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  • Extravagant Crowd: Carl Van Vechten's Portraits of Women

    By Carl Van Vechten

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780845731482
    • Publisher: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University
    • Published: August 2003
    Eponymously titled catalog for a Beinecke Library (Yale Un versity) exhibition includes photographs of some eighty-five women of achievement photographed by Van Vechten between1932 and 1964; each photograph is accompanied by a short biography of the subject. The women include some of the best known of Van Vechten's subjects - Gertrude Stein, Billie Holiday, Zora Neale Hurston, and Marianne Moore to name a few -and some now-forgotten women who made significant contributions to the Broadway theatre community, the Harlem Renaissance, the early Hollywood film industry, and the 1920s & '30s expatriate communities in Paris & London. 189p.
  • Improvisations Of New York A Symphony In Lines

    By A. Walkowitz

    Our Price: $40.00
    • Format: Wrappers
    • ISBN-13: 9789112261615
    • Publisher: E. Haldeman-Julius Publications
    SLim 4to. SIGNED by Walkowitz at verso of front wrapper. Mild wear to edges of wrappers, with very small tear at upper edge of rear panel. VG in wrappers.
  • Last Operas and Plays

    By Gertrude Stein

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780801849855
    • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
    • Published: May 1995
    Reprint of the Rinehart & Co. edition of 1949, which was edited by Carl Van Vechten. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
  • Letters of Carl Van Vechten

    By Carl Van Vechten

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300039078
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: September 1987
    Correspondence of one of the most influential cultural figures of the early 20th century: essayist, novelist, critic, photographer, and jazz buff. Illus. 301p.
  • My Musical Life

    By Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakoff

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781399536202
    • Publisher: Tudor Publishing Co.
    • Published: July 1935
    A panoramic view of the golden age of Russian music. Translated from the revised second Russian edition. 16 photographic illustrations.
  • Nigger Heaven

    By Carl Van Vechten

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780252068607
    • Publisher: Vanderbuilt University Press
    • Published: December 1999
    Here upper-class elites discuss art in well-appointed drawing rooms; rowdy and lascivious drunks spend long nights in jazz clubs and speakeasies; and politically conscious young intellectuals drink coffee and debate "the race problem" in walkup apartments. At the center of the story, two young people - a quiet, serious librarian and a volatile aspiring writer - struggle to love each other as their dreams are slowly suffocated by racism.
  • Portraits: The Photography of Carl Van Vechten

    By Carl Van Vechten

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780672524271
    • Publisher: BOBBS-MERRILL COMPANY, INC.
    • Published: January 1978
  • Remember Me to Harlem: The Letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten, 1925-1964

    By Langston Hughes

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780679451136
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: February 2001
    Hughes's triumphant return to Harlem from his working & writing trip to Europe is footnoted by his introduction to Van Vechten, a journalist/novelist known as 'the undisputed downtown authority on uptown night life.' Their unique correspondence marks a forty-year friendship that acknowledges both writers' involvement in both generating and sustaining the cultural intensity of the Harlem Renaissance, as well as a loyalty to each other inspite of differences that would on occasion arise. Illus., b&w photos. 356p.
  • Selected Writings of Gertrude Stein

    By Gertrude Stein

    Our Price: $8.95 - $11.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679724643
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: March 1990
    This collection, a retrospective exhibit of the work of a woman who created a unique place for herself in the world of letters, contains a sample of practically every period and every manner of Gertrude Stein's career. It includes Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas in its entirety; selected passages from The Making of Americans; 'Melanctha' from Three Lives; portraits of the painters Cezanne, Matisse, and Picasso; Tender Buttons; the opera Four Saints in Three Acts; and poems, plays, lectures, articles, sketches, and a generous portion of her famous book on the Occupation of France, Wars I Have Seen. 696p.
  • The Gershwin Years: George and Ira

    By Edward Jablonski

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780306807398
    • Publisher: Da Capo Press
    • Published: August 1996
    The Gershwin Years is both the definitive biography of the Gershwin brothers and a lavishly illustrated chronicle of the American era their music and lyrics embodied. George (1898-1937) and Ira (1896-1983) drew inspiration from its varied faces - black culture for Porgy and Bess, the frantic sophistication of the 1920s for such musical comedies as Funny Face and Girl Crazy, the tumult of American politics for the satirical of Thee I Sing. This dual biography celebrates their musical achievements while offering a revealing inside look at the brothers themselves: from George's Tin Pan Alley days as a song plugger and Ira's first attempts at lyric writing to their conquest of Broadway and Hollywood, from their collaborations and George's solo compositions (Rhapsody In Blue, Concerto in F, and An American In Paris) to George's death from a brain tumor and Ira's later work with Kern, Weill, and Arlen. The Gershwin Years presents an authoritative, visually stunning, and altogether delightful account of the "Wright Brothers" of American music.
  • The Music of Spain

    By Carl Van Vechten

    Our Price: $12.67
    • ISBN-13: 9780649000791
    • Publisher: Trieste Publishing
  • The Tiger in the House

    By Carl Van Vechten

    Our Price: $22.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781590172230
    • Publisher: New York Review Books
    • Published: March 2007
    “A god, a companion to sorceresses at the Witches' Sabbath, a beast who is royal in Siam, who in Japan is called 'the tiger that eats from the hand,' the adored of Mohammed, Laura's rival with Petrarch, the friend of Richelieu, the favorite of poets”—such are just a few of the feline distinctions that Carl Van Vechten records in this glorious historical overview of humanity's long love affair with the cat. As delightful as it is learned, Tiger in the House explores science, art, and history to assemble a treasury of cat lore, while Van Vechten's sumptuous baroque prosemakes the book's every page an inexhaustible pleasure.
  • The Tiger in the House (Classic Reprint)

    By Carl Van Vechten

    Our Price: $32.56
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780331859553
    • Publisher: Forgotten Books

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