King of the Kustomizers: The Art of George Barris

Author: Brett Barris,Douglas Nason

Publisher: Last Gasp

ISBN: 9780867198096

Category: Art

Page: 496

View: 1957

George Barris is undisputably the "King of the Kustomizers," the most phenomenal kustom car builder ever. Barris created some of the best known and iconic cars of the 20th century, inlcuding the original TV Batmobile, the Munsters Koach, Hirohata Merc, Ala Kart and countless other made-to-order vehicles for movies, TV, and for the private use of his celebrity clients. "King of the Kustomizers: The Art of George Barris" is the definitive work on a legend, over five years in the making. This is a massive volume containing nearly 500 pages jam-packed with never-before-seen photos and design illustrations, illuminating how Barris creations helped redefine the automobile s place in American culture. Written by an all-star line-up of contributors, the book covers the full spectrum of George Barris design genius. King of the Kustomizers is filled with untold stories and rare images from both Barris' famous and not-so-famous works. A generous selection of Barris tribute art some created especially for this volume is also included to showcase the enduring influence and legacy of the Barris Kustoms brand. This is one ride you don t want to miss "

The Big Book of Barris

Author: George Barris,David Fetherston

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760312469

Category: Transportation

Page: 156

View: 2639

- Never-before-Seen All-New Color Photographs- Flash back to the '50s through nostalgic archival images- George Barris, the "king of kustomizers"

Barris Cars of the Stars

Author: David Fetherston, George Barris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781616730147


Page: N.A

View: 9242

Barris TV and Movie Cars

Author: George Barris David Fetherston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781610608183


Page: N.A

View: 1631

The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby

Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429961035

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 1665

"An excellent book by a genius," said Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., of this now classic exploration of the 1960s from the founder of new journalism. "This is a book that will be a sharp pleasure to reread years from now, when it will bring back, like a falcon in the sky of memory, a whole world that is currently jetting and jazzing its way somewhere or other."--Newsweek In his first book, The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby (1965) Wolfe introduces us to the sixties, to extravagant new styles of life that had nothing to do with the "elite" culture of the past.

Americas Wildest Show Rods of the 1960s and 1970s

Author: Scotty Gosson

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613250363

Category: Transportation

Page: 159

View: 1616

Show Rods began as visions of futuristic cars and eventually morphed into cartoon-like representations of cars. This roundtable discussion from the industry's icons as well as great vintage photographs make this book a must-have.

Billy F Gibbons

Rock + Roll Gearhead

Author: Billy F Gibbons,Tom Vickers

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 1610601327

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 991

Now available in paperback,Billy F Gibbonsthrows wide his garage and studio doors for an exclusive look at his exquisite vintage and way-out custom guitars and his influential hot rods and custom cars. From the mythical ’59 Les Paul sunburst known as Pearly Gates and the “Furry One” of MTV renown to cars like the Eliminator, CadZZilla, and Kopperhed, they’re all here—more than four dozen guitars and ten astounding vehicles, all expounded upon by BFG himself and shown in specially commissioned color photography. And while BFG’s cars n’ guitars are the stuff of legend, no less intriguing are the tales behind his incredible music career. From teenage Houston garage rock to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the whole story is between these covers, told in the Good Reverend Willie G’s own words and illustrated with photos and memorabilia from his personal archive.

Elvis Style

From Zoot Suits to Jumpsuits

Author: Zoey Goto

Publisher: Libri Publishing

ISBN: 9780993000225


Page: 240

View: 3723

"Celebrates the innovative style-world of Elvis Presley--the man who singlehandedly changed the way that America, and much of the world beyond, dressed. The ... book highlights not only the impact that Elvis made during his lifetime, but also his enduring influence on contemporary design culture--from pop stars and high-end fashion houses to contemporary Rockabilly-fused street style. [The book] focuses on Elvis' ... expressive hairstyles, clothes, cars, and interiors, offering the reader [a] ... journey through the crazy, cool, and at times kitsch world of a true megastar"

Blab World

Author: Monte Beauchamp

Publisher: Last Gasp

ISBN: 9780867198508

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 8356

The incarnation of the celebrated art and comics annual Blab! Founded over a decade ago by Chicago-based graphic designer and art director Monte Beauchamp, Blab World features and celebrates artists and illustrators of different mediums. Over the years Blab! has evolved from a digest-sized comics magazine into a beautifully designed and printed keepsake, and now boasts countless design awards and honours.

Night of Tikki

The Art of Shag, Schmaltz, and Selected Primitive Oceanic Carvings

Author: Doug Nason

Publisher: Last Gasp

ISBN: 9780867196450

Category: Art

Page: 119

View: 8887

Explores the work of Shag, the hippest neo-tiki artist, Leroy Schmaltz, the granddaddy of 1950s tiki Americana and the authentic Oceanic art that influenced them both. This beautiful coffee table book serves as the catalogue for an exhibition of the same name which seeks to illuminate traditional tiki culture through the display of primitive anthropomorphic carvings and to show, through the work of Shag and Schmaltz, how these artists have taken tiki to new levels.

