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Lucidario de Bellas Artes en Zaragoza: 1545-1599
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Lucidario de Bellas Artes en Zaragoza: 1545-1599

By San Vicente, Angel

Zaragova: Real Sociedad Economica Aragonesa de Amigos del Pais, 1991. Hardcover. Very Good. 620 pp, 8.75 x 12.25 inches, with b/w illustrations (primarily of architectural ornamantation), indices. Light shelf wear and soiling to boards, name on front pastedown; text clean. No dust jacket. In Spanish. Due to size, shipping will be more than standard for Priority or International orders.

$50.00

Through Prehensile Eyes: Seeing the Art of Robt. Williams [SIGNED]
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Through Prehensile Eyes: Seeing the Art of Robt. Williams [SIGNED]

By Williams, Robt. [Robert]

San Francisco: Last Gasp Press, 2005. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 240 pp, with illustrations. Signed and dated in the year of publication with brief inscription by Williams on p. 7. One of 1000 copies of the deluxe clothbound edition, a fine copy in like dust jacket. In original cloth slipcase, which has a few scuff marks and some very pale staining to the back (note: this did not photograph well, so if it is of concern to you, please inquire). Extensively illustrated throughout, mostly in color. Due to size, shipping will be more than standard for Priority or International orders. Wiki: "Robert L. Williams (b. 1943) is an American painter, cartoonist, and founder of Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine. Williams was one of the group of artists who produced Zap Comix, along with other underground cartoonists, such as Robert Crumb, S. Clay Wilson, and Gilbert Shelton. His mix of California car culture, cinematic apocalypticism, and film noir helped to create a new genre of psychedelic imagery."

$200.00

Zarathustra Jr Speaks of Art [INSCRIBED ASSOCIATION COPY]
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Zarathustra Jr Speaks of Art [INSCRIBED ASSOCIATION COPY]

By Danz, Louis; Armitage, Merle (Foreword)

New York: Brentano's, 1934. First Edition. Hardcover. Good+. 6.75 x 9.25 inches, 153 pp, with color frontis by Napolitano and 16 unnumbered b/w plates reproducing works by Picasso, Kandinsky, Braque, Klee, and others. Yellow paper over boards. Wear/chipping to spine, edges worn and lightly toned. Binding sound, but webbing slightly exposed between front free endpaper and half-title page. Inscribed "To Arthur Millier, an artist, a critic, a friend" in Louis Danz's hand, and signed beneath by Danz, Merle Armitage, and the book's printer, Lynton R. Kistler. Millier was art critic for the Los Angeles Times for more than three decades, beginning in the mid-1920s, and was a close friend to Armitage and Danz.

$150.00

Richard Diebenkorn, Paintings and Drawings, 1943-1976
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Richard Diebenkorn, Paintings and Drawings, 1943-1976

By Buck, Robert T., Jr.; Cathcart, Linda L.; Nordland, Gerald; Tuchman, Maurice

Buffalo, NY: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1976. Softcover. Very Good. Exhibition catalogue. 8.5 x 10.5 inches, 122 pp, with 153 illustrations (about 20 in color), errata slip laid in. Some shelf wear with a few scratches to wrappers. Illustrated throughout with 91 paintings and 62 works on paper. "Richard Diebenkorn's work has changed considerably as it has evolved over three decades, demonstrating the artist's capacity for continuous self-criticism and awareness rarely matches by any of his contemporaries" (foreword).

$15.00

Eugen Spiro, 1874 Breslau-1972 New York, Retrospektive: Gemalde, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, Druckgraphik

Koln: Galerie von Abercron, 1978. Softcover. Very Good. 62 pp, with 184 illustrations, some in color. Wrappers curling at the fore edge and show light handling wear; contents clean. Text in German. Spiro was a German-Jewish (and later American) artist recognized for his paintings and drawings of landscapes and for his life sketches and portraits of famous conductors and musicians.

$35.00

The Dyeing of Wool, Including Wool-Printing, With the Dyestuffs of Leopold Cassella & Co
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The Dyeing of Wool, Including Wool-Printing, With the Dyestuffs of Leopold Cassella & Co

By CASSELLA COLOR COMPANY

Frankfort: Leopole Cassella & Co, 1905. Hardcover. Very good. Small 4to bound in two-toned cloth, pp. x, 397. A comprehensive work on wool dyeing issued for the New York branch of this German chemical and pharmaceutical company, with 408 mounted swatches of actual wool textiles in different colors. For each color, information is provided about its fastness to light and water, applications, and other properties. In addition to dyes, Cassella produced drugs and cosmetics.

$275.00

Icons of Cyprus
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Icons of Cyprus

By Papageorgiou, Athanasius

London: Arcadia Press, 1971. Hardcover. fine. Preface by His Beatitude Monsignor Makarios, President of the Republic of Cyprus. Copy 135 of a limited edition of 265 copies in a specially designed full-leather binding by Zaehnsdorf. Folio, 131 pp, extensively illustrated in color. Bound in red morocco with black onlay and gilt decoration, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Fine copy in the original cloth box, which is sound but shows moderate wear and soiling.

