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Turning Toward Home: The Art of Jean Richardson
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Turning Toward Home: The Art of Jean Richardson

By Troccoli, Joan Carpenter

New York: John Szoke Graphics, Inc., 1998. 1998 Edition, printing unstated. FINE in FINE price intact dust jacket. A fresh, clean, totally unmarked copy; tightly bound in maroon hardcover, title stamped in silver on spine. Color pictorial jacket is lightly rubbed along rear flap fold but is otherwise fine. A beautifully designed and illustrated monograph on the renowned equestrian artist, Jean Richardson. Color plates and figures throughout, plus a few black & white archival photos. 9-1/4 x 11-1/4"; 160 pages. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$23.75

Kiki Smith Photographs
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Kiki Smith Photographs

By Brown, Elizabeth A.; Smith, Kiki

Munich, London and New York: Prestel, 2010. Hardcover catalog to accompany the 2010 exhibition at Seattle's Henry Art Gallery. FINE in FINE dust jacket. A fresh, totally unmarked copy, tightly bound in black hardcover, titled in white on spine. Color pictorial jacket is clean and complete, no tears, chips or creases. Artist Kiki Smith is a print-maker.sculptor and photographer. Elizabeth Brown's illustrated essay "I Myself Have Seen It: Photography and Kiki Smith" opens the book, followed by five photographic essays by Kiki Smith, Generously illustrated with color photographs. 8-3/4 x 10-3/4"; 208 pages. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$36.10

Chuck Close: Life
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Chuck Close: Life

By Finch, Christopher

Munich, London and New York: Prestel, 2010. SIGNED BY FINCH and CLOSE. FINE in NEAR FINE price intact dust jacket. 2010 First Edition, printing unstated. A crisp, clean and tightly bound copy, unmarked other than inscription and signatures of both Christopher Finch and Chuck Close, penned in black felt tip on the title page "For Elry & Jeff / Chuck Close / Christopher Finch." (The "greeting" appears to be in Close's hand.) The ink from the signatures has slightly bled through to the copyright page on the reverse side of the title page, pages are otherwise pristine. Cream colored hardcover, titled in black on spine is fresh and unworn. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. Unclipped jacket, featuring photographic portrait of Close is clean and complete - slight rubbing to edges, no tears or chips. The jacket is in a clear archival protector. A thorough, insightful and generously illustrated biography of the acclaimed American artist. "Chuck Close's story casts a bright light in a dark time. To make great art in the face of such adversity is an act of faith." (-Calvin Tomkins). Signed copies exceedingly scarce. 7 x 10"; 350 pages. Signed by Author and Artist. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$147.25

TokyoLife; Art and Design
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TokyoLife; Art and Design

By Mori, Toshiko; Yuniya, Kawamura; Fumihiro, Hayashi; et al

New York: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 2007. 2007 First Edition, First Printing, with full number line. FINE in NEAR FINE dust jacket. A fresh, clean, totally unmarked copy, firmly bound in hardcover of printed paper over boards featuring a full wrap color pictorial design. Pages crisp and fine. Hardcover fresh and unworn. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. Jacket is clean and colorful, light rubbing to spine ends, otherwise fine - no tears or chips and in a clear archival protector. The works of over 80 Japanese 'creatives' - painters, architects, interior and industrial designers, fashion designers, filmmakers and photographers are presented in this beautifully designed book, lavishly illustrated with color photographs throughout. 8-3/4 x 11-1/4"; 496 pages. The book weighs over 5 lbs. and will require additional postage for Priority or International mailing.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Thick 4to.

