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Spring 2020

ZONE BOOKS

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“Extending liberal arts education from the elite to the many was nothing short of a radical democratic event.” Wendy Brown, author of UNDOING THE DEMOS, as quoted in Charles Petersen's new article "Serfs of Academe" in The New York Review of Books. #Adjuncts #Academia #Labor #Democracy #Neoliberalism #NearFutures #PoliticalScience #PoliticalTheory #Education #LiberalArts #Economy
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Opening words of PORNOTOPIA by Paul Preciado... #Fiction #Dreams #CollectiveSubconscious #GenderStudies #QueerTheory #Pornography #Architecture #Biopolitics #Sexuality #Objects #Utopia
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“Working in human rights means being in contact with vulnerable communities…These networks are the lifeline of any investigative work.” Eyal Weizman on the 'arbitrary logic of the border' and being refused entry to the US. #ForensicArchitecture #LondonReviewOfBooks #Borders #Surveillance #HumanRights #Algorithms #Activism #Censorship #FreedomOfSpeech #InvestigativeResearch #Immigration
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Eyal Weizman, Zone author and founder of investigative research group Forensic Architecture denied entry to US. Find out more at NYTimes & LRB... #ForensicArchitecture #Borders #Algorithms #Networks #Surveillance #Censorship #FreedomOfSpeech #Interrogation #HumanRights #Accountability #Immigration
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"Beitrage zur Analyse der Empfindungen" by Ernst Mach, who died today in 1916. Fig. 4.5 in Andrei Pop's A FOREST OF SYMBOLS. #Symbolism #Science #Art #ArtHistory #Artists #Writers #ErnstMach #NineteenthCentury #PhilosophicalQuestions #HeritageOfModernism
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"Is democracy destined always to be captured and co-opted by the socially dominant? Will the demos always be contained, divided, or subdued in the name of its own political form?" Wendy Brown on losing bare democracy in her book UNDOING THE DEMOS. #PresidentsDay🇺🇸 #Democracy #2020Election #Neoliberalism #Capitalism #NearFutures #Politics #PoliticalScience #WesternPoliticalThought #LegitimacyOfRule #Governance
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"Is it the same day? He doesn't know. They shall go on like this, on countless walks in which an unspoken trust, an unadulterated trust will grow between them, without memories or plans." —Chris Marker's LA JETÉE. #ValentinesDay💌 #Love #Time #Memory #Death #ExperimentalFilm #FrenchFilm #Past #Future #1960s #PostWar #Airport #ScienceFiction
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Tomorrow night at the Dial Bookshop, join us for an evening with Andrei Pop, as he presents his new book A FOREST OF SYMBOLS, in conversation with art historians James Elkins and Margaret MacNamidhe. #Art #ArtHistory #Artists #Writers #Symbolism #NineteenthCentury #PhilosophicalQuestions #HeritageOfModernism #Manet #Wittgenstein #VanGogh
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"Film does not so much show us a state of flux as symbolize it lucidly... to be a 'different momentary being' at every flicker of the screen is only to be in motion." Chaplin's screen debut, as discussed in Andrei Pop's A FOREST OF SYMBOLS #Oscars #Film #PushingTheEnvelope #Motion #VisualCulture #Symbols #Symbolism #NineteenthCentury #Art #ArtHistory #Artists #Writers #PhilosophicalQuestions
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Up now through April 15th at the Qattan Foundation, "Assembled Practices," an exhibition created by the investigative research group Forensic Architecture. Zone's book edition on the group's work is now out in paperback! #HumanRights #Architecture #StateViolence #Detectability #Environments #Forensics #Palestine #Investigation #Media #Data #Methodology
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Next Thursday in Chicago the Dial Bookshop hosts Andrei Pop, James Elkins, and Margaret MacNamidhe for a discussion of Pop's new book, A FOREST OF SYMBOLS. February 13th at 7pm! #Art #ArtHistory #Symbolism #NineteenthCentury #PhilosophicalQuestions #Artists #Writers #Science #Wittgenstein #Manet #VanGogh
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Next month in Barcelona, La Maleta's Escola Europea D'Humanitats hosts an event with Michel Feher, as he gives a talk on themes from his recent book RATED AGENCY. March 9th! #Credit #TheLeft #Neoliberalism #PoliticalScience #NearFutures #Economy #Financialization #Labor #Agency #CapitalGoods #Reputation
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"Life begins and ends in the unconscious; the actions we carry out while fully lucid are only little islands in an archipelago of dreams." An excerpt from Paul Preciado's AN APARTMENT ON URANUS up at the Paris Review. His book PORNOTOPIA is also just out in paperback from Zone! #Memoir #GenderStudies #Transition #LGBTQ #NewInPaperback #Biopolitics #QueerTheory #Sexuality #Environments #Pornography #Architecture
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"A discoverie of sundrie errours and faults daily committed by landmeaters, ignorant of arithmetike and geometrie, to the damage, and prejudice of many her Maiesties subiects." From INTO THE WHITE:THE RENAISSANCE ARCTIC AND THE END OF THE IMAGE. #UnchartedTerritory #Environments #Miscalculations #TerraIncognita #Maps #Ice #FarNorth #Arctic #Navigation #Renaissance #ArtHistory
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"Lit de justice" of Louis XV King of France, 1724, Fig. 7.7 in PORNOTOPIA by Paul Preciado. #HighCourt #TheatralizationOfPower #Parliament #Status #Masculinity #GenderStudies #Sexuality #Environments #PublicBody #PerformingPower #Biopolitics
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Paperback edition of Ben Kafka's THE DEMON OF WRITING: POWERS AND FAILURES OF PAPERWORK. Coming in March! #NewInPaperback #SpringRelease#Paper #Paperwork #Bureaucracy #CriticalHistory #PoliticalThinkers #Barthes #Marx #Freud #FrenchRevolution
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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