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(African American Art).
Harlem Renaissance: Art of Black America. Introduction by Mary Schmidt Campbell. Essays by David Driscell, David Levering Lewi
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. In the 1920s, Harlem was the "cultural capitol of Black America" and the home of many black artists including Meta Warrick Fuller, painter and book artist Aaron Douglas, and painters Palmer Hayden and William H. Johnson. This important history is illustrated with over 140 plates completmented by photographs by James Van Der Zee and Carl Van Vechten.

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(Art History) Bann, Stephen, editor.
Documents of 20th Century Art: The Tradition of Constructivism.
A Fine copy in a Fine, bright unclipped dust jacket. The formal beginning of constructivism occurred in in Russia in 1920 and founded by sculptors Naum Gabo and Antoine Pevsner. Since the time of the founders' "Realistic Manifesto," constructivism has spread throughout the world, opposing personal, expressionistic art with abstraction and formal construction. In this book, Stephen Bann has collected the most important constructivist documents, many of which have never before been available in English—and supplemented them with a critical introduction, a chronology of constructivism, and an invaluable bibliography of close to four hundred items. This volume is illustrated with thirty-eight constructivist prints, paintings, drawings, and sculptures, some of them are rare and previously unpublished.This collection of documents includes writings by Gabo, El Lissitzsky, Theo van Doesburg, Hans Richter, Victor Vasarely and Charles Biederman. 334 pages.

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(Art) Daval, Jean-Luc.
Avant-Garde Art 1914-1939.
A Very Good plus copy in a Near Fine dust jacket with wear to spine edge; Previous owner inscription on front pastedown. This art survey of the period between the two world wars features the works of Matisse, Picasso, Bonnard, Chagall, Duchamp as well as Leger, Man Ray, Stieglitz, Weston and Strand. Contains 245 illustrations, 75 in color.

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(Art) Klee. Paul.
The Diaries of Paul Klee, 1898-1918. Edited, with an introduction by Felix Klee.
A A Very Good plus copy with a previous owner inscription in a Very Good dust jacket with edge wear, a small hole at the spine of the jacket and internal tape reinforcement. Paul Klee was endowed with a rich and many-sided personality that was continually spilling over into forms of expression other than his painting and that made him one of the most extraordinary phenomena of modern European art. These abilities have left their record in the four intimate Diaries in which he faithfully recorded the events of his inner and outer life from his nineteenth to his fortieth year. Here, together with recollections of his childhood in Bern, his relations with his family and such friends as Kandinsky, Marc, Macke, and many others, his observations on nature and people, his trips to Italy and Tunisia, and his military service, the reader will find Klee's crucial experience with literature and music, as well as many of his essential ideas about his own artistic technique and the creative process.

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(Art) Schmalenbach, Werner.
Kurt Schwitters.
A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket. Kurt Schwitters was the purest exponent of the Dada spirit to emerge from Germany as artists and civilians were searching for a more vital subject matter to express their reactions to the madness of the First World War and a shift in traditional values. Schwitters was able to transform the detritus of his surroundings into strange and beautiful works that feature geometric abstractions. Contains 420 illustrations including 54 tipped-in color plates. This over-sized book is heavy and will require additional postage.

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(ART) WHEAT, Ellen Harkins.
Jacob Lawrence: The Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman Series of 1938-40.
A Near Fine copy with a previous owner insription on flyleaf in a Fine dust jacket. A bright, tight copy. The Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman series of 1938-40 are among Lawrence's greatest achievements as a painter. Including 32 and 31 images, respectively, the narratives document the struggles and heroic achievements of these two nineteenth-century Abolitionists. Executed in tempera, the images are remarkable in their simplicity, vivid color, boldly expressive style, and use of the series format to convey narrative content.

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(Brassai) Warehime, Marja.
Brassai: Images of Culture and the Surrealist Observer.
A Fine copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. The author analyzes Brassai's contradictory position as an artist between his documentary realism and his interest in Surrealism in France in the 1930s by focusing on his photographs but also including his literary, aesthetic and autobiographical writings.

