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  • Henri Maccheroni - Socio Critiques
    artist writer IIntroduction by Jean Khalfa Books Works Catalogue and Special Edition ORDERS Capsule biography Socio Critiques Cadeau pour les partisans de la peine de mort 1972 socio critical object La Condition humaine 1973 socio critical object 120 cm x

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  • Henir Maccheroni - Spirit of Place
    Works Catalogue and Special Edition ORDERS Capsule biography Spirit of Place Manhattan gris 1982 mixed media and photmontage on paper 76 cm x 56 cm Embleme de la ville original cross work Henri Maccheroni Michel Butor 1991 paint mixed media

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  • Henri Maccheroni - Artist & Writer
    writer IIntroduction by Jean Khalfa Books Works Catalogue and Special Edition ORDERS Capsule biography Artist Writer Enfer original cross work Pierre Bourgeade Henri Maccheroni February 2003 paint mixed media and

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  • Introduction by Jean Khalfa
    what he shows is the grain the classical architecture of an imperial Roman villa is shot from angles stressing both the geometry of its pure design and the texture of its decay skyscrapers in New York are seen in reflections on other skyscrapers criss crossing their surfaces in patterns which will later evolve into a series of paintings of minutely chequered surfaces or photo montages where photographs of the city slice grainy silvery grey planes Conversely when focusing on the apparently shapeless he keeps on revealing virtualities of meaning Patterns of bark on a tree trunk mesmerize evoking the unfolding of a vulva or the lacerated torso of one of his christs When facing precisely the pure proliferation of the organic pli selon pli fold by fold in one of the 2000 photographs of a vulva he famously pictured even a gaze hardened by all the avant gardes of the past century feels moved Maccheroni took part in several of the French avant garde movements since the Second World War but always seems to have gone beyond them In their astonishing presence these images instantly defeat the doxa that absence is all that is ever seen in this organ an absence conveniently conceptualised by popular psychoanalysis as the obsessive presence of a lack as a wound The combined powers of sexual fascination and the only constant visual prohibition in Western art are appropriated here not to shock but to enchant us with the materiality of what is in front of us Maccheroni s subversion is that of a materialist Why is what he calls his materiology so striking Perhaps because for us who have been so trained to look for forms in art what does it show what does it mean it forces vision to reflect upon itself Using all

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  • Henri Maccheroni Books/Works
    new form of aesthetic writing During the seventies he developed and theorized a new genre of socio critical art Cupboard with Bottles Gift for the Partisans of the Death Penalty Since 1968 photography has become an important part of his oeuvre One of his most famous series consists of 2000 photographs of the sex of a woman Other series include Skull Meditations and several Great Archaeologies Photography is involved in many of his collages Manhattan Grey Maccheroni also works with engraving etching dry point heliogravure as well as watercolour and ink washes In 1982 he co founded the National Centre of Contemporary Art in Nice As a painter photographer and engraver Maccheroni has collaborated with numerous poets and writers such as Michel Butor Jean François Lyotard Pierre Bourgeade and Claude Louis Combet His work has been featured in many journals including Obliques Nue Artitude and Phase He has been widely exhibited in Europe and in 2006 featured in an exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery in London The exhibition in the Wren Library Trinity College Cambridge in May 2007 organised by Jean Khalfa was the first major British retrospective of his work A special s igned and numbered edition of Maccheroni

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  • A People's History of Coffee and Cafes by Bob Biderman
    on equal footing But where did coffee really come from And how did it get to us For in the course of a single generation coffee burst onto the European scene like an Arabian Sirocco Or did it And if so how did that happen without the trumpeting of the media as we know it paving the way for a new and wonderful product Bob Biderman tells this remarkable story with the narrative ease of a novelist the insight of a social historian and the fascination of a coffee lover Bob Biderman is the founding editor of Café Magazine He has been researching the social history of coffee and cafés since the early 1960s when as a student at the Univeristy of California Berkeley he experienced the first wave of the American espresso revolution During the 1980s and 90s he went on to write about the coffee cultures in Paris Amsterdam and London for various magazines and newspapers Bob has worked as a writer and lecturer with specific interest in the nature of cities He is the editor of a series of historical novels focusing on 19th century London and has written numerous books published by Pluto Walker Gollancz and Hachette CONTENTS Chapter 1 Delving into Origins Sample this chapter online Chapter 2 Coffee s Garden of Eden Chapter 3 The Sufi Connection Chapter 4 Egyptian Chrysalis Chapter 5 The Ottoman Launch Pad Chapter 6 Discovery of Coffee by the East India Company Chapter 7 Coffee s Entry into Europe Chapter 8 Development of the Western Coffee Culture Chapter 9 Sourcing the Bean Chapter 10 Coffee is Colonised Chapter 11 The Genie Uncorked and Unbottled Chapter 12 Coffeehouses in the 18th Century Chapter 13 A Tale of Two Countries Haiti and Ceylon Chapter 14 Birth of the Coffee Republic Chapter

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  • Eight Weeks in the Summer of Victoria's Jubilee by Bob Biderman
    East End at the dawn of a new century The trial itself becomes a mirror to view the shifting nature of Empire and institutions in the final years of Victoria s rule Seen through the eys of two contemporary writers based on Margaret Harkness and Israel Zangwill the questions of assimilated Englishness and the nature of British justice become bound up in the multiple notions of guilt or innoncence concerning

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  • Red Dreams by Bob Biderman
    the American Midwest to the anarchy of 50 s Hollywood A compelling story warm and humorous Interview with the author The French version of Red Dreams is published by Hachette The highly praised first Alan Bronstein novel Letters to Nanette has been republished by Black Apollo Bob Biderman s complete list of titles as well as biographical information can be found at www bobbiderman com back to home page Red

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