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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with thirty-eight constructivist prints, paintings, drawings, and sculptures, some of them are rare and previously unpublished.This collection of documents includes writings by Gabo, El Lissitzsky, Theo van Doesburg, Hans Richter, Victor Vasarely and Charles Biederman. 334 pages.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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[Adult Comics] Crumb, Aline and R(obert).
Drawn Together: The Collected Works of R. and A. Crumb.
A Fine tight unread copy in illustrated boards without dust jacket as issued. “Since the 1970s, pioneering underground comics creators R. Crumb and Aline Crumb (nee Kominsky) have been drawing comics together, their distinct art styles sharing the same panels…. The thematic cohesion, despite the two very different styles, is an achievement, one further enhanced by guest illustrations from daughter Sophie and cameos from Art Spiegelman and Charles Burns. The collection documents the changes in their lives as they’ve grown older, had a daughter (now a published cartoonist herself), moved to the south of France, and received more attention than they’d wanted through a couple of films. From the bathroom to the bedroom, they respond to the question of just how open and honest a marital comic can be.

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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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[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 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 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 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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[Art History] Hughes, Robert.
Shock of the New: The Hundred Year History of Modern Art.
A Near Fine tight copy with a small nick to the bottom edge of the rear board in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. Australian born Hughes was for many years the art critic for Time Magazine and in the companion volume to his PBS series of the same name shows the revolution in art at the turn of the 20th century as reacting to the revolution in technology and living standards and the rapid changes in every part of society -- the "shock" of this race to "newnesss" that really starting picking up speed a hundred years ago. Hughes has a puckish sense of humor and willingness to express an opinion - even a negative opinion - about art and architectural movements. If you want to know what happened with 20th Century art, this is the book to explain it.

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[Art Letters] Van Gogh, Vincent.
Van Gogh: A Self-Portrait. Letters Revealing His Life as a Painter. Selected by W.H. Auden.
A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket, with a small closed edge tear to front panel and touch of wear to spine. The poet W.H. Auden selected this collection of Van Gogh's personal letters on those which addressed the most important fact of his life: that he was a painter of pictures--pictures that changed the direction of modern art. This selection are confined to Van Gogh's reflections on the art of painting and the problems of being a painter. The letters to his family members are included insofar as they reflect on his life as a painter. Illustrated with 8 tipped-in color plates of paintings and 24 drawings in black and white.

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[Art Memoir] Warhol, Andy.
The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (from A to B & Back Again).
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. This copy is initialed "AW" by Warhol. In The Philosophy of Andy Warhol, which is less a memoir than a collection of riffs and reflections, Warhol talks about love, sex, food, beauty, fame, work, money, and success; about New York, America, and his childhood in McKeesport, Pennsylvania; about his good times and bad in New York, the explosion of his career in the sixties, and his life among celebrities.

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[Art Monograph] Elderfield, John.
Cezanne Portraits.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine dust jacket. Paul Cézanne (1839–1906) is best known for his landscapes, but he also painted some 160 portraits throughout his career. This major work establishes portraiture as an essential practice for Cézanne, from his earliest self-portraits in the 1860s; to his famous depictions of figures including his wife Hortense Fiquet, the writer Emile Zola, and the art dealer Ambroise Vollard; and concluding with a poignant series of portraits of his gardener Vallier, made shortly before Cézanne’s death. Featured essays by leading experts explore the special pictorial and thematic characteristics of Cézanne’s portraits. The authors address the artist’s creation of complementary pairs and multiple versions of the same subject, as well as the role of self-portraiture for Cézanne.

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[Art Nouveau] Weill, Alain.
The Art Nouveau Poster.
In July 1881, bill-posting became legal in Paris. The result was an explosion of creativity over three glorious decades recognised as the golden age of poster advertising, stirring together elements of new printing technology, William Morris' attempts to reconcile medieval artistry with modern industry, the influence of newly-open Japan on European engraving and aesthetics, and the talents of artists as diverse as Jules Cheret, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Alphonse Mucha and Aubrey Beardsley. The Art Nouveau Poster is the most comprehensive survey to date of this vivid and much loved subject, featuring over 400 illustrations from all of the major European centres, Britain and the United States, with an informative and accessible text. A final chapter looks at the revival of interest in the 1960s following major retrospective exhibitions of Alphonse Mucha and Aubrey Beardsley, and features work from the psychedelic era.

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[Artist Biography] Blanchard, Paula.
The Life of Emily Carr.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. The impressive scope of Carr's art and her unorthodox life are the subject of Paula Blanchard's in-de[th biography that carefully blends scholarship with Carr's artistic sensibilities. This volume will take the reader to the Pacific Northwest, where Carr spent much of her life in a world of richly drawn First Nations villages and totems, dark, haunting forests, wild beaches and vast skies. Illustrated with personal photographs and color reproductions of Carr's paintings.

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[Arts & Crafts Movement] Todd, Pamela.
The Arts & Crafts Companion.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. This richly illustrated reference book traces the origins of the Arts & Crafts movement, discusses the personalities behind it, and includes comprehensive chapters on all aspects of the style from architecture and interiors to glass, pottery, embroidery, applied arts and gardens.Contains 250 cull color and 50 black & white images. 320 pages.

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[Book Design] Duncan, Alastair & Georges De Bartha.
Art Nouveau and Art Deco Bookbinding: French Masterpieces 1880-1940.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine illustrated dust jacket. This beautiful study of art bookbinding includes a detailed biography and bibliography of every binder included: Rose Adler, Georges Crette, Genevieve de Leotard, Rene Wiener and others. 202 color illustrations. An Art Deco Bookbinding exhibition catalog at the New York Public Library laid in.

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[Bookplates] Van Den Briele, Luc.
Modern Erotic Bookplates.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. This selection of erotoc bookplates are all taken from the private collection of the author and are presented in clear mostly black & white reproductions. 71 pages. Contains an eight page introduction by the author along with addresses of Bookplate Societies, an index of artists and owners.

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[Contemporary Art] Fine, Ruth E., Elizabeth Glassman, Barbara Buhler Lynes, and Judith C. Walsh.
O'Keeffe on Paper.
A Fine copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. The drawings in this volume date from 1915 to 1965 and chart the development of O'Keeffe's personal abstract vision. Essays by well-known scholars place her works on paper in context of her American modernist contemporaries and the Stieglitz circle in particular. This collection contains 88 of O'Keefe's watercolors, charcoals, and pastels--55 in color.

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[Cubist Fashion] Martin, Richard.
Cubism and Fashion.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Cubism and Fashion demonstrates how the fundamental traits of Cubist art were translated into fashion during the critical years from 1908 into the early 1920s and how Cubism has continued to influence designers even to the present. This volume, by juxtaposing art and fashion, shows how many of the most glittering and elegant dresses of the teens and twenties benefited from Cubist concepts. Significantly, this book does not extol rudimentary drawings for apparel by Cubist artists, but rather presents a critical study of the most accomplished creations by Poiret, Vionnet, Chanel, and other premier designers who assimilated Cubist principles. Here their work is shown next to art works by Georges Braque, Robert Delaunay, Juan Gris, Fernand Léger, Pablo Picasso, and other seminal artists of the early twentieth century. Martin argues that the influence of Cubism has been at least as powerful for fashion as it has been for bringing about a new way of seeing in the fine arts. During the teens fashion made its transformation from a full, rounded, static, and exaggerated shell built on the human body to a soft, dynamic cylinder revealing the body and reveling in flatness. Includes 147 illustrations of which 132 are in color.

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