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  • 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
  • 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)
  • Boggs: A Comedy of Values

    By J.S.G. Boggs

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780226893969
    • Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS
    • 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
  • 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
  • Maya Lin: Systematic Landscapes

    By Maya Lin

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300121209
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: November 2006
    As the book reveals, Maya Lin's earthworks and public sculptures have always developed alongside small-scale exploratory sculptures and monumental temporary installations, such as Avalanche (1998), through which she evokes the physical processes that shape the earth. This volume also introduces three major new installation works created for the 'Systematic Landscapes' exhibition, along with a series of related drawings and reliefs demonstrating the expanding scope of Lin's creative process. Illus., 100 color/25 b&w. 112p.
  • Robert Irwin Getty Garden

    By Robert Irwin

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780892366200
    • Publisher: Getty Publications
    • Published: August 2002
    In the early 1990s the design and creation of the Central Garden at the Getty Center were entrusted to the distinguished contemporary visual artist Robert Irwin. Irwin-a member of California's "light and space" movement-was an unexpected choice for this major commission, and his work has aroused intense interest in the art world and among gardening enthusiasts and visitors to the Getty Center. In Robert Irwin Getty Garden, Lawrence Weschler offers a lively account of the creation of what Irwin has playfully termed "a sculpture in the form of a garden aspiring to be art." Weschler's narrative is followed by a transcript of conversations in which he and Irwin, in a series of walks through the garden, discuss in detail the decisions, both philosophical and practical, that shaped the making of this major art work in Southern California. The book contains more than one hundred color illustrations, many of them specially commissioned from photographer Becky Cohen. The photographs capture the stunning variety of colors and textures of the plant forms selected by Irwin. They also reveal the care and precision that went into the creation of each element of the garden environment, from the handrails and lighting fixtures to the huge azalea rings and waterfall that make a visit to the Getty Central Garden an unusually thought-provoking experience. Robert Irwin has exhibited widely in galleries and museums in North America and abroad.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

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