Products

Venetian Painting: A Concise History (World of Art)
$4.99
ISBN
9780500201015
By
Steer, John
Publisher
Thames & Hudson
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
741584
Location
D
Efe Pygmies : Archers of the African Rain Forest
$19.00
Description
"Efe Pygmies" is a portrait of an endangered people and place. This volume presents a visual portrayal of the Efe pygmies of the Congo, the world's oldest pure-blooded ethnic group and one of its most remote.
Through this book's photography and text, the world can now discover a way of life that has remained intact for thousands of years deep within the reaches of the Ituri rain forest. This volume reflects the seasonally based life of the Efe: boys and men at hunt, family life in the camps, dancing and music making, and bark and body painting. Providing a unique perspective on a people who have been virtually inaccessible until now and capturing the mysterious, sensual quality of the rain forest itself, this special edition is a unique treasure that sheds unprecedented light on an endangered people and environment.
ISBN
9780847821624
By
Wheeler, William F
Publisher
Rizzoli
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
704460
Location
A
A Portrait of Lost Tibet
$8.51
Description
When the Chinese communists came to power in 1949, they moved to reestablish their "traditional" borders and in 1959 annexed Tibet. Most monasteries were closed, nomads were moved onto communes, the nobility were stripped of privileges, forests were cut, roads were paved, military airfields were constructed, and Tibet's communication with the outside world was cut off. A Portrait of Lost Tibet provides rare documentary photographs of traditional Tibetan life as it had been lived for countless generations before the radical disruption effected by the Chinese takeover. Rosemary Jones Tung's text describes the culture Ilya Tolstoy and Brooke Dolan found during their ten-month trek across Tibet in 1942. Tung has selected 131 photographs from the two thousand taken during their expedition.
ISBN
9780520204614
By
Tung, Rosemary Jones
Publisher
University of California Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
702078
Location
A
The Subversion of Images: Notes Illustrated with Nineteen Photographs by the Author
$14.95
Description

This classic surrealist photobook pioneered the imagery of the domestic uncanny

First edited and published by Marcel Marien in 1968 in a limited edition of 230 copies, half a year after Paul Nougé's death, The Subversion of Images is a miniature classic in both the photobook and surrealist canons. It collects Nougé's notes and photographs from 1929-30 to form a guidebook to the surrealist image. Nougé here outlines his conception of the object and the surrealist approach to it, while also offering an accompaniment to the visual work of his colleague, René Magritte, whose paintings he sometimes titled. How might a tangle of string elicit terror? How might the suppression of an object move one to sentimentality? What is the effect of a pair of gloves on a loaf of sliced bread?

Nougé's accompanying photographs explore these notions, and feature a number of his Belgian surrealist colleagues. This translation is presented as a facsimile of the original edition, with an afterword by Xavier Canonne, director of the Musée de la Photographie.

A biochemist by trade, Paul Nougé (1895-1967) was a leading light of Belgian surrealism and its primary theorist, as well as a decisive influence on such Lettrists and Situationists as Guy Debord and Gil J. Wolman, who would take inspiration from his conception of plagiarism for what would come to be termed "détournement." Nougé steered the Brussels surrealist group toward a more rational approach to visual and verbal language that discarded the Parisian surrealists' proclivity for irrationality and occultism.

