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21 Davis, Harry. (Tasha Tudor.) THE ART OF TASHA TUDOR.
Boston Little Brown 2000 0316174939 / 9780316174930 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Tasha Tudor. 
148 pp, 11 1/8" H. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs and reproductiions. "Harry Davis draws from more than 10,000 pieces produced by Tasha Tudor, and here includes 150 of her finest paintings and drawings, including holiday cards, illustrations from her classic children's books, fashion designs she made for Pierre Deux, and samples from her personal sketchbooks. Tasha Tudor is the illustrator, author, or subject of more than ninety books, including 'The Secret Garden', one of the bestselling children's books of all time. She has left an indelible print on the traditions and celebrations of devoted fans all over the world. (She) has lived her art for three-quarters of a century, raising her own food, spinning and weaving her family's clothes, and leaving the fruits of her hobbies to the world as paramount collections - her gardens are famous, and her collection of 1830s clothing is the world's best. This is the definitve look at how Tasha Tudor's life has created her art, how her art has shaped her life, and why it is essential to view them together to best appreciate her gracious legacy. Davis provides detailed biographical information, everything from the origin of Tasha's name to how she raised four children on her own, in order to illustrate the amazing connection between her life and work. A longtime confidant, Davis details his most personal memories of the good and bad times they shared together." Light edge wear, bump at top of spine, one small light corner bump, ramainder mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, wrinkling at top of spine - minor wrinkling elsewhere. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
PRAGUE.  GREAT CENTERS OF ART SERIES., Denkstein, Vladimir and Kotalik, Jiri, edited and with an introduction by.   Jarmila Brozova, Jarmila Jindrova, Emanuel Poche, Jaromir Neumann, Jan Durdik, Emma Urbankova.
22 Denkstein, Vladimir and Kotalik, Jiri, edited and with an introduction by. Jarmila Brozova, Jarmila Jindrova, Emanuel Poche, Jaromir Neumann, Jan Durdik, Emma Urbankova. PRAGUE. GREAT CENTERS OF ART SERIES.
Montclair, N.J. Abner Schram 1979 0839002254 / 9780839002253 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
252 pp, 13 1/2" H. Brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, pictorial endpapers. In publisher's original plain cardboard slipcase. B&w and colour reproductions. "(A) stunning exhibition of the city's mag-nificent art treasures. Compiled by the directors of Prague's National Museum and National Gallery, this important and eye-filling work is a rich cornucopia which art historians, students of central Europe, and travelers to the historic city may sample with profit and pleasure. Itself an art treasure with its ancient buildings, historic monuments, and panoramic views, 'the city of a hundred towers' is home to notable collections of paintings, drawings, sculpture, and objects d'art dating from Charles IV and even earlier. Reflecting Prague's position at the heart of Europe along centuries-old trade routes, these collections encompass the continent's many schools of art, architecture, and handicrafts and repre-sent a distillation of Prague's turbulent thousand-year history. Modern scholarship, including some extraordinary scholarly detective work on the Prague Castle Gallery collection, has uncovered, restored, and made available to experts and public alike many little-known treasures. Equally impressive are collections of early art, coins, astronomical instruments, and Bohemian and modern Czechoslovak glass and porcelain. History of church and state can be glimpsed in the art of stone-cutters, goldsmith and silversmiths, weavers and embroiderers, and masters of illuminated manu-scripts." Contents: Introduction; National Museum; National Gallery; Museum of Decorative Arts; Museum of the City of Prague; Treasury of St. Vitus' Cathedral; Prague Castle Gallery; State Jewish Museum; Military Museum; Illuminated Manuscripts in Prague Libraries. Slight toning to edges of text block, light toning in margins of illustration pages. Dust jacket has a small faint water mark at the bottom of the spine, very light browning at edges, very small stain on rear panel. Slipcase has minor edge wear, light browning at edges. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
RAINBOWS IN THE SKY:  THE FOLK ART OF MICHIGAN IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY.  AN EXHIBITION PRESENTED BY THE MUSEUM, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY., Dewhurst, C. Kurt and MacDowell, Marsha.
