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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Simon (translator) & Diana Sudyka (illustrator) Armitage
Drawn from Paradise: The Natural History, Art and Discovery of the Birds of Paradise with Rare Archival Art
David Attenborough, Errol FullerOriginally perceived and idolized by the natives of New Guinea and discovered by Europeans in the sixteenth century, birds of paradise have long enchanted observers with their extraordinary beauty. In Drawn from Paradise, world renowned BBC broadcaster David Attenborough and artist and author Errol Fuller share their passion for these breathtaking creatures, offering bird lovers and nature aficionados an enthralling collection of interesting facts and stunningly beautiful, very rare hand-painted images of some of the most exotic winged creatures in the world.
Petty: The Classic Pin-Up Art of George Petty
Reid Stewart AustinThis exclusive collection features rare images of the legendary George Petty's pin-up art from ESQUIRE centerfolds, pin-up calendars, full-color ads, and many original airbrush paintings. The informative biographical text highlights the artist's life and work. Includes a Foreword by Hugh Hefner and an essay by the artist's daughter and model.
Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints 2003
Autonomedia
Blab World No. 2
Monte BeauchampBlab World No. 2 is a deluxe, 10 x 10 inch, hardcover anthology of art, illustration, articles, profiles, found graphics, cartoons, and sequential art, COVER ARTIST: Gary Taxali COMIC BOOK STORIES: "Adolf's Abberation" by Nora Krug "Dispatches from Oblivion" by Greg Clarke "The Great Sea Serpent of Brazil's Parahiba River" by Mark Todd "Liderc" by Andrea Dezso "Visitation" by Peter Kuper "The Vexing Thing Upstairs" by Denis Kitchen "Leftovers" by Sergio Ruzzier ARTICLES: "Will Elder" by Drew Friedman A tribute to 1950s MAD comics artist "A Passion for Paul" by Ryan Heshka An illustrated tribute to Amazing Stories first cover artist, Frank R. Paul "The ZAP in My Life" by Steven Heller A tribute to R. Crumb's Zap Comix PROFILE: "Fred Stonehouse: A Life In Between" by Bill North 50-PAGE FEATURE:The Hereafter! Artists interpret the afterlife. Contributors include: Nicolette Ceccoli Femke Heimstra Joe Sorren Kris Kuksi Gary Baseman Ryan Heshka Martin Wittfooth Eric White Owen Smith Jana Brike Xiaoquing Ding Lou Beach Lauire Hogan Marc Burckhardt Chet Zar Travis Lampe Elvis Studio and MANY MORE! Blab World is edited, designed, and produced by Chicago-based art director, Monte Beauchamp.
Blab World Number 1
Monte Beauchamp, Bill NorthBlab World is the new incarnation of the celebrated art & comics annual Blab! "It's like the New Yorker for Mutants," proclaimed the Los Angeles Reader. Blab World defies description: neither book or magazine, it is obviously a work of art. Over the last decade, BLAB! has accrued countless design awards and honors. Founded in 1986 by acclaimed Chicago-based graphic designer and art director Monte Beauchamp, Blab World has evolved from a digest-sized comics mag into a beautifully designed and printed keepsake. Over the years BLAB! has featured such (now celebrated) illustrators and painters as Chris Ware, Gary Baseman, The Clayton Brothers, SHAG, Camille Rose Garcia, Mark Ryden, and many, many more. Blab World also features selections of "found" graphic ephemera such as Depression-era matchbook covers, Valmor cosmetic labels, vintage decals, and European devil postcards. Blab World is an annual publication. Blab World Number 1 contains the following: The main feature is Artpocalypse! (Artists Interpret End Times) Featuring: Mark Ryden, Joe Sorren, Kris Kuksi, Femke Hiemstra, Ron English, Natalia Fabia, Alex Gross, Sue Coe, Gary Taxali, Gary Baseman, Ryan Heshka, Owen Smith, Martin Wittfooth, Yoko D'Holbachie, Andy Kehoe, Travis Lampe, Jean-Pierre Roy, John Pound, Andrea Dezso, Edel Rodriguez, Fred Stonehouse, Spain (ZAP!) Rodriguez, and MANY MORE!!! Other articles include: SKULL! A history of the skull motif on the covers of Pre-Code Comics, Pulps, and Paperback books, lavishly illustrated throughout. By Bill North, Senior Curator, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art COVERING WEIRDO A loving analysis of R. Crumb's Weirdo Covers by Steven Heller, columnist for The New York Times Book Review and the author of more than 100 books on design and popular culture. AXE THE AXIS! Propaganda Caricature Art of World War II by WW II Historian Jim Lowes Artist profiles include: BALLPOINT BRAVURA: Drawings by C.J. Pyle by Bill North, Senior Curator, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art COLLODION / NOIDOLLOC The Wetplate Collodion Photography of Kari Laine McCluskey by Monte Beauchamp Sequential Art: The Dreaded Mothman of West Virginia / Mark Todd The Neurotic Art Collector / Greg Clarke QUICKSAND! The Tumultuous Life of Isabelle Eberhardt / Nora Krug Four Horsemen / Peter Kuper Slime Molds / Geoffrey Grahn The Life of an Artist / Sergio Ruzzier Fetal Elvis' Art Empire / Mark Landman
Blab! Vol. 11
Monte BeauchampMark Ryden's spectacular cover is the gateway to this issue's visual feast, starring Spain, Richard Sala, Doug Allen, Stephane Blanquet, Peter Kuper, Drew Friedman, Lloyd Dangle, the first part of the Jonathon Rosen sketchbook, and much more!

Fueled by the front and back cover paintings of Mark Ryden, the outsider art movement's leading contemporary painter, Vol. 11 broke new sales records for our preeminent anthology of the graphic arts. Blab!'s list of contributors past and present reads like a Who's Who of the contemporary visual art world. Vol. 11 earned raves from both Print and Graphis magazines. Blab! is edited and designed by five-time New York Festival of Advertising award-winner Monte Beauchamp. Under his guidance, Blab! has grown from a fanzine begun almost 20 years ago to an annual coffee-table showcase of impeccable production values, wild experimentation and master craftsmanship. Blab! is an objet d'art that has become a standard-bearer in the world of professional graphic arts.

