Friday, October 24, 2014

New Arrivals: Two by Sebastiao Salgado



Migrations
Paperback with Dust Jacket
(out of print)




Workers
Hardcover 





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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Featured: Five Covers By Milton Glaser







Stanislaw Lem, A Perfect Vacuum
Hardcover




Nigel Balchin, Seen Dimly Before Dawn
Hardcover




Bernard Malamud, The Magic Barrel
Hardcover




Alberto Moravia, Bought And Sold
Hardcover





Alberto Moravia, The Fetish
Hardcover




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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

New Arrival: Ray Johnson's Not Nothing




Not Nothing: Selected Writings by Ray Johnson 1954-1994 

Paperback


"Ray Johnson, considered the progenitor of Correspondence art, blurred the boundaries between life and art, authorship and intimacy. The defining nature of his work were his letters (often both visual and textual in character), intended to be received, replied to (altered and embellished) and read, again and again. This lovingly curated collection of more than 200 mostly previously unpublished writings—including selected letters, minutes for “New York Correspondence School” meetings, hand-written notes and other writings—opens a new view into the whirling flux of Johnson’s art, highlighting his keen sense of play as well as his attuned sensitivity to both language and the shifting nature of meaning. Cumulatively, the writings reveal not only how he created relationships, glyphs and puzzles by connecting words, phrases, people and ideas, but also something about the elusive Johnson himself.
Not Nothing: Selected Writings by Ray Johnson is but one possible selection from thousands of pieces from the Ray Johnson Estate archives. In this chronological presentation, Editor Elizabeth Zuba’s intention is to make space for thoroughly experiencing a pervasive and often overlooked aspect of Johnson’s work: language. With near full-size reproductions of the original pages in color and half-tones, the works in Not Nothing: Selected Writings by Ray Johnson can be easily read—and are revelatory in their diverse but porous modes and in the way they deepen the understanding of Johnson’s entire oeuvre." -Siglio Press



About Ray Johnson


:Almost twenty years after his death, Ray Johnson (1927-1995) continues to be revealed as one of the most quietly consequential figures in American contemporary art. An influential pioneer of Pop art, Conceptual art and Mail art (though he eschewed all of these monikers), Johnson’s extrasensory perception and insatiable curiosity resulted in an immense body of work that spans collage, correspondence, performance, sculpture, drawing, painting and book arts. Johnson’s work operates in a space of void, fragmentation and dispersion; from his early geometric abstract paintings to the collage and text work he called “moticos”; from the dancing black glyphs and morphing animal signatures to the later dense silhouette collages; from his writings, artist’s books and correspondence art to the (non-) performances he called “Nothings.” Fully charged with negative capability, Johnson’s work in “nothingness” hinged on communication and relationships. His circle of friends, including Josef Albers, Ruth Asawa, George Brecht, John Cage, Christo, Chuck Close, Joseph Cornell, Albert M. Fine, Dick Higgins, Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Richard Lippold, Robert Motherwell, Ad Reinhardt, James Rosenquist, Cy Twombly and Andy Warhol, among others, reads like a Who’s Who of 1950s-70’s American art. Despite sharing major exhibitions between 1957-1978 (with the likes of Duchamp, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Allan Kaprow and Andy Warhol, among others) as well as having important solo shows at major galleries and museums (such as at The Whitney in 1970), Johnson systematically refused or flouted most opportunities to popularize his work through mainstream art commerce. On January 13, 1995 Johnson leapt from the Sag Harbor bridge in Long Island in an apparent suicide." -Siglio Press







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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Event: The 215 Festival & APR Present Dorothea Lasky & Thomas Devaney



Saturday, Oct. 25th at 7pm

at 

Brickbat Books:

 

The 215 Festival

and 

The American Poetry Review
Present:

Dorothea Lasky
Thomas Devaney


Dorothea Lasky has published four collections of poetry, AWE (2007), Black Life (2010), Thunderbird (2012), and most recently Rome (2014), as well as several chapbooks, including the polemical Poetry Is Not a Project (2010). Her poems have appeared in a number of prominent publications, including the New Yorker, Paris Review, and American Poetry Review. Known for her colloquial, even slangy style and dramatic readings, Lasky acknowledges that “there is a kind of arrogance, a kind of supreme power, that when infused with a little real humility and expertise, makes a poem. Because the poem is always about the speaker.” Lasky was awarded a Bagley Wright Fellowship in 2013, and she is an assistant professor of poetry at Columbia University.

For more: https://www.aprweb.org/poem/wild
http://books.wwnorton.com/books/Rome/


Thomas Devaney is the author of Calamity Jane (Furniture Press Books, 2014) and The Picture That Remains (The Print Center, 2014). Devaney was awarded a Pew Fellowship in the Arts in the spring 2014. Hanging Loose Press is publishing his fifth book of poems Runaway Goat Cart in 2015. Projects with the Institute of Contemporary Art include "Tales from the 215" for "Philadelphia Freedom" with Zoe Strauss and the "The Empty House" at the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site for "The Big Nothing." He teaches at Haverford College.

