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Inspired Halifax - the Art of Dusan Kadlec

By Dusan Kadlec; Cynthia Mahoney

Halifax, NS: Nimbus Publishing Limited. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2003. First Edition. Hardcover. 1551094606 . Excellent condition, hardcover and jacket fine. Oblong book - 10 x 11 in. Hardcover clean and unmarked. Jacket has no tears, light scuffing/light scratches to rear. Beautifully illustrated in colour. ; Oblong 4to 9" - 11" tall; 90 pages; In the time honoured tradition of the Old Masters, Dusan Kadlec’s paintings are both simple and profound. His many paintings transcend being simply illustrative or representational art. Instead his art evokes within us a sense of nostalgia for bygone Halifax. This feeling for 19th century Halifax is not merely the consequence of his chosen subject matter, but rather a very conscious effort by the artist to romantically portray the mood, the atmosphere, the very essence of a place and time. Through his unique and immediately recognizable style, his old world lighting, texture, and obvious attention to every detail, Dusan Kadlec manages to convey the viewer to another era. This is one of the things that make his work so broadly and genuinely appealing. He not only presents us with an insight into our past; he somehow leaves us with the impression that he has actually been there and perhaps more importantly that in some way he has managed to take us there for a moment as well. Dusan Kadlec’s compassionate studies, meticulously researched through extensive archival sources, have become highly sought after and are now considered by numerous collectors around the world to be the standard to attain in this type of painting. His vivid canvases of nineteenth and early twentieth century life in historic Halifax continue to win an ever-increasing number of fans. The old port city’s urban and maritime heritage has been preserved for future generations. (690-0514) .

$75.00

Last Ship Home
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Last Ship Home

By Rodney Matthews

U. K.: Paper Tiger / Dragon's World. Near Fine. 1989. First Edition. Softcover. 1850280959 . Very nice condition. Paper Tiger/Dragon's World, U. K. First edition, 1989, same ISBN. Pages are clean and intact, no markings. Cover has slight scuffing and slight wear at corners. Profusely illustrated in colour and b/w. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 134 pages; His artwork has graced the timeless novels of Jules Verne (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea) , H. G. Wells (War of the Worlds) , Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (The Lost World) , J. R. R. Tolkien (The Silmarillion and Lord of the Rings) , and Frank Herbert (Dune). But whether he's illustrating a children's classic like Alice in Wonderland, a magazine, an album sleeve, or a poster, Rodney Matthews' images explode with fantasy and even joy. Few dark visions appear here; instead there are color, movement, and a host of eccentric, whimsical, and personality-filled figures to please the eye. The richly detailed paintings and preliminary sketches gathered here include The Hop, featuring an irresistible group of jazzy musical insects; the subtly glowing book cover for C. S. Lewis's The Silver Chair; and the fanciful, slightly disturbing The Spud Snuzzler--which pictures a bizarre creature who shoots high-velocity potatoes through his trumpetlike nose. (735) .

$24.95

Spectrum 6 -  The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art
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Spectrum 6 - The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art

By Fenner, Cathy and Arnie Fenner (editors)

Underwood Books. Very Good. 1999. First Edition. Softcover. 1887424474 . Very good condition. Pages clean, tight and unmarked other than a small light stain (likely coffee or tea) approx. 1/4" wide on one outer edge of pages and one tiny edge stain on last page. Cover has some scuffing/light scratches, and slight wear to edges and corners. Colour illustrations. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 160 pages; With subject matter ranging from science fiction to breathtaking erotica, the 250 illustrations collected here represent the finest talents in the industry. Artists include genre favorites Michael Whelan and Don Maitz, comics artists Alex Ross and Charles Vess, and fine art by Kent William. (820) .