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(French Literature) Lake, Carlton.
Confessions of a Literary Archaeologist.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. The author was the Executive Curator of the Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas who over the course of decades built the "finest collection of research materials on modern French literature and the arts anywhere outside of Paris." In this memoir, Lake shares his story of seeking out and acquiring unpublished manuscripts, and in so doing he documents unknown or little-known facts about the lives and works of luminaries like Matisse, Ravel, Gertrude Stein, Jean Cocteau, Valery, Eluard, Satie, Celine and others. He also shares his dealings with French booksellers in a variety of dances in his search for the uncommon.

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(Surrealism) Tashjian, Dickran.
A Boatload of Madmen. Surrealism and the American Avant-Garde 1920-1950.
A Fine tight copy in a Very Good plus unclipped dust jacket missing a small chip on the top edge of the rear panel. In 1932, against the troubled background of the Depression, the American art community had its first glimpse of the revolutionary art of the Surrealists. Combining a fascination for Freud's new symbolic language of dreams with a radical utopianism, the Parisian movement galvanized an emerging American avant-garde. New galleries opened to exhibit the terrifying, insane works of Surrealist artists, and new magazines sprang up to publish a startling crop of Surrealist poetry, criticism, and vociferous attacks on mainstream culture and politics.Four years later, a major Surrealist exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York catapulted Surrealism into the cultural limelight. This innovative and vividly written cultural history tells the story of Surrealism's remarkable sea change during its years in America, from a fiercely leftist, strongly literary avant-garde movement into an apolitical, almost exclusively visual style. Exploring both high and low cultural perspectives, Dickran Tashjian shows how the American avant-garde selectively filtered and reshaped European Surrealism to meet its own agendas.

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(Van Gogh) Stone, Irving and Jean.
Dear Theo: The Autobiography of Vincent Van Gogh.
A Near Fine copy in a Very Good plus dust jacket with slight fading to the spine and a hint of edgewear to the extremities. Irving Stone here brings together Vincent Van Gogh's letters to his brother Theo, who thoughout Vincent's short life was his major supporter and confidant. It was to Theo that Vincent shared his dreams, his longings, his philosophies of life and art and most of all his daily accomplishments on canvas.

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(Warhol, Andy) Kornbluth, Jesse.
Pre-Pop Warhol. Remembering Andy: An Introduction by Tina S. Fredericks.
A Fine tight unread copy in Near Fine cardboard covers as issued with a touch of wear to the extremities. This volume provides a look at Warhol's early life and work and is fully illustrated with numerous plates including 79 in color. This handsome book recalls Warhol's fleeting and repetitive style. Tina S. Fredericks offers a friendly recollection of Warhol in 1949, new to New York and as full of eccentricities as we might expect. She then takes us on a compact journey of her contacts with Warhol over the next four decades. Tucked in with these observations is Kornbluth's essay, which displays an artist breezing to success in the world of fashion, advertising, and magazine illustration. Kornbluth delivers enticing tidbits of Warhol's economic situation and social life as well. True to the Pop Warhol, the art shown here was often colored, copied, and completed by the artist's employees, but these shoes, cats, birds, and brisk portraits remain Warhol's.

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Arwas, Victor.
Art Nouveau: From Mackintosh to Liberty, the Birth of a Style.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. This the first book to investigate the important role of London and Glasgow in the formation of Art Nouveau and the role of British architects in exploring the role of ornamentation in art and architecture. The book includes dazzling images of one of the most innovative periods including chapters on the Glasgow Style, Dundee, London's Arts & Crafts Movement, the Liberty Style, the Birmingham Guild, Enamels, book binding and sculpture.

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Clair, J.
1920's: The Age of Metropolis.
A Fine copy in a Fine dj. "The decade that ran from 1919 to 1929 occupies a very special place in our collective imagination. Labelled "Les annees folles" and "the roaring twenties", the period strikes us today as having been on of unprecedented freedom and creativity. The aim of our exhibition is to represent this era as faithfully as possible by portraying its innumerable artistic innovations and often redically opposing movements." The theme of the project was: "The metropolis, as both the site and the subject of artistic creation, with particular emphasis on the three great cultural centers of the decade--Berlin, Paris, and New York."

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Crumb, R (obert).
Waiting For Food Number 3. More Restaurant Placemate Drawings.
A Fine copy in illustrated boards without dust jacket as issued. This is the third book in Crumb's series of occasional sketches by the grandfather of American alternative comix. These sketches reveal another side-- a contemplative side-- to the controversial artist, renowned for his taboo-breaking satires of American society. With his intricate cross-hatching and observant line, the drawings here show Crumb as an imaginative chronicler of everyday life.

