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Irving Penn Regards the Work of Issey Miyake: Photographs, 1975-1998

By Penn, Irving; Issey Miyake; Mark Holborn

Bulfinch / Little, Brown and Co., 1999. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition, first printing. Fine buckram-bound hardcover in a Fine dust jacket with one light smudge; appears to be new. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. "For more than ten years there was an extraordinary collaboration between Irving Penn and the designer Issey Miyake, one of the few figures to have taken clothes design into the realm of art. Miyake's astonishing forms and textures offered Penn subjects that echo both a primitive tribal beauty and the most futuristic fashion." Photographs by Irving Penn; essay by Mark Holborn. SIGNED BY PENN on the half-title and inscribed. 160 pages; 136 color plates + 20 b&w and color text illustrations; 11 x 12.5 inches.

$300.00

Josef Koudelka: Camargue

By Koudelka, Josef; Jean Giono; Emmanuel Lopez

Paris: Actes Sud, 2006. Paperback. First edition, first printing. NEW in publisher's shrink wrap, torn in a couple of places. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A collection of panoramic images of the Camargue, the vast river delta south of Arles, France, a marshland that stretches all the way to the Mediterranean Sea from the River Rhone. Photographs by Josef Koudelka; text by Jean Giono; preface by Emmanuel Lopez. Heavy card cover, accordion bound; no dj as issued. 54 pages; b&w plates; 11.75 x 9.25 inches. Text in French.

$74.95

Pride of the South: A Social History of Southern Architecture

By Andrews, Wayne

Atheneum, 1979. Paperback. First edition. Good+ paperback with square, tight binding, no creasing to spine, light edge wear, light rubbing. Interior clean and bright; edges dusty; generally solid and nice copy. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A tour of the architecture of the southern US including an account of the architects, their patrons, and their buildings by a prominent photographer/social historian. Text and photographs by Wayne Andrews. 192 pages; 170 b&w photos, mostly full-page; 8.25 x 11 inches. Bibliography, index.

$14.95

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

Les Girls: Photographies Daniel Frasnay
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Les Girls: Photographies Daniel Frasnay

By Frasnay, Daniel; Philippe Garner

Greybull Press, 2005. Hardcover. First edition. NEW hardcover in dust jacket in the publisher's shrink wrap. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. "For 40 years Daniel Frasnay, a gypsy-born portrait photographer, held the position of official photographer at the famed Cabaret Lido, in Paris. Frasnay photographed the backstage, rehearsals, revues, and stars that frequented not only the Lido but all the hot nightspots from Pigalle to the Left Bank and Champs-Elysees. Les Girls is a collection of his work from the early 1950s into the 70s--the heyday of Parisian cabaret, and captures not only the glamour and beauty of the era, but also the drama and energy." Photographs by Daniel Frasnay; introduction by Philippe Garner. 166 pages; 14 color and 85 duo-toned b&w plates; 10 x 11.5 inches. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$39.95

Kenneth Turner's Flower Style: The Art of Floral Design and Decoration

By Turner, Kenneth; John Miller; Fritz von der Schulenburg

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1989. Hardcover. First UK edition. Near Fine clothbound hardcover with a bump to one tip in a Near Fine dust jacket with some scratches to the back panel. 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. "Kenneth Turner creates beautiful, substantial, and singular floral designs incorporating found and natural objects. This lavish volume shares the art of floral design for every occasion, mood, theme, and space--arrangements that add beauty, energy, and drama to a room in much the same way as art." Photographs by John Miller and Fritz von der Schulenburg. 160 pages; color photos throughout; 9.5 x 11.5 inches.

