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  1. AMERICAN GROTESQUE The Life and Art of William Mortensen

    Regular Price: $45.00

    Sale Price $39.95

    This stunning compendium reveals the life and work of Hollywood photographer William Mortensen, the unsung pioneer of the "American Grotesque." Using radical photo techniques that predate the digital age, Mortensen created wild images of witchcraft and horror, propaganda and persecution, along with sensuous nudes and character studies. Learn More
  2. VICTORIAN SCOTLAND

    Regular Price: $49.95

    Sale Price $24.95

    A remarkable collection of crystal-clear photography from the Victorian era. From the pioneering work of renowned photographers to never before seen excerpts from private family albums, Victorian Scotland is a window on the lives of the generation that changed the world. This dovetails the development of photography, which began around the 1840s, with the romantic mythology of Scotland as a destination, and with the explosion of beautifully designed castles, commercial buildings, bridges, and even rural homes and farms. Learn More
  3. LIGHTING THE NUDE Top Photographers Share Their Secrets

    Regular Price: $29.99

    Sale Price $14.99

    Learn the lighting secrets of today's top photographers or just enjoy the beautiful women they are presenting for your enjoyment. One of the most enduring images in art and photography, the nude continues to inspire photographers of all levels to explore the nuances of lighting. Now updated for the digital age, with more than 70 all-new images and lighting diagrams, this offers a behind-the-scenes look at how today's top photographers sculpt light across the human form to create stunning, unforgettable images. Learn More
  4. RED STAR OVER RUSSIA

    Regular Price: $45.00

    Sale Price $37.50

    Winner of the Art Book Prize. Revolutionary and political posters, photographs, paintings, magazine covers, advertisements, and ephemera to illustrate the dramatic birth and eventual decline of the Soviet Union. The book plunges the reader into the shattering events that brought hope, chaos, heroism, and horror, as well as advances in art, photography, and graphic design in the early 20th century. More than 550 influential images are reproduced here, accompanied by David King’s accessible text. Learn More
  5. HARMONY OF REFLECTED LIGHT The Photographs of Arthur Wesley Dow

    Regular Price: $45.00

    Sale Price $9.95

    The author weaves 135 reproductions of Arthur Wesley Dow's (1857-1922) photographs with essays about the artist's personal and professional life, and a clear picture of Dow's contributions to early modernist photography develops as a result. Amazing period shots of The Grand Canyon, Dunes in Ipswitch, Temples in India, Japanese houses and many landscapes, most circa 1890s to 1911. Dow's interest in Japanese woodblocks and pictorialism (telling a story) is evident in this interesting collection of photographs. Learn More
  6. DEATH A Graveside Companion
    $40.00
    A volume of unprecedented breadth and sinister beauty examines a staggering range of cultural attitudes toward death. The book is organized into themed chapters: The Art of Dying, Examining the Dead, Memorializing the Dead, The Personification of Death, Symbolizing Death, Death as Amusement, and The Dead After Life. Each chapter begins with thought-provoking articles followed by a breathtaking variety of death-related imagery and artifacts. From skulls to the dance of death, statuettes to ex libris, memento mori to memorabilia. Learn More
  7. JIM HEIMANN 20th Century Alcohol & Tobacco Ads
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    Vices or virtues: drinking and smoking provided marketers with products to be forged into visual feasts. In this lush compendium of advertisements, we explore how depictions of these commodities spanned from the elegant to the offbeat, revealing how manufacturers seduced their customers throughout the 20th century to imbibe and inhale. Each era’s alcohol and tobacco trends are exuberantly captured page after page, with brand images woven into American popular culture so effectively that almost anyone could identify such icons as the Marlboro Man or Spuds MacKenzie. Learn More

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