Dieses Postkartenbuch bildet den Auftakt zu einer Zusammenarbeit mit dem Alpinen Museum der Schweiz. Pro Halbjahr erscheint ein neuer Band mit rund 40 heraustrennbaren Postkarten, die einen wesentlichen Sammlungsbestand des Alpinen Museums an die Öffentlichkeit tragen. Den Karten ist ein Essay beigegeben, der das jeweilige Thema umfassend beschreibt. Den Anfang macht der fotografische Nachlass der Kunstanstalt Brügger in Meiringen (Berner Oberland). Über Jahrzehnte lichteten deren Mitarbeiter Hotelanlagen in der ganzen Schweiz ab. Dabei handelte es sich um Auftragsfotografie zu Werbezwecken. 2013 ging der gesamte Bestand der Kunstanstalt mit 97 000 Bildern an die Sammlung des Alpinen Museum über. Die hier publizierten Bilder zeigen eine Auswahl von Swimmingpools in den Schweizer Bergen. Das eigene Schwimmbad adelte so manches Hotel und verhalf zu einem zusätzlichen Stern. Künstlichkeit und Natur, Chlorwasser und Alpenblicke finden in diesen Fotografien in einer ganz speziellen Harmonie zusammen.
Bikini in den Bergen
Badefotografie der Kunstanstalt Brügger Meiringen. Ein Postkartenbuch
A practical guide to one of the greatest questions we will ever face.
To wonder too openly or intensely about the meaning of life can seem a peculiar, ill-fated and faintly ridiculous pastime. It can seem like a topic on which ordinary mortals cannot make much progress. In truth, it is for all of us to wonder about, define and work towards a more meaningful existence.
This book considers a range of options for where the meaning of life is to be found, including love, family, friendship, work, self-knowledge and nature. We learn why certain things feel meaningful while others don't, and consider how we might introduce more meaning into our activities. What follows is a hugely thought-provoking as well as a practical guide to one of the greatest questions we will ever face.
Sources of Meaning
Obstacles to Meaning
The art of storytelling
Extracts from the Book:
On Meaningful Work
"We are taught by economics to think for ourselves as, for the most part, selfish creatures. It can seem as if what we primarily want from work is money. What is far more striking is the extent to which we require work to be - as we put it - 'meaningful'. A job can pay well and offer immense prestige, but, unless is it meaningful, it may eventually stifle us and crush our spirits."
On Meaning from Family
"One of the things that makes families so important and so meaningful is that they are centers of unashamed nepotism. We are used to thinking negatively of nepotism. We are taught that a good society is one in which people rise and fall according to their own merits or flaws, and do not gain unfair favour from their families. But, in a crucial emotional sense at least, most of us don't actually believe this. We are all, more or less, emotional nepotists."
On Meaning from Friendship
" Friendship should be an important center of meaning, and yet it is also a routinely disappointing reality. The key to the problem of friendship is found in an odd-sounding place: we lack a sense of purpose. Our attempts at friendship tend to go adrift because we collectively resist the task of developing a clear picture of what friendship should really be for."
Hardback book | 135 pp | 169 x 129 mm | Ribbon Marker | Colour Images
So often, we exhaust ourselves and the planet in a search for very large pleasures - while all around us lies a wealth of small pleasures, which - if only we paid more attention - could daily bring us solace and joy at little cost and effort. But we need some encouragement to focus our gaze.
This is a book to guide us to the best of life's small pleasures: everything from the distinctive delight of holding a child's hand to the enjoyment of disagreeing with someone, to the joy of the evening sky; an intriguing, evocative mix of small pleasures that will heighten our senses and return us to the world with new-found excitement and enthusiasm.
Being Up Late at Night
A Book That Understands You
Pleasant Exhaustion After a Productive Day
Whispering in Bed in the Dark
Finding Your Feet Abroad
The Ideology of Small Pleasures
Hardback book | 247 Pages | 210mm x 140mm x 25mm | Yellow ribbon bookmark
Jungs, die ihren Körper an Männer verkaufen - die Stadt Zürich belegt in Europa einen Spitzenplatz im Bezahlsex von Mann zu Mann. Drei Jahre recherchierte der Journalist Oliver Demont für 'Männer kaufen - Unterwegs mit Strichern und Kunden in Zürich' in einer Szene, in der auch junge Schweizer ihr Geld aufbessern.
