King of the Kustomizers: The Art of George Barris

Author: Brett Barris,Douglas Nason

Publisher: Last Gasp

ISBN: 9780867198096

Category: Art

Page: 496

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George Barris is undisputably the "King of the Kustomizers," the most phenomenal kustom car builder ever. Barris created some of the best known and iconic cars of the 20th century, inlcuding the original TV Batmobile, the Munsters Koach, Hirohata Merc, Ala Kart and countless other made-to-order vehicles for movies, TV, and for the private use of his celebrity clients. "King of the Kustomizers: The Art of George Barris" is the definitive work on a legend, over five years in the making. This is a massive volume containing nearly 500 pages jam-packed with never-before-seen photos and design illustrations, illuminating how Barris creations helped redefine the automobile s place in American culture. Written by an all-star line-up of contributors, the book covers the full spectrum of George Barris design genius. King of the Kustomizers is filled with untold stories and rare images from both Barris' famous and not-so-famous works. A generous selection of Barris tribute art some created especially for this volume is also included to showcase the enduring influence and legacy of the Barris Kustoms brand. This is one ride you don t want to miss "

The Big Book of Barris

Author: George Barris,David Fetherston

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760312469

Category: Transportation

Page: 156

View: 315

- Never-before-Seen All-New Color Photographs- Flash back to the '50s through nostalgic archival images- George Barris, the "king of kustomizers"

This Is Not a Photo Opportunity

The Street Art of Banksy

Author: N.A

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 1629630365

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 8099

This Is Not a Photo Opportunity is a street-level, full-color showcase of some of Banksy’s most innovative pieces ever. Banksy, Britain’s now-legendary “guerilla” street artist, has painted the walls, streets, and bridges of towns and cities throughout the world. Once viewed as vandalism, Banksy’s work is now venerated, collected, and preserved. Over the course of a decade, Martin Bull has documented dozens of the most important and impressive works by the legendary political artist, most of which are no longer in existence.

The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby

Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144818195X

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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Tom Wolfe's debut collection of essays - a brilliant, form-bending dive into the future of America as it careened through the 1960s In 1965, Tom Wolfe dropped like a bomb onto the American literary scene with his first book, The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby, an incandescent panorama of American counter-culture, its dances, bouffant hairdos, customised cars and rock concerts. Capturing the energy of the age in its portraits of Phil Spector, Cassius Clay, Las Vegas and the Nanny Mafia – as well as asking, why do doormen hate Volkswagens? – Wolfe’s flamboyant essay collection remains one of the great, revolutionary landmarks of modern non-fiction. 'Journalism, it is said, is the first draft of history. Nobody exemplifies the dictum better than Wolfe, the cultural observer and social critic par excellence' Daily Telegraph

Elvis Style

From Zoot Suits to Jumpsuits

Author: Zoey Goto

Publisher: Libri Publishing

ISBN: 9780993000225

Category:

Page: 240

View: 3065

"Celebrates the innovative style-world of Elvis Presley--the man who singlehandedly changed the way that America, and much of the world beyond, dressed. The ... book highlights not only the impact that Elvis made during his lifetime, but also his enduring influence on contemporary design culture--from pop stars and high-end fashion houses to contemporary Rockabilly-fused street style. [The book] focuses on Elvis' ... expressive hairstyles, clothes, cars, and interiors, offering the reader [a] ... journey through the crazy, cool, and at times kitsch world of a true megastar"--Amazon.com.

