6.19.2010

Valley Guy





Living Treasure of California ceramicist Stan Bitters making a cameo in his friends' Joyce Aiken and Jean Ray Laury's 1977 classic, "The Total Tote Bag Book", which, along with their "Handmade Rugs from Practically Anything", and "Creating Body Coverings", complete the must-have holy trinity of 70's craft books (with Alexandra Jacopetti's "Native Funk & Flash" and Peter Beagle's "American Denim" coming in close behind.

* Google mapping that address adds a healthy dose of 70's California Valley provenance.



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6 comments:

R said...

holy shit is that stan in the first picture=nutty-deep find!

lingerandquiet said...

I'm getting a real Tony Roberts in Annie Hall vibe from SB!

John said...

Me too Max.

Quality said...

Love Native Funk & Flash. Always wondered when/if Jacopetti & Wainwright divorced. Maybe she got fed up with his silent ways and doing all the housework...

totebag said...

Good god that first one is amazing. So is that a squash or tennis racquet?

D R E W said...

i saw this post about this book a few weeks ago, then saw the same book on a few other blogs. i went looking for it online and found it for quite a lot of money, which i wasn't willing to spend. a few days later a friend called and said she had found a cool tote bag book at a garage sale and bought it for me. it ended up it was this same book! funny how things work out.

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