Japanese Photography Artistes Divers Deja vu Quarterly. Vol 1-13, 15-18,20, 1990-1995
Tokyo: Toki Sayuri; Photo-Planète Co., 1990-1995. First ed. Complete run of 20 issues #1 through #20, plus the Special Issue. 4tos., various paginations, profusely illustrated in b&w and color, some folding leaves. Illustrated stiff wrappers. The issues are fine. The first three issues with printed wraparound bands (obi). In Japanese and English; though some of the essays and interviews are in Japanese only. Includes the following photographers: Araki, Moriyama, Shinoyama, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Seiji Kurata, Hamish Fulton, Wim Wenders, Robert Frank, Jan Saudek, Emmet Gowin, Martin Parr, Yutaka Takanashi, Nan Goldin, Shomeu Tomatsu, Kineo Kuwabara, Larry Clark, Sebastião Salgado, Kou Inose, Frederick Sommer, Mapplethorpe, et al. Includes bibliographies, biographies, interviews, essays, reviews. A complete run of all issues published of this important Japanese periodical.
Japanese Photography Artistes Divers | Deja vu Quarterly. Vol 1-13, 15-18,20 | 1990-1995 | Zucker Art Books
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Japanese Photography Artistes Divers Ken, 1970-1971
Ken was published by Shaken, a company established by the photographer Tomatsu Shomei, who provided the cover photograph for the first issue. Each of the three issues that appeared before the magazine ceased publication was edited by a different photographer: Sawano Yoshio, Naito Masatoshi, and Kimura Tsunehisa. The first issue contained criticism of the Osaka World Exposition and cultural criticism related to photography. Contributors included Taki Koji, Moriyama Daido, Nakahira Takuma, and Araki Nobuyoshi.
Bernd and Hilla Becher | Set of first 15 editions | 1970-2005 | Zucker Art Books
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Louise Bourgeois Ode a La Bievre, 2007
16 7/8 x 12 15/16 in. (43 x 33 cm)
Third version of the original book in fabric. Housed in a blind embossed cardboard slipcase, with a white Japanese linen embossed cover.
Edition of 1800. 54 pages.
Published by Matthew Zucker, New York.
The book is a work of psychogeography, detailing a period in Debord's life when he was in the process of leaving the Letterists, setting up Lettrism International, and showing his 'first masterpiece', Hurlements en Faveur de Sade (Howling In Favour Of Sade), a film devoid of imagery that played white when people were talking on the soundtrack and black during the lengthy silences between. Credited to Guy-Ernest Debord, with structures portantes ('load-bearing structures') by Asger Jorn, the book contains 64 pages divided into three sections. The first section is called 'June 1952', and starts with a quote from Marx: Let the dead bury the dead, and mourn them.... our fate will be to become the first living people to enter the new life. The second section, 'December 1952', quotes Huizinga, and the third, 'September 1953', quotes Soubise. The work contains two separate layers. The first is printed with black ink, reproducing found text and graphics taken from newspapers and magazines. The second layer is printed using coloured inks, splashed across the pages. These sometimes connect images and text, sometimes cover them, and sometimes are seemingly unconnected. The black layer contains fragments of text, maps of Paris and London, illustrations of siege warfare, cheap reproductions of old masters and questions such as 'How do you feel about the world at the moment, Sir?' The coloured layer contains freefloating ink splashes, lines created by a matchstick loaded in ink, and a Rorschach inkblob.
Guy Debord & Asger Jorn | Memories | 1959 | Zucker Art Books
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Mark Dion Fragments of travel, exploration and adventure, 2007
10 1/4 x 12 5/8 in. (26 x 32.1 cm)
Paris: Christophe Daviet-Thery and XN editions
In his first book project Dion assumes the guise of an 18th or 19th century scientist who explores an unknown land (he kindly includes a buffalo leather pop-up map of this terra incognita) and exhaustively documents the native flora and fauna. The book is exquisitely constructed to convincingly carry out this fiction: pieces of paper are die cut and assembled and bound into the book to suggest an impromptu but thorough record of the explorer’s discoveries and observations. Contains twenty-seven bound-in lithographs, offset printed; six bound-in digital prints; five loose lithographs, offset printed; and two loose digital prints. Edition of 36 with 9 A.P.; deluxe editions 1-6 each include a unique drawing in colored pencil. Quarter bound in buffalo leather with Zerkall Nideggen paper and Zerkall German Ingres. Slipcase.
Near complete(29 issuse minus n. 25,27,28 missing) + 1973 to 1983 complete (109 issues)=145 issues on 148. Complete Review in original general folder-cases made in grey cardboard and linenprinted Rokkor in the back. All in excellent shape.
Artistes Divers JAP PH | Rokkor Magazine by Minolta | 1955-1958- 1973-1983 | Zucker Art Books
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Robert Filliou Je Meurs Trop, 1977
9 1/8 x 4 3/8 x 1 1/8 in. (23.3 x 11 x 3 cm)
A brown brick with a white label attached and a grey/green label with white print wrapped around the brick. The numbers 22,11,30 are etched in the brick. Signed and numbered 43/50 by the artist. Text is in French by Antonin Artaud. Fireproof brick.
Flotte | Below the Seamount Pinnacles | 2006 | Zucker Art Books
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Adam Fuss All, 2007
Small Folio. 14 four-color plates; bound tissue interleaving; stamped in silver holograpic foil; white paper covered boards; white hande-made paper jacket, stamped in silver holographic foil; fitted, protective vinyl.
