THE DOME BOOK - LIMITED EDITION FACSIMILE SIGNED BY ISIS AQUARIAN
(BROTHERHOOD OF THE SOURCE, THE). Aquarian, Isis. Brooklyn, NY: Sacred Bones Books, 2022. First Edition. 9 x 11 ½". Illustrated Wrappers. New.. 20pp, 20 color illustrations. Issued as an exceedingly limited edition by Sacred Bones Books in conjunction with their publication of "Family: The Source Family Scrapbook," "Dome Book" is a 9 x 11 ½" reproduction made from high resolution scans of the original Dome Book manuscript in the Source Family's archive housed as part of the University of California, Santa Barbara Library's American Religions Collection. This beautifully illustrated prospectus embodied Father Yod's grandiose-though-ultimately-unrealized vision for The Family's post-California communal life. It features detailed plans for a rustic, domed utopia they dreamed of building in Hawaii. The Family archivist Isis Aquarian said of the project "This was our dream: to live together, far away from the city and self-sufficient, able to offer others a healing retreat with a spa, a restaurant, and a nightclub." A brand new, most handsome example of this never before published document that quickly sold out and will not be reproduced again additionally.signed by Isis Aquarian in black ink on the rear cover. Inventory Number: E000SFDB
FAMILY: THE SOURCE FAMILY SCRAPBOOK
(BROTHERHOOD OF THE SOURCE, THE). Aquarian, Isis, Charlie Kitchings and Jodi Wille. Los Angeles, CA + Brooklyn, NY: )therworld + Sacred Bones Books, I00230314. 2022. First Edition. 11 x 12". Pictorial Boards. Photographic History. New./No Jacket - As Issued. 220pp, profusely illustrated in color and black and white. 978-0999609989"Family: The Source Family Scrapbook" provides an immersive view into the public and private world of the Southern California occult commune The Brotherhood of the Source. Edited by Isis Aquarian, Charlie Kitchings, and Jodi Wille, this lavishly illustrated book reproduces two hundred original scrapbook pages assembled by family historian Isis Aquarian from 1972-1977, documenting the group’s dramatic rise and fall, from their time living together in the Hollywood Hills operating their wildly popular Source vegetarian restaurant on the Sunset Strip to their exodus to Hawaii and San Francisco as the group began to unravel. Copious unpublished photographs, newspaper clippings, letters, manifestos, album art and flyers, augmented by descriptive captions reveal the Source Family’s astonishing trajectory, from controversial leader Father Yod’s spiritual awakening to the group’s wild musical and social experimentations, to the provocations that led to the group’s paradise lost. These pages provide a revelatory, firsthand view into the widely misunderstood phenomenon of new religious movements and cults of the 1960s and 70s." A brand new, pristine copy of this enthralling document.
Inventory Number: E000IAFTSFS
CHILDS NEW YORK RESTAURANT: A GROUP OF THREE LAVISHLY PRODUCED 1930 PROJECT DOCUMENTATION ALBUMS FROM PRUITT & BROWN ARCHITECTS
(CHILDS RESTAURANT). Pruitt & Brown Architects. New York: Pruitt & Brown Architects, 1930. First Editions. Folio. Gilt-Stamped Buckram. Architecture Monographs. Near Fine/No Jackets - As Issued. 36pp + 48pp + 72pp, each profusely illustrated with original 7 ¼ x 9 ½" photographs and contemporary publication clippings. In protective clear acetate dustwrappers. This is a group of three unique, lavishly hand-assembled 14 x 12 ½" project documentation books produced in 1930 by Pruitt & Brown Architects to showcase their design work for recently opened showpieces for the Childs Restaurant chain. Founded in New York in the 1880s, Childs became one of the first national dining chains, with over one hundred venues at its height. The firm's ownership changed hands just as the US slipped into the Great Depression, and Childs optimistically opened a series of elegant Manhattan dining establishments each differentiated by a distinct architectural theme presented as if one were stepping onto a glamorous Hollywood back lot set. These hefty volumes have been produced in the manner of a scrapbook with original sepia-toned silver gelatin photographs by the Peyser & Patzig firm affixed to thick linen-hinged pages throughout liberally supplemented by menus, correspondence, and newspaper, magazine, and press coverage of the projects. The first is devoted to the Childs Restaurant at 425 Lexington Avenue which was a jaw-dropping showpiece of Art Deco elegance. The second covers Childs "Old England" at 9 East 40th Street, which presented a Robin Hood-like décor. The third - and most comprehensive of these books - details William Child's "Old Algiers" at 102nd Street and Broadway, which simulated an exotic night at the Kasbah. The three are bound in differing hues of buckram over boards with still-bright gilt-stamped titles on their front covers and spines. Each is internally in Fine condition, and bears a typed label on the inside front board noting that the volume was issued by the Pruitt & Brown Architects office at 342 Madison Avenue for use at the firm's Charlottesville, VA office. The exteriors show varying degrees of wear, rubbing, and some light discoloration, but are still sound and in no way detract from the remarkable contents. These are stunning, near-unique documents of another time, place, and dining experience that must be seen in hand to be fully appreciated. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 026957
