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A Shaker Sister's Drawings: Wild Plants Illustrated by Cora Helena Sarle
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A Shaker Sister's Drawings: Wild Plants Illustrated by Cora Helena Sarle

By Sarle, Cora Helena

New York: Monacelli Press, 1997. This elegant volume of drawings evokes the simplicity and subtle beauty of the Canterbury Shaker Village in the late nineteenth century. Shaker historians, June Sprigg Tooley and Scott T. Swank, have provided the Introduction and Afterword for this book. The book is beautifully designed by David Larkin, a designer of illustrated documentary books. Cora Helena Sarle came to live in the Canterbury Shaker Village in 1882 at the age of fifteen and eventually committed her life to the Shakers, signing the Shaker Covenant in 1888. Under the watchful and encouraging eye of Elder Henry Clay Blinn, the village patriarch, Sarle's artistic talent was discovered and nourished. It was also seen as a useful tool for creating a record of botanical life in the village and for teaching the younger people who came to live there about nature. Sister Helena (she went by her middle name) flourished creatively and within the Shaker community. Her notebooks of drawings were accompanied by Elder Henry's written text. Their work remained in the Canterbury village until a Shaker collector was able to purchase them for a private collection sometime after Sister Helena's death in 1956. Now, the notebooks have returned to Canterbury where the Shaker village is a National Historic Landmark site and museum, and they inspired the publication of this book, a facsimile edition of Sister Helena's illustrations.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Cora Sarle.

$25.00

Tunnicliffe's Birdlife
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Tunnicliffe's Birdlife

By Cusa, Noel

London: Clive Holloway Books, 1985. Trace of shelf wear. Small edge tear to the top of the dust jacket's front panel. Large coffee table size book, which may require extra postage for expedited and international delivery. 150 pages, with Picture Index. Illustrated with full-color reproductions of E.C. Tunnicliffe's bird paintings, as well as some field studies and sketches. This book brings together a major collection of watercolor paintings of birds that were exhibited briefly before passing into other hands. The paintings are divided into the following sections: Ducks and Rails, Geese, Swans, Waders, Gulls and Terns, Auks, Birds of Prey, Fowl and Game, Pigeons, and Bee-Eaters and Magpies. Following these, a section titled Bird Painting, which includes field studies and sketches.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

$25.00

Mexico Prehispanico
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Mexico Prehispanico

By Winfield Capitaine, Fernando Winfield and Carlos Alcazar

Mexico: Ciencia y Cultura Latinoamerica, S.A. de C.V., una Empresa de JGH Editores , 1994. Spanish language text. 171 pages with numerous color photos illustrating the ancient art of the idigenous people in pre-Hispanic Mexico. Photographs by Carlos Alcazar.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$35.00

Believery
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Believery

By Wynn, Tony

Miami: SeriousStudios, 2002. Trace of edge wear and a couple of small scratches on the front cover. 62 pages of Wynn's art and accompanying poems. The artist/author's first book. Signed and numbered by the artist (248/2000).. SIGNED. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$35.00

First Down: The Birth of an NFL Franchise

By Tucker, Anne Wilkes; Essay by Mickey Herskowitz

Houston: The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 2003. Published in conjunction with an exhibit of Robert Clark's photographs of the NFL's Houston Texans at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, September 21, 2003 - February 8, 2004. Introduction by team owners Robert and Janice McNair. Presentation card, with Texans logo, from the McNairs, pasted inside front cover. Printed message: With compliments from the Robert and Janice McNair Foundation. Large folio size, 14.5 inches tall, no page numbers. A beautiful photographic document of the early years of this NFL franchise.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

$40.00

Bamboo Baskets: Japanese Art & Culture Interwoven With the Beauty of Ikebana
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Bamboo Baskets: Japanese Art & Culture Interwoven With the Beauty of Ikebana

By Oster, Maggie; Seelen, Mark

New York: Viking Studio Books, 1995. Photography by Mark Seelen. Ikebana arrangements by Yi-an Chou. Introduction by Marilyn Marinaccio. 144 pages with Sources, Bibliography, Credits, and Index. Numerous photographs form Seelen illustrate the book.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fine.

$20.00

Indiana Artists George Jo and Evelynne Bernloehr Mess: A Story of Devotion
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Indiana Artists George Jo and Evelynne Bernloehr Mess: A Story of Devotion

By Dubois, June

Indianapolis, Indiana: Indiana Historical Society, 1985. Couple of tiny specks on the rear cover, else fine. 130 pages with Index and lists of works by each artist. Illustrated with reproductions of the Mess's art.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine+.

