Book of the day > Intimate Geometries: The Art and Life of Louise Bourgeois. Published by The Monacelli Press. “In a career spanning nearly 75 years, Louise Bourgeois created a vast body of work that enriched the formal language of modern art while it expressed her intense inner struggles with unprecedented candor and unpredictable invention. Her solo 1982 retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art launched an extraordinarily productive late career, making her a much-honored and vivid presence on the international art scene until her death in 2010 at the age of 98.Trained as a painter and printmaker, Bourgeois embraced sculpture as her primary medium and experimented with a range of materials over the years, including marble, plaster, bronze, wood, and latex. Bourgeois contributed significantly to Surrealism, Postminimalist, and installation art, but her work always remained fiercely independent of style or movement. With more than 1000 illustrations, Intimate Geometries: The Art and Life of Louise Bourgeois comprehensively surveys her immense oeuvre in unmatched depth. Writing from a uniquely intimate perspective, as a close personal friend of Bourgeois, and drawing on decades of research, Robert Storr critically evaluates her achievements and reveals the complexity and passion of one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century.”
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Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History by Molly Schiot
"A celebration of the pioneering, forgotten female athletes of the twentieth century that features rarely seen photos and new interviews with past and present game changers including Abby Wambach and Cari Champion.
Two years ago, filmmaker Molly Schiot began the Instagram account @TheUnsungHeroines, posting a photo each day of a female athlete who had changed the face of sports around the globe in the pre-Title IX age. These women paved the way for Serena Williams, Carli Lloyd, and Lindsey Vonn, yet few today know who they are. Slowly but surely, the account gained a following, and the result is Game Changers, a beautifully illustrated collection of these trailblazers’ rarely-before-seen photos and stories.
Featuring icons Althea Gibson and Wyomia Tyus, complete unknowns Trudy Beck and Conchita Cintron, policymaker Margaret Dunkle, sportswriter Lisa Olson, and many more, Game Changers gives these “founding mothers” the attention and recognition they deserve, and features critical conversations between past and present gamechangers—including former US Women’s National Soccer Team captain Abby Wambach and SportsCenter anchor Cari Champion—about what it means to be a woman on and off the field. Inspiring, empowering, and unforgettable, Game Changers is the perfect gift for anyone who has a love of the game." Simon & Schuster
Inventory Number: 000SP1613
Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse by Susan Brown and Matilda McQuaid
Brown, Susan, and Matilda McQuaid. Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, 2016. The textile and fashion industries produce millions of tons of solid waste every year through the many processes used—from yarn production, weaving, knitting, dyeing, and finishing to apparel construction, quality inspection, and unsold goods—generating waste at each step. Typically, this waste is sent to landfills, incinerated, or, at best, recycled into low-quality fibers used for industrial applications. Scraps, published for Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s exhibition of the same name, presents three designers’ alternative approaches to the shockingly high human and environmental costs of textile industry waste.
Christina Kim, founder of Los Angeles–based brand dosa; Reiko Sudo, cofounder of Tokyo textile firm NUNO; and Luisa Cevese, founder of Milan-based accessories and home goods company Riedizioni, all share a profound respect for scraps as repositories of raw materials, energy, labor, and creativity. Inspired by the long tradition of using handcraft to give new life to scraps and castoffs, each takes an entirely different approach to contending with textile waste, but all agree that there is much to be gained—aesthetically and financially, as well as environmentally and socially—by making recycling an integral part of their design practice.
The delicate beauty of the fabrics featured here ensures a seductive visual experience, framing the exploration of sustainable design practices: using materials and resources efficiently, providing meaningful labor, sustaining local craft traditions, and exploring new technologies as integral to the recycling process. Each copy of the book is bound in its own unique discarded Indian woodblock-printed textile with foil stamping.
Please note: This will be signed by Ms. Kim at our event on December 16th and shipped on December 19th. 9781942303176 Inventory Number: 000scraps
RANCHES: HOME ON THE RANGE IN CALIFORNIA - SIGNED!
Appleton, Marc. Photographs by Melba Levick. Rizzoli, 2016.
