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Modernism Books & Ephemera

Working Space

Working Space

by Stella, Frank

The Memory of Trade; Modernity's Entanglements on an Eastern Indonesian Island

The Memory of Trade; Modernity's Entanglements on an Eastern Indonesian Island

by Spyer, Patricia

Durham: Duke University Press, 2000. Paperback. xxiv, 354p., illustrated with b&w snapshot photography and line maps, a big softbound (9x6 inches) in colorphoto wraps.
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$12.00
Ashes Bear Witness to the Burning

Ashes Bear Witness to the Burning

by Zable, Jeffrey A.Z

Browns Mills NJ: A Ptolemy/The Browns Mills Review Press chapbook, 1980. Paperback. 16p., 5.5 X8.5 inches, very good first edition chapbook in stapled wraps.
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$15.00
Lebedinyi stan: stikhi 1917-1921 g.g. [The encampment of the swans: poems 1917-1921]

Lebedinyi stan: stikhi 1917-1921 g.g. [The encampment of the swans: poems 1917-1921]

by Tsvetaeva, Marina; G. P. Struve, editor, and Iurii P. Ivask, introduction

Munich, 1957. Octavo (20.8 × 14.5 cm). Original printed wrappers; 62, [2] pp. A fine copy. First appearance in print of Marina Tsvetaeva's epic poetic cycle about the October Revolution and the ensuing Russian Civil War, which the poet experienced first-hand in Moscow before emigrating in 1922. The poems were written before her emigration, while her husband, Sergei Efron, was fighting against the Bolsheviks in the Volunteer Army. According to the preface by Gleb Struve, Tsvetaeva herself had... Read more
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$1,250.00
Wiener Kunst Auktionen. 16 Kunstauktion, 30 Sept.1997: Gemalde. Bilder des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts

Wiener Kunst Auktionen. 16 Kunstauktion, 30 Sept.1997: Gemalde. Bilder des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts

Vienna: Wiener Kunst Auktionen, 1997. Unpaginated, displays items 1-215 from a very large, multi-day, multi-catagory auction. Softbound, 11.5x8.5 inch glossy (super-glossy!) white wraps; slightest edgewear, no markings, a very good copy.
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$15.00
The Leathers / I C U O I / Die Leder / Les Cuirs.  2a edizione

The Leathers / I C U O I / Die Leder / Les Cuirs. 2a edizione

by Cassina

Milano: Cassina S.p.A., 1989. Pamphlet. 40p., high-end leatherwork shown in color exhibit photography on coated alkaline paperstock, softbound as a pamphlet in 12.5x9.5 inch stapled cardstock wraps. Descriptive texts in four languages. Slight abrasion to spine fold, mild crimpings and edgewear to covers, a very good copy. Find many behind the scenes photos, chairs in great variety, and a saddle or two; classic meets modern meets bank account.
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$25.00
The Promise of Pragmatism. Modernism and the Crisis of Knowledge and Authority

The Promise of Pragmatism. Modernism and the Crisis of Knowledge and Authority

by Diggins, John Patrick

Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. 1994. Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. A Near Fine copy. A nice copy. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. 515 pages. . 1st Edition. Softcover.
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AU$20.00
L. Sanz, Fabricant de Meubles. Tarif applicable a dater du 10 Fevrier 1938 pour marchandises frises a l'usine

L. Sanz, Fabricant de Meubles. Tarif applicable a dater du 10 Fevrier 1938 pour marchandises frises a l'usine

by Sanz, L

Paris: the maker, 1938. Eight sepia rotogravues showing bedroom and diningroom ensembles, and six types of chair (on a singleton plate). Graphics measure 9x11 inches on 10x12.5 inch alkaline leaves; a cover letter (carbon copy) identifies each piece and price. These descriptions (and a pencilled note reading "8 planches") confirm the packet to be complete as sent (remnant of packaging accompanies). Horrid semi-modernist stuff. Item touting them is in all respects very good.
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$25.00
Cheng Zheng: Paintings. Oil Paintings. Ink Paintings

Cheng Zheng: Paintings. Oil Paintings. Ink Paintings

by Cheng Zheng (b.1955). Per Hovdenakk, introductory

Beijing: National Gallery, 1992. Paperback. 50p., ads (principally for Scandanavian Airlines), high-gloss alkaline paperstock throughout, softbound in frenchfold cardstock wraps, 10x7 inches. Find a vignette artist's photoportrait in b&w and profuse fullcolor fullpage reproductions of her splashes and squiggles. Clean, sound and unmarked; has a seller's small sticker (blank) on cover, and several leaves bear tiny smudges (none affecting graphics), a very good copy. The artist saw an Edvard Munch show in... Read more
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$30.00
Empire Life

