Softcover. NY, Damiani, 1st, 2011, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover in publisher's shrink-wrap. Italian photographer Alex Fakso got his start at the age of 13, photographing his own works of graffiti on trains. Since then, Fakso has become a prominent personality in the underground world of street art. His latest project Fast or Die is a raw and honest portrayal of the often chaotic lives of subway graffiti artists from London to Tokyo.
Softcover. Damiani, 1st, 2011, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover in publisher's shrink-wrap. Italian photographer Alex Fakso got his start at the age of 13, photographing his own works of graffiti on trains. Since then, Fakso has become a prominent personality in the underground world of street art. His latest project Fast or Die is a raw and honest portrayal of the often chaotic lives of subway graffiti artists from London to Tokyo.
Hardcover. Boston, MA, New York Graphic Society, 1st, 1977, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 335 pages. 134 black-and-white illustrations. Bibliography and index. Dust jacket slightly sun-faded. Examines Steiglitz's revolutionary role in the American avant-garde from the turn of the century to 1917. Clean copy.
Hardcover. New Haven, Yale University Press, 1st, 2002, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 134 pages, illustrated in color and translated by Jonathan Hammer. Illustrated by Jonathan Hammer. Introduced, edited, & annotated by Jeffrey T. Schnapp. In this unconventional book, Jonathan Hammer offers a new translation of Hugo Ball's visionary novella Tenderenda the Fantast, along with his own unique Tenderenda-inspired images.
Softcover. Millbank, Tate Gallery Publications, Reprint, 1985, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 134 pages. Softcover. Light marginal wear to edges. Profusely illustrated in black & white. Cover photograph of the artist's workshop in full color. Clean & unmarked.
Hardcover. US, British Library, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 176 pages, illustrated in color. Clean, unmarked copy in excellent condition. Breaking the Rules draws upon the British Library's unrivalled collection of artists' books, manifestos, little magazines, literary manuscripts, sound recordings, and posters from across Europe in order to explore the rapid exchange of ideas through printed matter that marked the avant-garde movement--and led to its presence in cities as diverse as London, Brussels, Munich, Zurich, Florence, Rome, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Warsaw, Prague, Tbilisi, Budapest, and Belgrade, among others.
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. New York, D.A.P./The National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1st, 2005, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 432 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket edges. Covered here are works by some 40 artists made in the period from circa 1916, when the Cabaret Voltaire was founded in Zurich, to 1926, by which time most of the Dada groups had dispersed or significantly transformed. The city sections bring together painting, sculpture, photography, collage, photomontage, prints and graphic work.Relying on dynamic design and vivid documentary images, Dada takes us through these six cities via topical essays and extensive plate sections; an illustrated chronology of the movement; witty chronicles of events in each city center; a selected bibliography; and biographies of each artist--accompanied by Dada-era photographs.
Softcover. Denamrk, 1at, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 96 pages. Softcover with internal flaps. Light edge wear to paper wrappers. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. London, Merrell Publishers, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 256 pages. Hardcover with no dust jacket. Very clean, unmarked copy still in publishers shrink-wrap. Illustrated with over 250 photographs and sketches. Future Beauty is the first comprehensive survey of Japanese avant-garde fashion of the last 30 years. Such designers as Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo made an enormous impact on the world fashion scene in the late twentieth century, challenging established notions of beauty and turning fashion into art.
Hardcover. Cambridge MA, MIT Press, 1st, 1999, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 420 pages, illustrated with mostly b&w plates, 8 color pages. Small remainder stamp on bottom edge. "Tiege was at one and the same time both an agent provocateur and seismograph, at once provoking action and debate and yet simultaneously reacting with the utmost sensitivity to the shifting political spectrum of his time."--from the introduction by Kenneth FramptonKarel Teige (1900-1951), a leading figure of the avant-garde of the 1920s and 1930s, participated in every important argument and controversy of those turbulent years. He edited the most influential avant-garde journals on Czech and international cultural affairs and wrote profoundly original essays and books on the theory and criticism of art and architecture. He also produced paintings, collages, photomontages, film scripts, book covers, and typefaces and participated in theatrical performances.
Hardcover. Boston, David R. Godine, 1st Edition, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 36 pages. Hardcover. 11 etchings by Erik Desmazieres reproduced in monotone. Grey cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. Dust jacket it very good condition. Clean, unmarked copy.
Softcover. Boston MA, Little, Brown and Company, reprint, 1999, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 319 pages, paperback. Man Ray's extraordinary autobiography, which reveals the entertaining life and times of the remarkable artist. Color and black-and-white illustrations throughout. Mild rubbing and edgewear to wraps. Lower fore edge corner slightly creased. Light pen mark to front flyleaf. A bright and tight copy.
