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The Life and Letters of Sir John Everett Millais, President of the Royal Academy. With 316 Illustrations

By Millais, John Guille

New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1899. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Quarto. Volume I. xvi, 446 pp, tissue-protected frontis, preface, chapters I-XII. Volume II. xi, 511 pp, tisse-protected frontis, list of photogravures and illustrations, Chapters XIII-XXV; appendix: chronology; lineage; chronological list of Millais' works; index. First Edition, 1899. "Sir John Everett Millais (1829-1896) was an English painter and illustrator who was one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. He was a child prodigy who, aged eleven, became the youngest student to enter the Royal Academy Schools. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was founded at his family home in London. Millais became the most famous exponent of the style, his painting Christ in the House of His Parents (1850) generating considerable controversy, and the painting Ophelia, in 1850-51 which was the embodiment of the school. Millais was elected as an associate member of the Royal Academy of Arts in 1853, and was soon elected as a full member of the Academy, in which he was a prominent and active participant. In July 1885, Queen Victoria created him a baronet, of Palace Gate, in the parish of St Mary Abbot, Kensington, in the county of Middlesex, and of Saint Ouen, in the Island of Jersey, making him the first artist to be honoured with a Hereditary Title. After the death of Lord Leighton in 1896, Millais was elected President of the Royal Academy. He died later in the same year from throat cancer." Mylar protected. Owner's ex libris plate on front pastedown. Slightest wear to edges with lightly age-toned bottom and fore- text block edge, else, Pristine Interior. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Maroon clogh with gilt lettering to spine, and gilt top text block edge.

$125.00

Distance Points: Essays in Theory and Renaissance Art and Architecture
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Distance Points: Essays in Theory and Renaissance Art and Architecture

By Ackerman, James S.

Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1991. First Edition / 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Quarto. xxvii, 561 pp, preface, Xenion: A Bread and Butter Letter by Kathleen Weil-Garris Brandt and Richard Krautheimer; Selected bibliography by James S. Achrman; I. Historical and Critial Theory; 1. Style; 2. Transaction in Architectural Design; 3. Interpretation, Response: Toward a Theory of Art Criticism. II. Art and Science: 4. Alberti's Light; 5. Leonardo's Eye; 6. On Early Renaissance Color Thiroy and Practice; 7. Early Renaissance "Naturalism" and Scientific Illustration. III. Renaissance Architecture: 8. "Ars Sine Scientia Nihil Est": Gothic Theory of Architecture at the Cathedral of Milan; 9. The Certosa of Pavia and the Renaissance Villa; 11. the Belvedere as a Classical Villa; 12. Architectural Practice in the Italian Renaissance; 13. The Capitoline Hill; 14. The Gesu in the Light of Contemporary Church Design; 15. The Geopolitics of Venetan Architecture in the Time of Titian; 16. The Tuscan/Rustic Order: A Study in the Metaphorical Language of Architecture; photogaph credits, index of names with b&w illustrations throughout. First Edition, 1991. "These essays by one of America's foremost historians of art and architecture range over theory and criticism, the search for connections between art and science in the Renaissance, and specific works of Renaissance' architecture." Not Price Clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Grey cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$44.00

Renaissance Jewels and Jeweled Objects, from the Melvin Gutman Collection

By Lesley, Parker

Baltimore, MD: Baltimore Museum of Art, 1968. First Edition / 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good - Very Good. 4to. 194 (2) pp, preface by Charles Parkhurst, acknowledgments, Introduction by Parker Lesley, Catalogue (with notes on its use) by Parker Lesley: Crosses; Pendants with the Virgin Mary; Other Religious Pendants; Mythological Pendants; Pendants with Mythological Creatures; Pendants with Human Figures and Portraits; Penants with Ships; Necklaces and Bracelets; Crown; Lockets; Pharmacies and Pomanders; bibliography with color and b&w plates and illustrations. First Edition, 1968. "Every effort was made to produce over 200 precise and detailed photographic illustrations for this catalogue, not only of each piece from every important angle, but also with innumerable close-up macro-photographs of the fine detail, excitingly polished workmanship and structure. Several of the finest pieces are illustred in full color." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Very small chip with crackling to top edge spine corner near front panel dj, and some attitional minor wear, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with small gilt design on front board, and gilt lettering to spine.

