Hardcover. St. Petersburg, Palace Editions, 1st, 2002, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, pages. A book more about art than a book of art. Khardzhiev, though apparently not a painter himself, was an heroic figure in the world of Russian art. Despite official discouragement and prohibitions, he assembled an awesome personal collection of avant-garde Soviet art. He knew the artists personally, and gave them aid and comfort. there are samples of his writing (in English). There are 100 pages of large, high-quality reproductions of drawings and paintings in his collection with notes and bibliography. Most of the works are from the Khardzhiev-Chaga Foundation in Amsterdam,though a few are in private collections, and there are some which Khardzhiev was not allowed to take out of Russia, and were thus previously unknown in the West.
Hardcover. Konemann, 1st US, 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, large format, 344 pages. Profusely illustrated with black & white photographs by Alexander Rodchenko. Dust jacket shows light rubbing to back cover. Large, heavy book. Clean, tight copy. This is the most complete volume published outside of Russia to capture the photographic work of Alexander Rodchenko, one of the former Soviet Union's greatest artists
Hardcover. New York, Scribners, 1st, 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover. Non-paginated. Etchings by Barbara Garrison. Not Ex-library. A bright, clean copy. Boris the bear receives dancing lessons from his friend Max, a dancing bear with the Moscow Circus.
Hardcover. New York , Tekhne, 1st, 1960, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 109 pages of text, 292 plates, almost all in b&w, some color. Blue cloth covers with gilt design. INSCRIBED BY ARCIPENKO on the page following the title. One page has been carefully excised and laid back in (plate #33-35). Otherwise clean, tight copy.
Softcover. Russia, Contemporary Art Museum, 1st, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 514 pages. Only 2000 copies printed. Softcover. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor edgewear. Color illustrations throughout.
Hardcover. London, Thames and Hudson, 1st UK, 1992, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 92 pages, 50 color photos by Boyd Norton. Forward by Yevgeny Yevtushenko. The 1990 journey of Matthiessen, Paul Winter and a group of Russian environmentalists who traveled around Siberia's Lake Baikal, the world's oldest and deepest lake, containing one-fifth of the planet's fresh water, is chronicled in diary form. Norton's 50 color photos enhance the text. Map.
Hardcover. NY, The Overlook Press, 2nd pr., 1978, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 203 pages. A pictorial survey with over 300 rare b&w photos. Clean copy.
Softcover. New Haven, Yale University Press, 3rd, 1988, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 152 pages, illustrations in color and b&w. Previous owner's signature scribbled over on front end paper, light wear to edges and spine, else a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Sweden, Scalo Publishers, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 87 pages. Very slight dust jacket edge wear, otherwise, very clean and tight copy. Foreword by Gunilla Knape. Essay by Boris Groys. Illustrated with black-and-white and color photographs by Boris Mikhailov.
Hardcover. New York, Greenwich House, Reprint, 1983, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 160 pages. 185 photographs, including more than 100 in full color. Brown leatherette. gilt lettering to spine. Pictorial dust jacket. Minor wear to edges, otherwise like new. Journeys through the world of Carl Faberge to explore some of his elaborate and exquisite gold pieces and to provide information on his craftsmen, art, and aristocratic patrons.
Hardcover. NY, Hill and Wang, 1st, 1973, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 208 pages, b&w photos. Translated & with additional material by David Robinson. Very good, clean. In a bright, unclipped dust jacket.
Hardcover. London, Harper Collins, 1st, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Green cloth-covered boards in excellent condition; slight top edge wear to pictorial dust jacket. 256 pp. This rare title includes extensive photographic documentation of the diversity of bird life in the former Soviet Union. This book also discusses the rich physical geography of the region, accompanied by more than 300 color and b/w photos.
New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1st, 1981, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 196 pages. Black & white photography. Reveals the war with Russia, the first war to be extensively recorded by photography. Here are 85 photos and commentary. Many of the photos were taken by two Englishmen, Roger Fenton and William Robertson.
Hardcover. New York, E. P. Dutton & Co., 1st US, 1941, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 352 pages. Translated from Russian by Malcolm Burr. Cloth covers, blue stamped titles, 3 b&w illustrated maps, blue top edge stain. Rubbing and light soiling to covers, spine lightly cocked, previous owner's bookplate and signature to front endpapers, light foxing and discoloration to endpapers, discoloration to page block ends; otherwise, a neat, tight copy of a scare book.