23 Dewhurst, C. Kurt and MacDowell, Marsha. RAINBOWS IN THE SKY: THE FOLK ART OF MICHIGAN IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. AN EXHIBITION PRESENTED BY THE MUSEUM, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY.
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 1978. 
128 pp, 10 15/16" H, soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs of artists and their works. Introduction, essay. Features the works of the following artists: Alice Bennett, Russell Bennett; Eli Thomas; Glen VanAntwerp; Stan VanAntwerp ; H.H. Ackerman; Miles Smith; Marvin Mason; Gail Schmitz; Steve Harley; Ben Plourde; William Poe; Adah McBride; C. Kurpinski; John Wasilewski; Burr Parker; Ray Johnson; R.K. Cook; John VanZile; John Young; George Cass Shelby; Robert I. Pasan e n ; M a l c ah Zeldis; Gertrude Rogers; Ed Kay; Grace McArthur; Sali Frantz; Al Reiss; Dorion Raidel; John Jacob Makinen, Sr.; Edward Nelson; Keweenaw Peninsula ship sculptures; Henry Stephens; Stanley Smolak; Paul Domke; Ralph E. McCarry; E.K. L un d; C l ar en ce H ewes. Interior - soft crease at top corner of half the pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, small creases across spine, soft creases at corners of covers. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MINIATURES ARMENIENNES., Dournovo, L.A.  Redaction et preface de R.G. Drampian.
24 Dournovo, L.A. Redaction et preface de R.G. Drampian. MINIATURES ARMENIENNES.
Institut Mesrop Machtots des Anciens Manuscrits - Matenadaran Galerie d'art d'etat de la RSS d'Armenie, 1967. 
234 pp, large 4to (12 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Trilingual text - Armenian/Russian/French. Color plates. Previous owners 2" square label with Armenian text on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light rubbing/soiling, 1 1/4" closed tear, light edge wear, light edge wrinkling - mainly along parts of top edge. tiny tears/creases at top of spine, a few tiny scuffs. VG+/VG- 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
25 Dunkelman Toronto. Introduction by Daniel Henry Kahnweiler. PICASSO.
Dunkelman, Toronto, 1969. 
Unpaginated (approx. 32 pp.), 11" H, stapled in wraps. The catalogue of an exhibition (paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics). B&w and color illustrations. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light browning to spine area. VG+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
PAUL NASH: THE MASTER OF THE IMAGE, 1889-1946., Eates, Margot.
26 Eates, Margot. PAUL NASH: THE MASTER OF THE IMAGE, 1889-1946.
John Murray, London, 1973. 
156 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w and colour reproductions, b&w photographs. "Paul Nash was always a leading and often a controversial figure in modern English art. His complete integrity of vision, his sturdy individualism and his remarkable ability to evoke the indwelling spirit of his subject - a quiet woodland scene, a menacing prehistoric site, a strange 'objet trouve' or 'monster' bombers on the ground or in the air - set him somewhat apart from his contemporarie s. In its later phases his work was marked by a degree of intuitive vision which may well explain why he never adhered closely to any school or sought to found one himself. Despite this apparent isolation, or perhaps even because of it, his co n t r i bution to the art of the twentieth century was both vital and unique. No full scale study of his life and work has appeared for nearly twenty years and the Paul Nash Trustees felt that the time had come for a reappraisal of his achievement. Th ey a ccordingly invited Margot Eates, who had edited the 'Paul Nash Memorial Volume' and knew him well towards the end of his life to undertake this new, fully illustrated monograph. In it she traces Paul Nash's artistic development in relatio n to hi s b ackground and personality, and in a long appendix has attempted the difficult task of producing a workable chronology covering over one thousand of his recorded paintings and drawings." Slight musty odor to pages, small light dust mar k on b otto m of text block, a few tiny light marks on top of textblock, small heavy dent on front board - migrates lightly into first few pages. Dust jacket has light wrinkling on spine and parts of rear panel, small closed perforation on front p an el, l ight edge wrinkling at top edge, light wear/wrinkling with tiny tears/chips at top of hinges and flap-folds, rear panel color has light to moderate fading, slight browning and soiling. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
GAUGUIN AND THE NABIS: PROPHETS OF MODERNISM., Ellridge, Arthur.
