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    Norman Rockwell Illustrator by Guptill, Arthur L. (Norman Rockwell)

    Published by Watson-Guptill, New York 1975. New York 1975., 1975. Hard back binding in publisher's original blue cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine and the front cover. Folio. 12'' x 9¼''. ISBN 070252130. Contains 208 printed pages of text with colour and monochrome illustrations throughout. Without any ownership markings. Fine condition book, in Very Good condition dust wrapper with a little sun fading to the spine, small chip and short closed tear to the front cover, not price clipped. Member of the P.B.F.A.



    Jeff Koons: Pictures 1980-2002 by Koons, Jeff; Kellein, Thomas

    New York: Distributed Art Publishers, 2002. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. 112 pp. 8vo. Colour illus.



    In The Nature of Materials 1887-1941 The Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright by Hitchcock, Henry-Russell

    NY: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1942. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. maroon cloth. Very good.. Wright, Frank Lloyd. 143 pages. Square 4to, 21 1/2 x 21 1/2. 413 illustrations. Index. KARPEL B1379. "Includes a very extensive chronological list of executed works and projects, 1887-1941. This is one of the best books on Wright to date.



    John Francis Murphy (and) Chauncey Foster Ryder: Among Tonalism's Many Faces by Peters, Lisa N

    New York: Spanierman Gallery, LLC, 2010. VG+. Color illustrated card panel, folded into 8 panels. 8 vivid color plates. THIS IS NOT A BOOK! It is a FOLDED CARDBOARD STOCK! It is sold as a VISUAL REFERENCE! Catalog of an exhibition held at Spanieman Gallery, New York May 6 to June 5, 2010. Catalog essay by Lisa N. Peters.



    Ross Stefan, An impressionistic painter of the contemporary Southwest by Goodman, John K.; Foreword by Clay Lockett

    Northland Press, 1977 91 pages; color and b&w reproductions of paintings and drawings; b&w photo-portrait of Stefan. Marrbled endpapers. Special Edition No. 40 of 100 copies; full-page signed original watercolor w/ tissue guard on the limitation page. Matching blue-cloth slipcase w/ gilt decoration also in fine condition.. First and Limited-Numbered Edition. quarter-leather and cloth. Fine/No Jacket but a Slipcase. 4to.



    Along the Santa Fe Trail by Simmons, Marc

    Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 1986. Limited Edition. Small Folio. #5 in a limited edition of 20. Signed by the author. Illustrated by Joan Myers. xxi, 184pp. Pages 90-184 are photographs with titles. Half-leather spine, letters in gilt, with woven cloth boards and matching slipcase. Marbled endpapers. This special binding and slipcase are by Virginia Marquis. Book design by Emmy Ezell, typeset at the University of New Mexico Printing Plant in Goudy Old Style. Duo Tone plates were printed by offset lithography in Japan by Dai Nippon Printing, Ltd. Text was printed by Thomson-Shore, Inc. Books were bound by John H. Decker & Sons. Contains a 2-page map of Santa Fe Trail. An original palladium by Myers is laid in with its original tan card stock envelope: 10 1/2 X 8 1/2 inches, signed in pencil by Joan Myers in 1982. This beautiful collector's item is signed by author and artist, A gorgeous example of New Mexicofine books.



    WCA Honor Awards: Minna Citron, Clyde Connell, Eleanor Raymond, Joyce Treiman, June Wayne, Rachel Wischnitzer by Women's Caucus for Art

    Philadelphia, PA: Women's Caucus for Art, 1985. Softcover. VG- (May have writing at top of front cover and average soiling to white covers, inside clean.). White stapled wraps, 19 pp., BW illus. Profiles the 6 artists who won the WCA Honor Awards at the National Women's Caucus for Art Conference held in Los Angeles in 1985. Each artist gets a double-paged spread with artist narrative bio, artist portrait photo and usually one illustrated example of her work. Chronologies and bibliographies follow. Scarce.



    The Unchanging Hopi, an Artist's Interpretation in Scratchboard Drawing and Text (limited Signed and numbered) by Wright, Barton

    (flagstaff, AZ. 1975): Northland Press. First Edition. Quarto. 109pp. Limited to only 100 copies. The present copy is # 12, illustrated throughout and with an original scratchboard drawing of a Hopi woman mounted to limitation page by Wright, signed and numbered, with a foreword by Bruce Babbitt, specially bound in half black leather over paper covered boards, spine lettering silver, housed in publisher's decorative slipcase. A fine copy of this unique art.



