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Concerning the Spiritual in Art
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Concerning the Spiritual in Art

By Kandinsky, Wassily

U.S.A: Dover Publications, 1977. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. Trade Paperback in Good+ Condition. Translated and with an Introduction by M. T. H. Sadler. Preface by Richard Stratton. 9 woodcuts by Kandinsky, 9 plates, 3 figures. This book explains Wassily Kandinsky's (1866-1944) own theory of painting and the ideas that were influencing other artists of the period. Along with his own ground-breaking paintings, this book had a tremendous impact on the development of modern art. This is an unabridged republication of the 1914 English translation originally published under the title "The Art of Spiritual harmony". New Preface for the Dover republication by Richard Stratton. Clean and bright wraps, rubbed, small crease center of lower edge, slight wear to extremities. Internals quite clean, no markings, lightly toned pages. Binding solid, all pages intact. xxiii + 57 pages. 8.5 x 5.25 inches. 1977, Dover Publications, USA

$6.61

BERNINI
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BERNINI

By Hibbard, Howard

U.S.A: Penguin Books, 1968. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. Trade Paperback in Good Condition. Clean, unmarked wraps, worn around all edges, crease to upper front corner, with illustration of a detail from Bernini's 'Ecstasy of St. Teresa' . Binding solid, all pages intact, clean, free from any markings. Portrait of Bernini on flyleaf. Frontis: Self-Portrait of Bernini. 127 Illustrative Plates of Bernini's art in back and white. This lavishly illustrated book makes an important contribution to our understanding of the age of Baroque and of one of its greatest artists. 255 pages with Bibliographical Note, Notes to Text and Index. 7.75 x 5 inches. 1969, Penguin Books, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

$9.25

Late Gothic to Renaissance Paintersl (The Lives of the Painters, I )
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Late Gothic to Renaissance Paintersl (The Lives of the Painters, I )

By Canaday, John

U.S.A: W W Norton & Co Inc, 1972. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. Paperback in Good Condition. Clean wraps, black, blue and white, unmarked, wear to corners and lower edge, soundly bound, square. pages clean, clear, no marks, no creases. An Authoritative Survey of the Great Western Painters from Giotto Through Brueghel. 351pages. 4.25 x 7 inchesa. W W Norton & Co, New York, 1972.

$5.73

Donna Dewberry's One Stroke Painting Course
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Donna Dewberry's One Stroke Painting Course

By Dewberry, Donna

U.S.A: Sterling Pub Co Inc, 1999. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Type: Hardback First Printing. Hardcover Book and Dust Jacket in Very Good Condition. This book brings together some of Donna Dewberry's most inspired home decor projects--step-by-step instructions, color worksheets, and patterns to help you create beautiful painted items such as plates, planters, boxes, and vases, and on a variety of surfaces, including wood, tin, clay and glass. Lovely blue binding looks new, lower front corner gently bumped, otherwise as new. Internals immaculate, with full color illustrations throughout. Bright, colorful, clean dust jacket, with a wrinkle to rear top edge, otherwise as new. 128 pages. 10.2 x 9 inches. Sterling Pub Co Inc, USA, 1999.

$8.77

Come Look With Me: Art in Early America
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Come Look With Me: Art in Early America

By Osofsky, Randy

Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge Publishing, 2006. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Type: Hardback Hardcover Quarto in Near Fine Condition. No Jacket. Binding of blue pictorial cloth with illustration of Thomas Chambers' 'Capture of H.R.M.Frigate'. Bright and clean, with upper corners gently bumped, trace wear to lower corner tips. Tight, solid, and square. Internals immaculate. "Come Look with Me" is part of a series of interactive art appreciation books for children. Each of the twelve works of art is paired with a set of questions meant to stimulate thoughtful discussion between adults and children. The accompanying text provides background information on the artist and the work. Exquisitely illustrated with full colouor, full page reproductions. 32 pages. 10 x 10 inches. 2006, Charlesbridge Publishing, Watertown, MA, USA

$7.86

The Louvre
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The Louvre

By Quoniam, Pierre

Paris, France: Editions de la Reunion des musees nationaux, 1988. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Visit the Louvre with this marvelously illustrated book with color plates of exhibits--Antiquities, Paintings, Sculpture, Objets d'Arts, with informative and descriptive text. Also included is a brief historical background of The Palace and The Museum of the Louvre. Very Good Condition. Clean, glossy, bright, illustrated card cover with nine color reproductions on front. Tips of front cover show light wear, upper edge near corner very slightly wrinkled. 95 pages. 7.25" x 7.5" tall (18.5cm).

