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Tiki Modern
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Tiki Modern

By Sven A. Kirsten

Koln: Taschen, 2007. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. 335pp, cloth covers with tiki artwork and lettering, 9.25 x 11 inches, hundreds of color photographs and illustrations. No dj as issued. Fine Book of Tiki provided the blueprint for the re-appreciation and revival of Tiki style. Almost completely wiped from the consciousness of Americans until recently, Sven Kirsten's tome put Tiki on the map as a unique pop culture phenomenon. Never before had Tiki culture's visual power and pervasiveness been revealed with such detail and insight. Not only did the book inspire the erecting of many new Tiki bars from New York to London to Berlin to Prague to Waikiki, but also motivated a myriad of Tiki artisans to pick up the chisel and carry on the forgotten tradition, while spurring many others to create their own home hideaways, making "Tiki" a household name again. This new follow-up book, which brings together the two recent retro trends of mid-century modernism and Tiki style, is bound to lift the Tiki craze to a new level. With his usual mixture of ironic detachment and genuine enthusiasm for the subject, Kirsten shows us how primitivism and modernism were two sides of the same coin in the 1950s and 60s. Decor deities and ersatz ancestors outrageously merged in the modern brutalist furniture from the house of Witco, a company that outfitted Elvis Presley's Jungle Room and Hugh Hefner's Chicago Playboy pool. This was design porn at its best. The author: Sven Kirsten was conceived on a freighter of his grandfather's Hamburg-Chicago Line. Following the call of the big world, he moved to California at the age of 25. Kirsten studied at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles and began shooting music videos in the late 1980s for The Cramps, Tom Waits, Sergio Mendes and others. After years of hunting down pieces of the puzzle ofPolynesian Pop, Kirsten has developed a singular insight into the Cult of Tiki and has become the country's most eminent Tiki archaeologist.

$235.00

Public Relations
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Public Relations

By Winogrand, Gerry Papageorge, Tod

New York: The Museum Of Modern Art, 2004. Reprint. Hardcover. As New/as new. 112pp, 75 plates, grey cloth with blindstamped title on cover, gilt letters on spine, tan endpapers, photo on dj cover. Printed in Italy. "Public Relations by Garry Winogrand was first published in 1977 by the Museum Of Modern Art in both paperbound and clothbound editions. This printing has been made from new digital scans." An as new copy with protective cover on dustjacket

$73.00

Elvis at 21
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Elvis at 21

By Wertheimer, Alfred

San Rafael: Insight Editions, 2006. First printing. As New/as new. 253pp, grey cloth with stamped silver gilt lettering on cover and spine, 11.5 x 14 inches, photo on dustjacket, photos on endpapers. Introduction by Chris Murray, Foreword by Peter Guralnick, text and photography by Alfred Wertheimer. Photos printed in quadratone process using four inks: two blacks, a special warm grey and a metallic pewter. As new with protective clear cover on dustjacket. A large format, exquisitely beautiful book of Elvis Presley's early months in 1956 as he begins his rise to fame. Wertheimer follows Presley around New York City and around Presley's home in Memphis with unlimited access to the performer.

$235.00

The Complete Works of Marcel Duchamp
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The Complete Works of Marcel Duchamp

By Schwarz, Arturo

New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1970. Seconf Revised Edition. Hardcover. Fine/good. 630pp, hardcover with copper-colored boards and gilt lettering on spine, mylar-covered dj with repaired 2" tear on upper right of back also showing at top of spine (see photo), quarto 10.25" x 12.5", heavily illustrated in b&w and color. Book is in fine condition, dj in good condition A beautiful copy of this rare and massive volume covering the works of this influential Dadaist and conceptual artist. Included with book is a Phillips art auction catalog from 5.13.2002 listing 14 authorized Duchamp Ready-Made duplicates from 1964 of his original works, including iconic works such as Fountain (urinal), Bicycle Wheel and Bottle Rack,  many of which were lost in original form.

$245.00