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Art and Decoration
Art and Decoration
By Oscar Wilde.

Oscar Wilde was one of the most influential writers on art and design in the late 19th century. Alongside his acclaimed plays, novel and short stories, he wrote and lectured extensively on the subject. This >>more

Art / Books Vintage Classics
ISBN 9781908970541
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Clth, 4.25 x 6.5 in. / 216 pgs.
Pub Date: 02/21/2023 Awaiting stock

Clara the Rhinoceros
Clara the Rhinoceros
By Gijs van der Ham.

In 1741 a ship arrived in the Netherlands carrying a miraculous animal that few people in Europe had seen before: a young female rhinoceros from India named Clara. For 17 years, Clara traveled with her >>more

nai010 publishers
ISBN 9789462087477
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Pbk, 6 x 8.25 in. / 208 pgs / 70 color.
Pub Date: 01/10/2023 Awaiting stock

Crawly Creatures
Crawly Creatures
Text by Jan de Hond, Eric Jorink, Hans Mulder.

Crawly creatures: critters, spiders, lizards, toads and, above all, insects. In the Middle Ages they were mainly associated with death and the Devil; but in the 16th and 17th centuries, with the emergence of science, >>more

nai010 publishers
ISBN 9789462087569
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Pbk, 12.5 x 9.75 in. / 200 pgs / 120 color.
Pub Date: 01/10/2023 Awaiting stock

Ken Light: What’s Going On?
Ken Light: What’s Going On?
Edited by Melanie Light. Text by Ken Light.

This book of Berkeley-based photographer Ken Light’s (born 1951) earliest photos from 1969 to 1974 documents the social, cultural and political landscapes of America as they roiled with upheaval, and marks his transformation from a >>more

ISBN 9783958293960
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Clth, 12.25 x 11.25 in. / 192 pgs / 139 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/07/2023 Awaiting stock

Langdon Clay: 42nd Street, 1979
Langdon Clay: 42nd Street, 1979
Text by Langdon Clay.

42nd Street, 1979 contains Langdon Clay’s (born 1949) photos of a quintessential strip of 42nd Street near New York’s Times Square—showing its gritty neon charm before it became the more Disney/Las Vegas hub for theater >>more

ISBN 9783958292819
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Clth, 9.75 x 11.5 in. / 128 pgs / 100 color.
Pub Date: 02/07/2023 Awaiting stock



A Short Treatise Inviting the Reader to Discover the Subtle Art of Go
A Short Treatise Inviting the Reader to Discover the Subtle Art of Go
By Pierre Lusson, Georges Perec, Jacques Roubaud. Translation by Peter Consenstein.

Written by a mathematician, a poet and a mathematician-poet, this 1969 guide to the ancient Japanese game of Go was not only the first such guide to be published in France (and thereby introduced the >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663436
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 160 pgs / 34 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/20/2019 In stock

An Illustrated Catalog of American Fruits & Nuts
An Illustrated Catalog of American Fruits & Nuts
Introduction and text by Adam Leith Gollner. Text by Marina Vitaglione. Contributions by Jacqueline Landy, John McPhee, Michael Pollan.

The United States Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection encompasses 7,497 botanical watercolor paintings of evolving fruit and nut varieties, alongside specimens introduced by USDA plant explorers from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. >>more

Atelier Éditions
ISBN 9781733622042
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Hbk, 8 x 11 in. / 356 pgs / 300 color / 8 duotone / 5 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/25/2021 In stock

Andy Warhol's The Chelsea Girls
Andy Warhol's The Chelsea Girls
Edited with text by Geralyn Huxley, Greg Pierce. Foreword by Rajendra Roy. Essay by Gus Van Sant. Contributions by Patrick Moore, Signe Warner Watson.

Andy Warhol’s 1966 movie The Chelsea Girls is the iconic document of the Factory scene and 1960s New York. Filmed in part at the Chelsea Hotel with Factory Superstars like Nico, Ondine, Brigid Berlin, Gerard >>more

D.A.P./The Andy Warhol Museum
ISBN 9781942884187
US $65.00 CAN $87.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9 x 12 in. / 328 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 04/24/2018 In stock

Ayrton Senna
Ayrton Senna
Text by Giorgio Terruzzi. Photographs by Ercole Colombo.

It’s been over twenty years since his death. Now, this beloved and unforgettable champion’s final hours. On May 1, 1994, at Bologna’s Ospedale Maggiore, Ayrton Senna, three-time Formula 1 world champ, lay dying after a >>more

ISBN 9788857231532
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Hbk, 8.25 x 12 in. / 160 pgs / 152 illustrations.
Pub Date: 10/25/2016 In stock

Black Lives 1900: W.E.B. Du Bois at the Paris Exposition
Black Lives 1900: W.E.B. Du Bois at the Paris Exposition
Introduction by Jacqueline Francis, Stephen G. Hall. Foreword by David Adjaye. Contribution by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

At the 1900 Paris Exposition the pioneering sociologist and activist W.E.B. Du Bois presented an exhibit representing the progress of African Americans since the abolition of slavery. In striking graphic visualisations and photographs (taken by >>more

Redstone Press
ISBN 9781942884538
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Flexi, 9.75 x 12.5 in. / 144 pgs / 50 color / 54 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/29/2019 In stock

Bullets for Dead Hoods
Bullets for Dead Hoods
Introduction by John Corbett.

