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Catalogue of Rubbings of Brasses and Incised Slabs; Victoria and Albert Museum

By Clayton, Muriel (Identified on cover as: Brass Rubbings.)

London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office [0-11-290087-9] 1979. (4to paperback) 250pp. Very good plus. Illustrations, indices. "The List of Rubbings of Brasses, published by the Museum in 1915, is now out of print. The present volume contains all the material of the previous one, considerably revised and enlarged. A generous gift of 2200 rubbings was made by the Society of Antiquaries in London in 1911. Of these, 1527 were included in the List of Rubbings, and the remaining 627 have been identified and are catalogued for the first time in this volume". Time Period Middle Ages. Identified on cover as: Brass Rubbings. Identified on spine as Brass Rubbings. Locale: Victoria and Albert Museum. (Art, Art, Brass Rubbing, Exhibition Catalog--Victoria and Albert).


Maniere de Penser L'urbanisme; Urbanisme des Ciam Ascoral; Collection Dirigee Par le Corbusier; Premier Volume

By Corbusier, Le (Also known as Charles-Edouard Jeanneret)

Editions de L'architecture D'aujourd'hui 1946. (Trade paperback) 184pp. Very good. Illustrations, color illustrated plates. The spine has a slight twist and the covers are lightly soiled. "L'Ascoral est une assemblee de constructeurs pour une renovation architecturale. Ses buts sont : - de proceder a l'examen de l'occupation du sol, tout specialement celle realisee par le domaine bati et ses prolongements: circulations et espaces libres; - d'etablir une doctrine coherente du domaine bati et de ses prolongements, dont les bienfaits puissent etre etendus a tout le pays - villes et campagnes - et repondant aux quatre fonctions: habiter, travailler, cultiver le corps et l'esprit, circuler" - from the text. Also known as Charles-Edouard Jeanneret. Published for Urbanisme des Ciam Ascoral 1. (Architecture, Architects, Architectural Design, Architecture, Cities, Urbanization).


Vincent van Gogh and the Birth of Cloisonism; An Overview

By Welsh-Ovcharov, Bogomila

Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario [0-919876-71-4] 1981. (4to paperback) 72pp. Very good. Map, black and white and color illustrations, chronology. "Vincent van Gogh and the Birth of Cloisonism is the most art-historically significant international exhibition to be shown in a Canadian gallery in at least the last decade.... The thesis, and the exhibition which illustrates it, explores the relationship of a great Dutch artist, Vincent van Gogh, to a particular tendency within French painting during the late 1880s" - from the Preface. Book about Louis Anquetin, Emile Bernard, Cloisonism, Jakob Meyer De Haan, Maurice Denis, Paul Gaugin, Charles Laval, Paul Serusier, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec & Vincent Van Gogh. Locale: France. (Art, Art and Artists, Art Gallery of Ontario).


The Complete Photographer

By Bayley, R. Child

New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company 1932. (Hardcover) 403pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Green cloth with dark green lettering. Frontispiece, illustrated and photographic plates, diagrams, notes, index. The top and bottom of the spine are lightly stained, top edge lightly stained, and there is a previous owner's name on the front free endpaper. "More than a quarter of a century has passed since the first edition of 'The Complete Photographer' appeared; and if there has been no spectacular or revolutionary change in processes or methods, there has been a gradual but steady alteration in practice which has necessitated the complete rewriting of whole chapters and very great modifications in others". Time Period 1930's. (Art Instruction, Art Instruction, Cameras, Guidebooks, Photography).


The Amateur Photographer's Handbook

By Collins, A. Frederick

New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company 1941. (Hardcover) 402pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to the spine. Photographic frontispiece, photographic plates, illustrations, tables, diagrams, index. The spine is lightly cocked, there is a 1 / 2-inch tear to the cloth on the front cover, and pages 4-5 in the text are lightly soiled. "The Amateur Photographer's Handbook is designed to help everyone who wants to make pictures and doesn't want to spend years, or a fortune, to get them. Published originally in 1925, this work has had a remarkable life. Records of purchase show that it has found its way to all parts of the world. It has served as a class-room text, as a club reference book, as a field manual" - from the Foreword. Revised by Aaron Sussman. (Art Instruction, Art Instruction, Guidebooks, Handbook, Photography).


