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✨✧ Steven Blush with Paul Rachman & Tony MannLost Rockers – Broken Dreams & Crashed Careers (hardcover) ... Book
Powerhouse Books, 2016. New Copy ... $5.99 27.50
A pretty great book about folks who almost made it in the music business, but who never quite hit the stardom they were destined for – even though a few of these figures have become legendary over the years! The book looks at rock and soul artists from the 60s and 70s, almost all of them with pretty amazing stories – and continued moments of "almost" in their careers – points where their paths seemed about to hit the big time, but life turned the other way. These aren't one-hit wonders, or failures – but really interesting people whose stories are great, and often illuminated with really striking photos and images from their past. The book features chapters on Cherry Vanilla, Evie Sands, Brett Smiley, Betty Davis, Bobby Jameson, Gloria Jones, Chris Darrow, Jake Holmes, and others – hardcover, 159 pages, with images throughout. Book

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✨✧ Ormond GigliGirls In The Windows & Other Stories (hardcover) ... Book
Powerhouse Books, 2013. New Copy ... $12.99 75.00
A massive book of beautiful photographs from the 50s, 60s, and 70s – all done by photographer Ormond Gigli, who worked heavily for Life, Time, and other publications at the time! The book is huge – almost like one of those large Taschen books – and each page presents a stunning full color image from a variety of different assignments that Gigli had over the years – including stage shots, celebrity portraits, fashion photographs, and even a few more art-related projects – all laid out alongside writings and comments by Ormond, which illuminate the already-striking contents even further. The book is a hefty 252 pages, and full color throughout. Book

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✨✧ Lili KobielskiI Refuse For The Devil To Take My Soul – Inside Cook County Jail (hardcover) ... Book
Powerhouse Books, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 40.00
Here's a book that will immediately wipe away any Orange Is The New Black fantasies you might have about prison – as the heavy volume is filled with images from the Cook County jail, located in our fair city of Chicago – presented here with an unwavering eye, in a series of portraits, candid shots, and images of related artifacts too! The prisoners are often given space to tell their own stories, which is great – as it makes the book very different than just some gritty scopophilic presentation of the material – and the juxtaposition of portraiture and prison landscape really illuminates the setting too. There's a bit of writing – as pictured on the cover – and the book is hardcover, oversize, and full color throughout. Book

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Hilton Ariel Ruiz & Beatriz Ruiz (editors)Forty Deuce – The Times Square Photographs Of Bill Butterworth 1983 to 1984 (hardcover) ... Book
Powerhouse Books, 2012. New Copy ... $8.99 39.95
A fantastic collection of images from Times Square, pulled from the years before Disney took over – at a time when the action moved 24 hours a day, and at a non-stop pace! Bill Butterworth was right on the streets during the early 80s – and presents stunning full color shots of a range of figures from the Deuce – strippers, short order cooks, merchants, hustlers, b boys, Guardian Angels, and others – often in posed portraits in their environs, but occasionally captured in more candid ways too. The look and feel of the photographs is great – similar to some of the Powerhouse books on old school hip hop culture – and the whole thing is hardcover, and overflowing with great shots. Book

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Snorri BrosLaundromat (hardcover) ... Book
Powerhouse Books, 2013. New Copy ... $6.99 40.00
The title's no lie, as the book is exactly what is promised – a surprisingly cool photo book that documents the laundromats of New York City – conveniently divided up into different chapters for each borough, with the real address of each location as well! Every image has the same stark representation as the photo on the front – and the presentation creates this really surprising sense of form and format – the slight variations that set each business apart, almost like the famous storefront book from years back. There's a short essay on the status of the American laundromat at the end – and the book is hardcover, full color, and 155 pages. Book