This volume features leading contemporary cartoonists and illustrators like Gary Baseman (creator of ABC's Teacher's Pet), Christian Northeast, the Clayton Brothers, New York Times art director Steven Guarnaccia, Zap artist Spain Rodriguez, Richard Sala, Jonathon Rosen, Peter Kuper, Doug Allen, Drew Friedman, and many others. Vol. 11 and also include a feature on the popular Krampus devil cards that comprise the accompanying Fantagraphics title The Devil In Design (also edited by Beauchamp). Illustrations and comics throughout including 42 pages of full color
Portable Grindhouse: The Lost Art of the VHS Box, Vol. 1
Jacques BoyreauIt's like having your very own drive-in... at home! Portable Grindhouse reprints some of the most louche, decadent, minimo-pervo artwork to ever grace a VHS box, featuring such movies as From Beyond, Cop Killers, and Cocaine Wars. A feast for exploitation cognoscenti, Portable Grindhouse is a portable grindhouse. Readers will be agog at the plethora of supertrash movie titles, and then move on to rediscover the anarchic box designs. Throughout, editor and cultural historian Jacques Boyreau succinctly narrates the household-piercing story of VHS: "VHS box-art 'became' the iconic equivalent of the movie." Portable Grindhouse is published in a VHS "format," slyly packaged inside a facsimile VHS box, and contains almost a hundred reproductions of VHS art with commentary.
Leonardo: Discovering the Life of Leonardo Da Vinci
Serge Bramly1991 hardcover with dust jacket as shown. Partial first blank page possibly publisher error - Otherwise book in Fine condition. Jacket has light top edgewear.
Doctor Grordbort's Contrapulatronic Dingus Directory
Greg BroadmoreBy jingo, by crikey, and by all that's good in this world, he's done it! Dr. Grordbort has released his directory of scientific splendor. A catalogue of wondrous contraptions and wave weapons of unprecedented power, this book makes available a myriad of destructive and beneficial devices to any intergalactic explorer: Rayguns, Metal Men, Ironclads, and Rocketships are all presented. Also included is a sequential pictographic essay (also known as a "comic") on the exploits of world-famous naturalist and adventurer Lord Cockswain. See him uncover the natural mysteries of Venus with several big guns!
What a Way to Go: Fabulous Funerals of the Famous and Infamous
Adele BrownA&E Biography meets Tales from the Crypt in this fun but respectful survey of the amazing lives and astonishing funerals of two dozen twentieth-century icons from politics, art, and pop culture. In more than 50 rare photographs and thoroughly researched profiles, What a Way to Go showcases all the colorful details of each subject's death, funeral service, and burial. From Muppet creator Jim Henson's upbeat service, attended by Big Bird, to Babe Ruth lying in state at Yankee Stadium as vendors sold hot dogs to waiting mourners—it's all here, the moving and the macabre. JFK, Notorious B.I.G., Elvis Presley, Chairman Mao, Eva Peron, the Ayatollah Khomeini, and many more find fitting tribute in this compulsively readable, visually lavish, richly entertaining celebration of our enduring fascination with the famous and the strange pageantry of their demise.
I Am Plastic, Too: The Next Generation of Designer Toys
Paul BudnitzThe designer toy explosion continues in Kidrobot’s second book, I Am Plastic, Too, which features a worldwide survey of the newest, rarest, and most sought-after toys. By offering designers, comic book artists, illustrators, and graffiti artists a new outlet for their creative energies, these toys become miniature works of art, collected and coveted by fans everywhere. Showcasing examples from more than 140 artists and companies from six continents, this book includes images of scarce, limited-edition toys and extensive interviews with 13 of the hottest designers working today. Many of the most popular creators from the first book are back, along with new faces such as Amanda Visell, Brandt Peters, eBoy, Jon Burgerman, Kathie Olivas, and Tara McPherson.

Praise for I Am Plastic, Too:

"The scope of these plastic critters, which range from the abstract to the downright lewd . . . is wonderfully surveyed." —The New York Times
I Am Plastic: The Designer Toy Explosion
Paul BudnitzIn barely a decade, the designer toy craze, which originated in Hong Kong, has taken the world by storm. Children and adults, celebrities and design aficionados now line up to pay anywhere from five dollars to thousands of dollars for these highly inventive designer creations.

I Am Plastic provides a colorful visual history of the phenomenon, which has energized not only the toy world but the global art community as well. Fashion designers, comic book artists, underground illustrators, graffiti and fine artists now lend their creativity to the task of coming up with innovative and striking new toy designs. Artists and toys featured in this stunning overview include Frank Kozik, Dalek, Gary Baseman, Bounty Hunter, Junko Mizuno, Jason Siu, Devilrobots, and Pete Fowler.
Tim Burton
Tim Burton, Jenny He, Ron MagliozziTim Burton has reinvented Hollywood genre filmmaking over the past three decades. With a visual style inspired by the aesthetics of animation and silent comedy, Burton's work melds the exotic, the horrific and the comic, manipulating expressionism and fantasy with the skill of a graphic novelist. Published to accompany a major career retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art, this affordable volume considers Burton's career as an artist and filmmaker. It narrates the evolution of his creative practices, following the current of his visual imagination from his earliest childhood drawings through his mature oeuvre. Illustrated with works on paper, moving-image stills, drawn and painted concept art, puppets and maquettes, storyboards and examples of his work as a graphic artist for his non-film projects, this volume sheds new light on Burton and presents previously unseen works from the artist's personal archive.
Acclaimed American filmmaker Tim Burton (born 1958) is known for his dark, gothic films about quirky outsiders, many of which are both Hollywood blockbusters and cult classics. To date they have been nominated for 16 Academy Awards and have won six. They include Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985), Beetle Juice (1988), Batman (1989), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Batman Returns (1992), Ed Wood (1994), Sleepy Hollow, (1999), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Corpse Bride (both 2005) and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), among others. Alice in Wonderland is slated for 2010. Burton has collaborated extensively with composer Danny Elfman and with actors Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.
Devil's Advocate: The Art of Coop
Chris CooperYes, that's right, this fancy hardcover book reproduces tons of Coop's posters and stickers and thangs, all in color. Step right up. "While illustrating record covers and ads for Long Gone John Mermis of Sympathy for the Record Industry, Coop made the acquaintance of the popular poster artist Frank Kozik. With Frank's influence, Coop set off in a career direction that eventually put him on the same level enjoyed by the psychedelic poster artists (Griffin, Moscoso, Kelley & Mouse, etc.) three decades earlier. Doing poster work with name bands, like Rocket From The Crypt, Soundgarden, Nirvana, and the Lords of Acid, elevated Coop's public visibility, and with it his recognition. . But the number one, singular form of expression that regurgitated his name from ear-to-ear was his aptitude for emblematic imagery which began showing up on stickers. Common is the sight of plump female figures, in coy positions (sometimes femme devils), as pressure sensitive stickers, glaring off the back window of some young gentleman's primer grey old car (and a lot of new cars too). It is with this kind of exposure that the name Coop has come to typify art for many people who simply like visual stimuli. And, of course, this visual voice speaks just as clearly (but more permanently) in the form of tattoo design. As I mentioned in the beginning, Coop doesn't exploit the occult metaphysics of satanic malarkey. Why should he? This gifted wonder-boy is the devil himself." - from the forward by Robert Williams
The Forger's Spell: A True Story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the Greatest Art Hoax of the Twentieth Century
Edward DolnickAs riveting as a World War II thriller, The Forger's Spell is the true story of three men and an extraordinary deception: the revered artist Johannes Vermeer; the small-time Dutch painter who dared to impersonate him years later; and the con man's mark, Hermann Goering, the fanatical art collector and one of Nazi Germany's most reviled leaders.
Erotic Fantasy Art
Duddlebug, Aly FellErotic Fantasy Art is a unique showcase of the very best of today's erotic art. Drawing on a wide variety of work by traditional and digital painters and illustrators from all over the world, it is a stunning sourcebook of ideas and inspiration guaranteed to stimulate the imagination and the senses in one lush full-color volume.

