Sign In | Register


RECENT ARRIVALS


Zapotec Weavers of Teotitlan
stock photo

Zapotec Weavers of Teotitlan

By Andra Fischgrund Stanton; Foreword by Scott Roth

Santa Fe, NM: Museum of New Mexico Press. Good+. 1999. First Edition. Softcover. 0890133344 . Ex-library book, but still in quite good condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages are clean and intact, light age tanning to page edges. Laminate on cover has scuffing, light scratches, creasing to rear cover and light wear to edges. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 114 pages; The Spanish introduced wool yarns and the fixed-frame pedal loom of a type still in use today. The Mexican Revolution saw a celebration of indigenous crafts and the opening of the Pan-American Highway in 1948 brought Teotitlan's weavers to the craft markets of Oaxaca. American importers in the 1970s infused textile production with new energy, resulting in today's dizzying variety of works that range from modernist motifs to Navajo geometrics to ancient and historical patterns reprised in vivid and colourful contemporary designs. Zapotec weavers express their sense of well-being and belonging in what they weave, and the tapestries and rugs that are currently produced reconcile ancient history with the ways of the 21st century marketplace. (590,0514) .

$18.50

Double Duty - Sketches and Diaries of Molly Lamb Bobak, Canadian War Artist
stock photo

Double Duty - Sketches and Diaries of Molly Lamb Bobak, Canadian War Artist

By Carolyn Gossage - editor

Toronto & Oxford: Dundurn Press. Very Good+. 1992. First Edition. Softcover. 1550021664 . Softcover edition (same ISBN as hardcover). Ex-library book, but still in very nice condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages are clean and intact, light age tanning to page edges, light soiling to outer edge of pages. Cover has minor wear at corners. Molly Lamb Bobak chronicled her wartime service in an illustrated newspaper-style diary - replete with hilarious illustrations of a trip to New York and stories of her close friendship with an old family friend, A. Y. Jackson....the army from the inside as only a girl could see it .... (615,0514) ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 156 pages .

$17.50

OFF THE PEDESTAL New Women in the Art of Homer, Chase, and Sargent
seller photo

OFF THE PEDESTAL New Women in the Art of Homer, Chase, and Sargent

By Connor, Holly Pyne (editor)

Rutgers University Press. Very Good+. 2006. First Edition. Softcover. 0813536979 . Ex-library book, but still in great condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages clean and tight, no markings. Cover has light scuffing and slight edgewear. Beautifully illustrated in colour and b/w. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 176 pages; Pictures of women portrayed as professional, athletic, and intellectual seem common to us today, but until the late nineteenth century, such representations of strong, self-reliant women were virtually, if not completely, absent from the visual arts and literature. Off the Pedestal is the first book to explore the radical change that occurred in the representation of women immediately after the Civil War. Three critical essays draw on the visual culture of the period to show how the collapse of slavery in the United States brought issues of subordination and autonomy to the surface for women in much the same way that it did for blacks. As women began attending college in greater numbers, entering professions previously dominated by men, and demanding greater personal freedom, these "new women" were featured more frequently in the visual arts and in a manner that made it clear that they had ambitions outside the domestic sphere. The complexity and pervasiveness of these women fascinated many of the most well known painters, illustrators, and writers of the time, including Winslow Homer, Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, Charles Dana Gibson, Henry James, Edith Wharton, and William Dean Howells. The women represented in works by these and other artists reflected those who, in life, were becoming liberated from the confines of the home and the sole company of their husbands and children. They were portrayed riding bicycles, hiking in the mountains, reading books and newspapers, and working as professionals. The depiction of female self-reliance, however, was not uniform throughout all visual media. Although painters and authors tended to portray these women positively, illustrators and photographers often vilified or satirized them. Among these negative stereotypes one could find the "manly" new woman-a contested figure whose appearance in journalism and elsewhere pointed to underlying social anxiety and demonstrated a widespread backlash against female empowerment. The medical community also condemned new women by arguing that females who studied or exercised vigorously would become sick, insane, or even sterile, thus threatening the welfare of the country. Featuring more than seventy color and black-and-white images, Off the Pedestal is an engaging and informative window into the ways that identities and attitudes are forged on the stage of visual culture. The book will accompany the traveling exhibition of the same name, which will open at the Newark Museum in the spring of 2006. (775) .

$14.95

AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPES IN MINIATURE
seller photo

AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPES IN MINIATURE

By Goddard, Roy H.

Australia: The Legend Press. Very Good. 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Hardcover, no jacket, plastic protective sleeve has been taped on. Pages are intact and clean other than light soiling inside front cover. Cover has light soiling, tape marks, ink type stain on rear bottom. 43 reproductions of paintings in colour. Inset map of Australia. Text by Goddard examines the interpretation of the Australian landscape by the artists. Artists: John Rowell, Gordon Esling, S. Woodward-Smith, Elioth Gruner, Lance Solomon, Robert Johnson, John Salvana, Max Ragless and others. (270os) ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall .

$11.50

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MUMMIES
seller photo

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MUMMIES

By Bob Brier

Facts on File. Very Good+. 1998. Softcover. 0816031088 . Ex-library book, but still in excellent condition - spine sticker (could be removed) and a few internal ex-lib markings. Pages clean and tight. Cover has light scuffing and a little bumping of spine ends. No jacket as issued. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 256 pages; The Encyclopedia of Mummies covers all aspects of this interesting and fascinating topic. By defining the term in its broadest sense to include both those mummies created by natural means and those formed by artificial means, author Brier has produced a volume to meet a growing interest. Entries are arranged alphabetically and vary in length from one paragraph to several columns, though the average length is approximately 350 words. The encyclopedia includes information on mummies from around the world, from ancient and medieval times to the modern day. Readers may be surprised to learn that Lenin and Eva Peron are considered mummies, as is naval hero John Paul Jones. In addition to historical figures, Brier includes mummies from both film and literature. Abbott and Costello and the Three Stooges all have had mummy encounters, though Boris Karloff remains, perhaps, the most famous interpreter of the horror-movie mummy. There are definitions and descriptions of the artificial mummification process, as well as those conditions that cause the natural mummification of corpses. Ethical issues surrounding the display of mummies are discussed in the entry ethics and mummies. Black-and-white illustrations enhance the text. Two appendixes, a list of mummy films, and a list of collections divided into Egyptian and non-Egyptian mummies follow the entries. The extensive bibliography of more than 1,000 items includes both English-and non-English-language books and articles, sorted geographically and, for some areas, by topic, such as mummification process and children's books. [657] .

$11.95

SON OF HEAVEN  Imperial Arts of China
seller photo

SON OF HEAVEN Imperial Arts of China

By Thorp, Robert L.

WA: Son of Heaven Press. Near Fine. 1988. First Edition. Softcover. 092920901x . Very nice, clean, tight condition. Pages are unmarked other than date on copyright page. Cover has light scuffing and light wear at corners/spine ends. Profusely illustrated in colour and b/w. Contents: The Altar; Rituals of the early periods; The Outer Court: The Last Dynasty; The Temple: The Emperor and the Three Teachings; The Inner Court: Life in the Palace; The Tomb: Imperial Burials. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 208 pages; Also includes chronology, lenders to the exhibition, dynastic capitals and excavation locations, list of illustrations. (*Note - due to weight, extra shipping will apply to some locations) [951] .

$11.95

Masterpieces of Architectural Drawing
seller photo

Masterpieces of Architectural Drawing

By Powell, Helen & David Leatherbarrow (editors)

Abbeville Press. Very Good. 1983. First Edition. Hardcover. 0896593266 . 1983 first edition. Retired library book in good condition, usual ex-lib type markings. Cover has scuffing and moderate wear at corners, some paper loss at one upper corner and spine top, light soiling. Internal pages are very good with occasional light soiling/light wrinkling, light age tanning to page edges and a few pages with light ink rubbing. A history of architectural drawing which cuts across many different historical and aesthetic disciplines from medieval times till the 20th century. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 192 pages; (Note: due to heavy weight, extra shipping will apply to most locations) [1230] .

$29.95

The Budapest Museum of Fine Arts
seller photo

The Budapest Museum of Fine Arts

By Czobor, Agnes (editor)

Corvina. Very Good. 1971. Third Edition. Softcover. 9631326152 . Illustrated wrappers 7 x 6.5". Pages clean and unmarked, b/w illustrations. Cover has light scuffing and light wear at corners, some glue residue near spine inside front. 116 pages. Contents: Egyptian Art; Greek and Roman Antiquities; Gallery of Old Masters; Old Sculpture; Prints and Drawings; Modern Arts. (*lower shipping options avail. To Cdn & overseas locations) [210-osl] ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$11.95

INUNNIT, THE ART OF THE CANADIAN ESKIMO
seller photo

INUNNIT, THE ART OF THE CANADIAN ESKIMO

By Larmour, W. T.

Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. Very Good. 1971. Hardcover. Reprint. English & French text, no jacket as issued. Ex-library book with laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages are tight and clean other than a few light spots seen. Cover has light soiling and a moderate amount of scuffing. Colour & b/w illustrations. [780]; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$13.95

KAIKODO JOURNAL In the Company of Spirits, Spring 1999
seller photo

KAIKODO JOURNAL In the Company of Spirits, Spring 1999

By Rogers, Howard (editor) ; Kaikodo

Hong Kong: Kaikodo. Very Good+. 1999. Softcover. 9627956163 . This is an ex-library copy, but still in great condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages are clean and intact, a small amount of soiling to outer edge of pages, slight age tanning to page edges. Light edgewear to laminate on cover. Colour & b/w illustrations. Corresponds to a sale held in the gallery in New York between March 16 and April 17, 1999. The title of this exhibition, In the Company of the Spirits, inspired by the various funerary objects that accompanied the soul in the afterlife has several additional levels of significance. The book showcases numerous works of art by Chinese and Japanese artists and begins with four essays: Howard Rogers - In Search of Enlightenment; James Cahill - The Emperor's Erotica (Ching Yuan Chai so-shih II) ; Anita Chung - The Life, Art and Travels of Xugu (1823-1896) ; and Arnold Chang - After the Age of Auction: Chinese Paintings in New York. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 319 pages; (*Due to heavy weight of book, extra postage will be required) [1437] .

$45.00

LITHOGRAPHY
seller photo

LITHOGRAPHY

By Weddige, Emil

PA: International Textbook Company. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1966. Hardcover. Ex-library book with laminated cover & usual type markings. Internal pages clean & tight, moderate soiling/spotting outer edge of pages. Jacket under laminate has moderate rubbing & creasing , small tears to corners, 2" tear to rear jacket, scuffing to laminate. B/w & colour illustrations. Contents: The beginning of Lithography; American background, European scene, Artist and their work; The Studio; Equipment and materials; Some chemical reactions; Inks and related materials; Preparing the stone; crayon and tusche and others. ; 8vo; (*Note - due to heavy weight of book, there will be addt'l shipping charges) [1398] .

$16.50