Softcover. Booth-Clibborn Editions , 1st, 2009, Book: Very Good, Softcover, pages. A collection of essays, photographs and behind the scenes commentary from TRACE magazine. TRACE is a forward thinking global magazine that always leaves you craving more of what you just read/saw. Many of the early and current TRACE contributors are now some of the biggest more influential creative writers, designers and photographers in the world today. It is great to see all of these amazing artist in one collection and follow how they have evolved over the past ten years. As TRACE has matured so have they. This book is a great snap shot of fashion, music and art from around the world through the eyes of TRACE.
Hardcover. St. Petersburg, Palace Editions, 1st, 2002, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, pages. A book more about art than a book of art. Khardzhiev, though apparently not a painter himself, was an heroic figure in the world of Russian art. Despite official discouragement and prohibitions, he assembled an awesome personal collection of avant-garde Soviet art. He knew the artists personally, and gave them aid and comfort. there are samples of his writing (in English). There are 100 pages of large, high-quality reproductions of drawings and paintings in his collection with notes and bibliography. Most of the works are from the Khardzhiev-Chaga Foundation in Amsterdam,though a few are in private collections, and there are some which Khardzhiev was not allowed to take out of Russia, and were thus previously unknown in the West.
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.
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.
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. Cambridge, Mass., The MIT Press, 1st, 2005, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 371 pages, b&w illustrations. Small remainder stamp on bottom edge. Light edge wear to dust jacket; tape-repaired cut on rear. Else a very clean, tight copy. Focuses on the multiple roles of Alfred Stieglitz-as influential gallery owner, photographer, and impresario of the emerging art scene--at a series of significant moments in his career.
Hardcover. New York , Museum of Modern Art , 1st, 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 167 pages, square 4to. Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. 68 full-page reproductions of works by Artaud, many in color, plus many other illustrations, including documentary photographs. Essays by the editor, Ronald Hayman, Marthe Robert, Agnes de la Beaumelle, and Sylvere Lotringer, with artistic responses by Nancy Spero, Patti Smith, and Kiki Smith, and a catalogue of the exhibition, chronology, exhibition history, and select bibliography. Gray boards with black cloth spine. Issued without jacket. Minor dust soil to edges of boards otherwise very good, clean.
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. US, Prestel Publishing, 1st, 2012, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: Good, This comprehensive monograph explores the conceptual complexity and diversity of Claes Oldenburg's early work to reveal this influential artist's extraordinary inventiveness. Accompanying an exhibition of Oldenburg's seminal early work, this publication examines the breadth of his artistic career from the late 1950s to 1970. It features works including the landmark installations The Street and The Store and their accompanying performances; the highly influential spectacular sculptures of everyday objects as well as drawings and preparatory collages for public projects from the 1960s. The book traces the development of Oldenburg's practice as it follows his work up to the Mouse Museum. Also included in the publication is an extensive chronology, alongside notes as well as a variety of installation views that showcase the careful consideration given to modes of presentation. In addition to imagery of his Pop icons, this richly illustrated book contains an extensive selection of drawings, collages, and magazine and newspaper clippings as well as a wealth of previously unpublished notebook pages, preparatory studies, and photographs taken by the artist. This volume probes diverse aspects of his work to offer fresh perspectives on Oldenburg's artistic development and unprecedented insights into the conceptual process of his artistic explorations.Gash through dust jacket on front cover.
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. Hatje Cantz, 1st, 2009, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 224 pages. Erwin Blumenfeld (1897-1969) was born into a Jewish family in Berlin. In 1941, after being interned in a concentration camp, he left Europe for the United States, where he eventually became a citizen; during the 40s and 50s, he was to make his name here as one of the most sought-after fashion photographers in the world. But most people are unfamiliar with Blumenfeld's early work, the often bitingly satiric Dada photomontages and collages he produced between 1916 and 1933. This book, put together by Helen Adkins, renowned expert on the Berlin Dada movement, is the first to provide a study and a survey of these early works. Blumenfeld did not intend for these works to be shown publicly, as they were primarily personal gifts to his friends and acquaintance, or were enclosed in love letters to his fiancee. Nonetheless, they were conceived in the Dada spirit (Blumenfeld established the Dutch branch of Dada in 1918) and belong to its story. Approximately 100 works--including many previously unpublished, which Adkins discovered in the artist's family archives and in other public and private collections--are examined within the context of Blumenfeld's life, photographs, drawings and literary works.
