Hardcover. NY, Assouline, 1st, 2004, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 80 pages. The evolution of the "costumes of light," the elaborate costume worn by the bullfighters in Spain, is told in this luminous memoire. The book assembles the greatest stars of the Corrida, the Spanish bullfighting arena, resplendent in their elaborately embroidered suits, for a series of stunning portraits.
Hardcover. Boston/ New York , Bulfinch Press, 1st, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 533 pages, 431 works reproduced in color. Small remainder mark to bottom edge, otherwise a bright, clean copy in a similar dust jacket. The most comprehensive look at Miro's art available in book form. In honor of Miro's 100th birthday, 1993 has been designated Miro Year, which is being celebrated with great fanfare in Europe and the U.S. This book features full-color reproductions of the artist's work on canvas and paper, from his earliest sketch to his mature works of the 1980s.
Softcover. Washington DC, National Gallery of Art, 1st, 2009, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 178 pages, color illustrations. Offers a look at the life and work of Luis Melendez, one of eighteenth-century Europe's greatest still-life painters. This catalogue details thirty of Luis Melendez's wonderful still-life paintings beautifully presented with new insights about Melendez's life, the everyday objects in his paintings, and the materials and methods he used in creating these works.
Hardcover. US, Bulfinch, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 98 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Minor tear to dust jacket front flap, else a clean, tight copy. The little-known story of Pablo Picasso and his lovable dog Lump, who is immortalized in many of Picasso's acclaimed works of art.
Hardcover. San Francisco CA, Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1st, 1997, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 267 pages, hardcover with dust jacket. A chronological look at Picasso's art during the period of the Spanish Civil War. Minor penciling throughout. Light rubbing and edgewear to dust jacket. Slight fading to dust jacket spine. Black-and-white illustrations throughout. A clean and tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Taschen, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 416 pages, color illustrated, large format. This catalog raisonne brings together Velazquez's complete works--jaw-dropingly reproduced in extra-large format with a selection of delicious enlarged details--with insightful commentary on how his paintings give equal attention to all that they contain. To him, an old woman frying eggs or a buffoon was as important as a Pope or a King. For him, form was subservient to light and color; the brushstrokes were markers to help the viewers reconstruct each picture mentally--concepts adopted vehemently by the Impressionists. Velazquez's greatest talent was creating beauty from the grotesque, imbuing each subject with a human liveliness rarely seen on canvas. In its extensive detail and comparisons, Jose Lopez-Rey's book reveals the development of this vision.
Hardcover. London, National Gallery , 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 256 pages, illustrated throughout in color. Light shelf-wear to dust jacket with small scratch on front cover. Clean, tight copy. With over 150 illustrations and an in-depth chronology, this beautifully produced and comprehensive book surveys Velazquez's entire career and explores his universal popularity. Fascinating essays by world-class Velazquez scholars address the artist's life and technique, examining his studies in Seville and Italy to his final great works at the court of Philip IV.
Hardcover. New York, Thames & Hudson, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 408 pages. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. Containing uncensored and on-the-spot observations of Picasso at home and in company, Visiting Picasso is a wonderfully vivid, spontaneous and lively record of Roland Penroses many encounters with the artist and his family, friends and associates, from their first meeting in 1936 to the artists death in 1973. Over 70 photographs, many by Penroses wife Lee Miller, illustrate the colorful cast of characters.