Events Posted Nov 28, 2019

Book Signing with Todd Hido for "House Hunting (Remastered)" from Nazraeli Press Saturday, December 7th From 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Arcana!

PLEASE JOIN US SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM FOR A BOOK SIGNING TODD HIDO | HOUSE HUNTING
 
"Todd Hido’s large color photographs of suburbia are lonely, forlorn, mysterious… and strangely comforting. Hido photographs the interior rooms of repossessed tract homes, and the outsides of similar houses at night whose habitation is suggested by the glow of a television set or unseen overhead bulb. Seldom does the similar evoke such melancholy. Yet rather than passing judgment on his anonymous subjects, Hido manages to turn the banal into something beautiful, imbuing his prints of interiors with soft pastels, and allowing the exteriors to glow in the cool evening air."

We are thrilled to invite you to celebrate master publisher Nazraeli Press' remastered edition of Todd Hido’s iconic and highly sought-after first monograph, House Hunting. To celebrate the upcoming twentieth anniversary of this important book – certainly one of the most influential and oft-cited photography monographs of our time – Nazraeli has collaborated closely with the artist to achieve a new impression of the highest possible fidelity. Printed on heavy weight matte art paper, using cutting-edge technologies in both the pre-press and production phases, this new edition stays true to the original design and format while delivering even more accurate color rendition and nuances in tone and saturation. It will be a welcome addition to collections lacking access to the very scarce original printings; and to those fortunate enough to own a copy of the original edition, it further illuminates the images themselves that first catapulted the artist and his first monograph to fame.

If you cannot attend but wish to purchase a signed copy of House Huntingor some of Mr. Hido's other earlier and rarer titlesplease place your order here, or call us at 310-458-1499. 
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."

 

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."
 
Events Posted Nov 10, 2019

Final Fall Events!

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

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

 

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.
Events Posted Nov 01, 2019

Book of the day today and book signing tomorrow! > THE HOLLYWOOD BOOK CLUB!

Calling all book lovers to Arcana: Books on the Arts Saturday, November 2nd to celebrate the release of our longtime pal - author, and compiler Steven Rea's delightful anthology of the fabulous stars of the Silver Screen and the books they read and/or posed with, The Hollywood Book Club!

If you cannot attend but wish to purchase a signed copy, please place your order here, or call us at 310-458-1499.

 

"Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Gregory Peck, Rita Hayworth, Marilyn Monroe—the brightest stars of the silver screen couldn't resist curling up with a good book. This unique collection of rare photographs celebrates the joy of reading in classic film style. The Hollywood Book Club captures screen luminaries on set, in films, in playful promotional photos, or in their own homes and libraries with books from literary classics to thrillers, from biographies to children's books, reading with their kids, and more. Featuring fifty-five enchanting images, lively captions about the stars and what they're reading by Hollywood photo archivist Steven Rea, and a glamorous stamped case design, here's a real page-turner for booklovers and cinephiles alike".

 

'The Hollywood Book Club' is a striking collectible, a delight for bibliophiles and cinephiles. The glitz and glamour are palpable, and the photos Rea selected awaken a nostalgia for those golden years of the silver screen. Assume your best movie-star pose, and savor the book on your velvet chaise, leveling its pages with your sauciest gaze. One never knows when a camera is lurking nearby." -The Washington Post

"I, for one, am already craving a sequel." Red Magazine (UK) "Stars on hand include Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Errol Flynn, and Audrey Hepburn, to name just a few. If you love movie stills as I do you’ll enjoy this handsome, compact volume." --Leonard Maltin, LeonardMaltin.com

"Who'd have thought reading about people reading books would be such a delight? Of course, it helps if those people are some of the most beautiful ever to have lived. Hollywood expert Steven Rea has collected these stunning pictures of stars of the silver screen with their noses in books, from Grace Kelly to Audrey Hepburn, and put them all together in a fabulous little book you didn't know you needed until now." -Daily Mail (UK)

"L.A. Confidential . . . candid photos and publicity stills showcase the literary interludes of Golden Age actors, from Shirley MacLaine on the set of What a Way to Go! to Dennis Hopper brushing up on technique with An Actor Prepares between takes." -Vanity Fair

Events Posted Oct 16, 2019

Book Signing, 10/26 at Arcana > Diane Keaton!

PLEASE JOIN US SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26th , 3:00 AND 5:00 PM (PLEASE NOTE UPDATED TIMES)

FOR A BOOK SIGNING FOR

DIANE KEATON: CALIFORNIA ROMANTICA

 

Please note that at the publisher's request:  Ms. Keaton will only be signing copies of California Romantica purchased from Arcana for the event. We trust you understand and not bring along other treasures you may have to be signed.  Photographs with Ms. Keaton behind the signing table will not be permitted. ales will be limited to two books per customer.

 

We're delighted to be hosting our longtime supporter, the one and only Ms. Diane Keaton who will be signing copies of the lovely new edition of her long out of print Rizzoli classic, California Romantica here on Saturday, October 28th.

We hope you will join us in the celebration, but if you cannot attend but wish to purchase a copy of California Romantica signed by Diane Keaton, please place your order here or call us at 310-458-1499.