ISBN
9781939663474
By
Nouge, Paul
Publisher
Wakefield Press
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781939663474
Location
Essays
Canadian Rockies: A History in Photographs
$4.99
ISBN
9781551539003
By
Pole, Graeme
Publisher
Altitude Pub Canada Ltd
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1119174
Location
F
The Snowflake
$4.99
Description
Snowflakes may be an everyday, common subject, but youve never seen them like this! A collection of amazing photography of snow crystals using a unique system designed to take super-detailed micro images of these miniature ice masterpieces, "The Snowflake" is an extraordinary look at a seemingly ordinary object. Author Kenneth Libbrecht, a physics professor at Caltech and the pre-eminent snow-crystal researcher, discusses the physics and mythology of snow and how snow crystals are made. Photographer Patricia Rasmussen presents remarkable color micro-photography of snowflakes, and also discusses the history of snow-crystal micro-photography as invented by farmer Wilson Bentley.
ISBN
9780896586307
By
Libbrecht, Kenneth George
Publisher
Voyageur Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1109606
Location
L
Images of Aran: Photographs by Father Browne 1925 & 1938
$16.41
Description
In 1925, on his first visit to the Aran Islands, time was limited. In 1938, however, he stayed for at least three weeks and took nearly 750 photographs on all three islands. He had an interest in history and prehistory and on Aran was keen on seeing and recording the prehistoric forts, as well as the ecclesiastical ruins, the crosses and the pieces of crosses, the holy wells and pilgrimage sites. The book also includes illustrations of the people of Aran in the 1920s and 1930s.
ISBN
9780863275999
By
O'Donnell, E E
Publisher
Irish Amer Book Co
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1106355
Location
B
Belonging: Los Alamos to Vietnam - Photoworks and Installations
$17.22
Description
Meridel Rubenstein mixes mediums and metaphors to make art about our tenuous connection to place. Originally trained as a photographer, she combines disparate materials such as earthy palladium prints with cold steel mounts, transparent photographic imagery sandblasted onto glass, video imagery projected onto cast glass, and digital still imagery on floating vellum and hand-coated tree bark papers. A sense of fragility, transparency, and passage in her works underscores a possibility for change. Her complex narrative photoworks and installations derive from a sense of place, personal and collective history, and myth--the landscape of the cultural mind. Nine intersecting bodies of work compose this book. "The Lowriders" is a series of color photographs of the customized cars owned by Latinos from northern New Mexico. "Critical Mass" is a collaborative work about the making of the first bomb at Los Alamos. The intersecting of the world of the Native American and the Nuclear Scientist is told through the story of one woman who they met. "Oppenheimer's Chair" is a meditation on nature and the shedding of defensive postures after 50 years of the cold war. Also included is a series that stems from Rubenstein's 1997 trip to Vietnam, where she commenced a body of work tracing the trajectories of uprooting and replanting in relation to the Vietnam War.
ISBN
9780975330203
By
Rubenstein, Meridel
Publisher
St. Ann's Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
This Copy has been signed by the author. Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1106172
Location
A
Paris (Photopocket City)
$5.85
Description
Fans of Paris will delight in rediscovering its streets, buildings, bridges, caf's and gardens through the eyes of German photographer Heiko Lanio. Just a few glimpses of these gorgeous black and white images reveal an artist truly smitten by Paris's charm, atmosphere, and vivacity. By concentrating on new perspectives of some of the city's most familiar sights, Lanio draws attention to the marvelous clash of old and new in Paris: its architecture, its people, and its history.
ISBN
9783823845195
By
Lanio, Helko
Publisher
Te Neues Pub Group
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1123391
Location
C
Candid Creatures: How Camera Traps Reveal the Mysteries of Nature
$22.47
Description

In Candid Creatures, the first major book to reveal the secret lives of animals through motion-sensitive game cameras, biologist Roland Kays has assembled over 600 remarkable photographs. Drawing from archives of millions of color and night-vision photographs collected by hundreds of researchers, Kays has selected images that show the unique perspectives of wildlife from throughout the world. Using these photos, he tells the stories of scientific discoveries that camera traps have enabled, such as living proof of species thought to have been extinct and details of predator-prey interactions.

Each image captures a moment frozen in the camera's flash as animals move through their wild habitats. Kays also discusses how scientists use camera traps to address conservation issues, creating solutions that allow humans and wild animals to coexist. More than just a collection of amazing animal pictures, the book's text, maps, and illustrations work together to describe the latest findings in the fast-moving field of wildlife research.

Candid Creatures is a testament to how the explosion of game cameras around the world has revolutionized the study of animal ecology. The powerful combination of pictures and stories of discovery will fascinate anyone interested in science, nature, wildlife biology, or photography.

ISBN
9781421418889
By
Kays, Roland
Publisher
Johns Hopkins University Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
652603
Location
A
Images of the South: Visits With Eudora Welty and Walker Evans (Southern Folklore Reports ; No. 1)
$14.31
ISBN
9780892670055
Publisher
Center for Southern Folklore
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1119340
Location
A
How Prints Look: Photographs With A Commentary
$5.01
Description
Looks at examples of woodcuts, etchings, and lithographs, discusses the visual effects each creates, and examines a variety of prints.
ISBN
9780807066478
Publisher
Beacon Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1109367
Location
B
Richard Parkes Bonington: 'On the Pleasures of Painting'
$38.21
Description
Richard Parkes Bonington (1802-1828) was prehaps the most important British landscape painter of his era after Turner and Constable. Although his career spanned less than 10 years, his dazzling virtuosity propelled him immediately to the forefront of the Romantic movement in both France and England. Even after his early death his art continued to influence decades of French artists and critics, most notably Delacroix, Corot and Baudelaire. This illustrated book is a study of Bonington and also a comprehensive survey of his works.
ISBN
9780300051087
By
Noon, Patrick
Publisher
Yale University Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
641007
Location
A
Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous
$20.00
Description

The first comprehensive biography of Weegee--photographer, "psychic," ultimate New Yorker--from Christopher Bonanos, author of Instant: The Story of Polaroid.

