THRESHOLDS 27: EXPLORATION
(THRESHOLDS). Kroiz, Lauren, Patrick Haughey & Talia Dorsey, Editors. Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Architecture Department & MIT Press, 2003. First Edition. 8vo. Illustrated Wrappers. Architecture Periodical. Fine.. 100pp, profusely illustrated in b&w and color. The twenty-seventh issue of this thematic, semi-annual theoretical journal from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Architecture Department is entitled "Exploration", and includes contributions by Lauren Kroiz, Helene Lipstadt, Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh, Bradley McGilvary Pitts, Peter Galison and Jennifer Ferng, Thomas Beischer and Marion Lee, Jedediah Smith Ela, Raoul Bunschoten, Brigitte Desrochers, Chris Csikszentmihalyi, Prodromos Nikiforidis, Bernard Cuomo, Paraskevi Tarani, Martin Hogue, Lisa Hsieh, B. Alex Miller, and Neyran Turan. A most handsome example of this unavailable issue. ISSN 1091-711X Inventory Number: 016451
THRESHOLDS 18: "DESIGN AND MONEY"
(THRESHOLDS). Miller, Andrew, Garyfallia Katsavounidou & James P. O'Brien, Editors. Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Architecture Department & MIT Press, 1999. First Edition. Square 8vo. Illustrated Wrappers. Architecture Periodical. Fine.. 68pp, profusely illustrated in b&w and color. The eighteenth issue of this thematic, semi-annual theoretical journal from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Architecture Department is entitled "Design And Money". It includes contributions by Ioanna Theocharopoulou, Keller Easterling, Sandy Isenstadt, Kazys Varnelis and Rocio Romero, Mark Jarzombek, Aslihan Demirtas, Christopher B. Leinberger and Robert Davis, Nina Chen, Eric J. Jenkins, and Garyfallia Katsavounidou. A brand new, most handsome example. ISSN 1091-711X Inventory Number: 024297
THRESHOLDS 16: SPEED. IMPACT. CHANGE.
(THRESHOLDS). O'Brien, James P., Constance C. Lai & Greg Russell, Editors. Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Architecture Department & MIT Press, 1998. First Edition. 8vo. Illustrated Wrappers. Architecture Periodical. Near Fine.. 70pp, profusely illustrated in b&w. The sixteenth issue of this thematic, semi-annual theoretical journal from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Architecture Department is entitled "Speed Impact Change", and includes the contributions: Introduction - William J. Mitchell; Ghost Wards: The Flight of Capital from History - Mitchell Schwarzer; The Urban Exploratory Circus: Infrastructure for corporeality, connectedness and virtuosity - Rob Clocker; Computers in Architecture: Tools to Think With in the Process of Design - Megan Yakeley; Ground Zero; Conception and Production of the Architectural Artifact - Derek Fisher; Contingency and Flexibility in the Pontiac Building - Aron Vinegar; A Systems Approach to Conceptual Design: A Very Tall Building in Hong Kong - Wolfgang Ungerer; Transient Architecture: On the Making of the Live Room - Mark Bain; Perdix RCA Center: Competition for Nagoya Design Fair in Japan - Sung-Ho Kim; Reproduction in the Age of the Mechanical Work of Art - Kevin Fellingham; Architecture, History and the Embodiment of Speed - Lawrence Shapiro; Afterword (with a homage to Leo Marx) - Greg Russell. A handsome example of this unavailable issue. ISSN 1091-711X Inventory Number: 019021
THRESHOLDS 19: "THE INVISIBLE"
(THRESHOLDS). O'Brien, James P., Garyfallia Katsavounidou & Jennifer Mack, Editors. Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Architecture Department & MIT Press, 1999. First Edition. 8vo. Illustrated Wrappers. Architecture Periodical. Near Fine.. 100pp, profusely illustrated in b&w and color. The nineteenth issue of this thematic, semi-annual theoretical journal from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Architecture Department is entitled "The Invisible", and includes contributions by Stanford Anderson, Francesca Rogier, Alex Tzonis, Liane Lefaivre, Mary Otis Stevens, Alfredo Jaar, Zissis Kotionis, Diane Ghirardo, Mark Jarzombek, Garry Stevens, Edith Ackermann & Krsysztof Wodiczko, Garryfallia Katsavounidou, Kristin Little, Jill Magid, Steven Landau, Greg Russell, Pia Lindman, and Kevin Fellingham. A most handsome example. ISSN 1091-711X Inventory Number: 016448
