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  • Larry Clark – Tulsa
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    When it first appeared in 1971, Larry Clark’s groundbreaking book Tulsa sparked immediate controversy across the nation. Its graphic depictions of sex, violence, and drug abuse in the youth [...]

  • Tales From The Ghost Town: The Conventry Punk Fanzine Revolution 1979-1985
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    Following Alan Rider’s Adventures in Reality book collecting each edition of his own fanzine and its spinoffs, published by Fourth Dimension in 2021, comes this new compendium of his [...]

  • Death Scenes: A Homicide Detective’s Scrapbook
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    The strange and gruesome crime-scene snapshot collection of LAPD detective Jack Huddleston spans Southern California in its noir heyday. Death Scenes is the noted forerunner of several copycat titles.

  • Charles Burns – Last Look
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    A true graphic milestone: the epic trilogy that began with X’ed Out, continued in The Hive, and concluded in Sugar Skull–now in one volume. The long strange trip of Doug […]

  • Top Stories
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    An essential anthology of fiction, art and more from the experimental, punk-feminist 1980s downtown journal, with work by Kathy Acker, Constance DeJong, Cookie Mueller and more Published between [...]

  • Spirit of 76: London Punk Eyewitness
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    When punk first broke in the UK in 1976, music journalist John Ingham was on hand to document the very heart of the scene. Spirit of 76 provides a previously […]

  • Akasha Rabut – Death Magick Abundance
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    More than any party, parade, team, or disaster, New Orleans is the people. The ones who persevere, survive, strengthen, and transform the city in all its unceasing vibrancy. For nearly […]

  • Fangoria Vol 2 #14 (January 2022)
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    2022 is upon us! FANGORIA #14 rings in the new year with the one you’ve been waiting for… and one you’ll have to wait a little longer for. Here’s what […]

  • Adventures In Reality: The Complete Collection
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    Put together by Alan Rider, Adventures in Reality was a fanzine from Coventry in the early 1980s that both fitted snugly inside the post-punk landscape of the time and did […]

  • Jean-Michel Basquiat – The Notebooks
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    A facsimile edition of the artist’s fascinating working notebooks   Brooklyn-born Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-88) was one of the most important artists of the 1980s. A key figure in the [...]

  • Post-Apocalyptic Realism
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    Published in conjunction with an exhibition exploring the theme of apocalypse, contributions by art historians, critics, curators, scholars and artists collected in this book offer reflections on [...]

  • Ruby Ray: Kalifornia Kool: Photographs 1976-1982
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    Punk and industrial culture in late ’70s and early ’80s San Francisco Spanning music, art and literature, the industrial and punk scenes of San Francisco in the late 1970s and […]

  • Dan Graham – Theatre
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    What our staff has to say: “RIP Dan Graham. Nice facsimile reissue of an early artist book by Graham, documenting early performances. Essential for anyone looking to dive into the […]

  • Wobbly Sounds: A Collection Of British Flexi Discs
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    A compendium of Britain’s most remarkable flexi discs, from famed ephemera aficionado Jonny Trunk For this book, the acclaimed music and ephemera aficionado Jonny Trunk (editor of The Music [...]

  • Modern Primitives: An Investigation Of Contemporary Adornment & Ritual
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    What our staff has to say: “Modern Primitives takes a dive into the world of body art and modifications, focusing on early history and up until the publishing of the […]

  • Excavate! The Wonderful & Frightening World Of The Fall
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    A definitive insight into the ever-influential world of Mark E. Smith and The Fall, featuring never-before published essays and ephemera from fans, collectors and the artist and band themselves. [...]

  • Paul Nouge – The Subversion Of Images
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    This classic surrealist photobook pioneered the imagery of the domestic uncanny First edited and published by Marcel Marien in 1968 in a limited edition of 230 copies, half a year […]

  • Salvador Dali – Oui: The Paranoid-Critical Revolution: Writings 1927-1933
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    Dalí’s meditations on art and the paranoid-critical method, plus poems and more Salvador Dalí’s writings from the period in which he was most closely allied with the Surrealists have [...]

  • Charles Duvelle and Hisham Mayet – The Photographs of Charles Duvelle: Disques Ocora and Collection Prophet
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    Disques Ocora, a French label dedicated to capturing and publishing the sounds of folkloric culture from around the world, is held in the highest possible regard in the realms of […]

  • Discreet Music Mag #2
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    Second issue of Discreet Music Mag, featuring interviews with Greymouth and Jon Collin and a long piece on IDDB 001-044. Full colour, written in English. Discreet Music, 2021

  • Sophie Bramley – Yo! The Early Days of Hip Hop 1982-84
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    Sophie Bramly lived in New York in the early 1980s and became firmly embedded in the emergent scene. The book features many stunning, intimate images of a star-studded roll call […]

  • ON&BY Christian Marclay
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    The artist Christian Marclay’s ideas and practice, in his own words and those of the foremost writers engaged with his work.Influencing a generation of artists, musicians and theorists, [...]

  • Faunus: The Decorative Imagination of Arthur Machen
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    Scholarship, debate, archival material, and esoterica relating to Arthur Machen, a “modern master of the weird tale.”For twenty years, Faunus, the biannual journal of the Friends of Arthur [...]

