Friday, January 22, 2016

New Arrivals: Harry Smith




Paper Airplanes: The Collections of Harry Smith (Catalogue Raisonné, Volume I)

Paperback

"Filmmaker, painter, anthropologist, musicologist and occultist--Harry Smith (1923-1991) was an incomparable polymath and seminal figure in the realms of beat culture and avant-garde art. Smith's kaleidoscopic experimental films have influenced generations of artists and cinephiles, while his landmark three-volume compilation, the Anthology of American Folk Music (1952), laid the foundation for the folk music revival of the 1950s and 1960s. In addition to his ecstatic artwork, Smith is renowned for his vast collections of curious objects. The Collections of Harry Smith, Catalogue Raisonné series spotlights and indexes his eclectic research obsessions.
Volume one features richly detailed photographic documentation of 251 paper airplanes gathered by Smith from the streets of New York City over an approximately 20-year period. Whimsical and weird, the paper airplanes rank among Smith's most mysterious collecting pursuits. This extensive compendium presents the fruits of his extraordinary aeronautic pursuit and highlights the tangled history and myths that accompany them."


 

 

String Figures: The Collections of Harry Smith (Catalogue Raisonné, Volume II)

Paperback

"Volume two of The Collections of Harry Smith focuses on Smith's erudite study of string figures, an age-old form of spiritual and recreational play that he passionately chronicled in multiple mediums. This immersive volume contains photographs of the extant mounted string figures created by Smith alongside interviews, film stills and selections from his unpublished anthropological research. Additional contextual materials include an introductory essay and a conversation between musician, photographer and filmmaker John Cohen, a longtime colleague of Smith, and painter Terry Winters."

 

 

 These books, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

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Philadelphia, PA 19147

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Sunday: 11am to 6pm
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Saturday, January 9, 2016

Event: Good Game Launch Party!




Sunday, January 17th at 7PM
at
Brickbat Books

Good Game, Issue 2
Launch Party

with performances by
Laura Baird & Martha MacDonald


Event: Poetry!




Friday, January 15th at 8PM
at
Brickbat Books

Poetry
from

Andres Cerpa
Kallie Falandays
Colin Schmidt
Evan Gill Smith


  • Andrés Cerpa was raised in Staten Island, New York. He holds a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Delaware and an M.F.A. from Rutgers University Newark. He is a recipient of a fellowship from the MacDowell Colony and his poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Cider Press Review, Hayden's Ferry Review and The Foundling Review.
  • Kallie Falandays is the author of Dovetail Down the House (forthcoming from Burnside Review), All the Water All the Waves (dancing girl press) and Tiny Openings Everywhere (Upper Rubber Boot Books). Her work has been published in PANK, Black Warrior Review, CutBank, and elsewhere. She lives in Philadelphia.
  • Colin Schmidt grew up in Maplewood, New Jersey and Newark, Delaware. His work has appeared in The Paris American, Birdfeast,   He’s currently an MFA candidate for poetry at Rutgers-Newark.
  • Evan Gill Smith's poems have recently appeared in No, Dear Magazine and the Recreation League anthologized chapbook. He’s currently an MFA candidate for poetry at Rutgers-Newark.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Featured: Vintage Van Vogt




A.E. van Vogt, The Beast
Hardcover


 

A.E. van Vogt, Empire Of The Atom
Hardcover 





A.E. van Vogt, The Mind Cage
Hardcover 
 
 
 


A.E. van Vogt, Rogue Ship
Hardcover




These books, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

Open:
Tuesday: thru Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 6pm
Closed Monday


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

New Arrivals: Art Books





Concepts Of The Bauhaus
Paper wraps
(out of print)




Dada Photo Montagen
Paperback
(out of print) 
(as is)




These books, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

Open:
Tuesday: thru Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 6pm
Closed Monday
 

Friday, January 1, 2016

Closed for New Year's Day






Brickbat will be closed Friday, January 1st and will re-open Sat. January 2nd, at 11am. Happy New Year!