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Edgewise: A Picture of Cookie Mueller Chloé Griffin. Contributions by John Waters, Mink Stole, Gary Indiana, et al. Cookie Mueller (1949–1989) was a firecracker, a cult figure, a wild child, a writer, a go-go dancer, a mother and a queer icon. A child of suburban 1950s Maryland, she made her name first as >>more
Bbooks Verlag
ISBN 9783942214209
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 336 pgs / 230 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/30/2014 Forthcoming/Awaiting stock
Oscar Wilde and His Circle Text by Simon Callow. One of literature's most witty personalities, Oscar Wilde captivated London society. In this perceptive appraisal of Wilde and those around him--including Aubrey Beardsley, Sir Max Beerbohm and Wilde's lover, Lord Alfred Douglas ("Bosie")--acclaimed acto >>more
National Portrait Gallery
ISBN 9781855144781
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Pbk, 5.75 x 7.75 in. / 136 pgs / 70 color.
Pub Date: 07/31/2014 Active/In stock
The Physiology of the Employee By Honoré de Balzac. Introduction and translation by André Naffis-Sahely. Illustrations by Louis Joseph Trimolet. If Honoré de Balzac's Treatise on Elegant Living addressed one crucial pillar of modernity--the "mode" itself, fashion--his Physiology of the Employee examines another equally potent cornerstone to the modern era: bureaucracy, and all of th >>more
Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663047
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 160 pgs / 55 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/30/2014 Forthcoming/Awaiting stock
Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision Text by Frances Spalding. Virginia Woolf's many novels--notably Night and Day (1919), Jacob's Room (1922), Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927) and The Waves (1931)--transformed ideas about structure, plot and characterization. Sister o >>more
National Portrait Gallery
ISBN 9781855144811
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Pbk, 7.5 x 9.5 in. / 192 pgs / 100 color.
Pub Date: 08/31/2014 Active/In stock
  
                                         

