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Jonas Kaufmann
Preface by Nikolaus Bachler. Text by Christine Cerletti, Thomas Voigt.

World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann (born 1969) has performed all the great roles in the opera canon. On the occasion of his 50th birthday, this volume offers photographs from his most famous roles, plus images from >>more

Verlag für moderne Kunst
ISBN 9783903269750
US $65.00 CAN $90.00 FLAT40
Hbk, 8.75 x 11 in. / 320 pgs / 300 color.
Pub Date: 12/17/2019 Awaiting stock


                                                                                          

VISUAL BOOK INDEX | ACTIVE BACKLIST

A Mammal’s Notebook: The Writings of Erik Satie
Edited and with introduction by Ornella Volta. Translation by Antony Melville. This is the largest selection, in any language, of the writings of Erik Satie (1866-1925). Although once dismissed as an eccentric, Satie has come to be seen as a key influence on modern music, and >>more

Atlas Press
ISBN 9781900565660
US $35.00 CAN $47.50 TRADE
Hbk, 6.75 x 9 in. / 224 pgs / 153 b&w.
Pub Date: 07/31/2014 In stock


Ain’t No Grave
By Macel Ely II. Once described as the King Recording Label's “Gospel Ranger,” Brother Claude Ely (1922-1978) was known and loved throughout the Appalachian mountains as both a religious singer-songwriter and a Pentecostal-Holiness preacher. Few people, however, knew the >>more

Dust-to-Digital
ISBN 9780981734224
US $50.00 CAN $67.50 TRADE
Hbk, 7 x 9.5 in. / 360 pg / 290 duotone / Audio CD.
Pub Date: 03/31/2011 In stock


Arcana II: Musicians on Music
Edited by John Zorn. Texts by Yamataka Eye, J. G. Thirlwell, Butch Morris, Evan Parker, Marina Rosenfeld, Ned Rothenberg, Sylvie Courvoisier, Steve Coleman, Dave Douglas, Annie Gosfield, Jim O'Rourke, Milford Graves, Zeena Parkins, Bill Laswell and Uri Caine, et. al. In his preface to the first Arcana: Musicians on Music (2000), avant-garde composer and saxophone player John Zorn wrote: "This book exists to correct an unfortunate injustice, the incredible lack of insightful critical writing about >>more

Hips Road/Tzadik
ISBN 9780978833763
US $34.95 CAN $45.95 TRADE
Paperback, 6.5 x 10 in. / 300 pgs.
Pub Date: 09/01/2007 In stock


Arcana VI: Musicians on Music
Edited and with preface by John Zorn. A major resource for new music theory and practice in the twenty-first century, the acclaimed Arcana series looks at the inner workings of the artistic process through manifestoes, scores, interviews, notes and critical papers written >>more

Hips Road/Tzadik
ISBN 9780978833756
US $34.95 CAN $45.95 TRADE
Pbk, 6.5 x 10 in. / 316 pgs / 73 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/30/2012 In stock


Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti: Selected Lyrics
By Ariel Pink. Edited by Anthony Atlas. Selected Lyrics is the debut print publication of acclaimed Los Angeles songwriter Ariel Pink (born 1978), as the first survey of lyrics by his band, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti. It provides lyrics for Pink's most >>more

Nieves
ISBN 9783905999525
US $16.00 CAN $23.00 TRADE
Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 52 pgs / 52 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/30/2014 In stock


Birgit Nilsson: 100
Edited by Rutbert Reisch. Text by Gabriel Bacquier, Peter Blaha, Rupert Christiansen, Jens Malte Fischer, Mirella Freni, Richard Gaddes, Elvio Giudici, Clemens Hellsberg, Marilyn Horne, Speight Jenkins, Stefan Johansson, Brian Large, James Levine, Christa Ludwig, J. F. Mastroianni, Martha Mödl, John Mordler, Riccardo Muti, Otto Schenk, Valerie Solti, Nina Stemme, Paul Thomason, Sir John Tooley, Barry Tucker, Astrid Varnay, Edgar Vincent, Eva Wagner-Pasquier, Zachary Woolfe.

