(…Jevsovar, Knifer…) Gorgona

Published by Le Consortium, Dijon, 1989, 125 pages (b/w ill.), 21 × 22 cm, French

Price: €18

Catalogue for a group exhibition catalogue held at Frac Bourgogne and Atheneum, Dijon. The Gorgona group (named after the mythological creature Gorgon), was a Croatian avant-garde art group which consisted of artists and art historians. The group, made up of Dimitrije Bašičević-Mangelos, Miljenko Horvat, Marijan Jevšovar, Julije Knifer, Ivan Kožarić, Matko Meštrović, Radoslav Putar, Đuro Seder, Josip Vaništa operated in Zagreb between 1959 and 1966.

Texts by Xavier Douroux, Davor Maticevic, Nena Dimitrijevic, Đuro Seder and Josip Vanis.

#1989 #dimitrijebasicevic #gorgona #julijeknifer #nenadimitrijevic
“Moonlight” – early abstract work Koshiro Onchi

Published by Galerie Yumanite, Tokyo, 1989, 20 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 22 cm, Japanese

Price: €25

Koshiro Onchi was the most important figure in the ‘Sosaku Hanga’ movement from 1918 until his death, outstanding as a print artist, photographer, book designer and active as a poet, founder and editor of magazines, an author on the subject of prints, art and literature, a leader and organiser of societies and encourager of other artists.

#1989 #japaneseavant-garde #koshiroonchi #printmaking
Joseph Cornell

Published by Galleria Seno, 1989, unpaginated (colour & b/w ill.), 19.5 × 19 cm, Italian

Price: €19

Joseph Cornell was an American visual artist and film-maker, one of the pioneers and most celebrated exponents of assemblage. Influenced by the Surrealists, he was also an avant-garde experimental filmmaker. He was largely self-taught in his artistic efforts, and improvised his own original style incorporating cast-off and discarded artefacts.

*Please note this publication is secondhand and has some traces of previous ownership.

#1989 #josephcornell
Twee-two (recent werk – recent work) Aldo & Hannie van Eyck

Published by Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, 1989, 64 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 24 × 20 cm, Dutch / English

Price: €5

Aldo van Eyck was one of the most influential protagonists of the architectural movement Structuralism. From 1983 Van Eyck worked in association with his wife, Hannie. Their projects show a further liberation from CIAM rationalism and a passionate exploration of new possibilities in the fields of structure, form and colour.

*Please note this publication is secondhand and has some traces of previous ownership.

#1989 #aldovaneyck #architecture #hannievaneyck
Rijn / Rhein over het werk van Walter Nikkels, 1989

Published by Rosbeek, Nuth, 1989, 42 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 20 × 20 cm, Dutch / English

Price: €19

Produced on the occasion of the awarding of the Charles Nypels Prize to Walter Nikkels, who designed and edited countless books and catalogues, including for the Van Abbemuseum, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and for various other Dutch and foreign museums and institutes, invitations, paper money, stamps, posters, logos, house styles, and much more.

Designed by Wigger Bierma & Walter Nikkels.

*Please note this publication is secondhand and has some traces of previous ownership. (Some sun damage to the back cover)

#1989 #design #walternikkels #wiggerbierma
Angola To Vietnam Christopher Williams

Published by Imschoot Uitgevers, Ghent, 1989, 84 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 14.8 × 21 cm, English

Price: €160 (Out of stock)

Angola to Vietnam is Christopher William’s 1989 artist’s book based on his photographic piece of the same title featuring twenty-seven images of glass flowers from Harvard University’s Peabody Museum of Natural History. “Drawing from the Peabody’s cache of sculptural specimens, Christopher Williams selected only those plants native to countries in which state-sponsored murders occurred in 1984. The information affixed to each photograph mimics the museum’s labels, but here Williams places the country of origin above the flower’s Latin name, subtly foregrounding the political over the natural. By referencing government-sanctioned atrocities, Williams calls attention to the flowers’ colonial origins, as the science of botany is rooted in the tangled and often exploitative history of international exploration and trade”.

#1989 #christopherwilliams #imschootuitgevers