    American paintings and sculpture contributed to the "Third Prize Fund Exhibition." Illustrated Catalogue

    New york: The American Art Association, 1887. Softcover. Good+, chipping to extremities. Greenish printed wraps. (4 pp. ads), 79 pp. (1), 4 pp. ads. 45 illustrations. This scarce catalogue lists 242 works and illustrated all or part of 45 of them. Many line engravings, some reproductions are closer to photographic in nature. Index to artists and addresses at rear. 2 1/2 page introductory essay, list of Fund Sponsors, listing of the works. Worldcat locates 2 copies.



    Mauldin, Oliphant : origins by Wood, Art

    Washington, DC: Jane Haslem Gallery, 1982. VG. White semi-glossy wraps with bw image. Catalog of a traveling exhibition which opened April 6, 1982 at the Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington, D.C. Features the work of Bill Mauldin and Pat Oliphant. Includes much wartime humor and political humor, as would be expected.



    Flora & Fauna by del Mano Gallery

    Los Angeles, CA: del Mano Gallery, 2010. Softcover. VG. White & color illus. covers with white plastic rim spine; [48 pp.], many color illus. Issued in conjunction with a 2010 exhibition of nature-inspired sculptures by 20 artists: Amber Aguirre, Michael Bauermeister, Cindy Drozda, Darlys Ewoldt, Steven Garrison, Stephen Hatcher, Jeff Irwin, Alain Mailland, Milo Mirabelli, Ron Layport, Michael Lee, Denise Nielsen, Pascal Oudet, Binh Pho, Tom Rauschke, Joey Richardson, Dan Southern, Gerry Wallace, Molly Winton, and George Worthington. With double-page spreads for each one, and artist bios and price list at the rear. Intriguing, with much to see. Scarce.



    Amerikanische Graphik 1913-1953 by Cole, Sylvan and Serge Sabarsky

    Wien: BAWAG Fondation, 1994. Softcover. VG- (just a hint of wear to covers). Glossy grey wraps with bw illustration of the Brooklyn Bridge. 111 pp. with half as many bw plates. Text in German. Catalogue from the exhibitions held in Vienna (June - Sept. 1994) and Passau (September to October 1994). With opening essays by Sylvan Cole and Serge Sabarsky (a la Cafe Sabarsky at the Neue Galerie in Manhattan...). Works by 30 American artists with artist name/dates and brief plate annotation on page opposite each illustration.



    The Elements of Color: a Treatise on the Color System of Johannes Itten, Based on His Book the Art of Color by Itten, Johannes; Birren, Faber (editor); van Hagen, Ernst (translator)

    New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1970. Hardcover. Very good. 95 pp. 8vo.



    Framing A Practical Manual by Radford, William A. & Alfred S, Johnson & Bernard L. Johnson

    Chicago: Radford Architectural Co, 1909. Hardcover. Orig. illustrated yellow cloth lettered in white. Very good. 338 pages. 22 x 15 cm. 182 text illustrations. Includes House, Barn, Framing of industrial buildings and Strength of Timbers; Truss Framing. Index. Adverts at rear. Wear to extremities, and some cover soiling.



    Recent Ideals of American Art by Sheldon, George William

    New York and London: D. Appleton & Company, 1890. Hardbound. VG+, however ex art ibrary with stamps on top and bottom text blocks and title page. Full elaborate gilt tooled and embossed leather with 5 raised bands and extensive embossing and gilt tooling in the compartments; a real beauty. All edges are gilt. 162 pp. 175 large plates. A slightly better than average copy of this large, important volume. Last 15 pages have very slight moisture discoloration to the lower outside corner of the pages, otherwise the pages are bright and in very good condition. Entire volume is tight, raised bands and embossing on the spine is in average condition, being somewhat scuffed in places. A treasure trove of plates illustrating the work of American Artists of this period. Scarce, and a copy that will present vetry nicely on your shelf or table.



    Westward the artist. [Third anniversary exhibition of Lakeview Center]

    Peoria, IL: Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences, 1968. Softcover. VG-, some age-toning to outer covers. Illustrated printed wraps with translucent overwrap containing the title. (58) pp., profusely ilustrated in bw and graphic combinations. Published to commemorate Third anniversary exhibition of Lakeview Center, April 19-June 2, 1968. Lists 135 artworks and 16 artifacts assembled for the exhibition, and they are shown in no particular order.



