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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 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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[Paris in the 1920s].
A Transatlantic Avant-Garde: American Artists in Paris, 1918-1939.
A Fine tight unread copy of this paperback exhibition catalog in stiff paper binding. 264 pp. This is the first book to capture the diversity of American artistic production of the interwar period in Paris. Assembling works from American and European collections to illustrate the presence of American artists at the heart of numerous avant-garde movements, including Purism, geometric abstraction, and surrealism, A Transatlantic Avant-Garde chronicles an uncertain time of transition when many American artists resisted the nationalist trends of Stieglitz and his circle and flooded the French capital seeking artistic exchange. This richly illustrated book includes over 200 color reproductions of artwork by both American artists and those European artists with whom they came in contact, including Alexander Calder, Stuart Davis, Charles Demuth, Albert Eugene Gallatin, Jean Helion, and Fernand Leger, as well as those from the surrealist circles, such as Joseph Cornell, Marcel Duchamp, and Man Ray. It also includes portraits of the illustrious characters by Berenice Abbott, Lee Miller, and Edward Steichen. This book reflects the transatlantic dialogue of the era by bringing together groundbreaking research in eight essays by both American and French authors. It is further enriched by a detailed chronology, bibliography, and illustrated insets that trace the incessant travel, encounters and ensuing friendships, exhibitions and publications of the American avant-garde.

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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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[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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[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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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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[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 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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[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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[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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[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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[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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[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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[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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[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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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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[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] 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 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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[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 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 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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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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[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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[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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[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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(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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[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] Terrasse, Michel.
Bonnard at Le Cannet. Preface by Jean Leymarie.
A Near Fine copy with previous owner name on flyleaf in a Fine dust jacket. Pierre Bonnard first discovered the exceptional light of the Cote d' Azur in the south of FranceHe was so captivated by the light that he visited every year until he bought a house there in 1939 and lived there permantly. He produced over two hundred paintings of the the region, some of them his best-loved masterpieces--The Nude in the Bath, The Studio with Mimosa and The Almond Tree in Bloom. Michel Terrasse, Bonnard's grand nephew, has written a vivd recollection of the painter accompanied by reproductions of related drawings and paintings--mostly in color. There are also 14 photographs of Bonnard by Henri Cartier-Bresson. Complete qith 130 illustrations, 77 in color.

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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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(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] 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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[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 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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(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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[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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[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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(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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[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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[Art Monograph] Antonio Ramirez, Juan.
Duchamp: Love and Death, Even.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. Marcel Duchamp's stature in the history of art has grown steadily since the 1950s, as several artistic movements have embraced him as their founding father. But although his influence is comparable only to Picasso's, Duchamp continues to be relatively unknown outside his narrow circle of followers. This book seeks to explain his oeuvre, which has been shrouded with mystery. Duchamp's two great preoccupations were the nature of scientific truth and a feeling for love with its natural limit, death. His works all speak of eroticism in a way that pushes the socially acceptable to its outer limits. Juan Antonio Ramirez addresses such questions as the meaning of the artist's ground-breaking ready-mades and his famous installation Etant donnés; his passionate essay reproduces all of Duchamp's important works, in addition to numerous previously unpublished visual sources. Duchamp: Love and Death, even is a seminal monograph for understanding this crucial figure of modern art.

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

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[Art 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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[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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[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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[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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[Japanese Architecture] .
Form and Space of Japanese Architecture. Photographs by Norman F. Carver, Jr.
A Near Fine copy with a previous owner bookplate on the flyleaf in a Near Fine dust jacket with a touch of edge wear. Not a historical survey, the book illuminates principles underlying traditional Japanese architecture's elegant forms & lyrical spaces with examples from renowned palaces to obscure temples --documented during Carver's years in Japan. When first published, critics wrote, "Carver teaches through his camera how to see Japanese architecture from an angle quite new & different...he shows the oldest is akin to the newest"; "...his fresh sense makes even we Japanese find new ways of looking at Japanese architecture which has escaped most people --there is almost no other book of its kind."

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