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Australian Birds

By Knudsen, Lars

Kenthurst Sydney: Kangaroo Press, 1995. This volume represents a beautiful collection of Knudsen's paintings of 29 birds and his accompanying comments and the book showcases his joyous artwork. Lars Knudsen grew up in North Queensland where he became fascinated by the prolific birdlife, particularly the spectacular species of the rainforests. In this book he presents 29 of his best paintings of Australian birds with his detailed comments about each bird, its peculiarities, and what he admires most about it. He spent many years in Sydney in advertising before leaving Australia in 1977 to set up a studio in Spain and paint full-time. The artist has travelled widely, painting birds of Europe, Asia and North America, and exhibiting in solo shows in England, Germany, Spain, and Switzerland. In 1980, he was elected by unanimous vote to the Society of Wildlife Artists in London. Less than 500g to post.. 1st. Card Cover. Very Good/None issued. Illus. by Knudsen. 17.5cm.

$61.98

Norman Lindsay Artful Cats

By Introduced by Meg Stewart

Bungendore, Australia: Odana Editions Pty. Limited, 2001. Norman Lindsay's Artful Cats contains rare family photographs from the Lindsay and Stewart estates. There are also letters from Norman to Margaret Coen and Meg Stewart which again provides an insight into Norman's interest in both drawing and having cats as pets. 144 purrfect pages as crisp as the day they were printed. Meg Stewart's signed on the title page.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Norman Lindsay. 28.5cm.

$47.40

Old London

By Bush, Graham

St Martin's Press, 1975. Old London is some 174pp & weighs over 500g. I have the book as 'excellent' & the dj as good-fair only because the dj has two short repaired tears. The initail idea came from the imminent demolition of an old building in the late 1800s - the photographers recorded it and with general interest a society was formed with a mission to create records of buildings they thought were in danger of a similar fate.. Hardcover. Excellent/Good/Fair. Illus. by Dixon, Bool (photog). 30cm.

$40.11

A Story of Australian Painting

By Eagle, Mary & Jones, John

Macmillan, 1996. The Story of Australian Painting is over 500g & some 294 well-illustrated pp. The story that emerges is tantalising, beginning with the popular drawings of natural science by John Lewin, the first free artist to come to the colony, and continuing via the great landscape painters, the Heidleberg artists, the expatriates of the early twentieth century, to the cosmopolitan modernists of later decades - Fairweather, Cossington Smith, Purves Smith, Drysdale and finishing with bold works from Brack, Williams, Whiteley and Olsen. It tells the story of the famous - four works from Tom Roberts, two striking works from Arthur Streeton and also tells of the lives of the not-so-famous, but before-their-time and the little seen: from the simple, understated work arising out of Iso Rae, landscapes by Rupert Bunny. From the post-cubist nudes of Dorrit Black and flower paintings of Margaret Preston to the chaotic immediacy of the thirties' and forties' social realists, Vassilieff, Bergner and Tucker. Card Cover. Excellent/None issued. 25 Cm.

$18.23

Gibran in His Museum

By Wahib Kairuz (Kayrouz)

Bacharia, 1999. 143 crisp white pp with masses of illustration throughout, over 500g to post. Written by the curator of the Gibran Museum in Bsharri, Lebanon, the hometown of both men. Kairuz uses the letters & manuscripts to give us a picture, some might say also a secret message in the works. Book has a gift dedication (on the dedication page), is well bound & will make fine reading.. 3rd Edition. Illustrated Board Cover. Excellent/No Jacket. Illus. by Victor Fakhry (photos). 30.5cm.

$29.17

Masters of Comic Book Art

By GARRIOCK, P.R

UK: Aurum Press, 1978. Masters of Comic Book Art by Garriock is some 120+ pp & over 500g to post. Book has work & commentary > Will eister (Contributor), Victor Moscoso (Contributor), Harvey Kurtzman (Contributoe), Frank Bellamy (Contributor), Richard Corben (Contributor), Barry Windsor-Smith (Contributor), Phillipe druillet (Contributor) , Wallace Wood (Contributor), Robert Crumb (Contributor). Hardcover. Excellent/Very Good. 31.5cm.