    Still Lifes: 1900 to Now by Wunderlich, Gerold M

    New York: Gerold Wunderlich & Co, 1990. Softcover. VG- (Label & few marks from previous gallery owner.). Gray-sand stapled paper wraps, 16 pp.,14 color plates. Issued in conjunction with a 1990 exhibition. With the briefest of intros by Gerold M. Wunderlich, and 14 examples of the genre.



    The Eye of Miriam Schapiro: A Multi-Media Exhibit of Members' Works Selected by Miriam Schapiro by Washington Women's Arts Center

    Washington, DC: Washington Women's Arts Center, 1979. Softcover. G (May have slightly faded color cover and average thumbing wear to page edges, otherwise nice.). Color pictorial stapled wraps, held horizontally, [28 pp.], small BW illus. Issued in conjunction with a 1979 "multi-media exhibit of members' works selected by Miriam Schapiro." Begins with a brief introduction by Canadian-born American artist and exhibition juror Miriam Schapiro (1923-2015). The catalogue presents the work of 47 women artists. With artist bios and one example of each artist's work, in most instances. Scarce.



    American Art of the Taos School: Selections from the Gerald Peters Collection by Peters (Gerald) Gallery, Santa Fe, NM: 1978

    1978. Softbound. VG-, slight bending to corners. Brown wraps, 48 pp., 43 color plates. Includes wonderful color plates of works by J.H. Sharp, Blumenschein, Phillips, Berninghaus, Couse, Dunton, Higgins, Ufer, Hennings, Adams, Gaspard, Black, Lockwood, Dasburg, Hoffman, Critcher, Fleck, Fechin and Bisttram. Short biographical essay on each artist.



    The Notebook of John Smibert With Essays by Sir David Evans, John Kerslake, and Andrew Oliver by Smibert, John

    Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1969. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. salmon cloth. Fine.. 131 pp. With notes relating to Smibert's American Portraits by Andrew Oliver. Foreword by Stephen T. Riley.Index. FREITAG 9030. KARPEL H476. "This edition includes a facsimile and a transcript of the complete manuscript. The addition of an index...makes thepublication even more useful.



    Paintings from the collection of CBT (Connecticut Bank and Trust Company) by Ellis, Candy (Curator)

    CBT, 1985. VG. Color pictorial wraps. (52) pp., 49 color plates. Catalogue lists 49 works by as many artists. Publication date is assigned based on text.



    A. E. Gallatin Collection: "Museum of Living Art" by Gallatin, A. E

    Philadelphia, Penna: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1954. Hardcover. VG (May have few light stains to front cover.). Tan boards. 153 pp. 10 color, 76 bw repros. Lists 179 works by 71 artists, some of whom are American, and includes pictures of many of them. With essays by A. E. Gallatin (The Plan of The Gallery of Living Art), James Johnson Sweeney (Painting) and Jean Helion (The Evolution of Abstract Art as Shown in The Gallery of Living Art). 7 bw plates of artist photographs at rear. 1500 copies printed. A very nice copy of this memorial catalogue.



    Cincinnati Invitational Exhibition by Cincinnati Art Museum, March 20 to April 27, 1975

    Cincinnati, Ohio: Cincinnati Art Museum, 1975. Softcover. VG, small label on rear cover. Green stapled wraps. Unpaginated. Numerous bw plates. Artists include Greg Albert, Tom Bacher, Robert Beaven, Sara Wellington Dodge, Rita Koehl, Stephen Mallory, Anne Miotke, Donald Peak, Sandra Rosen, Edward Talbtt, Jim Williams, and many others.



    The Enduring Navaho by Gilpin, Laura

    Austin: Univ. of Texas Press, 1968. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. green cloth. Fine in fine dust wrapper.. 263 pages. 28 x 21 1/2 cm. Profusely illustrated: photographs in black and white and color. Bibliography. Index. Pictures of the Navaho, the interraltionship of their life and land.


    CAD $75.00

    Andrew Wyeth: The Helga Pictures by Wilmerding, John

    4to, 208p., cloth, ill dj, full page color b&w ill. fine

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