Collector: Tony Jorissen
Curator: Sophie Berrebi
Artists: Sara van der Heide, Pauline M'Barek, Jean-Luc Moulčne and Alain Resnais & Chris Marker more
De Lunda en de Tshokwe van Shaba
Limited edition about the cultural history of Congo, written by the collector Tony Jorissen. Hardcover, fully illustrated in colour.
Nora M. Alter
Having spearheaded the bourgeoning Nouvelle Vague scene in the late 1950s and developed a distinctive style involving still images, Chris Marker (born Christian Francois Bouche-Villeneuve) stands among the most influential filmmakers of the postwar era, yet remains enigmatic. His notorious reclusiveness has led to surprisingly few studies, and Nora M. Alter's "Chris Marker" presents the first English-language study of the director. Marker's 1953 debut "filmic essay", "The Statues Also Die" (with Alain Resnais) exposed the European art market's complicity in the former Belgian Congo atrocities, and provided a bold model for other politically committed filmmakers. Thus began Marker's long struggle against global injustice, a trajectory that included his involvement with "Night and Fog", "La Jetee", "Le Joli Mai", "Far from Vietnam", "Le fond du l'air est Rouge", and "Prime Time in the Camps". Alter's careful study includes interviews with the director and investigates the core themes and motivations behind an often unpredictable and transnational area that defies easy classification.
Sara van der Heide
24 european ethnographic museums
Sara van der Heide is one of the participating artists in the exhibition 'Il faut que le masque ait dansé'
African Masks - The Barbier-Mueller Collection
The book includes one hundred colour plates accompanied by in-depth descriptions, as well as numerous black-and-white photographs of the masks as they are used in religious and secular ceremonies. An introductory text by renowned scholars describes how the masks are made, examines their significance in African culture and offers insight into the universal practice of masquerading. A unique contribution to the literature on African art, this book is also a wonderful introduction to countless fascinating, age-old spiritual traditions still practised today.
David Van Reybrouck
Of course, ’Congo. A History’ is not only about fashion, music or youth culture, it’s a well sourced document on the birth of a nation, the rise and decline of Congo, la République démocratique du Congo, the former Zaïre.
Belgian writer David Van Reybrouck describes for the first time the amazing history of Congo, from well before the arrival of the explorer Stanley to the influence of China in the last ten years and the recent economic crisis.
Jeroen Boomgaard, Marie-Josée Corsten, Veerle Devreese, Pascal Gielen, Bas Kwakman, Rudi Laermans
Autonomie als waarde
In Autonomie als waarde [Autonomy as value: Dilemma's in art and education] theoreticians, teachers and artists research the meaning and validity of autonomy. Where does the idea of autonomy originate, and how is it applied and put to use today? This book would like to indicate what the value of autonomy is for the arts, for education and politics, and furthermore for today's society as a whole. Text in Dutch.Theory
Eetbaar Park / Edible park
Babak Afrassiabi & Nasrin Tabatabai
Kish, An Island Indecisive by Design
Kish, an Island Indecisive by Design tells the intriguing story of the modern development of an Iranian island in the Persian Gulf. Kish is an island where the extremes of politics, architecture and urban design visibly collide. In this book, artists Nasrin Tabatabai and Babak Afrassiabi give an evocative account of an architecture that persists in being a symptom of an ‘unresolved modernity’.
As a result of the shifting ideologies on mainland Iran in the last five decades, this ‘free zone’ resort has been the stage of conflicting desires for openness and resistance to the outside world. This is manifested most of all through excessive forms of architecture and planning, built and unbuilt across the island since the late 1960s, which in time have constituted a misplaced historical disposition for the island.architecture
Natur der Menschen / Nature Man-Made
Relics of the Cold War
Frits Gierstberg, Rik Suermondt
Het Nederlandse Fotoboek
Pierre Bonnechere en Odile de Bruyn
Het Bezielde Landschap
De Groene Tuinier
Der Traum vom Baumhaus DVD
Marinke Steenhuis e.a.
Erik de Jong e.a.
