Inventory Press

Inventory Press Publishing books on art, architecture, design, and music. Founded in 2014 by Adam Michaels of Project Projects

Inventory Press publishes books on topics in art, architecture, design, and music, with an emphasis on subcultures, minor histories, and the sociopolitical aspects of material culture.

Did you miss our *18 hour* lecture series with graphic designer and educator David Reinfurt? Visit a-new-primer-of-visua...
08/30/2018

Did you miss our *18 hour* lecture series with graphic designer and educator David Reinfurt? Visit a-new-primer-of-visual-literacy.org for documentation of the event and exhibition, as well as information on his forthcoming book A *New* Primer of Visual Literacy, released through Inventory Press in Fall 2019. This website will feature regular updates on the project.

With thanks to @otismfagd for support of the lecture series; @princetonarts for support of the exhibition; and @grahamfoundation for support of the forthcoming book.

Now shipping! “Dimensions of Citizenship,” the catalogue for the US Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennal...
07/06/2018

Now shipping! “Dimensions of Citizenship,” the catalogue for the US Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.

First 25 online orders will feature limited-edition book jackets. Next 25 orders to include 1-inch buttons!

Featuring essays by Ingrid Burrington, Ana María León, Jennifer Scappetone, Adrienne Brown, Imre Szeman, Dan Handel, Nicholas de Monchaux and writings from curators Niall Atkinson, Ann Lui, Mimi Zeiger, and participating architect teams: Amanda Williams & Andres L. Hernandez with Shani Crowe, Design Earth, Diller Scofidio + Renfro with Laura Kurgan, Estudio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman, Keller Easterling, SCAPE, and Studio Gang.

Design by IN-FO.CO

#dimensionsofcitizenship #citizenship #venicebiennale #venicebiennal2018 @uspavilion18 @in_fo_co

“…There have been a spate of incidents, almost daily, where white Americans have called law enforcement on black Ame...
07/06/2018

“…There have been a spate of incidents, almost daily, where white Americans have called law enforcement on black Americans who were engaged in the “criminal acts” of sitting in a Starbucks waiting for a meeting, napping in a common area at a Yale University graduate dormitory, walking a stroller in a public park, checking out of an Airbnb, working out at a gym, or returning purchased items—with receipts—to a Victoria Secrets…This constant barrage of racist intimidation, at its most extreme resulting in the inhumane taking of black life by paranoid police officers and white vigilantes, continues historical practices that have disenfranchised black people of the right to life, liberty, free movement, and property."
–Mabel O. Wilson

"Mine Not Yours” is the latest in a series of dispatches published by @e_flux Architecture and on dimensionsofcitizenship.org. “Dimensions of Citizenship: Architecture and Belonging from the Body to the Cosmos” is shipping now via inventorypress.com.

@studio_and @uspavilion18 @e_flux @inventorypress #dimensionsofcitizenship #citizenship

Closing May 20—@ICABoston's landmark exhibition #artintheageoftheinternet. Published in conjunction with the exhibitio...
05/15/2018

Closing May 20—@ICABoston's landmark exhibition #artintheageoftheinternet. Published in conjunction with the exhibition, the catalogue features an essay by curator @kimconaty that looks at how George Maciunas' "Learning Machines", Stewart Brands "Whole Earth Catalogue" and Maurice Stein and Larry Miller's "Blueprint for Counter Education" ..."anticipated critical ways in which the internet would function just two decades later..." #internetart #blueprintforcountereducation

Mary Corse's project recalls debates around Newtonian optics. Having decomposed white light into the prismatic spectrum,...
05/09/2018

Mary Corse's project recalls debates around Newtonian optics. Having decomposed white light into the prismatic spectrum, Sir Isaac Newton was charged by John Keats with 'unweaving the rainbow' in his great Lamia of 1819. For Corse, the study of the physical world does not dismantle aesthetics but encourages on a shared epistemological ground the possibility of a non-disinterested position of engagement. Of course, personal observation of fleeting incidents—like water droplets appearing in the sky as some gorgeous Technicolor phantom, or a brilliant twinkling monochrome ceasing to exist and returning anew in flickering alternationz—survive in the post-Newtonian world, where the development of quantum mechanics emphasizes the impact of the act of observation on the observed. Corse's paintings serve as humbling reminders of this fact." - Suzanne Hudson from the gorgeous new Mary Corse monograph from @inventorypress & @kaynegriffincorcoran - see Corse’s work at @diabeacon @diaartfoundation starting today! Coming soon to @whitneymuseum & @lacma #lightandspace #lightbasedart #minimalism #marycorse

Launching today: The Contemporary Journal will be posting one page from upcoming IP title "Bio" each day for the next ye...
05/02/2018

Launching today: The Contemporary Journal will be posting one page from upcoming IP title "Bio" each day for the next year.

