Events Posted Mar 28, 2017

Book Signing 4/19 at Arcana > MOSHE BRAKHA: L.A. BABE THE REAL WOMEN OF LOS ANGELES 1975-1988

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A BOOK SIGNING
SUNDAY, APRIL 9th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM


MOSHE BRAKHA: L.A. BABE
THE REAL WOMEN OF LOS ANGELES 1975-1988


A collection of previously unpublished photographs of the crazy, sexy celebrities and other cool women of ’70s and ’80s Los Angeles from Beverly Hills to Venice Beach to The Sunset Strip

Photographer Moshe Brakha’s acidly crisp, otherworldly images evoke a certain stylistic sensibility and a knack for innovative and sensual photography that engages the viewer. L.A. Babe: The Real Women of Los Angeles 1975-1988 collects his most compelling subjects from the late seventies and early eighties - the various women he encountered all over Los Angeles. The book includes vintage portraits of legendary proto-punk band The Runaways, LaToya and Janet Jackson, Patricia Arquette, longtime Los Angeles scenemaker Angelyne, and many, many others. From Beverly Hills High School cheerleaders to brash bartenders and groupies, L.A. Babe captures the essential Los Angeles at its sunniest, coolest, grittiest glam and punk peak.

In a career spanning five decades, Moshe Brakha has created scores of iconic editorial images including work for the legendary Wet: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing and Beyond, and album covers for the likes of Devo, The Ramones, Sparks, Neil Young, Cat Stevens, Cheap Trick, Aerosmith, Pat Benatar, The Weirdos, and Alice Coltrane.


Please join us Sunday, April 9th between 4:00 and 6:00 PM as we celebrate the publication of Mr. Brakha's new Rizzoli / Universe book L.A. Babe. If you are unable to attend but wish to purchase a signed copy,please place your secure order on our website here, or call us at 310-458-1499.

 

Events Posted Mar 21, 2017

Book of the day > Hybrid Modernism: Movie Theatres in South India by Haubitz + Zoche

Book of the day > Hybrid Modernism: Movie Theatres in South India  by Haubitz + Zoche. Published by Spector Books. "In the period from the 1950s to the 1970s, a large number of cinemas were built in both the urban and rural areas of South India. Their architecture is an unusual mix of Western influences and local building styles. The brightly coloured façades resemble stage sets and provide a foretaste of the film experience in the auditorium, where the extravagant forms and embellishments are continued, getting the audience in the mood for the cinematic world before the opening credits roll. One might call this architectural language a kind of hybrid modernism. Many of these cinemas have been maintained in their original state. However, in the big cities, the process of converting them into multiplexes has already begun. Haubitz+Zoche’s photographs from the period 2010 – 2013 document a piece of cinema culture that has already for the most part disappeared in Europe and the USA and is being increasingly displaced in India by commercial interests." @spectorbooks

Events Posted Mar 10, 2017

Saturday, 3/11, 4-6 > MASTER ARCHITECTS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 1920-1940: GORDON B. KAUFMANN Book Signing

Join us Saturday March 11th, 4:00 to 6:00 PM
for a book signing with authors
Marc Appleton, Bret Parsons, and Steve Vaught:

MASTER ARCHITECTS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
1920-1940: GORDON B. KAUFMANN

 

Master Architects of Southern California 1920-1940 is a new twelve volume series overseen by Marc Appleton, Bret Parsons, and Steve Vaught that showcases the work of the Golden Era’s most important residential architects. Featuring period photographs of the work of legendary names in the region's architecture, these monographs are devoted to the period when oil barons, film industry moguls, bankers, and successful entrepreneurs who were new to Los Angeles sought to hire the most accomplished and talented architects they could find.

The premiere volume showcases Gordon B. Kaufmann, whose design for Greystone the famed Beverly Hills domicile he created for E.L. Doheny Jr. and Lucy Doheny - catapulted him to the top of his field. Combining elements of English Gothic and Jacobean styles, the fifty-five room manor for the son and daughter-in-law of the then-richest man in the United States became the largest private residence in Southern California.

Though Kaufmann’s name and legacy have since dimmed to all but architectural historians and savvy realtors, his stamp is all over Southern California, and Greystone is hardly his only notable achievement. GORDON B. KAUFMANN includes a detailed career biography that chronicles numerous residential projects he designed, including homes for legendary Los Angeles families with names like Chandler, Janss, Adamson, Getz, and Hampshur-Jones, to name a few. In addition, Kaufmann designed Hoover Dam, the Los Angeles Times Building, Caltech’s Athenaeum, Santa Anita Park, and other important local landmarks.

The period from 1920 to 1940 was an era of incredible homes that utilized the very best building materials available, prior to their being needed for the nation's World War II effort. Notes co-author Bret Parsons “Artisans were still crafting the best details from those remarkable materials; redwood two-by-fours still measured two-inches by four-inches”. These residences defined Los Angeles as a city whose architectural heritage was in the making. “These were the homes that made architectural history, yet few were properly documented.”