$36.50

Legacies - Collecting America's History At the Smithsonian
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Legacies - Collecting America's History At the Smithsonian

By Steven Lubar & Kathleen M. Kendrick

Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press. Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket. 2001. First Edition. Hardcover. 156098886x . Ex-library book, but this oversize hardcover is still in very nice condition. Laminated jacket and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages are clean and intact. Laminate on jacket has some scuffing and a little wear along spine. Hardcover has light wear to bottom corners. Profusely illustrated in colour. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 256 pages; The Smithsonian Institution has been America's museum since 1846. What do its vast collections -- from the ruby slippers to a piece of Plymouth Rock, first ladies' gowns to patchwork quilts, a Model T Ford to a customized Ford LTD low rider -- tell Americans about themselves? In this lavishly illustrated guide to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, Steven Lubar and Kathleen M. Kendrick tell the stories behind more than 250 of the museum's treasures, many of them never before photographed for publication. These stories not only reveal what America as a nation has decided to save and why but also speak to changing visions of national identity. As the authors demonstrate, views of history change over time, methods of historical investigation evolve and improve, and Americas' understand of the past matures. Shifts in focus and attitude lie at the hearth of Legacies, which is organized around four concepts of what a national museum of history can be: a treasure house, a shrine to the famous, a palace of progress, and a mirror of the nation. Thus, the museum collects cherished or precious objects, houses celebrity memorabilia, documents technological advances, and reflects visitors' own lives. Taking examples from science and technology, politics, decorative arts, military history, ethnic heritage, popular culture and everyday life, the authors provide historical context for the work of the Smithsonian and shed new light on what is important, and who is included, in American history. Throughout its history, Lubar and Kendrick conclude, the museum has played a vital role in both shaping and reflecting America's sense of itself as a nation. (*Note: due to heavy weight, extra postage will be required) (1790,0811) .

$22.95

The Burrell Collection
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The Burrell Collection

By Collection, Burrell; Marks, Richard

Collins. Near Fine. 1984. Third Printing. Softcover. 0004356802 . Softcover edition (same ISBN as hardcover edition) - Collins, London & Glasgow 1984. Large softcover in excellent condition. Pages clean and intact other than previous owner's name inside front cover. Cover has light scuffing and slight wear at corners. Intro by John Julius Norwich. Beautifully illustrated in colour. (585,0811); 4to 11" - 13" tall; 160 pages .

$8.95

Rome Eternally Beautiful, The Medici Art Series No. 4

By Fattorusso, G. , J. & M. L. Fattorusso

Florence: The Medici Art Series. Good in Poor dust jacket. 1937. Softcover. Pages are clean and intact, some age tanning, no loose pages. Soft cardboard cover has moderate edgewear and tanning. Dustjacket in fairly poor condition has numerous tears and chips, front flap is detached (included but not attached) and back flap is partially attached, some soiling. Colour frontispiece and numerous b/w illustrations. The monuments of antiquity, the churches, the palaces, the treasures of art. A handbook for students and travellers. With 1045 illustrations. (320osl); 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$8.95

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

The Budapest Museum of Fine Arts
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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

THE NAKED AND THE VEILED  The Photographic Nudes of Erwin Blumenfeld
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THE NAKED AND THE VEILED The Photographic Nudes of Erwin Blumenfeld

By Blumenfeld, Erwin; Blumenfeld, Yorick

Thames & Hudson. Fair. 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. 0500542309 . Ex-library book, no jacket as issued, usual ex-lib type stamps & stickers. Well used copy, scuffing of cover and paper worn at corners. Internal pages tight and clean other than some ink rubbing. Note: book is missing an endpage at front and one page near center. Pages otherwise very good. Reading/study copy only - not collectible. (*Due to heavy weight, extra shipping will apply to some locations) [988]; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 144 pages .

