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The Great Escape: Nine Jews Who Fled Hitler and Changed the World
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The Great Escape: Nine Jews Who Fled Hitler and Changed the World

By Marton, Kati; Robert Capa; Andre Kertesz

New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Fine/As New hardcover with a tap to one tip in a Fine/As New dust jacket, protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Marton brings to life an unknown chapter of World War II: the tale of nine men who grew up in Budapest's brief Golden Age, then, driven from Hungary by anti-Semitism, fled to the West and changed the world. The author shows how their separate lives and careers were all shaped by Budapest's lively cafe life before the darkness closed in. Marton follows the lives of four history-changing scientists who helped usher in the nuclear age and the computer (Edward Teller, John von Neumann, Leo Szilard, and Eugene Wigner); two major movie myth-makers (Michael Curtiz and Alexander Korda); two immortal photographers (Robert Capa and Andre Kertesz); and one seminal writer (Arthur Koestler). Text by Kati Marton. 288 pages; 16 pages of b&w photos; 6.2 x 9.2 inches.

$24.95

Aaron Siskind: Pleasures and Terrors
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Aaron Siskind: Pleasures and Terrors

By Siskind, Aaron; Carl Chiarenza; James L. Enyeart

Boston & Tucson: New York Graphic Society & Center for Creative Photography, 1982. Hardcover. First edition. Fine clothbound hardcover with a couple of tiny dark spots to the top edge of the text block in a Near Fine dust jacket with a touch of shelf wear and a touch of tanning to the spine. A very nice copy. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. An important biography and critical survey of Siskind's work. Photographs by Aaron Siskind; text by Carl Chiarenza; foreword by James L. Enyeart. 283 pages; 74 duo-toned b&w plates + 198 text illustrations; 9.5 x 11.25 inches. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$54.95

An A-Z of Type Designers
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An A-Z of Type Designers

By Macmillan, Neil; Jonathan Barnbrook; Erik van Blokland; Clive Bruton; John Downer; John Hudson; Jean Francois Porchez; Erik Spiekermann; Jeremy Tankard

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2006. Paperback. First edition, first printing. NEW paperback with French flaps in the publisher's shrink wrap. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Features a comprehensive listing of over 260 type designers from around the world, ranging from Gutenberg to the present day. Entries are illustrated by examples of the designers' work taken from posters, private press editions, magazine covers, book designs, and rare archival specimens. Text by Neil Macmillan with contributions by Jonathan Barnbrook, Erik van Blokland, Clive Bruton, John Downer, John Hudson, Jean Francois Porchez, Erik Spiekermann, and Jeremy Tankard. 208 pages; color and b&w reproductions throughout; 8.75 x 11 inches.

$22.95

Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists: Roy Lichtenstein
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Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists: Roy Lichtenstein

By Lichtenstein, Roy; Mike Venezia

New York: Children's Press, 2001. Paperback. NEW paperback. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. A biography/career survey of Roy Lichtenstein for young children. Written and illustrated by Mike Venezia. First edition, third printing. 32 pages; a couple of illustrations + many reproductions of Lichtenstein artwork; 8 x 9.5 inches.

$14.95

Leni: The Life and Work of Leni Riefenstahl
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Leni: The Life and Work of Leni Riefenstahl

By Riefenstahl, Leni; Steven Bach

New York: Knopf, 2007. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. New hardcover in a New dust jacket; a review copy, protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The definitive biography of Leni Riefenstahl, the woman best known as "Hitler's filmmaker," based on new sources including interviews with her colleagues and intimate friends, as well as on previously unknown recordings of Riefenstahl herself. 400 pages; 32 pages of b&w photos + 4 text illustrations; 6.5 x 9.5 inches. LAID IN is the publisher's press release and a review slip.

$29.95

Ruth Bernhard: Between Art and Life
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Ruth Bernhard: Between Art and Life

By Bernhard, Ruth; Margaretta Mitchell; Peter Bunnell

San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2000. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition, first printing. Fine cloth-bound hardcover with light signs of handling in a Fine dust jacket, protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A profusely illustrated memoir/personal scrapbook/biography of the life and work of the photographer Ruth Bernhard. Woven throughout is correspondence between Bernhard and her mentor Edward Weston, as well as interviews with friends, colleagues, students, and her long-time printer. Included is a special section entitled "Workshop," which surveys Bernhard's teaching methods. Issued in conjunction with an exhibition of her work. Foreword by Bernhard; text by Margaretta Mitchell; afterword by Peter Bunnell. SIGNED BY both BERNHARD & MITCHELL on the title page; elegant non-authorial inscription to the half title. 172 pages; duo-toned illustrations throughout; 10 x 10 inches. Awards & lecture list, exhibition history, index. LAID IN is a letterpress-printed on wove paper "Recipe for long and happy life" by Bernhard. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$84.95

Fernand Leger: Sa Vie, Son Oeuvre, Son Reve
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Fernand Leger: Sa Vie, Son Oeuvre, Son Reve

