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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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.

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