Blab World

Author: Monte Beauchamp,Bill North,Steven Heller

Publisher: Last Gasp of San Francisco

ISBN: 9780867197464

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 7206

Blab World is the new incarnation of the celebrated art & comics annual Blab! "It's like the New Yorker for Mutants," proclaimed the Los Angeles Reader. Blab World defies description: neither book or magazine, it is obviously a work of art. Over the last decade, BLAB! has accrued countless design awards and honors. Founded in 1986 by acclaimed Chicago-based graphic designer and art director Monte Beauchamp, Blab World has evolved from a digest-sized comics mag into a beautifully designed and printed keepsake. Over the years BLAB! has featured such (now celebrated) illustrators and painters as Chris Ware, Gary Baseman, The Clayton Brothers, SHAG, Camille Rose Garcia, Mark Ryden, and many, many more. Blab World also features selections of "found" graphic ephemera such as Depression-era matchbook covers, Valmor cosmetic labels, vintage decals, and European devil postcards. Blab World is an annual publication. Blab World Number 1 contains the following:The main feature is Artpocalypse! (Artists Interpret End Times) Featuring: Mark Ryden, Joe Sorren, Kris Kuksi, Femke Hiemstra, Ron English, Natalia Fabia, Alex Gross, Sue Coe, Gary Taxali, Gary Baseman, Ryan Heshka, Owen Smith, Martin Wittfooth, Yoko D'Holbachie, Andy Kehoe, Travis Lampe, Jean-Pierre Roy, John Pound, Andrea Dezso, Edel Rodriguez, Fred Stonehouse, Spain (ZAP!) Rodriguez, and MANY MORE!!! Other articles include: SKULL! A history of the skull motif on the covers of Pre-Code Comics, Pulps, and Paperback books, lavishly illustrated throughout. By Bill North, Senior Curator, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of ArtCOVERING WEIRDOA loving analysis of R. Crumb's Weirdo Covers by Steven Heller, columnist for The New York Times Book Review and the author of more than 100 books on design and popular culture. AXE THE AXIS! Propaganda Caricature Art of World War IIby WW II Historian Jim Lowes Artist profiles include:BALLPOINT BRAVURA: Drawings by C.J. Pyleby Bill North, Senior Curator, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of ArtCOLLODION / NOIDOLLOC The Wetplate Collodion Photography of Kari Laine McCluskey by Monte Beauchamp Sequential Art:The Dreaded Mothman of West Virginia / Mark ToddThe Neurotic Art Collector / Greg ClarkeQUICKSAND! The Tumultuous Life of Isabelle Eberhardt / Nora KrugFour Horsemen / Peter KuperSlime Molds / Geoffrey GrahnThe Life of an Artist / Sergio RuzzierFetal Elvis' Art Empire / Mark Landman

Form and Fantasy

The Block Prints of Walter Anderson

Author: Walter Inglis Anderson,Mary Anderson Pickard,Patricia Pinson

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781934110256

Category: Art

Page: 127

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"The volume includes essays by Mary Anderson Pickard, the artist's elder daughter, and by Patricia Pinson, former curator of the Walter Anderson Museum of Art, with a chronology by Christopher Maurer, author of Fortune's Favorite Child: The Uneasy Life of Walter Anderson."--BOOK JACKET.

Rap Tees

A Collection of Hip Hop T-Shirts 1980-2000

Author: DJ Ross One

Publisher: Power House Books

ISBN: 9781576877753

Category: Design

Page: 256

View: 3489

One of the world's foremost collectors of all things hip hop, DJ Ross One presents--for the first time ever--his much sought after collection of T-shirts in this lushly produced and detailed catalog showcasing over 500 of the genre's best. Rap Tees outshines all other rap tee collections and will be the definitive reference for generations to come. Providing not only a valuable reference and style guide to these ultra-rare shirts, Rap Tees is also a unique chronology of the history of hip hop. Beginning with the earliest rap concert shirts from the Sugar Hill Gang and New York Fresh Fest, circa 1980-84, and spanning the next two decades, Rap Tees includes rare shirts from a wide selection of the who's-who of the business including: Public Enemy, Boogie Down Productions, Beastie Boys, Eric B and Rakim, Wu Tang Clan, Jay Z, Nas, EMPD, and many, many more. Rap Tees bookends the golden age of rap with unique street-corner memorial shirts commemorating the deaths of The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur. Unlike typical rock n' roll shirts, hip hop tees were often made in extremely limited quantities. The elusive concert, promotional, and bootleg tees included in this book are nearly impossible to find on the open market. Only DJ Ross One could collect these gems for you in this one-of-a-kind book, making Rap Tees the consummate guide for these unique pieces of music history.