'Aus seinem Zimmerfenster kann Manuel das 'schöne Örtli' sehen. Eine Anhöhe mit einem Baum obendrauf. Hinter diesem lässt er manchmal seine Hose runter. 'Die Männer mögen es, wenn sie mich in meinem Revier treffen können.' Die Landliebe der Städter. In den Sommernächten, wenn ein Mann vor ihm runterkniet und er so dasteht, dann sieht Manuel die Lichter am gegenüberliegenden Ufer des Zürichsees.' Arbeitsam verdienen Schweizer, Brasilianer und Osteuropäer in der Zwinglistadt Zürich ihr Geld mit der Beschaffenheit ihres Körpers. Demont porträtiert Stricher, die sich nicht als solche verstehen, und zeigt Kunden, die mit Geld weit mehr erwerben wollen als nur eine Arbeitsstunde mit dem Ziel der sexuellen Erlösung. Eine ausführliche Reportage nimmt den Leser mit an die Schauplätze, von den Kontaktbars im Zürcher Niederdorf bis in die Wohnungen, in denen der Kontakt intensiviert wird. Zu Themen wie Gesundheit, Gewalt, Kapital oder gar Liebe in diesem flüchtigen Geschäft führte der Autor Hintergrundgespräche mit Experten.'Männer kaufen' ist ein von Guillaume Mojon (Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem NL) sorgfältig gestaltetes Buch über einen Teil der schwulen Welt, in dem auch so mancher Familienvater verkehrt.
Autorentext Oliver Demont (*1977) ist Journalist und studierte an der Schweizer Journalistenschule MAZ in Luzern. Lehre beim Schweizerischen Studentenreisedienst SSR, danach Maturitätsschule fur Erwachsene in Zurich. Seine erste journalistische Station war die Zurichsee-Zeitung, seit 2009 arbeitet er als freier Journalist und Autor (u.a. Das Magazin, NZZ-Folio, DUMMY). Lebt in Zurich.
Autor: Oliver Demont Fotograf: Walter Pfeiffer Format: Fester Einband Herausgeber: Salis Anzahl Seiten: 200 Jahr: 2013 Auflage: 2. A.
The most comprehensive collection of feminist manifestos, chronicling our rage and dreams from the nineteenth century to today
Editors’ Choice from The New York Times Book Review
In this landmark collection spanning three centuries and four waves of feminist activism and writing, Burn It Down! is a testament to what is possible when women are driven to the edge. The manifesto—raging and wanting, quarreling and provoking—has always played a central role in feminism, and it’s the angry, brash feminism we need now.
Collecting over seventy-five manifestos from around the world, Burn It Down! is a rallying cry and a call to action. Among this confrontational sisterhood, you’ll find:
• “Dyke Manifesto” by the Lesbian Avengers • “The Ax Tampax Poem Feministo” by the Bloodsisters Project • “The Manifesto of Apocalyptic Witchcraft” by Peter Grey • “Simone de Beauvoir’s pro-abortion Manifesto of the 343 • “Double Jeopardy: To Be Black and Female” by Frances M. Beal • “The Futurist Manifesto of Lust” by Valentine de Saint-Point • “Zapatista Women’s Revolutionary Laws” • “Riot Grrrl Manifesto” by Bikini Kill • “Anarchy and the Sex Question” by Emma Goldman
Breanne Fahs argues that we need manifestos in all their urgent rawness—their insistence that we have to act now, that we must face this, that the bleeding edge of rage and defiance ignites new and revolutionary possibilities is where new ideas are born.
Following his best-selling quest for Soviet Bus Stops, Christopher Herwig has completed a subterranean expedition – photographing the stations of each Metro network of the former USSR. From extreme marble and chandelier opulence to brutal futuristic minimalist glory, Soviet Metro Stations documents this wealth of diverse architecture. Along the way Herwig captures individual elements that make up this singular Soviet experience: neon, concrete, escalators, signage, mosaics and relief sculptures all combine build an unforgettably vivid map of the Soviet Metro.
With an essay by leading architecture, politics and culture author and journalist Owen Hatherley.
160x200 mm hardback 248 pages ISBN: 978-0-9957455-6-8 Published 2019
More than just a slogan on a t-shirt, feminism is a radical tool for fighting back against structural violence and injustice. Feminism, Interrupted is a bold call to seize feminism back from the cultural gatekeepers and return it to its radical roots.
Lola Olufemi explores state violence against women, the fight for reproductive justice, transmisogyny, gendered Islamophobia and solidarity with global struggles, showing that the fight for gendered liberation can change the world for everybody when we refuse to think of it solely as women's work. Including testimonials from Sisters Uncut, migrant groups working for reproductive justice, prison abolitionists and activists involved in the international fight for Kurdish and Palestinian rights, Olufemi emphasises the link between feminism and grassroots organising.