Writer, curator, and gallerist John Corbett struck thrift gold at a going-out-of-business Chicago junk shop when he stumbled onto a browned and brittle manuscript intimately documenting the Chicago mob of the early 1930s. The tone >>more

Soberscove Press
ISBN 9781940190266
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Pbk, 8.75 x 11.75 in. / 232 pgs / 200 color.
Pub Date: 10/20/2020 In stock

Charas: The Improbable Dome Builders
Charas: The Improbable Dome Builders
Introduction by Buckminster Fuller. Text by Syeus Mottel. Interview by Ben Estes.

In 1970 a meeting took place in an empty loft on the Lower East Side of Manhattan between R. Buckminster Fuller, the revolutionary architect and inventor of the geodesic dome, and six ex-gang members who >>more

Pioneer Works Press/The Song Cave
ISBN 9781945711053
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Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 240 pgs / 150 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 In stock

Che Guevara
Che Guevara
Edited by Daniele Zambelli, Flavio Andreini, Camilo Guevara March, María del Carmen Ariet.

Fifty years after his death, this book tells the story of the Marxist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara (1928–67)—exploring his legacy as a historical figure, but also encountering him as a human being.

Taking its subtitle Tú >>more

ISBN 9788857237404
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Pbk, 9 x 11 in. / 192 pgs / 224 color.
Pub Date: 08/28/2018 In stock

I AM HERE: Home Movies and Everyday Masterpieces
I AM HERE: Home Movies and Everyday Masterpieces
Edited with text by Jim Shedden, Alexa Greist, Rick Prelinger, Robyn Lew. Text by Stephen Broomer, Lynn Crosbie, Jordan Fee.

Home movies capture everything from mundane events to rites of passage: a child’s first steps, a family vacation or a birthday party. These everyday subjects that fascinate amateur filmmakers have also long inspired visual artists. >>more

DelMonico Books/Art Gallery of Ontario
ISBN 9781942884910
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Pbk, 9.5 x 9.5 in. / 256 pgs / 500 color.
Pub Date: 07/19/2022 In stock

Edited by Domagoj Akrap, Klaus Davidowicz, Mirjam Knotter. Text by Domagoj Akrap, Conny Cossa, Klaus Davidowicz, Alexander Gorlin, Emile Schrijver, Danielle Spera.

From its beginnings in small Jewish communities in the Mediterranean, Kabbalah—the ancient Jewish tradition of mystical interpretation of the Bible, using esoteric methods such as ciphers and numerology—has had an immense influence on Western culture. >>more

ISBN 9783735605184
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Pbk, 8.25 x 10.5 in. / 254 pgs / 165 color / 23 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/18/2019 In stock

Louisiana Medley: Photographs by Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick
Louisiana Medley: Photographs by Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick
Edited by Kathryn E. Delmez. Text by Susan H. Edwards, Makeda Djata Best, Deborah Willis.

Louisiana Medley celebrates the 30-year collaboration of photographers Keith Calhoun (born 1955) and Chandra McCormick (born 1957). Partners in life and work, the two have worked together to document African American life in and around >>more

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts
ISBN 9780998681771
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Hbk, 11 x 10.5 in. / 136 pgs / 94 color.
Pub Date: 05/22/2018 In stock

Mexico: The Land of Charm
Mexico: The Land of Charm
Text by Mercurio López Casillas, James Oles.

A Chicago Tribune 2021 holiday gift guide pick

This volume gathers a surprising and engaging sampling of 350 pieces of printed matter: material that circulated between the 1910s and the 1960s, with print runs of anywhere >>more

ISBN 9788417975517
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Clth, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 224 pgs / 350 color.
Pub Date: 12/07/2021 In stock

OSMOS Magazine: Issue 20
OSMOS Magazine: Issue 20
Edited by Cay Sophie Rabinowiz. Text by Kelly Sidley, Tom McDonough, Mariah Garnett.

Founder and editor of Osmos Magazine Cay Sophie Rabinowitz (formerly of Parkett and Fantom) describes the publication as “an art magazine about the use and abuse of photography,” explains . The magazine is divided into >>more

ISBN 9780991660841
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Pbk, 8.5 x 11 in. / 88 pgs.
Pub Date: 03/21/2020 In stock

Oscar Wilde's Italian Dream 1875–1900
Oscar Wilde's Italian Dream 1875–1900
By Renato Miracco. Introduction by Philip Kennicott.