THE ART OF PETER VOULKOS
(VOULKOS, PETER). Slivka, Rose & Karen Tsujimoto. Oakland, CA & Tokyo: The Oakland Museum & Kodansha International, 1995. First Edition. 4to. Pictorial Wrappers. Ceramics Monograph. Fine.. 192pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Published in conjunction with the 1995 touring Museum retrospective of work by the pioneering late artist/ceramicist Peter Voulkos, this is a beautifully designed and printed catalogue. In 1954, Voulkos founded the Ceramic Center at Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, which gave birth to the West Coast Abstract Expressionist ceramics movement. He later became a highly influential educator at UC Berkeley while continuing a vital career that included work in bronze sculpture and wood-fired stoneware. A brand new, most handsome example. 4-7700-2509-2 Inventory Number: 020556
KEM WEBER: THE MODERNE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 1920-1941
(WEBER, KEM). Gebhard, David & Harriette Von Breton. Santa Barbara, CA. 1969 (1976).: The Art Galleries of the University of California, Santa Barbara.. Second Edition 1/750. Square 8vo. Illustrated Wrappers. Design Monograph. Near Fine.. 108pp, 113 illustrations in b&w. Designed by David Gebhard. With a biography and bibliography. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. This is the lovely catalogue published in conjunction with the first major retrospective of the work of the noted Southern California-based architect and industrial designer Kem Weber. Perhaps best known for his contributions to West Coast Art Deco, Weber designed sets for Paramount Studios, several lines of furniture - including his renowned "Airline" chair of 1935, many department stores, and Burbank's Walt Disney Studios in 1941. A bright, most handsome example of the second printing of this uncommon document limited to seven hundred and fifty unnumbered copies showing some light wear to its foil wrappers. LC 74-623366 Inventory Number: 025842
CUSTOM BUILT: A TWENTY-YEAR SURVEY OF WORK BY ALLAN WEXLER
(WEXLER, ALLAN). Betsky, Aaron. Introduction by Christopher Scoates & Debra Wilbur. Atlanta, GA: Atlanta College of Art Gallery & City Gallery at Chastain, 1999. First Edition. 8vo. Printed Self-Wrappers. Artist Monograph. As New.. 160pp, 57 color and 89 b&w illustrations. This is the comprehensive catalogue published in conjunction with a 1999 retrospective - the largest exhibition to date - devoted to Allan Wexler, whose challenging work blurs the boundaries of art, architecture, and interior design. A brand new, pristine example of this uncommon item still with the publisher's poster folded and laid in, as issued. 1-56466-070-2 Inventory Number: 024250
TOUCHING CERTAIN THINGS BY BEATRICE WOOD - DELUXE HAND COLORED SIGNED AND NUMBERED EDITION
(WOOD, BEATRICE). Wood, Beatrice. Los Angeles: MGM Press, 1992. First Edition 1/99 Deluxe. 4to. Tied Illustrated Wrappers. Illustrated Book. Fine.. np (24pp), 12 hand colored and 1 b&w illustration + hand colored cover. "Touching Certain Things" is a girlish memoir authored and illustrated in 1992 by the late, great "Mama of the Dadas", Beatrice Wood. Primarily renown for her ceramic sculpture, lusterware vessels, and dalliance with Marcel Duchamp, this gossamer bit of erotica recounts a youthful Ms. Wood and actress pal Helen Freeman's trip to Europe to hear Jiddu Krishnamurti speak, and the amorous hijinks that ensued. From the deluxe edition of ninety-nine copies only, it contains twelve illustrations by the author, each of which (and the front cover as well) has been hand colored by her in pencil. A brand new, pristine example of this rarity that has been SIGNED, NUMBERED AND DATED by Beatrice Wood in black ink at the rear colophon, as issued. 0-9620574-5-2 Inventory Number: 017047
