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    Wildlife Art 2000 by Spanierman Gallery

    New York: Spanierman Gallery, 2000. Softcover. New. BASEMENT. Color illus. stapled wraps. 32 pp. Color plates. Issued in conjunction with a 2002 exhibition. Includes multiple works by Douglas Allen, John Felsing, Stanley Meltzoff, Lanford Monroe, John Schoenherr and Lindsay Scott. Beautiful plates!


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    Andrew Wyeth: The Helga Pictures by Wilmerding, John

    Harry N Abrams, 1987. Hardcover. Good. Tall hardcover. Sound & good copy, light to moderate edgewear. Jacket has light to moderate rubbing/edgewear. Not price clipped. May not be available for international shipment at usual rates due to weight/size.


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    Steve Wheeler: The Oracle Visiting the 21st Century by Wheeler, Steve

    New York: David Findlay, Jr. Gallery, 2012. Softcover. VG. Color-illustrated wraps with white lettering. Unpaginated, color illustrations. Catalogue from the exhibition of December 1-21, 2012. Selections from the work of Robert Barrell, Tom Burckhardt, Peter Busa, Leonard Edmondson, Luke Gray, Keith Haring, Ynez Johnston, Margrit Lewczuk, Elizabeth Murray, and Baker Overstreet, all who share the strategy of the pursuit of highly articulated abatraction to extract meaning from the fragmenting rhythms of modern life.


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    The Arts by Van Loon Hendrik Willem

    Cover Page: ".. to give the general reader ...a better understanding and a greater appreciation of everything that has been done within the realm of painting and architecture and music and sculpture and the theatre and most of the so called minor arts from the beginning of time until the moment we come so close to them that we begin to lose our perspective."


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    Western Art Masterpieces by Watkins, T. H.; Watkins, Joan Parker

    Universe, 1996. Hardcover. New/new. 119 pp. This is a new book in manufacturer's shrink wrap, from a smoke-free home.


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    An American Bestiary by Sayre Haverstock, Mary

    Published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc. First Edition 1979. 1979., 1979. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original vivid orange cloth covers, white lettering to the spine. Folio 12½'' x 10'' 248 pp ISBN 0810906821. 73 colour plates, many monochrome illustrations throughout. Fine condition book in near Fine condition dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 0810906821


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    The Etchings and Lithographs of Arthur B. Davies by Price, Frederic Newlin

    New York: Mitchell Kennerley, 1929. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. navy cloth. Teg. Very good.. Davies, Arthur B. 23 pages in text. 205 plates. Compiled with an Introduction by Frederic Newlin Price. Each plate with size,media and edition. LUCAS p138. FREITAG 2131. Spine sunned, clean copy.


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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.


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    Modern Art in America by Adams, Robert Henry

    Chicago: Robert Henry Adams Fine Art, 1992. Softcover. Good+ with only minor general wear to covers. Grey wraps with color illustration and white lettering; 43 pp. with 19 color plates. Includes biographic material of each artist opposite each plate and a short essay by Adams; with a separate list of prices.


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    Richard Estes: The Complete Paintings 1966-1985. by MEISEL, LOUIS

    New York: Harry Abrams., 1986. Hardcover. Fine/fine. Oblong 4to. Original cloth, d/w. 26.0 x 27.0cms, 144pp, 90 b/w & 90 Colour Illusts, This text features 8 gate-fold reproductions of Estes's major photorealist paintings of Paris and New York


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    Fantasies and Other Realities: Don Bonham, John Noestheden by Bonham, Don; Noestheden, John

    Toronto: The Art Gallery at Harbourfront, 1981. 1st Edition. Staplebound. Near Fine. [16] pp. Illus. Small pen inscription to cover. Published to accompany an exhibition held at The Art Gallery at Harbourfront, Feb. 20 - March 22, 1981.


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    A Life in Photography by STEICHEN, Edward

    Doubleday & Co, 1963. First. hardcover. near fine/very good. Steichen, Edward. Illustrated with 249 Photographic plates. Square 4to, gilt-lettered black cloth, d.w. New York: Doubleday & Co., 1963. First edition, first printing with the decorative endpapers. Top inner corner is bumped, slightly effecting pages, otherwise a near fine copy in a very good dust wrapper. This copy is inscribed in ink by the artist on the title page "To... with love from the Steichens.


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    Joseph Cornell: An Exploration of Sources by Hartigan, Lynda Roscoe

    Washington DC: National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution , 1982. First printing. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good. 48 pages. Pamphlet with staple binding. No illustrations. Notes,analysis to each work of art included in the exhibition.


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    Recent Ideals of American Art by George William Sheldon

    New York: D. Appleton, 1890. First Edition, Rebound in Three Volumes. Quarter black leather with matching outside corners and textured black leather over boards with gilt titling on the spine with six gilt bands. Very good/very good. 12.5" x 16.25", pp. iv, 2-162, rebound into 3 volumes from the one original, which not uncommonly cracked and became unhinged. Clean, tight, bright photogravures and typogravures. Most illustrations have mirroring on facing page of blank guard pages. New bindings have some wear at top and bottom of spine, and light wear at some corners, otherwise fine. Includes renowned reproductions of artists like Childe Hassam, Charles Sprague Pearce, Winslow Homer and Ridgeway Knight. "One hundred and seventy-five oil paintings and water colors in the galleries of private collectors, produced in Paris on Copper plates by the Gouptil photogravure and typogravure process.


