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Reconsidering Aubrey Beardsley

By: Langenfeld, Robert (ed.)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, Michigan, UMI Research Press: 1989

Seller ID: 005615

ISBN: 0835719790

Condition: Fine


Maroon hardcover with title in white on spine. Condition: Fine, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 508pp. Several b/w illustrations. Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898) was one of the most fascinating figures of late 19th century European culture. In this book, the editor Robert Langenfeld and nine other essayists from England and America re-evaluate Beardsleys' art and writing from a variety of viewpoints. View more info

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Charles Coypel - Peintre Du Roi (1694-1752)

By: Lefrancois, Thierry

Price: £85.00

Publisher: Paris, Arthena: 1994

Seller ID: 004897

ISBN: 2903239185

Condition: Very Good


NB: Text is in French throughout. Blue cloth with title in gilt on spine and front cover. Condition: Very good, with some light smudging to base of textblock. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 521pp. 30 colour plates, many b/w illustrations. The first section of the book contains a detailed biography of the artist, which is followed by a Catalogue raisonne. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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Blake, Palmer, Linnell & Co. - The Life of John Linnell

By: Linnell, David

Price: £24.00

Publisher: Lewes, Sussex, The Book Guild Ltd.: 1994

Seller ID: 005144

ISBN: 0863329179

Condition: Very Good


Black hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. A few slight water splashmarks to base of text block. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good with very light shelfwear and a watersplash mark to inside of jacket at base of spine (not affecting book in any way). 413pp. Several colour plates and b/w illustrations. This book about John Linnell (1792-1882), one of the last of the great English Romantic school of painters, is written by his great grandson, David Linnell. The author draws extensively on Linnell's journal, acco... View more info

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Arman or Four and Twenty Blackbirds Baked in a Pie or Why Settle for Less When You can Settle for More

By: Martin, Henry

Price: £45.00

Publisher: New York, Harry N.Abrams Inc.: 1973

Seller ID: 005557

ISBN: 0810900262

Condition: Very Good


Terracotta red openweave cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 200pp. 178 illustrations, including 49 colour plates. In this monograph on the French-born American artist Arman (1928-2005), the author surveys the total oeuvre. Arman stopped painting in 1955 and created a new genre of art he called "cachets" - sheets of paper covered with the repeated imprints of one or more rubber stamps which then led to other original genres using real objects. View more info

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Franciabigio

By: McKillop, Susan Regan

Price: £37.00

Publisher: Berkeley, Los Angeles, London, University of California Press: 1974

Seller ID: 005058

ISBN: 0520016882

Condition: Very Good


Buff colour cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear, a one inch vertical repaired tear to top of front cover of jacket, and some creasing to base of rear of jacket. 322pp. 112 b/w illustrations. This monograph of the Florentine artist, Franciabigio (1482-1525) contains an account of his career and a critical review of his works. It includes a catalogue raisonne with detailed examinations of Franciabigio's authentic paintings and drawings, and a critical listing of the paintings attributed to him, ... View more info

Vision and Textuality

By: Melville, Stephen and Readings, Bill

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire, Macmillan Press Ltd.: 1995

Seller ID: 005622

ISBN: 0333609700

Condition: Very Good


Softcover. Condition: Very good, no inscriptions. Light smudge to fore-edge of textblock. 391pp. This collection of essays offers a survey of the impact of critical theory on the discipline and practice of art history, by contributors such as Mieke Bal, Hal Foster, Rosalind Krauss and Griselda Pollock. View more info

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European Flower Painters

By: Mitchell, Peter

Price: £28.00

Publisher: Schiedam, The Netherlands, Interbook International B.V.: 1973

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 004905

Condition: Very Good


Olive green cloth with title in gilt on front cover and spine. Condition: Very good, with light browning to endpapers from dustjacket flaps. Signed by Peter Mitchell and dated December 1981 on front endpaper. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general light shelfwear. 272pp. 48 colour and more than 330 b/w illustrations. In this book, Peter Mitchell follows the evolution of flower painting through four centuries, notably in its great period in seventeenth and eighteenth century Holland, Flanders, France and Germany. He continues with the painters of the ninettenth and twentieth centuries, assess... View more info

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The Art of Marbled Paper: Marbled Patterns and How to Make Them