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
EX LIBRIS 3: APOLLINAIRE TO SURREALISM
Cohen, Arthur A. & Trevor Winkfield. New York. ND (circa 1976).: Ex Libris. First Edition. 4to. Printed Wrappers. Bookseller's Catalogue. Very Good.. np (152pp), profusely illustrated in b&w. New York's Arthur Cohen was the premier purveyor of books and ephemera on twentieth century Modern Art movements for nearly twenty years. Ex Libris' copiously researched, scholarly, illustrated catalogues stood as unparalleled bibliographic tools at a time when there was a paucity of available reference to the documentary literature of the modernist avant-gardes. Catalogue number three features nine hundred and eighty-five fully described and indexed original works, photographs, posters, books, periodicals, pamphlets, and printed ephemera on the subjects of Guillaume Apollinaire, Architecture, Expressionism, Illustrated Books and Livres de Peintre, Alfred Jarry, Periodicals and Annuals, Photographs and Photogravures (including a large collection of plates from "Camera Work"), Photography and Film, and Surrealism. And while at the time of its 1976 publication the prices here seemed astronomical, some forty years later they are finally downright bargains! A handsome example of this uncommon reference showing a bit of light sunning to the covers along with its title added discreetly in ink to the spine. Inventory Number: 015159
THE ARTS OF GHANA
Cole, Herbert M. & Doran H. Ross. Los Angeles: Museum of Cultural History, University of California, 1977. First Edition. 4to. Pictorial Wrappers. Ethnographic Art Monograph. Fine.. 230pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. "The Arts of Ghana" is the vibrant, authoritative catalogue for a 1977 touring exhibition of Ghanaian Art curated by two of the preeminent scholars in the field; Herbert Cole and Doran Ross. The assembled pieces include domestic, utilitarian, cult, and state objects demonstrate the variety and complexity of the tribal arts of Ghana as well as the skills of the makers. A brand new, most handsome example of the paperbound edition of this still vital reference. LC-77-89769 Inventory Number: 024264
CHICAGO CERAMICS & GLASS: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY FROM 1871 TO 1933
Darling, Sharon S.. Chicago, IL: Chicago Historical Society, 1979. First Edition. Square 8vo. Decorative Cloth. Decorative Arts Monograph. Fine/No Jacket. 221pp, 216 b&w and 6 color illustrations. With a glossary and index. Published in conjunction with a 1979 Chicago Historical Society exhibition, this comprehensive, well-illustrated survey has become an invaluable reference guide to the area's early Modernist decorative and Architectural Arts in ceramics & glass. Broken down by chapter into Handpainted China, Art Pottery, Cut and Engraved Glass, Stained & Ornamental Glass, and Architectural Terra Cotta, it prominently features works by The Atlan Ceramic Club, Ellen Lovgren, Helen F. Frazee, Pickard, The Gates Potteries and Teco ware, Koch Cut Glass, Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, The Linden Glass Company, The Northwestern Terra Cotta Company, and many, many more. A most handsome example that while unmarked as such was acquired by us directly from the reference library of noted decorative arts dealer Tod Volpe. 0-913820-10-5 Inventory Number: 007747
SIXTEEN TONS: UCLA DEPARTMENT OF ART FACULTY + SECOND NATURES + ELI AND EDYTHE BROAD ART CENTER - A DELUXE THREE VOLUME SET
