Hardcover. NY, Arno Press, reprint, 1969, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, blue cloth with gilt decoration and lettering. A reprint of the 1927 edition published by J.M. Dent in London. Bright, clean copy.
Hardcover. US, Smart Art Press, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 90 pages. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. ''Anthony Hernandez's "Pictures for Rome" (1998-99), made while he was a fellow at the American Academy, make no reference to any iconic images of that historic city and its famous edifices. Instead, these elegantly disturbing color photographs examine what could be considered a series of unofficial urban monuments composed from the distressed architectural elements and detritus found inside abandoned buildings..."Pictures for Rome" are pictures of haunted places. Whether they chronicle the bones and viscera of an aborted commercial structure or never-finished hospital, a vacant housing complex or long-deserted schoolhouse, these images engage the ghostly relic of urban renewal, the failed construction projects and real estate disasters that conjure modernism's less glamorous side. And they remind us that even in Rome, the mother city, everything is disposable... "Pictures for Rome" are not, in other words, the same thing as pictures "of" Rome. These images do not describe a specific city at all; instead, they chart concealed landscapes that exist in a world apart from the vitality and velocity of today's consumerist metropolis...A deep undersea silence seems to engulf the modern ruins that Hernandez photographs... Blurring the line dividing past and present, they leave our temporal compass spinning wildly.''--Ralph Rugoff
Softcover. NY, Aperture Foundation, 1993, 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. Many contributors.
Hardcover. US, Center for American Places, 1st, 2011, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 80 pages. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. From 2000 to 2007, Jay Wolke photographed in the south of Italy to capture the complexity of a region that is colloquially known as Il mezzogiorno. What he found in this historic and often troubled landscape was an elaborate set of physical, social, and political forces manifested in an extraordinary tapestry of visual information. Both referential and suggestive, Wolke's pictures reveal the marks of a long line of invaders, conquerors, and occupiers from the Greeks to the Spanish to the Camorra. Architectural and structural adaptations and "resignations" are evident in every scene and serve as the photographer's focus. Although the landscape is marred by layers of dysfunction and greed, we can't help but view it through the lens of the timeless belief in the bel paese--the beautiful country.
Hardcover. Italy, Fabbri Editori, 1st, 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 138 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Italian text. Color pictures throughout. Light wear to cover edges. Previous owner's bookplate on front end cover.
Hardcover. NY, Abbeville Press, 2nd ed., 1989, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 336 pages, lavishly illustrated throughout in full color. Large heavy volume. Minor shelf-wear to dust jacket, else a clean, tight copy. Second edition of Lightbown's original 1978 monograph, expanded here; A full account of Botticelli's life and work; Winner of the Prix Vasari;Reassesses Botticelli's major works, examines his use of color, and traces his career as an artist.
Hardcover. Ithaca NY, Cornell/ Phaidon, 1st, 1982, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 239 pages, large format. Profusely illustrated in color, b&w. Giovanni Antonio Canal (1697-1768), known as Canaletto, is one of the most popular of all old master painters. His views of Venice and London are much celebrated and admired. The author traces Canaletto's career from his beginnings as a scene-painter with his father to the work of his later years.
Softcover. Bloomington IN, Indiana University Press/Electa , 1st, 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 253 pages, color and b&w illustrations. Softcover in excellent, clean condition. Domenico Tiepolo, 1727-1804, the son of Giambattista, left a corpus of drawings which show him to be one of the talented Venetian artists of the 18th century. 176 drawings plus many photographs of details and of paintings.
Softcover. Ithaca NY, Cornell University Press, 1st, 2005, Book: Near Fine, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 304 pages. Like new in publishers shrink-wrap. This ambitious collection treating the Italian Fascists appropriation of the past for political purposes focuses on the role of the visual in the aim of fusing the past and the modern world in Mussolini"s Italy. With contributions by art historians.
Hardcover. NY, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1st, 1997, Book: Very Good, 406 pages. Hardcover published to accompany the exhibition bearing the same title and held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from October 28, 1997 to January 11, 1998. Canvas cloth boards with grey embossed titles to spine. Full page, full color & bw illustrations throughout. Dust jacket with only light marginal wear. Tight binding, sharp corners, clean & unmarked pages throughout.
