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, 88 pages (3-colour printing throughout), 22 x 19 cm
Edition of 500,
Published by KLTB / New York
$55.00 - Out of stock
The Vestiarium Scoticum was originally published in a small edition in 1842 by brothers John Sobieski Stuart and Charles Edward Stuart, who had ingratiated themselves into Scottish society by claiming to be descendants of Bonnie Prince Charlie. The tartans featured were purportedly taken from a document from 1721 which itself was a copy of an orginal manuscript dating back to the 16th century. This was presented as historical proof of the connection between tartans and family clans, a link that previously had no record. The brothers claims were later found to be totally untrue — the Stuarts had in fact designed many of the supposedly ancient designs themselves, tartans now claimed as authentic by manufacturers and families alike.
The tartans contained within this book were sourced from digital versions uploaded to the Vestarium Scoticum Wikipedia page in 2007 by someone calling themselves Celtus. At the time of printing, Celtus is no longer active on Wikimedia Commons (the branch of Wikipedia that handles media files) and as such is considered a 'retired editor'.
Printed on a Risograph, this edition supplements the subtractive process colors Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Key (Black) typically used in printing with Red, Green and Blue — the components of the additive color model, the partitive mixing of the computer screen and the dominant colors of the tartans herein.
Printed and bound by Knust/Extrapool in Nijmegen, The Netherlands and Published by KLTB, Brooklyn, in an edition of 500.
Available with Red, Green or Blue covers.
$40.00 - Out of stock
Over the past 10 years I've actively tried to make art. Art started off meaning something different to me than cinema (which I studied and loved), but they ended up being the same thing. I used to write poetry as well, but don't really anymore - so maybe that means the same thing there too. Anyway, there wasn't a ton of clear documentation of what I'd been art-ing over the past 10 years, so Alex Zachary asked me to do a book. This is the book. Jesse Willenbring and I made it between February and August 2010. It contains a good chunk of what I've done since about 2000. Omitted are several word-based books; but those are in other books. This is the first book I've made that relies on images as-much-as or more-than text. - Darren Bader