27 Ellridge, Arthur. GAUGUIN AND THE NABIS: PROPHETS OF MODERNISM.
Terrail, Paris, 1995. 
223 pp, 4to (11 13/16" H), soft cover with self-flaps. ISBN 287939080X 164 colour reproductions. "Gauguin, the leading figure of the Pont-Even group, inspired the Nabis through his influence on the young painter Paul Serusier. In the Breton vill age where they spent the summer of 1888, Serusier, under Gauguin's direction, painted a landscape in pure colours that verged on the abstract. When they returned to Paris and showed the picture to their friends, Maurice Denis, Vallotton, Vuilla r d a nd Bonnard, the effect was so magical that it became known as 'The Talisman'. The painting was at odds with the academic teaching of the time and they saw it as a veritable revelation; hence the name 'Nabis' from 'Nebiim', Hebrew for prophet . ( T hi s book) traces the genesis of this revelation in the context of a survey of the intellectual and artistic climate in Paris at the turn of the century, a period that also embraced Symbolism, Japonism, and the originality of a group of artis ts wh os e c ommon characteristic was the will to apply the modernist ideal in every art form, including poster design, theatre programmes and stage sets." This is a heavy volume which may require extra postage, depending on destination. Interior - very li ght rub line on first few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, small corner crease and soft crease on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
PERSIAN ART.  CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN COLLECTION., Ettinghausen, Richard, introduction.
28 Ettinghausen, Richard, introduction. PERSIAN ART. CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN COLLECTION.
Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa, 1972. 
Unpaginated, 4to (12 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket with additional clear mylar cover. Introductory essay plus colour and b&w illustrations with captions. "This Album, published on the occasion of the celebrations of the 2500th Anniversary of the Iranian Monarchy, presents a selection of the Persian works of art in the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum from the sections of Ceramics, Textiles and Artistic Books. The criterion adopted for this selection was, generally speaking, the quality and a esthetic value of the items included and, for some of them, their rarity as well. In the Ceramics and Textiles sections the mains centres of production are represented, such as Rayy, Kashan, Tabriz, Herat and Isfahan, and in the Artistic B o o k s s e c t ion the important schools of Shiraz and Mashhad, as well as some fine specimens of 17th century bindings." Very Light browning in margins of pages and on edges of textblock, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
29 Evans, Hilary and Evans, Mary. THE LIFE AND ART OF GEORGE CRUIKSHANK 1792-1878.
New York S.G. Phillips 1978 0875992277 / 9780875992273 Hard Cover Very Good Good George Cruikshank 
192 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w reproductions. "When George Cruikshank died, (over) a hundred years ago, he was admired as an artist, respected as a reformer, loved as a man. But he had lived so long and created so much that few could discern any unity underlying the diverse creations of his seventy-year working life - creations ranging from a thumbnail caricature of Napoleon III ('it never reigns but it bores!') to the four-metres-wide 'Worship of Bacchus' which now hangs, dusty and neglected, in the storerooms of the Tate Gallery. For some he was the artist who showed us Oliver Twist asking for mroe; for some the whimsical delineator of elves and fairies; for others the fanatical reformer who drew 'The Bottle' to convert us all from the Demon Drink. Everything he created was a spontaneous response to the world he saw. It might be something trivial, as when he went on a day-trip to Boulogne - the only time he left English soil! - and memorialized the event in a masterly sketch of seasick travellers (which perhaps explains why the adventure was never repeated). Or it might be on a deeper level, as when he symbolises in 'The Drunkard's Children' all the horrors of modern industrial society. It is his ability to see the world both as it is and as it might be which is the greatness of Cruikshank, both as a man and as an artist, and this book sets out to reveal the continual development of his art as a reflection of his continual development as a man. It therefore takes the form of a running commentary on pictures which are themselves a running commentary on the artist's outward and inward life. From more than two hundred pictures, one of the widest selections of his work ever brought together, Cruickshank emerges, not just as one of the world's greatest illustrators, but as a visionary artist whose work, at first glance so light and casual, reveals a profound sympathy and understanding of human life." Minor bump at top bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump, some light rubbing on rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wear, moderate edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge, light fading to spine and flap-fold color, 2" puckered triangular closed tear and small puncture with associated rub line on rear panel, 1" tear at bottom of front flap fold, minor rubbing and soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
LA LINEA VIENNESE: GRAFICA ART NOUVEAU., Fanelli, Giovanni.
