IRIS GARDEN : John Cage/William Gedney
IRIS GARDEN. Stories by John Cage, Photographs by William Gedney / St. Paul: Little Brown Mushroom, 2013 / Edition of 1000 / 63 pages plus insert. Softcover with thick wraps and slipcase.
My intention in putting the stories together in an unplanned way was to suggest that all things -- stories, incidental sounds from the environment, and y extension, beings -- are related, and that this complexity is more evident when it is not oversimplified by an idea of relationship in one person's mind." - John Cage
Like a mushroom hunting trip full of unexpected pleasures, Iris Garden combines 22 of John Cage’s stories with 44 of William Gedney’s photographs (including several of the composer himself) with an ingenious design mirroring Cage’s concept of chance.
FINCH COLLEGE 1965
A strange a mysterious document of seniors [?], graduates [?] - it is not explicitly stated - of Manhattan's all-female Finch College. Black and white images throughout, with only a brief introduction by Dr. John H.B. Knowlton, thus: "While the visual aspect of our world still matters -- the sudden regard of a face, the apprehension of some everyday object, or simply the conflict or consonance of two colors -- while these things hold the impossibility of drama, that drama will demand its stage and its actors...the traffic that crosses this stage has its own life and volition whether it bears human faces or only the diagrams of anxiety or rapture." We suppose the young women featured here are the "traffic' to which he refers. 84 pages. Cloth quarto with wear to edges. Scarce. Further images available upon request.
ATOMS / THE CORE OF ALL MATTER
Golden Press / 1961
GOOD in illustrated boards. 8vo. Color and B & W ills. Laminate peeling a bit along spine with some moderate shelf wear overall.
A FAIRY TALE CASTLE / HALLMARK / VIVIAN TAYLOR
Hallmark / No date / Illustrated by Vivian Taylor
VG in spiral-bound wraps that unfold into paper-engineered castle. 8vo. Color ills. Light shelf wear with a few faint creases and a partial tear to one of the front castle tops.
OF WALKING ON ICE / WERNER HERZOG
University Of Minnesota Press / 2015 / 0816697329
In late November 1974, filmmaker Werner Herzog received a phone call from Paris delivering some terrible news. German film historian, mentor, and close friend Lotte Eisner was seriously ill and dying. Herzog was determined to prevent this and believed that an act of walking would keep Eisner from death. He took a jacket, a compass, and a duffel bag of the barest essentials, and wearing a pair of new boots, set off on a three-week pilgrimage from Munich to Paris through the deep chill and snowstorms of winter.
Of Walking in Ice is Herzog’s beautifully written, much-admired, yet often-overlooked diary account of that journey. Herzog documents everything he saw and felt on his quest to his friend’s bedside, from poetic descriptions of the frozen landscape and harsh weather conditions to the necessity of finding shelter in vacant or abandoned houses and the intense loneliness of his solo excursion.
Includes, for the first time, Werner Herzog’s 1982 “Tribute to Lotte Eisner” upon her receipt of the Helmut Käutner Prize.
SPIRITUAL MIDWIFERY / INA MAY GASKIN
Book Pub Co / 4th edition / 2002 / 1570671044
Here is the 4th edition of the classic book on home birth that introduced a whole generation of women to the concept of natural childbirth. Back again are even more amazing birthing tales, including those from women who were babies in earlier editions and stories about Old Order Amish women attended by the Farm midwives.Also new is information about the safety of techniques routinely used in hospitals during and after birth, information on postpartum depression and maternal death, and recent statistics on births managed by The Farm Midwives.
From the amazing birthing tales to care of the newborn, Spiritual Midwifery is still one of the best books an expectant mother could own. Includes resources for doulas, childbirth educators, birth centers, and other organizations and alliances dedicated to improving maternity care at home and in hospitals.
THE MOON / ISAAC ASIMOV
VG in VG- d.j. 8vo. Color ills. Light shelf wear to d.j. overall with slight chipping to crown and foot of spine.