Sunday, June 28, 2015

New Arrivals: More Photography







Anna Gaskell
Hardcover





A.D. Coleman, Critical Focus
Paperback





Graham Ovenden, Childhood Streets
Hardcover





Bill Jacobson, Photographs
Hardcover



Shelby Lee Adams, Appalachian Portraits
Paperback





Bruce Davidson, Central Park
Hardcover




 
Thomas Roma, Higher Ground
Paperback





Eileen Neff, Notes toward a Supreme Fiction
Paperback





Eikoh Hosoe (Masters Of Photography)
Hardcover





Edward Weston, The Form Of The Nude
Hardcover





Dorothea Lange, A Visual Life
Hardcover










Lee Friedlander, Self Portrait
Paperback






Henri Cartier-Bresson & Walker Evans, Photographing America
Hardcover





Edward Weston, The Daybooks II: California
Hardcover





Harry Callahan, Eleanor
Paerback


\



Paul Strand, Rebecca
Paperback



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

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

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


Featured: Two By Kveta Pacovska




 Kveta Pacovska, Number Circus
Hardcover




 Kveta Pacovska, The Sun Is Yellow
Hardcover




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

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

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


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Air Is On!





Featured: Sold This Week





Rineke Dijkstra, Beach Portraits
Hardcover
(out of print)





Tina Barney, Theater Of Manners
Hardcover
(out of print)





Jane Evelyn Atwood, Too Much Time
Hardcover
(out of print)







Trisha Brown
So That The Audience Does Not Know Whether I Have Stopped Dancing
Hardcover







Susan Sontag, On Photography
Hardcover

 



Gary Winogrand, Figments From The Real World
Paperback
(a 2nd copy is still available!)




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

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

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




Saturday, June 20, 2015

Featured: Mary Ellen Mark




Mary Ellen Mark, 25 Years
Paperback
(out of print)






Mary Ellen Mark
A Cry For Help
Paperback
(out of print)





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





Mary Ellen Mark, An American Odyssey
Hardcover
(out of print)






Mary Ellen Mark, Portraits
Hardcover
(out of print)


Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

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





Friday, June 19, 2015

Featured: Bellow




Saul Bellow, The Adventures Of Augie March
Hardcover with Dust Jacket
Classic Modern Library Edition!



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

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

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

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Event: THE MYSTERIES OF JEAN THE BIRD-CATCHER


Thursday, June 18th, 8PM
Friday, June 19th at 8PM
at
Brickbat Books

{HTP} 
presents 
THE MYSTERIES OF JEAN THE BIRD-CATCHER
text by Jean Cocteau, 
translated by Manon Manavit

Performer: Julius Ferraro
Director: Manon Manavit
Sound Design: Jacob Brunner
feat. Mike Bruno (Vocals and Theremin)
feat. Sean Yenchick (Violin)

There are things, people, measures of time that we can't talk about, can't access, can't embody, that are outside of our experience. An "artist" with nearly infinite creative power and opportunity struggles against a history of loss. THE MYSTERIES OF JEAN THE BIRD-CATCHER is a short, solo, poetic theater plunge into self-annihilation occurring in strange locations across the city.

Also, there’s something in the suitcase.

CATCH THE BIRD-CATCHER

Running Time: ~35 minutes

{HTP} is Manon Manavit and Julius Ferraro, local artists who, along with a revolving team of collaborators in the field of experimental music, create performances focusing on fate, sublimity, and the cruelty of existence.

TICKETS ARE 5-10$ Pay What You Can.
EMAIL humbletreasureproductions@gmail.com to reserve spots. Seating may be limited!

Featured: Five Books By Nicholas Nixon




Nicholas Nixon, The Brown Sisters
Hardcover



Nicholas Nixon, Photographs From One Year
Paperback




Nicholas Nixon, People With AIDS
Paperback




Nicholas Nixon, Pictures Of People
Paperback






Nicholas Nixon, School
Hardcover



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

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

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


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Featured: Nan Goldin



Nan Goldin, Cookie Mueller
Stapled Wraps
(Scarce)




Nan Goldin, The Ballad Of Sexual Dependancy
Hardcover
(1st Edition)




