Category: Counterculture

Cultural Revolution : Aesthetic Practice after Autonomy
by Sven Lütticken

In this collection of essays, art historian and critic Sven Lütticken focuses on aesthetic practice in a rapidly expanding cultural sphere. He analyzes its transformation by the capitalist cultural revolution, whose reshaping of art’s autonomy has wrought a field of afters and posts. In a present moment teeming with erosions—where even history and the human are called into question—Cultural Revolution: Aesthetic Practice after Autonomy reconsiders these changing values, for relegating such notions safely to the past betrays their possibilities for potential today.

Lütticken discusses practices that range from Black Mask to Subversive Aktion, from Krautonomy to Occupy, from the Wet Dream Film Festival in the early 1970s to Jonas Staal’s recently established New World Academy. Within these pages Scarlett Johansson meets Paul Chan, Walid Raad, and Hito Steyerl, and Dr. Zira from Planet of the Apes mingles with the likes of Paul Lafargue and Alexandre Kojève.

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Under the Radar: Underground Zines and Self-Publications 1965–1975

The mid-1960s witnessed a boom in underground and self-published works in West Germany. Hectographs, mimeographs and offset printing not only allowed for the production of small, low-cost print runs, but also promoted a unique aesthetic. Using wild mock-ups, these messianic amateurs combined typescript aesthetics, handwriting, scribbled drawings, assemblages of collaged visuals, porn photos, snapshots and comic strips, forging a new, wildly free, sensibility in the process. This book is the first to present the underground and self-published works that came out of West Germany in such depth, while also showing the international context in which they emerged – not as an anecdotal history but as an attempt to tap into the aesthetic cosmos of the Do-It-Yourself rebellion. Insomuch, Under the Radar also challenges us to take a new look at the current boom in independent publishing, the risograph aesthetic and more.

An incredible collection and valuable volume for anyone interested in underground publishing history!

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Bizarre #3

Wonderful, ultra scarce early 1990’s fetish catalogue from California’s Spartacus production house. “The Most Unique Fetish Catalog In The World”, Bizarre #3 : Bondage catalog offers Spartacus’ incredible visually-rich (Adults Only) magazine style pages of saturated colours, incredible airbrushed illustrations, and exclusive demonstrative bondage photography of their world-class bondage equipment and devices.

Note: this issue has a few photographs of male and female genitals hand censored (with black marker). Quite likely by the international distributor or Japanese vendor who originally sold this title.

* Condition: Very good (light wear only) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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Discipline Helmets #2


Wonderful, ultra scarce early 1990’s fetish catalogue from California’s Spartacus production house. Discipline Helmets #2 offers Spartacus’ incredible visually-rich (Adults Only) magazine style pages of saturated colours, incredible airbrushed illustrations, and exclusive demonstrative bondage photography of their world-class bondage equipment and devices.

* Condition: Very good (light wear only) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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