Arthur Fellig's ability to arrive at a crime scene just as the cops did was so uncanny that he renamed himself "Weegee," claiming that he functioned as a human Ouija board. Weegee documented better than any other photographer the crime, grit, and complex humanity of midcentury New York City. In Flash, we get a portrait not only of the man (both flawed and deeply talented, with generous appetites for publicity, women, and hot pastrami) but also of the fascinating time and place that he occupied.

From self-taught immigrant kid to newshound to art-world darling to latter-day caricature--moving from the dangerous streets of New York City to the celebrity culture of Los Angeles and then to Europe for a quixotic late phase of experimental photography and filmmaking--Weegee lived a life just as worthy of documentation as the scenes he captured. With Flash, we have an unprecedented and ultimately moving view of the man now regarded as an innovator and a pioneer, an artist as well as a newsman, whose photographs are among most powerful images of urban existence ever made.

ISBN
9781250229878
By
Bonanos, Christopher
Publisher
Picador Paper
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781250229878
Location
Biography
Dancing Naked in the Material World
$35.95
Description
A photo-documentary of strip-tease dancers, with commentary on their lives, thoughts, goals and satisfactions, based on freelance photographer Futterman's interviews and observations while working at a club in Atlanta, Georgia. Black-and-white photos. No index. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. P
ISBN
9780879757373
By
Futterman, Marilyn
Publisher
Prometheus Books
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
709160
Location
A
Watercolors: A Concise History (World of Art)
$5.01
Description
This work follows the story of watercolour from its origins in 16th-century Italy and Germany through developments in Holland, France and Switzerland in the 18th century and on to the special contribution made by the British School in the work of J.R. Cozens, Girtin, Cotman and Turner. It concludes with the effects of Romanticism and Impressionism and a discussion of watercolour in the 20th century.
ISBN
9780500201091
By
Reynolds, Graham
Publisher
Thames & Hudson
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1100008
Location
C
Hidden Naples and the Amalfi Coast
$7.46
Description
It certainly is not easy to add anything to that grand, opulent, and vibrant book that is Naples. More than a city, Naples is a universe of opposites: it is a place blessed with great beauty and breathtaking landscapes, but it is equally dark and grungy, as southern Italian cities frequently are. Naples is aristocratic and ragamuffin, open and inviting, and, at the same time, unruly and secretive.
So begins Cesare Cunaccia's introduction to Hidden Naples and the Amalfi Coast, a beautiful journey through Italy's most beautiful southern city of Naples and the extraordinary surrounding coast. The book captures the unique essence of Naples: it affords a glimpse of the glorious architecture, from beautiful churches to private palazzos and their gardens; introduces the reader to local crafts, such as the elaborate Nativity scenes which have been a tradition for centuries (even King Charles III engaged in the favorite local pastime!); and the museums, known for their exceptional collections of ancient art and important archeological remains.
Through gorgeous photography and lively text, Hidden Naples and the Amalfi Coast is the only volume devoted to the treasures of this intriguing region of Italy.
ISBN
9780847824823
By
Listri, Massimo
Publisher
Rizzoli
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1107314
Location
L
Mexican Color
$8.84
Description
An exploration of the historical and contemporary uses of colour in Mexico. The colours of the Incas through to the palettes of Diego Rivera and Rufino Tamayo are covered, and textiles, architecture, and works of art are considered.
ISBN
9781556708350
By
Poniatowska
Publisher
Stewart, Tabori and Chang
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1100370
Location
A
Art in the Hellenistic Age
$10.89
Description
'The best reason to study Hellenistic art is for its own sake' writes Professor Pollitt in the Preface to Art in the Hellenistic Age. 'But', he continues, 'I would suggest that there is an additional quality that should make the art of the Hellenistic age of particular interest to modern audiences: the fact that in background and content it was the product of an age in many ways similar to our own ... The result of the historical conditions (of the age) was an art which, like much modern art, was heterogenous, often cosmopolitan, increasingly individualistic, and frequently elite in its appeal'. This 1986 book is an interpretative history of Greek art during the Hellenistic period - i.e. from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC, to the establishment of the Roman Empire at the end of the first century BC - which also explores ways in which that art is an expression of the cultural experience and aspirations of the Hellenistic age.
ISBN
9780521276726
By
Jerome Jordan, Pollitt
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
709141
Location
A
Fotofest H2O 04: Celebrating Water: Tenth International Biennial of Photography and Photo-Related Art
$31.18
ISBN
9780971804418
Publisher
Fotofest
Item Condition
Used, Acceptable
About This Product
Reading copy with considerable wear. May have marking in text. Binding may be cracked; all pages present. Does not include dust jacket. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
600605
Location
A
William Garnett: Aerial Photographs
$9.82
Description
To soar above the earth on wings is a wish as old as eternity. Granted that wish, what might one see? Aloft in his tiny Cessna 170, William Garnett sees shadow against light and sensuous beauty. For nearly fifty years Garnett has taken pictures of what he sees, and now a selection of his renowned black-and-white aerial photographs is brought together in one volume for the first time.

