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Utrillo and the Painters of Montmartre

by Frabbri, Fratelli (editor)

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1970
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[McCall Collection of Modern Art] McCall Publishing, NY, 1970. Hardcover. Near Fine. "No artist ever produced so detailed a portrait of a city as Utrillo did of Montmartre. It was his lifelong and almost exclusive subject in his paintings. However, Utrillo's works are not what one would expect of a place that has long been considered the gayest city… Read more
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Great Museums of the World: Uffizi, Florence

by Ragghianti, Carlo Ludovico (editorial director)

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1967-1968
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Newsweek, NY, 1967-1968. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "The Uffizi - a legend of beauty that boasts one of the richest artistic patrimonies in the world - houses magnificent examples of the works of nearly all the artists who played significant roles in the history of Western art." [Pub. Info] Compelling text and lavish illustrations.
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Cezanne and the Post-Impressionists

by Frabbri, Fratelli (editor)

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1970
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McCall Collection of Modern Art, McCall Publishing, NY, 1970. Hardcover. Near Fine. "Around 1880 the revolutionary art movement called Impressionism had reached its peak. Already, dissensions and dissatisfactions were apparent among members of the group. Their former preoccupation with naturalism and with the effects of light and atmosphere no longer seemed adequate. They felt that the perceiving eye should… Read more
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The American Scene - Early Twentieth Century

by Wasserman, Emily

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1970
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[McCall Collection of Modern Art] McCall Publishing, NY, 1970. Hardcover. Near Fine. "In the early 1900s it would have been farfetched to believe that within fifty years a distinctly American art would be accepted and admired by an international audience. As industrialization and technology developed with increasing speed during the early 1900s, so too did art." [Page 1] The… Read more
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Redon, Seurat, and the Symbolists

by Frabbri, Fratelli (editor)

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1970
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[McCall Collection of Modern Art] McCall Publishing, NY, 1970. Hardcover. Near Fine. "Symbolism began as a literary movement in France in the 1880s and 1890s. The form of expression appeared first in poetry but soon spread to music and to art, where it led to completely novel modes of creativity. The Symbolists were moved by the urge to find… Read more
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Toulouse-Lautrec and the Paris of the Cabarets

by Lassaigne, Jacques

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1970
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[McCall Collection of Modern Art] McCall Publishing, NY, 1970. Hardcover. Near Fine. "In the last quarter of the nineteenth century a group of rebellious young painters abandoned the dusty models and art objects associated with the Greek and Roman myths in order to open wide the windows and look out at nature. When they first exhibited their works they… Read more
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Great Museums of the World: Brera, Milan

by Ragghianti, Carlo Ludovico (editorial director)

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1967-1968
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Newsweek, NY, 1967-1968. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "The most Italian of museums - has its nucleus the unparalleled assemblage of religious art taken from convents, churches, and palaces of Italy. Napoleon assemble the collection to include Venetian and Tuscan secular masterpieces, until today the gallery holds splendid examples of every major school of Italian art." [Dust Jacket] Compelling text and … Read more
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Moments of Vision & Other Essays

by Clark, Kenneth

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Published
1981
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Fine
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1st edition
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Harper & Row, NY, 1981. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Kenneth Clark, known to millions through his book and television series 'Civilisation', is also a critic and interpreter of art and culture. 'Moments of Vision' explores an element of human experience and that 'divine agitation' of the creative artist which can be recognized in literature and painting."" [Dust Jacket] The… Read more
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Kings & Connoisseurs: Collecting Art in Seventeenth-Century Europe

by Brown, Jonathan

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1995
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1st edition
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Princeton University Press , 1995. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Old master paintings are now considered to be the most valuable and prestigious of the visual arts, and the best examples command the highest prices of any luxury commodity. Jonathan Brown tells in vivid detail the story of the rise of painting to this exalted status. The result is an… Read more
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Metropolitan Museum of Art: 11 Art Portfolios

by Canaday, John [Art Editor and Critic, The New York Times]

