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Studies in Indian Temple Architecture

By Chandra, Pramod - editor

New Delhi, India: American Institute of Indian Studies, 1975. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair-good. Large Quarto. vi + 314 pp + 162 b&w photos (double-sioded glossy plates), acknowledgments, 1. The Study of Indian Temple Architecture by Pramod Chandra; 2. The Temple as Perusa by Stella Kramrisch; & 13 more essays by contributors, followed by the Plates. Binding tight, pages very good or better - unmarked & clean, cover cloth lettering Near Fine, with little or no wear to edges. Cloth color Near fine, Board corners slightly turned at tips, with wrinkles at top and bottom spine, but still very good. DJ is marred by extreme wear at the top 1/2" and the bottom 1", as well as wear at the forecorners. DJ handles as Good or better in removable mylar protector. 8.9" x 11" russet brown cloth boards in b&w photo pictorial DJ.

$47.50

Josef Albers: To Open Eyes. The Bauhaus, Black Mountain College, and Yale
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Josef Albers: To Open Eyes. The Bauhaus, Black Mountain College, and Yale

By Horowitz, Frederick A. and Brenda Danilowitz

London: Phaidon Press, 2006. 1st Edition. Hardcover. As New/As New. Quarto. 288 pp, First Edition, 2006. Inscribed by Frederick A. Horowitz on Title Page. Not Price Clipped. Pristine, no wear. No markings, tight binding, pages clean and white. 10" x 11.75". Blue paper-covered board with white lettering to front board and spine. DJ in removable acetate protector. Foreword by Nicholas Fox Weber; Introduction by Frederick A. Horowitz, I Teaching Design: A Short History of Josef Albers by Brenda Danilowitz; II. Albers the Teacher by Frederick Horowitz: Design; Basic Drawing; The Color Course; The Painting Courses; Alber's Teaching Legacy; acknowledgments, notes, bibliography, research sources, list of color and b&w illustrations, index.

$120.00

Josef Albers: Formulation: Articulation
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Josef Albers: Formulation: Articulation

By T. G. Rosenthal (Text)

London: Thames & Hudson, 2006. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. Oblong Quarto. 168 pp. First Edition, 2006 Not Price Clipped. Lightly scuffed bottom fore-edge page corners, else, Pristine, no wear. No markings, tight binding, pages clean and white. 12.75" x 9.75". Blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. DJ in removable acetate protector. acknowledgments, preface to the original portfolios, preface to the new edition, Josef Albers and Formulation: Articulation; Josef Albers's Statement of Content Portfolio I; Formulation: Articulation Portfolio I; Formulation: Articulation Portfolio II; Josef Albers's Statement of Content II; notes, select bibliography, chronology, principal exhibitions. Color Plates throughout. "First issued in 1972 as a limited edition set of prints, Formulation: Articulation is being published in book form for the first time. Josef Albers drew on over forty years' work in a variety of media woodcuts, sandblasted glass pictures, and oil paintings for these poetic explorations of color and form. Created just four years before his death in 1976, the images can be seen as the summation of Albers's creative life.

$120.00

Mark Rothko
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Mark Rothko

By Weiss, Jeffrey

New haven, CT and London: Yale University Press, 1998. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Quarto. 376 pp. First Edition, 1998. Not Price Clipped. Only the faintest wear to dj, else, Pristine, no wear. No markings, tight binding, pages clean and white. 10" x 11.75". Blue paper-covered board with white lettering to front board and spine. DJ in removable acetate protector. Foreword by Earl A. Powell; Lenders to the Exhibition; Preface by Jeffrey Weiss; Acknowledgments; Notes to the Reader; The Catalogue of Color Plates; Essays: Rothko: Color as Subject by John Cage; Rothko's Dark Paintings: Tragedy and Void by Barbara Novak and Brian O'Doherty; Material and Immaterial Surface: The Paintings of Rothko by Carol Mancusi-Ungaro; Rothko's Unknnown Space; by Jeffery Weiss; Chronology by Jessica Stewart; Interviews; Photography Credits.

$57.00

Letters of Eric Gill

By Walter Shewring (ed.)