SOUVENIR PROGRAM FOR THE SIXTH ANNUAL JUNIOR LEAGUE FROLIC - CABARET / DINNER / DANCE - AT THE BILTMORE HOTEL, DECEMBER 6TH, 1927
(JUNIOR LEAGUE OF PASADENA). Junior League of Pasadena. Pasadena, CA: Junior League of Pasadena, 1927. First Edition. 4to. Stapled Illustrated Wrappers. Good.. np (110 + 6pp), profusely illustrated in sepia tone. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. Published at the height of The Roaring Twenties, this is the heavily illustrated program for the 1927 fundraising "Frolic" presented by the Junior League of Pasadena. Reflecting both the status of its blue-blooded members of Southern California's elite and the look of The Jazz Age, this is a fascinating early "advertorial" in which the wives and daughters of Pasadena's toniest families are photographed flapperishly styled and posed admiring of the wares of its paid advertisers. Featured in the highly staged portraits - primarily by Ray Huff-Richter's studio - are the likes of silent-era star Colleen Moore, Mmes. Donald and Stuart O'Melveny, Hancock Banning, Stephen W. Royce, Stanley Robinson, Franklin Baldwin, Miss Marion Williams, and scores of others. Amongst the more than one hundred businesses touting their wares in support of the Junior League are The Biltmore, Ambassador, Alexandria, Fairmont, Flintridge, and Huntington hotels; May Company, Barker Bros., Hales, and Crown Emporium department stores; E.F Hutton, Bond & Goodwin & Tucker, Wilcox Drake & Co., The House of Rollins, E.A. Pierce & Co., and Francis P. Graves & Company brokerages; Richfield and Union Oil companies; Roland E Coate and Florence Yoch & Lucile Council, Architects; The Hal Roach Studios, Vroman's Books, The Pig 'N Whistle restaurant, and many of the local luxury car dealerships. Additionally bound in with a silk tie is the detailed six page program for the December 6th, 1927 "Topics of the Day" benefit theatrical Frolic - "with a book and original lyrics to popular tunes by Madeline Blackmore and Charles Crouch" - featuring a bevy of Junior League of Pasadena beauties of all ages joined by Mrs. Forrest Tucker as "Miss America!" An internally most presentable example of this exceptionally uncommon item - not a single copy appears in either OCLC WorldCat or the holdings of the Los Angeles Public Library - starting to pull from the wrappers at the staples showing a dent at the head of the spine, notable wear and creasing, some dampstaining, and minor paper loss along the extremities of its illustrated pale blue cardstock covers. It has been priced accordingly. Inventory Number: 026727
MICHAEL RABABY: FOLSOM STREET FOOD COURT
(RABABY, MICHAEL). Delancey Street Press, 2018. 9 x 9 in., 64 pages. Softcover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Folsom street food court is a documentary photography monograph that captures San Francisco's infamous Folsom street fair. the images feature people in various states of dress and undress meandering around the street fair food court. although the city of San Francisco has gentrified much over this span, the Folsom street fair seems to maintain its authenticity. 0692183736 Inventory Number: Rab002
(SHUBUCK, SIMONE). Shubuck, Simone, Janine Foeller, Jim Dempsey & Alex Wagner. New York, NY: Self-published. Printed in Poland by Szaransky, 2018. First Edition. 4to. Debossed Cloth. Artist Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued.
"In the summer of 2017, Simone Shubuck launched WIFEY, a Brooklyn pop up that fused art, food, ceramics, flowers, and bit of retail in an elevated DIY way. During the process, Shubuck realized that so much of what she was doing directly connected to a show she staged as a student at the San Francisco Art Institute in the early 1990s. Wanting to formalize that multi-decade connection, she decided to make a book.
While at the Art institute, Shubuck studied painting, but probably spent more time tagging on the streets in the middle of the night than in her studio. When it came time to produce her student show, she constructed ten very unusual fake cakes festooned with pink ham hocks, a school of fresh sardines, a tent of chicken feet, and live crickets within a hat box within a cake. It was these images that attracted chefs Ignacio Mattos and Natasha Pickowicz of Estela, Flora Bar, and Cafe Altro Paradiso to the project. They became partners and began experimenting with dreamy layers cakes, which were served at WIFEY and were met with great acclaim.
