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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

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Painting for the Mughal Emperor: The Art of the Book 1560-1660

By: Stronge, Susan

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, V & A Publications: 2002

Seller ID: 006644

ISBN: 1851773584

Condition: Fine


Black hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Fine, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fine, not price-clipped. 192pp. 146 colour illustrations. In this book the author provides a detailed survey of the Victoria and Albert Museum's renowned collection of art from the golden age of the Mughal Empire, tracing the place of individual works in the Mughal tradition of arts of the book. It includes epic adventures of the Muslim hero Hamza, dramatic battles and episodes from the life of the emperor Akbar from the famous Akbarnama; and a series of portraits of the emperors... View more info

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The Collected Writings of Robert Motherwell

By: Terenzio, Stephanie (ed.)

Price: £29.00

Publisher: New York and Oxford, Oxford University Press: 1992

Seller ID: 005587

ISBN: 0195077008

Condition: Very Good


Grey cloth with title in dark silver on spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear, and light sunning to spine. Not price-clipped. 325pp. This book brings together a representative selection of Motherwell's writings about art, dating from 1941 to 1988. It contains more than sixteen essays, a number of pieces from exhibition catalogues, more than a dozen public lectures, excerpts from four interviews, a number of letters, and all the artist's editorial work. View more info

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Catalogue of the Pictures in the National Gallery

By: Unknown

Price: £80.00

Publisher: Pall Mall, London, W.Nicol: 1840

Seller ID: 005983

Condition: Fair


Dark brown paper covered sewn booklet, with title in black on front cover. Condition: Fair with general light shelfwear and some light soiling and a couple of small splashmarks to rear cover. Front cover has the date 1840 neatly written in ink at top. 50pp. No illustrations.This catalogue contains details of the 177 pictures in the National Gallery collection in 1840. The catalogue includes details of paintings by Titian, Poussin, Rubens and Constable, amongst others. The size and medium of each picture is given, together with a short description, and in most cases, their provenance. Scarce. View more info

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Fascination of Nature: Plants and Insects in Chinese Painting and Ceramics of the Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368)

By: Whitfield, Roderick

Price: £80.00

Publisher: Seoul, Yekyong Publications: 1993

Seller ID: 006619

ISBN: 8970840125

Condition: Very Good


Two volume set in slipcase, the first volume is a book with dustjacket, the second is a folding facsimile of a long handscroll, protected by a hardcover. Condition: The book is in very good condition, binding sound, no inscriptions. The dustjacket is in very good condition with very light sunning to spine. 104pp. 28 colour plates. The folding facsimile is in fine condition with just a very faint hint of shelfwear to covers. The slipcase has light shelfwear and a hint of sunning to spine. This book is about a Chinese painting (dated to 1321) by Xie Chufang, a little known artist of the Yuan dyn... View more info

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An Exhibition of Watercolours By Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827)

By: Wilcox, Timothy (intro.)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Andrew Clayton-Payne: 1998

Seller ID: 004896

Condition: Very Good


Softcover. Condition: Very good, with a paper-clip mark to top of front endpaper and reverse of front cover. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 20 colour plates. Price list loosely inserted. This 20 item catalogue was produced to accompany an exhibition of watercolours by Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827) held at Andrew Clayton-Payne from 19 November to 2 December 1998. It includes images illustrating The Temple of Concord and Victory, Stowe, and a portrait of Judge Jeffreys, together with a four page introductory essay by Timothy Wilcox. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

Turner in Wales

By: Wilton, Andrew

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Llandudno, Wales, Mostyn Art Gallery: 1984

Seller ID: 003308

ISBN: 0906860083

Condition: Good


Softcover. Text is in English. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear and soiling to covers. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 72pp. 25 colour and many b/w images. This 104 item catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition of Turners' work in Wales which was held at the Mostyn Art Gallery, Llandudno from 14 July to 8 September 1984 which then toured to the Glyn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea from 22 September to 17 November 1984. Scarce. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

Image for The Art of Holy Russia: Icons from Moscow 1400-1660

The Art of Holy Russia: Icons from Moscow 1400-1660

By: Wolter, Bettina-Martin et al.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Royal Academy of Arts: 1998

Seller ID: 006157

ISBN: 0900946598

Condition: Very Good


Softcover. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 272pp. 58 colour plates. This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition held at the Royal Academy, London from 19 March to 14 June 1998. The icon represents a bridge between "heaven and earth" . Moscow, during the period covered by this exhibition, evolved from a principality to the capital of a major empire. Icon painting served to invest the grand dukes, and later the tsars, with divine legitimacy. View more info

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Data Flow: Visualising Information in Graphic Design

By: Woo, Alan (foreword)

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Berlin, Gestalten: 2010

Seller ID: 005900

ISBN: 3899552172

Condition: Very Good


Fourth printing. Hardcover. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 255pp. Many colour illustrations. The six comprehensive chapters in Data Flow offer incisive texts, innovative examples of information graphics and intoduce terms and classofications of various graphic applications and conceptual formulations that are redefining information design today. View more info

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Analysis of Ornament

By: Wornum, Ralph N.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Chapman and Hall: 1856

Seller ID: 004854

Condition: Fair


The full title reads "Analysis of Ornament - The characteristics of styles: an introduction to the study of the history of ornamental art; being an outline of a course of sixteen lectures on that subject, originally prepared for the government schools of design in the years 1848, 1849, 1850". Brown cloth with title in gilt on front cover and spine. Condition: Fair, covers are generally shelfworn with heavier wear to head and tail of spine. Previous owners bookplate on front endpaper. The title page also bears two previous owners names neatly written at the top, and an oval raised paper... View more info