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Death Valley

Thomas, Paula

Published by Thomas Wylde, 2007
Condition: vg Hardcover
From ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB) (Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A.)

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1/2500. Square quarto. Unpaginated (92pp). Blind-stamped black cloth in matching slipcase."The hottest and driest of the national parks in the United States, Death Valley, with its natural contradictions (harsh climate, a plethora of life) and complex history, has long been a dark well of mystery and inspiration in which so many have sought the reflection of their own humanity. It's not surprising that Paula Thomas has ventured into this ancient desert to invoke its hidden, inherent powers. The excursion marks the completion of her own personal metamorphosis, from model to designer to entrepreneur. Born in London, it yet seems to me that Paula has somehow always connected with the feel of California. With its materiality and craftsmanship, Paula's work embraces the spirit of the American West in its rare, organic form. This book is a testament to this brave designer's critical imagination, but also a collection of images unto itself, with Paula's artistry serving as the delicate tether between the desert's incomparable solemnity and desperate beauty." (Luis A. Barajas). Profusely illustrated with b/w and partly colored reproductions of photographs showing the models Natalia & Nina in various Death Valley scenery. Minor staining on slipcase, book in fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 28293

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Title: Death Valley

Publisher: Thomas Wylde

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg

Edition: Limited edition.

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Since 1985 we offer individual books for sale from our inventory of 150,000 rare, out-of-print and antiquarian volumes on many topics, with an emphasis on Judaica, Hebraica, Bibles and rabbinics, the fine and decorative arts, architecture, photography, textile and wallpaper sample books, Bauhaus and the avant garde, expressionist dance, Olympic Games and sport, the ancient near-east and archeology, erotica, illustrated and foreign-language books, especially German, Yiddish, Polish and Hebrew, as well as books from the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich, plus Russian constructivist materials. We create book collections, both large and small, for individuals, decorators, archives and libraries¿currently available: a 10,000-volume research collection on Judaica in the German language. In addition, we maintain a beguiling selection of original works of art and photography. Eric Chaim Kline provides appraisal services for estate, insurance and tax purposes, often helping to match book donors with libraries and museums. We purchase books of merit and entire collections; we also take books on consignment with favorable terms. We are a rental source for movie and tv production, occasionally providing the prop on which the plot turns. Traveling throughout the U.S. and Europe, Eric Chaim Kline has been buying and selling old and rare books since the 1980¿s, when in graduate school at Brandeis University. Proprietor of bookshops in several Los Angeles locations since 1985, he hosts visitors by appointment in our lively bookstore and ships books to collectors, libraries and museums worldwide. Kline occasionally lectures on topics in book collecting and Jewish studies. He sponsors the annual Bibliography Award granted by the Association of Jewish Libraries and serves on the national board of the Antiquarian Booksellers¿ Association of America. We welcome your inquiries.

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