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A Concise History of English Painting

By: Gaunt, William

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Frederick A. Praeger: 1968

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 005188

Condition: Good


288 pp. Spine creased and text block cracked, but binding still firm. Light rubbing on spine corner, slight thumbing of cover. Previous owner's name and crossed-out name on half title page, no other markings. With index and list of illustrations. More than 200 paintings are shown, several in color. Part of the Praeger World of Art series. Excerpt from cover blurb by Gaunt: "The social commentary of Hogarth's works, Gainsborough's intimacy of feeling, the devotion to landscape apparent in Constable and Turner, the intellectual fervor and compressed classicism of Stubbs, the poetic vision of... View more info

Gilbert's Living With Art

By: Getlein, Mark

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, McGraw Hill: 2001

Edition: 6th Edn.

Seller ID: 009033

ISBN: 0072317264

Condition: Very Good


581 pp. on coated stock. Scores of color and b&w plates, most of them quarter-page or smaller. Text clean, no markings or highlighting. Lacks CD-Rom and timeline chart. spine uncreased. Sturdy copy of oversized textbook popular in general introductory courses in art history. Color cover shows Renoir's "The Wing." Size: 4to -- 10.25 in Tall By 8.25 in Wide View more info

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The Impressionists

By: Graber, Corinee and Guillou, Jean-Francois

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Surrey, UK, Bramley Books: 1999

Edition: Later Printing.

Seller ID: 009104

ISBN: 1858336716

Condition: Near Fine


237 pp on glossy stock, More than 150 color plates. Very slight wear, close to new, with mylar protector. No markings in text. Binding firm. Most photos by Hubert Josse. Detailed text traces the launch and evolution of impressionism, and its major shows in Paris. Oversized book will require extra postage. Size: Folio - 14.5 In Tall By 11.5 in Wide View more info

Great Interiors

By: Grant, Ian, Ed.

Price: $17.00

Publisher: New York, E. F. Dutton & Co.: 1967

Edition: First U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 005553

Condition: Very Good +


228 pp. on coated stock. 40 color plates, 200 b&w illustrations. Faint rubbing of lower front joint of crimson cloth cover, a bit more dot-like rubbing on lower half of rear cover. Dust jacket has a tear on rear panel's lower corner. Else close to new, no markings or stains. A collection of essays by British art historians surveying interior design of mansions and palaces in Europe and America from 1650 through the present. Cecil Beaton has a three-page introduction. Other contributors and the periods they cover: Ralph Dutton, early classical, 1650-1700; Helena Hayward, Baroque and Rococo, 170... View more info

American Art: A Historical Survey

By: Green, Samuel M.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NY, Ronald Press Co.: 1966

Seller ID: 003532

Condition: Good +


705 pp. Very light dampstain along upper edges of several pages. Some rippling of pages. Book plate on front pasted endpaper. Yellow highlighting of a few sentences on a half-dozen pages. Text mostly clean. Beige cloth cover, corners bumped, binding very strong. Numerous b&w reproductions. An erudite survey of American art, written for college art history classes but not "dumbed down." Extends to the abstract expressionists of the 60s. (Robt Motherwell, et. al). Glossary, notes. View more info

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Michelangelo And The Reinvention Of The Human Body

By: Hall, James;Michelangelo Buonarroti

Price: $7.50

Publisher: NY, Farrar Straus & Giroux: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005710

ISBN: 0374208832

Condition: Very Good


312 pp., notes, index, several pp. glossy b&w photos. Tight binding, unread, publication press release laid in. Slight edgewear to dust jacket. Publisher's Weekly blurb: "Hall's thematic taxonomy attempts to understand the weirdness, and to honor the genius, without succumbing to the artist's own self-mythologisation or resorting to the conventional rationales of misogyny, eccentricity and monomania that have dogged Michelangelo's reputation since the Romantic period. Instead, Hall construes the work in terms of contemporary traditions, innovations, disputes and fashions, which historicall... View more info

Johnny Gruelle: Creator of Raggedy Ann and Andy

By: Hall, Patricia

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Gretna, Louisiana, Pelican Publishing: 1993

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 001782

ISBN: 0088299082

Condition: Near Fine


221 pp. Nearly new, slight wrinkling of top edge of dust jacket. Text very clean, numerous color illustrations of Gruelle's art. Hall presents a detailed look at newspaper cartoonist Johnny Gruelle and his creation of the Raggedy Ann family of characters, and their place in the American toy and doll industry and the general culture. A seldom seen title. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