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Crumb, R(obert).
Gotta Have 'em: Portraits of Women by R. Crumb.
1/5000 hardbound copies. A Fine copy in stamped red cloth binding. For the first time ever, Crumb's drawings of women are collected in one brilliantly offensive yet hilarious volume, in chronological order, spanning the 38 years since his pen-and-ink beginnings. The usual fetishes are on display, natch--the built-from-the-ground-up body type, the lovingly fixated-upon solid thighs and buttocks--but so is Crumb's heart, on his sleeve, in the great tenderness with which he has rendered the women in his life. They're all here: his high-school crushes, his paramours, the girls and women who tormented him--and to whom he gave it right back--or who caught his eye on the street, and, of course, his wife and fiery sometime collaborator, Aline, and their daughter Sophie. Add to this his mistress of fifteen years, and you have not only a catalogue raisonne of Crumb's portraits of women but also a revealing record of a passionate life.

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Crumb, R.
Waiting For Food Number 3. More Restaurant Placemate Drawings.
A Fine copy in illustrated boards without dust jacket as issued. This is the third book in Crumb's series of occasional sketches by the grandfather of American alternative comix. These sketches reveal another side-- a contemplative side-- to the controversial artist, renowned for his taboo-breaking satires of American society. With his intricate cross-hatching and observant line, the drawings here show Crumb as an imaginative chronicler of everyday life.

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De Lempicka-Foxhall, Baroness Kizette as told to Charles Phillips.
Passion by Design: The Art and Times of Tamara De Lempicka.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. De Lempicka, born in Poland in 1898, was married in St. Petersburg in 1916 and the following year was forced to flee the Bolshevik revolution and take residence in Paris. It was there that the young painter began her ascent in the 1920s to make her mark as an artist and ultimately help invent what became the Art Deco school of painting. This comprehensive biography of De Lempicka features a large selection of photographs of the artist and color reproductions of her paintings.

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Lawrence, Jacob.
Harriet and the Promised Land.
A Fine copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. Jacob Lawrence is one of the most prominent African-American artists and in this book he turns his graphic and story-telling talents to the inspiring story of Harriet Tubman who helped lead black Americans to freedom. This powerful tribute to the courage of Harriet Tubman provides an ideal introduction to the work of African American artist Lawrence. Tubman's life is dramatically portrayed in stunning artwork, bold with bright blocks of color and informed by a keen sense of symmetry. As Tubman leads slaves to freedom, their cloaks of red, yellow and vivid blue are illuminated against the landscape. Lawrence's paintings honor their subjects; they are alive with a movement and complexity that contrast well with the sparse simplicity of the text.

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Robbins, Tom.
Guy Anderson--Exhibition Catalogue. With a Gallery Invitation.
A Near Fine copy in illustrated staple bound wraps with slight wear to the spine. This exhibition catalogue of one of the key members of the famed Northwest Art School contains a 700 word essay on Anderson by Northwest novelist Tom Robbins. Robbins began his writing career as an art critic for Seattle Magazine in the early 70s.

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Steadman, Ralph.
America. With an introduction by Dr. Hunter S. Thompson.
A Near Fine copy in a Very Good plus unclipped dj with light edgewear & small closed edgetear to the toipe edge of the front panel. This anthology of Steadman's graphic reportage of the American scene features accounts ranging from the Watergate Trials, the Vietnam experience, the Kentucky Derby, Las Vegas to an Elks Convention and Disneyland. A six-page interview with Hunter Thompson serves as an introduction.

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Steadman, Ralph.
I * Leonardo.
A Near Fine tight copy in a Very Good plus unclipped dust jacket with two scrapes to the rear panel. This copy has a long inscription by Steadman on the half-title page. This is illustrator Ralph Steadman's rendering of his obsession with everything Leonardo da Vinci including his interpretations of da Vinci's creations, to the places where he worked in an effort to capture and interpret the mind and soul of the man and artist who longed to fly and travel underwater as well as paint masterpieces.

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Steadman, Ralph.
I-Leonardo.
A near Fine copy with previous owner names on the front flyleaf n a Fine bright unclipped dust Jacket. This is Ralph Steadman's unique take on the life and works of Leonardo DiVincione of the illustrator's mentors.

