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"She wakes up. He speaks again. Of a truth too fantastic to be believed he retains the essential: an unreachable country...
05/20/2022

"She wakes up. He speaks again. Of a truth too fantastic to be believed he retains the essential: an unreachable country, a long way to go."

Chris Marker's LA JETÉE: CINÉ-ROMAN
http://ow.ly/jtet50JcsO2

05/16/2022

MARKET CIVILIZATIONS: Neoliberals East and South, édité par Quinn Slobodian et Dieter Plehwe, Zone Books, mai 2022

MARKET CIVILIZATIONS s'intéresse aux manifestations du néolibéralisme dans des régions du Sud et de l’Est et remet en question l’idée selon laquelle il serait avant tout caractéristique des pays du Nord.

Channelling life out there from the far corners, with ALIEN LISTENING: VOYAGER'S GOLDEN RECORD AND MUSIC FROM EARTH by D...
05/14/2022

Channelling life out there from the far corners, with ALIEN LISTENING: VOYAGER'S GOLDEN RECORD AND MUSIC FROM EARTH by Daniel Chua & Alexander Rehding.

http://ow.ly/Zp2k50J7yZt

Melinda Cooper's FAMILY VALUES: BETWEEN NEOLIBERALISM AND THE NEW SOCIAL CONSERVATISM. Now available in Spanish from Tra...
05/12/2022

Melinda Cooper's FAMILY VALUES: BETWEEN NEOLIBERALISM AND THE NEW SOCIAL CONSERVATISM.

Now available in Spanish from Traficantes de Sueños!

Felice Casorati, Portrait of Ritratto di Renato Gualino (1924). Photograph: Istituto Matteucci.Figure 1.25 from Romy Gol...
05/08/2022

Felice Casorati, Portrait of Ritratto di Renato Gualino (1924). Photograph: Istituto Matteucci.

Figure 1.25 from Romy Golan's FLASHBACK, ECLIPSE: THE POLITICAL IMAGINARY OF ITALIAN ART IN THE 1960s.

"We are suffering from highly politicized discourse about education — discourse that often doesn’t care one whit about a...
05/05/2022
Why Critics of Angry Woke College Kids Are Missing the Point

"We are suffering from highly politicized discourse about education — discourse that often doesn’t care one whit about actual education."

Wendy Brown, Zone author of UNDOING THE DEMOS, interviewed in NY Times Magazine.

http://ow.ly/1Ons50J0h8b

“If we just focus on this generation’s political style,” says political theorist Wendy Brown, “we ignore their rage at the world they’ve inherited.”

"Callon has revolutionized our thinking about markets. Here, for the first time, is a full, definitive statement of the ...
05/02/2022

"Callon has revolutionized our thinking about markets. Here, for the first time, is a full, definitive statement of the views of one of the most influential social scientists of our time."

Donald Mackenzie on MARKETS IN THE MAKING
http://ow.ly/44gk50IXht9

"FLASHBACK, ECLIPSE'S originality, its real insight, lies in its insistence that one image might hide another, that the ...
04/29/2022

"FLASHBACK, ECLIPSE'S originality, its real insight, lies in its insistence that one image might hide another, that the artwork’s time is never singular, that the perpetual present is in fact porous to multiple pasts that continually seep in."

Tom McDonough reviews FLASHBACK,ECLIPSE in Texte zur Kunst.

Now online: Tom McDonough on Romy Golan’s “Flashback, Eclipse: The Political Imaginary of Italian Art in the 1960s”

https://www.textezurkunst.de/articles/tom-mcdonough-heterochronia-in-the-italian-60s/

Image courtesy of Romy Golan and Zone Books

"In space, our music will have no history, no cultural specificity, no tradition, no theory, no context. The alien will ...
04/26/2022

"In space, our music will have no history, no cultural specificity, no tradition, no theory, no context. The alien will hear us in the same way we hear the whale on the Golden Record—as a translation of a nature that we don't understand, but imagine as song."