$10.94

SELECTED PAINTINGS OF L.S. LOWRY: OILS AND WATERCOLOURS

By Levy, Mervyn. (Introduction and notes by)

Jupiter Books, 1978. SELECTED PAINTINGS OF L.S. LOWRY: OILS AND WATERCOLOURS by Levy has 47 colour (full page) plates. Laurence Stephen "L.S." Lowry (1 November 1887 – 23 February 1976) was an English artist born in Stretford, Lancashire. Many of his drawings and paintings depict Pendlebury, where he lived and worked for more than 40 years, and also Salford and its surrounding areas. Lowry is famous for painting scenes of life in the industrial districts of North West England in the mid-20th century. He developed a distinctive style of painting and is best known for his urban landscapes peopled with human figures often referred to as "matchstick men". He painted mysterious unpopulated landscapes, brooding portraits and the unpublished "marionette" works, which were only found after his death. Due to his use of stylised figures and the lack of weather effects in many of his landscapes he is sometimes characterised as a naïve stylist. Lowry rejected five honours during his life, including a knighthood in 1968, and consequently holds the record for the most rejected British honours. Lowry died of pneumonia at the Woods Hospital in Glossop, Derbyshire, on 23 February 1976, aged 88. He was buried in the Southern Cemetery in Manchester, next to his parents. He left estate valued at £298,459, and a considerable number of artworks by himself and others to Carol Ann Lowry, who, in 2001, obtained trademark protection of the artist's signature. Lowry left a cultural legacy, his works often sold for millions of pounds and inspired other artists. The Lowry in Salford Quays was opened in 2000 at a cost of £106 million; was named after him. Notable works include Going to the Match (1928) Coming from the Mill (1930) Industrial Landscape (1955) and Portrait of Ann (1957). Card Cover. Very Good/None issued. 29cm.

$14.58

LOUISE NEVELSON A Passionate Life

By Lisle Laurie

New York: Summit Books, 1990. "Louise Nevelson, the most original and perhaps the most famous American sculptor of the twentieth century, was a strikingly beautiful woman who lived so unconventional a life that by the time of her death in 1988 she had become a legend outside as well as inside the art world". Very good condition with very good dust jacket.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 24cm. Book Weighs Over 500gms.

$18.23

THE NEW APARTMENT   Smart Living in Small Spaces
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THE NEW APARTMENT Smart Living in Small Spaces

By Borras Montse

Universe Publishing USA, 2007. Packed full of great ideas for the urban dweller to enable them tocreate stylish and comfortable living spaces even in small scale apartments and lofts. Projects profiled here demonstrate how small-scale efficiency, as well as beautiful, thoughtful design, can overcome the apparent restraints of a tiny setting. Full of stunning colour photographs, this book is a showcase of the latest design trends and creative solutions to turn any small space into a comfortable and modern home.. 1st US. Card Cover. Excellent. 22cm. Book Weighs Over 500gms.

$21.88

Very Far Away

By Sendak, Maurice

Surrey: The Worlds Works, 1959. VERY FAR AWAY is less than 500g to post & written and illustrated by Sendak. First UK Edition 1959, 8 x 6 inches, green imitation cloth spine, colour illustrated pink boards, 52 pages. A sweet story about a little boy whose friends, the cat, a sparrow and a horse, share dreams of 'very far away'. 22 full page illustrations, previous owner name on 1st page, 1cm tear atop dj & small at base of dj. If Sendak's art inspires you our copy of 'The Art of maurice Sendak' is your go-to book. . Hardcover. Excellent/Good. 20.5cm.

$25.52

Category: Fifty Drawings by Edward Gorey

By Gorey, Edward

Ernest Benn Limited, London Category: Fifty Drawings by Edward Gorey, square format 13.5cm, less than 500g to post. One of Gorey's most beloved books, CATEGORY collects a series of fifty cat vignettes, originally created by the artist as accompaniments to a limited edition of his book Amphigorey. Gorey once said, "I can't conceive of a life without cats." Now Gorey fans and cat lovers alike won't have to conceive of a world without CATEGOREY. Edward Gorey (1925-2000) may be best known for his mildly unsettling illustrated tales and cautionary alphabets-The Deranged Cousins, The Gashlycrumb Tinies, and The Doubtful Guest, among many others. He was also a playwright, an award-winning set and costume designer, and the creator of the animated introductions to the PBS series Mystery! I'm not sure of the publication date, the artwork has a 73 date copyright but there's also a 77 copyright to Diogenes Verlag AG Zurich.. Cardcover. Very Good/None issued. Illus. by Edward Gorey. 13.5cm.

$25.52

The Ian & Sue Bernadt Collection

By Mossgreen Auctions

Australia: Mossgreen Gallery, 2010. 116pp, 600g carded for post. The Ian & Sue bernadt Collection auction catalogue, auction was August 30th, 2010 & conducted by Mossgreen Auctions. A very impressive indigenous art collection, colour illustrations of the works on sale plus accompanying info re the artists. Dr. Ian Bernadt is a voracious Aboriginal art collector whose love and dedication to his vocation is matched only by his unbridled excitement for his passion. With a lack of room to display the more than 500 works he has collected over the past 20 years, the vast majority have lain impenetrably stacked along walls throughout rooms at his home and surgeries, still wrapped in the bubble pack they were delivered in. His desire to have the works seen led him to begin donating many of his finest pieces to a number of Western Australian institutions. These have included including the Art Gallery of Western Australia, and Murdoch, Edith Cowan and Curtain Universities. And he rather reluctantly decided to offer more than 200 pieces for sale through Mossgreen auctions. An inspiring series of indigenous works.. Card Cover. Excellent/None issued. 27.5cm.

