Ness Books

1. Computers at Work


Author: Sophie Rentien Lando
Publisher: Ness Books
Language: English
Size: 80 x 120 cm, 140 pages
Printing: Black laser
Cover: Black laser
Binding: Perfect bound
Edition: 60
Year: 2019
Price: 9€
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Computers at Work presents an overview of the role women played in the building and shaping of the computing field from the 18th century to the present day. It aims to articulate in what way women’s systematic erasure from history has transformed computing from being perceived as “women’s work” to an industry that is largely hostile to them.

2. Vagabondi Efficaci


Author: Costanza Candeloro
Publisher: Prospect Miranda
Language: English
Size: 12.5 x 18 cm, 180 pages
Printing: Black offset
Cover: Plastic cover, silkscreen
Binding: Sewn bound
Edition: 250
Year: 2019
Price: 22€
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The words collected in the book form a constellation of texts in which the theme of walking becomes a mode of being, a poetic disposition, to redefine one’s relationship with space-time. With words by Kathy E. Ferguson, Emily Dickinson, Sylvia Plath, Carlo Ginzburg, Fernand Deligny, John Ruskin, Susan Leigh Star & Geoffrey C. Bowke, Usrula K. Le Guin, Arthur Rimbaud, Jack Eliott Cardno, Costanza Candeloro, Axelle Stiefel, Giulia Essyad, Gianmaria Andreetta, Arnaud Wohlhauser.

3. Modigliani, deux pierres retrouvées


Author: Christophe Lemaitre
Publisher: Tombolo Presses
Language: French
Size: 13.6 x 18 cm, 96 pages
Printing: Black offset, 1 PMS
Cover: Flaps, rich black offset, lamination
Binding: Sewn bound
Edition: 350
Year: 2019
Price: 19€
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Local legend has it that in 1909, painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani threw several sculptures into the canal of his hometown in Livorno, Italy. In 1984, on what would have been the artist’s 100th birthday, an underwater search was organized and proved to be successful. Deux pierres retrouvées d’Amedeo Modigliani is a reading and reinterpretation of Due pietre ritrovate di Amedeo Modigliani, a catalog published in 1984. The story reveals how the elegant Italian publication, quickly banned for sale, became the uchronia of an event that never actually took place.

4. A Long List Of Safe Words (A.L.L.O.S.W)


Author: Kevin Desbouis
Publisher: Tombolo Presses
Language: French
Size: 13 x 18 cm, 120 pages
Printing: Offset
Cover: HUV print
Binding: Inverted Swiss binding
Edition: 350
Year: 2019
Price: 12€
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A Long List Of Safe Words is the first book by artist and author Kevin Desbouis. It is a compilation of texts, poems and stories, some of which have appeared in various exhibitions, as well as in a more personal fashion during the past few years. Its title is borrowed from an internet page dedicated to BDSM practices. These practices often feature a safe word, meant to be used by one of the participants to call action to an end, or to modify the act, allowing them to withdraw from the submissive situation they find themselves in.

5. De l’Ennui au Spectacle


Author: Salomé Burstein
Publisher: Ness Books
Language: French
Size: 10.5 x 14.85 cm, 144 pages
Printing: Laser
Cover: Black laser
Binding: Wire-O
Edition: 20
Year: 2019
Price: 14€
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De l’Ennui au Spectacle is the result of a three-year research conducted by Salomé Burstein in the context of her Master’s thesis at EHESS (École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales) in Paris. At the crossroads of philosophy, social sciences and visual studies, it addresses the subject of boredom in regard to capitalism and entertainment culture and within an analysis of attention and spectatorship.

6. L’Amour


Texts and artworks: Adel Cersaque, Constance Sorel, Kevin Desbouis, Laurent Isnard, Margot Delalande, The Fine Art Collection
Publisher: Résidence la Verrerie
Language: French
Size: 18.5 x 26 cm, 86 pages
Printing: Risography
Cover: Laser printing
Binding: Perfect bound
Edition: 100
Year: 2019
Price: 12€
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L'Amour gathers the researches and creations of the artists in residency during the first edition of La Verrerie. The body of the book is constituted by texts written by the artists and the back part by images documenting the works and activities during this month of group research around the fields of care, romanticism, transmission, sexuality and love.

7. The Great Blueness


Author: Arnold Lobel
Artworks: Louise Moins
Publisher: Ness Books
Language: French and English
Size: 35.5 x 50 cm, 8 pages
Printing: Digital print
Binding: Loose
Edition: 50
Reprint: 50
Year: 2018
Price: 6€
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Newspaper produced on the occasion of the exhibition "The Great Blueness" by artist and ceramist Louise Moins at l'espace Ness (December 2018). The title of the show was borrowed from the eponymous tale written in 1968 by American author Arnold Lobel which the artist used as a starting point for the creation of her works and republished in the form of a bilingual newspaper. The edition displays work in progress compositions made by the artist as part of her process for making the mural installations.

