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    Bulletin of the Cincinnati Art Museum, Volume X, Number 3, April 1939

    Cincinnati, Ohio: Cincinnati Art Museum, 1939. Stapled booklet, pages numbered 62-95. Staples are rusted otherwise a fine copy. Includes the following: Cincinnati Museum Association Fifty-Eighth Annual Report, Cincinnati a Century Ago (exhibit of Cincinnati interiors, the history for the rooms is in the January issue), Students' Exhibition (Art Academy students), Not Bread Alone, by Ernestine I. Evans (article about docents and the museum's educational role in in the community), Museum Notes, membership and donor listings, classes and activities offered, and continuing exhibitions. There is also a brief article about the discovery of a time capsule in a scrap metal yard that was supposed to have been sent to the museum for its cornerstone in 1885. . Soft Cover. Near Fine. 7 X 9 Inches.


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    Jean Dubuffet : Figurative Works by Dubuffet, Jean

    Cohen Gallery, New York, 1994. 24 pages. Slim paperback exhibition catalogue, bound in stiff paper covers and wrapped in a dustjacket with a color plate pasted to the front. Crisp, tight, sharp, clean, and essentially as new condition. 12 full color reproductions of the artist's paintings. No text to speak of. Published on the occasion of the exhibition held from April 23-June 4, 1994.. Wrappers. Fine Condition/Fine Condition.


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    Ringling Museum of Art, Palmer Family Collections Exhibition Catalogue, 23 February - 24 March 1963, Sarasota, Florida by Parks, Robert O. Curator (Preface),

    Sarasota, Florida: Ringling Museum of Art, 1963. Stapled, cardstock covers with scuffing resulting in scattered, small amounts of paper loss. Previous owner name inside front cover. Fifteen hundred copies of this scarce catalogue were printed by the Stinehour Press in Lunenburg, Vermont. Thirty-eight pieces from the collection are presented in this catalogue, illustrated with nineteen plates. Cover illustration: Seated Woman, by Henri Matisse, 1919. The title of the exhibition was A Selection of Paintings and Drawings Lent by the Family, by the Estate of Pauline K. Palmer and by the Art Institute of Chicago, Potter Palmer Collection. Twenty-four pages with References, followed by the section of plates. Preface by exhibition curator, Robert O. Parks. Essay on the collections by Daniel Catton Rich of the Worcester Art Museum. From Parks' Preface: "This exhibition commemorated by this catalogue provides the first substantial public representation in Sarasota of the work of mid-nineteenth century impressionist, and post-impressionist masters.". First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.


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    Jean Dubuffet by DUBUFFET, Jean (Le Havre, 1901 - Parigi, 1985)

    Hannover: Kestner-Gesellschaft, , 1960. Brossura (wrappers). Ottimo (Fine). Katalog Nr. 2 des Ausstellungsjahres 1960/61. Catalogo di mostra, Kestner-Gesellschaft Hannover 26 ottobre - 4 dicembre 1960. Testo di Werner Schmalenbach. Cronologia e catalogo delle opere. Illustrazioni in nero. 8vo. pp. 48+28 pagine pubblicitarie. Ottimo (Fine). .


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    Impressions and Realities: An Exhibition of British, French and Irish Paintings from 1850 - 1930 - Pyms Gallery, London, Tuesday 5th November to Friday 6th December 1985

    London: Pyms Gallery, 1985. Thin line of foxing at the fore-edge of the half-title (first) page. Scratch and small corner crease to the rear cover. Nice, clean copy. 83 page exhibition catalog with black and white and color illustrations. An eclectic collection of realist, naturalist, and impressionist art from 1850-1930.. Soft Cover. Very Good.


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    Jean Dubuffet by DUBUFFET, Jean (Le Havre, 1901 - Parigi, 1985)

    Milano: Galleria Levi, , 1972. Brossura (wrappers). Molto Buono (Very Good). Olii, gouaches, assemblages, sculture, monumenti, praticables, disegni. Catalogo di mostra, Galleria Levi, Milano ottobre - novembre 1972. Introduzione di Alberico Sala. Testi dell'Artista. Biografia ed elenco delle opere esposte. Diverse ill. in nero e a colori di cui una applicata. 8vo. pp. 80 circa. Molto Buono (Very Good). .


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    Anna Gaskell: half life by Drutt, Matthew

    Houston: Menil Foundation, 2002. Red cloth with gilt lettering. 96 page illustrated catalogue published to accompany the exhibition Anna Gaskell: half life presented at The Menil Collection in Houston September 27, 2002 to January 12, 2003. Contents include: Acknowledgments and title article by Matthew Drutt, Marginalia by Francis McKee, No Shadow? No Mystery? by Niall MacKenzie, Plates, Interview with Matthew Drutt and Anna Gaskell, Stills, Exhibition Checklist, Biography, and Selected Bibliography. Preface by Louisa Stude Sarofim, whose signed presentation card is taped to the front pastedown (inside front cover).. SIGNED. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket.


