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Surfing San Onofre to Point Dume: Photographs by Don James

T. ADLER BOOKS

| 4/1/2008 | In stock
ISBN 9781933045818 | $29.95


Don James: Pre-War Surfing Photographs

T. ADLER BOOKS
Photographs by Don James.

Boxed, 12.5 x 9.75 in. / 4 Archival Prints. | 6/15/2004 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781890481100 | $120.00


Don James: Pre-War Surfing Photographs

T. ADLER BOOKS
Photographs by Don James.

Boxed, 12.5 x 9.75 in. / 4 Archival Prints. | 6/15/2004 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781890481117 | $120.00


Don James: Pre-War Surfing Photographs

T. ADLER BOOKS
Photographs by Don James.

Boxed, 12.5 x 9.75 in. / 4 Archival Prints. | 6/15/2004 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781890481124 | $120.00


Don James: Pre-War Surfing Photographs

T. ADLER BOOKS
Photographs by Don James.

Boxed, 12.5 x 9.75 in. / 4 Archival Prints. | 6/15/2004 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781890481131 | $120.00


Don James: Pre-War Surfing Photographs

T. ADLER BOOKS
Photographs by Don James.

Boxed, 12.5 x 9.75 in. / 4 Archival Prints. | 6/15/2004 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781890481148 | $120.00


  

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Don James: Prewar Surfing Photographs

T. ADLER BOOKS
Introduction by Matt Warshaw.

Hardcover, 12 x 9.25 in. / 46 pgs / 38 duotone. | 6/15/2004 | Not available
ISBN 9781890481155 | $30.00


Surfing San Onofre to Point Dume: Photographs by Don JamesSurfing San Onofre to Point Dume: Photographs by Don James

1936-1942

Published by T. Adler Books.

Back in print and available from D.A.P. for the first time, this beloved best-seller tells the story of the heady and innocent years of Santa Monica's nascent surf scene just prior to America's entry into World War II. Beautifully designed, this intimate, album-sized collection of photographs, printed in rich duotones and evocative color, captures the optimism and experimentation, the styles, the flirtatiousness and the freedoms taken--all from an insider's point of view. They were made by the young Don James, a teenager who documented the scene with his father's old Kodak folding camera when he wasn't up on a longboard himself. Out in the surf, down on the sand, aboard somebody's boat, dancing around a campfire, back-flipping off the lifeguard stand, collecting lobster, drinking at the bar and generally wearing as little as possible, here are the regulars of the southern California beach scene, un-self-conscious and perpetually glamorous, alongside loving portraits of the beach and the ocean themselves.

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Don James: Pre-War Surfing PhotographsDon James: Pre-War Surfing Photographs

Portfolio 1

Published by T. Adler Books.
Photographs by Don James.

James' portfolios chronicle the lazy, golden days of the emerging surf culture on Southern California's coast in the spring and summer of 1936, and form an elegant collection that complements interests in surfing, history, or fine photography. Each of the five deluxe editions contains four different 6.8 x 4.6 archival prints reproduced from the original negatives found in Don James' studio shortly after his death in 1996. The photographs are printed with soy-based UV inks on 100% cotton rag, acid-free paper. Each print is mounted on an acid-free four-ply board with a numbered certificate of authenticity, and enclosed in a glassine sleeve.

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T. ADLER BOOKS

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Boxed, 12.5 x 9.75 in. / 4 Archival Prints.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 6/15/2004
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CATALOG: SPRING 2005 p. 36   

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ISBN 9781890481100 SDNR30
LIST PRICE: $120.00 CDN $120.00
AVAILABILITY: Awaiting stock

STATUS: Out of stock

Temporarily out of stock pending additional inventory.

Don James: Pre-War Surfing PhotographsDon James: Pre-War Surfing Photographs

Portfolio 2

Published by T. Adler Books.
Photographs by Don James.

James' portfolios chronicle the lazy, golden days of the emerging surf culture on Southern California's coast in the spring and summer of 1936, and form an elegant collection that complements interests in surfing, history, or fine photography. Each of the five deluxe editions contains four different 6.8 x 4.6 archival prints reproduced from the original negatives found in Don James' studio shortly after his death in 1996. The photographs are printed with soy-based UV inks on 100% cotton rag, acid-free paper. Each print is mounted on an acid-free four-ply board with a numbered certificate of authenticity, and enclosed in a glassine sleeve.

PUBLISHER
T. ADLER BOOKS

BOOK FORMAT
Boxed, 12.5 x 9.75 in. / 4 Archival Prints.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 6/15/2004
Active

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE
CATALOG: SPRING 2005 p. 36   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9781890481117 SDNR30
LIST PRICE: $120.00 CDN $120.00
AVAILABILITY: Awaiting stock

STATUS: Out of stock

Temporarily out of stock pending additional inventory.

Don James: Pre-War Surfing PhotographsDon James: Pre-War Surfing Photographs

Portfolio 3

Published by T. Adler Books.
Photographs by Don James.

