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Kandinksy: Complete Writings on Art by Kenneth C. Lindsay & Peter Vergo (£159.00)Publisher: Faber & Faber — 1982Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0571119352]Condition: Good+. Boards slightly sprung on both volumes. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 2 Volume Set: Volume 1 477pp, Volume 2 478-924pp with index. First British Edition.Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6". Red boards with Black titling to the Spine. In the Documents of Twentieth Century Art series. Tags: Exhibition neue kunstler-vereinigung munchen schoenberg blaue reiter schoenberg’s pictures eugen kahler understanding art arthur jerome eddy russia’s artistic spring artistic life russia museum the culture painting international art politics department fine arts pan-russian conference 1920 charles-andre julien writings art interviews lecture notes 709 n7425 new
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Capability Brown by Dorothy Stroud (£43.00)Publisher: London: Faber & Faber — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0571102670]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Price Clipped. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Black & white drawings; Portrait to the frontispiece; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; Title page vignette;

From the cover: “Dorothy Stroud has completely rewritten her famous book on Capability Brown, the doyen of English landscape architects in the eighteenth century, for this new edition. A great many discoveries have been made since it originally appeared in 1950, when it was a pioneering study. New documents and sources of information have come to light; new sites have been identified; old theories have been discarded and new ones have taken their place. At the same time, Brown’s reputation has soared — not least because of our increasing awareness of the unique character and vulnerability of the English landscape. What we now have may be regarded as the definitive work on Brown.

Capability Brown is biography, art history and vade mecum for the travelling Brown enthusiast combined in one. The chronological approach has been retained so that his multitudinous and varied landscape designs and architectural works up and down the country may be seen in proper relation to, for example, his initial struggle to gain recognition when he moved south, his accelerating success in the 1750s and 1760s, and his considerable influence — political as well as artistic — later on in his life. The main text is closely tied in with the comprehensive list of works and map at the end of the book. It can therefore be used as a work of reference if necessary.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Christopher Hussey. Size: 10" x 7¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 262 pages. Tags: landscape gardening great britain history, landscape architects, gardens landscaping brown, gardens landscaping biographies, books written dorothy stroud, books introduced christopher hussey
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The Decorative Arts of the Mariner by Gervis Frere-Cook (£42.00)Publisher: Cassell — 1966Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges, nicked at the top corner of the upper panel, and a little faded. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Very slightly shelf-cocked.Description: From the flap: “maritime nation in the world, in all ages, has appreciated that time-less beauty of ships and the sea which lends itself naturally to decorative purposes, and the richness and variety of artistic expression so created is almost unbelievable. Seventeen contributors, each a world authority on his own subject, have written the informative and entertaining text of this glorious panorama of design and craftsmanship from the galleys of antiquity to the world's first nuclear-powered liner. Hundreds of illustrations, including dozens of pages ablaze with colour, depict this magnificent harvest of the sea.”Notes: Size: 12" x 9¾". Brown boards with Gilt & Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 296 pages. Tags: ceremonial model ships ancient egypt gilded copper vanes viking prows painted eskimo canoe paddles symbolic ornaments frigate birds south seas charts vellum mississippi steamboats warships figureheads viking longships sailing ships steamships state barges inland waterways mississippi rivercraft charts maps navigational instruments timekeepers figureheads decorative rope canvaswork ship models scrimshaw maritime art malaysian craft vessels the orient vessels the ancient world sailors craftsmen beautiful bone models sentimental scrimshaw etching carving
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Heaven to Hell by David LaChapelle (£39.00)Publisher: Koln: Taschen — 2006Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 3822825727]Condition: Very Good. Lacks slip case and the separate 8pp index to the photographs. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 14¼" x 11¼". Pictorial boards. 0 pages. Tags: photography artistic american transsexual amanda lepore rize pop culture photographers celebrities portraits portrait photographs 9783822825723
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William Nicholson, Painter: Paintings, Woodcuts, Writings, Photographs by Edited by Andrew Nicholson (£39.00)Publisher: London: Giles de la Mare — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1900357003]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper appears unevenly faded on the lower panel otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Chronological tables [1]; Colour plates; Black & white plates; Black & white drawings; Colour frontispiece; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “William Nicholson (1872-1949), who is known by many for his early woodcuts and the radical posters of the Beggarstaff Brothers in the 1890s, has become recognized as one of the foremost English artists of his time for the whole range of his work. His haunting downland landscapes, his remarkable still lifes, which capture light and colour in an entirely fresh way, and the varied portraits by which he mainly earned his living form the core of his output and have become greatly prized. This book, compiled by two grandsons, Andrew and Tim Nicholson, is with its representative selection of his pictures the first to do justice to the extraordinary diversity of William Nicholson’s oeuvre.

It provides at the same time a documentary account of William Nicholson’s life, using contemporary records, articles and reminiscences, and above all quoting extensively from the numerous letters William wrote to his family and friends, many of them to his son Ben Nicholson, and from the letters they wrote to him as well. The majority are from private sources and have never appeared in print before. What emerges in this unique and beautifully illustrated volume is a highly detailed and most appealing portrait of the man and the artist.

What he painted, why and for whom; what spurred him on to experiment and artistic adventure; how he fared in times of elation and anguish; how he combined the serious playfulness of his vision with a deep affection for nature; and how he collaborated with some of the leading men of his day, among them Rudyard Kipling, J. M. Barrie, William Orpen, Edwin Lutyens, his son-in-law Robert Graves, and Winston Churchill — all this is revealed, and much more.

William Nicholson, Painter includes 110 colour plates of his oil paintings and over 250 black and white reproductions and photographs.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Alan Bowness. Size: 12" x 9½". Grey boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 292 pages. Tags: nicholson bowness criticism interpretation painters britain artists graphic arts art british 20th century england painting paintings illustration commercial united kingdom 1900357003 9781900357005
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Pegasus and The Arts by Edited by Claudia Brink & Wilhelm Hornbostel (£31.00)Publisher: Munchen: Deutscher Kunstverlag — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 3422061118]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, with a short closed tear to the head of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour plates; Black & white plates; Colour frontispiece;

From the cover: “This volume, initially published in German to accompany the exhibition »Pegasus und die Kunste«, takes as its subject the many-sided history of the winged horse. It gathers together essays on the sources of the Pegasus myth in Antiquity, on astrology and on aspects of the artistic reception of the Pegasus motif from the 15th century to the 19th century. Pegasus, who came into being by springing from the severed neck of the snake-haired Medusa, is distinguished by two particular capacities, both of which have always exerted considerable fascination. Through physical strength and speed, he brought victory to both mythical heroes and earthly rulers; as the Muses’ steed, meanwhile, he possessed the gift of spurring the imagination of poets and artists. The selected examples — vase painting and sculpture from Antiquity, Renaissance and Baroque prints and paintings, works from the 19th century — offer new insights into the iconography of the winged horse and his particular significance for the arts.