By Leger, Fernand; Guido le Noci; Georges Bauquier

Milan: Apollinaire, 1971. Paperback. First edition. Near Fine paperback in dust jacket with a bump to two tips, crimping to the spine ends, and tanning and chips to the glassine cover at the spine; pages are still uncut along the top edge; lacking slipcase. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Fernand Leger's "Life, Work, Dreams" as told through a compilation of hundreds of photographs of him, his family and friends; facsimile reproductions of letters, manuscripts, documents, ephemera, and newspaper clippings; quotes; and art works. From an edition limited to 1150 copies, this being #290, printed on hand-made paper. Unpaginated [ca. 340 pages]; color and b&w illustrations throughout; 10.25 x 14 inches. Text in French. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$200.00

Milton Friedman: Nobel Monetary Economist: a Review of His Theories and Policies
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Milton Friedman: Nobel Monetary Economist: a Review of His Theories and Policies

By Puttaswamaiah, K.

Isle Publishing Company, 2009. Hardcover. First edition. NEW hardcover in dust jacket, in publisher's shrink wrap. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. 285 pages; 6.5 x 9.75 inches.

$74.95

Eyewitness: The Who
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Eyewitness: The Who

By Black, Johnny

London: Carlton Books, 2001. Hardcover. First edition. Fine cloth-bound hardcover with a light bump to one tip in a Fine dust jacket with a touch of shelf wear. A very nice copy. Note that the white line along the spine in our photo is the reflection of the flash. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The day-by-day story of The Who, told through eyewitness accounts by friends, family, and fellow musicians. Compiled and written by Johnny Black. 272 pages; 16 pages of color and b&w photos; 6 x 9.5 inches.

$24.95

Gilbert Stuart
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Gilbert Stuart

By Stuart, Gilbert; Richard McLanathan

New York: Abrams, 1986. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Fine/As New cloth-bound hardcover with a touch of crimping to the spine ends in a Fine dust jacket with a hint of shelf wear and fading to the spine. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A biographical monograph on the life and work of the American painter Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828), considered one of the country's finest artists. Text by Richard McLanathan. 160 pages; 51 full-page color plates + about 70 text illustrations; 9.25 x 12.25 inches. Chronology, bibliography, index. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$14.95

Modigliani: The Biography
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Modigliani: The Biography

By Modigliani, Amedeo; William Fifield

New York: Morrow, 1976. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Fine cloth-bound hardcover with a trace of soiling to the fore edge of the text block--the text block has been bound slightly askew--in a Near Fine dust jacket with a trace of soiling and a touch of wear at the extremities including two tiny tears. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The biography of the painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani (1884 - 1920.) Text by William Fifield. 317 pages; 24 pages of b&w photos + text illustrations throughout; 6.25 x 9.5 inches.

$16.95

The New Yorker Magazine, May 15, 2000: Cindy Sherman
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The New Yorker Magazine, May 15, 2000: Cindy Sherman

By Sherman, Cindy; Calvin Tomkins; Martin Schoeller; Richard Ford; John Updike; Merle Haggard; William T. Vollmann; Ed Grazda; Peter Schjeldahl

New York: Conde Nast, 2000. Magazine. First edition. Near Fine magazine with a mailing label to the front and a three by four inch label to the back, otherwise a clean, bright copy with minimal signs of wear. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. The May 15, 2000, issue of The New Yorker magazine with: a profile of Cindy Sherman by Calvin Tomkins and portrait by Martin Schoeller; fiction by Richard Ford; a book review by John Updike; Merle Haggard profile; William T. Vollmann in Afghanistan with photographs by Ed Grazda; Peter Schjeldahl on Picabia and Warhol; and much more. Staple-bound; 108 pages; color and b&w illustrations throughout; 8 x 10.75 inches.

$14.95

Jacques Lipchitz: The Artist at Work
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Jacques Lipchitz: The Artist at Work

By Lipchitz, Jacques; Bert Van Bork; Alfred Werner

New York: Crown, 1966. Hardcover. First edition. Fine cloth-bound hardcover with light crimping to the spine ends and a light bump to one tip in a Near Fine dust jacket with a small chip at the crown, a small abrasion to one fore edge, and light shelf wear. A nice copy. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A biographical study of the sculptor Jacques Lipchitz and a memoir of years of documenting the artist at work. Photographs and text by Bert Van Bork; afterword by Alfred Werner. 220 pages; profusely illustrated in b&w; 9.25 x 12.25 inches. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$22.95

Sigmund Freud
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Sigmund Freud

By Steadman, Ralph

New York: Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, 1980. Paperback. First paperback edition, first printing. Near Fine paperback with light shelf wear and a small black mark to the edge of the text block at the heel which may or may not be a remainder mark; spine square, covers flat. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Using the techniques discussed by Freud in his 1905 book, Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious, Steadman produces a biography of Freud in which each scene of his life is transformed into a visual and verbal pun. Illustrations and text by Ralph Steadman. 118 pages; 50 full-page b&w illustrations + 25 text illustrations; 8 x 9.25 inches.