Inside you'll find:

An inspirational showcase of images from leading erotic fantasy artists and rising stars

The art of talents from around the globe such as Jim Murray, Arthur Suydam, Patrick Reilly, Cyril Van Der Haegen, Francis Tsai, and many many more

The artists' inspirations, their techniques, and the stories behind their work

Digital techniques that have introduced new styles into erotic fantasy art

Exclusive interviews with artists, which reveal the secrets of their unique effects
Revelation X : The 'Bob'Apocryphon : Hidden Teachings and Deuterocanonical Texts of J.R. 'Bob' Dobbs
The SubGenius Foundation, J.R. 'Bob' Dobbs, Rev. Ivan Stang, Paul MavridesAt last, the long-awaited sequel to the underground bestseller, The Book of the SubGenius—an even more radical, more twisted, and more hilarious journey into the wild world of "Bob." With an appendix of epistles and apostles, this is the most intoxicating portrait yet of the Church of the SubGenius and its infamous leader.
Brian Froud's World of Faerie
Brian FroudDrawing inspiration from the gnarled shrubbery of England's windswept moorlands, Brian Froud is best known for being the mad genius behind Jim Henson's film The Dark Crystal and illustrating such best-sellers as Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book. In this volume, a long-awaited sequel to his international best-sellers Faeries and Good Faeries/Bad Faeries, Froud returns to the world of faerie with a wealth of new, never-before-seen paintings, watercolors, and drawings. Brian Froud's World of Faerie offers us a startling new vision of the magical realm, enhanced by Froud's own words about his experiences and insights.

This lavish, full-color book opens the door to Brian Froud's wondrous imagination as never before. It presents beautiful portrayals of faeries that have touched hearts and minds for generations. World of Faerie is by far Froud's most personal book, and represents this visionary artist and creator of fantasy worlds at the pinnacle of his powers. This encompassing volume is a must-have for faerie and fantasy fans of all ages, the world over.
Good Faeries/Bad Faeries
Brian Froud, Terri Windling"Once upon a time, I thought faeries lived only in books, old folktales, and the past. That was before they burst upon my life as vibrant, luminous beings, permeating my art and my everyday existence, causing glorious havoc...."
In the long-awaited sequel to the international bestseller Faeries, artist Brian Froud rescues pixies, gnomes, and other faeries from the isolation of the nursery and the distance of history, bringing them into the present day with vitality and imagination. In this richly imagined new book, Brian reveals the secrets he has learned from the faeries — what their noses and shoes look like, what mischief and what gentle assistance they can give, what their souls and their dreams are like.
As it turns out, faeries aren't all sweetness and light. In addition to such good faeries as Dream Weavers and Faery Godmothers, Brian introduces us to a host of less well behaved creatures — traditional bad faeries like Morgana le Fay, but also the Soul Shrinker and the Gloominous Doom. The faery kingdom, we find, is as subject to good and evil as the human realm. Brilliantly documenting both the dark and the light, Good Faeries/Bad Faeries presents a world of enchantment and magic that deeply compels the imagination.
Dali
Max Gerard
Treasures from the Misty Mountains
James H. GillamThis volume is a treasury of all things related to, and produced in honor of, the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
THE STORY OF ART TWELFTH EDITION ENLARGED AND REVISED
GOMBRICH
Doctor Who Annual 2006
Clayton Hickman
The Sketchbooks of Hiroshige
HiroshigeAn exquisite presentation of unique sketchbooks by the great Japanese master Hiroshige Ando (1797-1858). While Hiroshige's splendid woodblock prints, in particular his Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido Road, are among the most widely reproduced and best-loved prints in Japanese history, his sketches have rarely been circulated or seen. The sketchbooks date from around 1840 and were created as Hiroshige traveled around Japan. They contain subject matter that ranges from serene landscapes and rural scenes to delightful renderings of interiors, historical figures, and animals. The colours are fresh, the renderings fluid, and the use of space astonishing, allowing a sort of fantasy not always possible in the harder lines of woodblock printing. Most importantly, these drawings are of enormous charm to the eye; even those unacquainted with Japanese art will find them an enchanting example of Japanese colour, design and subject matter. This one-volume edition has been printed in Japan to ensure the highest quality in reproducing the nuances of Hiroshige's masterpieces which are reproduced to size and in their original order.
The Kingdom of the Cat
Roni JayThe Kingdom of the Cat traces the cat's relationship with humans since it was first domesticated by the Egyptians. It covers every aspect of cat life, from anatomy to the various breeds. Entire sections are devoted to the cat in art, literature, myth and legend. The ever-changing role that the cat has played through the ages is depicted, and many of the falsehoods that surround the cat are dispelled. A fascinating look at the witch's cat explains how it came to be so, and how religious beliefs of the Middle Ages influenced the way cats were treated.

