Softcover. NY, Collins Design, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 528 pages. 500 Essential Graphic Novels is an all-in-one guide to this exciting form of visual literature.Including more than 350 authors and 400 artists, this lush volume contains an essential mix of some of the finest visually-stunning stories of our time. From politically-charged non-fiction sagas to imaginative fantasy tales, this ultimate guide has something to satisfy everyone's taste. The first of its kind, this book focuses on each graphic novel separately, honing in on art technique, style and prose, plus an age rating system so parents will know what is suitable for their children. Chapters are divided by genre, complete with individual plot synopses and star-scaled reviews for each book, providing the reader with a concise and balanced understanding of today's best graphic novels.
Softcover. Tucson, AZ, Southwest Parks , 1st, 1999, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 88 pages. Softcover. Yellowing to front and back covers. An otherwise clean, unmarked copy with minor edgewear. Color photographs throughout.
Hardcover. US, The Monacelli Press, 1st, 2010, Book: Near Fine, Dust Jacket: Near Fine, Hardcover, 208 pages, illustrated in color and b&w. Like new in publishers shrink-wrap. Moses is a notable fashion stylist. She looks at just what style is, how it evolves, and how we can create our own style. The book consists entirely of her witty watercolors, incorporated with words of wisdom distilled from her personal experience. It is a style journey both informative and imaginative.
Hardcover. New Haven CT, Yale University Press, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 120 pages. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. A glimpse inside the mind and artistic process of a fascinating contemporary cartoonist. Born to working-class parents in a small town in Italy, and reared in Chicago, Ivan Brunetti (b. 1967) was drawn to cartoons and comic strips from an early age. Finding inspiration in Spider-Man and Peanuts, he began crafting his own stories and gradually developed a unique style that he applied to imaginative, sometimes shocking subjects. The dark humor of his graphic novels earned him a cult following, yet his illustrations have had broad appeal. Now recognized as an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator, Brunetti has published his work in the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, and McSweeney's, among others.
Hardcover. New Haven , Yale University Press, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 120 pages. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. A glimpse inside the mind and artistic process of a fascinating contemporary cartoonist. Born to working-class parents in a small town in Italy, and reared in Chicago, Ivan Brunetti (b. 1967) was drawn to cartoons and comic strips from an early age. Finding inspiration in Spider-Man and Peanuts, he began crafting his own stories and gradually developed a unique style that he applied to imaginative, sometimes shocking subjects. The dark humor of his graphic novels earned him a cult following, yet his illustrations have had broad appeal. Now recognized as an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator, Brunetti has published his work in the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, and McSweeney's, among others.
Hardcover. New Haven/Atlanta, Yale/High Museum of Art, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 176 pages, color illustrated. Like new copy in a bright dust jacket. Expressing the anxieties of the late nineteenth century and the uncertainties of the modern world, Edvard Munch (1862-1944) often depicted in his works dangerously seductive fin de siecle women, sickly figures, and isolated characters in barren landscapes. These powerful, haunting paintings are widely recognized and revered, especially his iconic work The Scream (1893). Yet few admirers of Munch's early works realize that the artist lived well into the twentieth century and was enormously productive almost to the time of his death. This compelling book, focusing on more than sixty of Munch's later paintings, reveals the surprising, vibrant work of a fascinating man who never ceased to grow as an artist. Following decades of restless wandering among the capitals of Europe, Munch suffered a breakdown in Copenhagen in 1908 and retreated to his native Norway. In 1916 he purchased an estate near present-day Oslo where he lived and worked, mostly in his outdoor studio, for the next twenty years. Although Munch never abandoned a deeply introspective approach to image-making,
Hardcover. Buffalo NY, Firefly Books, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Color illustrations by Ralph Steadman. The artist portrays the curious girl in spirited illustrations that bring new life to Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. Steadman's imaginative pen-and-ink drawings, which first appeared in a 1968 British edition, have here been restored, reformatted and updated. The White Rabbit's anxiety at his tardiness seems insurmountable in an opening portrait; the bottle labeled "Drink Me" unmistakably resembles a classic Coca-Cola bottle; and the artist depicts Alice outgrowing the White Rabbit's house as a wordless spread of the girl in a dark interior, with only a window as the source of light. His artwork deftly blends contemporary ideas with timeless psychological portrayals.