Drucker, Barbara & Michael Darling + Christiane Paul, Erkki Huhtamo & N. Katherine Hales. Los Angeles: The Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles, 2006. First Editions. 4to. Embossed Linen Over Boards. Exhibition Catalogs. Fine/No Jackets - As Issued.. 80 + 112 + 8pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Designed by Lorraine Wild and Robert Ruehlman, Green Dragon Office + Simon Johnston. Published in conjunction with the opening of the Richard Meier & Partners-designed Eli and Edythe Broad Art Center on the campus of UCLA, these three volumes comprise a deluxe set issued hors commerce for dignitaries and contributors. For the first volume, "Sixteen Tons", curator Michael Darling selected work by John Baldessari, Jennifer Bolande, Chris Burden, Barbara Drucker, Roger Herman, Mary Kelly, Paul McCarthy, Catherine Opie, Hirsch Perlman, Lari Pittman, Charles Ray, Nancy Rubins, Adrian Saxe, Don Suggs, James Welling and Patty Wickman - the sixteen faculty artists that make up this elegant catalogue. Curated by Christiane Paul, adjunct curator of new media arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art, "Second Natures" features the work of UCLA Department of Design/Media Arts faculty members Rebecca Allen, Robert Israel, Rebeca Méndez, Vasa Mihich, Christian Moeller, C.E.B. Reas, Jennifer Steinkamp, and Victoria Vesna. Also included is a slender pamphlet noting the opening of the Center, the contributions of architect Richard Meier, and the installation of a monumental sculptural work by Richard Serra. A brand new, pristine set of the three volumes held together by the publisher's printed band, as issued. Inventory Number: 013028
BIBLIOSTYLE: HOW WE LIVE AT HOME WITH BOOKS - SIGNED BY NINA FREUDENBERGER AND SHADE DEGGES
Freudenberger, Nina & Sadie Stein. Shade Degges, Photographer. New York: Clarkson Potter Publishers, 2019. First Edition. Small 4to. Cloth with Pictorial Pastedown. Interior Design Survey. As New/No Jacket - As Issued.
PLEASE NOTE: We are now taking pre-orders for signed copies of BIBLIOSTYLE! If you'd like an un-signed copy, let us know in the "notes" of your order and we'll send it to you as soon as the book is released.
Books will be signed by Ms. Freudenberger and Mr. Degges at Arcana on November 16th. Orders for signed books will be shipped beginning Tuesday, November 19th. If you would like to collect your copy at the shop, you may us the code PICKUP at checkout and you will not be charged for postage.
"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. A brand new, most handsome example of this stylish tome dedicated to stylish living with tomes additionally SIGNED by author Nina Freudenberger and photographer Shade Degges in ink 978-0525575443 Inventory Number: E000NFB
DECORATION MURALE A POMPEI
Gusman, Pierre. Paris: Editions Albert Morance, 1924. First Edition. 4to. Loose Prints in a Portfolio. Fair. 16pp + 32 hand-colored plates. Text in French. With a bibliography. This lovely portfolio contains thirty-two renderings of the interiors and decorative wall paintings of classical Pompeian Villas. The text booklet and hand-colored plates by Pierre Gusman are complete, intact, and quite presentable. The exterior portfolio is lacking its cloth spine; its boards are moderately chipped, soiled, and browned with age, and both ribbon ties have torn off at the closures. It has been priced accordingly. Inventory Number: 005855
MISSION SAN MIGUEL - SIGNED BY MELBA LEVICK AND RUBEN G. MENDOZA
Mendoza, Ruben G. Photographs by Melba Levick. Paso Robles, CA: Nazraeli Press, 2019. First Edition 1/1000. 4to. Cloth with Pictorial Pastedown. Architecture Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued.
PLEASE NOTE: Copies of "Mission San Miguel" will be signed by Ms. Levick and Mr. Mendoza at Arcana on Saturday, December 14th and shipped starting on Tuesday, December 17th. Should you wish to place an order and collect your copy at the shop on or after December 14th, please use the discount code PICKUP10 at checkout; you will not be charged for postage.
np, profusely illustrated in color. The twenty-one missions of California - from San Diego to San Francisco Solano - are historic treasures and sites of pilgrimage for visitors from the world over. Intrinsically beautiful structures typically built of adobe brick and wood, adorned with towers, domes, whitewashed stucco, often surrounded by lush gardens, the missions are at the very heart of California.