Softcover. New York, Universe Pub, 1st, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 138 pages. Softcover. Color photographs. Light edgewear to wrappers otherwise clean, unmarked copy. Hotchkiss (1833-69), an American painter and intimate of Asher B. Durand and Elihu Vedder, is the quintessential delicate artist who dies, underappreciated, at a young age. The title refers not only to his romantic landscapes but also to his sketchy career. This catalog accompanies an exhibition that opens this fall at the National Academy of Design. Novak, a premier art historian of the Hudson River School, provides a provocative essay on Hotchkiss as the fragile, poetic artist fixated on capturing evocative images of the ancient past. Felker, the exhibition curator, provides an insightful catalog of works arranged by subject matter. Appendixes include an exhibition checklist, a chronology of the artist's life, and transcriptions of selected manuscript material. Recommended for academically oriented art history collections.
Hardcover. Boston, David R Godine, 1st, 1990, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 218 pages. Dust jacket spine slightly sunned, else like new. 21 black & white plates (some folding), and facsimiles. Edited by Nicholas Barker, and published posthumously. Printed at the Stamperia Valdonega. A major work examining the history and development of early Italian writing books from one of the world"s most noted typographic historians.
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. Milan, Italy, Skira Editore, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. Hardcover, 352 pages. The extraordinary story of the first century of a great Italian fashion house that has always been a paragon of style. Gorgeously designed, handsomely bound, and abundantly illustrated, this is the first book ever to present the 100-year history of a leader in men's luxury clothing and one of the oldest business families in Italy. As a family business, Ermenegildo Zegna goes back to the second half of the nineteenth century. Angelo Zegna a watchmaker by trade, decided to open a wool mill. Of his ten children it was the last, Ermenegildo, born in 1892, who took over what was to become one of the best-known and most dynamic family businesses in Italy. The extensive historical reconstruction of the early decades of Ermenegildo Zegna S.p.A. is followed by a detailed description of the fabrics, techniques, and custom tailoring of its most exclusive garments. Numerous images illustrate the lands providing the raw materials: Australia, Peru, and Mongolia. Just as spectacular is the photo album of the celebrities and spokespersons wearing Zegna, the international advertising campaigns, the list of awards won, and Zegna-sponsored sports and cultural affairs (red carpets, openings, car races, environmental and sports events).
Hardcover. New York , Rizzoli, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 320 pages, profusely illustrated. This work contains Italian director Federico Fellini's own drawings, sketches and story boards for his films along with behind the scenes photographs taken on set and backstage during the filming of each movie. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap.
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. London, Phaidon Press, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover. Gilt titles on spine and cover. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. No dust jacket issued. Examines the life and work of possibly the most celebrated religious painter of the Italian Early Renaissance, Fra Giovanni da Fiesole, known as Fra Angelico. From the delicate altarpieces to the serene frescos in the monastery of San Marco in Florence, this book discusses the context of the time and places in which his works were created.
Hardcover. Bethlehem, Lehigh Univ. Press, 1st , 1992, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a very good dust jacket. Black & white illustrations, 298 pages. This work presents Di Giorgio's codex of machine and fort drawings for the Duke of Urbino, his sketchbook of machines, and archeological sketches in the Uffizi.
Softcover. Rome, Bulzoni Editore, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 700 pages, Color plates in rear section. Very good condition. Card wraps. Appendices appear to have original text from letters in Italian. Previous owner's inscription on front fly leaf, otherwise clean.
hardcover. New Haven, CT, Yale University Press, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 246 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket edges. 194 color plates and 13 black and white illustrations. Tight copy.
Hardcover. Boston, Lee and Shepard, 1st, 1868, Book: Good, Hardcover, maroon cloth stamped with a gilt design, beveled edges. 304 pages. Howe's account of her journey to Greece by way of London, Paris and Rome. Julia Ward Howe, a social reformer, is most remembered for her Civil War-era song "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." In many respects, Howe was a female pioneer, particularly in literature and women's rights. She wrote many books, including collections of poetry and travel volumes. Book is cocked, gutter cracked at title page, embossed stamp to several pages. Otherwise clean, sound binding.
Softcover. Italy, Instituto E Museo Di Storia Della Scienza, 1st, 1970, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 54 pages. Softcover. Color and b/w illustrations throughout. Foxing on edges and preliminary/back pages. Does not affect text or illustrations. Wrapper in good condition.
