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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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(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 Monograph] Kallir, Jane.
Egon Schiele. The Complete Works. Expanded Edition.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Egon Schiele (1890-1917) ranks among the most influential painters to emerge from the cultural ferment of turn-of-the-century Vienna. This internationally successful volume is enhanced with 32 pages of new material, including more than 200 new catalogue raisonne entries, making it the most comprehensive book on the artist ever published. Illustrated with 94 color, 107 duotone and over 3,000 black & white images.

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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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[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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[Photography] Penrose, Antony.
The Lives of Lee Miller.
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine bright clipped dust jacket. Lee Miller exemplified the restlesness of the Lost Generation. She was a stunningly beautiful Vogue model, a fine photographer who studied with and was the lover of Man Ray, a war correspondent, and in later life a gourmet cook. She was married twice: first to an Egyptian businessman and then to British surrealist Roland Penrose. Lavishly illustrated with Miller's own work, Penrose's tribute to his mother brings to life a uniquely talented women and the turbulent times in which she lived. Contains 171 illustrations by Miller who started out as a model for Vogue magazine. First UK Printing.

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[Northwest Art] Robbins, Tom.
Skagit Valley Artists--Exhibition Catalogue.
A Near Fine copy in grey illustrated wraps with just a touch of wear to one corner. No names or marks to the text. In 1974 the Seattle Art Museum sponsored Skagit Valley Artists, an exhibition featuring the work of some of the most important members of the "Northwest School" and several Fishtown artists held at the Seattle Center. The success of this show brought considerable attention to the artists of the Skagit River and nearby La Conner, as did the surprise success in 1971 of the novel Another Roadside Attraction by local writer Tom Robbins. This exhibition catalogue contains a four-page essay by Tom Robbins whose writing career began as an art critic.

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[Photography] Penrose, Antony.
The Lives of Lee Miller.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. Lee Miller exemplified the restlesness of the Lost Generation. She was a stunningly beautiful Vogue model, a fine photographer who studied with and was the lover of Man Ray, a war correspondent, and in later life a gourmet cook. She was married twice: first to an Egyptian businessman and then to British surrealist Roland Penrose. Lavishly illustrated with Miller's own work, Penrose's tribute to his mother brings to life a uniquely talented women and the turbulent times in which she lived. Contains 171 illustrations by Miller who started out as a model for Vogue magazine.

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[Modern Design].
Designing Modernity: The Arts of Reform and Persuasion 1885-1945. Edited by Wendy Kaplan.
A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket. This exhibition catalogue contains over 400 illustrations (300 in color) examining the social, political and aesthetic significance of objects produced between 1885 and 1945. Documented here are the ideas and designs that trace the course of Western civilization and the contributions of design to the monumentous changes that have changed our lives. Topics explored include Romantic Nationalism in Design, Decorative Arts in Amsterdam, Forging Modern Italy, Design in Fascist Italy and Design in Inter-War Germany.

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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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[Decorative Arts & Architecture] Papini, Roberto.
Arts in the '20s: Architecture and Decorative Arts in Europe.
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine dust jacket with sunning to the spine and front panel. This book was originally published in 1930 under the title Le Arti d'Oggi which has been long out of print and is here presented in a facsimile edition following the original book format with over 800 original photographs of architecture, interiors, furniture and decorative arts produces in Europe in the 1920s. 480 pages

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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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[Photography] Ray, Man.
Man Ray, 1890-1976. Foreword by Andre Breton.
A Fine copy in a Near Fine dust jacket with light edge wear. This exhibition catalog for the retrospective at Ronny Van de Veldean Antwerp gallery features 300 black and white photographs.

