Hardcover. New Haven CT, Yale University Press, 1st, 2005, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 126 pages. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. Thomas Eakins wrote and illustrated this drawing manual for students, based on his famous lectures at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. After his forced resignation in 1886, Eakins abandoned plans to publish the manual. The manuscript and illustrations remained in his studio, where they were recovered after the death of the artist's widow in 1988. Published here for the first time, the drawing manual offers readers a unique opportunity to meet Eakins in his own words.
Hardcover. Boston, Geo. H. Ellis Co., 1st, 1905, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 90 pages. INSCRIBED NEW YORK MUNSELL ON FRONT ENDPAPER. Brown boards, dark brown cloth spine, top edge stain, full-color tissue-protected frontispiece, lovely b&w illustrated figures throughout. Ex-lib copy with partially removed paper label to spine bottom, bookplate to paste-down front endpaper, and inscription to front endpaper. Mild rubbing and edgewear to covers, pages very crisp and unmarked, tight binding; overall, a very clean, tight copy of an inscribed, scare book.
Hardcover. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1st, 1949, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Fair, 60 pages, illustrated with many instructional drawings in b&w and red by Brown. Yellow cloth covers, dust jacket very worn, chipped, pieces gone from spine.
Hardcover. Chicago, Rand, McNally and Co., 1st, 1889, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Scarce. 80 pages, b&w illustrations, patterned endpapers. Light blue cloth covers w/ gilt and red lettering and design. Rubbing, soiling to covers. Small stamp on front fly leaf. Light soiling to fore-edge. Else a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. US, Titan Books, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 128 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Black and white pictures throughout.
Hardcover. New Haven, CT, Yale University Press, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 320 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Very clean, unmarked copy with only minor edgewear. Illustrated with full-color reproductions of the artists' works, including some that have been published and others not originally intended for publication, such as sketchbooks and personal projects. Additional illustrations show behind-the-scenes working processes of the cartoonists and particular works by others that have influenced or inspired them. Through the eyes of these artists, we see with a new clarity the achievement of contemporary cartoonists and the extraordinary possibilities of comic art.
Hardcover. New York, Watson - Guptill, 1st, 1949, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 160 pages. Illustrated with black & white examples of pen and ink drawing and brush techniques. Previous owners signature on front endpaper and bookplate on inside front cover. Light wear to dust jacket.
Hardcover. NY, InterVisual, 1st, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover. Eight intricate and highly designed pop ups engineered by James Diaz. This book takes everyday paper and creates origami that pops! Imagine legal paper transformed into a paper bird orgiami and then it pops off the page.
Hardcover. Burlington, Owl Press, 1st, 1900, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 238 pages. Full color and black & white illustrations. Gilt title on cover and spine. A very nice copy of this rare book.
Hardcover. New York , Mark Batty Publisher, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 286 pages, a comprehensive and inspirational guide to editorial design packed with contemporary examples of sophisticated and effective solutions for virtually any design challenge. Moser's thorough understanding of the process, combined with intriguing juxtapositions of layouts, no-nonsense comments and original insight make for an entertaining and useful book. Chapters range from Grid Systems and Formats to Covers, Logos and Inside Pages, Types of Page and Themes, even a section on the design of magazine spines-illustrated with over 1500 examples from publications around the world, and drawn from the author's personal collection of over one million magazines! A great reference book for all graphic designers, art directors and editorial writers.
Paperback. Minneapolis, Art Instruction Inc., 1st wraps, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, large format. Rubin was a journeyman illustrator of the 40's & 50's whose work appeared in many ads & magazine stories. Short biography. Color, black & whtie illust. 32 pages. Light water stain to top corner otherwise very good,
Hardcover. London, Zwemmer, 1st UK, 1950, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Fair, Hardcover, 50 pages of text followed by 66 plates, several in color. Originally published in Paris in 1939, this is the first English translation by W.J. Strachan. Dust jacket worn, chipped soiled. Book is clean, very good. Andre Lhote (5 July 1885 - 24 January 1962) was a French Cubist painter of figure subjects, portraits, landscapes and still life. He was also active and influential as a teacher and writer on art.
Hardcover. New York , Mark Batty Publisher, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 374 pages. This beautifully typeset and illustrated book offers a singular collection of 35 in-depth articles on typography and the printing arts, from the earliest type design techniques to the latest in digital typeface and design development. Originally printed in Matrix, the renowned and highly respected journal of the printing arts, the articles cover a number of individual typefaces, techniques of making type using both historical and contemporary means, and arguments for the continuing use of obsolete printing technologies. Here too are detailed examinations of book design, ornamentation, and mathematical and other non-Latin typography.
Hardcover. New York , Watson Guptill, 1st, 1986, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 144 pages illustrated in color. The author was a successful New York illustrator and tells us her working methods in this instructional book. Bright, clean copy in a similar dust jacket.