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Journal, The Los Angeles Institute Of Contemporary Art, January-February, 1976
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Journal, The Los Angeles Institute Of Contemporary Art, January-February, 1976

The Los Angeles Institute Of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1976; Quarto, 56 pages; photo illustrated. Jan.-Feb., 1976 issue of the bi-monthly magazine for the short-lived Los Angeles Institute Of Contemporary Art. Articles include a reappraisal of the artistic worth of Forest Lawn; an expository piece about the nascent Southern Calif. Inst. Of Architecture program, newly located in a re-purposed industrial building at the corner of Berkeley and Nebraska Streets in Santa Monica; an examination of the Pre-Columbian influence on Architecture in Southern California; an interview with artist Lloyd Hamrol entitled "Public Art as Identity Reinforcement"; a discussion of Los Angeles in Film; the art of Larry Albright and Roland Reiss; tournament of Roses float design as legitimate art; and a recent LAICA exhibition featuring pieces from distinguished collector couples Dorothy and Michael Blankfort, Katherine and Judd Marmor, Francie and Gail Goodrich, and Lynn and Frank Kirk. Photo illustrated throughout plus numerous display ads for galleries, shows, and art supply sources. Very Good Plus.

$25.00

Matisse
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Matisse

By Schneider, Pierre

Rizzoli, New York, 1984; First Edition, First Printing; Quarto, 752 pages; deep blue cloth; gilt titles; illustrated. Art historian Pierre Schneider’s monumental work on Henri Matisse, fourteen years in the making. Profusely illustrated with 930 illustrations, 220 in full color, a number reproduced for the first time here. The premier authority on the subject. First American Edition, with text in English, translated from the French by Michael Taylor and Bridget Strevens Romer. Not a later reprint. Very Good Plus in a Very Good Plus dustjacket that has a couple of minor surface wrinkles at the upper portion of the spine panel. Crisp, bright, glossy, corners sharp, no chips or tears, no price-clipping, no ownership signatures.

$150.00

Federico Garcia Lorca 5 Dibujos
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Federico Garcia Lorca 5 Dibujos

By Lorca, Federico Garcia

Huerta de San Vicente / Museo Federico Garcia Lorca, Granada, Spain, ca 1990; Portfolio of five color drawings by Spanish author/poet Federico Garcia Lorca, made between the years 1927-1930. Reproduced here for the Museo Federico Garcia Lorca in fine quality serigraph in a limited edition of 500 by Jose Luis Suarez at Taller de Serigrafia El Molino in Granada, using a hand press on 13" x 9 1/2" heavyweight 250 gr. Guarro Super Alfa paper. All prints pristine and Very Fine, interleaved with protective parchment slip sheets and enclosed in the original decorative color portfolio with green silk tie. Scarce.

$125.00

Je Suis Le Cahier The Sketchbooks Of Picasso
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Je Suis Le Cahier The Sketchbooks Of Picasso

By Glimcher, Arnold and Marc Glimcher

The Atlantic Monthly Press, Boston/ New York, 1986; First Edition; Quarto (9 3/4" x 12 3/8") 349 pages; red cloth; black titles; illustrated end papers. An extraordinary collection of Pablo Picasso’s private sketchbooks, begun in 1891 and continued throughout his lifetime, but never before seen or studied by the public until publication of this book and its accompanying exhibition at the Pace Gallery in New York in 1986. An inside look at the creative process of the artist widely regarded as the greatest of the 20th century. Preface by Arnold Glimcher and foreword by Claude Picasso, the artist’s son, are followed by authoritative chapters by E.A. Carmean, director of The Fort Worth Art Museum; Sam Hunter, professor of art history at Princeton University; critic and art historian Rosalind F. Krauss; Theodore Reff, professor of art history at Columbia University; Robert Rosenblum, professor of art history at NYU; and Gert Schiff, professor at NYU’s Institute Of Fine Arts. Profusely illustrated in color and black & white. Title is taken from a sketchbook of 1906 upon which Picasso had written, "Je suis le cahier appartenant a Monsieur Picasso, peinture" (I am the notebook belonging to Mr. Picasso, painter). Near Fine, in a Near Fine dust jacket. Very slight concavity of the spine, at top. Absolutely clean, crisp, bright, sharp, no chips or tears, no ownership signatures or any other markings of any kind.

