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  1. Spacesuits: The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Collection
  2. Construction Matters

    Construction Matters

    $40.00

    Construction Matters examines the way that architects understand and respond to technological innovation through the creation of new types of spaces, and the materials through which an architectural idea finds its physical realization. Understanding the properties of different materials is indispensable for the creation of architecture that is original, powerful, and meaningful. Organized into chapters on the major methods of construction--masonry, concrete, steel, and wood--Construction Matters examines specific technologies that experienced major transformations in the last century, or were newly invented: a new material, jointing technique, or fabrication procedure for example. The architectural application of this invention is then analyzed with building case studies that are selected based on an obvious formal relationship between the building's form and the new type of construction that it incorporates--ranging from prewar designs in the United States and Europe to recent projects in Asia and includes built projects as well as significant design proposals. Construction Matters develops a way of thinking about architecture in relation to technology that transcends a particular building method or design task. The architect and educator Georg Windeck conducted independent research that ranges from scientific advancements to philosophical contemplations. The multi-facetted discussion that emerges from this work is developed in close collaboration with artist and journalist Lisa Larson Walker, with mathematician and architect Will Shapiro, and with artist and architect Sean Gaffney. If we are to rescue the physical substance of architecture--the Matter of Construction--and create a practice that celebrates both the physical and the metaphysical aspects of building, we must understand how and why construction matters. Learn More
  3. Sex Magazine: #1-10

    Sex Magazine: #1-10

    $39.95

    Sex is an online culture magazine based in New York. Designed for the web, and completely free, Sex has acted as a real-time archive of a spectrum of creative ideas available to anyone who wants to take the time to look. The list of artists, graphic designers, musicians, fashion designers, writers, and photographers featured in these digital editions reads like a yearbook of the most important forces in the shifting creative landscape of the post-internet era, including Venus X, Maggie Lee, Daniel McDonald, Bill Strobeck, Harsh Patel, Cali Thornhill Dewitt, Susan Cianciolo, Almalia Ulman, Spencer Sweeny, Total Freedom, Eckhaus Latta, Petra Cortright, Gerlan Jeans, Ratking, Peggy Noland, Jacob Ciocci, and many others.

    Inspired by the independent magazine renaissance at the turn of the millennium, (Index, Butt, Made in USASex sought to create it's own culture with a digital-native, lofi aesthetic on a largely unregulated internet, giving voice to new ideas and attitudes towards both art and life alike. Sex is a response to the stalemate between the Internet and print--looking to the principles of its favorite magazines as an exit strategy towards new frontiers.

    Sex Magazine: #1-10 will collect the first ten issues of Sex, in print for the first time--a physical testament to the influential power of the web and an unrivaled account of art and culture at the coming of age of the new millennium.

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  4. Vintage Tattoo Flash: 100 Years of Traditional Tattoos from the Collection of Jonathan Shaw

    Vintage Tattoo Flash: 100 Years of Traditional Tattoos from the Collection of Jonathan Shaw

    $60.00

    Vintage Tattoo Flash is a one-of-a-kind visual exploration of the history and evolution of tattooing in America. A luscious, offset-printed, hardcover tome--a beautiful and serious addition to the understanding of one of the world's oldest and most popular art forms.

    Electric tattooing as we know it today was invented in New York City at the turn of the 19th century. In the first days of American tattooing, tattoos were primarily worn by sailors and soldiers, outlaws and outsiders. The visual language of what came to be known as "traditional tattooing" was developed in those early days on the Bowery and catered to the interests of the clientele. Common imagery that soon became canon included sailing ships, women, hearts, roses, daggers, eagles, dragons, wolves, panthers, skulls, crosses, and popular cartoon characters of the era. The first tattooists also figured out that using bold outlines, complimented by solid color and hard shading, was the proper technique for creating art on a body that would stand the test of time. In the over 100 years since then, techniques and styles have evolved, and the customer base has expanded, but the core subject matter and philosophy developed at the dawn of electric tattooing has persisted as perennial favorites through the modern era.