Landschappen van verbeelding
Dik van der Meulen
Het Bedwongen Bos
I read where I am
I Read Where I Am contains texts about the future of reading and the status of the word. We read anytime and anywhere. We read of screens, we read out on the streets, we read in the office but less and less we read a book at home on the couch. We are, or are becoming, a different type of reader. The question remains which shape will it take and what experience does one want? To answer these (and other) questions we have asked people from different backgrounds, subject to the aforementioned changes, to think about these issues.
This book explores the heritage of Bruno Mathsson, one of Swedish modernism’s leading designers, through two of his architectural works. In Frösakull – a house that Mathsson both designed and lived in – Mikael Olsson invaded, colonised and interacted with the remains of the house. In Södrakull, on the other hand – a second house that Mathsson designed and lived in – Olsson acted like a Peeping Tom, sneaking around the exterior of the house with his camera. This unethical method of trespassing a private space reveals something even more unethical, namely the fact that nobody, not even the Bruno Mathsson firm, took care of his property after his death.
In Södrakull Frösakull Mikael Olsson has created a phenomenological interplay between presence and absence, inner meaning and outer representation, turning the very notion of the human gaze inside out.
Text by Beatriz Colomina, Hans Irrek and Helena Mattsson
On Guerrilla Gardening
On Guerrilla Gardening is an activist's call to arms to all citizens - green-fingered, green-thinking or curious - to join the revolution of guerrilla gardening: transforming public space into oases of colour and life. The enemy: neglect, apathy and the disintegration of community spirit. The arsenal: daring, a packet of seeds and a passionate commitment to social change. When Richard Reynolds first embarked on guerrilla gardening, growing flowers by moonlight outside his tower block, he had no idea it was part of a growing global movement committed to cultivating the potential in the land regardless of all obstacles. Charting the battles fought across thirty different countries and the revolutionary history of this subculture, On Guerrilla Gardening is an inspirational take on gardening in the 21st century.
For sale at both Marres Books and NAi/Bureau EuropaLandscape
De Hongerige stad
The relationship between food and cities is fundamental to our every day lives. Food shapes cities, and through them, it moulds us - along with the countryside that feeds us. The gargantuan effort necessary to feed cities arguably has a greater social and physical impact on us and our planet than anything else we do. Yet few of us are conscious of the process and we rarely stop to wonder how food reaches our plates. De Hongerige stad examines the way in which modern food production has damaged the balance of human existence, and reveals that we have yet to resolve a centuries-old dilemma - one which holds the key to a host of current problems, from obesity, the inexorable rise of the supermarkets, to the destruction of the natural world. This book illuminates an issue that is fundamental to us all.
For sale at Marres Books NAi/BEArchitecture
Bernd & Hilla Becher
Typologies of industrial buildings are a trademark of Bernd and Hilla Becher. The series, which make use of both a systematic approach and an emprical esthetics, enable a comparing perspective. In this publication, around 160 typologies - almost the entire series - are presented.Architecture, Photography
In Botanical Pleasure, artist Frank Bruggeman connects his own work with the natural history collection of the Zeeuws Genootschap and a unique 17th-century herbarium from the collection of the Stadhuismuseum Zierikzee. He sheds new light on numerous forgotten pieces, reconnects them with the landscape of Zeeland and gives them a place within a collective memory.Landscape
Gerrit Smienk & Johannes Niemeijer
Palladio, de villa en het landschap
Palladio, de villa en het landschap explains the systematic planning of Andrea Palladio (one of the founders of modern architecture) through an analyses of ten of his villa's, which have been documented with photographs, maps and drawings.Landscape
The Mushroom Collector
In The Mushroom Collector, Fulford combines a number of photos of mushrooms, which he found in a box at a flea market, with his own images and texts about this collection.Landscape
Jan Kolen & Ton Lemaire (ed.)
