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[Los Angeles Art] Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter.
Rebels in Paradise: The Los Angeles Art Scene and the 1960s.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Los Angeles, 1960: There was no modern art museum and there were few galleries, which is exactly what a number of daring young artists liked about it, among them Ed Ruscha, David Hockney, Robert Irwin, Bruce Nauman, Judy Chicago and John Baldessari. Freedom from an established way of seeing, making, and marketing art fueled their creativity, which in turn inspired the city. This book tells the saga of how the scene came into being, why a prevailing Los Angeles permissiveness, 1960s-style, spawned countless innovations, including Andy Warhol's first exhibition, Marcel Duchamp's first retrospective, Frank Gehry's mind-bending architecture, Rudi Gernreich's topless bathing suit, Dennis Hopper's Easy Rider, even the Beach Boys, the Byrds, the Doors, and other purveyors of a California style. In the 1960s, Los Angeles was the epicenter of cool.

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[Northwest Art] Kingsbury, Martha.
Art of the Thirties. The Pacific Northwest.
A Fine copy in paperback binding. This slender volume presents a selection of the work of many Northwest artist during the 1930s.

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[Art] .
All Tomorrow's Parties. Billy Name's Photographs of Andy Warhol's Factory. Essay by Dave Hickey. Interview by Collier Schorr.
A Fine copy in illustrated boards without jacket as issued. Billy Name was the principal photographer of Andy Warhol's Factory. Now, All Tomorrow's Parties reproduces for the first time Billy Name's recently discovered photos of Warhol, his crowd, and the Factory years, images that give the era another dimensions. These color photos with their experimental use of weird color balances and diptych printing are uncannily contemporary. Together with Dave Hickey's essay and Collier Schorr's interview, Billy Name's photos reveal the Factory in all its intimate grunge and glamour. 135 photos, 122 in color.

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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 Monograph].
Andy Warhol Still Lifes and Feet 1956-1961.
A Fine copy in blue paperback binding. From his student days in late 1940s Pittsburgh, right up until the weeks before his death in 1987, Andy Warhol drew prolifically. In his studies of the human form, he returned time and time again to portraits of shoes and feet. Executed with ballpoint pen in sketchbooks, these elegant, minimal drawings alternately depict bare feet, or feet in shoes, socks and slippers, and feet posed with various props--paint brushes, wooden blocks, books and of course a Campbell's soup can. As in his other drawings, Warhol's line conveys a Cocteau-like delicacy and fragility that seems far from his more familiar screenprints. Still Lifes and Feet 1956-1961 presents 58 of Warhol's foot and shoe drawings, all of which are reproduced here for the first time. The volume makes for an intimate record of Warhol's well-known pecadillos and his dexterous draughtsmanship.

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[Northwest Art] .
Northwest Traditions.
A Fine copy in illustrated paperback binding. This catalogue documents the development of what has come to be called the "Northwest school", a group of Oregon and Washington artists during the sepression and post World-War Two era that include the works of Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Kenneth Callahan, William Cumming, Richard Gilkey, George Tsutakawa to name but a few.

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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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[Illustrated Art Letters] Westermann, H.(orace) C.(lifford).
Letters from H.C. Westermann. Selected and edited by Bill Barrette. Biographical sketch by Joanna Beall Westermann.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Westermann was a highly influential and important American sculptor and printmaker whose art constituted a scathing commentary on militarism and materialism. His sculptures frequently incorporated traditional carpentry and marquetry techniques. From the late 1950s until his death in 1981, Westermann worked with a number of materials and formal devices to address a range of personal, literary, artistic, and pop-cultural references. The artist’s sculptural oeuvre is distinguished by its intricate craftsmanship, in which wood, metal, glass, and other materials are laboriously hand-tooled, and by its ability to convey an offbeat, often humorous, individualistic sensibility. This collection of his illustrated letters provide an illuminated biography of surprising directness.

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[Art Postcards] Warhol, Andy.
Andy Warhol. Men: 30 Postcards.
A Fine set of cards in the original box. All 30 postcards are present. The cards are a series of photographs, line drawings, and serigraphs of men even a banana and a group of cross dressers.

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[New York Art Scene] .
The Downtown Book. The New York Art Scene 1974-1984. Edited by Marvin J. Taylor.
A Fine tight copy in illustrated paperback binding. This book charts the intricate web of influences that shaped the generation of experimental and outsider artists working in Downtown New York during the crucial decade from 1974 to 1984. The book probes trends that arose in the 1970s and solidified New York's reputation as arbiter of the postmodern American avant-garde. By 1974, the hippie euphoria of the previous decade, with its optimism, free love, and paeans to personal fulfillment, was over. In its place emerged a new kind of experimentation--in art, sex, drugs, and rock and roll. The seven essays featured here examine from different perspectives how Downtown artists constantly pushed the limits of both traditional media and the art world.

