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    Weegee and Naked City by Weegee; Anthony W. Lee; Richard Meyer; Arthur Fellig

    Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008. Paperback. First edition, first printing. NEW paperback. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Photographs by Weegee; essays by Anthony W. Lee and Richard Meyer. 144 pages; b&w reproductions throughout; 6 x 8 inches. Two essays on Weegee's (Arthur Fellig) photography and his 1945 book, Naked City, and their effect of journalistic practices. One looks at Weegee's pictures before and after they were collected and assesses how his practice of tabloid photography was inseparable from his own lowbrow appeal. The other essay examines the leftist journalism world in 1930s and '40s New York and shows how this world helped shape the photographer's vision. The third volume in a series entitled: Defining Moments in American Photography.


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    Rowlandson and His Illustrations of Eighteenth Century English Literature by Wolf, Edward C. J

    Copenhagen: Einar Munksgaard, 1945. Trade paperback. minor wear to the extremities else a very good [unopened] copy. one of 500 copies.


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    The Structurist, No. 11, 1971: An Organic Art, Ecological Views of Man/Nature by Bornstein, Eli

    Saskatoon, Can: University of Saskatchewan, 1971. Paperback. First edition. Good+ paperback with soiling to the covers and a couple of stains to the back cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. 91 pages; color and b&w reproductions throughout; 8.5 x 11 inches. A journal of art & letters; this issue focuses on the relationship between humans and nature.


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    Angela Thirkell: An Autobiographic Sketch; Some American Appreciations; A Selection of Poetry Written to Announce the Publication of Some of Mrs. Thirkell's Books; An Abridged Bibliography by Thirkell, Angela

    Alfred A. Knopf, nd. chapbook. A nearly fine bright copy. [16] pp.


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    Dialogue with Photography by Hill, Paul; Thomas Cooper

    New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1979. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Near Fine hardcover with very light signs of handling--almost as new--in a Very Good+ dust jacket with light shelf wear, two tiny closed tears, and patches of moisture staining to the verso, one on the back panel lightly visible. A nice copy overall. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Interviews conducted by Hill and Cooper with 21 prominent photographers and writers on photography--with a portrait of each--including: Paul Strand, Man Ray, Cecil Beaton, Brassai, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Andre Kertesz, George Rodger, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Herbert Bayer, Robert Doisneau, Henry Holmes Smith, Helmut Gernsheim, Brett Weston, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Eliot Porter, W. Eugene Smith, Laura Gilpin, Imogen Cunningham, Wynn Bullock, Minor White, and Beaumont Newhall. 427 pages; 21 b&w illustrations; 5.5 x 8.5 inches.


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    Portraits in Miniature and Other Essays by Strachey, Lytton

    Harcourt, Brace and Co, 1931. First [Stated]. Hardcover. very good with slightly worn d.j. that is age darkened at the spine.


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    Marquis De Sade: His Life and Works by Block, Iwan; James Bruce

    np: Brittany Press, 1948. Hardcover. Presumed first American edition. Near Fine minus cloth-bound hardcover with a touch of wear along the bottom edges of the boards in a Good dust jacket with soiling, sunning to the spine, light wear at the extremities and chipping to the crown. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Text by Iwan Block; translated by James Bruce. xiv + 269 pages; 6 x 9.5 inches. Bibliography. A detailed, analytical study of the life and times of de Sade, containing the essence of all his writings, based on research by Bloch in private archives of the French Government, and Bloch's discovery of de Sade's unpublished manuscript of 120 Days of Sodom. A serious academic study of France during de Sade's time, its sexual morality, de Sade's works, and the role of sadism in literature, this biography began the resuscitation and modern study of de Sade.


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    The Heroic Couplet by Piper, William Bowman

    Cleveland: The Press of Case Western Reserve University, 1969. very good with nice bright but slightly worn d.j..


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    Time Pieces: Photographs, Writing and Memory by Morris, Wright

    New York: Aperture, 1989. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Fine in a Fine dj that has some wrinkles on the back panel, protected by a mylar cover. Cloth bound hardback in dust jacket. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. 154 pages; 28 b&w photographic text illustrations; 7 x 9.5 inches. Out of Print. In Time Pieces, Wright Morris provides an introspective investigation into the relationships between photographs and text. This seminal collection of essays, on subjects ranging from portraits of pioneers in the American West to writings by Susan Sontag and Henry James, provides a kaleidoscope of "time pieces" that serve to illuminate a complex, expressive, and evolving art form. Part of the Aperture Writers and Artists on Photography.