Landschap in meervoud
Are we currently breaking with the past of our landscape? Is the adaptation of the landscape to our modern society inevitable? These questions are approached by a number of authors and from several perspectives in this richly illustrated book.Landscape
Boulevard is a visual story about two cities: Paris and Los Angeles. The book contains an intriguing dialogue. Wandering through the spaces, gardens, gas stations and urban streets, graphic relations arise and it slowly becomes apparent that the two cities have almost the same colour palette.Photography
The Pleasures of Good Photographs
The British photography critic Badger wrote, amongst others, The Photobook, a History, volume I and II, together with Martin Parr. He also wrote The Genius of Photography, the book that accompanied the BBC-serie with the same name a number of years back. The Pleasures of Good Photographs is not as light to read as The Genius of Photography, but it is nevertheless still a prime example of how clear people can write about this medium. The publication includes eightteen of his essays. Many of these are about photographers, including Eugène Atget, Walker Evans and Richard Avedon, but also relatively unknown, young photographers such as Susan Lipper and Anna Fox.Photography
Landschaften und Gartenstücke
Unlike traditional landscape painting, photographer Simone Nieweg does not look for forms of the picturesque or romantic, nor for the heroic or sublimated landscape. She chose the neglected homely character of the kitchen garden, and in extend the fields and the forest.Fotografie, Landschap
For this series of photographs, made over the course of thirty years in his own garden, Fischer used an old Polaroid camera. He grouped the images into tryptichs, resulting in a beautiful, poetic book.Photography, Landscape
A different state of mind
Simon makes use of diverse techniques: she makes drawings, collages, photographs and recently also so-called wallpapers. This publication consists of a series of photographs of an interior, in which the subjective experience of the space takes central place. Next to these photographs, that were presented at the Venice Biennale of 2009, the publication includes a number of drawings that have the same space as subject.
While the world was in the grip of the economic crisis, Reinier Gerritsen photographed the masses in the subways surrounding Wall Street in New York. Businessmen are standing isolated within the silent mass. Gerritsens unposed group portraits consist of multiple photos, 'forged' together into a stunningly sharp and powerful new image.Photography
Willem van Toorn
Het grote landschapsboek
Red threat within the work of poet, writer and translator Toorn is his love for the landscape as a 'picture book of our memory' and his concern that this landscape is being poisened by 'the dogma of economical growth, the new back-to-nature-thinking and the ideal of mass recreation'. Van Toorn reads the landscape. His work shows how rich landscapes are in meaning and how they reflect the memory of an environment and the humans living within it. His concerns and reflections culminate in his Magnum Opus: Het Grote Landschapsboek. With images by Theo Baart.Landscape
Artist Florian Göttke collected an enormous amount of news- and amateurphotography from the internet, showing how the people of Irak rid themselves from the statues of Saddam Hoessein after the war. Based on this archive, he raises questions about the esthetical and political dynamics of statues in the public domain.
Maria Barnas in the NRC: "As an object, Toppled forms a great monument for the open mind, both within the artworld and the world outside".
Nominee for the Dutch Doc Award 2011!Photography
In this book, documentary photographer Henk Wildschut represents a humanitarian problem while avoiding to fall into simple clichés. He visited places in Europe where illegal immigrants have created temporary shelters with waiste materials, taken from the direct environment. Wildschut made a series of images of these tent-like creations, while the absence of the inhabitants strenghtens the story he tells.
This publication won the Dutch Doc Award 2011!Photography
Frits Lugt 1884-1970 Leven voor de Kunst
Biography of a passionate art collector. As as self-made art historian, Lugt left a number of standard works that have not declined in value to this day. In 1947, Lugt accomodated his collection in a foundation. Ten years later, he founded the famous Institut Neerlandais in Paris, where the collection is still housed.Biography
Robert Poque Harrison
Making use of literary, religious and scientific sources, Harrison investigates the relation between man and nature, focusing on the role that gardens have played in our lives throughout history.Landscape
Sergej Diaghilev, een leven voor de kunst
Acclaimed biography on the legendary Diaghilev, founder of the famous Ballets Russes and one of the artistic pioneers of the twentieth century.Biography
Buiten is het groen
Magnum Opus and at the same time the testament of the ecological artist Gerritsen, who died in 2008. Together with Anton Schlepers, he founded the Prionagardens. In a clear and coherent manner, Gerritsen explains how insights into the dynamics of wild flora contributed to the Prionatuinen.Landscape
Flip Bool, Mattie Boom, Frits Gierstberg et al.