Empire Life

by Albon, George

Los Angeles: Littoral Books, 1998. Paperback. 72p., softbound in 8.5x6 inch glossy decorated wraps; "The first, full-length edition of Albon's work," per back-cover text; covers yawn a bit and bear a couple of very faint small smudges, a very good copy. Titlepage is inscribed and signed (as "George") with the slogan "long live the invisible streamers!
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$20.00
Elements of Italy

Elements of Italy

by St Aubin de Teran, Lisa; editor

New York: Welcome Rain Publishers, 2002. vii, 230p., first American edition boards gilt in dj; a fine unblemished copy.
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$12.00
Exhibition of Rumanian Tapestry

Exhibition of Rumanian Tapestry

Bucharest: Arta Grafica, 1965. Paperback. Unpaginated, about fifty pages of color and b&w exhibit photography, with captioned reproductions recto-only, facing blank versos. Softbound in 7.5-inch-square color wraps. Fore margins affected by stain or age (front cover) and a heavy crease (back cover), otherwise good copy.
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$12.00
Amitava. New York February 7 to March 2 2008

Amitava. New York February 7 to March 2 2008

by Amitava, artist. Shukla Sawant, essay

New York / New Delhi: Aicon Gallery / Anant Art, 2008. Paperback. 48p., color reproductions on alkaline matte stock, New Delhi presswork (quite good), softbound in 11x11 inch decorated wraps. Terminal leaves show interiors of the two galleries and a large sepia photoportrait of Mr Amitava looking pleased. Mildest edgewear to cover, sound clean condition free of ownership or institutional markings. A very good copy, some rather strange art.
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$20.00
Wiener Kunst Auktionen. 16 Kunstauktion, 1 Okt.1997: Jugendstil

Wiener Kunst Auktionen. 16 Kunstauktion, 1 Okt.1997: Jugendstil

Vienna: Wiener Kunst Auktionen, 1997. Unpaginated, displays items 501-691 from a multi-day multi-catagory auction. Softbound, 11.5x8.5 inch glossy (super-glossy!) white wraps; slightest edgewear, no markings, a very good copy.
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$15.00
Harwood Anthology

Harwood Anthology

by McAllister, Susan & Becky Holtzman, editors

Albuquerque: Old School Books, 2006. Paperback. 185p., paperbound in 8.5x6 inch decorated wraps. An absolutely clean sound unmarked copy. Harwood Arts Center publishing as Old School Books, is part of Escuela del Sol Montessori; editorial preface says it has "published the work of New Mexico poets since 2000 in small, free publications available to be picked up by passers-by
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$15.00
Ross Lee Finney Profile of a Lifetime; A Musical Autobiography

Ross Lee Finney Profile of a Lifetime; A Musical Autobiography

by Finney, Ross Lee

New York: C. F. Peters Corporation, 1992. 247p., +substantial b&w photo section, snapshots and media images in facsimile, hardbound in clothbacked boards titled in silver foil, and enclosed in a glossy dust jacket . Except for a seller's numeral (small) in ink at the corner-tip of the front free endsheet, an unmolested nice copy. Composer Profiles; series editor Don Gillespie.
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$15.00
Muslim Brotherhoods and Politics in Senegal

Muslim Brotherhoods and Politics in Senegal

by Behrman, Lucy C

Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1970. Hardcover. xv, 224p., illustrated with a b&w photo section and a few tables, hardbound in 9x6 inch cloth boards and dust jacket. A nice clean sound copy, no markings of any kind.
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$15.00
Farbige Raumkunst. Achtzig Raumentwurfe moderner Innenarchitekten in Farbdruck

Farbige Raumkunst. Achtzig Raumentwurfe moderner Innenarchitekten in Farbdruck

by Hoffmann, Herbert, herausgegeben

Stuttgart: Verlag Julius Hoffmann, 1935. Hardcover. xii (text), 80p.(color plates), plates all muted pastels and printed on coated paperstock. Hardbound, 11.5x9 inch green cloth boards titled gilt, titling printed on black cartouches. Case-binding shows a little card and fraying at corner-tips and rims, rear joint has begun to fray and the hinge is cracked (but holding), pastedown has a nice bookplate and free e.p. a bold ownership legend in pencil. Textblock leaves are mildly toned around the margins,... Read more
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$40.00
The Bridge and the building; the art of government and the government of art

