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Spring 2020

ZONE BOOKS

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This Saturday, the Night of Philosophy & Ideas returns to the Brooklyn Public Library! Join us for an all-night marathon of philosophical debate and performances, including a talk by Zone author Didier Fassin. Feb 1st 7pm-7am February 2nd! @BPL_Presents #Philosophy #Politics #Language #Literature #Performance #Readings #Music #Screenings #Marathon #NuitBlanche #BrooklynPublicLibrary
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"The language one uses to free oneself is inevitably a metaphorical language. Only metaphor can give a name to the past so as to set it aside and apart." Timothy Hampton's BOB DYLAN'S POETICS: HOW THE SONGS WORK, coming in paperback fall 2020. #BobDylan #Poetics #Metaphor #ThePast #Music #Song #Lyrics #Poetry #LiteraryTheory #Language #NewInPaperback
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Today at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Andrei Pop speaks about his new book, A FOREST OF SYMBOLS. 5pm! @CourtauldStudy #Art #ArtHistory #Symbolism #NineteenthCentury #Manet #Poe #Printmaking #Science #PhilosophicalQuestions #Artists #Writers
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"Depriving art of meaning deprives it of its power." Andrei Pop on Manet's "Olympia" and art as a vehicle for meaning, as discussed in A FOREST OF SYMBOLS. More to ponder on that subject in Vallotton's "The Black and the White," up at @metmuseum thru 1/26. #Art #ArtHistory #Painting #Meaning #Manet #Olympia #FelixVallotton #Symbolism #NineteenthCentury #Artists #Writers #PhilosophicalQuestions
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"Rethinking the Dream," Newsweek, 26 June 1995. Photographs by Charles Moore and Lou Dematteis, as pictured in RACE AND REPRESENTATION: AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, edited by Robert Post & Michael Rogin. #MLK #MLKDay #CivilRights #VotingRights #BlackLivesMatter #TheResistance #Equality #IHaveADream #AffirmativeAction #Race #America
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Coming up next week in London, the Courtauld Institute of Art hosts "Poe, Printmaking, and Intellectual Property," an evening with Andrei Pop, as he presents his new book, A FOREST OF SYMBOLS. January 23rd! #Symbolism #NineteenthCentury #Art #ArtHistory #Artists #Writers #PhilosophicalQuestions #Manet #VanGogh #Wittgenstein #HeritageOfModernism
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"Michel Feher’s Rated Agency is a strong addition to a growing literature that theorizes and traces how the neoliberal project laid the foundations for the financialization of national and global economies." RATED AGENCY reviewed in Public Books. #Neoliberalism #Capitalism #PoliticalScience #NearFutures #Credit #Economy #PoliticalRegimes #Financialization #LiberalOrder #TheLeft
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New covers for the paperback edition of ANACHRONIC RENAISSANCE (editors Alexander Nagel & Christopher S. Wood). Coming this spring! #NewInPaperback #SpringTitles #Art #ArtHistory #Renaissance #Time #Chronologies #Repetition #Images #Artifacts #ByzantineIcons #ChristianAntiquities
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Last day the @LRB is offering free access to their online archives! Check out reviews of some classic Zone titles from Michel Feher, Melinda Cooper, & Daniel Heller-Roazen, among others. Subscribe to read more! #LondonReviewOfBooks #Archives #Reviews #OpenAccess #Backlist #ClassicTitles #PolitcalScience #Neoliberalism #Philosophy #CulturalStudies
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"I spent more time and probably had more fun with Timothy Hampton's Bob Dylan's Poetics: How the Songs Work than any other book in 2019." ON BOOKS: A rumination on 2019's memorable tomes from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. #EndOfYearLists #BestBooks #Nonfiction #BobDylan #Poetics #CompLit #MusicalForm #Song #Lyric #CriticalTheory #Poets
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"In his excellent introduction, Michel Feher spells out some of the tensions inherent in the idea that politics is failing many of the world’s neediest inhabitants, and yet it is only politics that can rescue them." The London Review of Books on NONGOVERNMENTAL POLITICS #NongovernmentalPolitics #Activism #Government #Politics #PoliticalScience #Anthology #FromTheVaults #Reviews #NewLondonReviewOfBooks #OpenArchives
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Next month in Chicago, Andrei Pop visits The Dial Bookshop to speak about his new book A FOREST OF SYMBOLS. February 13th, 6pm! #Symbolism #NineteenthCentury #Art #ArtHistory #Artists #Writers #Science #PhilosophicalQuestions #HeritageOfModernity #TheDial #IndieBookstores
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"Technology and map making provide explorers with the tools to discover terra incognita. Only here, we’re talking about discovering the undiscoverable.This is a very original book. It’s art history as cultural history." Christopher Wood recommends INTO THE WHITE. #TerraIncognita #Arctic #Ice #Renaissance #Art #ArtHistory #CulturalHistory #FiveBooks #BestOf2019 #NorthernRenaissance
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"Her translation is insightful and alert.The language in 'The Art of War' is vivid, and Nylan finds a tone to capture it." The @nytimes on Michael Nylan, author of THE CHINESE PLEASURE BOOK and first female scholar to translate THE ART OF WAR.
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"Note the upward tilt of knife and plate, as if the viewer were peering down at his own place setting, then glancing up at the rest of the room and its contents." Fig. 4.3 in A FOREST OF SYMBOLS. Time to quit that holiday eating and get back to all the important books to read in 2020...
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This afternoon at @woodbinenyc, a discussion of Guy Debord's THE SOCIETY OF THE SPECTACLE. 5-7pm! #Debord #CriticalTheory #TwentiethCentury #Philosophy #FrenchPhilosophers #WorksInTranslation #ZoneClassics #FromTheArchives #Discussion #Debate
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Curious to learn more about the investigative research of FORENSIC ARCHITECTURE? The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research is hosting a weekly course on the subject. Tuesday nights from January 28th-February 25th. Enrollment now open! #InvestigativeResearch #GovernmentViolence #Environments #Architecture #HumanRights #Politics #Detectability #Evidence #ArmedConflicts #MaterialAnalysis
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Coming this spring in paperback: ANACHRONIC RENAISSANCE edited by Alexander Nagel & Christopher Wood, and THE DEMON OF WRITING by Ben Kafka. Stay tuned for more 2020 Zone titles! #ArtHistory #Renaissance#WesternArt #Time #Authenticity #MediaStudies #Bureaucracy #Paperwork #Paper #SpringTitles #NewInPaperback
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Man Ray's "Object to Be Destroyed" in Amy Knight Powell's DEPOSITIONS. Here's to moving on from 2019. Happy New Year from all of us at Zone and see you in 2020! #ManRay #Metronome #Time #Vision #image #ArtHistory #Surrealism #ModernMuseum #LateMedievalChurch #HeritageOfModernism #TimesUp #NewYear
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This January, @woodbinenyc's series on touchstones of 20th century critical theory continues with a discussion of Guy Debord's THE SOCIETY OF THE SPECTACLE, one of Zone's earliest and most well-loved titles. Sunday, 1/5 at 5pm! #Debord #Woodbine #TwentiethCentury #CriticalTheory #Philosophy #FrenchPhilosophers #Thinkers #ZoneClassics #FromTheArchives #WorksInTranslation #Discussion #Debate