Though arguably the last of the “true” Wagnerians, Swedish soprano Birgit Nilsson (1918–2005) was by no means limited to Wagner in her repertoire. Her roles as Isolde, Brünnhilde, Salome, Elektra, Dyer’s Wife and Turandot were >>more

Verlag für moderne Kunst
ISBN 9783903153929
US $100.00 CAN $132.50 TRADE
Boxed hbk, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 712 pgs / 560 color.
Pub Date: 05/22/2018 In stock


Björk
Text by Klaus Biesenbach, Alex Ross, Nicola Dibben, Timothy Morton, Sjón. Björk is a contemporary icon whose contributions to music, video, film, fashion and art have influenced a generation worldwide. Designed by top graphic design agency M/M as a slipcased world of wonders, this publication—which accompanies >>more

The Museum of Modern Art, New York
ISBN 9780870709609
US $65.00 CAN $87.00 TRADE
Slip, Pbk, 5 vols, 9.5 x 12 in. / 192 pgs / 224 color.
Pub Date: 03/24/2015 In stock


Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band 1975: Photographs by Barbara Pyle
Photographs by Barbara Pyle. Contributions by Eric Meola, Peter Doggett, Dave Brolan. Barbara Pyle’s intimate behind the scenes photographs from 1975 and the recording, rehearsing and touring of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's Born to Run have been eagerly awaited for 40 years and are >>more

Reel Art Press
ISBN 9781909526341
US $60.00 CAN $79.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9.5 x 12 in. / 228 pgs / 20 color / 160 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/06/2015 In stock


Christopher Knowles: In a Word
Text by Hilton Als, Anthony Elms, Lauren DiGiulio, Christopher Knowles.

The artistic career of Christopher Knowles (born 1959) began at the age of 13, when his writings and recordings came to the notice of avant-garde theater director Robert Wilson. Still a teenager, Knowles went on >>more

Gregory R. Miller & Co.
ISBN 9781941366158
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Hbk, 8 x 10.75 in. / 144 pgs / 96 color.
Pub Date: 03/27/2018 In stock


Eric Baudelaire: The Music of Ramón Raquello & His Orchestra and Other Stories

This artist’s book brings together research, material fragments, chronologies, images and texts that have informed the Paris-based artist Eric Baudelaire's (born 1973) work process. Baudelaire engages histories of images, cinema, radical militancy and violence by >>more

Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art/TABAKALERA
ISBN 9789491435508
US $20.00 CAN $27.95 FLAT40
Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 192 pgs / 140 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/21/2017 In stock


Gainsbourg: The Biography
By Gilles Verlant. Translated by Paul Knobloch. When Serge Gainsbourg died in 1991, France went into mourning: François Mitterand himself proclaimed him “our Baudelaire, our Apollinaire.” Gainsbourg redefined French pop, from his beginnings as cynical chansonnier and mambo-influenced jazz artist to the >>more

TamTam Books
ISBN 9780966234671
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Pbk, 8.5 x 5.5 in. / 400 pgs.
Pub Date: 07/31/2012 In stock


Give My Regards To Eighth Street
By Morton Feldman. Morton Feldman (1926-1987) is among the most influential American composers of the twentieth century, a man whose music is known for its extreme quiet and delicate beauty (while Feldman himself was famously large and loud). >>more

Exact Change
ISBN 9781878972316
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Pbk, 6 x 8 in. / 256 pgs.
Pub Date: 03/02/2004 In stock


In The Words of Sparks...Selected Lyrics
Edited by Ron Mael, Russell Mael. Introduction by Morrissey. Sparks--the long-running duo of Ron and Russell Mael--are among the most respected songwriters of their generation, their songs ranking alongside those of Ray Davies (The Kinks having been a formative influence), George Gershwin, Cole Porter >>more

TamTam Books
ISBN 9780985272401
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Hbk, 4.25 x 6.75 in. / 200 pgs.
Pub Date: 10/31/2013 In stock


Jason Moran
Edited with text by Adrienne Edwards. Foreword by Olga Viso. Text by Philip Bither, Okwui Enwezor, Danielle Jackson, Alicia Hall Moran, George E. Lewis, Glenn Ligon.

“Jason Moran [is] shaping up to be the most provocative thinker in current jazz.” —Rolling Stone

This is the first in-depth publication to investigate the practice of pianist, composer and visual artist Jason Moran, whose work >>more

Walker Art Center
ISBN 9781935963172
US $40.00 CAN $54.00 TRADE
Pbk, 8 x 10 in. / 272 pgs / 75 color / 30 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/23/2018 In stock


John Cage: 4'33''– Sounds Like Silence
Edited with text by Dieter Daniels, Inke Arns. Text by Brandon LaBelle, David Toop, Dörte Schmidt, Julia H. Schröder, Jan Theben. Contributions by Hans-Friedrich Bormann, William Letterman, Kyle Gann, Branden W. Joseph, et al.