$27.71

JEWISH CEREMONIAL EMBROIDERY

By Salomon Kathryn

B. T. Batsford, London, 1988. Very comprehensive text by the author who includes well researched chapters covering Jewish ceremonial embroidery through the ages, figurative art and the synagogue, symbolism, design, embroidery materials and techniques, and much more.. Hard Cover. Excellent/Excellent. 25cm. Book Weighs Over 500gms.

$29.17

The Encyclopedia of Picture Framing Techniques

By Cunning, Robert

Australia: Simon & Schuster, 1993. The Encyclopedia of Picture Framing Techniques by Cunning is 176pp & over the 500g mark to post. Choose the right molding, mount, and finish to complement any object, whether it’s a painting, drawing, photograph, or anything else worthy of a frame. A DIY manual for making custom frames.. Card Cover. Very Good/None issued. 22.5cm.

$13.13

Collectors & Collections The British Museum Yearbook 2

By Camber, Richard

UK: British Museum Publications, 1977. Collectors & collections by Richard Camber & British Museum staff. 276pp & 1.3kg to post. Contains six major articles on the great collectors and their passionate aquisitions covering such areas as french enamel, sculpture, tribal art, English antiquities & Chinese porcelain.. Hardcover. Excellent/Very Good. 27.5cm.

$10.21

THE VATICAN COLLECTIONS. The Papacy and Art.

By O'Neill, John P. (editor in chief)

Metropolitan Museum of Art / Harry N. Abrams, 1982. THE VATICAN COLLECTIONS. The Papacy and Art. 256pp & 1.4kg packed to post. Gift inscription. From an exhibition in 1982 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Paintings, regalia, sculptures, precious metalwork & engravings. . Hardcover. Excellent/Very Good. 29cm.

$10.21

Flowers and Nature: Netherlandish Flower Painting of Four Centuries

By Segal, Sam

Amstelveen : Hijnk International, 1990. Flowers and Nature: Netherlandish Flower Painting of Four Centuries by Segal is 302 pp of well-illustrated research. Packed to post it will be about 1.7 kg. Owner name 1st page. In art's history, Dutch flower painting has held and exalted position for five hundred years. This book collects 80+ colour plates and 200+ b&w portraits of floral arrangements from the early 17th century to the 20th. Text includes the historical background & gives an explanation of the symbolism and purpose of the works.. Card Cover. Excellent/None issued. 30cm.

$17.50

George Samuel Elgood His Life and Work 1851-1943

By Eckstein, Eve

London: Alpine Fine Arts Collection, 1995. Nearly 2 kg to post & some 230pp. dj rated as fair due to a repaired tear lower right (see pic). Elgood was an English artist and illustrator who became well known for his paintings of formal gardens. He was born in Leicester, Leicestershire, one of a family of 7 boys and 2 girls. After a private education at various schools, including Bloxham, he studied art at Leicester Art School under Wilmot Pilsbury, and then architectural drawing at the South Kensington Schools in London. In the early 1880s, he was able to pursue art full-time, becoming a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI) in 1882 and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) a few years later. He exhibited several times at the Fine Art Society between 1890-1925. Elgood became known mainly as a painter of historic gardens, travelling throughout England, France, Spain and Italy in the course of his professional life. Many of his pictures were used to illustrate Some English Gardens (1904) by the famous garden designer Gertrude Jekyll and Italian Gardens (1907) which Elgood wrote himself.. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. 28.5cm.

$21.88

Norman Lindsay on Art, Life and Literature

By Lindsay Norman

University of Queensland Press, 1990. A selection of Norman Lindsay's writings illustrated with Lindsay's pen drawings.. 1st Soft Cover Edition. Card Cover. Fair/good. 20cm.

$18.23

The Art of Maurice Sendak

By Lanes, Sema G

NY: Abradale / Henry N Abrams, 1983. The Art of Maurice Sendak by Selma Lanes is several kilos & 278 crisp white pp with an unclipped dj. Gold spine titles. 12in wide x 11in high. 261 illustrations including 94 full cover plates. The dustjacket illustration is from 'Where the Wild Things Are'. This is both a biography and an art collection of the award-winning American children's book illustrator and author. Several plates are gatefolds. The text includes his early family life growing up in Brooklyn and his growing career over the 30 years before this work went to press. Fine condition in like dust jacket. Short & sweet review >>> In a nutshell, The Art of Maurice Sendak is simply stunning.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Sendak, Maurice. 28cm.

$76.57

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