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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: £38.00

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

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Mikhail Karasik: Catalogue Raisonne 1987-2010

By: Stommels, Serg-Aljosja and Lemmens, Albert

Price: £50.00

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 acc... View more info

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Pieter De Hooch

By: Sutton, Peter C.

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Ithaca, New York, Cornell University Press/Phaidon: 1980

Seller ID: 005092

ISBN: 0801413397

Condition: Good


Brown cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with some foxing to endpapers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general light shelfwear. The book is quite a snug fit in the slipcase, which is in good condition. 168pp. 16 colour plates, 194 b/w plates and many other b/w illustrations. Pieter de Hooch (1629-1684) was one of the greatest 17th century genre painters. In this account, the book describes and lists the pertinent contemp... View more info

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The Collected Writings of Robert Motherwell

By: Terenzio, Stephanie (ed.)

Price: £30.00

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... 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. Th... View more info

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Historic Ornament: Treatise on Decorative Art and Architectural Ornament (2 Vol.set)

By: Ward, James

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall: 1897

Seller ID: 004878

Condition: Good


Dark green cloth with title in black on front cover and in gilt on spine of both volumes. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers, slightly heavier wear to the top of the rear cover of Vol 1. . Some light bumping to head and tail of spine and cover corners.Both volume have the remains of frayed red silk bookmarks inserted. Vol 1. has a prize label dated 1897 on the front pastedown. Bindings sound. 409 and 411pp. respectively. Many b/w illustrations. Size: 8vo - o... 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, t... 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" -... View more info

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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 duke... 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: £35.00

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 bookpla... View more info

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Three thousand years of Chinese painting

By: Xin, Yang et al.

Price: £45.00

Publisher: New Haven and London/Beijing, Yale University Press and Foreign Languages Press: 1997

Seller ID: 006141

ISBN: 0300070136

Condition: Fine


Scarlet cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Fine, binding sound, no nscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 402pp. 325 illustrations, the majority in colour. A heavy book. Will require extra shipping charges if to be sent outside UK. This book was written by a team of eminent international scholars, and was the first to recount the history of Chinese painting over a span of some three thousand years. The authors present and anal... View more info