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Steadman, Ralph.
Still Life with Bottle: Whiskey According to Ralph Steadman (with his illustrations).
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. The irreverant Steadman's history of malt whiskey as only he could write (and illustrate) it.

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Steadman, Ralph.
Still Life with Bottle: Whiskey According to Ralph Steadman (with his illustrations).
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. Traversing the Scottish highlands, lowlands, and islands, illustrator extraordinaire Steadman brings to life the secrets and traditions of whisky-making-and the pleasures of a good single malt. Illustrated throughout in full color. The irreverant Steadman's history of malt whiskey as only he could write (and illustrate) it.

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Surrealism] Short, Robert.
Dada & Surrealism.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. These two related movements, Dada and Surrealism, dominated the art world between the two World Wars with a new form of art that was intended to shock the spectator into a new awareness of reality. But Dada and Surrealism were more than just movements in art advocating new styles of painting; they were the expression of a revolt against Western civilization and culture, in which works of art were the means to an end rather than an end in themselves. Robert Short looks at the ideas which lay at the heart of the two movements, explaining how the Dadas and the Surrealists came to produce works defying the canons of taste that had dominated European culture since the Renaissance, works whose bizarre power and striking originality have made them the most instantly recognizable and universally popular of all types of modern art. This book also reveals the considerable diversity within the two movements. Tracing Dada to its origins - Man Ray and Duchamp in New York; Hugo Ball and Jean Arp in Zurich; Huelsenbeck and George Grosz in Berlin - Robert Short describes the forms taken by Dada in different centres before it reached its extraordinary finale in Paris. He also shows that the break between the Surrealists and the Dadas was not merely the result of a struggle for control of the movement between the various personalities but had its roots in fundamental differences of belief.

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Wood, Ghislaine (editor); Benton, Charlotte (editor); Benton, Tim (editor).
Art Deco : 1910-1939.
A Fine copy in a Near Fine dust j with a discreet closed tear to the fold of the rear jacket flap. Art Deco swept across the globe during the 1920s and 1930s and created the defining look of the interwar years. In an era of contradictions that encompassed both the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression, it imbued everyday life with elegance and sophistication. It transformed the skylines of cities as diverse as New York and Shanghai and touched the design of everything from Hollywood films to clothing to luxury liners and locomotives. Art Deco was the style of hedonism, of indulgence, and of mass consumption. ART DECO 1910-1939 is the most wide-ranging survey of what created such an utterly distinctive iconography. Nearly 40 essays from leading experts in the field discuss the Art Deco phenomenon--its sources, its varied forms of expression, and the way it refined and redefined itself as it spread throughout the world. With breathtaking illustrations and essays both thought-provoking and scholarly, it will stand as the definitive book on what was, arguably, the most popular style of the 20th century. [PLEASE NOTE: This oversize art book requires a domestic shipping fee of $10.00.]

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[Absinthe] Conrad, Barnaby.
Absinthe: History in a Bottle.
A Fine copy of this Out-of-Print paperback edition. Few drinks conjure the cultural associations and charged atmospheres that absinthe does, even now, some 70 years after its ban in Europe and the U.S. Freelance writer Conrad sees absinthe "as a skeleton key to the fin de siecle's secrets." An engaging combination of art history, sociology, travelogue and artists' biography, this clever hybrid recounts both the praise heaped upon the alcoholic beverage and the tales of destroyed creativity and absinthe-related violence that led to its prohibition. Turn-of-the-century Paris comes alive, as does its expatriate society of the '20s. Oil paintings, etchings and artifacts with absinthe themes by Manet, Van Gogh, Lautrec and others adorn the pages, and quotes and anecdotes about the green liqueur by Wilde, Baudelaire and Hemingway fill the well-researched text. More sober chapters include "The Origins of Ancient and Modern Absinthe" and "Absinthe and Politics," which links certain temperance movements to anti-Semitism. From Publisher's Weekly"

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[African American Art] Porter, James A.
Modern Negro Art. With a New Preface by the Author.
A Very Good copy with some light rubbing to paperback binding. The author has written a valuable history and evaluation of pre-World War II African American Art. He discusses the important artists and artisans who worked before the Harlem Renaissance and addresses the painting, sculpture, and graphic artsof the New Negro Movement during the 1920s up to the Second World War. Contains 85 black & white illustrations.