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    Shakespeare Made in Canada: Contemporary Canadian Adaptations in Theatre, Pop Media and Visual Arts by Nasby, Judith; Fischlin, Daniel; Shakespeare, William [subject]

    Guelph, Ontario: Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, 2007. 1st Edition. Soft cover. New. 149 pp. 8vo. Many colour and b&w illustrations. "[Shakespeare] is a savage who had some imagination. He has written many good lines -- but his pieces can please only at London and in Canada." - Voltaire.


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    William Gropper: Retrospective by Freundlich, August L

    Los Angeles: Ward Ritchie, 1968. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. illustrated black cloth. Fine in fine dust wrapper.. Gropper, William. 128 pp. Eight color plates and 104 black and white illustrations. Bibliography. With a critique by the author.


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    Stained Glass Windows by Van Beuningen, Charles

    St. Martin's/Academy Press, 1972. Folio. Contains 16 cull-color plates of German Romanesque stained glass windows from 1250 through, 1483. Plates are pasted and on coated paper. Book very good minus owing to cheap newsprint that has become moderately spotted, and paper binding cover strip has torn at spine, although (staple) binding is still sound. Slight bump to top corner at foreedge. Plates fine. Rare. Unpaginated.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Book.


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    Constructing Elozua A Retrospective 1973-2003 by Post, Melissa G. (Curator)

    Charlotte: Mint Museums, 2003. First edition. Paperback. Orig. illustrated stiff wrappers. Fine.. 124 pages. 10 1/2 x 9 1/2". 64 color plates. Essays by experts. Bibliography.


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    The Natural House by Wright, Frank Lloyd

    New York: Horizon, 1954. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. white basket weave cloth. Fine in chipped and ragged dust wrapper, small portion lacking at backstrip head. 221 pages. 25 1/2 x 21 cm. 116 photographs, plans and drawings of moderate priced houses. KARPEL B1357. "A treatise on the house, with emphasis on Wright's concept of organic architecture and the Usonian house.


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    Latin American Still Life: Reflections of Time and Place by Kirking, Clayton and Edward J. Sulligan

    Katonah, New York: Katonah Museum of Art, 1999. Softcover. NF but for a hint of rubbing to back cover. White wraps with color illus. 47 pp. with numerous color plates. Text by Clayton C. Kirking and Edward J. Sullivan, guest curators. Catalogue from the exhibition held October 199 to January 2000 at the Katonah Museum of Art and February to May 2000 at El Museo del Barrio, New York.


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    American Impressionist and Realist Paintings and Drawings from the William Marshall Fuller Collection by Clark, Carol

    Fort Worth, Tex: Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, 1978. Softcover. VG+. White & color illus. wraps. 56 pp. 20 color, 61 bw plates. Issued in conjunction with a 1978 exhibition. With a lengthy essay on the artists included in this collection that weaves through the entire catalogue, written by Carol Clark. Nice plates, especially the color reproductions. Lists approximately 60 works. Selected bibliography. Includes works by Twachtman, Lawson, Glackens, M. Prendergast, Henri, Shinn, Robinson, C. Prendergast, Hassam, Sloan, Luks, and Davies. Nice catalogue. Conceptually, the William Marshall Fuller collection is bounded by a series of artistic "revolts". The Soceity of American Artists was formed in 1877; artists known as "The Ten" began to exhibit as a group in 1898; those who came to be called "The Eight" banded together in 1908 for a seminal independent exhibition at William Macbeth's gallery; and 1913 saw the accomplishment of the International Exhibition of Modern Art (the Armory Show).


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    The History of American Painting; New Edition with Supplemental Chapters by Royal Cortissoz by Isham, Samuel and Royal Cortissoz

    New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936. Hardcover. VG. Red cloth. xvii, 608 pp. 12 full page, 141 bw repros. Gilt embossed cover and spine. A very nice copy of this revised edition. A very useful and important general survey. In addition to the original chapters by Isham, Cortissoz continues with Recent Figure Painting, The Modern Portrait Painters, Recent Mural Decorations, The Turn of The Century, The Service of The Veterans, Picture Making Old and New, Further Steps in Mural Painting, Out of Doors and In The Studio. Seven page general bibliography and 6 page artist index.


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    Frederic Remington by Craze, Sophia

    New York, New York, U.S.A.: Crescent Books, 1989. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.


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    Artists in California, 1786-1940 by Hughes, Edan Milton

    San Francisco, CA: Hughes Publishing Co, 1986. First edition. Hardcover. VG/G Torn dust jacket. Ex-library with spine label.. Green cloth, black & color illus. dust jacket, 533 pp. No illus. Includes a preface, 4-page history of California art, 2-page chronology, and an alphabetical index of more than 6,600 artists with detailed biographies. A very useful reference for collectors, libraries, galleries, appraisers, auction houses, antique shops, and universities. Truly a labor of love by Hughes, who spent most of his adult life accumulating this information. Followed in 1989 by a Second edition.


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    More Love: Art, Politics, and Sharing Since the 1990s by Schneider, Claire (editor)

    Chapel Hill, NC: Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2013. Hardcover. VG (Slight scuffs to covers, otherwise nice.). Shades of color boards, 240 pp., color illus. Issued in conjunction with a 2013 exhibition of work by 30 contemporary artists, that relates to the theme of Love. Includes a variety of essays and artwork on the subject. The exhibition checklist cites 48 pieces, and most if not all are pictured here. A unique presentation that uses bright colors.


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