mostly dealing with communities and their fringes, with proxies and symbolic representations, as manifested, for example, in forms of protest or religious garments. Cultures of the Curatorial 2 Timing: On the Temporal Dimension of Exhibiting Focusing on time instead of the typically predominant category of space, this publication—the second volume in the Cultures of the Curatorial series—takes up the key aesthetic, social, political, and economic issues of the early twenty-first century running through the field and framed by the axes of exhibiting and the temporal.

Lisa Oppenheim Works — Over the past decade, artist Lisa Oppenheim has steadily developed a unique body of work exploring the usage of historical imagery. Balanced between appropriation and reconstruction, her work relies on substitutions applied to photographic and filmic records through which the historical and the present are transmitted and constituted through a language of today.

Dialectionary Cluster is a network of eight contemporary visual arts organizations each located in on the peripheries of European cities. Each organization is focused on commissioning, producing, and presenting contemporary art, and the nature of the work is often experimental, process-driven, involves research, is based on working with international and local artists, and often engages with diverse publics on a local level. Compiled over a period of two years, Cluster: Dialectionary aims to find new ways to position this work and the work of contemporary visual arts organizations more broadly, particularly in relation to wider social, political, and cultural concerns.

Published following the closing of the exhibition, this catalogue should be considered a continuation of the project, as a resource in itself, rather than simply documentation or commentary. The book includes several essays that discuss possible interpretations and consequences of the artwork, questioning the role of history and commemoration in Germany today.

Artwork is provided by Willem de Rooij, whose series comprises collected images from the Internet displaying the aftermaths of destroyed and looted cultural heritage sites in conflict zones such as Iraq, Mali, Egypt, Syria, and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Performance artists, astronauts, an airplane, Zen masters, and hunger artists are some of the companions of this exploration into hidden realities.

Hu draws on the experience of everyday life, the past, and the future to create otherworldly stories where reality turns into fiction and science fiction becomes reality. Conceived, Directed, Edited, and Produced by M. Employing new video formats as they become available, many of which have quickly fallen into obsolescence, Auder has prolifically produced short and feature films as well as video installations and photography that transgress genres, gleaning the fields of art history, literature, commercial television, and experimental cinema. Tone Hansen, Marit Paasche Eds. The events of July 22 transformed normality as we knew it and, consequently, the predictable as well.

The normal was no longer familiar, and the abnormal was no longer associated with the foreign. The result is an open and inquiring look at our own time. The Phantom of Liberty Contemporary Art and the Pedagogical Paradox One of the few things we have in common in contemporary society is the future of our children. What happened to the reform pedagogy of the twentieth century? What is the status of childhood in the era of the consuming child and the playing adult?

This anthology is a collection of twenty-one essays and conversations that weave in and out of the two key areas of research and teaching within performative fine arts. Roee Rosen Maxim Komar-Myshkin: Komar-Myshkin committed suicide in , soon after completing the album. A Handbook for Artistic Strategies in Real Politics takes the possibility of concrete truth as a working hypothesis and looks for direct action and concrete knowledge: Often treated as failure or loss, subtraction—when accepted as part of an exchange—can be growth. All over the world, sprawl and overdevelopment have attracted distended or failed markets.

However, when failing, buildings can create their own alternative markets of durable spatial variables that can be managed and traded by citizens and cities rather than the global financial industry. Silke Otto-Knapp Questions of Travel This book is published on occasion of the parallel exhibitions Silke Otto-Knapp presented in two markedly different locations: The contrasting influences of place—between rural and urban, new and old world—is evident in the selection of works presented and compiled in this catalogue. Hito Steyerl Too Much World The Films of Hito Steyerl Hito Steyerl is rightly considered one of the most exciting artists working today who speculates on the impact of the Internet and digitization on the fabric of our everyday lives.

Her films and writings offer an astute, provocative, and often funny analysis of the dizzying speed with which images and data are reconfigured, altered, and dispersed, many times over, accelerating into infinity or crashing into oblivion. This book gives a somewhat different introduction to contemporary speculative philosophy, raising questions on how thinking works and how thinking occurs in drawings or illustrations. How does a poetic thinking work that's not about but with art?

The condition of forensis is one in which aesthetic practices, new technologies, and architectural research methodologies bear upon the legal implications of political struggle, violent conflict, and climate change. Beatriz Colomina Manifesto Architecture: The Ghost of Mies Critical Spatial Practice 3 In the third book in the Critical Spatial Practice series, Beatriz Colomina traces the history of the modern architecture manifesto, with particular focus on Mies van der Rohe, and the play between the written and built work.

This essay propels the manifesto form into the future, into an age where electronic media are the primary sites of debate, suggesting that new forms of manifesto are surely emerging along with new kinds of authorship, statement, exhibition, and debate. Sweet Sixties Specters and Spirits of a Parallel Avant-Garde Sweet Sixties is a long-term trans-regional research initiative working between art, research, media, and educational contexts in Europe, the Middle East, western and central Asia, Latin America, and northern Africa. Involving a particular group of experimentally oriented arts and research groups as well as individual artists, researchers, and media, Sweet Sixties investigates hidden histories or underexposed cultural junctions and exchange channels in the revolutionary period of the s.

As such, its nominal theme is Fashion. Brian Dillon Objects in This Mirror Objects in This Mirror posits a polemical defense of intellectual and cultural generalism and curiosity. The collection of essays rewardingly navigates such diverse subjects as the writings of W. Sebald and Roland Barthes to the history of cravat-tying manuals and the search for a cure to the common cold. Staying true to the idea of the essay as a self-aware but generous literary and critical form, this book explores the variety of topics it has been possible in recent years to corral within the rubric of art writing or criticism.

This new volume brings together a selection of Jan Verwoert's most recent writings.