$18.95

Naoya Hatakeyama: Zeche Westfalen I/II Ahlen

By Hatakeyama, Naoya; Andreas Bruning

Tucson: Nazraeli Press, 2006. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition. Fine/As New hardcover; no dj as issued. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. "Documentary evidence exists of 700 years of coal mining in the Ruhr District of Germany. On June 30, 2000, almost 100 years of mining history came to an end in Ahlen with the closure of the Zeche Westfahlen. Naoya Hatakeyama was commissioned to photograph in Ahlen from October 2003 until February the following year, documenting the sites and structures that were home to tens of thousands of workers for over a century. The resulting photographs provide a valuable record of this once all-important industrial area, culminating in the demolition and razing of the entire site. Visiting today, one would never know what had stood in the vast, now empty space." Photographs by Naoya Hatakeyama; introduction in English and German by Andreas Bruning. SIGNED BY HATAKEYAMA on the ffep, with his red stamp added; no inscription. From an edition limited to 2000 copies. 80 pages; 49 full-page color plates; 13.25 x 11.25 inches.

$100.00

Cinderella: Fay's Fairy Tales

By Wegman, William; Carole Kismaric; Marvin Heiferman

New York: Hyperion, 1993. Hardcover. SIGNED. Near Fine with a light bump to the spine ends in a Near Fine dust jacket, protected by a mylar cover. Note that the white line along the spine in our photo is the reflection of the flash. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Wegman's first book for children, using his weimaraners to play-act the characters in Cinderella. Photographs by William Wegman; text by Wegman with Carole Kismaric and Marvin Heiferman. SIGNED BY WEGMAN with an original drawing of Fay as the Fairy Godmother asking "Your wish?" and inscribed. First edition, later printing. 40 pages; full-page color plates; 9.5 x 11 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

Photo Magazine, No. 113, Fevrier 1977: David Hamilton, Irina Ionesco
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Photo Magazine, No. 113, Fevrier 1977: David Hamilton, Irina Ionesco

By Ionesco, Irina; David Hamilton; Richard Shaefer; Jean-Pierre Roux; Michel Saint-Jean; Douglas Kirkland

Paris: Filipacchi, 1979. Magazine. First edition. Good magazine with rubbing to the covers and a price written on the front; interior clean and bright. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. The February 1977 issue of Photo magazine (No. 113) with: a portfolio of images by Irina Ionesco conflating sex and death; an interview with David Hamilton about his film "Bilitis"; a large portfolio of classic Hollywood portraits of female stars from the Kobal Collection; a portfolio of Playboy nudes by Richard Shaefer; Jean-Pierre Roux on a roadtrip through the USA; street photography by the Canadian photographer Michel Saint-Jean; and more. Cover by Douglas Kirkland. Perfect-bound; 82 pages; color and b&w illustrations throughout; 8.5 x 10.75 inches. Text in French.

$19.95

Photo Magazine, No. 152, Mai 1980: Special Amateurs Celebres
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Photo Magazine, No. 152, Mai 1980: Special Amateurs Celebres

By Boltanski, Christian; Robert Rauschenberg; David Hockney; Rene Magritte

Paris: Filipacchi, 1980. Magazine. First edition. Good magazine with moderate rubbing to the covers, a price sticker to the front, and a moisture ripple to the last 20 pages or so; the interior is otherwise clean and bright. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The May 1980 issue of Photo magazine (No. 152) entirely devoted to amateur celebrity photographers including: Christian Boltanski, Robert Rauschenberg, David Hockney, Jerry Lewis, Magritte, Serge Gainsbourg, Hemingway, Brancusi, Diane Keaton, Francoise Sagan, Francois Mitterrand, Napoleon III, Caroline Kennedy, Ursula Andress, Rimbaud, and others. Perfect-bound; 178 pages; color and b&w illustrations throughout; 8.5 x 10.75 inches. Text in French.

$14.95

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

When I Have a Little Girl / When I Have a Little Boy
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When I Have a Little Girl / When I Have a Little Boy

By Zolotow, Charlotte; Hilary Knight

New York: Callaway, 2000. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition, first printing. Fine/As New hardcover in a Fine/As New dust jacket, protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. "From Hilary Knight, co-creator of the ever-popular Eloise series, and Charlotte Zolotow, a Caldecott Award-winning author, these two masterpieces of children's literature are relaunched in an unusual 2-in-1 flip-flop edition. Now, they appear for the first time in full color with water colors hand-applied to the original drawings by Hilary Knight himself." Written by Charlotte Zolotow; illustrated by Hilary Knight. SIGNED BY KNIGHT on the ffep and dated in the year of publication; no inscription. Unpaginated [32 pages]; color illustrations throughout; 11.25 x 6.25 inches. LAID-IN is a flyer for a book signing with Knight in NYC.