$9.25

Arts of Clay
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Arts of Clay

By Price, Christine

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1977. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Type: Hardback First Printing. Hardcover Book in Near Fine Condition with a Very Good Dust Jacket. Fully illustrated. Copper colored cloth binding with black titles on spine, black outlined clay pot on front. Very clean, slight rubbing of some corners, tight & solid sewn binding, square with sharp corners. Orange endpapers. Internals like new. Orange and brown unclipped dust jacket is clean and unmarked with slight wear to extremities, an eighth inch circular hole to spine near bottom edge, closed tear on top edge, tape reinforced on inside. Christine Price brings together the earth arts of people throughout the world. The pots in this book are a mixture of old and new. Village potters of the present day and their traditional methods are represented as well as the potters of ancient times.These pieces were all built without a potter's wheel and do not benefit from added paints and glaze decorations. They are very beautiful and transcend the everyday world for which they were made. The place in which each pot was made is stated with the name and illustration. Dates for the ancient pots are listed with the list of illustrations found at the end of the book. 64 pages. 8.25 x 8.25 inches. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1977.

$7.49

A Concise History of Bronzes
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A Concise History of Bronzes

By Savage, George

U.S.A: Frederick A. Praeger, 1969. Paperback. Good. Praeger World of Art Trade Paperback in Good Condition. 209 photographs, 16 in colour, showing the remarkable variety of forms that man has been able to forge in bronze. Cover is clean with a protective clear coating over paper, light wear all around edges, tight and square binding. Name printed on fore edge of page block, in large letters. Former owner name on first page. Pages quite clean, free from any markings. George Savage begins his work with a description of how bronze is cast, explaining such techniques as cire-perdue and electrotyping and shows how they influence the forms themselves. The main part of the book is about the history of bronzework, ranging from the giant statue of Zeus in Athens to the 11th century doors of St. Michael's Church, Hildesheim, and from the masterpieces of the Renaissance to the world of Moore, Picasso, Giacometti and other 20th century sculptors. Mr. Savage also discusses more modest objects, from prehistoric horse harness to Roccoco chandeliers. 264 pages with Bibliography, List of Illustrations and Index.5.75 x 8.25 inches. Frederick A. Praeger, New York, 1969.

$6.83

How To Recognize Gothic Art
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How To Recognize Gothic Art

By Gozzoli, Dr. Maria Christina

New York and Canada: Penguin Books, 1979. First US Edition. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. Paperback in Good+ Condition. Beautifully illustrated wrappers, clean, rubbed along upper edge and more heavily rubbed along hinge. Full color and b/w illustrations and drawings on every page. Pages very clean, completely free from any markings, no creases. Tight glued binding. This volume first published in Italy explains how to appreciate the Gothic style in all its major manifestations: painting, tapestry, jewelry, manuscript illumination, sculpture, and above all, the great cathedrals with their portals, vaults, rose windows, and flying buttresses. 64 pages with index. 5 x 7.75 inches. Penguin Books, New York and Canada, 1979.

$7.49

Precolumbian Art of North America and Mexico
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Precolumbian Art of North America and Mexico

By Abbate, Francesco (Editor)

London, New York, Sydney, and Hong Kong: Octopus Books Limited, 1972. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Type: Hardback Hardcover Book Very Good Condition with a Good Dust Jacket. 98 Full Color Illustrations. Includes examples of Eskimo Art, North American Indian Art and Mexican Art. Translated by Elizabeth Evans. English version first published 1972 by Octopus Books Limited, London. Originally published in Italian, by Fratelli Fabbri Editore,1966. Pale yellow cloth binding is clean with a very small brownish spot near lower edge of front board. Faint rubbing of lower edges. Square with sharp corners. Tight and solid sewn binding. Jacket is bright and colorful, spotting on upper outer corner, closed small tear on rear lower edge near spine heel, small chip out of bottom front edge. 158 pages including Bibliography and List of Illustrations. 7.75 x 5.5 inches. Octopus Books: London, New York, Sydney, and Hong Kong, 1972.