The Bridge and the building; the art of government and the government of art

by Radford, Dr, Evelyn Morris

Danville: Pradbin for the author, 1998. Paperback. unpaginated, foreword, preface, introduction, bibliography, appendix, very good second edition trade paperback in pictorial wraps.Self-published study of the Frank Lloyd Wright- designed Civic Center as affected by the building and design of the Golden Gate Bridge. Signed by the author.
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$15.00
L'Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes" [article in] L'Illustration, 25 Avril 1925 [whole number 4286]

L'Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes" [article in] L'Illustration, 25 Avril 1925 [whole number 4286]

by Geraldy, Paul, staff writer, et alia

Paris: the magazine. Article is unpaginated, about forty pages, previews the fair-to-be with artists' renderings in excellent color-work, and b&w and sepia. Entire 16x12 inch magazine, cover rather rough with burst areas to spine and missing chips, plus general edgewear. Interior sound and clean, free of any markings. Find numerous b&w automobile ads for vehicle marques we've never heard of. The Fair was a success; one source pronounces it the origin of the now-standard term "art deco
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$30.00
World Geographic Atlas. A Composite of Man's Environment. Privately printed for Container Corporation of America, 1953. Edited and designed by Herbert Bayer

World Geographic Atlas. A Composite of Man's Environment. Privately printed for Container Corporation of America, 1953. Edited and designed by Herbert Bayer

by Bayer, Herbert for Container Corp. America

[Chicago, Il: Container Corporation of Americ, 1953. Thick folio (40 x 28.5 cm.), 368 pages. Index. Profusely illustrated with maps, charts, other illustrations. FIRST EDITION. Large hardcover. 368 pages. Never commercially available, this atlas was published for the 25th anniversary of Container Corporation and was given to their customers and friends. It took Bayer and his team over four years to produce and includes maps of the United States and the world. With sections on the planet, space maps,... Read more
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$150.00
Bureaucracy and Rural Development in Malaysia; A Study of Complex Organizations in Stimulating Economic Development in New States

Bureaucracy and Rural Development in Malaysia; A Study of Complex Organizations in Stimulating Economic Development in New States

by Ness, Gayl D

Berkeley: University of California Press, 1967. xvi, 257p., hardbound in 9x6 inch yellowgreen cloth boards and a remnant dust jacket. The book itself is sound, clean and free of any markings; its jacket has many large chips from margins, though no texts are affected.
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$15.00
Plus: Orientations of Contemporary Architecture. No. 1 (December 1938) through No. 3 (May 1939) (all published)

Plus: Orientations of Contemporary Architecture. No. 1 (December 1938) through No. 3 (May 1939) (all published)

A complete run in 3 issues (of an originally intended 6 issues total) of the short-lived journal dedicated to contemporary architecture, 47 pages total continuously paginated, under the editorial direction of Wallace K. Harrison, William Lescaze, William Muschenheim, Stamo Papadaki, and James Johnson Sweeney, with typography and layout by Herbert Matter, containing articles with titles such as "Toward a Unity of the Constructive Arts", "Can Expositions Survive?", "Regionalism in... Read more
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$2,500.00
Special Handling; Newspaper Poems New and Selected

Special Handling; Newspaper Poems New and Selected

by Pawlak, Mark

Brooklyn: Hanging Loose Press, 1993. Paperback. 90p., softbound in 8.5 x5.5 inch decorated wraps, the first wraps edition (simultaneous with the hardbound). Bound in, perhaps inadvertantly (too much binder's glue?), is a three-page publicity enclosure on Hanging Loose letterhead. A nice clean unmarked copy of a book that's hard to resist; the author, who then also taught math at University of Massachusetts, has taken found self-parody from newspapers (and overheard barroom talk) and turned it into blank... Read more
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$12.00
The Postmodern Political Condition

The Postmodern Political Condition

by Heller, Agnes and Ferenc Feher

New York: Columbia University Press, 1988. 167p., first edition black boards titled silver in glossy dust jacket; clean and sound, a very good copy.
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$12.00
Be a man! males in modern society

Be a man! males in modern society

by Stearns, Peter S

New York: Holmes and Meier Pub, 1979. Hardcover. ix+230p., introduction, notes, selective bibliography, index, illustrations, very good first edition hardbound in worn, torn dj with some chipping.
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$12.00