$75.00

Matisse From Color To Architecture
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Matisse From Color To Architecture

By Percheron, Rene and Christian Brouder

Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 2004; First Edition; quarto, 382 pages; blue cloth; embossed titles. Deluxe edition of the groundbreaking study on the development of Matisse’s full range of artistic expression, from canvas, to paper, to ceramics, to stained glass, to textiles, to architecture, covering a span of nearly sixty years. Authoritatively written and lavishly illustrated with 396 reproductions of the artist’s works, including 294 plates in full color. Includes first hand accounts by numerous participants in the Vence and Le Cateau projects. First English language edition, translated from the French by Deke Dusinberre. Fine, in a Fine heavy duty slipcase. A fascinating book and valuable reference.

$145.00

The Flowering Of Art Nouveau, The International Style That Swept The Entire World Like A Flash Fire, And In A Few Years Changed The Appearance Of Of Almost Everything Man Made, From Skyscrapers To Intimate Jewelry
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The Flowering Of Art Nouveau, The International Style That Swept The Entire World Like A Flash Fire, And In A Few Years Changed The Appearance Of Of Almost Everything Man Made, From Skyscrapers To Intimate Jewelry

By Rheims, Maurice

Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 1966; First English Language Edition; Quarto, 450 pages; illustrated. An expansive survey of the Art Nouveau phenomenon, with a close look at its many forms of expression: painting, sculpture, architecture, furniture, bathroom design, ceramics, lighting, glass, jewelry, applied arts, fashion, wall paper, fabrics, carpeting, typography, book design, and even more. Authoritative introduction by notable writer, poet, and art Historian Andre Breton, founder of the surrealist movement. Translated from the French by Patrick Evans. Profusely and beautifully illustrated in color and black & white. Near Fine, spine moderately sunned, in a Very Good original white-lettered clear vinyl dust jacket with small chips at the upper corners. Clean, crisp, and attractive.

$75.00

The Quilts Of Gee’s Bend
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The Quilts Of Gee’s Bend

By Beardsley, John, William Arnet, Paul Arnet, and Jane Livingston

Tinwood Books, Atlanta, GA , 2002; First Edition, first printing; large quarto, 190 pages; illustrated. First ever exhibition, organized by the Tinwood Alliance in conjunction with the Houston Museum Of Fine Arts, of a collection of seventy magnificent quilts created by the women of Gee’s Bend Peninsula, Alabama, descendants of laborers from the Pettway plantation, whose families have resided there continuously since antebellum times. Informative text by five distinguished art specialists and cultural historians. Foreword by Peter Marzio, Director of The Museum Of Fine Arts, Houston and former director of the Corcoran Gallery in Washington. Introduction by Alvia Wardlaw, curator of Texas Southern University Museum. Detailed fourteen page history of Gee’s Bend by John Beardsley, Guggenheim Fellow In Humanities, augmented with numerous historic photographs from the Farm Security Administration field study of 1937. A unique and fascinating book, beautifully and profusely illustrated throughout in blazing full-page color. Fine, in a Fine dust jacket.

$85.00

Pioneers Of American Landscape Design
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Pioneers Of American Landscape Design

By Birnbaum, Charles A. and Robin Karson

McGraw Hill, New York, 2000; First Edition; First Printing; 4to, 486 pages; brown cloth; gilt titles. Charles Birnbaum and Robin Karson’s monumental study, containing 160 detailed biographies of important figures from the history of American landscape design from pre-Revolution days to present times. Illustrated with over 450 photographs and plans in both b&w and color. A project of the Library Of American Landscape History, the National Park Service Historic Landscape Initiative, the Catalog Of Landscape Records In The United States At Wave Hill, and The Cultural Landscape Foundation. A trove of valuable information and inspiration. Fine, in a Fine dust jacket. Clean, crisp, bright, and sharp. No ownership signatures or any other markings of any kind. A sparkling copy.