John Cage's (1912–92) 4'33" premiered on August 29, 1952, distilling the composer's philosophical explorations of silence into four minutes, thirty-three seconds of performed, charged silence. Elegantly, provocatively, the piece asked: what does silence sound like?

Cage's >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783940064417
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Pbk, 9.5 x 13 in. / 288 pgs / 229 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/26/2018 In stock


Johnny Cash at Folsom and San Quentin
Introduction by Marty Stuart. Text by Scott B. Bomar.

A powerful portrait of a legendary musician by a legendary photographer

Carefully curated with full access to the Jim Marshall Archive, this powerful oversize volume offers the definitive view of Johnny Cash's prison concerts at Folsom >>more

Reel Art Press/BMG Books
ISBN 9781909526563
US $49.95 CAN $67.50 TRADE
Hbk, 9.75 x 13.25 in. / 144 pgs / 30 color / 120 b&w.
Pub Date: 07/24/2018 In stock


La Nilsson: My Life in Opera
By Birgit Nilsson. Preface by Georg Solti. Afterword by Peggy Tuller.

First published to wide acclaim in Sweden (1995) and Germany (1997), the autobiography of opera legend Birgit Nilsson (1918–2005) is finally available in an English translation (itself first published by Northeastern University Press in 2007). >>more

Verlag für moderne Kunst
ISBN 9783903228252
US $45.00 CAN $60.00 TRADE
Hbk, 6.5 x 9.25 in. / 352 pgs / 56 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/22/2018 In stock


Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin

Page, Plant and Jones have collaborated with Reel Art Press to publish the first illustrated book celebrating 50 years since Led Zeppelin formed

Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin is the first and only official illustrated book >>more

Reel Art Press
ISBN 9781909526501
US $69.95 CAN $92.50 TRADE
Clth, 9.75 x 12 in. / 400 pgs / 150 color / 160 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/09/2018 In stock


Lou Reed: Metal Machine Trio
Text by Christopher Scoates, Ulrich Krieger, Thurston Moore, Raj Patel. This volume documents the installation at the Cranbrook Art Museum of Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Trio, a live ambisonic 3-D sound installation inspired by Reed’s controversial 1975 album Metal Machine Music. Reed worked with acoustic >>more

Cranbrook Art Museum
ISBN 9780989186476
US $40.00 CAN $54.00 FLAT40
Hbk, 9.25 x 12.25 in. / 132 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 08/23/2016 In stock


Louis Michel Eilshemius: Six Musical Moods
Edited with text by Stefan Banz. Text by Sven Daigger, Louis Michel Eilshemius, Roberto Ohrt.

Louis Michel Eilshemius: Six Musical Moods delves into the musical oeuvre of Eilshemius (1864–1941). In addition to photographs, paintings, drawings, scores and texts, this publication includes a CD of seven of his compositions recorded by >>more

Verlag für moderne Kunst
ISBN 9783903228924
US $39.95 CAN $55.00 TRADE
Hbk, 6.75 x 8.75 in. / 176 pgs / 72 color / 5 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/19/2019 In stock


Michael Stipe: Volume 1

“Volume 1 focuses on my timeline, on the work I've done all along, parallel to the band and back to my early 20s.” —Michael Stipe 

Volume 1 is the first in a series of publications presenting >>more

Damiani
ISBN 9788862085915
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Hbk, 9 x 13 in. / 72 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 05/22/2018 In stock


My Ramones: Photographs by Danny Fields
Text by Danny Fields, Michael Stipe, Seymour Stein, David Johansen.

“The Ramones knocked me over like an atomic wind.” —Danny Fields

Danny Fields first saw the Ramones play at CBGBs in New York in 1974, and instantly offered to manage them, also setting them up with >>more

Reel Art Press
ISBN 9781909526556
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Hbk, 8 x 10.5 in. / 176 pgs / 24 color / 202 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/27/2018 In stock


Return of the Repressed: Destroy All Monsters 1974-1977
Edited by Mike Kelley, Dan Nadel. Text by Nicole Rudick. The influential Detroit “anti-rock” group Destroy All Monsters (Mike Kelley, Cary Loren, Niagara, Jim Shaw) made raucous music, irreverent art and legendary zines, performing and disseminating their activities through an elaborate self-mythology. The Destroy All >>more

