Hardcover. US, Feral House, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 287 pages, illustrated throughout in b&w. Clean, tight copy. American Grotesque is a lavish retrospective of grotesque, occult, and erotic images by the forgotten Hollywood photographer William Mortensen (1897-1965), an innovative pictorialist visionary whom Ansel Adams called the "Antichrist" and to whom Anton LaVey dedicated The Satanic Bible. Mortensen's countless technical innovations and inspired use of special effects prefigures the development of digital manipulation and Photoshop. Includes a gallery of more than one hundred striking photographs in duotone and color, many of them previously unseen, and accompanying essays by Mortensen and others on his life, work, techniques, and influence.
Hardcover. San Francisco, Chronicle Books, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 208 pages, color illustrations. A genius best known for his book covers and interior design, Lustig's theories on design education were precursors to the curricula of some of the most renowned design schools today. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap.
Hardcover. New York , Bulfinch, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 191 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Remainder mark to bottom edge, else a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Philadelphia, Running Press, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 416 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Light shelf-wear to dust jacket. Clean, tight copy. George Hurrell is credited as the master of the Hollywood glamour portrait. He photographed every star from Greta Garbo to Humphrey Bogart to Sharon Stone. Written by historian and former Hurrell assistant Mark A. Vieira, George Hurrell's Hollywood is the definitive retrospective. Covers Hurrell's entire career, from his beginnings as a Los Angeles society photographer to his finale as the celebrity photographer who became a celebrity himself. Hundreds of pristine images showcase the photographer's work with Hollywood icons from 1929 to 1992. The text recounts the artist's life, from his childhood to the heyday of his career as a starmaker, through the previously untold stories of his fall from grace and eventual comeback.
Hardcover. New York, powerHouse Books, 1st, 2009-07-20, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 223 pages, illustrated throughout in b&w. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Folio. The writer's first collection of photographs provides a photographic essay of the Imperial Valley, California.
Hardcover. New York/London, Merrell, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 240 pages, 165 color and b$w images. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. Equal parts glamour and cataclysm, sunshine and noir, few cities have provoked visual representation as insistently as LA. This Side of Paradise explores the synergistic relationship between the city and photography from the mid-nineteenth century to the present through the key themes of landscape and the body. Beautifully illustrated throughout, including images by Carleton Watkins, Edward Weston, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Garry Winogrand, Ed Ruscha, Dennis Hopper, Herb Ritts, John Baldessari, Catherine Opie and many others.