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    Post-Impressionism: Cross-Currents in European and American Painting, 1880-1906 by Various Authors

    Washington: National Gallery of Art. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1980. 2nd. Softcover. quarto; 248 pages .


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    How to Draw Lifelike Portraits from Photographs: 20 step-by-step demonstrations show you how to draw realistic likenesses using the Hammond Blended Pencil technique. by Lee Hammond

    1995. Hardcover. Very Good+. RETURNED AND RELISTED 4/14/19, ORIGINALLY SOLD 2/24/19


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    The World of Goya by Lewis, D.B. Wyndham

    London: Michael Joseph, 1968. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. gray cloth. Fine in slightly chipped dust wrapper.. Goya, Fransicso de. 256 pp. 8vo, forty-one subjects in color, 135 monochrome illustrations and thirty two pages reproducing the four main series of etchings. Bibliography.Index. FREITAG 3803.


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    Play by Easton, William

    Stockholm: Forsbergs Skola, 1997. Paperback. Fine/very good. Stockholm: Forsbergs Skola, 1997. Paperback. Fine/very good. Minimal edgewear to dustjacket; otherwise like-new unread condition. Bilingual text: English and Swedish. [B6]


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    The Practical Book of Architecture by Price, C. Matlock

    Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1916. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. illustrated tan cloth. Teg. Near fine. 348 pages. 23 x 17 cm. Seven plates and nearly 200 text photographs. A survey of the principal styles of architecture, and a practical guide to enable the lay person to distinguish leading characteristics of each style. Index.


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    The Perfect Patchwork Primer : by Beth Gutcheon

    Penguin, 1977. good. 25.5x18cm. the most complete bok on the subject with 472 diagrams and photos.,covers a bit rubbed


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    Architectural Scale by Licklider, Heath

    NY: George Braziller, 1966. Hardcover. Orig. navy cloth. Very good.. 232 pp. Illustrated with drawings. Index. A sensible, sensitive and only reliable approach of checking the accuracy of the design plan.


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    The Gothic World 1000-1600: A Survey of Architecture and Art by Harvey, John

    London: B.T. Batsford, 1950. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. navy cloth. Near fine in dust wrapper lacking small portion at head. 160 pp. 295 black and white photographs and 240 text illustrations. Short Bibliography. Notes to the Text. Index. A good general survey by a leading scholar in the field. LUCAS p31.


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    Rembrandt and the Italian Renaissance by Clark, Kenneth

    NY: New York Univ. Press, 1964. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. crimson cloth. Near fine in chipped dust wrapper.. Rembrandt, H. van Rijn. 225 pp. 181 black and white plates. Bibliography. Index. First volume of The Wrightsman Lectures, New York University Institute of Fine Arts. The author discusses the influences of the great Italians of the 15th and 16th centuries on Rembrandt.


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    Surrealism by Levy, Julien

    New York: Black Sun Press. 1936. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Near fine but for a bit of shelf wear at the edges, in good dust jacket with a number of tears, some internally mended, browning, small chips. An important book in introducing Surrealism to Americans, binding and dust jacket illustrated by a Joseph Cornell design, text printed on varous colored papers, Painting, collage, poetry, surrealist texts by Duchamp, Breton, Dali, Masson, Calder, Arp, M Oppenheim, Eluard, Ernst, etc. Extra postage may be required for heavy or oversize books.; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 191 pp .


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    Thoughts On Art And Life Translated by Maurice Baring by Da Vinci, Leonardo

    Boston: Merrymount Press, 1916. Hardcover. Orig. vellum backed spine, dark green boards. Very good. 201 pages. 24.5 x 15 cm. Limited edition, one of 303 copies printed by D.B. Updike with type faces and decorations by Herbert P. Horne. The Humanists' Library Edited by Lewis Einstein. Printed in red and black. A collection of Da Vinci's musings, his view of aesthetics important to his philosophy of life and art. Party unopened, wear to backstrip extremities and corners, lacking spine label, bookplate with Alice, humpty-dumpty, tweedledum and tweedledee after Lewis Carroll.


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    Carnet Inedit De Fernand Leger by Vallier, Dora

    Paris: Cahiers d'Art, 1953. First edition. Original Wraps. Orig. royal blue cloth lettered in white. Very good in very good slightly rubbed dust wrapper. Fernand Leger. 16 pages in text. 31 x 24.5 cm. Seventeen tipped-in color lithographs by Leger, and 20 tipped-in collotype plates (drawings). Text in French. Bright, clean copy.


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    A London Reverie Fifty-Six Drawings by Pennell, Joseph

    London: Macmillan, 1928. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. tan cloth lettered in gilt. Fine.. 28 pages in text. 29 x 23 cm. Introductory essay and notes by J.C. Squire. Plates printed recto only.


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    Rossetti And His Circle by Beerbohm, Max

    London: William Heinemann, 1922. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. cream cloth lettered in gilt. Near fine. Beerbohm, Max. VII pages in text. 26 x 19.5 cm. Limited edition, copy 315 of 380 (350 for sale), signed by Max Beerbohm. Twenty three tipped-in color plates on card stock with printed tissue guards, including the frontispiece. Beerbohm notes, "Byron, Disraeli, and Rossetti -- these seem to me the three most interesting men that England had in the nineteenth century, England had plenty of greater men." Bookplate, crisp copy, back cover a tinge mottled.


