1. The Isms of Art 1914–1924 Reprint 1990
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    The Isms of Art 1914–1924 Reprint 1990
    1914–1924, Reprint 1990

    Edited by Hans Arp and El Lissitzky 

    This surprising collection of “isms” ranks among the most important publications on avant-garde art in the 1920s. Hans Arp and El Lissitzky took a refreshing, frankly opinionated inventory of artistic attitudes and movements from 1914 to 1924. Lissitzky’s exuberant design of the book epitomizes the style of the times.

    With an essay by Alois M. Müller

    14.5 × 26.5 cm, 5¾ x 10½ in, 48 pages, 75 illustrations, hardcover (1999)

    ISBN 978-3-906700-28-1, e/g/f

    €20.00 / $30.00 / £15.00
  2. ABC
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    Contributions on Building – a magazine

    Edited by Hans Schmidt, Mart Stam, El Lissitzky and Emil Roth

    This important Swiss contribution (1924–1928) to the history of the avant-garde took a radical, volatile, and entertaining stand on current developments in architecture and construction. Poetry by Majakovsky was printed alongside scientific articles on technical innovations. ABC thrived on provocative contradictions!

    26 x 36 cm, boxed. Reprint ABC, First Series: 1–6, Second Series: 1–4, Separate commentary, 55 pages

    ISBN 978-3-906700-63-1, g/e

  3. Vesc’ Objet Gegenstand
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    Vesc’ Objet Gegenstand

    Edited by El Lissitzky and Ilja Ehrenburg, Berlin, 1922

    Although it lasted for only two issues, March/ April and May, 1922, and was written largely in Russian, “Vesc’” exercised an enormous influence on other contem-porary periodicals. With the revival of interest in the Russian avant-garde, the magazine – or rather El Lissitzky’s cover design – has attracted renewed attention. Now, for the first time, the extraordinary contents of this short-lived magazine are made accessible in annotated translations and summaries.

    25 x 34 cm, boxed. No. 1/2 and 3. Separate commentary, 144 pages, b+w illustrations

    ISBN 978-3-906700-62-3, e/g

  4. The Anatomy of the Architectural Book
    André Tavares
    The Anatomy of the Architectural Book

    Edited by Canadian Centre for Architecture CCA

    Architectural bookmaking has been exposed to disciplinary debates, just as building construction has been exposed to the charms of book culture. Examining the crossovers between book culture and building culture makes visible the axes along which architectural knowledge circulates through books into buildings and back, from the celebration of specific architectural practices to the production of unique books, using pages and print to convey architectural ideas. Dissecting a wealth of books trough five conceptual tools—texture, surface, rhythm, structure and scale—André Tavares analyzes the material qualities of books in order to assess their crossovers with architectural knowledge. The detailed history of Sigfried Giedion’s Befreites Wohnen and the two incarnations of the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park and Sydenham provide a background that confront us not only with the rise of the industrialized book, but also with the configuration of the book as a unique visual device.

    Richly illustrated with samples from the library of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the volume discusses a wide range of authors, including Vitruvius, William Morris, Gottfried Semper, El Lissitzky, Le Corbusier, Jacques-Ignace Hittorff, Owen Jones, A. W. N. Pugin, Humphrey Repton, Sebastiano Serlio, Andrea Palladio, John Tallis, Raphael, Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, Jean-Rodolphe Perronet, Jean-Nicolas-Louis Durand, and Frank Lloyd Wright.

    16,5 x 24 cm, 6 ½ x 9 ½ in, ca. 384 pages, ca 120 pictures, Hardcover (2016)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-473-0, English

    €40.00 / $49.00 / £29.00
    André Tavares , born in 1976, is an architect. He runs Dafne Editora and has authored several books addressing the international circulation of knowledge among Portuguese-speaking architects. He has been appointed, with Diogo Seixas Lopes, as chief-curator for the 2016 Lisbon Architecture Triennale.



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