Hardcover. New York, Random House, 1st, 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 548 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Black and white pictures throughout. Previous owner's bookplate on front end paper. Light soil to dust jacket.
Hardcover. New York , Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped jacket. SIGNED BY MCCLINTOCK on title page. When Simon's older sister, Adele, picks him up from school, he has his hat and gloves and scarf and sweater, his coat and knapsack and books and crayons, and a drawing of a cat he made that morning. Adele makes Simon promise to try not to lose anything. But as they make their way home, distractions cause Simon to leave something behind at every stop. What will they tell their mother?
Hardcover. France, Arthaud, 1st, 1967, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 209 pages. French text. Minor dust jacket edge wear and tear with minor yellowing on inside flaps. Otherwise, a very clean and tight copy.
Hardcover. Giverney, France, Library of Congress/Musee d'Art Giverny, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 200 pages. Lovely copy. Minor wear to dust jacket, else like new. An exhibition held in Paris a century ago demonstrated the key role American women photographers played in the international pictorialist movement. Each of the 29 artists, including such well-known figures as Gertrude Kaesebier, Amelia van Buren and Zaida Ben-Yusuf, is represented in a selection of approximately 70 breathtaking color plates drawn from the Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection at the Library of Congress and the National Museum of American History. The photographs include landscapes, portraiture, genre scenes, and still-lifes, all of which are evocatively composed and delicately toned using a variety of photographic techniques.
Hardcover. Washington DC, Library of Congress/Musee d'Art Giverny, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Like new in publishers shrink-wrap. Hardcover exhibition catalog with a dust jacket. 200 pages, 218 bw plates. An exhibition held in Paris a century ago demonstrated the key role American women photographers played in the international pictorialist movement. The accomplishment of these professional and amateur photographers clearly demonstrated a mastery of the medium and made a strong impression on those in attendance. Ambassadors of Progress explores this largely unknown event. Each of the 29 artists, including such well-known figures as Gertrude Kaesebier, Amelia van Buren and Zaida Ben-Yusuf, is represented in a selection of approximately 70 breathtaking color and b&w plates.
Hardcover. NY, Flammarion, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 80 pages illustrated in b&w. A previously unpublished body of work from the late, great photographer Andre Kertesz, featuring a collection of photographs that capture the ephemeral beauty of Paris in 1963. Andre Kertesz, a master photographer of the twentieth century, was a pioneer in photographic composition and photojournalism who gained critical acclaim for his image distortions. Born in Hungary, he moved from Paris to New York during World War II. In 1963, he returned to Paris and took more than 2,000 black-and-white photographs and nearly 500 slides that capture the city's essence--from Montmartre to the banks of the Seine to its gardens and parks. Kertesz edited these photographs into book form, but the work was set aside and was only recently rediscovered in his archives, twenty-five years after his death. The previously unpublished material is reproduced here as he originally intended and completed with archival documents and a critical essay.
Hardcover. New Haven CONNECTICUT, Yale University Press, 1st, 2002, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 255 pages, illustrated with 103 color and 262 b&w plates. Still in publisher's shrinkwrap. Anne Vallayer-Coster (1744-1818) was one of the most talented still-life painters of the French school. Her exquisite paintings, today located in some of the world's finest museums, were admired and collected by many of her contemporaries, including Marie Antoinette, who became the artist's most important patron.
Softcover. Paris, Books & Co., 1st, 1999, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 169 pages. A volume on French Art Nouveau design, architecture and interior decoration. Features designs by Emile Galle, Alphonse Mucha, Paul Signac and others. Color illustrations throughout.
Hardcover. Los Angeles, CA, Getty Research Institute, 1st, 2009, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 416 pages. Hardcover with no dust jacket. Very clean, unmarked copy still in publishers shrink-wrap. Art of the Defeat provides an unflinching look at the art scene in France during the German occupation. Black and white photographs throughout.
Hardcover. Boston, Houghton Mifflin , 1st, 1931, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 256 pages, illustrated with 4 color plates, many b&w drawings by Margaret Freeman. Blue cloth covers with red design, spine faded. Previous owner's bookplate on inside front cover, otherwise clean, very good internally.
