Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Featured: Cameron



Cameron: Song For The Witch Woman
Hardcover


"A key underground figure of Los Angeles' midcentury counterculture, Cameron (1922–95) created a body of visionary painting and drawing that won her equal esteem among the Californian assemblage artists and the occult world of that time. Her powerful personality led to a number of roles in key underground movies such as Kenneth Anger's Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome, and her features adorn the cover of the first issue of Wallace Berman's Semina. Today, her delicate melding of Surrealism and mysticism has been rediscovered by a younger generation of artists. This volume, published for an exhibition at MOCA LA, includes pieces formerly thought lost, ranging from early paintings to drawings, sketchbooks and poetry, as well as ephemera, collaborations and correspondence with individuals such as her husband, Jack Parsons (the rocket pioneer, cofounder of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and acolyte of Aleister Crowley), and mythologist Joseph Campbell."

 

 

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

New Arrivals: Photography




Norman Mausskopf
Hardcover




Robert Capa, Heart Of Spain
Hardcover


 

JH Engstrom, Haunts
Hardcover



 

Lee Friedlander, Nudes
Paperback



 

Lee Friedlander, The Little Screens
Hardcover





Magnum Landscapes
Hardcover



 

Mary Ellen Mark, Falkland Road
Hardcover
(out of print)





Sebastiao Salgado, Sahel: The End Of The Road
Hardcover



 
 

Deanna Templeton, Scratch Your Name On My Arm
Hardcover



 

Gary Winogrand, Figments From The Real World
Paperback



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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

New Arrival: 3X Abstraction




3X Abstraction: New Methods Of Drawing
Hilma Af Klint, Emma Kunz, Agnes Martin
Hardcover, illustrated boards
(Scarce)



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Monday, April 20, 2015

Featured: Two by Roy Kuhlman




Martin Williams, The Art Of Jazz
Paperback
Cover by Roy Kuhlman






Boris Vian, The Knacker's ABC
Paperback
Cover by Roy Kuhlman



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Sunday, April 19, 2015

New Arrivals: Classic Cartoons




Peter Ano's Ladies And Gentlemen
Hardcover



 

Peter Arno's Cartoon Revue
Hardcover



 

The Cartoons Of Cobean
Hardcover



 

Gerard Hoffnung, Ho Ho Hoffnung
Hardcover




James Thurber's Fables For Our Time
Hardcover




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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Featured: Cover Of The Week




Theodore Dreiser, Sister Carrie
Hardcover
Cover by George Giusti


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Friday, April 17, 2015

Featured: Jodorowsky's Where The Bird Sings Best




Alejandro Jodorowsky
Where The Bird Sings The Best
Hardcover

“[Jodorowsky’s] magnum opus, a fantastical something that in many ways mirrors the author himself: It is brilliant, mad, unpredictable.… You can't be certain as to what exactly Jodorowsky is channeling in Where the Bird Sings Best—but it doesn't feel like it's native to our universe." -NPR




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Thursday, April 16, 2015

New Arrivals: Photography





Paul Strand: Master Of Modern Photography
Hardcover




Jessica Auer, Unmarked Sites
Hardcover, Numbered, limited edition of 500
(out of print)




David Taylor, Working The Line
Hardcover




Richard Renaldi, Fall River Boys
Hardcover



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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

New Arrivals: Children's Books




Vera Cerruti & Dick Bruna, Kind Little Joe
Hardcover
(Rare)





Leonard Weisgard, Just Like Me
Hardcover
(out of print)




Charlotte Zolotow & Eleanor Dart, Do You Know The Magic Word?
Hardcover
(out of print) 




Muskie And His Friends
Hardcover
(out of print)  




Tuggy The Tugboat
Hardcover
(out of print)  




Twinkles And Sanford's Boat
Hardcover
(out of print)  




What Happened To Piggy?
Hardcover
(out of print)  




Little Audrey And The Moon Lady
Hardcover
(out of print)  




George Bonsall & Crosby Newall
The Big Joke
Hardcover
(out of print)  




Pat Sullivan's Felix The Cat
Hardcover
(out of print)  




The Flintstones
Hardcover
(out of print)  



Jan Margo & Eloise Wilkin, The Make-Believe Parade
Hardcover
(out of print) 



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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Featured: Two By David Goodis




David Goodis, Black Friday
Paperback




David Goodis, The Burglar
Paperback



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Friday, April 10, 2015

New Arrivals




J.G. Ballard, The Drought
Paperback




Boris Vian, Red Grass
Paperback




Surrealism 2: The Myth Of The World
Paperback




Walter Benjamin, The Writer Of Modern Life: Essays On Charles Baudelaire
Paperback




Callimachus, Hymns, Epigrams, Select Fragments
Paperback




Rene Guenon, The Crisis Of The Modern World
Paperback



Raymond Roussel & Ron Padgett
Among The Blacks
Paperback




Raymond Queneau, The Blue Flowers
Paperback



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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Featured: Two From Chester Himes




Chester Himes, Run man Run
Paperback
(out of print)




Chester Himes, All Shot Up
Paperback
(out of print)



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Friday, April 3, 2015

New Arrivals: Three From Nobrow Press




Loris Lora, Eventually Everything Connects
Hardcover accordion book

How is Alfred Hitchcock connected to Charles and Ray Eames, or famed premier model Peggy Moffitt and actor Steve McQueen?  Did you know that Dennis Hopper was a photographer?  Or that Walt Disney thought Psycho was “disgusting”?  Loris Lora links the movers and shapers of the California modernist movement like no one before her in this luxurious hardback Leporello. Unfurl 4 metres of this gorgeous frieze, unfold the oversize connect- the-dots map inside, and discover that at the end of the day… Eventually Everything Connects!




William Grill, Shackleton's Journey
Hardcover, illustrated boards

To celebrate Ernest Shackleton’s departure on “Endurance” across the Antarctic, star illustrator William Grill brings us a detailed visual narrative of this extraordinary and historical expedition.
Grill’s beautiful use of coloured pencils and vibrant hues place him somewhere on the artistic spectrum between Raymond Briggs and David Hockney, and his fastidious cataloguing of every single detail of the expedition is nothing short of a Blackstock collection.
Grill evokes the atmosphere and intrepid excitement that would have surrounded the expedition with his impeccably researched and detailed drawings. Children will love examining the exploded diagrams of the peculiar provision taken or the individual drawings of the sled dogs or pack horses. This book takes the academic and historical information surrounding the expedition and teams it with powerful illustration for all readers to enjoy


A New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2014
Best Children's Book of 2014, Wall Street Journal
Best Children's Book of 2014, Brain Pickings
A 2015 USBBY Outstanding International Book




Dahlov Ipcar, The Wonderful Egg
Hardcover

Long, long ago when dinosaurs roamed the earth, one wonderful egg sat all alone in a blue-green mossy nest at the base of a giant fern tree.
But whose egg was it? And where did it come from?
Dahlov Ipcar takes us back to a prehistoric world, teeming with creatures that soar, swim and thunder through the green jungle world.
The Wonderful Egg was first printed in 1958 using a hand-picked colour palette and traditional printing techniques. As Dahlov’s original lithographic plates were lost many years ago, Flying Eye Books has worked to faithfully restore and reproduce the quality of the original art. Using modern techniques, our restorers have painstakingly picked out the layers of spot colour and remastered each brush stroke while keeping the integrity of the line.
The Wonderful Egg has been brought back by Flying Eye Books for a new generation of children to delight in once more!





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

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215 592 1207

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