Book of the Day Posted Nov 19, 2019

Book of the Day > Gaechter + Clahsen: Fünf Finger Föhn Frisur

Book of the Day > Gaechter + Clahsen: Fünf Finger Föhn Frisur. Published by Edition Patrick Frey. "A person’s hair may be likened to the top of a mountain. But while mountaintops are often shrouded from our eyes by clouds around them, a person’s top is almost always visible—especially in latitudes that have given up the daily use of bonnets, hats and headscarves. Hence the understandably heavy pressure on people’s heads—to get the hair just right. Over the course of several decades, photographer Peter Gaechter shot a wide array of hairdos for Zürich hairdresser Elsässer Pour Dames, tracking the changes in—and revivals of —hairstyles in late 20th-century Switzerland. The present publication brings together a selection of his photographs from the catalogues on display at these upmarket salons, showing the latest hairstyle trends from the 1970s to the 1990s. These sculpturesque cuts and coiffures, which were to be reproduced à l’identique on the customers’ heads, were also telltale signs of the times. Whether a punk or “Cold War Kids” cut, a “five-finger” blow-dry, feathery “Charlie’s Angels” wings or “Old Hollywood” coiffure—the multifarious hairstyles of local beauties, “It girls” and actresses featured in this book reflect the “why not?” whateverism of liberal consumer culture as well as concrete changes in society, e.g. in the sudden apparition of a clunky cell phone included in the picture frame as a pixie cut accessory. Gaechter’s photographs also hark back to an age in which photography was still infused with a spirit of professionalism. There are no snapshots here, no affectations of an amateur aesthetic, no strategically trashy elements—Gaechter's pictures target a clientele aspiring to distinction, as could once be said of the photographer’s craft as well."
Events Posted Nov 15, 2019

Book of the day and book signing tomorrow > Bibliostyle: How We Live At Home With Books

Book of the day and book signing tomorrow! Please join us 4-6 on Saturday to celebrate the beautiful > Bibliostyle: How We Live At Home With Books by Nina Freudenberger. Photographs by Shade Degges, written by Sadie Stein. Published by Clarkson Potter. 

We are delighted to invite you to celebrate the release of a book near and dear to our hearts, the gorgeous BIBLIOSTYLE: HOW WE LIVE AT HOME WITH BOOKS. A collaborative labor of love from author Nina Freudenberger, photographer Shade Degges, and writer Sadie Stein, we're honored to be included in its stunningly beautiful pages along with dear friends, valued clients, esteemed colleagues, and venerable bibliophiles. If you cannot attend but wish to purchase a signed copy, please place your order here, or call us at 310-458-1499.

"A visual delight and an inspiration for every bibliophile with a growing home library, this dream-and-drool design book features some of the most jaw-dropping book collections of homeowners around the world. Interior designer Nina Freudenberger, New Yorker writer Sadie Stein, and Architectural Digest photographer Shade Degges give readers a peek at the private libraries and bookshelves of passionate readers all over the world, including Larry McMurtry, Silvia Whitman of Shakespeare and Co., Gay and Nan Talese, and Emma Straub. Throughout, gorgeous photographs of rooms with rare collections, floor-to-ceiling shelves, and stacks upon stacks of books inspire readers to live better with their own collections."

 

Book of the Day Posted Nov 14, 2019

Book of the Day > David King Stencils: Past, Present, and Crass

Book of the Day > David King Stencils: Past, Present, and Crass. Published by Gingko Press. "This long-overdue monograph features David King’s iconic stencil-only designs, starting with his legendary logo for the UK band Crass and continuing to the present day. Both the artist’s process and finished output are on display in this revealing collection, from the covered-in-layers-of-paint stencils themselves to the drawings and designs outlining the thought process and ultimately the final art. Many of these works used multiple stencils and colors to create one-off finished pieces that you’re likely to find only within the pages of this book. Includes essays by: Steven Heller, Matt Borruso, Barry McGee and Howard A. Rodman."
Book of the Day Posted Nov 13, 2019

Book of the Day > Bedtime: Inspirational Beds, Bedrooms and Boudoirs

Book of the Day > Bedtime: Inspirational Beds, Bedrooms and Boudoirs. Published by Vendome. "In our bedrooms, we take leave of our daily woes. Far from the bustle of the kitchen, the sociability of the living room or the indulgence of the dining room, this part of the home is reserved for intimacy, romance, and dreaming. Bedtime: Inspirational Beds, Bedrooms and Boudoirs is an inspiring, visual journey into the sleepiest, yet most salacious, room of the house. Celia Forner whisks you through the bedrooms of queens and emperors, designers and decorators, today’s most exclusive hotels, and even the most evocative fictional boudoirs from stage and screen. Taking us from Marie Antoinette to the Maharaja of Indore; from Tony Duquette to Peter Marino; from Mae West and Peggy Guggenheim to Rudolph Nureyev; from Gone with the Wind to 2001: A Space Odyssey, Bedtime is a must have for anyone who dreams of sleeping like a king or queen. Designers and clients alike will find fresh inspiration in this king-size source book, which shows astonishing breadth of vision in collating more beds and bedrooms than one could possibly dream of, and is an invaluable addition to any design collection."
Events Posted Nov 10, 2019

Book Signing 11/23! > Hugh Holland: Silver. Skate.Seventies.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A BOOK SIGNING SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd, 4:00 - 6:00 PM HUGH HOLLAND: SILVER. SKATE. SEVENTIES.
 