This catalogue is a compendium of the iconography of Pegasus, and one that will prove indispensable for all those with an interest in this subject.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 9". Black boards with White titling to the Spine. 286 pages. Tags: pegasus greek mythology art exhibitions, horses art exhibitions, art exhibitions, horses mythology exhibitions, art mythology exhibitions, pegasus art, pegasus iconography, mythology depictions, first edition books, books claudia brink wilhelm hornbostel
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The Art of Flowers by Laurence Buffet-Challié (£24.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1969Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper pleasant overall but has two short closed tears to the top edge, one at the head of the spine and the other at the head of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Box a little faded and marked but more than acceptable.Description: 41 colour plates. 87 black and white illustrations. 78 explanatory diagrams. From the cover: “The flower as a decorative object is an integral part of the home and in recent times has become an important element in the art of interior design. Here, for the first time, the national styles of Germany, England, France, Italy and Scandinavia have been compared, each influenced by the particular climate, way of life, and artistic history of their country. The book begins with the study of basic forms and techniques; later the amateur is taught how to exploit the natural beauty of flowers, how to see colours and arrange a design which will blend in with its setting. The flower arrangements are shown simply and clearly; explanatory diagrams of their construction appear next to the magnificent colour plates or black and white illustrations, most of which have been especially photographed for this book. The author, a specialist in the art of decoration, writes in collaboration with Jacques Bedat, an eminent florist, who created many of the flower arrangements reproduced, and whose creative fantasy is shown in his arrangements for the Rothschilds, the Duchess of Windsor, Renault, Citroen and many others. The Art of Flowers is dedicated to the flower-lover, whether the source of his pleasure is growing, arranging or just looking at flowers.”Notes: Illustrated by Jacques Bedat. Size: 9¾" x 10¼". Red boards with Blue titling to the Spine. 207 pages. Tags: advice almond analogous anemone anne’s architectural arrangements aster asymmetrical atmosphere autumn baby’s banquet barbecue basic baskets bellflower berry birthday bishop-thorpe blackamoor bleeding blossoms breath buffets bulrush buttercup calla camaieu camellia candle-cups caring carnation centaury chips christening chrysanthemum classical cleaning clearlife clematis climbing collecting colour conditioning containers contrast cornflower cutters cymbidium daisy
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Francesco's Venice: The Dramatic History of the World's Most Beautiful City by Francesco Da Mosto (£24.00)Publisher: London: BBC Books — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0563521376]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Photographic end papers & blanks;

From the cover: “Francesco’s Venice is the extraordinary story of the life of this intriguing city, told by a descendant of an old and distinguished Venetian family.

Francesco da Mosto’s ancestral history is inextricably intertwined with that of this amphibious city. Fiercely proud and protective of the rich cultural and architectural heritage of his birthplace, Francesco gives us a unique insight into the inner workings of one of the most beautiful cities in the world. He explores Venice’s remarkable history, from the fifth century when the first settlers retreated to the safety of the lagoon and began to create their homes on its tiny islands, through its glorious years as a successful maritime nation, adept at trade, exploration, diplomacy and protecting its independence, to the fragile city of the twenty-first century.

Venice’s history is a tale of warfare and conspiracies, of artistic excellence and ingenuity, of the battle of wills and of ideas, and of strength in the face of disaster, and Francesco vividly brings to life the places, events and people that have sculpted this living theatre through the ages. These include a colourful array of his own ancestors, such as the six da Mostos who were involved in the rise and fall of the ambitious and corrupt Doge Falier, and the young Alvise da Mosto, a courageous and determined explorer of the fifteenth century.

Beautifully illustrated with stunning images by John Parker of both the magnificent symbols of the city, including St Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace, and the more secluded corners, Francesco’s Venice celebrates the mesmerizing beauty and surprising strength of this unique city.”
Notes: Illustrated by John Parker (Photos.). Size: 11¼" x 10". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 216 pages. Tags: mosto john parker venice italy history travel writing social cultural art design styles europe 0563521376
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The Eye of Man: Form and Content in Western Painting by Selden Rodman (£24.00)Publisher: New York: Devin-Adair — 1955Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and gubby with rubbing to the spine ends and corners. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Pastedowns and endpapers browned with pencil doodles to the rear pastedown and blank. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “This is the book on modern art that a new generation has been waiting for.

In these pages, inflated artistic reputations are punctured, the heads of revered critics topple, and sacrosanct movements are exposed to the glaring test of their capacity for reflecting and creating life. But, most important, Mr. Rodman describes the achievements and aims of a new group of painters who express human and spiritual values without sacrificing the vital knowledge attained by the great formalists from Cezanne to Matisse.

The Eye of Man argues powerfully for that dynamic, expressive art which avoids the pretentiousness of purely formal painting without content, and which never is debased to the level of mere illustration.

Asserting that our age has carried private painting to extremes that have caused an almost complete lack of communication between artist and public, Selden Rodman passionately affirms the place of recognizable content and spiritual values in painting.

In the course of his argument, Mr. Rodman reassesses Western art from the Byzantines to the present and analyzes from a fresh viewpoint the works of the great pictorial spokesmen for humanity: Giotto, Gruenewald, El Greco, Rembrandt, Goya, Daumier, Van Gogh, Orozco, Rouault, and Shahn — artists whose meaning and vitality have lately suffered from the rewriting of art histories by formalist aestheticians”
Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7¼". Black Spine Strip over Grey boards with Red titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 182 pages. Tags: art painting quattrocento masacci renaissance michelangelo tintoretto classicism poussin realism millet corot manet impressionists byzantine romanesque gothic expressionism munch berenson totalitarianism primitivism artist society painters
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A Cage of Arms by Sylvia Read (£23.00)Publisher: Heinemann — 1963Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly faded and very lightly spotted. Light spotting to start and finish of the text. Previous owners inscription to ffep.Description: From the cover: “Life in Catholic Spain is conventional and tradition-bound. But young Spaniards are questioning these traditions, eager to discover their own personalities, to assess for themselves the importance of personal morality. For a young Spaniard who comes to Britain, this quest can take place freely, and an evaluation can be made. Against an English and Spanish background, A Cage of Arms skilfully develops this theme.”Notes: Jacket designed by A. J. Darroll. Size: 7½" x 5". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 240 pages. Tags: catholic spain personal morality talent for acting andalusian home pair london intellectual and artistic interests very english emotional reticence catholic medical student from ceylon old and the new europe
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Arabia Felix from the Time of the Queen of Sheba: Eighth Century B. C. to First Century A. D. by Jean-Francois Breton (£22.00)Publisher: Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0268020027]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly faded at the spine otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Glossary; Black & White Plates; Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “Sheba, or Saba, is a region of high mountains and vast deserts situated in the southwest of the Arabian peninsula, in what is known today as Yemen.

