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Jim Linderman iPad iPhone ebooks downloads and Book Catalog 2012

December 12, 2011

Jim Linderman 2012 Catalog of Downloads and Books in Print. Each title available at the link for $5.99 download, paperback and hardcover book prices vary. You Preview, You Choose, You Order! Thanks

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Scarce Examples of Original Photographer Backdrops (From Dull Tool Dim Bulb)

March 20, 2011
Original Post from Dull Tool Dim Bulb Daily Art Blog by Jim Linderman


 

I put together a book on Painted Backdrops and their use in the transitional period from painting to photography last year, it is a modest attempt at describing the relationship between the two art forms at the turn of the century. Having collected examples of tintype photographs with unusual backdrops (and photos of studios with them on display or being painted) I know how scarce original 19th century studio backdrops are.

A gentleman with two extraordinary ORIGINAL examples contacted me last week and asked if I was interested in obtaining these two remarkable survivors. I have moved on to other projects after finishing The Painted Backdrop…and since I have not the room to display these quite striking historical pieces, asked the owner if I could share them here (with his contact information for a purchaser.) I am very grateful, and hope this post helps these find a good home! ANY museum of photography or a serious collector knows how scarce these are.

Condition looks remarkable, and the owner even has an example of a photo taken here to show you one of the drapes “in use.” If you are interested in purchasing or asking questions about these early photographic backdrops, contact the owner at email nypopa@aol.com or I would be happy to forward your request for information to the owner.

I can tell you the price is QUITE modest, and these really should be in an institution or a very serious collection. Thanks to the current owner for sharing, and to any photography collector who wants a wonderful addition to their collection, these are quite nice.

I hope they find a good home.

(For those of you interested in my book The Painted Backdrop: Behind the Sitter in American Tintype Photography 1860-1920 see it HERE)
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Odd Unusual New Art & Photography Small Press Books 2010 2011 Dull Tool Dim Bulb

November 25, 2010

The Virginia Stock…
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Justin Kent Eddie …
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Midwest Mundane
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SSSSH! Vintage Ver…
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Photographs of Arc…
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Bettie Page and he…
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Behind the Sitter …
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The Art Behind Tintype Photographs Book Reveals History of the Painted Backdrop

July 9, 2010

Available NOW! The Painted Backdrop: Behind the Sitter in American Tintype Photography The previously untold story of 19th century painters and their influence on American photography during the tintype era. Never before examined in detail, the book contains over 75 rare, unpublished original tintype photographs from the Jim Linderman collection. A Grammy nominated writer and collector who has been called “the perfect subject for a Harvey Pekar comic” this book is informed with Linderman’s wit and continues his examination of previously overlooked art and photography subjects. 80 Pages, 8′ x 10″ with essays by Jim Linderman and Kate Bloomquist. Linderman’s most recent photography book was Camera Club Girls which tells the story of the amateur photographers who met to take nude photographs during the 1950s, discovered model Bettie Page, and started a revolution in erotic art…all through the work of one never before published artist.

Behind the Sitter i…
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Best Small Press Art and Photo Publisher Dull Tool Dim Bulb Books

July 9, 2010
Behind the Sitter i…
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The Painted Backdrop Behind the Sitter in American Tintype Photography of the 19th Century by Jim Linderman  Available from Blurb.com      Dull Tool Dim Bulb Books
The previously untold story of 19th century painters and their influence on American photography during the tintype era. Never before examined in detail, the book contains over 75 rare, unpublished original tintype photographs from the Jim Linderman collection. A Grammy nominated writer and collector who has been called “the perfect subject for a Harvey Pekar comic” this book is informed with Linderman’s wit and continues his examination of previously overlooked art and photography subjects. 80 Pages, 8’ x 10” with essays by Jim Linderman and Kate Bloomquist.