$60.80

David Hockney Portraits
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David Hockney Portraits

By Glazebrook, Mark; Livingstone, Marco; White, Edmund; et al

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2006. 2006. Hardcover catalog for the 2006/7 exhibition organized by London's National Portrait Gallery and The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. FINE in FINE dust jacket. A fresh, crisp and tightly bound copy - no markings, no bumps, scuffs, stains other blemishes. Essays by Marco Livingstone, Mark Glazebrook, Sarah Howgate, Edmund White and Barbara Stern Shapiro are followed by the section of 163 color plates, Notes on the sitters for the portraits, and an illustrated Chronology. A selected bibliography and index are also included. 9 x 11"; 256 pages. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$76.00

Manga! Manga!: The World of Japanese Comics
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Manga! Manga!: The World of Japanese Comics

By Schodt, Frederik L.; Tezuka, Osamu (Foreword)

Tokyo and New York: Kodansha International/USA Ltd., 1986. 1986 First Paperback Edition. VERY GOOD. A clean, crisp and firmly bound copy. The only marking is an owner name, in tiny writing, on second blank leaf of book. Pages otherwise fresh and fine. Colorful paper cover has folded flaps with US and Japanese price on front flap. Cover has moderate surface rubbing including small scuffs to rear flap fold but is clean and attractive, no tears chips or creases. Binding firm, no splits or cracs, no creasing to cover spine. A well written and illustrated exposition of Japanese comics, published at the time when Japnese manga was revolutionizing comic and animation industries in the West. "…a joy to look at and a work of an art in and of itself." 7-1/8 x 10-1/8"'; 260 pages. First Paperback Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$26.60

Will Eisner's New York: Life in the Big City
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Will Eisner's New York: Life in the Big City

By Eisner, Will; Gaiman, Neil (Introduction)

New York: W W Norton & Company, 2006. 2006 Stated First Edition and with full number printing line. FINE in NEAR FINE price intact dust jacket. A crisp, clean, totally unmarked and tightly bound copy. Pages pristine. Hardcover, yellow boards with blue, gilt titled spine, is very slightly rubbed at bottom edges but otherwise fine. Unclipped jacket is clean and colorful. Binding and hinges tight and straight. Small crease near center top edge of front jacket panel, slight shelf rub to surface of rear panel, otherwise fine. Jacket is in a clear archival protector. Collection of four classic Eisner works: New York: The Big City; The Building; City People Notebook; Invisible People. Introduction by Neil Gaiman. A beautifully printed and produced homage to the "grand old man of comics" and father of the graphic novel. 7-1/4 x 10-1/4"; xv + 423 pages. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$37.05

Great American Houses and Their Architectural Styles
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Great American Houses and Their Architectural Styles

By McAlester, Virginia; McAlester, Lee

New York: Abbeville Press, 1994. 1994 Stated First Edition. FINE in VERY GOOD+ dust jacket. A fresh, clean, totally unmarked and firmly bound copy. Pages and printed map endpapers fine. Dark red cloth hardcover, titled in silver on front and spine is pristine. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. The color illustrated jacket is bright and complete, lightly shelf rubbed - small scuffs to corners and spine ends. No tears, chips or creases; the jacket is in a new clear archival protector. A well-written history of major American residential architectural styles superbly designed and profusely illustrated with color photographs of significant surviving houses by Alex McLean. Larry Boerder rendered architectural drawings; Carol Boerder-Snyder the floor plans. 10-1/4 x 10-1/4". 348 pages. A heavy book, (nearly 5 lbs) requiring additional postage for international or priority mailing. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good+. Illus. by McLean, Alex. 4to.

$42.75

To Embrace the Universe: The Drawings of Frederic Edwin Church

By Dee, Elaine Evans

Yonkers, NY: The Hudson River Museum, 1984. 1984 softcover Exhibition Catalog. VERY GOOD. A crisp, clean, totally unmarked copy firmly bound in dark blue paper cover, printed in white and black. Pages fine. Cover is clean though spine and top edge of rear cover are color faded. No tears, chips or creases to cover. 106 black and shite plates reproduce drawings by Church of scenes of North and South America, Niagara Falls and Icebergs, Jamaica, the Near East, Mediterranean and Europe. Introductory Essay by Elaine Dee. 8-1/2 x 11"; 125 pages. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$22.80

The Art of Assemblage

By Seitz, William C

New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1961. Hardcover catalog for the 1961-62 exhibition of assemblages created by major artists of the early to mid-twentieth century. VERY GOOD+ in VERY GOOD price intact dust jacket. A clean, unmarked and firmly bound copy, in black cloth hardcover, gilt lettered on front and spine. Pages clean and near fine. The spine is cocked (leans) but binding and hinges are tight and intact. Unclipped dust jacket is clean and complete. Edges are lightly rubbed and there is light creasing to bottom of the front panel, a few tiny short closed edge tears with color frontis plus 10 color illustrations (one a fold-out). 8-1/2 x 9-1/2"; 176 pages. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Very Good.