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[Art Monograph] Seitz, William C.
The Art of Assemblagene.
A Near Fine copy with previous owner name on flyleaf in a Very Good plus unclipped dust jacket with paper loss to the top edge of the front panel. This international exhibition of collages and many other varieties of art assembled from paper, cloth, wood, metal, manufactured objects and other unorthodox materials includes works by Picasso, Braque, Duchamp, Severini, Schwitters, Ernst, Mirfi, Cornell and other famous masters of cubism, futurism, dada and surrealism; by other well-known figures including de Kooning, Motherwell, Rauschenberg, Tinguely and Stankiewicz; and also works by younger artists ofthe United States, England, France, Italy, Germany and Poland.

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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 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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[Film Maker] Colina, Jose de la, Tomas Perez Turrent.
Object of Desire: Conversations with Luis Bunuel. Edited and translated by Paul Lenti.
S Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. This copy is inscribed by the translator Paul Lenti. Mexican film scholars de la Colina and Perez Turrent spent some 50 hours interviewing Bunuel; here they supply transcripts in which his quicksilver wit fairly gleams. Meanwhile de la Colina and Perez Turrent, so earnest and so eager to cite their colleagues that they seem almost to parody their profession, serve as foils. Offering interpretations of Bunuel's work (for example, his decision to cast two actresses in a single role in That Obscure Object of Desire ), they are met with Bunuel's good-natured but staunchly surrealist dismissals. They elicit memorable anecdotes, whose subjects include Salvador and Gala Dali, Louis Aragon and other luminaries of surrealism.

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[Art Monograph] Rosenthal, Mark and Richard Marshall.
Jonathan Borofsky.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. This monograph presents 250 illustrations, including 64 color plates.of Borofsky's drawings, paintings, murals, sculpture, and environmental art, and analyzes his major themes and techniques. 202 pages

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[Museum Catalogue].
The Andy Warhol Museum.
A Fine copy in illustrated boards with CD afixed to the front cover. This is the inagural publication of The Andy Warhol Museum when it opened in Pittsburgh in 1994. A fresh look at a leading figure in the vanguard of American Pop Art.

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[Museum Catalogue] Warhol, Andy.
Andy Warhol. Heaven and Hell are Just One Breath Away! Late Paintings and Related Works, 1984-1986. Edited by Charles Stuckey
A Fine copy in illustrated paperback binding. These provocative paintings of Warhol's last years exhibit a wide range of styles, all represented here: from simple pieces based on advertising motifs--featuring "wholesome" hamburgers, Nikes and other products--that recall and comment on his work in the early 1960s, to intricate collaborations with 1980s superstar artists Jean-Michel Basquiat and Francesco Clemente; from versions of Leonardo's Last Supper that evince both irony and reverence, to rough anatomical diagrams that shock by the directness of their portrayals of the body. A sensitive essay by Stuckey, curator of 20th-century painting and sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago, traces Warhol's final artistic itinerary.

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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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[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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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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[Art Illustrator] Bragg, C harles.
The Absurd World of Charles Bragg.
A Very Good copy with dampstaing to the boards in a Fine dust jacket. This copy is inscribed by Charles Bragg on the front flyleaf. "This intriguing first book on Charles Bragg's art displays the technical virtuosity of this provocative social commentator. The panorama of human frailties -- greed, vanity, hypocrisy, among others -- is personified in his droll, gnomelike characters, painted in rich, vibrant colors or etched with a love of the turn of a line. Bragg is often compared to Bosch, Goya, and Daumier. Like them, Bragg is a master of traditional skills, and like them he uses these skills to prick the public conscience."

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[Art Letters] .
Letters of the Great ,Artists. Edited by Richard Friedenthal. Volume I: From Ghiberti to Gainsborough. Volume II: From Blake
Both volumes are Fine in a Fine slipcase. The set contains152 plates with 59 in color, notes to the plates, sources and references,

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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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[Artist Diary] Warhol, Andy.
The Andy Warhol Diaries. Edited by Pat Hackett.
A Very Good copy in a Very Good dust jacket with some light sunning to the spine. Filled with shocking observations about the lives, loves, and careers of the rich, famous, and fabulous, Warhol's journal is endlessly fun and fascinating. Spanning the mid-1970s until just a few days before his death in 1987, THE ANDY WARHOL DIARIES is a compendium of the more than twenty thousand pages of the artist's diary that he dictated daily to Pat Hackett. In it, Warhol gives us the ultimate backstage pass to practically everything that went on in the world-both high and low. Warhol had something to say about everyone who crossed his path, whether it was Lou Reed or Liberace, Patti Smith or Diana Ross, Frank Sinatra or Michael Jackson. A true cultural artifact, THE ANDY WARHOL DIARIES amounts to a portrait of an artist-and an era-unlike any other.