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    Canon/Archive: Studies in Quantitative Formalism 2017 by Moretti, Franco; Algee-Hewitt, Mark; Allison, Sarah; Gemma, Marissa; Heuser, Ryan; Jockers, Matthew; Katsma, Holst; Le-Khac, Long; Pestre, Dominique; Steiner, Erik; Tevel, Amir; Walser, Hannah; Witmore, Michael; Yamboliev, Irena

    NY, United States: Paper Monument, 2018. First edition. Paperback. New. Full of witty asides and suspenseful first-person narration that acknowledges surprises, dead-ends and the collaborative, experimental nature of the lab's work. . . . Even modest-seeming results . . . unsettle established ideas of literary history."-Jennifer Schuessler, New York TimesFor the past seven years, the Stanford Literary Lab, founded by Franco Moretti and Matthew Jockers, has been a leading site of literary scholarship aided by computers and algorithmic methods. This landmark volume gathers the collective research of the group and its most remarkable experiments. From seemingly ineffable matters such as the "loudness" of thousands of novels, the geographic distribution of emotions, the nature of a sentence and a paragraph, and the evolution of bureaucratic doublespeak, descriptions emerge. The Stanford Literary Lab lets the computers provide new insights for questions from the deep tradition of two centuries of literary inquiry. Rather than, like the rest of us, letting the computers lead.The results are adventurous, witty, challenging, profound. The old questions can finally get new answers-as the prelude to new big questions. Canon/Archive is the fulfillment and further development of "distant reading," adding a rare, full-length monument to the piecemeal progress of the digital humanities. No student, teacher, or inquisitive reader of literature will want to be without this book-just as no one interested in the new data-attentive methods in history, criticism, and the social sciences can afford to evade its summons.ISBN: 978-0-9970318-7-4"Canon/Archive embodies a new mode of thought . . . It is an important book of literary criticism, likely as important as any published this year."-Bill Benzon, 3 Quarks Daily "With scores of graphs and tables, Canon/Archive looks like a collection of scientific papers. And yet, the suspenseful narratives that link the graphs don't sound at all like (modern) science . . . This book offers new, consequential arguments about topics that have long been central to literary study: the nature of genre, the history of the novel, the stylistic strategies that make some writers more prominent than others . . . It has been clear for several decades that quantitative methods could produce real discoveries about literary history; this volume also proves that those discoveries can be communicated in a lively, suspenseful way."-Ted Underwood, Public Books "Franco Moretti's work has helped to make 'computational criticism,' and the digital humanities more generally, into a real intellectual movement . . . securing a permanent seat at the table for a new critical paradigm-something that happens only rarely."-Joshua Rothman, New Yorker "The Literary Lab tackles literary problems by scientific means: hypothesis-testing, computational modeling, quantitative analysis. . . . For the Literary Lab, [evidence] suggests that there are formal aspects of literature that people, unaided, cannot detect."-Kathryn Schulz, New York Times Book Review "The experience of reading Moretti is never less than exhilarating. No one conveys better the sheer fun of literary research, or invests the discipline with such an air of discovery and possibility."-James English, Los Angeles Review of Books | 150 x 230 x 20mm | 532g | 315 pages.


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    The Oxford Companion to African American Literature by Andrews, William L.; Francis Smith Foster; Trudier Harris - Editors

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Fine cloth-bound hardcover in a Fine dust jacket. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. 866 pages; 9.5 x 7 inches.


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    Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century by Greil Marcus

    Cambridge, Mass., United States: HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2009. Paperback. New/-. Greil Marcus, author of "Mystery Train", widely acclaimed as the best book ever written about America as seen through its music, began work on this new book out of a fascination with the Sex Pistols: that scandalous antimusical group, invented in London in 1975 and dead within two years, which sparked the emergence of the culture called punk. 'I am an antichrist!' shouted singer Johnny Rotten - where in the world of pop music did that come from? Looking for an answer, with a high sense of the drama of the journey, Marcus takes us down the dark paths of counterhistory, a route of blasphemy, adventure, and surprise. This is no mere search for cultural antecedents. Instead, what Marcus so brilliantly shows is that various kinds of angry, absolute demands - demands on society, art, and all the governing structures of everyday life - seem to be coded in phrases, images, and actions passed on invisibly, but inevitably, by people quite unaware of each other. Marcus lets us hear strange yet familiar voices: of such heretics as the Brethren of the Free Spirit in medieval Europe and the Ranters in seventeenth-century England; the dadaists in Zurich in 1916 and Berlin in 1918, wearing death masks, chanting glossolalia; one Michel Mourre, who in 1950 took over Easter Mass at Notre-Dame to proclaim the death of God; the Lettrist International and the Situationist International, small groups of Paris-based artists and writers surrounding Guy Debord, who produced blank-screen films, prophetic graffiti, and perhaps the most provocative social criticism of the 1950s and '60s; the rioting students and workers of May '68, scrawling cryptic slogans on city walls and bringing France to a halt; and, the Sex Pistols in London, recording the savage "Anarchy in the U.K.", and "God Save the Queen". Although the Sex Pistols shape the beginning and the end of the story, "Lipstick Traces" is not a book about music; it is about a common voice, discovered and transmitted in many forms. Working from scores of previously unexamined and untranslated essays, manifestos, and filmscripts, from old photographs, dada sound poetry, punk songs, collages, and classic texts from Marx to Henri Lefebvre, Marcus takes us deep behind the acknowledged events of our era, into a hidden tradition of moments that would seem imaginary except for the fact that they are real: a tradition of shared utopias, solitary refusals, impossible demands, and unexplained disappearances. Written with grace and force, humor and an insistent sense of tragedy and danger, "Lipstick Traces" tells a story as disruptive and compelling as the century itself. | 496 pages | 160.02 x 231.14 x 30.48mm | 657.71g.


