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[Art] Serra, Pere A.
Miro and Mallorca.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. In October 1929 Miro married Majorance Pilar Juncosa in Palma, Mallorca. The two went to Paris and settled in an apartment on rue François Mouton. In the summer of 1939 he began a series of 23 paintings on small pieces of paper, later known as “Constellations”, which began in Normandy and ended in what would be his greatest place of inspiration, Mallorca. In 1956, Miró moved permanently to Palma and had his dream workshop. This momograph is a tribute to Miro and place that provided him much inspiration. It is lavishly illustrated with 354 works by Miro, 164 of them in color.

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[Essays] Robinson, Marilynne.
When I was a Child I Read Books. Essays.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. In When I Was a Child I Read Books Robinson returns to and expands upon the themes which have preoccupied her work with renewed vigor. In "Austerity as Ideology," she tackles the global debt crisis, and the charged political and social political climate in this country that makes finding a solution to our financial troubles so challenging. In "Open Thy Hand Wide" she searches out the deeply embedded role of generosity in Christian faith. And in "When I Was a Child," one of her most personal essays to date, an account of her childhood in Idaho becomes an exploration of individualism and the myth of the American West. Clear-eyed and forceful as ever, Robinson demonstrates once again why she is regarded as one of our essential writers.

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[Northwest Native Americans] Eells, Myron.
The Indians of Puget Sound: The Notebooks of Myron eells. Edited with an Introduction by George Pierre Castile.
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine dust jacket with some fading to the spine and extemities. Myron Eells spent more than 30 years (18741907) as a missionary on the Skokomish Reservation in western Washington State, where he recorded details of Indian life. He served during a period of transition, when both federal and religious authorities sought to "civilize" the Indians as rapidly and thoroughly as possible, and Eells observed the cultural changes firsthand. Though he published some articles during his life, the manuscript of his study was neglected; it is published here for the first time. Anthropology professor Castile has edited the work to present an orderly narrative. Eells worked mainly with the Twana and Klallon tribes of the Coast Salish; he had a particular interest in their material culture, but he also describes potlatches, burial customs and religion (including the rise of the Shaker Church). In his afterword, anthropologist Elmendorf appraises Eells's work as an ethnographer. Fully illustrated.

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(Magical Worlds) Heller, Julek Carolyn Scrace and Juan Wijngaard Illustrators.
Giants. Text by Sarah Teale.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. This companion volume to "Faeries" and "Gnomes" chronicles the history and mythology of giants throughout the ages and gives examples of stories of gigantic creatures throughout written and pictorial history. Richly illustrated.

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[American Trails Series] Johnson, Dorothy M.
The Bloody Bozeman: The Perilous Trail to Montana's Gold.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. The Bozeman Trail led to the goldfields of Montana for six years in the 1860s before the army abandoned its three forts along the way, yielding to Red Cloud and his warriors. Hailed as among the very best in the American Trail series, The Bloody Bozeman weaves an 'almost seamless pattern of destiny and adventure.

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Anderson, Sherwood.
Winesburg, Ohio.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. This short story cycle is considered one of the seminal high spots of modern American literature. It is structured around the life of protagonist George Willard, from the time he was a child to his growing independence and ultimate abandonment of Winesburg as a young man. It is set in the fictional town of Winesburg, Ohio which is based loosely on the author's childhood memories of Clyde, Ohio. The stories were "...conceived as complementary parts of a whole, centered in the background of a single community." The book consists of twenty-two stories, with the first story, "The Book of the Grotesque", serving as an introduction. Each of the stories shares a specific character's past and present struggle to overcome the loneliness and isolation that seems to permeate the town. Stylistically, because of its emphasis on the psychological insights of characters over plot, and plain-spoken prose, Winesburg, Ohio is known as one of the earliest works of Modernist literature. Winesburg, Ohio has served as a representative early example of the modern short story cycle in American letters. Comparisons between Winesburg, Ohio and Jean Toomer's Cane (1923), Ernest Hemingway's In Our Time (1925), William Faulkner's Go Down Moses (1942), and several of John Steinbeck's works, among others, demonstrate the pervasiveness of the formal innovations made in Anderson's book.