$47.50

Times Square Roulette: Remaking the City Icon
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Times Square Roulette: Remaking the City Icon

By Sagalyn, Lynne B

Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2001. 2001 presumed First Edition, no reprint listed. FINE in FINE dust jacket. A crisp, clean, totally unmarked and tightly bound copy. Pages unblemished. Black cloth hardcover is titled in red on spine, matching red endpapers. Cover is fresh and unworn. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. Color pictorial jacket is clean, no chips, tears, creases or clipping. Jacket is in a clear archival protector. Black & white illustrations throughout, plus 16 pages of color photos. A momentous, meticulously researched work on the phenomenal transformation of New York City's aged Times Square and 42 Street. Sagalyn weaves a cohesive narrative out of the many varied forces involved. From seedy to super-glitzy; not all agree the redevelopment is a "success" but the drama behind the change is fascinating. 7-3/4 x 11-1/4"; xviii + 620 pages. A heavy book, may require additional postage for Priority or international mailing. Hard Cover. Fiine/Fine.

$56.05

The Lyrical Constructivist: Don Gummer Sculpture
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The Lyrical Constructivist: Don Gummer Sculpture

By Plagens, Peter

Chesterfield, MA and Evansville, IN: Chameleon Books, Inc./Evansville Museum, 2001. 2001 First Edition SIGNED by Gummer in December 2001. NEAR FINE in VERY GOOD dust jacket. Don Gummer inscribed, in blue ink, on the title page; "With regards - Don Gummer - 12/1/01." Another inscription, by Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science Director John W. Streetman III, is neatly calligraphed on his Foreword page "For Dear Bridget - with love, John - March 2002." A crisp, clean, otherwise unmarked copy firmly bound in bright blue hardcover titled on black and white on front and spine. Endpapers are in a matching blue. Cover corners and spine ends are lightly rubbed, otherwise the book is fine. The color jacket is clean, bright and complete; it has light edgewear and a few dentings and small rub marks but no tears or chips. The jacket is in a clear archival protector. Don Gummer has been sculpting for over four decades - since the 80s he has concentrated on large free-standing works, often for outdoor display, using bronxe, stainless steel, aluminum and stained glass. (He is married, for over 30 years, to actress Meryl Streep.) This hardcover exhibition catalog contains an opening essay by Peter Plagens followed by 45 pages of color plates There are also exhibit listings and a brief bibliography. Laid into the book is a copy of the Fall 2001 edition of "Copia" - the museum's quarterly publication. 9-3/4 x 10-1/2"; 64 pages.. Signed By Artist. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$80.75

Sculpture: From Antiquity to the Middle Ages: From the Eighth Century Bc to the Fifteenth Century
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Sculpture: From Antiquity to the Middle Ages: From the Eighth Century Bc to the Fifteenth Century

By Bruneau, Philippe; Torelli, Mario; Xavier Barral i Altet; Duby, Georges; Sophie Guillot de Suduiraut

Koln, London, et al: Taschen, 1999. 1999 Edition. This massive work was originally published in two volumes. This edition combines the two volumes into one. NEAR FINE in VERY GOOD dust jacket. A clean, totally unmarked and sturdily bound copy. Pages are fresh and fine. Hardcover of printed cream-colored paper over boards is clean and sharp; spine ends are lightly shelf creased, cover is otherwise fine. Binding and hinges are firm, intact and straight, Color pictorial jacket is clean and complete, lightly shelf-rubbed and with minor edgewear, primarily creasing and short tears at spine ends and corners. Jacket is in a clear archival protector. Beautifully written and produced with over 1000 illustrations, many in color. A heavy book, will require additional postage for overseas or priority mailing. 9-3/4 x 13-14"; 544 pages. First Edition Thus. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$61.75