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    Rowlandson and His Illustrations of Eighteenth Century English Literature by Wolf, Edward C. J

    Copenhagen: Einar Munksgaard, 1945. Trade paperback. a little age darkened at the spine else a nearly fine bright [unopened] copy. one of 500 copies.


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    Photography: Essays & Images, Illustrated Readings in the History of Photography by Newhall, Beaumont

    New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1980. Paperback. First edition, first printing. Near Fine paperback with light tanning at the edges of the covers and touch of soiling; square tight binding with no creasing to spine. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Edited with an introduction by Beaumont Newhall. 328 pages; 190 b&w plates and text illustrations; 8 x 11 inches. Index. "A source book for students of the history of photography as an art and a narrative for the general reader." 53 separate pieces that begin with a 1760 prediction of photography and an 1802 report by Wedgwood & Davy on their experiments to copy paintings onto glass through texts on the daguerreotype and early exhibitions, to criticism by Baudelaire, Leger, and Moholy-Nagy, Steiglitz on pictorialism, a credo by Ansel Adams, to an essay on found photography and finally, concluding with a 1971 interview with Walker Evans. In between we hear from or see the work of Cameron, Fox Talbot, Scott Archer, Henry Peach Robinson, Emerson, Jacob Riis, Paul Strand, Edward Steichen, Eadweard Muybridge, Nadar, Beaumont and Nancy Newhall, Francis Frith, Edward Weston, Berenice Abbot, Dorothea Lange, Aaron Siskind, Minor White, and others.


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    The Colonial Harem: Theory and History of Literature Volume 21 by Alloula, Malek; Barbara Harlow

    Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 1986. Paperback. First edition, first printing. Very Good/Near Fine paperback with light shelf wear. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Compiled with text by Malek Alloula; translation by Myrna Godzich and Wlad Godzich; introduction by Barbara Harlow. 135 pages; brown-printed b&w reproductions throughout; 10.5 x 9 inches. Bibliography. A collection of postcards of Algerian women produced and sent by the French during the first three decades of the 20th century with analysis of them in their historical context and revealing the distorting and denigrating effects of the French colonial presence on Algerian society.


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    Philip Johnson: The Constancy of Change by Johnson, Philip; Emmanuel J. Petit; Robert A.M. Stern

    New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2009. 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. Edited by Emmanuel J. Petit; foreword by Robert A.M. Stern; essays by Beatriz Colomina, Peter Eisenman, Kurt W. Forster, Mark Jarzombek, Charles Jencks, Phyllis Lambert, Reinhold Martin, Detlef Mertins, Joan Ockman, Terence Riley, Vincent Scully, Michael Sorkin, Kazys Varnelis, Stanislaus von Moos, Ujjval Vyas, and Mark Wigley. 274 pages; 53 color and 163 b&w illustrations; 8.75 x 10.75 inches. Index. In sixteen essays, the architectural establishment present their ideas on Johnson, his enormous influence as a curator, and the mixed quality of his built legacy from historical, theoretical and sociological perspectives. Among the topics covered are Johnson’s wide-ranging knowledge of art history, his endorsement of different versions of architectural modernism, his use of rhetoric and the mass media, his social persona, and his politics of patronage.


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    Light Matters: Writings on Photography by Goldberg, Vicki

    New York: Aperture, 2005. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition, first printing. NEW hardcover in a NEW dust jacket, protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. 248 pages; b&w illustrations throughout; 5.5 x 8.75 inches. SIGNED BY GOLDBERG on the half title and inscribed in the year of publication. Goldberg is one of the leading voices in the field of photography criticism. Light Matters gathers for the first time a selection of her essays and criticism, culled from her writings published over the past 25 years in publications such as The New York Times, American Photographer and Vanity Fair.


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    Peter Halley: Collected Essays, 1981-87 by Halley, Peter

    New York: Sonnabend Gallery, 1989. Paperback. Fine/As New paperback in a Fine/As New dust jacket. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Second edition, Sonnabend Gallery, 1989. 203 pages; 19 b&w illustrations; 5.25 x 7 inches. From an unnumbered edition limited to 2000 copies. Essays on art and other artists by the painter, writer, teacher, and publisher, Peter Halley.