The mysteries and riches of Sheba and its people enticed the likes of Alexander the Great, the Emperor Augustus, and the kings of Ethiopia and Byzantium. From the 8th century to the 1st century BC, the kingdom of Sheba dominated other realms in Southern Arabia, imposing its language, institutions and artistic forms throughout the region.

This book provides a detailed synthesis of this remote civilization, the uniqueness of the region’s geography and climate, and the major events that shaped its history. It offers valuable insights into the Sabeans’ daily life, their customs and religion, their relations with neighbouring civilizations, and their modes of commerce.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Juanita Dix. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX] 216 pages. Tags: arabia southern civilization ancient east sheba saba sabeans yemen history middle wadi dhana mukarribs sabaean empire qataban linaeans hadramawt society tribal organization hierarch athtar ceremonial costumes
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Fauve Painting: The Making of Cultural Politics by James D. Herbert (£21.50)Publisher: New Haven & London: Yale University Press — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0300050682]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Occasional light pencil marginalia, easily erased. Security sticker to the rear pastedown not so easily removed. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs;

From the cover: “In this provocative new account of Fauvism, James D. Herbert explores how the paintings of Henri Matisse, Andre Derain and Maurice Vlaminck engaged many of the pressing issues of their day, and simultaneously camouflaged that engagement. Fauve pictures depicted the landscape in a manner that facilitated the cultural expansion of sophisticated Parisians into the suburbs as residents and into the south of France and overseas as tourists. Matisse’s nudes attributed gendered roles to viewer and viewed, and later, at the close of the Fauve period, participated in the formulation of the colonial account of Africa. By combining the grande tradition of classical painting and the more recent legacy of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, Fauve paintings fused tradition and innovation to produce an image of a national culture ostensibly unified, eternal and naturally French. In short, Herbert contends that these pictures made politics from culture.

Herbert’s major contribution to our understanding of Fauve painting, however, lies in his examination of how the myth of die Fauves’ artistic simplicity — cultivated by critics at the time as well as by art historians since — informed these political engagements. The manner of painting that came to be known as Fauve style constituted a new form of naturalism based on tactile rather than visual correspondences between pictures and depicted objects. As naturalist pictures, Fauve canvases affected to find (not make) the scenes they portrayed, and to treat their themes as simple artistic discoveries. Fauve painting thereby presented its formulations about land, about gender, about the colonies and about the national heritage as self-evident truths above the contingencies of politics and beyond the vagaries of history. The dissimulation of politics as art in this manner, Herbert’s book proposes, may be a primary political function of the aesthetic of modern painting — a function often replicated rather than explicated by the discipline of art history.

Herbert’s rigorous examination of a handful of Fauve paintings leads him to a broad-ranging investigation of a great number of related contemporary artefacts including polemical political tracts and contentious art-critical writings, tourist postcards and photographs of nudes, travel guidebooks and ethnographic treatises. The book will interest not only art historians and cultural historians of the period, but also scholars involved in the investigation of the politics of representation.”
Notes: Size: 10¼" x 8". Green boards with White titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: fauvism france, painting 20th century france, fauvism history painting, painting theory, post impressionism, history art design styles, painting paintings, art history, first edition books, books written james herbert
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Jakob Tuggener: Photographs by Martin Gasser (£21.50)Publisher: Zurich, Berlin & New York: Scalo — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 3-908247-24-1]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: A catalog of an exhibition organized by the Kunsthaus Zurich, Jakob Tuggener-Foundation and the Swiss Foundation of Photography, February 4th - Apr 9th, 2000, Kunsthaus Zurich. Contains: Black & white photographs; Chronological tables [1];

From the cover: “Jakob Tuggener, photographer, filmmaker and painter, was born in Zurich in 1904. After an apprenticeship as a technical draftsman in Switzerland, he studied in 1930/31 at the Reimann Schule in Berlin, where along with graphic and poster design he mainly studied film and photography. After his return to Switzerland he worked as a freelance photographer and discovered the world of the factory as a theme which in 1943 culminated in the publication of Fabrik (Factory), Tuggener’s unique photo-essay on the relationship between man and machine. During the Second World War Tuggener, like almost all other Swiss men, served in the army and while stationed in various parts of Switzerland discovered a new theme, life and work in the countryside. Shortly thereafter he began to be increasingly fascinated by great society events, mainly glamorous balls such as the New Year’s Eve balls at the Palace Hotel in St. Moritz or the opera balls in Vienna. On the basis of these and further themes such as car races, ships and railways Tuggener created over 60 hitherto unpublished book maquettes. Following the rules of silent film montage established in the 1920s, Tuggener’s picture series without words have a poetic power that represents the essence of his work and which have made him known as “photographic poet”. In the 1950s Tuggener was a founding member of the artists’ group Kollegium Schweizerischer Photographen (Academy of Swiss Photographers) and several times exhibited his work in Otto Steinert’s exhibitions of “subjektive fotografie” in Germany. Edward Steichen rendered Tuggener’s photograph Arme der Arbeit (Arms of Work) famous by including a large print of the image in his seminal exhibition “The Family of Man”. In 1969 Tuggener showed a first selection of his ball photographs in an exhibition in Munich, but only later was he able to show his entire oeuvre to a larger public, namely through two retrospectives held in Switzerland (Zurich, 1974; Solothurn, 1978). From the beginning of the 1960s Tuggener led a rather isolated and very modest life in his hometown of Zurich which in 1982 awarded him the Kunstpreis (Award for Cultural Merit) and where he died in 1988 aged 84.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Guido Magnaguagno. Size: 12" x 9". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 335 pages. Tags: tuggener jakob exhibitions, catalogs, photography, artistic exhibitions, first edition books, books written martin gasser, books introduced guido magnaguagno, 3-908247-24-1
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Piero Della Francesca by Birgit Laskowski (£21.00)Publisher: Könemann — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 3829002475]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a small scuff mid-way to the spine. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Chronological Tables; Colour Plates;

