Counterculture

  • # 29195

    DESMOND, Michael and DIXON, Christine

    1968

    Canberra : National Gallery of Australia, 1995. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (light wear), pp. 96, illustrated. Prints, posters and protests from the 1960s.

  • # 28207

    Anon.

    Fashions in leather vinyl-patent & latex

    [Chicago? : s.n., circa 1965]. Octavo, illustrated self-wrappers, pp. 14, illustrated in black and white, light central crease. A rare early American vinyl and latex catalogue with a variety of products designed for fetishist sexplay. Includes latex bikinis, bloomers, custom made ladies dress suits, exercise suits, panties, gloves, aprons, raincapes, slacks, bras, boots, and other latexwear. …

  • # 29036

    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. 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 Robert McFarlane, …

  • # 28915

    FLORENCE, Yanni

    Street porn /​ Yanni Florence.

    Melbourne : M.33, 2014. Quarto (350 x 270 mm), linen bound boards with pictorial inlay, pp. [44], illustrated. Limited to 50 copies signed and numbered by the artist. “In this large format book of 26 photographs, Yanni Florence identifies and documents the iterations of a specific and highly charged genre of t-shirts. The photographs position …

  • # 28903

    MIZER, Bob

    Young Adonis. No. 1, Feb 1963 : America’s newest and greatest physique magazine

    [Los Angeles : Athletic Model Guild], 1963. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 66, illustrated throughout in colour and black and white with photographs of near fully nude young men in various poses to display their youthful physique. The first issue of one of Bob Mizer’s ‘beefcake’ magazines, which published images of athletic and attractive young men …

  • # 27443

    SCHLESINGER, Kyle and Hannah King (eds); RAWORTH, Tom; DWORKIN, Craig; BERKSON, Bill; LASKY, Dorothea, et al (poets)

    Bumpers

    New York : Cuneiform Press, 2009. Laminated card box (360 x 120 x 20 mm) with black lettered title to top of lid and printed title “sticker” onlaid to side, containing 12 loose sheets in the form of poet-designed and signed bumperstickers (355 x 114 mm format) by different poets, plus a title sheet with …

  • # 27892

    [BOWERY, Leigh]. VIOLETTE, Robert

    Leigh Bowery

    London : Violette Editions, 1998. Quarto, illustrated cloth, pp. 240, extensively illustrated. Photography by Nick Knight and Annie Leibovitz. Introduction by Hilton Als. Afterword by Boy George. A very good copy of the first monograph on Melbourne-born conceptual performance artist Leigh Bowery. Very scarce. ‘Any appraisal of Leigh as a performer tends to involve words …

  • # 28217

    BERRY, Vanessa

    [PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY] Mirror Sydney

    Artarmon, NSW : Giramondo, 2017. Large octavo (245 x 170 mm), pictorial card covers with French flaps, 304 pp, line illustrations; an as new copy. The fascinating essays in this collection are meditations on many of Sydney’s lost or disappearing buildings and sites. ‘In her delicately wrought essays and hand-drawn maps, Vanessa Berry describes her …

  • # 27324

    Altered States : the Library of Julio Santo Domingo

    New York : Anthology Editions, 2017. Quarto, boards in slipcase, pp. 480, illustrated. New copy. Julio Mario Santo Domingo (1957-2009) was a collector and visionary who filled his homes and warehouses with the world’s greatest private collection related to the subjects of drugs, sex, magic, and rock and roll. A library of more than 50,000 …

  • # 28332

    FISCHER, Hal (1950 - )

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

    Los Angeles : Cherry and Martin, 2015. Quarto, lettered wrappers, pp. 56, illustrated. A fine copy. Second edition, the first edition published by NFS Press in San Francisco in 1977. ‘Hal Fischer’s Gay Semiotics: A Photographic Study of Visual Coding Among Homosexual Men (1977) is one of the most important publications associated with California conceptual photography …

  • # 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 …

  • # 27645

    MILES, Barry (1943 - )

    In the sixties.

    London : Jonathan Cape, 2002. First edition. Octavo, publisher’s black cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket; pp xiii, 322, illustrated with b/w photographic plates; a fine copy (what looks like creasing on the front panel of the jacket is actually the creasing in the original photograph!). ‘At the beginning of the sixties Barry Miles was …

  • # 27679

    ANDREW, Brook (curator)

    Taboo

    Curated by Brook Andrew. Sydney : Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 2013. Octavo, cards in plastic dustjacket, pp. 175, illustrated. Printed in an edition of 750 copies. Scarce. ‘Published on the occasion of the exhibition curated by Brook Andrew at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, this book presents challenging encounters with a range of …

  • # 27651

    HILL, Deborah

    Body art

    Canberra : National Library of Australia, 2013. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (one corner bumped), pp. 78, illustrated. A social and pictorial history of tattooing and body modification.

  • # 27178

    ADAM, Ricky

    Belfast Punk (deluxe edition with original signed photograph)

    Bologna : Damiani Editore, 2017. Quarto, illustrated boards in cardboard slipcase, button, limited to only 15 copies, with an original photograph by Ricky Adam, signed and numbered in an edition of 15. New copy, still sealed in shrinkwrap. ‘The Warzone Collective began in 1984 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, when a few local punks decided to …

  • # 27182

    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 …