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The World's Last Mysteries
3.88
really liked it
This book was intended to be a cheap, hacked-together cash cow for Reader's Digest, by preying on a naive public that wants sensationalist entertainme ...more
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Jan 20, 2008
 
The Intelligence Agents
4.14
it was amazing
Dr. Leary hooks up with a who's who of real and imaginary agents of futurist humorism and puts a seriously weird spin on this neo-millenialist guide t ...more
not set
Feb 16, 2008
 
Freedom: Credos from the Road
3.88
really liked it
An interesting view of life through the eyes of notorious Hell's Angel, Sonny Barger. It takes a hard look at the unwritten rules of the street.
not set
Jan 25, 2008
 
Critical Path
4.27
really liked it
R. Buckminster Fuller published this, his last major work, in 1981. This book provides a general overview of his life, and collects together his writi ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 18, 2008
 
A New Kind of Science
3.55
really liked it
This is a really intriguing book. There is much to like about it, especially the chapter notes in the back, where he goes into a lot of historical bac ...more
not set
Aug 03, 2008
 
Maya: Divine Kings of the Rainforest
4.43
it was amazing
This is one of the best texts I've read about the Mayan day-to-day lifestyle. Covering the calendars, the religious aspects, the political intrigues, ...more
not set
Jan 20, 2008
 
Hippie
4.14
really liked it
A nostalgic look back at a moment in time when anything seemed possible. This is not a misty-eyed light-weight self-indulgent fantasist's tale. This t ...more
Sep 2007
Jan 19, 2008
 
Rising Up and Rising Down: Some Thoughts on Violence, Freedom and Urgent Means
4.16
really liked it
Vollman strips back the calculus of self-defense and the practice of war. With historical examples and explicit logical diagrams, he tries to demonstr ...more
not set
Jan 19, 2008
 
The Tao of Symbols
4.53
it was amazing
Beautiful and expansive look at the resonance and limits of symbolism in the traditions of Buddhism, Taoism, indigenous folk religions and many others ...more
not set
Feb 25, 2008
 
The Movement Toward a New America: The Beginnings of a Long Revolution
4.58
it was amazing
Over 700 pages of art and essays about the American counterculture of the late 60s/early 70s. Subtitled "The Beginnings of a Long Revolution," this bo ...more
not set
Nov 19, 2008
 
Sources; An Anthology Of Contemporary Materials Useful For Preserving Personal Sanity While Braving The Great Technological Wilderness
4.38
it was amazing
Edited by "The Making of a Counter Culture" author, Theodore Roszak, this is a collection of essays from writers as varied as Kenneth Rexroth, Herbert ...more
not set
Aug 09, 2008
 
Design Drawing
4.25
it was amazing
Written by a professor of architecture, this book is a primer on drawing as practiced in various design professions, including architecture, landscape ...more
not set
Aug 09, 2008
 
The Millennium Whole Earth Catalog: Access to Tools and Ideas for the Twenty-First Century
4.34
it was amazing
This encyclopediac volume has been rendered somewhat obsolete by the internet, yet no single site on the internet organizes such a valuable intellectu ...more
Nov 1994
Jan 18, 2008
 
Documenta X: The Book
4.25
it was amazing
A book covering the 10th Documenta art exhibition in Kassel, Germany in 1997. Based in four general sections, covering 1945-67, 1967-78, 1978-89 and 1 ...more
Jul 2000
Jan 18, 2008
 
The Work of Hipgnosis: Walk Away Rene
4.53
it was amazing
The creators of most every 1970s black-light poster in existence, Storm Thorgerson, Aubrey Powell and Peter Christopherson (soon to become one of the ...more
not set
Jan 25, 2008
 
A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya
3.97
really liked it
Co-written by one of the most prominent Maya scholars of the 20th century, the late Linda Schele, this book examines the Mayan civilization through it ...more
not set
Jan 19, 2008
 
Full Moon
4.49
it was amazing
Beautiful collection of photography from the US moon missions. Stark black and white in some places and full four-color photography in others, this ca ...more
Sep 2005
Jan 18, 2008
 
The Art of Looking Sideways
4.09
it was amazing
Quotes, anecdotes, fine and applied arts of all kinds. British visual designer Alan Fletcher gathers together 534 pages of fascinating imagery and exp ...more
Jan 18, 2008
Jan 18, 2008
 
Urgent 2nd Class: Creating Curious Collage, Dubious Documents, and Other Art from Ephemera
4.00
it was amazing
Straddling the line between retrospective and collage technique instruction, this gorgeous book by Nick Bantock shares some of the secrets of his elab ...more
not set
Apr 08, 2008
 
Album: Style and Image in Sleeve Design
4.20
it was amazing
There are a lot of great album cover books out there, but this one goes a step further than most and organizes itself into thematic categories that sh ...more
not set
Jan 27, 2008
 
The Encyclopedia of Earth: A Complete Visual Guide
4.50
it was amazing
I seem to have a slightly different version of this book, but the content is primarily the same. This is pretty much an illustrated earth science book ...more
not set
Mar 16, 2009
 
Gulag: Life And Death Inside The Soviet Concentration Camps 1917-1990
4.55
it was amazing
A sobering chronicle of the Soviet repression of the time. Painful to see. Should be a wake-up call to everyone against authoritarian regimes of unacc ...more
Aug 2007
Jan 18, 2008
 
Patterns in Prehistory: Humankind's First Three Million Years
3.53
it was amazing
Watch as civilizations erupt before your eyes. Excellent scientific speculation on the emergence of organized societies on Earth.
not set
Feb 25, 2008
 
Sacred Calligraphy of the East
4.30
it was amazing
The samples reproduced in this book are incredible. The single best inexpensive reference on classic Asian calligraphy available.
not set
Aug 09, 2008
 
The Poster in History
3.96
really liked it
A generous selection of posters from the 18th century to the 1970s. Commercial, political and artistique.
not set
Jan 20, 2008
 
Let's Murder the Moonshine
4.38
it was amazing
This book captures Marinetti at a poetic height, before the collapse of Italian futurism into a reactionary fascism.
not set
Jan 25, 2008
 
New World Utopias: A Photographic History of the Search for Community
3.22
it was amazing
A history of communes in the American west from 1870 to the 1970s.
not set
Jan 25, 2008
 
Hallucinogenic Plants: A Golden Guide
4.19
it was amazing
This is a neat little book. In 1976, noted Harvard researcher and pioneering ethnobotanist Richard Schultes put this book out as a "Golden Guide" (goo ...more
not set
May 27, 2009
 
Hallelujah Junction: Composing an American Life
4.02
it was amazing
I won a signed copy of this book from a contest on John Adams' website and didn't really expect much from it. While I appreciate much of his music, I ...more
not set
Nov 29, 2008
 
Create and Be Recognized: Photography on the Edge
4.33
it was amazing
This gorgeous book of outsider art with a photographic theme surveys the work of such self-taught luminaries as Adolf Wolfi, Henry Darger, Howard Fins ...more
not set
Nov 25, 2008
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