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Image for The Art of the Pitti Palace, with a Short History of the Building of the Palace, and Its Owners, and an Appreciation of Its Treasures

The Art of the Pitti Palace, with a Short History of the Building of the Palace, and Its Owners, and an Appreciation of Its Treasures

By: Addison, Julia de Wolf

Price: $15.00

Publisher: L.C. Page & Company: 1904

Seller ID: 2199664


Early reprint. Spine toned. 1904 Hard Cover. ix, 389 pp. 8vo. Blue-grey cloth, gilt titles, decoration & rules, gilt top page ridge. A survey of the famous gallery which focuses on the Golden Age of painting in Italy. View more info

German Nineteenth-Century Drawings from the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford: C.G. Boerner, Dusseldorf, 25th February-30th March, 1983 Exhibition and Catalogue

By: Bailey, Colin J. (Exhibition and Catalogue)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: University of Birmingham: 1983

Seller ID: 1306290


Nice bright copy. 1983 Soft Cover. 78 pp. This is the largest exhibition of 19th-century German drawings and watercolours ever to be held in this country outside London and the first major exhibition of its kind since 1968, when 150 drawings from the Kunstmuseum in Dusseldorf and the Kunsthalle in Hamburg were shown at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. In Great Britain the Ashmolean Museum's collection of German 19th-century drawings is unique, both numerically a... View more info

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Bassano Drawings (February 1961)

By: Bassano; Seiferheld Master Drawings

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Seiferheld Master Drawings: 1961

Seller ID: 1527369


Lightly rubbed. 1961 Stapled Binding. 45 pp. A catalog from an exhibition featuring drawings by members of the famous Bassano family of Renaissance artists. View more info

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Musee De L'Ermitage: Les Grandes Maitres De La Peinture

By: Bazin, Germain

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Editions Cercle D'Art: 1958

Seller ID: 1529913


No jacket. Gilt titles on spine mostly rubbed away. 1958 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 258 pp. 13 x 10. Text in French. Numerous illustrations & color plates. The State Hermitage is a museum of art and culture in Saint Petersburg, Russia. One of the largest and oldest museums of the world, it was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great and open to the public since 1852. Its collections, of which only a small part is on permanent display, c... View more info

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Louvre: Masterpieces of Italian Painting

By: Bazin, Germain

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York Graphic Society: 1956

Seller ID: 2199985


No jacket, boards toned, pages toned. 1956 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 21 pp. Colored plates follow text. 54 illustrations with 46 in color. A look at Italian paintings found in the Louvre's collection.Keywords: LOUVRE FRANCE ITALIAN PAINTING ART ARTISTS View more info

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Dreams, Waking Thoughts and Incidents

By: Beckford, William [Thomas]; Gemmett, Robert J.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press: 1971

Seller ID: 2198602


Owner bookplate on front endpaper, jacket lightly rubbed and toned, jacket price clipped. 1971 Hard Cover. 328 pp. 8vo. Edited, with an introduction and notes, by Robert J. Gemmett. A travel memoir by the British writer best known for Vathek, a pseudo-Oriental Gothic novel, but also notable for his extensive collection of art (much of which now resides in museums), and his construction of Fonthill Abbey and Lansdown Tower. Practically a verbatim reprint of the suppressed... View more info

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Modern Primitives: Masters of Naive Painting

By: Bihalji-Merin, Oto

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199945


First edition. Cloth boards faintly toned.Large tear across front and rear of jacket, chip to jacket front. 1959 Hard Cover. 290 pp. Oto Bihalji-Merin was an acclaimed Yugoslav and Serbian writer, art historian, painter and art critic. In the aftermath of World War II, when art circles in Yugoslavia were pressured to adopt the socialist realism state-approved policies of the Soviet Union, Bihalji-Merin used his influence to defend modernist and naïve art styles. For thi... View more info

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Japanese Colour Prints

By: Binyon, Laurence; Sexton, J.J. O'Brien

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Frederick Publications: 1954

