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  • Catch and Releaseby Mark Kingwell

    Penguin Publishing Group 2005; US$ 15.00

    More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA. more...

  • Concrete Reveriesby Mark Kingwell

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 24.95

    In Concrete Reveries , acclaimed philosopher and cultural critic Mark Kingwell offers a thoughtful answer to Socrates? injunction about the life worth living, using the urban experience to illustrate the dynamic between concreteness and abstraction that operates within us.Witty and authoritative, the book is an exhilarating journey through unexpected... more...

  • Unruly Voicesby Mark Kingwell

    Biblioasis 2012; US$ 18.95

    A new collection by the author of The World We Want , with essays on civility, public space, Obama, procrastination, suicide. more...

  • Extraordinary Canadians Glenn Gouldby Mark Kingwell

    Penguin Canada 2009; US$ 18.00

    Glenn Gould, one of the world?s most renowned classical musicians of the twentieth century, was also known as an eccentric genius?solitary, headstrong, a hypochondriac virtuoso. Abandoning stage performances in 1964, Gould concentrated instead on mastering the various media: recordings, radio, television, and print. His sudden death at age fifty stunned... more...

  • Measure Yourself Against the Earthby Mark Kingwell

    Biblioasis 2015; US$ 17.95

    Zizek meets Klein in this riveting collection of philosophic essays on politics, Sex and the City, Plato, Hitchcock and more. more...

  • Rites of Wayby Mark Kingwell; Patrick Turmel

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    There are many ways to approach the subject of public space: the threats posed to it by surveillance and visual pollution; the joys it offers of stimulation and excitement, of anonymity and transformation; its importance to urban variety or democratic politics. But public space remains an evanescent and multidimensional concept that too often escapes... more...

  • The Idler's Glossaryby Joshua Glenn; Mark Kingwell; Seth

    Biblioasis 2008; US$ 11.95

    "Dawdler." "Layabout." "Shit-heel." "Loser." For as long as mankind has had to work for a living, which is to say ever since the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden, people who work have disparaged those who prefer not to. Mark Kingwell's introductory essay offers a playful defence of the idler as homo superior, while Joshua Glenn's... more...

  • The Wage Slave's Glossaryby Joshua Glenn; Mark Kingwell; (Pseud) Seth

    Biblioasis 2011; US$ 11.95

    A second volume of anti-economic etymological revaluation, playfully continuing the authors' search for a new mode of thinking about work. more...

  • Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architectsby George Baird; Thomas Fisher; Mark Kingwell; Mirko Zardini

    Birkhäuser 2013; US$ 70.00

    Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects is one of most innovative architectural offices in North America today. They have made a name for themselves both for their integrated design process embodying collaboration with experts, clients and future users as well as the diversity of their aesthetically refined and finely detailed designs.... more...

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