The Ilford Manual of Photography

By Mitchell, James (editor)

Ilford: Ilford Limited 1944. (Limp cloth) 484pp. Very good in poor dust jacket. Tables, diagrams, illustrations, photographs, formulae, notes, index. "For over fifty years the Ilford Manual of Photography has been recognized as a standard work for photographers of all classes, and in this period nearly half a million copies have been sold" - from the Foreword. Book about Film Photography & Ilford Limited. (Art Instruction, Art Instruction, Guidebooks, Photography).


Art and Design in Textiles

By Ward, Michael

New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company [0-442-29956-7] 1973. (Small 4to) 112pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Black and white and color photographs and illustrations, diagrams, tables, bibliography, index. The dust jacket is price-clipped. "The textile designer of today finds himself in a difficult and tricky position. Trained in the discipline and attitudes of art, he is called upon to operate in a world where many factors other than good design are involved. How can he reconcile the differing demands of art and technology?....The numerous lively and instructive illustrations complement a text which will be fascinating reading for anyone involved, or thinking of becoming involved, in the textile world, whether as a designer, a mnufacturer, a buyer or a consumer". (Fashion, Art and Artists, Art Instruction, Design, Fashion, Textiles).


Destin de Paris (Publisher series: Collection Preludes "Themes Preparatoires A L'action".)

By Le Corbusier

Paris: Editions Fernand Sorlot 1941. (Mass market paperback) 60pp. Very good. Pages uncut. Illustrations, maps, notes. The spine is lightly darkened with minor wear to the top of the spine and slight spotting to the back cover. Publisher series: Collection Preludes "Themes Preparatoires A L'action". Text in French Language. Locale: Paris--France. (Architecture, Architectural Design, Architecture, Cities, Sunshine).


Frank Lloyd Wright; Between Principle and Form

By Laseau, Paul (With James Tice.)

New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold [0-442-23478-3] 1992. (4to paperback) 204pp. Very good plus. Diagrams, plans, illustrations, chronology, notes, references, index. There is a small scrape to the top of the front cover. "Despite the renewed interest in Frank Lloyd Wright and the increasing body of literature that has illuminated his career, the deeper meaning of his architecture continues to be elusive. His own writings are often interesting commentaries but tend not to enlighten us as to his design methodology, and it is difficult to make the connection between his stated philosophy and his actual designs. This book is a refreshing account that evaluates Wright's contribution on the basis of his architectural form, its animating principle and consequent meaning". Book about Form & Frank Lloyd Wright. (Architecture, Architects, Architectural Design, Architecture).


Des Canons, des Munitions?; Merci! Des Logis... S.V.P.

By Corbusier, Le (Photography by Levy; Salaun.)

Paris: Les Editions de L'architecture D'aujourd'hui 1938. (Oblong 4to hardcover) 147pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Cloth spine under color illustrated paper-covered boards. Colored illustration, plans, illustrations, diagrams, photographs. Boards are rubbed and edgeworn with corners lightly worn through and rear board toned 2-1 / 2 inches at the spine. "L'unite! La barbarie, le chaos, les conflits sont en deca ou au del de l'unite. Un jour vient ou l'unite fleurit, Se repand en toutes choses. Tout et harmonieux, sourire et serenite. Nous sommes engages aujourd'hui, au comble de l'effort, dans la conquete de l'unite." - from the text. Photography by Levy & Salaun. Text in French Language. Locale: Paris--France. (Architecture, Architects, Architecture, City Planning, Housing, Modern Architecture).


Colour in the Canadian Rockies

By Phillips, Walter J. (With Frederick Niven.)