Reclaiming feminism from the clutches of the consumerist, neoliberal model, Feminism, Interrupted shows that when 'feminist' is more than a label, it holds the potential for radical transformative work.
The Author: Lola Olufemi is a black feminist writer and organiser from London. She facilitates workshops on feminism and histories of political organising in schools, universities and local communities. She is the co-author of A FLY Girl's Guide to University: Being a Woman of Colour at Cambridge and Other Institutions of Power and Elitism (Verve Poetry Press, 2019).
Offering a rare glimpse inside the Hermit Kingdom, Guardian journalist and photographer Oliver Wainwright takes us on an architectural journey behind closed doors in the world’s most secretive country. From the mosaic-lined lobbies of Soviet-era health centers to the candy-colored interiors of brand new theaters, his photographs shine a spotlight on the reclusive regime’s ambition to “turn the whole country into a socialist fairyland.”
Oliver Wainwright, Julius Wiedemann Taschen Hardcover with ribbon bookmarks, 21 x 27.5 cm, 240 pages
"I Will Not Be Erased": Our stories about growing up as people of colour
Fourteen joyous, funny and life-affirming essays from gal-dem, the award-winning magazine created by young women and non-binary people of colour.
gal-dem, the award-winning online and print magazine, is created by women and non-binary people of colour. In this thought-provoking and moving collection of fourteen essays, gal-dem's writers use raw material from their teenage years – diaries, poems and chat histories – to give advice to their younger selves and those growing up today. gal-dem have been praised by the Guardian for being "the agents of change we need", and these essays tackle important subjects including race, gender, mental health and activism, making this essential reading for any young person. “A radical, beautiful, world-changing collection of writing that we all need to read.”Scarlett Curtis, Feminists Don’t Wear Pink
Published: 06 Jun 2019
Size: 198 x 129 mm
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race
About Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race
'Every voice raised against racism chips away at its power. We can't afford to stay silent. This book is an attempt to speak' The book that sparked a national conversation. Exploring everything from eradicated black history to the inextricable link between class and race, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race is the essential handbook for anyone who wants to understand race relations in Britain today.
Gen Z's first "existential toolkit" for combating eco-guilt and burnout while advocating for climate justice.
A youth movement is reenergizing global environmental activism. The “climate generation”—late millennials and iGen, or Generation Z—is demanding that policy makers and government leaders take immediate action to address the dire outcomes predicted by climate science. Those inheriting our planet’s environmental problems expect to encounter challenges, but they may not have the skills to grapple with the feelings of powerlessness and despair that may arise when they confront this seemingly intractable situation.
Drawing on a decade of experience leading and teaching in college environmental studies programs, Sarah Jaquette Ray has created an “existential tool kit” for the climate generation. Combining insights from psychology, sociology, social movements, mindfulness, and the environmental humanities, Ray explains why and how we need to let go of eco-guilt, resist burnout, and cultivate resilience while advocating for climate justice. A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety is the essential guidebook for the climate generation—and perhaps the rest of us—as we confront the greatest environmental threat of our time.
Staying Power is a panoramic history of black Britons. Stretching back to the Roman conquest, encompassing the court of Henry VIII, and following a host of characters from Mary Seacole to the abolitionist Olaudah Equiano, Peter Fryer paints a picture of two thousand years of Black presence in Britain.
First published in the '80s, amidst race riots and police brutality, Fryer's history performed a deeply political act; revealing how Africans, Asians and their descendants had long been erased from British history. By rewriting black Britons into the British story, showing where they influenced political traditions, social institutions and cultural life, was - and is - a deeply effective counter to a racist and nationalist agenda.
This new edition includes the classic introduction by Paul Gilroy, author of There Ain't No Black in the Union Jack, in addition to a brand-new foreword by Guardian journalist Gary Younge, which examines the book's continued significance today as we face Brexit and a revival of right wing nationalism.
A guide to, and consolation for, the restless early hours
Not being able to sleep is deeply frightening. We panic about our ability to cope with the demands of the next day; we panic that we are panicking; the possibility of sleep recedes ever further as the clock counts down to another exhausted, irritable dawn.
Our societies have learnt to treat insomnia with the best-applied discipline we know: medicine - in particular, with pills powerful enough to wrestle consciousness into submission. But there are other things to do besides, or alongside, medicalising insomnia. We can reflect on our sleeplessness, define it to ourselves and others, try to understand where it springs from in human nature and speculate on what it might - in its own confused way - be trying to tell us.