The romantic and intriguing homes set in the idyllic landscapes of the great California ranches. The lure of the West has been strong in American history, representing the promise of beautiful, wild landscapes, broad vistas, clean air, and bright skies. Set on this magnificent land are the homes and their interiors—from the 150-year-old Rancho Camulos of Ramona fame to Jack London’s Beauty Ranch on the slopes of Sonoma Mountain to the working ranches of today. Ranches: Home on the Range in California presents an expression of a lifestyle steeped in self-sufficiency, love of the land, and unpretentiousness. Arising from the tradition of the Mexican land-grant ranchos and the spread of Spanish Catholic missions, the ranches of California have a long and multifaceted history, which is examined by author Marc Appleton, who himself can attest to the challenges and charms of ranch life. Located in dramatic landscapes of rolling hills, upon the sides of mountains, or in vast plains bordered by snow-capped mountains, the featured homes demonstrate archetypal types—from the Spanish-style hacienda form of historic Rancho Camulos, with its open porch and broad eaves, to the New England clapboard traditional, as seen in Jack London’s Beauty Ranch. At once a tribute to a historic form and a fading way of life, as well as a celebration of renewal, architectural beauty, and the romance of the West, this book offers the reader an immersive experience of living on the land.
PLEASE NOTE: Books will be signed by Marc Appleton and Melba Levick at Arcana on December 18th, and will ship on the 20th.
978-0847848669 Inventory Number: 000RANCHES$65.00 InquireFiled Under:
MIKE SLACK: WALKING IN PLACE 1 - NEW ORLEANS
Slack, Mike. The Ice Plant + Perimeter Editions, 2016.
Walking in Place 1: New Orleans is the first in a series of standalone books by Los Angeles-based photographer Mike Slack, each taking in a different city, town or geographical locale. In this volume, Slack records various points of reference on a five day meander through The Big Easy, creating an inner travelogue both meditative and playful. Driven by an almost unconscious process of seeing, recording and cumulation, his gaze settles on architectural details, local flora, street ephemera, and the curious neighborhood cats that cross his path. Led by his keen eye for street-side formalism, and a canny sensitivity to the poetics of light and tonality — and their unlikely urban iterations and combinations — Slack has crafted another telling contribution to what has emerged as a genuinely unique photographic language. The book itself assumes the form of an elegant, pocket-sized paperback — a non-linear, non-verbal journal for the perpetual wanderer.
Books will be signed by Mr. Slack on November 12th and shipped on November 15th.
9780994388384 Inventory Number: 000MSW1
ED PANAR: ANIMALS THAT SAW ME, VOLUME 2 - SIGNED!
Panar, Ed. Essay by Timothy Morton. Los Angeles: The Ice Plant, 2016.
Can non-humans care? Of course they can. Can we?
— Timothy Morton
Animals That Saw Me: Volume Two pairs a new collection of photographs from the observational wanderings of Ed Panar with an original essay on “being seen” by speculative realist philosopher Timothy Morton. Extending the project Panar began in 2011 with Animals That Saw Me: Volume One, this 'sequel' draws from recent work and newly discovered gems from his vast back catalogue to depict a series of brief, shared encounters with various (non-human) species — mammal, reptile, bird, insect — as they seem to behold the (human) photographer. Edited for the viewer’s maximum delight, the pictures embody a whimsical concept with surprisingly complex ramifications under the surface. Why do we distinguish between “us” and “them,” and what exists in the space between these distinctions? What does it mean to make “eye contact” with another species? What does the presence of a camera add to this phenomenon? Channeling the thoughtful humor, wonder and peculiar engagement with the world that made Panar's first volume an instant hit, this volume revisits and digs deeper into the question: “Why do we assume that it’s only us who does the looking?”
Books will be signed by Mr. Panar on November 12th and shipped on November 15th.
9780982365342 Inventory Number: 000EPA2
dosa glossary, a-z - SIGNED BY CHRISTINA KIM
dosa. Design by Lorrane Wild and Amy Fortunato, Illustrations by Patricia Curtan. Published by dosa $ 30.00. Folded Newsprint, 108 pages.
A collection of techniques, textiles, people, and organizations involved with dosa, past and present. Information is based on our notes from the field - insights gained working side by side with artisans, knowledge shared with us firsthand, and reference material from books picked up along our travels. Entries include a brief description and geographical origin or region of reference. This glossary is a continual work-in-progress.
10.75" x 15.75" unbound paper
This will be signed by Ms. Kim at our event on December 16th and shipped on December 19th.