Oman: Citadelles Entre Sable et Mer (Citadels Between Sand and Sea)
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Oman: Citadelles Entre Sable et Mer (Citadels Between Sand and Sea)

By Stevens, Andre

Belgium: Editions Terra Incognita, 1990. October 1990, stated First Edition. FINE in NEAR FINE dust jacket. A clean, unmarked and tightly bound copy. Author Andre Stevens journeyed thousands of miles through Oman while on assignment as the UNESCO representative from 1984 to 1989; he here presents the first comprehensive survey of the country's main historic sites. The book was published in the 20th anniversary year of Sultan Qaboos bin Said al-Said's accession to the throne. His text is presented in English, French and Arabic. The illustration section contains 82 beautifully reproduced color photographs, part of the UNESCO's comprehensive study of the Silk Routes. Pages and black leatherette hardcover, gilt titled on front and spine, are fresh and fine. Color illustrated jacket is clean and bright - very slightly shelf rub, tiny creases and scuffs to spine ends, otherwise fine A very scarce book. 10 x 9-1/2". 144 pages.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$142.50

The Illustrated Harvard: Harvard University in Wood Engravings and Words
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The Illustrated Harvard: Harvard University in Wood Engravings and Words

By McCurdy, Michael; Kaplan, Justin (Foreword)

Chester, CT: The Globe Pequot Press, 1986. 1986 Stated First Edition, First Printing. VERY GOOD in VERY GOOD price intact dust jacket. A clean, tightly bound copy. Review slip and card are laid in; top page edge lightly stamped in red "review copy." No other markings to book. Pages fresh and fine. Gray endpapers - front free endpaper and first leaf of book have indent from paperclip on top edge. Bound in red cloth hardcover, gilt titled on spine and front. Slight color fade to cloth along top edge, Illustrated jacket is clean, lighlty edgeworn with a few tiny short closed tears and light edge toning. Illustrated with 25 exquisite wood engravings by Michael McCurdy. The illustrations are arranged in walking-tour order. The book was published to commemorate Harvard's 350th Anniversary. 10-1/4 x 8-1/4" (oblong); 64 pages. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$18.95

Fritz Eichenberg: Werkkatalog der illustrierten Bucher 1922-1987
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Fritz Eichenberg: Werkkatalog der illustrierten Bucher 1922-1987

By Visel, Curt (Foreword); Maslyn, David C. and Nagele, Hildegard (Bibliography); Clarke, Ronald N. (Essay)

Memmingen, Germany: Edition Curt Visel , 1987. 1987 Limited Edition - copy number 164 of 1000. NEAR FINE. A crisp, clean, unmarked and tightly bound copy. Pages fine and unblemished. Hardcover, cream colored paper over boards titled and illustrated in black, is fresh and clean; very faint shelf wear, tiny bumps to bottom corners. Binding and hinges tight, intact and straight. Text in German and English. Includes 92 pages of superb reproductions of Eichenberg wood cuts, introductory essay "Passion in Wood: The Genius of Fritz Eichenberg" by Ronald Clarke, chronology and bibliography. 7-3/4 x 8-3/4".. Numbered Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

$71.25

Hudson Valley Ruins: Forgotten Landmarks of an American Landscape

By Rinaldi, Thomas E.; Yasinsac, Robert J

Hanover and London: University Press of New England, 2006. 2006 First Printing with full number line, SIGNED by BOTH AUTHORS. FINE in NEAR FINE dust jacket. Signed on title page by both Rinaldi and Yasinac. Pages crisp and fine, firmly bound in pristine hardcover of ivory paper over boards with black cloth spine with gilt title. Color pictorial jacket is bright and complete, slight shelf rub but no tears, creases or chips. Jacket is in a clear archival protector. Binding and hinges firm and straight. A bittersweet and very informative tour of New York's Hudson Valley and its haunting relics from Albany and Rensselaer south to Yonkers and New York City: homes, churches, train stations, mills, manufacturing and power plants and more. Generously illustrated with black and white photos as well as 16 pages of color. 7-1/4 x 10-1/4"; xiii + 337 pages. Signed by Authors. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo.