Barris Custom Techniques of the Fifties

Author: George Barris

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780965200509

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 128

View: 9133

Barris Kustom Techniques of the 50Æs, Volume 1 George Barris. Subtitled: Top Chops, Sectioning, Dechroming and Fadeaways. This ôHow To" book from master kustomizer George Barris delivers expert techniques for do-it-yourself rodders. Filled with information that has been extracted from BarrisÆ extensive archives, dating back to the æ4s, æ5s and æ6s, much of which has not been seen in more than 3 years. Sftbd., 8 1/4"x 1 5/8", 128 pgs., 2 b&w ill., 2 color.

Zombie Mystery Paintings

Author: Robert Williams,R. Crumb

Publisher: Last Gasp

ISBN: 9780867193817

Category: Architecture

Page: 96

View: 5880

A collection of 40 paintings by Williams that are morally insolvent and grossly artistic. It covers his "Middle Years" and features the classic Two Bull Dykes Fighting For The Privilege Of Buying A Prostitute A Banana Daquiri. Introduction by Robert Crumb.

Cars of the stars

Author: George Barris,Jack Scagnetti

Publisher: N.A


Category: Transportation

Page: 243

View: 8033

Amazing Barn Finds and Roadside Relics

Musty Mustangs, Hidden Hudsons, Forgotten Fords, and Other Lost Automotive Gems

Author: Ryan Brutt

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1627886451

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 5483

Something that to the rest of the world is nothing but a forgotten automotive hulk slowly degenerating into a pile of iron oxide is to the car enthusiast something so much more. Like those who restore Victorian homes or antique furniture, car guys see not a decrepit piece of junk, but a desirable object that "just needs some attention." And should the vehicle abandoned in a field or lying in a creek bed be too far gone to resurrect, car enthusiasts can simply enjoy it for what it once was (while lamenting that it has come to such a sad end). Finding a lost, restorable car is every auto collector's dream! Amazing Barn Finds and Roadside Relics taps into the thrill of the hunt with hundreds of photos of lost cars - each accompanied by detailed information covering the nature of the find and details about the car. Ride along as author Ryan Brutt, the "automotive archaeologist," travels the United States documenting lost and abandoned automotive gems.

Lost Hot Rods II

More Remarkable Stories of How They Were Found

Author: Pat Ganahl

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 193470993X

Category: Transportation

Page: 191

View: 4025

Pat Ganahl once again opens the archives and pounds the pavement in order to bring you the stories on some of the coolest cars ever to appear in shows or grace the pages of automotive magazines. A perfect companion to the best-selling Lost Hot Rods.

The Weirdo Years, 1981-'91

Author: R. Crumb

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780861662258

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 258

View: 4966

Weirdo was a magazine-sized comics anthology created by Robert Crumb in 1981, which ran for 28 issues. It served as a 'low art' counterpoint to its contemporary highbrow Raw. Early issues of Weirdo reflect Crumb's interests at the time - outsider art, fumetti, Church of the SubGenius type anti-propaganda and assorted 'weirdness.' The incredibly varied stories include TV Blues, Life of Boswell, People Make me Nervous, The Old Songs are the Best Songs, Uncle Bob's Mid-Life Crisis, Kraft Ebbing's Psycopathia Sexualis, Goldilocks and more.

Living on the Earth

Author: Alicia Bay Laurel

Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers

ISBN: 9781586853433

Category: Architecture

Page: 239

View: 9199

A bestselling, trendsetting guide to natural conscious living--now back in print for a new generation of readers--"Living on the Earth" is the ultimate guide to living off the land and in tune with nature.

Dori Stories

Author: Dori Seda,Neil Gaiman

Publisher: Last Gasp

ISBN: 9780867193756

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 197

View: 865

This long-awaited volume includes all the published work by the legendary Dori Seda, plus Ecstacy, a story completed shortly before her tragically early death (at the age of 36), and a story originally comissioned for another anthology. Includes biographical memoirs, photos and tributes, as well as a 20-page colour section of Dori's paintings and comics. Introduction by Neil Gaiman.

Never Lasting Miracles

The Art of Todd Schorr

Author: Todd Schorr

Publisher: Last Gasp

ISBN: 9780867198546

Category: Art

Page: 304

View: 2319

Neverlasting Miracles is an exquisite career retrospective, presenting the best works of artist Todd Schorr. One of the leading figures in the world of contemporary surrealism, Schorr has continually and systematically set the bar ever higher in his quest to bring classic old master painting technique to his pop-culture-infused subject matter. This hefty volume collects over 30 years of Todd Schorr s paintings with stunning reproductions, including many close-up details of his large and intricate pieces. In addition to Schorr's previously celebrated paintings, Neverlasting Miracles contains 87 new pieces of artwork that have not been seen before. There are 33 new paintings, as well as drawings, color studies, and images of his large sculptural work. The book also presents several concept and sketchbook drawings and watercolors, plus extra early pieces included in a biographical timeline. Viewers will have hours of enchantment as they pore over Schorr s impeccably rendered canvases. His outrageous vision is the culmination of formative years surrounded by the atomic and space ages; by Saturday morning cartoon, cowboy, and puppet shows; racks of comic books; and an early fascination with paleoanthropology fueled by his parents' subscription to National Geographic magazine and frequent trips to New York s American Museum of Natural History. The compulsion to reinvent and distill these images into scenarios pulled from the deepest reaches of imagination led to a formal art education and a lifetime of painting. Todd Schorr s works have been shown in museum retrospectives and hang in the art collections of Leonardo DiCaprio, Patricia Arquette, and Mark Parker, CEO of Nike."