ALIEN LISTENING

"If there is to be a livable and shared future on our planet, it will be a future offline, uncoupled from the world-dest...
04/21/2022
The Digital Age is Destroying Us

"If there is to be a livable and shared future on our planet, it will be a future offline, uncoupled from the world-destroying systems and operations of 24/7 capitalism."

An excerpt from SCORCHED EARTH by Jonathan Crary, one of Zone's founding editors. Keep an eye out for his new book of collected essays, forthcoming from Zone next year!

“Yes, it’s night and another world is rising. Harsh, cynical, illiterate, amnesiac, revolving without reason . . . Spread out, flattened, as if perspective and vanishing point had been abolished . …

Tomorrow at the Townsend Center for the Humanities, tune in at 12pm PST for an online event with Zone author Timothy Ham...
04/19/2022
Cheerfulness: A Literary and Cultural History | Townsend Center for the Humanities

Tomorrow at the Townsend Center for the Humanities, tune in at 12pm PST for an online event with Zone author Timothy Hampton, as he discusses his forthcoming book, CHEERFULNESS: A LITERARY AND CULTURAL HISTORY. Out this May!

http://ow.ly/X4V650ILUt1

Cheerfulness: A Literary and Cultural History Timothy Hampton Berkeley Book Chats Wednesday, Apr 20, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Online Click Here to View the Livestream. Cheerfulness: A Literary and Cultural History (Princeton, 2022) tells a new story about the cultural imagination of the West. Timothy...

"Golan weaves a complex and significant narrative about the ways in which Italy’s past affected the art of the 1960s. He...
04/18/2022
Flashback, Eclipse: The Political Imaginary of Italian Art in the 1960s

"Golan weaves a complex and significant narrative about the ways in which Italy’s past affected the art of the 1960s. Her book offers an important model by which other scholars might begin to look more critically at the ambiguities of the afterlives of fascism in Italy."

Romy Golan's FLASHBACK, ECLIPSE reviewed in CAA Reviews.

Romy Golan’s book, Flashback, Eclipse: The Political Imaginary of Italian Art in the 1960s, proposes a new methodological approach to thinking about art made during that volatile decade. Rather than a chronological account of the period, Golan puts forth the theoretical and temporal models of the ...

"This rich collection of essays offers inspiration and insight in equal measure."Caroline Walker Bynum's DISSIMILAR SIMI...
04/13/2022

"This rich collection of essays offers inspiration and insight in equal measure."

Caroline Walker Bynum's DISSIMILAR SIMILITUDES reviewed in the English Historical Review.
http://ow.ly/4FGW50IFYAR

Today at UC Berkeley, Timothy Hampton, Zone author of BOB DYLAN: HOW THE SONGS WORK and CHEERFULNESS: A LITERARY AND CUL...
04/11/2022

Today at UC Berkeley, Timothy Hampton, Zone author of BOB DYLAN: HOW THE SONGS WORK and CHEERFULNESS: A LITERARY AND CULTURAL HISTORY (forthcoming this spring!), delivers one of the 2022 Martin Meyerson Berkeley Faculty Research Lectures. 4pm PST!

http://ow.ly/FGp550IFXQU

Tonight in Rome! Zone author Romy Golan discusses her new book FLASHBACK, ECLIPSE: THE POLITICAL IMAGINARY OF ITALIAN AR...
04/05/2022
Flashback, Eclipse di Romy Golan | libri al MAXXI

Tonight in Rome! Zone author Romy Golan discusses her new book FLASHBACK, ECLIPSE: THE POLITICAL IMAGINARY OF ITALIAN ART IN THE 1960s.

Da una voce autorevole della storia dell'arte, un'esplorazione provocatoria dell'intersezione tra arte, politica e storia nell'Italia degli anni '60.