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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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[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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[Paris in the 1920s] Conrad, Barnaby.
Absinthe: History in a Bottle.
A Fine copy in illustrated paperback binding. 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.

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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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[Northwest Artists] Cumming, William.
Sketchbook: A Memoir of the 30s & the Northwest School.
A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dust jacket. Cumming was the youngest member of what has been termed the Northwest School of art--a regional movement that included such luminaries as Mark Tobey, Guy Anderson, Morris Graves, Kenneth Callahan and Richard Gilkey. In this memoir, he writes of the artist's life in the Northwest in the 1930s, the Federal Art Project, the communist movement and more on the specific artists.

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[Expatriate Art] Turner, Elizabeth Hutton.
Americans in Paris: Man Ray, Gerald Murphy Stuart Davis, Alexander Calder.
A Very Good copy in Very Good wraps with a creased corner. Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name organized by the Philips Collection in Washington, D.C. (1996). The book documents the work and influences of these four notables of the avant-garde, who starftle and delight to this day. Paris welcomed Gerald Murphy, whose billboard sized subist icon dominated the 1924 Salon des Indepedndants & launched a brief but brilliant career; Stuart Davis, who explored cubist painting, lithography & jazz; Man Ray, who abandoned oil to 'paint with light'; and Alexander Calder, who's wire circuses and portraits transformed 'play.' Features 39 color and103 black & white illustrations of the works of these four important American artists.

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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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(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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[Futurist Art History].
Documents of 20th Century Art: Futurist Manifestos. Edited by Umbro Apollonio.
A Near Fine copy with previous owner name along the gutter of the front flyleaf in a Very Good plus unclipped dust jacket with a closed edgetear and creasing to the heel of the rear panel and some light edge wear. In 1909, the Italian poet and editor F.T.Marietti published an aggressive manifesto demanding writers and artists reject the classic art of the past and "celebrate the dynamic technology of modern city life." This call to arms led to the Futurist Movement whose followers melded their romantic involvement with modern technology to create art that would represent movement in reaction to the static art of Cubism. This anthology of the most significant Futurist writings and unusual documentary illustrations appear here in book form for the first time.

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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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[Purist Art Movement] Eliel, Carol.
L'Esprit Nouveau: Purism in Paris, 1918-1925.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. The Purist movement in art was founded by Le Corbusier and Amedee Ozenfant at the end of World War I. It focused on clean geometries in art interior and industrial design and urban planning. Ozenfant and Le Corbusier, critical of what they perceived to be a decorative trend in Cubism, advocated a return to clear, precise, ordered forms that were expressive of the modern machine age. As a movement in painting, Purism did not have an appreciable following. There were many painters, however, who, like the Purists, were attracted to a machine-inspired aesthetic; most notable were the French painter Fernand Léger and the American Precisionist painters of the 1920s. This exhibition catalogue examines over 75 works by Le Corbusier, Ozenfant and Leger. It contains 122 illustrations, 77 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 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 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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[Northwest Art] Macnair, Peter, Robert Joseph and Bruce Grenville.
Down from the Shimmering Sky.: Masks of the Northwest Coast.
A Fine copy of this paperback edition. This exhibition catalog presents two centuries of powerful, striking masks made by First Nations artists on the Pacific Northwest Coast. Some depict animals and supernatural creatures while others are human face masks representing ancestral spirits which descend from the heavens. The opening essay provides a look into the meaning and potency of masks from the viewpoint of a Native person, and the text surveys the four dimensions of the cosmos as perceived by the Native peoples of the Northwest Coast as well as underlying issues of aesthetics, art produced for sale, continuity and change, and the relations of artists to the market. Beautifully illustrated with 61 color and about 100 b&w photographs.