Hardcover. NY, Viking Press, 1st, 1969, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, Light edgewear and rubbing to dust jacket. Color photos by Alfred A. Cohen. A Sonoran Desert nature primer told by a small Papago girl (note that Tohono O?odham is now the proper name for these native Americans). Unusual book in that full color photographs are used throughout, rather than illustrations.
Hardcover. NY, Scholastic Inc., 1st, 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 64 pages. SIGNED BY WILLARD on the title page. An A-to-Z gift collection of angels presents a celestial character for every occasion, such as a wish-delivering angel of Knapsacks and a dew-faced angel of Morning. Willard has assembled a collection of photographs of angel statuettes- ceramic, cloth, wood, or metal; blond, darkskinned, Oriental, or gnomish. Ingeniously arranged against backgrounds of light and shadow, posed against painted settings or among flowering plants, the full-page pictures offer a gallery of portraits. Some of the winged dolls are guardians of the mundane (eggs, flowers, ink, and vegetables), while others are more imaginative or visionary, associated with dreaming, night, planets, and "yonder." Rhyming couplets link the letters of the alphabet to the scenes and seek to make sense of the sometimes mystifying choices of settings.
Hardcover. New York , G.P.Putnam's Sons, 1st, 1929, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 356 pages, Hardcover with dust jacket. 46 B&W photos and a map. Dust jacket edgeworn, chipped, soiled. Light flecking to cloth blue color. Tight copy. Greenland expedition in the Effie M. Morrissey, commanded by Capt. Bob Bartlett. Streeter's account featuring the Montana Cowboy, Carl Dunrud, who came aboard the arctic exploration vessel, Morrissey, specifically for the purpose of roping and bringing back live polar bears and other Arctic animals. Numerous black and white photographs showing various scenes of Greenland and native Inuit costumes and habits.
Softcover. Seattle, Fantagraphics, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 120 pages. All cartoonists are geniuses, wrote John Updike, "but Arnold Roth especially so. He's an American original; irreverent, tireless, manicky, and secretly efficient... his work jumps with joy." You won't find better proof of this argument than this book, a generous, career-spanning collection of Roth's best cartoons and painted illustrations, originally created to serve as a catalog for a long-overdue gallery exhibition of this master cartoonist's work. From his early cartoons through his eye-popping and imaginative color illustrations for such magazines as Playboy, Esquire, TV Guide and Sports Illustrated, this book will delight any fan of superior cartooning. Color and black-and-white illustrations throughout
Hardcover. New York, Abrams ComicArts, 1st, 2012, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 224 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket edges. Throughout his 25-year career, alternative cartoonist/screenwriter Daniel Clowes has always been ahead of artistic and cultural movements. Clowes has been praised for his emotionally compelling narratives that reimagine the ways that stories can be told in comics. The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist is the first monograph on this award-winning, New York Times-bestselling creator. It includes all of Clowes's best-known illustrations as well as rare and previously unpublished work, all reproduced from the original art.
Hardcover. New York, Alfred A Knopf , 1st, 1971, Book: Near Fine, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 336 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Pictorial gray cloth with gilt title to spine. Pictorial dust jacket. Light wear and sun to covers and spine, else a very nice, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, William Morrow & Co, 1st, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 160 pages. Hardcover. Color illustrations. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. "A commercial artist who started out sketching in the 1930s for pulp magazines, Lovell advanced to the glossier "slicks" in the 1950s and has since specialized in Old West, Plains Indian, and Civil War themes. He here presents from that long career his best canvases, among them his famed depictions of Lee's surrender". Gorgeous color plates.
Softcover. NY, Atlantic Monthly, Uncorr. Proof wraps, 2002, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Paperback. Uncorrected proof. Like new.The book opens with the disappearance of a man named Franko Bradovich in Kosovo. Franko, a native Montanan posing as a local, was a spy of sorts, an operative who was helping the Lucani (a loose affiliation of DEA, FBI, CIA, etc. agents operating outside the law) bust a drug trafficking scheme from Bulgaria through Kosovo and Serbia to Europe. Franko was living with the family of a farmer named Daliljaj (and was in love with the farmer's daughter Fedima) and an apparently helpful American-raised Slav (Bozi Bazok), who's become part of the Serb army's shock troops, has warned Franko that the army was headed toward them with bloodshed in mind. Later, though, Franko, who's been posing as a drug trafficker, is brought in by local police for questioning and is beaten--making Bazok's helpfulness questionable at best. Either way, Franko can't really afford to stick around. Bazok agrees to help him and, reluctantly, Daliljaj, Fedima, and their relatives, escape the sweep, in exchange for the massive quantities of drugs he believes Franko is hiding. But Bazok betrays him and slaughters Daliljaj and all of Fedima's other family while they wait for Franko to return with transport. When Franko returns, Bazok has disappeared, taking Fedima with him.