    While most tattoos are inherently ephemeral, transported on skin until the death of the collector, a visual record exists in the form of tattoo flash: the hand-painted sheets of designs posted in tattoo shops for customers to select from. Painted and repainted, stolen, traded, bought and sold, these sheets are often passed between artists through one channel or another, often having multiple useful lives in a variety of shops scattered across time and geography. The utility of these original pieces of painted art has made it so that original examples can still be found in use or up for grabs if you know where to look.

    Vintage Tattoo Flash draws from the personal collection of Jonathan Shaw--renowned outlaw tattooist and author--and represents a selection of over 300 pieces of flash from one of the largest private collections in existence. Vintage Tattoo Flash spans the first roughly 75 years of American tattooing from the 1900s Bowery, to 50s Texas, through the Pike in the 60s and the development of the first black and grey, single-needle tattooing in LA in the 70s. The book lovingly reproduces entirely unpublished sheets of original flash from the likes of Bob Shaw, Zeke Owens, Holt + Rowe, Ted Inman, Ace Harlyn, Ed Smith, Colonel Todd, the Moskowitz brothers, and many, many others relatively known and unknown.

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  5. Dot to Dot NYC

    Dot to Dot NYC

    $14.95

    Follow the numbers, grab your crayons and markers, and discover and decorate the capital of the world... Hidden just beyond sight in this adventurous dot to dot coloring book lie epic New York City landmarks to be revealed and completed by you, the intrepid artist. Intricate and detailed, the final results are delicate and beautiful while stunning in their complexity. Within these pages you will find yourself visiting the rides of Coney Island, the towers of the famous NYC skyline, the commute along the Staten Island Ferry, the wilderness of the Bronx Zoo, the groove of the Apollo Theater, and the art deco elegance of the Chrysler Building, among so much more! Not only fun, dot to dot art has been proven to increase short-term cognitive acuity, hand-eye coordination, concentration skills, as well as mood. Not just for a rainy day, enjoy this celebration of the Big Apple as a keepsake of your visit, or spend your hours connecting the dots and inch yourself closer to your Broadway dream. Learn More
  6. No Sleep.: NYC Nightlife Flyers 1988-1999

    No Sleep.: NYC Nightlife Flyers 1988-1999

    $35.00

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    No Sleep. is a visual history of the halcyon days of New York City club life as told through flyer art. Spanning the late 80s through the late 90s, when nightlife buzz travelled via flyers and word of mouth, No Sleep. features a collection of artwork from the personal archives of NYC DJs, promoters, club kids, nightlife impresarios, and the artists themselves. Club flyers, by design, were ephemeral objects distributed on street corners, outside of nightclubs and concert halls, in barbershops and retail shops, and were not intended to be preserved for posterity. Through the 90s, they became both increasingly prevalent and more sophisticated as printing technology evolved. Overnight, however, with the birth of the internet, the club flyer essentially disappeared, and despite it being common at one time for promoters to print thousands of flyers for any given event, they are now hard to come by.

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  7. Midnight Modern: Palm Springs Under the Full Moon

    Midnight Modern: Palm Springs Under the Full Moon

    $65.00

    Midnight Modern brings into focus a view of Palm Springs and its internationally renowned modernist houses never before shown, shot entirely by the light of the full moon.

    Created over the course of three years, by Australian photographer Tom Blachford, the surreal images function as portals in time, with the homes, cars, and beautiful scenery appearing almost exactly as it all did 60 years ago. The crisp moonlight adds a new dimension to the famous mecca of desert modernism and shows a contrasting side to a town famous for its sunshine, cocktails, and hedonism.

    Working closely with the Palm Springs community Blachford gained remarkable access to some of the most coveted architectural jewels in the area, including the Kaufmann House, Edris House, Frey House II, Sinatra House, and dozens of restored Alexander Tract homes in the valley.

    Blachford's work builds on the famous documentary and lifestyle approaches of Slim Aarons and Julius Shulman, but injects a signature mystery. His cinematic aesthetic acts as a stage for an untold narrative, inviting the viewer to script their own drama going on behind the walls of these historic homes. This original, lush work is a rich contribution to the record for those mid-century architecture and design lovers fascinated by Palm Springs.

