Counterculture

  • # 21673

    Various artists; JOHNSON, Phyllis (publisher)

    Aspen. (Complete run of 10 issues)

    American magazine Aspen, “the first three-dimensional magazine”, was published in ten issues between 1965 and 1971. It was edited by Phyllis Johnson and featured contributions from many renowned and influential artists, among them Andy Warhol, William S. Burroughs, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Marcel Duchamp, Sol LeWitt, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, John and Yoko Ono, Robert Rauschenberg, LaMont Young. …

  • # 25154

    STEIN, Maurice and MILLER, Larry

    Blueprint for counter education

    Curriculum, handbook, wall decoration, shooting script. New York : Doubleday, 1970. First edition. Illustrated card box containing an unpaginated book and three large folding posters, 94 x 124 cm opened, complete. Designed by Marshall Henrichs. The original first edition of this icon of counterculture, the counter-university. This seminal work was reprinted in 2016, with the …

  • # 26288

    FISCHER, Hal (1950 - )

    Gay semiotics : a photographic study of visual coding among homosexual men

    San Francisco : NFS Press, 1977. First edition. Quarto, lettered wrappers (very slightly creased), pp. 56, illustrated. A fine copy. The rare first edition. In 2015 a facsimile was printed (which sold out), this summary is taken from the publisher’s description: ‘Hal Fischer’s Gay Semiotics: A Photographic Study of Visual Coding Among Homosexual Men (1977) …

  • # 26283

    WARHOL, Andy; DALTON, David; JOHNSON, Phyllis (editor)

    [WARHOL] Aspen : the magazine in a box. Vol. 1, No. 3, ‘The Pop Art Issue’

    Cover title: Now Aspen in an all new fab issue. Vol. 1 no. 3. New York : Roaring Fork Press, December 1966. Box with colour graphic based on Fab laundry detergent, 310 x 230 x 20 mm (very good), containing a flip-book of Warhol’s film Kiss and Jack Smith’s film Buzzards Over Bagdad; a flexidisc of …

  • # 26030

    FLECKNEY, Paul

    Techno Shuffle : Rave Culture and The Melbourne Underground

    Melbourne : Melbourne Books, 2018. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 328, colour photographs. New copy. “New York 1978, London 1988, Melbourne 1998. Twenty years on from the disco revolution and a decade after acid house, Melbourne’s warehouse party scene was at its peak. Mixing American dance music with English rave culture, Melbourne’s raving pioneers created a …

  • # 26022

    FISCHER, Hal (1950 - )

    Hal Fischer : The Gay Seventies

    San Francisco : Gallery 16, 2019. Quarto, laminated boards, pp. 110, illustrated. New copy. Hal Fischer: The Gay Seventies is the first monograph to feature the complete set of photo-text works that Hal Fischer produced between 1977 and 1979 in San Francisco’s Haight and Castro neighborhoods. In addition to Gay Semiotics, Fischer’s best-known work (its …

  • # 25592

    PLUCHART, François (editor); [ROXY MUSIC] [STEVE REICH]

    [ROXY MUSIC] arTitudes international. Numéro 5, juin/juillet/août 1973.

    Saint-Jeannet [France] : Artitudes international, 1973. Quarto (300 x 21 mm), pictorial wrappers with front cover featuring Roxy Music’s Andy Mackay (light foxing), staple bound, 48 pp, b/w photographic illustrations; text in French and English; a good copy. Scarce original issue from the summer of 1973 of this French monthly magazine dedicated to adventurous contemporary …

  • # 25350

    FISCHER, Hal (1950 - )

    Gay semiotics : a photographic study of visual coding among homosexual men (deluxe edition)

    Los Angeles : Cherry and Martin, 2015. Quarto, lettered boards in matching slipcase, pp. 56, illustrated. A fine copy. Second edition, the first edition published by NFS Press in San Francisco in 1977. The deluxe edition, limited to 250 copies bound in hardcover with slipcase, signed and numbered by the artist, with an original signed photograph …

  • # 26180

    EVANS, Peter

    Sunbury : Australia’s Greatest Rock Festival

    Melbourne : Melbourne Books, 2017. Quarto, laminated boards, pp. 240, extensively illustrated with rare photographs from the festival. New copy. “After 45 years, here is the first book on the SUNBURY rock festival, the festival that is often referred to as ‘Australia’s Woodstock’ that heralded a revolution in Australian music and culture. This book explores the …

  • # 26032

    MARLOW, Curtis

    Break dancing

    Cresskill, NJ : Sharon Publications, 1984. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (lightly rubbed), pp. 96, photographic illustrations, a very small water stain to lower right corner, else very good. “The latest in breakdancing and Electric Boogie Rap Music” – lower wrapper. An illustrated guide to the history and technique of breakdancing, with how to safely warm-up before …

  • # 26094

    SWIECA, Robert

    Absolutely Mardi Gras : costume and design of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras

    Sydney : Doubleday, 1997. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 106, illustrated. A celebration of gay glitter and glamour.

  • # 26152

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940 - 2003)

    Decadent 1980 – 2000

    Melbourne : Hardie Grant Books and the State Library of Victoria, 2014. Quarto, diecut boards, pp. 251, illustrated. Mint copy in shrinkwrap. Decadent: 1980-2000 is a photography book showcasing Rennie Ellis’ contribution to photography and social history. With an introduction by photographer and Rennie contemporary William Yang and an essay by photographer and art critic …

  • # 26080

    ELLIS, Rennie; STACEY, Wesley

    Kings Cross Sydney : a personal look at the Cross by Rennie Ellis and Wesley Stacey.

    Melbourne : Thomas Nelson (Australia), 1971. Quarto, illustrated laminated boards (slight bump to head of spine), lacking the dustjacket, pp. 80, light foxing to preliminaries, extensively illustrated. A photographic look at the infamous Kings Cross district of Sydney, with its iconic melange of locals, tourists, entertainers and hustlers. A very good copy.

  • # 26050

    ELLIS, Rennie; STACEY, Wesley

    Kings Cross Sydney : a personal look at the Cross by Rennie Ellis and Wesley Stacey.

    Melbourne : Thomas Nelson (Australia), 1971. Quarto, illustrated laminated boards in dustjacket, pp. 80, light foxing to preliminaries, extensively illustrated. A photographic look at the infamous Kings Cross district of Sydney, with its iconic melange of locals, tourists, entertainers and hustlers. A mint copy, as close to new as possible.

  • # 25978

    LEVY, William

    The virgin sperm dancer

    An ecstatic journey, of a boy transformed into a girl for one day only, of her erotic adventures in Amsterdam, magic centrum. Written by William Levy; designed by Anthon Beeke; photographed by Ginger Gordon. The Hague: Uitgeverij Bert Bakker, 1972. First edition. Folio, illustrated wrappers, pp. 72, photographic illustrations, small gift inscription inside upper wrapper, …

  • # 25527

    CROWLEY, Aleister (1875-1947)

    Liber CCCXXXIII : the Book of Lies, which is also falsely called, Breaks : the wanderings or falsifications of the one thought of Frater Perdurabo, which thought is itself untrue.

    London : Wieland, 1913. First edition. Duodecimo (145 x 95 mm), original black buckram over boards (corners bumped) with gilt stamped Egyptian decoration and lettering to upper board, spine with gilt lettering (a trifle worn at head and tail), pp. 131, [1], with two unnumbered leaves of plates (monochrome photogravures of Crowley on a donkey …