Wes is a Seattle native—an artist, urban hiker, failed Stoic, and dog fanatic. When he's not selling books at Elliott Bay, you might find him in a local park, under a tree with a far-off gaze, pondering the inexpressible.
Reviews & Recommendations
A mind-expanding cultural history of artistic eflorescence in the face of economic fallout, racism and neglect, this book weaves the stories of dozens of musicians, artists and others into an incredibly propulsive, multi-generational epic that you cannot put down. and the music...readers should keep a pen on hand and prepare for frenzied record shopping after reading.
A bizarre and sublime book of maybe-related tales, with a cast of artists, astronauts and, particularly, woodworms. this book will seduce and puzzle.
Joan Didion's has an x-ray gaze and her writing is the ultimate in perception, lucidity and style—start anywhere, be changed forever!
Giorno takes lurid tabloid extracts and cuts them up into stuttering, mantra-like repetitions and phonemic breakages that burrow in and smolder. Poetry from the dark side.
This collection of essays examines the work of a handful of 20th century painters with a just-right mix of brain-tickling theory and gleeful engagement with the self-evident physicality of the works themselves. Intelligent art criticism for real people.