Softcover. New York, New Modern Age Book, 1st, 1939, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Unpaginated. Soft cover with heavy chipping on fragile paper wrappers. Front gutter shows separating. 65 black and white drawings by Luis Quintanilla.
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. Spain, Editorial Labor, 1st , 1955, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Spanish editions. 1,080 pages. Black & white photos, drawings. Both with 3/4 leather, spine with gilt lettering. Vol I with stain to endpapers. Vol. II page 1029 with bottom corner crease. Both with browning to black leather spines, bottom edgewear.
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.
Hardcover. Madrid, La Fabrica Editorial, 1st, 2012, Two volumes housed in a black paper-covered slipcase with black silk ribbon and text to spine. Cool and warm gray limp buckram boards with debossed text to front boards and spines. Full color photographs and illustrations throughout, some of which are fold-out pages. Both English and Spanish text throughout. An unread copy. Exuding bold sexuality and brash Pop color, the posters and photographs of Juan Gatti have defined the graphic face of contemporary Spanish cinema for more than 30 years. Gatti's design work is closely identified with the films of Pedro Almodovar, with whom Gatti has closely collaborated since Almodovar's breakthrough movie, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988). As a boy growing up in Argentina, Gatti was steeped in the iconography of Catholicism, fashion magazine photography and comics. During his student years, anticipating a career in art, he found himself especially impressed by the graphic dazzle of psychedelia: "I was intrigued by the psychedelic graphics that were emerging from the west coast, such as those by Victor Moscoso and those that came out of Haight Ashbury." In 1980 Gatti relocated to Madrid, and soon made a name for himself as a designer of splashy, sexy film posters, working with directors such as Alex de la Iglesia, Fernando Trueba, Gerardo Vera, Manuel Gomez Pereira and Gonzalo Suarez. Very large and heavy item. DOMESTIC SHIPPING ONLY.
Hardcover. Chicago, University Of Chicago Press, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 227 pages. One of the leading artists of his generation, the Spanish sculptor Juan Munoz (1953-2001) was known for his diverse and highly original body of work centering on the narrative possibilities of figures in environments. Juan Munoz illustrates in full color approximately sixty works, including sculptures, drawings, and several major installations, which were included in a major exhibition presented by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and the Art Institute of Chicago in October 2001.
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. 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. Ciudad de Mexico, Frente de Afirmacio?n Hispanista, 1st, 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 286 pages, 23 overhead transparencies in an envelope laid in. Text in English and Spanish. Translated by Henry Hinds. Introduction by Fredo Arias De La Canal. Color plates throughout,
Hardcover. NY, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1st, 1911, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, bright yellow paper covered boards printed and decorated in black. Illustrated endpapers. 146 pages, Penfield's graphic impressions of Spain, including the bull fights. With 28 tipped-in color illustrations of various sizes throughout the text. A very good or somewhat better copy spine a bit soiled, edges a bit dusty but overall a handsome 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. NOTE: DUE TO SIZE AND WEIGHT, DOMESTIC SHIPPING ONLY.
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.