Hardcover. New York, Arno Press, reprint, 1976, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 415 pages with 18 Color and 136 Black and White Plates. Cream colored boards. A reprint of the 1931 Doubleday edition. Some foxing to boards and edges, else very good. No dust jacket, as issued. Light smudging to covers and top and bottom edge. Else a very clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Albuquerque, University of New Mexico Press, 1st, 1983, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 228 page, illustrated throughout with 126 plates in b&w. Lightly bumped corners and mild shelf-wear, else a clean, tight copy. Artists include: James McNeill Whistler, Joseph Pennell, Albert Sterner, Margaret Lowengrund, Tatyana Grosman, June Wayne, George Bellows, Thomas Hart Benton, Rockwell Kent, and others.
Hardcover. Greenwich, Ct., 1st, 1971, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 128 pages, illustrated throughout in b&w. Black cloth with gilt title to spine. Yellow pictorial dust jacket. Light wear to edges, slight soiling to covers, else a very nice, tight copy.
Hardcover. Boston, The Colonial Society of Massachusetts, 1st, 1973, Book: Near Fine, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in near fine condition with dust jacket in very good condition (minor nicks and wear to back cover and edges). pp. xxv, 294; frontispiece portrait, title-page vignette, and 143 illustrations throughout the text, many full-page.
Softcover. US, Block Museum/Northwestern Univ., 1st, 1988-01-01, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 321 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Contains works by Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Otto Mueller, Emil Nolde, Max Pechstein, and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Light edgewear to wrappers, faint foxing to top edge, else a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Arno Press, reprint, 1976, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 227 pages plus 112 b&w and color plates. Cream colored boards. Light smudging to covers and edges. Else a very clean, tight copy. A facsimile reprint of the 1935 first edition, a study of 19th century lithography in California.
Hardcover. New Haven CT, Yale University Press, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 256 pages. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. Widely known for his vibrant paintings that employ a variety of styles--including abstraction, figuration, pop, and cartoon--Carroll Dunham (b. 1949) is also one of the most prolific printmakers of his generation. An integral part of his artistic process, Dunham's prints combine the spontaneity and drama of his paintings with the careful premeditation demanded of the medium. His imagery--which shares the wickedly cartoony semi-abstractions of his paintings--is transformed, refined, and often intensified in his graphic work.Carroll Dunham Prints documents the artist's entire print archive--which includes nearly 300 lithographs, etchings, drypoints, linocuts, wood engravings, screenprints, digital prints, and most recently, monotypes--the majority of which have never before been published. The authors examine the significance of printmaking to Dunham's overall oeuvre, his innate sensitivity toward the systematic materials and procedures of printmaking, his inventive approach to this process, and the evolution of his imagery. It also features an insightful essay by Dunham that discusses his journey as a printmaker and his discoveries of the medium.
Hardcover. New York, Clarkson N. Potter, inc., 1st, 1973, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 246 pages. Hardcover. Color and b/w illustrations throughout. Dust jacket unclipped. Just a little yellowing to dust jacket flaps, otherwise very clean inside and out. In very good condition.
Hardcover. NY, Prestel, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, illustrated boards, 200 pages. This essential volume on Chuck Close's innovative and groundbreaking techniques presents a life's work in printmaking by one of the most influential artists of our time. Since the retrospective exhibition of Chuck Close's prints first began touring in 2003, it has visited some 20 venues around the world, even as the artist has persisted in working prolifically and brilliantly in various print media. Revealing the full arc of Close's career in printmaking, including his most recent work and technical achievements, this book features everything from woodcuts, Woodbury types, and anamorphic etchings to felt hand-stamp prints, pulp-paper multiples, and watercolor pigment prints. With a thorough introduction, an essay by the distinguished scholar Richard Shiff, and interviews with the artist and master printmakers, this classic study will stand as the definitive reference on Close's print practice for years to come.