$84.95

The Hidden Alphabet
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The Hidden Alphabet

By Seeger, Laura Vaccaro

Brookfield, CT: Roaring Brook, 2003. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition, first printing. Fine hardcover in a Fine dust jacket with a hint of shelf wear. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. "Seeger's Hidden Alphabet uses a timeworn approach to A through Z that matches each letter with a word that begins with that letter, then adds a lift-the-flap format and a striking graphic design to transform the book into something new. Each shiny, thick black page features a cut-away through which children can view vibrantly colored objects. By lifting the flap, children will be surprised to discover that the object actually forms part of a letter." The book won 9 awards. Written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger. SIGNED BY SEEGER on the title page; no inscription. Unpaginated [32 pages]; color illustrations throughout; 8.25 x 8.75 inches. LAID-IN is the author's promotional bookmark and a flyer for a book signing with the author in NYC.

$84.95

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

Black? White? Day? Night?: A Book of Opposites
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Black? White? Day? Night?: A Book of Opposites

By Seeger, Laura Vaccaro

New Milford, CT: Roaring Brook, 2006. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition, first printing. Fine hardcover with a tap to two tips in a Near Fine dust jacket with a hint of shelf wear and a hint of tanning along the top edge. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. "Having explored the alphabet (The Hidden Alphabet), colors (Lemons Are Not Red), and emotions (Walter Was Worried), Laura Vaccaro Seeger turns her extraordinary talents to opposites in this bright, colorful and imaginative book. Through a series of ingenious die-cut pages, the reader discovers things that are the opposite of what they seem." The book won 11 awards. Written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger. SIGNED BY SEEGER on the title page and dated in the year of publication; no inscription. Unpaginated [24 pages]; color illustrations throughout; 8.25 x 8.75 inches. LAID-IN is the author's promotional bookmark.

$64.95

Photo Magazine, No. 136, Janvier 1979: Avedon, Riboud, Outerbridge Nudes
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Photo Magazine, No. 136, Janvier 1979: Avedon, Riboud, Outerbridge Nudes

By Avedon, Richard; Marc Riboud; Paul Outerbridge; Olivier Dassault; Abbas

Paris: Filipacchi, 1979. Magazine. First edition. Very Good with a price stamped to the front and light rubbing/soiling to the back cover. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. The January 1979 issue of Photo magazine (No. 136) with: articles/portfolios on/by Richard Avedon, Marc Riboud, and the photo agency Gamma; nudes by Paul Outerbridge; Olivier Dassault in Egypt; Abbas in Africa; roller coasters; and a collection of old photographs of human "monstrosities." Perfect-bound; 86 pages; color and b&w illustrations throughout; 8.5 x 10.75 inches. Text in French.

$19.95

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

Ouch!
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Ouch!

By Babbitt, Natalie; Fred Marcellino

New York: Michael di Capua Books/HarperCollins, 1998. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Fine hardcover in a Fine dust jacket, protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. An abbreviated version of the Grimms' "The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs" in which "young Marco, who leads a charmed life if anyone ever did, starts off as nobody special and ends up king. Not that it's an easy path, the most dangerous part being an errand that takes him down into Hell. But thanks to the Devil's grandmother, as good an old girl as grandmothers everywhere, it all comes right in the end." Retold by Natalie Babbitt; illustrated by Fred Marcellino. SIGNED BY both BABBITT & MARCELLINO on the title page; no inscription. Unpaginated [32 pages]; color illustrations throughout; 8.75 x 11.25 inches.

$59.95

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