Paraguay Press, Paris

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OSCAR TUAZON
I can't see


The first comprehensive monograph on the work of American artist Oscar Tuazon, covering the first decade of his career.
I Can’t See was published in an edition of 2000 copies and is now long out-of-print.
Co-published by DoPe Press and Paraguay Press and features over 250 pages of images of works, documents, and archives articulating three solo exhibitions organized in 2009 and 2010 at the Centre international d’art et du paysage de l’île de Vassivière (France); the Kunsthalle Bern (Switzerland) and the Parc Saint Léger – Centre d’art contemporain (France).

It also features a series of texts by Ariana Reines, Matthew Stadler, Cedar Sigo, Karl Holmqvist, Thomas Boutoux, Carissa Rodriguez, Eileen Myles and David Lewis as well as a long interview with the artist conducted by Chiara Parisi, Philippe Pirotte, and Sandra Patron, the respective curators of the solo exhibitions.

Edited by Oscar Tuazon, with Thomas Boutoux, Pierre-François Letué
and Dorothée Perret
Design by Pierre-François Letué, Paris
Covers are silk-screened.

* Condition: Fine (light crease to silk-screened cover at bottom of cover, otherwise a new copy)  – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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Louis Lüthi
Infant A (The Social Life of the Book series)

This is the third installment of The Social Life of the Book, which is a quarterly, subscription-based series of texts by writers, artists, publishers, designers, booksellers, etc., reflecting on reading, designing, publishing, and distributing books today.
Infant A by Louis Lüthi. It makes sense that Mr. Lüthi would use the framework of a fictionalized conversation between his protagonist and the figure of Ulises Carrion (Mexican writer, expatriated to The Netherlands) to examine the uses, meanings, and significance of the letter “a;” further down the rabbit-hole lies Warhol’s a: a novel, as counterpoint. As a designer he is known for investigations of language and their influences on visual representations, but it’s his deft zig-zagging, a kind of exuberance in figuring it all out that makes it work.

The Social Life of the Book is a collection of commissioned texts dealing with books, and how they engage with the circulation of ideas and the agency of social situations. It brings together artists, publishers, writers, designers, booksellers, etc. who consider books less as finished objects or forms but for their disruptive potential and their ability to produce new relationships, new publics and new meanings.
It develops as a series of 16-page, saddle- stitched signatures, available on postal subscription and in selected bookstores. The collection will also be hand-bound into a single volume, whose edition is determined by demand. In  its contents as well as its distribution, the series aims to entice readers into a particular attention not only to printed material as such, but also to the ecosystem of knowledge writing, publishing and distributing form together.

Publishing structure and design by Will Holder

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The Wet and The Dry (The Social Life of the Book series)

This is the second installment of The Social Life of the Book, which is a quarterly, subscription-based series of texts by writers, artists, publishers, designers, booksellers, etc., reflecting on reading, designing, publishing, and distributing books today.
Moyra Davey (1958, Toronto) is an artist, a photographer and a writer, one of the founding members of the collectively-run gallery Orchard (2005-2008). She notably published ‘The Problem of Reading’ (Documents Books, 2003), and is the editor of ‘Mother Reader: Essential Writings on Motherhood’ (Seven Stories Press, 2001). More recently, she dealt with Walter Benjamin’s correspondence and the presence of sculpted books in Parisian cemetries in her 2009 video ‘My Necropolis’, and used the form of the ‘air letter’ to circulate her photographs.

The Social Life of the Book is a collection of commissioned texts dealing with books, and how they engage with the circulation of ideas and the agency of social situations. It brings together artists, publishers, writers, designers, booksellers, etc. who consider books less as finished objects or forms but for their disruptive potential and their ability to produce new relationships, new publics and new meanings.
It develops as a series of 16-page, saddle- stitched signatures, available on postal subscription and in selected bookstores. The collection will also be hand-bound into a single volume, whose edition is determined by demand. In  its contents as well as its distribution, the series aims to entice readers into a particular attention not only to printed material as such, but also to the ecosystem of knowledge writing, publishing and distributing form together.

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Oscar Tuazon
Making Books (The Social Life of the Book series)

This is the first installment of The Social Life of the Book, which is a quarterly, subscription-based series of texts by writers, artists, publishers, designers, booksellers, etc., reflecting on reading, designing, publishing, and distributing books today.
The first installment of this project is “Making Books” by artist Oscar Tuazon. This text recalls the origins of his taste for the book form, through an auto-biographical account of his parent’s book-bindery and a further reflection on his sculptural work.

The Social Life of the Book is a collection of commissioned texts dealing with books, and how they engage with the circulation of ideas and the agency of social situations. It brings together artists, publishers, writers, designers, booksellers, etc. who consider books less as finished objects or forms but for their disruptive potential and their ability to produce new relationships, new publics and new meanings.
It develops as a series of 16-page, saddle- stitched signatures, available on postal subscription and in selected bookstores. The collection will also be hand-bound into a single volume, whose edition is determined by demand. In  its contents as well as its distribution, the series aims to entice readers into a particular attention not only to printed material as such, but also to the ecosystem of knowledge writing, publishing and distributing form together.

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