As described by Ella Riley-Adams on Vogue.com: "She had made a paged project before; a short run of 'zines for Natasha Pickowicz’s bake sale benefit at Altro Paradiso. “It had more of a punk vibe,” Shubuck says—150 copies, printed in Chinatown. The new book feels more like a collector’s item: a retrospective of off-kilter cakes, blossoming drawings, and character-filled ceramics that charts Shubuck’s creative course that would make the ideal gift for the cool girl in your life. As Alex Wagner writes, next to a bright yellow page in the book: “Simone’s work - on paper, in clay, in life! - retains a glorious sense of mess and possibility and freedom.”
Includes texts by Janine Foeller, Jim Dempsey, and Alex Wagner.
0-692-07877-0 Inventory Number: E000SS
BRYANT TERRY: BLACK FOOD
(TERRY, BRYANT). 4 Color Books, I00211105, 2021. 8 x 10 inches, 320 Pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
A beautiful, rich, and groundbreaking book exploring Black foodways within America and around the world, curated by food activist and author of Vegetable Kingdom Bryant Terry.
In this stunning and deeply heartfelt tribute to Black culinary ingenuity, Bryant Terry captures the broad and divergent voices of the African Diaspora through the prism of food. With contributions from more than 100 Black cultural luminaires from around the globe, the book moves through chapters exploring parts of the Black experience, from Homeland to Migration, Spirituality to Black Future, offering delicious recipes, moving essays, and arresting artwork.
As much a joyful celebration of Black culture as a cookbook, Black Food explores the interweaving of food, experience, and community through original poetry and essays, including “Jollofing with Toni Morrison” by Sarah Ladipo Manyika, “Queer Intelligence” by Zoe Adjonyoh, “The Spiritual Ecology of Black Food” by Leah Penniman, and “Foodsteps in Motion” by Michael W. Twitty. The recipes are similarly expansive and generous, including sentimental favorites and fresh takes such as Crispy Cassava Skillet Cakes from Yewande Komolafe, Okra & Shrimp Purloo from BJ Dennis, Jerk Chicken Ramen from Suzanne Barr, Avocado and Mango Salad with Spicy Pickled Carrot and Rof Dressing from Pierre Thiam, and Sweet Potato Pie from Jenné Claiborne. Visually stunning artwork from such notables as Black Panther Party creative director Emory Douglas and artist Sarina Mantle are woven throughout, and the book includes a signature musical playlist curated by Bryant.
With arresting artwork and innovative design, Black Food is a visual and spiritual feast that will satisfy any soul. 9781984859723 Inventory Number: I00211105
Dimes Times: Emotional Eating
by Alissa Wagner, Sabrina De Sousa. KARMA, I00040320. 2020. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
The duo behind New York restaurant Dimes presents a sensitive, gastronomical roadmap for the heart and the belly with their debut cookbook, Dimes Times: Emotional Eating.
Dimes, the all-day Chinatown restaurant known for serving vibrant, healthy plates to a devout following of patrons has grown to include a deli and market as well as design objects and apothecary products since its opening in 2013. Now, the all-encompassing brand expands with its debut cookbook: Dimes Times: Emotional Eating
The collection of recipes, derived from the Dimes menu, is organized by time of day and state of mind, from 8AM, Determined and 4PM, Curious through 11PM, Afterhours. The 8x8 book is inspired by Bruno Munari, medicine folklore and conversations overheard in the neighborhood and features interactive food faces and shapely rhymes that encourage readers to get creative with their meals.
Dimes Times: Emotional Eating features photography by Mary Manning alongside text by Alissa Wagner and Toniann Fernandez, and was designed by Erin Knutson and Sabrina De Sousa. Sandwiched between two clocks that recall the Dimes logo, Dimes Times: Emotional Eating is a compendium of tasty go-to’s for the mind and body at any hour.”
7.75 × 7.75 in.
144 pages 9781949172362 Inventory Number: I00040320
ED TEMPLETON SPECIAL EDITION NAZRAELI COLD PRESS 100% SPANISH ARBEQUINA OLIVE OIL - WITH A SIGNED LABEL
WHITNEY'S PICK. Paso Robles, CA: Nazraeli Press, 2019. First Press. 375 ML. Glass Bottle with an Artist-Designed Label. As New.. *
"Estate grown, organic, and bottled on Nazraeli's hillside farm in Paso Robles, California, 'Ed Templeton’s Special Edition Arbequina' is an early harvest, Spanish variety olive oil. It is relatively mild, with hints of freshly-cut grass. Its clean and mild flavor make it the perfect olive oil for everyday use." A brand new bottle of this delightful oil featuring a commissioned label designed and additionally SIGNED in black marker by the artist perfect for the gourmand and/or Ed Templeton completist. 375ml $25.00 Inventory Number: SP19056