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Vito AcconciDiary Of A Body – 1969 to 1973 ... Book
Charta (Italy), 2006. New Copy ... $9.99 69.95
A crucial look at these key years of artist Vito Acconci – a time when the artist was becoming a key figure in the emerging world of performance art, and using his own body as a canvas to communicate with the world! Most of Acconci's important "pieces" from this time involved him ... read more Book

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✨✧ Dawn Ades & Alison McCleanRevolution On Paper – Mexican Prints 1910 to 1960 ... Book
British Museum (UK), 2009. New Copy ... $10.99 37.50
The paper print was a key political force in Mexico during the 20th Century – explosive in its power during the revolution of the teens, with a continuing impact over decades that's well-documented here – in a lavish book that's filled with vintage images, as well as some surprisingly ... read more Book

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Airboy & ValkyrieComplete Golden Age Airboy & Valkyrie (hardcover) ... Book
CSP, Late 40s. New Copy ... $6.99 24.99
One of the best-remembered features of the Golden Age of comics – presented here in a beautiful hardcover package! Airboy was part aviation adventure – ala Blackhawk – and part young male fantasy – ala Terry & The Pirates – but the strip was something special all ... read more Book

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Murphy AndersonBuck Rogers In The 25th Century – The Complete Sudays 1958 to 1959 (hardcover) ... Book
Hermes, 2014. New Copy ... $15.99 40.00
One of our favorite sci-fi comics artists ever – presented here in a short but wonderful run on the Buck Rogers Sunday pages of the late 50s! Murphy Anderson is a genius – an artist whose work on DC titles like Hawkman, Strange Adventures, Mystery In Space, and even Superman helped ... read more Book

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Bob Bach & Ginger MercerJohnny Mercer – The Life, Times & Song Lyrics Of Our Huckleberry Friend ... Book
Cherokee, 2009. New Copy ... $8.99 25.00
A pretty great book about the wonderful songwriter Johnny Mercer – key force behind the birth of Capitol Records, and a whole host of songs and careers in the 20th Century! The book's about the size of a songbook, and does include lyrics to a number of classic Mercer tunes – but it's ... read more Book

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Matt BakerCanteen Kate (hardcover) ... Book
CSP, Early 50s. New Copy ... $8.99 28.99
Rare work from the great Matt Baker – a cartoonist best known for his sexy superhero Phantom Lady in the 40s, and for a number of other "good girl" features during the golden age of comics! Canteen Kate comes from a few years later – all these strips ran in the first few ... read more Book

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David BernsteinAdvertising Outdoors – Watch This Space ... Book
Phaidon Press, 1997. New Copy ... $6.99 39.95
Totally cool outside ads from around the world – some of recent vintage, others from many years back – all laid out in a lavish book of full color images that shows a huge range of totally groovy billboards and posters! The contents are great – and lots of the campaigns featured ... read more Book

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Alfred BesterDemolished Man ... Book
Gollancz (UK), 1952. New Copy ... $5.99 12.99
A postwar sci-fi classic from Alfred Bester – a hell of a writer, and one with a long legacy of great work in both comic books and magazines! Yet The Demolished Man is just one of a few novels that Bester ever gave us – a stunning story about murder in the 24th Century, at a time when ... read more Book

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Andrew Birkin & Alison CastleJane & Serge – A Family Album (hardcover) ... Book
Taschen, 2015. New Copy ... $34.99 59.99
A surprisingly candid look at one of the most important musical couples of the 20th Century – Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin – a duo who made some incredible sounds together in the French scene of the 60s and 70s – and who were equally important to larger French culture as well! ... read more Book

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Jerry Blavant with Steve OskieYou Only Rock Once ... Book
Running Press, 2011. New Copy ... $5.99 15.00
One of the biggest early DJs in rock and roll – the mighty Jerry Blavat, aka The Geator With The Heator – telling the tale of all of his many years in music, all with the same panache he brought to his on-air persona! Blavat's story is the stuff of legend – told around the ... read more Book