Seller ID: 2267883


Tear to jacket along spine, jacket flap corners trimmed, ink name on front endpaper. 1954 Hard Cover. lvi, 236, [5] pp. 46 plates. A history of Japanese prints which, despite the title, is illustrated only in black-and-white. Includes tables with helpful references for dated books and prints, seals, etc. This book, central to the West's understainding of Ukiyo-e (Floating World prints), was first released back in 1923. It has endured. According to James Michener -- who w... View more info

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Pre-Classical: From Crete to Archaic Greece

By: Boardman, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pelican: 1978

Seller ID: 2195636


Wrappers rubbed. 1978 Trade Paperback. An examination of the oldest artistic artifacts from the Northern Mediterranean. View more info

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The Stuart Legacy: English Art 1603-1714

By: Brown, Walter R.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Birmingham Museum of Art: 1991

Seller ID: 2198682


Very Good. 1991 Large Softcover. 176 pp. The purpose of this exhibition and catalogue is to take a broad look at the art of the Stuart era and to draw attention to the traditions that it inherited and developed, as well as to the extraordinary innovations and advances that took place during little more than a hundred years from the accession of James I in 1603 to the death of his great-grand-daughter, Queen Anne, in 1714.Keywords: STUART LEGACY ENGLISH ART HISTORY View more info

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Treasures of Spain: From Charles V to Goya

By: Cirici-Pellicer, Alexandre

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Skira: 1965

Seller ID: 2051436


1 inch jacket tear. 1965 Large Hardcover. Great information on the timeless works of art and architecture that has defined Spanish culture. View more info

Image for Le Voyage d'Italie de Charles-Nicolas Cochin (1758) (Collection de l'Ecole Francaise de Rome 145)

Le Voyage d'Italie de Charles-Nicolas Cochin (1758) (Collection de l'Ecole Francaise de Rome 145)

By: Cochin, Charles-Nicolas; Michel, Christian

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Ecole Française de Roma: 1991

Seller ID: 2198628


Owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1991 Large Hardcover. viii, 510 pp. 57 black-and-white plates. French text. A 1991 facsimile of the 18th century Italian travelogue, originally published in 1758. Edited by Christian Michel. Cochin was a French engraver, designer, writer, and art critic who worked for King Louis XV and traveled with the famous Madame de Pompadour on a study tour of Italy, and later toured the excavations of Herculaneum. View more info

Image for Teodoro Duclere, 1812-1869: Disegni e Dipinti dell'Italia Meridionale nelle Collezioni Correale (Museo Correale di Terranova)

Teodoro Duclere, 1812-1869: Disegni e Dipinti dell'Italia Meridionale nelle Collezioni Correale (Museo Correale di Terranova)

By: Duclere, Teodoro; Martorell, Luisa; Russo, Mario; Fienga, Andrea

Price: $50.00

Publisher: con-fine edizioni: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2198627


First edition - a paperback original. 2013 Large Softcover. 351 pp. Italian text. A history of the artistic works of Teodoro Duclere over a period of nearly sixty years, with over 350 images reproduced from the collection in the Museo Correale di Terranova. Dueler was born and died in Naples, Italy. He was part of the School of Posillipo and was known for his landscape paintings. View more info

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The Art Of Walt Disney: New Concise Edition

By: Finch, Christopher

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Abrams: 1975

Seller ID: 2204858


Tiny stain to jacket. 1975 Hard Cover. 160 pp. A loving tribute to the world of Walt Disney & his creations, drawing on unprecedented access to the Disney archives, interviews with current & past employees, & previously unpublished art work. View more info

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The Art Of Walt Disney: New Concise Edition

By: Finch, Christopher

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Abrams: 1975

Seller ID: 2264381


Spine base a bit stained. 1975 Hard Cover. 160 pp. A loving tribute to the world of Walt Disney & his creations, drawing on unprecedented access to the Disney archives, interviews with current & past employees, & previously unpublished art work. View more info

Image for The Belles Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry, Prince of France, at the Cloisters

The Belles Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry, Prince of France, at the Cloisters

By: Freeman, Margaret B.; Rorimer, James J.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Cloisters / The Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1958

Seller ID: 2195558


Includes original slipcase. Book excellent. Slipcase label lightly toned, gift card affixed to front slipcase panel with handwritten note ('a very merry / Christmas to my / favorite teacher / Gretchen Boland').A few tears and a 1 inch chip along edges of onion skin jacket, with some Japanese tissue repairs on reverse. 1958 Hard Cover. Unpaginated. 8vo. The Belles Heures, from which the ex libris and thirty-two illuminations are here reproduced in facsimile, is one of the... View more info

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Studies in Connoisseurship: Chinese Paintings from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections in New York, Princeton and Washington, D.C.