  • Joe Muggs & Brian David Stevens – Bass, Mids, Tops
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    An oral history of the UK’s soundsystem culture, featuring interviews with Dubmaster Dennis Bovell, Skream, Youth, Norman Jay MBE, Adrian Sherwood, Mala, and others. In the years following [...]

  • Boyd McDonald – Cruising the Movies
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    A writer casts an acerbic, queer eye on the greats and the not-so-greats of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Ronnie Reagan’s bizarre legs are sufficient reason to watch John Loves Mary (1949), [...]

  • Gary Indiana – Vile Days
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    Gary Indiana’s collected columns of art criticism from the Village Voice, documenting, from the front lines, the 1980s New York art scene.In 1985, the Village Voice offered me a job […]

  • Laura Grace Ford – Savage Messiah
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    The acclaimed art fanzine’s psychogeographic drifts through a ruined city Savage Messiah collects the entire set of Laura Grace Ford’s fanzine to date. Part graphic novel, part artwork, the book [...]

  • Stanley Donwood & Dr. Tchock – Dead Children Playing: A Picture Book
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    A haunting collection of Radiohead artwork from the Grammy Award–winning artist Stanley Donwood and the enigmatic Dr Tchock are the elusive duo responsible for Radiohead’s artwork. Containing [...]

  • An Argentine Passion: María Luisa Bemberg and Her Films
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    The first major study of Maria Luisa Bemberg’s work. Maria Luisa Bemberg, who died in 1995, was one of Latin America’s best known and most popular film-makers. The only woman […]

  • Ralph Rugoff – Circus Americanus
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    “A carnival of New World wonders.”—Jon Savage Circus Americanus is a riotous excursion through America’s changing visual landscape. Exploring its remote corners and bizarre byways, Ralph Rugoff [...]

  • Bruce Pavitt – Sub Pop USA
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    The complete Subterranean Pop fanzines and Seattle Rocket newspaper columns by Bruce Pavitt; an unbelievably deep chronicle of regional American indie pop, punk, hardcore, art/noise, metal, [...]

  • Nancy Barile – I’m Not Holding Your Coat
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    What our staff has to say: “Awesome memoir about being a part of the Philly hardcore scene in the 80s. Barile’s story is deeply personal while also steeped in punk […]

  • Mata – No Drums No DJs No Saturdays
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    Soft cover, perfect bound 64 pages, 6.5 × 9-inch Edition of 500 Release date: October 1, 2016 MATA was a gallery located at 3709 West Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles […]

  • Kate Hall – I Did But I Don’t Anymore
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    Soft cover, perfect bound 64 pages, 6.5 × 9-inch Edition of 500 Kate Hall is a Los Angeles based artist. I Did But I Don’t Anymore is a compilation of […]

  • Michael Dopp – Swizzle
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    Soft cover, perfect bound 64 pages, 6.5 × 9-inch Edition of 500 Release date: March 1, 2017 Michael Dopp is a Los Angeles based artist. Swizzle is a collection of […]

  • Sarah Rara – Earth Breakup
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    Soft cover, perfect bound 64 pages, 6.5 × 9-inch Edition of 500 Release date: October 1, 2015 Sarah Rara is a Los Angeles based artist. Earth Breakup is a collection […]

  • Simone Forti – On An Iron Post
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    Soft cover, perfect bound 64 pages, 6.5 × 9-inch Edition of 500 Release date: October 1, 2017 Simone Forti is a dancer, artist and writer based in Los Angeles. The […]

  • Matt Lifson – Sleep With Me And A Ghost
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    Soft cover, perfect bound 64 pages, 6.5 × 9-inch Edition of 500 Release date: October 1, 2016 Matt Lifson is a Los Angeles based artist. “Sleep With Me And A […]

  • Emily Joyce – A Cigar Caught In The Lilies
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    Soft cover, perfect bound 64 pages, 6.5 × 9-inch Edition of 500 Release date: April 1, 2019 A Cigar Caught In The Lilies is a book of visual concrete poetry […]

  • Paul McCarthy/Damon McCarthy – Aftermath
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    Soft cover, perfect bound 64 pages, 6.5 × 9-inch Edition of 500 Release date: April 1, 2019 Aftermath is collection of photographs of all the inanimate objects in the Saloon, […]

  • Luke Fischbeck – Beyond Majority Rule
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    Soft cover, perfect bound 64 pages, 6.5 × 9-inch Edition of 500 Release date: May 1, 2018 Beyond Majority Rule began by surveying how non-hierarchical groups make decisions, with a […]

  • Petra Cortright – E Girl
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    Soft cover, perfect bound 64 pages, 6.5 × 9-inch Edition of 500 Release date: March 1, 2021 “This book is a collection of webcam screenshots from videos that were too […]

  • GX Jupitter-Larsen – Digging Through Time
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    What our staff has to say: “Incredible recollections of innumerable live actions of The Haters capturing the legendary experimental unit in wonderful photography as well as insanely [...]

  • LHD: Hysterical Blindness
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    Documentation for fanatics only. 3,700 word essay by Chris Sienko detailing the history and releases of LHD, plus illustrated discography. Limited release. 6×9-inches, 54 pages, Hardcover