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Hawaiian Quilt Masterpeices

By: Shaw, Robert

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Hugh Lauter Levin Associates Ince.: 1998

Edition: Presumed First

Seller ID: 28205

ISBN: 0883633965

Condition: Fine


Crisp, beautiful book, gently cared for. Contents includes 48 masterepices in Hawaiian quilting, some historic, others contemporary. Each example is photographed in full page format and printed on quality coated paper. The book is oversized at 9-1.2" x 12-1/2" and has 120 pages. The preface tells the history of Hawaiian quilting and then ushers the reader into the gallery. The colors are clear and brghts and you caneven see the tiny stitches. Each example is nicely and compeltely described. Nice enough to be a gift. View more info

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Japan: The Shaping of Daimyo Culture, 1185-1868

By: Shimizu, Yoshiaki (editor)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, George Braziller: 1988

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 18974

ISBN: 0807612146

Condition: Fine


Beautiful as new book. No price-clip, no tears or chips and no names or writing. Dustjacket protected by brand new mylar. Appears unread. Lavishly illustrated with 330 color plates. Published to accompany an exhibit organized by the National Gallery of Art, the Japan Foundation, and the Tokyo Agency for Cultural Affairs October 30, 1988 - January 23, 1989. Text chronicles the contributions of the daimyo, the feudual lords which controlled Japan's provinces for more than 700 years, and who were great patrons and practitioners of the arts. Covers portraiture, calligraphy, religious sculpture, ar... View more info

Image for Jewelry USA, From a National Competition Sponsored by the Society of North American Goldsmiths and the American Craft Museum  (Includes Listing Catalogue of Artists).

Jewelry USA, From a National Competition Sponsored by the Society of North American Goldsmiths and the American Craft Museum (Includes Listing Catalogue of Artists).

By: Smith, Paul J. (director)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, American Craft Museum II: 1984

Edition: Presumed First

Seller ID: 23638

Condition: Very Good


This beautiful exhibition catalogue was published to accompany the works on view at the American Craft Museum from May 25 - September 1, 1984. In addition to the catalog there is also a spearate directory of the 211 works and their makers. The main catalogue measures 8-1/2" and has 59 counted pages. The works are photographed throughout in both color and black and white. Very handsome and clean. The only defect of note is a scratch at back which did not lose color. View more info

How To Draw and Paint The Figure

By: Smith, Stan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Secaucus, New Jersey: Chartwell Books, 1986:

Seller ID: 5291


Hard Cover. Near Fine/No DJ. No Edition Stated. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Large quarto in excellent condition. Clean as a whsitle with no outstanding defect. Paper over boards with bright pictorial cover art. Lavishly illustrated with step-by-step photos. Actual demonstrations, plus much info on techniques and materials, View more info

Image for Carl and Karin Larsson: Creators of the Swedish Style

Carl and Karin Larsson: Creators of the Swedish Style

By: Snodin, Michael; Hidemark, Elisabet

Price: $30.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Bulfinch: 1997

Edition: First United States Edition

Seller ID: 28024

ISBN: 0821224816

Condition: Fine


Crisp and clean as new -- a gorgeous book with no defect of note. Dustjacket is protected by brand new mylar and has not been price-clipped. There are also no names or wrriting and no chips or tears.Also, laid-in is an article about the Larssons from the December, 1985 issue of House Beautiful magazine. I sequestered it in a cello bag and will send it along with the book. Color photos abound, but this isn't just a picture book -- there is much text about the Swedish style and especially the Larsson style. Book measures 9" x 11-1/4" and has 242 pages including index. View more info

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Cezanne Site / Non-Site

By: Solana, Guillermo

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Madrid, Spain, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza: 2014

Seller ID: 27473RD

Condition: Fine


Crisp, beautiful book, nicely designed with yellow-orange cloth over card with blue printing to face and a pictorial full-color back cover. Book is pristine inside and out and was published to accompany an exhibit held February 4 - May 18, 2014 at the museum. Only fult is a light crease (small) to upper front corner. Book measures 8-1/2" x 10" and has 199 pages. The works are in full color. What adds to the pleasure is the biograohical material at back and black and white historic photos of Cezanne and his world. View more info

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Tono Stano 1992-1995 (Art Photography Catalog)

By: Stano, Tono

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Narodni Technicke Muzeum: 1995

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 259803

Condition: Near Fine


Striking exhibit catalog featuring the black and white photography of Tono Stano, an art photographer from the Czech Republic who is best known for his photos of the female body. This catalog has just that. It measures 9"x11-3/4" and is comprised of 23 images, some of which are rather explicit, but beautiful. There is almost no text -- it's all about the images. Catalog is clean and attractive. There is a gift inscription at front which reads "For one of my best friends. Pavel Sedlák 7/8/97." Sedlak is curator of the International Centre for Art and New Technologies in the Cz... View more info

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The Hawaiian Shirt: Its Art and History

By: Steele, H. Thomas

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Abbeville Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13969A

ISBN: 089659419X

Condition: Fine


Book is very clean and attractive with blue print cloth over boards and protected by a heavy clear plastic jacket as issued. No names or writing. Book measures 9-1/2" square and is beautifully illustrated throughout in full color on coated paper 96 pages discuss the priints, Hollywood Hawaiian, patterned shirts, shirt labels, Duke Kahanamoku, picture shirts, shirt designers, women's clothing, and more. View more info

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Hendrick Terbrugghen in America

By: Stetchow, Wolfgang

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Dayton, Ohio, Dayton Art Institute: 1965

Seller ID: 20813DY

Condition: Fine


Crisp, pristine, as new book measuring 8-1/2"x10". Beautiful full color plate tipped in at frontis. Pages and page edges snow white. Catalogue printed to accompny exhibit held at the Dayton Art Institute October 15 to November 28, 1965 and at the Baltimore Museum of Art from December 19 to January 30, 1966. Essay at front followed by fifteen works, each pictured in black and white with extensive explanatory material. 44 pages. View more info

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The Book and Catalogue of the Second Retrospective Exhibition of the Art Institute Alumni Association (Chicago 1922)

By: Stevens, Thomas Wood

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago: 1922

Seller ID: 27190

Condition: Good


This is a spectacular find -- gorgeous graphic art and nine tipped-in art works from the exhibition. Of those artists the one I recognized was C.A. Willimvosky who was an important Impressionist of the 20th century. He died in 1971. The show was huge -- 696 works in these categories: applied art, architecture, graphic arts, painting, and sculpture. The catalog also includes a narrative entitled The Manuscript on Gray Charcoal Paper by Thomas Wood Stevens who appears to have corrected errors of fact in a submission by an unknown sender. The catalog has some issues -- edge wear, wear to both end... View more info

Stobart: The Rediscovery of America's Maritime Heritage

By: Stobart, John with Davis, Robert P/

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., E P Dutton: 1985

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 20627

ISBN: 0525244379

Condition: Fine


A massive volume measuring 12-1/2" tall by 16" high in very nice, clean condition. The book itself is without fault -- no names or writing and no bumps to boards. The jacket has not been price-clipped and shows no egregious faults, but does have a small dark spot to plain blue back and a very small wear spot to upper back corner. It will arrive, however in brand new protective mylar. If you love the art of Stobart, or appreciate nautical art in general, this book is feast for the eyes. There are over 60 paintings in full color, as well as additional drawings by Stobart, all appearing f... View more info

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Elizabeth Murray

By: Storr, Robert

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Museum of Modern Art, New York: 2005

Seller ID: 28047

ISBN: 0870701931

Condition: Very Good


Very handsome book with an exhuberant cover design. No dustjacket, but clean, tightly bound and filled wirth much text and photos of the artist's work in color. Bookw as published to accompany the exhibit at MOMA from Oct.23, 2005 to Jan. 9, 2006 before being sent to Spain for anothher exhibit in Valencia. Book offers an essay ittled Elizabeth Murrary Shape Shifter and an interview with Murray. Book mesures 9-3/4" x 11-1/2" with 236 pages. View more info

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Savannah: Her History As Seen by the Artist

By: Streed, Louise Yancey

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Orangeburg, South Carolina, U.S.A., Sandlapper Pub Co: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25264

ISBN: 096485810x

Condition: Fine


Crisp, beautiful as new book. SIGNED boldly by author on half title page. Dustjacket also bears a silver sticker to face (could be removed) indicating that this is an autographed copy. Also laid-in is a large fold-out map entitled The Savannah Historic District Map Issue XIV. It, too, is crisp as new. The art is glorious whether in full color or drawngs and is perfect for the author's commentary on her city's history. Measures 9" tall by 11-1/2". 127 pages. View more info

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Between the Dark and the Darkness Special Limited Edition 1950)

By: Sulier, Norman B.

Price: $98.00

Publisher: United States, Brockman, Irven B.: 1950

Edition: Limited First Edition of 500 Copies

Seller ID: 23438

Condition: Very Good


Beautiful book bound in black moire cloth and filled with beautiful papers throughout. At the front of the book there is a small picture of the poet who was known as an artist and sculptor. At the back of the book there are three pictures of his sculptures titled the Temptations of St. Anthony , Guzzardi, A Portrait and Ghandi. Sulier graduated from a Toledo, Ohio Catholic high school and appears to have embraced the Catholic religion in later life. The book measures 7" x10" and has 52 pages plus the art photos. Sulier's writing reveals both poet and philosopher. Here's a short ... View more info

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The Three Perfections: Walter Neurath Memorial Lecture 1974

By: Sullivan, Michael

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Thames and Hudson: 1974

Seller ID: 27828

Condition: Fine in near Fine Slipscase


Slim, beautiful book bound in dark brown cloth with a matching slipcase. Face board is ruled and printed in gilt, as is spine. Pages are pristiine and made of quality paper .Only defects are a small stain to front of slipcase and to front free endpaper, both from very small price stickers ill placed. Paste-down page retains a presentation plate from the publisher.. The Walter Neurath Lecture was endowed by Thames & Hudson and was printed as an illustrated book. This one is titled "The Three Perfections; Chinese Painting Poetry and Calligraphy. Book measureas 6" x 8-1/2" and has 64 pages. A lo... View more info

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Artists of Grand Rapids 1940-1980 A Cooperative Exhibition

By: Sweeney, J. Gray

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan, Grand Rapids, Michigan Grand Rapids Art Museum; Grand Rapids Public Museum: 1981

Seller ID: 28012

Condition: Very Good


This is a remarkably hard to find catalog, but it's a gem. The cover art titled "Sunlit Interior" was rendered by Will Howe Foote circa 1913-1914. The catalog is clean and tightly bound with no spine crease and no names or writing. It measures 10" x 9" and has 131 pages printed on quality coated paper. Most works are in black and white, but there are also some beauties in color (see photos). The front of the catalog is all about artist biographies. The artists whose work was included are these: Marinus Hartung, Sara Nelson, Henry Livingston Hillyer, Volatire Combe, Frederick Stuart Church, Law... View more info

Alfred Stieglitz At Lake George

By: Szarkowski, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York City, The Museum of Modern Art, New York: 2002

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 23433

ISBN: 087070138X

Condition: Fine


Crisp, beautiful book, the result of the photographer's withrawal to upstate New York where he settled in to work on his photography. Alfred Stieglitz was known as a photographer, but also as a writer, a publisher, an art dealer asnd much more.The book begins with an essay of 23 pages, each with black and white photographs of Stieglitz. The author of this essay had this to say, "Stieglitz was an artist of massive self-absorption, and his egocentric and deeply ahistorical defintition of the world can be chilling." But he also said this, "The best of these pictures are important because they a... View more info

Image for Robert Laurent and American Figurative Sculpture 1910-1960; Selections From the John N. Stern Collection and the David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art

Robert Laurent and American Figurative Sculpture 1910-1960; Selections From the John N. Stern Collection and the David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art

By: Tarbell, Roberta K.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, The David & Alfred Museum of Art; The University of Chicago: 1994

Seller ID: 27075

Condition: Fine


A beautiful and handsomely designed catalog with a strong graphic color photo at front cover is covered with a sheer printed sheet which tantalizes with just a hint of what awaits. It's also oversized at 7" wide by 12" tall and has 54 pages printed on quality coated paper. Illustrations are large and plentiful -- all black and white photographs. Much information, plus the catalog itself, which is nicely described, and a bibliography. View more info

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Aubrey Beardsley

By: Teade, Brian

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Suffolk, England, Antique Collectors' Club: 1998

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 27125TB

ISBN: 1851490485

Condition: Fine


Beautiful! Book itself is as new and the dustjacket is likewise clean and bright with no tears or chips, just some light creasing upper back edge. Celebrates the works of a British artist who gained fame in his early 20's and was dead at 25. The book offers information about Beardsley at the front, but the empasis here is on the body of his work. There are eight color illustrations and 494 in black and white, which in this instance is a plus. The black and white scheme is perfect for his subjects and his style. Book measures 8-1/2"x11" and will arrive in a brand new mylar cover. NOT a remaind... View more info

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DESIGNING IDENTITY THE POWER OF TEXTILES IN LATE ANTIQUITY

By: THELMA THOMAS

Price: $40.00

Publisher: PRINCETON , PRINCETON U. PRESS: 2016

Seller ID: 7354

ISBN: 069116942X

Condition: FINE


ACCOMPANYING CATALOG TO THE EXHIBIT BY THE INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD AT NY U 160 PAGES OF TEXT AND COLOR PHOTOS OF ORIGINAL TEXTILES . UNIQUE PUBLISHER'S MYLAR D. J. IN FINE CONDITION, BOOK ON HEAVY STOCK ALSO FINE View more info