From the cover: “As the pioneer of a new conception of art, Piero della Francesca (ca. 1420-1492) had a lasting influence on the development of Italian art in the mid-15th century. The glowing colours and spiritual calm of his compositions, and the equally powerful and sublime figures in his pictures form a highlight of Early Renaissance painting, at the same time radiating an astonishingly modern atmosphere. He succeeded as scarcely any other artist before and since in harmonizing his own philosophy of life, characterized by devoutness and spirituality, with the artistic and scientific discoveries of his age. This made Piero one of the most important artists linking the Gothic and Renaissance eras, tradition and the modern age.”
Notes: Size: 12½" x 10¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 120 pages. Tags: piero della francesca 1420-1492 1416 -1492 art instruction italy painters painting renaissance history individual artists european artist design styles birgit laskowski 3829002475 fiona hulsefirst editions firsts first printings 1st
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Susan Derges: River Taw by Richard Bright (£21.00)Publisher: London: Michael Hue-Williams Fine Art — 1997Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1900829045]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Slip Case. Description: Catalogue of an exhibition held at Michael Hue-Williams Fine Art, London, 15th October to 22nd November 1997. Contains: Black & white photographs; Chronological tables [1];Notes: Size: 12" x 7¼". 31 pages. Tags: derges susan exhibitions, photography, artistic exhibitions, rivers depictions exhibitions, books written richard bright, 1900829045
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Designing Pictorial Symbols by Nigel Holmes; Rose DeNeve (£20.50)Publisher: Watson-Guptill — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0823013278]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper, top corners of both panels slightly rubbed with a small puncture to the lower panel near the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “THIS BOOK appeals to the basic creative search of designers for original approaches as it shows in practical, easy-to-follow steps, the conceptual thinking and artistic follow through needed to create effective pictorial symbols. Graphic designers, illustrators, editors, and others who, are responsible for presenting information in a compact, instantly recognizable form will find invaluable, proven methods and fresh results developed by one of the world’s best and most widely known graphic designers.

The book begins with a fascinating introduction that traces the emergence of pictorial symbols from the first abstract strokes cut 50,000 years ago by our ancestors into bone or rock, to the development of written symbols, the use of trademarks, and today’s spreading use of pictorial symbols in cars, on roadways, and in transportation terminals to bring international understanding to a world separated by hundreds of languages.

The second section consists of symbols used in recent years in Time magazine. These cover an enormous range of subject matter touching nearly every aspect of human endeavour — from entertainment to electoral politics, from sports and crime to energy, disarmament, and war.

The third section describes the intricate, creative process that marked the famous American Renewal print campaign symbol used by Time, Life, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, People, Money, and Discover magazines as a common thread for a series of magazine articles on the revival of the American Dream.

In the fourth section, you will see the process and solutions to the challenging assignment of presenting some twenty sports symbols that must be fresh in themselves, but also different each year, as used to identify sports broadcasts in the official English ‘TV/radio guide, Radio Times.

A rich gallery of annotated examples makes up the book’s fifth section.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8½". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 143 pages. Tags: and arts aspects commercial design general graphic holmes nigel psychological signs symbols technique
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The Comic Art of Roy Wilson by Alan Clark & David Ashford (£19.50)Publisher: Tunbridge Wells / New York: Midas Books / Hippocrene Books — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0859362833]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned heavily at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Colour plates; Colour frontispiece; Cartoons; Cartoon strips;

From the cover: “Throughout the last decade there has been a growing awareness of the value and merits of comic art. It is now becoming recognised that all through this century, some of the finest graphic artists have produced work of the highest standard for the comic papers of this country. One such artist stands out above all others as undoubtedly the finest Britain has produced: Roy Wilson (1900-1965).

Wilson played a major role in shaping the traditional British comic art style. There are those who believe he created it. He was certainly the most influential comic artist of his time and his style of drawing surpassed that of most of his contemporaries. He was also one of the most prolific, turning our many thousands of pen and ink drawings and scores of watercolour paintings.

Wilson s artistic life spanned more than 45 years and his work appeared in such titles as Funny Wonder, Tip Top, Jingles, Jester, Crackers, Sparkler and many other comics of the Amalgamated Press (now IPC). A representative selection of his voluminous output appears within this volume from his formative years in the early 1920’s, through what many believe to be his finest period in the 1930’s, to the assured and skilful drawings he was producing before his death in 1965.

Children’s comics being such a perishable commodity, much of the material to be found within the pages of this book is of rare value, the vehicles for its original appearances having, for the most part, long since disappeared into dustbins, paper drives and bonfires.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 128 pages. Tags: comic papers, british art style, amalgamated press, ipc, childrens comics, wilson roy, caricatures cartoons, cartoonists england, cartoons, first edition books, books written alan clark, 0859362833
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The Pope's Maestro by Sir Gilbert Levine (£19.00)Publisher: Jossey-Bass — 2010Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780470490655]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Includes the unopened CD-Rom to the rear pastedown. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “The Pope’s Maestro tells the inspirational story of a most improbable friendship between the American conductor Sir Gilbert Levine and His Holiness Pope John Paul II. Together they collaborated closely, over a period of more than seventeen years, using music to heal centuries-old religious wounds.

Maestro Levine created and conducted a series of ground-breaking, internationally broadcast concerts. These musical events brought artistic form to Pope John Paul II’s fervent wish to forge an historic bridge first between the Roman Catholic Church and the Jewish people, and then, after 9/11, with the Muslim world as well. These efforts culminated in the Papal Concert to Commemorate the Holocaust in 1994 and the Papal Concert of Reconciliation in 2004.

During his years as Music Director of the Krakow Philharmonic, Sir Gilbert had an insider’s view of Eastern Europe’s inexorable journey from Communism to freedom. And in the years following, he experienced the world of Pope John Paul in a way few lay people, and even fewer Jews, have ever been honored to do. That work, paradoxically enough, deepened Sir Gilbert’s own Jewish belief and practice.

