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Pauline Bewick: Painting a Life by James White (£87.00)Publisher: Dublin: Wolfhound Press — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0863270778]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, which is lightly sunned at the spine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendix; Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8½". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: white 0863270778 9780863270772 759.2 915 bewick pauline artists ireland exhibition odette gilbert gallery
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22

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The Cabinet Gallery of Pictures by the First Masters of the English and Foreign Schools: In Seventy-three Line Engravings with Boigraphical and Critical Dissertations by Allan Cunningham (£77.00)Publisher: London: George & William Nicol, Hodgson & Graves — 1836Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Need rebinding as boards worn, rippled, frayed and spines partially detached. Upper board detached on volume I. Top edge gilt faded. A little shaken. Fore and lower edges soiled. Some light foxing affecting plates. Text is bright and clean in both volumes.Description: Not so common in this particular edition although later than the 1834 edition from John Major.Notes: Size: 10¼" x 6½". Blind-stamped Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 204/192 pages. Tags: cunningham artists paintings drawing masters painting reprodutions european narrative french portrait
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72

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The Fantastic Art of Frank Frazetta [3 Volumes] by Frank Frazetta (£69.00)Publisher: London & Sydney: Pan Books — 1976Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0330247972]Condition: Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers with a scuff to the spine of volume III which also has a short tear to the join at the tail of the spine. Edges of the text block lightly tanned on all volumes and just encroaching the margins of some of the plates. Description: 3 volumes of 5, only. Volume I is a reprint of the 1975 edition. Volume II is the first US edition of 1977. Volume III is the first US edition of 1978. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates; Colour Drawings;

From the cover: “Frazetta is without question the master of Fantasy Art. He exploded all the old preconceptions of Fantasy as a pastoral realm of cute elves, sprites and wise wizards, and re-envisioned it as a brutal wilderness inhabited by virile, ruthless warriors hewn from pure muscle, and armour-clad amazons with astonishingly voluptuous bodies, locked in perpetual combat with horrific primeval monsters and demons.

Once Frazetta had wielded his paints Fantasy could never be the same again. Born in Brooklyn in 1928, he absorbed the colourful pulp adventures of Tarzan and Flash Gordon, and in the fifties he excited the next generation of Fantasy-lovers with his comics and illustrations for the seductive lady blood-sucker, Vampirella, and most fatuously Robert E. Howard’s hero, Conan The Barbarian. His work, with its high levels of testosterone, wicked humour and compositional skill, has been a profound influence on film-makers such as John Milius, Clint Eastwood and George Lucas. In the sixties Frazetta’s images became the poster art for psychedelic counterculture.

Frazetta was no political radical, but his art ripped apart the clean, ordered world of suburban America and replaced it with a gorgeously rendered wasteland of violence and sensuality.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Betty Ballantine. Size: 11¼" x 9". 0 pages. Tags: frazetta ballantine american fantastic comic books strips fiction artists drawing drawings illustration commercial art science
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The Primacy of Drawing: An Artist's View by Deanna Petherbridge (£68.00)Publisher: London: The South Bank Centre — 1991Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1853320781]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: A national touring exhibition from the South Bank Centre, 1991. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates;

From the cover: “This publication marks the first of a series of South Bank Centre exhibitions selected by artists and writers with a particular interest in drawing. Deanna Petherbridge is both an accomplished draughts-woman and an eloquent exponent of the art of drawing; her insights bring a fresh perspective to a subject which is rarely dealt with in print in other than specialist terms, of technique or historical scholarship. This exhibition is based on the notion of the primal nature of drawing, its universality and economy of means, its expressive intensity, its ability to reveal process and autograph.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Roger Malbert & Joanna Drew. Size: 10¼" x 8¼". 72 pages. Tags: drawings drawing european technique history theory british isles art artists writings
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A Picturesque Tour of the River Thames in Its Western Course: Including Particular Descriptions of Richmond, Windsor, and Hampton Court by John Fisher Murray (£67.00)Publisher: London: Henry G. Bohn — 1862Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is faded at the spine. Pages very gently age-tanned with a number of weak points at the hinges. A good copy. Description: Contains: Wood engravings; Maps [2]; All edges gilt;Notes: Illustrated by Orrin Smith, Branston, Landells, and other eminent artists. Size: 9" x 5¾". Blind-stamped Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 356 pages. Tags: murray orrin smith branston landells eminent artists river thames historic buildings hampton court richmond upon london england travel windsor berkshire history richmond-upon-thames
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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The Art of Eric Stanton for the Man Who Knows His Place by Edited by Eric Kroll (£65.00)Publisher: Koln: Benedikt Taschen — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 3822884995]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper pullled heavily at the head of the upper panel with a tear at the join, heavily at the foot of the lower panel which is now creased and mishapen. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Black & White Plates;Notes: Size: 13¾" x 10¾". Red boards with White titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 351 pages. Tags: kroll 3822884995 stanton eric erotic art comic books strips comics fetishism sexual behaviour depictions flagellation artists book cartoon
P&P: UK 1st £10.50. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £16.86. EU Air £16.60. ROW Surface £16.86. ROW Air £31.72

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Kridla Hudby by Jaroslav Vrchlicky (£54.00)Publisher: Prague: Lyra Pragensis — 1987Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. The dust wrapper, whilst protected, is a little edgeworn. Binding strained but the text remains clean and bright as do the illustrations. Description: A limited printing of 200 copies, on hand made paper, of which this is number 168. Czech language text.Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". 78 pages. Tags: vrchlicky milan friedl czech language books artists musics drawings
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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Long Island: Our Story by Staff of Newsday (£52.00)Publisher: Newsday — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781885134141]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Slightly bruised at the top corners otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Newsday embarked on a journey into the past. A team of reporters, photographers, graphic artists and researchers was assigned to a two-year undertaking that would become the largest editorial project in the paper's history, and perhaps the largest ever attempted by any newspaper. It endeavoured to document the history of Long Island from the Ice Age to the Space Age. The result was Long Island: Our Story - a daily, 273-part series that has been reproduced in this book, along with maps, graphics and features also published during the course of the project.Notes: Size: 14" x 10¾". 428 pages. Tags: long island american cities
P&P: UK 1st £9.00. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £14.26. EU Air £14.10. ROW Surface £14.26. ROW Air £26.72

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Fighting Troops of the Austro-Hungarian Army 1868-1914 by James Lucas (£51.00)Publisher: Tunbridge Wells: Spellmount Limited — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0946771049]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges with a short, closed and tape reinforced, tear to the bottom corner of the lower panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings; Tables; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “More than seventy years ago the armies of the Austro-Hungarian Empire — the most colourful soldiers in Europe — went into the First World War. Four years later that war had ended, the Empire had broken up and the armies had disappeared from the military scene.