$500.00

Wild Chorus [SIGNED]
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Wild Chorus [SIGNED]

By Scott, Peter

London: Country Life Limited, 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. Number 330 of a limited edition of 1,250 copies signed by author on verso of half-title. pp xi, 116 with frontispiece and 19 plates in color, 63 plates in black and white, and additional line drawings. Bound in blue cloth with title stamped in gilt, top edge gilt. Slight ripple to cloth on front board, minor foxing to endpapers, bookplate on verso of front free endpaper; all else about fine. Only partial dust jacket presen: lacks spine panel and is edgeworn and lightly spotted. With the original blue cardboard slipcase, which is heavily rubbed. From the dust jacket: "This book is a description and appreciation of those most exciting and mysterious birds - Wildfowl. It is full of interesting anecdotes and not without humour. It includes adventures in Hungary, Roumania and Persia and a chapter on fabulous birds." Due to size, shipping will be more than standard for Priority or International orders.

$225.00

Morning Flight [SIGNED]
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Morning Flight [SIGNED]

By Scott, Peter

London: Country Life Limited, 1935. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good-/Fair. Limited edition, number 346 of 750 signed by author on verso of half-title. pp xiii, 138, with frontispiece and 15 other color plates and c. 35 additional plates in black and white. Some toning and spotting to edges of boards, pages edges and endpapers; internals very clean. Dust jacket only partially present: price-clipped, spine panes missing (the remainer in mylar), but in original carboard slipcase."Peter's Scott's paintings of wildfowl, are already well known if only through three exhibitions ... There are many painters of birds and many artists of vigour, but not many who are both ... He lives in a lighthouse, with sea, sky and birds around him; his book smells of the saltings, and his pictures, bring a rush of memory to any man who has delighted in wild places" (dust jacket). Due to size, shipping will be more than standard for Priority or International orders.

$275.00

The Arts and Crafts of Newport Rhode Island 1640-1820
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The Arts and Crafts of Newport Rhode Island 1640-1820

By Carpenter, Ralph E., Jr.

Newport, RI: Preservation Society of Newport County, 1954. Softcover. Very Good. xiii, 218 pp, with illustrations, bibliography, in original wrappers. Light handling wear; text clean. A survey of the historic preservation of Newport's furniture, silver, paintings, and other evidence of colonial material culture, paying tribute to the skill and craftsmanship of Newport cabinetmakers, silversmiths, painters, and other decorative artists.

$60.00

Dominic Di Mare, a Retrospective
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Dominic Di Mare, a Retrospective

By Mayfield, Signe

Palo Alto, CA: Palo Alto Cultural Center, 1998. Softcover. Near Fine. Exhibition catalogue. 72 pp, with illustrations (about half in color), in original wrappers. Very light handling wear; else fine. "Dominic Di Mare grew up in Monterey, California, where his father owned and operated a commerical fishing boat. In the mid-1960s Di Mare, by then a San Francisco high school art teacher and self-taught studio weaver, was in the vanguard of the American fiber-art revolution. Fiercely three-dimensional and composed of a variety of yarns and natural fibers, his early sculptural hangings reveal the influence of tribal art forms. In 1970 Di Mare began to hand-make rag papers. Reaching into the slurry to lift up a layer of pulp stirred deep-seated memories of fishing trips off the coasts of California and Mexico. The bulky sheets of paper appeared like "frozen waves." Inspired by these boyhood memories, Di Mare stopped weaving and began to fabricate enigmatic culptures from handmade papers, polished hawthorne twigs, and feathers" (Smithsonian).

$25.00

On Becoming an Artist: Isamu Noguchi and His Contemporaries, 1922-1960
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On Becoming an Artist: Isamu Noguchi and His Contemporaries, 1922-1960

By Wolf, Amy

Long Island City, NY: The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, 2010. Hardcover. Near Fine. 144 pp, with illustrations, index. Lightly bumped corners; else fine. From the Introduction: "More than fifty artists, architects, designers, choreographers, and art world figures in the United States contributed to Noguchi's development as an artist and helped to shape his career. These friends, peers, mentors, lovers, gather figures, and helped to shape his career. These friends, peers, mentors, lovers, father figures, teachers, and facilitators influenced his artistic practice and ideas and fostered the evolution of his personal and artistic identity. This can be seen in their own work, as well as in Noguchi's." Extensively illustrated throughout in b/w and color.

$35.00

Hand Book of a Collection of Chinese Porcelains Loaned by A. Burlingame Johnson
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Hand Book of a Collection of Chinese Porcelains Loaned by A. Burlingame Johnson

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Museum of History, Science and Art, 1923. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. Exhibition catalogue. 149 pp, with color frontispiece tipped in, 61 b/w plates (from photographs), in original wrappers. A few chips missing from spine and repaired with tape, light handling wear; contents clean and sound. Provides details on more than 200 objects exhibited.