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[Hemingway's War Reportage] Moreira, Peter.
Hemingway on the China Front: His WWII Spy Mission with Martha Gellhorn.
A Fine tight, unread copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. In 1941, the U.S. Treasury Department hired Ernest Hemingway as a spy in China . Hemingway and his new wife Martha Gellhorn had no idea of what they would discover when they set out for Hong Kong, China, and Burma while honeymooning in the exotic Far East. "Hemingway on the China Front" is the first book to track Hemingway’s progress as a spy in Asia during the war, defining his duties as he saw fit. Peter Moreira follows Hemingway and Gellhorn as they seek stories to file for two different magazines—and try to adapt to each other’s strong egos—in dangerous, uncomfortable, exotic places in the throes of war. This is the first and only in-depth study of Hemingway's spy activities in China during Sino-Japanese war in the early months preceding America's war with Japan.

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Brautigan, Richard.
The Galilee Hitch-Hiker.
A Very Good plus copy in illustrated red paper,stitched binding. This is one of 700 copies of this 2nd edition. First published May 1958, The Galilee Hitch-Hiker, a single poem with nine separately titled parts each with a common theme of the changing presence of Charles Baudelaire, was Brautigan's second poetry book publication. It has been noted by Brautigan bibliographers that not all 700 copies were bound for sale, and the remainder unbound sheets were given away by Brautigan on the streets of San Francisco.

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[Brautigan, Richard].
The Overland Journey of Joseph Frankl. The First Bohemian to Cross the Plains to the California Gold Fields. Five-page Introdu
A Fine copy with illustrated boards in a Fine plain white paper dust jacket. This is one of only 540 copies issued. In 1851, Joseph Frankl left Czechoslovkia and came to America to find a new life and his fortune. That new home was Wisconsin, but in 1854 he left his new home and set out for the California Gold Fields. During this mining expedition Frankl kept a diary and sent letters home. In December of 1875 he was found dead face-down in the snow, ultimately buried at Fort Klamath, Oregon. In his introduction to the personal accout of that expedition, Richard Brautigan writes, "his diary is written in a mirror-like prose that is simultaneously innocent and sophisticated and reflects a sense of gentle humor and irony." What happens between his first trip to California and his last adventure to the sunny West Coast is the subject of his accounting in this little-known gold dust adventure.

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Neruda, Pablo.
Canto General. Translated by Jack Schmitt.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. This monumental volume is considered by many Neruda critics to be the poet's masterpiece, a stunning epic of an entire continent and it people. The 300 plus poems in this fifteen part canto written between 1938 and 1950 constitute a visionary interpretation of Latin America, encompassing its geography, its flora and fauna, its violent history, its heroes and villans, and the life of the poet himself. This volume represents the first time the Canto was published in its entirety in English.

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[Food Literature] Harrison, Jim.
A Really Big Lunch. The Roving Gourmand on Food and Life with an Introduction by Mario Batali.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine dust jacket. Jim Harrison’s legendary gourmandise is on full display in A Really Big Lunch. From the titular New Yorker piece about a French lunch that went to thirty-seven courses, to pieces from Brick, Playboy, Kermit Lynch Newsletter, and more on the relationship between hunter and prey, or the obscure language of wine reviews, A Really Big Lunch is shot through with Harrison’s pointed aperçus and keen delight in the pleasures of the senses. And between the lines the pieces give glimpses of Harrison’s life over the last three decades. A Really Big Lunch is a literary delight that will satisfy every appetite.