Illustrated with over 250 full color and black and white photographs and illustrations, including reproductions of paintings and drawings of cats through history and from around the world, The Kingdom of the Cat includes photographs of all of the major breeds and information on breeding and showing cats. Everything the cat lover needs to know: The Origins of the Domestic CatThe Biology of the CatThe Cat and ManThe Cat in Myth and LegendThe Cat and WitchcraftThe Cat in Art and LiteratureThe Cat's Sixth SenseBreeding CatsCat BreedsFurther Reading and Useful Addresses.
Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book. 1998. Hardcover.
Terry JonesFirst published in Great Britain in 1994. A padded hardcover book with a faux antique leather look. "... The RSPCF would also like to point out that, after one or two unfortunate casualties in the early stages, all the fairies presented in these pages had discovered a way of leaving their psychic imprint without suffering any physical harm themselves. In fact, the whole process became recognized as a Fairy Sporting Activity and qualified for a Gooseberry Medal at the Millennial Fairy Olympics in 1921" A definite "must" book for any fairy lover ! Hard Cover. Illus. by Froud, Brian . Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. 0760711070 US
Weirdo Noir: Gothic and Dark Lowbrow Art
Matt Dukes JordanLike a corpse in a zombie movie, the Goth movement has been resuscitatedstronger, more powerful, and more contagious than ever before. From fashion to music, Goth influences have crept into every area of pop culture, and nowhere is that influence creepier, more fascinating, and more playful than in the art world. Weirdo Noir is the follow-up volume to Weirdo Deluxe, the book that brought the once underground Low Brow art scene to prominence in the public eye. In these pages you'll find the latest and greatest work from 30 Low Brow arists who have embraced the dark side, employing gothic themes in their art. Spooky and witty, Weirdo Noir is destined to become a classic of the millennial Goth aesthetic.
Cyberpunk Handbook:: The Real Cyberpunk Fakebook
St. JudeBlast off into the next millennium with Cyberspace gurus and professed cyberpunks St. Jude and R.U. Sirius—consummate insiders and co-founders of the revolutionary Mondo 2000 magazine, and co-authors of Mondo 2000: A User's Guide to the New Edge—both definitive source guides for members of the electronic underground. Includes Cyberpunk cryptic crossword puzzles and a hipness checklist, plus a true/false "final exam."
Re/Search #15: Incredibly Strange Music, Volume II
A. Juno, V. ValeSurveys the territory of neglected "garage sale" records (mostly from the '50s-'70s). Genres examined include: "easy listening," "exotica," "celebrity." Also recordings by (singing) cops, (polka-playing) priests, undertakers, religious ventriloquists, astronauts, opera-singing parrots, beatnik & hippie records, and gospel by blind teenagers with bouffant hairdos.
Scarygirl
Nathan JureviciusA sensational graphic novel for fans and collectors, starring the cult character Scarygirl, whose designer toys, online comic, game and artwork have won millions of fans world-wide. Abandoned on a remote beach, Scarygirl doesn't know who she is or where she's come from. Blister, a kind and intelligent giant octopus, wants to keep her safe, but Scarygirl needs answers. Who is the strange man haunting her dreams? Will Bunniguru help her unlock the mysteries of her past? Can she trust the wily forest dwellers? Her journey takes her to the edge and beyond... A stunning, colorful, wordless graphic novel by Australian artist Nathan Jurevicius, Scarygirl is a psychedelic, dream-like composition of heartfelt stories and reinterpreted folklore based around a cute but slightly odd little girl and a giant octopus.
Poor Richard's Watergate
Roy. Kammerman
Step Right This Way: The Photographs of Edward J. Kelty
Edward J. Kelty, Miles Barth, Alan M. Siegel, Edward Hoagland
Akira Sata: Anatomia Barocca
Nahoko Kemetsu
Deities & Demigods: Cyclopedia of Gods and Heroes from Myth and Legend
Rob Kuntz, James M. Ward, Lawrence SchickDeities & Demigods Cyclopedia provides the Dungeon Master with gods, heroes and monsters from myth, fiction and legend for use in rounding out an Advanced D&D campaign. Within this book are fifteen pantheons of divinities, each profusely illustrated. Also included are new material on clerics' conduct and their relationships with their deities, information on character mortality and immortality, and more!
Pranks !
Timothy Leary, Abbie Hoffman, Mark Pauline, John Waters, Karen Finley, Bruce Conner, Paul Krassner, Andrea Juno, V. ValeA prank is a "trick, a mischievous act, a ludicrous act." Although not regarded as poetic or artistic acts, pranks constitute an art form and genre in themselves. Here pranksters such as Timothy Leary, Abbie Hoffman, Monte Cazazza, Jello Biafra, Earth First!, Joe Coleman, Karen Finley, John Waters and Henry Rollins (and more) challenge the sovereign authority of words, images & behavioral convention. This iconoclastic compendium will dazzle and delight all lovers of humor, satire and irony.
Hieronymus Bosch: The Paintings - Complete Edition
Carl LinfertThis volume on Hieronymus Bosch contains reproductions of all the paintings of this master, who may be called the ancestor of the surrealists. More carefully chosen details show the amazing wealth of his inventions, and 24 color plates give an idea of the originality and power of his coloring.

In his work, 'The Story of Art', Ernst Gombrich describes Bosch as the 'greatest Dutch artist of the period.' and goes on to say: "Bosch showed that the traditions and achievements of paintings which had been developed to represent reality most convincingly could be turned round, as it were, to give us an equally plausible picture of things that no human eye had seen...For the first and perhaps only time an artist had succeeded in giving concrete and tangible shape to the fears which had haunted the minds of man in the Middle Ages."

Contains 82 reproductions, with 24 in full color.
Art and Design of Gama-Go
Greg Long, Chris Edmundson, Tim BiskupComplete, up-to-date cataloging of all of Gama-Go's designs from the past 6 years. Design radicals Gama-Go started with six t-shirts printed in a basement. Now hundreds of stores worldwide carry limited edition bags, pillows, clocks, clothes and toys. Gama-Go's unconventional worldwide success is led by its founders' humor, bold color palette, and witty take on everyday life. Gama-Go can be found in premiere boutiques around the globe. Images include: • All limited editions • Early designs • Rare images • 400 pages of the stunning designs of Gama-Go A must for fans of Gama-Go, design professionals, and collectors of pop culture imagery.
Separated At Birth
Spy MagazineAn amusing look at people who look alike.
Vivian Maier: Street Photographer
Vivian Maier, John MaloofPlease note that all blank pages in the book were chosen as part of the design by the publisher.

A good street photographer must be possessed of many talents: an eye for detail, light, and composition; impeccable timing; a populist or humanitarian outlook; and a tireless ability to constantly shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot and never miss a moment. It is hard enough to find these
qualities in trained photographers with the benefit of schooling and mentors and a community of fellow artists and aficionados supporting and rewarding their efforts. It is incredibly rare to find it in someone with no formal training and no network of peers.

