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 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. 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, 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. 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. 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. 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, 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. 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.
Hardcover. New York, Assouline Publishing, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 124 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Like new in publishers shrink-wrap. A tight copy. 165 color illustrations. With rich and dynamic photographs juxtaposing concepts from haute couture and scientific advancements to pop stars and popular culture, French Style is as sophisticated and chic as the nation it celebrates. This lavishly illustrated, fun and informal yet surprisingly informative compendium brings to life the savoir faire and joie de vivre that is French Style.
Hardcover. London, V&A Publications, 1st, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 224 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Soiling and wear to dust jacket edges. Light yellowing to inside pages. Small tears to dust jacket rear. An otherwise tight copy. 97 color plates, 80 black and white illustrations. In 1947, Christian Dior?s ?New Look? was greeted with both shock and delight, making headlines around the world. Accompanying the exhibition opening at the Victoria and Albert Museum in September 2007, this lavish book focuses on Parisian and British couture between 1947 and 1957, the decade Dior hailed as fashion?s ?golden age.? The ?New Look? symbolized a new femininity. The full skirts and hourglass silhouettes were considered highly decadent, synonymous with luxury and prosperity, in marked contrast to the austerity of the WWII years. Nevertheless, the ?New Look? caught the public imagination and ushered in a period of remarkable creativity. The Golden Age of Couture features stunning gowns and exquisite tailoring from Dior as well as from such designers as Balenciaga, Balmain, and Givenchy, along with evocative photographs by the likes of Richard Avedon and Cecil Beaton.
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. NY, Delano Greenidge Editions, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 396 pages, lavishly illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Light shelf-wear to dust jacket, else a clean, tight copy. Guimard is the pre-eminent architect of Art Nouveau in France. He influenced French architecture and design in the first half of the 20th century. He was also the architect of a number of Paris Metro entrances. He was regarded as an architect who wielded the greatest influence on the popular imagination in Paris during the late 19th- and early 20th centuries.
Hardcover. New York , Harry N. Abrams, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 230 pages, published to accompany exhibition show in London, Paris, and Washington. Shows how Rousseau's captivating jungle paintings are best understood in relation to his work in other genres such as portraiture and landscapes. Beautiful color illustrations throughout. Deep green boards with lighter green tiger on front. In publisher's shrinkwrap.
Hardcover. New York , Abrams, 1st, 1962, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 210 illustrations, including 29 mounted color plates. 328 pages. Thick 4to, green cloth stamped in yellow. Dust jacket with light edgewear.
Hardcover. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1st US, 2012, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 394 pages, b&w illustrations. The adventures of Tintin and his dog, Snowy, have captivated people worldwide since they first appeared as an insert in the Belgian Catholic newspaper Le Vintieme Siecle in 1929. Available for the first time in English, this insightful biography delves deep into the psyche of Tintin creator Georges Remi and his public persona Herge. Author of the critically acclaimed Tintin and the World of Herge and the last person to interview Remi, Benoit Peeters tells the complete story behind Herge's origins and shows how and why the nom de plume grew into a larger-than-Remi personality as Tintin's popularity exploded. Drawing on interviews and using recently uncovered primary sources for the first time, Peeters reveals Remi as a neurotic man who sought to escape the troubles of his past by allowing Herge's identity to subsume his own. As Tintin adventured, Herge lived out a romanticized version of life for Remi.
Hardcover. New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1st, 1919, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Non-paginated. Hardcover. Illustrated primarily with black & white drawings (some color) by C. LeRoy Baldridge. Dust jacket with chipping, closed tears along edges - jacket now protected with clear plastic cover. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Paris, Maeght Editeur, 1st Ltd. Ed., 1977, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 217 pages, #647 of 5000, off-white cloth covers with black lettering on spine. Color and b&w illustrations including 5 original lithographic plates and lithographic wrap-around dust jacket. Dust jacket with minor edgewear, acetate wrapper chipped, worn.
Softcover. Paris, Beaux Arts Magazine, 1st, 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 65 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Text in French. Light edgewear to wrappers, else a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Los Angeles, Calif., Harry N. Abrams, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover with a dust jacket. This copy is still shrink-wrapped in plastic. Many b&w and color illustrations throughout. Accompanied an exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2001. Examines more than seventy-five paintings and other artworks, representing the Purist movement in twentieth-century modernist art, featuring the works of Le Corbusier, AmTdTe Ozenfant, and Fernand LTger as well as a complete translation of the classic work AprFs le cubisme.
Hardcover. Paris, Arthur Hubschmid, 1st French, 1978, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 2 volumes. French text. 1287 pages total, b&w cartoons. Cream cloth covers. Small smudge on Volumes 1, previous owner's signature on front fly leaf of Volume 2. Else very clean, tight copies.
Hardcover. New York, Calla Editions, 1st, 2018, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 208 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket edges. This deluxe large-format volume presents scores of sumptuous color illustrations from La Vie Parisienne's heyday, the years between 1917 and 1922. Consisting chiefly of cover designs and editorial cartoons, the images abound in chic young beauties in fanciful and occasionally risque tableaux. Many of these illustrations have not been readily available for nearly a century, making this compilation of particular interest and value to lovers of graphic art and Parisian culture.
Hardcover. New York, Abrams, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 168 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Color photographs throughout. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. His color work, reproduced here for the first time, is astonishingly fresh: the French countryside, the women in his life, famous friends (Picasso, Fellini) and glimpses from his travels all come alive in this delightful book.