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[George Custer] Gray, John S.
Custer's Last Campaign. Mitch Boyer and the Little Big Horn Reconstructed. Foreword by Robert M. Utley.li.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine dust jacket. The author has applied rigorous analysis as no previous historian has done to these oft-analyzed events. His detailed time-motion study of the movements of the various participants frankly boggles the mind of this reviewer. No one will be able to write of this battle again without reckoning with Gray"-Thomas W. Dunlay, Journal of American History "Gray challenges many time~honored beliefs about the battle. Perhaps most significantly, he brings in as much as possible the testimony of the Indian witnesses, especially that of the young scout Curley, which generations of historians have dismissed for contradictions that Gray convincingly demonstrates were caused not by Curley but by the assumptions made by his questioners.

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Hemingway, Ernest.
The Letters of Ernest Hemingway: 1929-1931. Edited by Sandra Spanier and Miriam B. Mandel.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, Volume 4, spanning April 1929 through 1931, featuring many previously unpublished letters, records the establishment of Ernest Hemingway as an author of international renown following the publication of A Farewell to Arms. Breaking new artistic ground in 1930, Hemingway embarks upon his first and greatest non-fiction work, his treatise on bullfighting, Death in the Afternoon. Hemingway, now a professional writer, demonstrates a growing awareness of the literary marketplace, successfully negotiating with publishers and agents and responding to fan mail. In private we see Hemingway's generosity as he provides for his family, offers support to friends and colleagues, orchestrates fishing and hunting expeditions, and sees the birth of his third son. Despite suffering injuries to his writing arm in a car accident in November 1930, Hemingway writes and dictates an avalanche of letters that record in colorful and eloquent prose the eventful life and achievements of an enormous personality.

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Wolff, Tobias.
Our Story Begins: New and Selected Stories.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. This copy is Signed by Wolff. Wolff brings together 21 favorite stories culled from three previous collections and adds, for this occasion, 10 new stories never before gathered in book form. This retrospective of his three-decades-long career testifies to the short story being his natural agent for personal expression.

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Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.
Innocent Erendira and Other Stories.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright clipped dust jacket. This collection features the novella "Innocnet Erendia" and eleven short stories. This collection of fiction, representing some of Garcia Marrquez's earlier work, includes the novella, Innocent Erenndira, in which a young girl who dreams of freedom cannot escape the reach of her vicious and avaricious grandmother.

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[Paris in the 1920s] Brassai.
Letters to My Parents. Translated from the Hungarian by PeterLaki and Barna Kantor.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine dust jacket. This volume of letters and photographs by the man who was nicknamed the "Eye of Paris" by Hemry Miller chronicles Brassai's early life and arrtistic development in Paris and Berlin during the 1920s and 30s.

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Brautigan, Richard.
The San Francisco Weather Report.
Very Good. A rare & fragile broadside!. The second issue.

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Brautigan, Richard.
The San Francisco Weather Report.
Very Good. A rare & fragile broadside!. The First issue of this rare broadside poem.

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Hemingway, Ernest.
To Have and Have Not.
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with just a hint of wear to the head of the spine. To Have and Have Not was Hemingway's second novel set in the United States, after The Torrents of Spring. Written sporadically between 1935 and 1937, and revised as he traveled back and forth from Spain during the Spanish Civil War, To Have and Have Not portrays Key West and Cuba in the 1930s, and provides a social commentary on that time and place. Hemingway biographer Jeffrey Meyers describes the novel as heavily influenced by the Marxist ideology Hemingway was exposed to by his support of the Republican faction in the Spanish Civil War while he was writing it. The novel had its origins in two short stories published earlier in periodicals by Hemingway ("One Trip Across" and "The Tradesman's Return") which make up the opening chapters, and a novella, written later, which makes up about two-thirds of the book. The narrative is told from multiple viewpoints, at different times, by different characters, and the characters' names are frequently supplied under the chapter headings to indicate who is narrating that chapter.

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[Paris in the 1920s] Charters, Jimmie "The Barman".
This Must Be the Place: Memoirs of Montparnasse. As Told to Morrill Cody. Edited with a Preface By Hugh Ford. Introduction By
A Fine copy in Fine paperback dust jacket. Jimmie Charters became famous and popular as the barman for the expatriate community in Paris in the 20's. Many of his wealthy and titled customers would event ually invite him to their private parties not to tend bar but a valued guest. His memoirs are an important addition to the body of work written by participants of the period.