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[Andy Warhol] Koch, Stephen.
Star Gazer: Andy Warhol's World and his Films.
A Very Good copy with a small stain to the fore edge in a Very Good dust jacket with several closed edge tears. After a long, critical appraisal of Warhol’s career and social presence up to the time of his death, Koch examines the cultural vortex in which the artist first existed: his old sixties studio, the Factory. It was here, that Warhol produced his films, notorious underground classics whose radical esthetics are discussed in depth—from the silent marathon, Sleep, to Chelsea Girls.

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[Art Assemblage].
Reflex. Five (or so) Minutes Max Drawings.
A Fine set in the original box. This assemblage project features the work of 21 different Northwest artists printed on separate 5 x 8 inch card stock.

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[Art Between the Wars] Silver, Kenneth E.
Esprit De Corps: The Art of the Parisian Avant-Garde and the First World War, 1914-1925.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Near Fine bright dust jacket with a slight crease to one corner of the front flap. Kenneth Silver has written about a crucial episode in the story of modern art, the period from the outbreak of World War I to the Paris Exposition des Arts Decoratifs in 1925. Silver has reinterpreted masterpieces of modern art, from Matisse and Picasso to Leger and Le Corbusier, showing how their creators all refer --consciously or not--to the cataclysm of the Great War and its aftermath. Complete with 114 illustrations. This title is uncommon today in the hardcover edition.

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[Art Biography] Secrest, Meryle.
Duveen: A Life in Art.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Anyone who has admired Gainsborough's Blue Boy of the Huntington Collection in California, or Rembrandt's Aristotle Contemplating the Bust of Homer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York owes much of his or her pleasure to art dealer Joseph Duveen (1869–1939). Regarded as the most influential—or, in some circles, notorious—dealer of the twentieth century, Duveen established himself selling the European masterpieces of Titian, Botticelli, Giotto, and Vermeer to newly and lavishly wealthy American businessmen—J. P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, and Andrew Mellon, to name just a few. It is no exaggeration to say that Duveen was the driving force behind every important private art collection in the United States. The key to Duveen's success was his simple observation that while Europe had the art, America had the money; Duveen made his fortune by buying art from declining European aristocrats and selling them to the "squillionaires" in the United States.

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[Art Biography] Spurling, Hilary.
Matisse the Master. A Life of Henri Matisse: The Conquest of Colour, 1909-1954.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. Matisse the Master (the second half of the biography that began with the acclaimed The Unknown Matisse) shows us the painter as he saw himself. With unprecedented and unrestricted access to his voluminous family correspondence, and other new material in private archives, Hilary Spurling documents a lifetime of desperation and self-doubt exacerbated by Matisse’s attempts to counteract the violence and disruption of the twentieth century in paintings that now seem effortlessly serene, radiant, and stable. Here for the first time is the truth about Matisse’s models, especially two Russians: his pupil Olga Meerson and the extraordinary Lydia Delectorskaya, who became his studio manager, secretary, and companion in the last two decades of his life. But every woman who played an important part in Matisse’s life was remarkable in her own right, not least his beloved daughter Marguerite, whose honesty and courage surmounted all ordeals, including interrogation and torture by the Gestapo in the Second World War.

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[Art Biography] Stevens, Mark and Annalyn Swan.
de Kooning: An American Master.
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with a touch of sunning to the spine. Willem de Kooning is one of the most important artists of the twentieth century, a true “painter’s painter” whose work continues to inspire many artists. In the thirties and forties, along with Arshile Gorky and Jackson Pollock, he became a key figure in the revolutionary American movement of abstract expressionism. Of all the painters in that group, he worked the longest and was the most prolific, creating powerful, startling images well into the 1980s. The first major biography of de Kooning captures both the life and work of this complex, romantic figure in American culture. This is an authoritative and brilliant exploration of the art, life, and world of an American master.