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[Exhibition Catalog] .
Abstract Painting and Sculpture in America 1927-1944. Edited by John R. Lane and Susan C. Larsen.
A Fine copy of this paperback edition. This catalog focuses on the work of forty-three important artists, tand analyzes the impact of a key generation of American modernists and offers an incisive look at a variety of artistic styles, methods, and artists

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[Modern Art] .
Andy Warhol Prints. A Catalogue Raisonne edited by Frayda Feldman and Jorg Schellmann.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. This expanded edition of Andy Warhol Prints has been substantially revised to incorporate numerous works that only publicly came to light after the artist's death in 1987. There are over 443 illustrations including 409 in color that were not included in the earlier editions and have not been previously published in book form,

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[Art Monograph] .
Elvis + Marilyn: 2 X Immortal.
A Fine copy of this paperback edition. A visual & conceptual consideration of two American icons, Elvis Presley & Marilyn Monroe. The book is the companion volume to an academic conference entitled Icons of Popular Culture: Elvis & Marilyn . Portraits of Elvis & Marilyn are among the world s most famous images. The essays in this anthology address the issue of a proclamation of a new faith in a time -- defined by some as postmodern -- which is a time of transition. The works of art reproduced in this book, representing a variety of media, are about Elvis & Marilyn but they are also about a new way of seeing, one that challenges the current holdover of a 19th-century visual language.

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[Exhibition Catalog].
Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, and Walt Disney. Edited by BruceD. Kurtz.
A Fine copy of this paperback original. Brilliantly colorful, this well-designed paperback is full of whimsy, fantasy, and the engaging simplicity of its images, the work of three extremely popular American artist/illustrators. The late Haring regarded Andy Warhol and Walt Disney as two of his art heroes. Kurtz, curator of 20th-century art at the Phoenix Art Museum, gathered the works for this show, many previously unseen. Haring's exuberant, lovable cartoon art serves as the glue uniting the work of the three artists. Brief but well-constructed essays on Disney, Haring, and Warhol serve to clarify the role of each in American popular culture.

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[Art Nouveau] Schmutzler, Robert.
Art Nouveau.
A Very Good copy in the paperback binding. The author shows the roots and antecedents of the Art Nouveau movement, going back to the 18th Century. The Art Nouveau movement encompassed the graphic arts, painting, sculpture, interior decoration, architecture and objects of everyday use, developed by artists and architects in Chicago, Vienna, Glasgow, Brussels, Barcelona and Paris. The evolution of the style and the varieties of media to which its decorative qualities were adapted have been illustrated in over 450 black and white plates and pictures and 12 color plates, all of which have been well chosen and are excellent reproductions. The text defines the qualities and structure of art nouvcau design, and the ramifications of its characteristic line. The style is traced to its origins with William Blake and influences from Rossetti and the Japanese artists up to its flourishing as a decorative art throughout Europe and the United States. This is a thorough and fascinating treatment of art nouvcau as a legitimate art from as well as an indication of the tastes and civilization of the West at the turn of the century.

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[Art] Grosz, George.
George Grosz: An Autobiography. Translated by Nora Hodges.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. This acclaimed autobiography by one of the twentieth century's greatest satirical artists is as much a graphic portrait of Germany in chaos after the Treaty of Versailles as it is a memoir of a remarkable artist's development. Grosz's account of a world gone mad is as acute and provocative as the art that depicts it, and this translation of a work long out of print restores the spontaneity, humor, and energy of the author's German text. It also includes a chapter on Grosz's experience in the Soviet Union?omitted from the original English-language edition?as well as more writings about his twenty-year self-imposed exile in America, and a fable written in English.

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[Paris in the 1920s] Silver, Kenneth E.
Esprit De Corps: The Art of the Parisian Avant-Garde and the First World War, 1914-1925.
a Fine tight copy in Fine illustrated paperback binding. This title is uncommon today. In analyzing the changes in modern art between the outbreak of World War I and the Paris Exposition des Arts Dcoratifs of 1925, Kenneth Silver shows that the Parisian avant-garde was deeply involved in French society and its dominant values and relationships. He radically reinterprets masterpieces of modern art, from Matisse and Picasso to Lger and Le Corbusier, demonstrating how their creators all refer, consciously or not, to the Great War and its aftermath.

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[Literary Letters] Van Gogh, Vincent.
The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh. Selected and Edited by Ronald de Leeuw.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. Besides being one of the most important modern painters, Van Gogh was also an accomplished and literate letter writer. Through his correspondence, he created an intimate self-portrait in words as well as commenting on the contemporary cultural scene, his painting colleagues, his religious foundation, his friendships and creative passions. This selection of Van Gogh's letters provides an intimate look at his most provocative thinking and intimate observations.

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[Northwest Artist] Orton, Thomas and Patricia Grieve Watkinson.
Kenneth Callahan.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. This exhibition catalogue features a wide array of paintings by this notable Northwest painter exhibited at the Museum of Northwest Art. Callahan was part of the celebrated "Northwest School" that included other notable artists like Guy Anderson, Morris Graves and Mark Tobey. Richly illustrated with most of the reproductions in color.

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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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