978-0-9978446-0-3 Inventory Number: 000dosa
ARI MARCOPOULOS: ROME - MALIBU -- SIGNED!
Marcopoulos, Ari. Roma Publications, 2016.
Rome - Malibu from Amsterdam's Roma Publications presents photographs taken this year by Ari Marcopoulos in Rome and Malibu, and features a textual contribution by Kara Walker: "Rome. (...) Here, no image or structure is complete without symbolic framing devices, which also require framing devices, and so on. Ad infinitum. Malibu. Rockstars and fallen rocks and the edge, here is where the European conquest of the New World meets its fountain of youth endgame. We have reached the end, and it is vast."
PLEASE NOTE: Books will be signed by Mr. Marcopoulos on November 18th and shipped on November 22nd.
978-9491843785 Inventory Number: 000AMRM
ARI MARCOPOULOS: NOT YET - SIGNED!
Marcopoulos, Ari, Foreword by Robert Slifkin, Text by Catherine Taft and Neville Wakefield. Rizzoli.
Newly published by Rizzoli, Not Yet is the definitive publication on the work of Ari Marcopoulos. For nearly four decades this renowned photographer whose explicit and startling visual intimacy bridges art and street photography has broken conventions with his candid and raw style. His images documenting subcultures such as skateboarding, snowboarding, and hip-hop; his tendencies to photograph stark landscapes, portraits of artists, and celebrities; and his extremely quiet and intimate pictures of his family and friends have all been hugely influential in helping to establish the visual rawness of youth culture, as well as the ephemeral aesthetic of contemporary photography. Ari Marcopoulos: Not Yet is an unprecedented journey through the artist’s celebrated career including both iconic and never-before-published photographs from the 1980s to now. Each chapter is edited by a different celebrated artist or family member close to Marcopoulos, and it is through these personal reflections on the artist’s work that this monograph takes on a deeper level of intimacy, drawing a more complete portrait of his oeuvre.
PLEASE NOTE: Books will be signed by Mr. Marcopoulos on November 18th and shipped on November 22nd.
978-0847848881 Inventory Number: 000AMNY
FORET INTERIEURE / INTERIOR FOREST: A PARTICIPATORY ART PROJECT BY ALEXANDRA GRANT - SIGNED BY THE ARTIST
(GRANT, ALEXANDRA). Grant, Alexandra, Helene Cixous, Robert Nashak, Pilar Tompkins Rivas & Isobel Whitelegg. Santa Monica, CA & Saint-Ouen, FRANCE: 18th Street Arts Center & Mains d'Oeuvres, 2016. First Edition. 4to. Illustrated Wrappers. Artist Monograph. As New./No Jacket - As Issued. 144pp, profusely illustrated in color. Text in English and French. Designed by Jessica Fleischmann. With a biography, bibliography and exhibition history. "Forêt Intérieure / Interior Forest were a pair of exhibitions that took place at 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica, CA and Mains d’Œuvres in Saint-Ouen, France in 2013. Structured as a residency and exhibition at each venue, Forêt Intérieure / Interior Forest extended noted Los Angeles-based artist Alexandra Grant’s studio practice into the arena of public engagement. The presentations included public drawing sessions to translate Hélène Cixous' novel “Philippines” into a large-scale work in each gallery via reading groups, artist collaborations, lectures, and performances. The twin exhibitions were curated by Pilar Tompkins Rivas, Isabelle Le Normand, and Ann Stouvenel. This lively catalogue documenting both projects includes essays by Alexandra Grant, Robert Nashak, Pilar Tompkins Rivas, a public conversation with Alexandra Grant and Hélène Cixous, and a letter from Hélène Cixous. A brand new, pristine example of the 2016 first edition additionally BOLDLY SIGNED "Alexandra Grant" in black marker on the title page. 978-0-9908119-1-6 Inventory Number: 000AGFI
ALL-AMERICAN VOLUME SIXTEEN: WILD BLUE YONDER - A JOURNAL BY BRUCE WEBER
(WEBER, BRUCE). Weber, Bruce, Nan Bush, Nathaniel Kilcer, Matthew Richards & Skylar Pittman, Editors. New York: Little Bear Press, 2016. First Edition 1/3000. 4to. Pictorial Paperback. Photography Monograph. As New./No Jacket - As Issued. np (184pp), profusely illustrated in duotone and color. Art Director - Nathaniel Kilcer. "For the past fifteen years, photographer and filmmaker Bruce Weber has published the independent arts journal “All-American”. During this time, the series has evolved as a celebration of work by photographers, painters, actors, essayists, poets and personalities of note. Sometimes the subjects of the journal are already well-known in their own right, but just as often, “All-American” focuses on individuals and groups that are noteworthy not for their fame, but because their stories or accomplishments reveal something Weber believes will resonate on a deeper, more personal level with readers. “All-American” is motivated equally by a desire to connect and to inspire.