VISUAL BOOK INDEX | ACTIVE BACKLIST

Charting The Here Of There Edited by Ron Padgett. Translated by Rosmarie Waldrop. Charting the Here of There contains a world of French-American exchange--a world governed by back-and-forth, double conciousness and the magic inherent in translation and mistranslation, as well as the fantastic, poetic mystery and possibility tha >>more
Granary Books/The New York Public Library
ISBN 9781887123631
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Paperback, 7 x 10 in. / 166 pgs / 108 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/02/2003 Active/Awaiting stock
Don't Tell Sybil By George Melly. Don’t Tell Sybil is a libidinous memoir by a master raconteur. George Melly (1926–2007) was impossible to ignore in London cultural circles between the 1950s and 90s. He first came to attention as a jazz >>more
Atlas Press
ISBN 9781900565653
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Hbk, 7 x 7.75 in. / 176 pgs / 1 color / 31 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/31/2014 Active/In stock
Duchamp: A Biography By Calvin Tomkins. First published to great acclaim in 1996, New Yorker writer and art critic Calvin Tomkins’ biography of the influential artist Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968) has been out of print for many years. Now, The Museum of >>more
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
ISBN 9780870708923
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.75 in. / 560 pgs / 119 b&w.
Pub Date: 07/31/2014 Active/In stock
Edward Weston: His Life By Ben Maddow. Photographs by Edward Weston. One of modern photography's greatest pioneers, Edward Weston awakened his viewers to the sensuous qualities of organic forms. In this biography Ben Maddow draws heavily on Weston's uncut journals and letters and on the reminiscences >>more
Aperture
ISBN 9780893813697
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Paperback, 9.25 x 6.5 in. / 288 pgs / 41 b&w.
Pub Date: 07/15/2005 Active/Awaiting stock
Fire in the Belly: The Life and Times of David Wojnarowicz David Wojnarowicz was an abused child, a teen runaway who barely finished high school, but he emerged as one of the most important voices of his generation. He found his tribe in New York’s East >>more
Bloomsbury
ISBN 9781596915336
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Günter Grass: Catalogue Raisonné. Volume 1 - The Etchings Edited by Hilke Ohsoling. Before Günter Grass achieved worldwide fame as a novelist, the future author of The Tin Drum studied sculpture at the art academies of Düsseldorf and Berlin. Over the past 60 years of artistic life, he >>more
Steidl The Masters
ISBN 9783865215659
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Hardcover, 9.5 x 12.25 in. / 608 pages / 303 illustrations.
Pub Date: 02/01/2008 Active/Not available
Günter Grass: Catalogue Raisonné. Volume 2 - The Lithographs Edited by Hilke Ohsoling. >>more
Steidl The Masters
ISBN 9783865215666
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Hardcover, 9.5 x 12.25 in. / 742 pgs / 356 illustrations.
Pub Date: 02/01/2008 Active/Not available
I Was Looking for a Street Introduction by Luc Sante. “I'm proud to say I knew the man who wrote this book,” writes Elmore Leonard of cult crime writer Charles Willeford's moving memoir of his youth. “It is pure writing, never pretentious or forced, never >>more
PictureBox
ISBN 9780982094778
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Pbk, 5.25 x 8 in. / 154 pgs.
Pub Date: 04/30/2010 Active/Not available
Incredible Tretchikoff By Boris Gorelik. Vladimir Tretchikoff (1913–2006) lived a life as colorful as his instantly recognizable paintings. Born to a deeply religious Siberian family, he fought poverty, tragedy, captivity and near death to become one of the most celebrated >>more
Art / Books
ISBN 9781908970084
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Pbk, 5.5 x 8.5 in. / 304 pgs / 53 color / 30 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/30/2013 Active/In stock
Kippenberger By Susanne Kippenberger. Translation by Damion Searls. Over the course of his 20-year career, Martin Kippenberger (1953–1997) cast himself alternately as hard-drinking carouser and confrontational art-world jester, thrusting these personae to the forefront of his prodigious creativity. He was also very much >>more
J&L Books
ISBN 9780982964286
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 592 pgs / 25 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/31/2013 Active/In stock
Living Well Is the Best Revenge By Calvin Tomkins. First published in 1971 and now available for a younger generation with a new introduction by the author, Living Well Is the Best Revenge is Calvin Tomkins' now-classic account of the lives of Gerald and >>more
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
ISBN 9780870708978
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.75 in. / 156 pgs / 83 b&w.
Pub Date: 12/31/2013 Active/In stock
Marcel Duchamp: The Bachelor Stripped Bare By Alice Goldfarb Marquis. Marcel Duchamp: The Bachelor Stripped Bare is not the first full-length biography of Duchamp, but it is the first to present him in all his human contradictions and to take a refreshingly objective look at >>more
MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878466443
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Hardcover, 6 x 9 in. / 368 pgs / 24 color / 64 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/02/2002 Active/In stock
The Anchored Angel By Luis Cabalquinto. Edited by Eileen Tabios. Contributions by Nick Carbo, Jonathan Chua, Jose Garcia Villa. >>more
Kaya/Muae
ISBN 9781885030283
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Paperback, 5.5 x 7.5 in. / 200 pgs / 10 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/02/1999 Active/Awaiting stock
The Death And Letters Of Alice James By Alice James. Edited and with a biographical essay by Ruth Bernard Yeazell. Alice James (1848-1892) was the sister of Henry and William James, as literary as her more famous brothers, but--as was typical for a Victorian woman--never formally educated and thus deprived of any opportunity for a >>more
Exact Change
ISBN 9781878972200
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Paperback, 6 x 8 in. / 232 pgs.
Pub Date: 02/02/2004 Active/In stock
The Eye Of The Fish Artwork by Luis Francia. The first of Luis H. Francia's books of non-fiction to be published in the United States, The Eye of the Fish paints a vivid and detailed portrait of the terror, beauty and insistent humanity of >>more
MUAE Publishing
ISBN 9781885030313
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Paperback, 6 x 9 in. / 400 pgs.
Pub Date: 02/02/2001 Active/In stock
The Hierarchies of Cuckoldry and Bankruptcy By Charles Fourier. Translated by Geoffrey Longnecker. Admired by Marx and Engels, the Surrealists, the Situationists, Walter Benjamin and Roland Barthes, the great utopian socialist Charles Fourier (1772-1837) has been many things to many people: a proto-feminist, a Surrealist ancestor, a cantankerous >>more
Wakefield Press
ISBN 9780984115556
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 94 pgs / 1 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/30/2011 Active/In stock
The Worlds of August Strindberg Edited by Bengt Wanselius. Foreword by Björn Meidal. Text by Björn Meidal. An astounding labor of love by scholar Björn Meidal and photo editor Bengt Wanselius, The Worlds of August Strindberg is a visual biography of Sweden’s most influential writer and playwright. The book’s biographical narrative (by >>more
Max Ström
ISBN 9789171262486
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Hbk, 9 x 11.5 in. / 512 pgs / 24 color / 426 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/30/2013 Active/In stock
The Young Girl's Handbook of Good Manners for Use in Educational Establishments By Pierre Louÿs. A bestselling author in his time, Pierre Louÿs (1870–1925) was a friend of, and influence on, André Gide, Paul Valéry, Oscar Wilde and Stephane Mallarmé among others. He achieved instant notoriety with Aphrodite and The >>more
Wakefield Press
ISBN 9780984115518
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 76 pgs / 1 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/28/2010 Active/In stock
Three New York Dadas and The Blind Man Introduction by Dawn Ades. Translated by Chris Allen. Three New York Dadas and The Blind Man relates the story of the triangular relationship between Marcel Duchamp, Henri-Pierre Roché and Beatrice Wood, told in the words of two of its protagonists; and also reprints >>more
Atlas Press
ISBN 9781900565431
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Hbk, 7 x 9 in. / 160 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 01/31/2014 Active/In stock
Treatise on Elegant Living By Honoré de Balzac. Honoré de Balzac's 1830 Treatise on Elegant Living was a keystone text on dandyism, preceding Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly's Anatomy of Dandyism (1845) and Charles Baudelaire's “The Dandy” (in The Painter of Modern Life, 1863), and >>more
Wakefield Press
ISBN 9780984115501
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 112 pgs / 1 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/28/2010 Active/In stock
Utopia Parkway: The Life And Work Of Joseph Cornell By Deborah Solomon. No artist ever led a stranger life than Joseph Cornell, the self-taught American genius prized for his disquieting shadow boxes, who stands at the intersection of Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism and Pop art. Legends about Cornell >>more
MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878466849
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Paperback, 6.25 x 9.25 in. / 448 pgs / 59 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/02/2004 Active/In stock