30 Fanelli, Giovanni. LA LINEA VIENNESE: GRAFICA ART NOUVEAU.
Cantini, (Firenze, 1989). 
338 pp, 4to (11 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ITALIAN TEXT. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. 400 illustrazioni a colori e 300 in bianco e nero. Sommario: Una rivoluzione artistica - la grafica applicata momento della Gesamtkunstwerk viennes; Disegnare a piu mani - la grafica applicata come prodotto di collaborazione; Giovani illustratori viennesi e il settimanale "Meggendorfer Blatter"; "Allegorien. Neue Folge"; La Secessione viennese e la grafica; Koloman Moser - l' i n f i n i t o o rnamento; Lo Hagenbund e la grafica; Le fonti del gusto grafico viennese e la Kunstgewerbeschule; La Wiener Werkstatte e la grafica; Carl Otto Czeschka - la linea come suprema eleganza; Julius Klinger - la perfezione grafica come pu ls io ne e ro ti ca su blimata; Berthold Loffler - la stilizzazione gioiosa; La stampa d'artista; La grafica della rivista e del libro; I calendari; Gli ex libris; La grafica pubblicitaria; La grafica applicata ai mezzi della comunicazione post ale ; L a c art a m one ta; Te n den ze autoctone e influenze viennesi nelle regioni dell'impero asburgico. Small bump on top edge of front board, tiny bump at top front corner, small light stain at top front of textblock. Dust jacket has one sma ll c lose d ed ge t ear, ver y li ght ru bbin g. VG/VG 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
BASSENGE AUKTION 61.   14. BIS 15. MAI 1993.  MODERNE LITERATUR UND KUNSTDOKUMENTATION, ARCHITECKTUR, EXLIBIRS, FOTOGRAFIE, FILM, RUSSISCHE AVANTGARDE., Galerie Gerda Bassenge
31 Galerie Gerda Bassenge BASSENGE AUKTION 61. 14. BIS 15. MAI 1993. MODERNE LITERATUR UND KUNSTDOKUMENTATION, ARCHITECKTUR, EXLIBIRS, FOTOGRAFIE, FILM, RUSSISCHE AVANTGARDE.
Galerie Gerda Bassenge, Berlin, 1993. 
314 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), soft cover. B&w illustrations. The catalogue of an auction. German text. Interior - small slight bump to top corner of most pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear . Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
32 Geiger, Benno. ARCIMBOLDI.
Vallechi, Fireze, (1954). 
265 pp, large 8vo, HC. ITALIAN TEXT. Profusely illus in b&w and col. with reproductions of Arcimboldi's work. The artist is known for his fantastic portraits made up of vegetables, animals, fruit, everyday utensils/instruments, flowers, etc. Ver y slight browning to page edges, small bump to bottom corner of front board. Dj yellowing at edges, one or two small chips and tears, 1/4" dia. hole in lower part of rear panel, moderate soiling and rubbing. VG+/VG- 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE SENSE OF ORDER:  A STUDY IN THE PSYCHOLOGY OF DECORATIVE ART., Gombrich, E.H.