Please join us at Arcana Saturday, March 11th between 4:00 and 6:00 PM to celebrate the launch of Tailwater Press' new series with Mr. Appleton, Mr. Parsons, and Mr. Vaught. If you are unable to attend and wish to purchase a copy of Master Architects of Southern California 1920-1940 signed by all three, place your secure order on our website here, or call us at 310-458-1499. 

Events Posted Feb 23, 2017

Book signing at the LA Art Book Fair This Saturday! AARON STERN: WE LIVE BEHIND THE MOON SOMETIMES

AARON STERN:
WE LIVE BEHIND THE MOON SOMETIMES
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25th, 3:00 to 4:00 PM AT OUR BOOTH (#P05)

 

On Saturday 2/25, New York-based photographer Aaron Stern will be joining us at 3:00 PM to sign his hot-off-the-press We Live Behind The Moon Sometimes - an edition limited edition to fifty copies each containing a 5 x 7" print. "Our memories are so often distorted to fit a narrative we create for ourselves. We replay memories the way we wish to remember and rebuild them to fit our own story. These images explore these themes as well the overarching theme in my work: love and loss, and how they relate to the landscape in our minds and around us."

 

The Geffen Contemporary at MoCA

152 North Central Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Can't make it on Saturday? We've got you covered - you can order can order signed copies here.

 

  

Events Posted Feb 22, 2017

Book signing at the LA Art Book Fair This Thursday! JOHAN KUGELBERG: GOD SAVE SEX PISTOLS !

 

JOHAN KUGELBERG: GOD SAVE SEX PISTOLS
TRADE, DELUXE AND ULTRA-DELUXE EDITIONS

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd, 7:00 to 8:00 PM AT OUR BOOTH (#P05)

 

Special Limited Edition out-take 'zine (only 50 copies!) will also be available for this special event!

 

At Thursday night's opening benefit, renowned gallerist, archivist, and editor Johan Kugelberg will be signing copies between 7:00 and 8:00 PM of his recent publication God Save Sex Pistols - the unseen and definitive visual history of the incendiary punk band. Presented by Arcana: Books on the Arts and Anthology Editions, both the Deluxe and swanky Ultra-Deluxe Anthology editions as well as the Rizzoli trade edition will be available.

 

Can't make it on Thursday? Not to worry - you can order here.

 

Events Posted Feb 22, 2017

PRINTED MATTER'S LA ART BOOK FAIR FEBRUARY 23rd - 26th, 2017 THE GEFFEN CONTEMPORARY AT MOCA!

PRINTED MATTER'S LA ART BOOK FAIR
FEBRUARY 23rd - 26th, 2017
THE GEFFEN CONTEMPORARY AT MOCA

FEATURING BOOK SIGNINGS WITH:

JOHAN KUGELBERG:
GOD SAVE SEX PISTOLS

TRADE, DELUXE AND ULTRA-DELUXE EDITIONS
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd, 7:00 to 8:00 PM AT OUR BOOTH (#P05)

AARON STERN:

WE LIVE BEHIND THE MOON SOMETIMES
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25th, 3:00 to 4:00 PM AT OUR BOOTH (#P05)

Yes, it's time to join us one again for Printed Matter's Los Angeles Art Book Fair! The first four years have been outstanding in terms of attendance, energy, and sheer volume of amazing stuff for sale under one gigantic roof, and we're hoping this will be the best yet.

 
We'll be at Booth P05 with another enticing assortment of rarities including Pop and Conceptual artist books and catalogues, (maga)’zines, artworks + multiples, and an array of coveted posters, announcements, and ephemera. It's a unique opportunity to shop many of the exquisite, inspiring, and rarely-seen items from the Arcana: Books on the Arts hidden-recesses and flat files. In addition, we'll be hosting two great book signings during the festivities!

At Thursday night's opening benefit, renowned gallerist, archivist, and editor Johan Kugelberg will be signing copies between 7:00 and 8:00 PM of his recent publication God Save Sex Pistols - the unseen and definitive visual history of the incendiary punk band. Presented by Arcana: Books on the Arts and Anthology Editions, both the Deluxe and swanky Ultra-Deluxe Anthology editions as well as the Rizzoli trade edition will be available. 

On Saturday 2/25, New York-based photographer Aaron Stern will be joining us at 3:00 PM to sign his hot-off-the-press We Live Behind The Moon Sometimes - an edition limited edition to fifty copies each containing a 5 x 7" print. "Our memories are so often distorted to fit a narrative we create for ourselves. We replay memories the way we wish to remember and rebuild them to fit our own story. These images explore these themes as well the overarching theme in my work: love and loss, and how they relate to the landscape in our minds and around us."

If you cannot attend the Fair but would like to purchase signed copies of any of these featured titles should there be extras available after our events, order here.

Click here for full details about Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair, and we hope to see you there!
 