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[Art Nouveau] Schmutzler, Robert.
Art Nouveau.
A Very Good copy in the paperback binding. The author shows the roots and antecedents of the Art Nouveau movement, going back to the 18th Century. The Art Nouveau movement encompassed the graphic arts, painting, sculpture, interior decoration, architecture and objects of everyday use, developed by artists and architects in Chicago, Vienna, Glasgow, Brussels, Barcelona and Paris. The evolution of the style and the varieties of media to which its decorative qualities were adapted have been illustrated in over 450 black and white plates and pictures and 12 color plates, all of which have been well chosen and are excellent reproductions. The text defines the qualities and structure of art nouvcau design, and the ramifications of its characteristic line. The style is traced to its origins with William Blake and influences from Rossetti and the Japanese artists up to its flourishing as a decorative art throughout Europe and the United States. This is a thorough and fascinating treatment of art nouvcau as a legitimate art from as well as an indication of the tastes and civilization of the West at the turn of the century.

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[Andy Warhol] Koch, Stephen.
Star Gazer: Andy Warhol's World and his Films.
A Very Good copy with a small stain to the fore edge in a Very Good dust jacket with several closed edge tears. After a long, critical appraisal of Warhol’s career and social presence up to the time of his death, Koch examines the cultural vortex in which the artist first existed: his old sixties studio, the Factory. It was here, that Warhol produced his films, notorious underground classics whose radical esthetics are discussed in depth—from the silent marathon, Sleep, to Chelsea Girls.

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[Exhibition Catalogue] Giacometti, Alberto.
Alberto Giacometti:A Retrospective Exhibition.
A Very Good copy of this paperback edition. Giacometti was one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century. His work was particularly influenced by artistic styles such as Cubism and Surrealism. Philosophical questions about the human condition, as well as existential and phenomenological debates played a significant role in his work.[1] Around 1935 he gave up on his Surrealistic influences in order to pursue a more deepened analysis of figurative compositions.

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[Illustrated Art Letters] Westermann, H.(orace) C.(lifford).
Letters from H.C. Westermann. Selected and edited by Bill Barrette. Biographical sketch by Joanna Beall Westermann.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Westermann was a highly influential and important American sculptor and printmaker whose art constituted a scathing commentary on militarism and materialism. His sculptures frequently incorporated traditional carpentry and marquetry techniques. From the late 1950s until his death in 1981, Westermann worked with a number of materials and formal devices to address a range of personal, literary, artistic, and pop-cultural references. The artist’s sculptural oeuvre is distinguished by its intricate craftsmanship, in which wood, metal, glass, and other materials are laboriously hand-tooled, and by its ability to convey an offbeat, often humorous, individualistic sensibility. This collection of his illustrated letters provide an illuminated biography of surprising directness.

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[Art] .
All Tomorrow's Parties. Billy Name's Photographs of Andy Warhol's Factory. Essay by Dave Hickey. Interview by Collier Schorr.
A Fine copy in illustrated boards without jacket as issued. Billy Name was the principal photographer of Andy Warhol's Factory. Now, All Tomorrow's Parties reproduces for the first time Billy Name's recently discovered photos of Warhol, his crowd, and the Factory years, images that give the era another dimensions. These color photos with their experimental use of weird color balances and diptych printing are uncannily contemporary. Together with Dave Hickey's essay and Collier Schorr's interview, Billy Name's photos reveal the Factory in all its intimate grunge and glamour. 135 photos, 122 in color.

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[Art Notebook] Picasso, Pablo.
Je Suisle Cahier. The Sketchbooks of PAblo Picasso.
A Near Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. The Sketchbooks of Picasso is the only collection available of the private sketchbooks of Pablo Picasso, which he began in Barcelona in 1894. For more than seventy years, as the young painter blossomed and matured into the greatest artist of the twentieth century, he kept a record of his ideas and thoughts, so that by 1964 there were 175 sketchbooks, a unique and startling picture of the mind of a genius at work. Accompanying the major sections are essays by six of the greatest American art historians: E.A. Carmean, Sam Hunter, Rosalind Krauss, Theodore Reff, Robert Rosenblum, and Gert Schiff. A foreword by Claude Picasso, the artist's son, and a reminiscence by Francoise Gilot, Claude's mother, provide a more personal understanding of the part the sketchbooks played in Picasso's life.