"Instead of vainly fighting capitalism, Callon employs his thirty years of sociology of economics to explore how market ...
04/02/2022

"Instead of vainly fighting capitalism, Callon employs his thirty years of sociology of economics to explore how market devices could be collectively redesigned to fulfill more progressive functions.No better way to focus attention on concrete fights."

Bruno Latour on MARKETS IN THE MAKING: RETHINKING COMPETITION, GOODS, AND INNOVATION by Michel Callon.
http://ow.ly/HgsK50IxEbT

04/01/2022

Da una voce autorevole della storia dell'arte, un'esplorazione provocatoria dell'intersezione tra arte, politica e storia nell'Italia degli anni '60. Romy Golan racconta "Flashback, Eclipse" nel prossimo appuntamento con #librialMAXXI mercoledì 5 aprile alle 18 👉 bit.ly/librialMAXXI-RomyGolan
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con il sostegno di BPER Banca; in collaborazione con Zone Books e Princeton University Press.

This April 11th, join Timothy Hampton, Zone author of BOB DYLAN: HOW THE SONGS WORK and CHEERFULNESS: A LITERARY AND CUL...
03/30/2022
Zone Books

This April 11th, join Timothy Hampton, Zone author of BOB DYLAN: HOW THE SONGS WORK and CHEERFULNESS: A LITERARY AND CULTURAL HISTORY (forthcoming this spring), as he delivers one of the 2022 Martin Meyerson Berkeley Faculty Research Lectures.

http://ow.ly/ubcW50Iw9pA

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Just landed from the printer, Zone's new international rights guide. See the link below to check out our latest titles a...
03/28/2022

Just landed from the printer, Zone's new international rights guide. See the link below to check out our latest titles available for translation in 2022.

http://ow.ly/atjY50Iu4Uk

Dissent Magazine chats with Zone author Wendy Brown about neoliberalism and the state of the world since the publication...
03/25/2022
Rights Without Bounds: An Interview with Wendy Brown - Dissent Magazine

Dissent Magazine chats with Zone author Wendy Brown about neoliberalism and the state of the world since the publication of her book UNDOING THE DEMOS (Zone, 2015).

The contemporary right has inherited two seemingly contradictory impulses from the neoliberal era: anti-democratic politics and a libertarian personal ethic.

Photos from Spazio's post
03/24/2022

Photos from Spazio's post

Just dusted off from the old basement archives and now up in our Brooklyn office, the original poster for ZONE 1/ 2: THE...
03/23/2022

Just dusted off from the old basement archives and now up in our Brooklyn office, the original poster for ZONE 1/ 2: THE CONTEMPORARY CITY, our inaugural publication. Designed by Bruce Mau.

If you're in Rome this spring, join Romy Golan at Museo MAXXI on April 5th for a discussion of her new book, FLASHBACK, ...
03/21/2022
Flashback, Eclipse di Romy Golan | libri al MAXXI

If you're in Rome this spring, join Romy Golan at Museo MAXXI on April 5th for a discussion of her new book, FLASHBACK, ECLIPSE: THE POLITICAL IMAGINARY OF ITALIAN ART IN THE 1960s.

Da una voce autorevole della storia dell'arte, un'esplorazione provocatoria dell'intersezione tra arte, politica e storia nell'Italia degli anni '60.

Tonight in Tel Aviv, join Romy Golan for a discussion of her new book FLASHBACK, ECLIPSE: THE POLITICAL IMAGINARY OF ITA...
03/17/2022
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Tonight in Tel Aviv, join Romy Golan for a discussion of her new book FLASHBACK, ECLIPSE: THE POLITICAL IMAGINARY OF ITALIAN ART IN THE 1960s. Register below!

http://ow.ly/3eNg50IlH2X

"Music does not exist everywhere in the universe, suspended in timeless abstraction... Rather, music CAN exist anywhere,...
03/16/2022

"Music does not exist everywhere in the universe, suspended in timeless abstraction... Rather, music CAN exist anywhere, but this "anywhere" can be accessed only as a coordinate in space-time as a particular relation of contact...Music technology transports music in time and relocates music in space."