The latest installment - "All-American XVI: Wild Blue Yonder" - "includes long-form profiles of Fr. Michael Pfleger, the radical activist priest working to end poverty and gun violence on Chicago’s South Side, and Detective First Grade Terry McGhee, a member of the NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force. Bruce documented a recent road trip across West Texas, and broadens his reflections on the Lone Star State with photographic works by Sid Avery, Toni Frisell, Kelly Delay, Wim Wenders, James Evans, and Richard Miller. The late, great, and largely unknown American fashion designer Bill Whitten is celebrated in a tribute that includes interviews with Elton John, Lionel Ritchie, and an essay by his brother, the contemporary painter Jack Whitten. The environmentalist and artist Zaria Forman shares her process, Biaggio Ali Walsh reflects on the influence and legacy of his grandfather, Muhammad Ali, and Suzanne Myers writes about her architect father Barton Myers’ iconic Santa Barbara residence".
As with all of the "All-American"s, the quality of the design, paper and printing is impeccable. Not unlike the previous books, there will be only one printing of this title. A brand new, pristine example in the publisher's shrinkwrap, as issued. Inventory Number: 000A-AXVI
WILLIAM BLAKE: ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE BOOK OF JOB - LIMITED SLIPCASED EDITION
(BLAKE, WILLIAM). Blake, William, David Bindman, Barbara Bryant, Robert Essick, Geoffrey Keynes, Bo Lindberg, Charles Ryskamp & John Commander. David Bindman, Editor. London: The William Blake Trust, 1987. First Edition 1/250 Deluxe. Folio. Leather over Boards, Slipcased. Artist Monograph. Fine/No Jackets - As Issued. 148pp + np, profusely illustrated in collotype. Published in 1987 by the William Blake Trust, this lavish two volume undertaking is devoted solely to William Blake's "Illustrations of the Book of Job". The first volume combines a facsimile reprint in collotype of the 1826 first edition as well as additional plates reproducing scores of variant illustrations related to Blake's spectacular work. It includes "an introduction and plate-by-plate commentary by Bo Lindberg". The second volume is subtitled "The Engravings and Related Material, with Essays, Catalogue of States and Printings, Commentary on the Plates, and Documentary Record by David Bindman, Barbara Bryant, Robert Essick, Geoffrey Keynes, and Bo Lindberg. Edited by David Bindman". In addition, it contains an introduction by Charles Ryskamp, and a preface by Bindman and John Commander. It is a scholarly work that illuminates virtually all aspects of the creation and subsequent history of this epic illustrated book. According to the colophon, "Plates and illustrations printed in the collotype process by The Trianon Press, Paris under the supervision of the late Arnold Fawcus. Typesetting by Ronset of Darwen, Lancashire. Printing, binding and case-making by Smith Settle of Otley, Yorkshire. Printed on Arches pure rag papers made for the edition. Edited, designed and produced by John Commander". The text volume is bound in ¼ Morocco over hand marbled boards with a gilt-stamped spine and leather front cover pastedown. The plate volume contains twenty-three signatures gathered in a ¼ Morocco over boards chemise with a letterpress front cover pastedown. The chemise is housed in a ¼ Morocco over hand marbled boards solander box with a gilt-stamped spine and leather front cover pastedown. A brand new, exceptionally handsome example of this uncommon item from the standard edition limited to two hundred and fifty NUMBERED (61/250) copies in the publisher's Morocco over cloth fitted presentation case. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 025540
RICHARD DIEBENKORN: WORKS ON PAPER
(DIEBENKORN, RICHARD). Newlin, Richard. Houston, TX: Houston Fine Art Press, 1987. First Edition 1/3000. Small Folio. Cloth in Illustrated Jacket. Artist Monograph. Near Fine/Near Fine. 292pp, 141 color and 1 b&w illustration. This elegantly designed and printed large format book sumptuously presents one hundred and forty-one full page reproductions of abstract works on paper executed between 1966 and 1987 by the late, great Richard Diebenkorn. A most handsome example of this uncommon reference limited to three thousand unnumbered copies showing a bit of unobtrusive foxing along the edge of the textblock along with some minor sunning to the spine of the dust jacket. It has been priced accordingly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value and weight - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 0-940619-00-8 Inventory Number: 025539