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[Art Catalog] Marx, Sammlung.
Joseph Beuys, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Text in German. Black And White And Color illustrations.

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[Museum Catalogue] Warhol, Andy.
Andy Warhol. Heaven and Hell are Just One Breath Away! Late Paintings and Related Works, 1984-1986. Edited by Charles Stuckey
A Fine copy in illustrated paperback binding. These provocative paintings of Warhol's last years exhibit a wide range of styles, all represented here: from simple pieces based on advertising motifs--featuring "wholesome" hamburgers, Nikes and other products--that recall and comment on his work in the early 1960s, to intricate collaborations with 1980s superstar artists Jean-Michel Basquiat and Francesco Clemente; from versions of Leonardo's Last Supper that evince both irony and reverence, to rough anatomical diagrams that shock by the directness of their portrayals of the body. A sensitive essay by Stuckey, curator of 20th-century painting and sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago, traces Warhol's final artistic itinerary.

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[Museum Catalogue].
The Andy Warhol Museum.
A Fine copy in illustrated boards with CD afixed to the front cover. This is the inagural publication of The Andy Warhol Museum when it opened in Pittsburgh in 1994. A fresh look at a leading figure in the vanguard of American Pop Art.

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[Art Monograph] Rosenthal, Mark and Richard Marshall.
Jonathan Borofsky.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. This monograph presents 250 illustrations, including 64 color plates.of Borofsky's drawings, paintings, murals, sculpture, and environmental art, and analyzes his major themes and techniques. 202 pages

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[Underground Tabloids] .
The Seattle Simpleton. Vol 1, No. 1.
A Near Fine copy. Long before Seattle was the headquarters of Fantagraphics, many leading alternative cartoonists and grunge bands, there was The Seattle Simpleton. This 2-color tabloid comic was short-lived, but helped set the pace for what followed in this corner of the country and culture. Contributors included John Workman (longtime Heavy Metal art director) who did the cover; veteran underground comix artist Bobby London ("Dirty Duck"); Gilbert Shelton ("Freak Brothers"); Gary King ("The Left Overs"); Tom Christopher ("Motel Blues... somewhere in Oregon"); Bob Smith ("San Clemente Beachcomber Comics" starring Richard Nixon); and a double-size centerfold cartoon by Rod Ingalls, who is described as a "Seattle longshoreman" when he isn't cartooning.Includes "Comix World" by the late underground comic columnist Clay Geerdes, talking about comix, art, money and new products. Plus local ads illustrated by Workman and London (2) along with the worst Mr. Natural you've ever seen (by an anonyomous artist). Full page ad for the just-released Famous Cartoonist Series buttons (featuring self-portraits by Barks, Crumb, Kurtzman, Elder, Shelton and Gahan Wilson). Published by longtime regional comix distributor (Homestead Books) David Tatelman, who contributes a column and an "I told you so" to Seattle cartoonist Shary Flenniken. Tabloid size (11/38" x 17.5") folded, as originally published.

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[Northwest Art] Kingsbury, Martha.
Art of the Thirties. The Pacific Northwest.
A Fine copy in paperback binding. This slender volume presents a selection of the work of many Northwest artist during the 1930s.

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[Art Curator] Tucker, Marcia.
A Short Life of Trouble. Forty Years in the New York Art World.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. This memoir brings to life the behind-the-scenes struggles of Marcia Tucker, the first woman to be hired as a curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the founder of the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City. Tucker came of age in the 1960s, and this spirited account of her life draws the reader directly into the burgeoning feminist movement and the excitement of the New York art world during that time. Her own new ways of thinking led her to take principled stands that have changed the way art museums consider contemporary art. As curator of painting and sculpture at the Whitney, she organized major exhibitions of the work of Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, and Richard Tuttle, among others. As founder of the New Museum of Contemporary Art, she organized and curated groundbreaking exhibitions that often focused on the nexus of art and politics. The book highlights Tucker's commitment to forging a new system when the prevailing one proved too narrow for her expansive vision.

