Softcover. NY, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, reprint, 1986, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 192 pages. Roman Vishniac's A Vanished World is an extraordinary record of the lives of German and Eastern European Jews in the years immediately preceding the Holocaust. Vishniac, a Russian Jew, began to take photographs of village life during World War I, when Russian Jews who lived near the front were accused of being German spies and were deported to Siberia. He later moved to Germany, where he witnessed the horrible events of Kristallnacht and the anti-Jewish legislation that allowed Hitler to declare his enemies stateless and therefore unworthy of international protection. As we study Vishniac's photographs--a surviving fraction of the more than 16,000 he took--we are aware that we are seeing the faces of those soon to die, witnessing a world that has all but perished. Yet that world, of shops and schools, of busy streets and quiet farms, remains with us if only as a ghostly memory, thanks in part to Vishniac's compassionate eye.
Hardcover. New York, Hatje Cantz, 1st, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 167 pages, 132 plates in duotone and color. Light wear to dust jacket. This book focuses on surprisingly atypical choices from the oeuvres of 125 seminal artists, such as Walker Evans, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alexander Rodchenko, Albert Renger-Patzsch, and Ulrich Tillman. Over 130 images in duotone and color illustrate the aesthetic differences between various styles, genres, and authors, and show diversities and affinities among different continents, cultures and periods. This extraordinary recombination of photographs by master artists offers viewers a fresh look at the world of photography.
Hardcover. Berkeley CA, University of California Press, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 407 pages, b/w photos, biographical notes, notes bibliography, index. In her own day, Ana Pauker was named "The Most Powerful Woman in the World" by Time magazine. Today, when she is remembered at all, she is thought of as the puppet of Soviet communism in Romania, blindly enforcing the most brutal and repressive Stalinist regime. Robert Levy's new biography changes the picture dramatically, revealing a woman of remarkable strength, dominated by conflict and contradiction far more than by dogmatism. Telling the story of Pauker's youth in an increasingly anti-Semitic environment, her commitment to a revolutionary career, and her rise in the Romanian Communist movement, Levy makes no attempt to whitewash Pauker's life and actions, but rather explores every contour of the complicated persona he found expressed in masses of newly accessible archival documents.
Softcover. NY, Aperture, 1st, 1990, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover. 83 pages, issue devoted to Sudek. Edge wear, rubbing to wrappers. Smudges to inside front cover and first page. Else clean and tight.
Softcover. NY, Aperture Foundation, 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 80 pages. A large, beautifully designed photography publication with many full page photographs in black and white and color. Glossy wraps. A new generation of Czech and Slovak photographers--heirs to the legacy of such modern masters as Josef Sudek and Frantisek Driktol--will be the subject of the August 1998 issue of Aperture, featuring images never before published in the West. In the Aperture tradition of investigating the contemporary photography of individual nations, Crossing Borders probes the cultural, social, and emotional climate of the post-Communist era as experienced by twenty-three photographers.
Hardcover. Paris, Bernard Giovanangeli Editeur, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 143 pages. Hardcover. French text only. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON HALF TITLE PAGE. Full color illustrations. Clean, tight copy. No dust jacket.
Middlesex, Baltimore, Victoria, Penguin Books, 1st, 1965, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, burgundy cloth covers in an edgeworn dust jacket. 370 pages, 200 black-and-white illustrations, 32 figures as drawings (floor plans, sectional and frontal views, etc), maps. Translated from the German by Elisabeth Hempel and Marguerite Kay. Clean. No slipcase.
Hardcover. Prestel, 1st, 2018, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 288 pages. profusely illustrated in color and b&w. This book assembles key works by leading artists such as Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, Max Ernst, Oskar Kokoschka, and Alfred Kubin, and artists less familiar to audiences in the United States including Friedl Dicker-Brandeis, Albert Paris GA 1/4 tersloh, Karl Hubbuch, Richard Oelze, Franz Sedlacek, Josef Scharl, and Rudolf Wacker, who will each be represented by small groups of significant works. Clean copy.