Hardcover. London, Elek, 1st, 1975, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 537 pages, illustrated throughout with 420 plates, including 86 in full color. Very large, heavy book. Light edgewear, rubbing and de-lamination to dust jacket. Clean, tight copy.
Softcover. Oxford UK, Museum of Modern Art , 1982, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 88 pages, b/w illustrations, very good paperback (exhibition catalogue). The essay is: Soviet photography between the wars. The photographers are: Max Alpert; Dimitr Dyebabov; Semyon Fridlyand; Boris Ignatovich; Yelizaveta Ignatovich; Georgi Lipskerov; Moisei Nappelbaum; Georgi Petrusov; Alexander Rodchenko; Galina Sanyko; Arkadi Shaikhet; Shaikhet/Alpert/Tules; Abram Shterenberg; Georgi Zelma.
Hardcover. New Haven CT, Yale University Press, 1st, 2009, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 276 pages, color and b&w illustrations. Like new in publishers shrink-wrap. This engrossing book explores the impact of Westernization on Russia in the 18th and 19th centuries and presents a wealth of photographs of ordinary Russians in all their finery.
Hardcover. Munchen GR%, C. Bertelsmann, 1st, 1992, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 255 pages, profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, text illustrations., maps, bibliog., Foreword by Lew Kopelew. GERMAN TEXT. Highly pictorial account of the disastrous German campaign 1942-43. Cllean copy.
Hardcover. New York, E.P. Dutton - New York, 1st, 1987, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 191 pages, profusely illustrated throughout in full color. Large folio. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. A stunning showcase of Erte"s graphics completed at the time of publication with an additional 27 graphics added since the first edition (Erte at Ninety). Erte was a leading light in the Art Deco style and this book belongs in the library of anyone with an interest in the genre.
Hardcover. New York, E. P. Dutton, 1st, 1989, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 240 pages illustrated throughout with 156 plates including 74 in full color. Remainder mark on bottom edge. Large folio. Light edgewear to dust jacket, else a clean, tight copy. Follows the artist from his birth in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1892, through the 1980's. Beautiful color plates include costume design, magazine covers (Harper's Bazar), sculpture, vases, mirrors, medallions, jewelry, labels, bottles, playing cards, watches.
Hardcover. New York , E. P. Dutton, 1st, 1986, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 199 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Text and Commentaries by Erte. Introduction by Alistar Duncan. Edited by Marshall Lee. Light shelf-wear to dust jacket with very faint tanning to upper edge of front cover. Clean, tight copy. Lavishly illustrated with full page color plates/ photographs by Lee Boltin depicting multiple views of forty-one bronze sculptures by the author. A fabulous cataloguing of Erte's evocative art deco sculpture.
Hardcover. New York, Dutton Studio, 1st, 1992, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 208 pages, illustrated throughout with 176 plates in full color. Additional text by Ray Perman and David Rogath and photographs by Daniel Kramer. Light edgewear to dust jacket, else a clean, tight copy. Romain de Tirtoff, who worked under the pseudonym Erte (the French pronunciation of his initials), was a celebrated artist and designer who produced 250 covers for "Harper's Bazaar" as well as fashion designs for some of the world's most glamorous stars, and costume & set designs for Hollywood and stage productions.
Hardcover. New York , Bollingen Foundation/Pantheon, 1st thus, 1964, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcovers, four volumes in a slipcase. Blue cloth covers with red spine labels, gilt lettering. Unclipped dust jackets. 345,547,540, and volume 4 index 109 pages and photo reproduction of the original 1837 edition in Russian. Bollingen Series LXXII. Slipcase is sound. Clean, bright set with only minoe shelf wear.
Hardcover. Los Angeles, Getty Research Institute, 1st, 2017, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, pictorial boards, 199 pages. The artists' books made in Russia between 1910 and 1915 are like no others. Unique in their fusion of the verbal, visual, and sonic, these books are meant to be read, looked at, and listened to. Painters and poets--including Natalia Goncharova, Velimir Khlebnikov, Mikhail Larionov, Kazimir Malevich, and Vladimir Mayakovsky--collaborated to fabricate hand-lithographed books, for which they invented a new language called zaum (a neologism meaning 'beyond the mind') that was distinctive in its emphasis on 'sound as such' and its rejection of definite logical meaning. At the heart of this volume are close analyses of two of the most significant and experimental futurist books: Mirskontsa (Worldbackwards) and Vzorval' (Explodity). In addition, Nancy Perloff examines the profound difference between the Russian avant-garde and Western art movements, including futurism. Still sealed in publisher's shrinkwrap.