ALIEN LISTENING: VOYAGER'S GOLDEN RECORD AND MUSIC FROM EARTH

Coming up on March 17th, join Romy Golan at CCA Tel Aviv-Yafo for a discussion of her new book, FLASHBACK, ECLIPSE: THE ...
03/12/2022
| cca

Coming up on March 17th, join Romy Golan at CCA Tel Aviv-Yafo for a discussion of her new book, FLASHBACK, ECLIPSE: THE POLITICAL IMAGINARY OF ITALIAN ART IN THE 1960s.

Register below: http://ow.ly/E5Pv50IgemP

Zone's Near Future series, a growing stack of texts focused on economics and Neoliberalism, which seek to “uncover alter...
03/10/2022

Zone's Near Future series, a growing stack of texts focused on economics and Neoliberalism, which seek to “uncover alternative trajectories…not to forego the near future but to find ways of reclaiming it.”

Coming soon: MARKET CIVILIZATIONS: NEOLIBERALS EAST & SOUTH by Quinn Slobodian & Dieter Plehwe. Out this spring!

“Riegl's HISTORICAL GRAMMAR OF THE VISUAL ARTS has become an activity that is both infectious and intimate, surprising, ...
03/08/2022
Beeldende kunst als taal | Ilse van Rijn

“Riegl's HISTORICAL GRAMMAR OF THE VISUAL ARTS has become an activity that is both infectious and intimate, surprising, exciting and addictive at the same time.”

Aloïs Riegl's HISTORICAL GRAMMAR OF THE VISUAL ARTS reviewed in The Dutch Review of Books.

Wat heeft de negentiende-eeuwse kunsthistoricus Aloïs Riegl ons nog te vertellen? Ilse van RIjn bespreekt zijn onlangs bij Zone Books verschenen Historical Grammar of the Visual Arts: 'Terwijl de hedendaagse westerse cultuur nog altijd worstelt met traditionele scheidingen tussen hoog en laag, lich...

"Sometime after came the destruction...Many died. Some believed themselves to be victors. Others were taken prisoner.......
03/06/2022

"Sometime after came the destruction...Many died. Some believed themselves to be victors. Others were taken prisoner....She asks him about his necklace, the combat necklace he wore at the start of the war that is yet to come."

Chris Marker's LA JETÉE

DISSIMILAR SIMILITUDES: DEVOTIONAL OBJECTS IN LATE MEDIEVAL EUROPE by Caroline Walker Bynum.Coming soon in paperback!
03/04/2022

DISSIMILAR SIMILITUDES: DEVOTIONAL OBJECTS IN LATE MEDIEVAL EUROPE by Caroline Walker Bynum.

Coming soon in paperback!

Some nice selections of Zone titles scattered throughout Thomas Beard's Monday Night Books at Light Industry. And lots o...
03/02/2022

Some nice selections of Zone titles scattered throughout Thomas Beard's Monday Night Books at Light Industry. And lots of other intriguing volumes to be found amongst the shelves....

“Images seized from enslaved people are not private property to be owned, but ancestors to be cared for.”Ariella Azoulay...
02/28/2022
The Captive Photograph - Boston Review

“Images seized from enslaved people are not private property to be owned, but ancestors to be cared for.”

Ariella Azoulay, author of THE CIVIL CONTRACT OF PHOTOGRAPHY, in the "Repair" issue of the Boston Review.

Images seized from enslaved people are not private property to be owned, but ancestors to be cared for.

The mythic dimension of war, as portrayed in Anu's "The Seven." From RITUALS OF WAR by Zainab Bahrani.
02/26/2022

The mythic dimension of war, as portrayed in Anu's "The Seven." From RITUALS OF WAR by Zainab Bahrani.

