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, Hardcover, 301 pages, 450 color illustrations. This groundbreaking book, the most comprehensive survey ever assembled, takes America's vernacular art out of the antiques arena and specialty museum and into today's art world. Presents hundreds of newly identified and never-before-published objects, from carnival figures to religious toterns, from antique trade signs to spectacular examples of hand-carved canes.
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, Bernard Danenberg Galleries, 1st, 1970, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 36 pages. Softcover with moderate soil to paper wrappers. Black and white photos throughout. Moderate darkening to wrappers.
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.
Hardcover. Paris, Christie's Paris, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 240 pages, illustrated throughout in color. French text. Light wear to lower edge of spine, else a clean, tight copy.
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. New York, Harry N. Abrams, unknown, 1981, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 116 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Red cloth. pictorial dust jacket. Beautiful copy in shrinkwrap. In this landmark volume we see the photo-realist painter at work and the works themselves in progress, together with many superb reproductions of her completed paintings.
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. NY, Abrams, 1st, 1975, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, off-white cloth over boards; b&w image on front cover and black lettering on spine; 200 pages. 52 color, 240 b&w plates and figures. Includes a chronology of Brancusi's life, as well as an essay, by Geist; Wonderfully illustrated and with a tipped-in plate opposite the title page. Lacks dust jacket.
Hardcover. Philadephia, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1st, 2009, Book: Very Good, Hardcover, 240 pages. Text in English with contributions by Carlos Basualdo, Erica F. Battle, Marco De Michelis, and Michael R. Taylor. Includes numerous illustrations, most in color. A very near fine copy in illustrated boards. Bruce Nauman (b 1941) has assembled a mesmerizing body of work that encompasses video, installation, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and neon. This work explores the interconnections among several specific themes that have recurred prominently throughout four decades of Nauman's work.
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
Hardcover. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1st, 2017, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 687 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Remainder mark on page block, otherwise clean, tight copy. Minor, if any, wear to covers.
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, 2nd pr., 1948, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Poor, Hardcover,163 black and white plates illustrating Milles' sculptures. Oversized. A comprehensive book on the foremost sculptor of Sweden, Carl Milles (1875-1955). Beautiful black and white photographs of his stone and bronze sculpture - mostly depicting commissions in the U.S. as he was a professor at Cranbrook and a permanent resident in the U.S. Clothbound, In very good condition, Index. Dust jacket torn along bottom edges with a large chunk missing from top of spine. Tape repairs to reverse of dust jacket. Some slight yellowing to pages, but all plates are in very good condition.
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. Geneva, Switzerland, Nagel Publishers, 1st, 1965, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 146 pages, with color plates and illustrations. 789 of 3000 limited edition first printing. Light edgewear and rubbing to dust jacket. Minor foxing throughout in text areas, but illustrations are unaffected. Some creased color plates. Tight binding and overall good condition.
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.
Softcover. Jackson MS, University Press of Mississippi, 1st, 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 208 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Light shelf-wear and rubbing to wrappers, otherwise a clean, tight copy. Essays by Trudy Wilner Stack and Allen Tullos was published in conjunction with a traveling exhibition of the same name. Christenberry's paintings, photography, sculpture and instal lations address the Southern identity. They describe and examine the social and material culture of the deep South.
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. Stockholm, Sweden, Moderna Museet, 1st, 1977, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 84 pages, text in Swedish and English. Illustrated white cover in excellent condition. Minor rubbing on back cover. Clean, crisp pages with beautiful illustrations throughout. Tight binding. Very minor wear on cover corners.
Hardcover. New Haven, CT, Yale University Press, 1st, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 528 pages, b&w and color photographs throughout. A very clean, tight copy in great condition. This book is the first comprehensive account of Gabo's life, career, and artistic theory and practice. Martin Hammer and Christina Lodder explore in detail the evolution of the artist's work and his aesthetic concerns, creative processes, assimilation of such new materials as plastic, and approach to public sculpture. Drawing on Gabo's extensive and largely unpublished archives of letters, diaries, notebooks, models, and sketchbooks, they discuss the sculptor's work in the context of his relations with other avant-garde artists, architects, and critics, including his brother Antoine Pevsner.
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.