Hardcover. Wilmington, DE, Scholarly Resources Inc., 1st, 1984, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 298 pages. Hardcover. Dust jacket unclipped. Cover boards bound in blue, gilt title on spine and front cover. Dust jacket has a touch of agewear, A little foxing on top edge. Clean inside, binding tight, in great shape.
Hardcover. Paris, Les Belles Lettres , 1st, 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 211 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket edges. A tight copy. Color illustrations throughout. FRENCH TEXT.
Hardcover. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1st, 1949, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 374 pages. Hardcover. Dust jacket with short tape repaired tears along edges, fading to spine. Clean, unmarked pages.
Hardcover. New York, Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, Inc., 1st US, 1975, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 319 pages. Hardcover. Previous owners bookplate on preliminary pages. 16 pages of black & white illustrations. Foxing to top edge. Dust jacket with chipping along edges.
Hardcover. Boston, Bulfinch, 1st thus, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 96 pages, 62 b&w duotone photographs by Brassai. Foreword by Morand. Large format, very good in an unclipped dust jacket.
Hardcover. NY, Thames & Hudson, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 312 pages, pictorial boards with black cloth spine. Brassai (1899-1984) was the first and is still the most famous photographer to chronicle Paris after dark. Born in Hungary, he came to the French capital in 1924, working first as a journalist and then embracing photography, but it was the Paris of the 1930s that forms the bedrock of his body of work. Walking the city's streets at night, Brassai captured a previously unseen world on camera. He shows us every face and every facet, from tough guys and showgirls to prostitutes and pleasure-seekers, from the bustling cafes and dance halls to the stillness of deserted streets and mist-shrouded monuments. Through his eyes, Paris becomes a world of shadows, in which light, the prerequisite for any photograph, is reduced to dimly lit windows, streetlamps in the fog, or reflections on a rain-soaked pavement. This book brings together some of the best-known images from Brassai's classic Paris After Dark and The Secret Paris of the 30's, showcasing them alongside previously unpublished photos and archive material. It places his work in its historical and artistic context, analyzing the unique nature of his photographic vision: part reportage, part social document, part poetic exploration. 296 illustrations, 214 in duotone.
Hardcover. Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 160 pages, like new in dust jacket. This fascinating account of Silvy's life and photography is published to mark the centenary of his death. Combining research into exhibition prints, still lifes, and street scenes, as well as the intimate, beautifully lit and posed cartes-de-visite, the book demonstrates Silvy's extraordinary originality and his life as a man of both art and commerce. Color and b&w illustrations.
Hardcover. New York, Phaidon Press, 1st, 2011, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 336 pages. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. This visual history of the world's greatest film festival, the Cannes festival, includes a beautiful collection of portraits of the greatest film stars, actors, and directors from around the world. It provides 600 photographs taken by three generations of photographers from the Traverso family.
Hardcover. New York, Harry N. Abrams, 1st, 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 600 pages, illustrated throughout with 504 illustrations, including 242 plates in full color. Heavy oversized book. Light edgewear and faint tanning to dust jacket, else a clean, tight copy. A definitive survey of the life and work of the Paul Ce+a7zanne follwows the evolution of his art from drawing school in the 1860s to his death in 1906, providing more than six hundred reproductions of drawings, watercolors, paintings, and sketchbook pages that demonstrate his masterful artistic style.
Hardcover. Santa Fe, Arena, 1st, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a very good, unclipped dust jacket, 117 pages. 64 duotone photographs. Essays by Pierre Borhan and Diane Johnson, and commentary by Thomas Mellins.
Softcover. NY, Semiotext(e)/MIT, 1st transl., 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 400 pages. Letters by writer, filmmaker, and cultural revolutionary Guy Debord conjure a vivid picture of the dynamic first years of the Situationist International movement. Debord's letters-published here for the first time in English-provide a fascinating insider's view of just how this seemingly disorganized group drifting around a newly consumerized Paris became one of the most defining cultural movements of the twentieth century. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Paris, France, Guy Delcourt Productions, 1st Edition, 1989, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 48 pages. Hardcover. FRENCH TEXT. Color illustrations throughout. Decorated cover boards, glossy, very good. Pages and edges clean and unmarked. Binding tight, spine straight. In excellent condition. Coutoo is dead. But Coutoo lives again. Coutoo, the mad killer with the terrifying face, once again haunts the streets of New York. Like his father before him, Inspector Krafft goes up the bloody trail taken up by this monstrous psychopath.