33 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
 
 
PITTSBURGH BIENNIAL.  SEPTEMBER 9 - NOVEMBER 6, 1994.  BOB BINGHAM, LOWRY BURGESS, DENNIS CHILDERS, JOANNA COMMANDAROS, AARONEL DE ROY GRUBER, THOM DROEGE, CHRISTOPHER L. FETTER, JOSEPH DANIEL FIEDLER, ANN NEAL GILLEN, TIM KAULEN, BOB LA BOBGAH, ET, Grote, Robert E., foreword.  Introduction by Murray Horne.  (John Kissick, Eleanor Heartney, Murray Horne.)
34 Grote, Robert E., foreword. Introduction by Murray Horne. (John Kissick, Eleanor Heartney, Murray Horne.) PITTSBURGH BIENNIAL. SEPTEMBER 9 - NOVEMBER 6, 1994. BOB BINGHAM, LOWRY BURGESS, DENNIS CHILDERS, JOANNA COMMANDAROS, AARONEL DE ROY GRUBER, THOM DROEGE, CHRISTOPHER L. FETTER, JOSEPH DANIEL FIEDLER, ANN NEAL GILLEN, TIM KAULEN, BOB LA BOBGAH, ET
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1994. 
40 pp, 11" H, soft cover. Addendum laid in. Color and b&w illustrations. The catalogue of the exhibition. Artists represented: Bob Bingham; Lowry Burgess; Dennis Childers; JoAnna Commandaros; Aaronel de Roy Gruber; Thom Droege; Christopher L. F etter; Joseph Daniel Fiedler; Ann Neale Gillen; Tim Kaulen; Bob La Bobgah; Bryan Rogers; Phil Rostek; Carolyn P. Speranza; William D. Wade. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear - light at t o p / b o t t om of spine, very light rubbing - mainly on front cover. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CRAFTS AND MODE OF LIFE IN ARMENIAN MINIATURES., Guevorkian, Astghik.
35 Guevorkian, Astghik. THE CRAFTS AND MODE OF LIFE IN ARMENIAN MINIATURES.
Hayastan, Yerevan, 1978. 
Unpaginated (Introductory text and captions in Armenian/Russian/English, 48 color plates with captions on facing page - extensive indices), folio (13 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. A collection of secular miniatures from manuscripts depicting the workaday life of medieval Armenia. The plates illustrate: farming, gardening, pasturage, hunting, fishing, navigation, construction, upholstery, blacksmithing, armouring, coppersmithing, pottery, spinning, weaving, writing, garments, dancing, theatre, circus, gymnastics, musical instruments. Very light fading to top/bottom edges of boards and to spine, slight browning to some page edges, soft corner crease to top of plate XXXVII, four tiny faint water marks on plate XL I, tiny light stain on fore-edge of plate XXXVIII, light wrinkling to top of plate XXI - from manufacturing process (small area at top of plate XXII also). Dust jacket has moderate wrinkling along top edge (one tiny chip) - mainly at top of front panel and spine, spine color lightly faded, light rubbing. VG-/VG- 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
36 Guggenheim, Peggy. Foreword by Gore Vidal. Introduction by Alfred H. Barr, Jr. OUT OF THIS CENTURY: CONFESSIONS OF AN ART ADDICT.
Universe, New York, 1979, first edition. 
396 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0876633378 B&w and color plates. "....Peggy Guggenheim's own story of her flamboyant life and loves - a life of wild, brawling parties and stormy relationships with Laurence Vail, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, Samuel Beckett and other famous writers and artists. It is also the story of an important period in art history, and of Mrs. Guggenheim's undeniable influence on its course. Here is an inside look at the bourgeois and eccen tric Guggenheim family, from a mother who skimped on tips to an uncle who gave fur coats to any woman who asked. Here too is a unique perspective on pre-war Europe, when Peggy, armed with a 'shopping list' provided by Marcel Duchamp, was a b l e t o b u y valuable works at the rate of one a day. We are taken behind the scenes at Art of This Century, Peggy's renowned New York gallery, where she actively promoted the Abstract Expressionists: Pollock, Motherwell, Hans Hofmann, Rothko. Fi na l ly , t hi s honorary citizen of Venice describes her later years in that 'enchanted city', and her continuing involvement with the avant-garde in, for example, a trip to Japan with John Cage and Yoko Ono...." Very light browning on free fr o nt end pa per , mi nor w rinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wrinkling. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ASIAN ART.  VOLUME IV, NUMBER I.  WINTER 1991: GAMES., Gunter, Ann C.; Bower, Virginia L.; Simmons, Doreen.
