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
TITLE UNKNOWN: A TWO VOLUME SURVEY OF THE VISUAL REPRESENTATION OF CHINESE WOMEN IN EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY ADVERTISING
Author Unknown. CHINA. ND (Circa 1990).: Publisher Unknown. First Edition. 4to. Self-Wrappers in Slipcase. Graphic Design Survey. Fine./No Jackets - As Issued.. 104 + 118pp, profusely illustrated in color and monochrome. This is the lavishly-illustrated two volume study of the visual representation of Chinese women in modernist advertising during the first half of the twentieth Century. These cover the graphic design of packaging and print advertising for products originating domestically as well as the importation and marketing to Chinese women of well-known Western consumer brands such as Lifebuoy, Palmolive, Eveready, and others. As neither volume contains a single word of English, we are unfortunately at a loss to properly bibliographically describe this visual survey. A bright, most handsome example of this uncommon item in the publisher's illustrated cardboard and decorative cloth slipcase. 02-7631452-5 Inventory Number: 025971