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August 15, 2018

Jane Lang Davis and Andy Warhol in front of Warhols's portrait of Davis at Andy Warhol: Portraits opening reception, 1976, From the Seattle Art Museum Photo Archives

Folio is delighted to add selections from the library of Jane Lang Davis to our collection. 

Davis, along with her late husband Richard Lang, were leading proponents of the arts in Seattle.

From the creation of the Pacific Northwest Ballet to the expansion and growth of the Seattle Art Museum Davis was always front and center. She served as a trustee for SAM for over 30 years and along with husband Dave Davis served equally as long on International Council of the Museum of Modern Art in NY.

Richard and Jane also assembled one of the greatest private collections of abstract expressionist and post-war art in the world. 

From a post on the SAMblog after her death:

Through her incredible generosity, steadfast leadership, and constant willingness to share works from her collection for t...

March 23, 2018

 A Chronicle of England, B.C. 55-A.D. 1485 by James William Edmund Doyle . London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1864.

One of the latest treasures to be added to our collection is this hi-spot of Victorian color printing.

Within the text of Doyle's history of England are 81 wood-engraved illustrations masterfully engraved and colored by Edmund Evans.

Evans perfected the chromoxylography process which transformed the illustrated children's book. His work helped propel the likes of Walter Crane, Kate Greenaway, and Randolph Caldecott to their places as the premier illustrators of the time.

His major of work of the 1860's was Doyle's A Chronicle of England.

From the Collection of Malcolm Moore.

 A Chronicle of England, B.C. 55-A.D. 1485 by James William Edmund Doyle 

March 3, 2018

 'Keep Hope Alive' - The Rev. Jesse Jackson at the 1988 Democratic Convention.

A year later this 4pp. piece was published on the campus of the University of Iowa.

Here we are almost 30 years later and hope begins to spring.  The #MeToo movement has put violence against women front and center in our country's dialogue and it is not going away.

Our hats are off to these courageous women at the University of Iowa who efforts have not gone to waste.

And what a fun cartoon to end with.

Sexism Kills. Iowa City: Women's Caucus of New Wave & New Wave at the University of Iowa, [1989]. 1pp. folded.

January 31, 2018

 It is safe to say that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is front and center in today's political landscape.

Here are a few titles from our collection that  might help get us through these times.

                      Wiener, Tim. Enemies: A History of the FBI. New York: Random House, 2012.

Truman, Margret. Murder at the FBI. New York : Arbor House, 1985 The daughter of President Harry Truman takes a stab at the FBI.

 Lehr, Dick and Gerard O'Neill. Black Mass: The Irish Mob, The FBI and A Devil's Deal

January 24, 2018

New to Folio's shelves is the latest volume in the Popular Culture and Philosophy series  from Open Court -  Jimi Hendrix and Philosophy: Experience Required

The compilation spans the career of Seattle's own Voodoo Child and includes the essays Zen and the Art of Guitar Burning; Jimi, Janice, and Jim; Did Jimi Play Rock? and Musical Order From Sonic Chaos among others.

Here are the other titles from the series in Folio's collection

January 24, 2018

Prepared under The Chief of Cavalry this handy comprehensive manual provides all one needs for shoeing a horse.

A dying art for sure but who knew that a horse's hoof contains a Horney Sole or a Sensitive Frog?