*Benefit Preview: Thursday, February 23rd, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

($10.00 admission - purchase tickets here)

Weekend Admission to the Fair is FREE
Friday, February 24th, 1:00 - 6:00 PM
Saturday February 25th, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday February 26th, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
 
The Geffen Contemporary at MoCA
152 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Events Posted Feb 16, 2017

Printed Matter Art Book Fair, February 23-26!

Yes, it's time to join us one again for the Printed Matter Los Angeles Art Book Fair! The first four years have been outstanding in terms of attendance, energy, and sheer volume of amazing stuff for sale under one gigantic roof; and we're hoping this will be the best yet.
 
We'll be at Booth P05 this year with another enticing assortment of rarities including Pop and Conceptual artists’ books and catalogues, (maga)’zines, artworks + multiples, and an array of coveted posters, announcements and ephemera. It's a unique opportunity to shop many of the exquisite, inspiring, and rarely-seen items from the Arcana: Books on the Arts hidden-recesses and flat files.

And we'll be hosting 2 great book signings! On opening night (Thursday 2/23) 7:00-8:00 PM  renown archivist and editor, Johan Kugelberg will sign copies of his recent publication God Save Sex Pistols, the unseen and definitive visual history of the incendiary punk band. Presented by Arcana: Books on the Arts and Anthology Editions, the signing will feature both Deluxe and Ultra Deluxe editions of the work. 

 

At 3:00 on Saturday February 25th we'll be having a book signing for Aaron Stern and his newest book.


Click Here for full details about Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair, and we hope to see you there!
 

*Benefit Preview: Thursday, February 23rd, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
($10.00 admission - purchase tickets here)

Admission to the Fair is FREE
Friday, February 24th, 1:00 - 6:00 PM
Saturday February 25th, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday February 26th, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
 
The Geffen Contemporary at MoCA
152 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Events Posted Feb 03, 2017

Join us tomorrow for our launch event and one-day installation celebrating > Tony Manzella – True Image

Join us tomorrow for our launch event and one-day installation celebrating > Tony Manzella – True Image. Published by Verb Editions. Please join us tomorrow (Saturday,  February 4th between 4:00 and 6:00 PM) as we welcome our longtime friend Tony Manzella to celebrate his hot-off-the-web-press True Image - a thirty-two page tabloid format collection of color photographs. Designed by David Blankenship for Because, and published by Verb Editions, True Image is a striking representation of our unseen surroundings that excavates local landscapes.
 For the event Los Angeles-based audio / video artist Tom Hall will create an installation featuring a unique generative algorithm that translates True Image’s complete image set into a hardware synthesis ambient soundtrack. @tonymanzilla @tomhallsonics

 

Events Posted Feb 02, 2017

On behalf of our friends at Magnum Photos > Los Angeles: Bookmaking Masterclass with Michael Christopher Brown and Ramon Pez

On behalf of our friends at Magnum Photos > Los Angeles: Bookmaking Masterclass with Michael Christopher Brown and Ramon Pez.  A two-day master class on developing and publishing photo books. Michael Christopher Brown’s amazing book LIBYAN SUGAR is a favorite of ours here at Arcana – this is a great opportunity. “Magnum Photos is excited to announce a bookmaking master class in Los Angeles, taking place on Friday 24 & Saturday 25 February 2017. The event is a two-day workshop exploring the process of developing and publishing photo books – starting from the very first stages of editing a project into a book from concept, design and printing – as well as looking at the ins and outs of self publishing versus working with an established publisher.  Led by Magnum photographer Michael Christopher Brown and renowned art director Ramon Pez, the workshop will include invaluable inspiration and practical advice for early and mid-career photographers – photographers that are thinking about transitioning their projects into book format or those that are seeking feedback on their work in general and are interested in learning more about the bookmaking process. The first day will consist of inspirational lectures from both speakers, as they outline how they created Michael Christopher Brown’s award-winning book, Libyan Sugar, together. The second half of that day will see the group split in two for lengthy group critiques in which participants will be able to receive constructive advice on their projects. This will continue into the second day and the entire group will also have the opportunity to attend LA’s Art Book Fair together on the first evening. The workshop is strictly limited to 24 participants, to create a social yet intensive atmosphere in which everyone will get to know each other and share experiences. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please visit https://www.magnumphotos.com/events/ for application details. @michaelchristopherbrown @magnumphotos

Events Posted Jan 05, 2017

Tony Manzella Book Signing and Installation for True Image 2/4/17

Please join us at Arcana on Saturday, February 4th between 4:00 and 6:00 PM to celebrate the publication of True Image by Tony Manzella.

 
32 pages, 17 x 11 1/2", four color offset on tabloid newsprint
 
Edition of 1000 designed by David Blankenship for Because
 
Published by Verb Editions
 
 

“Excavating local landscapes. True Image is a photographic representation of our unseen surroundings.” - Tony Manzellazella

 

For the event Los Angeles-based audio / video artist Tom Hall will create an installation featuring a unique generative algorithm that translates True Image’s complete image set into a hardware synthesis ambient soundtrack.

 

If you are unable to attend but wish to purchase a signed copy of True Image, please place your order on our website here, or call us at 310-458-1499. 

 

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