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The Acme Novelty Library - Number 18

The Acme Novelty Library - Number 18

by Ware, Chris

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Chicago, Illinois: Drawn & Quarterly, 2007. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Dark grey hardcover with title in gilt on beige quarter cloth spine. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. .
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The Adventures of Mr and Mrs Jim and Ron

by Padgett, Ron and Dine, Jim

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London: Cape Goliard Press, 1970. Book. Good. Soft cover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Softcover. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Previous owners has placed a small gold dot at base of spine and overlaid it with stock tape (all quite unobtrusive). A collaborative collection of poetry and black and white images by Ron Padgett (poetry) and Jim Dine (images). Unpaginated..
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Alexander von Humboldt and the Botanical Exploration of the Americas
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Alexander von Humboldt and the Botanical Exploration of the Americas

by Lack, H.Walter.

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Munich, Berlin, London, New York: Prestel, 2009. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Hardcover in slipcase. Green hardcover with title in white on spine and front cover. Condition: Fine, no inscriptions. 278pp. 82 colour plates.Slipcase condition: Fine, with very light shelfwear. Recording Alexander von Humboldt's historic expedition to the Americas and Cuba-hailed by many as the "scientific discovery of America"-these intricate and delicately tinted illustrations reveal his revolutionary findings as he travelled through jungles, across rivers, and over mountainous terrain. Internationally renowned botanist H. Walter Lack lends his expertise to a fascinating essay that discusses Humboldt's significant contributions to the world of botany and scientific research. Technically precise, the illustrations are equally appealing to anyone who appreciates fine art and botanical illustration. A heavy book, will require extra shipping charges if to be sent outisde UK..
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Alexander Bogomazov (1880-1930) - The Lost Futurist
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Alexander Bogomazov (1880-1930) - The Lost Futurist

by Popova, Tatiana (intro.)

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London: James Butterwick, 2019. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Softcover. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers. A few of the illustrations with black borders have a few tiny white speckles to the borders, which appears to be part of the printing process. 162pp. Many colour illustrations. This book was published by the art dealer James Butterwick to accompany his stand at the Tefaf Maastricht art fair in 2019 where he exhibited several works by the Ukrainian artist Alexander Bogomazov (1880-1930). The book includes an introduction by Tatiana Popova, the artists granddaughter, as well as essays by Anna Kuznetsova and the art historian Andrei Nakov..
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Alexey Brodovitch
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Alexey Brodovitch

by Purcell, Kerry William

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Phaidon Press Ltd., 2011. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. First published in 2002, this is the 2011 first softcover edition. Softcover with dustjacket. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light shelfwear. 272pp. Many colour and b/w illustrations. The book reviews the life and work of the legendary Russian-American designer and photographer Alexey Brodovitch (1898-1971). A long-time art director of Harper's Bazaar, he was also an inspirational teacher who influenced photographers such as Irving Penn, Richard Avedon and Robert Frank..
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Analysis of Ornament

by Wornum, Ralph N.

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London: Chapman and Hall, 1856. Book. Fair. Cloth. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. The full title reads "Analysis of Ornament - The characteristics of styles: an introduction to the study of the history of ornamental art; being an outline of a course of sixteen lectures on that subject, originally prepared for the government schools of design in the years 1848, 1849, 1850". Brown cloth with title in gilt on front cover and spine. Condition: Fair, covers are generally shelfworn with heavier wear to head and tail of spine. Previous owners bookplate on front endpaper. The title page also bears two previous owners names neatly written at the top, and an oval raised paper stamp stating Department of Science and Art with the word Reward in the centre with a crown above (possibly ex government library?). No other library marks. Many pages have neat pencil notes to the margins. Light smudging to some page edges. Remains of a thin dark green silk bookmark between pages 14 and 15, which has… Read More
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Ancient Landscapes, Pastoral Visions - Samuel Palmer to the Ruralists
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Ancient Landscapes, Pastoral Visions - Samuel Palmer to the Ruralists

by Craven, Tim (foreword)