Yet Vivian Maier is all of these things, a professional nanny, who from the 1950s until the 1990s took over 100,000 photographs worldwide—from France to New York City to Chicago and dozens of other countries—and yet showed the results to no one. The photos are amazing both for the breadth of the work and for the high quality of the humorous, moving, beautiful, and raw images of all facets of city life in America’s post-war golden age.

It wasn’t until local historian John Maloof purchased a box of Maier’s negatives from a Chicago auction house and began collecting and championing her marvelous work just a few years ago that any of it saw the light of day. Presented here for the first time in print, Vivian Maier: Street Photographer collects the best of her incredible, unseen body of work.
A Day in the Life of a Supersonic Project Officer
Lloyd MallanSecond Library Copy- San Diego Air and Space Museum
The Western Humanities: Renaissance to the Present
Roy T. Matthews, F. Dewitt PlattThis chronologically organized introduction to the Western Humanities (art, music, history, literature, and drama) establishes the historical context of each era before the arts are discussed. The Western Humanities is also available in two separate volumes: Volume I covers prehistory through the Renaissance; Volume II covers the Renaissance to the Present. More than 600 illustrations appear throughout the text, and Personal Perspectives boxes bring to life the issues and events of the day.
Peter Max Poster Book
Peter Max
Lonely Heart: The Art of Tara McPherson Volume 1
Tara McPhersonThe compelling paintings and posters of Tara McPherson are a tour-de-force of creative tension, at once heartfelt and heartbreaking. Creating art about people and their odd ways, recalling many issues from childhood and adult life experience, McPherson creates images that are thought-provoking and seductive. Tara's array of work includes numerous gig posters for rock bands, including Green Day, Modest Mouse and Death Cab for Cutie, and advertising and editorial illustrations for a diverse group of clients. Her prints and paintings have been exhibited in galleries all over the world. Lonely Heart is the first printed collection of McPherson's work.
Lost Constellations: The Art of Tara McPherson
Tara McPhersonLoss, love, and loneliness. Altered forms and transfigured ideas. Power and vulnerability. Parallel universes of the heart and mind. Space and time. In a few brief years, the stunning visual oeuvre of Tara McPherson has grown and evolved at thrilling speed. Expanding beyond the limits of rock poster art into the worlds of commercial illustration and fine art, her paintings, drawings, toys, sculptures, and installations have pushed her influence and authority across the breadth of creative expression and helped redefine the boundaries of pop surrealism. Lost Constellations: The Art of Tara McPherson Volume 2 is the compelling road map to the artist's most recent and ambitious journeys in paint, pencil, and vinyl.
Character Trademarks
John MendenhallWith the growing awareness of the value of character trademark symbols in product design, marketing, and promotion has come a resurgence of interest in these extraordinary icons. The popularity of the California Raisins and other recent examples attest to the appeal of character trademarks in popular culture. From Reddy Kilowatt to Colonel Sanders, there is humor and nostalgia in the humble, often "kitschy" images which have become classics of commercial folk art that every consumer can relate to. This engaging volume contains approximately one thousand trademarks from the past ninety years, as well as a "Hall of Fame" section profiling some of the classic characters with the history of their development. Chronicle Books is pleased to include this remarkable volume in its series of design books, including Trademarks of the 20's and 30's and Trademarks of the 40's and 50's.
Deadwood: Stories of the Black Hills
David MilchAfter just two seasons, Deadwood® has become one of cable's highest rated series, a symbol of how great television can be when pushed to its limits. From the masterful acting to the surprisingly credible re-creation of a Western gold-rush town to the grippingly profane dialogue, Deadwood® is television made at the highest level of craft. Deadwood® is a vividly illustrated and comprehensive companion volume that brings fans behind the scenes to get the full story of HBO®'s award-winning drama—from Custer's opening of the Black Hills (and defeat by the Sioux), to the compelling story of the frontier Chinese and how they braved racism and formed a shadowy society in the west. With unprecedented access, the book gives readers in-depth interviews with cast, crew, writers, designers, and historians. Original, specially commissioned photography provides a fresh look at the people and places of Deadwood®, with new portraits of the lead characters (based on actual persons), detailed depictions of the set (including the Gem Saloon and Jack Langrishe's theater), and images revealing how the show is made, from costuming and makeup to the mixing of Deadwood® mud. A provocative, entertaining, and always evocative portrait of an era.
Clutter Magazine #12
Miranda O'Brien, Nick Carroll, Geoff Whitehouse, Chonny Echert, Phil Corbett, Neil O'Rourke, Triclops Studio, James Yuen, Chris Burt, Eddi PriceClutter Magazine #12 PUNK ROCK POSTER GIRL TARA MCPHERSON JULIE WEST PLAYBEAST Clutter Magazine is a quarterly publication that caters to the world of underground designer toys and the artists that create them. After emerging in Japan in the late 1990s, the toy scene has gone global, led by companies such as Toy2R, Kidrobot, and Medicom, and Clutter is the first English language magazine to showcase them. Since the world of designer toys has crossed over into many other mediums the magazine also covers other areas relating to design including graffiti, shoes, comics, animation, and film. The magazine's website, www.cluttermagazine.com provides breaking news and in depth information aimed at satisfying even the most avid collector's appetite for toys.
Clutter Magazine Issue #11
Miranda O'Brien, Nick Carroll, Geoff Whitehouse, Andy B, James Yuen, John Gallagher, Kenn Munk, Kirsty Hillyer, Triclops Studio, Richard KuochThe "Robots, Guns & Girls" issue with cover art by Ashley Wood. Contents include: Ashley Wood, Bigshot Toyworks, Buff Monster, Luke Chueh, Hicalorie, SDCC with Triclops, myplasticheart NYC, Kaiju Explosion, and Kaiju Customs.
Clutter Magazine Issue #14