Bettie Page and her…
By Jim Linderman

Camera Club Girls Bettie Page and her Friends  The Work of Rudolph Rossi
by Jim Linderman Available from Blurb.com  Dull Tool Dim Bulb
For over 50 years, the extraordinary Hand-Painted Original Photographs of Bettie Page and nude models of the 1950s taken by Rudolph Rossi lay hidden. Now, for the first time, over 100 have been published in Camera Club Girls by Jim Linderman. 114 pages, 35 pages of text and 180 pictures, the book tells the story of the informal groups of early camera enthusiasts in New York City who paid ten dollars each to photograph naked women, including Bettie Page, in dingy studios and outdoor excursions. As much the history of early erotic photography and Times Square smut as it is the story of the exceptional personal vision of an artist, master photographer and painter which has not been told until now. The photographic find of the decade, and an amazing story which combines passion, painting, photography and early porno in a tale never

The Virginia Stocki…
By Victor Minx with …

Gals Gams Garters the Virginia Stockings Scrapbook
by Anonymous with Victor Minx available from Blurb.com
Found in a dumpster over 50 years ago and now published as an art book! A scrapbook assembled by an anonymous aficionado of the female form in nylons found by a student in Virginia and saved all these years. A master of collage with scissors and tape, the artist meticulously created a giant homage to Gals Gams and Garters. Faithfully recreated here by owner Victor Minx, the pseudonym of a prominent photography collector and with an introduction by Jim Linderman, writer and proprietor of Dull Tool Dim Bulb among many other things. An extraordinary art book and document of a fevered brow from the fifties.

SSSSH! Vintage Vern…
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Shy Shamed Secret Shadowed Hidden SSSSH!  Vintage Vernacular Erotic Photography
by Victor Minx and Jim Linderman Available from Blurb.com
80 Pages with over 100 erotic nude original vintage photographs depicting women undressed but hiding themselves in a manner described by the book title. A brief note from the Curator. “Shy Shamed Secret Shadowed Hidden” consists of approximately 100 original photographs from the collection of Victor Minx, the pseudonym of a prominent collector of vintage photographs. All the photographs pre-date the digital era. That is, all are unique, original, vintage photos printed on paper at or near the time of their being taken. Some were printed in editions and sold “under the counter” or in the back pages of men’s magazines, others were taken as a memento by an amateur photographer for his own use. All fit the criteria indicated by the title of the exhibition. They were collected over time from various sources and selected for their pathos, artistic quality (or lack of it) historical interest and most of all, their authenticity. Each one has something to say about the relationship between women and men, sexuality, commerce, and how we define lust, desire, legitimacy, intimacy and allure. Each photo depicts an individual (or several on occasion) engaging in behavior which was likely not intended to be shared in proper company, yet each was taken, preserved and exists nonetheless, regardless of convention and acceptable standards at the time. Unlike the photographs of women seen in magazines, on the web and nearly every way the eye turns, there has been no air-brushing, manipulation or enhancement or. No one shown here is selling anything, except possibly themselves. What the camera and the photographer COULD do was done. A historic, unique and thought-provoking exhibition of rare photographs

Photographs of Arca…
By Jim Linderman

In Situ: American Folk Art in Place Photographs of Arcane Americana from the Jim Linderman Collection. 
Available from Blurb.com
Well over 100 photographs collected by noted collector and scholar Jim Linderman show the most unusual, curious and beautiful American Folk Art in location and being made long ago. The author is a Grammy-nominated artist and photos from his collection were used to produce the well-known Take Me to the Water: Immersion Baptism in Vintage Music and Photography 1890-1950 release. This is the third book of photographs in the Dull Tool Dim Bulb series. More information on the author is available at his hub site http://www.dulltooldimbulb.com and on his many other art, culture and photography sites. A 112 page book.

Midwest Mundane
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American Portraits Midwest Mundane by Jim Linderman
Not celebration, but documentation of a people, place and time which existed briefly in captured snaps of Central Michigan during and immediately after the Second World War. In Middle America on the cusp of the 1950s, a family fights isolation with few choices, missing sons distant neighbors and a seemingly bleak, unfortunate reality. Black and white portraits by an anonymous photographer, these are the images he left behind.