37 Gunter, Ann C.; Bower, Virginia L.; Simmons, Doreen. ASIAN ART. VOLUME IV, NUMBER I. WINTER 1991: GAMES.
New York Oxford University Press / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. 1991 0894234X Soft Cover Very Good 
72 pp, 11" H. Colour and b&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: The Art of Playing; Art from Wisdom: The Invention of Chess and Backgammon; Polo in Tang China: Sport and Art; The Strong Men of the Sacred Circle. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - a few soft wrinkles on covers, tiny dint on front cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SIMON SAMSONIAN:  HIS WORLD THROUGH PAINTINGS., Haigentz, M., editor.  (Simon Samsonian - Inscribed by.)
38 Haigentz, M., editor. (Simon Samsonian - Inscribed by.) SIMON SAMSONIAN: HIS WORLD THROUGH PAINTINGS.
Armenian General Benevolent Union, New York, 1978, Ist editions. 
112 pp, 4to (11 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. INSCRIBED AND DATED BY SIMON SAMSONIAN ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. Profusely illustrated with color and b&w reproductions. Biography in English/Armenian/French/Russian. Captions in English. Very minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, one small and one tiny closed tear, very light rubbing. NF/VG 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
WILLIAM HEATH ROBINSON., Hamilton, James.
39 Hamilton, James. WILLIAM HEATH ROBINSON.
London Pavilion 1992 1851457194 / 9781851457199 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine William Heath Robinson. 
151 pp, 12 1/8" H. B&w and colour reproductions, photographs. "In this first fully illustrated monograph of William Heath Robinson's life and work, James Hamilton makes a refreshingly new exploration of the personality of this convivial family man and deeply serious artist. Through fascinating new insights, he traces the influences on his art, the development of his uniquely individual humorous style, and the unexpected path that his career followed: the switch from landscapes to book illustration, and early success as illustrator of Poe, Cervantes and Hans Andersen; the creation of his engaging character Uncle Lubin, his cartoons for magazines, and the First World War anti-German satires which earned him an enthusiastic following. Only after he had submitted his illustrations for a 'Complete Works of Shakespeare' in 1922, promptly cancelled, did Heath Robinson turn away from literary illustration. Then came the immensely popular books on golf and railways and motoring, murals and decorations for a liner, gadgets for the Ideal Home Exhibition of 1934, and a wealth of inspired magazine and commercial work. Hamilton rounds off his account of Heath Robinson's life and career with detailed appendices, including a chronology of his life, an important discussion of his sources, comprehensive bibliographies, and lists of his exhibitions, advertising work and ephemera. Published here for the first time are examples of the recently discovered Shakespeare illustrations." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
A PORTRAIT OF THE HINDUS:  BALTHAZAR SOLVYNS & THE EUROPEAN IMAGE OF INDIA 1760-1824., Hardgrave, Robert L., Jr.
40 Hardgrave, Robert L., Jr. A PORTRAIT OF THE HINDUS: BALTHAZAR SOLVYNS & THE EUROPEAN IMAGE OF INDIA 1760-1824.
New York Oxford University Press 2004 0195220412 / 9780195220414 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Francois Balthazar Solvyns. 
