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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: £90.00

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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Welsh Medieval Paving Tiles

By: Lewis, J.M.

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Cardiff, The National Museum of Wales: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003761

ISBN: 0720000572

Condition: Very Good


6 by 9 inch rectangular card covered stapled booklet. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 35pp. Many b/w and colour illustrations. This catalogue was produced to accompany an exhibition of Welsh Medieval paving tiles held at the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff, 1976. The catalogue includes sections on plain tile mosaics, types of decoration, manufacture, tile pavements, Clarendon Palace and the Wessex... 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... View more info

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El Lissitzky - Life, Letters, Texts

By: Lissitzky-Kuppers, Sophie

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, Thames & Hudson: 1992

Seller ID: 006271

ISBN: 0500230900

Condition: Very Good


First published in Great Britain in 1968, this is the 1992 reprint. Black cloth with title in red on spine. Condition: Very good, essentially as new. Dustjacket condition: As new. 410pp. 284 illustrations, 103 in colour. This book, compiled by Lissitzky's widow, was the first full-length, fully documented study of the artist. El Lissitsky, born in 1890 near Smolensk, exercised a crucial influence on the course of the visual arts in the 20th century. Together with Naum Ga... 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: £48.00

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 impr... View more info

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Franciabigio

By: McKillop, Susan Regan

Price: £38.00

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... 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: £30.00

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 ce... View more info

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

By: Miura, Einen

Price: £50.00

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 ... 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 combi... View more info

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Hokusai: One Hundred Poets

By: Morse, Peter

Price: £48.00

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", ... 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

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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, ... View more info

Pablo De Segovia - The Spanish Sharper

By: Quevedo-Villegas, Francisco De

Price: £65.00

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 cor... 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... View more info

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

By: Simig, Pia Maria (ed.)

Price: £65.00

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... View more info

The Art of the Picture Frame: Artist, Patrons and the Framing of Portraits in Britain

By: Simon, Jacob

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, The National Portrait Gallery: 1996

Seller ID: 006103

ISBN: 1855141728

Condition: Very Good


Softcover. Condition: Very good, wth very light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear and small repaired tear to top right edge of front cover of dustjacket. 224pp. Many colour illustrations. This book is a study of picture framing in Britain. It covers 500 years of painting, from the 16th century to the date of publication in 1996, following changes in fashion and technique, tracing links with wider European taste and maki... View more info

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Lowestoft Porcelain in Norwich Castle Museum, Vols 1 and 2

By: Smith, Sheenah

Price: £36.00

Publisher: Norwich Castle Museum, Norfolk Museums Service: 1975

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 003799

ISBN: 0903101513

Condition: Good


Vol 1 (softcover) published 1975, Vol 2 (hardcover), 1985. Both volumes have previous owners address label to the front endpapers. Condition: Vol I (softcover, no dustjacket) is in good condition, with light shelfwear to covers and light foxing to endpapers. Binding sound. 297pp. plus 40pp. of 681 b/w plates. Vol 2 (blue hardcover with titles in gilt on front cover and spine, with dustjacket) is in good condition with light sunning to very edges of covers. The fore-edge ... View more info