Nan Goldin, The Devil's Playground
Hardcover






Nan Goldin, I'll Be Your Mirror
Hardcover




Nan Goldin, Ten Years After
Paperback





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

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

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




Tuesday, June 16, 2015

New Arrival: Henry Darger



Henry Darger
Hardcover

Self-taught and working in isolation until his death in 1973, Henry Darger realized an elaborate fantasy world of remarkable beauty and strangeness through hundreds of paintings and an epic written narrative. Angel-like Blengins with butterfly wings, natural catastrophes, innocent girls, and murderous soldiers all appear in Darger's scenes, which are reproduced in this book in double-page and gatefold illustrations. In the volume's introductory essay, Klaus Biesenbach examines the radical originality of Darger's art, including his use of collage, incorporation of religious themes and iconography, and frequent juxtaposition of innocence with violence. An essay by Brooke Davis Anderson illuminates Darger's source materials and techniques, while another by Michael Bonesteel puts Darger's life in the context of his work. The book also includes Darger's autobiography, A History of My Life, introduced by Carl Watson. The only book of its kind, Henry Darger offers an authoritative, balanced, and insightful look at an American master.



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

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

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

 

 



Monday, June 15, 2015

Featured: Sold Today...





Sally Mann, Mother Land
Softcover
(Signed)
(out of print) 




Family Found: The Lifetime Obsession Of Morton Bartlett
Paperback
(out of print)




Larry Sultan, Pictures From Home
Hardcover
(out of print)


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

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

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



Sunday, June 14, 2015

Featured: Two From Diane Arbus




 Diane Arbus, Revelations
Hardcover





Diane Arbus, Untitled
Hardcover





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

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

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

 

 

Saturday, June 13, 2015

New Arrivals: More From Siglio Press




Richard Kraft, Her Comes Kitty: A Comic Opera

Here Comes Kitty reaches out in all sorts of ways like a compendium of the postmodern without pretentiousness which—despite combining humor, the erotic, the gothic, the wry, the popular and the sophisticated—tells a tight tale with wild invention and makes you want both to turn the pages and dwell on the images.
—Tom Phillips




In this wildly irreverent collage narrative, artist Richard Kraft reassembles a Cold War comic about a Polish spy infiltrating the Nazis to orchestrate a multiplicity of voices into joyous cacophony. Like an Indian miniature painting, each comic book page is densely layered, collapsing foreground and background, breaking the frame and merging time. An unlikely and enormous cast of characters emerges as Kraft appropriates images and texts from an extraordinary variety of sources (the Amar Chitra Katha comics of Hindu mythology, Jimmy Swaggart’s Old and New Testament stories, the 1960s English football annual Scorcher, and underground porn comics like Cherry as well as images from art history, outdated encyclopedias, and more).
Proceeding from Thoreau’s observation, “Yes and No are lies. A true answer will not aim to establish anything, but rather to set all well afloat,” Kraft subverts all certainty to reconstruct a world constantly in flux, rich with dark humor and its own revelatory nonsense. Author Danielle Dutton’s set of sixteen interpolations punctuate the book using similar strategies of appropriation and juxtaposition to create texts that sing in the same arresting register as Kraft’s collages. Here Comes Kitty also includes a wide-ranging conversation between Kraft and poet Ann Lauterbach. -Siglio





Tantra Song: Tantric Painting From Rajasthan

It could be a cult classic: the debut edition of Siglio Press’s Tantra Song—one of the only books to survey the elusive tradition of abstract Tantric painting from Rajasthan, India—sold out in a swift six weeks. The works depict deities as geometric, vividly hued shapes and mark a clear departure from Tantric art’s better-known figurative styles. They also resonate uncannily with lineages of twentieth-century art—from the Bauhaus and Russian Constructivism to Minimalism—as well as with much painting today. Rarely have the ancient and the modern come together so fluidly.
—Lauren O’Neill-Butler, THE PARIS REVIEW



Tantra Song is a singular and revelatory collection of rare Tantric paintings made anonymously by adepts in Rajasthan and used to awaken heightened states of consciousness. The paintings’ magnetic, vibratory beauty—as well as their deep affinity with 20th century abstract art—inspires acute attention and boundless contemplation.
The paintings are the progeny of hand-written, illustrated religious treatises from the 17th century which have been copied over multiple generations. Like musicians playing ragas of classical Indian music, adepts paint in a concentrated state of mental rapture, repeating and subtly reinterpreting melodic structures of line and color. When complete, the paintings—made in tempera, gouache, and watercolor on salvaged paper—are pinned to the wall to use in private meditation.
Having spent more than two decades in conversation with the private communities of Rajasthani tantrikas, Jamme—like other poet-ethnographers Michaux, Leiris, and Bataille before him—draws on an unconventional body of knowledge. His accompanying texts—concise and luminous—further open readers to the paintings’ subtle magic.



 

 

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

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

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