World Food Books is a book shop in Melbourne, Australia.
The Nicholas Building
Studio 19, Level 3
37 Swanston Street
FRI 12-7 PM
SAT 12-4 PM
& OPEN BY APPOINTMENT
MAIL ORDER RUNS EVERY DAY
World Food Books
PO Box 435
Theory / Essay
Architecture / Interior
Graphic Design / Typography
Fiction / Poetry
Film / Video
Sculpture / Installation
Performance / Dance / Theater
Sound / Music
Group Shows / Collections
Illustration / Graphic Art
Ceramics / Glass
Italian Radical Design / Postmodernism
"Various Works 1986 - 1999"
02 February 16 - September 10, 2016
Including: Geometry of Cakes (various shelves), 1993; Poor People’s Law (black and white plate), 1993; White Absence (glasses, ruler, set square, silver spoon, silver ladel with skin photograph and wooden cubes), 1990-1996; Exploitation of the Dead (grey and red star painting, wooden painting, black spoon with red table, red plate), 1984-1990; Money and Zeros (zero tie, paintings made for friends in Australia (Sue, John, Kerrie), numbers painting), 1991-1992; Words - Slogans (various t-shirts) - “they talk about the death of art...help! someone is trying to kill me”, “my sweet little lamb”, “work is a disease - Karl Marx”; Various artist books, catalogues, monographs, videos; Poster from exhibition Insulting Anarchy; "Circular" Croatian - Australian edition; Artist book by Vlado Martek (Dostoyevsky); more.
Thanks to Mladen Stilinović and Branka Stipančić.
Curated by Nic Tammens
March 26 - April 4, 2015
B.Wurtz works from a basement studio in his home on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
“USDA Whole Pork Shoulder Picnic 99c lb.”
“RITE AID Pharmacy, with us it’s personal.”
“H. Brickman & Sons.”
“Sweet Yams 59c lb."
Wurtz appears courtesy of Metro Pictures, New York.
December 15 - January 20, 2014
Organized by John Nixon, Joshua Petherick and Matt Hinkley.
at Minerva, Sydney (curated by Joshua Petherick and Matt Hinkley)
November 15 - December 20, 2014
Lewis Fidock, HR Giger, Piero Gilardi, Veit Laurent Kurz,
Cinzia Ruggeri, Michael E. Smith, Lucie Stahl, Daniel Weil, Wols
“...It contained seven objects. The slender fluted bone, surely formed for flight, surely from the wing of some large bird. Three archaic circuitboards, faced with mazes of gold. A smooth white sphere of baked clay. An age-blackened fragment of lace. A fingerlength segment of what she assumed was bone from a human wrist, grayish white, inset smoothly with the silicon shaft of a small instrument that must once have ridden flush with the surface of the skin - but the thing’s face was seared and blackened.”
William Gibson, “Count Zero”, 1986
"Autumn Projects Archive"
Curated by Liza Vasiliou
March 6 - March 15, 2014
presented by CENTRE FOR STYLE
November 14, 2013
"Hey Blinky, you say chic, I say same"
and a Very Special Thank you to Audrey Thomas Hayes for her shoe collaboration.
Janet Burchill & Jennifer McCamley
May 10 - June 8, 2013
During shop open hours videos played every hour, on the hour.
Softcover, 122 pages, 31 x 26 cm
1st edition, Out of print title / used*,
Published by Quadrangle Books / New York
$100.00 - In stock -
At the start of the 1970's, at the very beginning of renowned photographer Oberto Gili's professional career (Architectural Digest, Vogue, House & Garden, Town & Country), he moved to Milan to work for L’Esperto, a publishing company...
"... to shoot and produce a book that was to be called 'Crazy, Mad, Outrageous Interiors'. I traveled around the world for a year working on this book. L’Esperto dropped the project, but Norma Skurka, The New York Times interiors editor those days, took over and Quadrangle Books published the book in 1972. It was called 'Underground Interiors'."
First soft cover edition of this cult classic interior design book - the only one of its kind. This lavishly illustrated book features the deluxe photography of eclectic and inspired domestic settings from all over the world c. early 1970s: "Surrealist Interiors", "Environments", "Radical Chic", "Pop Culture", "Space Age Habitations"... An incredible piece of interior design history.
Includes the living spaces of Karl Lagerfeld, Derek Jarman, Zandra Rhodes, Marina Lante della Rovere, Nanda Vigo, Alan Buchsbaum, Julie Christie, to name only a handful.
"Not just another book on interior decoration with look-alike rooms, Underground Interiors is a fantastic mind-expanding experience into contemporary life styles."
Softcover, 224 pages, 26 x 33.5 cm
1st Edition, Out of print title / Used*,
Published by Pavilion Books / London
$190.00 - In stock -
The now very collectable "Nova 1965-1975" was issued in 1993 by Pavilion, in London, and is a comprehensive celebration of the iconic and pioneering 1960-1970s British style magazine, Nova.
Features the work of Harry Peccinotti, Helmut Newton, Sarah Moon, Diane Arbus, Issey Miyake, Jeanloup Sieff, Hans Feurer, Zandra Rhodes, Bob Richardson, Jonvelle, Alan Aldridge, Terence Donovan, Kansai Yamamoto, Saul Leiter, Caroline Baker, David Hillman, and many more.
A product of the creative cauldron in "Swinging London", Nova was avant-garde in every aspect: its typography and layout, illustration and photography. It offered a mixture of daring and artistic imagery with unconstrained writing which had never been done before, and marked a period of real innovation in magazine design. This over-sized volume shows every Nova cover, and over 200 photographs and layouts of key features. The accompanying words tell the story of the magazine and the people who made it, how Nova influenced and was influenced by the times, and is complemented by a "time-line" of events, the signposts of the era. But the lavishly reproduced images, such as the groundbreaking "How to Undress in Front of Your Husband" speak largely for themselves. Not only of specialist interest to designers and artists, and nostalgic interest to avid subscribers, this is also a visual document of times of great change, of the political and cultural upheavals which brought us platform soles and flares, Mick Jagger and Ted Heath. David Hillman was art director for "Nova" from 1969 until it closed in 1975. He was also deputy editor during that time. Harry Peccinotti was the magazine's first art director and regular photographer throughout.