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Image for Manolo Valdes: Recent Work.  May 22 - June 21, 1991.

Manolo Valdes: Recent Work. May 22 - June 21, 1991.

By: (Cameron, Dan, introductory text)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Marlborough Gallery, Inc.: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22016


[nice clean book, with just the tiniest traces of handling wear]. Trade PB (color reproductions) Catalog for an exhibition/sale at the Marlborough Gallery. Features full-color, full-page reproductions of 22 works (including the front cover illustration). The two-page introduction, "The Hunter Gets Captured," is by Dan Cameron. Also includes: a very brief biographical outline of the artist's life, with a list of awards received and institutional collections ho... View more info

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Pablo Picasso: Lithographs and Linocuts 1945-1964 (Catalogue No. 135)

By: (Johnson, R. Stanley, text)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chicago, R.S. Johnson Fine Art: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22024


[very light rubbing to covers, teensy bumping to a couple of corners of the rear cover]. (B&W photo frontispiece, art reproductions) Contains 38 full-page reproductions of Picasso's lithographs (18, in black and white) and linocuts (20, in color), plus a few additional illustrations accompanying the introductory essay, "Historical Perspectives: Lithography and the Linocut," by R. Stanley Johnson. View more info

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Art Plastic: Designed for Living

By: DiNoto, Andrea

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Abbeville Press: (c.1984)

Edition: 3rd printing

Seller ID: 10402


[nice clean copy, minor handling wear]. Trade PB (B&W/color photographs) An extensively illustrated historical and cultural examination of the development and manufacture of plastic, and the myriad uses to which it has been put. After an introductory section covering the history of plastics and some of the basic styles, the book is divided into the following sections: Vanities (jewelry, hair ornaments, buttons, etc.); Necessities (kitchen equipment, containers, napkin ... View more info

Image for Eva Fischer: 24 Tele [*SIGNED* twice by the artist]

Eva Fischer: 24 Tele [*SIGNED* twice by the artist]

By: Fischer, Eva; presentazione di G[iuseppe] Marchiori

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Milano, Sperling & Kupfer: [1958]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20333


(no dust jacket, possibly as issued) [bump to bottom front corner, no other significant wear]. (24 tipped-on color plates) INSCRIBED (in Italian) and SIGNED twice by Eva Fischer: on the title page, dated Roma, October 15, 1959; and on the ffep, dated Studio City [California], 1977. Reproductions of 24 paintings by Fischer, dated between 1954 and 1957, with a brief introductory essay about the artist and her work in five languages: Italian, English, French, German and Spa... View more info

Image for Making Linoleum Cuts: Cutting and Printing Blocks in the Home, School, and Studio

Making Linoleum Cuts: Cutting and Printing Blocks in the Home, School, and Studio

By: Greenburg, Samuel

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Stephen Daye Press: (c.1947)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22059


(no dust jacket) [ex-library book, rebound in orange buckram; typical but not excessive or obnoxious library markings, incl. pocket on front pastedown and "discarded" stamps on front pastedown and title page]. (B&W photographs, linocut illustrations) "A handbook of practical and pertinent information for the student, teacher, and amateur, and for anyone interested in learning about an important graphic process. The text is intened to be neither too scholarl... View more info

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Folk Sculpture USA

By: Hemphill, Herbert W. Jr., ed.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Brooklyn NY, The Brooklyn Museum: (c.1976)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20779


[nice clean copy, only minimal edgewear to covers]. Trade PB (B&W and color photographs) Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Brooklyn Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, this represents an early attempt to "separat[e] folk sculpture from folk art" and to consider it as an artistic/cultural phenomenon in its own right. The director of the Brooklyn Museum, in his Foreword, acknowledges that the exhibition was "an 'undefinitive... View more info

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Rysunki: Cartoons by Krawiec

By: Krawiec, Walter

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Chicago, Dziennik Chicagoski (The Polish Daily News): [ca.1945]