This book, the result of more than ten years of research, revives in print and picture the splendour of the Infantry, Cavalry and Artillery units of the Habsburg Empire from 1868, the period of the great reform, to 1914, the outbreak of the First World War. This is the first comprehensive work in the English language on the subject.

But this is more than just a catalogue of regiments, although there is a brief history of each of them. In the pages of this book will be found uniform details, the organisation and establishments of each of the combatant Arms of Service together with regimental distinctions, music and medals.

The nature of this unique, tripartite Force is explained, the methods by which men, officers and horses were obtained are detailed and a brief history given of the concept of almost feudal loyalty to the Emperor.

The brilliance of the uniforms has been captured in reproductions of the paintings of Austria’s most specialist military artists and their work has been supplemented by a great number of contemporary monochrome photographs.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: austria history armed forces military administration organisation law heraldry unit armies traditions customs austro-hungarian empire army medals flags uniforms badges
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72

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Flower Paintings from the Apothecaries' Garden: Contemporary Botanical Illustrations from Chelsea Botanical Garden by Andrew Brown (£49.00)Publisher: Woodbridge: Antique Collectors' Club — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1851495037]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly faded at the spine otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Contains: Colour plates; Colour frontispiece; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; Title page vignette;

From the cover: “This book is a celebration of the work of the first ten years of Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society. The Society, founded in 1995, is a group of artists charged with the task of recording in watercolour paintings the flora of Britain’s second oldest botanic garden, founded in 1673 by the Society of Apothecaries. About 200 paintings by fifty-six artists have been accessed to the Physic Garden archives.

Flower Paintings from the Apothecaries’ Garden contains fifty-six colour reproductions of paintings, one by each artist. The plants depicted range from small alpines to magnificent trees and from food plants to those which yield life-saving drugs, for although the Physic Garden was founded for the teaching of apothecaries, it has always been a garden for the growing of the novel and the exotic. From its founding, throughout the eighteenth and earlier part of the nineteenth centuries, the Physic Garden was an international focal point for botanical endeavour.

Each of the colour plates is accompanied by information about the plant’s uses and, for some, the cultivation history at Chelsea, together with biographical details of the artist.

Also included are a short essay on the role of botanical illustration today, a brief history of the Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society and a listing of the complete archive to date, including paintings and ink drawings.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 9¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 135 pages. Tags: botanical illustration chelsea physic garden medicinal plants england london illustrated britain artists painting paintings art design graphic arts 1851495037
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72
The Lord Taverner's Fifty Greatest Golfers by Peter Alliss (£46.00)Publisher: Kingswood — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0434980447]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Top edge of DJ slightly ruffled.Description: Accompanying the portraits is a brief but revealing profile of each golfer written by Peter Dobereiner. Together the selectors and the artists (Peter Alliss, Peter Dobereiner, Mark McCormack and Arnold Palmer) produced a book that will give lasting pleasure to golf enthusiasts everywhere. A fitting tribute to The Fifty GreatestNotes: Foreword or introduction by HRH The Prince Philip. Size: 14" x 10¾". 119 pages. Tags: golf masters wentwood links woods clubs golfers
P&P: UK 1st £6.75. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £10.36. EU Air £10.35. ROW Surface £10.36. ROW Air £19.22

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The Anatomy of Glory: Napoleon and His Guard a Study in Leadership by Henry Lachouque (£45.00)Publisher: Rhode Island: Brown Island Press; London: Lund Humphries — 1961Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with the laminate lifting and fading at the same. Original postal box now a little worn. Light spotting throughout, heavier to the start and finish but the text and plates remain bright and tight notwithstanding. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Black & White Plates; Maps; Fold-Out Maps [2]; Maps to the endpapers and blanks; Appendices [5];

From the cover: “THEY GRUMBLED… BUT THEY KEPT ON FOLLOWING HIM

Of all his works, the Imperial Guard was Napoleon’s finest creation. Moulded from the flotsam of the French Revolution, this elite corps swept through Europe for fifteen years behind its indomitable master, sharing in his brilliant victories and bearing the brunt of his epic defeats with unfaltering devotion.

This narrative, presented through the eyes of the participants in an incomparable drama of endurance, heroism, and fidelity, has been adapted for English readers from Commandant Lachouque’s monumental work Napoleon Et La Garde Imperiale, crowned by the French Academy in 1957.

The men of the Guard marched in triumph into Milan, Vienna, Berlin, Warsaw, Madrid, Moscow. Members of the new popular knighthood , they taught the Grande Armee how to fight. They were tortured in Spain, frozen in Russia, shaken with typhus in Germany. Ragged and famished, they won a dozen battles in 60 days against overwhelming odds in the campaign of France.

When their chief fell from power in 1814 they followed him into exile in Elba. Then they returned to reconquer France in 20 days without firing a shot.

The Guard died at Waterloo. It never surrendered.

Its story from birth to death is told here for the first time in English, accompanied by more than 300 illustrations (90 in colour) most of which are from contemporary documents, and a third of which have never before been published.

