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. Reno, Center for Basque Studies, 1st, 2012, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 333 pages, b&w photos. Black illustrated boards, no dust jacket. Light bumping to corners, else a clean, tight copy. his story--that of the government-in-exile of Lehendakari Jose Antonio Agirre and the multitudes of other Basques who were forced by war and oppression to flee their homeland--has not been written in English before and is rather unknown to the Basque, Spanish, and French historiography. Drawing on primary sources; archival documentation; and interviews with many Basque political exiles, resistance members, and former prisoners of labor camps Professor Xabier Irujo tells a gripping story of the Basque autonomous government, conceived during the beginnings of a bloody civil war, forced to organize a mass exile and then overtaken by necessity to feed and clothe its exiled population. Following this initial period, the exiled Basques were then confronted by World War and forced again into flight, this time mainly to the Americas. Never giving up their opposition to the dictatorship of Francisco Franco, the government continued its struggle during forty long years of existence, through wars hot and cold as well as countless political developments. While tracing the history of Lehendakari Agirre, this book is more the story of all of the Basques who were forced into exile, and it serves as a testimony to their unwavering determination to return to their homeland. In addition, the book contains an extensive biographical index of many of the heretofore unknown exile activists: writers, politicians, soldiers, intellectuals, but even more so, Basque patriots.
Hardcover. New York, Abrams/Guggenheim Museum, 1st, 1997, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 209 pages, illustrated in color and b&w. Still in publisher's shrinkwrap. An account of the design and contruction of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. Prefaces by Thomas Krens and Juan Ignacio Vidarte. Color illustrations throughout. 211+ 1 pages.
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.
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.
Softcover. NY, Vintage, reprint, 1984, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 256 pages, b&w photos. Clean copy. A provocative memoir from Luis Bunuel, the Academy Award winning creator of some of modern cinema's most important films, from Un Chien Andalou to The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie.Luis Bunuel's films have the power to shock, inspire, and reinvent our world. Now, in a memoir that carries all the surrealism and subversion of his cinema, Bunuel turns his artistic gaze inward. In swift and generous prose, Bunuel traces the surprising contours of his life, from the Good Friday drumbeats of his childhood to the dreams that inspired his most famous films to his turbulent friendships with Federico Garcia Lorca and Salvador Dali. His personal narratives also encompass the pressing political issues of his time, many of which still haunt us today--the specter of fascism, the culture wars, the nuclear bomb. Filled with film trivia, framed by Bunuel's intellect and wit, this is essential reading for fans of cinema and for anyone who has ever wanted to see the world through a surrealist's eyes.
Hardcover. US, Bulfinch, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 98 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Minor tear to dust jacket front flap, else a clean, tight copy. The little-known story of Pablo Picasso and his lovable dog Lump, who is immortalized in many of Picasso's acclaimed works of art.
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.
Softcover. Spain, Editorial Escudo de Oro. S.A., 1st, 1995, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 93 pages. Softcover. Mild soiling throughout. An otherwise unmarked copy with only minor edgewear. Color photographs throughout.
Hardcover. NY, HarperCollins, 2nd pr., 2011, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, hardcover. 609 pages. One of our foremost authorities on Mediterranean, North African, and Italian cooking, Claudia Roden brings her incomparable authenticity, vision, and immense knowledge to bear in The Food of Spain. The James Beard Award-winning author of the classic cookbooks A Book of Middle Eastern Food and A Book of Jewish Food now graces food lovers with the definitive cookbook on the Spanish cuisine, illustrated with dozens of gorgeous full-color photographs that capture the color and essence of this wonderfully vibrant nation and its diverse people, traditions, and culture.
Hardcover. NY, Holiday House, 1st, 1979, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 152 pages. Black and white illustrations by Victor Ambrus. Events, including the massacre of his father, force young Eduardo to roam the countryside on the Gaviota. He survives for two months in the midst Spanish Civil War. Unlike his Nationalist relatives, he learns to understand many sides of the conflict. Clean 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.
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.