     

VISUAL BOOK INDEX | OUT OF PRINT

Julien Levy: Memoir Of An Art Gallery Introduction by Ingrid Schaffner. Julien Levy opened his New York gallery in 1931, and the following year assembled the first Surrealist show ever held in that city. Over the next two decades he exhibited works by Dalí, Ernst, Joseph >>more
MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878466535
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Paperback, 5.5 x 8.25 in. / 368 pgs.
Pub Date: 10/02/2003 Out of print/Not available
Kippenberger By Susanne Kippenberger. Translated by Damion Searls. Over the course of his 20-year career, Martin Kippenberger (1953-1997) cast himself alternately as hard-drinking carouser and confrontational art-world jester, thrusting these personae to the forefront of his prodigious creativity. He was also very much >>more
J&L Books
ISBN 9780982964217
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Hbk, 6 x 9 in. / 564 pgs / 25 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/31/2012 Out of print/Not available
Stieglitz: A Memoir/Biography By Sue Davidson Lowe. Foreword by Anne Havinga. "Stieglitz is as scholarly a production as anyone could wish, crammed with facts and trailing informative appendixes. It is also a loving and occasionally exasperated look at a contentious relative and the intimate circumstances that >>more
MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878466498
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Paperback, 6 x 9 in. / 512 pgs / 57 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/02/2002 Out of print/Not available


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