THE PRINTS OF ROY LICHTENSTEIN: A CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ 1948-1993
(LICHTENSTEIN, ROY). Corlett, Mary Lee. New York: Hudson Hills Press, Incorporated, 1994. First Edition. Large 4to. Cloth in Illustrated Jacket. Catalogue Raisonné. Fine/Fine. 328pp, 349 color and 58 b&w illustrations. With a chronology, bibliography and exhibition history. Published in conjunction with a 1994 traveling retrospective organized by the National Gallery of Art, this is a full catalogue raisonné of the printed work of the late, Pop Art icon Roy Lichtenstein through 1993. Included in its three hundred and forty-one entries is the rarely documented pre-Pop work, as well as all of the later silkscreens, prints and posters. A most handsome example of the 1994 hardbound first edition. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 1-55595-105-8 Inventory Number: 025538
ROY LICHTENSTEIN: BILL CLINTON / AL GORE "THE OVAL OFFICE" LIMITED EDITION ARTIST'S MULTIPLE CAMPAIGN BUTTON
(LICHTENSTEIN, ROY). Lichtenstein, Roy. NP: Democratic National Committee, 1992. First Edition. Oblong 24mo. Laminated Pinback Button. Catalogue Raisonné. Fine.. One 1 3/4 x 2 3/4" ovoid laminated metal pinback button printed in primary blue, red and yellow inks. This is the striking political lapel button that Roy Lichtenstein created for the 1992 Bill Clinton and Al Gore Democratic campaign for the Presidency. It incorporates a miniature reproduction of his screenprint "The White House Oval Office" that was published by the artist and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Inc. that same year for the benefit of the Democratic National Committee. A bright, most handsome, guaranteed authentic example of this uncommon multiple (referenced in entry 277 in Mary Lee Corlett's "The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein: A Catalogue Raisonné 1948-1993") as bright and fresh as the day it was printed! PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Artist's Multip Inventory Number: 025537
BEST OF BONDAGE: GOLIATH SUPER COLLECTION
Goliath Verlag Staff, Editor. Bonn, GERMANY: Goliath Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, 2009. First Edition. 8vo. Flexible Boards. Erotic Photography Survey. Very Good./No Jacket - As Issued.. 272pp, profusely illustrated in b&w. Text in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. With artist biographies and bibliographies. "Best of Bondage" is a survey of contemporary black and white bondage and fetish images from the international cast of Goliath Verlag-associated erotic photographers Dave Naz, Steven Speliotis, Laura M. Stansfield, Midori, Lee Higgs, Craig Morey, Roman Kaspersky, Josef Botello, and Martin R. Klass. A handsome example showing just a bit of light use and some wear and creasing along the spine. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the explicit nature of some of the content here, you must be at least eighteen years of age to order this item. 3-936709-36-X Inventory Number: 025536
MICHAEL HEIZER: DOUBLE NEGATIVE - SCULPTURE IN THE LAND
(HEIZER, MICHAEL). Taylor, Mark C. & Michael Heizer. Introduction by Richard Koshalek and Kerry Brougher. Los Angeles & New York: The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles & Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 1991. First Edition. 4to. Boards in Illustrated Jacket. Artist Monograph. Fine/Fine. 80pp, profusely illustrated in b&w and color. Designed by Massimo Vignelli. With a bibliography. Published by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles in 1991, this is the comprehensive hardbound volume documenting the conception and lifespan of Michael Heizer's seminal artwork "Double Negative". "Created with bulldozer and dynamite in 1969 in the vast expanse of the Nevada desert, "Double Negative" was one of the first, and remains among the most influential of the monumental "earthworks" sculptures in and of the land. "Double Negative", a 1,500 foot incision on the edge of a mesa eighty miles from Las Vegas still exist, and is officially part of the collection of MoCA". A brand new, most handsome example of this uncommon item. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this set beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 0-8478-1426-2 Inventory Number: 025535