PictureBox
ISBN 9780983719908
US $34.95 CAN $45.95 TRADE
Pbk, 8.5 x 10 in. / 312 pgs / 400 color / 100 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/30/2011 In stock


Robert Ashley: Yes, But Is It Edible?
Edited by Will Holder, Alex Waterman. American composer Robert Ashley (born 1930) has taken contemporary opera beyond the opera theater and into the television screen. Ashley’s operas draw an elegant cosmology of American consciousness out of storytelling, short phrases, ranting, chanting, >>more

New Documents
ISBN 9781927354094
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Pbk, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 784 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 12/31/2014 In stock


The "Odessey": The Zombies in Words and Images
By The Zombies. Foreword by Tom Petty. Text by Scott B. Bomar, Cindy da Silva. Contributions by Brian Wilson, Carlos Santana, Paul Weller.

Released 50 years ago, and celebrated in this new book, the Zombies' final album Odessey and Oracle is a masterpiece of '60s rock

I remember first hearing 'She’s Not There' on the radio in my >>more

Reel Art Press/BMG Books
ISBN 9781909526440
US $39.95 CAN $53.95 TRADE
Hbk, 10 x 10 in. / 152 pgs / 62 color / 43 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/30/2017 In stock


The Beatles in Comic Strips
By Enzo Gentile, Fabio Schiavo.

A collection of some two hundred cartoon strips dedicated to the Beatles, many of which are extremely rare and now inaccessible. Forty years after their break up, the Beatles remain the biggest phenomenon of music >>more

Skira
ISBN 9788857208114
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Hbk, 8.5 x 11.5 in. / 240 pgs / 222 color.
Pub Date: 08/21/2012 In stock


The Verve: Photographs by Chris Floyd
Edited by Dave Brolan. Foreword by Michael Holden. Introduction by Chris Floyd.

It has been 20 years since the colossal global success of The Verve’s era-defining Urban Hymns, and it remains one of the biggest-selling British albums of all time. Photographer Chris Floyd was embedded with the >>more

Reel Art Press
ISBN 9781909526532
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Hbk, 9 x 10.75 in. / 144 pgs / 100 color / 45 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/24/2017 In stock



                         

VISUAL BOOK INDEX | OUT OF PRINT

Destroy All Monsters Magazine 1976-1979
Text by Cary Loren, Mike Kelley, Niagara, Jim Shaw. Formed in 1973, the Detroit band Destroy All Monsters was a wild and reckless synthesis of psychedelia, proto-punk, heavy metal, noise and performance art. The collective hailed from Ann Arbor, Michigan, and consisted of Cary >>more

Primary Information
ISBN 9780978869786
US $30.00 CAN $35.00 TRADE
Pbk, 8.5 x 11 in. / 278 pgs / 40 color / 185 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/30/2011 Not available


Fabio Paleari: I Won't Give Up
Text by Robert Montgomery. Any follower of the international tabloids is well-acquainted with rocker Pete Doherty, the former Libertines frontman who is now quite famous for his on-again, off-again love affairs with supermodel Kate Moss and crack cocaine. After >>more

Damiani
ISBN 9788862080194
US $40.00 CAN $50.00 TRADE
Paperback, 9.5 x 11 in. / 272 pgs / 160 color / 60 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/01/2008 Not available


Feed-Back: The Velvet Undergound: Legend, Truth
Edited by Ignacio Julià. "Only five thousand people ever bought a Velvet Underground album," Brian Eno once said, "but every single one of them started a band." Of course, well in excess of that oddly low number of copies >>more

Ignacio Julià
ISBN 9788461268252
US $39.95 CAN $50.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8 x 7 in. / 280 pgs / 3 color.
Pub Date: 04/30/2011 Not available


Jon Thor Birgisson & Alex Somers: Riceboy Sleeps
This powerful and enigmatic small volume has been hotly anticipated by Sigur Ros fans for some time. A reprint of the first artist's book from frontman Jon "Jónsi" Thor Birgisson and his boyfriend Alex Somers, >>more

Moss Stories
ISBN 9781933045801
US $19.95 CAN $25.00 TRADE
Hardback, 4.5 x 6 in. / 52 pgs. / illustrated throughout
Pub Date: 03/01/2008 Not available