Softcover. US, Yale University Press, 1st, 2011, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 60 pages. Like new in publishers shrink-wrap. A canonical figure in American painting, George Inness (1825-1894) is widely admired as the pioneer of the landscape aesthetic known as Tonalism, which is distinguished by soft focus and diaphanous layers of paint. This is the first book about the artist's two Italian sojourns (1851-52 and 1870-74) and their formative impact on his work. Italy--its art and its landscape--offered Inness a font of inspiration as he developed his unique artistic vision. This handsome book presents ten oil paintings surveying Inness's Italian subjects dating from 1850 to 1879, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art's recently restored Twilight on the Campagna, which has not been on view since 1952. This was the first of Inness's works completed in Italy, and its reemergence offers a unique opportunity to reconsider the career of a leading American artist.
Hardcover. New York, Weybright and Talley, 1st US, 1969, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 248 pages. Hardcover. Illustrated with 370 black & white plates and a color frontispiece. Introduction by Henry Moore. Photographs by Ilario Bessi in collaboration with Henry Moore. Brown canvas, spine lettered in gilt, upper cover blocked in gilt with publishers' device, Dust jacket with light surface wear to back cover. Clean, tight copy.
Softcover. New York, Farrar Straus Giroux, 1st, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 137 pages, light blue wrappers. An uncorrected proof. The subtle portrait of a great but difficult man and a legendary island. When friends die, one's own credentials change: one becomes a survivor. Graham Greene has already had biographers, one of whom has served him mightily. Yet I hope that there is room for the remembrance of a friend who knew him-not wisely, perhaps, but fairly well-on an island that was "not his kind of place," but where he came season after season, year after year; and where he, too, will be subsumed into the capacious story.
Hardcover. NY, Doubleday, 1st, 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Color illustrations, map by Letizia Galli. A beautiful gown forms the focus of activity for the zany characters that introduce young readers to the Commedia del l'arte and the history of comic theater, along with a map, a list of stock characters, and historical notes.
Hardcover. NY, Macmillan Company, 1st, 1932, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, brick-red cloth with bright gilt lettering on cover and spine. Illustrated with 56 reproductions of etchings, aquatints, and drawings by John Taylor Arms, each with a captioned tissue-guard.. A delightful travelogue with exquisite artwork of John Taylor Arms. He specialized in portraying the gothic architecture of France and Italy. Traveling the back roads and visiting the then out-of-the-way towns of northern Italy by car, he visually captures the look and feel as his wife provides a charming travelog. Clean, bright copy.
Hardcover. New York, Harper & Brothers, 1st, 1880, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 331 pages, with gilt top edge and titles. Minor corner and edge wear, light crack along spine but no loose pages, overall, clean and tight copy.
Hardcover. NY, Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. In this investigation into the criminal underworld of the cities and villages of the Italian South, David Lane provides an unrivaled expose of the operations of the Mafia today From Naples, home of Mafia-controlled mozzarella and toxic waste, through the no less rotten Calabria, to Sicily, cradle of Cosa Nostra, the hold of the Mafia on Southern Italy is as strong as ever. Following a multi-decade career as a journalist in Italy, David Lane uses his extensive contacts into the world of organized crime to demonstrate how globalization has transformed the Mafia into more than simply a global phenomenon. In painful detail, Into the Heart of the Mafia describes the unceasing mafia pressure endured by priests and politicians, businessmen, trade unionists, and ordinary citizens, and the risks undertaken by the policemen, judges, and politicians who fight to weaken the Mafia's influence. A travelogue with the most deadly of implications, Into the Heart of the Mafia stands as a guide like no other into the darkest side of Italy.
Hardcover. New York, Museum of Modern Art, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 152 pages, illustrated throughout in color. Spotless and tight copy. 128 Italian film posters that are a rich array of both Italian films and the international cinema. Includes text and notes on each poster. Arranged by genre from the 30's to the late 50's.
Hardcover. London, Phaidon, 1st, 1963, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: Fair, Part III of Pope-Hennessy's Introduction to Italian Sculpture. 3 Volumes - Plate Volume - non-paginated. Illustrated with black & white plates. Bump at top of spine. Dust jacket age darkened, wear along edges. Clean, tight copy. Text Volume - 126 pages. Black & white illustrations. Bottom right corner bumped. Dust jacket age darkened, wear along edges. Clean, tight copy. Catalogue Volume - 183 pages. Dust jacket age darkened, wear along edges. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. London, Phaidon Press, 1st, 1963, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 222 pages of text, 1478 b&w plates, 39 index pages. Two volume set, textured cloth covers, clean dustjackets, set shows little wear. Cardboard slipcase with paper chipping to edges.