Hardcover. Zurich, Scalo Publishers, 1st thus, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 319 pages, b&w photographs. A very clean, tight copy. Short mystery stories inspired by old photographs of Paris crime scenes and criminals. No dust jacket issued.
Hardcover. New York, George Braziller, 1st, 1995, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 191 pages, 65 color plates. The only complete study of the artist's pastels. Like new in a bright dust jacket.
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.
Hardcover. Paris FR, Seuil, 1st, 2003, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover. Illustrated throughout in b&w. Light wear and soil to dust jacket, else a clean, tight copy. FRENCH TEXT. B&W photographs and text by Raymond Depardon, from a film he made on the subject of a novel by Diego Brosset. Set in the Sahara, where the lives of the desert hunters hang by fine threads.
Hardcover. NY, Knopf, 1st US, 1992, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. pages. A portrait of one of key figures of the French Enlightenment provides a incisive study of Diderot's private life, public career, and his literary and philosophical works. Clean copy.
Hardcover. New York, Flammarion, 1st, 2005, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 560 b&w photographs of Doisneau's beloved Paris, many published for the first time, accompanied by anecdotes from Doisneau's personal notebooks. Sections include Paris by Surprise: Parks and Gardens, Pedestrian Ballet, Urban Flirtation, Bistros; Paris for Parisians: Les Halles, Everyday Parisians, A Home for Tenants, A few Tenants More, Paris-by-the-Seine; Paris at Play: Fairs, Cabarets and Nightclubs; Society, Fashion; and Paris in Concrete. As the photographer said, "There are days when the technique of an aimless stroll - without timetable or destination - works like a charm, flushing out pictures from the non-stop urban spectacle."
Hardcover. New Haven, Yale University Press, 1st, March 1, 2002, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 245 pages, illustrated throughout. Clean, bright pages and tight binding. Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (1824-1898) was a towering figure in late nineteenth-century France. The country's greatest public painter, he created murals that decorated museums in Amiens, Rouen, and Lyons as well as major buildings in Paris-most notably the Pantheon, the Sorbonne, and the city hall. Critics from the political right, left, and center, the avant-garde, the Academy, and the state all agreed on the importance of Puvis's murals. Avant-garde artists greatly admired and drew from his work. There was much controversy, however, over the meaning of these murals. This handsomely illustrated book is the first full-length examination of Puvis's murals and their critical reception during the artist's lifetime. Jennifer L. Shaw explains that Puvis's paintings were imagined to embody a vision of France. Although his regional images, allegories of the French heritage, and evocations of the nation as an embracing motherland were all part of a grand tradition of public art, Puvis's painting style was more closely aligned with the avant-garde. Rather than providing a specific narrative or allegory of France, Puvis's murals provoked viewers to experience their own fantasies of Frenchness; rather than using the close brushwork favored by most of his contemporaries, Puvis used large flat areas of color to render his subjects. Shaw persuasively argues that Puvis was the only painter of the period to unite the traditions of public art and modernist form. Her original analysis of Puvis's art underlines his importance to the history of modernism; her examination of the public response to his art illuminates debates about art, subjectivity, and national identity in fin de siecle France.
Hardcover. Chicago, University of Chicago Library, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 144 pages. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. With 2014 marking the one-hundredth anniversary of the commencement of World War I, En Guerre offers a fresh, thought-provoking exploration of the impact of the Great War as viewed through the lens of French graphic illustration of the period. Published in conjunction with an exhibition of these illustrations at the University of Chicago Library's Special Collections Research Center, this catalog draws from illustrated books, magazines, and prints to present a wide range of perspectives on themes essential to a deeper understanding of the war in France: patriotism, nationalism, propaganda, and the soldier's experience, as well as the mobilization of the French national home front as seen through fashion, music, humor, and children's literature. With a text by noted historians Neil Harris and Teri J. Edelstein and featuring more than one hundred reproductions of the vivid and colorful work of French illustrators, En Guerre reaffirms the persuasive role that art can play in the service of political and military power.
Hardcover. NY, Metropolitan Books, 2nd pr., 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 701 pages, b&w illustratios. When Jean-Luc Godard, exemplary director of the French New Wave, wed the ideals of film-making to the realities of autobiography and current events, he changed the nature of cinema. In this study, the author has amassed hundreds of interviews with friends, family and collaborators to demystify the elusive director and paint the fullest picture yet of his life and work.