Edition: Unstated edition

Seller ID: 13755


[moderate wear to spine and edges, some soiling to exterior; binding solid, inside clean]. (cartoons) Uncommon collection of war-themed editorial cartoons, published in The Polish Daily News, a Chicago-based newspaper, from 1942 to 1945. The book is approximately 8" x 10", and reproduces about 150 cartoons in a full-page format; the original text and captioning (in Polish) is faithfully reproduced, including the original dates of publication, and there is also ... View more info

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Pinchas Shaar [*SIGNED* by Shaar]

By: Lazar, Moshe, and Marcel van Jole

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Geneva / Paris / New York, Arte & Bibliopress / Arted / B.L.D. Ltd: [ca.1983]

Edition: Unstated edition

Seller ID: 19779


[book has no discernible wear; jacket is moderately rubbed/scuffed, a little dog-eared at base of spine, with a short tear and associated diagonal crease at bottom right-hand corner of front panel]. (color and B&W reproductions) INSCRIBED in 1993 and SIGNED by the artist on the second front endpaper; apparently it was "re-gifted" by the original inscribee, as a line has been drawn through his name and another name added above it (in a different hand). A catalog... View more info

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Art as Design: Design as Art: A Contemporary Guide

By: McIlhany, Sterling

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York/London, Van Nostrand Reinhold Company / Studio Vista: (c.1970)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20298


(price-clipped) [nice clean book, no discernible wear; jacket shows some light rubbing and very faint soiling, but would rate Near Fine if not for the price-clipping]. (B&W and color photographs; facsimiles) "Here is a book that ranges through all aspects of modern living, examining man-made things, discussing why they look as they do. The more than 250 illustrations come from museums, art galleries, picture archives, industry, science, advertising, the mass media, ... View more info

Image for Witkacy: Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz Life and Work

Witkacy: Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz Life and Work

By: Micinska, Anna (translated by Bogna Piotrowska)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Warsaw (Poland), Interpress Publishers: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18684


[book itself has no significant wear, but there is a longish gift inscription (non-authorial) in Polish on the title page; jacket shows just a bit of surface wear, still very nice]. (B&W and color photographs, facsimiles) Profusely-illustrated survey of the life and work of the dramatist/poet/novelist/painter/photographer/philosopher (1885-1939), who committed suicide when he learned that the Red Army had crossed the border into Poland. His immense and diverse body of ... View more info

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The Things

By: NORM (Dimitri Bruni and Manuel Krebs)

Price: $700.00

Publisher: Zurich, NORM: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20686


[very light wear to bottom edge, minor external surface scuffing/scratching]. (graphs, diagrams, charts, etc.) The second book published by the Zurich-based graphic design firm NORM, which was co-founded by Dimitri Bruni and Manuel Krebs in 1999. Internationally recognized designers of fonts and typefaces for print media, they received the Swiss Grand Prix for Design in 2011, in which connection they were cited for their "markedly systematic and skilled approach t... View more info

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The Lady and the Painter

By: Palffy, Eleanor

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Coward-McCann, Inc.: (c.1951)

Edition: 3rd impression

Seller ID: 19274


[book is nice and clean, with no significant wear; jacket shows wear and various tiny nicks along top and bottom edges, light rubbing overall]. (line drawings) Termed "an extravaganza" by its author, this is a partly-fictional, partly-factual story based on incidents in the lives of Isabella Stewart Gardner and artist John Singer Sargent, "whose intimacy lasted from the day he first painted her portrait in 1888 until she died in 1924." View more info

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La Célestine

By: Picasso

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Paris, Didier Imbert Fine Art: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20565


[lacks original slipcase, but a very nice book with no discernible wear; jacket shows only minor traces of handling]. (color plates, B&W reproductions) Book issued in conjunction with the gallery exhibition of a 1904 painting by Picasso, "the sole remaining masterpiece of the blue period not to be found in a museum." Incorporates an illustrated essay about the creation, meaning and significance of the work. Text in French and English. View more info

Image for Harry Jackson [*SIGNED* and inscribed by Jackson]

Harry Jackson [*SIGNED* and inscribed by Jackson]

By: Pointer, Larry, and Donald Goddard

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, Harry N. Abrams, Inc.: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16971