The Pope’s Maestro tells the story of the compelling musical and spiritual journey of two men of different faiths who found in music the power to foster peace and unity in a profoundly divided world.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by John Tagliabue. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVII] 407 pages. Tags: john paul pope friends and associates levine gilbert catholic church relations judaism conductors music united states biography
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Naked Holiday: Inter Photo Camp 2004-2009 by Kristina & Avanesian Stejskalova (£18.00)Publisher: Prague: PhotoArt — 2010Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 9788090459700]Condition: Very Good. Last couple of leaves are slightly damp-wrinkled at the leading edges. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Czech, English & German language text. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;Notes: Size: 9" x 9". Pictorial boards. 0 pages. Tags: stejskalova 9788090459700 artistic photography 21st century nudes
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Flight: The History of Aviation by Christopher Chant (£17.50)Publisher: Dragon's World — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1850281092]Condition: Very Good - in Good+ DJ. DJ faded unevenly, mainly to spine and gutter of panels otherwise pleasant.Description: Flight: The History of Aviation gives a fascinating account of aviation's spectacular past from the pioneering days of the romantic Montgolfier balloon to the development of air-superiority in military fighters. The artistic skills of John Batchelor combine with Christopher Chant's informative text to provide an overview of aviation's spectacular past and a look at current trends towards its future. 192pp. Index. Size: 4to Royal (12½" x 9¾")
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J. B. Fischer Von Erlach by Hans Aurenhammer (£17.00)Publisher: Cambridge: Harvard University Press — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0674469887]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Previous owners' name to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Chronological tables [1]; Black & white plates;

From the cover: “Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach was one of the greatest Baroque architects. His spectacularly dramatic buildings are familiar to all who have visited Vienna and Salzburg, for he was the virtual creator of the Austrian Baroque style. In them may be seen reflected the rise of the Habsburg Empire to the status of a European power, that sudden, delayed efflorescence during the period of peace and prosperity which followed the defeat of the Turks in 1683. The style was internationally based. Fischer was trained in Rome, travelled in northern Europe and England, and was familiar with contemporary architectural developments in France.

In this book — the fullest study of his work yet published in English — Dr Hans Aurenhammer sets Fischer in the context of his time, artistically, socially and philosophically. He takes into account not only the surviving buildings but also the temporary structures designed for festivals, his idealistic and often fantastic architectural projects, and his influential publication on the architecture of the world. He examines the symbolical meanings of decorative elements in Fischer’s palaces and churches and shows how they express the desire of the Emperor and his court to create a new Rome on the Danube. He investigates the possible relationship between the work of Fischer and the philosophical writings of Leibniz. But above all, and as a result of studying Fischer’s artistic debts and sources, he reveals this great architect’s true originality — his inexhaustible inventiveness and his mastery of mass and space. The book includes a full list of Fischer’s works, including his drawings.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Gerald Cinamon. Size: 10" x 6¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 193 pages. Tags: fischer von erlach johann bernhard criticism interpretation architecture baroque austria architects 18th century architectural design critical 0674469887 9780674469884
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Chateaux of the Loire by Serge Chirol & Philippe Seydoux (£16.50)Publisher: London: Thames & Hudson — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0500236488]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps [1];Notes: Size: 12½" x 10". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 231 pages. Tags: country homes france loire river valley castles architecture photography artistic architectural houses palaces chateaux travel
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Spirit of Asia by Michael Macintyre (£16.50)Publisher: London: British Broadcasting Corporation — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0563177918]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a short, closed, tear to the head of the lower panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “South-East Asia is all too familiar as a battleground, but rarely has there been any intimation that the people caught up in the fighting were heirs to a splendid and ancient cultural tradition which produced many of the greatest artistic achievements of all time, and which continues to this day with remarkable vigour. To Asians, art is a natural part of daily life, an aspect of religious devotion, whether Hindu as in Ball, or Buddhist as in Burma and Thailand,

The photographs in this book, all reproduced in colour, were taken between July 1976 and May 1979, during preparation of the BBC Television series of documentary films Spirit of Asia. Like the films, they reflect the author’s interest in the artistic achievements and cultural life of the countries visited -from the magnificent temples of Angkor in Cambodia or Borobudur in Java, to the vivid and exciting dance-drama of Ball, the old and new forms of music and dance in Thailand, the water festivals of Burma, the great epic poems of India, and the effigies and rituals of animist tribes who still practise their ancient religion in remote corners of the Indonesian archipelago.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by David Attenborough. Size: 12" x 8½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 288 pages. Tags: macintyre attenborough 0563177918 asia southeastern travel india civilization south-east asian culture southeast indonesia bali fava cambodia thailand burma irrawaddy salween mekong
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The Great Life Photographers by Robert Sullivan (£16.50)Publisher: Little, Brown & Co. — 2010Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0316097934]Condition: Very Good. Leans slightly otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;Notes: Foreword or introduction by John Loengard. Size: 8¾" x 7". 608 pages. Tags: sullivan loengard 0316097934 life chicago photography artistic world history modern 20th century pictorial works documentary united states photojournalism photographers biography
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How Famous Photographers Work by Edited by Jack Schofield (£16.00)Publisher: Collins — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0004117689]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. First blank and front pastedown have an area of heavy tanning. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: schofield 0004117689 photography case studies photographers artistic 20th century techniques
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James McNeill Whistler: Beyond the Myth by Ronald Anderson & Anne Koval (£16.00)Publisher: John Murray — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0719550270]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little faded at the spine and pulled at the top edges of both panels. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “The myth perpetuated throughout Whistler’s life — of a witty, irascible dandy endlessly feuding with the establishment or anyone else who stood in his way — clouds the real extent of his artistic achievement. Now, for the first time ever, his art and life are brought together to recreate the extraordinary career of the man behind that myth.

From a youth in Tsarist Russia, an American military training at West Point and a Bohemian lifestyle in 1850s Paris, Whistler went on to embody the image of the cosmopolitan artist. His friendships with Courbet, Fantin Latour, Rossetti, Millais, Manet, Monet, Degas, Baudelaire, Swinburne, Wilde and Mallarme mark him out as a crucial player in the larger art movements of the nineteenth century, and a pivotal figure between the British and French art scenes.

The many strands that make up Whistler’s personality form a complex and intriguing individual who sought to uphold a public persona often at variance with his private self. His life reflected the title of his only book, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, most notably in his libel suit against Ruskin. Plagued by doubts about his work, his sensitivity made him temperamental, He was often at odds with his family, and was rarely seen without a beautiful woman on his arm, until in his fifties he found happiness in a tragically short-lived marriage to Beatrice Godwin.