May 1st is up now at https://buff.ly/2jmATHY

"Bio" is now available for preorder on InventoryPress.com! Author Maryam Monalisa Gharavi is an artist, poet, and theori...
04/19/2018

"Bio" is now available for preorder on InventoryPress.com! Author Maryam Monalisa Gharavi is an artist, poet, and theorist. “Bio” captures a span of 365 days during which she updated the 160-character “bio” section of her Twitter account each day.
While tweets are regularly captured by corporate data storage centers this “bio” section remains the only untraceable and non-archived part of the software’s superstructure. Bio, immersively created via a proprietary app, ultimately left no record of itself, complicating the normative binaries of online/offline and digital/print.

Use code PRE20OFF to receive 20% off of your advance copy.
https://buff.ly/2qFXx1U

#bio #maryammonalisagharavi #artistbook #preorder

This Sunday: "Three Dimensional Chess" with Maurice Stein and Larry Miller. "Blueprint for Counter Education" co-creator...
04/12/2018

This Sunday: "Three Dimensional Chess" with Maurice Stein and Larry Miller. "Blueprint for Counter Education" co-creators will discuss the project and charts in-depth with Rose Art Museum Assistant Curator Caitlin Julia Rubin.

https://buff.ly/2JHQzBh

Photo credit: Heratch Photography. Courtesy Rose Art Museum.

We're thrilled to announce that David Reinfurt's "A *New* Primer For Visual Literacy," forthcoming from @inventorypress,...
04/05/2018

We're thrilled to announce that David Reinfurt's "A *New* Primer For Visual Literacy," forthcoming from @inventorypress, has been awarded a @grahamfoundation grant for 2018.

More via @grahamfoundation: We’re pleased to announce 74 new grants to individuals. These Graham Foundation grantees are architects, artists, choreographers, historians, and filmmakers around the world who are collectively advancing our understanding of the designed environment. See the full list of every 2018 #grahamgrantee here: https://buff.ly/2JlwS1V

Mark your calendars! IP will be at ACID-FREE with new spring titles! @acidfreelosangelesACID-FREELos Angeles Art Book Ma...
03/27/2018

Mark your calendars! IP will be at ACID-FREE with new spring titles! @acidfreelosangeles

ACID-FREE
Los Angeles Art Book Market
Opening on May 4, 6-9PM
May 5 + 6, 11 am-7 pm
Blum & Poe Gallery, Culver City

Organized by @2ndcannons, @artcatalogues at @lacma, @blumandpoe, @dopepress, @eastofborneo, @familybooks, @fillip.ca, @gagosian, @hatandbeardpress, @imprintprojects, @inventorypress, @lacarchive, @newdocuments, @nicodimgallery, @norma.studio, @oofbooks, @oogaboogastore, @silentsoundbooks, @xartistsbooks, and @xtraartjournal.

#acidfree2018#inventorypress #dimensionsofcitizenship #Bio

Dimensions of Citizenship, the catalogue for US Pavilion at the upcoming Venice Architecture Biennale 2018, is now avail...
03/23/2018

Dimensions of Citizenship, the catalogue for US Pavilion at the upcoming Venice Architecture Biennale 2018, is now available for preorder on inventorypress.com! Use code PRE20OFF to receive 20% off of your order.

Edited by Nick Axel, Nicklaus Hirsch, Ann Lui, and Mimi Zeiger.

Featuring participants: Amanda Williams & Andres L. Hernandez with Shani Crowe; Design Earth; Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Laura Kurgan, Robert Gerard Pietrusko with Columbia Center for Spatial Research; Estudio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman ; Keller Easterling; SCAPE ; and Studio Gang.

Now on view at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University: Blueprint for Counter EducationInaugurated during the volatil...
03/07/2018

Now on view at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University: Blueprint for Counter Education

Inaugurated during the volatile and transformative late 1960s, the unconventional publication Blueprint for Counter Education introduced the tools for a radical pedagogical model. A project of Brandeis Sociology Professor and Chair Maurice Stein and his student, Larry Miller, this “classroom in a box” encouraged students to shape an educational environment from their own lived experiences. Blueprint’s open-ended charts mapped a world of ideas, from the avant-garde to the postmodern, in a form that presaged the internet, allowing readers to chart multiple courses of thinking and discovery that anticipated the prevalence of search engines, social media, and the quick connection of the hyperlink.

Organized by Caitlin Julia Rubin, Assistant Curator.
On view March 2- July 8

This exhibition is presented as part of a citywide partnership of arts and educational institutions organized to recognize the outsized role greater Boston played in the history and development of technology. The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston initiated this partnership to link concurrent exhibitions and programs related to the themes of the ICA exhibition Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today.