$27.50

Royal Academy Pictures and Sculpture 1915 Illustrating the One Hundred and Forty-Seventh Exhibition of the Royal Academy

By Royal Academy

London: Cassell and Company, Limited, 1915. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good +/No Jacket. Folio. 159 (1) pp, tipped-in color frontis, Royal Academy Pictures and Sculptre: The b&w Plates; index. Twenty-Eighth Year of Issue: First Edition, 1915. 1" closed tear to top edge spine at joint, but does not effect binding with lightly frayed corner tips. and crease to bottom right corner of tipped-in frontis, else, Pristine Interior. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Bluish-grey decorative cloth with gilt lettering to front board, black lettering to spine, and gilt top text block edge.

$27.50

Byzantine Legacy

By Stewart, Cecil

London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1959. First Edition / 2nd Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Small 4to. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 202 (2) pp, introductrion, I. En Route; II. Athens and Attica; III. Salonika; IV. Mount Athos; V. Constantinople; VI. Peloponnesus; VII. Southern Italy; VIII. Northern Italy, France and Home; Appendices: I. The Historical Background; II. The Architectural Background; III,. The Geographical Background; bibliography, index. Second Impression, 1959. "A study of Byzantine art and architecture, based on a journey in south-eastern Europe to Greece, Mount Athos, Turkey, Sicily and Italy. Originally published in 1947, this book is re-issued with its lavish b&w photographs, line drawings and coloured frontispiece." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. A very small chip to top and bottom edge spine dj with only the slightest additional edge wear to same, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Maroon cloth with maroon motif against white background on front board, white lettering to spine, maroon top text block edge, and illustrated endpapers.

$17.50

Posters

By Hillier, Bevis

New York: Stein and Day, 1969. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 4to. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 296 pp, introduction, Pre History of the Poster; The French Masters; England to 1914; America to 1914; Europe to 1914; From the Great War to 1939; The Modern Poster; select bibliography; acknowledgments; index with color and b&w illustrations plates. First Edition, 1969. Price clipped. 1/4" closed tear to top fore-edge corner dj with only the slightest edgewear, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, hightlighting or marginalia. Tan cloth with blind stamp title on front board and gilt lettering to spine.

$27.50

Horyu-Ji: Temple of the Exalted Law : Early Buddhist Art from Japan

By Bunsaku, Kurata

Tokyo: Japan Society, 1981. First English Language. Hard Cover - in Slipcase. Near Fine/Near Fine. Folio. 166 pp, message by Sano Bunichiro, foreword by David Rockefeller and Robert S. Ingersoll, dedication --- Langdon Warner by John M. Rosenfield, preface and acknowledgments by Rand Castile, translator's preface, The History of the Horyu-Ji and Its Art by Kurata Bunsaku; Catalogue of Color Plates; glossary; bibliiograpy, friends of Japan House Gallery; directors of Japan Society; officers of Japan Society and art committee, 75th Anniversary Committee, 75th anniversary fund committee, Japanese art eshibitions with catalogue in the United States of America 1893-1981.. Translated by W. Chie Ishibashi: First English Edition, 1981. "The Horyu-Ji was founded by Prince Shotoku in the year 607 and since that time has been a centr not only for Buddhist studies and traditions by for the preservation of early sculpture in Japan. A supplement to this catalogue is included with the Horyu-Ji text. This is a history of the exhibition of Japanese art in the United States since 1893." from the jacket flap. In Pristine Slipcase. Not Price Clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Grey textured-cloth with grey lettering to front board and spine. In cream textured-cloth slipcase with tan lettering.

$27.50

Georgia O'Keeffe

By O'Keeffe, Georgia

New York: Viking Press, 1983. First Edition / Later Printing. Hard Cover. As New/As New. Folio. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. Unpaginated, Color Plates with text on facing page; list of illustrations, chronology. Fourth Edition, 1983. "This comprehensive volume consists of 108 color plates accompanied by text written by the artist. While insisting that 'shapes and colors are more exact to me than words', Georgia Okeeffe writes in prose as clear and spare as the paintings themselves about her work and her evolution as a painter; because 'no on else can know how my paintings happen.' The paintings, which she herself has selected, include many never previously reproduced and a number that have never been publicly shown, while the book's layout and design reflect the artist's immaculate attention to detail and her close collaboration with the publisher." from the jacke flap. Price clipped with a black remainder mark partially across bottom edge, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Light brown cloth with orange lettering to spine.

$37.50

The History of the Nineteenth Century in Caricature

By Maurice, Arthur Bartlett and Frederic Taber Cooper

Detroit, MI: Tower Books, 1971. Hardcover Reprint. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo. xv, 363 pp, list of b&w illustrations, Part I. The Napoleonic Era: 1. The Beginnings of Political Caricature; 2. Hogarth and His Times; 3. James Gillray; 4. Bonaparte as First Consul; 5. The Emperor at His Apogee; 6. Napoleon's Waning Power. Part II. From Waterloo Through the Crimean War: 7. After the Downfall; 8. The "Poire"; 9. The Baiting of Louis-Phillipe; 10. Mayeux and Robert Macaire; 11. From Cruikshank to Leech; 12. The Beginning of Punch; 13. '48 and the Coup d'Etat; 15. The Struggle in the Crimea.. Part III. The Civil and Franco-Prussian Wars: 16. The Mexican War and Slavery; 17. Neglected Opportunities; 18. The South Secedes; 19. The Four Years' Struggle; 20. Nations and Men in Caricature; 21. The Outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War; 22. The Debacle. Part IV. The End of the Century: 23. The Evolution of American Caricature; 24. The Third French Republic; 25. General European Affairs; 26. Thomas Nast; 27. The American Political Campaigns of 1880 and 1884; 28. The Influence of Journalism; 29. Years of Turbulence; 30. American Parties and Platforms; 31. The Spanish-American War; 32. The Boer War and the Dreyfus Case; 33. The Men of Tod=-day. Reprint, 1971. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$27.50

Stained Glass of the Middle Ages in England and France. With Fifty Plates in Colour

By Arnold, Hugh

London: Adam and Charles Black, 1939. Third Edition. Hard Cover. Good - Very Good/Good. Lawrence B. Saint. Thick 8vo. xiv, 269 pp, frontis, preface, list of colour plates, 1. The Making of a Window; 2. The Beginning of Stained Glass; 3. The Style of the First Period; 4. Twelfth Century Glass; 5. Early Thirteenth Century Glass in England: Canterbury and Lincoln; 6. Thirteenth Century Glass in France; Sens and Chartres; 7. Other Thirteenth Century Windows. Early Grisaille; 8. the Style of the Second Period; 9. Early Fourteenth Century Glass in England: Merton College and Exeter; 10. Fourteenth Century Glass at York; 11. Fourteenth Century Glass in France; 12. Late Fourteenth Century Glass in England: Transitional --- Gloucester and the work of the Winchester School; 13. tje Style of the Third Period; 14. Fifteenth Century Glass at York; 15. Fifteenth Century Glass in France; 16. Malvern and Fairford; index. Third Edition, 1939. Price clipped. Owner's embossed stamp on ffep. Small chips along top edge dj with one very small chip to bottom edge spine, and age toned spine of same. Lightly rubbed top fore-edge corner tips, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no other underlining, highlighting or marginalia.Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering to spine, gilt text block edges, brown top text block edge.

$44.00

Language of Vision. With Introductory Essays by S. Giedion and S. I. Hayakawa

By Kepes, Gyorgy

Chicago, IL: Paul Theobald, 1948. First British Edition / Second Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 4to. 228 pp, acknowledgments, Art Means Reality by S. Giedion; The Revision of Vision by S. I. Hayakawa; The Language of Vision by Gyorgy Kepes: I. Plastic Organization; II. Visual Representation; III. Toward a Dynamic Iconography with b&w illustrations throughout. First Edition, 1948. "This book written by a young artist, bears witness that a third generation was on the march, willing to continue and to make secure the modern tradition which has developed in the course of the 20th century; or, as Kepes states it: 'To put earlier demands into concrete terms and on a still wider social plane'. This book seems to have been addressed t the young post-war generation which had to rebuild America. This rebuilding would be realized only if those who command public tates in the many fields of contemporary life takes the time on a quiet week-end to read ita pages and think it over." from Art Means Reality. Light glue marks on front pastedown, light bump to rear upper board forecorner else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine.