London: Jonathan Cape, 1947. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Octavo. 480 pp, list of b&w illustrations, correspondence and journals addressed, preface, The Letters; general index. First Edition, 1947. Not Price Clipped. 3/4" x 1/2" chip to bottom edge spine dj with a few additional small chips, and age-toned spine of same, else, Pristine, no wear. No markings, tight binding, pages clean. 5.5" x 8". Red cloth with gilt lettering, and red top text block edge. DJ in removable acetate protector. "Arthur Eric Rowton Gill (1882 - 1940) was an English sculptor, typeface designer, and printmaker, who was associated with the Arts and Crafts movement. His religious views and subject matter are generally viewed as being at odds with his sexual behaviour, including his erotic art, and (as mentioned in his own diaries) his extramarital affairs and sexual abuse of his daughters, sisters, and dog. Gill was named Royal Designer for Industry, the highest British award for designers, by the Royal Society of Arts. He also became a founder-member of the newly established Faculty of Royal Designers for Industry.

$27.50

Art Nouveau

By Schmutzler, Robert

New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, 1962. First English Language Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 4to. 322 pp, tipped-in frontis, The Phenomenon; Form and Structure; Historicism and Studio-Style; The Origins of Art Nouveau; Early Art Nouveau; High and Late Art Nouveau; The Significance of Art Nouveau; acknowledgments, notes, selected bibliography, list of tipped-in color plates and b&w illustrations, index of names, picture credits. English Translation by Edouard Roditi: First English Language Edition: 1962. Only The slightest wear to dj with faintly age-toned text block edges, else, Pristine, no wear. No markings, tight binding, pages clean, white and bright. 9.75" x 11.75". Red cloth with gilt design on front board, and gilt lettering to spine. DJ in removable acetate protector. "The author undertakes to interpret the history, development, and meaning, both in the social and artistic sense, of Art Nouveau. He shows that Art Nouveau's roots and antecedents go far back into the 18th century. He corrects the idea that Art Nouveau was an artificially staged development, and gives the reader an illuminating survey of it's evolution." from the jacket flap.

$60.00

Mark Dickson: Since 1967

By Dickson, Mark Amos

KMD Publishing, 2003. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Large Quarto. 135 (1) pp, Stroh and Mark by Robert C. Strohmeier; Building a Corporate Art Collection with Mark Dickson by Glenn Montgomery; The 126 Full-Color Plates; chronology, solo exhibitions, selected group exhibitions, selected collections, My work by Mark Dickson. Not Price Clipped. Only the faintest wear to dj. faintly bumped bottom front fore-edge corner tip, else, Pristine, no wear. No markings, tight binding, pages clean, white and bright. 11.75" x 13.25". Grey cloth. DJ in removable acetate protector. "American Mark Dickson, born 1946 in Boulder, CO. Lives and works in Denver. His paintings, which are large format color-field works on canvas, are abstract and reflect the artist's reductive approach to art. He refines content presented by reducing the composition to the most essential of elements, and renders beautiful yet unsentimental color. The resulting paintings are evocative of the joy of the creative process and urge the viewers to participate on a visceral rather than intellectual level.

$45.00

Visibly female: Feminism and art : an anthology

By Hilary Robinson - editor & introduction

London, UK: Camden Press, 1987. First Trade Paperback. Soft cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Octavo. xv + 318 pp, permissions and acknowledgments, Introduction, chapters grouped under subject headings, each with an introduction by the editor: Personal Statements (Intro & 4 texts), Interviews (Intro & 8 texts), Reviews and Overviews (intro & 10 texts), Theory (Intro & 14 texts), capsule biographies of the contributors, bibliography. Illustrated with line drawings & black and white photos, Binding tight, pages clean and unmarked, spine with minor vertical creases. 6.1" x 9.2" red illustrated wraps Near Fine.

