Hardcover. New York, Thomas Yoseloff, 1st, 1960, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: Fair, 175 pages. Hardcover. 131 Illustrations, 16 color plates. Top corner bump, causing a light crease to pages at upper corner. Otherwise very good, clean. Dust jacket with light edge wear, chipping, mild soil.
Hardcover. Munich, Prestel Publishing, 1st, 2011, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 219 pages, color illustrations. Circle of Animals features twelve enormous bronze animal heads, each depicting a segment of the Chinese zodiac. Ai Weiwei's first piece of public art, it is an extraordinary accomplishment in its own right. But as this book explains, the origins and motivation behind the piece are as compelling as the work itself. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap.
Hardcover. Washington DC, National Gallery of Art, 1st, 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 367 pages 337 illustrations 267 in color. Foreword by Earl A. Powell III. Published on the occasion of the exhibition from the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC 29 March-12 July 1998. Exhibition History by Alexander S.C. Rower. Selected Bibliography by Alexander S.C. Rower.
Hardcover. Norman, OK, University of Oklahoma Press, 1st, 1971, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 270 pages illustrated throughout with photographs in sepia and drawings in b&w. Autobiography of a Canadian-born sculptor of Western subjects, considered one of the best sculptors of horses in the world. Black cloth spine with red paper boards, no dust jacket. Black pictorial slipcase with light wear. Beautiful copy. Like new.
Softcover. Tampa, FL, University of South Florida, Unknown, N. D., Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover exhibition catalog. 54 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Green pictorial stiff wrappers. Light wear to covers and spine, front cover slightly sunned, else a very nice, tight, clean copy.
Hardcover. New York, Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1st, 1968, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 476 pages illustrated in b&w and color displaying beautiful pieces of colored glass and pottery. Clean and bright copy. Dust jacket slightly stained. Previous owner's inscription present. Lavishly illustrated and exhaustively researched reference on Art Nouveau designs in glass produced in America from 1890 to 1925, marking a high spot in the decorative arts. Includes a detailed study of various manufacturers and their histories, with special emphasis on those artisans who created identifiable and collectable pieces, including Louis Comfort Tiffany, A. Douglas Nash, the Durand family, and Frederick Carder. Contains four useful appendices reproducing a complete 1932 catalog published by the Steuben Division of Corning Glass Works, several pages from a circa 1928 Vineland Flint Glass Works catalog, pages from a circa 1914 C. Dorflinger & Sons catalog, and a "Belle Ware" catalog of Carl V. Helmschmied.
Hardcover. Boston, Bulfinch, 1st, 2002, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 303 pages. Color illustrations, index and appendices. Introduction by Margit Rowell; essay by Joseph Jacobs. A groundbreaking retrospective of art from "off the beaten path" sculpture features spectacular images from a wide variety of American artists and craftspeople, in a study that includes everything from religious totems and antique trade signs to hand-carved canes.
Softcover. New York, MOMA, 1st, 1963, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 112 pages. Softcover. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Some light fading, spotting to cover edges. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York , McGraw-Hill, 1st, 1968, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, large folio, 159 pages, index, 60 beautiful tipped-in color plates of ancient Mexican sites after photographs by Irmgard Groth. Original gilt-lettered burgundy cloth in original color pictorial dust jacket that has a small chip to top of spine. The author of this book, Ignacio Bernal (1910 - 1992), was an eminent Mexican anthropologist and archaeologist. Bernal excavated much of Monte Alban, originally starting as a student of Alfonso Caso, and later led major archeological projects at Teotihuacan. In 1965 he excavated Dainzu. He was the Director of Mexico's National Museum of Anthropology 1962-68 (at the time of this publication) and again 1970-77. In 1965, he was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Bernal was awarded the Premio Nacional in 1969. He was a founding member of the Third World Academy of Sciences in 1983. This book includes 60 hand-mounted colour plates and 1 map (all framable); each chosen by Bernal photographed by Mrs. Irmgard Groth, a gifted photographer whose special field was Mexican archaeology. In these plates we see the extraordinary sculpture of the Omecs; the Pyramid of the Moon of Teotihuacan; the Maya temples of Palenque; the Pyramid of the Niches of Tajin on the Gulf Coast; the temples at the great city of Chichen Itza; the gold ornaments of the Mixtecs at Monte Alban; the temple carved by the Aztecs out of the Cliffside at Malinalco; and many other buildings and artifacts, the surviving testimonials - sometimes exquisite, sometimes aw-inspiring - to the greatness of a long-vanished culture.