$27.50

The Charles M. Russell Book: The Life and Work of the Cowboy Artist

By McCracken, Harold

Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1957. First Trade Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good +. Folio. 236 pp, color frontis, list of color illustrations, list of b&w illustrations, 22 chapters, notes, index. First Trade Edition, 1957. "A Biography and picture gallery of the famous cowboy artist with 35 full color illustrations and more than 150 b&w reproductions." Price clipped. Small chip to top edge dj with a few small closed tears and additional wear, mostly to top end front panel and bottom edge spine of same, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Brown cloth with black title plate and gilt lettering to front board, and gilt lettering to spine.

$20.00

Comment apprécier les croquis, esquisses, etudes, dessins, tableaux, aquarelles, pastels, miniatures. Définition de la technique des Artistes; signification de 596 termes et application qu'il est d'usage d'en faire

By Rouveyre, Edouard

Paris: Libraire G. Baranger Fils, 1911. First Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good +. Large 8vo. No Dust Jacket, As Issued. 339 (1) pp. Documents recueillis et publies par Edouard Rouveyre. Accompagnes de deux vingt reproductions; donnat 1339 exempls des acceptions dan lesquelles les terms prevent entre pris. First Edition, Le XXVII Octobre 1911. Text in French. Light external wear with slightly age-toned text block edges, Pristine Interior. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Red half-leather with raised bands and gilt lettering to spine, gilt top text block edge, and decorative marbled endpapers.

$85.00

Celebrity Caricature in America
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Celebrity Caricature in America

By Reaves, Wendy Wick

New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1998. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Large 4to. xiii + 306 pp, Foreword by Alan Fern, preface, acknowledgments, Lenders to the Exhibition, 4 Parts / 10 chapters Part I. - Introduction. Ch 1. A Vivid Interpretation; 2. The Spirit of Caricature. Part 2 - The Pioneers Ch3. Carlo de Fornaro. Introducing the Intelligent Line; Ch. 4 Marius de Zayas: Spotlight on personality; Ch 5. Al Frueh: The Quintessential Summary. Part 3 The Vogue for Celebrity Caricature, ch 6 - Ralph Barton: The Observer and the Observed; ch 7 Miguel Covarrubias: Caricature and Modernism in Vanity Fair; ch 8 Around the Town: The Caricature Profession; Part 4 - The Climax of the Caricature Era, ch 9 - Art Deco Color in Vanity Fair; ch 10. A Spicy and Clairvoyant Comment; notes, bibliography, index. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w throughout. Reaves supplies a complex narrative of cultural history and aesthetic theory. Two marker lines black out previous owner's info on ffep, else glossy paper clean and unmarked, binding tight, very light wear to lower board corner tips. DJ with closed 1/2" vertical tear at fr upper spine corner - almost unnoticeable in mylar protector. 9.25" x 11.25" red cloth boards in illustrated DJ.

$30.00

Realism, Rationalism, Surrealism: Art Between the Wars
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Realism, Rationalism, Surrealism: Art Between the Wars

By Fer Briony / Batchelor, David / Wood, Paul

New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1993. First Trade Paperback. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. Quarto. iv + 342 pp, preface, 4 Part-Chapters, each with illustrations & references, index. Chapter 1 - This Liberty and This Order: Art in France after the First World War (David Batchelor), Chapter 2 - The Language of Construction (Briony Fer); Chapter 3 - Surrealism, Myth, and Psychoanalysis (Briony Fer); Chapter 4 - Realisms and Realities (Paul Wood). 300 plates, many in color. Two black marker lines on ffep, else Binding tight, pages clean and unmarked, wraps New Fine. . 7.6" x 10.2" illustrated wraps.

$17.50

Teotihuacan: An Experiment in Living
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Teotihuacan: An Experiment in Living

By Pasztory, Esther

Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1997. First Edition. Hard Cover. As New/As New. Small 4to. xxii, 282 pp, list of color plates, foreword by Enrique Florescano; preface, acknowledgments, 15 Chapters; notes, bibliography, index with b&w illustrations and drawings. First Edition, 1997. "This book is the first comprehensive study and reinterpretation of the unique arts of Teotihuacan, including architecture, sculpture, mural painting, and ceramics. Comparing the arts of Teotihuacan - not previously judged 'artistic' - with those of other ancient civilizations, the author demonstrates how they created and reflected the community's ideals. Most people associate the pyramids of central Mexico with the Aztecs, but these colossal constructions antedate the Aztecs by more than a thousand years. The people of Teotihuacan, who built the pyramids as part of a city of unprecedented size, remain a mystery." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green paper-covered boards with gilt lettering to spinet.

