Wednesday, December 5, 2012

New Arrivals: More Photography & Art

Joseph Cornell's Manual Of Marvels

 How Joseph Cornell reinvented a French Agricultural Manual to create an American Masterpiece 
(2 Volumes in a presentation box - including a free CD)

"Joseph Cornell loved to meander through Manhattan’s secondhand bookstalls and antiquarian shops in search of books, old documents, and faded photographs. One day, he came upon a French agricultural manual, the Journal d’Agriculture Pratique, from 1911.
He took it home and began to work on the book, making cutouts through which one could view collaged elements, inserting images from old photographs, and tipping-in classic paintings and transparent overlays. In the process, Cornell reinvented the French manual as an American masterpiece."

Carrie Mae Weems: Social Studies

Retrospective Exhibition catalog  from 2010, illustrated throughout, text in English.

Michael Snow: Biographie Of The Walking Woman

"Between 1961 and 1967, artist Michael Snow made numerous photographic works, films, performances, paintings and sculptures based on his cut-out of a walking woman, which he snuck into numerous public locations. The many interactions and encounters of these Walking Women with the public are recorded here."




Shana & Robert ParkeHarrison: The Architect's Brother

"I want to make images that have open, narrative qualities, enought to suggest ideas about human limits. I want there to be a combination of the past juxtaposed with the modern. I use nature to symbolize the search, saving a tree, watering the earth. In this fabricated world, strange clouds of smog float by; there are holes in the sky. These mythic images mirror our world, where nature is domesticated, controlled, and destroyed. Through my work I explore technology and a poetry of existence. These can be very heavy, overly didactic issues to convey in art, so I choose to portray them through a more theatrically absurd approach." 
(2000, Robert ParkeHarrison. 64 Four-color Plates, 136 Pages)

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

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

Tuesday: thru Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 6pm 


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