$14.95

"Where the wind carries me..." The Life and Art of Judith Ryan
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"Where the wind carries me..." The Life and Art of Judith Ryan

By Ryan, John

Phoenix House. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1998. First Edition. Hardcover. 0968363105 . Signed by author on title page. Ex-library book, but still in very nice condition. Pages are clean and tight, profusely illustrated in colour, light wear at corners. Laminated cover and usual ex-library type markings. Jacket has some scuffing/light scratches, a little soiling outer edge of pages. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 404 pages; Judith Ryan was a multimedia artist, with a fascinating life story. Her works of art in batik, ceramics, and tiles received acclaim nationally and internationally. She was also accomplished in sculpture, water colour painting, folk art painting, copper plate etching, stained glass, fashion design, and photography. Her works are included in the Bronfman Claridge Collection and the Kathleen Richardson Collection. She was the first foreigner to be invited to put on an exhibition of her work at the Netherlands Tile Museum. She represented Manitoba at "Artisanage," the Arts and Culture Program of the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. She was sent by CIDA to Sri Lanka in 1984 to appraise their ceramics industry and to advise the government on how to enter the export market in ceramics. She was nominated for the prestigious Saidye Bronfman Award in 1991, and following her untimely death in 1996, the Manitoba Crafts Council established the Judith Ryan Memorial Award for Excellence in Artistry and Craftsmanship. In addition to artistic talent, Judith had great literary talent, and was about to write the story of her life and her art. In his grief at her death, her husband, John, felt compelled to write this book in her memory and as a celebration of her life and her art. (*Note: due to heavy weight, approx. 5 lbs wrappred, extra shipping will apply) [2236]; Signed by Author .

$33.95

A BORDER OF BEAUTY Arthur Lismer's Pen and Pencil
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A BORDER OF BEAUTY Arthur Lismer's Pen and Pencil

By Bridges, Marjorie Lismer

Red Rock. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. 0920178049 . HC/DJ - fine/VG+. Hardcover clean, tight and unmarked, a little bumping at spine ends, slight upward tilt to front cover. Jacket has light edgewear, few small tears and light age tanning, not clipped. Colour & b/w illustrations. A myriad of pen and ink drawings - landscapes, satirical, and always the faces of people - a mood, a time, a place - captured by the artist with swift strokes of pen and pencil.... [770] ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 156 pages .

$15.95

Tilman Riemenschneider und seine Werke
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Tilman Riemenschneider und seine Werke

By Muth, Hanswernfried; Schneiders, Toni

Edition Popp. Near Fine in Fair dust jacket. 1978. First Edition. Hardcover. 3881550399 . German language text. Hardcover itself in excellent condition, clean and tight, no markings, light bumping to corners and spine ends. Jacket has quite heavy edgewear and numerous small edge tears, one longer (3") taped tear. Will be placed in brodart sleeve. Colour & b/w illustrations. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 176 pages; Tilman Riemenschneider (c. 1460 - July 7, 1531) was a German sculptor and woodcarver active in Würzburg from 1483. He was one of the most prolific and versatile sculptors of the transition period between late Gothic and Renaissance, a master in stone and lindenwood. (*Note - due to heavy weight, extra shipping will apply) [1192] .

$36.00

KAIKODO JOURNAL In the Company of Spirits, Spring 1999
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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

Max Bill, Georges Vantongerloo A Working Friendship : 50 Years of  Sculpture, Painting and Drawing
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Max Bill, Georges Vantongerloo A Working Friendship : 50 Years of Sculpture, Painting and Drawing

By Bill, Max

London: Annely Juda Fine Art. Very Good+. 1996. First Edition. Softcover. 1870280571 . Exhibition 26 June - 14 September 1996. Clean and tight. Ex-library book, but still in excellent condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages are very clean and tight, a little spotting outer edge of pages. Illustrated in colour and b/w. [571]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$37.50

