Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

WEIRD BOOKS.

October 7, 2009

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via Spencer Research Library

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CONSTANCE WEST ALBUM.

August 26, 2009

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via George Eastman HouseConstance Sackville West album 1867.
Though there is debate that it could be Constance’s sisters Amy’s album. It’s beautiful either way.

ZINE WAVE.

April 21, 2009

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Propaganda by Mark Allen. Freshman year Plano, Tx 1980-81. via WFMU. discovered via Tagbanger

GOURMET BATHING.

March 17, 2009

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WET. The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing was published in Venice and Santa Monica between 1976 and 1981 by Leonard Koren. discovered via Bree Apperley

COMMUNITY COOKS.

March 17, 2009

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via Stone Hill Collectibles

POUR LE MONTAGE.

March 14, 2009


via Bree Apperley via pilllpat (agence eureka)


ART TEACHER.

February 24, 2009

Matt and I took a second trip to the NYPL. Many thanks to craft minded librarian, Jessica Pigza who brought us some old timey craft books to help in our research. The Art Teacher by Pedro J. Lemos first published in 1931 is pictured above. These pics are from ebay – first edition is for sale. Totally beautiful with excellent projects for children (and adults!).

PSYCHIC MENTALISM.

February 23, 2009

I was looking for drawings of a tesseract (Wrinkle in Time verison)
and found this weird stuff. Al Mann –  mentalist. via Zem

NYPL OFFLINE!

February 6, 2009

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I rarely post items not found on the internet. Today is the exception. Matt and I attended the NYPL class I mentioned yesterday—Handmade Then and Now by Jessica Pigza. It was excellent! I learned basics of the NYPL system – how to search for exactly what I need. I can’t wait to spend a day on the third floor looking through non circulating books. The books (poorly) photographed above are relics Jessica shared with the class. These were just things lying around her desk. How lucky to be a librarian!

NYPL CRAFTS.

February 5, 2009

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Jessica Pigza, a librarian at NYPL, is offering a free class Friday Feb 6 at 3:15 to all those interested in DIY & Crafts. The class is “a free one-hour introduction to the Library’s resources–both vintage publications and online sources–that I hope will inform and inspire you in your own DIY endeavors.” more info here

Book Dept.’s next project is a kid’s craft book inspired by Mid Century Modern designers. This will be a perfect opportunity to research and learn more about craft and the beloved library. Yay!