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Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collector's Club, 2008. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Softcover. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers. Previous owners bookplate on reverse of front cover. No inscriptions. 136pp. Many b/w and several colour illustrations. This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition which commenced at Southampton City Art Gallery from 18th April to 22nd June, 2008 and then toured to the Victoria Art Gallery, Bath and Falmouth Art Gallery later that year. It contains essays by authors including Anne Anderson,Robert Meyrick and Peter Nahum on the idealised English vision of rural life espoused by Samuel Palmer (1805-1881) and his followers, including Paul Nash, Graham Sutherland and the Brotherhood of Ruralists..
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Arman or Four and Twenty Blackbirds Baked in a Pie or Why Settle for Less When You can Settle for More

by Martin, Henry

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New York: Harry N.Abrams Inc., 1973. Book. Very Good. Cloth. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Terracotta red openweave cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 200pp. 178 illustrations, including 49 colour plates. In this monograph on the French-born American artist Arman (1928-2005), the author surveys the total oeuvre. Arman stopped painting in 1955 and created a new genre of art he called "cachets" - sheets of paper covered with the repeated imprints of one or more rubber stamps which then led to other original genres using real objects..
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Art Under Stalin

Art Under Stalin

by Cullerne Bown, Matthew

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London : Phaidon Press, 1991. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Red hardcover with title in black on spine. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light shelfwear. 256pp. Many b/w illustrations. In this book the author provides a fascinating and often provocative analysis of the art of the Stalin era, from 1932 to 1953, as well as a discussion of the years before and after. He details the political and social framework of the time, and provides a complete expose of Stalinist aesthetics: social realism in art and neo-classicism in architecture; the Cult of the Personality; art world debates; isolationism..
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The Art of Chess
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The Art of Chess

by Rothschild, Lord (intro.)

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London: Gilbert Collection Trust, 2003. Book. Good. Soft cover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Softcover. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers including a light crease to lower right corner of front cover and approximately ten of the following pages. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 48pp. Many colour illustrations. This unusual and fascinating catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition of chess pieces, the majority of which were designed in the 20th century, by artists as diverse as Marcel Duchamp and Yayoi Kusama, held in the Gilbert Collection at Somerset House, London from 28 June to 28 September 2003..
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The Art of Holy Russia: Icons from Moscow 1400-1660
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The Art of Holy Russia: Icons from Moscow 1400-1660

by Wolter, Bettina-Martin et al.

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London: Royal Academy of Arts, 1998. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Softcover. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 272pp. 58 colour plates. This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition held at the Royal Academy, London from 19 March to 14 June 1998. The icon represents a bridge between "heaven and earth" . Moscow, during the period covered by this exhibition, evolved from a principality to the capital of a major empire. Icon painting served to invest the grand dukes, and later the tsars, with divine legitimacy..
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The Artist and Warrior - Military History through the Eyes of the Masters

The Artist and Warrior - Military History through the Eyes of the Masters

by Rabb, Theodore K

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New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2011. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Navy hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good with a tiny chip missing to the base of the rear of the dustjacket. 228pp. Many colour illustrations.Blending military history and the history of art, this book discusses how artists across history have responded to warfare. The selected works represent landmarks in the history of art and are drawn mainly from the western tradition. The book includes works glorifying war, such as the Column of Trajan and the Battle of Lepanto by Titian to the anti-war depictions created by Brueghel, Goya, Picasso and others..
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Blue Mythologies - Reflections on a Colour

Blue Mythologies - Reflections on a Colour

by Mavor, Carol

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London: Reaktion Books Ltd., 2013. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Hardcover. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 207pp. Several colour illustrations. This book is a visual, literary and cultural study of the colour blue. It uncloaks blue as a particularly paradoxical colour - for example, blue is the purity of the Virgin Mary, yet "blue" names a film as obscene..
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The Book of Flowers - Four Centuries of Flower Illustration
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The Book of Flowers - Four Centuries of Flower Illustration

by Coats, Alice M.