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    New Art One: New Directions in Contemporary Australian Art by Drury, Nevill

    Sydney: Craftsman House. 1988. Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with colour reproductions and black & white photographs. 160 pages . Reprint. Hardback.


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    Traditional Arts of Azerbaijan: Carpets, Medieval Manuscripts, Musical Instruments, Copper Works, and Costumes and Jewelry by Taghijeva, Dr. Roya S

    Azerbaijan Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan. A collection of exhibit catalogs, with introductory brochure. Stapled, stiff wraps, Near Fine to Fine condition, some with just a trace of wear. Set consists of an introductory brochure and five exhibition catalogues, each focusing on one of the following arts: Carpets, Medieval Manuscripts, Musical Instruments, Copper Works, and Costumes and Jewelry. Each catalogue is 16 pages and presents a collection of exhibits from the State Museum of Azerbaijan Carpet and Applied Art, Azerbaijan State Museum of Arts, Azerbaijan Institute of Manuscripts, and State Museum of Azerbaijan Musical Culture. Beautifully illustrated with color photographs.. Soft Cover. Near Fine.


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    Malcom Purcell : Wizard of Moon Lorn by Miller, Donald

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Carnegie Mellon University, 1985. Inscribed By the Author & Signed By Parcell. First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Malcolm Purcell & various Photographs. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Illustrated.


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    Paintings in the Ashmolean Museum Illustrated Catalogue

    Oxford University Press, 1961. Reading wear, creases to spine and front corner. Rubbing wear and faint foxing to the covers and edges of the page block. 185 pages with List of Pictures in the Reserve Collection, followed by a section of 64 black and white plates. Items are listed alphabetically. This catalogue is a second edition, revised and extended, of the Catalogue of Paintings published in 1950.. Soft Cover. Good.


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    Jean Dubuffet by DUBUFFET, Jean (Le Havre, 1901 - Parigi, 1985)

    Roma: Edizioni Sigma-Tau, , 1968. Brossura (wrappers). Molto Buono (Very Good). Introduzione di Lorenza Trucchi. Con 44 ill. in nero e a colori. 4to. pp. 90. Molto Buono (Very Good). .


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    Works From the Mildred and Herbert Lee Collection. Tuesday November 17, 1998 by (Sotheby's)

    New York: Sotheby's, 1998. First printing. Paper wrappers. Fine.. 52 pp. + [16]. 27 illus. Sm. 4to. Works by Calder, Pollack, Picasso, Johns, Rauschenberg, and Warhol with detailed analysis, provenance, bibliography, and history of the object.


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    The High Appreciation of the Cultural Relics of the Zeng Hou Yi Tomb by Li Ling and Hu Weiqing (Editors)

    Wuhan, Hubei Province, China: Hubei Fine Arts Publishing House, 1995. 102 pages exhibiting 125 items from the 1978 excavation of the Zeng Hou Yi Tomb in the northwest of Suizhou City in the Hubei Province: Bronze Wares; Musical Instruments; Lauerwares; Weapons, Chariots and Harness Articles; Goldwares and Jadewares; Bamboo Slips; Chu Wang Bo Bell; Bronze Zun and Pan; Bronze Jian and Fou; and the Coffin of the Tomb Owner. A written article for each of these items precedes the section of color photographs of those items.. Soft Cover. Fine.


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    Bulletin of the Cincinnati Art Museum, Volume X, Number 2, April 1939 by Freeman, Richard B

    Cincinnati, Ohio: Cincinnati Art Museum, 1939. Stapled booklet, pages numbered 38-59. Staples are rusted otherwise a fine copy. Feature article: Eugene Fromentin, by Richard B. Freeman. Article on World's Fairs being held that year in New York and San Francisco and Cincinnati pieces being exhibited, including Romuald Kraus' statue, Justice, featured on the cover of this issue. Following those articles: Museum Notes, membership and donor listings, classes and activities offered, and continuing exhibitions. . Soft Cover. Near Fine. 7 X 9 Inches.


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    Kunst Als Kultur/ Art as Culture: Recent Art from Germany by Paoletti, John T

    Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, 1986. This catalog was produced in conjunction with an exhibition at the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery at Wesleyan University, August 27-October 19, 1986. 79 pages with List of Works in the Exhibition and Bibliography.. Soft Cover. Near Fine.