Hardcover. Philadelphia, Philadelphia Museum Of Art, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 224 pages, illustrated throughout with 112 color plates and 55 b&w reproductions. Light shelf-wear to dust jacket. Clean, tight copy. A catalogue to accompany an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. A beautiful publication examining Italian Maiolica. An essential reference work for historians, collectors, and anyone with an interest in ceramics.
Hardcover. London, Victoria & Albert Museum, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 272 pages. "Made in Italy" is an internationally recognized mark of style. From the 1940s to the present day, Italy's fashion achievements--haute couture design and innovative ready-to-wear, artisanal leather and fur production, high-end textiles, knitwear, and fine tailoring--are undeniable. Featuring designers and labels of the highest caliber alongside bespoke tailors and ready-to-wear menswear specialists, this book offers an unparalleled look at the inspiration, marketing, skill, and craftsmanship behind the finest Italian labels. Specially commissioned essays are paired with stunning fashion photography, archival material, and previously unseen objects from private collections to illuminate the secrets of Italy's la bella moda.
Softcover. Biella Italy, Ferrara, 2nd pr., 1929, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 34 pages, guide to the Alpine area of Italy, b&w photos in gravure, map in back. INSCRIBED BY WILME ROSAZZO on title page. Clean. ITALIAN TEXT.
Hardcover. New Haven, Yale University Press, 1st, 1973, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 146 pages of text followed by large section of black & white photographic illustrations. Hardcover. Previous owners name at top right corner of front endpaper. Dust jacket worn, with chipping along edges, fading to spine. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. US, Taschen, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. Hardcover, 400 pages, over 600 illustrations, mostly color. The enduring lure of a material for over 60 years. Italian company Kartell, founded in 1949, is famous around the world for having invented the culture of plastic furniture and interior furnishings. This survey covers the entire history of the company decade by decade, exploring all aspects of its evolution as well as the social and technological qualities of Kartell products. NOTE: DUE TO SIZE AND WEIGHT, DOMESTIC SHIPPING ONLY.
Softcover. Modena Italy, Franco Cosimo Panini , 1st, 2005, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 268 pages. Color illustrated guide to all the historical and artistic attractions with critical commentary. 232 color plates, 200 schemes and diagrams. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Monteal, Montreal Museum of Fine Art, 1st, 1987, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 345 pages plus 8 pages in rear. Large, hardcover exhibition catalog profusely illustrated with DaVinci's drawings. Some color fade to the dust jacket spine otherwise very good.
Hardcover. Chicago, University Of Chicago Press, 1st US, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 440 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket and slipcase. Full color and black & white illustrations. Beautiful copy with light sunning to dust jacket spine, Clean, tight copy. The technical problems with the Last Supper began as soon as Leonardo started to paint it. He jettisoned the traditional fresco technique of applying paint to wet plaster, a method unsuited to Leonardo's slow and thorough execution, and created the work instead with an experimental technique that involved painting directly on the dry plaster. With this renegade method, Leonardo rendered one of the most enduring painting techniques volatile and unstable. Added to this initial complication have been centuries of pollution, tourists, candle smoke, and the ravages of age, not to mention food fights in the refectory staged by Napoleonic soldiers and Allied bombs in 1943. By the middle of the twentieth century, the Last Supper was in desperate need of a complete restoration.Pinin Brambilla Barcilon was chosen to head this twenty-year project, and Leonardo, The Last Supper is the official record of her remarkable effort. It first documents the cleaning and removal of the overpainting performed in the other attempts at restoration and then turns to Barcilon's meticulous additions in watercolor, which were based on Leonardo's preparatory drawings, early copies of the painting, and contemporary textual descriptions. This book presents full-scale reproductions of details from the fresco that clearly display and distinguish Leonardo's hand from that of the restorer. With nearly 400 sumptuous color reproductions, the most comprehensive technical documentation of the project by Barcilon, and an introductory essay by art historian and project codirector Pietro C. Marani that focuses on the history of the fresco,
Hardcover. New York, Grove/Atlantic, Inc., 1st, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 272 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. SIGNED BY MICHAEL TUCKER AND JILL EIKENBERRY (Author dedicated book to wife, Jill) on title page. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket.