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Egyptian Art

By Etienne Drioton; Etienne Sved

Arts Inc / Golden Griffin Books, 1951. Hardcover. Second edition. Very Good+ clothbound hardcover with slight tanning to the text block edges in a Good+ dust jacket with wear and small chips at the edges and extremities and a stain at the top of front and back, visible on the verso; sharp tips and crisp silver design to the front and crisp titling to the spine. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Gorgeous b&w photographs of Egyptian artifacts from the Egyptian Museum of Cairo as well as archaeological landscapes. The text not only describes the significance of each individual item but also weaves together a concise but lucid and penetrating analysis and history of Egyptian art. Stunning work. 161 pages; 152 b&w photos; 8.75 x 1.25 inches.

$19.95

The Astronomers Plan a Voyage to Earth
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The Astronomers Plan a Voyage to Earth

By Penn, Irving

Apparition, 1999. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition, first printing. Fine linen-bound hardcover in a Near Fine dust jacket with a couple of light smudges. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. "Irving Penn, though well-known as one of the 20th-century's master photographers, was originally trained as a painter. In 1997 he unearthed a series of his own abstract, mechanistic drawings made between 1939 and 1942, before he began to take photographs. Tying them together with a narrative about travelers to earth, The Astronomers Plan a Voyage to Earth is a lavishly produced artist's book--a children's story, written for adults." SIGNED BY PENN on the title page and inscribed. 36 pages; 21 b&w illustrations; 11 x 12.75 inches.

$250.00

Interpreting Pollock
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Interpreting Pollock

By Pollock, Jackson; Jeremy Lewison

London: Tate, 1999. Paperback. First edition. Near Fine with a hint of shelf wear. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. "In examining the nature of Jackson Pollock's painting, Jeremy Lewison discusses Pollock's rivalry with Picasso, the impact of Jung, the meanings embedded within the works, the context in which they were seen, and the mythology which surrounds his persona." Published in conjunction with a major traveling exhibition. Text by Jeremy Lewison. 84 pages; 55 color and 20 b&w illustrations; 10.75 x 8.25 inches. Bibliography, index.

$19.95

Sekoto: The Art of Gerard Sekoto
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Sekoto: The Art of Gerard Sekoto

By Sekoto, Gerard; Barbara Lindop

London: Pavilion, 1995. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Fine hardcover with a bump to the crown in a Near Fine dust jacket with a touch of tanning along the top edge and light crimping at the crown. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. "The tradition of black artists in South Africa has, until recently, been neglected. In the last ten years a new art history has developed from a growing awareness of the omissions of the past. At the forefront of this re-assessment is the work of Gerard Sekoto (1913-1993), a crucial figure in the understanding of modern African art. Sekoto produced vibrant, powerful, evocative paintings of the inhabitants and events in the townships. In 1947 he made the momentous decision to leave the country of his birth and travel to Paris, and like so many voluntary and involuntary exiles, he was never to return to South Africa. Towards the end of his life, Sekoto's work increasingly gained recognition. Barbara Linop's research brought to light paintings thought to have been lost, and through her correspondence with Sekoto, she was able to confirm details of his life before he died in 1993." Text by Barbara Lindop; postscript by Sekoto. 64 pages; color plates and color and b&w text illustrations; 9.25 x 7.5 inches. LAID-IN is a "Compliments of" slip from the Gerard Sekoto Foundation.

$44.95

Kathe Kollwitz: Exhibition Catalogue
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Kathe Kollwitz: Exhibition Catalogue

By Kollwitz, Kathe; Hannelore Fischer

Cape Town: Rembrandt van Rijn Art Foundation, 1997. Paperback. First edition. Near Fine paperback with a touch of shelf wear/soiling to the covers, otherwise fine. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The catalogue for an exhibition of work by the German artist Kathe Kollwitz (1867-1945) which toured South Africa in 1997-1998. The show focused on her lithographs, etchings, woodcuts, and sculptures. Essay by Hannelore Fischer. 80 pages; 25 monochromatic plates; 8.25 x 8.25 inches. Catalogue for 86 works, chronology, tour program. Text in English and Afrikaans.

$29.95

Bonnard: Colour and Light
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Bonnard: Colour and Light

By Bonnard, Pierre; Nicholas Watkins

London: Tate, 1998. Paperback. First edition. Near Fine paperback with a touch of shelf wear. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A chronicle of the evolution of Pierre Bonnard's art over fifty years through the analysis of the key themes of tone, color, and light. Text by Nicholas Watkins. 80 pages; 48 color and 18 b&w illustrations; 8.5 x 8.5 inches. Chronology, bibliography, index.

$14.95

Edward Hopper
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Edward Hopper

By Hopper, Edward; Lloyd Goodrich

New York: Abradale Press/Abrams, 1983. Hardcover. First thus. Very Good+ clothbound hardcover with a stamped gilt design to the front and and like titling to the spine with light soiling/rubbing to the bottom edges of the boards and blunting to two tips in a Very Good dust jacket with light to moderate shelf wear, a touch of soiling, and a touch of rubbing to the extremities. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A monograph on the life and work of Edward Hopper with three artistic statements by Hopper reprinted in full. A new edition in a smaller format of the 1978 original. Text by Lloyd Goodrich. 159 pages; 79 color and 53 b&w illustrations; 11 x 9.25 inches. Biographical outline, index.

$24.95

Contemporary South African Art: The Gencor Collection
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Contemporary South African Art: The Gencor Collection

By Geers, Kendell; Lesley Spiro; Mark Pencharz; Elizabeth Rankin; Okwui Enwenzour; Colin Richards; Elza Miles; Julia Charlton; Olu Oguibe; Marilyn Martin; Ashraf Jamal

Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball, 1997. Paperback. First edition. Very Good+ paperback with heavy card covers with silver stamped titling with light shelf wear and a very slight roll to the spine; interior clean and bright, no creasing to spine. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Includes eleven essays by some of the world's leading authorities on South African art, exploring a large range of topics, including in-depth analysis involved in building a corporate collection to more general views of the problems facing contemporary African artists. Essays by Lesley Spiro, Mark Pencharz, Elizabeth Rankin, Okwui Enwenzour, Colin Richards, Elza Miles, Julia Charlton, Olu Oguibe, Marilyn Martin, and Ashraf Jamal; edited by Kendell Geers. 168 pages; color illustrations throughout; 8.25 x 10.5 inches. List of artists in the Gencor collection, bibliography, index. Text in English.

$120.00

Le Point, XXXIV-XXXV, Mars 1947: L'Art Roman du Roussillon
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Le Point, XXXIV-XXXV, Mars 1947: L'Art Roman du Roussillon

By Robin, Marcel; Georges Gaillard; Pierre Robin; Georges Duthuit; Georges Rouault; Jean Cassou

Souillac: Le Point, 1947. Paperback. First edition. Good+ paperback with tanning to the edges of the pages; the text block is detached from the cover but could easily be reglued; the dust jacket has chips to the spine ends, rubbing to the edges and extremities, and a couple of closed tears; the dj has been fitted with a removable clear acetate cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The March 1947 issue of Le Point (a double issue, Nos. 34/35) devoted entirely to Roman art in the Roussillon commune of southeastern France and profusely illustrated with gravure-printed b&w photographs. Essays by Marcel Robin, Georges Gaillard, Pierre Robin, Georges Duthuit, Georges Rouault, and Jean Cassou. 80 pages; b&w illustrations throughout; 7 x 9.75 inches. Text in French.

$14.95

The True Poetry: The Art of Maria Izquierdo
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The True Poetry: The Art of Maria Izquierdo

By Izquierdo, Maria; Elizabeth Ferrer; Olivier Debroise; Elena Poniatowska

New York: Americas Society, 1997. Paperback. First edition. Near Fine paperback with a touch of shelf wear. A nice copy. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The catalogue for an exhibition of work by the Mexican painter Maria Izquierdo (1902-1955.) The exhibit was first shown at the Americas Society Art Gallery, NYC, May 6 - July 27, 1997, and then traveled to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi. "Celebrating the achievements of Izquierdo through a presentation of oils, gouaches and watercolors dating from 1928 to 1954, this catalogue features fine reproductions of portraits, still lifes, depictions of peasant scenes and circus performers, and allegorical compositions that reflect her fusion of Mexican folk art traditions and modernist aesthetics." Essays by curator Elizabeth Ferrer, Olivier Debroise, and Elena Poniatowska. 128 pages; 64 color illustrations and 21 b&w text illustrations; 9 x 11.5 inches. Exhibition checklist, bibliography. Text in English with Spanish translations at the rear.

$39.95

Myron Stout: Paintings, c. 1950, March 8 - April 16, 2005
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Myron Stout: Paintings, c. 1950, March 8 - April 16, 2005

By Stout, Myron; Tina Dickey

New York: Washburn Gallery, 2007. Pamphlet. First edition. Near Fine pamphlet; appears to be new but with scuffing to the front. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. The catalogue for an exhibition of abstract paintings by Myron Stout, held at the Washburn Gallery, NYC, March 8 - April 16, 2005. Essay by Tina Dickey. Staple-bound self-wrappers; 8 pages; 6 color illustrations; 5.75 x 8 inches. LAID-IN is an illustrated invitation card to the opening and book signing.

