DAVID BYRNE: E.E.E.I. (ENVISIONING EMOTIONAL EPISTEMOLOGICAL INFORMATION) - WITH A DVD
(BYRNE, DAVID). Byrne, David. Göttingen, GERMANY & New York: Steidl & Pace/MacGill Gallery, 2003. First Edition. Oblong Folio. Die-Cut Boards in Slipcase. Artist Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued. 96pp, 96 color illustrations, with a DVD laid in. "For more than a year David Byrne has been employing the ubiquitous sales and presentation program Microsoft PowerPoint as an art medium. "E.E.E.I (Envisioning Emotional Epistemological Information)" is a book of images and essays, plus a DVD which plays five of his PowerPoint presentations accompanied by his own original music. The book component contains a dozen new exploratory texts and a whole lot of bold, graphic images created with the help of the software program's built-in tools and visuals - not to mention the fun of plastic overlays and nifty foldout pages. And you may ask yourself, what is this about? It is about taking subjective, even emotional, information and presenting it in a familiar audiovisual form - using a medium in a way that is different, and possibly better, than for what was intended. It is about appropriating a contemporary, corporate staple and making something critical, beautiful and humorous with it." A brand new, most handsome example in the publisher's still shrinkwrapped printed die-cut slipcase, as issued. 3-88243-907-6 Inventory Number: 026577
RAND PIECE - SIGNED BY JOHN CHAMBERLAIN
(CHAMBERLAIN, JOHN). Chamberlain, John. NP (Los Angeles ?): Self-Published, 1971. First Edition. 4to. Plastic Report Cover. Artist's Book. Near Fine.. Thirty-five individual 8 ½ x 11" bond sheets printed offset recto only, in a translucent fluorescent orange plastic report cover with a blue plastic clamp spine (as issued), no illustrations. "Rand Piece" is the printed form of John Chamberlain's contribution to the historic 1971 Los Angeles County Museum of Art exhibition "Art and Technology". It consists of excerpted responses by employees of the noted Southern California think-tank The Rand Corporation to a questionnaire submitted by the artist. The piece was mounted on the walls during the exhibition, with Chamberlain subsequently self-publishing an extremely limited edition of these responses to be distributed to the Rand participants. For further details, see the catalog "Art and Technology" by Maurice Tuchman. Edition size is not known, but surviving copies are truly rare. A most handsome example of this elusive conceptual document whose plastic binder remains remarkably fresh additionally BOLDLY SIGNED "John Chamberlain" in purple ink on the title page at the time of publication. Inventory Number: 023336
NTIZAIN: THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE ON DESIGN AESTHETICS NO. 5 - SPRING 1995
(NTIZAIN MAGAZINE). Constantopoulos, Elias & Dimitris Skouroyiannis, Editors. Athens, GREECE: Ntizain Magazine, 1995. First Edition. Folio. Stapled Tabloid Wrappers. Graphic Design Periodical. Near Fine.. 64pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Text in Greek and English. The theme of this fifth installment of Greece's premier contemporary design magazine is "Computers and Design". Contributions to the issue include articles on or by Branson Coates' work at the Schiphol Airport, Ray Gun Magazine, Ravensbourne College of Design, Greg Mably, Rachel Sanders, Frog Design, Softimage and Digital Film Design, Peter Eisenman's installation "Cities of Artificial Excavation", John Vince, and much more. A most handsome copy. ISSN 1105-5537 Inventory Number: 008141
STELARC: A GROUP OF FIFTEEN ARTIST'S SELF-PUBLISHED POSTCARDS