JOHN RUSKIN AND THE VICTORIAN EYE
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JOHN RUSKIN AND THE VICTORIAN EYE

By Casteras, Susan P. & Susan Phelps Gordon & Anthony Lacy Gully

Harry N. Abrams. Very Good+. 1993. First Edition. Softcover. 0910407274 . Clean, tight condition. Ex-library book, but still in great shape, sturdy laminated cover & usual ex-lib type markings. Internal pages clean & tight. Cover has light edgewear & a little soiling to outer edge of pages. Profusely illustrated in b/w & colour. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 223 pages; "The six accessible essays in this richly illustrated volume--companion to an exhibit at the Phoenix Art Museum and the Indianapolis Museum of Art--examine John Ruskin's activities as Victorian art critic and moral sage. Ruskin scholar Robert Hewison explores how the critic's encounter with paintings by Renaissance masters led to his loss of religous faith. Brown University professor George Dandow scrutinizes the sermonizing language with which Ruskin urged readers to sharpen their own perceptive powers. Yale art historian Casteras discusses Ruskin's creation in 1871 of a utopian guild to govern Saint George's Museum in Sheffield, England. Other essays deal with Ruskin's high aspirations for modern art, his passion for geology and his drawings, which were a stimulus to his thought. Nearly 180 plates (40 in color) show paintings by Ruskin himself as well as by Edward Burne-Jones, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, J. M. W. Turner and others. " (*Note - due to heavy weight, some locations will require extra shipping) [1032] .

$22.00

FROM SURREALISM TO ORIENTALISM The Influence of Arabia on the Work of an  Artist
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FROM SURREALISM TO ORIENTALISM The Influence of Arabia on the Work of an Artist

By Bouchard, Philip

London: M & M Arts. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. 0951027603 . HC/DJ - near fine/VG. Text in English and Arabic. Pages clean and intact other than a few small spots inside rear cover (appears to be small coffee stains). Hardcover otherwise excellent, light age tanning to page edges. Jacket has light edgewear and one or two tiny tears, moderate scuffing / light scratches to front and rear. "....upon arriving in Arabia early in 1979 came the reality of the vast, almost 'Surreal' landscapes of the desert and more especially the light. It is quite different to that of Europe (Northern Europe in particular) and for an artist was - and indeed still is! - something quite impossible to ignore..." From Author's Preface. [755] ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$34.95

MIND AND CONTEXT IN THE ART OF DRAWING
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MIND AND CONTEXT IN THE ART OF DRAWING

By Beittel, Kenneth R

Holt, Rinehart and Winston. Very Good. 1972. First Edition. Hardcover. 0030860458 . Clean, tight condition. Pages unmarked, a little sticker residue inside front cover. Cover has moderate wear to spine ends & corners, otherwise very good. No jacket as issued. An empirical and speculative account of the drawing process and the drawing series and of the contexts in which they occur. [570]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 274 pages .

$11.95

FROM THE WILD  Portfolios of North America's Finest Wildlife Artists
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FROM THE WILD Portfolios of North America's Finest Wildlife Artists

By Hume, Christopher (editor)

Creative Publishing International. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. 0942802578 . Canadian Edition, ISBN: 092189306X. Hardcover is clean, tight and unmarked, slight age tanning to page edges. Jacket has light edgewear, a few tiny corner tears & scuffing, age tanning to inside edges.192 pages. Stunning b/w & colour illustrations throughout. Twelve of the finest artists in the genre present their best works, over 100 colour plates & 60 b/w. Includes Robert Bateman, Claudio D'Angelo, Owen Gromme, Bob Kuhn, Fenwick Landsdowne, Glen Loates, George McLean, Stanley Meltzoff, Lanford Monroe, Ron Parker, Roger Tory Peterson & John Schoenherr. [1625-oversize]; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 192 pages; (*Note: due to heavy weight, extra postage will be required) .

$25.00

HEARTLAND The Greenwich Workshop Collection, Signed
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HEARTLAND The Greenwich Workshop Collection, Signed

By Wysocki, Charles

The Greenwich Workshop. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1994. First Edition. Hardcover. 0867130202 . Limited edition. Signed by author on Collector's Edition page. Greenwich Workshop edition 1994. HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Clean and unmarked. Beautiful colour illustrations. Jacket has light scuffing and slight edge crinkling. From the rear cover: "I have acquired a great admiration for the beauty of Early American art...I hope my paintings revive pleasant thoughts of a bygone era and express a semblance of order & serenity that fill a need in this fast changing world. I feel the greatness & beauty of America, and in it an endless source of inspiration for my paintings." [1135-oversize]; 0.74 x 12.34 x 9.3 Inches; 144 pages; (*Due to heavy weight, extra postage will be required. Please contact us if you would like an exact quote) ; Signed by Author .

$34.95

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