Miranda O'Brien, Nick Carroll, Geoff Whitehouse, Chonny Echert, Mike Maraldo, Andy B, Chelsea HurmsonThe "Eat My Dust" issue with cover art by ilovedust. Contents include: ilovedust, Hello Brute, Guy McKinley, Kuso Toys, Quality Control, Betso, Toy Shopping in Japan, UK Dunny Series Lunch including interviews with Triclops, Peskimo, Doktor A, and McFaul, Dave White, Mad Barbarians, Jim Koch, and Devil Robots Recommend.
Clutter Magazine Issue #15
Miranda O'Brien, Andy B, Baykiddead, Chris Dobson, Triclops StudioThe "Gods and Monsters" issue with cover art by Jeff Lamm. Contents include: Jeff Lamm, Dead Presidents, Designer Toy Awards, Lou Pimentel, Lash, Carlos Enriquez-Gonzalez, Monster Worship, Leecifer, The London Police, Lana Crooks, L'amour Supreme x Mishka, Itokin Park, Fark, and K.olin Tribu.
Clutter Magazine Issue #16
Miranda O'Brien, Andy B, Devin LawsonThe "Designer Toy Awards 2011" issue with cover art by Pete Fowler. Contents include: Pete Fowler, The DTA's 2011, Sucklord, 3D Printing, Blamo Toys, 64 Colors, FriendsWithYou, Paul Shih, Josh Herbolsheimer, and The Fort.
Clutter Magazine Issue #17
Miranda O'Brien, Andy B, John Stokes, Andrew Hayward, Amy Greenwood, Nick Curtis, Jim Crawford"The Future is Stupid" issue with cover art by Frank Kozik. Contents include: Frank Kozik, Circus Posterus, Paul Kaiju, Jason Freeny, Kidrobot 10th Anniversary, Chris Ryniak, Shawnimals, Shea Brittian, Skinner, Velocitron, and War Toys.
Clutter Magazine Issue #18
Miranda O'Brien
Hi-Fructose Collected Edition 3 Box Set
Annie Owens, AttaboyA limited edition box set featuring prints, extras, and compiling material from issues 9-12 of the best-selling magazine Hi-Fructose. The book is a thick 300+ page hardcover expanding original material from issues 9-12 of the magazine; packed with intelligent interviews and exposes on leading pop surrealists, street artists and new contemporary artists from all over the world. The following items are available only in the box set: * A die-cut, embossed Snow Yak Mask by Mark Ryden * A fold-out poster by French artist McBess * A sticker book with art by Tara McPherson, Travis Lampe, Bob Dob, Brandi Milne & Luke Chueh * A set of flocked day-glo prints from Junko Mizuno, Skinner & Martin Ontiveros, packaged in a fold-out portfolio display * All contained in an artfully-designed, solid, ribbon-tied deluxe box * Limited to just 2500 copies Artists featured in the book include Sam Gibbons, Tom Haubrick, Tara McPherson, Ekundayo, Liz McGrath, Stella Im Hultberg, Chris Berens, Jeff Gillette, Dan May, Kevin Cyr, Nicolas Di Genova, Andrew Hem, Laurie Hassold, Yosuke Ueno, Bob Dob, Chris Scarborough, Chris Ryniak, Camilla d'Errico, Mandy Greer, Glenn Barr, Charlie Immer, Thomas Doyle, Nicola Verlato, Damon Soule, Tiffany Bozic, Mark Ryden, Brandi Milne, Chet Zar, Brandt Peters, Scott Hove, Mike Shine, Gabriels, Fuco Ueda, Luke Chueh, Travis Lampe, Michael Hussar, Josh Keyes, JinYoung Yu, Todd Schorr and Michael Page.
Hi-Fructose, Vol. 1
Annie OwensHi-Fructose magazine showcases an eclectic mix of underground artists, pop surrealists, emerging and rediscovered countercultures, and awe-inspiring spectacles from around the world. For the first time, this critically acclaimed arts magazine is collected in an expanded hardcover edition, compiling the best of the sought-after, long-sold-out first four volumes. Features the art of Mark Ryden, Tim Biskup, Junko Mizuno, Dave Cooper, Greg "Craola" Simkins, Gary Baseman, Alex Pardee, Gary Taxali, Scott Musgrove, Jeff Soto, Ray Ceasar, JennyBird, Joe Ledbetter, Longo Land, Michael Salter, Fawn Gehweiler Kurt Halsey, Invader, Ron English, Wilfrid Wood, Jim Woodring, Seen, Leslie Reppetaux, Brian McCarty, Attaboy, Saur Kids, Chris Uphues, Kaiju Big Battel, Chris Uphues, PShaw!, Ragnar, Cat Chow, and more.
Hi-Fructose Collected Edition Volume 2 Special Edition Box Set: Under-the-Counter Culture
Attaboy and Annie Owenshe best features, articles, and interviews from the highly sought- after art magazine, Hi-Fructose. Hi-Fructose is an amalgamation of emerging, and established artists, with a spotlight on awe-inspiring spectacles and developing counter cultures from around the world. This thick hardcover book expands the best original material from (the long sold-out) issues 5-8 of the magazine. Packed with intelligent interviews and exposes on leading pop surrealists, street artists, new contemporary artists, and creative artists from Japan & Sweden to Los Angeles & Toronto, Hi-Fructose Collected Volume 2 is a must-have addition to your personal library. This special edition includes: five 8 x 10" embossed spot-varnished prints by Travis Louie, Audrey Kawasaki and others, housed in a specially made portfolio with vellum dividers; three die-cut sticker pages from Hi-Fructose artists included in the collection; and a 24 x 24" "Anatomy of a Balloon Animal" poster by Jason Freeny. Everything comes packaged in a custom clamshell box tied with a ribbon to keep it safe. Artists in Hi-Fructose Collected Volume 2 include: James Jean, Amy Sol, Travis Louie, Camille Rose Garcia, Femke Hiemstra, Audrey Kawasaki, Lori Earley, Jordan Crane, Marion Peck, Edwin Ushiro, David Stoupakis, Mars-1, Mark Jenkins, Paul Pope, KRK Ryden, Brendan Danielsson, Yoko d'Holbachie, Brian Dettmer, Brendan Tang, KMNDZ, Freek Drent, Yoskay Yamamoto, Pars Kid, Kukula, Chris Mars, APAK, Ferris Plock, Gregory Jacobsen, Robert Hardgrave, Barnaby Barford, Amy Casey, Ken Keirns, Xiao Qing, Victor Castillo, Jason D'Aquino, Scott Radke, Naoto Hattori, Jonathan Wayshak, Mike Rea, Oksana Badrack, and more. Hi-Fructose Arts Magazine quarterly was founded by artists Attaboy and Annie Owens in 2005. Not a lifestyle magazine, Hi-Fructose puts its focus squarely on the art which transcends genre and trend, assuring readers thorough coverage and content that is relevant, informative and original. Each beautifully- designed, full- color issue goes beyond the comfort zone of the "alternative" norm to deliver a diverse cross section of the most influential and defining art of our time. Satisfies your cravings for new and unique art, happening just below the radar; Art that informs, rather than follows trends in mainstream media including film, fashion and design.
Plastic Culture: How Japanese Toys Conquered the World
Woodrow PhoenixPlastic toys based on Japanese comics, movies and TV shows from Astro Boy, Godzilla and Gatchaman, to Power Rangers, Sailor Moon and Pokemon, have had a powerful effect on the imaginations and the markets of the West, and have kick-started trends in design and pop culture that have crossed from Japan to the West and back East again.