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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 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 Monograph] .
Jean Dubuffet: Towards an Alternative Reality. Essay by Mildred Glimcher. Writings by Jean Dubuffet.
A Fine tight copy with a previous owner name in a Fine dust jacket. Passionately believing that 'everyone could be a painter, Dubuffet looked to non-traditional sources - art by prisoners, psychics, and the insane - and to unusual materials - tar, sand, butterfly wings - to liberate his own creativity. The extraordinarily imaginative and varied results are viewed in this survey of his career. Insatiably curious about new ideas, fiercely skeptical about conventional ones, Dubuffet probed unexplored territory through his prose as well as his art - many appearing here for the first time. Dubuffet made several false starts as an artist before committing himself to painting full time in 1943. This book proceeds from the heavily impastoed portraits of the forties, through the well-known Hourloupe Cycle of the sixties, and onto the last works of Dubuffet the Non-lieux (No-ground). Dubuffet also experimented with lithographs, gouaches, assemblages and large scale public sculpture. As artist, writer, collector of more than 5000 examples of Art Brut, Dubuffet had a formidable impact on international postwar art. Refusing to conform to any one style, he dazzled with an inexhaustible inventiveness that continued nearly to his death at age eighty-three. This book captures the unique spirit of this remarkable artist.

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[Pacific Northwest Art] .
The Puget Sound Group of Northwest Painters: First Fifty Years 1928-1978.
A Fine copy in a Very Good plus dust jacket with some shallow chipping to the top edge. This book focuses on the works of the men who as individuals and members, have contributed to the distinctive arts of the Northwest.

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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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[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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[Modern Art] Anthonioz, Michel.
Verve: The Ultimate Review of Art and Literature (1937-1960).
A Very Good tight copy with a dampstain to one corner of the rear board in a Fine bright dust jacket. Verve was launched in Paris in 1937 by a Greek ex-law student known simply as Teriade. Author Michel Anthonioz, a director of the National Audiovisual Institute of Paris, examines Teriade's pre- Verve collaboration with art publisher Albert Skira, then follows the financially troubled magazine's history through its demise in 1960. Teriade reveled in theme issues: the human figure, war, the Orient, Chagall's illustrated Bible. In so doing, he forced modernism and classical equilibrium into dynamic collisions. Alongside art by Braque, Picasso, Bonnard, Matisse, Kandinsky, Miro, Giacometti, Leger and Masson, we find medieval manuscript illuminations, old Japanese photos, essays by Gide, Camus, Malraux, Henri Michaux, James Joyce, Pierre Reverdy. Contains 685 illustrations, 100 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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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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[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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[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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[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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[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] 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) 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 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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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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[Modern Art] Greenough, Sarah et al.
Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries.
A Fine unread copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. Greenough, curator of photographs at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, arranged the exhibit there that focused on the role of photographer Alfred Stieglitz as a promoter of modern art in the United States. This book complements the exhibit, featuring essays by Greenough and other scholars on the New York galleries that Stieglitz operated as showcases for modern painting, sculpture, and photography during the first three decades of the 20th century. Greenough's book is successful in explaining the importance of the galleries, which made European art available to Americans while also revealing the talents of modern American painters, photographers, and sculptors. Most of the essays focus on the artists who exhibited in Stieglitz's galleries, e.g., Picasso, O'Keeffe, Matisse, and Strand. The research and documentation in this volume are exemplary, and the high-quality photographic reproductions are well chosen.

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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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[Hunter S. Thompson] Steadman, Ralph.
Gonzo: The Art. Foreword by Hunter S. Thompson.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust j.acket This is the first collection of Steadman's art work over the first thirty years--the most famous being his collaboration with Hunter Thompson who provides the foreword. This retrospective contains Ralph Steadman’s caustic, witty, outrageous art, including illustrations from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and the other legendary collaborations with Hunter S. Thompson that spawned "gonzo journalism." 208 pages.