Hardcover. Tokyo, Kodansha, 1st, 1967, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 187 pages. Large format. Illustrated with full color and black & white examples of of fine contemporary prints from Japan. Dust jacket shows wear with dime sized chunk missing at top of spine and piece missing at bottom left corner of rear flap. Clean, tight copy. May require additional postage. "Contemporary Japanese Prints" is a fine, beautifully printed folio book--just the way art books should be. Written by a key art historian and critic as well as museum director, it serves as an excellent and eye-opening overview of just what the straightforward title indicates, artistic prints by Japanese artists then currently active as of 1967. Kawakita's introduction is clear and concise but properly informative, defining this art form's general characteristics and then outlining its modern history, starting with its rise in the early twentieth century. Contrary to what one might expect, these prints are almost totally unrelated to Japan's rather famous ukiyo-e prints of the early modern period, these modern "hanga" instead representing the creative vision and artistic labor of one individual artist. And well, a picture's worth a thousand words, so the bulk of the book presents a selection of 150 prints by 119 artists--47 color plates and 103 monochrome plates.
Hardcover. New York, Arno Press, reprint, 1976, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcovers, 2 volumes complete. 331 + 404 pages with 354 plates. Originally printed by Doubleday, Doran in 1929. In this edition the color illustrations are reproduced in black-and-white.. Cream colored boards. Light smudging to covers and edges. Else a very clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Buffalo, Firefly Books, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 178 pages. Illustrated in full color. An appreciation by Annie Proulx. A clean, bright copy. David Blackwood's prints illustrate the aura of Newfoundland in years gone by: the sea, the ships, mummering, etc. Text is by William Gough, novelist, screenwriter and fellow Newfoundlander, and there is also an "appreciation" by novelist and Blackwood admirer Annie Proulx. A Chronology of Blackwood's life and art is at the rear.
Hardcover. Boston, Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, 1st, 1979, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 357 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Faint foxing to dust jacket flaps and top edge, else a nice, tight copy.
Hardcover. Los Angeles, CA, Aperient Press, 4th printing, 2001, Book: Very Good, 220 pages. Hardcover with no dust jacket. Very clean, unmarked copy with only minor edgewear. Many full color illustrations and black & white sketches throughout. Tight copy. Yes, that's right, this fancy hardcover book reproduces tons of Coop's posters and stickers and thangs, all in color. Step right up. "While illustrating record covers and ads for Long Gone John Mermis of Sympathy for the Record Industry, Coop made the acquaintance of the popular poster artist Frank Kozik. With Frank's influence, Coop set off in a career direction that eventually put him on the same level enjoyed by the psychedelic poster artists (Griffin, Moscoso, Kelley & Mouse, etc.) three decades earlier. Doing poster work with name bands, like Rocket From The Crypt, Soundgarden, Nirvana, and the Lords of Acid, elevated Coop's public visibility, and with it his recognition. . But the number one, singular form of expression that regurgitated his name from ear-to-ear was his aptitude for emblematic imagery which began showing up on stickers. Common is the sight of plump female figures, in coy positions (sometimes femme devils), as pressure sensitive stickers, glaring off the back window of some young gentleman's primer grey old car (and a lot of new cars too). It is with this kind of exposure that the name Coop has come to typify art for many people who simply like visual stimuli. And, of course, this visual voice speaks just as clearly (but more permanently) in the form of tattoo design. As I mentioned in the beginning, Coop doesn't exploit the occult metaphysics of satanic malarkey. Why should he? This gifted wonder-boy is the devil himself." - from the forward by Robert Williams
Softcover. Los Angeles :, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1st, 1984, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Exhibition catalog. 191 pages, illustrated throughout with numerous plates in b&w. Cream dye-cut textured wrappers. Light wear and staining to covers, else a very nice, tight copy.
Softcover. Los Angeles, Wilshire Bank, Ltd. Ed., Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Signed in the plate by Ruscha. An upscale promotional print that was offered to new customers of The Wilshire Bank in Los Angeles. In the early 80s, the bank's ad agency suggested an off-beat idea to attract upscale accounts. Tony Haller, one of the partners of Haller Schwartz, knew Ed Ruscha from the ertist's early days in LA. He was able to arrange a limited number of the prints for the promotion. The number is unknown but estimated 200-300. The image features a landscape of the Hollywood hills and it's iconic sign against the early evening sky. Horizontal format, image size 00 X 00", total print 00 X 00".