Billy F Gibbons

Rock + Roll Gearhead

Author: Billy F Gibbons,Tom Vickers,David Perry

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760340307

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 7563

The lead guitarist for ZZ Top riffs on his life as a noted collector whose own designs have manifested themselves in his cars and in hundreds of mind-bending custom guitars.

Night of Tikki

The Art of Shag, Schmaltz, and Selected Primitive Oceanic Carvings

Author: Doug Nason

Publisher: Last Gasp

ISBN: 9780867196450

Category: Art

Page: 119

View: 5836

Explores the work of Shag, the hippest neo-tiki artist, Leroy Schmaltz, the granddaddy of 1950s tiki Americana and the authentic Oceanic art that influenced them both. This beautiful coffee table book serves as the catalogue for an exhibition of the same name which seeks to illuminate traditional tiki culture through the display of primitive anthropomorphic carvings and to show, through the work of Shag and Schmaltz, how these artists have taken tiki to new levels.

Barris Kustom Techniques of the 50's

Flames, Scallops, Paneling and Striping

Author: George Barris

Publisher: Hazleton Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780965200530

Category: Automobiles

Page: 128

View: 5172

Barris Kustom Techniques of the 50Æs, Volume 4 George Barris.Subtitled: Flames, Scallops, Paneling and Striping. This ôHow To" book from master kustomizer GeorgeBarris delivers expert techniques for do-it-yourself rodders. Filled with information that has been extracted from BarrisÆ extensive archives, dating back to the æ4s, æ5s and æ6s, much of which has n ot been seen in more than 3 years. Sftbd., 8 1/4"x 1 5/8", 128 pgs., 2 b&w ill., 2 color.

Show Rod Model Kits

A Showcase of America's Wildest Model Kits

Author: Scotty Gosson

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613251564

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 144

View: 4006

Growing up in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s saw the development of extensive prosperity, of previously unknown luxury, and a level of frivolity that the previous generation never knew. Television, expansion into the suburbs, and the rapid growth of automobiles all led to a development boom that people had never experienced. Combine this with automotive growth, hot rodding, car shows, kids playing with toy cars and building models, and you have the elements necessary to create the show rod craze that proliferated in America during the 1960s and 1970s. A complement to author Scotty Gosson's previous title, America's Wildest Show Rods of the 1960s & 1970s, this all-new book covers what was often the inspiration for all those crazy show rods, the model kits themselves. Viewed from a collector's standpoint rather than a builder's point of view, all of the coolest and wildest kits are featured. Kits including the Red Baron, Li'l Coffin, Mysterion, Uncertain-T, Batmobile, and many more are featured from manufacturers such as Monogram, AMT, Revell, and MPC. Interviews and insights from the designers, the car builders, and the corporate suits provide a unique behind-the-scenes insight into not only what enthusiasts were demanding, but also the methods and marketing savvy that made it all happen. Author Gosson's entertaining prose, unique perspective, diligent research, and color photography throughout make this book essential for show rod enthusiasts. Whether you are interested in picking up the collecting hobby, just want a few cool kits from your childhood to display, or simply want to reminisce about building and obsessing over these crazy kits from your youth, Show Rod Model Kits: A Showcase of America's Wildest Model Kits will be a fun addition to your library.

A Weird-Oh World

The Art of Bill Campbell

Author: Mark Cantrell

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764346484

Category: Art

Page: 191

View: 7520

You may know Bill Campbell's name, but chances are, you know his handiwork better, especially the Weird-Ohs models that burst on the pop culture scene in the 1960s. Enjoy looking back over the career of this colorful artist in over 700 brilliant photos and witty prose. From his early days painting model box tops for the Hawk Model Company to his invention of the iconic Weird-Ohs model kits, Bill has continued to create some of the most unique artwork the world has seen. Also discover his work for national ad campaigns, editorial cartoons, his box art, fine art, and the Weird-Ohs that never were. Now much of that work has been gathered into one volume that traces the entire arc of Bill's career, including his connection to the Manhattan Project, an initiative that may well have saved his life. Much of the art is presented here for the very first time.

An Artist Teaches

Reflections on the Art of Painting

Author: David A. Leffel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780974707471

Category: Art

Page: 145

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