Toronto: Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd 1947. (Hardcover) 125pp. Very good in good to very good dust jacket. Green cloth with gilt illustration. Map endpapers, illustrations, color plates, index. The book is lightly worn around the edges and the dust jacket has large chips missing. Locale: Prairie Provinces; Rocky Mountains; Western Canada. (Art--Canada, Art--Canada, Canadian Artists).


Les Plans le Corbusier de Paris; 1956-1922

By Corbusier, Le

Paris: Les Editions de Minuit 1956. (Oblong 4to hardcover) 192pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Cloth spine under color illustrated paper-covered boards. Photographs, monochrome illustrations in turquoise blue, plans, diagrams, advertisements. The back cover is darkened and soiled at the top corner, the corners are lightly bumped and worn, and the top edge has a few tiny bumps. "Cette meditation sur Paris est dediee a l'entreprise francaise puisque celle-ci est a pied d'oeuvre: les gens de la terrasse, du ciment, de l'acier, etc..., - contingent humain, techniques et potentiel et discipline possible. Et non pas a quelques personnalites de la politique, parce que les personnalites appartiennent au monde de l'instable" - le Corbusier, from the Dedication. Book about Charles Edouard J. le Corbusier. Time Period 1922-1956. Text in French Language. Locale: Paris--France. (Architecture, Architecture, City Planning, Modern Architecture, Modernism).


Drawing Restraint; Vol V; 1987-2007

By Barney, Matthew (Contributor Sjon.)

Koln: Serpentine Gallery 978-1-905190-18-8 [978-1-905190-18-8] 2007. (Small 4to) 225pp. Near fine, no dust jacket. Transluscent grey vinyl cover with cutaway on the front. Black and white and color illustrations and photographs, notes. "This exhibition is in no way a definitive study of the DRAWING RESTRAINT series; however, the catalogue documents in some depth the open-ended project, while long-time associate, curator and writer Neville Wakefield provides parallel texts expanding on individual works and the concepts underlying the artist's overall practice". Book about Conceptual Art. Time Period 1987-2007. Contributors include Sjon. Published for Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig. Introduction by Kitty Scott. Text by Neville Wakefield. (Art, Art, Drawing, Exhibition Catalog, Modern Art).


Godey's Lady's Book and Magazine; Volume XCIII July to December, 1876"

By Hale, Sarah J. (Edited by Louis A. Godey.)

Philadelphia: Louis A. Godey 1876. (Hardcover) 578pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Textured cloth with gilt lettering to the spine. 6 steel engravings, 6 foldout illustrations printed on both sides, 6 hand-colored foldout plates. The spine is faded, edgeworn, and lightly fraying, the corners lightly bumped and soiled, and the inner hinges have been reinforced. Time Period 19th Century. Edited by Louis A. Godey. (Fashion, Fashion, Periodicals).


At Water's Edge

By Brender a Brandis, G.

Carlisle: Porcupine's Quill [0-88984-079-2] 1986. (Hardcover) np. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Illustrations. The dust jacket is lightly edgeworn and rubbed with a shallow chip to the bottom of the back panel. "Brender a Brandis's landscapes are small enough, but an engraving of a snail's whorled shell or a mouse may be as tiny as a postage stamp. His sensibility as an artist is reminiscent of the Hawthorne story, 'The Artist of the Beautiful,' in which a watchmaker finds beauty in smallness and abhors the enormity and power of modern industrialism. As an art student at McMaster University, Brender a Brandis hated having to paint huge abstract canvases. An offhand comment from his instructor led him to attempt his first wood engraving, a minute portrait of a frond. His instructor took one look and sneered, 'So you want to be a little Dutch master, do you?'". Locale: Canada. (Art--Canada, Art and Artists, Canadian Artists, Engraving, Landscape, Papermaking, Printmaking, Weaving, Wood Engraving).


Stolen Dreams; Portraits of Working Children
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Stolen Dreams; Portraits of Working Children

By Parker, David L. (With Robert Conrow & Lee Engfer.)