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    Max Beckmann: Der Zeichner und Grafiker, 8. September bis 4. November 1979

    Hamburg, Germany: Kunstverein, 1979. 140 pages with numerous illustrations. Selected Biobliography and catalog of 143 pieces in the exhibit. Laid in is a folded biographical sheet on Beckmann from Kunsthaus Zürich Sammlung (The Musuem of Fine Arts Collection, Zürich). Exhibition catalog of works by the 20th century German painter whose art was branded degenerate by Hitler during World War II. Many of his works were confiscated by the Nazis.. Soft Cover. Near Fine.


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    James Howell--Gradient Intervals: Series 6.4 by Naomi Specter (Essay), Edited by D. Joy Howell

    Santa Fe: Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, 1996. Light crease the length of the front cover. Exhibit catalog. First printing of 1,000 copies.. First Printing. Soft Cover. Near Fine.


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    Vienna, 1900: Art, Architecture, Design by Varnedoe, Kirk

    New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1986. Trace of edge wear to book and jacket. Clean copy, no writing or marks. 264 pages with Index. Numerous illustrations. Published as an exhibit catalog on the occasion of the exhibition Vienna 1900: Art, Architecture & Design, July 3-October 21, 1986 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Oversized book that may require extra postage for expedited and international delivery.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.


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    Playing With Fire: European Terracotta Models, 1740-1840 by Draper, James David and Guilhem Scherf

    New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2003. 328 pages, including Artist's Biographies, Bibliography, Index, and Photograph Credits. Numerous color photos. This publication offers the first comprehensive overview of Neoclassical modeling in the years from 1740 to 1840. From the jacket: "The catalogue, numbering 142 objects, analyzes modeling at every stage, from the brusque, preliminary impulse of the artist to the highly finished statuettes that were regarded as works of art in their own right." Each section of the catalogue begins with an introductory essay. Forewords by Henri Loyrette, President and Director, Musee du Louvre and Philippe de Montebello, Director, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.


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    Independent Spirits: Women Painters of the American West, 1890-1945 by Trenton, Patricia

    Los Angeles: Autry Museum of Western Heritage in Association with University of California Press, 1995. 304 pages with Notes, Plates, and Index. 277 black and white photographs and color plates. Published on the occasion of an exhibition of the same title organized by the Autry Museum of Western Heritage in Los Angeles. From the publisher: "Brings to vivid life the West as seen through the eyes of women painters from 1890 to the end of World War II. This title identifies long-lost talent and reveals how these women were formidable cultural innovators as well as agitators for the rights of artists and women during a period of extraordinary development.". First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine.


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    Aaron Copland's America: A Cultural Perspective by Levin, Gail and Judith Tick

    New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 2000. Jacket has slight rubbing and wear at the head of the spine. An examination of Copland's music and career from a perspective of his interest in the visual arts and literature. Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Heckscher Museum in Huntington, New York.176 pages, with Notes and Index and numerous illustrations.. First Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.


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    David Smith: Drawings, Opening Friday January 15, 1982 [Exhibit Catalog, Janie C. Lee Gallery, Houston, Texas)

    1982. Stapled wraps, sticker to lower spine. About eight pages, including an exhibition checklist of fifteen drawings. Seven drawings featured in this catalog.. Soft Cover. Near Fine.


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    A Basketmaker in Rural Japan by Cort, Louise Allison; Kenji, Nakamura

    New York: Weatherhill , 1996. Published in association with the Arthur M. Slacker Gallery on the occasion of an exhibit, November 20, 1994 to July 9, 1995. This catalogue focuses on the work of master bamboo craftsman, Hiroshima Kazuo, of the Hinokage Region of Japan. Kazuo, at the time of publication, was the last professional basketmaker in the Hinokage Region on the Japanese Island of Kyushu. Contents include a Foreword by Milo Cleveland Beach (Director, Arthur M. Slacker Gallery), map of the Hinokage region, articles about the region and its baskets, basketmaker Kazuo, the catalogue of baskets, and a piece titled, The Annual Work Cycle of a Hinokage Farming Family. 160 pages with Bibliography and Index. Illustrated catalogue.. Second Printing. Soft Cover. Fine.


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    Jacob Epstein: Sculpture, Watercolors and Drawings from the Collection of Edward P. Schinman by Barate, John J. (Director, Lowe Art Museum)

    Coral Gables, Florida: Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, 1971. Sixty-four page exhibition catalog published to accompany exhibitions at Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami and Danenberg-Roman Galleries in New York, New York. Sixty-four images of sculptures followed by a numbered list (65-117) of watercolors and drawings from the exhibition. Selected Bibliography and biography of Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959) included. Laid in is an invitation from Danenberg & Roman Galleries to preview the exhibition.. Soft Cover. Near Fine.


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