Hardcover. New York, Prestel, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 10 x 13", 207 pages. Color and b&w images. Widely considered one of the major works of Expressionist printmaking, this series of spectacular woodcuts by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner is presented for the first time in a comprehensive study, specifically designed to allow readers a full understanding of the artist's achievement. No dust jacket issued.
Softcover. Berlin GR, Walther Konig/Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, 1st, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 56 pages, color and b&w illustrations. Collection of new works on paper by the German neo-Expressionist Georg Baselitz is beautifully printed on deluxe paper and includes a tipped in centerfold on glossy paper. Here Baselitz revisits and remixes early works in fresh new ways. Bright, clean copy. English and German text.
Hardcover. New York, Macmillan Publishing, 1st , 1983, Book: Near Fine, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 312 pages, illustrated throughout with drawings in b&w. Black blind-stamped boards, brown cloth spine with gilt title. White pictorial dust jacket. Light wear to covers and spine, else a very nice, tight copy.
Softcover. New York, Da Capo, 1st, 1977, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 14 pages + 100 prints in b&w. Green pictorial stiff wrappers with some wear to spine and slight rubbing to covers, otherwise a nice, tight copy.
Hardcover. US, Prestel Pub, 1st, 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 218 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Clean, tight copy. Color prints throughout. Minor wear on corners. Hokusai was one of the great masters of the Japanese woodblock print. His exquisite compositions and dynamic use of colour set him apart from other printmakers, and his unequalled genius influenced both Japanese and a whole generation of Western artists. This book reproduces the artist's finest works in plates that convey the full variety of his invention, each of which is provided with an informative commentary. In his introduction, Hokusai expert Matthi Forrer traces the artist's career and defines his place in relation to his contemporaries and to the history of Japanese art. Examining all genres of the artist's prolific output - including images of city life, maritime scenes, landscapes, views of Mount Fuji, bird and flower illustrations, literary scenes, waterfalls and bridges - "Hokusai: Prints and Drawings" provides a detailed account of the artist's genius.
Hardcover. Boston, MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 256 pages, profusely illustrated. From the 1890s through the turn of the century, there was a flourishing of new, imaginative art and craft throughout Europe that we now know as Art Nouveau. The Netherlands experienced an inventive variant of this art and design phenomenon, but until now it has been largely overshadowed by its counterparts in other countries, especially France. This richly illustrated book is the first in English to celebrate the Dutch contribution to Art Nouveau through a tour of more than 100 works on paper--posters, decorative calendars and illustrated books, as well as prints and drawings. These innovative works of graphic design reveal the progressive Dutch artists' conscious reaction against the past, their inspiration in natural forms and exotic cultures, and their embrace of the principle that art should transform everyday life. They also show how the New Art--Nieuwe Kunst in Dutch--coexisted and sometimes intertwined in the Netherlands with other artistic strands, including persistent realist trends, Symbolism and the emergence of modernism. Included here are early drawings by well-known artists Vincent van Gogh and Bart van der Leck, as well as new discoveries from Jan Toorop, Theo Nieuwenhuis, Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita, Theo Hoytema, G. W. Dijsselhof and C. A. Lion Cachet. This beautifully illustrated book is the first in English to celebrate the Dutch contribution to Art Nouveau through a tour of over one hundred posters, decorative calendars, and illustrated books, as well as prints and drawings. With text by Clifford S. Ackley, one of the leading specialists on Dutch prints and drawings, Holland on Paper in the Age of Art Nouveau provides a fascinating and visually rewarding introduction to a rich and creative artistic era.
Hardcover. New York, W W Norton , 1st, 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 224 pages. Hardcover with clear plastic dust jacket. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Color and black and white pictures throughout.