$19.95

The Invisible Line: The Life and Photography of Ken Oosterbroek
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The Invisible Line: The Life and Photography of Ken Oosterbroek

By Oosterbroek, Ken; Mike Nicol; Robin Comley; Joao Silva

Roggebaai & Parklands, S.A.: Kwela Books & Random House S.A., 1998. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Fine hardcover in a Fine dust jacket, protected by a clear mylar cover. Note that the white line along the spine in our photo is the reflection of the flash. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Part biography, part history, this volume tracks the life of South African photojournalist Oosterbroek (1963-1994) against the run-up to the elections of 1994 and the struggle to end apartheid. He was a member of the legendary Bang-Bang Club--a group of young, ambitious SA photographers who documented the violence, heartache, and hopes that roiled the nation--and the winner of numerous photography awards for his work. Shooting for The Star in Johannesburg, SA's biggest daily newspaper, he was accidentally killed while covering a demonstration, nine days before polling day. Text by Mike Nicol; edited by Robin Comley and Joao Silva. 144 pages; color and duo-toned b&w illustrations throughout; 8.75 x 11.25 inches.

$235.00

Nadar: Les Annees Creatrices, 1854-1860
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Nadar: Les Annees Creatrices, 1854-1860

By Nadar; Felix Tournachon; Francoise Heilbrun; Maria Morris Hambourg; Philippe Neagu; Sylvie Aubenas; Andre Jammes; Ulrich Keller; Andre Rouille

Paris: Editions de la Reunion des Musees Nationaux, 1994. Hardcover. First French edition, first printing. Near Fine cloth-bound hardcover with a touch of rubbing at the spine ends and lower tips and a small bit of white paper stuck to some sticker adhesive on the ffep in a Fine dust jacket with hints of soiling. A very nice copy. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The catalogue for an exhibition at the Musee d'Orsay, Paris, 1994, of portraits by Nadar (1820-1910), the French photographer, caricaturist, writer, and balloonist. The exhibition was presented the following year at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC. Photographs by Nadar (Felix Tournachon); curated with essays by Francoise Heilbrun, Maria Morris Hambourg and Philippe Neagu; essays by Sylvie Aubenas, Andre Jammes, Ulrich Keller, and Andre Rouille. 348 pages; 98 full-page tri-toned b&w plates + 153 text illustrations; 9.25 x 12.25 inches. Chronology, bibliography, plate notes, index. Text in French. LAID IN is a long illustrated article about Nadar from Art in America, 1988. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$150.00

Man Ray: Reveries
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Man Ray: Reveries

By Man Ray; Alexander Games

np: Parkstone Press, 1999. Hardcover. First edition. Fine hardcover in a Fine dust jacket, protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A biography of Man Ray focusing on his sexual partners and emotional development; highly designed using many of nudes, fashion photography, and portraits. Text by Alexander Games. 120 pages; color throughout; 5.25 x 8.5 inches. Caption list.

$14.95

Picasso's Weeping Woman: The Life and Art of Dora Maar
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Picasso's Weeping Woman: The Life and Art of Dora Maar

By Maar, Dora; Mary Ann Caws

Boston: Bulfinch/Little, Brown, 2000. Hardcover. First American edition, first printing. Fine cloth-bound hardcover in a Fine dust jacket, protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A biography of Picasso's mistress, the artist Dora Maar, profusely illustrated with her paintings and photographs and with archival images. Text by Mary Ann Caws. 224 pages; 228 color and b&w illustrations; 8.5 x 11.5 inches. LAID IN is a 16-page article from a British periodical on Maar.

$49.95

Conan Doyle: His Life and Art
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Conan Doyle: His Life and Art

By Pearson, Hesketh; Arthur Conan Doyle

London: Methuen, 1943. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Very Good minus hardcover with light rubbing at the extremities and foxing to the edges of the text block and to the first two leaves in a Fair dust jacket with chips to the extremities, rubbing at the folds, soiling, and a long tear. Note that the white line along the spine in our photo is the reflection of the flash. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Text by Hesketh Pearson. vii + 193 pages; 6 b&w plates; 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Index. Biography of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the conventional Scottish doctor who pursued the occult, was interested in spiritualism and fairies, and the creator of one of the most famous characters in English literature, Sherlock Holmes.

$19.95

Germaine Krull: Photographer of Modernity
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Germaine Krull: Photographer of Modernity

By Krull, Germaine; Kim Sichel

Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1999. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Fine/As New cloth-bound hardcover in a Fine/As New dust jacket, protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Photographs by Germaine Krull; text by Kim Sichel. 363 pages; 148 full-page duo-toned b&w plates plus 43 text illustrations; 10 x 12.5 inches. Notes, bibliography, index. Germaine Krull (1897-1985) led an extraordinary life that spanned nine decades and four continents. She witnessed many of the high points of modernism and recorded some of the major upheavals of the twentieth century. Her photographs include avant-garde montages, ironic studies of female nudes, press propaganda shots, as well as some of the most successful commercial and fashion images of her day. Her political commitments led her from communist allegiance to incarceration in Russia as a counterrevolutionary to support of the Free French cause against Hitler to a reclusive existence among Tibetan monks in India. Sichel's study of this remarkable artist reveals a life of deep convictions, implausible transformations, complex emotional relationships, and inspired achievements. The catalogue for a major traveling exhibition of Krull's work. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$74.95

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