• A Miracle, A Universe: Settling Accounts with Torturers

    By Lawrence Weschler

    Our Price: $13.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780226893945
    • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
    • Published: May 1998
    During the past fifteen years, one of the most vexing issues facing fledgling transitional democracies around the world—from South Africa to Eastern Europe, from Cambodia to Bosnia—has been what to do about the still-toxic security apparatuses left over from the previous regime. In this now-classic and profoundly influential study, the New Yorker's Lawrence Weschler probes these dilemmas across two gripping narratives (set in Brazil and Uruguay, among the first places to face such concerns), true-life thrillers in which torture victims, faced with the paralysis of the new regime, themselves band together to settle accounts with their former tormentors."Disturbing and often enthralling."—New York Times Book Review"Extraordinarily moving. . . . Weschler writes brilliantly."—Newsday"Implausible, intricate and dazzling."—Times Literary Supplement"As Weschler's interviewees told their tales, I paced agitatedly, choked back tears. . . . Weschler narrates these two episodes with skill and tact. . . . An inspiring book."—George Scialabba, Los Angeles Weekly
  • Boggs: A Comedy of Values

    By J.S.G. Boggs

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780226893969
    • Published: November 2000
    In this highly entertaining book, Lawrence Weschler chronicles the antics of J. S. G. Boggs, an artist whose consuming passion is money, or perhaps more precisely, value. Boggs draws money-paper notes in standard currencies from all over the world-and tries to spend his drawings. It is a practice that regularly lands him in trouble with treasury police around the globe and provokes fundamental questions regarding the value of art and the value of money.
  • Everything That Rises: A Book of Convergences

    By Lawrence Weschler

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781932416862
    • Publisher: McSweeney's
    • Published: July 2007
  • Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder: Pronged Ants, Horned Humans, Mice on Toast, and Other Marvels of Jurassic Technology

    By Lawrence Weschler

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679764892
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: December 1996
    A National Book Critics Circle Award winner. This trip back to the 16th-century 'wonder cabinets' that were the first museums, compels the reader to examine the imagination origins of both art and science, creating in the process a work of nonfiction as magical and as dizzying as anything by Borges or Calvino. B&W illus. 176p. Pap.
  • Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees: Over Thirty Years of Conversations with Robert Irwin

    By Robert Irwin

    Our Price: $16.50 - $32.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780520256095
    • Publisher: University of California Press
    • Published: February 2009
    "Robert Irwin, perhaps the most influential of the California artists, moved from his beginnings in abstract expressionism through successive shifts in style and sensibility, into a new aesthetic territory altogether, one where philosophical concepts of perception and the world interact. Weschler has charted the journey with exceptional clarity and cogency. He has also, in the process, provided what seems to me the best running history of postwar West Coast art that I have yet seen."--Calvin Tomkins
  • The Kindness of Strangers

    By Salka Viertel

    Our Price: $9.00 - $16.15
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781681372747
    • Publisher: NYRB Classics
    • Published: January 2019
  • The Shaping Forces in Music: An Inquiry into the Nature of Harmony, Melody, Counterpoint and Form

    By Ernst Toch

    Our Price: $11.65
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780486233468
    • Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc.
    • Published: June 1977
    Based on a series of lectures given at Harvard in 1944 and first published in 1948, this book is a brilliant examination of the materials and concepts that are the basic building blocks of music: harmony, melody, counterpoint, and form. 390 musical examples by masterful and original classical composer Ernst Toch, who is also a renowned composer of film scores.
  • True to Life: Twenty-Five Years of Conversations with David Hockney

    By David Hockney

    Our Price: $31.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780520258792
    • Publisher: University of California Press
    • Published: January 2009
    "Lawrence Weschler is one of the most deliriously entertaining writers alive. He does what the best artists and writers should do: he makes you see the world anew."--Dave Eggers, editor of McSweeney's and author of What Is the What "Weschler guides and entertains the reader at every turn."--John Walsh, Director Emeritus, J. Paul Getty Museum
  • Vermeer in Bosnia: Selected Writings

    By Lawrence Weschler

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679777403
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: July 2005
    The author makes the connection between the twentieth century's Yugoslav wars and the equally violent Holland in which Vermeer created his luminously serene paintings. In his profile of Roman Polanski, he traces the filmmaker's symbolic negotiations with his nightmarish childhood during the Holocaust. Here, too, in this lush, astonishing collection of essays, are meditations on artists Ed Kienholz and David Hockney, on the author's grandfather and daughter, and on the light and earthquakes of his native Los Angeles. 432p.