Hardcover. NY, Simon & Schuster, 1st, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 512 pages. B&w illustrations. With this handsome book, David Sweetman, a biographer of Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin, brings together the dissolute lives of various artists who came to represent decadent fin-de-siecle Paris: Oscar Wilde, Felix Feneon, Alfred Jarry, and, of course, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. As the author reminds us, imitations of the latter's work adorn the walls of French-themed bars worldwide and have become a shorthand for sanitized debauchery. Toulouse-Lautrec--absinthe drinker and brothel frequenter--was instrumental in the development of the poster, but what is his artistic legacy? Although Toulouse-Lautrec dominates the book's subtitle, Sweetman's sweep is much grander. In much the same way as his main subject was, Sweetman proves a sympathetic host to the women of Montmartre, tragic figures such as La Goulue, Jane Avril, and Suzanne Valadon, and he is particularly insightful on the singer Aristide Bruant's influence on the fledgling artist. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Paris, Editions Jafont, 1st, 1982, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, French text. 185 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Grey cloth. Light shelf-wear to dust jacket. Overall, a tight clean copy.
Hardcover. NY, Crown, 1st, 1999-12-08, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 132 pages, illustrated throughout in b&w. Light edgewear and rubbing to dust jacket, else a clean, tight copy. SIGNED BY MILLER.
Hardcover. New York, Crown, 1st, 1999, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 132 pages, illustrated throughout in b&w. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on title page. Previous owner's bookplate on front end paper, light shelf-wear and rubbing to dust jacket. Clean, tight copy. As a serviceman in Paris after World War II, Peter Miller served as a US Army Signal Corps photographer. By day, he would snap one-star generals greeting four-star generals, and the innumerable grip and grins of Congressmen visiting soldiers. By night, Miller traversed the city of light, capturing the resilient spirit of Parisians in the wake of the devastating war. Miller's photographs reflect the vision of a sparkling city while his recollections document the wonder and enchantment felt by a young man from Vermont. From pictures of the Latin Quarter brimming with American jazz and blues to alluring models on the runways of Christian Dior; from romantic courtships in the streets to hobos along the River Seine, Miller captures these sights and impressions in dynamic compositions and sensitive recollections that are striking, compassionate, and a joy to all lovers of the city of light.
Hardcover. NY, E.P. Dutton, 1st, 1955, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 219 pages, b&w photos. The author was the owner/manager of famous girl revue for 40 years and gives us this history. Preface by Maurice Chevalier. Dust jacket shoes wear, chipping.
Hardcover. San Francisco, Harper & Row, 1st, 1987, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 363 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket edges. A tight copy. Recounts the life of the prolific author, inveterate explorer, pioneer feminist, and world authority on Tibetan Buddhist tantric rites.
Hardcover. New York, Frederick A Stokes, 1st, 1914, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 215 pages. Red cloth, gilt lettering. Very minor wear to spine. Full illustrated plates by Edwards, some with tissue guard. Frontispiece illustration. Illustrated end papers. Top edge gilt. Some pages uncut.
Racine, Wisconsin, Whitman Publishing Co., 1st, 1935, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: Fair, Hardcover, 62 pages. Black & white and color illustrations by Frances Tipton Hunter. Dust jacket with major edgewear, chipping and soil. Pieces missing from edges.
Hardcover. London, Phaidon Press Limited, 1st Edition, 1967, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Text Volume - 450 pages. Hardcover. Blue cloth boards with gilt titles & gilt decorations to cover, spine. Frontis illustration, Parement Master and Workshop: Annunciation, Paris, in full color, tipped-in. Previous owner's signature to front flyleaf. Dust jacket with foxing, toning, now protected with plastic cover. Light foxing to edges. Otherwise very good, clean condition.Plate Volume - Hardcover, blue cloth boards with gilt titles & decorations. 845 plates, 12 full page, full color, tipped-in & beautifully presented. Dust jacket with light foxing, now protected with plastic cover. Light foxing to edges. Bright, clean copy.
Hardcover. NY, Hacker Art Books, reprint, 1973, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, blue cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine. 98 pages of text followed by 90 b&w plates with captions on opposite page. Clean copy.