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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.
An Autobiography
An Autobiography
Hardcover      ISBN: 0679409211
Nearly fifty years of work is present in a retrospective by the world-famous photographer, including well-known images of Marilyn Monroe, Chaplin, and the Warhol Factory, as well as many previously unpublished photographs. 30,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo. Tour.

"4to. Full bound in brown cloth with big red titling and clear dust jacket. Clean and crisp. DJ has a small closed tear at top, otherwise book is in fine condition. Incased in original publisher's box.

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.

Chased by the Light: A 90-Day Journey
Chased by the Light
A 90-Day Journey
Hardcover      ISBN: 1559716711
Caspar David Friedrich: And Romantic Painting
Caspar David Friedrich
And Romantic Painting
Paperback      ISBN: 2879390923
A Century of Thai Graphic Design
A Century of Thai Graphic Design
Hardcover      ISBN: 9748225429
Featuring over 5,500 items ranging from the mid-19th century to the 1960s, A Century of Thai Graphic Design examines the changes in everyday Thai life and culture by studying its printed material. The first printing machines were introduced into Thailand by missionaries in the 17th century, but printing in general did not really take off until the 1830s, during the reign of King Rama III. Since that time, Thailand has developed a rich library of graphic images using an alphabet unique to the language. A Century of Thai Graphic Design examines the many facets of Thai graphics, from early newspapers and funeral books, to political propaganda, film posters, children's cartoon books, labels and advertisements for household products. With the help of the foremost collectors in each particular field, Anake Nawigamune has assembled a collection of words and imagery which provides a visual history that will fascinate designers, historians and all those interested in Thai culture and society.
Mary Ellen Mark: American Odyssey, 1963-1999
Mary Ellen Mark
American Odyssey, 1963-1999
Hardcover      ISBN: 0893818801
Collects black-and-white photographs taken between 1963 and 1999, touching on issues of poverty, discrimination, and life in America

Signed and inscribed by Mark on the half-title; included also is a laid-in gallery card signed by Mark.

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
An Inquiry into Values
Hardcover      ISBN: 0688002307
While cycling through the western states, a disillusioned American questions the meaning of existence after confronting the ghost of his former, uninstitutionalized self

Book Club Edition.

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
Wicked
The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
Hardcover      ISBN: 0060391448
Set in an Oz where a morose Wizard battles suicidal thoughts, the story of the green-skinned Elphaba, otherwise known as the Wicked Witch of the West, profiles her as an animal rights activist striving to avenge her dear sister's death. A first novel. $75,000 ad/promo. Tour.