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[Zen Writings] .
Zen Flesh, Zen Bones. A Collection of Zen and Pre-Zen Writings. Compiled by Paul Reps.
A Fine hardback copy in a Fine slipcase. Zen Flesh, Zen Bones is a book that offers a collection of accessible, primary Zen sources so that readers can struggle over the meaning of Zen for themselves. It includes 101 Zen Stories, a collection of tales that recount actual experiences of Chinese and Japanese Zen teachers over a period of more than five centuries; The Gateless Gate, the famous thirteenth-century collection of Zen koans; Ten Bulls, a twelfth century commentary on the stages of awareness leading to enlightenment; and Centering, a 4,000 year-old teaching from India that some consider to be the roots of Zen.

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[Poetry Anthology] .
City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology. Edited by Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
A Fine copy in illustrated hardcover binding. Lawrence Ferlinghetti founded the City Lights publishing house in 1955, launching the press with his now legendary Pocket Poets Series. First in the series was Pictures of the Gone World—and within a year, he had brought out two more volumes, translations by Kenneth Rexroth and then, poems by Kenneth Patchen. But it was the success and scandal of Number Four, Howl & Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg (1956), that put City Lights on the map, positioning the Pocket Poets Series at the forefront of the literary counterculture.A landmark retrospective this edition provides an invaluable distillation of the energetic, iconoclastic and still fresh body of work represented in the ongoing series. Ferlinghetti has selected a handful of poems from each of the sixty volumes, including the work of Ginsberg, Kerouac, Corso, Pasolini, Voznesensky, Prévert, Mayakovsky, Cortázar, O'Hara, Ponsot, Levertov, di Prima, Duncan, Lamantia, Lowry, and more, all of the Pocket Poets Series' innovative, influential, and often ground-breaking American and international poets.

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[Exhibition Catalogue] Warhol, Andy.
Shadow Paintings.
A Near Fine copy in tall illustrated paperback binding.

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[Northwest Art] .
Northwest Traditions.
A Fine copy in illustrated paperback binding. This catalogue documents the development of what has come to be called the "Northwest school", a group of Oregon and Washington artists during the sepression and post World-War Two era that include the works of Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Kenneth Callahan, William Cumming, Richard Gilkey, George Tsutakawa to name but a few.

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[Sixties Jester] Wavy Gravy (Hugh Romney).
Something Good for a Change: Random Notes on Peace Thru Living.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Wavy Gravy has collected his essays on how and why to change the world from the Robert Fulghum of the counter culture. The man hailed by Lenny Bruce as a perfect entertainer and by Tom Wolfe as as master satirist has finally pooled his hard-earned wisdom in this collection of inspirational essays.

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[Artist Diary] Warhol, Andy.
The Andy Warhol Diaries. Edited by Pat Hackett.
A Very Good copy in a Very Good dust jacket with some light sunning to the spine. Filled with shocking observations about the lives, loves, and careers of the rich, famous, and fabulous, Warhol's journal is endlessly fun and fascinating. Spanning the mid-1970s until just a few days before his death in 1987, THE ANDY WARHOL DIARIES is a compendium of the more than twenty thousand pages of the artist's diary that he dictated daily to Pat Hackett. In it, Warhol gives us the ultimate backstage pass to practically everything that went on in the world-both high and low. Warhol had something to say about everyone who crossed his path, whether it was Lou Reed or Liberace, Patti Smith or Diana Ross, Frank Sinatra or Michael Jackson. A true cultural artifact, THE ANDY WARHOL DIARIES amounts to a portrait of an artist-and an era-unlike any other.

