Tokaido Journey

Tokaido Journey

Written and published by William Zacha, founder of the Mendocino Art Center, documents the travels he made on the ancient Tokaido Road from Tokyo to Kyoto and the serigraph he made along the way.

Price: $25 + tax & shipping


Larry Wagner, Mendocino Coast Artists

"Mendocino Coast Artists"
by Larry R. Wagner
Black and white portraits and a selection in color of the work of 65 local artists.

Larry R. Wagner, well-known photographer, has been documenting the Mendocino Coast artistic community for many years. Larry has exhibited in many shows at the Mendocino Art Center. And he has juried photography shows there as well. He is the founder of the Mendocino Coast Photography Guild and his work has been displayed in many venues on the coast.

Price: $45 + tax & shipping

Notan: The Dark-Light Principle of Design

Notan: The Dark-Light
Principle of Design

This book by Dorr Bothwell and Marlys Mayfield demonstrates the guiding principle of Japanese art which focuses on the interaction between positive and negative space.

Price: $10.95 + tax & shipping

Dorr Bothwell Straws in the Wind: An Artist's Life as Told to Bruce Levene

Dorr Bothwell
Straws in the Wind: An Artist's Life as Told to Bruce Levene

The story of Dorr Bothwell's career as an artist that spanned almost the entire 20th century. She pioneered the technique of the Serigraph on the west coast and taught design at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco, Parson's School of Design, and the Mendocino Art Center.

Price: $24.95 + tax & shipping

Larry R Wagner, Saloonachicks
front cover

Larry R Wagner, Saloonachicks
sample page

Larry R Wagner, Saloonachicks
back cover
by Larry R Wagner

Saloonachicks captures a delightful cross section of the women patrons of The Saloon in the North Beach district of San Francisco. The Saloon, originally Wagner’s Beer Hall, was founded by my great-great grandfather in 1861. It is the oldest continually operating bar in the city. This book came about when I met Brian Stoner, who had a pied-a-terre upstairs over The Saloon. He learned of my family connection to the bar and that I was a photographer. Over dinner, Brian opened Scott Palmer's beautiful black-and-white photography book Saloonatics. He had an issue with the book, as did his partner, Lee Snow – it was predominantly about the bar's male patrons. He asked me if I would do a book on the women of The Saloon. I thought, "What fun.” The Saloonachicks project was born. Brian contacted Scott Palmer and received his blessing. On January 21, 2012, I arrived at The Saloon, camera in hand, began meeting the women, receiving their permission to be photographed. Brian had notified the women that I would be present on that date so turnout was good. I returned on Easter Sunday for an additional shoot and ended up with over 50 women for the book. What a great experience. When you meet these women through the book, I am sure you will agree.

All artists stand on the shoulders of those who went before them. For this book I was inspired by the great street photographers Henri Cartier-Bresson and Brassaï for their haunting images of Paris, often in bars and saloons. I was also inspired by the black and white portraiture of Jean Loup Sieff and Richard Avedon who guided my feeling for light and composition appropriate to the Saloonachicks.

­– Larry R Wagner

Price: $25 + tax & shipping





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