$35.00

What I'm Doing
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What I'm Doing

By Hartman, Arleen

Mentor, OH: Generator Press, 1997. First Edition. Softcover. Fine. [20] pp, in original wrappers with duct tape spine (as issued). A fine copy. Hartman (b. 1954) is an artist, teacher, and feminist. According to her website (Spirit Art) her "art form involves manifestation, consciousness, creativity, nature, perception and nonlocality." In this book, she discusses her work, process, feminism, and language.

$40.00

Geraldine Sakall Recent Painting
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Geraldine Sakall Recent Painting

Pasadena, CA: Huntington Museum of Art, 1988. Softcover. Very Good. Exhibition catalogue. 8.5 x 9 inches, 16 pp, with 12 color illustrations. Library stamp, light handling wear, spot of damage (1 x 1 inch) to front cover; internally clean and sound. "Sakall says that works in this exhibition deal with 'the four horsemen of the 80's - drugs, decadence, hostage warfare and self-indulgence.' They confront a reassessment of personal roles assumed by human beings: man/woman, role reversals, captor/captive, aging, aggression, self-abuse and self-analysis."

$20.00

Erietta Vordoni, Tout pres d'ailleurs, Very near to elsewhere
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Erietta Vordoni, Tout pres d'ailleurs, Very near to elsewhere

By Vordoni, Erietta; Cameron, Dan

Nice: Musee d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain, 1994. Softcover. Very Good. Exhibition catalogue. 9 x 10.5 inches, 66 pp, with c. 24 color plates, biography, chronology. Museum library stamp on 2 pages, minimal handling wear; else clean and sound. Text is in French and English. "In these pictures, Vordoni seems to be making quite fundamental points about art's role in the self's recognition of a certain quality of existence that transcends all forms of worldly aspiration" (essay).

$40.00

The Heroes of the Victoria Cross. Twelve Reliefs Portraying the Various Deeds and Daring Valour Performed by Britain's Soldiers From the Crimean War To the Present Day
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The Heroes of the Victoria Cross. Twelve Reliefs Portraying the Various Deeds and Daring Valour Performed by Britain's Soldiers From the Crimean War To the Present Day

By Payne, Harry

London: Birn Brothers, 1887. First Edition. Very good. An unusual and scarce double leporello, with two sets of six embossed chromolithographed panels. Approximately 9.5 x 37 inches when unfolded. A few archival repairs to the linen joints between panels, but still very good or better, in original paper folder, which has some chipping, creasing, and repaired tears. Payne (1858-1927) was a prolific military artist who produced Christmas cards and postcards for Raphael Tuck and illustrated numerous books and magazines. This is one of several works he was commissioned to create during Queen Victoria's Jubilee year. Each panel shows a winner of the Victoria Cross engaged in the act for which they were honored.

$600.00

Everett Shinn: The Spectacle of Life
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Everett Shinn: The Spectacle of Life

By Wong, Janay; Shinn Everett

New York: Berry-Hill Galleries, 2000. Softcover. Near fine. Exhibition catalogue. 9 x 9 inches, 176 pp, with detailed text and more than 50 plates, most in color. Slight edgewear, one crease to spine, internally clean and sound. Shinn (1876-1953) was an American realist painter and member of the Ashcan School. He also exhibited with the short-lived group known as "The Eight," who protested the restrictive exhibition policies of the powerful, conservative National Academy of Design. He created a significant body of work in murals for private homes as well as for theaters; he often depicted life in the slums, café society and theater events.

$25.00

Hisako Kobayashi Recent Paintings, October 14 - November 2, 1995
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Hisako Kobayashi Recent Paintings, October 14 - November 2, 1995

New York: Walter Wickiser Gallery, 1995. Softcover. Very Good. Exhibition catalogue. 8.5 x 10 inches, 12 pp, with 5 illustrations (4 in color), chronology. Indentation to front wrapper and first page from a paperclip once was, mild bump to one corner, else fine. A recent bio notes that Kobayashis' art "combines the diverse influences of a person who still feels a strong affinity for her native Japan, but who also received rigorous artistic training in the U.S. and who has lived in that country for most of her adult life."

$35.00

Hanging, Contemporary Painting, Pintura Contemporanea
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Hanging, Contemporary Painting, Pintura Contemporanea

By Fortes, Marcia

Sao Paulo: Galeria Camargo Vilaça, 1998. Softcover. Very Good. Exhibition catalogue. 6.5 x 8.5 inches, 23 pp, with 10 color illustrations. Museum library stamp on one page, light shelf wear; else fine. Text is in Portuguese and English. Includes work by Franz Ackermann, Alejandra Icaza, Sean Landers, Beatriz Milhazes, Elizabeth Peyton, Richard Phillips, Alessandro Raho, Christian Schumann, Hiroshi Sugito, and Nicola Tyson.

$30.00

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