$90.00

Thomas Church Landscape Architect, Designing A Modern California Landscape
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Thomas Church Landscape Architect, Designing A Modern California Landscape

By Treib, Marc

William Stout Publishers, San Francisco, 2003; First Edition; Quarto, 283 pages; green cloth, silver titles. Definitive treatise on the work of Thomas Church, drawn from his designs as well as from his numerous writings. Edited and with an essay by Marc Treib, Professor of Architecture at U. C. Berkley, plus additional essays by Daniel Gregory, Dianne Harris, and Dorothée Imbert. Profusely illustrated in both color and b&w. Fine, in a Fine dust jacket.

$125.00

Judith Leiber, The Artful Handbag (Signed by Judith Leiber)
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Judith Leiber, The Artful Handbag (Signed by Judith Leiber)

By Nemy, Edith

Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 1995; First Edition; quarto, 160 pages; color illustrated. Comprehensive catalog of the wearable art of premier handbag designer Judith Leiber, whose creations are resident in the collections of such prestigious institutions as the Smithsonian and M.O.M.A. Informative text by New York Times writer Edith Nemy, augmented with substantial biographical background material obtained in numerous first person interviews with the designer. Profusely illustrated with 192 lush photographs by John Bigelow Taylor in full color. Inscribed and signed in year of publication on f.f.e.p. by Judith Leiber. Fine, in a Very Good Plus dust jacket. Clean, crisp, bright and sharp.

$45.00

American Rococo,1750-1775, Elegance In Ornament
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American Rococo,1750-1775, Elegance In Ornament

By Heckscher, Morrison H.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, 1992; First Edition; large 8vo, 288 pages. Authoritative study of 18th century American Rococo, published in conjunction with the extensive exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1992. Text by Morrison Heckscher, illustrated with hundreds of photographs in both color and b&w. Extensive notes and bibliography at the back. Near Fine, in wraps. There is a narrow sunned margin at top left of the front cover. Previous owner neat signature on f.f.e.p. Clean, crisp, bright, corners sharp, binding tight, sound, and square.

$35.00

Richard Lindner
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Richard Lindner

By Ashton, Dore

Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 1969; First Edition; 4to, 217 pages. The life and work of Richard Lindner, with analytical text by Dore Ashton accompanied by 187 photographic reproductions of Lindner’s art, including 52 tipped-in plates in full color. Beautifully bound in bright red silk with dramatic cover design in gold. Very Good Plus, in a Very Good dust jacket that has two small (1/2") closed edge tears.

$135.00

The Evolution Of Turkish Art And Architecture
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The Evolution Of Turkish Art And Architecture

By Sozen, Metin

Haset Kitabevi, Istanbul, 1987; First Edition; 4to, 336 pages; illustrated. Expansive history of Turkish architecture, from ancient times to date. Chapters on pre-Anatolian trends, the Seljuk and Belyik period, the Classical Ottoman period, the Post-Classical period, and an entire section on the associated decorative and minor arts of stonework, stucco, wood inlay, metalwork, glassware, etc. Authored by Metin Sozen, professor of architecture at Istanbul Technical University, respected authority on Turkish architecture. Profusely illustrated with color photographs. Fine, in a clean and bright Very Good dust jacket. A crisp and sharp copy.

$125.00

Andre Derain Ou Le Retour A L’Ontologie
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Andre Derain Ou Le Retour A L’Ontologie

By Leymarie, Jean

Editions D’Art Albert Skira, Geneva, 1948; First Edition; tall quarto (11 1/4" x 15 1/4"). Finely published portfolio of Derain paintings. An entry in the Albert Skira "Le Tresors De La Peinture Francaise" Swiss series on 19th century French painting. Eight-page illustrated introduction by Jean Leymarie, followed by ten beautiful full-page laid-in plates tipped onto heavy card stock, suitable for framing. All plates in brilliant color. Printed in Switzerland. Very Good Plus, with a small (1/4") chip in a blank area of the paper covering of the uppermost spine panel, unaffecting titles or graphics. Clean, crisp, bright, corners sharp. All plates Fine. Text in French.

