In the West, we operate in a condition of interiority, an elaborate set of arrangements that are reflected in the built environment. These are the physical bases of the social contract, some of whose outcomes we might find unpalatable. There are realms within this condition where people become conscious of themselves in relation to their cities and others; and there are those in which this consciousness is sheltered, accommodated.
The public interior is the pre-eminent public environment in the contemporary city. It is the space that historically and presently frames and situates the public. The public interior is, all too often, an instrument for the inculcation of predictable behaviour: a realm of control geared towards the acceptance of a social, political or economic order, rather than a realm for enfranchisement, association, or political action. Mark Pimlott’s recent book ‘The Public Interior as Idea and Project’ (Jap Sam Books, 2016) looked at a range of possibilities for the public interior that have emerged through time, finding––among the interiors as machines to which we have become supplicants––spaces for the imagination, for heightened consciousness of the self, the other and the world, interiors that offer a kind of freedom. The motifs employed by interiors that encouraged the latter are offered as models for the contemporary condition.Continue reading
On behalf of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen we have the pleasure to invite you to the book launch of: The Living Surface. An Alternative Biology Book on Stains by Lizan Freijsen
Sunday 22 January 2017, at 3 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam.
On the first floor at the entrance stairs you will find the installation The Living Surface, with 9 hand-tufted wall hangings in combination with a stains wallpaper.
RSVP before January 18th: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the month December Jap Sam Books will attend the following book fair(s) and we have the following book launches:Continue reading
We would like to ask your attention for the opening of the solo exhibition 'Lonely Planet' and the release of the publication Lonely Planet. Campania Felix Susan KooiContinue reading
The Public Interior as Idea and Project
Book launch: Thursday November 3, 5.50 - 7 pm
Location: TU Delft Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Julianalaan 134, 2628CR Delft, first floor, east wing, in corridor of Department of Architecture/ Chair of Interiors Buildings Cities/ 01.Oost.410Continue reading
From 19 to 23 October Jap Sam Books will attend the Frankfurter Buchmesse. You can find our booth in Hall 4.1, L96. This year we will present our latest and forthcoming titles 2016/2017, and backlist. You are welcome to visit our stand.
At the Frankfurt Book Fair, Hall 4.1 is the home of the arts. Literature and Audiobooks, Non-Fiction and Art Books, Photography and Film. The Frankfurt Book Fair is a meeting place for the industry's experts. Be they publishers, booksellers, agents, film producers or authors - each year in October, they all come together and create something new.
This year Flanders/Netherlands is Guest of Honor.
For more information: Frankfurter Buchmesse