568 pp, 12 1/8" H. 79 colour and 285 b&w illustrations. "The Flemish artist Francois Balthazar Solvyns (1760-1824) is little known, but his series of etchings of the Hindus provides a rich and compelling portrait of India two hundred years ago. With commitment to faithful representation and with the sensi-bilities of an astutely observant artist, Solvyns portrays the people of India in their occupations, festi-vals and cultural life with immediacy and sympathy. Solvyns' life is itself fascinating, and his portrayal of India constitutes an unrivalled visual account of the people of Bengal in the late eighteenth century." Contents: Francois Balthazar Solvyns Life and Work: Acknowledgements; Introduction; From Antewerp to Calcutta: A Flemish Artist in India; Return to Europe: Les Hindous; Balthazar Solvyns, Artist and Orientalist; Les Hindous: Preliminary Discourse. A Portrait of the Hindus: Solvyn's Calcutta; Castes and Occupations; Dresses of Hindu Men and Hindu Women; Servants of the European Household in Calcutta; Fakirs and Religious Mendicants; Musical Instruments; Festivals and Ceremonies; Sati; Modes of Smoking, &c.; Modes of Conveyance; Boats of Bengal; Natural History: Plants and Animals; Indian Heads; Appendix I. Solvyns in Libraries; Bibliography; Index & Glossary. Minor 2" wrinkle in cloth on front board, wrinkle in front pastedown. Dust jackat has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some light color offset fron boards on inside surface. 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
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PRAGUE.  GREAT CENTERS OF ART SERIES., Denkstein, Vladimir and Kotalik, Jiri, edited and with an introduction by.   Jarmila Brozova, Jarmila Jindrova, Emanuel Poche, Jaromir Neumann, Jan Durdik, Emma Urbankova.
PRAGUE. GREAT CENTERS OF ART SERIES.
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50 YEARS BAUHAUS:  GERMAN EXHIBITION.  Plus SUPPLEMENT., Herzogenrath, Wulf.  (Ludwig Grote, et al.)
50 YEARS BAUHAUS: GERMAN EXHIBITION. Plus SUPPLEMENT.
Herzogenrath, Wulf. (Ludwig Grote, et al.)
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VERSATILE YANKEE:  THE ART OF JONATHAN FISHER, 1768-1847., Winchester, Alice.
VERSATILE YANKEE: THE ART OF JONATHAN FISHER, 1768-1847.
Winchester, Alice.
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SURREALIST GAMES.  (BOXED SET WITH BOOK, LITTLE SURREALIST DICTIONARY, FOLD-OUT POSTER/GAMEBOARD., Brotchie, Alastair.  Edited by Mel Gooding.
SURREALIST GAMES. (BOXED SET WITH BOOK, LITTLE SURREALIST DICTIONARY, FOLD-OUT POSTER/GAMEBOARD.
Brotchie, Alastair. Edited by Mel Gooding.
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SURREALIST GAMES.  (BOXED SET WITH BOOK, LITTLE SURREALIST DICTIONARY, FOLD-OUT POSTER/GAMEBOARD., Brotchie, Alastair.  Edited by Mel Gooding.
SURREALIST GAMES. (BOXED SET WITH BOOK, LITTLE SURREALIST DICTIONARY, FOLD-OUT POSTER/GAMEBOARD.
Brotchie, Alastair. Edited by Mel Gooding.
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FIRST FAMILIES OF THE SOUTHWEST., J.F.H., Editor.
FIRST FAMILIES OF THE SOUTHWEST.
J.F.H., Editor.
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THE MOORE COLLECTION IN THE ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO., Wilkinson, Alan G.  Foreword by William J. Withrow.  Preface by Alan G. Wilkinson.
THE MOORE COLLECTION IN THE ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO.
Wilkinson, Alan G. Foreword by William J. Withrow. Preface by Alan G. Wilkinson.
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THE SENSE OF ORDER:  A STUDY IN THE PSYCHOLOGY OF DECORATIVE ART., Gombrich, E.H.
THE SENSE OF ORDER: A STUDY IN THE PSYCHOLOGY OF DECORATIVE ART.
Gombrich, E.H.
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