By examining Whistler’s life and work together with the impact his followers, collectors and friends made on his reputation after his death, Anderson and Koval show this most controversial and colourful artist to be one of the most remarkable men of his age.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XV] 544 pages. Tags: whistler james mcneill art movements the nineteenth century cosmopolitan artist artists united states biography courbet fantin latour rossetti manet monet degas baudelaire wilde and mallarme
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The Naked Eye by Charles Saatchi (£14.00)Publisher: London: Booth-Clibborn Editions — 2013Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9781861543400]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 8½" x 6½". Black boards. 251 pages. Tags: saatchi 9781861543400 photography artistic photographs images
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Elsa Schiaparelli: A Biography by Meryle Secrest (£13.50)Publisher: London: Fig Tree — 2014Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780241146347]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Bruised at the tail of the spine with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy overall. Description: Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece; Portraits; Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; This is a comprehensive, compelling biography following the life and style of the inimitable Elsa Schiaparelli by renowned biographer Meryle Secrest. One of the most extraordinary fashion designers of the twentieth century, Elsa Schiaparelli was an integral figure in the artistic movement of the times.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XX] 377 pages. Tags: secrest 9780241146347 schiaparelli elsa 1890-1973 women fashion designers italy film television music theatre design artists architects photographers history 20th century 746.92092
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Painting in Eighteenth-century France by Philip Conisbee (£13.50)Publisher: Oxford: Phaidon Press — 1981Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0714821470]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a nick to the head of the spine. Personal book plate to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Contains: Colour plates; Black & white plates; Frontispiece;

From the cover: “This book takes a fresh look at painting in France during the last hundred years of the ancien regime, and shows how the century leading up to the French Revolution was one of vigorous activity and positive achievement in painting from the late Baroque to early Neoclassicism. The author approaches the period thematically. He deals with the painter’s world — the traditional training provided by artistic institutions such as the Academy in Paris and Rome; the Paris Salon and other exhibitions; and the relations between artists and their public. He discusses the major role of religious painting in the so-called ‘Age of Reason’; deals with secular history painting, with emphasis on the renewed State interest in didactic art from _around 1750; and examines the lighter side of artistic taste (the tradition of fetes galantes, whose exponents included Watteau, Boucher and Fragonard). Subsequent chapters survey portraiture and landscape painting.

While Neoclassical and early Romantic art have received much scholarly attention in recent years, that of the first half of the eighteenth century, equally rich and diverse, has tended to be overlooked. This book presents a clear and balanced view of French painting in the century as a whole, free of the screen of late Romantic sensibility which has prejudiced most nineteenth- and twentieth-century accounts.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 223 pages. Tags: conisbee painting french 17th-18th centuries france 18th century 17th art history painters paintings 0714821470
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Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity by Michelle Bates (£13.00)Publisher: Burlington, Oxford : The Focal Press — 2007Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780240808406]Condition: Very Good. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 7¼" x 8¼". 228 pages. Tags: cameras photography artistic plastic toys photographic equipment techniques digital
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The First Lady Diana: Lady Diana Spencer 1710-1735 by Victoria Massey (£13.00)Publisher: London House — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1902809017]Condition: Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. This copy appears to be the editor’s own copy with many notes and corrections throughout the text, including pagination and layout. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “Lady Diana Spencer of Althorp and London, tall and beautiful, a lover of music and the arts, treasured by every handsome young aristocrat, earmarked for marriage to the Prince of Wales, damaged by the death of loved ones and destined to die at a tragically early age. Familiar story? Yes, but this Lady Diana, in a life which was, in so many ways, a mirror-image of that lived by the most recent holder of the title, died at 25 years of age in 1735.

The Diana of this deeply researched and truly empathetic biography was the grand-daughter of the Duke of Marlborough. Raised, after the death of her mother when she was only six years old, by a grandmother, she became a young bride for Lord John Russell, who inherited the title of Duke of Bedford.

In her early years Diana showed artistic and linguistic skills, benefiting from living in London — next door to Frederick Handel for a time — and enjoying the social richness of the capital and the great landowning families. The loss of her first child when he was just one day old, later miscarriages and a second loss of power and subsequent related death of her father were among the setbacks Diana suffered in her short life, lived with vigour and determination but wretchedly brief;

This biography will lead many new readers to study a dramatic and colourful period of British history through an intriguing woman whose life was so like that of her recent namesake.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: 9781902809014 biography autobiography 1710-1735 1710-1771 bedford john russell duke great britain lady marriage nobility diana spencer 1700 1800 victoria massey 1902809017 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Under Siege: Literary Life in London 1939-45 by Robert Hewison (£13.00)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0297773267]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ a little grubby with a couple of small nicks in top edge, no loss. Corners very gently bumped.Description: Drawing on the rich store of wartime writing and on the memories of survivors, this is a brilliant recreation of Britain's cultural life between 1939 and 1945. In this comprehensive study of the artistic scene of the period, the author describes the difficulties of being a writer under both civilian and military conditions, and presents a vivid picture of the lives and works of writers, poets and painters in Britain during the Second World War.16pp B&W illustrations.Tags: London, wartime, life, difficulties, artists
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Cowboys: A Vanishing World by Jon Nicholson (£12.50)Publisher: London: Macmillan — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0333902084]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Sticker shadow to the top corner of the upper panel otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; The American cowboy is a dying breed. Well depicted in films and a confirmed part of popular culture, the cowbow is having to adapt his lifestyle to cope with the inevitable technological advances of the new millennium. This book provides a record of the cowboy as he moves into the 21st centuryNotes: Size: 9" x 10¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. Tags: cowboys west ranchers united states photography artistic american history cultural men work labour usa 20th century social science anthropology sociology business economics labor ranch customs
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Royal Artists: From Mary Queen of Scots to the Present Day by Jane Roberts (£12.50)Publisher: London: Grafton — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0246130156]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Front flap slightly creased otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Genealogical Tables;

From the cover: “The art of drawing has always been considered a princely attribute, and members of the British Royal Family have been extraordinarily active in pursuing a wide variety of artistic ventures.

In this book Jane Roberts, Curator of the Print Room at Windsor Castle, tells the story of this prodigious activity for the first time, illustrating her narrative from the surviving works in the Royal Collection and elsewhere, and revealing the splendid artistic and historical riches of a royal treasure trove spanning five fascinating centuries.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh. Size: 10½" x 8". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XI] 234 pages. Tags: kings rulers artists britain royal history painters art british 20th century 19th visual arts families critical artists royalty family imperial portraits patronage isles monarchs england
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Wassily Kandinsky, 1866-1944: The Journey to Abstraction by Ulrike Becks-Malorny (£12.50)Publisher: Köln, London, Madrid, New York, Paris & Tokyo: Taschen — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 382287079X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges, a little pulled at the head and foot of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Portrait to the frontispiece;

From the cover: “Wassily Kandinsky was undoubtedly one of the most exciting artists of the twentieth century. He brought an equal passion and commitment to his work as a painter, a theoretician and a teacher of art. After conventional beginnings in Munich, he devoted his intellectual and artistic energies to pioneering new dimensions of expression in art. He ultimately arrived at an abstract style of painting based on the inner properties of colour and form.

