22. Booktalk Twentytwo

Date: 24 August 2015
Venue:  Incheon Airport, Seoul
Participants/Friends: Phil, Hyunho, Yingtong

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바람이 바람을 불어 (The Wind is Blowing in the Wind) by 이용제
Published by 활자공간 (Type-space)
ISBN 979-11-951852-4-5

にじゅうまる (Double Circle) by Atsushi Shimizu
22 September 2015
Edition of 150, Self-published by めがねBOOKS
61 Books with Black Type on White Cover by niggli publishers, Sulgen, Bernd Kuchenbeiser Projects, Munich, and the authors 
Published by Braun Publishing
ISBN 978-3-7212-0919-8 (small format)

Xerox Project
20 August 2015
Published by Nam June Paik Art Centre
ISBN 978-89-97128-19-8


19. Booktalk Nineteen

Date: 21 August 2014
Venue: Foyles café & Made in Italy (Soho)
Participants/Friends: Natalie, Phil, Yingtong

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Merckx 69 by Tonny Struken & Jan Maes
Published by Bloomsbury
Photos by Tonny Struken; words Jan Maes; layouts Ron Reuman & Jan Maes; art direction Stephan Vanfleteren
ISBN 978-1-4729-1064-6
talk: A tribute book celebrating Merckx’s 69th year and perhaps the most important year in his career. An objective description and a subjective letter to Merckx dovetail each chapter (race). The typography is a bit gappy, but the book is more than redeemed by the stunning photographs.

Westminster Abbey 900 years by Westminster Abbey
Text by The Dean & Chapter of Westminster Abbey; design & production Roger & Robert Nicholson
talk: I think I picked this up in a car boot sale a long time ago. At first I thought that the format was too narrow but a closer look shows that it is perfect. Narrow views, portraits and treasures fit the single page well, and its occasional use sideways is a lovely pragmatic touch too.

The Ride (issue IV)
Editor Philip Diprose, ArtEditor Andrew Diprose
talk: Natalie showed The Plant a while ago: I brought this along because it reminded me of it a little – a new kind of elegance for the subject matter, and much original illustration.

A School for Design Fiction, by James Langdon
Published by Spector Books
ISBN 978-3944669274
talk: Been following works by Peter Nencini (for his experimentations and observations of the use and abstraction of objects) and James Langdon, both who collaborated to produce this publication. Good printing, & again Langdon’s use of unconventional type for reading.


17. Booktalk Seventeen

Date: 12 October 2013
Venue: Cafe Monocle
Participants/Friends: Hyunho, Yingtong, Natalie, Phil
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Irma Boom: The Architecture of the Book, by Irma Boom
Published by Bijzondere Collecties
ISBN 978-94-6226-035-1
Bible (a set of 3), by ?
Published by ?
Something to do and somewhere to do it, by Simon & Tom Bloor
Published by Modern Art Oxford
ISBN 978-1-901352-48-1
Full moon, by Michael Light
Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
ISBN 9780375414947
The most beautiful Swiss books, by ?
Published by ?
We listen to Bach transfixed because this is listening to a human mind, by ?
Published by ?
Le Mont Saint Michel, texts by François Enaud, photography by Luc Jaubert
Published by Caisse Nationale des Monuments Historiques
(before ISBN)
Lincolnshire, (The Buildings of England series, BE27), Nikolaus Pevsner & John Harris
Published by Penguin Books
(before ISBN)


16. Booktalk Sixteen

Date: 15 September 2013
Venue: Whitechapel Gallery & Artbook fair
Participants/Friends: Alissa, Hyunho, Yingtong, Natalie

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Published by ???
ISBN ???
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Published by ???
ISBN ???

vier ziegel, 1.auflage:100 exemplare, by rhein-verlag
Published by rhein-verlag
ISBN (not available)
nr.1—nr.24, 1.auflage:100 exemplare, by rhein-verlag
Published by rhein-verlag
ISBN (not available)

Playing John Cage, edited by David Toop and Martin Clark
Published by Arnolfini
ISBN (not available)
I am Dora part 3, by Jemma Desai
Published by ???
ISBN (not available)


13. Booktalk Thirteen

Date: 19 July 2013
Venue: Tate Modern Gallery
Participants/Friends: Hyunho, Yingtong

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The Medium is the Massage, by Marshall McLuhan & Quentin Fiore
Published by Penguin books
ISBN 978-0-141-03582-6
The Medium is the Massage (Korean version), by Marshall McLuhan & Quentin Fiore
Published by CommunicationBooks
ISBN 978-8499-041-8
The Mini Oxford Encyclopaedic Dictionary Vol.2 , by Oxford University Press
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN (not available)
London Pocket Atlas & Guide, by Robert Nicholson Publications
Published by Robert Nicholson Publications
ISBN 978-0-09-201670-7