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[Art Book] Warhol, Andy.
Andy Warhol's Index (Book).
A Near Fine copy, All ten of the moveables are present including: the castle, the accordion, the geodesic dome on a string, the Lou Reed flexi-disk, the folding nose, the Hunt's Tomato Paste can, the Warhol blotter, the Chelsea Girls spring disk the balloon (fused to pages), the pop-up plane .This classic artist book is a compilation of interviews, art inserts, pop-ups, photographs, recording discs, and descriptions of life at the Factory. An important Warhol document and an absolutely iconic publication of the psychedelic era in New York. The photographs are by Billy Name and other Warhol co-conspirators with the assistance of Stephen Shore, Paul Morrissey, Ondine, and Nico.

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[Art Catalog] Marx, Sammlung.
Joseph Beuys, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Text in German. Black And White And Color illustrations.

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[Art Catalog] Hulten, K.G. Pontus.
The Machine as seen at the ernd of the mechanical age.
A flawless copy in serigraphed stainless steel covers designed by Anders Osterlin complete with the rare original box.. This Retrospective Exhibition Monograph is an exploration of artists' changing attitudes toward technology as demonstrated in their works, The title of the show relates to the fact that technology today is undergoing a critical transition. "We are surrounded by the outward manifestations of the culmination of the mechanical age.. Yet, at the same time, the mechanical machine - which can most easily be defined as an imitation of our muscles - is losing its dominating position among the tools of mankind; while electronic and chemical devices - which imitate the processes of the brain and the nervous system - are becoming increasingly important. Works by Max Ernst, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Fernand Leger, Ettore Bugatti, Alexander Calder, Rene Magritte, Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Claes Oldenburg, Giorgio de Chirico, Andreas Feininger, Alberto Giacometti, George Grosz, Paul Klee, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Kurt Schwitters and others are featured.

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[Art Criticism] Hughes, Robert.
Nothing if Not Critical: Selected Essays on Art and Artists.
S Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. From Holbein to Hockney, from Norman Rockwell to Pablo Picasso, from sixteenth-century Rome to 1980s SoHo, Robert Hughes looks with love, loathing, warmth, wit and authority at a wide range of art and artists, good, bad, past and present. For the realism of Thomas Eakins to the Soviet satirists Komar and Melamid, from Watteau to Willem de Kooning to Susan Rothenberg, here is Hughes—astute, vivid and uninhibited—on dozens of famous and not-so-famous artists.

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[Art Curator] Tucker, Marcia.
A Short Life of Trouble. Forty Years in the New York Art World.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. This memoir brings to life the behind-the-scenes struggles of Marcia Tucker, the first woman to be hired as a curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the founder of the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City. Tucker came of age in the 1960s, and this spirited account of her life draws the reader directly into the burgeoning feminist movement and the excitement of the New York art world during that time. Her own new ways of thinking led her to take principled stands that have changed the way art museums consider contemporary art. As curator of painting and sculpture at the Whitney, she organized major exhibitions of the work of Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, and Richard Tuttle, among others. As founder of the New Museum of Contemporary Art, she organized and curated groundbreaking exhibitions that often focused on the nexus of art and politics. The book highlights Tucker's commitment to forging a new system when the prevailing one proved too narrow for her expansive vision.

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[Art Deco Movement] Wood, Ghislaine (editor); Benton, Charlotte (editor); Benton, Tim (editor).
Art Deco : 1910-1939.
A Fine copy in a Near Fine dust j acket with light wear to the spine. Art Deco swept across the globe during the 1920s and 1930s and created the defining look of the interwar years. In an era of contradictions that encompassed both the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression, it imbued everyday life with elegance and sophistication. It transformed the skylines of cities as diverse as New York and Shanghai and touched the design of everything from Hollywood films to clothing to luxury liners and locomotives. Art Deco was the style of hedonism, of indulgence, and of mass consumption. ART DECO 1910-1939 is the most wide-ranging survey of what created such an utterly distinctive iconography. Nearly 40 essays from leading experts in the field discuss the Art Deco phenomenon--its sources, its varied forms of expression, and the way it refined and redefined itself as it spread throughout the world. With breathtaking illustrations and essays both thought-provoking and scholarly, it will stand as the definitive book on what was, arguably, the most popular style of the 20th century. [PLEASE NOTE: This oversize art book requires a domestic shipping fee of $10.00.]

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[Art Deco] Arwas, Victor.
Art Deco.
A Fine copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. This exhaustive 316 page study of the Art Deco movement contains 436 illustrations, including 339 plates in color. Art Deco was one of the major decorative styles in the 1920s that most effectively expressed the opulence and extravagance of Paris at that time. The style embraced every area of the decorative arts including furniture, jewelry, painting and graphics, bookbinding, glass and ceramics. Features 436 illustrations including 339 plates in full color.