The Appendix includes extensive notes on the illustrations and biographical notes on the artists represented.”
Notes: Size: 10¾" x 7½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XVIII] 564 pages. Tags: france garde imperiale napoleon emperor french military leadership history napoleonic wars campaigns regimental army imperial guard operations
P&P: UK 1st £10.50. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £16.86. EU Air £16.60. ROW Surface £16.86. ROW Air £31.72

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Portraits Contemporains: Littérateurs, Peintres, Sculpteurs, Artistes Dramatiques, Avec Un Portrait De Théophile Gautier D'après Une Gravure À L'eau-forte Par Luimême Vers 1833 by Théophile Gautier (£43.00)Publisher: Charpentier et Cie — 1874Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Heavily faded at the spine with some marks to the boards. Private library plate to the pastedown. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Occasional spotting throughout with heavy tanning to the fly leaf at the title page. Text complete, clean and tight overall but scattered pencil underlinings and marginalia throughout. Description: 3rd edition.Notes: Size: 7½" x 4¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IV] 464 pages. Tags: arts 19th century france artists intellectual life
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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Masters of Dutch Painting: The Detroit Institute of Arts by George S. Keyes (£41.00)Publisher: Detroit, London: Detroit Institute of Arts, D. Giles Ltd — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1904832040]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Graham W. J. Beal. Size: 12½" x 9½". Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 288 pages. Tags: detroit institute arts painting dutch 17th century painters netherlands michigan artists paintings history art design styles permanent baroque rococo european
P&P: UK 1st £9.00. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £14.26. EU Air £14.10. ROW Surface £14.26. ROW Air £26.72

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ABM ARTbibliographies Modern Volume 38 Number 1 2007 by Rachel Brockhurs; , Laura Clarke; (£37.00)Publisher: ProQuest — 2007Binding: Hardback (Laminated Boards) Condition: Near Fine.Description: Abstracts of the Current Literature of Modern Art, PhotographLy and Design. From the introduction: “The subject coverage starts at c.1880 (except in the case of photography which is covered from its invention), in order to include the art of the late 19th century; those artists and movements whose work represents the roots of 20th century art, and without which the latter cannot be fully studied, are also included. Within the period outlined the aim is to cover all aspects of art, crafts, design, and photography. The coverage of periodicals used to concentrate on the 12-month period prior to publication. Thus Volume 30 (1999) provided coverage of the periodical literature for 1998. However, since Volume 31, no. 1 (2000) we have aimed to become more current in our coverage, and each issue will now include journals from the current and preceding years. In cases where publication of periodicals is delayed, the most recent issue is covered; also backlog issues are sometimes included.” White boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board.Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". 694 pages. Tags: african arts american art american artist arlis/anz kunstmagazin art history aurora asian nexus backflash blueprint aesthetics photography camera obscura ceramic review connaissance des arts digital creativity arts review art magazine kunst
P&P: UK 1st £9.00. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £14.26. EU Air £14.10. ROW Surface £14.26. ROW Air £26.72

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Paul Klee: The Nature of Creation, Works 1914-1940 by Robert Kudielka with an essay by Bridget Riley (£36.00)Publisher: Hayward Gallery in association with Lund Humphries — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1853322245]Condition: Very Good+. Description: From the cover: “Paul Klee: The Nature of Creation explores diversity as the mainspring of Klee’s creative practice. Drawing on Klee’s own classifications for his work, along with those of distinguished Klee scholars, this book traces the development of the artist’s rich visual language not as a single line of enquiry but as a series of movements, counter-movements and interconnections.

By the time of his death in 1940, Klee was an acknowledged modern master, his fame and influence both as an artist and a teacher recognized throughout the western world. However, his work lost prominence for

many years from the early 1960s, re-emerging into view only fairly recently. Today, taste and cultural climate appear to have changed and the breadth and significance of Klee’s work is once again heralded.

Featuring an essay by Robert Kudielka, Professor of Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art at the Universitat der Kiinste, Berlin, along with a personal response to Klee’s work by renowned British artist, Bridget Riley, this book brings to the fore the seminal role Klee had in the development of twentieth-century art and asserts the continuing relevance of his work today.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9". 204 pages. Tags: klee paul 1879-1940 catalogs exhibitions studies criticism and interpretation painting modern 20th century switzerland great britain modernism art painters german swiss design styles from 1960 individual artists monographs history robert kudielka with essay bridget riley 1853322245
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Contemporary International Glass: 60 Artists in the V&A by Jennifer Hawkins Opie (£35.00)Publisher: London: V&A Publications — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1851774262]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Description: Features the work of 60 leading glass artists; also includes a complete list of artists and their work held in this collection. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Colour Plates;Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 143 pages. Tags: victoria albert museum ceramics glass department sculpture england london blown art history 20th century 21st artists ceramic arts pottery antiques collectibles glassware design decorative crafts hobbies
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22

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Drawing Blood: Forty-Five Years of Scarfe Uncensored by Gerald Scarfe (£34.00)Publisher: London: Little, Brown — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0316729523]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings; Colour Drawings;

From the cover: “This is a truly exceptional collection of drawings from one of our most revered cultural commentators. Gerald Scarfe began his career in the 60s working for Punch and Private Eye before taking a job as a political cartoonist for the Daily Mail. He then worked for Time Magazine in New York before starting his long association with the Sunday Times that still exists today in the form of his weekly drawings.

His varied career has seen him work with Pink Floyd (The Wall, Wish You Were Here), Roger Waters and Eric Clapton (The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking), Disney (Hercules), English National Ballet (The Nutcracker), Los Angeles Opera (Fantastic Mr Fox) as well as produce such iconic images as those for the titles of Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister. His work has featured in the New Yorker and various BBC TV films such as Scarfe on Sex and Scarfe on Class. Exhibitions of his paintings and drawings have appeared in the Tate Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. He is viewed by many as both a national treasure and a genius and this is the first collection of his work to appear for 20 years.”
Notes: Size: 13" x 10". Black boards with Red titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 352 pages. Tags: english wit humor britain british cartoonist humour caricatures cartoons cartoonists 20th century politics government united states civilization comic strips art artists 0316729523 9780316729529
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Interpreting the Figure in Watercolor by Don Andrews (£34.00)Publisher: Watson Guptill Publications — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0823025489]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is slightly pulled at the head of the upper panel and has a light stain to the reverse of the same. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: A Later Printing. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Figure painting is considered by many artists to be the most intriguing subject matter of all. But when forced to paint the figure from a laborious, anatomical point of view; artists often become discouraged. Well-known workshop artist Don Andrews advances the idea that the figure can be approached with the same creative attitude with which artists approach the landscape or still life. His emphasis is not on what you know, but on what you see. As demonstrated by Andrews in this book, the task of the painter is to organize, not report. Not only is this method easier, it results in better paintings as well.