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[Expatriate Paris Art] Turner, Elizabeth Hutton.
Americans in Paris: Man Ray, Gerald Murphy Stuart Davis, Alexander Calder.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. "Americans in Paris" documents the work and influence of these four notable artists of the avant-garde who flowered during the 1920s in Paris. Turner follows the development of four Americans who came to Paris during the Twenties and returned to the US with renewed enthusiasm for their art. The book features the photography of Man Ray, who brought Dadism to New York. Gerald Murphy who honed his minimalist, post cubist cityscapes here, and Stuart Davis, who produced some of his best tightly constructed, surrealist cubism-influenced paintings. Alexander Calder developed the new medium of bent and twisted wire as art and the never imagined mobile. Included with all this is Guy Davenport's trenchant essay explicating this art and of Paris as the eternal attraction for artists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Richly illustrated with 39 color and 103 b&w images.

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[Modern Art] Rubin, William S.
Dada, Surrealism and Their Heritage.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. This exhibition catalgue from the Museum of Modern Art contains nearly 300 black and white illustrations of Surrealist art by some of the leading artists of the movements including: Marcel Duchamp, Matta, Miro, Dali, Delvaux, Ernst, Bellmer, Man Ray, Picabia, Pollock, Rauschenberg, Masson, Oppenheim, Magritte, Penrose, Trova, Tanguy, Breton, Calder, Giocometti, Dubuffet, Joseph Cornell, Christo, de Chirico, Calder and other artists. Very uncommon in the hardcover edition.

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[Art Monograph] Dupin, Jacques.
Joan Miro: Life and Work.
A Near Fine copy in a Good only dust jacket with several large chips missing with paper loss. In a brodart jacket protector. This comprehensive examination of the life, influences and work of Miro has 1158 illustrations including 46 tipped in color plates.

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[Modern Art] Cowart, Jack, Hamilton, Juan, and Sarah Greenough.
Georgia O'Keeffe: Art and Letters.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. This is a catalogue of the major exhibition of O'Keeffe's art work in 1987 and contains 120 color and 11 black and white illustrations. The book is complemented by documentary photographs and portraits as well as over 120 letters--most of them never published before--written to artists, critics, and friends.

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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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[Native American Art] Penney, David W.
Art of the American Frontier: The Chandler-Pohrt Collection.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. This lushly illustrated volume features the art of the Indians of the Old Northwest territories (Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin) including clothing and accessories, woven textiles, bags, beadwork, necklaces, rawhide paintings, smoking pipes, vessels and utensils, pictographs and visionary paintings. This volume presents the Chandler-Pohrt collection of Native American clothing, woven textiles, bags, beadwork, necklaces, rawhide paintings, smoking pipes, tools, vessels and utensils and pictographs illustrated in 220 color plates. Complementing the illustrations are essays dealing with historical context, ethnographic issues and the lives and pjilosophies of the collectors.

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[Wine history] Steadman, Ralph.
The Grapes of Ralph: Wine According to Ralph Steadman.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. In The Grapes Of Ralph the wicked cartoonist and illustrator offers a tour of the wine countries of the world and their leading denizens. Accompanying the narrative is Steadman's warped, witty art: Top-hatted Frenchmen inserting their sniffers into wineglasses; German grapes exploding in a heatwave--a perfect subject for Steadman's blotchy inkblot style; and in Australia, a portrait of of a woman known as Long Flat Red, who dyed her wardrobe in her husband's vintage of 1894. Animating Steadman's ebullient, bristling, irreverent prose are kinetic, gracefully sensuous, and utterly inimitable images that pulsate with enthusiasm for his chosen subject. This visual feast is appropriate accompaniment to Steadman's text, which keenly enables the reader to vicariously experience wineries from Bordeaux to Oporto and on to Napa Valley.