Kim Gordon: Chronicles Vol.1
Artwork by Kim Gordon. This artist's book is best summed up in Kim Gordon's own words: “Basically what the book consists of is a loopy text of me having a conversation with someone named Julia about Dylan's book Chronicles, >>more

Nieves
ISBN 9783905714012
US $20.00 CAN $25.00 TRADE
Paperback, 6.5 x 9 in. / 32 pgs / 32 color.
Pub Date: 08/15/2005 Not available


Moby: Destroyed
Like no other music of its era, Moby's oceanic, bluesy electronica has summed up the millennial turn's rootless melancholia, in massive worldwide hits like "Porcelain," "Natural Blues" and "Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?" >>more

Damiani
ISBN 9788862081559
US $39.95 CAN $50.00 TRADE
Hbk, 11.5 x 9 in. / 120 pgs / 77 color / Audio CD.
Pub Date: 05/31/2011 Not available


Odd Future: Golf Wang
Edited by Nick Weidenfeld, Michael Schmelling. The Los Angeles collective of hip hop skater kids known as Odd Future--or in full, Odd Future Golf Wang Kill Them All--has galvanized hip hop superstars, sneaker freaks, hipsters and cognoscenti alike with its dark, >>more

PictureBox
ISBN 9780983719915
US $29.95 CAN $35.00 TRADE
Pbk, 8.5 x 11 in. / 192 pgs / 200 color / 40 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/30/2011 Not available


Philip Glass & Steve Reich: Images 4 Music
Artwork by Glass. Philip, Steve Reich. The urge towards the optic is arguably being felt increasingly in all media; music is no exception, as Images 4 Music demonstrates. Whether the results are spontaneous, derivative, algorithmic, abstract, poetic or simply arbitrary, visual >>more

Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775715966
US $28.00 CAN $32.50 TRADE
Boxed, 5 x 5.75 in. / 16 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 07/15/2005 Not available


Sigur Rós: Med sud í eyrum vid spilum endalaust
Edited by Sarah Hopper. Gorgeously ethereal, minimalistic and adored worldwide, the magical soundworld of the Icelandic band Sigur Rós has enraptured a worldwide audience with its quiet beauty. Med sud í eyrum vid spilum endalaust is a deluxe clothbound >>more

Sigur Ros
ISBN 9781935202059
US $60.00 CAN $70.00 TRADE
Clth, 12 x 9.5 in. / 200 pgs / 153 color / DVD (NTSC & PAL).
Pub Date: 01/31/2010 Not available


Sonic Youth: Sensational Fix
Edited by Roland Groenenboom. Text by Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo, Vikki Alexander, Jutta Koether, Mike Kelley, John Miller, Richard Hell, et al. The iconic postpunk band Sonic Youth is famed for blurring musical genres, veering from thundering rock to dismantled experimentalism, and expanding the possibilities of the electric guitar. "What we're doing is always inventing itself. I >>more

Walther König, Köln
ISBN 9783865605399
US $85.00 CAN $100.00 TRADE
Hbk, 7.25 x 7.25 in. / 720 pgs / 700 color / two 7 in. vinyl records.
Pub Date: 04/30/2010 Not available


Sun Ra & Ayé Aton: Space, Interiors and Exteriors 1972
Edited by John Corbett. Foreword by Glenn Ligon. In 1972, the legendary musician, composer and mystic Sun Ra (1914–1993) was hard at work scripting and acting in the now classic documentary on his life and work, Space is the Place, as well as >>more

PictureBox
ISBN 9780984589210
US $27.50 CAN $32.50 TRADE
Pbk, 9 x 8.5 in. / 96 pgs / 90 color.
Pub Date: 04/30/2013 Not available


The Kills: Dream & Drive
Foreword by Alison Mosshart. After four critically acclaimed albums and nine years on the road, The Kills members Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince announce Dream and Drive, a portrait of the band’s career by their lifelong friend and collaborator >>more

Domino Recording Co. Ltd.
ISBN 9780957114203
US $60.00 CAN $70.00 TRADE
Clth, 8.5 x 9.75 in. / 182 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 09/30/2012 Not available


The Wilco Book
This is a book about Wilco and the pictorial, literary and musical world it conjures up on record and in performance. Created in collaboration with Jeff Tweedy, Wilco and Tony Margherita, this primarily visual book >>more

PictureBox
ISBN 9780971367036
US $29.95 CAN $35.00 TRADE
Hardcover, 8 x 10 in. / 160 pgs / 200 color.
Pub Date: 11/02/2004 Not available




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