Hardcover. Daylight Books, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 104 pages. Barmaid presents images by American photographer John Arsenault, who worked at the Eagle LA as a barback, or "barmaid," as Arsenault liked to refer to the position. The series consists of customer and employee portraits, interior landscapes from the bar, and self-portraits. These photographs reflect an insider view of the iconic bar.John Arsenault is a Los Angeles based photographer. His photography is internationally exhibited and is included in the Nerman Museum & Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.The Massachusetts native attended the School of Visual Arts, and since then has been lending his unscripted, unusual and totally authentic work to clients ranging from The New Yorker and Volkswagen to Goldman Sachs and Out Magazine
Hardcover. Lincoln NE, University of Nebraska Press, 1st, 1997, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 146 pages, in a lightly worn dust jacket. Bead on an Anthill is the story of a Lakota girl's experiences growing up in Nebraska and on the Pine Ridge Reservation in the 1960s and 1970s. Raised in a home without books, Delphine Red Shirt relied on family and friends as her "books" and wove their stories into her own. Like her ancestors, she felt a powerful connection to the openness of the Plains. She participated in coming-of-age ceremonies and learned the special rules for stringing beads together and the messages conveyed by hairstyles. At the same time, Red Shirt became increasingly aware of the distance between her world and that of her ancestors.
Hardcover. Albuquerque NM, University of New Mexico , 1st, 1992, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 204 pages. B&w illustrations throughout. gilt titles on spine. Includes extensive bibliography. Faint foxing to top edge, otherwise a clean, tight copy. The photographs of Simeon Schwemberger, who worked as lay brother at the Franciscan Mission of St. Michaels near Windowrock, AZ, from 1901 through 1908. His outstanding photographs of the Native American Indians in that area are coupled with the fine essay by Michele M. Penhall. This photographers work has been compared with the work of Charles Lummis, A.C. Vroman, and J.K. Hillers.
Hardcover. Norman OK, University of Oklahoma Press, 1st , 1950, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a lightly worn dustjacket. Ground plans of the Indian villages of New Mexico and Arizona with aerial photos & scale drawings.
Hardcover. Glendo, Wyoming , High Plains Publishing, 1st, 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a lightly worn dust jacket, 244 pages. An incorrigible trickster, a clever thief, a rogue, sometimes a magnanimous hero, often a vengeful loser, but always a survivor, Coyote is the most complex character in the Nez Perce cycle of traditional myths. An anthropological analysis of Coyote's social relations with the other characters reveals how the myths, while entertaining stories, also impart traditional cultural values, proper social relations, and other practical information. Coyote's actions are often humorous, with consequences that account for many of the blessings and hardships of the Nez Perce experience. These translations from the native language are the most reliable and the most comprehensive available. Supplemented by myths from Archie Phinney and Herbert Spinden, Deward Walker's collection provides insights into the world and the myths of the Nez Perce Indians.
Hardcover. US, Last Gasp, 1st, 2019, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover with no dust jacket. Like new in publisher's shrink wrap. Clean, tight copy. The Book of Weirdo is the definitive - and hugely entertaining- examination of Weirdo magazine, renowned underground comix cartoonist Robert Crumb's legendary humor comics anthology, which was originally published throughout the 1980s. A "low-brow" counterpoint to Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouley's rather high-faluttin' RAW comix publication, Weirdo influenced an entire generation of alternative and neo-underground artists, as well as creative refuge for the underground comix veterans, and this book features the complete story of the well-recalled comics magazine, along with testimonials from over 130 of the publication's contributors, including interviews with Weirdo's three editors - R. "Keep on Truckin'" Crumb, Peter "Hate" Bagge, and Aline "The Bunch" Kominsky-Crumb - and publisher "Baba Ron" Turner. 288 pages.
