Wednesday, June 30, 2010
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Exhibition catalogue made up of approx. 45 loose sheets in a folder---Divided into 6 chapters (each also wrapped). Essay by Wolfgang Becker. German and English language. The work dates from 1970-71
I first saw this work via AAPC (via Little Lamb)--Thanks! I was lucky to find this beautiful catalogue on Abe (from a german bookseller) for next to nothing.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
The Spirt of Zen by Alan J. Watts, Grove Press Inc., NY, 1958 (Evergreen Edition, 1960) cover by Roy Kuhlman (with inscription "STOLEN FROM PATT NATHE")
(Somehow this book made its way to a garage sale in Winnipeg. A google search found one reference to Patt Nathe, thanked in the credits of Charles Perry's 1984 book The Haight-Ashbury: A History)
Saturday, June 26, 2010
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
There's a little ambiguity over there among the bluebells by Ruth Krauss (with graphics by Marilyn Harris), Something Else Press, 1968
One of only a few books Ruth Krauss wrote for an adult audience, this book of "Theatre Poems" was published by Something Else Press (founded by Fluxus artist Dick Higgins). Includes contributions by Dick Higgins, George Brecht, and Remy Charlip. Some of the poems previously appeared in her 1965 book The Cantilever Rainbow.
Maybe best known as the author of The Carrot Seed (illustrated by her husband Crockett Johnson), Ruth Krauss was also Maurice Sendak's mentor and early collaborator. She worked with countless illustrators, including Ad Reinhardt (!), Phyllis Rowland, Marc Simont, Mary Blair, Ellen Raskin and Remy Charlip.
"At a time when children's books tended to be didactic, with lots of text, Ms. Krauss pioneered the use of minimal text, concentrating on precise language and working closely with an illustrator". -From NY Times obituary
A Hole is to Dig: A First Book of Definitions by Ruth Krauss and Maurice Sendak, 1952
Is This You? by Ruth Krauss and Crockett Johnson, 1955
The Thumbprint by Ruth Krauss, 1967
A Moon or a Button: A Collection of First Picture Ideas by Ruth Krauss and Remy Charlip, 1959
See also Daddytypes on Ruth Krauss, Maurice Sendak and The Carrot Seed.