This book is an eloquent guide to, and companion through, the long sleepless hours of the night. We come away from its soothing pages informed, consoled and armed with insights that will make us feel a lot less alone – as we wait for sleep, eventually, to come.
Watching Someone Sleeping
Questions for The Insomniac
So What If I Don't Sleep
Hardback book | 53 Pages | 190mm x 160mm x 17mm | Colour Photography
As the western world struggles with its legacies of racism and colonialism, what can we learn from the past in order to move forward?
Susan Neiman's Learning from the Germans delivers an urgently needed perspective on how a country can come to terms with its historical wrongdoings. Neiman, who grew up as a white girl in the American South during the civil rights movement, is a Jewish woman who has spent much of her adult life in Berlin. In clear and gripping prose, she uses this unique perspective to combine philosophical reflection, personal history and conversations with both Americans and Germans who are grappling with the evils of their own national histories.
Through focusing on the particularities of those histories, she provides examples for other nations, whether they are facing resurgent nationalism, ongoing debates over reparations or controversies surrounding historical monuments and the contested memories they evoke. It is necessary reading for all those confronting their own troubled pasts.
A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Stranger Than Kindness is a journey in images and words into the creative world of musician, storyteller and cultural icon Nick Cave.
This highly collectable book invites the reader into the innermost core of the creative process and paves the way for an entirely new and intimate meeting with the artist, presenting Cave’s life, work and inspiration and exploring his many real and imagined universes. It features full colour reproductions of original artwork, handwritten lyrics, photographs and collected personal artefacts along with commentary and meditations from Nick Cave, Janine Barrand and Darcey Steinke.
Stranger Than Kindness asks what shapes our lives and makes us who we are, and celebrates the curiosity and power of the creative spirit.
The book has been developed and curated by Nick Cave in collaboration with Christina Back. The images were selected from ‘Stranger Than Kindness: The Nick Cave Exhibition’, opening at the Royal Danish Library in Copenhagen in March 2020.
The first work of non-fiction in English from the prize-winning and internationally bestselling author of Lullaby and Adèle
In these essays, Leila Slimani gives voice to young Moroccan women who are grappling with a conservative Arab culture that at once condemns and commodifies sex. In a country where the law punishes and outlaws all forms of sex outside marriage, as well as homosexuality and prostitution, women have only two options for their sexual identities: virgin or wife. Sex and Lies is an essential confrontation with Morocco's intimate demons and a vibrant appeal for the universal freedom to be, to love and to desire.
Charlie Koolhaas presents a timely dialogue between words and images about a crucial moment in our recent history: the apotheosis of globalization and its current unraveling.
In her new book, Charlie Koolhaas takes us to London, Guangzhou, Lagos, Dubai and Houston, cities in which she has either lived or worked. Her personal and humorous account explores the rapid changes taking place in these culturally vastly different metropolises that are being united by the influences of global trade and the evolution of a shared global culture. A captivating combination of photographic documentary and written testimony. City Lust portrays a global landscape that contradicts the current pessimism—to reveal new creativities, unexpected possibilities and intimate connections that emerge despite huge global and economic divides.
Charlie Koolhaas, born 1977 in London, graduated in sociology from New York University and in Interactive Media from Goldsmith’s, University of London. She lives and works as an artist, photographer, and writer in Rotterdam. She has taught visual culture theory at TU Delft and Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam, and has been a visiting lecturer at Strelka Institute in Moscow, ETH Zurich, HEAD Geneva, and Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Most people now realise that economic growth, however desirable, will not solve all our problems. Instead, we need a philosophy and a science which encompasses a much fuller range of human need and experience.
This book argues that the goal for a society must be the greatest possible all round happiness, and shows how each of us can become more effective creators of happiness, both as citizens and in our own organisations.
Written with Richard Layard's characteristic clarity, it provides hard evidence that increasing happiness is the right aim, and that it can be achieved. Its language is simple, its evidence impressive, its effect inspiring.
One thing we know for certain is that sex is personal: perhaps the most intimate thing of all. But sex is also shaped by a complicated web of cultural, social and political forces outside of ourselves.
Fear-mongering, moral panic and outdated attitudes prevail, but if #MeToo has taught us anything, it's how dangerous it is to keep conversations about sex hidden from view. Behind Closed Doors invests in a radical, inclusive and honest sex education, taking us beyond learning about the 'birds and the bees', to identifying inequality that stands in the way of sexual freedom.
From contraceptives to virginity, consent to pornography, transphobia to sexual abuse, the book shows how our desires are influenced by powerful political processes that can be transformed.
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