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.
Softcover. Hatje Cantz, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 240 pages. Venezuelan sculptor Gertrud Luise Goldschmidt (1912-1994), who worked under the pseudonym Gego, was one of the most important representatives of Latin American Geometric Abstractionism. Born in Germany, Goldschmidt became an architect and later immigrated to Caracas in 1939, where she radically altered the nature of modernist sculpture, countering the deductive logic of 1960s abstraction with a fluid conceptualism, reconfiguring "content-less" art into an open-ended process of "thinking the line." The most comprehensive examination of Gego's art published in English to date, this monograph contains deep analyses by scholars from a range of disciplines as well as previously untranslated historical texts, offering new perspectives on Gego's critical relationships to Venezuelan urbanism and kineticism, the New York avant-garde, and the European modernist traditions of Bauhaus and Russian Constructivism. Includes an illustrated chronology and an extensive plate section featuring three decades of sculpture and drawings.
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.
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. Hatje Cantz, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 168 pages. One of the original "amazons of the Russian avant garde," Natalia Goncharova (1881-1962) bequeathed a rich and complex body of work to a culture that has only recently begun to recognize it. Like her contemporary Kazimir Malevich, Goncharova drew inspiration from the folklore and art of her country, producing in her early years very colorful and strongly ornamental paintings, as well as religious works influenced by the Russian icon tradition. In the 1910s, Goncharova began experimenting with Cubism, becoming one of the earliest exponents of modern art in Moscow; in 1917, she settled permanently in Paris, where she designed costumes and sets for Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. This publication, the first to provide a full overview of Goncharova's career (including her later, less documented years in Paris) illuminates the trajectory of Goncharova's career, restoring her work to its former prominence.
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. NY, Abrams, 1st, 2004, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 224 pages. The poet John Ashbery wrote of Rudy Burckhardt in 1980: "Before there was an underground, there was Rudy Burckhardt. The genial, Swiss-born jack-of-all-trades and master of several has remained unsung for so long that he is practically a subterranean monument." Since that time Burckhardt's reputation has steadily grown - as photographer, filmmaker, and painter - beyond Manhattan's downtown community of artists in which he lived and worked. For six decades Rudy Burckhardt (1914-1999) was a discreet, but enduring, and ultimately important figure in New York's avant-garde art world. Author Phillip Lopate, a long-time friend of the photographer, provides an insightful and thought-provoking homage to the quiet brilliance of a national treasure. And the poet and curator, Vincent Katz, has contributed an essay further elaborating on Burckhardt's photographic achievement. Illustrated with almost three hundred photographs, Rudy Burckhardt presents the remarkable depth and range of the artist's work. The book will fascinate anyone interested in the New York art world and offers a revelation for all those interested in photography.
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: 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. 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.
Softcover. New York , Museum of Modern Art , 1st, 1997, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 96 pages, illustrated in color and b&w. Softcover exhibition catalog. The Stenberg brothers, like their contemporaries Aleksandr Rodchenko and El Lissitzky, were artists of immensely varied interests and eclectic skills. They were sculptors, architects, and stage and costume designers, and were enamored of the film and montage theories developed in the suddenly burgeoning Soviet film industry. As seen in this book's superb color plates, they brought to film poster design an extraordinary compositional dynamism, originality, and contrast of scale, employing many of the artistic conventions of the Constructivist movement to great effect.
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
Softcover. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1st, 1980, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 288 pages. B&w illustrations, facsimiles, portraits. Published to accompany an exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Groundbreaking exhibition of Russian and Soviet art, with a special focus on Suprematism and Constructivism. Full of great information, excellent biographical entries. Essential art history.