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  • Sale! Man + Table

    Man + Table
    ( Paperback )

    $16.00 $13.00

    Following his anthologies Man + Dog (2009) and Man + Doctor (2012), Nick Wadley has, with our encouragement, compiled this collection of drawings around the theme of Man + Table. Tracing origins in the childhood world of “under the table,” he enjoys an habitual freedom to follow his nose, exploring predictable and unpredictable aspects of the subject, from the commonplace to the surreal and absurd.

  • Sale! Making Figures

    Making Figures
    ( Paperback )

    $35.00 $27.96

    As a species and as a culture, we recognize ourselves by our capacity for possession, so that personhood is made equivalent to ownership. If, however, the way in which we imagine objects predisposes our behavior toward them, art can encourage us to reorient how we comport ourselves in a world that is not meant to be owned, that is not even meant for us. To frustrate the desolation of avarice, we must enrich our view of things, and?Making FIgures?takes us through the writing of Virginia Woolf, both her fiction and nonfiction, in the service of this imperative.

  • Sale! balthus

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    $24.95 $19.96

    This is the first full-scale biography of one of the most elusive and enigmatic painters of our time: the self-proclaimed Count Balthus Klossowski de Rola, whose brilliant, markedly sexualized portraits, especially of young girls, are among the most memorable images in contemporary art.

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    Mindscreen: Bergman, Godard, and First-Person Film
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    $24.95 $19.96

    In the opening chapter of this groundbreaking work, Bruce Kawin asks: can a film—which is already the dream of its maker and its audience, and which can present itself as the dream of one of its characters—appear, finally, to dream itself…

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    Man + Dog
    ( Hardback )

    $15.00 $12.00

    Painter and art historian Nick Wadley—who has curated exhibitions on Kurt Schwitters, Franciszka Themerson, Gaberbocchus Press, and Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi—here turns his attentive and whimsical eye to one of life’s most essential relationships. With…

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    Man + Doctor
    ( Hardback )

    $17.95 $14.36

    “Most of these images were drawn in the bed of a London hospital, either the Royal Free or the Princess Grace, between 2004 and 2010. The rest of the drawings are memories and afterthoughts from the same times.” The wordless story of encounters . . .

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    Literature and Cinematography
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    $14.95 $11.96

    In this short, brilliant book, Viktor Shklovsky enunciates the function of the arts: what they are and, just as importantly, what they are not. In the course of defining what art is, by implication he also quietly lays to waste the theories and people…

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    Forms and Substances in the Arts
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    $12.95 $10.36

    An engaging companion piece to The Arts of the Beautiful, this volume advances Etienne Gilson’s theories about art as a process of “making” by focusing on the substances available to an artist.

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    Blind Man’s Bluff
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    $13.95 $11.16

    Perversely, but perhaps appropriately, Aidan Higgins—-one of the few contemporary writers worthy of comparison with Beckett and Joyce-—has chosen to wait until his sight has nearly left him to assemble this collection of visual treats . . .

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    The Arts of the Beautiful
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    $11.95 $9.56

    With his usual lucidity, Etienne Gilson addresses the idea that “art is the making of beauty for beauty’s own sake.” By distinguishing between aesthetics, which promotes art as a form of knowledge, and philosophy, which focuses on the presence of the…