Softcover. New York , Aperture, 1st, 1988, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover. 95 pages. Summer 1988. Includes work by: Hans Christian Adam, Martin Munkasci, Larry Sultan, Connie Imobden, Sally Mann, Harry Callahan, Ray Metzker, Fernand Fonssagrives, Will McBride, Barbara Crane, Sylvia Plachy, Leonard Freed, Laurie Simmons, Elliot Erwitt, Larry Fink, Nan Richardson. Also has writing by: Theodore Roethke, Derek Walcott, Elizabeth Bishop, Pablo Neruda. A clean, tight issue.
Hardcover. Minneapolis, MN, Voyageur Press, Reprint, 2009, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 192 pages. Softcover. Very clean, unmarked copy with only minor edgewear. Chris-Craft is without doubt the most prestigious name in the history of American boatbuilders. This beautifully illustrated history of the Michigan-based company and its most significant powerboats begins in 1922, when the mercurial Christopher Columbus Smith and his three sons formed Chris Smith & Sons Boat Company. Modern color photography depicting restored and factory-original runabouts and cruisers details the evolution of Chris-Craft boats from the early hand-built years through the move to fiberglass hulls.
Hardcover. Santa Barbara CA, T. Adler Books, 1st, 2009, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 128 pages, Like new in publishers shrink-wrap. 127 b&w and 100 duotone illustrations. Designed by Tom Adler. Ron Church"s images of surfing's first organized contests-at once mundane and heroic-caught the sport in a time of change.
Hardcover. London, Carlton Books Ltd, 1st, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 304 pages, illustrated in color and b&w. An illustrated fashion history from the 1920s to the present. Chock full of pictures and information, cataloging our love affair with the swimsuit and beach life in general. This book covers the period from the mid-nineteenth century, when the railways first made the seaside accessible to all, right up to the modern day, with supermodels strutting their stuff on the catwalk for Gucci and Versace. There's tons of info on the chronology of fabrics, from heavy felts and wools, up to modern synthetics. And a wealth of illustrations show bathing machines, 30's lido's, knobbly knees contests - and my favourite of all - dozens of vintage adverts for swimwear.