Interpreting the Figure in Watercolor takes on a challenging subject: showing how the figure can be painted creatively and beautifully in watercolor through simplification, interpretation, and shape-making. In explaining how to capture the essence of the human figure, Andrews provides basic information about materials and discusses such techniques as gesture drawing and gesture painting; defining the figure with light and shadow and linking darks and lights for unity; introducing backgrounds; creating visual interest; edge quality; color granulation and temperature; middle value construction of the figure; using whites to “turn on the light”; and working from the model and photographs — but leaves readers free to make their own personal statements, to develop their own “how-to”. By carefully observing, interpreting, and then painting what you see, you can achieve very convincing and appealing likenesses of people.

Andrews’ unique approach to painting the figure is designed to teach artists at every level to overcome the obstacles of figure painting. His accessible style will help watercolorists improve their handling of the medium and rendering of the figure dramatically.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 144 pages. Tags: human figure art watercolor painting technique aktmalerei aquarell don andrews 0823025489
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Onesto by Edited by Allan Szacher (£32.00)Publisher: Sao Paulo: Zupi Design — 2008Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 9788561464004]Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Parallel English & Portugese language text. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings;Notes: Size: 10" x 6¾". Pictorial boards. 145 pages. Tags: szacher art graffiti artists street painting 9788561464004
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Ornamental Design 1850 Ornementale Kunst 1850 Motifs Ornementaux 1850 Design Ornementale 1850 El Diseno Ornamental 1850 by Pepin Van Roojen (£30.00)Publisher: Amsterdam: The Pepin Press — 1998Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9054960302]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers with a small sticker ghost to the upper panel. Text block has a faint ripple throughout although the plates are well preserved. A good copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates;

From the cover: “The material presented in this book was originally published in the early 1870s, and representative of styles prevalent in the preceding decades. This was a period during which ornamental design became increasingly widespread, but, ironically, not a time during which many new designs were developed. Instead, the past was raided by architects, artists and craftsmen, and shapes and patterns that at one point in history may have had revered meanings, were copied, altered, combined or split to pieces, without much consideration for their original purpose. However, the result is a wealth of beautiful design. Practically every ornamental style known to early and mid-nineteenth century Europeans, from ancient Egyptian to Baroque, is represented here. The main items illustrated are ceramics, metalware, glass objects, furniture, carpets and other textiles, either complete, or in detail. There are also some architectural elements and examples of interior decoration.

Design inspired by ancient ancient Egypt displays the presence of stylised lotus flowers, motifs reminiscent of hieroglyphs, zig-zag patterns and spiralling constructions. Many examples of Greek ornamental design were copied from friezes on which mythical events were recorded. Very popular Greek ornaments are fret, spiral and bead borders, variations on the echinus (egg and dart), the acanthus and rosettes and palmettes. A principal characteristic of Greek design is the use of columns in architecture and interiors, topped with elaborate capitals. Very simply put, Roman adornment seems to have been largely an exuberant extension of the Greek visual vocabulary, with Etruscan elements added. Some of the mosaic designs in this book were clearly based on Pompeian originals. The so-called Byzantine school is a blending of styles: Greek, Roman, and early Christian ornaments, combined with elements from Persia and Syria. Byzantine ornamentation was one of the sources of Islamic decorative style, with elaborate geometrical patterns due to the interdiction of representations of living things. Illustrative of the Moorish style are the inter-woven formations based on Arabic calligraphy. The Gothic period contributed, among others, variations on the clover leaf: trefoils, quatrefoils and cinquefoils, but also the fleur-de-lis and the Tudor rose. During the Renaissance, the classical Greco-Roman models were rejuvenated and complemented with elements from the Near Orient. Especially in architecture, classical orders were followed. In ornamental design, freer patterns became fashionable. Of course, the Renaissance motifs used during the period covered by this book, were, again, often combined with other styles.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". 376 pages. Tags: roojen 9054960302 decoration ornament design manuals historic styles ornamental style ceramics metalware glass objects furniture carpets leaf trefoils quatrefoils cinquefoils renaissance motifs
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Jackson Pollock by Kirk Varnedoe with Pepe Karmel (£26.00)Publisher: London: The Tate Gallery — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1854372769]Condition: Very Good. Lightly pulled at the head of the upper wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Chronological tables; Colour photographs;

From the cover: “Jackson Pollock is widely considered the most challenging and influential American artist of the twentieth century. In his revolutionary paintings of the late 1940s, he dripped or poured paint into complex webs of interlacing lines, rhythmically punctuated by pools of colour. With their all over composition, seemingly total abstraction, and gestural but remarkably controlled handling of paint, these powerful works announced the emergence of Abstract Expressionism.

This sumptuously illustrated book accompanies the major Pollock exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Tate Gallery, London, in 1998-99. The Tate exhibition is the first full survey of Pollock’s work to be shown in Britain in forty years. An essay by Kirk Varnedoe explores Pollock’s life, the mythology that so quickly grew up around him as the prototypical “action painter”, and the critical interpretations of his legacy. It traces the development of his work from European and American models, and discusses his powerful impact on later artists. Pepe Karmel’s innovative study of Hans Namuth’s photographs and films of Pollock at work offers new insight into the genesis of Pollock’s paintings.

Jackson Pollock includes over 200 colour reproductions of paintings, drawings, and prints, including life-sized details and foldouts of major paintings. An illustrated chronology tells the story of the artist’s life.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 11½". 336 pages. Tags: pollock artists united states museum art york tate gallery criticism interpretation abstract expressionism painting 20th century painters paintings usa history american theory 1854372769
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Life in Ancient Egypt by Eugen Strouhal (£26.00)Publisher: Cambridge University Press — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0521440939]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Chronological Tables; Colour Photographs; Maps [1];

From the cover: “There is a wealth of literature on the kings of ancient Egypt, on the history of their reigns, and on their temples and pyramids. But of the ordinary, hard-working people who left us such awe-inspiring monuments as well as beautiful everyday objects, our knowledge remains hazy. Happily there is plenty of evidence, physical as well as literary and artistic, on which the author of this rare insight into everyday life in ancient Egypt has been able to draw, offering us the fruits of a lifetime of tireless research and fieldwork. He charts the progress of the ancient Egyptian step by step from cradle to grave, from children’s games to adult entertainment, from courtship to marriage and sometimes to divorce. The position of women in society is discussed in detail, as is fashion and the care of the body. The author describes the work of farmers, fishermen, and hunters, of artisans and builders, artists and scribes, priests and healers. In the closing chapter we follow the ancient Egyptian on the arduous last journey to the gates of the other world.

