Hardcover. New York , powerHouse Books, 1st, 2012, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, non-paginated, illustrated throughout with photos in color. Minor shelf-wear to laminated boards, remainder mark to bottom edge. Clean, tight copy. A series of photographs capturing a gritty, glamorous, and authentic old- school New York, well before Mickey Mouse took over Times Square and scrubbed it clean. Curators and editors Beatriz and Hilton Arial Ruiz have collected and preserved the work of local street photographer Bill Butterworth, and have drawn from his work to create a revealing portrait of the Forty-Deuce, inside and out-- capturing the unique street life and street style of the era.
Hardcover. Chicago, University Of Chicago Press, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 364 pages, illustrated throughout in color. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Wandering the streets of Harlem for the past forty years, Camilo Vergara has noticed and miraculously recorded those moments of great human invention that have been largely overlooked by the official chronicles of architecture and urban history. For this reason, his photographs are unique and indispensable.
Hardcover. Chicago, University of Chicago Press , 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 364 pages, illustrated throughout in color. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Photographer Camilo Jose Vergara has been chronicling the neighborhood for forty-three years, and Harlem: The Unmaking of a Ghetto is an unprecedented record of urban change. Vergara began his documentation of Harlem in the tradition of such masters as Helen Levitt and Aaron Siskind, and he later turned his focus on the neighborhood's urban fabric, both the buildings that compose it and the life and culture embedded in them. By repeatedly returning to the same locations over the course of decades, Vergara is able to show us a community that is constantly changing--some areas declining, as longtime businesses give way to empty storefronts, graffiti, and garbage, while other areas gentrify, with corporate chain stores coming in to compete with the mom-and-pops. He also captures the ever-present street life of this densely populated neighborhood, from stoop gatherings to graffiti murals memorializing dead rappers to impersonators honoring Michael Jackson in front of the Apollo, as well as the growth of tourism and racial integration. Woven throughout the images is Vergara's own account of his project and his experience of living and working in Harlem. Taken together, his unforgettable words and images tell the story of how Harlem and its residents navigated the segregation, dereliction and slow recovery of the closing years of the twentieth century and the boom and racial integration of the twenty-first century. A deeply personal investigation, Harlem will take its place with the best portrayals of urban life.
Hardcover. London, Dewi Lewis Publishing, 1st, 2000-09-15, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Illustrated throughout with photos in color and b&w. Minor shelf-wear to illustrated boards, else a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. US, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 176 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Light edgewear to dust jacket, else a clean, tight copy. Roy Kemp's previously unpublished burlesque portfolio presents thirty-nine dancers performing in authentic clubs and backstage settings in 1950s New York. This nostalgic collection includes nearly 250 never-before-seen black and white and color photographs of well-known dancers, including Tempest Storm, Liz O'Leyar, Murine, Rita Gable, and Princess Domay, as well as other sultry performers, quite famous in their heyday. Kemp's talents as a photojournalist provide a fresh perspective on the lives of burlesque performers in this golden era. An artist as well as an investigator, Kemp created striptease photo montages and composed biographies for several dancers, giving the reader an intimate feel for the campy burlesque culture. This time capsule depicts live performances and peeps into club dressing rooms, and offers unedited material from pin-up photo sessions. It is a must-have for aspiring dancers, aficionados, or any modern-day guy or gal who appreciates the style and grit of this fabulous art form.
Hardcover. New York, Rizzoli, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. Hardcover. From 1936 to 1975, New York artists and writers socialized, lived with, and collaborated with each other on an unprecedented scale, resulting in an effusive body of work that produced one of the most significant movements in American arts and letters and until now has only been seen in fragments. Revered as the last avant-garde, this group (often associated with post-Abstract Expressionism and the early development of Pop Art) includes artists such as Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell, Alex Katz, Jasper Johns, and Larry Rivers, and writers Frank O"Hara, John Ashbery, and Ted Berrigan, to name a few. This important volume comprehensively collects for the first time their collaborations, paintings, drawings, poetry, letters, art reviews, photographs, dialogues, manifestos, and memories.
Hardcover. New York , Scala Publishers, 1st, 2010-11-01, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Like new in publishers shrink-wrap. The history of New York's ties to the Spanish-speaking world is as old as New Amsterdam itself, and is largely unknown. Accompanying a major exhibition organized by the New York Historical Society and El Museo del Barrio, this groundbreaking, interdisciplinary publication will for the first time make visible these connections and the myriad ways in which they have shaped the city for more than four centuries. Hardcover, 286 pages, b&w, some color illustrations.
Softcover. Buffalo NY, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, 1st, 2002, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 278 pages. Illustrated throughout with 195 b/w plates. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to wrappers. The Cold War, Sputnik, Joseph McCarthy, Fidel Castro, the Rosenbergs, Marilyn Monroe, Rosa Parks, Father Knows Best and Rebel Without a Cause are just a few of the events, people, and cultural phenomena that marked the decade of the 1950s. This stunning book, a collection of two hundred large-scale duotone photographs of the 1950s culled from the New York Times photo archives, brings this watershed period to life and examines who and what was important and why.