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Published
1958
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, 1958. Hardcover. Very Good. Volumes include: Realism, Expressionism, Abstraction, Composition I, Composition II, Composition III, Techniques I, Techniques II, Water Color, The Artist as Social Critic,The Artist as Visionary. Each volume: Large format; 10 x 13 inches; 25 pages; A sleeve inside the front cover that holds loose full-size Color Prints and Notes… Read more
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Modern American - Op, Pop, and the School of Color

by Hunter, Sam

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1970
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[McCall Collection of Modern Art] McCall Publishing, NY, 1970. Hardcover. Near Fine. "The decline in the pace of European innovation during the forties had the paradoxical effect of releasing new energies among young American artists. Jackson's exhibition of 1943 was the first in the series of the new vanguard representations. Robert Motherwell was testing 'automatic' painting and Gorky -… Read more
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The Pre-Raphaelites

by Frabbri, Fratelli (editor)

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1970
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[McCall Collection of Modern Art] McCall Publishing, NY, 1970. Hardcover. Near Fine. "The works of Hunt, Millais and Rossetti created a sensation and protest from outraged mid-century Victorians. They denounced the artists for degrading time-hallowed figures by clothing them in shabby, everyday garb. They also objected to the artists' historical and mythological work which showed a strong romantic tendency.… Read more
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Picasso and the Cubists

by Frabbri, Fratelli (editor)

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1970
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[McCall Collection of Modern Art] McCall Publishing, NY, 1970. Hardcover. Near Fine. "In the early years of the 20th century an art movement began which was not only to be the most productive and influential artistic development of its time, but which would also affect every phase of 20th century living in which design is a factor.… Read more
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Modern French Masters_ The Impressionists

by Frabbri, Fratelli (editor)

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1970
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[McCall Collection of Modern Art] McCall Publishing, NY, 1970. Hardcover. Near Fine. "In the second half of the nineteenth century a new art movement was born in France. It was derisively christened 'Impressionism' by an art critic upon seeing Monet's painting, 'Impression - Sunrise.' It soon lost its mocking connotation, for 'impressions' were precisely what these artists were trying… Read more
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Modigliani and the Painters of Montparnasse

by Hubbard, Helen

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1970
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[McCall Collection of Modern Art] McCall Publishing, NY, 1970. Hardcover. Near Fine. "In early years of the twentieth century, Paris was the undisputed capital of the Western art world. Young artists flocked there to participate in the intellectual ferment that was taking in Paris, to mingle with other artists, writers and critics and to enjoy the freedom, actual as… Read more
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Ernst, Miro, and the Surrealists

by Crispolti, Enrico

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1970
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[McCall Collection of Modern Art] McCall Publishing, NY, 1970. Hardcover. Near Fine. "Surrealist art came into being at the end of World War I to answer the cry for a new and 'more nearly honest' way of seeing, of thinking, of being. It was not merely a new artistic movement self-consciously created to contrast with the avant-garde movements that… Read more
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David and Napoleonic Painting

by Frabbri, Fratelli (editor)

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1970
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[McCall Collection of Modern Art] McCall Publishing, NY, 1970. Hardcover. Near Fine. "With the rise of Napoleon, official art patronage took on a renewed vigor. Napoleon fully recognized the utility of art as a political instrument adapted to his personal service. By no means unschooled, he was a true connoisseur and a man of taste. David left masterpieces… Read more
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Audubon, Homer, Whistler & 19h century America

by Wilmerding, John

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1970
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[McCall Collection of Modern Art] McCall Publishing, NY, 1970. Hardcover. Near Fine. "The nineteenth century is in many respects the most interesting in the history of the shaping and development of art in the United States. It was during this century that many of the themes associated with the American character first appeared. Like their European counterparts, American artists… Read more
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Kandinsky

by Whitford, Frank

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Revised edition 1967
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[The Colour Library of Art] Paul Hamlyn, London, Revised edition 1967. Hardcover. Near Fine . "48 Reprinted Plates in Full Color works by Abstract Artist Kandinsky. Kandinsky was one of the first artists to create a completely abstract picture." [Pub. Info] Book is in Near Fine condition with owner signature and date and minor scuffing.
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Symbolism and Art Nouveau: Sense of Impending Crisis, Refinement of Sensibility, and Life Reborn in Beauty

by Gerhardus, Maly and Dietfried

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1979
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[Phaidon 20th-Century Art] Phaidon Press, Oxford UK, 1979. Hardcover. Near Fine . "Art in Europe -particularly in Britain and France-underwent major developments at the turn of the 20th century. Inspired on the one hand by the Symbolist movement in literature and reacting against heavy-handed academicism in painting on the other, the related, intertwined and yet separate styles… Read more
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