James' portfolios chronicle the lazy, golden days of the emerging surf culture on Southern California's coast in the spring and summer of 1936, and form an elegant collection that complements interests in surfing, history, or fine photography. Each of the five deluxe editions contains four different 6.8 x 4.6 archival prints reproduced from the original negatives found in Don James' studio shortly after his death in 1996. The photographs are printed with soy-based UV inks on 100% cotton rag, acid-free paper. Each print is mounted on an acid-free four-ply board with a numbered certificate of authenticity, and enclosed in a glassine sleeve.

PUBLISHER
T. ADLER BOOKS

BOOK FORMAT
Boxed, 12.5 x 9.75 in. / 4 Archival Prints.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 6/15/2004
Active

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE
CATALOG: SPRING 2005 p. 36   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9781890481124 SDNR30
LIST PRICE: $120.00 CDN $120.00
AVAILABILITY: Awaiting stock

STATUS: Out of stock

Temporarily out of stock pending additional inventory.

Don James: Pre-War Surfing PhotographsDon James: Pre-War Surfing Photographs

Portfolio 4

Published by T. Adler Books.
Photographs by Don James.

James' portfolios chronicle the lazy, golden days of the emerging surf culture on Southern California's coast in the spring and summer of 1936, and form an elegant collection that complements interests in surfing, history, or fine photography. Each of the five deluxe editions contains four different 6.8 x 4.6 archival prints reproduced from the original negatives found in Don James' studio shortly after his death in 1996. The photographs are printed with soy-based UV inks on 100% cotton rag, acid-free paper. Each print is mounted on an acid-free four-ply board with a numbered certificate of authenticity, and enclosed in a glassine sleeve.

PUBLISHER
T. ADLER BOOKS

BOOK FORMAT
Boxed, 12.5 x 9.75 in. / 4 Archival Prints.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 6/15/2004
Active

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE
CATALOG: SPRING 2005 p. 36   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9781890481131 SDNR30
LIST PRICE: $120.00 CDN $120.00
AVAILABILITY: Awaiting stock

STATUS: Out of stock

Temporarily out of stock pending additional inventory.

Don James: Pre-War Surfing PhotographsDon James: Pre-War Surfing Photographs

Portfolio 5

Published by T. Adler Books.
Photographs by Don James.

James' portfolios chronicle the lazy, golden days of the emerging surf culture on Southern California's coast in the spring and summer of 1936, and form an elegant collection that complements interests in surfing, history, or fine photography. Each of the five deluxe editions contains four different 6.8 x 4.6 archival prints reproduced from the original negatives found in Don James' studio shortly after his death in 1996. The photographs are printed with soy-based UV inks on 100% cotton rag, acid-free paper. Each print is mounted on an acid-free four-ply board with a numbered certificate of authenticity, and enclosed in a glassine sleeve.

PUBLISHER
T. ADLER BOOKS

BOOK FORMAT
Boxed, 12.5 x 9.75 in. / 4 Archival Prints.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 6/15/2004
Active

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE
CATALOG: SPRING 2005 p. 36   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9781890481148 SDNR30
LIST PRICE: $120.00 CDN $120.00
AVAILABILITY: Awaiting stock

STATUS: Out of stock

Temporarily out of stock pending additional inventory.

Don James: Prewar Surfing PhotographsDon James: Prewar Surfing Photographs

Published by T. Adler Books.
Introduction by Matt Warshaw.

A strong sense of nostalgia and a yearning for a simpler life are the accompaniments to the images in Don James' Pre-War Surfing Photographs. At the end of the Depression and before the beginning of WWII, James and a small group of friends lived a charmed life in Southern California. When school was out, they roamed the undeveloped Eden-like coast from Malibu to San Onofre, scraping together gas money for their worn jalopies, lugging 90-pound wooden boards to the ocean, sleeping in lifeguard huts and makeshift tent camps in the sand. They lived hand-to-mouth, plucking an endless supply of abalone and lobster from the ocean and raiding nearby orange and avocado orchards at night. What spending money they had came from guiding rumrunners to secluded coves, selling fresh fish to local restaurants, life guarding in posh beach clubs in Santa Monica, or acting as stuntmen and extras for Hollywood films. At that time, there were fewer than 200 surfers in the entire state, and James and his friends were inventing a beach/surf culture that would endure for decades. In 1936, at 16 years old, James began chronicling those days with his father's folding Brownie camera. For water shots, he would place the camera in a homemade semi-waterproof pine box, rest the box atop his board, and paddle out to the calm water adjacent to the surf. Focal range of the Brownie was limited, and James preferred to keep his frame uncluttered, so many of the photographs have a similar weight and balance. The images in Pre-War Surfing Photographs are the result of his preliminary endeavors, the works that mark the beginning of James' career. Throughout his life, James continued to perfect his skills going on to take a multitude of elegant surfing photographs, for which he became famous, until his death in the 1990s.

PUBLISHER
T. ADLER BOOKS

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 12 x 9.25 in. / 46 pgs / 38 duotone.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 6/15/2004
Out of print

DISTRIBUTION
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CATALOG: SPRING 2005 p. 36   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9781890481155 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $30.00 CDN $30.00
AVAILABILITY: Not available

STATUS: Out of print | 5/28/2010

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