$15.00

Cubism: a history and analysis 1907-1914

By John Golding

Boston, MA: Boston Book and Art Shop, 1968. Second Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Quarto. 208 pp + 96 glossy plates pp in b&w. Preface to Second Edition, Introduction, Chapters I - IV - I. The History and Chronology of Cubism; II - Picasso and Braque, 1907-12; III. Picasso, Braque and Gris 1912-14; IV. The Influence of Cubism in France, 1910-1914; Conclusion, Bibliography, Index. Binding tight, pages clean and unmarked, cloth crisp & spine letters intact & bright, DJ inner flap clipped, white illustrated DJ in mylar-acetate protector. 7.5" x 10" textured gray cloth boards with gilt spine letters, in white illustrated DJ.

$27.50

La vie artistique au temps de Baudelaire

By Tabarant, A. (Adolphe 1863-1950)

Paris: Mercure de France, 1963. Soft cover. Very Good +/Acceptable. Octavo. 456 (1) pp, Trois parties (1840-1867): Les annees 40; Les annees 50; Les annees 60; index. 27 Mai 1963. Text in French. Lacking ffep. 8" tear to front panel of glassine protector. A few heavy black marks in margins of Index with lightly age-toned text block edges. No other markings, tight binding, pages clean and bright. 5.5" x 8.25." In stiff-card illustrated wrappers. Original glassine protector.

$27.50

The Myth of Primitivism

By Susan Hiller - editor

London, UK / New York, NY: Routledge, 1991. First Edition. Soft cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. x + 356 pp, list of 65 b&w illustrations, editor's foreword acknowledgments, Four Parts, each with editor's Introduction, 17 essays by contributors with references & footnotes, notes on contributors, index. Binding tight, pages clean and unmarked, black illustrated wraps with only slight signs of prior use. 6.25" x 9.25" black illustrated wraps.

$20.00

Mordecai Ardon

By Michele Vishny (compiled by)

New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, 1974. Presumed 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. Oblong Quarto. Oblong 4to. 240 pp, tipped-in color frontis, list of color and b&w plates, Life: Early Years; The Weimar Bauhaus; Munich and Berlin; Jerusalem. Works: The Triptychs; notes; Plates; chronology, exhibitions, checklist of works, selected bibliography, photographic credits with 208 illustrations (including 50 plates in full color). [n.d. Presumed First Edition]. Not Price Clipped. Front board faintly bowed, else, Pristine, no wear. No markings, tight binding, pages clean. 11.5" x 11." Dark-green cloth with white lettering to spine. DJ in removable mylar protector. "The artist is one of Israel's leading painters. Now this comprehensive study introduces his work to a wider public. Michele Vishny discusses those aspects of Ardon's paintings that have universal and immediate appeal: their gemlike colors and technical brilliance and their great variety of mood, ranging from the playfully ironic to the mysterious and pensive, and the meaning of their richly individual iconography thus creating a coherent system of interpretation that deepens the viewer's understanding and appreciation of the work of this major contemporary artist" from the jacket flap.

$44.00

Great Japan Exhibition: Art of the Edo Period, 1600-1868

By William Watson (ed.)

New York: Alpine Fine Arts Collection, Ltd, 1981. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Quarto. 4to. 363 pp, preface by Kentaro Hayashi, preface by Hugh Carson, editor's note, The Great Japan Exhibition - A Foreword by Nicolas Wolfers; Edo Japan: Politics and Foreign Relations by W. G. Beasley; Society and Economy in the Edo Period by Madahide Bito; Art in Momoyama and Edo by William Watson; map; Gallery Guide; The Catalogue: Painting; Calligraphy; Wood-Block Books and Albums; Lacquer; Ceramics; Armour; Sword Blades; Sword Mounts; Sculpture; Netsuke; Textiles; Japanese Historical Periods; Era Names; Bibliography; Glossary; Indices; Photographic Acknowledgments with color and b&w illustrations throughout. Not Price Clipped. Only the faintest wear to top and bottom edge spine dj. Repair to rear hinge at gutters with only faintly bumped corner tips, else, no markings, tight binding, page surfaces clean, cloth crisp. 8.75" x 11.25." Beige cloth with silver lettering to spine. Pictorial DJ in mylar protector.