Photos from Spazio's post
02/23/2022

Photos from Spazio's post

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We are thrilled to share our Fall 2022 catalog, which abounds with new books and new publishing collaborations. Browse the full list of titles and #ReadUP. https://hubs.ly/Q019LVSp0 Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery No More Rulers Zone Books Pulitzer Arts Foundation
Da una voce autorevole della storia dell'arte, un'esplorazione provocatoria dell'intersezione tra arte, politica e storia nell'Italia degli anni '60. Romy Golan racconta "Flashback, Eclipse" nel prossimo appuntamento con #librialMAXXI mercoledì 5 aprile alle 18 👉 bit.ly/librialMAXXI-RomyGolan ___ con il sostegno di BPER Banca; in collaborazione con Zone Books e Princeton University Press.
Slicing through blunt theories of supply and demand, Markets in the Making by Michel Callon presents a rigorously researched but counterintuitive model of how everyday market activity gets produced. Look inside the Table of Contents, Introduction and Index on our website: https://hubs.ly/Q010-sjX0 Zone Books
Happy Pub Day to Markets in the Making: Rethinking Competition, Goods, and Innovation by Michel Callon and translated by Olivia Custer! If you’re convinced you know what a market is, think again. Explore this book in hardcover and ebook: https://hubs.ly/Q010pn8g0 Zone Books
Our Spring 2022 catalog is live! Browse for new books by Jhumpa Lahiri, on translation, and Jim Al-Khalili, on The Joy of Science; revel in praise for good bookstores; read about the long history of Africa’s struggle to repatriate stolen art; examine radical proposals for fixing the intangible economy; consider that maybe The Internet Is Not What You Think it Is; find out what happens when work becomes religion in Silicon Valley and What’s the Matter With Delaware; learn from the inspiring stories of trailblazing women astronomers; take vivid tours of the universe in 3D and London in the 1960s and 1970s; go inside The Mind of a Bee and hidden worlds of wild honeybees, the dreams of animals, and the neuroscience of magic; behold treasures unearthed in mudlarking the River Thames and the charms of Old English; enjoy fairy tales from China and myths from across the ancient world; peruse stunning Emmet Gowin photographs and a marvelously illustrated World Atlas of Trees and Forests; encounter interviews with Amos Oz; essays by Simon Armitage and Isaac Bashevis Singer; quotes from Andy Warhol; aphorisms from Franz Kafka; biographies of politician Golda Meir and poet Paul Laurence Dunbar, and portraits of the entwined lives and works of Herman Melville and Lewis Mumford and Keith Haring and Jean Michel Basquiat; consider the case for a Good Enough Life; understand how socio-economic status shapes daydreams and why workplace culture matters so much for parents and families; and much, much more. Plus, fantastic new titles from publishing partners Zone Books – a literary history of cheerfulness, an inquiry into how prehistory has impacted modern art, a study of neoliberalism in Eastern Europe and the Global South—and the Princeton University Art Museum—art historical criticism within an ecological context. Browse in full: https://hubs.ly/H0-Jwwg0 Please send any review copy requests to [email protected] Zone Books Princeton University Art Museum Wild Nature Press
From a leading art historian, a provocative exploration of the intersection of art, politics, and historical memory in 1960s Italy, Flashback, Eclipse by Romy Golan is out today in North America (11 January in UK/Europe) in hardcover and ebook: https://hubs.ly/H0-tkZj0 Zone Books
Escape the week with a full sensory experience of Alien Listening: Voyager's Golden Record and Music from Earth by Daniel K. L. Chua and Alexander Rehding with this Spotify list featuring the Golden Record songs: https://hubs.ly/H0ZY20C0 Zone Books
