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  • And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?: A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks

    By Lawrence Weschler

    Our Price: $14.00 - $25.20
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374236410
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: August 2019
  • Boggs: A Comedy of Values

    By Lawrence Weschler

    Our Price: $11.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780226893952
    • Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS
    • Published: June 1999
    Chronicles the antics of J.S.G. Boggs, an artist who draws realistic paper notes in the denominations of standard currencies from all over the world, and then tries to spend the drawings as money. Instead of selling his money drawings outright to interested collectors, Boggs looks for merchants who will accept his drawings in lieu of cash payment. Follows Boggs through counterfeiting charges and currency capers, from galleries to the courtroom, and raises questions on the history of money and systems of value. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • Calamities of Exile : Three Nonfiction Novellas

    By Lawrence Weschler

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780226893938
    • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
    • Published: May 1998
    From the author of Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder, Calamities of Exile combines three gripping narratives that afford a sort of double CAT scan into the natures of both modern totalitarianism and timeless exile."Beautiful but harrowing chronicles of three exiles that probe the moral and personal risks of their encounters with totalitarianism. . . . Piercing and timely."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review"Weschler . . . combines a novelist's gift for drama with the objectivity and research skills of a journalist. . . . The result is three gripping profiles of very human but also extraordinary men."—Publishers Weekly"[Weschler's] thorough accounting of the men's covert operations, assumed identities and strained relationships with fathers, wives, and colleagues creates a disturbing triptych of the perils of totalitarianism."—Lance Gould, New York Times Book Review"Weschler tells these three tragic tales with an admirable combination of psychological penetration, intellectual thrust, concision and compassion."—Francis King, Spectator"Endlessly absorbing. . . . Breathtaking."—Jeri Laber, Los Angeles Times Book Review
  • Everything That Rises: A Book of Convergences

    By Lawrence Weschler

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781932416343
    • Publisher: McSweeney's
    • Published: January 2006
    Tetris and Gorbachev, Magritte and Einstein, Cuneiform tablets and Chicago prisons, lips over Paris and clouds under LA - everywhere he looks, Pulitzer Prize finalist Lawrence Weschler encounters unlikely alignments and beguiling resonances. This generously illustrated phantasmagoria compiles his joyous investigations (shades of Nietzsche's 'joyful wisdom'?) into a compelling set of kinships, 'revealing Pollock in the stars, Rothko on the moon, and themissing links - between neurons and websites, fathers and daughters, war crimes and windmills' - hidden in the open until discovered. Image Credits. Illus. 237p. Winner of the National Book Critics Award for Criticism 2006
  • Fred Tomaselli: The Times

    By Fred Tomaselli

    Our Price: $75.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Prestel
    • Published: 2014
    (2014). Oblong 4to. INSCRIBED by Tomaselli. Slight rubbing to edges of boards. P.o. inscription to f.f.e.p. VG.
  • Fred Tomaselli: The Times

    By Fred Tomaselli

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783791349145
    • Publisher: Prestel
    • Published: May 2014
    In this brilliant time capsule of recent world events, celebrated artist Fred Tomaselli intrepidly and colorfully reimagines the front pages of the New York Times. Hurricane Katrina's devastation of New Orleans, the international financial crisis, the Berlusconi scandal, an earthquake in Haiti, the tsunami in Japan, revolution at home and abroad--the headlines of the past decade have been a true roller-coaster ride. Self-proclaimed news junkie Fred Tomaselli has been responding to these earth-shattering events through a fascinating series of artworks collected here for the first time. Tomaselli superimposes his signature psychedelic aesthetic on the front page of the New York Times, setting up a striking contrast between the paper's sober depictions of reality and his vivid interventions. Readers will delight in comparing the actual headlines, captions, and articles that surround the images with Tomaselli's trippy, highly detailed interpretations. Filled with gorgeous reproductions of works that range from tongue in-cheek satire to unmitigated outrage, this timely volume is certain to appeal to art lovers as well as street-smart consumers of today's headline news.
  • Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder

    By Lawrence Weschler

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780679439981
    • Publisher: Pantheon Books
    • Published: October 1995
    Pronged ants, horned humans, mice on toast and other marvels of jurassic technology
  • Shapinsky's Karma, Bogg's Bills, and Other True-Life Tales

    By Lawrence Weschler

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780865473171
    • Publisher: North Point Press
    • Published: 1988
  • Uncanny Valley: Adventures in the Narrative

    By Lawrence Weschler

    Our Price: $8.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781582437576
    • Publisher: Counterpoint
    • Published: October 2011
    Shuttling between cultural comedies and political tragedies, Lawrence Weschler’s articles have been captivating readers ever since his days at The New Yorker. Here, he furthers that vivid trajectory, collecting the best of his narrative nonfiction from the past fifteen years. The title piece surveys the hapless efforts of digital animation to fashion a credible human face, the endlessly elusive gold standard of the profession. Other highlights include profiles of novelist Mark Salzman, as he wrestles with a hilariously harrowing bout of writer’s block; the legendary film and sound editor Walter Murch, as he is forced to revisit his work on Apocalypse Now in the context of the more recent Iraqi war film Jarhead; the artists Vincent Desiderio, as he labors over an epic canvas portraying no less than a dozen sleeping figures; and a pair of young identical twin artists who may just have made one of the biggest breakthroughs in the depiction of physical reality since the Renaissance. Sources and Image Credits. 304p.

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