Few studies of ancient Egypt cover so broad a scope. The text is complemented by many illustrations of artefacts, works of art, and scenes of life in ancient Egypt as recorded in tomb reliefs and paintings and on papyri. Many of Werner Forman’s superb photographs were taken especially for this volume in Egypt and in the great public and private collections.”
Notes: Illustrated by Werner Forman (Photos.). Foreword or introduction by Geoffrey T. Martin. Size: 11¼" x 8½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 279 pages. Tags: egypt social life and customs civilization ancient egyptian art antiquities history prehistory science archaeology african prehistoric world eugen strouhal werner forman photos geoffrey martin 0521440939 deryck vineyfirst editions firsts first printings 1st
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Life of the Ancient Egyptians by Eugen Strouhal (£26.00)Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9774242858]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white with maps. From the cover: “There is a wealth of literature on the kings of ancient Egypt, on the history of their reigns, and on their temples and pyramids. But of the ordinary, hard-working people who left us such awe-inspiring monuments as well as beautiful everyday objects, our knowledge remains hazy. Happily there is plenty of evidence, physical as well as literary and artistic, on which the author of this rare insight into everyday life in ancient Egypt has been able to draw, offering us the fruits of a lifetime of tireless research and fieldwork. He charts the progress of the ancient Egyptian step by step from cradle to grave, from children’s games to adult entertainment, from courtship to marriage and sometimes to divorce. The position of women in society is discussed in detail, as is fashion and the care of the body. The author describes the work of farmers, fishermen, and hunters, of artisans and builders, artists and scribes, priests and healers. In the closing chapter we follow the ancient Egyptian on the arduous last journey to the gates of the other world.

Few studies of ancient Egypt cover so broad a scope. The text is complemented by many illustrations of artefacts, works of art, and scenes of life in ancient Egypt as recorded in tomb reliefs and paintings and on papyri. Many of Werner Forman’s superb photographs were taken specially for this volume in Egypt and in the great public and private collections.”
Notes: Illustrated by Werner Forman (Photos.). Foreword or introduction by Geoffrey T. Martin. Size: 11¼" x 8½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 278 pages. Tags: african also ancient and anthropology antiquities archaeology artefacts civilization culture customs east egypt egyptian general history life middle paleopathology science see social world
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Oskar Kokoschka 1886-1980 by Richard Calvocoressi & Katharina Schulz (£24.00)Publisher: New York: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation — 1986Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0892070595]Condition: Very Good. Single reading crease to the spine which is lightly knocked at the head, wraps a little age-toned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour plates; Portrait to the frontispiece;

From the cover: “This volume has been published to accompany the centenary exhibition of Oskar Kokoschka’s work at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, first seen in somewhat different form at the Tate Gallery, London, and the Kunsthaus Zurich. The great individualist of twentieths-century art, Kokoschka in his painting combines elements of Expressionism, Symbolism and the Baroque, resulting in portraits and landscapes characterized by heightened colour, emotional intensity and a strong sense of vitality and movement. Kokoschka is best remembered for his incisive portraits of the Viennese intelligentsia and bourgeoisie painted during the last years of the Habsburg empire, but also for a series of breathtaking views of European cities done mainly in the twenties and thirties. The catalogue has been written by Richard Calvocoressi of the Tate Gallery. With 184 full page colour plates, it is a complete record of the most comprehensive Kokoschka exhibition ever presented in the United States.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 9¾". 246 pages. Tags: kokoschka oskar criticism interpretation artists painting portraits 20th century austria austro-hungarian empire english paintings catalogues exhibition 0892070595
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The Art of Looking Sideways by Alan Fletcher (£24.00)Publisher: London & New York: Phaidon — 2001Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 9780714834498]Condition: Very Good. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Black & white drawings; Colour drawings; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;Notes: Size: 10" x 8½". Pictorial boards. 533 pages. Tags: design visual communication graphic arts perception art 20th century aesthetics motives history civilization aesthetic experience psychology creativity anthologies literary forms artists culture 9780714834498
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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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Black Genius and the American Experience by Dick Russell (£23.00)Publisher: New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc. — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0786704551]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Faint tanning to the blanks otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “The findings from wide-ranging interviews and careful historical research, Black Genius explores the roots of black achievement in America. The results are surprising and inspiring. Interweaving past and present, beginning with this country’s inception, Russell covers the importance of continuity and tradition in nurturing black artists, scientists, and leaders.

Here are memorable portraits of Wynton Marsalis, Ralph Ellison, Louis Armstrong, Toni Morrison, Duke Ellington, James Baldwin, Paul Robeson, Muhammad Ali, Lois Mailou-Jones, and other black notables. Through their eyes, we see how they were inspired, fostered, and encouraged by their mentors, how the creative tradition was passed from one generation to the next.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Alvin F. Poussaint. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black Spine Strip to Orange boards with Orange titling to the Spine. [XII] 497 pages. Tags: 0786704551 9780786704552 african americans intellectual american intellectuals artists united states afro-americans afro-american history social groups communities usa science ethnic
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The Wild Guide to Rock by Michael & MCCARTHY, David Horsham (£23.00)Publisher: Apple — 1992Binding: Paperback First Edition. [ISBN: 1850763720]Condition: Good+. Wraps a little rubbed at extremities. Internally bright and clean.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. Pop memorabilia and over 150 photographs, this book is a pictorial journey which brings to life over 30 years of notable rock landmarks. 128pp. Index. Size: 4to Demy (11" x 8½") Jacket Designed by Stuart Walden.Tags: Rock 'n' roll Woodstock Artists 1850763720
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The Print Collector's Handbook by Alfred Whitman (£22.50)Publisher: E. P. Publishing — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0854098003]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. First published 1901 - this edition taken from the 1907 reprint of the third edition, published George Bell, London. With a new Introduction by H. F. B. Tregaskis.Notes: Size: 9" x 6½". 164 pages. Tags: Whitman prints art artists painting drawings
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George Morland: His Life and Works by George C. Williamson (£22.00)Publisher: George Bell & Sons — 1904Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Binding shot, text block now detached from binding. Boards and spine rough, soiled and generally repulsive. Shaken. Foredges grubby. Text and plates pleasantly clean. A nice reference copy, that's all.Description: 48+ Monochrome plates. 152pp. Index.Notes: Size: 12" x 8¼". 152 pages. Tags: morland art artists painters
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Harewood House: One of the Treasure Houses of Britain by Mary Mauchline (£22.00)Publisher: Ashbourne: Moorland Publishing Co. Ltd. — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0861903668]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: 2nd (revised) edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1974] Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Contains: Black & white photographs; Facsimiles; Colour photographs; Genealogical tables;

