Monday, September 28, 2009

Meanwhile in the Nerdery

Some things I found Saturday morning at the Seattle Public Library's semi-annual book sale, all $1 each:

An 86-minute lecture by Rem Koolhaas on his brilliant design of the central branch of the public library.

Architect Victor Steinbrueck's collection of drawings of Seattle neighborhoods and character ca.1973.

This spread is about houseboats (click to enlarge).

This is kind of a cheapy paperback but the page layouts and typography are really nice, and there are a lot of interesting photos of Picasso messing around at home and in his studio. The dude just refused to put a shirt on but his swagger made it work.

First edition, standard issue.

Remember the special version of Shalamar's "Second Time Around" that played on KJR when the Sonics went to the playoffs again in 1980?

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Anonymous said...

I'll give you $2 for the Victor Steinbrueck book. That's a 100% profit. Consider my offer before I rescind.

-An old friend

Dottie said...

What great finds.