$25.00

The View Painters of Europe

By Giuliano Briganti

London, UK / New York, NY: Phaidon, 1970. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Large Square Quarto. 318 pp, with 255 Plates, 57 in color, View Painting and its Critical History (The Term :veduta", View Painting and Perspective Painting, The Origins of View Painting, The Methods of V.P, Patrons and the Grand Tour, The View Painters, Notes to the Introduction), Rome; Naples; Venice; Italian Journey; Madrid, Vienna; Munich; Dresden and Pirna; Haarlem and Amsterdam; Warsaw; Russian Journey; London; Paris - Versailles & the French Ports; Chronological Table, capsule biographies of artist-painters, bibliography, index of literary works, sources of photographs, list of collections, index of artists and places. Fr pastedown with previous owner bookplate, Lower textblock foreedge shows 1/2" shelfwear soil, top edge with darkened 1" - 2" spot near the hinge, else Fine / HC. No markings, tight binding, page surfaces clean, cloth crisp, surface black line cover design intact, with very slight wear to bottom hinge cloth edge. 10" x 11.3" gray cloth boards, black line design laid on fr cover & script letters to spine, in orange DJ. Top Inner DJ flap clipped. Orange pictorial DJ in mylar protector.

$30.00

Renaissance in Italy: The Fine Arts (Part III)

By Symonds, John Addington

New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1888. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Octavo. 8vo. xiv, 534 pp, author's note to the American edition, preface, I. The Problem for the Fine Arts; II. Architecture; III. Sculpture; IV - VI. Painting; VII. Venetian Painting; VIII. Life of Michael Angelo; IX. Life of Benvenuto Cellini; X. The Epigoni; Appendices: I. The Pulpits of Pisa and Ravello; II. Michael Angelo's Sonnets; III. Chronological Tables. Light wear to board edges with separating endpapers of hinges, but does not effect binding, slight age-toning to prelims, and age-toned text block edges. Binding tight, pages clean and unmarked. 5.75x8.25. Maroon cloth with decorative front board, a gilt figure to same, and gilt lettering to spine. "This book is one of the three written on the 'Renaissance in Italy'. The other two are respectively called 'the Age of the Despots' and 'The Revival of Learning'. All three deal with the politics and the scholarship of the period.

$35.00

Sweat of the Sun and Tears of the Moon

By Emmerich, André

Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 1965. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Square Octavo. xxiv + 216 pp, Acknowledgments, list of 4 color plates, 222 b&w illustrations, Abbreviations, Introduction, 16 chapters I. The Chavin Style; II. The Experimentss an the Master Craftsmen; III. Tiahuanaco and the Expansionist Horizon, IV. The Horizon of the City Builders; V. The Incas; VI. Ecuador; etc., through chapters XVI Technology (Mining; Smelting; Hammer-working and annealing; Casting, allowing, and gilding; Soldering, etc., Appendix, Notes, Bibliography, Index. Binding tight, pages clean and unmarked, ffep with return address bookplate of previous owner, black cover cloth & gilt design-lettering VG. Illustrated DJ with wear along the top edge, esp at spine and forecorners, inner upper fr flap clipped, color intact, with full size b&w photo of author on rear. DJ in removable mylar protector.

$20.00

The Life and Letters of Sir John Everett Millais, President of the Royal Academy. With 316 Illustrations

By Millais, John Guille

New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1899. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Quarto. Volume I. xvi, 446 pp, tissue-protected frontis, preface, chapters I-XII. Volume II. xi, 511 pp, tisse-protected frontis, list of photogravures and illustrations, Chapters XIII-XXV; appendix: chronology; lineage; chronological list of Millais' works; index. First Edition, 1899. "Sir John Everett Millais (1829-1896) was an English painter and illustrator who was one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. He was a child prodigy who, aged eleven, became the youngest student to enter the Royal Academy Schools. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was founded at his family home in London. Millais became the most famous exponent of the style, his painting Christ in the House of His Parents (1850) generating considerable controversy, and the painting Ophelia, in 1850-51 which was the embodiment of the school. Millais was elected as an associate member of the Royal Academy of Arts in 1853, and was soon elected as a full member of the Academy, in which he was a prominent and active participant. In July 1885, Queen Victoria created him a baronet, of Palace Gate, in the parish of St Mary Abbot, Kensington, in the county of Middlesex, and of Saint Ouen, in the Island of Jersey, making him the first artist to be honoured with a Hereditary Title. After the death of Lord Leighton in 1896, Millais was elected President of the Royal Academy. He died later in the same year from throat cancer." Mylar protected. Owner's ex libris plate on front pastedown. Slightest wear to edges with lightly age-toned bottom and fore- text block edge, else, Pristine Interior. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Maroon clogh with gilt lettering to spine, and gilt top text block edge.