$110.00

Fine American, European & Contemporary Prints, Butterfield & Butterfield Auction Catalogue
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Fine American, European & Contemporary Prints, Butterfield & Butterfield Auction Catalogue

Butterfield & Butterfield, Los Angeles, 1992; 4to, 138 pages. Illustrated catalogue for the June 10 & 11, 1992 auction featuring the works of 134 important American, Latin American, and European artists, containing descriptions, provenance, and auction estimates for each. Prices realized circular laid in. Fine, in color illustrated stiff wraps. Soft crease at lower right of front cover.

$50.00

Thomas Eakins, Artist of Philadelphia
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Thomas Eakins, Artist of Philadelphia

By Sewell, Darrel

Philadelphia Museum Of Art, Philadelphia, 1982; 4to, 136 pages; illustrated. Exhibition catalogue for the Thomas Eakins retrospective at the Philadelphia Museum Of Art May-August, 1982 and the Museum Of Fine Arts, Boston, in Sept. to Nov. of the same year. One-hundred and forty-four of Eakins’ works pictured in color and b&w, with text by Darrel Sewell. Very Good Plus, in color illustrated heavy wraps. Clean and bright, no chips or tears.

$40.00

Jose Jardiel
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Jose Jardiel

By Salas de Exposiciones de Arte del Ataneo de Madrid

Cuaderno de Arte del Ataneo de Madrid, Madrid, 1960; square 8vo, 34 pages; illustrated. Catalog of the work of Jose Jardiel, exhibited at the Prado in May of 1960. Text by Cesar Gonzales-Ruano, accompanied by 21 full-page reproductions of the artist’s work, plus a complete show catalog. Very Good, in illustrated stiff wraps.

$30.00

Maria Antonia Dans
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Maria Antonia Dans

By Salas de Exposiciones del Ataneo de Madrid

Cuadernos de Arte del Ataneo de Madrid, Madrid, 1959; square 8vo, 36 pages; illustrated. Exposition catalog for the show at the Prado, October, 1959, featuring 25 oils and gouache works by Spanish artist Maria Antonia Dans. Text by Manuel Frago Tribarne. Very Good, in illustrated stiff wraps.

$30.00

Tableaux Modernes, Collection E. Van Essen, Exposee de 1915-1922 Au Musee de la Ville D’ Amsterdam, Frederik Muller & Cie
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Tableaux Modernes, Collection E. Van Essen, Exposee de 1915-1922 Au Musee de la Ville D’ Amsterdam, Frederik Muller & Cie

By Muller, Frederik

Frederik Muller & Cie., Amsterdam, 1923; 4to, 68 pages. Auction catalogue for the 1923 Frederik Muller public sale of the E. Van Essen private collection of antique Flemish paintings consisting of 137 lots of the works of Bosboom, Breitner, Corot, J. Van Essen, Neuhuys, Poggenbeek, Monticellli, Steelink, Suy, Jacob Maris, Willem Maris, et. al. Twenty-eight pages of descriptive text, in French, together with illustrations of 53 of the items offered for sale, a good number full-page, all beautifully reproduced in finest quality photogravure on heavy card stock by Emrik & Binger, Haarlem, Netherlands. Very Good Plus, in printed heavy wraps that have minor tanning of the outer margins which does not intrude upon the interior. Text and illustrations Fine in all respects. Crisp, clean, bright, corners sharp, no ownership signatures or any other markings of any kind. A scarce and valuable reference.

$125.00

Van Gogh In Saint-Remy And Auvers
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Van Gogh In Saint-Remy And Auvers

By Pickvance, Ronald

Metropolitan Museum Of Art/ Harry N. Abrams, NY, 1986; First Edition; 4to, 325 pages. Published in conjunction with the exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY in 1986. Reproductions of 304 works, including 90 color plates, which trace Van Gogh’s development from 1889, when he left Arles for an asylum in Saint-Remy de Provence, to his death in Auvers-sur-Oise in 1890. Fine, in a Fine dust jacket.

$50.00

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