Hardcover. Milano, Skira, 1st, 2009, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 320 pages. Hardcover. Profusely illustrated in full color. Clean, tight copy. This catalog of over three hundred artworks related to the Saisons Russes between 1909 and 1929 is the official companion to an exhibition in Monte Carlo. The legendary productions are brought to life through stage designs, costumes, paintings, sculptures, photographs, and programs. The artwork comes from a wide variety of public and private collections, including the Fokine collection in the St. Petersburg Theatre Museum.
Hardcover. Princeton NJ, Princeton University Press, 1st, 1984, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 353 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Light edgewear and two tiny closed tears to pictorial dust jacket and faint foxing to edges of textblock. Otherwise, a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Aurora, 1st, Aurora, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 459 pages, 1430 illustrations, including 705 plates in full color. Light edgewear and rubbing to dust jacket with small scratch to front cover. Excellent reference copy.
Hardcover. Zurich, Scalo, 1st, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 205 pages, color photos throughout by Mayer. Edited by Gunther Doeker-Mach. Like new in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Color photographs of native peoples of Russian Far East hunting, fishing, reindeer herding and their environment. Includes three essays describing problems of these peoples arising from tension between Russian colonisation and their struggle to preserve their identity.
Hardcover. Moscow, Co-operative Publishing Society of Foreign Workers, 1st English, 1937, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 297 pages, with illustrations throughout, oversized red cloth board. Minor corner and edge wear, rub and light soil; loose frontispiece portrait of Lenin, title page and copyright page. Otherwise, unmarked and tight copy.
Hardcover. New Delhi, Calcutta, 1st, 1977, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 485 pages. Underlining in brown felt tip on pages 129-133. Otherwise clean, tight copy. Dust jacket shows standard wear with sunfaded spine.
NY, Holiday House, 1st , 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Color illustrations by Robert Sauber. Frolya, a talking dove, weaves a beautiful rug for the archer Frol, which leads to a series of exciting adventures for the archer when the wicked czar covets the dove, adventures that lead Frol to the magical Land of I-Know-Not-Where.
Hardcover. Cambridge MA, The MIT Press, 1st, 2005, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 326 pages, illustrated in color, b&w. How Constructivist artists in Russia between 1923 and 1925 developed a counterproposal to capitalism's commodity fetish by producing objects meant to be "comrades" in the creation of an egalitarian socialist culture. Very good in a bright dust jacket.
Hardcover. New York, Da Capo Press, 1st, 2017, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 327 pages. Hardcover. Gilt title on spine. Dust jacket unclipped. B/w illustrations throughout. In excellent condition, clean inside and out. Remainder mark on bottom edge. Binding tight, looks barely read.
Hardcover. NY, Knopf, 1st, 1992, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 600 pages, in a bright, price-clipped dust jacket. In this substantial work, Berberova, a renowned writer who left her homeland along with many compatriots in the wake of the 1917 Revolution, chronicles the travails she encounters in poverty-stricken Russia, poverty-stricken Berlin, and poverty-stricken Paris, where she lived from 1925-1950.
Hardcover. New York, Abrams/Aurora, 1st, 1981, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 225 pages, color and b&w illustrations. Collection which includes all aspects of the artist's work - book illustration, easel drawing and stage design. Translated from the Russian by Glenys Ann Kozlov. illustrated with 98 color plates and 97 black and white reproductions.
Softcover. NY, Guggenheim Museum, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 267 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to wrappers. In 1915, Kazimir Malevich changed the future of modern art when his experiments in painting led the Russian avant-garde into pure abstraction. He called his innovation Suprematism--an art of pure geometric form meant to be universally comprehensible regardless of cultural or ethnic origin. His Suprematist masterpiece, White Square on White (1920-27), continues to inspire artists throughout the world. Focused exclusively on this defining moment in Malevich's career, Kazimir Malevich: Suprematism features nearly 120 paintings, drawings and objects, among them several recently discovered masterworks. In addition, the book includes previously unpublished letters, essays and diaries, along with essays by international scholars, who shed new light on this popular figure and his devotion to the spiritual in art.