$125.00

Distance Points: Essays in Theory and Renaissance Art and Architecture
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Distance Points: Essays in Theory and Renaissance Art and Architecture

By Ackerman, James S.

Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1991. First Edition / 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Quarto. xxvii, 561 pp, preface, Xenion: A Bread and Butter Letter by Kathleen Weil-Garris Brandt and Richard Krautheimer; Selected bibliography by James S. Achrman; I. Historical and Critial Theory; 1. Style; 2. Transaction in Architectural Design; 3. Interpretation, Response: Toward a Theory of Art Criticism. II. Art and Science: 4. Alberti's Light; 5. Leonardo's Eye; 6. On Early Renaissance Color Thiroy and Practice; 7. Early Renaissance "Naturalism" and Scientific Illustration. III. Renaissance Architecture: 8. "Ars Sine Scientia Nihil Est": Gothic Theory of Architecture at the Cathedral of Milan; 9. The Certosa of Pavia and the Renaissance Villa; 11. the Belvedere as a Classical Villa; 12. Architectural Practice in the Italian Renaissance; 13. The Capitoline Hill; 14. The Gesu in the Light of Contemporary Church Design; 15. The Geopolitics of Venetan Architecture in the Time of Titian; 16. The Tuscan/Rustic Order: A Study in the Metaphorical Language of Architecture; photogaph credits, index of names with b&w illustrations throughout. First Edition, 1991. "These essays by one of America's foremost historians of art and architecture range over theory and criticism, the search for connections between art and science in the Renaissance, and specific works of Renaissance' architecture." Not Price Clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Grey cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$44.00

Renaissance Jewels and Jeweled Objects, from the Melvin Gutman Collection

By Lesley, Parker

Baltimore, MD: Baltimore Museum of Art, 1968. First Edition / 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good - Very Good. 4to. 194 (2) pp, preface by Charles Parkhurst, acknowledgments, Introduction by Parker Lesley, Catalogue (with notes on its use) by Parker Lesley: Crosses; Pendants with the Virgin Mary; Other Religious Pendants; Mythological Pendants; Pendants with Mythological Creatures; Pendants with Human Figures and Portraits; Penants with Ships; Necklaces and Bracelets; Crown; Lockets; Pharmacies and Pomanders; bibliography with color and b&w plates and illustrations. First Edition, 1968. "Every effort was made to produce over 200 precise and detailed photographic illustrations for this catalogue, not only of each piece from every important angle, but also with innumerable close-up macro-photographs of the fine detail, excitingly polished workmanship and structure. Several of the finest pieces are illustred in full color." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Very small chip with crackling to top edge spine corner near front panel dj, and some attitional minor wear, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with small gilt design on front board, and gilt lettering to spine.

$27.50

Royal Academy Pictures and Sculpture 1915 Illustrating the One Hundred and Forty-Seventh Exhibition of the Royal Academy

By Royal Academy

London: Cassell and Company, Limited, 1915. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good +/No Jacket. Folio. 159 (1) pp, tipped-in color frontis, Royal Academy Pictures and Sculptre: The b&w Plates; index. Twenty-Eighth Year of Issue: First Edition, 1915. 1" closed tear to top edge spine at joint, but does not effect binding with lightly frayed corner tips. and crease to bottom right corner of tipped-in frontis, else, Pristine Interior. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Bluish-grey decorative cloth with gilt lettering to front board, black lettering to spine, and gilt top text block edge.

$27.50

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