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Andrew BoltonPunk – From Chaos To Couture (hardcover) ... Book
Metropolitan Museum Of Art, 2013. New Copy ... $8.99 35.00
A beautiful book that certainly lives up to the "chaos to couture" in its title – as it traces the fashion of punk from the early DIY days of the London scene to its elevation to high fashion on the runway! The book's smarter than you might guess – put together by MOMA, and ... read more Book

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✨✧ Jacques BoyreauSuperTrash – Hermaphro Chic, Movie Fetish, 21st Century Anxiety ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2014. New Copy ... $5.99 29.99
A book that's way more compelling than you'd guess from the title and the cover – especially if you love the lower-reaches of pop culture from the 70s! The book features an essay by the author, but is primarily a random combination of images from a huge host of lesser-known material from the ... read more Book

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Eric BradleyMantiques – A Manly Guide To Cool Stuff (hardcover) ... Book
Krause, 2014. New Copy ... $6.99 26.99
Remember when guys used to be butch? Remember when they weren't fussing over their hair, their skin care, or aromas – and instead just needed a handful of objects to state their identity! Those objects took on different categories – a cool car, a nice watch, hunting togs, or drinking ... read more Book

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Bill Brewster & Frank BroughtonRecord Players – DJ Revolutionaries ... Book
Grove Press, 2010. New Copy ... $8.99 25.49
A great book that details the story of modern dance music – as told by the DJs who've spun it into such expansive cultural significance – the DJ Revolutionaries! Authors Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton have years on the beat – having edited and/or written for Mixmag, Wax ... read more Book

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Ivan BrunettiAesthetics – A Memoir (hardcover) ... Book
Yale University Press, 2013. New Copy ... $4.99 25.00
A beautiful collection of images by Ivan Brunetti – a cartoonist we've followed for decades here on the Chicago scene, and have watched with great appreciation as he's gotten worldwide attention for his work in the New Yorker and numerous other publications over the years! Brunetti's an ... read more Book

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✨✧ William S BurroughsSoft Machine ... Book
Fourth Estate (UK), 1961. New Copy ... $6.99 12.99
One of the greatest novels ever from the legendary William S Burroughs – a book that was written very much under the influence of the cut-up technique, but which also still retains some of the pulp prose of Burroughs' 50s material too! The book is a roller coaster of a read – one of ... read more Book

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Richard BuskinClassic Tracks – The Real Stories Behind 68 Seminal Recordings ... Book
Sample Magic (UK), 2012. New Copy ... $11.99 49.95
A really cool book that's way way more than just what you'd expect from the title – as the writing is surprisingly deep, with lots of little sidebars that illuminate the contents – and the whole thing is put together with lots of images, in a very vivid way! The volume goes year by ... read more Book

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Elias CanettiPlay Of The Eyes ... Book
Granta (UK), 1985. New Copy ... $4.99 12.99
Elias Canetti gave the 20th Century one of its greatest novels – the classic Auto Da Fe, a book that should be required reading for any obsessive collector of records – and he's equally well-remembered for the memoirs of his youth in Berlin and Vienna – three books that are easily ... read more Book

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Elias CanettiTorch In My Ear ... Book
Granta (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $4.99 12.99
Elias Canetti gave the 20th Century one of its greatest novels – the classic Auto Da Fe, a book that should be required reading for any obsessive collector of records – and he's equally well-remembered for the memoirs of his youth in Berlin and Vienna – three books that are easily ... read more Book

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Jeff ChangWho We Be – The Colorization Of America (hardcover) ... Book
St Martins, 2014. New Copy ... $8.99 32.99
Jeff Chang's given us some of the most thoughtful writing we've ever read on hip hop and its history – and this time around, he turns his talents towards larger issues of race and culture on contemporary America – at a level that's surprisingly prescient, given the struggles of the past ... read more Book
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