By: Fu, Marilyn & Shen

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 1987

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 2200645


1987 third edition. xvi, 378 pp. A scholarly work of art history focusing on exhibitions of Chinese art that feature 41 works by 24 artists from the 14th to 20th centuries. Color frontispiece, black-and-white reproductions throughout text, with an emphasis on the historical context of the works and their value in artistic study. View more info

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The Arts in America: The 19th Century

By: Garrett, Wendell D.; Norton, Paul F.; Gowans, Alan; Butler, Joseph T.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2165558


First edition. Faint wrinkle to jacket spine.Very Good. 1969 Large Hardcover. 412 pp. A study of various artistic disciplines during America's first full century as an independent nation, featuring chapters by four writers with diverse backgrounds related to art history. Bibliography and index follow text. View more info

Image for An Unhurried View of Erotica

An Unhurried View of Erotica

By: Ginzburg, Ralph

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Ace: 1958

Seller ID: 1538002


Pages lightly toned. 1958 Mass Market Paperback. 115 pp. A survey of erotic art throughout history, based on the explosive Esquire magazine article. View more info

16th Century Engravings: Exhibition October 2,-28, 1969 (Catalogue No. 35)

By: Goldschmidt, Lucien

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Lucien Goldschmidt: 1969

Seller ID: 1306303


Lightly rubbed, small stain on back cover. 1969 Soft Cover. 123 prints in exhibition, many of them pictured. View more info

Image for By Motor to the Firing Line: An Artist's Notes and Sketches with the Armies of Northern France, June-July, 1915

By Motor to the Firing Line: An Artist's Notes and Sketches with the Armies of Northern France, June-July, 1915

By: Hale, Walter

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Century Co.: 1916

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265807


First edition. Title page and frontispiece foxed, a few other pages foxed more lightly, small dealer bookplate on front endpaper. 1916 Hard Cover. xii, [4], 283, [3] pp. 8vo. A firsthand account of World War I France, with notes, drawings, and photographs. View more info

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Early Netherlandish Painting

By: Hand, John Oliver

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cambridge: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2204344


First edition. Light edge wear to jacket. 1986 Large Hardcover. Masterpieces of early Netherlandish painting such as Jan van Eyck's Annunciation, Rogier van der Weyden's Saint George and the Dragon, and Gerard David's Rest on the Flight into Egypt--among the greatest examples of northern Renaissance panel painting in North America--are included in this volume. The social, economic, and religious contexts of the paintings are explored, and questions of attribution and ... View more info

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The Impressionists and Their Legacy

By: Kapos, Martha

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Beaux Arts Editions: 1995

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2042347


Reissue. An exceptional copy.Near Fine. 1995 Large Hardcover. The documents in this book -- letters and recorded comments by the artists themselves, as well as selections by notable contemporaries including Baudelaire, Zola, Valery, Mallarme, Huysman, Laforgue and Proust -- show how artists and critics during and in the aftermath of Impressionism did describe themselves: how they responded to tradition, to each other and to the kaleidoscope of the contemporary scene. The... View more info

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World-Famous Paintings

By: Kent, Rockwell

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Wise & Co., Inc.: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2207504


First edition. Boards toned and lightly foxed along edges as usual, jacket edges rubbed with some loss, tape remnants on jacket flaps and endpapers. 1939 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. [iv, 402 pp.] A collection of one hundred color reproductions of famous paintings, all on tipped in glossy paper stock, with brief biographical sketches of the artists and information about each painting. Includes an introduction by Rockwell Kent, who earned... View more info

Image for Delft Masters, Vermeer's Contemporaries: Illusionism Through the Conquest of Light and Space