Lavish full-color photographs of cult, limited-edition, and "designer" toys take us through the postwar period and right up into the present, with a fascinating look at the current vogue for "urban vinyl" and "art" toys. Extensively researched, the book includes interviews with the leading players in today's toy world, including long-established Japanese toymaking giants Kaiyodo and Sanrio, world-famous fine artists and producers of "art" toys Takashi Murakami and Yoshitomo Nara, and cult Hong Kong designers of "urban vinyl" toys Michael Lau and Eric So.

With its blend of incisive analysis and stylish photography, this is a book that will appeal to a wide range of readers: from those interested in the latest trends in contemporary art, to toy collectors young and old, and to anyone with an interest in Japan's influence on contemporary pop culture.
Drawings Sketches & Such Book 1
Eric Powell
Drawings Sketches & Such Book 2
Eric Powell
Drawings Sketches & Such Book 3
Eric Powell
Drawings Sketches & Such Book 4
Eric Powell
Drawings Sketches & Such Book 5
Eric Powell
Sketches from the Sick and Twisted Mind of Eric Powell
Eric Powell
Symptomatica
RagnarRagnar, a master of the modern pinup, unleashes another volume of sizzling contemporary art. Using the same format as his bestselling book Vernaculis and his sold out collection Chromaphile, Ragnar presents 80 pages of sexy girls and cartoony sidekicks in a variety of design-centric settings and situations. Over the years, Ragnar's work has evolved to become increasingly detail oriented as custom typefaces, intricate patterns and original icons have become major components of his illustrated universe. Fans of comics, cartoons, noir, pulps, movies, monsters and, of course, girls will be thrilled with this new wealth of extraordinary images.
Plazm Issue No. 29
Jon, Tiffany Lee Brown, Joshua Berger, Sarah Gottesdiener Raymond
THE METROPOLITAN OPERA PLAYBILL - MAY 7, 2008
DAVID (CONDUCTOR) ROBERTSON
Fabulous Fantasy Films
Jeff Rovin
American Surreal: The Art of Todd Schorr
Todd SchorrThe latest collection of paintings by one of contemporary surrealism's most influential artists. American Surreal picks up where Dreamland, Schorr's previous bestselling collection of mind-bending paintings left off. Look forward to countless hours of eye bulging investigative thought while examining the impeccably rendered subject matter that has become the hallmark of Schorr's outrageous vision. Schorr, one of the seminal figures in what has come to be known as the Lowbrow or Pop Surrealism art movement, has continually and systematically set the bar ever higher in his quest to bring classic old master painting technique to his pop culture infused subject matter. This latest collection continues that journey culminating with the epic masterpiece Ape Worship included in this volume. Schorr's paintings are the subject of two upcoming museum retrospectives, and are highly prized and coveted by collectors the world over. American Surreal is sure to satisfy those with an overly-developed visual appetite.
Dreamland
Todd Schorr, Doug HarveyTodd Schorr grew up in the 1950s in a world populated by Revell models, Mad Magazine, Mr. Peanut, and Mickey Mouse. These images fueled his artistic imagination, spawning vibrant, outlandish visions of Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny in a murderous pas de deux, hapless kiddies forced through flaming hoops, a genocidal egg hunt, and all other manner of mayhem. This illustrated tour of Schorr's best work is like a Saturday morning cartoon created by Hieronymous Bosch.
ART OF SHAG: BOTTOMLESS COCKTAIL
ShagShag is a leading light in contemporary hip art. Blending cartoon, tiki, and vintage illustrative sensibilities, Shag has garnered the attention of a legion of devoted fans and collectors who will delight in this new collection of his work. Shag's art looks back on the pop culture of the mid 20th century and blends it with a dose of modern irony, humor, and joy. An acolyte of Exotica, Tiki Culture, and cartoon illustration, Shag's work first looks retro, but on closer inspection is seen to be a loving exploration of the popular subconscious. This is the softcover edition.
Shag, Ltd.: Fine Art Limited Editions: A Catalogue Raisonne
ShagFine Art Limited Editions, A Catalogue Raisonn‚ presents the complete prints and posters of Josh Agle, a.k.a. Shag, the Californiabased artist whose bold, bright, irreverent takes on the swingin’ styles and of jetsetters, cocktaillounge crawlers, scenestealing supervillains and (literal) party animals have made him one of the most popular painters working today. Shag’s paintings have seen heavy demand and rising prices, so Agle turned to high quality limitededition prints beginning in 1999. Collected here for the first time, these 175 prints document the evolution of color, content and composition in Shag’s work with illustrated essays. Chronologically arranged and annotated with information on size, print run and date of publishing, straight from the artist’s own archives, here are Shag's long soldout limited edition serigraphs, offset lithos and etchings.
Supersonic Swingers: Around the World with the Art of Shag
Shag, Martin McIntosh
Net Chick: A Smart-Girl Guide to the Wired World
Carla Sinclair"Net Chicks" are progressive women who have become empowered by their access to and knowledge of the Internet. Designed like a magazine, this approachable, hip, and irreverent guide to smart-girl culture includes articles on digital culture, health, sex, fashion, and more. Illustrated with 100 "screen-grab" images from the World Wide Web.
Little People in the City: The Street Art of Slinkachu
Slinkachu"They're Not Pets, Susan," says a stern father who has just shot a bumblebee, its wings sparkling in the evening sunlight. A lone office worker, less than an inch high, looks out over the river in his lunch break, "Dreaming of Packing it All In." A tiny man makes his way back to a tiny car, with a tiny shopping bag: "Shopping for one again." Another office worker sits atop a gigantic engagement ring and gazes into the distance; the caption reads, simply: "No." These are the collected photographs of Slinkachu, a London-based artist who for several years has been placing tiny hand painted people on street corners, park benches, and the Underground, and leaving them to fend for themselves. Much like Banksy's early graffiti work, Slinkachu's creations mix the bustle, humor, and melancholy of city life, and lie quietly in the darker corners of London's streets, waiting to be discovered. And if you’re lucky enough to find one, to quote The Times: "Oddly enough, even when you know they are just hand-painted figurines, you can't help but feel that their plights convey something of our own fears about being lost and vulnerable in a big, bad city." This volume also includes a forward from acclaimed novelist Will Self.
Cut & Make North American Indian Masks in Full Color
A. G. Smith, Josie Hazen8 full-color masks based on authentic North American Indian designs: Hopi corn man, Kwakiutl human/bear mask, Iroquois false face mask, bird and raven masks of Makah Indians (British Columbia), Aztec fire god mask, 2 others. Complete assembly instructions.
Humans of New York
Brandon StantonBased on the blog with more than a million loyal fans, a beautiful, heartfelt, funny, and inspiring collection of photographs and stories capturing the spirit of a city

 

In the summer of 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton set out on an ambitious project: to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City.  Armed with his camera, he began crisscrossing the city, covering thousands of miles on foot, all in an attempt to capture New Yorkers and their stories.  The result of these efforts was a vibrant blog he called "Humans of New York," in which his photos were featured alongside quotes and anecdotes. 