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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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[Modern Art] Pyne, Kathleen.
Modernism and the Feminine Voice: O'Keefe and the Women of the Stieglitz Circle.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. This opulently illustrated book reveals how Alfred Stieglitz's search for a pure, essential “woman in art” led him to several women before his vision found ultimate expression in Georgia O’Keeffe, whom Stieglitz portrayed as the shining, liberated feminine figure of his movement. Modernism and the Feminine Voice explores a group of extraordinary women who developed their voices through an affiliation with the Stieglitz circle—Gertrude Käsebier, Pamela Colman Smith, Anne Brigman, and Katharine Nash Rhoades—and shows how these artists helped define the woman modernist through their lives and their individual photographs and paintings. Profoundly revising Stieglitz's story of the woman modernist as embodied in the person and imagery of Georgia O'Keeffe, this pioneering book demonstrates that O’Keeffe was one voice among several which deserve recognition as the vanguard of American modernism. Kathleen Pyne adds fascinating but overlooked material to the history of modernism in New York with this book Fully illustrated in color and black & white.

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[Industrial Design] Wilson, Richard G.; Pilgrim, Dianne H.; Tashjian, Dickran.
The Machine Age in America, 1918-1941.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. This large-format book is published in conjunction with a current exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. Far more than just a catalog, the book studies in depth the reciprocal influences of American technology and art. In this context, several chapters discuss subjects such as industrial machines, landscapes, transportation, and architecture. Attention is given to designers such as Loewy and Bel Geddes who considered industrial design as a new art form. The machine age was also an inspiration for both abstract and realistic artists. Liberally illustrated, with photographs and reproductions on almost every page.

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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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[Paris in the 1920s] Kluver, Billy & Julie Martin.
Kiki's Paris: Artists and Lovers 1900-1930.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. This book re-creates the expatriate artist experience in Paris from 1900 to 1930. What brought this international group of artists and writiers was the promise of personal and artistic freedom and a community of their peers. And at the center of this international colony of creative individuals was Kiki, the Queen of the Quarter. She was an artist's model, entertainer, and lover to many of the residents and visitors to Montparnasse. This encyclopedic biography of a time and place features over 700 illustrations (many of the photographs have not been previously published or at least seen since the 20s) and 12 area maps.

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[Modern Art] Buisson, Sylvie and Christian Parisot.
Paris Montmartre: A Mecca of Modern Art 1860-1920.
Original Wraps. A Near Fine copy of this paperback original. This is a large paperback in self wraps. Between 1860 and 1920 artists flocked to Montmartre, transforming it into a cultural mecca that left an everlasting impression on the world of art. Over 150 full-color photos, paintings, drawings and posters tell the amazing story of such celebrated artists as Degas, Picasso, Gauguin, Van Gogh, and others, emphasizing their creativity and how it evolved in the magical atmosphere of Montmartre.

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[Art Monograph] .
Andy Warhol: A Retrospective. Edited by Kynaston McShine with Essays by Kynaston McShine, Robert Rosenblum, Benjamin H.D. Buchl
A Fine copy in glossy illustrated boards with a Very Good illustrated mylar jacket with a small crinkle to the top edge. This monograph Includes 460 plates with 277 in color with an additional 176 reference illustrations.

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[Japanese Art] Tapie, Michel and Tore Haga.
Avant-Garde Art in Japan.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. This book provides a survey of the work of more than thirty modern Japanese painters, sculptors, and masters of flower arrangement and garden design. Illustrated with 141 illustrations including 34 tipped-in color plates.

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[Art] Serra, Pere A.
Miro and Mallorca.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. In October 1929 Miro married Majorance Pilar Juncosa in Palma, Mallorca. The two went to Paris and settled in an apartment on rue François Mouton. In the summer of 1939 he began a series of 23 paintings on small pieces of paper, later known as “Constellations”, which began in Normandy and ended in what would be his greatest place of inspiration, Mallorca. In 1956, Miró moved permanently to Palma and had his dream workshop. This momograph is a tribute to Miro and place that provided him much inspiration. It is lavishly illustrated with 354 works by Miro, 164 of them in color.

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[Art Monograph] Nordland, Gerald .
Richard Diebenkorn.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. Previous owner name on the front flyleaf. Along with several hundred superb reproductions, critic Gerald Nordland's essay provides a thoughtful and informative review of Diebenkorn's career and a biographical chronology of the artist's life and work. 300 illustrations, 150 in color.

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