Artist book predating his famous Autobiography book. Here he photographs the printing studio of CrownPoint Press where he does many of his printed work. Bound book of photo etchings 40 pages, signed in a limited edition of only 25 copies.This book is a record of the way Crown Point Press looked at the time the artist was in residence here. On one of the pages, for example , are photographs of several works by Sol LeWitt which were pinned up as proofs on the studio walls. On the facing page are prints made by other artists who have worked at Crown Point Press . In making this book, Sol LeWitt instructed the printers what the subject matter and general composition of the images should be. He then arranged the images into pages . "CrownPoint" was created completely at Crown Point Press . This work includes the photography, the making of 300 line screened phototransparencies , etching the images onto the plates, hand printing and binding the pages into book form.
Barry McGee | Drypoint on Acid | 2006 | Zucker Art Books
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Mei You Yun Without Clouds, 2007
Without Clouds. Clemens-Tobias Lange, 2007. No. 15 of 30. Without clouds was planned as a vloud book but is without them. The text ends even before the book begins. It is a brief excerpt from the 2300-year-old Li Sao (ó£Èz) by the Chinese poet Qu Yuan (ã¸å¥). The rest is emptiness or simply that what it is, a journey whose course is not to be changed, a journey to be contemplated. Bilingual, in Classic Chinese and German in the translation of Andrea Seltmann. 52 pages, including 14 rainbow-print coloured sheets, as well as 4 prints based on photographs and one intaglio photogravure by CTL. Comes in elegant slipcase manufactured by Alexander Blomberg in acrylglass.
Miller & Shellabarger | Butter Book, 2006 (Jewel) | 2007 | Zucker Art Books
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Jonathan Monk Two Silver Circles Spinning, 2005
Two silver metal circles in a box with string and signed certificate. One circle is 30.5 cm diameter with another attached to it measuring 1.2cm diameter. The artist states that you attach the string to the smaller circle to hang it at an appropriate height allowing the piece to spin. Copy 4/12
Artemio Rodriguez | The Triumph of Death | 2007 | Zucker Art Books
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Ed Ruscha Ruscha set W/stains, 1963-78
Twentysix Gasoline Stations Various Small Fires Some Los Angeles Apartments,Every Building on the Sunset Strip Thrityfour Parking Lots, Royal Road Test Business Cards Nine Swimming Pools Stains Crackers Babycakes Real Estate Opportunities A Few Palm Trees Dutch Details Records Colored People Hard Light Note that Business Cards & Stains are signed as issued. Additional books included: Billy, Edward Ruscha Green Small Book with Foster/Ruscha Cards all in 19 plexi boxes.
Stan Shellabarger | Light Switch Book | 1998-19999 | Zucker Art Books
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Jack Smith The Beautiful Book, 1962
FIRST PUBLISHED BOOK- The Beautiful Book comprises 19 hand-tipped black-and-white contact prints (2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches), originally published in an edition of 200 copies. The photographs were produced mainly during the course of extended shooting sessions in Smith's Lower East Side apartment. Most date from the winter of 1962, although a few are earlier - including the final 'signature' photograph, a portrait of the artist on the steps beneath the Brooklyn Bridge taken by filmmaker Ken Jacobs. Nearly half the photographs feature the artist Marian Zazeela, who provided the design for the book's silk-screened cover. *This copy is signed by her. Smith and his associates assembled the books during the late spring and early summer of 1962, before shooting began on Flaming Creatures. Published and distributed by Piero Heliczer's press, the dead language. The only autonomous collection of Jack Smith's photographs to appear during his lifetime.
Michael Snow | Cover to Cover | 1975 | Zucker Art Books
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Mike & Doug Starn Ani-San, samukaro? Omae samukaro?, 2007/2008
40 pages with 19 B&W Illustrations, each wrapped in a unique vintage kimono fabric each having one photograph from the book on gampi paper with encaustic, signed and numbered housed in a bass wood box. A hand crafted bass wood Japanese box houses a unique signed photograph; inkjet on gampi paper, hand coated with encaustic, under which the book is found wrapped in an indigo vintage kimono fabric. The package is tied with red and white cords, each one with a small paper flag inscribed with a question from the title. The story reveals the significance of the book wrapped in a threadbare kimono under the snow. Each book is hand-made, thread bound using traditional Japanese techniques, with 19 photo- micrographs of snow crystals that were shot by the artists during snowstorms between 2004 and 2006. The images are printed on gampi paper, the back of each image is hand-painted with white acrylic and then finally the image is brushed with a single stroke of varnish. A signed colophon is inside the box.
Runa Thorkelsdottir | Sun Set | 2004 | Zucker Art Books
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Scott Williams Strange Secrets, 2007
80 pages, 8.5 x 7 x 2 inches. Pencil calligraphy, paper cut out, airbrushed hand cut stencils. Several years ago after a severe seizure Scott practiced writing and simple paper cutting in his sketchbooks, an excersize that assisted him in regaining his eye/hand coordination. Day by day for the past two years Scott has gone back over the initial writting and papercutting with airbrushed handcut stencil painitng. The result is a book of cryptic writing (which sometimes resolves into true English but primarily remains Williams-script) and pscycho-delic palimpsest harkens back to other enigmatic bookworks such as Aldus Manutius? Hypnerotomachia Poliphili and Leonardo DaVinci's backward-written sketchbooks.