From the cover: “Harewood House has been the Lascelles family home for over 200 years. Built by John Carr of York over a period of eleven years between 1759-1771, the spectacular interior is the work of the Scottish architect Robert Adam. He designed the exquisite ceilings decorated by Joseph Rose, Biaglio Rebecca and Antonio Zucchi. The house contains unrivalled furniture made especially for Harewood by Thomas Chippendale, born only a few miles up the Wharfe Valley at Otley, and a famous collection of Sevres porcelain.

Harewood House is surrounded by 1,000 acres of fine parkland, gardens and woodland shaped by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, the creator of eighteenth-century English landscaping.

In the rooms hang many distinguished family portraits painted by such renowned artists as Sir Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Gainsborough, George Romney, John Hoppner and Sir Thomas Lawrence, water-colours by J. M. W. Turner and Thomas Girtin, and Renaissance masterpieces by Giovanni Bellini, Titian, Veronese, Tintoretto and El Greco. Many of the Italian pictures were collected by Henry, the Sixth Earl of Harewood and husband of HRH Princess Mary, the Princess Royal, who lived here from 1929 until her death in 1965.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: mauchline stately homes west yorkshire england lascelles family harewood house leeds 0861903668 9780861903665
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Painter's Progress: An Art School Year In Twelve Lessons by Ian Simpson with Tom Robb & Fred Cuming (£22.00)Publisher: London: Guild Publishing — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Spotting to the blanks. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Colour Drawings; From the cover: “To all leisure artists working at home, Painter’s Progress brings a complete year in your own private art school, a specially programmed series of twelve lessons with three experienced teachers of drawing and watercolour and oil painting. Anyone can be taught to draw and paint — this is the firm conviction of Ian Simpson and his colleagues, who have fifty years of teaching experience between them. Art is primarily about learning to see in a clear, direct way, and once the eye is trained, the hand will follow. Each lesson is designed to contain enough material for a month, but the comprehensive information in the text makes it simple to work at any speed. From the first hints on organizing a place to work, even in the smallest space, every project leads the artist through basic instructions in the three media, colour theory and the history of art to the wider fields of still life, interiors, landscapes, waterscapes and even figures and portraits. There are step-by-step projects for every lesson, detailed studies and carefully planned extra subjects, as well as unique guidance on how to look at paintings by great masters to give confidence and conviction to your own work. An invaluable reference section includes practical, back-up information on what to buy, specialized books to read, a glossary of art terms and museum collections to visit.”Notes: Size: 12" x 9". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 520 pages. Tags: painting technique paintings techniques manuals instructions three media colour theory history art wider fields figures portraits
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Rowlandson: Watercolours and Drawings by John Hayes (£21.50)Publisher: Phaidon — 1972Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0714815551]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled with fraying at the head, tail and corners and overall a little dull. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Previous owners inscription to ffep.Description: With 209 illustrations, including 16 in colour. From the cover: “Rowlandson was born in 1756, a few years before the accession of George III, and died just a decade before Queen Victoria came to the throne. This volume gathers together everything that is known about Rowlandson and assesses his qualities in the light of current research. It analyses his development as an artist, his methods of work, the quality of his drawing, and the nature of his subject-matter. The illustrations have been chosen from the wealth of material available to give the fullest possible idea of the range of Rowlandson’s style both as draughtsman and watercolourist. Each is accompanied by a descriptive note and critique.”Notes: Size: 11½" x 8¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 214 pages. Tags: watercolours drawings rowlandson draughtsman caricature artists comic artist drawings england the regency watercolourist english school etched rowlandson self-portrait watercolour portraits drawing style portraiture society artists
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Arts and Artists by Jeremy Kingston (£21.00)Publisher: Bloomsbury — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1870830386]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled.Description: From the cover: “The aim of this book is to help the reader to explore and appreciate a wide range of arts, from painting to drama, sculpture to film making. In addition to chapters on each of these arts, other chapters describe the contributions of individual artists. Devoting a double-page spread to each of 70 artists, these chapters show the human aspect of the subject. 1. The book as a whole can be read as a study in some depth of the ways in which individual artists have developed techniques of self expression in a wide range of media over the centuries. 650 illustrations, 400 in full colour”Notes: Size: 11¾" x 8½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 336 pages. Tags: painting painters sculpture sculptors architecture building architects music great composers theater dramatists great film makers arts giotto jackson pollock monteverdi stravinsky d.w. griffith brunelleschi corbusier
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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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William Morris by Himself: Designs and Writings by Edited by Gillian Naylor (£21.00)Publisher: Boston, New York, London: Little, Brown & Company — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0316855073]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: First in this edition. [First: MacDonald & Co, 1988] Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates;

From the cover: “Through his own work and in his own words, the book traces the fascinating progress of William Morris, pre-Raphaelite poet and architectural student into designer, writer and pioneer socialist. His youthful enthusiasm for the Middle Ages and Gothic architecture fired him with the conviction that he must dedicate his life to Art .

Later letters written to friends explain how in the industrialised nineteenth century Morris become preoccupied with the loss of traditional skills and pride in work and during the last ten years of his life he became increasingly involved in political agitation, and his stories, poems and lectures all reflect his commitment to the socialist cause and his ideals for art and society.

