PETER BEARD: 1977 EXHIBITION POSTER FOR "THE END OF THE GAME: THE LAST WORD FROM PARADISE" - A UNIQUE FRAMED EXAMPLE INSCRIBED BY PETER BEARD TO ICONIC NEW YORK RESTAURANTEUR ELAINE KAUFMAN THAT HUNG IN "ELAINE'S" UNTIL ITS CLOSING IN 2011
(BEARD, PETER). Beard, Peter. New York: Peter Beard, 1977. First Edition Thus. Elephant Folio. Printed Poster. Exhibition Poster. Near Fine.. One 25 x 18" heavy paper sheet printed photo-lithographically recto only, 1 illustration. Designed by Ruth Ansel and Peter Beard. This is the striking poster produced in conjunction with Peter Beard's 1977 "The End of the Game" exhibition at New York's International Center for Photography. Originally subtitled "The Last Word From Paradise: A Pictorial Documentation of the Origins, History & Prospects of The Big Game in Africa", Beard's groundbreaking first book from 1965 weaves his own photographs with vintage historical images into a narrative chronicle of the European exploration and exploitation of The Dark Continent, and the ensuing destruction of much of its native wildlife. This gripping body of work was presented twelve years afterwards at the ICP in a massive, elaborately staged installation designed by Marvin Israel. Along with hundreds of photographs, it integrated the artist's diaries, collages, animal skeletons, and more throughout the entire Fifth Avenue space. Its poster featuring a collaged array of images of Kenyan wildlife was a collaboration between Beard his "The End of the Game" graphic designer Ruth Ansel. The venue's commercially produced version measures 27 ½ x 20 ½", and includes the ICP logo in large type across the bottom edge. This however is a slightly smaller - we believe earlier - prototype variant lacking any reference to the ICP whose borders and grid of nine photographs are significantly different. Additionally, the first word in the title had been cut and pasted in the artwork to read "Tthe". A remarkably similar, yet different variant is pictured in photographs by Orin Langelle who documented the installation of the exhibition, and whose work - including images of that poster - are reproduced on the photographer's website. A most handsome example of this uncommon, unique item additionally bearing the BOLDLY SIGNED PRESENTATION "For Elaine in memory of the hot summer of '77 (two hearts) Peter B" vertically in orange crayon across the left margin. "Elaine" is Elaine Kaufman - the late, legendarily feisty proprietor of fabled Manhattan bar and eatery "Elaine's". The opening scene of Woody Allen's "Manhattan" was filmed there, Billy Joel name-checked it in "Big Shot", and the list of bold-faced names that favored her watering hole from the sixties through the new millennium reads as a virtual who's who of the New York literary, entertainment, and cultural elite. Woody, Andy, Truman, Jack, Jackie O., and Beard - known for his love of nightlife - were regulars for whom Elaine reserved her best tables each evening. The inscription refers to the record-breaking July 1977 heatwave that spawned New York's great blackout and "The Summer of (the Son of) Sam". The poster is still housed in its slightly weathered vintage black wooden frame with a glass face (from the still-extant Bark Frameworks on Wooster Street) that adorned the restaurant's memorabilia-cluttered walls for more than thirty years. Boasting impeccable provenance, this remarkable object was acquired in 2011 at the New York auction of Ms. Kaufman's personal belongings and "Elaine's" keepsakes following her death in 2010. 0-87701-521-X Inventory Number: 026361
SNACKY TUNES: MUSIC IS THE MAIN INGREDIENT, CHEFS AND THEIR MUSIC
(BRESNITZ, DARIN & GREG). Phaidon, I00201014, 2020. 9 x 6 in., 320 pages. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
The team behind the podcast presents a one-of-a-kind book exploring the influential relationship between chefs and music
This first-of-its-kind anthology of personal stories from over 75 of the world's most acclaimed chefs chronicles how music has been a constant force throughout their lives, helping to define themselves individually, opening gateways to understanding their cultures and igniting the creativity behind their work. Featuring all-new candid interviews, never-before-published recipes and custom playlists from each chef, this book provides readers with intimate insights and a wholly fresh perspective on some of today's top culinary minds. 9781838661366 Inventory Number: I00201014
SYNERGETIC STEW: EXPLORATIONS IN DYMAXION DINING
(FULLER, R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER) Foreword by Jaime Snyder. Lars Muller Publishers, I00200723, 2020. 6 x 9 in., 128 pages. Spiral Binding. New.
A delightful dymaxion cookbook homage to Buckminster Fuller, featuring John Cage’s macrobiotic recipes, Margaret Mead’s cucumber salad and more
Buckminster Fuller is globally known as a design scientist, architect, author, poet, engineer and a true visionary. On his 86th birthday he received the cookbook Synergetic Stew as a surprise present from his friends and admirers, who share recipes along with personal anecdotes and humorous recollections of Fuller (for example, a reminiscence about Bucky’s love for tea in all its variations). Scattered throughout the book are enticing texts and poems from Fuller himself, including even a recipe for tomato ice cream.