Although Kandinsky may not be the first truly abstract artist, he was nevertheless the first to experiment with non-representational forms in a logical manner and to develop out of them a homogeneous style. His writings on art, including his ground-breaking work On The Spiritual in Art, have lost none of their significance, and the Compositions which caused such a furore at the first Blaue Reiter exhibition in 1911 are full of the same dazzling power and modernity today.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 9¾". Blue boards with White titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 199 pages. Tags: 382287079x kandinsky wassily criticism interpretation painting french 20th century france artists paintings art styles first war design graphic arts 9783822870792
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Cultural Life in the Federal Republic of Germancy by Detlev Moos; Thomas Piltz; Stefan Elsberger; (£11.50)Publisher: Inter Nationes Bonn — 1993Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good. Upper wrap a little curled. Last few pages slightly dog-eared otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the introduction: “Cultural life in the Federal Republic of Germany, with its multiplicity and inherent contradictions and controversies, has its roots in centuries of German tradition. Moreover, cultural events and developments in Germany are part of European culture. It is not the aim of this brochure to create or replace a work of reference. The object of this publication is to move the reader, to awaken his interest, and ultimately to give pleasure by providing information through a combination of words and pictures.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Dieter W. Benecke. Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 265 pages. Tags: literature fine arts museums exhibitions theatre music arts crafts architecture preservation historic monuments customs festivals cultural life federal republic germany freedom science research teaching publishing concerts galleries artistic disciplines colleges polycentric cultural work provincial capitals secular ecclesiastical seats potsdam conference frg federal republic germany gdr german democratic republic pluralism cultural evolution sed state control censorship unification lander culture artists academics association german writers
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Funny Peculiar by Aubrey Dillon-Malone (£11.50)Publisher: Prion — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1853754609]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Gently bruised at the head of the spine otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: An Encyclopedia of Eccentric Acts, Bizarre Behaviour and Unusual Facts About the Famous and the Famously Strange.Notes: Size: 7¼" x 4¾". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 273 pages. Tags: absent-mindedness animal crackers arrests artistic licence artists death delusions grandeur dislikes divorce dress drink drugs eating extravagance gamblers grossness grumps grouches hypochondriacs identity crises ignorance innovations inspiration
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Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal and Other Stories by H. E. Bates (£11.50)Publisher: Michael Joseph — 1961Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ, some small nicks and chips with slight loss at head, tail and spine. Boards a little rubbed at extremities. Small inscription to ffep. Top and foredges dusty. Text bright on slightly tanned pages.Description: The title story, in which a lonely country butcher's wife is mocked and deceived by a stupid bachelor of artistic ambitions. 206pp. Size: 8vo Large Post (8¼" x 5") Jacket Designed by Charles Gorham. Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.
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Stencilling and 3-D Work by Sarah Gleave (£11.50)Publisher: Letts — 1991Binding: Hardback Condition: Near Fine.Description: Sarah Gleave, a cake decorator with a range of designs, shows how stencilling can achieve professional results. 89pp. Index. Size: 21 x 22cmTags: three-dimensional architectural incorporating multicoloured mexican-style heat-sealing professional self-healing polyurethane fleur-de-lis masterpieces alstroemeria transferring horizontals christening parachuting celebration introducing proportions backgrounds positioning preparation monogrammed stencilling sugarcraft enthusiast three-tier decorating mackintosh decorative decoration decorators children’s stencilled techniques furnishing dado-rails ready-made commercial irregular designing wonderful essential butterfly preparing templates improvers repairing repeating furniture aeroplane
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Treasures of the Royal Horticultural Society by Brent Elliott (£11.50)Publisher: London: The Herbert Press, in association with the Royal Horticultural Society — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1871569680]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges with a gentle pull to the foot of the upper panel. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings; Erratum slip inserted;

From the cover: “The Lindley Library of the RHS has a collection of some 18,000 drawings and paintings by eminent botanical artists of all periods up to the present day.

This book contains a selection of the rarest and most beautiful: flowers, fruit, fungi and other plants from all over the world, by artists such as G. D. Ehret, John and William Curtis, Ferdinand Bauer, William Hooker, W. H. Fitch, Augusta Withers, Margaret Stones and Mary Grierson. All the illustrations are reproduced from the artists’ originals.

The book includes a history of the collection and each plate is accompanied by a description of its origin and artistic accomplishment, and a botanical and horticultural account of the plant itself.”
Notes: Size: 11½" x 8¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 158 pages. Tags: plants royal horticultural society lindley library britain botanical illustration history flowers art gardens horticulture painting paintings drawing drawings gardening
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Alvin Langdon Coburn 1882-1966: Man of Mark CENTENARY by Mike Weaver (£11.00)Publisher: London: The Royal Photographic Society, National Centre of Photography — 1982Binding: Paperback (Stapled Wrappers) Condition: Good. Wrappers faded with a faint stain to the leading edge of the upper wrapper. Description: Catalogue of an exhibition held at National Centre of Photography (Bath), 16 June - 16 July 1982. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Chronological Tables;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Margaret Harker. Size: 8¼" x 5¾". Tags: weaver margaret harker coburn alvin langdon 1882-1966 photography artistic portrait
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Vision: The Magazine of the Gloucester Society of Artists: Vol. I Spring 1930 No. 3 by S. M. B. (£11.00)Publisher: Gloucester: The Society of Artists — 1930Binding: Paperback Condition: Good. Heavily faded at the spine and onto the margins of the wrappers. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Black & white drawings; Advertisements; Frontispiece;Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7¼". 35 pages. Tags: gloucesters art magazine, literary artistic standard, what modern art, frank brangwyn, bookbinding, books written
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A Handbook of Railway Photography by Roger Siviter (£10.50)Publisher: David & Charles — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0715382659]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with a little wear to the dust wrapper as a result. Description: Contains a glossary of terms. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Tables;

From the cover: “Railway photography is an art form in its own right, with unique problems in combining artistic and technical viewpoints, and a subject, often moving, set against a scenic or industrial background. Moreover the atmospheric effects of steam exhaust, or the strident visual effect of electrified catenary have their part to play. Diesel locomotives and multiple-units, often thought to be uninteresting boxes on wheels, can make attractive photographs but often need careful composition where the background is made to work so that the location is an important part of the overall effect without diminishing the role of the train.