Delft Masters, Vermeer's Contemporaries: Illusionism Through the Conquest of Light and Space

By: Kersten, Michiel; Lokin, Danielle

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Waanders Publishers: 1996

Seller ID: 2199623


1996 Large Softcover. 224 pp. 12 x 10. A beautiful collection of painters from the Dutch Golden Age of realism. Includes color reproductions throughout. View more info

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Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling

By: King, Ross

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Walker & Company: 2003

Seller ID: 1857325


Lightly rubbed. 2003 Trade Paperback. CONTENTS: The Summons; The Conspiracy; The Warrior Pope; Penance; Painting in the Wet; The Design; The Assistants; The House of Buonarroti; The Fountains of the Great Deep; Competition; A Great Quandary; The Flaying of Marsyas; True Colors; He Shall Build the Temple of the Lord; Family Business; Laocoon; The Golden Age; The School of Athens; Forbidden Fruit; The Barbarous Multitudes; Bologna Redux; The World's Game; A New and Wonderf... View more info

Image for Sculpture: Marbles, Terra-Cottas, and Bronzes, Carvings in Ivory and Wood, Plaquettes, Medals, Coins, and Wax-Reliefs. Text with Historical Notes and Illustrations (Wallace Collection Catalogues)

Sculpture: Marbles, Terra-Cottas, and Bronzes, Carvings in Ivory and Wood, Plaquettes, Medals, Coins, and Wax-Reliefs. Text with Historical Notes and Illustrations (Wallace Collection Catalogues)

By: Mann, J.G.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hertford House: 1931

Seller ID: 2197893


Pages toned, corner bumped. 1931 Hard Cover. xxvi, 238 pp. [Plates 99 pp.] Sculpture: Marbles, Terra-Cottas, and Bronzes, Carvings in Ivory and Wood, Plaquettes, Medals, Coins, and Wax-Reliefs. Text with Historical Notes and Illustrations (Wallace Collection Catalogues). Includes list of artists; index of subjects and persons represented; index of sales, former owners and exhibitions; key to renumbering. Keywords: J G MANN SCULPTURE MARBLE TERRA-COTTA BRONZE CARVINGS I... View more info

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Punti di Vista Estetici Su Commercio e Turismo

By: Martini, Luigi; Di Lino, Sergio; Foglia, Patrizia; Gerosa, Giulia; Gunetti, Luciana; Menduni, Enrico

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Carlo Cambi Editore: 2011

Seller ID: 2198671


Sticker on back cover. 2011 Large Hardcover. 299 pp. Italian text. A study of Italian history and economics.Un'approfondita e interessante ricerca storico-economica del settore terziario che ha lo scopo di evidenziare l'importanza dello sviluppo italiano dal dopoguerra a oggi. Rilevante il contributo della Filcams Cgil, il sindacato che rappresenta proprio i lavoratori e le lavoratrici che nei decenni hanno sperimentato un'evolozione inaspettata della propria quotidianit... View more info

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Illusion in Art: Trompe l'Oeil - A History of Pictorial Illusionism

By: Mastai, M.L. d'Otrange

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Abaris Books: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2196840


First edition. Page ridges and inside of jacket lightly foxed. 1975 Large Hardcover. 379, [9] pp. The first comprehensive study of Illusionism, from frescoes of classical antiquity to the architectural quadratura of the Renaissance and the deceptions of the Age of Reason. The book concludes with a study of surrealism as a present-day form of trompe l'oeil, and with an appreciation of its effects on the contemporary practitioners of both Illusionism proper and photographi... View more info

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Slaves Waiting for Sale: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade

By: McInnis, Maurie Dee

Price: $24.00

Publisher: University of Chicago Press: 2011

Seller ID: 2201088


Pencil underlining and marginalia in first two chapters only. 2011 Trade Paperback. viii, 268 pp. In 1853, Eyre Crowe, a young British artist, visited a slave auction in Richmond, Virginia. Harrowed by what he witnessed, he captured the scene in sketches that he would later develop into a series of illustrations and paintings, including the culminating painting, Slaves Waiting for Sale, Richmond, Virginia. This innovative book uses Crowe’s paintings to explore the te... View more info