Art & Photography

Books of Art & Photography

TWOSOMES - MARK CHESTER PHOTOGRAPHY

Published in 2011 by Un-Gyve Press the 218 page hardcover book Twosomes features 202 plates, 101 image pairs representing forty years of photography by Mark Chester. The 11" x 13" hardcover book with dustjacket retails for $75. ISBN: 9780982919804. Designed by  Un-Gyve Limited. Introduction by Julia Courtney, Curator of Art for the Springfield Museums, Springfield, Massachusetts. Twosomes is a 2012 PDN Photo Annual winner in the Book Category.

The Paris Book Limited Edition - Marian Parry

The Paris Book by Marian Parry (Un-Gyve Press, Boston) limited edition of 333 signed and numbered by the artist; a hand-bound, cloth-covered book in gold-stamped box and cotton satchel with twenty carefully reproduced watercolours.

In 1952 Ben Shahn said to Marian Parry, “Marian, make the most beautiful book you can and I’ll take it to Curt Valentin.” She made The Paris Book, which she had conceived of sometime prior to this prompting, and as promised, the book was presented to Curt Valentin who was moved to publish it. Mr. Valentin, who had published several significant, limited edition books in which the writings of poets and novelists were accompanied by illustrations made by contemporary artists, passed away the following year and The Paris Book was never published.

Un-Gyve now publishes this most beautiful book of watercolours in their exquisite detail exactly as was intended in a limited edition of 333 signed by the artist. The Paris Book represents Marian Parry’s affinity for the city in which she spent the first years of childhood: twenty extraordinary illustrations accompanied by her own hand-lettered prose — the story of “an odd bird” and his discovery of Paris.

Marian Parry is an author, poet, illustrator and watercolour artist. Her books have been published by Knopf, Simon & Schuster, Greenwillow, Heritage Press and Limited Editions, Pharos Verlag (Switzerland) and Scholastic Books.

She has had numerous one-person shows. Her work is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Houghton Library of Harvard University and the Smith College Rare Book Room. The main archive of her work is in the print collection of the Boston Public Library.

Founder and senior instructor of the Watercolor Program for the Radcliffe Seminars at Harvard University, she was a fellow in the Bunting Fellowship Program, Radcliffe Institute.

EL MUNDO DE LOS VIVOS | THE REAL WORLD — OFILL ECHEVARRIA

This first book of Cuban American artist Ofill Echevarría (La Habana, 1972) is presented in collaboration with Un-Gyve Limited. EL MUNDO DE LOS VIVOS | THE REAL WORLD (Un-Gyve Press) is a 124 page hand bound cloth cover hardback ISBN: 978-0-9829198-1-1.

The Paris Book - Marian Parry

The Paris Book by Marian Parry (Un-Gyve Press, Boston) unlimited edition soft-covered book with twenty carefully reproduced watercolours.  ISBN: 978-0-9829198-5-9.

In 1952 Ben Shahn said to Marian Parry, “Marian, make the most beautiful book you can and I’ll take it to Curt Valentin.” She made The Paris Book, which she had conceived of sometime prior to this prompting, and as promised, the book was presented to Curt Valentin who was moved to publish it. Mr. Valentin, who had published several significant, limited edition books in which the writings of poets and novelists were accompanied by illustrations made by contemporary artists, passed away the following year and The Paris Book was never published.

Un-Gyve presented this most beautiful book of watercolours in their exquisite detail exactly as was intended in a limited edition of 333 signed by the artist and now makes it available in this unlimited softcover. The Paris Book represents Marian Parry’s affinity for the city in which she spent the first years of childhood: twenty extraordinary illustrations accompanied by her own hand-lettered prose — the story of “an odd bird” and his discovery of Paris.

Marian Parry is an author, poet, illustrator and watercolour artist. Her books have been published by Knopf, Simon & Schuster, Greenwillow, Heritage Press and Limited Editions, Pharos Verlag (Switzerland) and Scholastic Books.

She has had numerous one-person shows. Her work is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Houghton Library of Harvard University and the Smith College Rare Book Room. The main archive of her work is in the print collection of the Boston Public Library.

Founder and senior instructor of the Watercolor Program for the Radcliffe Seminars at Harvard University, she was a fellow in the Bunting Fellowship Program, Radcliffe Institute.

 

SHOOT THE ARROW: A PORTRAIT OF THE WORLD FAMOUS *BOB* — AMY TOUCHETTE

Shoot the Arrow: A Portrait of The World Famous *BOB* (Un-Gyve Press, Boston, 2013) photographs by Amy Touchette with words by The World Famous *BOB*. Shoot the Arrow is a 137 page cloth bound hardback book with 112 plates. ISBN: 978-0-9829198-4-2.

Shoot the Arrow  is a collection of Amy Touchette's intimate black-and-white photographs of the onstage and offstage life of celebrated New York City burlesque dancer The World Famous *BOB*. A central figure in today's "neo-burlesque" movement, the self-described "female-female impersonator" is known for her over-the-top blonde bombshell image. Touchette used 24-hour photo sessions and exclusive access to The World Famous *BOB*'s private life to produce a deep, unique, and moving photographic biography of a woman pursuing dreams of glamour and fame. Photographed strictly on 35mm film, Touchette's pictures of The World Famous *BOB* on stage, backstage, in her daily life, and during private moments at home, are rich and beautifully real. Also containing the words of The World Famous *BOB* -- plain-spoken words that appear on the page as purely extracted un-distracted and un-distracting prose -- giving account of her gender evolution from an isolated farm girl in the California Valley, to a rebellious runaway taken under the wing of San Francisco's drag queen community, to her current incarnation as "spiritual transsexual" performer in New York City's burlesque revival, Shoot the Arrow  is an unusually penetrating and authentic portrait of contemporary life.