Roger Siviter, a railway photographer with many years’ experience, and an associate of the Royal Photographic Society, discusses in detail with many illustrations the photographic approach to the different forms of traction, locations, composition, style and technique, weather and lighting, night photography, colour, faults and remedies, processing, and the wide choice of equipment not only for taking photographs but also in darkrooms. It is an invaluable handbook for beginners and experienced photographers alike.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 135 pages. Tags: photography railroads great britain handbooks manuals railway techniques photographic equipment special kinds trains railways interest transportation subjects artistic photographs roger siviter 0715382659 first editions firsts printings 1st
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A Place in History by Paul Johnson (£10.50)Publisher: Book Club Associates — 1974Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges, tanned on the reverse. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned towared the margins.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the flap: “Scattered through Britain are places and buildings which have formed stages on, which the continuing drama of British history has been enacted. This book links thirteen such sites, which feature in the Thames Television series, ‘A Place in History’. These essays, written to accompany the television series, provide a detailed historical commentary, blending the essential facts with anecdotes, artistic analysis, eye-witness descriptions from many centuries, provocative theories about British history and society, and pen portraits of the famous who have made these places live.”Notes: Size: 10" x 7". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: affairs ages and andrew’s andrews associations bartholomew’s beaton before berkeley big birthplace bloody brighton britain britain’s british cambrensis cardinal castle cathedral celtic channel charles coke common creevey croker crome culture custodian dark david’s development devetopment dover drake early edward english episode evelyn events evolution extinction faraday fitzharding george geraldus
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A Place in History by Paul Johnson (£10.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1974Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0297767577]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Leans. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. Later Printing. [First Edition: Same Year]. From the flap: “Scattered through Britain are places and buildings which have formed stages on, which the continuing drama of British history has been enacted. This book links thirteen such sites, which feature in the Thames Television series, ‘A Place in History’. These essays, written to accompany the television series, provide a detailed historical commentary, blending the essential facts with anecdotes, artistic analysis, eye-witness descriptions from many centuries, provocative theories about British history and society, and pen portraits of the famous who have made these places live.”Notes: Size: 10" x 7". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: affairs ages and andrew’s andrews associations bartholomew’s beaton before berkeley big birthplace bloody brighton britain britain’s british cambrensis cardinal castle cathedral celtic channel charles coke common creevey croker crome culture custodian dark david’s development devetopment dover drake early edward english episode evelyn events evolution extinction faraday fitzharding george geraldus
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Architecture by David Jacobs (£10.50)Publisher: Newsweek Books — 1974Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0882251074]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “THE STORY OF BUILDING, writes the author of this penetrating study, starts the way stories of so many of mankind’s enterprises start — “speculatively, and in the almost immeasurably distant past”. But it would be an exasperating experience to trace the evolution of mud huts into pyramids, Greek temples, and Gothic cathedrals. Instead, he invites the reader to separate buildings for shelter from buildings as artistic statements. In an instant, we see architecture as a badge of civilization, “the requisite sign, the certain credential without which a society cannot be called civilized”. Architecture has some 170 illustrations, more than a third in full colour. Stunning modern photographs are juxtaposed with plans, cross sections, scale models, and historic views to form a vivid counterpoint to the authoritative text. A special, twenty-four page section, “Architects on Architecture”, contains excerpts from the writings of Louis H. Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier and Eero Saarinen, among others. A five-page chronology relates events in the history of architecture to other cultural and political developments, while a selected bibliography and a full index make this a valuable reference work.”Notes: Size: 10½" x 7½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 191 pages. Tags: aachen abramovitz acropolis agnese agrarian agrigento agrippa airport alaric alberti alhambra amen-re american amiens amorites andrea angkor antoni apartment aqueducts arabesque assyrians athena athens auxerre babylon bailey barbarians barcelona baroque barrel basilicas battista bauhaus beginnings bernard bernini beyond boniface borgund borobudur bramante bricks bridge bronze buddhism buffalo bunshaft burnham busier buttresses
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Budapest Through My Lens: A Solitary Perspective by Stephen Spinder (£10.50)Publisher: Budapest & Rochester: Stephen Spinder Fine Art Photography — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9632048601]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Peter Fath. Size: 12½" x 8¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [VIII] 151 pages. Tags: spinder peter fath 9789632048604 stephen photography artistic budapest hungary
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Elliot's Guide to Home Entertainment by John Elliot (£10.50)Publisher: Aurum — 1997Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1854104853]Condition: Very Good. Light yellowing to the title page. Text complete, clean and tight else.Description: 4th Edition.Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 954 pages. Tags: classification cinematography certifications bibliographies entertainment documentaries certification discographies broadcasting satellite-tv live-action corporation association laservision productions blockbuster re-mastered documentary soundtrack low-budget production claymation recordings catalogues screenplay supporting decoration television directors extensive animation hollywood principal assistant direction reference broadcast programs juvenile pictures thriller suitable children catalogs synopsis category artistic sporting american releases original
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Maya Monuments by Nigel Hughes (£10.50)Publisher: Antique Collectors' Club — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1851492941]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with slight fraying to the top corner of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Drawings; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Maya Monuments is a record of forty representative Maya buildings and sculpted monoliths, selected by the author to show the stylistic range of the Classic and Post classic periods of that remarkable and accomplished civilization. All are beautiful in their context, which is generally one of elegiac abandonment to the encroachments of nature. Resources are insufficient these days to protect them all, and many are now suffering from exposure to the elements, from ransacking and undermining by looters, and, in some cases, from the new pressures of tourism.

The book contains forty-one illustrations in colour by the author and numerous minor drawings taken from his site sketch books. The original paintings are large watercolours in the tradition of nineteenth century travelling artists such as Lear in the Levant, Roberts in Egypt and Palestine, the Daniells in India and, of course, Frederick Catherwood whose most celebrated work was in Mexico and Central America. The paintings in this volume have been exhibited to great acclaim at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico and in New York. The text consists of an introduction, thirty short essays on the culture, economy, beliefs and government of the ancient Maya, with an emphasis on the time of their greatest artistic flowering, and an epilogue. The paintings took five years to complete and the text contains many original observations and deductions arrived at during the author’s travels and studies.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 9". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 151 pages. Tags: maya architecture mayas antiquities monuments central america dates palenque ftopoxte hormiguero cuitlacoche dzibilnocac fortress tulum civilization mexico
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Providence Island by Jacquetta Hawkes (£10.50)Publisher: Chatto & Windus — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ a little chipped and worn around the head and tail of spine with slight loss. Book a little rubbed at the extremities.Description: In search of archaelogical remains, an expedition finds pure, living framnents of prehistory: the inhabitents of Providence Island are hunters, beautiful of physique, lacking in curiousity and humour, but possessed of great psychic and artistic powers. 251pp. Size: 8vo Large Post (8¼" x 5") Jacket Designed by Charles Mozley. Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.
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