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The Hidden Valley of Oz
The Hidden Valley of Oz
Hardcover      SKU: 1199281638

Small 4to, 313 pgs. First edition. Full bound blue cloth with bright pictorial paper label on front board, black stamped title and boy's portrait on spine. Black and white pictorial endpapers, no color plates. Clean and solid with just minor dust soil at head of text block. With full color DJ, minor chipping at head and tail of slightly sunned spine, else fine.

The Enchanted Island of Yew
The Enchanted Island of Yew
Hardcover      SKU: 119928162x

Small 4to, 242 pgs. Full bound tan cloth with orange, light pink, yellow and black stamped pictorial front cover, title in yellow outlined in black on spine. All 8 color plates present, green print pictorial endpapers, illustrations in orange ink throughout text. Light sunning to spine, some fraying to cloth at spine ends, 2'' tear to cloth at upper corner of outer edge of front board, some dust soil to block edges. Front hinge slightly shaken but strong. Previous owner's gift note on back of frontis, otherwise interior clean throughout. A very lovely first edition of this rare Baum title.

Motel Chronicles
Motel Chronicles
Paperback      ISBN: 0872861430
Motel Chronicles reveals the fast-moving and sometimes surprising world of the man behind the plays that have made Sam Shepard a live legend in the theater. Shepard chronicles his own life birth in Illinois, childhood memories of Guam, Pasadena and rural Southern California, adventures as ranch hand, waiter, rock musician, dramatist, and film actor. Scenes from this book form the basis of his play Superstitions, and of the film (directed by Wim Wenders) Paris, Texas, winner of the Golden Palm Award at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival.
Writings of the Vienna Actionists
Writings of the Vienna Actionists
by Brus
Paperback      ISBN: 1900565102
Brus, Muehl, Nitsch, Schwarzkogler: four artists who, during the Sixties, became notorious for pushing the definition of art to an extreme which has yet to be surpassed. This anthology of photo-documentation and writings - which include manifestos, theoretical texts, action scores, even police and psychiatric reports - has been assembled in collaboration with the three surviving artists. It provides the first comprehensive survey of their work, and for the first time illuminates their differint intentions. These texts employ humour and vitriol to elaborate a position in total opposition to contemporary social, political and aesthetic mores. A lucid narrative emerges of a determined exploration of these conditioning factors, by means of an are that used life itself as its material.
The Maneige Royal
The Maneige Royal
Hardcover      ISBN: 085131452x
A translation of one of the most important books ever written about the art of horsemanship.

Includes chipboard slipcase.

Paintings in the Uffizi & Pitti Galleries
Paintings in the Uffizi & Pitti Galleries
Hardcover      ISBN: 0821220845
Reproduces in full color more than eight hundred paintings from Florence's Uffizi Gallery and the Pitti Palace, including many of the greatest paintings by such Renaissance masters as Botticelli, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, and Giotto. 20,000 first printing. BOMC Div.

4to. Blue boards with bright gilt lettering. Minor shelfwear to dust-jacket.

The American Occupation of Japan and Okinawa: Literature and Memory
The American Occupation of Japan and Okinawa
Literature and Memory
Hardcover      ISBN: 0415191947
How do the Japanese and Okinawans remember Occupation? How is memory constructed and transmitted? Michael Molasky explores these questions through careful, sensitive readings of literature from mainland Japan and Okinawa. This book sheds light on difficult issues of war, violence, prostitution, colonialism and post-colonialism in the context of the Occupations of Japan and Okinawa.
Frank O. Gehry: The Complete Works
Frank O. Gehry
The Complete Works
Hardcover      ISBN: 1885254636
One of the world's great architects, Frank O. Gehry has produced an astonishing body of work over the past forty years. This pioneering designer continues to receive worldwide praise from both peers and critics as the most talented and influential architect working today. With the artistry of a sculptor and the brilliant articulation of an engineer, Gehry creates complex yet sensual buildings that are lyrical constructions defying categorization. Assembled by Francesco Dal Co and Kurt Forster, two of architecture's most important writers and historians, in collaboration with Gehry, this comprehensive, critical documentation -- the first major monograph ever published -- surveys his visionary architecture, from his early houses to his powerful recent works. Bursting onto the scene in Southern California in the early 1960s, Gehry's revolutionary remodeling of his own house in 1978 -- the transformation of a suburban Dutch colonial into an architectural collage juxtaposing chain-link fence, plywood, exposed joists, and corrugated iron -- brought him international notoriety. His most important building to date, the recently completed Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain -- nearly twice the size of the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris -- is a monumental 256,000-square-foot curvilinear masterpiece made of shimmering titanium, glass, and Spanish limestone. This eagerly awaited and unprecedented publication -- with over three hundred projects and a thousand illustrations -- includes, among others, the controversial American Center in Paris; Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis; Nationale-Nedelanden Building (Fred and Ginger Building) in Prague; Vitra Headquarters in Weil am Rhein, Germany; California Aerospace Museum; Loyola Law School in Los Angeles; Chiat Day Mojo Building in Venice, California; and Boston Children's Museum. Also shown are his provocative designs for houses -- many of them in California -- as well as his installations, exhibitions, and ingenious corrugated cardboard furniture. Also presented is Gehry's largest U.S. commission to date, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, a cultural landmark and civic monument for his hometown of Los Angeles, which promises to change the concept of "public space" for generations to come.

For a Vast Future Also: Essays from the Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association
For a Vast Future Also
Essays from the Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association
Hardcover      ISBN: 0823219593
Brings together articles by 14 scholars in the Lincoln field, providing detailed treatments of different facets of three general themes: Lincoln and the problems of emancipation, presidential politics, and the Lincoln legacy. Lincoln's views on race are of central interest, and these essays engage that issue from a variety of perspectives. Schwartz is director of the Electronic Lincoln Presidential Library and editor of For the People: A Newsletter of the Abraham Lincoln Association . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Infinite Jest: A Novel
Infinite Jest
A Novel
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316920045
The story of an intelligent but zany dysfunctional family is set in a drug-and-alcohol addict's halfway house and a tennis academy and follows such themes as heartbreak, philosophy, and advertising. 25,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.