Other extracts from his letters and poems reveal more intimate aspects of Morris’s life and personality, reflecting the despair and isolation he felt over the breakdown of his marriage and his reliance on the friends who helped him through his personal crisis. William Morris by Himself is a tribute to an exceptional man, whose work and reputation have survived for more than a century.”
Notes: Size: 12½" x 9¾". Matching Pictorial boards. 328 pages. Tags: morris william criticism interpretation 19th century united kingdom decorative arts medievalism england history sources middle ages art medieval influence artists britain british correspondence post-medieval english visual design photographs photography crafts styles monographs
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Ducks by John Gould; Alexander Wilson; J. J. Audubon; (£19.00)Publisher: Wordsworth Editions — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1853269646]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Top edge of DJ a little ruffled, snagged at corners, otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: The plates in this book represent some of the L finest waterfowl illustrations ever printed, selected from the works of three great ornithological artists of the nineteenth century, original editions of whose books are now in the Library of the Natural History Museum, London. Whilst the domestic ducks with which we are most familiar are all descendants of the wild duck or Mallard, the range and colouring of the entire family is vast, having something of the order of 50 species. This variety of colour and habitat inspired the pens and brushes of Alexander Wilson, John James Audubon and John Gould. 92pp. Size: 4to Super Royal (13¾" x 10¼" approx.)
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Venice: A Thousand Years of Culture and Civilization by Peter Lauritzen (£19.00)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicholson — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0297774476]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a short tear to both head and foot of the upper panel and slight fraying at the head of the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Previous owners' inscription to the half-title page with a pasted in gift-card facing. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “Venice is one of the world’s most magical and enchanting visual experiences. Other cities may be built on islands, linked by canals and have a rich cultural heritage, but there is only one Venice: her pervasive atmosphere, her peace and her serene beauty seem to set her apart not only from other cities but from the contemporary world.

In this book Peter Lauritzen recounts the rich history and evokes the extraordinary atmosphere of the thousand-year Republic which gave birth to so much beauty. Against the background of the Republic’s rise from a lagoon settlement to a great imperial power, her decay and her collapse in 1797, the author describes the works of the men of genius — artists such as Giovanni and Gentile Bellini, Canaletto, Rosalba Carriera, Giorgione, Tiepolo, Tintoretto and Titian; architects such as Longhena, Palladio, Sanmichele and Sansovino; musicians such as Vivaldi and Monteverdi — who together created one of the great cultures of the western world. The history of this supremely visual civilization is completed by photographs of the treasures which crowd this most beautiful and photogenic of cities.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Charlton Eltou. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 232 pages. Tags: venice civilization italy 1797 history italian venetian date peter lauritzen 0297774476 first editions firsts printings 1st
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British Game by Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald (£18.00)Publisher: Collins — 1946Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good - in Poor DJ. Edges of DJ worn, loss at the head and tail of the spine, lower panel damp-stained. Tape marks to the flaps and endpapers. Endpapers spotted. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Text bright and tight.Description: The text is illustrated not only by photogravure plates of the actual birds and animals but also by many magnificent reproductions in colour of paintings by John Gould, George Morland, Landseer, Wolf, and among present day artists Winifred Austen and Peter Scott. From the editor’s preface: “British Game is a valuable possession which we must be at pains to manage properly. The future of game control and preservation is not going to be easy in a contracting British countryside. It is our hope and belief that this book will be a useful contribution to the solution of some of the problems that lie ahead.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the New Naturalist Survey of British Natural History series. 240 pages. Tags: red grouse ptarmigan black grouse capercaillie pheasant common partridge red-legged partridge quail swans geese ducks wildfowl snipe woodcock curlew plover red deer fallow roe deer gamekeeper preservation game shoveler duck drake woodcock countryman gamekeepers’ association poachers british game sir ralph sadler faulkner sportsman hawking the game act hares pheasants partridges grouse heath moor game black-game bustards are game shoot woodcock snipe quail landrail conies game licences act ground game act
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Miller's Antiques Checklists: Art Deco; Art Nouveau; Victoriana by Eric Knowles (£18.00)Publisher: Chancellor Press — 2000Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0753703270]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. An apparently unread set, all three of which are in very good condition whilst slipcase has slight rubbing.Description: From the flap: “This sense of fully illustrated guides makes the world of antiques accessible as never before. Collectors today are not satisfied with a purely historical approach — particularly when they need information “on the spot”. These guides to individual collecting areas offer a uniquely fast and accurate way to recognize, identify and date antiques.”Notes: Size: 8" x 4". Tags: abstraction accessories adelbert advertising almeric amedee aquitania architecture argy-rousseau arionov armand-albert armoires arpels artists ashbee atelier aubusson baccarat bailly bakclite ballets barbara barbier barman barnes bathrooms bauhaus beaton beauvais beecham benito bennet berard berenice berlin bernard berthclot blanche blumenthal boccioni boileau bonfils bottles bouchard boucheron bourdelle bournvita bouval bradley brandt braque
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Ben Nicholas: Reliefs by Charles Harrison (£17.00)Publisher: London: Waddington Galleries — 1999Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Review copy with pasted in at the first blank. Description: Illustrated by way of: Chronological Tables; Colour Plates;Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9". 45 pages. Tags: art artists english british carvers engravers
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Catalogue of Important Impressionist and Modern Drawings by Anon. (£17.00)Publisher: London: Christie, Manson & Woods — 1968Binding: Paperback Condition: Good. Wrappers grubby. Text complete, clean and tight but with a hint of age-toning to the margins. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour plates;Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7¼". 123 pages. Tags: auctions art paintings artists oil canvas charcoal drawings collection painting
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George Grosz by John I. H. [Ireland Howe] Baur with Research by Rosalind Irvine (£17.00)Publisher: New York: MacMillan for the Whitney Museum of American Art — 1954Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavier tanning to the spine and fraying to the spine ends. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Chronological Tables; Black & White Plates; Black & White Drawings; Colour Plates [2];Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7¾". Yellow boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the American Artists series. 67 pages. Tags: american artists savage drawings attacking german militarism weimar republic nazis satirical america’s stickmen painting art
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CHICANO VISIONS: American Painters On the Verge by Cheech Marin (£16.50)Publisher: Bullfinch Press — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0821228064]Condition: Very Good. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates [3]; Colour Drawings [96]; Essays by Max Benavidez, Constance Cortez & Tere Romo.