Hardcover. New York, The New Press, 1st, 1999, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 515 pages. Hardcover. Gray cover boards, gilt title on spine. In nice shape, Dust jacket unclipped, has just a touch of age yellow. Edges show a little soil (shelfwear). Binding very tight, clean inside. Very good condition.
Hardcover. New York , Abrams, 1st, 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 135 pages, illustrated throughout in color. Light shelf-wear to dust jacket. Faint foxing to edges, otherwise a clean, tight copy. 100 color plates with 39 black & white illustrations.
NY, Villard, 1st , 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 86 pages + paintings from Botkin's portfolio. Illustrated with black & white photos and color paintings by Botkin. Text compiled by Botkin's daughter Marina Schweitzer. Foreword by Greg King. Bright, unclipped dust jacket.
Hardcover. NY, Simon & Schuster, 1st, 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 400 pages, b&w illustrations. A touching, brilliant and ground-breaking biography of one of literary history's most famous couple, at once a dual biography, a history, and the portrait of a long and stormy marriage. In a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Remainder line on bottom edge.
Hardcover. London, Chris Boot, 1st, 2009, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 252 pages. In this volume, ten Magnum photographers turn their lenses on contemporary Georgia. Situated on the cusp of Russia and Asia, but with a European culture dating back to the 7th century BC, Georgia was forcibly incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1922. Its independence was restored in 1991, but it then suffered from civil war and a breakdown of its economic infrastructure. In the last decade, however, despite ongoing tensions in its relations with Russia, Georgia has mounted a spirited comeback. Magnum photographers Antoine d'Agata, Jonas Bendiksen, Thomas Dworzak, Martine Franck, Alex Majoli, Gueorgui Pinkhassov, Martin Parr, Paolo Pellegrin, Mark Power and Alec Soth visited the country during spring 2009, each pursuing their own theme (Alec Soth goes in search of the 'most beautiful woman in Georgia', for example). All found themselves enchanted by the Georgian people, something strongly conveyed in their photographs as well as in personal text journals which accompany the images. This well-designed volume also includes a fold-out map, marked with each photographer's journey; a chapter showing the best of Magnum photographers' work over 60 years (including by Magnum's founders Robert Capa from his visit to Georgia with John Steinbeck in 1948 and Henri Cartier-Bresson); and an illuminating introduction by the Paris-based New Yorker writer, and Georgia expert, Wendell Steavenson.
Hardcover. Sverdlovsk, Mid-Urals Publishing House, 1st, 1987, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Beautiful 2 volume set exploring the history and various uses and creations of Malachite. Profusely illustrated with color photographs. In pristine condition with original pictorial slip cover (slight edge-wear). Book 1: Poetics of Stone. Book 2:Chronicles Documents Commentaries. Text in Russian and English.
Hardcover. NY, Harry N. Abrams, 1st, 1986, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket with minor wear. Selected and translated by Olga Davydoff Dax. Color illustrations by the author throughout. Mariamna Davydoff, the Russian lady who wrote and illustrated this memoir of her life before the Revolution, was born in 1871 into a large, aristocratic family whose ancestors can he traced back to the eleventh century. After fleeing Russia in 1919, she eventually settled in Brittany with a sister and there reproduced, from memory, albums of detailed text and watcrcolors that had been abandoned in Russia and were later destroyed by the Bolsheviks. The result is a unique, first-hand account of a way of life that we have previously known almost exclusively through the works of Tolstoy, Turgenev, Chekhov, and a few other writers of the late nineteenth century.
Hardcover. Intercourse, Pennsylvania, Good Books, 1st, 1991, Book: Near Fine, Dust Jacket: Very Good, The furniture tradition of the Mennonites, Russian immigrants in North America. 231 pages illustrated with several maps and 241 (mostly color, some black/white) photographic illustrations. Book is in near fine condition, dust jacket is in very good condition with some signs of edge wear.
Hardcover. Ann Arbor, MI, Ardis, 1st English, 1981, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 565 pages. B/w illustrations throughout. Gilt title on spine. Decorated endpapers. Dust Jacket shows some wear due to age: yellowing, fraying and chipping to edges of front, spine and back, but still in tact. Cover boards clean, covered in teal fabric and in good shape. Pages clean, edges slightly yellowed. From the front flap: "...a landmark work in Russian theater scholarship, this study reveals Meyerhold in the context of his time, as seen by friends and enemies, actors and critics, and analyzes the development of his remarkable career as Russia's most celebrated and influential experimental director."