Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Featured: Kazuichi Hanawa & Suehiro Maruo




Kazuichi Hanawa & Suehiro Maruo, New Atrocities In Blood
Hardcover, Illustrated Boards
Numbered, limited edition of 50
Illustrated in color

A classic of extreme art. This is the English language edition, possibly published by Creation Books, although reproductions, binding and general print quality are not good. It has the look of a perma-bound book manufactured for a school library. This is especially confusing since this kind of art usually attracts publishers and printers with a fetish-like attention for detail. Still, probably the rarest of the handful of editions that have seen print over the years. This is copy number 20 out of an edition of 50.




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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Featured: Mid-Century Futurism




Philip & Phylis Morrison and The Office of Charles & Ray Eames
Powers Of Ten:
About The Relative Size Of Things In The Universe

Paperback with Dust Jacket
(out of print)


This book, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Featured: Three Books




Albert Camus, The Fall
1st Edition
Hardcover



 

2 Novels by Bernard Malamud: The Natural & The Assistant
Cover by Seymour Chwast
Hardcover





The Complete Books Of Rabelais:
The Five Books Of Gargantua And Pantagruel
Hardcover



These books, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Featured: Two Art Books



Jose Guadalupe Posada, Monografia
Softcover





Blackstock's Collections;
Th Drawings Of An Artisic Savant
Softcover



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Saturday, September 27, 2014

New Arrival: Kurt Schwitters



Kurt Schwitters, Lucky Hans and Other Merz Fairy Tales
Paperback

"Kurt Schwitters revolutionized the art world in the 1920s with his Dadaist Merz collages, theater performances, and poetry. But at the same time he was also writing extraordinary fairy tales that were turning the genre upside down and inside out. Lucky Hans and Other Merz Fairy Tales is the first collection of these subversive, little-known stories in any language and the first time all but a few of them have appeared in English. Translated and introduced by Jack Zipes, one of the world's leading authorities on fairy tales, this book gathers thirty-two stories written between 1925 and Schwitters's death in 1948--including a complete English-language recreation of The Scarecrow, a children's book illustrated with avant-garde typography that Schwitters created with Kate Steinitz and De Stijl founder Theo van Doesburg. Lucky Hans and Other Merz Fairy Tales also includes brilliant new illustrations that evoke the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s.
Schwitters wrote these darkly humorous, satirical, and surreal tales at a time when traditional German fairy tales were being co-opted by the Nazis. Filled with sharp critiques of German life during the Weimar and early Nazi eras, Schwitters's tales are rich with absurdist events and insist that not everyone--and perhaps not anyone--lives happily ever after. In "Lucky Hans," the starving protagonist tries to catch a rabbit only to have it shed its fur like a coat and run off naked into the forest. In other tales, a sarcastic gypsy stands in for a fairy godmother and an army recruit is arrested for growing to monstrous size." -Princeton University Press

"Kurt Schwitters's fairy tales can be safely read to children, without boring the parents. While children will be delightfully dreaming themselves in wondrous worlds, the parents can contemplate existential questions and take shortcuts to understanding the absurdity of war, the vacuity of power, and the vanity of wealth. Schwitters, the most childlike Dadaist, was a fierce defender of innocence and an equally fierce critic of society. His tales are well drawn paths in a magically lit moral landscape."--Andrei Codrescu, author of The Posthuman Dada Guide



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Friday, September 26, 2014

Featured Two More Books




Bud Schulberg, Some Faces In The Crowd
Hardcover
(out of print)



 

Carroll & Garrett Graham, Queer People
Paperback
(out of print)


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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Featured: Two Books




Sol Lewitt, Sunrise & Sunset at Praiano
Paperback
(out of print)




Louise Nelvelson
Corrugated cardboard covers
(out of print)




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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

New Arrival: Dino Buzzati



Dino Buzzati, The Siren
Paperback with dust jacket
(out of print)



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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

New Arrival: Michel Butor




 Two Novels by Michel Butor: Passing Time & A Change Of Heart
(out of print)




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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Three by Horace McCoy




 Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye




No Pockets In A Shroud




I Should Have Stayed Home



These books, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

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