Beautiful photography by well-known photographers from vintage to contemporary.
$40.00Vices 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 bizarre, revealing how manufacturers seduced their customers throughout the 20th century to imbibe and inhale. Famous artists from George Petty with his pin-up girls to Leyendecker with his handsome, richly appointed couples made it all look very cool. More than half the book looks at 1900 to 1969, to us the most interesting years. Learn More
$40.00A 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