Wednesday, December 21, 2011
VATHEK: By William Beckford
Classic Decadent Gothic Novel
VATHEK by WILLIAM BECKFORD still remains to be one of the most extreme examples of strange 18th Century English Literature ever - a crawling meditation on the vile transgressions of the deparaved - witches, demons, sacrifice, sexual excess and other spectral horrors mark the progress of Vathek, the ninth caliph of the Abassides - eternally addicted to women, glutony and all things extreme - on a pilgrimage to the underworld where sin and damnation flower into eternal torture. Highly unusual fiction with a mystical eastern flavor.
This edition is illustrated by the bizarre b&w lithographs of 19th century symbolist, ODILON REDON - Classic Gothic Decadent Literature first published in 1816 - it was acclaimed by authors ranging from Byron to H. P. Lovecraft.
"Vathek marches onward with a phantasmagoric pomp in which the laughter is that of skeletons feasting under arabesque domes. The descriptions are triumphs of weird coloring which raise the book to a permanent place in English letters."
-- H. P. Lovecraft
Creation Edition 2000 -123 Page Paperback - b&w illustrations by Odilon Redon / Decadent Novel / Literature / scarce book - Price: $20.00
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Sunday, December 18, 2011
VENUS IN PINK: Japanese Porn Starlets
Edited by Candice Black
Foreword by Romain Slocombe
Japanese Adult Films - known as "pink movies" - flourished in the 60s and 70s. VENUS IN PINK is a visual tribute to the girls who bared all in those countless erotic productions - Page after page of over 100 black and white photo film stills from a huge variety of "pink films" - Contains nudity and adult themes.
Nice Coffee Table Black and White Picture Book.
Creation Books 2002 Edition - No Page Numbering - Paperback - Many Black and White Photos - scarce book/out of print - ADULT MATERIAL! - PRICE: $20.00
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Saturday, December 10, 2011
DREAM MACHINE: by Brion Gysin - An Exhibition Guide
The ultimate hallucinogenic drug trip without the drugs !!
During his lifetime Brion Gysin (1916-1986) inspired an array of artists, writers, poets and musicians, most notably the Beat Generation. Since his death Gysin's own work has only increased in popularity, yet his radical approach to art defies categorization. Dream Machine is the first detailed study of Gysin's works in both art-historical and contemporary contexts. A devotee of invention, Gysin created paintings, drawings, photo-collages, installations, poetry and sound experiments. He produced the cut-up collage novel The Third Mind (1965) with William Burroughs, and with Ian Sommerville developed the Dreamachine (1961), a kinetic sculpture designed to induce visions by shining flickering light on the closed eyelids of the viewer - this produces wild colors and psychedelic patterns in the mind.... and if looked at for long periods of time, actual shapes, figures and other hallucinations can appear !!
This new book, features incisive texts, many photos and appreciations by contemporary artists, and captures the remarkable life of a daring, often overlooked artistic visionary genius.
New Museum, New York - With Laura Hoptman and Brion Gysin - 2010 Release - 192 Page Hardcover Book - Art/ Dream Machine - PRICE: $25.00 (New and Sealed Copies)
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