Hardcover. Albuquerque, NM, University of New Mexico Press, 1st, 1984, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 195 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Blue cloth with gilt title to spine. Blue pictorial dust jacket. Light shelfwear to covers, else like new.Traces the life of the Navajo artist, including his experiences as a code talker for the Marines in World War II, and looks at his paintings and watercolors.
Hardcover. New York, Aperture Foundation, 1st, 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 128 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Black and white photographs. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Small abrasion on rear end paper. Covering performance art since is nasence at the East Village's Pyramid Club, the WOW Cafe, 8BC, and other clubs in the early eighties McAdams became the in-house photo archivist at the infamous performance space, P.S. 122, the home of cutting-edge theater that eschews convention as it draws energy and inspiration from all media. At P.S. 122 and other alternative performance spaces such as The Kitchen and Dance Theater Workshop, McAdams developed her long-term relationships with many performers.
Hardcover. NY, Gallimard, 1st, 2017, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 392 pages. Profusley illustrated, this book explores a hitherto overlooked topic in Chagall studies - the connection between Chagall and music. This intimate relationship, which ran deep in both his family history and the Jewish culture of his native city, was particularly meaningful in Chagall's creations for the stage. His works for the Jewish Theatre (Moscow, 1919-1920) and the ballets 'Aleko' (Mexico, 1942), 'The Firebird' (New York, 1945), 'Daphnis et Chloe' (1958) and 'The Magic Flute' (New York, 1967) celebrate the links he established between music, large-scale set design, and the material design of costumes. Chagall's monumental projects in the 1960s, such as the ceiling of the Paris Opera (1964) and his decorative architectural program for the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center in New York (1966), are a reflection of his notion of 'total art', and his explorations in the universality of music and its translation into the spatial dimension. Music was a constant source of inspiration to Chagall. Clean, bright copy. No dust jacket.
Hardcover. Norman, OK, University of Oklahoma Press (, 1st, 1989, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 415 pages, b&w illustrations. Light edge wear to dust jacket, creases to front flap. Light soiling to edges. Else a clean, tight copy. The first major battle between the U.S. Army and the Cheyenne Indians took place on the south fork of the Solomon River in present-day northwest Kansas. In this stirring account, William Y. Chalfant recreates the human dimensions of what was probably the only large-unit sabre charge against the Plains tribes, in a battle that was as much a clash of cultures as of cavalry and Cheyenne warriors.
Hardcover. New York, Macmillan, 1st, 1987, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Color illustrations by Wendy Watson. INSCRIBED BY BIERHORST on front fly leaf . SIGNED BY WENDY WATSON on title page.
Hardcover. NY, Assouline Publishing, 1st, 2005, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 80 pages. Since the opening of their studio in 1982, the partnership of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana has come to symbolize the new generation of Italian fashion design. It is Domenico Dolce's native Sicily that provides the greatest influence on this duo's strong, sensual designs. Constantly evolving and maturing, the quintessential Dolce & Gabbana woman remains sexy, shapely, confident, and above all, Mediterranean.
Hardcover. Taschen, 1st, 2006, Book: N, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. 792 pages. This volume covers the second half of the 1970s, an era marked by the oil crisis and the related global economic crisis. For the first time, architecture and design dealt with alternative resources, ecological building methods, and recyclable materials. Nevertheless synthetics remained present in many fields, especially in interior design. Examples of projects featured are the postmodern and lightflooded buildings by Richard Meier, the modernistic buildings by Foster Associates, the Centre Georges Pompidou by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, and the buildings of the Japanese architects Arata Isozaki and Kisho Kurakawa. The industrial design of modern transport systems, office machines, and electrical appliances is also highlighted.
Hardcover. Taschen, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 580 pages. 1965-1969: A Break from the Past, a Nod to the Future. The late 1960s, when a radical change took place in the fields of architecture and design, are the focus of this volume. Old values such as functionality, elegance, and faithfulness to materials, which had been relevant for nearly half a century, lost their importance and made space for the ideas of pop culture and the sociocritical experiments of a new generation of architects and designers who no longer wanted to live within the styles of their fathers and grandfathers. Groups of architects and designers like Archizoom and Archigram questioned long-established status symbols, fashion, and consumption and created provocative alternative designs, which were reflected in Anti and Radical Design. Volume VI in the domus series features designs by Joe Colombo, Ettore Sottsass, Gae Aulenti, Olivier Mourgue, Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Verner Panton, Kenzo Tange, Luigi Moretti, Oscar Niemeyer, and Gio Ponti.