Hardcover. NY, Abrams, 1st, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 280 pages. Alessandro Bertolotti's unrivalled collection of books on nudes, amassed over thirty years, allows us to explore the history of photographic creations, from the first academic snapshots all the way up to the most audacious avant-gardists. Organized chronothematically, and accompanied by sociocultural analyses, this work presents over 160 books, from the celebrated to the obscure, and includes all the photographers who made nudes famous: Germaine Krull, Man Ray, Hans Bellmer, Bill Brandt, Araki, Robert Mapplethorpe, Pierre Molinier, Jean Saudek, and Jean-Loup Sieff. Each book is presented with its original cover and a selection of photographs laid out on double-page spreads. With over four hundred reproductions,Books of Nudesis an important reference work for every amateur photographer. Paying tribute to the innovative and often ostentatious layout of these publications, this title is also a must-have for anyone passionate about graphic design.
Hardcover. London, A. & C. Black, 1st, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, red cloth decorated in two-colors and gilt. 20 color plates by Amedee Forestier with captions on tissue guards. 127 pages. Top edge gilt. The tissue guard on Waterloo has a pencil notation, light foxing to pages otherwise clean.
Hardcover. Berlin, Brasch & Rothenstein, 1st, 1892, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 206 pages. Hardcover. Includes 2 of 3 fold-out maps. Note: Rear fold-out map is missing. Previous owners name in pencil at top of title page. Light wear. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. US, British Library, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 176 pages, illustrated in color. Clean, unmarked copy in excellent condition. Breaking the Rules draws upon the British Library's unrivalled collection of artists' books, manifestos, little magazines, literary manuscripts, sound recordings, and posters from across Europe in order to explore the rapid exchange of ideas through printed matter that marked the avant-garde movement--and led to its presence in cities as diverse as London, Brussels, Munich, Zurich, Florence, Rome, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Warsaw, Prague, Tbilisi, Budapest, and Belgrade, among others.
Hardcover. London, A. & C. Black, 1st, 1906, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, olive-green cloth decorated in two-colors and gilt. 37 color plates by Amedee Forestier with captions on tissue guards. 187 pages. Top edge gilt. Small ink notation on Preface page otherwise clean, very good.
Hardcover. Antwerp, Mercatorfonds, 1st, 1982, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, First Edition English text. Historiography of maritime Bruges. Beautifully illustrated in color and black & white. 355 pages including index. Oversize and heavy.
Hardcover. New York, New York University Press, 1st, 1970, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 274 pages. Hardcover. Previous owners name at top right corner of front endpaper. Black & white illustrations. Faint foxing to edges. Includes Errata slip. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New Haven, Yale University Press , 1st, 1940, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 76 pages of text plus 162 pages of b&w plates featuring work by this Swedish sculptor. Rust colored cloth with gilt type on spine. Light fraying to bottom of spine otherwise very good.
Hardcover. New York, Vendome Press, 1st US, 1979, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 384 pages. Black & white illustrations. Clean, tight copy in an unclipped dust jacket. In this beautiful volume, the glorious life of the incomparable Coco Chanel shines again through hundreds of illustrations and the lively prose of Edmonde Charles-Roux, her official biographer and close friend.
Hardcover. New York, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1st, 1969, Book: Near Fine, Dust Jacket: Near Fine, Exhibition catalogue for Bulgarian artist Christo. Illustrated with 71 reproductions of his often large-scale work, 3 of which are in shown in full color. Cloth bound book and dust jacket are in near fine condition; dust jacket has very slight wear some corners, book is very clean and new-looking.
Hardcover. London, George Routledge and Sons, Reprint, 1867, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Two hardcover volumes. Translated by Thomas Johnes. 102 engravings. 3/4 blue leather & patterned paper on boards, Spine with gilt & raised bands. All edges gilt. Previous owner's name stamp on front end paper. Volume 1 - 640 pages. Light wear. Clean, unmarked text. Volume 2 - 552 pages. Light wear. Clean, unmarked pages.
Hardcover. Los Angeles, CA, Ward Ritchie Press, 1st, 1971, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover. Published to accompany an exhibition at the Pasadena Art Museum. Features writings by the artist, including his proposals for monuments, as well as illustrations (mostly black/white, few color) of his sculptures and drawings. Also contains chronology of the artist's life and work. Cloth bound book is in very good condition. Dust jacket has some scratches/wear.