Garnett's work reveals patterns that echo nature's intimate designs--his camera captures snow geese, plowed fields, cattle trails, sand dunes, cracked ice, salt flats; and his vision transforms these scenes into art. His interest in conservation is reflected in these works, which express his desire that the earth's beauty be preserved.

More than an accomplished pilot and photographer, William Garnett is also a poet who composes while flying his silver bird. Banking and climbing, he searches for the perfect moment between camera and subject that says what he wants to say. Those moments are grandly preserved in this extraordinary volume.

ISBN
9780520083486
By
Garnett, William
Publisher
University of California Press
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1103207
Location
A
Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island
$28.99
Description

A brilliant, soulful, and timely portrait of a two-hundred-year-old crabbing community in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay as it faces extinction.

A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: Washington Post, NPR, Outside, Smithsonian, Popular Science, Bloomberg, Christian Science Monitor, Chicago Review of Books, Science Friday, and Kirkus

"BEAUTIFUL, HAUNTING AND TRUE." -- Hampton Sides - "GORGEOUS. A TRULY REMARKABLE BOOK." -- Beth Macy - "GRIPPING. FANTASTIC." -- Outside - "CAPTIVATING." -- Washington Post - "POWERFUL." -- Bill McKibben - "VIVID. HARROWING AND MOVING." -- Science - "A MASTERFUL NARRATIVE." -- Christian Science Monitor - "THE BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR." -- Stephen L. Carter/Bloomberg

A Washington Post bestseller - An Indie Next List selection - An NPR All Things Considered and Axios "Book Club" pick

Tangier Island, Virginia, is a community unique on the American landscape. Mapped by John Smith in 1608, settled during the American Revolution, the tiny sliver of mud is home to 470 hardy people who live an isolated and challenging existence, with one foot in the 21st century and another in times long passed. They are separated from their countrymen by the nation's largest estuary, and a twelve-mile boat trip across often tempestuous water--the same water that for generations has made Tangier's fleet of small fishing boats a chief source for the rightly prized Chesapeake Bay blue crab, and has lent the island its claim to fame as the softshell crab capital of the world.

Yet for all of its long history, and despite its tenacity, Tangier is disappearing. The very water that has long sustained it is erasing the island day by day, wave by wave. It has lost two-thirds of its land since 1850, and still its shoreline retreats by fifteen feet a year--meaning this storied place will likely succumb first among U.S. towns to the effects of climate change. Experts reckon that, barring heroic intervention by the federal government, islanders could be forced to abandon their home within twenty-five years. Meanwhile, the graves of their forebears are being sprung open by encroaching tides, and the conservative and deeply religious Tangiermen ponder the end times.

Chesapeake Requiem is an intimate look at the island's past, present and tenuous future, by an acclaimed journalist who spent much of the past two years living among Tangier's people, crabbing and oystering with its watermen, and observing its long traditions and odd ways. What emerges is the poignant tale of a world that has, quite nearly, gone by--and a leading-edge report on the coming fate of countless coastal communities.

ISBN
9780062661395
By
Swift, Earl
Publisher
Dey Street Books
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9780062661395
Location
History
The Heroic Present: Life among the Gypsies
$11.82
Description
As a boy of twelve, Jan Yoors fulfilled many an adventurous youth's fantasy when he left his comfortable Belgian home to live and travel with a tribe, or "kumpania, " of Gypsies. Adopted into the extended family of Pulika, Yoors passed his days with the patriarch's sons and nephews, learning the traditions and participating in the rituals of the Gypsies, or Romani. As the years passed, he divided his life between the world of his birth, where he became a noted tapestry artist, filmmaker, and war hero, and the world of the Romani, where he returned regularly for more than five decades.
Yoors was also a gifted writer and photographer: his memoir, "The Gypsies, " is a riveting account of his life with the Romani; his many hundreds of images -- most of them never before published -- document the personalities and daily existence of his kumpania. "The Heroic Present: Life Among the Gypsies" brings together Yoors's photographs and excerpts from his memoir. The nuanced portrait details the rhythms of life among the Romani; the exceptional occurrences of birth, marriage, and death; and the highly codified system of conduct of the Gypsies. Roadside caravans, evening meals, multifamily feasts, village fairs, convocations of the "kris" (the Romani tribunal of justice), and wedding celebrations: all are powerfully evoked in both word and image. Comprehensive and vivid, expressive and lyrical, this volume is testimony to the author's remarkable facility with language -- both written and visual -- and an unequalled portrait of daily life among the Gypsies.
ISBN
9781580931373
By
Yoors, Jan
Publisher
The Monacelli Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1109569
Location
L