Hardcover. New York, The Museum of Modern Art, 1st, 2005, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 236 pages, color illustrations. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. Elizabeth Murray has radically altered the structure of Modernist painting. Her shaped and constructed canvases, often topologically modeled in three dimensions or fitted together out of multiple jigsaw-like parts, treat figure and ground in unprecedented ways, giving the elastic shapes of classic Surrealism a space in their own image. The alternatively comfortable and cataclysmic world that her images depict would crack irrevocably if it followed Euclidean logic; instead; it constantly metamorphoses under stress. With a chaptered essay by Robert Storr, plate section, and in-depth interview, the book explores Murray's relation to artists such as Joan Miro, Stuart Davis, Claes Oldenburg and Frank Stella, as well as to the mainstream and opened up options for rising generations. This book accompanies the most detailed examination of Murray's art yet mounted, showing its development from Pop-oriented reliefs in the 1960s to the extraordinary volumetric of her recent work.
Hardcover. New York, The Macmillan Company, reprint, 1958, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, dark blue cloth, 179 pagees, with illustrations by Mudge-Marriatt. Minor corner and spine edge wear, otherwise, in very good condition. The "extraordinary seaman" was Captain Lord Cochrane, tenth Earl of Dondonald; the author of this book was an M.P., and contributor of the Parliamentary Report to the weekly New Statesman. "Captain Cochrane went to sea in the Royal Navy's greatest period. He became one of the finest sea fighters Britain has ever known. His scientific ingenuity and imaginative genius made him a pioneer of combat methods which were only fully developed nearly one hundred and fifty years later in the second world war."
Hardcover. Manchester, UK, Cornerhouse Publications, 1st, 2002, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. B&w photos. The cast of characters in Bruce Gilden's theatre of the street is outrageous. Sometimes tawdry or out-of-this-world, they are mostly mysterious. To Gilden and his fellow New Yorkers, they're just neighbors. In broad and simple terms, and with great expressive authority, Gilden has captured the uniquely individualistic, self-styled New York personality on the run. Bruce Gilden is a MAGNUM photographer and native New Yorker. His work has been exhibited in numerous museums and galleries all over the world.
Hardcover. Garden City NY, Doubleday, Doran & Co, 1st, 1932, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardbound, 261 pages. Black & white illustrations by Carl Moon with one color plate in front. Rough cut edge. Turquoise cloth covers. Markings, soiling, to covers. Corners bumped. Spine and edgewear. Spine fade. Yellow top edge. Illustrated front endpapers. Ex-library with usual markings and stamping. Also extra library card on back of color plate.
Hardcover. Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Page and Co. , 1st, 1922, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 71 pages, illustrated end papers, copyright page and title page, color frontispiece. Color plates at pages 22 and 49. Light edge wear, small tears to dust jacket; protected by mylar cover. Foxing to top edge. Else a very clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Dial Press, 1st, 1969, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover. 90 pages. Black & white illustrations by Alan E. Cober. Edgewear, light rubbing to dust jacket. Clear plastic protective cover.
Softcover. Washington DC, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, 1st, 2004, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 263 pages. Color plates throughout. Five essays by contributors. Clean copy.
Softcover. NY, Riverhead Books, 1st wraps, 2017, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 308 pages. A collection of short stories from the winner of the National Book Award 1n 2013. The stories in Five-Carat Soul--none of them ever published before--spring from the place where identity, humanity, and history converge. They're funny and poignant, insightful and unpredictable, imaginative and authentic--all told with McBride's unrivaled storytelling skill and meticulous eye for character and detail. McBride explores the ways we learn from the world and the people around us. An antiques dealer discovers that a legendary toy commissioned by Civil War General Robert E. Lee now sits in the home of a black minister in Queens. Five strangers find themselves thrown together and face unexpected judgment. An American president draws inspiration from a conversation he overhears in a stable. And members of The Five-Carat Soul Bottom Bone Band recount stories from their own messy and hilarious lives.
Hardcover. New York, Crown Publishers, 1st Thus, 1971, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 239 pages. Hardcover. Black & white illustrations. Dust jacket in protective clear plastic cover. Clean, unmarked text.