Hardcover. Canada, Deutscher Kunstverlag, 1st, 2012, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 159 pages. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. The material that was saved from Warsaw in 1939 included more than ten color slides. These slides are the only color photo documents showing that historic moment from the perspective of city residents. The slides were found only in recent years by the photographer's son, Sam Bryan. In addition to color slides this album also includes photographs recorded by Julien Bryan on black-and-white film at that time and iater subjected to a complicated process of colorizing. The colorizing took piace after Bryan's return to the United States in 1939.
Softcover. Amsterdam, Netherlands, Amsterdam University Press, 1st, 2009, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 290 pages. Softcover. In very good condition. Small, light smudge of soil at spine end of bottom edge, otherwise clean inside and out.
Hardcover. Cambridge MA, The MIT Press, 1st, 2002, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 311 pages, illustrated throughout. Not until the fall of the communist regime in 1989 and the end of Czechoslovakia's cultural isolation did the world begin to appreciate the Czech avant-garde photographers of the first half of the twentieth century. This first survey of Czech avant-garde photography introduces the important work of Frantisek Drtikol, Jaromir Funke, Jaroslav Rossler, Jind?ich Styrsky, Josef Sudek, and numerous others whose work made Czech photography synonymous with visions of modernity. The essays introduce the period and explore the background and connections among the photographers. Biographical profiles are also included. But the book's main attraction is its outstanding collection of duotone and color images, many published here for the first time.
Hardcover. Amsterdam, Schetern & Giltay, 1st, 1915, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, color illustrated boards, 190 pages. A collection of b&w (a few 2-color) political cartoons preceding WW I. Dutch text. Scarce.
Hardcover. France, Editions du ChIne, 1st, 2002, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 167 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket edges. A tight copy. Black & white and color photographs throughout.
Softcover. Taschen, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 580 pages. 1940-1949: Destruction and Reconstruction. This volume covers the 1940s, when fascism came to a climax and World War II led to the extensive destruction of Europe. But the second half of this decade was also a time of reconstruction, democratization, and the related search for new social values. Unlike in Nazi Germany, in fascist Italy Modernism was able to advance in architecture and design - as proved impressively by the buildings and designs by Carlo Mollino, Gian Luigi Banfi, Franco Albini, and Giuseppe Terragni that are documented herein. After the war, Organic Design emerged alongside the International style. This edition reflects upon the economic, social, and cultural problems of the time, but also shows how the force of the avant-garde continued to thrive in Italy, Switzerland, Scandinavia and the USA. Reports and features on modern industrial design and furniture, as well as domestic and business interiors stand side by side with articles about novel prefabricated houses. In publisher's shrink wrap.
Hardcover. London, B. T. Batsford, 1st, 1984, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Many b&w plates, some color, 216 pages. In this beautiful book, Aileen Ribeiro surveys the clothing worn by the middle and upper classes throughout Europe in the eighteenth century and discusses what this meant in terms of social definition and identity. Ribeiro, one of the world's premier historians of dress, also looks at such subjects as developments in retailing and distribution, etiquette, the rise of the dress designer and couturier, the evolution of ready-made clothes, fancy dress and the masquerade. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Florence, Flor & Findel, 3rd, 1907, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 254 pages. Tipped in illustrations and photographs. Age discoloration to pages, beveled brown leather over covers with three bands on spine continued on front and back cover ending in flor de lis decoration. Rubbing all edges. front and rear hinge cracked.
Hardcover. Boston, Little, Brown and Company, 1st, 1970, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: Fair, 272 pages. Hardcover. Red cloth cover with gilt titles. Black & white illustrations. Dust jacket with tears, creasing along edges. Clean, unmarked pages.