Established by Spanish padres, built by Native Californians, and preserved and restored by historians and architects, California’s missions are unique monuments to the region’s indigenous and European histories. This colorful, informative exploration dedicated solely to Central California's fabled Mission San Miguel Archangel couples Ruben G. Mendoza's incisive text with Melba Levick's lush photography. A brand new, most handsome example of this lovely document limited to one thousand copies additionally SIGNED by the authors in ink.
About the Authors: Melba Levick is a widely published and exhibited photographer who lives and works in Paris, California, and Spain. She has co-authored or contributed to numerous books published by Rizzoli. Ruben G. Mendoza is an archaeologist, author, photographer, and founding faculty member of California State University, Monterey Bay. Inventory Number: E000MLMSM
THE CALIFORNIA MISSIONS - SIGNED BY MELBA LEVICK AND RUBEN G. MENDOZA
Mendoza, Ruben G. Photographs by Melba Levick. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 2018. First Edition. 4to. Cloth in Pictorial Dust Jacket. Architecture Monograph. As New/As New. The twenty-one missions of California - from San Diego to San Francisco Solano - are historic treasures and sites of pilgrimage for visitors from the world over. Intrinsically beautiful structures typically built of adobe brick and wood, adorned with towers, domes, whitewashed stucco, often surrounded by lush gardens, the missions are at the very heart of California.
Established by Spanish padres, built by Native Californians, and preserved and restored by historians and architects, California’s missions are unique monuments to the region’s indigenous and European histories. This colorful, informative exploration of all twenty-one sites, each with its own rich story to tell, journeys along the historic Camino Real from Mission Dolores with its flower-strewn courtyard gardens in San Francisco, to San Juan Capistrano, famous for the swallows that flock to its inviting grounds. With lush photography that captures the missions’ details so splendidly, this is the perfect book for mission visitors and lovers of their strong and simple forms.
About the Authors: Melba Levick is a widely published and exhibited photographer who lives and works in Paris, California, and Spain. She has co-authored or contributed to numerous books published by Rizzoli. Ruben G. Mendoza is an archaeologist, author, photographer, and founding faculty member of California State University, Monterey Bay.
PLEASE NOTE: Copies of "The California Missions" will be signed by Ms. Levick and Mr. Mendoza at Arcana on Sunday, April 15th and shipped starting on Tuesday, April 17th. 978-0847861514 Inventory Number: E000MLCM
ENCYCLOPEDIE DES ARTS DECORATIFS ET INDUSTRIELS MODERNES AU XXEME SIECLE, VERS 1925 - COMPLETE IN TWELVE VOLUMES
Office Central d'Editions et de Librairie, Editor. Paris: Office Central d'Editions et de Librairie, 1927. First Edition. 4to. Decorative Boards. Decorative Art Monograph. Very Good/No Jackets - As Issued. np, 1152 illustrations in color and b&w in twelve volumes. Text in French. In protective clear acetate dustwrappers. This is the lavishly illustrated twelve volume set documenting the "Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes" - the massive 1925 Parisian exhibition of recent Art, Architecture, and Decorative and Industrial Arts that is credited as the birthplace of the Art Deco movement. Each book is devoted to a specific subject: 1. "Evolution de L'art Moderne", 2. "Architecture et Decoration Fixe", 3. "Decoration Fixe de L'Architecture", 4. "Le Mobilier et son Ensemble", 5. "Accessoires du Mobilier", 6. "Tissu et Papier", 7. "Le Livre", 8. "Jeux et Jouets", 9. "La Parure", 10. "Theatre", 11. "Rue et Jardin", and 12. "Enseignement". When presented together on the shelf the twelve spines decoratively present the title of the set in a stylish Deco font. A most handsome, exceptionally well-preserved complete set of the 1927 first edition of this seminal document showing some typical light wear, soiling, and patination to the cream colored decorative paper-covered boards. Inventory Number: 025963