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ARTFORUMx summary ::: trade edition By Parasitic Ventures Press
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Depending who you ask, Artforum is, … well, it depends who you ask. Its importance to the development of contemporary art (directly in the USA, indirectly from there to points wider) is,... More > however, undeniable – particularly with regards to practices that originated in the early to mid-seventies in New York City. The Press is, indeed, impressed. We assume there is a formula that they have been following, a secret behind their method. So, we spent the last four-some years carefully studying the magazine to find that elusive formula. For your delectation, ARTFORUMx ::: trade edition [see our website for more information]< Less
Good and Evil By Parasitic Ventures Press
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A compendium of the usage of the words good and evil in twenty historical texts on the subject of ethics. Each text is superimposed on itself so that the entire book is presented on a single page.... More > The size of font is reduced based on the absolute length of the original text, while intensity of colour is reduced based on relative length. Translations have been used for texts written in languages other than English. Set in Arno Pro, Good & Evil includes a colophon.< Less
The Three Critiques of Immanuel Kant, 2nd revised edition By Parasitic Ventures Press
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Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication The three critiques of Immanuel Kant / as edited by Parasitic Ventures Press. An artists’ book of all the letters, arranged... More > alphabetically, in Immanuel Kant’s The critique of pure reason, The critique of practical reason, and The critique of aesthetic judgement, as translated into English by J.M.D. Meiklejohn, Thomas Kingsmith Abbot, and James Creed Meredith, respectively. “A saprophytic book.” ISBN 978-0-9813263-3-7 1. Artists’ books--Canada. 2. Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804. I. Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804. II. Parasitic Ventures Press< Less
The Bildungsroman and Its Significance in the History of Realism By Mikhail Bakhtin
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From the Lost Book series of Parasitic Ventures Press. At the beginning of the Second World War, the book-length manuscript of Mikhail Bakhtin’s The Bildungsroman [Novel of Education]... More > (1936-38) existed in two copies; one, the final draft, was at Sovetsky pisatel, the house that was preparing the book for publication, and an early draft, which he retained. As the publisher’s copy would form the basis of the printed edition, Bakhtin repurposed his copy as cigarette paper (in short supply) and, it is said, smoked it away over the course of the war. Alas, in the seige on Moscow, the editorial offices of Sovetsky pisatel (and the manuscript) were destroyed. Please note: this is not suitable as a reader's copy. Please preview before purchasing. Really.< Less
Literature and Export Trade By T. S. Eliot
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Another offering from the Lost Book series. As with many poets, T. S. Eliot had a day job. In the twenties, his was writing reports on foreign currency movements for Lloyds Bank. The editor for... More > Harvard College Class of 1910 Quindecennial Report managed to mangle this state of affairs, and added Literature and Export Trade to his corpus. We include this text in our series in respect of such editorial malfeasance. Please note: this is not suitable as a reader's copy. Please preview before purchasing. Really.< Less
The History of Democracy in Switzerland By Edward Gibbon
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Another in our series of 'Lost Books'. Edward Gibbon is known primarily as historian of the Roman Empire. This was not his first major historical undertaking, having started work on a history of the... More > Swiss Republic first. A lacklustre reception for the early drafts, however, led to a minor conflagration involving his manuscript (e.g., it was burnt). Please note: this is not suitable as a reader's copy. Please preview before purchasing. Really.< Less
The Book of Music By Confucius
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In our Lost Book series. K’ung Fu–Tzu, known in the west as Confucius, wrote the ‘Six Books’ in the sixth century bce. Consisting of The Book of Poetry, The Book of Rituals,... More > The Book of History, The Book of Changes, The Spring and Autumn Annals, and The Book of Music, knowledge of these books would be the basis of appointment to the Chinese bureaucracy for over 2000 years. Unfortunately, at some point in this period, The Book of Music was lost, leading some to claim that it never really existed. {This may be true} Please note, this is not suitable as a reader's copy. Please review before purchasing. Really.< Less
Love's Labour Won By William Shakespeare
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From the Lost Book series of Parasitic Ventures Press. The corpus of William Shakespeare is not, as we know, complete. His Folio editions were a selection of his plays, not a full collection. One of... More > the plays that had been printed, but lost to contemporary scholarship, includes a sequel to Love’s Labour Lost, which we have printed in this edition of Love’s Labour Won. Please note: this is not a suitable reader's copy. Please view the preview before purchasing. Really.< Less
Visible Vocals, volume 1 By Daniel Cockburn
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Visible Vocals (a bookwork) is a collaborative interpretation of “Visible Vocals,” a performance created by Daniel Cockburn for “Feats, might.” — an evening of live... More > performance by video artists.< Less
Visible Vocals, volume 2 By Daniel Cockburn
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Visible Vocals (a bookwork) is a collaborative interpretation of “Visible Vocals,” a performance created by Daniel Cockburn for “Feats, might.” — an evening of live... More > performance by video artists.< Less