In 1977 NASA shot a mixtape into outer space. The Golden Record aboard the Voyager spacecrafts contained world music and sounds of Earth to represent humanity to any extraterrestrial civilizations. To date, the Golden Record is the only human-made object to have left the solar system. Alien Listening asks the big questions that the Golden Record raises: Can music live up to its reputation as the universal language in communications with the unknown? How do we fit all of human culture into a time capsule that will barrel through space for tens of thousands of years? And last but not least: Do aliens have ears? Explore these fascinating questions in Alien Listening : Voyager's Golden Record and Music from Earth by Daniel K. L. Chua and Alexander Rehding and published with our partners at Zone Books. Out today in North America and 9 November in the UK/Europe. https://hubs.ly/H0XgjQz0
Absentees is ‘a book about the many ways, across time and place, that people have gone missing, been stripped of status, or become somehow undead’ says Hal Foster in the London Review of Books of this new book by Daniel Heller-Roazen for Zone Books. https://hubs.ly/H0SYh7V0
Summer beach reads, cold treats, and two new partners, Verso Books and Zone Books, await you at BOMB and the Brooklyn Public Library's Small Press Flea this year! Verso Books is the largest independent, radical publishing house in the English-speaking world, publishing one hundred books a year. They’ve published landmark works by the likes of Judith Butler, Noam Chomsky, Alexander Cockburn, Mike Davis, Isaac Deutscher, Eric Hobsbawm, Fredric Jameson, Edward Said, Rebecca Solnit, and more. Founded in 1985, Zone Books is an independent nonprofit publisher of philosophy, art history, theory, and political science. Zone publishes original works by international scholars of philosophy, history, art history, cultural and sound studies, as well as political and social theory that have changed conversations across disciplines. Meet them and all the rest of the local publishers and presses joining us at Grand Army Plaza on August 14! Learn more about #SPF2021 here: https://fb.me/e/1qIDgRdDA https://www.zonebooks.org/ https://www.versobooks.com
We’re excited to share our Fall 2021 Domestic catalog! Peek inside to explore Mary Beard’s Twelve Caesars, on how images of Roman emperors have influenced art, culture, and the representation of power for more than 2,000 years; economist Claudia Goldin’s Career & Family, about the struggle to close the gender wage gap; and historian Margaret Jacobs’s After One Hundred Winters, a reckoning with America’s troubled history of injustice to Indigenous communities. Read about humanity’s long history with germs and deadly disease, in Kyle Harper’s Plagues Upon the Earth; about the Sahara’s surprising verdant past, in Martin Williams’s When the Sahara Was Green; and about the mysteries and looming demise of glaciers—and what their fate means for our future, in Jemma Wadham’s Ice Rivers. Read Paige Harden’s The Genetic Lottery to understand how the science of genetics can help create a more just and equal society or Daniel Davis’s The Secret Body to discover revolutionary new vision of human biology. Anne Marie Slaughter’s Renewal shows how crisis and change can help us find renewed honesty and purpose and Nancy Foner’s One Quarter of the Nation shows how richly immigration has transformed America. Welcome to the Universe In Brief offers a pocket sized tour of the universe with astrophysicists Richard Gott, Michael Strauss, and Neil DeGrasse Tyson. While A Dogs World, by Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce imagines dogs…in a world without humans. In Ways of Hearing, notable musicians, artists, scientists, and poets—from Carrie Mae Weems to Ruth Bader Ginsburg—exploring the influence of music on their lives and work. In Now Comes Good Sailing, Lauren Groff, Adam Gopnik, Rafia Zakaria, Jennifer Finney Boylan, and others reflect on the enduring relevance of Henry David Thoreau. All this plus new titles from Zone Books, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, The Block Museum, Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery, National Gallery of Art, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, WILDGuides, Wild Nature Press, and much, much more! https://issuu.com/princetonuniversitypress/docs/f21_seasonal_may18o
Read more about the fascinating subject of the depictions of missing people in literature and history in the Times Literary Supplement review of Zone Books' Absentees by Daniel Heller-Roazen https://hubs.ly/H0LV5370