[minor shelfwear and light soiling to cloth at bottom edges of covers, no other significant wear; jacket shows only light rubbing, mostly to rear panel]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the book's subject, the noted Western painter and sculptor; the inscription is to film director George Sherman and his wife, and makes reference to "the 'Duke'" (John Wayne), who was directed by Sherman in eight "B" Westerns in the late 1930s -- immediately prior to his ascent to... View more info

Image for Renaissance in Haiti: Popular Painters in the Black Republic [*SIGNED* by multiple artists]

Renaissance in Haiti: Popular Painters in the Black Republic [*SIGNED* by multiple artists]

By: Rodman, Selden

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Pelligrini & Cudahy: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 800


(no dust jacket) [considerable exterior wear: heavy edgewear, soiling, bottom corner of spine worn (or chewed) away, etc.] (B&W photos; color and B&W plates) The exterior condition of this book is certainly sub-standard, but its content is unique: its one-time owner had an opportunity to have several of the artists whose work is represented within autograph the book next to reproductions of their paintings. The book contains a total of ten such signatures of the followi... View more info

Image for Painting Today and Yesterday in the United States; the opening exhibition of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Painting Today and Yesterday in the United States; the opening exhibition of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

By: Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara CA, Santa Barbara Museum of Art: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2742


[front cover rubbed and edgeworn; title handwritten in blue ink on otherwise plain white spine]. (B&W plates) The catalog for the opening exhibition (June 5-Sept. 1, 1941) of the still-thriving Santa Barbara Museum of Art. The catalog lists 137 works by over 1 10 artists, and there are black-and-white reproductions of 29 pieces, by Gilbert Stuart, Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, Mary Cassatt, Max Weber, Edward Hopper, and others. View more info

Image for Egon Schiele and His Contemporaries: Austrian Painting and Drawing from 1900 to 1930 from the Leopold Collection, Vienna

Egon Schiele and His Contemporaries: Austrian Painting and Drawing from 1900 to 1930 from the Leopold Collection, Vienna

By: Schröder, Klaus Albrecht, and Harald Szeemann, eds.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Munich, Prestel-Verlag: (c.1989)

Edition: 1st English-language edition

Seller ID: 18886


[a beautiful copy, no discernible wear to either book or jacket]. (color and B&W illustrations; photographs) An extensive survey of painting in Austria from 1900 to 1930, "a unique era of cultural renewal and political upheaval," assembled from the collection of Rudolf Leopold. First published in German in conjunction with the exhibition 'Egon Schiele und seine Zeit," shown in museums in Zurich, Vienna, Munich and Wuppertal in 1989 and 1990. Includes an in... View more info

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Minor Prophecies [*SIGNED*]

By: Simonson, Lee

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company: (c.1927)

Edition: Unstated edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18948


(price-clipped) [considerable edgewear to paper-covered boards, light dampstaining at upper right corner of front cover (inside of book not affected); jacket spine browned, light discoloration and soiling elsewhere INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "To Richard Fleischer / this collector's item / in memory of our joint / efforts to immortalize / the American Fashion Industry / Lee Simonson / New York, March 1945." A collection of essays on art by th... View more info

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Drawing for Illustration

By: Zaidenberg, Arthur

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The House of Little Books: (c.1940)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22003


[considerable wear to edges, small surface-peel spot and price-sticker remnant on front cover, old "50¢" price stamped twice on front cover, some soiling to rear cover]. (ink and pencil drawings) Instructional book intended "to help prepare the student technically, practically and esthetically, for the profession of illustrator." The author was an instructor at the New York University College of General Education who had illustrated numerous books, and ... View more info

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Beyond Geometry: Experiments in Form, 1940s-70s

By: Zelevansky, Lynn

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Los Angeles/Cambridge, Los Angeles County Museum of Art/The MIT Press: (c.2004)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18444


(silver paper-covered boards; no dust jacket, as issued) [minor bumping to a couple of corners, shallow dents at bottom edges of both covers, general light surface wear to covers]. The book, and the art exhibit it was published to accompany, look "at the history of post-World War II abstract art, examining the role of radically simplified form and systematic strategies in vanguard work from Central and Western Europe and North and South America. An essay rather tha... View more info