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Painted in Words: A Memoir
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Painted in Words: A Memoir

By Bak, Samuel S

Bloomington, IN, U.S.A.: Indiana University Press, 2001. Published in conjunction with the Pucker Art Gallery in Boston, this is a memoir of the Jewish painter who was born in Vilna in 1933, had his first exhibition in 1943 in the Vilna ghetto, survived a forced labor camp, and emigrated to Israel after the war, in his foreword, the Israeli novelist Amos Oz writes, "I regard Samuel Bak as one of the great painters of the twentieth century. There are few artists who have so successfully represented the mad cruelty of our era....;" includes many photographs and reproductions; inscribed, signed, and dated by the author on the half-title page (dark green quarter cloth with gold lettering & yellow textured paper-covered boards; pictorial cover with painting on the front, author's photo on the back; a bright, clean, tight copy; this is a large, heavy volume that can only be shipped by domestic media mail without additional shipping charge). First Edition. Quarter Cloth. As New/As New.

$29.95

Juan Gris

By Green, Christopher

London, England, U.K.: Whitechapel Art Gallery, 1992. This is the catalog of an exhibition of paintings by Juan Gris organized by the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London in 1992; it includes a series of seven introductory essays by Christopher Green of the Courtauld Institute of Art which approach Gris' work from different angles, two essays that offer the results of new research by Karin von Maur and Christian Derouet, and 118 full-page, full-color reproductions, followed by a biography and a bibliography (back cover has creased corner; otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy; this is a very large, heavy volume that can only be shipped by domestic media mail without additional postage). Paper Covers. Very Good. 9" X 11".

$45.00

The Museum of Fine Arts, Dijon

By Starcky, Emmanuel; Meyer, Helene; Gras, Catherine; Pardoe, Mary (translator)

Paris, France: Musees et Monuments de France, 1992. This is an illustrated history of the one of the finest museums in France and its collections; includes many color reproductons of the paintings and other works of art in the museum (pictorial cover with detail from 15th century painting on the front; a bright, clean, tight copy). Paperback. As New. 8 1/4" X 11".

$28.00

Thomas Eakins (2 Volumes)

By Goodrich, Lloyd

Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.: Harvard University Press, 1982. Published for the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., this is a two-volume boxed set, an extensively illustrated biography of Eakins by an important art historian, a curator and later the Director of the Whitney Museum of Art, who published an earlier biography of Eakins in 1933, based on research that included conversations with Eakins' widow and interviews with his friends and former students, many of whom were the subjects of his portraits, and access to Eakins' letters and notebooks; this new book takes into account the extensive research and literature on Eakins since 1930; includes 275 illustrations in both black & white and color; signed by author on front endpaper of Volume I (white & tan textured cloth with tan lettering, both volumes in near fine condition except that spines are foxed, slipcase in nearly perfect condition). Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 9 1/4" X 11 1/4". Boxed Set.

$75.00

Making Mischief: Dada Invades New York

By Naumann, Francis M.; Venn, Beth

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1996. This book is the catalog of an exhibition at the Whitney Museum from November 1996 to February 1997 whose intent was to show that, as important as Dada was to the growth of American modernism, the ferment of New York played an equally critical role in the evolution of Dada itself; New York Dada activity, reflected within a small but important community of artists, writers, critics, and patrons located in and around the Arensberg circle, was influenced by new technologies of photography and cinema, psychoanalytic theory of the subconscious mind, and the social tumult of massive waves of immigration; includes scholarly essays on New York Dada and many illustrations; contributors include Francis Naumann, the exhibition curator, Todd Alden, Steven Watson, Lauren Ross, Allan Antliff, Jay Bochner, Abraham Davidson, Lauren Dalrymple Henderson, Amelia Jones, Rosalind Krauss, Molly Nesbit, Robert Rosenblum, Dickran Tashjian, Beth Venn, Barbara Zabel (heavy card covers with very slight edgewear, otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy). Paperback. Near Fine. 7 1/2" X 10 1/4".

$19.95