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. New York, Solomon R Guggenheim Foundation, 1st, 1975, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 140 pages. Softcover with paper wrappers. Lightly faded on spine. Previous owner's bookplate on front inside wrapper.
Softcover. New Haven, Yale University Press, 1st, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover. This gorgeous volume was published in conjunction with the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition "Art and the Empire City: New York, 1825-1861." Its 636 pages include a stunning array of prints and photographs. A painted overlook of New York City wraps around the front and back cover. The front cover has a small crease at the top left edge. On page 240, type is slightly out of register but remains readable.
Softcover. Boston, New York Graphic Society, 1st, 1975, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 123 pages plus appendix, bibliography, etc. B&w and color illustrations throughout. Mild soil to back cover, small marks on fore-edge. Light rubbing to spine. Else a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Crown Publishers, inc, 1st, 1966, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 220 pages. B&w photography throughout. Foreword by Karl Katz, critical evaluation by Dr. Alfred Werner. Dust jacket somewhat edgeworn but protected by mylar covering. Nice clean copy in good shape.
Hardcover. England, Antique Collectors Club , 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 200 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. 63 color plates, 56 b&w illustrations.
Softcover. Millbank, Tate Gallery Publications, Reprint, 1985, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 134 pages. Softcover. Light marginal wear to edges. Profusely illustrated in black & white. Cover photograph of the artist's workshop in full color. Clean & unmarked.
Hardcover. Larkspur Landing, Lapis Press, 1st, 1985, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 157 pages. Hardcover. Illustrated with full color and black & white photographs. Wrinkling to bottom right corner of page 147/148. Dust jacket with light wear along edges. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Rizzoli, 1st, 1988, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 304 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Briefly traces the artist's career and looks at his work with neon, steel, videotape, photographs, fiberglass, and words
Softcover. NY, Jaap Rietman, 1st, 1978, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 88 pages. Profusely illustrated in b&w. Essay by David Bourdon, with additional text by Barbara Rose. Designed by Richard S. Haymes. With a chronology, exhibition history and bibliography. This is the substantial catalogue published in conjunction with a 1978 circulating American Museum retrospective exhibition of sixteen sculptures and sculptural installations executed between 1959 and 1977 by minimal pioneer Carl Andre. Clean copy.
Hardcover. New Haven, Yale University Press , 1st, 1940, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 76 pages of text plus 162 pages of b&w plates featuring work by this Swedish sculptor. Rust colored cloth with gilt type on spine. Light fraying to bottom of spine otherwise very good.
Hardcover. Chicago, Art Media Resources, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 305 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Light edgewear to cover boards, otherwise clean bright copy. Color pictures throughout. 12x12x1 dimensions. Numbering over 250 works spanning nearly 1500 years, the Dewey collection of ancient Chinese tomb sculpture is exceptional for its breadth and outstanding quality. Representing nearly all figural types, stylistic traditions and themes, it provides a comprehensive visual record with fascinating insights into the customs and fashions, inventions and superstitions of ancient China's ruling elite during the golden age of the Great Silk Road.
Hardcover. Newcastle UK, Locus + Publishing Ltd., 1st, 2005, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 416 pages, gray hardcover with photo illustrated dust jacket all in very good condition. Contains 377 illustrations, including 244 in color. Five essays, documentation of pieces, reference material. the most comprehensive monograph on Chris Burden to date. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap.
Hardcover. New York, Museum of Modern Art, 1st, 1970, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Padded vinyl covers, 221 pages illustrated in color and black and white. SIGNED BY OLDENBURG and dated '72 on the title page. Edges of vinyl with light soil, otherwise very good. This major retrospective exhibition was held 25 September to 23 November 1969. The catalogue designed by Chermayeff & Geismar Associates is a work of art in itself, from its innovative cover proudly highlighting the work of curator Barbara Rose, to the profusion of illustrations, both documentary of Oldenburg and his artistic peers and representative of his large body of work.
Hardcover. New York, Chelsea House, 1st, 1969, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover with dust jacket and plastic covering in very good condition. Brown cloth book marred a little by flakes of yellow paint on back cover. 274 pages, 379 illustrations (20 tipped-in color).