$14.95

Henry Mosler Rediscovered: A Nineteenth-Century American-Jewish Artist
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Henry Mosler Rediscovered: A Nineteenth-Century American-Jewish Artist

By Mosler, Henry; Barbara C. Gilbert; Audrey Skirball Kenis; Albert Boime; Uri D. Herscher; Nancy M. Berman

Los Angeles: Skirball Museum, 1995. Paperback. First edition, 1995, first printing. Very Good+ paperback with light shelf wear. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The catalogue for an exhibition of work by the American painter Henry Mosler (1841-1920), held at the Skirball Museum, Los Angeles, October 21, 1995 - June 2, 1996, and at the Cincinnati Art Museum, June 23 - September 2, 1996. Essays by curator Barbara C. Gilbert and by the painter's granddaughter Audrey Skirball Kenis and Albert Boime; preface by Uri D. Herscher; foreword by Nancy M. Berman. 144 pages; 34 color plates + 32 b&w text illustrations + 38 thumbnails; 8.5 x 11 inches. Exhibition checklist, list of key paintings by Mosler, bibliography.

$34.95

Alexander Rodchenko: 1987 Exhibition Catalogue
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Alexander Rodchenko: 1987 Exhibition Catalogue

By Rodchenko, Alexander; John E. Bowlt; Alexander Lavrentjev; Vieri Quilici; Alessandra Latour

New York: American Institute of Architects, 1987. Paperback. First edition. Very Good paperback with light rubbing to the extremities and a crease to the edge of the back cover with a black-against-black marker line along that edge. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. The catalogue for an exhibition of work by Alexander Rodchenko, focusing on his industrial design and fanciful architectural drawings. Essays by John E. Bowlt, Alexander Lavrentjev, and Vieri Quilici; introduction by Alessandra Latour. Staple-bound, thin card wraps; unpaginated [64 pages]; b&w illustrations throughout; 8 x 8 inches.

$19.95

George Grosz, 1893-1959: Akademie der Kunst, 7 Oktober bis 30 Dezember 1962
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George Grosz, 1893-1959: Akademie der Kunst, 7 Oktober bis 30 Dezember 1962

By Grosz, George; Friedrich Ahlers-Hestermann; Walter Mehring; Erwin Piscatortk

Berlin: Akademie der Kunst, 1962. Paperback. First edition. Very Good paperback with light soiling to the dust jacket and tanning to the edges of the pages. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The catalogue for an exhibition of work by the German artist George Grosz (1893-1959), held at the Akademie der Kunst, Berlin, October 7 - December 30, 1962. Essays by Friedrich Ahlers-Hestermann, Erwin Piscator, and Walter Mehring. 120 pages; color and b&w plates throughout; 8.75 x 8.5 inches. Chronology, bibliography, catalogue for 308 works. Text in German.

$24.95

Grosz/Heartfield: The Artist as Social Critic
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Grosz/Heartfield: The Artist as Social Critic

By Lewis, Beth Irwin; Melvin Waldfogel; Sidney Simon; George Grosz; John Heartfield

Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Gallery, 1980. Paperback. First edition. Very Good paperback with light soiling to the covers, the distributor's sticker to the first page, and sunning to the spine; interior is fine. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The catalogue for an exhibition of work by George Grosz and John Heartfield, focusing on the art they made in response to the Weimar and Nazi eras in Germany. The exhibition was held at the University Gallery of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, October 1 - November 8, 1980. Essays by Sidney Simon and Beth Irwin Lewis; foreword by Melvin Waldfogel. 95 pages; b&w illustrations throughout; 8 x 10.5 inches. Bibliography, chronologies, exhibition catalogue for 68 works.

$14.95

Elisabeth Frink: Sculpture and Drawings, 1952-1984
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Elisabeth Frink: Sculpture and Drawings, 1952-1984

By Frink, Elisabeth; Sarah Kent; Norman Rosenthal; Nigel Broackes; Roger de Grey

London: Royal Academy of Arts, 1985. Paperback. First edition. Very Good paperback with French flaps with a touch of rubbing to the edges and extremities; there is a previous owner's name to the half title and one page has a fingerprint to the edge, otherwise the interior is clean and bright. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The catalogue for an exhibition of sculpture and drawings by the English artist Elisabeth Frink (1930-1993), held at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, February 8, - March 24, 1985. Essay by the curator Sarah Kent; interview with the artist conducted by Norman Rosenthal; preface by Nigel Broackes; foreword by Roger de Grey. 62 pages; ca. 100 works illustrated in b&w + 1 color and 3 b&w portraits of the artist; 7.25 x 9.75 inches. Checklist for 126 works, biography, collections list, exhibition history, bibliography. LAID-IN is the 6-page color illustrated gallery brochure for the exhibition.