By: Miura, Einen

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Zaehnsdorf Ltd.: 1989

Seller ID: 005908

ISBN: 0947792317

Condition: Very Good


Navy hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear, not price-clipped. 152pp. Many colour illustrations. This book traces the history of marbled paper from its origins to the present day. Drawing on his collection of over five thousand original marbled papers, the author provides the reader with a comprehensive source of inspiration as well as giving specific descriiptions of how the papers were created and how they can be produced today. There are complete, easy-to-follow instructions accompanied b... View more info

Images: Illusion and Reality

By: Morris, Bede

Price: £11.00

Publisher: Canberra, Australian Academy of Science: 1986

Seller ID: 001061

ISBN: 0858471310

Condition: Fine


Softcover. Condition: Fine, clean and sound, no marks or inscriptions. This book was published to accompany the exhibition held at the Australian Academy of Science in Canberra in 1986 (the exhibition was jointly organised with the Academie des Science and the Societe Francaise de Photographie). 184pp. Profusely illustrated with b/w and some colour photographic illustrations including images by Robert Demachy, Felix Nadar, and Edward Muybridge. Scientific discovery combining with artistic inspiration. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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Hokusai: One Hundred Poets

By: Morse, Peter

Price: £45.00

Publisher: New York, George Braziller, Inc.: 1989

Seller ID: 006105

ISBN: 0807612138

Condition: Fine


Terracotta red colour hardcover with title in gilt on spine and front over. Condition:Fine, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear and some very light sunning to spine.222pp. 41 colour plates and 70 b/w illustrations. In the last three decades of his life, Hokusai, the renowned 19th century Japanese artists, produced his greatest works of art. Among them are the prints intended to accompany the "One Hundred Poets", a body of literature that has been an integral part of Japanese art and culture since the mid 13th century. In his li... View more info

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A Fine Line - Scratchboard illustrations by Scott McKowen

By: Newton, Christopher (intro.)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: New York and Ontario, Firefly Books Ltd.: 2009

Seller ID: 006496

ISBN: 1554074517

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 206pp.Many b/w and colour illustrations. This book describes the work of the American born graphic designer and scratchboard (scraperboard) illustrator, Scott McKowen (b.1957), who has established an international career specialising in theatre posters and book covers, as well as book illustrations such as a series of covers for Neil Gaiman's graphic novel 1602 for Marvel Comics. View more info

The Meaning of Beauty

By: Newton, Eric

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Longmans Green & Co.: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000419

Condition: Very Good


Condition: Very good, slight browning to endpapers, otherwise pages bright and clean. D/J condition: a few chips and tears, otherwise good. Price-clipped. 205pp. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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The Adventures of Mr and Mrs Jim and Ron

By: Padgett, Ron and Dine, Jim

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Cape Goliard Press: 1970

Seller ID: 006069

Condition: Good


Softcover. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Previous owners has placed a small gold dot at base of spine and overlaid it with stock tape (all quite unobtrusive). A collaborative collection of poetry and black and white images by Ron Padgett (poetry) and Jim Dine (images). Unpaginated. View more info

Image for On a Scale that Competes with the World: The Art of Edward and Nancy Reddin Kienholz

On a Scale that Competes with the World: The Art of Edward and Nancy Reddin Kienholz

By: Pincus, Robert L.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Berkeley, Los Angeles, Oxford, University of California Press: 1990

Seller ID: 005780

ISBN: 0520067304

Condition: Good


Black hardcover with title in white on front cover and spine. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear to covers. Some light foxing to endpapers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear and a few small repaired tears to edges of dustjacket. 122pp. 16 colour and 46 b/w illustrations. In this book, the author clarifies the importance of the Kienholzes work in American art history. Placing their art in a broad cultural context, he suggests that it is viewed against the backdrop of the soaring American optimism of the 19th century. The paintings of Geo... View more info

Pablo De Segovia - The Spanish Sharper

By: Quevedo-Villegas, Francisco De

Price: £58.00

Publisher: London, T Fisher Unwin: 1892

Seller ID: 005096

Condition: Fair


The full title of the book reads thus: "Pablo de Segovia - The Spanish Sharper translated from the original of Francisco de Quevedo-Villegas, illustrated with one hundred and ten drawings by Daniel Vierge together with comments on them by Joseph Pennell and an essay on the life and writings of Quevedo by Henry Edward Watts". Blue cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Fair to good, covers are quite shelfworn, more so to head and tail of spine and cover corners. Sunning to spine and cover edges. Watersplashmark to rear cover, not affecting the book internally in any way. Browning... View more info

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Wisdom and Compassion: The Sacred Art of Tibet

By: Rhie, Marylin M. and Thurman, Robert A.F.