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✨✧ Jake Yunza (editior)Fun – The Social Practice Of Nightlife In NYC ... Book
Powerhouse Books, 2013. New Copy ... $6.99 39.95
A really striking book on the world of nightlife in New York – one that's put together in a way that's almost as vivid as the experience itself! The volume is half art book, half essays – and starts with a selection of writings by Michael Musto, Claire Bishop, Michael Alig, Genesis P Orridge, and others – then moves into many more pages of artwork on clubs, performance spaces, clubbers, performers, flyers, and other aspects of the scene – presented in a variety of styles, often with text juxtaposed alongside – which makes even more standard photos feel like pluggers for an event! The images move at very rapid speed – almost as if you're in a whirlwind on an endless night of clubbing – and the heavy book is softcover, full color, and 334 pages in all. Book

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✨✧ Scot SothernStreet Walkers ... Book
Powerhouse Books, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A strange little book that is part prose, part photography – and which recalls the spirit of some of the beat-era writers who would talk about life on the seedier side of the streets – like Hubert Selby or John Rechy! Scot Sothern combines creative activity with his own sexual desire, and tells dozens of stories of cruising for prostitutes while also taking their photographs – sometimes engaging in sex, often times just snapping them in a variety of settings and modes – often nude or partially nude, but hardly in a style of pornography. The book is very gritty – both the text and the images – and the whole thing overflows with a sense of sadness that's heartbreaking, and which undercuts any glorification of the scene that might otherwise come forth. 231 pages, softcover, with black and white photos throughout. Book

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✨✧ Charles PetersonCypher (hardcover) ... Book
Powerhouse Books, 2008. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The cover looks more punk rock than hip hop, but the book's a really fantastic look at the Cypher – a key move in the freestyle dance world of hip hop – taken places here that are way more than early 80s images of b boys in the streets! The photography of Charles Peterson is in black and white throughout, and has an amazing eye for motion – as most of these images are action shots, with a quality that mixes great composition with an understanding of a key moment of action. Jeff Chang provides a bit of history about the Cypher at the start – and the book is hardcover, 136 pages, and filled with black and white images throughout. Book
 
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✨✧ Out Of This WorldOut Of This World Collected Works Vol 1 – August 1956 to November 1957 – Issues 1 to 6 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection of space age sci-fi and horror comics – served up here with full color reproductions of the contents, the covers, and even the ads! The work is from the 50s powerhouse of Charleston Comics – kind of the low-budget answer to DC, but a company that brought loads of great talent into the mix – and which has a nicely rough around the edges vibe that makes most of these stories even creepier than they might be otherwise! The work is all from the comics code generation, but still has a no holds barred sort of vibe – with a very cool mix of themes and stories throughout. This volume features very early art by Steve Ditko – plus more from Bill Molno, Dick Giordano, Charles Nicolas, Rocco Mastoserio, and Sal Trapani. Book

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✨✧ Out Of This WorldOut Of This World Collected Works Vol 2 – February 1957 to October 1958 – Issues 7 to 10 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection of space age sci-fi and horror comics – served up here with full color reproductions of the contents, the covers, and even the ads! The work is from the 50s powerhouse of Charleston Comics – kind of the low-budget answer to DC, but a company that brought loads of great talent into the mix – and which has a nicely rough around the edges vibe that makes most of these stories even creepier than they might be otherwise! The work is all from the comics code generation, but still has a no holds barred sort of vibe – with a very cool mix of themes and stories throughout. This volume features great art from the young Steve Ditko – plus more from Gene Colan, Sal Trapni, Fred Kida, Dick Malmgren, and Rocco Mastroserio! Book

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✨✧ Out Of This WorldOut Of This World Collected Works Vol 3 – January 1959 to December 1959 – Issues 11 to 16 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), 1959. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection of space age sci-fi and horror comics – served up here with full color reproductions of the contents, the covers, and even the ads! The work is from the 50s powerhouse of Charleston Comics – kind of the low-budget answer to DC, but a company that brought loads of great talent into the mix – and which has a nicely rough around the edges vibe that makes most of these stories even creepier than they might be otherwise! The work is all from the comics code generation, but still has a no holds barred sort of vibe – with a very cool mix of themes and stories throughout. This volume features vintage Steve Ditko art – plus more from Jack Sparling, Paul Reinman, Bill Molno, Sal Trapani, Dick Giordano, and Rocco Mastroserio. Book
 
 
 



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