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BELGIUM AND LUXEMBOURG., Edwards, Tudor.
1 Edwards, Tudor. BELGIUM AND LUXEMBOURG.
London B.T. Batsford 1951 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - 
128 pp, 8 3/4" H. Colour frontispiece, b&w photographs, 2 maps. "Belgium, Luxembourg and French Flanders are included in this survey of an area which is, intentionally, treated more as a cultural than a nationalistic entity. It is an area whose buildings, customs and people share a common quality that traverses national frontiers: a quality which appears equally in the Grandes Places of Antwerp, Malines and Brussels, in the canal-side architecture of Bruges and Ghent, and in the characteristic processions and fetes of Furnes, Echternach, Binche, Mons and Douai, to name only five of many." Soft corner crease on Preface page, minor winkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning on spine and some edges - darker at top edge of flaps, 1" edge tear with soft crease at top of rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SENSE OF ORDER:  A STUDY IN THE PSYCHOLOGY OF DECORATIVE ART., Gombrich, E.H.
2 Gombrich, E.H. THE SENSE OF ORDER: A STUDY IN THE PSYCHOLOGY OF DECORATIVE ART.
Oxford Phaidon 1980 0714817325 / 9780714817323 Second Impression. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
411 pp, 10 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "After an Introduction on Order and Purpose in Nature, which offers a novel approach to the study of pattern, the first chapters deal with the criticism of ornament, the cult of simplicity and the debates about design in Victorian England, in which such eminent critics as Ruskin, Owen Jones and Gottfried Semper made a permanent contribution to theoretical issues. The craftsman's practice of pattern-making is studied as a response to the challenges of material, of geometrical laws and psychological constraints, after which the author examines the perception and the effects of visual orders in the light of recent research. The relation-ship between psychology and history is the theme of four final chapters which deal with the tenacity of ornamental traditions, their modification by the changing styles and fashions of different periods, the role of symbolism in the origin and the use of motifs, and the psychological roots of the grotesque, oscillating between magic and humour. An Epilogue reviews some of the analogies between the spatial orders of decorative design and the temporal patterns of the dance, of poetry and, notably, of music, not forgetting the 'kinetic art' of our century. This absorbing work, the fruit of a lifetime's interest in the most universal and yet strangely neglected manifestation of human creativity, is based on the Wrightsman Lectures given by the author in 1970 under the auspices of the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University." Very minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, one tiny tear archivally taped. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
BAROQUE IN ITALY., Lees-Milne, James.
3 Lees-Milne, James. BAROQUE IN ITALY.
B.T. Batsford, London, 1959, first edition. 
216 pp, large 8vo (9" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, reproductions, floor plans. "(Lees-Milne writes about) the development of building in Italy from the Mannerist period, that is, the later sixteenth century, to the emergence of Rococo in the early eighteenth century. (He) believes that Baroque in Italy was a religious manifestation, Latin, Catholic and primarily Roman and his book deals largely with ecclesiastical architecture in Rome itself. Piedmont was the next most i mportant influence in the style, and so, after introducting the colossal personalities of Bernini, Borromini and their disciples, he concentrates upon the work of Guarini, Juvara and their followers. But he is not conerned exclusively with ar c h i t e c ture; he discusses the Baroque style as it manifested itself in the work of the painters, such as Caravaggio and Pietro da Cortona and the sculptors, above all Bernini. In reading the book the reader has the grateful impression, not so mu ch o f be in g instructed, as of sharing in the author's own pleasures and discoveries, for Mr. Lees-Milne has a winning and persuasive style exceptional in a work of learning." Small label from bookstore on front pastedown, foxing marks on fro nt fre e e nd pap er, one small foxing mark on rear free endpaper, light wear at corners and top/bottom of spine. dust jacket has light edge wear wrinkling - mostly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two small tears (with crease between) on re ar pane l, l igh t fo xing marks on flaps and on flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
BAROQUE IN SPAIN AND PORTUGAL AND ITS ANTECEDENTS., Lees-Milne, James.
4 Lees-Milne, James. BAROQUE IN SPAIN AND PORTUGAL AND ITS ANTECEDENTS.
B.T. Batsford, London, 1960, first edition. 
224 pp, large 8vo (9" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, reproductions, floor plans/elevations. "(S)tarting in the sixteenth century, author and reader begin their survey of Iberian Baroque with the Plateresque in Spain and the Manoel ine in Portugal, and continue it until, two hundred or so years later, they reach the High Baroque conclusion of Castile, Seville and Granada, and the Rococo decadence of eighteenth-century Portugal. On the way they will have examined some ar c h i t e c tural and sculptural masterpieces of astonishing quality and individuality: the palaces or houses of Mafra, Queluz and La Granja; Santiago da Compostela, the Escorial, the Cartuja of Coimbra; sculpture at Macarena, Alcobaca and Arouca; t he T ra ns pa ra nte of Toledo Cathedral, the convents of Bom Jesus, Tomar and Evora. - These, and many other churches, cathedrals, palaces and domestic buildings are illustrated in a collection of nearly 100 pictures which show, as unmistakably as Mr . L ees -Mi lne 's text, that Baroque, while it transcends frontiers, partakes as fully as any other style in regional and national characteristics." A few foxing marks on rear free endpaper, slight bump at top corner of both boards, two shallo w bu mps on f ore- edge of front board, light edge wear - mainly at corners and at top/bottom of spine, small bump at top of rear hinge/spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wear/wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, slight browning o n spi ne, sever al fo xing mark s on rear flap. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
BAYERISCHE KRONUNGSWAGEN IM MARSTALLMUSEUM, MUNCHEN., Petzet, Michael; Wackernagel, Rudolf.  Aufnahmen von Gunther Schmidt.
5 Petzet, Michael; Wackernagel, Rudolf. Aufnahmen von Gunther Schmidt. BAYERISCHE KRONUNGSWAGEN IM MARSTALLMUSEUM, MUNCHEN.
Verlag Schnell und Steiner, Munche, 1967. 
26 pp text + plate section at rear + ads, 7 7/8" H, soft cover. 70 b&w illustrations (photographs, reproductions, drawings), showing ceremonial carriages/coaches used in 18th and 19th century Germany, from views of the whole vehicles to details of the lavish decoration, suspension, horse furnishings, etc.. GERMAN TEXT ONLY. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor browning and minor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
6 Sandon, John. MILLER'S COLLECTING PORCELAIN.
London Miller's 2002 1840006137 / 9781840006131 Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
160 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated in color. "A comprehensive introduction to the invention of porcelain and how it is manufactured is provided, including the factory processes involved in making the items, as well a details of what to look for and where to find it. Over 320 full-color photographs illustrate the diversity of porcelain available, with feature tint-boxes on useful collecting information and advice. Fakes and reproductions are uncovered and helpful tips are given on how to care for and display your procelain collection." Very minor rubbing to dust jacket. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 


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