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[Art Deco] Arwas, Victor.
Art Deco.
A Fine copy with black & white illustrated endpapers in a Fine dust jacket. This exhaustive 316 page study of the Art Deco movement of the 1920s explores this major decorative style known for its opulence and exclusiveness in the areas of furniture, jewelry, painting and graphics, bookbinding, glass, and ceramics. In addition to a special section of biographies of more than 120 artists, this volume contains 416 illustrations, including 200 plates in color.

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[Art Deco] Duncan, Alastair.
American Art Deco.
A Fine copy in a Near Fine dust jacket with light sunning to the spine. This splendid book explores the indigenous tradition of Art Deco in America and, in over 500 illustrations, reveals the beauty and extent of the style as it was manifested here. Most of the important buildings, in all parts of the country, were embellished with strong Art Deco themes. William van Alen, Ely Jacques Kahn, and Joseph Urban, among others, created some of the most memorable architecture of the century: the Chrysler Building and Radio City Music Hall in New York; the Union Trust Building in Detroit; the Richfield Oil Building and the Pan-Pacific Auditorium in Los Angeles. Furniture, whether in homes, offices, restaurants, or nightclubs, was revolutionized by Art Deco's modernist stylizations (including the uniquely American skyscraper motif), and American designers from Paul Theodore Frankl to Donald Deskey to Russel Wright to Walker von Nessen created sofas, screens, and dressing tables in the Art Deco spirit. On radios, book covers, fabrics, automobiles--the influence of Art Deco abounded. This beautifully produced volume brings American Art Deco to life with illustrations of objects ranging from cocktail shakers to the Trylon and Perisphere of the 1939 World's Fair in New York.

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[Art Deco] Duncan, Alastair.
American Art Deco.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. This splendid book explores the indigenous tradition of Art Deco in America and, in over 500 illustrations, reveals the beauty and extent of the style as it was manifested here. Most of the important buildings, in all parts of the country, were embellished with strong Art Deco themes. William van Alen, Ely Jacques Kahn, and Joseph Urban, among others, created some of the most memorable architecture of the century: the Chrysler Building and Radio City Music Hall in New York; the Union Trust Building in Detroit; the Richfield Oil Building and the Pan-Pacific Auditorium in Los Angeles. Furniture, whether in homes, offices, restaurants, or nightclubs, was revolutionized by Art Deco's modernist stylizations (including the uniquely American skyscraper motif), and American designers from Paul Theodore Frankl to Donald Deskey to Russel Wright to Walker von Nessen created sofas, screens, and dressing tables in the Art Deco spirit. On radios, book covers, fabrics, automobiles--the influence of Art Deco abounded. This beautifully produced volume brings American Art Deco to life with illustrations of objects ranging from cocktail shakers to the Trylon and Perisphere of the 1939 World's Fair in New York.

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[Art Deco] Kery, Patricia Frantz.
Art Deco Graphics.
A Fine copy in Fine dust jacket. Here is the first full-scale study of the dynamic graphic design created in the three decades before World War II, when economic and political upheaval mixed with a wild pursuit of gaiety, luxury, modernism, and elegance to produce a style that came to be known as Art Deco. Art Deco style grew in several distinct directions out of an extraordinarily rich cultural melting pot. Breaking sharply with its predecessor, Art Nouveau, Art Deco assimilated the ideas of the vibrant avant-garde art movements such as Cubism, Constructivism, and Futurism; the early modernist applied-arts groups like the Vienna Secession and Bauhaus; and the leading fashion designersóPaul Poiret, Coco Chanel, and others. A flavor of Orientalism from Diaghilev's sensational Ballets Russes; the influences of American jazz, primitive art, and Egyptian culture; and the new world of machines all contributed to the development of a design style that radically changed the way visual communication is perceived in most of the world. By the time the great Paris Exposition des Arts DÈcoratifs et Industriels Modernes opened in 1925, the masters of modern artóPicasso, LÈger, Kandinsky, and othersóhad transformed the graphic arts. Their visual tacticsóabstractions, multidirectional views, distortion, extreme contrasts, and striking color juxtapositionsówere put to use by a rising generation of brilliant graphic designers such as Cassandre, Jean Carlu, Herbert Bayer, and E.McKnight-Kauffer to create superb graphics for both commerce and social purposes. With chapters on posters, magazines, commercial design, books, and fashion and costume, Art Deco Graphics is both a sourcebook and an inspiration for designers, illustrators, art directors, photographers, scholars, collectors, and anyone interested in the graphic style of one of the most exciting periods in history. 476 illustrations, 248 in color.

