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Michael Shanks

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Ghosts in the Mirror
A collection of worn and damaged daguerreotypes


Kenneth Goldsmith


One Square Kilometer (for Walter De Maria).

2,568-page PDF
“It’s only six reams of paper, and at $3.99 per ream I can print my square kilometer for about $24,”. Creating the square kilometer was quite simple. It used just one line of code to render a single black pixel 4,320,000 times.

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Wasting Time on the Internet

Anna Püschel

Layers of Reality


Darren Harvey-Regan


The Erratics

Penelope Umbrico


Solar Eclipses From the New York Public Library Picture Collection

Barry van der Rijt


Exquisite Errors

Robert Pufleb & Nadine Schlieper

Alternative Moons

Domenico Quaranta


Collect the WWWorld. The Artist as Archivist in the Internet Age
a book about endless archives, image collections, bees plundering from flower to flower and hunters crawling through the online wilderness.


Art and Electronic Media


A landmark survey examining the pivotal role of new technologies in recent artistic innovation.
Motion, Duration, Illumination

Jack Torrance


All Work And No Play Makes Jack A Dull Boy:
The Masterpiece Of A Well-Known Writer With No Readers…

David Morrow Guthrie


A cube. It’s one of nature’s purest, most basic forms. We see cubes every day, usually made of elemental materials like sugar and ice. But what if the cube is something altogether more complicated? What happens when cubes are constructed of plywood and bamboo, foam and hay, chopped up telephone books and strands of chicken wire? Cube is a speculative investigation of this primal shape, a tactile exploration of the imagination in which unexpected materials create surprisingly beautiful and intriguing objects.




Our aim is to inspire by taking the side road, of the side road, of the side road to uncover forgotten stories, overlooked trivia and understated sensations. Each issue becomes a theme-based mini-encyclopaedia and acts like a timeless flicker and thought-trigger.

The National Grid


In Almost Every Picture

In Almost every picture COVER

The fourteenth edition of Erik Kessels’ found photography series presents a semi-nude detective story: who chopped the heads off all the sunbathers?


Useful Photography


Cut out a photograph from a wholesale butcher’s brochure, hang it over your bed, and a year later you still won’t be bored of it. It is precisely these photographs we are confronted with daily, without even being aware of it, that can hold our interest for an astonishingly long time. Photography from sales catalogues, instruction manuals, packaging, brochures and textbooks. Anonymous, because what photographer expects to create a furore with a chicken breast photo? As soon as the images are taken out of their original context and placed in a new one, they can produce interesting results.


A Million Random Digits


“I bought two copies of this book.
I find that the first copy perfectly predicts what the numbers
will be in the second copy.
I feel cheated.”

Anonymous Press

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  • Anonymous Press (Α–Π) is a self-sufficient publishing platform.
  • Every publication by Α–Π is a byproduct of an individual and a database, i.e. Google ImageSearch.
  • Human author defines the topic, the content and the form is generated from the most relevant images found online.
  • Each publication is added to a public library.
  • Every item in the library can be printed on-demand and is available to everyone for a small fee covering shipping and production costs.
  • Publications are sorted in a chronological order.
  • Α–Π does not own, nor is responsible for the content generated by its users.

Joachim Schmid/ Ed Ruscha


Twentysix Gasoline Stations, Every Building on the Sunset Strip, Thirtyfour Parking Lots, Nine Swimming Pools, A Few Palm Trees, No Small Fires” is a modern remake of some of Ruscha’s famous books, all grouped in one volume. Unlike the original books it relates to, this work was made entirely at my Berlin studio. I didn’t visit Los Angeles to make the book and I didn’t use a camera either. The camera is out there.”


Edward Ruscha


Twenty six gasoline stations
The photographs are of petrol stations, along the highway between Ruscha’s home in Los Angeles and his parent’s house in Oklahoma City


Joachim Schmid

Other People’s Photographs

Assembled between 2008 and 2011, this series of ninety-six books explores the themes and visual patterns presented by modern everyday, amateur photo­graphers. Images found on photo sharing sites such as Flickr have been gathered and ordered in a way to form a library of contemporary vernacular photography in the age of digital technology and online photo hosting.


The series Other People‘s Photographs includes these titles: Airline Meals · Airports · Another Self · Apparel · At Work · Bags · Big Fish · Bird’s Eyes · Black Bulls · Blue · Bread · Buddies · Cash · Cheques · Cleavage · Coffee · Collections · Colour · Commodities · Contents · Currywurst · Damage · Digits · Documents · Dogs · Drinks · Encounters · Evidence · Eyes · Faces in Holes · Fauna · Feet · First Shots · Fish · Flashing · Food · Fridge Doors · Gathered Together · Gender · Geology · Hands · Happy Birthday · Hotel Rooms · Images · Impact · In Motion · Indexes · Information · Interaction · Kisses for Me · Lego · Looking · Maps · Mickey · Models · More Things · Mugshots · News · Nothing Wrong · November 5th, 2008 · Objects in Mirror · On the Road · Parking Lots · Pictures · Pizza · Plush · Portraits · Postcards · Purple · Pyramids · Real Estate · Red · Room with a View · Self · Sex · Shadow · Shirts · Shoes · Silvercup · Sites · Size Matters · Space-Time · Statues · Sunset · Surface · Targets · Television · The Other Picture · The Picture · Things · Trophies · Tropic of Capricorn · Various Accidents · Wanted · Writings · You Are Here.


Photography Changes Everything


Photography Changes Everything
Photography Changes Everything—drawn from the online Smithsonian Photography Initiative—offers a provocative rethinking of photography’s impact on our culture and our lives.


Harland Miller


First I Was Afraid, I Was Petrified
First I was afraid, I was petrified consists of a huge collection of Polaroids, discovered by Harland Miller, each of which show a gas cooker turned to ‘off’ − the only physical/visual proof that can allow the sufferer of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder to be free to leave the house without nagging doubt.

Simon Phillipson


The Origin Of Species, Charles Darwin — Evolutionary Edition
A typographic edition of Charles Darwin’s “The Origin of Species” showing all the evolutionary changes made to the book over the last 154 years.



Photomediations: An Open Reader is an open, wiki-based part the online project Photomediations: An Open Book, led by Professor Joanna Zylinska. An experiment in open and hybrid publishing – as well as a celebration of the book as a living object .


Robert Irwin

Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees

After Photography

“The photograph becomes the initial research, an image draft, as vulnerable to modification as it has always been to recontextualization.”

After Photography
By Fred Ritchin
W. W. Norton & Company (2010)


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