$76.00

The Wood and the Graver: The Work of Fritz Eichenberg
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The Wood and the Graver: The Work of Fritz Eichenberg

By Eichenberg, Fritz; Fern, Alan (Introduction)

New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., 1977. 1977 Stated First Edition (trade edition). NEAR FINE in GOOD price intact dust jacket. INSCRIBED BY EICHENBERG, on the half-title page, in black ink, "Fritz Eichenberg to Sandy with good wishes * Peace Dale R.I. May 9, 1986." A crisp, clean, otherwise unmarked copy. Top and bottom page edges slightly foxed, otherwise pages are fresh and fine; firmly bound in a gray cloth hardcover gilt titled on spine. The cover is lightly edge worn; tiny corner bumps, slight color fade along edges. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. Red endpapers. Unclipped jacket is clean, moderately edgeworn with small chips and tears. Toning is visible to along flap edges and to reverse (unprinted) side. Jacket is in a clear archival protector. Beautiful reproductions of Eichenberg woodcuts, from his early student days in Leipzig to his 1977 pieces for 'The Adventures of Simplicissimus.' Includes his Eulogy to the Woodblock, Index of Prints, Bibliography and Biographical Notes.. Signed By Artist. First Trade Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good. 4to.

$166.25

Drawings of Fritz Eichenberg: A Selection 1933-1983
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Drawings of Fritz Eichenberg: A Selection 1933-1983

By Eichenberg, Fritz; Eliot, Alexander (Introduction)

New Haven: Yale University Library, 1985. 1965 softcover bound in gray paper wrapper, titled in black on front. INSCRIBED by Eichenberg, in blank ink on center of front panel of wrapper "Fritz Eichenberg to Sandy with good wishes *". No other markings - a FINE, otherwise unmarked, firmly bound copy. Pages crisp and fine. Wrapper is clean and sharp, faintest of rubbing to edges; no chips, tears or creases. No creasing to wrapper spine and binding is firm, no splits, 3-page Introduction by Alexander Eliot is followed by notes on the plates - of which there are 146 (full-page black& white). Included are illustrations from "In Praise of Folly"; "The Adventures of Simplicissimus"; "A Child's Christmas in Wales"; "Fables with a Twist"' "The Jungle Book"; "Anna Karenina"Dostoevsky's "The Idiot" and "The Possessed" as well as over 50 miscellaneous pieces. 8-1/2 x 11". Signed By Artist. Wrapper. Fine. 4to.

$95.00

A Memoir of Thomas Bewick Written By Himself

By Bewick, Thomas; Bain, Ian (Editor)

London, New York, Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1975. 1975 first British Edition (Oxford). NEAR FINE in NEAR FINE price intact dust jacket. A crisp, clean, totally unmarked and solidly bound copy. 8 illustration pages, printed on coated paper, are slightly toned along top edges, otherwise internally fine. Hardcover, umber colored cloth titled in gilt on a black spine panel, is fresh and handsome. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. Unclipped pictorial jacket with gilt titling is clean, lightly edge rubbed but no tears, chips or creases; light toning to reverse, unprinted, side. Jacket is in a clear archival protector. Introduction by the editor, Ian Bain. This is the first edition providing the complete text of Thomas Bewick's autobiography, without the editorializing of his daughter Jane Bewick. The book is illustrated with 50 figures and tail pieces from Bewick's "Quadrupeds" and "Birds." There are also 8 pages of black and white illustrations. Notes on Bewick's engraving technique, explanatory notes, a select bibliography and index are included. 6 x 9-1/4"; xliv + 258 text and 8 illus pages. First British Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo.

$47.50

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