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[Film Maker] Colina, Jose de la, Tomas Perez Turrent.
Object of Desire: Conversations with Luis Bunuel. Edited and translated by Paul Lenti.
S Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. This copy is inscribed by the translator Paul Lenti. Mexican film scholars de la Colina and Perez Turrent spent some 50 hours interviewing Bunuel; here they supply transcripts in which his quicksilver wit fairly gleams. Meanwhile de la Colina and Perez Turrent, so earnest and so eager to cite their colleagues that they seem almost to parody their profession, serve as foils. Offering interpretations of Bunuel's work (for example, his decision to cast two actresses in a single role in That Obscure Object of Desire ), they are met with Bunuel's good-natured but staunchly surrealist dismissals. They elicit memorable anecdotes, whose subjects include Salvador and Gala Dali, Louis Aragon and other luminaries of surrealism.

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[Art Biography] Secrest, Meryle.
Duveen: A Life in Art.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Anyone who has admired Gainsborough's Blue Boy of the Huntington Collection in California, or Rembrandt's Aristotle Contemplating the Bust of Homer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York owes much of his or her pleasure to art dealer Joseph Duveen (1869–1939). Regarded as the most influential—or, in some circles, notorious—dealer of the twentieth century, Duveen established himself selling the European masterpieces of Titian, Botticelli, Giotto, and Vermeer to newly and lavishly wealthy American businessmen—J. P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, and Andrew Mellon, to name just a few. It is no exaggeration to say that Duveen was the driving force behind every important private art collection in the United States. The key to Duveen's success was his simple observation that while Europe had the art, America had the money; Duveen made his fortune by buying art from declining European aristocrats and selling them to the "squillionaires" in the United States.

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[Art History] Pollock, Lindsay.
The Girl with the Gallery. Edith Gregor Halpert and the Making of the Modern Art Market.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. In an era when American artists didn't count and women were expected to stay home, Edith Gregor Halpert burst onto the fledgling New York gallery scene, defying all cultural and societal rules. In 1926, Halpert, just twenty-six years old, opened one of the first art galleries in Greenwich Village and set about turning the art world upside down. Her Downtown Gallery, which she ran for forty-four years, laid the groundwork for the art market's modern era, and its aggressive promotion and sales tactics. Halpert cultivated the most illustrious art collectors of the day, invented the market for folk art, and pushed the first group of American artists working in a modern vernacular into the history books, including Stuart Davis, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O'Keeffe, Ben Shahn, and Arthur Dove.

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[Art Criticism] Hughes, Robert.
Nothing if Not Critical: Selected Essays on Art and Artists.
S Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. From Holbein to Hockney, from Norman Rockwell to Pablo Picasso, from sixteenth-century Rome to 1980s SoHo, Robert Hughes looks with love, loathing, warmth, wit and authority at a wide range of art and artists, good, bad, past and present. For the realism of Thomas Eakins to the Soviet satirists Komar and Melamid, from Watteau to Willem de Kooning to Susan Rothenberg, here is Hughes—astute, vivid and uninhibited—on dozens of famous and not-so-famous artists.

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[Los Angeles Art] Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter.
Rebels in Paradise: The Los Angeles Art Scene and the 1960s.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Los Angeles, 1960: There was no modern art museum and there were few galleries, which is exactly what a number of daring young artists liked about it, among them Ed Ruscha, David Hockney, Robert Irwin, Bruce Nauman, Judy Chicago and John Baldessari. Freedom from an established way of seeing, making, and marketing art fueled their creativity, which in turn inspired the city. This book tells the saga of how the scene came into being, why a prevailing Los Angeles permissiveness, 1960s-style, spawned countless innovations, including Andy Warhol's first exhibition, Marcel Duchamp's first retrospective, Frank Gehry's mind-bending architecture, Rudi Gernreich's topless bathing suit, Dennis Hopper's Easy Rider, even the Beach Boys, the Byrds, the Doors, and other purveyors of a California style. In the 1960s, Los Angeles was the epicenter of cool.