Softcover. Washington DC, National Gallery of Art, reprint, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Exhibition Catalog organized by the National Gallery of Art in association with the Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa. Squarish quarto, about 11.25 inches (28.5 cm) tall in pictorial yellow and black wraps. 228 pages illustrated by 71 color plates and other illustrations. Well produced catalog featuring Remington's imaginative night scenes.
Hardcover. NY, Scribners, 1st , 1887, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 236 pages. Hardcover with illustrated cloth covers. Covers moderately worn. Bookplate on front end paper, previous owner's name written on front fly leaf, otherwise tight copy. Brick cloth covers w/a green & pink floral design by Margaret Armstrong was stamped on the front cover & spine. Five tales from the author's native Georgia. In the first story set in 1850, Free Joe is a freed slave whose serious demeanor and energy are a bit troublesome to slave-owners.
Hardcover. Milwaukie WI, Dark Horse Books, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Volume 2. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. Presenting the second in a series that collects, in chronological order, all the Sunday pages of the celebrated newspaper strip! Discover the abundant wonder and dazzling beauty in the world--as seen through the eyes of creator Frank King and his beloved characters, Walt and Skeezix--in some of Gasoline Alley's most artistically imaginative art! Reprinted in full color, this giant-sized volume collects every Gasoline Alley Sunday strip from 1923 through 1925. Hardcover, 128 pages, 16 X 12".
Softcover. Washington DC/NY, Smithsonian American Art Museum/Norton, 1st, 2002, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Large softcover, 294 pages, illustrated in color. From the foremost collection of the artist's work, a remarkable portrait of Native American life. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Thistle Hill Publications & Vermont Folklife Center, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 108 pages, 68 b&w photographs. Granite and Cedar represents an unusual collaboration between a documentary photographer and a writer of fiction to produce a haunting portrait of the people and the land of Vermont's most rural area, often referred to as the "Northeast Kingdom." Veteran photographer JOHN M. MILLER uses his brilliant collection of elegiac, but unsentimental, images dating from the 1970s to evoke the disappearing folkways, the rugged people, and the desolate and abandoned landscape of his native corner of the Green Mountain State. Miller's austere, black-and-white photos richly detail the erosion and the breakup of the small farms of the region and of the families who worked those farms. While they emphasize the stark beauty of the land, they also pay homage to the innate dignity and fierce pride of the people who live in such hardscrabble circumstances.
Softcover. Ottawa, National Museum of Canada , 1st, 1953, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, in original pictorial stiff gray wrappers with color endpaper maps and numerous B&W illustrations in text from photos, drawings, etc. 417 pages. The Haida of the Queen Charlotte Islands adopted argillite and wood as his preferred media of plastic expression and chose to illustrate his native tales and mythology. small clear tape re-enforcement og covers, light bump to bottom corner, otherwise clean, very good.
Softcover. Lark Books, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 416 pages, illustrated in color. Feast your eyes on more than 300 of today's most creative, imaginative, and gorgeous hand-made guitars--all illustrated in full color and featuring information about the innovative artisans who created them. Meet guitar-making legends, such as C.F. Martin, Les Paul, and Leo Fender, who revolutionized the instrument's design. Discover why the past 25 years have seen an explosion of craftspeople who build guitars by hand, employing an attention to detail factories can't afford and using higher quality materials and more technical skill than in any previous era. Explore the various guitar styles used in a range of musical traditions, from blues to classical. Detailed information about each guitar's specifications, plus personal statements and anecdotes from the artisans about their work and techniques complete each entry.
Hardcover. Boston, Northeastern University Press, 1st, 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 426 pages, b&w photographs. Bright, clean copy. This engaging biography of Harold Arlen charts the course of his brilliant career, from band leader in his native Buffalo, New York, to songwriter and vocalist in vaudeville, to composer of Broadway musicals and revues at Harlem's Cotton Club, to writer of the everlasting music in The Wizard of Oz and other films. Drawing on a treasure trove of family documents and memorabilia, Edward Jablonski vividly describes Arlen's life, including his loving but troubled marriage to Anya, the strained relationship with his father and brother, his alcoholism and illnesses, and his friendship with Marlene Dietrich. Populated with such greats as Johnny Mercer, George and Ira Gershwin, E. Y. Harburg, Bert Lahr, and Judy Garland, the book also captures the spirit of Arlen's times and conveys a sense of the inner workings of the music business.