$7.88

Realism (Penguin Style and Civilization Series)
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Realism (Penguin Style and Civilization Series)

By Nochlin, Linda

Middlesex, England: Penguin Books, 1971. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. One of the Style and Civilization Series. Trade Paperback in Good Condition. The Style and Civilization series interprets the important styles in European art in the broadest context of the civilization and thought of their times. This particular book explores the art of the mid-nineteenth century, in the midst of the social and political upheaval that gave birth to a movement which rejected all idealization in art and literature in order to depict concrete contemporary reality. Black and white illustrations throughout. Cover is clean and unmarked with light edgewear. Tight glued bindig. Pages are clean, a few pages with highlighted text, mostly in the first part of the book. 283 pages with Catalogue of Illustrations and Index. 7.75 x 5 inches. Penguin Books, Middlesex, England, 1971.

$6.57

A Concise History of English Painting
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A Concise History of English Painting

By Gaunt, William

New York, New York USA: Frederick A. Praeger, 1964. First US Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Type: Hardback First US Printing. Hardcover Book in Good Condition. No Jacket. 180 monochrome plates and 41 color plates amplify the descriptive text of the history of English painting from the Middle Ages through Victorian painting, and on to varying directions of the 20th century. Green full cloth binding with sharp and bright gilt titles on spine. Clean and unmarked, tight sewn binding with endbands. Lower edges and corners lightly scuffed, top edges rubbed. Internals clean and free from any markings, pages lightly toned. 288 pages with Bibliography, List of Illustrations, and Index. 8.5 x 6 inches. Frederick A Praeger, Publisher, New York, 1964.

$11.41

Drawings Of The Masters -- Flemish & Dutch Drawings From The 15th To The 18th Century
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Drawings Of The Masters -- Flemish & Dutch Drawings From The 15th To The 18th Century

By Eisler, Colin T

New York: SHorewood Publishers, 1963. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Type: Hard Back Hardcover Book in Good Condition, in a Slipcase in Fair Condition. 9" x 9 1/2" tall. 140 pages. Light green cloth binding with black lettering is very clean, light edgewear to corners and spine head/heel, , spine is reinforced with tape. Inner hinge cracked, back strap loose from crash. Binding remains tight. Interior very clean and unmarked. Explanatory text of the art of the time period, illustrations of the artists and figures in the text, and plates of the artwork of these artists, which is what most of the book consists of. Ninety-eight beautiful full page plates. Slipcase is green with an illustration of one of the artists; open edges are all rubbed through, edges are all tape-reinforced. It is solid and generally clean. Sample of artists whose work is included: Jan van Eyck, Bosch, Spranger, Rubens, Bruegel, Leyden, Rembrandt, Jordaens. Shorewood Publishers, NY 1963.

$12.95

American Folk Art
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American Folk Art

By Ketchum, William C

New York, New York, U.S.A: Todtri Book Pub, 1998. First Edition. Hardcover. As New/Very Good. Type: Hard Back First Printing. Todtri Book Publisjing, 1998. Hardcover Book AS NEW with a Very Good Dust Jacket. 144 pages. 13 x 9.75 inches. Over 150 full color photographs of all types of American Folk Art. Binding of dark blue cloth with white titles on spine and on front, very clean and unmarked, square with sharp corners, tight sewn binding. Internals pristine. Colorful and bright jacket is clean and unmarked with a small chip to the upper corner. Jacket design is by Mark Weinberg. A magnificent book illustrating American folk art with descriptive text, from the time before the camera when various arts were practiced in the home--painting and silhouette cutting, canvas paintings, gravestone carvings--as well as furniture and hitching posts, and carvings, etc; In Victorian times with collectibles, calligraphy, reverse paintings on glass, etc; Outside the home were weathervanes, and whirligigs--and the list goes on--wonderfully illustrated within. Publisher: Todtri Publishing Lmt, NY 1998.

$19.43

EUROPEAN PAINTINGS November 20, 1996 in San Francisco & Los Angeles
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EUROPEAN PAINTINGS November 20, 1996 in San Francisco & Los Angeles

By BUTTERFIELD & BUTTERFIELD

San Francisco & Los Angeles: Butterfield & Butterfield, 1996. Paperback. Very Good. PAPERBACK EDITION OF THE NOVEMBER 1996 AUCTION CATALOG, BUTTERFIELD & BUTTERFIELD, FINE ART AUCTIONEERS AND APPRAISERS SINCE 1865. Sale 6498. Nov. 20, 1996. Lots 2600-2784. 68 pages of colour and b/w paintings. In NEAR FINE condition. Clean glossy, bright card cover, illustrated, with light crease to upper corner, a touch of wear to lower corner. Internals pristine--painting reproductions are bright, crisp, clear, no markings of any kind, no toning.

