NIS RØMER
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Some rare and out of print books




Public library 
Here you find excepts of books with contributions by some of my collaborations or by myself. Some are out of  print.

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LAND, ART: A Cultural Ecology Handbook
LAND, ART: A Cultural Ecology Handbook, was commissioned by RSA Arts & Ecology in partnership with Arts Council England. The book was launched in London on December 2006 coinciding with the RSA, Arts Council England and London School of Economics & Political Science's symposia ‘No Way Back?’.

Accompanying the first year of the RSA’s Arts & Ecology programme, this compendium of essays, dialogues and commissioned pages by artists, new and reprinted texts and interviews by ecologists, cultural theorists, activists and curators explored art’s varied modes of response to notions of territory, the Earth and the emergencies of 21st century. In part a genealogy of ‘land’ and what has been understood by ‘the environment’ since the 1960s—with the activities of ‘Land artists' and the emergence of a popular ‘eco’-consciousness—the publication proposed and tested if and how our conceptions of art and artists are relevant to a global debate about the future of the planet, and where, how and why art might operate—at the grass roots, at a tangent, as propaganda, activism or as resistance, for example.

Contributors: Lara Almarcegui, Amy Balkin, James Boyle, Fernando Bryce, Susan Canney, Chu Yun, Jimmie Durham & Maria Thereza Alves, Feng Yuan, Futurefarmers & Free Soil, Tue Greenfort, Thomas Hirschhorn, Katie Holten, Jiang Jun, Jeffrey Kastner, Winona LaDuke, Learning Group, Lucy R. Lippard, Wangari Maathai, Jonathan Meuser, Jason Middlebrook, Nils Norman, David Naguib Pellow & Lisa Sun-Hee Park, PLATFORM, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Paul Schmelzer, Peter Schmelzer, Michael Shellenberger & Ted Nordhaus, Cameron Sinclair, Stephanie Smith, Bruce Sterling, Kirstine Roepstorff, Rirkrit Tiravanija, David Toop, Vitamin Creative Space, Insa Winkler, the Worldwatch Institute and Zheng Guogu. Artists’ ‘plates’ section: Claire Bishop on Francis Alÿs, Gemma Lloyd on Donna Conlon, Max Andrews on Henrik Håkansson and Insa Winkler, Diana Baldon on Marine Hugonnier, Mariana Cánepa Luna on Alfredo Jaar, Zoë Gray on Brian Jungen, Lars Bang Larsen on Aleksandra Mir, Richard Flood on Richard Prince, Alejandra Aguado on Tomás Saraceno, Francesco Manacorda on Simon Starling.

Edited by: Max Andrews
Editorial coordination: Mariana Cánepa Luna
Published by: The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce, London, in partnership with Arts Council England
Texts by: multiple authors
Graphic Design: SMITH Design International LTD, London
Format: 240 x 170 mm / 208 pp / colour throughout / hardcover-cloth / Weight: 985gr / with eight smaller statistic pages wrapped around the book's sectioning
Language: English Print-run: 2,000 copies
Printer: EBS, Verona, Italy
Date of Publication: 11 Dec 2006
ISBN 0 901469 57 2 [978-0-901469-57-1 (from 2007)]

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