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[Rock Autobiography] Hell, Richard.
I Dreamed I was a Very Clean Tramp: An Autobiography.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. From an early age, Richard Hell dreamed of running away. He arrived penniless in New York City at seventeen; ten years later he was a pivotal voice of the age of punk, cofounding such seminal bands as Television, The Heartbreakers, and Richard Hell and the Voidoids—whose song "Blank Generation" remains the defining anthem of the era, an era that would forever alter popular culture in all its forms. How this legendary downtown artist went from a bucolic childhood in the idyllic Kentucky foothills to igniting a movement that would take over New York and London's restless youth culture—cementing CBGB as the ground zero of punk and spawning the careers of not only Hell himself, but a cohort of friends such as Tom Verlaine, Patti Smith, the Ramones, and Debby Harry—is a mesmerizing chronicle of self-invention, and of Hell's yearning for redemption through poetry, music, and art.

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[Art Monograph] Seitz, William C.
The Art of Assemblagene.
A Near Fine copy with previous owner name on flyleaf in a Very Good plus unclipped dust jacket with paper loss to the top edge of the front panel. This international exhibition of collages and many other varieties of art assembled from paper, cloth, wood, metal, manufactured objects and other unorthodox materials includes works by Picasso, Braque, Duchamp, Severini, Schwitters, Ernst, Mirfi, Cornell and other famous masters of cubism, futurism, dada and surrealism; by other well-known figures including de Kooning, Motherwell, Rauschenberg, Tinguely and Stankiewicz; and also works by younger artists ofthe United States, England, France, Italy, Germany and Poland.

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[Public Art] Rupp, James M.
Art in Seattle's Public Places. An Illustrated Guide. Photographs by Mary Randlett.
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine dust jacket with a closed edge tear. This copy is inscribed by the photographer.

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[New York Art Scene] .
The Downtown Book. The New York Art Scene 1974-1984. Edited by Marvin J. Taylor.
A Fine tight copy in illustrated paperback binding. This book charts the intricate web of influences that shaped the generation of experimental and outsider artists working in Downtown New York during the crucial decade from 1974 to 1984. The book probes trends that arose in the 1970s and solidified New York's reputation as arbiter of the postmodern American avant-garde. By 1974, the hippie euphoria of the previous decade, with its optimism, free love, and paeans to personal fulfillment, was over. In its place emerged a new kind of experimentation--in art, sex, drugs, and rock and roll. The seven essays featured here examine from different perspectives how Downtown artists constantly pushed the limits of both traditional media and the art world.

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[Coffee Shops] Hess, Alan.
Googie. Fifties Coffee Shop Architecture.
A Fine copy in illustrated paperback binding. A Paperback original. The euphoria about the future that followed World War II permeated the outlooks of architects, who, influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright and with ready access to remarkable new construction material and building techniques spawned by the war technologies, faced the intriguing prospect of redesigning the post war world. Initially the futuristic designs were outrageous, and detractors labeled these structures the Googie School of Architecture after a particularly outlandish coffee shop in Los Angeles. Googie would seem far from outlandish today as those once controversial design elements have become commonplace in both commercial and residential architecture. Author Alan Hess traces the evolution of these early post war designs in a lively yet learned essay profusely illustrated with both color and black-and-white photography. Googie:Fifties Coffee Shop Architecture is a nostalgic trip back to the Fifties and a look forward at the architectural future.

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[Exhibition Catalog].
Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, and Walt Disney. Edited by BruceD. Kurtz.
A Fine copy of this paperback original. Brilliantly colorful, this well-designed paperback is full of whimsy, fantasy, and the engaging simplicity of its images, the work of three extremely popular American artist/illustrators. The late Haring regarded Andy Warhol and Walt Disney as two of his art heroes. Kurtz, curator of 20th-century art at the Phoenix Art Museum, gathered the works for this show, many previously unseen. Haring's exuberant, lovable cartoon art serves as the glue uniting the work of the three artists. Brief but well-constructed essays on Disney, Haring, and Warhol serve to clarify the role of each in American popular culture.

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