$29.95

Max Ernst
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Max Ernst

By Ernst, Max; Ian Turpin

Oxford & New York: Phaidon, 1979. Hardcover. First edition. Near Fine clothbound hardcover with a hint of rubbing to the extremities, a touch of fading along the top edge of the boards, and a touch of tanning to the endpapers in a Near Fine dust jacket with a touch of shelf wear. Note that the white line along the spine in our photo is the reflection of the flash. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A monograph on the work of the Dada and Surrealist artist Max Ernst (1891-1976.) Essay by Ian Turpin. 16 pages + 48 color and b&w plates; 9 x 12.25 inches.

$14.95

Lucian Freud: Recent Work
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Lucian Freud: Recent Work

By Freud, Lucian; Catherine Lampert

London: Whitechapel Art Gallery, 1993. Paperback. First edition. Near Fine paperback with French flaps with a touch of shelf wear and a tiny tear/abrasion to the fore edge of about five pages. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The catalogue for a major exhibition of work by Lucian Freud (1922-2011), covering his entire career but concentrating of the five years previous to 1993. The exhibition was first held at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, September 10 - November 21, 1993, and then traveled to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid. Essay by Catherine Lampert. 192 pages; frontis + 90 color or duo-toned plates; 11.75 x 11.75 inches. Chronology, exhibition history. LAID-IN is the 6-page, color illustrated gallery brochure from The Metropolitan Museum exhibition (December 16, 1993 - March 13, 1994) as well as a review by Peter Schjeldahl. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$24.95

Post Impressionism: Cross Currents In European Painting
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Post Impressionism: Cross Currents In European Painting

By House, John; MaryAnne Stevens; Norman Rosenthal; Gillian Perry; Anna Gruetzner; Sandra Berresford; Joop Joostens; Alan Bowness; Hugh Casson

London: Royal Academy & Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1979. Paperback. First edition, 1979, first printing. Very Good paperback with light shelf wear, solid binding, and no creases to the spine. A nice copy. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The catalogue for a major traveling exhibition exploring Post-Impressionist painting and first held at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, November 17, 1979 - March 16, 1980. The Royal Academy gathered examples of work by Cezanne, van Gogh, Gauguin, Seurat, and others from the holdings of major museums but also drew on private collections and the more out-of-the-way public collections around the world. "So dazzled have we become by the achievements of the major figures working in France that we have tended to scant the complex and fascinating context of artistic experimentation that characterizes this fecund period, not only in France but in countries across Europe and in the United States. This exhibition is the first in which that context has been so comprehensively examined." This catalogue has become an art-historical reference work with 428 works discussed, illustrated, and annotated. Essays by John House, MaryAnne Stevens, Norman Rosenthal, Gillian Perry, Anna Gruetzner, Sandra Berresford, and Joop Joostens; introduction by Alan Bowness; foreword by Hugh Casson. 303 pages; color plates + b&w text illustrations throughout; 8.5 x 11 inches. List of lenders, chronology, bibliography, index of artists. LAID-IN is the 4-page gallery brochure with an annotated map of the exhibition. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$34.95

The Pictographs of Adolph Gottlieb
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The Pictographs of Adolph Gottlieb

By Gottlieb, Adolph; Sanford Hirsch; Lawrence Alloway; Charlotta Kotik; Linda Konheim Kramer; Evan Maurer

New York: Hudson Hills & Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, 1994. Paperback. First edition. Near Fine paperback with light shelf wear to the covers otherwise fine. A nice copy. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The catalogue for an exhibition of the pictograph paintings made by Adolph Gottlieb (1903-1974) between 1941 and 1953, published in conjunction with an exhibition at The Phillips Collection, Washington DC, September 24, 1994 - January 2, 1995, that then traveled to the Portland (ME) Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum, and The Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock. Essays by Sanford Hirsch, Evan Maurer, Lawrence Alloway, Linda Konheim Kramer, and Charlotta Kotik. 144 pages; 69 color plates + 52 b&w text illustrations + 5 full-page b&w portraits of the artist; 8.75 x 11.75 inches. Checklist for 69 works, bibliography, index.

$49.95

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