Hardcover. Montreal, Drawn & Quarterly, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 140 pages. Hardcover NO dust jacket. Black and white comic. Clean, unmarked copy with minor wear to boards. Award-winning comix-journalist Joe Sacco goes behind the scene of war correspondence to reveal the anatomy of the big scoop. He begins by returning us to the dying days of Balkan conflict and introduces us to his own fixer; a man looking to squeeze the last bit of profit from Bosnia before the reconstruction begins. Thanks to a complex relationship with the fixer Joe discovers the crimes of opportunistic warlords and gangsters who run the countryside in times of war. But the west is interested in a different spin on the stories coming out of Bosnia. Almost ten years later, Joe meets up with his fixer and sees how the new Bosnian government has "dealt" with these criminals and Joe ponders who is holding the reins of power these days...
Hardcover. London, Collins, 1st , 1948, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, translated from French by D.I. Wilton. 20 tipped-in color plates, 131 black & white plates. Front hinge cracked otherwise very good in a very good dust jacket.
Hardcover. New York , George H. Doran, unknown, ND, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, red cloth, 249 pages. Faint foxing to edges, Previous owner's inscription on front end paper, else a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. London, Hamish Hamilton, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 496 pages. SIGNED BY THEROUX on title page. In 1975 a young and ambitious writer named Paul Theroux made his literary mark by taking the 28,000-mile intercontinental journey via rail from London to Tokyo and back home again. Thirty years later, an older and wiser Theroux decided to retrace his steps. The result is Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, a fascinating account of the places you vaguely knew existed, yet definitely should know something about. Get on board Theroux's fast-moving travelogue, which features some of the most astute commentary on our distorted notions of time, space, and each other in the age of jet speed, broadband connections, and cultural extinction. A railway journey through Eastern Europe, India, and Asia. Clean copy
Hardcover. New York, Kennedy Galleries, Inc., & Da Capo Press, reprint, 1969, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Biography of painter Gilbert Stuart. Contains 7 black/white illustrations; 6 are reproductions of Stuart's work, and one is a portrait of the artists himself. Very good condition; brown cloth with gilt lettering, corner of the back cover bumped. This edition is an unabridged republication of the first edition published in Cambridged, Massachusetts, in 1932. It is reprinted by arrangement with Harvard University Press.
Hardcover. Dublin, Dolmen Editions, First Edition, 1977, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 78 pages. Hardcover. Limited to 650 copies. Black cloth boards with white printed decoration & white titles to spine. Ink paintings by Louis le Brocquy in black & white throughout. Previous owner's bookplate to front endpaper. Clean, unmarked, tight copy. No dust jacket.
Hardcover. New York, Other Press, 1st US, 2002, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 584 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket edges. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. Publishers note within. A tight copy.
Hardcover. NY, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1st, 1986, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 499 pages, profusely illustrated throughout with 562 plates, including 148 in full color. Previous owner's blind stamp on front end paper. Light shelf-wear to dust jacket, else a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1st English, 1972, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 527 pages. Hardcover. Previous owners name and brief inscription on front endpaper. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Dust jacket with light wear. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Steidl, 1st, 2009, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 312 pages. In the 1930s, Gotthard Schuh was one of Switzerland's leading photojournalists, an influence to Robert Frank among others. Today, he remains among the great unknowns of European photography. This is the first major overview.
Hardcover. Cambridge, U.K. ; New York, Cambridge University Press, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 442 pages. Light shelf-wear to dust jacket with slight sun-fade on spine. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Paris, Corbet Aine Libraire, 1st Thus, 1836, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 2 leather bound volumes. FRENCH TEXT. Black & white illustrations, each volume with fold-out map in rear. Volume 1 with rubbing, chipping to leather covers. 1" piece of leather missing at bottom of spine. Marbled endpapers. Light foxing throughout. Volume 2 with rubbing, chipping to leather covers. Marbled endpapers. Light to moderate foxing throughout. Both volumes with clean, unmarked texts.
Hardcover. New York, Robert Carter & Brothers, Reprint, 1867, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 184 pages. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Foxing to pages. Cloth covers rubbed along edges and corners. Chipping to cloth at top and bottom of spine.
Hardcover. New York, Abbeville Press, 1st, 1992, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 496 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket in slipcase. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to slipcase edges. A tight copy. Color illustrations throughout.