In Oscar Wilde’s Italian Dream 1875–1900, leading Wilde scholar Renato Miracco combines written research with previously unseen visual material ranging from Wilde’s earliest heady trips to Italy as an Oxford student to recently released court >>more

ISBN 9788862087148
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Hbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 160 pgs / 40 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/07/2020 Out of stock

Shakespeare and Company, Paris
Shakespeare and Company, Paris
Edited with introduction by Krista Halverson. Foreword by Jeanette Winterson. Epilogue by Sylvia Whitman.

This first-ever history of the legendary bohemian bookstore in Paris interweaves essays and poetry from dozens of writers associated with the shop--Allen Ginsberg, Anaïs Nin, Ethan Hawke, Robert Stone and Jeanette Winterson, among others--with hundreds >>more

Shakespeare and Company Paris
ISBN 9791096101009
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Hbk, 6.25 x 9.5 in. / 384 pgs / 225 color.
Pub Date: 09/27/2016 Out of stock

Sory Sanlé: Volta Photo
Sory Sanlé: Volta Photo
Edited with text by Matthew S. Witkovsky. Text by Antawan Byrd, Florent Mazzoleni.

The studio photographs of Sory Sanlé and his participation in the vibrant music scene in Bobo-Dioulasso give us a picture of a cosmopolitan city shaping its independent identity in the 1960s through to the ’80s, >>more

Steidl/The Art Institute of Chicago
ISBN 9783958294004
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Clth, 9.75 x 11.5 in. / 120 pgs / 100 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/26/2018 In stock

Susan Meiselas: Mediations
Susan Meiselas: Mediations
Foreword by Carles Guerra, Marta Gili. Text by Ariella Azoulay, Eduardo Cadava, Carles Guerra, Marianne Hirsch, Kristen Lubben, Isin Onol, Pia Viewing.

A member of Magnum Photos since 1976, Susan Meiselas became known for her work in the conflict zones of Central America in the 1970s and '80s and for the strength of her color photography. Covering >>more

ISBN 9788862085694
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Hbk, 7 x 9.5 in. / 184 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 03/27/2018 In stock

Takashi Murakami: Lineage of Eccentrics
Takashi Murakami: Lineage of Eccentrics
Edited with introduction by Anne Nishimura Morse.

Takashi Murakami’s irreverent, pop culture–infused art has made him one of the most recognized Japanese artists today. His bright, contemporary boisterousness, however, belies his deep scholarship and engagement with traditional Japanese art. Takashi Murakami: Lineage >>more

MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
ISBN 9780878468492
US $45.00 CAN $60.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8.5 x 10 in. / 184 pgs / 80 color.
Pub Date: 04/24/2018 In stock

The Malaspina Expedition
The Malaspina Expedition
Text by José María Moreno Martín, Miguel Ángel Puig-Samper, Javier Reverte, Fernando Vallespín. In 1789, Italian-born Spanish naval officer Alejandro Malaspina set off to visit Spain's colonies in Asia and the Americas. For five years, he and his crew sailed the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, discovering, cataloguing and >>more

ISBN 9788475069548
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Hbk, 9.5 x 11.25 in. / 160 pgs / illust. throughout.
Pub Date: 09/30/2010 In stock

Venice On A Plate
Venice On A Plate
Text by Enrica Rocca. Photographs by Jean-Pierre Gabriel.

Winner of two Gourmand Cookbook Awards 2014: Best in the World, Historical Recipes and Best Local Cuisine, For Italy.

Food and glass: a combination offering an authentically Venetian experience. Venetian cooking is fundamentally a simple cuisine >>more

Marsilio Editori
ISBN 9788831715041
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Hbk, 10.75 x 9 in. / 180 pgs / 150 color.
Pub Date: 03/04/2014 In stock



Jill Freedman: Resurrection City, 1968
Jill Freedman: Resurrection City, 1968
Edited by Steven Kasher. Text by Jill Freedman, John Edwin Mason, Aaron Bryant.

Published in 1970, Jill Freedman’s Old News: Resurrection City documented the culmination of the Poor People’s Campaign of 1968, organized by Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and carried out under >>more

ISBN 9788862085830
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Hbk, 9.75 x 12 in. / 176 pgs / 141 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/27/2018 Not available

Victrola Favorites
Victrola Favorites
Edited by Rob Millis, Jeffery Taylor. A staple of the 1920s parlor-room, the Victrola was a wind-up gramophone designed to play 78-rpm shellac records. Victrolas were hard on 78s: “each plays slightly different than the last as the needle bites deeper >>more

ISBN 9780981734200
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Clth, 5.5 x 8.5 in. / 144 pgs / 125 color / 53 duotone / 2 Audio CDs.
Pub Date: 02/28/2010 Not available


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