Blueprint for Counter Education is made possible through support from the Lois Foster Fund and the generous contribution of Video Data Bank at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Molly Nesbit speaks with Thomas Hill on Vassar College Radio about "Midnight"
02/13/2018

Molly Nesbit speaks with Thomas Hill on Vassar College Radio about "Midnight"

February 14, 2018.

Molly Nesbit, Professor of Art at Vassar College, talks about her new book, Midnight: The Tempest Essays, just published in 2017 by Inventory Books.

“'What Was An Author?' Right from the opening words of these Tempest Essays, we see the great Molly Nesbit at work undoing and radically repositioning the time codes for the artist. She creates a living archive of critical debates, politics and philosophies. She paints a vivid picture of the many junctions between people, objects, quasi-objects and non-objects throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. This is a true protest against forgetting as well as a toolbox for contemporary art criticism. Call it a guidebook to the labyrinth of reality.” —Hans Ulrich Obrist

50:00 minutes

http://library-cafe.org

Adam Michaels of IN-FO.CO and Inventory Press  is speaking tomorrow at the Otis College of Art and Design:MFA Lecture Se...
01/31/2018

Adam Michaels of IN-FO.CO and Inventory Press is speaking tomorrow at the Otis College of Art and Design:

MFA Lecture Series
January 31, 7:30pm
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles
Event is free and open to the public.

Poster design by @tatjjjjjana

Closing Sunday: Camille Henrot's "Days are Dogs" at Palais de Tokyo is a complete takeover of the gallery spaces. The th...
01/05/2018

Closing Sunday: Camille Henrot's "Days are Dogs" at Palais de Tokyo is a complete takeover of the gallery spaces. The third in the series of "Carte Blanche" exhibitions at @palaisdetokyo, Henrot shows new work alongside the acclaimed "Grosse Fatigue" and "the Pale Fox", pieces explored in her book "Elephant Child" (@inventorypress and Koenig Books, 2016).

The exhibition is open from noon to midnight, daily.

Image: Palais de Tokyo

!!!Buy the Book — Get the Bag!!!! The perfect holiday gift combo. Order a copy of the best-selling “Museum of Capita...
12/14/2017

!!!Buy the Book — Get the Bag!!!! The perfect holiday gift combo. Order a copy of the best-selling “Museum of Capitalism” on inventorypress.com, and it will be shipped wrapped in a large, sturdy, attention-grabbing Museum of Capitalism tote made by @fictilis
Limited stock available!! Order before December 18 for xmas delivery!! Cannot be combined with other holiday offers (sorry!) #museumofcapitalism #givethegiftofreading

Daniel Birnbaum on Molly Nesbit's Midnight the Tempest Essays, in Artforum's Year in Review:"The arrival of the second v...
12/10/2017

Daniel Birnbaum on Molly Nesbit's Midnight the Tempest Essays, in Artforum's Year in Review:

"The arrival of the second volume in her Pre-Occupations series makes clear that Nesbit has found a way to combine her expertise as an art historican with her interest in experimental modes of display.... ...I like everything about these delicious books, not just the writer's observational skills or the subjects of her essays—from Dewey to Alexander Dorner to Godard and Gabriel Orozco—but also the way the pictures become operational. They are no mere illustrations... ...The way her books are curated rather than edited seems to exemplify this approach to the domain of incarnated thinking that is art."

Design by Adam Michaels, Project Projects Published by Inventory Press

12/03/2017
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#salesalesale #givethegiftofreading #booksbooksbooks

We are happy to share the news Halka/Haiti 18°48'05"N 72°23'01"W is about to have its American premiere at the Hirshho...
11/16/2017
The Message Preview Party - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden | Smithsonian

We are happy to share the news Halka/Haiti 18°48'05"N 72°23'01"W is about to have its American premiere at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC. It will be shown as a part of The Message: New Media Works curated by Mark Beasley, in a wonderful company of works by Frances Stark, Hito Steyerl, Camille Henrot and Arthur Jafa.
Please join us for the opening on Friday, November 17th between 7:00 PM -10:00 PM https://hirshhorn.si.edu/event/message-preview-party/ or visit the exhibition that will run until April 22, 2018.

