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
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Graphic Design / Typography
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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, 148 pages, 21.5 x 22.5 cm
1st Edition, Out of print title / Used*,
Published by LACMA / Los Angeles
$55.00 - Out of stock
The great catalogue for a major exhibition held in Los Angeles in 1966 on the work of Man Ray. Published by LACMA for the occasion, this 148 page English catalogue is very generous in its content, with reproductions of much of Man Ray's work across painting, sculpture and photography, amongst much more, it also features an introduction byJules Langsner, Man Ray's writings on his own work and observations, texts about Man Ray by his friends (Paul Éluard, Marcel Duchamp, André Breton, Rrose Sélavy, Tristan Tzara, Hans Richter), plus other texts, catalogue of the exhibition, Chronology, Major Exhibitions, and Selected Bibliography.
Softcover, 170 pages, 27 x 21cm
1st edition, Out of print title / used*,
Published by Galeries Nationales du Grand-Palais / Paris
$60.00 - Out of stock
First printing of this comprehensive and profusely illustrated catalogue produced to accompany a major exhibition of the work of German artist Max Ernst, at Galeries Nationales du Grand-Palais, in Paris in 1975.
Designed in landscape form, this curious and very generous catalogue is illustrated throughout with colour and black and white reproductions of Ernst's paintings, drawings, sculptures, collages, frottage, graphics, etching, etc., running chronologically and featuring columns of autobiographical testimonies and theoretical writings of Max Ernst, memories of friends, poetry, reflections, and correspondences with other artists, writings by critics or other artists (Tristan Tzara, Hans Ary, Paul Eluard, Patrick Waldberg, Benjamin Péret, André Breton, Louis Aragon, Dorothea Tanning, Hns Richter, George Bataille, and many others), etc. set in parallel, relating to reproductions of his work, social photographs, and other imagery. Also features a bibliography, list of works, and texts by Werner Spies and others. A very interesting monograph on the artist. All texts are in their original French.
Max Ernst (2 April 1891 – 1 April 1976) was a German painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and poet. A prolific artist, Ernst was a primary pioneer of the Dada movement and Surrealism.