8. For An Investigation of Fictional Futurities


Author: Nelson Beer
Publisher: Ness Books
Language: English
Size: 21 x 29.7 cm, 200 pages
Printing: Risography
Cover: Sticker on coated board
Binding: Spiral bound, loose ticket insert
Edition: 60
Year: 2018
Price: 20€
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This publication is the result of a one-year research project focusing on the structures and speculative narratives that emerged from the Jungle camp in Calais, developed by researcher and artist Nelson Beer at the Center for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London.

9. AP0KRYFERNA — NATTB0K


Author: Alexander Sand
Publisher: Ness Books
Language: Swedish
Size: 18 x 11 cm, 170 pages
Printing: Risography
Cover: Illustrations by Paul Bernhard
Binding: Perfect bound
Edition: 70
Year: 2018
Price: 12€
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AP0KRYFERNA – NATTB0K is a collection of poems written between 2014 and 2018 by artist Alexander Sand. The book consists of two parts AP0KRYFERNA and NATTB0K, put together as one publication. The book is accompanied by a bookmark with the url for its translation.

10. Vice Versa


Author: Lisa Ben
Publisher: Ness Books
Language: English
Size: 21 x 29.7 cm, 140 pages
Printing: Laser
Binding: Perfect bound
First re-edition: 20
Second edition: 20
Original year: 1945
Republishing year: 2017
Price: 15€
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Vice Versa is the first known lesbian magazine in the world. Lisa Ben wrote, edited, printed and distributed the magazine for nine months in Los Angeles in the late 1940s. This publication gathers the nine issues she has published.

11. The Paint by Number Museum


Authors: Stephen Knott and Michel de Certeau
Language: English
Size: 21 x 29.7 cm, 12 pages
Printing: Risography
Binding: Loose bound
Edition: 200
Year: 2016
Price: 4€
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This reader was published at the occasion of The Paint by Number Museum, a project conceived in collaboration with Francois Girard-Meunier in the context of the 27th edition of the Brno Biennial’s OFF Program. The Paint by Number Museum was an installation which is the result of an investigation and speculations within this field. Its intention is also to stress the possibility of subversive painting by numbers practices. It is a negotiation between “authentic” objects of documentation and fictional artifacts.

12. Deborah Bowmann catalogue


Language: English
Size: 21 x 28,5 cm, 104 pages
Printing: Riso bichromie
Cover: Silkscreen on linoleum
Binding: Spiral bound
Edition: 40, reprint of 30
Year: 2015, reprint 2019
Price: 18€
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Catalogue retracing the artists' run space, launched at the occasion of the Sandberg Instittut Graduation Show.

13. Collection Hoorn


Author: Mahony
Texts: Irene de Craen
Language: English
Size: 12 x 16.5 cm, 128 pages
Printing: Offset color print
Cover: Pantone and lamination
Binding: Sewn bound
Edition: 250
Year: 2016
Price: 12€
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In the summer of 2015 artist collective Mahony resided at Hotel Maria Kapel (HMK) in Hoorn, the Netherlands in order to research the town’s celebrations of ‘400 years Cape Horn’. The research focused on the creation of identity in relation to history and its representation, and how these are reflected in current discussions in the Netherlands, especially concerning Dutch colonial history. Collection Hoorn is an account of that research in the form of a list of objects found on the shores of Hoorn.

14. Finissage


Author: Physical Culture
Text contributions: Paul Bernhard, Raoul Audouin, Jérémie Rentien Lando and Robin Bantigny
Language: English
Size: 13.5 x 20.5 cm, 128 pages
Printing: Offset print
Cover: Silkscreen
Binding: Sewn bound
Edition: 250
Year: 2016
Price: 12€
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Finissage was edited from and after a residency of the collective Physical Culture at De Tetterode, Amsterdam and functions as the third and last event. Its first part compiles excerpts of found and written texts. The image part documents the wall-to-wall carpet presented during the first event (1. The opening, 17th Dec 2015) and a re-enactment of the series of exercises performed during the second event (2. The reception, 31st Dec 2015).

15. Naïve Gossip Theory


Author: Gianmaria Andreetta
Language: English
Size: 13 x 18 cm, 80 pages
Printing: Riso and offset, with laser inserts
Cover: Silkscreen
Binding: Perfect bound
Edition: 80
Year: 2016
Price: Out of stock

Naïve Gossip Theory is an essay by Gianmaria Andreetta as part of the Critical Studies program, Sandberg Instituut.

Espace Ness is a graphic design studio founded by Émilie Ferrat, Julie Héneault and Sophie Rentien Lando. We host riso workshops, exhibitions and book launches. Ness books is our publishing platform.


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