Presented with FotoWeekDC FREE, Cash bar Get tickets Be among the first to experience the Hirshhorn’s newest film and video exhibition, The Message: New Media Works, before it opens to the public. Guests will enjoy a celebratory evening of art and music with exclusive access to the exhibition and a…

The Miniature "Blueprint for Counter Education" is here! Print, cut and fold your own pocket-sized portable classroom fo...
11/13/2017

The Miniature "Blueprint for Counter Education" is here! Print, cut and fold your own pocket-sized portable classroom for counter education. Includes (tiny) reproductions of the 3 posters from the original 1970 publication by Maurice Stein and Larry Miller. Download the PDF for free via MetaLAB (at) Harvard http://blueprintforcountereducation.com/diy.html #miniature #blueprintforcountereducation #craftproject #pocketsize

"Mary Corse" co-published by Kayne Griffin Corcoran and Inventory Press is now available at inventorypress.com #marycors...
11/10/2017

"Mary Corse" co-published by Kayne Griffin Corcoran and Inventory Press is now available at inventorypress.com #marycorse #painting #lightandspace

“It’s odd, but it’s almost like everything is true in art… Just because you do one thing, say you make a black painting, doesn’t mean making a white painting next invalidates it. It’s all true.” Corse questions objectivity in her retrospective at Kayne Griffin Corcoran. One more day to see the exhibition before it closes on November 11.

! ! ! Museum of Capitalism Instagram Giveaway ! ! !  We’re kicking off a week of Instagram #storytime Stories with our...
11/09/2017

! ! ! Museum of Capitalism Instagram Giveaway ! ! !

We’re kicking off a week of Instagram #storytime Stories with our first ever Giveaway! *Like* Inventory Press on Instagram and tag a friend in the most recent post to be entered in a draw to win a copy of "Museum of Capitalism" by @fictilis. Winner will be announced on November 14. In the meantime, enjoy #storytime.

#postcapitalismbookgiveaway #entertowin #museumofcapitalism

Artbook / D.A.P.
11/02/2017
Artbook / D.A.P.

Artbook / D.A.P.

First major monograph on California Light and Space artist Mary Corse releases today - from Inventory Press - in advance of major 2018 shows at Whitney Museum of American Art and Dia Art Foundation!

Excited to see the news that Whitney Museum of American Art will present Mary Corse’s first museum survey in June 2018...
11/01/2017

Excited to see the news that Whitney Museum of American Art will present Mary Corse’s first museum survey in June 2018. In May 2018 Dia:Beacon will also open a gallery dedicated to Corse featuring four recently acquired paintings.

“Her key contributions to the history of American art rest squarely within the realm of painting–but painting as a site for material, compositional, and perceptual experimentation around the subject of light;” Whitney curator Kim Conaty says of Corse’s work. #marycorse #contemporarypainting #lightandspace #laartists

Our recent monograph "Mary Corse" co-published with Kayne Griffin Corcoran is now available for pre-order online at inventorypress.com

Full article: https://buff.ly/2ylQT6X

Shih Chieh Huang’s exhibition at the @worcesterartmuseum’s contemporary gallery is on view until November 12. Reusab...
10/31/2017

Shih Chieh Huang’s exhibition at the @worcesterartmuseum’s contemporary gallery is on view until November 12. Reusable Universes showcases Huang’s ability to turn modern everyday objects into complex sculptures using analogue and digital technology. The exhibition catalogue functions as an instruction manual offering insights about the materials and systems Huang employs in this exhibition. (@Inventory Press and Worcester Art Museum, 2017) #shihchiehhuang #sculpture

Matt Keegan’s “Replicate” now on view at @ccva_harvard at @HarvardUniversity until January 7, 2018.“To replicate...
10/26/2017

Matt Keegan’s “Replicate” now on view at @ccva_harvard at @HarvardUniversity until January 7, 2018.
“To replicate is to reproduce. A replicate is a close copy; in music, a replicate is a tone one or more octaves above or below the given tone. This multiplicity of meanings, even in the title of this exhibition, reveals the uncertainty and open nature of language.”
Level 3, Sert Gallery #mattkeegen #sculpture #video #textile

Join Inventory Press at Booth 2C during the 2nd annual A.G. Geiger Book Fair this Sunday from 1–7pm in Chung King Plaz...
10/20/2017

Join Inventory Press at Booth 2C during the 2nd annual A.G. Geiger Book Fair this Sunday from 1–7pm in Chung King Plaza, Los Angeles. With a focus on regional works, this fair features West Coast artists, presses and publishers. #aggeiger #bookfair

Camille Henrot’s "Days Are Dogs” now on view at Palais de Tokyo. The exhibition explores the week as “both an oppr...
10/19/2017

Camille Henrot’s "Days Are Dogs” now on view at Palais de Tokyo.

The exhibition explores the week as “both an oppressive and reassuring structure,” and demonstrates the remarkable range of her artistic practice. Included are new works, as well as “Grosse Fatigue” and “the Pale Fox,” which were both explored in her celebrated book “Elephant Child” (Inventory Press and Koenig Books, 2016). On view until January 7th, 2018. #camillehenrot #thepalefox #elephantchild

Photo: The New York Times

Project Projects
10/03/2017

Project Projects

Join Inventory Press and Kayne Griffin Corcoran this Sunday, October 8 from 4pm-8pm at Art Catalogues at LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art for a book launch and special conversation with Mary Corse and historian Suzanne Hudson.

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