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London: Phaidon Press Ltd., 1973. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Dark maroon leather covers with title in gilt on spine. Top edge gilt. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Slipcase condition: Fair to good, generally lightly scuffed and shelfworn; has done its job in protecting the book. One of a limited edition of 100 special copies, this is no.97. 208pp.. This book is limited to flowers as represented on paper or vellum, not those in painting or in applied arts, and covers the period 1485 to 1850. Many beautiful floral illustrations..
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Brassai - The Artists of my Life

Brassai - The Artists of my Life

by Brassai (Halasz, Gyula) ( translated from the French by Miller, Richard)

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London: Thames & Hudson Ltd., 1982. Book. Good. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Buff colour cloth hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Foxing to endpapers, including some quite heavy foxing to half-title. No inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear. 224pp. 133 b/w plates.. In this book, Brassai shares photographs of many of the artists who he befriended during the 1930s and beyond, including Dali, Braque, Kokoschka and Lipchitz. The images are accompanied by his impressions of the artists and their art, and their private lives..
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Briefe an Auguste Rodin
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Briefe an Auguste Rodin

by Rilke, Rainer Maria

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Leipzig, Germany: Insel Verlag, 1928. Book. Fair. Hardcover. Limited Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. NB: Text is in French. Pale orange paper-covered boards with title in black on label on front cover. Condition: Fair, covers are quite shelfworn, with light sunning to spine and heavier shelfwear to top of spine for the top inch or so where it joins the front cover. Text clean, no inscriptions. Binding cracked internally in three places, but holding. 88pp. This edition, based on the manuscripts of the Musee Rodin in Paris, in which some of the poet's linguistic abilities have been improved, was printed in a edition of 420 copies by Poeschel and Trepte in Leipzig. This copy is number 270..
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Browne Muggs - English Brown Stoneware

by Hildyard, Robin

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London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1985. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Softcover. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 127pp. Over 367 b/w images. This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition of English brown stoneware held at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London from September 11th to November 17th, 1985. This exhibition set out to show for the first time the full range of domestic English stonewares from c.1660 to the late 19th century. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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Burning the Box of Beautiful Things - The development of a postmodern sensibility

Burning the Box of Beautiful Things - The development of a postmodern sensibility

by Seago, Alex

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Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995. Book. Good. Soft cover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Softcover. Condition: Good, with sunning to spine and very light shelfwear to covers and sunning to spine. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 234pp. 14 colour and many b/w illustrations. In this book the author argues that it was art and design students who were among the first to be aware of and to articulate the social implications of postmodern culture..
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Catalogue of the Pictures in the National Gallery

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Pall Mall, London: W.Nicol, 1840. Book. Fair. Soft cover. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Dark brown paper covered sewn booklet, with title in black on front cover. Condition: Fair with general light shelfwear and some light soiling and a couple of small splashmarks to rear cover. Front cover has the date 1840 neatly written in ink at top. 50pp. No illustrations.This catalogue contains details of the 177 pictures in the National Gallery collection in 1840. The catalogue includes details of paintings by Titian, Poussin, Rubens and Constable, amongst others. The size and medium of each picture is given, together with a short description, and in most cases, their provenance. Scarce..
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Charles Coypel - Peintre Du Roi (1694-1752)
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Charles Coypel - Peintre Du Roi (1694-1752)

by Lefrancois, Thierry

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Paris: Arthena, 1994. Book. Very Good. Cloth. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. NB: Text is in French throughout. Blue cloth with title in gilt on spine and front cover. Condition: Very good, with some light smudging to base of textblock. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 521pp. 30 colour plates, many b/w illustrations. The first section of the book contains a detailed biography of the artist, which is followed by a Catalogue raisonne. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
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