California Romantica features the most important, yet rarely seen, residential examples of the California Mission and Spanish Colonial styles designed by such illustrious architects as Paul R. Williams, George Washington Smith, Wallace Neff, Richard Requa, and Lilian Rice, among others. From whitewashed stucco walls and cloistered patios to tile roofs and sumptuous gardens, each house shown is a rare masterpiece; splendidly appointed with authentic Monterey furniture, California tile, and Navajo rugs. Included among these magnificent seaside estates, canyon villas, and courtyard bungalows is Diane Keaton’s former home in Beverly Hills, which she thoughtfully restored with noted designer Stephen Shadley, and for which she has been recognized as a committed preservationist. As the author and compiler, Ms. Keaton brings her cinematic eye, a keen sense of natural drama, and a profound appreciation for the nuances of shadow and light to the elucidation of these buildings, through the selection of specially commissioned photography. Noted historian D.J. Waldie lucidly explicates the architecture and provides an intimate tour of a historic and distinctly Californian lifestyle.

Events Posted Oct 14, 2019

Book Signing, 10/19 at Arcana > Magdalena Suarez Frimkess!

Please join us on Saturday, October 19th, 4:00 – 6:00 PM for a book signing with Magdalena Suarez Frimkess for her wonderful book published by South Willard!

If you cannot attend but would like to purchase a signed copy, please order here or call us (310-458-1499).

 

A long-overdue monograph on the playful, pop-inspired ceramics of West Coast legend Magdalena Frimkess. Born in 1929, Venezuelan-born, Venice, California-based artist just now getting the recognition she deserves, with her work finding its way into the collections of LACMA and The Hammer Museum. Her unique approach to ceramics - incorporating cartoon characters such as Felix the Cat, Popeye, Olive Oyl, Goofy, and Betty Boop as well as more traditional motifs such as landscapes, birds, and flowers - has charmed a younger generation of artists such as Jonas Wood, Shio Kusaka, Mark Grotjahn, Lesley Vance, and Ricky Swallow. Published to coincide with an exhibition @southwillard that commemorates the artist's ninetieth birthday, this lovely new catalogue features a foreword by Mr. Swallow and offers a broad, beautifully illustrated range of the colorful autobiographical pieces Magdalena Suarez Frimkess has produced over her long and varied career.

 

 

Events Posted Oct 10, 2019

PLEASE JOIN US SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13TH, 4:00 - 6:00 PM FOR A DISCUSSION BOOK SIGNING WITH DAME ZANDRA RHODES: 50 FABULOUS YEARS IN FASHION

We are thrilled to invite you to the Los Angeles launch of ZANDRA RHODES: 50 FABULOUS YEARS IN FASHION

On Sunday, October 13th, Dame Zandra Rhodes will be joined by Joan Agajanian Quinn in discussion followed by a reception and book signing. 

The discussion will begin at 4:15 in The Helms Design Center located at 8745 Washington Boulevard - just 350 feet west of Arcana.

A reception and book signing will follow in the shop at 8675 Washington Boulevard. A map of venues and free parking areas at Helms is below.

If you cannot attend but wish to purchase a signed copy of 50 FABULOUS YEARS IN FASHION, please place your order here, or call us at 310-458-1499.

If you would like to pre-order a book to collect and have signed at the event, you may enter the code PICKUP at checkout and you will not be charged for postage.

 

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Celebrating decades of achievement by one of the foremost names in British fashion, whose vitality and influence continue to shine Zandra Rhodes provides a luscious documentary of this leading British designer, spanning her 50-year career in fashion and textile design. The book showcasenot only Rhodes’s work but also her vivid personality and creative energy. Both a fashion trailblazer and a consummate textile designer, she has influenced the work of contemporary labels such as Mary Katrantzou and Alice Temperley. The book honors the centrality of textile design in Rhodes’s work, while exploring the versatility of her imagination throughout her long career; contributors include Pierpaolo Piccioli (creative director of Valentino), Suzy Menkes (editor of Vogue International), and celebrated fashion designers Anna Sui and Rajeev Sethi. It also commemorates the 50th anniversary of the house of Zandra Rhodes, a British-owned and -made brand, and Rhodes’s successful establishment of the Fashion and Textile Museum in London.

 

Events Posted Oct 03, 2019

Book Signing 10/5/19, 4-6 > WHO IS MICHAEL JANG?

 

PLEASE JOIN US ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5TH,
4:00 - 6:00 PM
FOR A BOOK SIGNING WITH MICHAEL JANG

 

Michael Jang spent nearly four decades working as a successful commercial portrait photographer. Unbeknown to the world, however, he was assembling a vast archive of thousands of remarkable images, authoring several now-iconic series: The Jangs (1973), Beverly Hilton (1973), San Francisco (1973–1987), Summer Weather (1983), College (1972–1973), Punks & Poets (1978–1980), and Garage Band (2001). Jang revealed nothing of that vast archive for almost 40 years until 2001, when he submitted a number of images for consideration to San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art. His work attracted immediate acclaim, and for the past fifteen years he has revealed those images in a series of national and international exhibitions and books. The artist’s first major monograph, Who Is Michael Jang? - pubslished by Atelier Éditions - introduced by long-time collaborator and SFMoMA curator emerita of photography, Sandra S. Phillips, offers readers an eagerly anticipated examination of Jang’s truly idiosyncratic oeuvre.

The monograph launches in tandem with Jang’s first major retrospective exhibition, Michael Jang’s California, curated by Sandra S. Phillips. On view September 27th, 2019 to January 18th, 2020 at McEvoy Foundation for the Arts (San Francisco, CA).

 

If you cannot attend, you will never really know who Michael Jang is.

However, you still may purchase a signed copy of Who Is Michael Jang? and we will send it to you. Place your order here, or call us at 310-458-1499

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