Hardcover. New Haven, CT, Yale University Press, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. 228 pages. Long perceived as a side pursuit to his celebrated painting career, Henri Matisse's sculpture receives an overdue critical examination in this book. Beginning in 1906, soon after the artist acquired his first African sculpture, Matisse found inspiration in erotic and ethnographic photography, which had become inexpensively mass-produced thanks to advances in halftone technology. Working with these two radically different depictions of the body--one hand carved, the other mechanically made--was a foundational method for Matisse and crucial to the development of his pre-World War I abstraction. Far from a simple narrative of the artist "discovering" Africa, the highly original readings of Matisse's Sculpture plot new coordinates of study for early 20th-century primitivism. It examines the larger constructs of thought at the time, with a penetrating analysis of anthropology, popular erotica, and the visual culture of French colonialism. In addition, the book repositions Matisse's sculptural practice, particularly in regard to its investigations of race and sexuality, as a cornerstone of his prolific career.
Softcover. Surrey UK, FAB Press, 1st, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 352 pages, b/w illustrations. The essential subterranean tract of 2005, Midnight Mavericks is a rollicking tour through the hearts and minds of today's most uncompromising artists from the lower depths of entertainment culture. Profiled are controversial underground icons, angry stand-up comedians, exploitation filmmakers, hardcore crime novelists and controversial cartoonists, including Abel Ferrara, John Waters, Andrew WK, Chris D, Mike Diana, Lydia Lunch and Jim Goad. Includes Sounds from the Underground, a bonus 70minute CD of interview excerpts and songs from the musicians featured in the book.
Hardcover. New York , Thames and Hudson, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 112 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Very clean, like new in publishers shrink-wrap. Louis Stettner is one of the last living members of the avant-garde New York School of photography of the 1950s, which challenged many of the long-accepted foundations of art form. His Penn Station series of the late 1950s represents some of his most important work, gathered here in a single form for the first time. The series is less a portrait of the building than a study of people at once in transit and in suspension.
Hardcover. New York, Harry N. Abrams, Inc, 1st, 1984, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 160 pages. 190 illustrations, including 110 plates in full color. A fascinating dive into modern art, daring new forms, materials and colors to rule. Vintage Deco meets modern style. Book in very nice shape. Dust jacket whole and binding tight. Clean and crisp.
Hardcover. London, Tate, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 208 pages, color and b&w illustrations. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. Provocative and entertaining, Pop Life examines how artists since the 1980s have cultivated their public persona as a product, and conjured a dazzling mix of media, commerce, and glamour to build their own "brands." Beginning with the grandfather of Pop, Andy Warhol, who manufactured mass-produced wares in The Factory in the 1960s, the book explores Jeff Koons' infamous Made in Heaven series-showcasing his marriage and sexual relations with Italian porn-star and latter-day politician Illona Staller (aka La Cicciolina)-and his stainless steel Rabbit sculpture; an iconic array of golden spot and butterfly paintings from Damien Hirst's recordbreaking 2008 auction; and a reconstruction of Keith Haring's Pop Shop in New York. Takashi Murakami's designs for Louis Vuitton are also included, along with works by Richard Prince, Martin Kippenberger, Tracey Emin, and many more.
Hardcover. New Haven CT, Yale University Press, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 238 pages. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. Covering the period from the Revolution to the beginning of World War II, this book considers Soviet avant-garde photography and film in the context of political history and culture. Three essays trace this generation of artists, their experiments with new media, and their pursuit of a new political order. A wealth of stunning photographs, film stills, and film posters, as well as magazine and book designs, demonstrate that their output encompassed a spectacular range of style, content, and perspective, and an extraordinary sense of the power of the photograph to change the world.
Hardcover. Roma, Paolo Buggiani, 1st, 1974, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Non-paginated. Full color handpainted covers, with cutout window exposing image of Paolo Buggiani. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Brief text in English. Light wear to covers. Clean, unmarked copy.
Hardcover. Russia, Aurora Art Publishers, 1st, 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 199 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Some foxing to textblock edges. Otherwise a very clean, unmarked copy with some minor dust jacket wear. Black & white and color illustrations throughout. A tight copy.
Hardcover. Middletown Conn. , Wesleyan University Press, 1st, 1975, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 283 pages, 94 black/white illustrations. Study of American artists influenced by Dada and their relationship with American avant-garde. Orange cloth, gilt lettering to spine. A very nice, tight, clean copy.
Hardcover. Middletown, Connecticut, Wesleyan University Press, 1st, 1975, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Study of American artists influenced by Dada and their relationship with American avant-garde. 283 pages, 94 black/white illustrations. Cloth bound book in near fine condition, only sign of wear is slight discoloration to the top edges of pages (light spotting), not visible when reading the book.
Hardcover. Middletown Conn. , Wesleyan University Press, 1st, 1975, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 283 pages, 94 black/white illustrations. Study of American artists influenced by Dada and their relationship with American avant-garde. Orange cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Pictorial dust jacket shows light wear and rubbing along edges and faded spine, else a very nice, tight, clean copy.
Hardcover. New York, Universe, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 128 pages. Hardcover no dust jacket. Black and White and Sepia "found" photographs of women in various unconventional activities. Rough cut fore edge, clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to cloth covers.
Hardcover. US, Glitterati, 1st, 2012, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. The only truly personal biography of one of the greatest artists of our time.Eighty interviews with illustrious artists, designers, and others, each of whom was influenced by Andy Warhol