Hardcover. Tucson, University of Arozona, 1st, 1974, Book: Near Fine, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 221 pages illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Limited edition, 1/2500 copies. Green cloth with dark green title to spine. White pictorial dust jacket with minor wear to edges, else like new. 4 color, 147 bw plates. Catalogue at rear lists 184 works. Foreword by John I.H. Baur. Introduction by Martin H. Bush. Main essay by Sheldon Reich, with notes. Includes reproductions of many etchings. A terrific copy of this uncommon title.
hardcover. London, Phaidon Press, 2nd, 1954, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Fair, Hardcover. 139 pages. Contains numerous color plates tipped-in. Also contains black & white prints. Some rubbing to corners and spine edge. Dust jacket with edgewear, chipping, soiling, small tears.
Hardcover. US, Taschen, 1st, 1999-10-01, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 200 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Light edgewear and rubbing to dust jacket, else a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, The Museum of Modern Art, 1st, 1986, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover. Published to accompany an exhibition celebrating the prints of Jasper Johns. Includes 106 reproductions (43 color, many full-page) of pieces by Johns. Also contains many statements by the artist within the essay by Riva Castleman. Near fine condition, only slight wrinkling on the dust jacket.
Hardcover. Paris, Maeght Editeur, 1st Ltd. Ed., 1977, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 217 pages, #647 of 5000, off-white cloth covers with black lettering on spine. Color and b&w illustrations including 5 original lithographic plates and lithographic wrap-around dust jacket. Dust jacket with minor edgewear, acetate wrapper chipped, worn.
Softcover. Columbia, University of Missouri Press, 1st, 1967, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 62 pages. 69 B&W plates. White pictorial cover with slight soiling to spine and back cover. Overall, a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Watson-Guptill Publications, 1st, 1979, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 88 pages. 33 full page color plates. The first full-scale, illustrated study of John Twachtman's life and work, taking the artist's "dramatic transformation from dark to light" to the surface. Pictorial dust jacket with minor edgewear. Brown cloth. A very nice, clean and crisp copy.
Softcover. Washington DC, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and Smithsonian Institution Press, 1st, 1978, Book: Near Fine, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover exhibition catalog. 108 pages, illustrated in color and b&w. Gray pictorial stiff wrappers. Minor wear to edges and spine, else like new.
Hardcover. Watkins Glen, NY, Century House, 1st, 1971, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 192 pages illustrated in color and b&w. Purple leatherette, pictorial dust jacket. Like new. In shrinkwrap. Definitive biography of Louis Prang, Victorian color lithographer, artist, and art educator. Includes a checklist of Prang's chromolithographs, annotated bibliography, appendices, index. 16 full-page color plates, and countless illustrations.
Hardcover. Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1st, 1995, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. Artwork by John Baldessari, Chris Burden. Contributions by Bruce Davis.
Softcover. New York, Abbeville, 1st, 1980, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 154 pages, color illustrations throughout. Very light wear to corners. Else a very clean, tight copy. Mary Cassatt's paintings and prints have long been treasured as some of the finest examples of Impressionist art. A rebel by the Victorian standards of her time, Mary Cassatt moved from the art schools of staid Philadelphia to the boulevards of Paris, where the young Impressionist movement was flourishing. Degas, her friend and mentor, encouraged her involvement in the new art movement.Cassatt's luminous, observant, and innovative works-chiefly interiors with women and children-helped define Impressionism and have been compared to Raphael's paintings for their beauty and dignity. Frank Getlein, noted art critic and historian, has selected 72 of Cassatt's finest works, each reproduced here in full color. His accompanying text relates the intimate details of her life to her paintings while clearly defining her relation to fellow artists and her place in modern art.
Hardcover. New York, George Braziller, 1st, 1990, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 231 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Very clean, unmarked copy with only minor edgewear. 124 color prints. 13 gatefold illustrations especially valuable: nearly 5 feet wide when opened. Textual material includes descriptions of each screen reproduced, a glossary, and short biographies of the artists whose work is presented.