Softcover. Bibliotheque de l'Image, 1st, 1995, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Oversize softcover, 63 pages, French text with color illustrations throughout. Cover edge and spine fade and previous owner's embossed stamp on title page, otherwise, very clean and tight copy.
Softcover. New York, Delano Greenidge Editions, 1st, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 104 pages. Softcover. Black and white photographs. Light edgewear to wrappers. May Ray's iconic black and white photographs, originally published in Paris and New York in 1934. Introduction in English with French, German, Spanish, and Italian translations. Includes bibliography.
Hardcover. Paris, Flammarion, 1st, 2012, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 287 pages. illustrated in color and b&w. A comprehensive history of high fashion in Paris from Madame Gres and Balenciaga to Yves Saint Laurent and Yohji Yamamoto, spanning all aspects from clothing and accessories to perfume. The chapters are: fabric & dressmaking (late 1800s); the tailor"s studio (1900); creating the brands (1910); the art of couture (1920); couture in transition (1930); the collections (1940); luxurious couture (1950); revolutions in couture (1960-1970). Remainder dot on top edge otherwise clean.
Hardcover. New York , Mark Batty Publisher, 1st, 2005, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. 192 pages. Color photos of the Paris Metro features signs, graffitti, artworks, architecture. The text is in English.
Softcover. Monte Carlo, Andre Sauret, 1st wraps, 1954, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, illustrated card covers, French text, 13 color plates, b&w plates. Stamped #724 of 2,000 copies. Previous owner's stamp front end paper. Otherwise clean.
Softcover. Paris, Musee de la Vie Romantique, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 143 pages. Softcover. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor edgewear. Black and white photographs throughout. French text.
Hardcover. New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1st, 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 293 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Sunfading to spine. Price sticker to rear jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor edgewear to dust jacket. The photographer Edouard Baldus, a central figure in the early development of French photography and acknowledged in his day as a pioneer in the still-experimental field, was widely acclaimed both for his aesthetic sensitivity and for his technical prowess. Establishing a new mode of representing architecture and describing the emerging modern landscape with magnificent authority, he enjoyed high patronage in the 1850s and 1860s....This book, the first to chronicle the life and career of this important artist, brings his work once more before the public. The superb quality of the reproductions captures the subtle tones and soft matte surfaces of the original prints, many of which are published here for the first time.
Hardcover. New York, Assouline Publishing, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 240 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Very clean, like new in publishers shrink-wrap. Whenever the rich and famous are in Paris, they head for the city's most beautiful square, the Place Vendome. This evocatively written volume traces the square's history from its beginnings in the time of Louis XIV to its life in the twentieth century as Paris's center of fashion, jewelry, high finance, and art. From designers Chanel and Schiaparelli to European high society, Russian grand dukes, Indian maharajas, and celebrities from Lillie Langtry to Ernest Hemingway, a cast of extraordinary personalities have lent the Place Vendome an ineffable aura.
Hardcover. London, Rupert Hart-Davis, 1st, 1968, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 128 pages. Black and white cloth cover, slight wear to edges and corners. Dust jacket has minor edgewear. Previous owner's stamp on top edge. Illustrated by Jim Dine. Translated by Ron Padgett. Many b&w photographs and illustrations throughout. A bright, clean copy.
Hardcover. New York, Guggenheim Museum, 1st, 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 544 pages, illustrated in color and b&w. Essays by various scholars on over 100 artists working in France, bibliography. Illustrated boards. In publisher's shrinkwrap.
Hardcover. Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1st, 1978, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 575 pages. Hardcover. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Fading to dust jacket spine. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Washington DC, National Gallery of Art, 1st, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 296 pages, color plates throughout. Exhibition catalog, five scholarly essays. In publisher's shrinkwrap.
Hardcover. Germany, Steidl, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 224 pages. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. Nowhere is the breezy and urbane romance of Paris conjured as memorably as in the photography of Robert Doisneau (1912-1994). A gentle minstrel of visual anecdote, Doisneau interpreted the city's charms in an iconography that both natives and Francophiles instantly recognize: the young hip couple stealing a spontaneous kiss at a busy intersection, the gendarme chatting with a mother while her kid tiptoes along a riverbank bench, the sweetly melancholic abandoned merry-go-round in the rain and the entire pageant of Parisian life mingling at cafes, bus shelters and on the banks of the Seine. Doisneau was possessed of both lightness of touch and spontaneity, as a result of which he has been sometimes championed as a photographer of the "pure" moment. But his ocular touch is even lighter than that suggests-his images are not so much "seized" as "netted." Accompanying the Fondation Cartier-Bresson's exhibition of around 100 prints from the Doisneau estate, From Craft to Art presents these treasures alongside a new version of Jean-Francois Chevrier's classic 1983 essay on the photographer, which describes Doisneau's knack for capturing "the shining melancholy that separates an individual from the crowd.
Hardcover. San Francisco, Chronicle Books, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. 108 pages. Thirty-Six Views of the Eiffel Tower is an tribute to the greatest sight in the City of Light. A gorgeous re-creation of Henri Riviere's original 1902 volume offers a stunning view of turn-of-the-century Paris. Sometimes looming in the foreground, sometimes a tiny detail on the horizon, the tower is always present: piercing the sky above a teeming street scene; populated with daring construction workers far above the earth; and peacefully distant above a tranquil Seine. Published in association with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Hardcover. Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1st, 1972, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 226 pages of text followed by section of corresponding black & white photographic illustrations. Hardcover. Clean, tight copy. No dust jacket.