Softcover. Pasadena, CA, Pasadena Art Museum, 1st, 1971, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 135 pages. Exhibition catalog. Mostly black-and-white illustrations, with a few color illustrations. Light shelf-wear, scratching, and edge-wear on covers. Published to accompany an exhibition at the Pasadena Art Museum. Features writings by the artist, including his proposals for monuments, as well as illustrations (mostly black/white, few color) of his sculptures and drawings. Also contains chronology of the artist's life and work.
Hardcover. Los Angeles, CA, Ward Ritchie Press, 1st, 1971, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover. Published to accompany an exhibition at the Pasadena Art Museum. Features writings by the artist, including his proposals for monuments, as well as illustrations (mostly black/white, few color) of his sculptures and drawings. Also contains chronology of the artist's life and work. Cloth bound book is in very good condition. Dust jacket has some scratches/wear.
Hardcover. New York, PaceWildenstein, 1st, 2017, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Unpaginated. Hardcover with no dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only edgewear. Full page color photographs throughout. A tight copy.
Softcover. Albuquerque, NM, University of New Mexico Press, 1st, 1995, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 237 pages. Softcover. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor edgewear. Color photographs throughout.
Hardcover. Long Beach CA, Long Beach Museum of Art, 1st, 2005, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 95 pages, illustrated with 45 color plates. Like new in publisher's shrinkwrap. Since 1970, Mizuno's work has evolved from functional dinnerware to abstract sculptural forms, from playful and humorous trompe l'oeil plates to richly layered sculpture informed by his evocative personal history, paralleling the development of the ceramics field itself in the late 20th century as it evolved from functional forms to a medium of full artistic expression. The exhibition is the first major museum exhibition to survey the work of this artist whose superbly crafted works, while firmly grounded in the traditions of the ceramic arts, extend to new forms in clay that defy traditional categories. This exhibition catalogue designed by Takaaki Matsumoto includes a forward, interview with the artist, a biography and exhibition history, and the exhibition checklist of 48 artworks. The exhibition and publication trace the work of this Japanese-born, Los Angeles-based ceramist from 1971 through 2003. ISBN 0-97127772-3-0 Published by the Long Beach Museum of Art Interview of the artist by Deborah McLeod, foreword by Museum Director Harold Nelson Format: hardcover Dimensions: 8-1/2 x 6-1/4 inches 96 page plus cover / 51 color plates.
Softcover. MA, Harvard College, 1st, 1966, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Exhibition catalog. 107 pages. 21 B&W plates, 61 B&W figures. B&w pictorial wrapper with soiling to both covers and some edgewear. Bottom edge slightly soiled. Previous owner name and date on front flyleaf. Overall, a nice, tight copy.
Softcover. Washington, DC, National Gallery of Art, 1st, 1982, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Exhibition catalog. 225 pages. 8 plates, B&W photographs throughout. pictorial cover with slight bending of back bottom corner and slight wear to spine. Frontispiece. Overall, a clean, tight copy.
Softcover. Washington D.C, National Gallery of Art, 1st, 1982, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Exhibition catalog. 225 pages, illustrated throughout with photos in b&w and color. Pictorial stiff wrappers. Light wear to edges and spine, else a very nice, tight, clean copy.
Softcover. Denamrk, 1at, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 96 pages. Softcover with internal flaps. Light edge wear to paper wrappers. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. Clean, tight copy.
Softcover. NY, Abbeville Press, 3rd printing, 1982, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 255 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. a Clean, tight copy. Third printing of this large trade paperback published for the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis for the 1982 exhibition. Illustrated with 205 b&w and color plates.
Softcover. US, Yale University Press with Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, 1st, 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 192 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Light edgewear and rubbing to dust jacket, else a clean, tight copy. This beautiful book is the first full-length study of Degas`s Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, one of the most famous and beloved of all nineteenth-century sculptures. The book surveys the history, character, and significance of the sculpture, as well as its social context and the mixed reactions to it over the years.
Hardcover. United Kingdom, Norton Simon Distribution, 1st, 2009, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Volume 2. 596 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Large heavy coffee table book. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket.
Hardcover. New York, Hudson Hills Press, 1st, 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 175 pages, illustrated with 247 plates, 37 in color. In publisher's shrinkwrap. Nobel Prize-winner Heaney introduces a volume that richly reflects every aspect of Hadzi's career, from intimate studio photographs to large architectural commissions. Hadzi's works in bronze and stone are powerfully abstract and expressionist, yet involved with the past as a literary and aesthetic source.