(STELARC). Stelarc. Various. 1976-1981.: Self-Published. First Editions. Oblong 12mo. Printed Postcards. Artist Multiples. Very Good - or Better.. Fifteen 4 1/8 x 5 7/8" cardstock postcards printed offset b&w, recto and verso. Text in English. This is a collection of fourteen photographically illustrated, self-published postcards documenting noted Cypriot-born, Australian-based artist Stelarc's public performances - primarily in Japan and Australia - between 1976 and 1981. A handsome group of these uncommon artist's multiples issued for the following performances: "Event for Stretched Skin (May 16th, 1976 - Tokyo)", "Event for Penetration / Extrapolation (August 14th, 1976 - Mexico City)", "Event for Stretched Skin No. 4 (August 8th, 1977 - Munich)", "Event for Inclined Suspension (January 7th, 1979 - Tokyo)", "Event for Amplified Tension (August 6th, 1979 - Tokyo)", "Pull Out / Pull Up Event for Self-Suspension (March 2nd, 1980 - Tokyo)", "Sitting / Swaying Event for Rock Suspension (May 11th, 1980 - Tokyo)", "Event for Obsolete Body (August 13th, 1980 - Melbourne)", "Up / Down: Event for Shaft Suspension (August 17th, 1980 - Melbourne)", "Tilted / Twisting Event for Cone Configuration (December 30th - Tokyo)", "The Third Hand. The Third Hand (May 8th, 1981 - Tokyo)", "Seaside Suspension: Event for Wind and Waves (May 30th, 1981 - Jogashima)", "Sculpture Space Suspension (August 16th, 1981 - Mexico City)", "Deca-Dance (November 15th, 1981 - Tokyo)", and "Curves / Event for Three Hands (December 28th, 1981 - Tokyo)". Inventory Number: 026265
THIS WAS TOMORROW: POP, FROM STYLE TO REVIVAL - COMPLETE IN TWO SLIPCASED VOLUMES WITH A VIDEO CASSETTE
Casciani, Stefano, Giannino Malossi, Carlo Romano & Nigel Whiteley. Giannino Malossi, Editor. Milan, ITALY: Electa Editrice, 1990. First English Language Edition. Stout 8vo. Illustrated Boards in Slipcase. Exhibition Catalog. As New/No Jackets - As Issued. 210 + 158pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Text in English. Designed by Italo Lupi. This is a totally amazing two volume publication documenting the new art, architecture, cinema, design, fashion, music and popular culture in Europe (with the primary focus on Britain) during the Swingin' Sixties! Issued in conjunction with a 1990 Italian exhibition, everyone who was anyone is here including The Mods, The Rockers, The Situationists, Richard Hamilton and The Independent Group, The Beatles, The Who, Allen Jones, Peter Blake, David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, Joe Colombo, Archigram, Stanley Kubrick, The Fool, Pierre Cardin, Ungaro, Paco Rabanne, Mary Quant, and many, many, more. A pristine, still shrinkwrapped set along with the exhibition commissioned documentary "The Sixties in Moving Images" on video cassette housed in the publisher's printed cardboard slipcase, as issued. 88-435-3269-3 Inventory Number: 023825
DO YOU COMPUTE? SELLING TECH FROM THE ATOMIC AGE TO THE Y2K BUG. 1950-1999
Mungia, Ryan & Steven Heller. J.C. Gabel, Editor. Los Angeles, CA: Hat & Beard Pres & Boyo Press, 2019. First Edition. 4to. Illustrated Boards. Graphic Design Survey. As New/No Jacket - As Issued.
240pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Designed by Ryan Mungia.
"Before Alexa and the iPhone, there was the large and unwieldy mainframe computer. In the postwar 1950s, computers were mostly used for aerospace and accounting purposes. To the public at large, they were on a rung that existed somewhere between engineering and science fiction. Magazine ads and marketing brochures were designed to create a fantasy surrounding these machines for prospective clients: Higher profit margins! Creativity unleashed! Total automation! With the invention of the microchip in the 1970s came the PC and video games, which shifted the target of computer advertising from corporations to the individual. By the end of the millennium, the notion of selling tech burst wide open to include robots, cell phones, blogs, online dating services, and much, much more.
"Do You Compute?" is a broad survey featuring the very best of computer advertising in the 20th century. From the Atomic Age to the Y2K bug, this volume presents a connoisseur’s selection of graphic gems culled from museums, university archives, and private collections to illustrate the evolution of the computer from its early days as a hulking piece of machinery to its current state as a handheld device. Accompanied by two essays - one by cultural anthropologist Ryan Mungia and the other by graphic design historian Steven Heller - and including five different decade-long timelines that highlight some of the most influential moments in computer history, this fun yet meaningful volume is a unique look at the computer and how it has shaped our world." A brand new, most handsome example of this awesome compendium.
978-0991619825 Inventory Number: E000RMDYC