$17.50

Discovering Child Art : Essays on Childhood, Primitivism and Modernism

By Fineberg, Jonathan - Editor

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1998. First Edition / First Printing. Hardcover - Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. Quarto. xxii + 271 pp, list of 161 half-tone illustrations, acknowledgments, Foreword (Jonathan Fineberg), The Art of Unlearning (Werner Hofman); Beginning with the Child (Rudolf Arnheim); Viollet-le-Duc's Histoire d'un dessinateur (E.H. Gombrich); Larionov and Children's Drawings (G.G. Pospelov); Children's Drawing in Russian Futurism (Yuri Molok); & 8 more essays (with copious endnotes) by art critics, notes on the contributors, index. Previous owner's info blacked out by two black marker lines on ffep, else unmarked pages. 7.75" x 10.25" black cloth boards with gilt spine lettering. Binding tight, traces of a minor bump at the bottom of the board spine, but still at least Very-God to Fine. clean bright white glossy paper .Bottom 1/4" Spine wrinkle on DJ, else Fine two-toned orange-brown with fr illustration - in mylar protector.

$30.00

Chinese Pottery of the Han Dynasty

By Laufer, Berthold

Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle Company, Inc, 1962. Second Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Large 8vo. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. xx, 339 pp, publisher's note, acknowledgments, list of 55 b&w illustrations and 75 plates, prefatory, I. Introductory, II. Pottery Prior to the Han Dynasty; III. Description of Han Pottery --- Imitative Forms; IV. Description of Han Pottery --- Vessels; V. Notes on Ornamentation; VI. Inscriptions; Appendix: I. Han Roffing Tiles; II. Mortuary Pottery of the Sung Dynasty; III. Mortuary Pottery of the Present Time; index. This is a completephotographic reprint of the original, with the plates slightly rearranged: Second Edition, 1962. "The pottery described in this book dates mainly from the first of the two most brilliant epochs in China's history. The dynasty of Han, beginning in 206 B.C., was equaled in cultural splendor only the the later T'ang, and the superior attainments of the Han potters reflect this splendor no less than do those of the dynasty's sculptors and painters." from the jacket flap. In Pristine Heavy Card Slipcase. Price clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with black title plate and gilt lettering to front board, and gilt lettering to spine.

$35.00

John Ruskin: The Portrait of a Prophet

By Quennell, Peter [Edt.]

London: Collins, 1949. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. 320 pp, list of 9 b&w illustrations, foreword, 10 chapters, epilogue, bibliography, index. First Edition, 1949. "The author's analysis of Ruskin closely follows the course of his unhappy marriage to Effie Gray and his perplexing relationship with Rose La Touche. Knowing more about these two affairs and being better equipped to interpret them, we may ask what were the effects on Ruskin of the obscure torments which he could neither understnad nor exorcise." Price clipped. Only the very slightest wear to dj with lightly age-toned text block edges, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Tan paper-covered boards with gilt lettering to spine.

$20.00

Stained Glass of the Middle Ages in England & France

By Arnold, Hugh

London: The Macmillan Company, 1955. Reprint. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Lawrence B. Saint. Small 4to. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. xiv, 269 pp, color frontis, preface, list of 50 color plates, 16 chapters, index. Reprinted, 1955. "Both author and illustrator of this standard work on mediaeval stained glass are practical workers in their art as well as close students of history. The author traces the dervelopment of stained glass from its earliest beginnings in the two countries in which it achieved its greatest triumphs. He analyses the styles of each period, and gives detailed and critical descriptions of characteristic examples. The illustrator is one of the world's leading stained glass artists, respinsible for the stained glass in the American National Cathedral in Washington. The originals of his 50 color plates are of such value that they have been purchased by the Victoria and Albert Museum." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Inked name front pastedown. Thin line of chipping along top edge spine dj with small chips along bottom edge of spine, and age toned spine of same, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Red cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$44.00

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