Artistic Visions

By: Hallam, Kerry

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Jenkintown Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005615

ISBN: 0964808528

Condition: Fine


138 pp. on coated glossy stock. Full-page color plates on most pages. Mint, gift quality condition. No markings or creases. A faint scuff mark detectable on rear dj panel if the book is held at an angle in bright light. A handsome collection for those who enjoy Hallam's impressionistic sun-drenched views of harbors, sailboats and shorelines, mostly in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Hallam, originally from England, spent much of his life in the south of France. View more info

A Documentary History of Art Vol. 1 (The Middle Ages and the Renaissance)

By: Holt, Elizabeth G., Ed.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday Anchor Books: 1957

Edition: 2nd Edition, 1st Paperback Printing

Seller ID: 005381

Condition: Very Good


380 pp. Cover's upper right corner creased and rubbed, but book overall is firm and tight, spine just slightly creased. Previous owner's name on first page, no other markings. An anthology of excerpts from historical essays by artists and their patrons, about art and architecture. Writers include Gervase of Canterbury, William Durand, Edward III, Albrecht Durer, Piero Della Francesca, Antonio Manetti, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Leonardo Da Vinci, Bartolomeo Fazio, Leo of Ostia, Raul Glaber, et. al. View more info

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The Secret Language of the Soul: A Visual Exploration of the Spiritual World

By: Hope, Jane

Price: $4.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Chronicle Books Llc: 1998

Edition: First Edition Paperback

Seller ID: 009115

ISBN: 0811818616

Condition: Very Good


176 pp. light ripple in text block. No markings. Sturdy. Many color plates. A visual sampling of symbols and rituals found in many diverse faiths, from Native American beliefs to Hindu, Buddhist and Christian icons. Includes detailed commentary. 8vo -- 9 in Tall By 8 in Wide Square Format View more info

Michel Delacroix's Paris

By: Howard, Richard

Price: $70.00

Publisher: NY, International Archive of Art Ltd.: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005400

Condition: Fine


198 pp. on heavy coated stock. 141 color plates, 8 duotone photos and 29 historical photos, index of paintings. Very close to new, slight edge crinkling of dj along top edge and top of spine. Gilt titling bright. No markings. Foreword by David Rogarth, brief preface by Delacroix, critique by Richard Howard. A sumptuous collection of Delacroix's Parisian scenes, mostly showing the city in its pre-auotomobile period. Several photos of the artist at work. This is the orginal first edition of this folio, not the subsequent reprint. Oversized, heavy book will require surcharge for overseas shipping... View more info

The Knopf Traveler's Guides to Art: France

By: Jacobs, Michael; Stirton, Paul;

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group: 1984

Edition: First U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 005298

ISBN: 0394723244

Condition: Near Fine


303 pp. Close to new, no markings, slight edgewear to dust jacket. Very firm, clean. Part of the Knopf Traverler's Guide to Art series. Slender vertical format, convenient for suitcase or backpack. With 16 pp. of glossy color photos in center of text, plus other color and b&w photos interspersed throughout text. An introduction to every significant art center, town or village for the art lover touring France. Includes guides to collections, commentaries on the outstanding works. Also has orientation maps to lead travelers to treasures off the beat path. Compact yet very comprehensive. View more info

Japanese Temples: Sculptures, Paintings, Gardens and Architecture

By: Kidder Jr., J. Edward

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Tokyo/Amsterdam, Bijitsu Shuppan-shia and Harrn N. Abrams: 1964

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009412

Condition: Very Good +


554 pp. in brown raw silk cover, stamped in gilt, acetate protective wrapper. Sturdy binding, text clean. With bibliography. More than 300 full page b&w photos showing temples with detailed text explaining their history, structure, design and Buddhist function. Handsome, oversized copy weighing 10 pounds-plus. Size: Folio -- 14 In. Tall By 10.25 in Wide View more info

Before the Dawn of History

By: Knight, Charles R.