 

The blog has steadily grown, now boasting more than a million devoted followers.  Humans of New York is the book inspired by the blog.  With four hundred color photos, including exclusive portraits and all-new stories, Humans of New York is a stunning collection of images that showcases the outsized personalities of New York.

 

Surprising and moving, printed in a beautiful full-color, hardbound edition, Humans of New York is a celebration of individuality and a tribute to the spirit of the city.
 

With 400 full-color photos and a distinctive vellum jacket
Bowl-O-Rama: The Visual Arts of Bowling
H. Thomas SteeleRecollectibles delight popular culture collectors and graphic designers with their interesting design and intriguing subjects. Each book has a unique and engaging cover that is sure to charm people everywhere.
Toys Are Us: A Revolution in Plastic
Brian StillmanSpecial Edition Director's Cut Documentary on designer vinyl toys, where art and commerce collide and enterprising do-it- yourselfers prove that making toys isn't just kid stuff.
A.L.T. 365+
André Leon TalleyThe unstoppable, unforgettable André Leon Talley, Vogue magazine’s editor at large, embodies the essence of the American spirit—the self-made man who has risen through the ranks of the elite high fashion industry with subtle perseverance, incomparable elegance, and searing wit over the past three decades. “Style transcends race, class, and time,” Talley explains; his inestimable influence can be seen everywhere, from the runways and the glossies to the backstage parties and the streets.

Talley invites us to share in a year of his life in A.L.T. 365+, his first art monograph, designed by world-renowned art director Sam Shahid. Within the pages, Talley’s photographs and text introduce us to the people and places he encounters along his travels around the world, be it among the devout perched along the front row of Fashion Week in New York, Paris, and Milan or seated with the faithful at the Good Friday services at Abyssinian Baptist Church, Harlem. A wonderful and warm family album, A.L.T. 365+ is inspired by Allure, the iconic volume of culture, personality, and style by Talley’s beloved mentor, Diana Vreeland.

Showcasing charmingly candid snapshots, taken with a Kodak one-time-use camera to lend a classic Warholian touch, along with revealing and intimate remembrances, A.L.T. 365+ is the only book to bring you the most illustrious players of our day living the life without thinking twice, all posing for Talley’s camera—legendary designers Karl Lagerfeld, John Galliano, Miuccia Prada, Oscar de la Renta, Manolo Blahnik, Diane von Furstenberg, Tom Ford, Donatella Versace, Stella McCartney, Stephen Jones, and Zac Posen; famed models Iman, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Linda Evangelista, Sophie Dahl, Stella Tennant, and Carmen Kass; superstar drag queens Lypsinka and Lady Bunny; Hip Hop icons Russell Simmons, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, and Jay-Z; reigning divas Liza Minnelli, Diana Ross, Patti LaBelle, Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Queen Latifah, and Boy George; among many others. Unvarnished, unairbrushed, and full of love, A.L.T. 365+ reveals a world where style is as style does.
The Curse of Lono
Hunter S. ThompsonThe Curse of Lono is to Hawaii what Fear and Loathing was to Las Vegas: the crazy tales of a journalist's ?coverage? of a news event that ends up being a wild ride to the dark side of Americana. Originally published in 1983, Curse features all of the zany, hallucinogenic wordplay and feral artwork for which the Hunter S. Thompson/Ralph Steadman duo have become known and loved. This curious book, considered an oddity among Hunter's oeuvre, has been long out of print, prompting collectors to search high and low for an original copy. Resurrected by TASCHEN in a bigger size with splendid, full-color illustrations and a foreword by Sean Penn, The Curse of Lono is now available in a special 1000-copy edition, numbered and hand-signed by Thompson and Steadman.
The Hobbit: Or, There and Back Again: An Illustrated Edition
J. R. R. TolkienThe adventures of the well-to-do hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, who lived happily in his comfortable home until a wandering wizard granted his wish.
Passion and Defiance: Silent Divas of Italian Cinema
Angela Dalle Vacche, Gian Luca FarinelliPublished in conjunction with the 38th New York Film Festival, the large paperback in dust jacket is wonderfully illustrated with photos of the divas.
Re/Search #14: Incredibly Strange Music, Volume I
V. ValeIncredibly Strange Music can be your guide to discover recordings that specialize in border-crossing—eluding scholars and historians who mainly have dedicated themselves to specific "genres" such as blues, rock, jazz, classical, and other forms. This book takes the listener on a tour of topsy-turvy, genre bending sound experience. Martin Denny, Perrey and Kingsley, Eartha Kitt and others tell how they created their unique recordings. The 12 inch LP covers spotlighted here are themselves "frameable" works of art, yet can still be found for trifling sums at thrift stores and garage sales. This is a record collectors' guide to the last remaining "bargains," and remix-culture DJs looking for something new can find a treasure trove of inspiration in these pages. On another level, this book will satisfy the itinerant reader simply in search of non-conformist thinking and passions.
Swing! The New Retro Renaissance
V. ValeMusic. Fashion. Ultural Studies. SWING! THE NEW RETRO RENAISSANCE documents the first major lifestyle change since punk. After a 50-year absence, partner-dancing is back with a vengence, propelled by a new generation of bands with roots in Hot Jazz, Jump Swing, Western Swing, and Rockabilly. Also documented are the exciting retro clothes, hairstyles, furnishings, cars, etc. saved from extinction by cutting-edge visionaries of this movement. Lavishly illustrated, this is the first comprehensive guide to a new state of mind being pioneered on the West Coast.
Popping Through Pictures: Paintings from Amanda Visell
Amanda VisellThis is an ART book, not a children's book. Amanda Visell's art is part whimsical, part macabre. The book is lovely, full of excellent shots of Amanda's work, crafted in a very thoughtful manner, which only enhances the work itself.