$12.50

The Discourses of Sir Joshua Reynolds to Which are Added His Letters to 'The Idler'

By Reynolds, Sir Joshua

London: Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press, 1907. Upper portion of spine is gone, minor loss to the bottom. Covers are edge-worn. Binding firm and interior clean. Marbled endpapers. Leather with raised bands and gilt lettering to the spine. 260 pages.. Hard Cover. Fair. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$20.00

American Art of the 20th Century
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American Art of the 20th Century

By Hunter, Sam

New York: Harry N. Abrams Inc., 1972. 487 pages with Bibliography, Index, and Photo Credits. 839 illustrations, including 166 in full color. Critical history and in-depth coverage of American painting and sculpture since 1900 to publication date (1972)--the artists, movements, and events that led up to America's emergence as the leading force in world art. The author was Professor in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University and a leading art critic and educator.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$20.00

Robert Vickrey's Nun Paintings: Creatures of the Spirit
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Robert Vickrey's Nun Paintings: Creatures of the Spirit

By Miller, Donald

Ripe Tomato Books, 2002. 98 pages with Notes, Selected Collection, and Catalogue of Color Plates. Illustrated with numerous color plates. Signed the author, Donald Miller (half-title page) and the artist, Robert Vickrey (blank page opposite the Contents page.. SIGNED. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$75.00

Designer's Guide to Typography: A Step-By-Step Publishing Book
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Designer's Guide to Typography: A Step-By-Step Publishing Book

By Aldrich-Ruenzel, Nancy

New York: Watson-Guptill, 1991. 160 pages, with Index. Illustrations.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$15.00

Steinbeck Country: The American Classic Edition

By Crouch, Steve

Portland, Oregon: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company, 1987. 192 pages, with Photographic Notes and Index. Lavishly illustrated with Crouch's photographs. A reissue of the 1973 original that became a classic.. Reissue. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine+.

$15.00

Nature's Workshop: Renoir's Writings on the Decorative Arts
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Nature's Workshop: Renoir's Writings on the Decorative Arts

By Herbert, Robert L

New Haven, Connecticut: Yale Univ Press, 2000. Small nick to the top-edge near the spine, otherwise just a trace of wear. 278 pages, with Appendices, Bibliography, Indexes to the Text, Index to the Appendices, and List of Illustrations. Illustrated with black and white photos and color plates of Renoir's art.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Near Fine.

$10.00

Can You See Me? An Unveiling of the Human Spirit
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Can You See Me? An Unveiling of the Human Spirit

By Holt, Karen

Dallas, Texas: Chiaro Publishing, 2001. Trace of edge wear, barely visible, to the jacket. 96 pages of the artist's paintings and poetry. "Art is a direct link and language to the whisperings of the soul." Eighty-nine paintings, each included with a poem by the artist.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$25.00

The Revolution in Eighteenth-Century Art: Ten British Painters 1740-1840
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The Revolution in Eighteenth-Century Art: Ten British Painters 1740-1840

By Wark, Robert R

San Marino, California: Huntington Library, 2001. 135 pages, Index. More than 100 illustrations.. Third Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$15.00

Hong Kong Art : Culture and Decolonization
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Hong Kong Art : Culture and Decolonization

By Clarke, David

London: Reaktion Books, 2001. 240 pages, References, Bibliography, Photographic Acknowledgements, and Index of Personal and Place names. A comprehensive discussion of all art made in Hong Kong during the decolonization period--painting, sculpture, photography, video, and installation art.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fine.

$10.00

The Texas Art Review
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The Texas Art Review

By Krantz, Les

Houston: Gulf Publishing Company, Book Division, in conjunction with Krantz Co. Publishers, 1982. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$20.00

Half a Truth Is Better Than None: Some Unsystematic Conjectures About Art, Disorder, and American Experience
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Half a Truth Is Better Than None: Some Unsystematic Conjectures About Art, Disorder, and American Experience

By Kouwenhoven, John

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982. 248 pages, with Index. Illustrated with photo reproductions and drawings. A collection of essays about how truth is conveyed and distorted through words, translations, design, architecture, technology, and art.. First Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$10.00

Nikon F Nikkormat Handbook of Photography
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Nikon F Nikkormat Handbook of Photography

By Cooper, Joseph D. And Joseph C. Abbott

New York: Amphoto, 1968. Light shelf wear to book. The dust jacket is chipped and rubbed and protected in a new Mylar cover now. Pages renumbered within each chapter. Altogether about 200-300 pages. Illustrated with numerous black and white photos and diagrams.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good.

$20.00

Acrylic Watercolor Painting: How to Paint Transparent and Opaque Watercolors in the New Acrylic artists' Colors
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Acrylic Watercolor Painting: How to Paint Transparent and Opaque Watercolors in the New Acrylic artists' Colors

By Blake, Wendon

New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1970. No additional printings listed, assume First Edition. Bottom corners of boards and page block are bumped. Very light wear otherwise. Clean copy with no marks, stains or writing. A comprehensive guide to the technique of acrylic watercolor painting. Over 32 six-color, full-page reproductions. 176 pages, with Demonstrations, Bibliography, and Index. 8.5 X 11.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$11.50

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