Minneapolis: Lerner Publications [9780822529606] 1998, 1st printing. (Square 4to) 112pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Signed with an inscription by the author. Photographs, bibliography, index. "Each day approximately 250 million children around the world get up and go to work instead of school. They sit hunched before looms, straining to see in the dark as they weave carpets. They work in fields and factories. They scrounge through garbage dumps looking for bits of rags to sell. They risk their lives in brickyards, glass factories, mines, and quarries. They do all these jobs and more". (Photography, Child Labor, Human Rights, Photography, Portraits, Work).


Manitoba Etchings - 1910 to 1940

By Glover, Patricia

Winnipeg: Winnipeg Art Gallery 1973. (4to staplebound) np. Very good. Illustrations. "In the early decades of this century, printing techniques such as engraving, etching and drypoint were practised by many artists in Manitoba. These media were exacting and thus excellent for the portrayal of detail, in landscapes, portraits, or advertising subjects... Twelve artists who worked with etchings in Manitoba between 1910 and 1940 are represented" - from the Introduction. Book about Cyril Barraud, Drypoint, Robert Harris, Alex Musgrove, Leonard Watson & Maude Waugh. Time Period 1910-1940. Locale: Manitoba--Canada; Prairie Provinces; Western Canada; Winnipeg--Manitoba. (Canadian Artists, Art and Artists, Engraving, Etching, Landscape, Printing, Winnipeg Art Gallery).


Canadians at Work

By Pietropaolo, Vincenzo (Photography by Denyse Gerin-Lajoie; Schuster Gindin; Ursula Heller; George Webber; Iva Zimova.)

Toronto: Canadian Auto Workers Union [0-9692932-8-3] 2000. (4to) 204pp. Near fine in very good dust jacket. In a dark blue clamshell box with silver lettering on the top of the box and silver lettering on the front cover. Photographs, indices. The box is lightly worn, with minor scratches and bumps. "In the spring of 1999, the CAW decided on a millennium project. It commissioned Vincenzo (Vince) Pietropaolo to lead a team that would create a collection of photographs of CAW members in their workplaces". Introduction by Sam Gindin. Photography by Denyse Gerin-Lajoie, Schuster Gindin, Ursula Heller, George Webber & Iva Zimova. Locale: Canada. (Photography, Canadian Auto Workers Union, Photography, Photography--Canada).


Clothing from the Hands That Weave

By Mayer, Anita Luvera (Illustrations by Rebecca K. Hyland; Photography by Matt Brown.)

Loveland: Interweave Press [0-934026-14-9] 1984. (4to paperback) 162pp. Very good plus. Black and white and color photographs, illustrations, diagrams, bibliography. "From simple loom-shaped rectangles to a stunning hand-woven wardrobe - Clothing from the Hands That Weave traces the history of fashion from the beginning of time, and the saga of one weaver's successful search for creative fulfillment. It's all here: the development of garment shapes over the ages, ways to adapt these to contemporary looms and life-styles, patterns, weaving notes, inspiration, and more!". Illustrations by Rebecca K. Hyland. Photography by Matt Brown. (Fashion, Art Instruction, Clothing, Crafts, Fashion, Textiles, Weaving).


Irving Penn; Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo

By Penn, Irving (Art of Irving Penn.)

Paris: Sporting D'hiver de Monte-Carlo [2-86597-031-0] 1986. (Square 4to paperback) np. Near fine. Photographs, index. The top right corner is lightly bumped. "I would like to express my deep reconnaissance to H. S. H. The Sovereign Prince and H. S. H. The Princess Caroline of Monaco, under whose patronage and presidency is placed the Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival, for the generous and unfailing interest that their Serene Highness' have shown toward this exhibition" - Didier Imbert. Art of Irving Penn. Book about Arts Festivals. Time Period 1986. Text in French and English. Locale: Monaco; Paris. (Photography, Art Exhibitions, Exhibition Catalog, Photography).


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