From the cover: “Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge is the most comprehensive survey of a remarkably dynamic, and growing, body of work. The Chicano art movement was developed outside the national and international spotlights, mainly in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay area, San Antonio, and other cities in south Texas. Early on, when making a name for themselves in the 1970s, Chicano artists largely worked alone and without encouragement or acknowledgment from the art community. In time, a few important groups such as Los Four, Asco, and Con Safo created a sense of identity and cohesion. But it was city life — the barrio and the street itself — that provided the ultimate stimulus and common ground for these artists, who used city walls as their first “canvas”. In the past few decades, Chicano artists have emerged as powerful agents of change and drive. Figures such as Carlos Almaraz, Mel Casas, Carmen Lomas Garza, Gronk, Wayne Healy, Adan Hernandez, Leo Limon, Frank Romero, John Valadez, Patssi Valdez, and Vincent Valdez are among the twenty-six artists showcased here; they are but a handful of the Chicano artists — overwhelmingly university or art-school trained — working in the United States today.

Cheech Marin, best known as an actor, performer, and philanthropist, is the country’s foremost collector of Chicano art. Over the years, Marin has not only actively worked to support Chicano artists but has become their friend and most ardent spokesperson. As he writes in the introduction, “With little commercial encouragement, these artists have struggled to gain acceptance in the gallery world. Many painters show their works in restaurants, coffeehouses, or wherever there is a wall and an audience. What matters is they continue to create. “ Now, through Marin’s efforts and those of many other individuals and institutions, these richly appealing works are available to the public in this landmark publication.

At the core of Chicano Visions is a portfolio of ninety-six stunning paintings, largely drawn from Marin’s own collection. Three essays by leading scholars in the field, an introduction and commentaries on the works by Cheech Marin, and biographies of the artists combine to make this an invaluable art and reference book.

Chicano Visions is supported by a major art and cultural exhibition that will travel to fifteen U. S. cities over a five-year period.”
Notes: Size: 10½" x 9½". 160 pages. Tags: marin 0821228064 9780821228067 mexican american art hispanic culture religion politics gronk patssi valdez carlos almaraz frida kahlo diego rivera painting chicano traditional pop influences
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Southeast Asian Modern and Contemporary Art: Sunday 30 November 2008 by Anon. (£16.50)Publisher: Hong Kong: Christies — 2008Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 10½" x 8¼". 264 pages. Tags: anon art auction catalogues artists sales paintings pictures abstracts photographs
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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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Living with Folk Art: Ethnic Styles from Around the World by Nicholas Barnard (£16.00)Publisher: Thames & Hudson — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0500015104]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Jacket illustration: Upper: Pre-Columbian masks, figures and animals are grouped alongside an Australian Aborigine stele; Rear: A collection of Mexican Indian and colonial artifacts, furniture and furnishings. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Turkoman jewellery hung in glittering clusters above a cottage fireplace, a shapely and colourful array of Pueblo pots brightening drab kitchen shelves, an Indian house-shrine forming a miniature alcove for a flickering flame… here are interiors of all kinds in which ethnic art shines out as a challenging and increasingly fashionable alternative to the familiar trappings of conventional home decoration. Nicholas Barnard and James Merrell’s painstaking location work in Europe and America has yielded dazzling colour photographs of tribal and folk art beautifully harmonized with the best of Western design.

The art of primitive peoples — ceramics and textiles, masks and metalware, baskets and carvings — was once dismissed in the West as heathen and crude; but opinions have now been completely transformed. Artists such as Picasso and Matisse led the new enthusiasm for tribal and folk art in the early decades of the twentieth century. Today such dynamic yet deeply rooted creativity is available to us all: to travellers, in museums and art galleries, but also, more importantly, in Western shops and markets. From delicate Indonesian floral batiks to ghoulish Mexican Day-of-the-Dead figurines, from African earthenware to intricately fretted Indian screens, the range of artefacts now obtainable is boundless.

Living with Folk Art charts the growing appreciation of arts and crafts from regions outside the developed world. The original use and significance of the objects now adorning our homes are fully detailed, and a worldwide survey documents the peoples who made them. Nicholas Barnard provides inspiring ideas for displaying these items, whether functionally as furniture, architectural fittings or kitchenware, or simply as decorations, and advises on their care and collection. A comprehensive directory lists galleries where such art can be seen, and retailers from whom it can be obtained.

Exotic, charming, but always unusual and provocative, folk art can transform interiors of all kinds.”
Notes: Illustrated by James Merrell (Photos.). Size: 10½" x 10". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: interior decoration transform interiors all kinds ethnic art directory lists galleries and retailers exotic charming unusual appreciation arts folk peasant ethnography nicholas barnard james merrell photos first editions firsts printings 1st
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A Picture of Britain by David Dimbleby (£14.50)Publisher: Tate Publishing — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1854375660]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Published to accompany the exhibition held at Tate Britain, 16 June-4 September 2005. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Colour Plates; Maps;

From the cover: “Accompanying a major new BBC1 series presented by David Dimbleby and an important exhibition at Tate Britain, A Picture of Britain is a celebration of the British landscape and the art that it has inspired, from Constable to Lowry, from Turner to Nash. Written by David Dimbleby and leading experts on British art, it is beautifully illustrated with landscape photography and great works of art.

From the slopes of Snowdonia to the industrial Black Country, the grandeur of the Scottish Highlands to the meadows of Suffolk, the British landscape has inspired artists and writers for generations. But the authors show how it is only in the last three hundred years, stirred up by art and poetry, that large numbers of people have come to admire and visit the wilder and more rugged vistas. In paintings, photographs and words, this remarkable book captures our rich cultural heritage, creating for the reader A Picture of Britain.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 9". Pictorial boards. 224 pages. Tags: landscape great britain landscapes exhibitions painting british art photography civilization dimbleby david brown blayney humphreys richard riding christine tate london exhibition catalogues views 18th 19th 20th centuries 21st 1700-2004 1854375660 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Asterix and the Great Divide by Uderzo (£14.50)Publisher: London, Sydney, Auckland & Toronto: Hodder & Stoughton — 1981Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0340259884]Condition: Very Good. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Drawings; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;Notes: Size: 11¾" x 8¾". Pictorial boards. 48 pages. Tags: uderzo humorous cartoons translations fictitious juvenile fiction obelix comic books strips france artists children english caricatures 0340259884 9780340259887
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