Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Glass! Love!! Perpetual Motion!!!: A Paul Scheerbart Reader

Glass! Love!! Perpetual Motion!!!: A Paul Scheerbart Reader (Hardback)

£30.00
Despatched in 2 business days.
Order now for Free delivery in the UK or choose Express Delivery to receive in 2 business days.
More on delivery...

Synopsis

German writer, critic, and theorist Paul Scheerbart died nearly a century ago, but his influence is still being felt today. Considered by some a mad eccentric and by others an important visionary in his own time, he is now experiencing a revival thanks to a new generation of scholars who are rightfully situating him in the modernist pantheon. Glass! Love!! Perpetual Motion!!! is the first collection of Scheerbart's multifarious writings to be published in English. In addition to a selection of his fantastical short stories, it includes the influential architectural manifesto Glass Architecture and his literary tour de force Perpetual Motion: The Story of an Invention. The latter, written in the guise of a scientific work (complete with technical diagrams), was taken as such when first published but in reality is a function - albeit one with an important message. Glass! Love!! Perpetual Motion!!! is richly illustrated with period material, much of it never before reproduced, including a selection of artwork by Paul Scheerbart himself.

Accompanying this original material is a selection of essays by scholars, novelists, and film-makers commissioned for this publication to illuminate Scheerbart's importance, then and now, in the worlds of art, architecture, and culture. Coedited by artist Josiah McElheny and Christine Burgin, with new artwork created for this publication by McElheny and beautifully designed by Purtill Family Business, Glass! Love!! Perpetual Motion!!! is a long-overdue monument to a modern master.

Essays & WritingEssays & Journalism Publisher: The University of Chicago Press Publication Date: 03/10/2014 ISBN-13: 9780226203003  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Despatched in 2 business days. Login for Quick Checkout Add to Basket

Josiah McElheny is an artist living in New York. Christine Burgin is a publisher of books on art and literature.

More books by Josiah McElheny

More books by Christine Burgin

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Second Class Available free for ALL orders. No charge for each additional book. 3-7 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

C. Day-Lewis: The Golden Bridle:...
(Hardback)
Albert Gelpi; Bernard O'Donoghue
 
 
£25.00
 
A Christmas Cracker,: Being a...
(Paperback)
John Julius Norwich
 
 
£7.50
 
Oscar Wilde on Life, Love and Money
(Hardback)
Colleen Sattler
 
 
£9.99
 
The Usual Santas: A Soho Crime ...
(Hardback)
Peter Lovesey
 
 
£16.99
 
Latest Blog
Caroline Taggart on Why Punctuation Can be Surprisingly Exciting
18/10/2017

Caroline Taggart explains the versatility of punctuation.

Under the Knife: Recreating the Grimy World of Victorian Surgery
17/10/2017

Lindsey describes how she made the trailer for her debut The Butchering Art in order to see how the sights, sounds, and smells of this gruesome period in medical history would translate onto the screen.

The Sky Doesn't Have to be Blue: Steve Antony on Life as a Colour Blind Illustrator
13/10/2017

Steve explains what it's like to be a colour blind illustrator and why the sky doesn't have to be blue.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd