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Halloween Inspiration 2019

California Infernal: Anton LaVey & Jayne MansfieldCalifornia Infernal: Anton LaVey & Jayne Mansfield
Cindy ShermanCindy Sherman
DraculaDracula
Emil Nolde: The GrotesquesEmil Nolde: The Grotesques
Frankenstein: The First Two Hundred YearsFrankenstein: The First Two Hundred Years
Monster Chetwynd: The Supreme Deluxe Essential Monster Chetwynd HandbookMonster Chetwynd: The Supreme Deluxe Essential Monster Chetwynd Handbook
Phyllis Galembo: Mexico Masks RitualsPhyllis Galembo: Mexico Masks Rituals
Posada: A Century of SkeletonsPosada: A Century of Skeletons
SpellsSpells
The Anatomical VenusThe Anatomical Venus
The Sick RoseThe Sick Rose
The Spectacle of IllusionThe Spectacle of Illusion
This Is No Dream: Making Rosemary's BabyThis Is No Dream: Making Rosemary's Baby
Tim BurtonTim Burton
Touch Me NotTouch Me Not

California Infernal: Anton LaVey & Jayne MansfieldCalifornia Infernal: Anton LaVey & Jayne Mansfield

As Portrayed by Walter Fischer

Published by Trapart Books.
Foreword by Carl Abrahamsson, Alf Wahlgren. Introduction by Kenneth Anger.

Satanism and the silver screen: the bizarre friendship of Anton LaVey and Jayne Mansfield

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Hardcover, 8.25 x 9.75 in. / 152 pgs / 12 color / 130 bw.

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Cindy ShermanCindy Sherman

Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
By Eva Respini. Text by Johanna Burton. Interview by John Waters.

A comprehensive monograph on one of the most important and influential artists of our time, accompanying MoMA's major 2012 Cindy Sherman survey

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The Museum of Modern Art, New York

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Clth, 9.5 x 12 in. / 264 pgs / 153 color / 102 bw.

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DraculaDracula

By Bram Stoker

Published by Four Corners Books.
Illustrated by James Pyman.

Truly a Dracula for both art and book lovers, this new edition of the most famous of vampire tales completely overhauls the notion of how a literary classic might be creatively revisited. James Pyman is already famed for his eerily exacting and hallucinatory draftsmanship, as well as for his relish for the exploration of book formats such as cartoon or children's books, and is therefore ideally suited to the illustration of this volume. Herein, Pyman returns to the original text, illustrating a line or phrase from each of the novel's 27 chapters in a series of wonderfully sinister and weirdly clinical pencil drawings. The book, which Bram Stoker composed as a series of diaries, letters and newspaper cuttings, has been typeset by designer John Morgan with a different typeface allocated to each character--each font being based on those in use at the time of the book's original publication. As a final flourish, the striking bright yellow clothbound cover, with its vivid red lettering, is based on that of the first UK edition.

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Emil Nolde: The GrotesquesEmil Nolde: The Grotesques

Published by Hatje Cantz.
Edited by Ulrich Luckhardt, Christian Ring. Text by Caroline Dieterich, Daniel J. Schreiber, Roman Zieglgänsberger.

Emil Nolde (1867–1956) is famous for his dramatic ocean views and colorful flower gardens, but his love of the fantastical and grotesque has received less attention. Yet it is clear from his autobiography and his letters that they had a significant impact on his art. Alongside his first oil painting, “Bergriesen” (“Mountain Giants,” 1895–96), his alpine postcards of this period, in which the Swiss mountains appear as bizarre human physiognomies, also convey his fascination with the fantastical. His rejection of realism in favor of a grotesque, alternative world can be seen throughout his oeuvre, from its beginnings to the Grotesken (1905) and watercolors from 1918–19, to the years under the Nazis when he was forbidden to practice his profession. This catalog, which includes works never before shown, is also the first to emphasize this fascinating side of the great painter and water-colorist.



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Hatje Cantz

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Frankenstein: The First Two Hundred YearsFrankenstein: The First Two Hundred Years

Published by Reel Art Press.
By Christopher Frayling.

Frankenstein lives! 200 years of the book, the movies and the monster in pop culture and beyond

On New Year’s Day 1818, Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein was first published in an anonymous three-volume edition of 500 copies. Some thought the book was too radical in its implications; a few found the central theme intriguing; no-one predicted its success.

Since then, there have been many, many adaptations—120 films alone, at the last count—on screen, stage, in novels, comics and graphic novels, in advertisements and even on cereal packets. From a Regency nightmare, Frankenstein became a cuddly childhood companion—thoroughly munstered, so to speak. The story has been interpreted as a feminist allegory of birthing, an ecological reading of mother earth, an attack on masculinist science, the origin of science fiction, an example of “female gothic,” a reaction to the rise of the industrial proletariat and much else besides. Frankenstein lives! The F word has been applied, since the 1950s, to test-tube babies, heart transplants, prosthetics, robotics, cosmetic surgery, genetic engineering, genetically modified crops and numerous other public anxieties arising from scientific research. Today, Frankenstein has taken over from Adam and Eve as the creation myth for the age of genetic engineering.

This book, celebrating the 200th birthday of Frankenstein, traces the journey of Shelley’s Frankenstein from limited-edition literature into the bloodstream of contemporary culture. With text by renowned Gothic scholar Sir Christopher Frayling, it includes new research on the novel’s origins; a facsimile reprint of the earliest-known manuscript version of the creation scene; visual material on adaptations for the stage, in magazines, on playbills, in prints and in book publications of the 19th century; visual essays on many of the film versions and their inspirations in the history of art; and Frankenstein in popular culture—on posters, advertisements, packaging, in comics and graphic novels.



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Reel Art Press

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Hardcover, 9 x 11 in. / 208 pgs / 125 color / 75 bw.

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Monster Chetwynd: The Supreme Deluxe Essential Monster Chetwynd HandbookMonster Chetwynd: The Supreme Deluxe Essential Monster Chetwynd Handbook

Published by Edition Patrick Frey.

Retracing the work of British performance artist Monster Chetwynd from 2007 to 2018

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Edition Patrick Frey

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Paperback, 7.75 x 10.75 in. / 600 pgs / 800 color.

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Phyllis Galembo: Mexico Masks RitualsPhyllis Galembo: Mexico Masks Rituals

Published by Radius Books/D.A.P..
Text by Sergio Rodríguez Blanco, George Otis.

The acclaimed photographer of African masks turns her lens to the astounding mask cultures of Mexico

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Radius Books/D.A.P.

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Hardcover, 9.75 x 10.75 in. / 196 pgs / 120 color.

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Posada: A Century of SkeletonsPosada: A Century of Skeletons

Published by RM/BBVA.
Text by Juan Villoro, Mercurio López, Helia Bonilla, Montserrat Gali, Rafael Barajas.

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the great Mexican satirist

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RM/BBVA

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Clth, 9 x 12 in. / 376 pgs / 968 color.

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SpellsSpells

Published by Wakefield Press.
By Michel de Ghelderode. Introduction and translation by George MacLennan.

Hitherto unavailable in English, Spells, by the Belgian dramatist Michel de Ghelderode, ranks among the 20th century’s most noteworthy collections of fantastic tales. Like Ghelderode’s plays, the stories are marked by a powerful imagination and a keen sense of the grotesque, but in these the author speaks to us still more directly. Written at a time of illness and isolation, and conceived as a fresh start, Spells was Ghelderode’s last major creative work, and he claimed it as his most personal and deeply felt one: a set of written spells through which his fears, paranoia and nostalgia found concrete form.

By turns mystical, macabre and whimsically humorous, and set in the unsettled atmosphere of Brussels, Ostend, Bruges and London, Spells conjures up an uncanny realm of angels, demons, masks, effigies and apparitions, a twilit, oppressed world of diseased gardens, dusty wax mannequins and sinister relics.

Combining the full contents of both the 1941 and 1947 editions, this translation of Spells is the most comprehensive edition yet published.

Michel de Ghelderode was born in Brussels in 1898. After nearly a decade of penning fiction, drama, literary journalism and puppet plays, in 1926 he began to write almost entirely for the theater and the following ten years saw the creation of most of his major plays. After 1936 he suffered from poor health and his involvement with the theater diminished. In the later 1940s, performances of his plays in Paris sparked a major awakening of interest in his work. Ghelderode died in 1962; the interior of his apartment, packed with books, pictures, puppets and masks, has been reassembled in Brussels as the Musée-Bibliothèque Michel de Ghelderode.

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Wakefield Press

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The Anatomical VenusThe Anatomical Venus

Wax, God, Death & the Ecstatic

Published by D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers.
By Joanna Ebenstein.

"Ebenstein, founder of the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn, finds her peculiar subject at the intersection of science and art in 18th-century Florence." –Publishers Weekly

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Hardcover, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 224 pgs / 250 color.

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The Sick RoseThe Sick Rose

Disease and the Art of Medical Illustration

Published by D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers.
By Richard Barnett.

Bizarre and captivating images, including close-up details and revealing cross-sections, make all too clear the fascinations of both doctors and artists of the time

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D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers

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Hardcover, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 256 pgs / 250 color.

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The Spectacle of IllusionThe Spectacle of Illusion

Deception, Magic and the Paranormal

Published by D.A.P..
By Matthew L. Tompkins.

The tricks and props of magic and spiritualism: how magicians and psychics fooled the world—and what scientists can learn from them

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D.A.P.

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Hardcover, 7 x 9.5 in. / 224 pgs / 165 color / 370 bw.

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This Is No Dream: Making Rosemary's BabyThis Is No Dream: Making Rosemary's Baby

Published by Reel Art Press.
By James Munn. Photographs by Bob Willoughby. Forword by Taylor Hackford.

The birthing of Rosemary's Baby: behind the scenes, 50 years on

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Reel Art Press

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Hardcover, 9 x 11 in. / 208 pgs / 100 color / 100 bw.

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Tim BurtonTim Burton

Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Text by Tim Burton, Jenny He, Ron Magliozzi.

The evolution of the iconic filmmaker’s creative practice, from childhood sketches to his mature oeuvre

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The Museum of Modern Art, New York

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Paperback, 8 x 10 in. / 64 pgs / 54 color.

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Touch Me NotTouch Me Not

A Most Rare Compendium of the Whole Magical Art

Published by Fulgur Press.
Edited and translated by Hereward Tilton, Merlin Cox. Introduction by Hereward Tilton.

A full-color facsimile of an 18th-century black-magic compendium

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Fulgur Press

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Hardcover, 9.25 x 12.5 in. / 160 pgs / 111 color.

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