Constructed around 100 achievable recipes, this book is a glimpse into Fuller’s life, as told by his peers. A few of the recipes are a joyful ode to Fuller’s oeuvre, such as Shirley Sharkey’s “GEODESICANDY,” the “Macrobiotic Diet” by John Cage or Amy Edmondson’s “Allspace-Filling Whole Wheat Bread.”
In addition to the facsimile, Jamie Snyder reflects upon often-overlooked facets of Bucky’s character, as revealed through anecdotes of his relationship to food.
With contributions by Bil Baird, Peter Brown, John Cage, Lim Chong Keat, Elizabeth Choy, John Ciardi, John Denver, Amy Edmondson, Ted Ehmann, Werner Erhard, Ronald Feldman, John and Isobel Fistere, Medard Gabel, Eugene Garfield, Neva Goodwin, d'Arcy Hayman, Henry J. Heimlich, Miranda Kaiser, Anne Kordus, Kuyoshi Kuromiya, Mae Lee, Paula Martin, Margaret Mead, Karl Menninger, Yehudi Menuhin, Martin and Margy Meyerson, Ann Mintz, Don Moore, Ed Muskie, Libby Newman, Isamu Noguchi, Gerard K. O'Neill, Steve Parker, Eleanor and George Pavloff, Cedric Price, Kariska Pulchalski, Harrison Salisbury, Shirley and Bill Sharkey, Peter Simoneaux, Jamie Snyder, Hester Stearns, Connie Thelander, Thomas Tse-Kwai Zung, Dennis Tyler, Amei Wallach, Hope Watts, Kathryn Withlow 9783037786437 Inventory Number: I00200723
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
SEBASTIAO SALGADO: THE SCENT OF A DREAM - TRAVELS IN THE WORLD OF COFFEE - SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER
(SALGADO, SEBASTIAO). Salgado, Sebastiao. New York: Abrams, 2015. First Edition. Small Folio. Embossed Pictorial Cloth. Photography Monograph. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. 320pp, profusely illustrated in duotone. Concept and Design by Lelia Wanick Salgado. "In this remarkable visual survey, internationally acclaimed photographer Sebastiao Salgado documents traditional methods of sustainable coffee farming across the globe, revealing rituals deeply steeped in history and pride. The book spans nearly a decade of research into the hidden world of coffee, highlighting relationships characterized by respect, fair exchange, and a shared understanding that ever-improving quality has the power to improve lives. Salgado, a native to one of Brazil's premier coffee-growing regions, is the perfect guide for a reader's journey to principal farming locations in China, Colombia, Guatemala, Ethiopia, India, Brazil, Costa Rica, and beyond". A brand new, most handsome example of the 2015 first Abrams edition (cited on page 256 of Fred Ritchin and Carole Naggar's "Magnum Photobook: A Catalogue Raisonné") additionally BOLDLY SIGNED "Sebastiao Salgado" in black marker on the half title page. Inventory Number: 024872
(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
WAYNE THIEBAUD: WORKS FROM 1955 TO 2003
(THIEBAUD, WAYNE). Zakian, Michael & Elaine O'Brien. Malibu, CA: The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, 2003. First Edition. 4to. Illustrated Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Fine.. 69pp, 44 color and 10 b&w illustrations. This is the well-illustrated catalogue published in conjunction with a retrospective exhibition of Wayne Thiebaud comprised of works drawn from the personal collection of the noted California artist. Featured are the earliest Bay Area figurative works, portraits, still lifes, landscapes and cityscapes along with the well-known sixties Pop Art period paintings of food, pastries and sweets. A brand new, pristine examples. 1-882705-03-3 Inventory Number: 023265
(TREJO, DANNY). Clarkson Potter, I00041620. 7.5 x 9.75 / 224 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Hollywood’s baddest good guy shares 75 recipes that make Trejo’s Tacos the Los Angeles go-to for award-winning tacos, donuts, and more.
Long before he was a Hollywood star, Danny Trejo used to joke with his mom that they should open a restaurant. A few arrests, a couple boxing championships, and more than 300 movies later, Hollywood’s favorite bad guy did just that with Trejo’s Tacos. His unexpected journey from ex-con to actor to Narcotics Anonymous/Alcoholics Anonymous counselor to successful restaurateur is a true rags-to-riches story.
Now, in Trejo’s Tacos, Trejo not only shares 75 recipes for cantina favorites like succulent carnitas, vegan cauliflower tacos, and pillowy-sweet cinnamon-sugar lowrider donuts, but offers insights into his life and pays respect to his hometown, his roots, and all of the colorful characters who helped him along the way, creating a delicious tribute to L.A. and the city’s vibrant Latino culture. 9781984826855 Inventory Number: I00041620
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
Nazraeli Cold Press 100% Spanish Arbequina Olive Oil - Ed Templeton Edition
WHITNEY'S PICK. *
"Estate grown, organic, and bottled on Nazraeli's hillside farm in Paso Robles, California, 'Maya’s 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." 375ml $25.00 Inventory Number: SP19056