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An American Odyssey (XL-Format)

An American Odyssey

Hardcover, clothbound with jacket, with 6 fold-outs and ribbon bookmark, 11.4 x 15.6 in., 612 pages, $ 200
Produced by the Detroit Photographic Company between 1888 and 1924, these rediscovered Photochrom and Photostint postcard images are the very first color pictures of North America. Covering people, places and legendary locales, they provide an epic panorama of the New World of our past. 
Norman Mailer. JFK. Superman Comes to the Supermarket (XL-Format)

Norman Mailer. JFK. Superman Comes to the Supermarket

Hardcover, 11.4 x 15.6 in., 370 pages, $ 150
Norman Mailer’s pro-JFK profile and seminal New Journalism showpiece “Superman Comes to the Supermarket,” originally published in Esquire in 1960, now rediscovered in photo book form. Alongside the complete Mailer portrait of JFK as the “existential hero,” see Kennedy’s campaign and personal life captured by such photojournalistic greats as Cornell Capa, Jacques Lowe, Paul Schutzer, and Garry Winogrand.
The Circus. 1870s–1950s

The Circus. 1870s–1950s

Hardcover in slipcase, 9.9 x 15.0 in., 544 pages, $ 69.99
The history and legacy of the circus
Game Changers. The Evolution of Advertising

Game Changers. The Evolution of Advertising

Hardcover, 9.8 x 12.4 in., 312 pages, $ 69.99
Where great ideas come to roar: The campaigns that changed the advertising industry forever
Magic. 1400s–1950s

Magic. 1400s–1950s

Hardcover in slipcase, 9.9 x 15.0 in., 544 pages, New edition, only $ 69.99
Original edition $ 200
Illusion, enchantment, and wonder: the world’s greatest magicians from the Middle Ages through the 1950s
Los Angeles. Portrait of a City

Los Angeles. Portrait of a City

Hardcover, 9.8 x 13.4 in., 572 pages, $ 69.99
Rise and sprawl: how Los Angeles came to be. A pictorial history of the City of Angels
D&AD 50

D&AD 50

Softcover with jacket, 9.8 x 12.5 in., 360 pages, $ 59.99
Celebrating 50 years of excellence in design and advertising, and the people who made it happen
Logobook

Logobook

Flexicover with thumb index, 6.6 x 9.4 in., 776 pages, $ 59.99
Signs of our times: a monumental logo compilation
Menu Design in America, 1850–1985

Menu Design in America, 1850–1985

Hardcover, 9.8 x 12.5 in., 392 pages, $ 59.99
Appetite for art: over one hundred years of menu graphics
Tiki Pop. America imagines its own Polynesian Paradise

Tiki Pop. America imagines its own Polynesian Paradise

Hardcover, 9.8 x 12.8 in., 384 pages, $ 59.99
Published in connection with an exhibition at the prestigious Musée du quai Branly in Paris, this history of Tiki from urban archaeologist Sven Kirsten explores one of the most colorful pop culture phenomena of mid-century America. Through hundreds of previously unpublished images and ephemera, trace the Tiki trend from the first Pacific island exploration to Hollywood jungle fantasies and elaborate temples built to celebrate Tiki as the god of recreation.
NYT. 36 Hours. USA & Canada. 2nd Edition

NYT. 36 Hours. USA & Canada. 2nd Edition

Flexicover, clothbound, with ribbon bookmarks and thumb index, 6.6 x 9.4 in., 744 pages, $ 39.99
This fully revised and updated second edition of the best-selling New York Times travel guide offers 150 weekend trip itineraries across North America, including 29 new destinations.

“A go-to guide for quick and inspired getaways.”
—Martha Stewart’s Whole Living, New York
All-American Ads of the 40s

All-American Ads of the 40s

Hardcover, 8.3 x 10.8 in., 704 pages, $ 39.99
Tracing 1940s America through advertising, this new hardcover collection edited by Jim Heimann follows the ads of the United States through the propaganda of war to the mass consumerism of peace.

“The ads themselves, besides being graphically stunning, are as eloquent about mid-century Americans as any eyewitness report.”
The Wall Street Journal, New York
Great Escapes North America. Updated Edition (Jumbo)
New

Great Escapes North America. Updated Edition

Hardcover, 9.4 x 11.9 in., 360 pages, $ 39.99
From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters, be inspired by the hotels, inns, guesthouses, ranches, wigwams, and treehouses that make up North America's most tasteful and inspiring accommodation.

“Brought to life with dazzling photography, the book guides you to funky, extravagant and far-from-the-maddening crowd hotels encompassing North America.”
Food & Travel, London
Decorative Art 50s (Klotz)

Decorative Art 50s

Hardcover, 5.9 x 7.7 in., 576 pages, New edition, only $ 19.99
Original edition $ 39.99
New materials and the postwar boom: a decade's design trends and styles
Mailer. MoonFire. The Epic Journey of Apollo 11 (Klotz)
Coming soon

Mailer. MoonFire. The Epic Journey of Apollo 11

Hardcover, 5.5 x 7.7 in., 616 pages, New edition, only $ 19.99
Original edition $ 39.99
One of the greatest writers of the 20th century captures the definitive event of modern science. Discover the men, the machinery, and the sheer thrill of the lunar mission with Norman Mailer’s dazzling account of the Apollo 11 adventure, illustrated by hundreds of photographs.

“A Moby-Dick of space… the gift of a genius.”
New York Magazine, New York
Mid-Century Ads (Klotz)
New

Mid-Century Ads

Hardcover, 5.5 x 7.7 in., 720 pages, $ 19.99
Sit back with this anthology of ads and zoom back in time to the height of American postwar consumerism, when real life Don Drapers labored day and night to sell everything from girdles to guns.

“If you're a graphic design nerd, a marketing guru looking for a coffee table book or just a lover of pop Americana, trust us, you want this for your collection.”
Huffingtonpost.com, New York
Game Changers. The Evolution of Advertising (eBook)

Game Changers. The Evolution of Advertising

eBook for iPad, 229 pages, $ 13.99
iBookstore
Explore seven decades of gamechanging commercials with this eBook celebration of the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, a global benchmark for excellence in creative communications. With an introduction from Arianna Huffington and eyewitness accounts from the likes of David Bailey, Paula Green, David Droga and Lee Clow.
D&AD, The Copy Book (eBook)

D&AD, The Copy Book

eBook for iPad, 159 pages, $ 9.99
iBookstore
Words that sell: the superstars of advertising copy. iPad version
Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Flexicover, 4.7 x 6.5 in., 192 pages, $ 9.99
Rise and sprawl: A pictorial history of the City of Angels
Mid-Century Ads: The Sixties (eBook)

Mid-Century Ads: The Sixties

eBook for iPad, 299 pages, $ 5.99
iBookstore
Mad for ads: advertising for the Space Age—zoom back in time to the ‘60s! iPad version
Trespass. A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art

Trespass. A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art

Hardcover, 9.3 x 12.6 in., 320 pages, $ 39.99
Graffiti and unsanctioned art—from local origins to global phenomenon
Mid-Century Ads (Jumbo)

Mid-Century Ads

Jim Heimann, Steven Heller
Hardcover, 2 vols. in slipcase, 9.4 x 13.2 in., 720 pages
$ 59.99
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
Availability: In Stock
  • Reviews
"If you're a graphic design nerd, a marketing guru looking for a coffee table book or just a lover of pop Americana, trust us, you want this for your collection."
— Huffingtonpost.com, New York, United States