Price: £38.00

Publisher: New York, Royal Academy of Arts, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and Tibet House, in association wit Harry N Abrams Inc.: 1991

Seller ID: 006073

ISBN: 0810925265

Condition: Fine


Softcover. Condition: Fine, in as new condition, appears unread. 412pp. 295 illustrations, including 263 plates in colour, one map. This book was published to accompany the exhibition of Tibetan Art held at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco from April 17 to August 18, 1991, which then toured to the IBM Museum in New York and the Royal Academy of Arts, London. It was the most comprehensive exhibition of Tibetan arts ever seen in the West. 160 of the most beautiful and spiritually profound works of Tibetan sacred art from museums and private collections around the world are described and exp... View more info

Figures from the Past: Studies on Figurative Art in Christian Ireland - in honour of Helen M.Roe

By: Rynne, Etienne

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Upper Dun Laoghaire, Co.Dublin, Ireland, The Glendale Press for The Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland: 1987

Seller ID: 006368

ISBN: 090760644x

Condition: Very Good


Black hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers, light browning to endpapers from dustjacket flaps.. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light shelfwear. 328pp. Many b/w photographic illustrations. The name of Helen M.Roe is known widely throughout Ireland and abroad, relating to the history of Irish art in the centuries of early Christianity and post-Norman times. As a mark of esteem and on the occasion of her ninetieth birthday the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, of which she was President from 1965-68, called upon twenty-six of it... View more info

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Ian Hamilton Finlay - Fleur de l'Air - A Garden in Provence

By: Simig, Pia Maria (ed.)

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Little Sparta, Lanark, Scotland, Wild Hawthorn Press: 2004

Seller ID: 006204

ISBN: 0954819217

Condition: Very Good


Dark grey/olive colour cloth with title blindstamped on spine. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers. Light water splashmark (see image) to base of spine and corresponding inner corners of front and rear covers, not affecting book internally in any way. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light shelfwear. 7 pp. 76 b/w photographic plates. Fleur de l'Air, a garden in Provence created by the poet-gardener Ian Hamilton Finlay and Pia Maria Simig in collaboration with the owner, is a theatre or collection of events and concepts, there are tree plaqu... View more info

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The Artists' Manual of Pigments showing their composition, conditions of permanency, and adulterations; effects in combination with each other and with vehicles; and the most reliable tests of purity

By: Standage, H.C.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Crosby Lockwood and Son: 1896

Seller ID: 006611

Condition: Good


Third edition, revised. Pale blue-grey cloth with title in gilt on spine and front cover. Condition: Good, with general shelfwear and darkening to spine and cover edges. Title on spine is quite rubbed. Light browning to endpapers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 112pp. plus publishers list. This manual lists and recommends the best "permanent" pigment colours and their variations, including Ultramarine, and chemical reactions occurring between two or more pigments as well as a chapter to the rear on which colours to use for different aspects of landscape painting in oils e.g. terra ve... View more info

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Mikhail Karasik: Catalogue Raisonne 1987-2010

By: Stommels, Serg-Aljosja and Lemmens, Albert

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Nijmegen, Holland, L S: 2010

Inscription: Signed by Artist

Seller ID: 005875

ISBN: 907939307X

Condition: Very Good


NB: Text is in English, Dutch and French. Black cloth with title in white on spine and front cover. Condition: Very good, signed by Mikhail Karasik and dated 14.11.2010 on the title page. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. Loosely inserted with the book is a poster for the exhibition. 175pp. Many colour illustrations. This is a catalogue raisonne for the book graphics and prints of Mikhail Karasik (b.1953) from 1987-2010, and was published to accompany the exhibition entitled "Under Pressure of Time" held at the Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen from 13 November2010... View more info