Specially priced bundle, available for a limited time and exclusively for our newsletter subscribers. Includes…
- Modern Primitives. Rare, limited edition hardback autographed by V. Vale. Only 500 copies made. Super archival edition printed on superior, glossy art paper for sharper images. This is the 20th Anniversary Edition of MODERN PRIMITIVES—a book which launched a “Revolution” and introduced the world to body piercing and state-of-the-art tattoos.
- Free bonus: Memoirs of a Sword Swallower by Daniel P. Mannix. This is one of the only authentic narratives revealing the “tricks” (or more often the lack thereof) and skills involved in a sideshow, and is invaluable to those aspiring to this profession. Having cultivated the desire to create real magic since early childhood, Mannix rose to become a top act within a season; here is his inspiring tale. This is the first edition to include photos of the actual characters in the book, most of them taken by Mannix himself in the ’30s.
- Free bonus: A signed mini-print of the Modern Primitives book cover.
- Rare RE/Search sticker: While supplies last. Perfect for your laptop!
Praise for Modern Primitives:
“As the man credited with launching the contemporary tattoo and body-modification movements almost single-handedly, UC Berkeley grad V. Vale has been called a prophet. His 1989 book MODERN PRIMITIVES inspired a generation to ink, pierce, and decoratively scar itself, not to mention branding itself with hot metal and rerouting its genitals.”—Anneli Rufus, East Bay Express
“Modern Primitives is a stunning compilation, so densely packed with strange material that all adds up to something much more than a succession of mere weirdnesses — the human body as its own extreme metaphor, or the body as an extreme metaphor of its own mind. A real terminal document.” – J.G. Ballard
“A whole new generation needs to be exposed to this foundational handbook and manifesto for the body modification generation.”—Tattoo Mike