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    About the Bayberry Bush by Schaffner, Ingrid with Melissa Feldman

    Southampton, New York: Parrish Art Museum, 2001. Softcover. Fine/no jacket. 113 pages, illustrations throughout, 20cm tall, 12mo. A collection of essays concerning the Impressionist paintings of William Merritt Chase, published in conjunction with an exhibition "About The Bayberry Bush" at the Parrish Art Museum.


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    Revealing Vision by Arnheim, Rudolf

    Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1997. First Edition. hardcover. Very Good./Very Good.. 147 p. Dialogues, essays, tributes.


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    Le Teinturier Universel Echo Des Applications Des Matieres Colorantes Aux Arts Et A L'Industrie; De la teinture et de l'appret des etoffes, de la production et de la preparation des matieres tincloriales, de l'impression et de la fabrication des papiers peints -- Tannage et coloration des cuirs by Chevreul, M.E

    Paris: Au Bureau du Journal, 1863. First editions. Original Wraps. Original printed wrappers -- yellow, gray and green. Very good. 3 vols. 192, 192, 192 pages in text. Small folio, 30.5 x 22.5 cm. First to third years -- 72 issues in 3 volumes [April 1, 1860 - March 15, 1863]. More than 100 tipped-in or mounted color specimens of various dyes on paper, cotton, silk, metallic paper, felt, plant fibers, and more. One sample titled "Echantillod de Coton vert col de canard san indigo" (Vol. 3 #23, page 177 and described as "experience machevee" not present as in other copies and appears to have never been tipped-in (no trace of adhesive). Each issue in this set includes the first printed appearance of his lecture notes from "Cours de teinture des Gobelins." His color studies made him one of the most influential scientists in France during the early 19th century. He taught chemistry and ran the dying labs at the Manufactures Royales des Gobelins. In 1839, he published the results of his research under the title "De la loi du contraste simultané des couleurs;" It was translated it into English and published in 1854 under the title The Principles of Harmony and Contrast of Colors. His name is one of 72 inscribed on the Eiffel Tower. Some light spotting, mild edge wear, mostly unopened.


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    The Reenchantment of Art by Gablik, Suzi

    Thames & Hudson. Very Good. 1995. Paperback. 0500276897 . This book is in very good condition; no remainder marks. Appears to have been gently used. Inside pages are clean. ; 0.6 x 9.2 x 5.9 Inches; 192 pages .


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    Making Mischief: Dada Invades New York by Naumann, Frances M. & Beth Venn

    New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1996. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Prior owner gift inscription in pencil on the front-free endpaper./Very Good. jacket has some creases near the fore-edge of the front panel.. 304 p. Cloth. Illustrated throughout.


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    Surrealism by Levy, Julien

    New York: The Black Sun Press / Arno / Worldwide, 1968. Hardcover. G+ (DJ has moderate edge wear and some tears; dj and book are lightly aged overall.). Off-white and illus. boards with matching dust jacket, 191 pp., some BW illus. A 1968 reprint of the 1936 classic. With a new introduction by the author.


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    Modern Painters by Ruskin, John

    New York: H. M. Caldwell, undated [1874]. 155pp. green decorated cloth 16mo: about Good [a shelf worn older edition in an attractive binding] A decent reissue of a portion of Ruskin's influential work.


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    Surrealism by Julien Levy

    Arno, 1968. Couverture rigide. Très bon/Bon. Bottom boards rubbed from shelfwear and stained from moisture exposure, binding supple at pastedowns and slanted; DJ has mild edgewear but is chipping at both ends of spine and corners, one closed tear on back, aside from one crease on front cover art is in near fine condition: collectible copy. 60 BW plates, printed on multicolored paper, new introduction on 30th anniversary of original publication.


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    Color Dimensions Creating New Principles of Color Harmony and aPractical Equation in Color Definition by Birren, Faber

    Chicago: Crimson Press, 1934. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. ruby cloth chipped at backstrip extremities. Very good.. 57 pp. Thirty black and white text figures and large fold-out of "The Rational ColorCircle in of course, color. Birren says, "I have wandered in new domains and have seen new glories. I have witnessed new revelations of the spectrum.


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    Artist's Proofs for The Birds of America by John James Audubon and Robert Havell Jr. by Joseph Goddu

    2002. Softcover. Very Good+. John James Audubon's keen observation, passion for the natural world, and remarkable aesthetic sensibility combined to produce one of the world's preeminent natural history documents. Publication of the four-volume ""The Birds of America"", the grandest and most sumptuous colorplate folio ever produced, was a massive undertaking without precedent. Before now, there has been little research into the nature of the creative process between Audubon, the artist-ornithologist, and his master printer, Robert Havell. Little has been written of the collaborative effort that produced it or even the exact methods used to accomplish the translation of the original watercolors into prints. This catalogue's essay, based on painstaking review of original correspondence between the Audubon family members and Robert Havell, sheds new light on the exact methods employed in the printing of the work, and the critical roles played by the various Audubon and Havell family members. This publication catalogues 60 artist proofs, owned by the Havell family, and reproduces the lion's share of them, all for the first time ever. Very slight edge wear. Tipped-in paper on first page of book by Joseph Goddu, the compiler of the catalogue, who has written “love” to replace “with the compliments of”. See photos.


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