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    The New Yorker, December 9, 2002: Susan Sontag on Looking at War by Sontag, Susan; John Updike

    New York: Conde Nast, 2002. Magazine. First edition. Near Fine magazine with a mailing label to the front and a label to the back cover otherwise only a touch of shelving wear. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. The December 9, 2002, issue of The New Yorker magazine, with: Susan Sontag's essay titled Looking at War, Photography's View of Devastation and Death; fiction by John Updike; Adam Gopnik on re-reading fairy tales; poetry by Linda Bierds, Paul Muldoon, and James Tate; cover art by Bruce McCall; and much more. Staple-bound; 146 pages; color and b&w illustrations throughout; 8 x 10.75 inches.


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    Pop Art by Osterwold, Tilman

    Cologne: Taschen, 1990. Paperback. First English language edition, 1990, first printing. Fine paperback with French flaps. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Text by Tilman Osterwold. 240 pages; color and b&w illustrations throughout; 9.5 x 11.75 inches. Artist bios, bibliography. A survey of Pop Art. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.


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    The Best of Popular Photography by Fondiller, Harvey V. - Editor

    New York: Ziff-Davis, 1979. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition, first printing. Fine cloth-bound hardcover in a Very Good slipcase with a small tear at one corner and light shelf wear; no dj as issued. A very nice copy. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Introduction by Beaumont Newhall, foreword by Arthur Goldsmith. 406 pages; 16 color plates plus hundreds of b&w reproductions; 9 x 10.5 inches. From a special edition limited to 500 copies, this being #473. SIGNED BY BEAUMONT NEWHALL, on a bound-in sheet. Drawing on more than 500 issues of Popular Photography from 1937-1979, this volume present over 80 articles covering all aspects of photography--its personalities, techniques, criticism and history. It includes John Steinbeck on Robert Capa, W. Eugene Smith on Dorothea Lange and articles by or about Ansel Adams, Bourke-White, Avedon, Eisenstaedt, Steichen, Stieglitz, Feininger, David Douglas Duncan, Cartier-Bresson, Strand, Kertesz, Edward Weston, and many others. Overseas sales will require extra postage for this volume.


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    Landscape as Photograph by Jussim, Estelle; Elizabeth Lindquist-Cock

    New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1985. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Fine hardcover in a Fine dust jacket with just a touch of soiling; almost as new copy. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. 184 pages; 70 b&w and 8 color photos; 10 x 9.25 inches. Includes a list of the illustrations, notes, bibliography and index. The authors offer a social history of American landscape photography, relating it to successive phases of 19th and 20th century consciousness and showing a "particular regard for the ongoing mutual influences between photography and painting." Includes photographs by Robert Adams, Baltz, Brigman, Caponigro, Coburn, Eggleston, Friedlander, W. H. Jackson, Muybridge, O'Sullivan, Brett Weston, Clarence White, Minor White, etc.


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    Painting in Cinquecento Venice: Titian, Veronese, Tintoretto by Rosand, David

    New Haven/London: Yale University Press, 1982. Paperback. First edition, 1982, second printing. Good paperback sunning to spine, creases at the corners of the front cover and light shelf wear; binding solid, covers flat, overall, better than a reading copy. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. 368 pages; 8 color plates and 157 b&w reproductions; 8.5 x 11 inches. The first modern study in English of sixteenth-century Venetian painting and a modern critical framework for the general study of art. Overseas sales and expedited shipping will require extra postage for this volume.


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    Looking at Photographs: 100 Pictures from the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art by Szarkowski, John; Barbara Morgan

    New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1973. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition, first printing. Very Good cloth-bound hardcover with light wear/fading at the edges and a now-flattened crease to the ffep and first six pages in a Near Fine dust jacket with a sun-faded spine, as is common. 216 pages; 100 b&w photographic plates; 9.5 x 11 inches. SIGNED BY SZARKOWSKI; inscribed by Szarkowki to Barbara Morgan on the half-title, dated in the year of publication and signed "John;" signed in full on the title page at a later date; additionally, on the blank page opposite the title page, SIGNED BY BARBARA MORGAN in the context of a note referring to the location and title of her image reproduced in the book. A survey of photographs from MoMA's collection with commentary on each one by Szarkowski.


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    Looking at Photographs: People by Lowe, Jacques

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1995. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Fine/As New 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. Text and editing by Jacques Lowe. 40 pages; b&w photos throughout; 8.5 x 11.25 inches. An essay on how to look at photographs by John F. Kennedy's personal photographer, including work by all the greats of the medium as well as some of Lowe's images.


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