Hardcover. New York, Princeton Architectural Press, 1st, 2011, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 184 pages. Hardcover with no dust jacket. Very clean, unmarked copy still in publisher shrink-wrap. In Menus for Chez Panisse, Curtan presents four decades of menus including dinners for special guests such as Julia Child, Hillary Clinton, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and James Beard with notes about the menus, the artwork, the occasions, and, of course, the food.
Paperback. np, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Unpaginated. Delicate softcover in green wraps, with white spine. 9.5" x 15". Cover is faded with some rubbing. 18 prints on rice paper from the urns at the Mieu Temple in Vietnam. No date or publisher.
Softcover. New York, David & Long , 1st, 1979, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 148 pages, b&w and color illustrations. Light rubbing, soiling to wrappers. Spine slightly cocked. Else a clean, tight copy.
Softcover. New York, David & Long , 1st, 1979, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 148 pages, b&w and color illustrations. Light rubbing, soiling to wrappers. Previous price sticker on back cover. Else a clean, tight copy.
Softcover. NY, Abrams, 1st, 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 203 illustrations with 188 color plates. Nancy Graves (1939 - 1995) was an American sculptor, painter, printmaker, and sometime-filmmaker known for her focus on natural phenomena like camels or maps of the moon. Her works are included in many public collections, including those of the National Gallery of Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the National Gallery of Australia, and the Walker Art Center. She was the first woman to receive a solo retrospective at the Whitney Museum. Clean, bright copy.
Hardcover. Boston, Joseph Knight, 1st, 1892, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Floral decorated boards with a green cloth spine that has an ornate gilt design. Ten pages printed on thin Japanese tissue tipped to heavier paper. Earliest work by the Victorian photographer Mrs. Mary A.N. Gray Bartlett. The words done in calligraphy. Moderate foxing to title page and some light foxing to a few other pages. Mother Goose page has vertical crease across Mother Goose image, and very fine ripples in paper. Despite the fragility of the plates, all are intact. Scarce.
Hardcover. Germany, Hatje Cantz Publishers, 1st, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 303 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Color and Black and white pictures throughout. This catalogue raisonne of Picasso's lithographic work contains 855 pieces with entries for every printed sheet as an individual work, including test and state printings, and unpublished sheets. Scholarly essays from various contributors. Light fraying to bottom spine cover.
Hardcover. Berkeley, University of California, 1st, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 292 pages. Hardcover with sunned dust jacket. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON FRONT FLY LEAF. Clean and tight copy. Color and black and white photographs throughout.
Softcover. Rutland, VT, Charles E. Tuttle Company, Reprint, 1969, Book: Near Fine, Dust Jacket: Near Fine, hardcover, 197 pages, illustrated throughout in b&w. Red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Gray dust jacket, price clipped, with light wear to covers, else like new. In original publishers cardboard slip case.
Softcover. London, Imperial War Museums, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 96 pages. Softcover. Very clean, unmarked copy with only minor edgewear. Posters of the First World War collects more than one hundred posters from America, Britain, France, Germany, and Italy that showcase renewed concern among the warring nations with national character and conduct.
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 , Hudson Hills Press , 1st, 1997, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 453 pages, cloth binding, dj, new copy still in publisher's shrinkwrap. 381 color & 107 b/w illustrations, 453 pages, 9x12. Published in conjunction with the exhibition Claes Oldenburg: Printed Stuff, held at the Madison Art Center, Madison, Wisconsin, Apr. 27-July 27, 1997, and at other places.
Hardcover. New York, John Day, 1st, 1927, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, red cloth covers, 9 page introduction by Calkins, followed by 50 b&w plates. The best of ad brochures and catalogs from the 1920s. Internally clean, cloth spine has wear, chipping to top and bottom otherwise very good.
Hardcover. NY, Knoedler Publishing, 1, 1980, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover D.J. 362 p. 217 color plates and 75 black-and-white illustrations; bibliographic notes; Chronology; Exhibitions; Collections; The Silkscreen Print by Fritz Eichenberg; Index of titles. 12 x 113/8. Bound in white cloth with a tipped-on paper illustration of elephants on the front cover and gilt-stamped title on spine.