Brain Fodder

If you're in Japan and are having trouble laying your hands on a first edition of Jack Kerouac's On The Road, or Allen Ginsberg's Howl, then consider a trip to Cow Books, www.cowbooks.jp. Specializing in countercultural works, the Tokyo bookshop is a repository for treasures that will make beatnik bibliophiles weep with happiness. Here's a copy of Daniel Seymour's cult 1971 photography book, A Loud Song; there's a surviving Organic Design in Home Furnishings,[an error occurred while processing this directive] the exquisitely rare catalog that U.S architect Eliot F. Noyes wrote to accompany the highly influential 1941 New York exhibition of the same...

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