I Declare a Permanent State of Happiness
KENNETH GOLDSMITH

My entire poetic production is founded upon Wittgenstein’s later writings. Although it has sat on my shelf for decades, I never actually read the Tractatus. But I always loved the idea of it; I am a conceptual writer, after all.

––Kenneth Goldsmith



Written as a series of numbered propositions, Wittgenstein’streatise is an ambitious attempt to elucidatethe relationship of language to logic and to reality. Goldsmith’s response to the text is a testament to the highly distinctive artistic vision that characterizes all of his work. Inspired by theTractatus but also boldly inventive, Goldsmith’s images reveal the breadth and depth not just ofWittgenstein’s genius, but also of the intervening artist’s creative fervor.

Confessions

GABRIELE TINTI & ANDRES SERRANO

Serrano is one of our era’s greatest American artists.

––THE NEW YORKER


Like archaeological ruins, [Tinti’s poems] stand complete, even as they sketch a past completeness that is, now, a far country.

––Fiona Sampson



A highly prized and rare artistic collaboration in which the renowned poet Gabriele Tinti and the world-famous artist Andres Serrano have produced a haunting mediation on religion, violence, and physicality.






Resistance to Christianity
RAOUL VANEIGEM

Nothing less than a complete historical account of the development of Christianity.

––Alastair J. Hemmens




Formidably erudite without ever drifting into dry scholasticism, Resistance to Christianity ranges from the origins of the Bible to the fraught doctrinal controversies of the fourth century to the Levellers and Jansenists of the early modern period, thereby revealing the too-little-known history that lies behind the modern world’s theological horizons.

Lucas Samaras: A Life

MICHAEL SKAFIDAS

A tour de force of narcissism and inventive art . . .
Art and life seamlessly integrate in perpetual metamorphic motion.

––Donald Kuspit



From his sensitive evocation of Samaras’s childhood in wartime Greece through to his perceptive interpretation of the artist’s career in the United States, Michael Skafidas has produced an outstanding account of his subject’s life and work. It is also an intriguing record of his own relationship with Samaras, and a powerful mediation on the art of life-writing.






The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
HAL FOSTER

One of the most skilfull critics at work today.

––Barry Schwabsky, THE NATION



Using the editor’s perennial marker pen, historian and art critic Hal Foster intervenes, interjects, and interrupts Blake s ruminations with his own creative genius. What better way to enliven the already illuminated pages of The Marriage of Heaven and Hell than by the addition of never-before-seen marginalia by this influential thinker.