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  8. Hair Wars Coloring Book

    Hair Wars Coloring Book

    $9.99

    If the colors in the photographs from the original book weren't outrageous enough now here's everyone's chance to take matters into their own hands and work that crayon and marker! From the real world of competitive Fantasy Hair styling comes Hair Wars Coloring Book. Based on photographs by David Yellen shot at competitions across the country, these larger than life dos are now in your hands. These hairstyles include one with a gigantic bowl with live Japanese fighting fish, and another with a built-in device that blows soap bubbles, and they draw inspiration from everything from 9/11 to the Olympic Games, The Matrix to the classic Sunday barbeque. Featuring 30 original drawings, it's now your turn to get in on the action. Pull out your Crayolas and markers and help everyone look their best by adding your own vibrant colors to amazing hair sculptures. Fun for ages 1-100. Learn More
  9. Jonathan Olivares Selected Works

    Jonathan Olivares Selected Works

    $30.00

    Jonathan Olivares Selected Works is a compilation of furniture designs, interior spaces, exhibitions, and essays realized by the American designer Jonathan Olivares over the first decade of his Los Angeles-based practice.

    Widely recognized as one of the emerging leaders of contemporary American design, the combination of activities that comprise Olivares' practice is unique among his contemporaries, and offers a model for a design practice that reflects upon and engages 21st-century industry and design culture.

    This book is an indispensable resource for enthusiasts of the contemporary design practice and includes Olivares' work for international design companies such as Knoll, Kvadrat, and Vitra, spaces and exhibitions at the Le Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, the Vitra Design Museum, and the Biennale Interieur in Kortrijk, essays published in Domus, Abitare, and Apartamento, and collaborations with Jasper Morrison, Johnston Marklee, and Pernilla Ohrstedt.

    Contributions include an introduction by Bobby Tigerman, LACMA curator of Decorative Arts and Design, and exclusive photography by Zoe Ghertner and Daniele Ansidei.

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  10. Vintage Tattoo Flash Volume 2

    Vintage Tattoo Flash Volume 2

    $65.00

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    In Vintage Tattoo Flash: Volume 2, Jonathan Shaw unearths more gems from his extensive and world-renowned collection of traditional American tattoo art. Comprised entirely of previously unseen and unpublished work, Volume 2 picks up where the first volume left off--contributing a new and important body of work to the historical record of this outsider art form. Electric tattooing as we know it today was invented in New York City at the turn of the 19th century. In the first days of American tattooing, tattoos were primarily worn by sailors and soldiers, outlaws and outsiders. The visual language of what came to be known as "traditional tattooing" was developed in those early days on the Bowery and catered to the interests of the clientele. Common imagery that soon became canon included sailing ships, women, hearts, roses, daggers, eagles, dragons, wolves, panthers, skulls, crosses, and popular cartoon characters of the era. The first tattooists also figured out that using bold outlines, complimented by solid color and smooth shading, was the proper technique for creating art on a body that would stand the test of time. In the over 100 years since then, techniques and styles have evolved, and the customer base has expanded, but the core subject matter and philosophy developed at the dawn of electric tattooing has persisted as perennial favorites through the modern era. While most tattoos are inherently ephemeral, transported on skin until the death of the collector, a visual record exists in the form of tattoo flash: the hand-painted sheets of designs posted in tattoo shops for customers to select from. Vintage Tattoo Flash: Volume 2 represents a selection of over 200 pieces of flash from one of the largest private collections in existence and spans the first roughly 75 years of American tattooing from the 1900s Bowery, to 50s Texas, through the Pike in the 60s and the development of the first black and grey, single-needle tattooing in LA in the 70s. The book lovingly reproduces entirely unpublished sheets of original flash from the likes of Bob Shaw, Zeke Owen, Tex Rowe, Ted Inman, Ace Harlyn, Ed Smith, Paul Rogers, the Moskowitz brothers, and many, many others relatively known and unknown. Learn More

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