Carel Visser, by Cor Blok
Published by J M Meulenhoff
Mondrian and De stijl, by Lemoine
Published by Art Data
ISBN: 978-0948835049


10. Booktalk Ten

Date: 24 June 2013
Venue: CSM graphics studio
Participants/Friends: Hyunho, Natalie, Yingtong

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Soon all your neighbours will be artists, by Harry Blackett & 8 people
Published by Eastside Projects
ISBN 978-19-06753-30-6
‘We Were Trying to Make Sense…’ Exploring Artist and Non-Artist Collaborations, by Magda Fabianczyk & Sophie Hoyle
Published using AND Public
ISBN n/a
Caslon Old Face, by Willam Caslon
Published by The Caslon Letter Foundry
ISBN n/a

Between Forms of Representation and Interpretation, by Andrés Ramírez Gaviria
Published by Onomatopee
ISBN 978-90-78454-85-4
Études des Gottnarrenmaschinen, by Shane Anderson
Published by Broken Dimanche Press
ISBN 978-3-943196-07-8



8. Booktalk Eight

Date: 3 June 2013
Venue: The British Museum Drink, Shop & Do (N1 9DX)
Participants/Friends: Alissa, Yingtong, Hyunho

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The Five-Day Course in Thinking, by Edward De Bono
Lateral Thinking, by Edward De Bono

Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object from 1966 to 1972, by Lucy R Lippard
1997 Reprint edition
Published by University of California Press
ISBN 978-0520210134
Intellectual Colours: Ryan Gander, by Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Francesco Manacorda, Charles Esche & the Dena Foundation for Contemporary Art, Paris
Published by Silvana Editoriale
ISBN 978-8836608751

The Address is the Art, by Mark Pawson
Published by M. Pawson
Edition of /500
Published by Black Dog Publishing Limited
ISBN 978 1 907317 52 1


The Five-Day Course in Thinking
Typographic Pelican cover from the 70s with nicely chosen colours and plenty of white space surrounding. Sectioned into three, five day courses that aims to help readers understand their approach in thinking. According to the description, “The focus of the book is directed less towards the solving of the problems, than at helping you understand your approach, and through this awareness, improve your thinking abilities.” H initially planned to follow these five day courses, but well, failed. We like how the sections can be easily navigated while flipping the top right corner of the pages, convenience in good design! The orange running heads echo the orange pages that separate each section while the contents and diagrams are also in either orange or black. Comes with a tightly margined slip-in card that instructs the user about the L Game and acts as the board game itself with its sectioned squares and grids to lay pieces on. Clever way of promoting/making the game accessible from the book format.
Lateral Thinking
Another Pelican on lateral thinking by de Bono, this is more text heavy for reading purposes rather than short paragraphed courses in The Five-Day Course in Thinking. Comes with abstract shapes and diagrams that follows the contents of the text. We do like patterns and shapes, adds dynamic to the seemingly intimidating lines of black text.

Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object from 1966 to 1972
Just arrived in the morning post unopened so we all delightfully took a look into it together. A reprint of a 1973 text/essay that includes various documentation and ideas from 1966-1972 about what has been labelled as conceptual art. Nice clear distinction between different documentations arranged chronologically (e.g. interviews, essays etc.) Images bleeds off and are cropped out of the page. The first page started off with a quote about conceptual art by Sol LeWitt. YT is a sucker for quotes.
Intellectual Colours: Ryan Gander
Beautiful slip-in (bounded) section starters. Includes a reprinted essay on the aesthetics of Architecture, photocopied style pages consistent through the whole publication, seemingly rough and experimental but very well designed and coherent throughout different sections and contents. Large type (16pt?) Cover is deceiving with its dark reddish brown leather and gold title. Even the title of the book doesn’t tell much. A pleasant surprise when you see the insides.

The Address is the Art
Bought at the PA/PER View Art Book Fair at WIELS when we were there for the Fernand Baudin prize ceremony. A collection and publication of envelops sent to Mark Pawson, cropped, compiled, hand-sewn, published, and hand distributed. They are from anywhere and everywhere, including ones from utility bills, parcels, leaflets, letters from friends etc. Interestingly questions about what a publication can be, a readymade that is cropped into a book form? A’s is the 139th edition, where Mark plans to stop at 500. Each edition probably contains 20 envelopes each (we counted this edition). A likes how Mark takes something throwaway and makes something out of it. Due to the cropping, the interiors with are hidden in the envelope form are shown on the verso pages.
The first issue of a quarterly publication about topics and issues broached through Black Dog’s and WORK gallery’s publishing, exhibition and events. Authors and artists are featured in the publication includes photographer Olivier Richon, and artists Bob & Roberta Smith. There is a pretty hairy postcard illustration of a bum. Stumbled upon the address of Paperwork and realised it was right at Acton Street so we decided to check it out after. A & H went there excitedly to find out that it is closed till August.