$9.80

Americans
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Americans

By Kinder Carr, Carolyn; Carr, Carolyn Kinder

U.S.A: Watson-Guptill Pubns, 2003. First Edition.. Paperback. Very Good. Paperback in Very Good Condition in silver gray stiff card cover with French flap the size of the front cover, clean and unmarked with slight edgewear; rear side has a crease and is rubbed. Interior is very clean and bright, full color portraits, no markings. This is the Catalogue accompanying the "Americans" exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C. It is a celebration of Americans from all walks of life and includes portraits of artists, poets, musicians, statesmen, philanthropists, scientists, and business leaders. Foreword by John Updike; Introduction by Charles Saumarez Smith; Essay by Carolyn Kinder Carr; Paintings and Photographs with brief biographies. 288 pages. 5.75 x 7.5 inches. Watson-Guptill Pubns, New York, 2003.

$6.39

From Abacus to Zeus: A Handbook of Art History - - Second Edition
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From Abacus to Zeus: A Handbook of Art History - - Second Edition

By Pierce, James Smith; Janson, H. W

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA: Prentice-Hall, Inc, 1977. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. Trade Paperback in Good Condition. A rich guide to the terminology and iconography of the visual arts throughout history. More than a glossary, it not only defines processes, principles, subjects, and symbols, but also explores their importance and usage from differnt historical viewpoints.The entries in this book are keyed to the reproductions in H.W.Janson's History of Art, 2nd ed. Maps in rear showing Art Centers of Western Europe. The book is clean, edgeworn; hinge of cover split one inch up hinge from bottom. Marks on bottom edge of text block. Former owner name on first page, which has a smudge on the lower part of the page. The internals quite clean, no markings of any kind. 127 pages. 6 x 9 inches. 1977, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N. J., USA

$6.39

A Concise History of English Painting
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A Concise History of English Painting

By Gaunt, William

England: Thames & Hudson, 1978. Paperback. Very Good. UK, Thames & Hudson, 1978 reprint, first pub 1964. Trade Paperback in Very Good Condition. 222 Illustrations, 41 in color. Cover very clean with a touch of edgewear. Binding is tight but pages 1-89 are loose from crash most of the way-still attached on lower part. Pages clean and clear with some red underlining in the first part of the book. Illustrations and analysis of every phase of the history English painting. The World of Art Library edition. 288 pages. 5.75 x 8.25 inches. Thames & Hudson, England, 1978.

$7.02

The Jerusalem Windows
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The Jerusalem Windows

By Chagall, Marc

New York: George Braziller, 1975. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. Type: Hardback New York, G Braziller, 1975. Second Edition. Hardcover Book in Very Good Condition with a Fair Dust Jacket in protective mylar cover. Text and Notes by Jean Leymarie. xix plus 97 pages. 9" x 11" tall. Binding of red cloth gilt titled, very clean, no marks, bottom corner right near spine there is a quarter inch slit. No other edgewear. Magnificent full page 60 full color plates 24 in black and white. Pages very clean and bright. Table of Contents has four red ink notes, p 1 has a red parenthesis around a line of text, p. 9 has a small red name and one word underlined. Jacket is edgeworn, closed tear to spine head, jagged crumbled area center back. Each of the twelve stained-glass windows of the twelve Tribes of Israel reproduced in this book is preceded by a preparatory set of drawings and models. This volume explains and illustrates not only the story of the windows but also the story of their creation. A gorgeous book of some of the most beautiful pieces of all 20th century art.

$24.50

The World of Winslow Homer 1836-1910 (in Slipcase)  Time-Life Library of Art
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The World of Winslow Homer 1836-1910 (in Slipcase) Time-Life Library of Art

By Flexner, James Thomas and the Editors of Time-Life Books

Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1966. First Edition. Leather. Fine/No Jacket. Type: Hard Back First Printing. Time-Life Library of Art. Large Hardcover Book in Fine Condition in a Very Good Slipcase. Green leatherette over spine with gilt titles. light tan cloth boards, Very clean and unmarked. Slipcase with illustration of a seaman with an octant in his hand, determining the position of his storm-tossed ship, a detail from Homer's classic "Eight Bells", 1886. Endpapers are two of Homer's monochrome watercolors, painted in Canada in 1895, showing men enjoying fishing. This book is filled with such marvelous examples of Homer's work and of the life and times in which he lived. 190 pages with Chronology of Artists, Bibliography and Index. 12 x 9 inches. Time-Life Books, Alexandria, VA 1966.

$11.10

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