We're delighted to be hosting photographer Hugh Holland - venerable chronicler of the nascent 1970s local skate scene - to celebrate his latest and perhaps greatest book! And as a bonus, we'll be debuting the release of two brand new WAX Posters (pictured below) featuring his iconic images of youthful four-wheeled abandon.
 
We hope you'll join us to meet and greet Mr. Holland and toast to his documentation of a not-so-distant yet kinder and gentler Southern California. If you cannot attend but wish to purchase any of the WAX posters, a signed copy of the book, or a signed copy of the super-deluxe edition of this most excellent new Chronicle Chroma publication, please place your order here, or call us at 310-458-1499.
 
"In the 1970s, photographer Hugh Holland masterfully captured the burgeoning culture of skateboarding against a sometimes harsh but always sunny Southern California landscape. This never-before-published collection showcases his black-and-white photographs that document young skateboarders sidewalk surfing off Mulholland Drive in concrete drainage ditches and empty swimming pools in a drought-ridden Southern California. From suburban backyard haunts to the asphalt streets that connected them, this was the place that inspired the legendary Dogtown and Z-Boys skateboarders. With their requisite bleached-blond hair, tanned bodies, tube socks and Vans, these young outsiders evoke the sometimes reckless but always exhilarating origins of skateboarding lifestyle and culture."
 
Book of the Day Posted Nov 10, 2019

Book of the Day > Mitch Epstein: Sunshine Hotel

Book of the Day > Mitch Epstein: Sunshine Hotel. Published by Steidl/PPP Editions. "America, as a place and an idea, has occupied Mitch Epstein’s art for the past five decades. With the first photographs he made in 1969 at the age of 16, Epstein began confronting the cultural psychology of the United States. Although he started working in an era defined by the Vietnam War, civil rights, rock and roll, and free love, he responded hardily to each radically different era that followed—from Reaganomics to surveillance after 9/11, to the current climate crisis and resurgence of white supremacy. More than a single era or issue, it is the living organism of American culture that engages Epstein; no matter how much the country changes, he describes something mysteriously and persistently American. Conceived of and sequenced by Andrew Roth, Sunshine Hotel assembles 175 photos made between 1969 and 2018—more than half of them previously unpublished. Yet the book is not simply a retrospective. It traces both the evolution of an artist and the development of a country, revealing Epstein’s formal and thematic shifts in tandem with America’s changing zeitgeist and landscape. Sunshine Hotel is a visual immersion that forgoes linearity and a classical layout, as it sets forth Epstein’s evolving understanding of his country’s pathologies and promise."
Events Posted Nov 10, 2019

Final Four Fall Events!


 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
NINA FREUDENBERGER + SHADE DEGGES: BIBLIOSTYLE
BOOK SIGNING

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
HUGH HOLLAND: SILVER. SKATE. SEVENTIES.
BOOK SIGNING

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
TODD HIDO: HOUSE HUNTING (REMASTERED)
BOOK SIGNING

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
MELBA LEVICK + RUBEN G. MENDOZA:
MISSION SAN MIGUEL ARCÁNGEL
BOOK SIGNING

 

 

PREVIOUS FALL EVENTS:

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
DEANNA + ED TEMPLETON: NEW SUPER LABO PUBLICATIONS
DUAL BOOK SIGNING

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
WHO IS MICHAEL JANG?
BOOK SIGNING
 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
SANTA MONICA PLEASURE PIER: A LOOK BACK TO 1917 FROM TODAY
BOOK SIGNING WITH AUTHOR MICHAEL MURPHY

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12th, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
CULVER CITY ARTS DISTRICT 2019 "ART WALK & ROLL" FESTIVAL

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
ZANDRA RHODES: FIFTY FABULOUS YEARS IN FASHION
BOOK SIGNING + DISCUSSION
WITH DAME ZANDRA RHODES AND JOAN AGAJANIAN QUINN

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26th, 3:00 - 5:00 PM
DIANE KEATON: CALIFORNIA ROMANTICA 
BOOK SIGNING

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
STEVEN REA: THE HOLLYWOOD BOOK CLUB
BOOK SIGNING

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
STEVEN REA: THE HOLLYWOOD BOOK CLUB
BOOK SIGNING

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
SITE: MARMOL RADZINER IN THE LANDSCAPE
BOOK SIGNING & DISCUSSION

 

Events Posted Nov 08, 2019

Book Signing & Discussion, 11/9 at Arcana > SITE: MARMOL RADZINER IN THE LANDSCAPE

Please join us on Saturday, November 9th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM for a book signing and discussion for SITE: MARMOL RADZINER IN THE LANDSCAPE. We are thrilled to be hosting our long-time supporters Leo Marmol and Ron Radziner as they launch their wonderful new book with a book signing and discussion with Architectural Digest's West Coast Editor, Mayer Rus!
 