For more:
http://www.pcah.us/posts/211_fellows_friday_q_a_with_thomas_devaney
http://www.thomasdevaney.net/

Presented by The American Poetry Review.




ABOUT THE 215 FESTIVAL: Founded in Philadelphia in 2001, The 215 Festival is a literary arts festival celebrating the written, spoken and visualized word. The 215 Festival showcases the vibrant community of literary talent in Philadelphia, and highlights the continued relevance of letters in a growing range of mediums, from books and poetry to music, film, and blogs. To help contextualize our local scene, the 215 Festival also seeks to present national and international talent. Past events include author readings, book-themed dance parties, literature-informed musical events, book fairs, literary film screenings, and blogger panel discussions. Over the years, the 215 Fest has played host to some of today’s most interesting writers, including Jonathan Lethem, Neal Pollack, Ben Greenman, Matt Klam, Amy Fusselman, John Hodgman, Legs McNeil, George Saunders, Sarah Vowell, Zadie Smith, Jeffrey Eugenides and Patti Smith among many, many others.

FOR MORE: 215festival.org · @215festival on Twitter  

Monday, October 20, 2014

Event: The 215 Festival & Philadelphia Review of Books Showcase



Friday, Oct. 24th at 7pm
at 
Brickbat Books:
 
The 215 Festival
and 
Philadelphia Review Of Books:
 
Lee Klein
Adam Fitzgerald
Sugar Tongue Slim
Kimberly Ann Southwick
Alex Pearlman  
 
 
 
 

Please join us in welcoming to the 215 Festival our first-ever event from the Philadelphia Review of Books!

Featuring readings from:

Lee Klein - editor of Eyeshot, author of "The Shimmering Go-Between"
Adam Fitzgerald - founding editor of Maggy, author of "The Late Parade"
Sugar Tongue Slim - Philadelphia rapper and poet
Kimberly Ann Southwick - editor of Gigantic Sequins, author of "Every Song by Patsy Cline"
Alex Pearlman - Philadelphia comic


The Philadelphia Review of Books aims to present thoughtful reviews of new books by Philadelphia writers, as well as give Philadelphia critics a venue to write about everything from literature to art, food, sports, science and film. PRB also publishes original poetry, essays and memoirs.
http://philareview.com/



ABOUT THE 215 FESTIVAL: Founded in Philadelphia in 2001, The 215 Festival is a literary arts festival celebrating the written, spoken and visualized word. The 215 Festival showcases the vibrant community of literary talent in Philadelphia, and highlights the continued relevance of letters in a growing range of mediums, from books and poetry to music, film, and blogs. To help contextualize our local scene, the 215 Festival also seeks to present national and international talent. Past events include author readings, book-themed dance parties, literature-informed musical events, book fairs, literary film screenings, and blogger panel discussions. Over the years, the 215 Fest has played host to some of today’s most interesting writers, including Jonathan Lethem, Neal Pollack, Ben Greenman, Matt Klam, Amy Fusselman, John Hodgman, Legs McNeil, George Saunders, Sarah Vowell, Zadie Smith, Jeffrey Eugenides and Patti Smith among many, many others.

FOR MORE: 215festival.org · @215festival on Twitter


 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

New Arrivals: More Photography!




Bruce Davidson, Brooklyn Gang
Hardcover, First Edition
(out of print)






Larry Clark, Tulsa
Paperback
(out of print)




Robert Frank, Me And My Brother
Paperback with DVD






Antonin Kratochvil, [Vanishing] A Book By Antonin Kratochvil
Hardcover, First Edition
(out of print)





Gilles Peress, Telex Iran: In The Name Of Revolution
Hardcover
(out of print)






Lee Friedlander, Cherry Blossom Time In Japan: The Complete Works
Hardcover







Ilya Ehrenburg & El Lissitzky, My Paris
Hardcover in slipcase




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Friday, October 17, 2014

Featured: Two by Crockett Johnson




Margaret Wis Brown & Crockett Johnson, Willie's Adventures
Hardcover
(out of print)




 
Ruth Krauss & Crockett Johnson, How To Make An Earthquake
Hardcover
(out of print)



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Thursday, October 16, 2014

New Arrivals: Photography





 The Art Of Lee Miller
Hardcover





Atget
Hardcover
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Carlo Mollino,  A Occhio Nudo: L'Opera Fotografica 1934-1973
Paperback
(out of print)





Gregory Crewdson, Twilight
Hardcover





Richard Avedon, Evidence 1944-1994
Hardcover
(out of print)




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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Featured: Two Books




34th Annual of Advertising, Editorial Art and Design (1955)
Cover by George Giusti
Hardcover



 

Ezra Pound, Selected Poems
New Directions Hardcover Edition
Cover by Alvin Lustig




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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

New Arrivals: Classic Paddington




Michael Bond, A Bear Called Paddington
Hardcover
Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum





Michael Bond, A Bear Called Paddington
Paperback
Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum




Michael Bond, Paddington Helps Out
Paperback
Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum



Michael Bond, Paddington At Large
Paperback
Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum 








Michael Bond, More About Paddington
Paperback
Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum




Michael Bond, Paddington At Work
Paperback
Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum 



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