Softcover. London , Tate Publishing, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 197 pages. Softcover. Extensive color photographs and illustrations throughout. Illustrated frontispiece. Gilt titles on cover. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to wrappers.
Hardcover. US, Amer Federation of Arts, 1st, 2001-07-01, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 134 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Light edgewear and rubbing to boards. No dust jacket. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Eakins Press , 1st, 1973, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover. 1/3075 copies. 359 pages, 215 plates in sepia. Beige cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Pictorial dust jacket with clear acetate cover. Small tears to plastic cover, otherwise like new.
Softcover. New York, Whitney Museum of Art, 1st, 1982, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 190 pages, b&w and color illustrations. Edge wear, light markings to wrappers; bottom edge faded. Else a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. NY, Prestel, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, still in publisher'd shrinkwrap. This volume, on a unique and wide-ranging collection of figural sculptures from sub-Saharan Africa, examines not only each distinctive piece, but also how these works of art express value systems and cultural relationships both inside and outside Africa. The Richard H. Scheller Collection, presented in this book and on display at the de Young in San Francisco, offers a diverse portrait of sub-Saharan African sculpture. More than 100 distinct ethnic groups from more than 20 present-day countries are represented by works of art spanning several centuries and encompassing a broad array of styles. These objects represent ancestors, express community values, and serve religious and ceremonial purposes. Beautifully photographed in natural light, the sculptures range in style from classic and iconic to rare and unusual. The geographical breadth of the collection and the variations in the depictions will allow readers to explore both the histories and formal qualities of the genre. Texts by leading scholars enhance the understanding of 122 objects, alongside essays on major sculptures and themes. Writings on the scientific testing of pieces and the process of photographing the works round out this volume that expands our understanding of African figurative art.
Hardcover. NY, Abrams, 1st, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 191 pages, color plates. Reflects Goldsworthys lifelong interest in the landscape of the British Isles, its history, and the people who work on it, 'Enclosure' is a collection of ephemeral work that relates to sheep, including a spectacular series of large sheep paintings--made by the hoof-prints of sheep. Very nice clean, tight copy free of any marks.
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.
Softcover. Mexico, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Articles in English and Spanish. 108 pages plus advertisements. Color illustrations throughout. Black pictorial cover with wear to edges and covers. Overall, a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Indianapolis, Indiana, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 160 pages. Hardcover no dust jacket. Color pictures throughout. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to boards. Decoding Robert Indiana's work for a new generation, this revelatory book explores previously unknown autobiographical elements in the work of the Pop artist and printmaker. Famously proclaiming himself to be "an American painter of signs," Robert Indiana has created an enormous body of work, much of it boldly colored abstractions. In this incisive new examination of the artist, based on ongoing conversations with Indiana, art historian Martin Krause sifts through autobiographical clues within the artist's work and finds a wealth of affecting and affectionate references to Indiana's childhood, literary heroes, and the cultural icons of his generation. In addition, a penetrating essay by Pop art scholar John Wilmerding deconstructs Indiana's use of geometric shapes, making unexpected connections that enhance Krause's thesis. Accompanied by reproductions of more than 50 prints from the period 1960-2010--and focusing specifically on series such as Decade: Autoportraits, Vinalhaven Suite, and The Hartley Elegies as well as the "Love" and "Hope" images and studies of Marilyn Monroe, Picasso, and the Brooklyn Bridge--Krause's decryption of Indiana's visual language provides telling insight into the work of this quintessentially American artist.
Softcover. New Haven, Yale University Art Gallery, 1at, 1992, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 253 pages, b&w and color illustrations, illustrated end paper. Bottom front left corner slightly bumped. Light marks to bottom edge. Else a very clean, tight copy. The book includes essays by five noted authorities: Linda Norden discusses Hesse's early career in New York following her years as a student of Josef Albers; Maria Kreutzer writes on Hesse's work in Germany in the mid-sixties, when she moved from two to three dimensions; Robert Storr places Hesse in relation to the central American artistic concerns of the 1960s, focusing on her links to such artists as Jasper Johns, Sol LeWitt, and Claes Oldenburg; Anna Chave analyzes Hesse's mature work in light of contemporary feminist theory on authorship and subjectivity; and Maurice Berger examines Hesse's radical and personal approach to the sculptural object following her rejection of painting. In addition, Helen Cooper draws on the artist's extensive diaries, notebooks, and correspondence for a chronology detailed as much as possible in Hesse's own words.