An overview of the history of Dutch photography. The book, full of well-known and less known images, does not give a chronological view on this history, but is built up around ten themes such as photography in the city, colonial photography, the landscape, the relation between photography and the visual arts and documentary photography.Photography
Met open zinnen
Cultural philosophic essay by philosopher and anthropologist Ton Lemaire, known mostly from his book 'Philosophy of the landscape'. A plea for a rediscovery of the earth, nature and the landscape, and for a synthesis between aesthetic, spiritual and ecological values in an alternative, poetic relation with the world.Landscape
Hrispemé Visser & Rik Suermondt
Fotografie in het Stedelijk
This book maps the history of the collection of photography of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam for the first time. The complex position of the 'new' medium photography in relation to the traditional fields of collection is one of its central themes. The thematic image sections show over one-hundred-and-fifty highlights from the collection.Photography
Minnares van het modernisme. Het leven van Puggy Guggenheim
Well documented biography of the woman, whose life is undeniably connected with the history of modern art.Biography
Landschap en herinnering
An incredibly exciting book in which the historian Simon Schama takes the reader on a journey through time and through the landscapes in nature and the arts. Just like we gave shape to the landscape from the earth, the earth has shaped our culture and imagination.Landscape
Steven D. Lavin
Exhibiting Cultures: The Poetics and Politics of Museum Display
Debating the practices of museums, galleries, and festivals, Exhibiting Cultures probes the often politically charged relationships among aesthetics, contexts, and implicit assumptions that govern how art and artifacts are displayed and understood. The contributors—museum directors, curators, and scholars in art history, folklore, history, and anthropology—represent a variety of stances on the role of museums and their function as intermediaries between the makers of art or artifacts and the eventual viewers.theory
Victor Palla en Costa Martins
Lisboa, Cidade Triste e Alegre
I Want To Eat
Queen Ann P.S.Belly Cut Off
Johan van der Keuken
Geert van Kesteren
Why Mister Why
Céline van Balen
Without and Within: Essays on Territory and the Interior
In the publication Without and Within: Essays on Territory and the Interior, Mark Pimlott investigates the development of the public interior as a category of space that has played a specific and important part in the exchange of architectural models between Europe and North America in the twentieth century. Without and Within is the result of a three-year research of Mark Pimplott, an associate practice professor at the TU Delft.Theory
Max Risselada, Dirk van den Heuvel (red.)
Alison & Peter Smithson: From the House of the Future to a house of today
In the context of the exhibition The Art of Inhabitation at the NAiM/Bureau Europa Maastricht, Marres Books presents several publications on the work of the architects Alison & Peter Smithson, such as the publication From the House of the Future to a House of Today, a well-designed overview of the oeuvre of this controversial designer couple.Architecture
In this issue of the magazin Graphic, attention is paid to the work of graphic designer Maureen Mooren. Specifically, it focuses on the graphic designs she has made for Marres.
Maureen Mooren is one of the artists who contributed to the Dutch Pavilion during the Venice Biennale 2011.
Opera Aperta / Loose Work
The most recent publication by photographer Johannes Schwarz. A series of intriguing images in an abandoned house. With a text by Bianca Stigter.
Johannes Schwartz is one of the artists who contributed to the Dutch Pavilion during the Venice Biennale 2011.
Folders, Suits, Pockets, Files, Stocks
This book goes back to the earliest photo sessions of Robaard. The projects include notes with citations, correspondence, newspaper articles and texts by the artist. This way, Robaard's layered research into clothing behaviour, networks and representations, becomes visible.
Joke Robaard is one of the artists who contributed to the Dutch Pavilion during the Venice Biennale 2011.
Pamflet in which art critic Anna Tilroe analyzes en criticizes the state of the art world. She argues for a new momentum, which can cope with the new power structures within the art world while at the same time doing justice to history.