Art Book Tintype Photographs The Painted Backdrop

May 27, 2010

As the tintype photograph is wellover 100 years old it would seem unlikely there could be anything new to say about them. Jim Linderman disagrees and has published The Painted Backdrop Behind the Sitter in American Tintype Photography which discovers the early photographers of the 19th century actually had much in common with the portrait painter the were commonly understood to replace. The first book to figure out what could possibly be the true relationship between painting and photography, the book is clever, fresh and funny. With over 75 illustrations of tintype photographs from the authors collection, each showing a glorious (or way too primitive) painted backdrop behind the forlorn and forgotten posers, it is a wonderful examination of a piece of art history not only forgotten, but never really thought about before. A Grammy nominated writer and collector who has been called “the perfect subject for a Harvey Pekar comic” this book is informed with Linderman’s wit and continues his examination of previously overlooked art and photography subjects. 80 Pages, 8′ x 10″ with essays by Jim Linderman and Kate Bloomquist. Linderman’s last book was Camera Club Girls which uncovered the history of the amateur photographers of the 1950s who discovered super model Bettie Page while breaking the law, and this book is just as clever and enjoyable. As with all Linderman’s books (except for the Grammy nominated Take Me to the Water) Available from Blurb.com .
More information is found at the Dull Tool Dim Bulb Books site.

Tintype Book The Painted Backdrop by Jim Linderman Dull Tool Dim Bulb Books

May 26, 2010

Available NOW! The Painted Backdrop: Behind the Sitter in American Tintype Photography The previously untold story of 19th century painters and their influence on American photography during the tintype era. Never before examined in detail, the book contains over 75 rare, unpublished original tintype photographs from the Jim Linderman collection. A Grammy nominated writer and collector who has been called “the perfect subject for a Harvey Pekar comic” this book is informed with Linderman’s wit and continues his examination of previously overlooked art and photography subjects. 80 Pages, 8′ x 10″ with essays by Jim Linderman and Kate Bloomquist. Linderman’s most recent photography book was Camera Club Girls which tells the story of the amateur photographers who met to take nude photographs during the 1950s, discovered model Bettie Page, and started a revolution in erotic art…all through the work of one never before published artist

Jim Linderman Dull Tool Dim Bulb Books

May 8, 2010

Dull Tool Dim Bulb Books publishes small books on unusual art and photography. The books are an offshoot of Dull Tool Dim Bulb and a network of blogs which have received over 300,000 hits in the last 6 months alone. Jim Linderman’s first photography book was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2010. Take Me to the Water: Immersion Baptism in Vintage Music and Photography consisted of original antique photographs depicting early American Baptism ceremonies and a CD of early gospel songs. The original photographs were donated to the International Center of Photography in New York City, and will be exhibited there in January 2011.

Dull Tool Dim Bulb Books has produced 5 books with more on the way. ALL ARE AVAILABLE HERE

#1 Gals Gams Garters by Victor Minx

#2 Shy Shamed Secret Shadowed Hidden by Victor Minx and Jim Linderman

#3 In Situ: American Folk Art in Place by Jim Linderman

#4 Camera Club Girls: Bettie Page, her Friends and the Work of Rudolph Rossi by Jim Linderman

#5 American Portraits: Midwest Mundane Anonymous

Dull Tool Dim Bulb Catalog

Forthcoming Dull Tool Dim Bulb projects include “Wondrous World of Wendt” which will show over 100 never seen original antique photographs taken by carnival and sideshow photographer Frank Wendt in the 1890s and “The Painted Backdrop: Behind the Sitter in American Tintype Photographs” which will be the first book to discuss the relationship between painters and photographers in the early days of photography.

The physical book is disappearing quickly, but editor, collector and iconoclast Jim Linderman sees these small, vanity books as art projects more than traditional publications. The printed page has many drawbacks not found in digital environments, yet there are still reasons to document and share collections in printed form. Dull Tool Dim Bulb Books fills that need by creating instant collectables with a quirky, unique quality, all containing physical objects of authenticity and value.

The book publishing arm of Dull Tool Dim Bulb:

http://www.pebblerockcandy.blogspot.com

Jim Linderman Biographical material, testimonials and press:

http://www.dulltooldimbulb.com

Dull Tool Dim Bulb Blog (and links to each book project and other sites)

http://www.dulltooldimbulb.blogspot.com

The Painted Backdrop Tintype Photography

August 17, 2009

THE PAINTED BACKDROP (Forthcoming)
The art of the hand-painted backdrop in 19th Century American Tintype Photography, this book will open a new dialog on the relationship between painting, art and photography.   With stunning illustrations from the Jim Linderman collection and essays by prominent writers.  To be published in a limited edition with a target date of early 2010, this will be the first book available with the “Dull Tool Dim Bulb” imprint, a new small press endeavor striving to produce unique, beautiful and profound books for the artistic audience in conjunction with Dust-to-Digital.

http://thepaintedbackdrop.blogspot.com/


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