Price: $55.00

Publisher: New York, Whittleey House: 1935

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009869

Condition: Good


119 pp. on coated stock. Heavy soil amd a few dark spots on cream cloth, pastedown illustration of mastadon on front board is scuffed. Hinges starting, binding fairly loose, front preliminary blank page with gift insription, dated 1935, detached but laid in. This scarce work contains more than 40 full page sepia-toned illustrations of various dinosaurs and prehistoric humans by Knight, known for his museum murals of prehistoric life. His text, written for young adult students, explains how artists derive images from fossil study. Size: 8vo -- 9.25 in. By 12 in. View more info

The Creativity of Jonathan Knight

By: Knight, Jonathan

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Scottsdale, Arizona, International Graphics/Jonathan Knight Studios: 1998

Edition: First Trade Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 005464

Condition: Very Good +


96 pp. on glossy stock. Close to new, gift quality. Approx 70 color plates. Inscribed with a thank-you to "Laura" (Laura Stewart, art critic for the Daytona Beach News-Journal; an excerpt of her critique is included in the book). Knight, an African-American painter in Kansas, presents a collection of still lifes and landscapes. Dust jacket shows "Innocence," showing the rear of the head, neck and shoulders of a debutante. View more info

A World of Enchantment

By: Kondakova, Liudmila

Price: $135.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Jenkintown Press: 2001

Edition: First

Inscription: By Author

Seller ID: 005595

ISBN: 0964808536

Condition: Fine


143 pp. heavy coated stock, 160 color plates, index. Lengthy essay by retired Princeton art historian Sam Hunter. Exceptional quality, faint ripple along rear panel of dj, and faint scuffing on dj. Else perfect. Legible artist's signature on title page in blue ink. A handsome collection of luminescent romantic cityscapes by this Russian-born artist. Most show Paris, but also a few views of New York (Including the Twin Towers) and Venice. Hunter speaks of her monastic training and her spiritual iconographic approach to landscape painting. View more info

Orsay Paintings

By: Laclotte, Michel; Lacambre, Genevieve; and Freches-Thory, Claire

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Paris, Scala Editions: 2000

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009112

Condition: Very Good


165 pp. Lightly used, slight diagonal crease on lower right corner of front cover. Double covers with inside folds. Color illustrations on nearly every page. A detailed survey of the masterpieces of French art that fill the Musee d'Orsay in Paris. The collection covers the period of 1848 to 1905, encompassing the transition from Academy realism to Impressionism and Post-Impression. The museum curators provide a readable commentary on how the paintings fit into the artistic movements of their times, and the artists' influences upon one another. Size: Quarto -- 11 in Tall View more info

The Cult of Desire: An Interpretation of Erotic Sculpture of India

By: Lal, Kanwar

Price: $18.00

Publisher: DeLhi, Asia Press: 1966

Edition: First Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 009547

Condition: Very Good +


84 pp. essay, 19 pp. of notes on plates, 126 b&w glossy plates of sculptures. Red khadi-type cloth shows very little age. Dust jacket has some crinkling and soil on edges. Text is clean, very faint foxing on edges of endpapers. No markings. Scarce first edition. An Indian art specialist provides a general introduction to India's erotic temple sculptures, found mainly in middle and southern India. (Khajuraho, Konarek, Bhubaneshwar) Excellent photos give close-up details that an on-site visitor might miss because of poor lighting, weather erosion and elevated locations within temples. Excellent ... View more info

Beyond East and West: Memoirs, Portraits and Essays

By: Leach, Bernard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1985

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 010195

ISBN: 0571116922

Condition: Very Good


320 pp. Vertical ripple in front cover, diagonal crease to lower right corner. Otherwise close to new, no markings. Includes chronology, index, several b&w photos. Leach, an eminent potter, provides an anthology of writing tracing his career in ceramics, his extended stay in Japan, his travels and evolution of his thought and religious belief. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In View more info

Stained Glass

By: Lee, Lawrence; Seddon, George; and Stephens, Francis

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Crown Publishers: 1976

Edition: 4th Printing.

Seller ID: 001781

ISBN: 0517527286

Condition: Very Good +


207 pp. on glossy stock Faint fading along edges of cover, dust jacket crinkled along edges, creased at rear top. Text immaculate. Numerous color photos by Sonia Halliday and Laura Lushington. Includes bibliography, gazzeteer, glossary. Organized as three books in one, this volume gives a comprehensive survey of stained glass, its history as outlined by Goerge Seddon, its outstanding examples from 11th century to modern, a survey of leading artistis, and technical details about production, summarized by Francis Stephens. An American edition of a volume conceived by Mitchell Beasley Publishers ... View more info