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[Art Deco] Lucie-Smith, Edward.
Art Deco Painting.
A Fine copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. This comprehensive look at Art Deco painting provides an authoritative survey of this exotic art form and features the works of Tamara de Lempicka, Jean Dupas, Charles Meere, Glyn Philpot, and Bernard Boutet de Monvel. Fully illustrated with color reproductions. Illustrated in color throughout.

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[Art Design] Matta-Clark, Gordon.
You Are the Measure.
A Fine copy of this paperback edition in a Fine dye-cut jacket. In artworks that combined minimalist, conceptual, and performative practices, Matta-Clark gave primary importance to the individual and considerations of everyday life. This comprehensive book incorporates important new information from the Matta-Clark archive, presenting a compelling reappraisal of the unique beauty and radical nature of Matta-Clark’s punnings, plans, performances, and interventions evident in the many media in which he worked: sculptural objects (most notably from building cuts), drawings, films, photographs, and documentary material. he son of Chilean Surrealist painter Roberto Matta and godson of Marcel Duchamp, Matta-Clark trained as an architect. He is renowned for his poignant use of urban landscapes, creating many site-specific works (often outside of a museum or gallery context) in New York and abroad. In this handsome book, distinguished scholars of contemporary art provide new insights into Matta-Clark’s work: the reception of his art during his lifetime; the impact of his socially engaged lifestyle; the production of his films; his photography, in particular his collages that have not been thoroughly explored; the creation and conservation of his building cut Splitting; and much more.

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[Art Essays] Dubuffet, Jean.
Asphyxiating Culture and Other Writings with an Introduction by Thomas M. Messer.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. This volume of Dubuffet's writings contains four long essays in which the artist discusses and explains his personal philosophy of art and its relationship to culture. The four pieces include: Asphyxiating Culture, Demagnetization of Brains, A Word About the Company of Raw Art, and Remarks on the Unveiling of the Group of Four Trees. Dubuffet's thinking and art was radical in its poetic call to arms against a culture that would stamp out any fascination with and ownership of day to day life. These essays speak to his deepest beliefs as manifest in his art.

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[Art Exhibition Catalog] Adler, Kathleen, Erica Hirshler, et al.
Americans in Paris 1860-1900.
A Fine copy of this paperback edition. This beautifully illustrated book traces the role of American artists in Paris from the Salon des Refusés, in 1863, to the emergence of a uniquely American style of painting at the turn of the century. It includes iconic images by John Singer Sargent, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Mary Cassatt, and Winslow Homer, and by many other artists whose names and work were more widely known then than now.Engaging essays written by notable scholars explore why artists were drawn to Paris, how they responded to what they found there, and what they retained of their experience. In addition, the significance of the Expositions Universelles, the French view of American artists in Paris, and the role these artists played in shaping the great American collections of modern French painting are discussed. Featuring more than 100 paintings, the essays are followed by artists’ biographies, an illustrated, annotated list of works, and a complete bibliography.

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[Art History] Fahr-Becker, Gabriele.
Art Nouveau.
A Fine unread copy in a Fine dust jacket. A very large, comprehensive and definitive book on Art Nouveaué-" with almost 480 sumptuous illustrations, many full page and double page, and almost all in beautiful color, of the highest quality reproduction. Absolutely breathtaking example s of the great diversity of Art Nouveau as it is expressed in decorations, embellishments, objects of every description, jewelry, lighting and lamps, furniture, architecture and fine art. This overwhelming quest for the New (Nouveau) é-" a monumental art mo vement which swept across Europe and America around the turn of the centuryé-" awakened western culture from the limiting concepts of the 19th century into the global enlightenment of the 20th. Revolting against repressive 19th century mores, Art Nouveau explored and reveled in the vital life-force of nature and its untold processes and organic mysteries.

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