The spectacular houses of Marmol Radziner merge interior and exterior life as they engage the built and natural environment. With lush photography and an expansive format, Site: Marmol Radziner in the Landscape focuses on the evolving relationship between house and landscape, revealing what the architects describe as "the gradual erasure of boundaries between indoor and outdoor" spaces. This collection of nineteen houses, shown in over two-hundred full-color photographs that will make readers swoon, is organized by habitat--desert, urban, canyon, and woodland--and includes projects in Arizona, Southern California, Utah, Nevada, and the Netherlands. A foreword by novelist Mona Simpson provides a personal reflection on her experiences in a Marmol Radziner house, while an interview with Leo Marmol and Ron Radziner and detailed descriptions of their projects offer insights into the architects' philosophy and process. A brand new, most handsome example of this elegant document additionally SIGNED by Leo Marmol and Ron Radziner in ink.
 
The event is free and open to all! If you can't attend but would like to get a signed copy of this SITE: MARMOL RADZINER IN THE LANDSCAPE please order it here or give us a call at 310-458-1499.
Book of the Day Posted Nov 08, 2019

Book of the day and book signing/discussion tomorrow (11/9, 4-6 ) > SITE: MARMOL RADZINER IN THE LANDSCAPE

Book of the day and book signing/discussion tomorrow (11/9, 4-6 -- Event Details HERE) > SITE: MARMOL RADZINER IN THE LANDSCAPE. Published by Princeton Architectural Press. Site: Marmol Radziner in the Landscape is the brand new survey of the residential projects of one of Southern California's most creative architectural firms. Combining style with substance, this lavish monograph from Princeton Architectural Press is an engaging document of nineteen homes drawn from twenty years of work. For the event principal partners Leo Marmol and Ron Radziner - who maintain an envious reference library, even by our standards - will discuss the firm's history and projects, and the making of their new book with the West Coast editor of AD, critic and historian Mayer Rus. Come celebrate the publication of Site: Marmol Radziner in the Landscape with Leo, Ron, Mayer, and Arcana on November 9th. If you cannot attend but wish to purchase a signed copy, please place your order here, or call us at 310-458-1499.

"The spectacular houses of Marmol Radziner merge interior and exterior life as they engage the built and natural environment. With lush photography and an expansive format, Site: Marmol Radziner in the Landscape focuses on the evolving relationship between house and landscape, revealing what the architects describe as "the gradual erasure of boundaries between indoor and outdoor" spaces. This collection of nineteen houses, shown in over two-hundred full-color photographs that will make readers swoon, is organized by habitat - desert, urban, canyon, and woodland - and includes projects in Southern California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and The Netherlands. A foreword by novelist Mona Simpson provides a personal reflection on her experiences in a Marmol Radziner house, while an interview with partners Leo Marmol and Ron Radziner and detailed descriptions of their projects offer insights into the architects' philosophy and process."

Book of the Day Posted Nov 07, 2019

Book of the Day > Lisa Yuskavage: Babie Brood, Small Paintings 1985-2018

Book of the Day > Lisa Yuskavage: Babie Brood, Small Paintings 1985-2018. Published by David Zwirner Books. "Lisa Yuskavage: Babie Brood is the first survey of the artist’s small-scale paintings. While Yuskavage is primarily known for larger canvases, these intimate works offer a new window into her transgressive paintings and complex and influential oeuvre. Based on the artist’s imagination, live models, maquettes, and found and staged photographs, the small paintings in this book demonstrate Yuskavage’s methodical exploration of how images are created and their sources. Some of the small works are studies for large paintings, while others revisit preexisting images. Yet others are one-of-a-kind compositions only created on this intimate scale. As places for experimenting with color, form, and characters as well as a variety of formats—including stretched and unstretched linen, canvas boards, wood, and paper—these paintings play a remarkably dynamic and pivotal role within her work. This catalogue presents the paintings to scale so readers can explore the works as if seeing them in person. Documenting the artist’s exhibition at David Zwirner, New York, in 2018, this catalogue includes an essay by Jarrett Earnest that illuminates Yuskavage’s early influences and explores the constant, often surprising themes that can be found throughout her art."
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