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1 (Bishop, Isabel). Yglesias, Helen; Russell, John, foreword ISABEL BISHOP
New York: Rizzoli, (1989). First edition. Hardcover. Fine quarto volume in cream cloth with mild soiling to upper-edge front cover, sticker with previous owner's name on front pastedown; in an attractive color-illustrated dust jacket which has the slightest wear to spine head. Handsome. 
Beautifully illustrated in color and b&w on coated stock, including frontispiece. Bishop's art is long recognised as an astute observation of life in and around New York's Union Square and has earned praise for empathy with women and feminine themes. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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2 (Blake, William). Adams, Hazard, editor CRITICAL ESSAYS ON WILLIAM BLAKE
Boston: G.K. Hall Co. , (1991). 0816188572 / 9780816188574 First edition. Hardcover. Fine without dust jacket as issued. 214 pages; selected bibliography, and an index. 
Stresses the disparity between the attitudes toward Blake's art and poetry in his own time and those of modern literary critics and art historians. An entry in the "Critical Essays on British Literature" series. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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3 (Crawford, Ralston). Agee, William C. RALSTON CRAWFORD
Pasadena, CA: Twelve Trees Press, 1983. 0942642082 / 9780942642087 First edition. Limited to 3000 copies. Hardcover. Fine with a tiny sticker-removal shadow to front free endpaper; in dust jacket with mild wear to spine head, light shelfwear. 
Quarto. This attractive volume contains 67 plates, chronology, bibliography, and a list of exhibitions and collections. (175) pages. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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4 (Dubuffet, Jean). Lang, Kathryn, editor DUBUFFET PRINTS: from the Museum of Modern Art
New York/Fort Worth: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth/Museum of Modern.. 1989. 0929865022 / 9780929865027 First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Square quarto. Trade Paperback. Mild rubbing to the covers, else near fine in illustrated wraps. 107 pages; selected bibliography; and exhibition checklist. 
Thirty-one color plates with facing-page catalogue descriptions are presented from the exhibition from the Museum of Modern Art. Three articles on Dubuffet are contributed by Audrey Isselbacher, Susan J. Cooke, and James L. Fisher. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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5 (Garet, Jedd). Pincus-Witten, Robert JEDD GARET
(Pasadena, CA): Twelvetrees Press, 1984. First edition. Hardcover. Very fine in dust jacket (still in publisher's shrinkwrap). 
167pp. with a biography and bibliography. Limited to 3000 copies. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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6 (Gat, Moshe). Tal, Miriam MOSHE GAT: Fishermen
(Tel Aviv): Am Hassefer, (1967). First edition: Contains an original lithograph, folded and attached to a preliminary page, pencil SIGNED by Gat. Hardcover. Near fine in cream cloth with a paste-on illustration to front and rear cover and lettering in gilt, with a pin-prick stain to fore-edge and a tiny tear to the fore-edge of one page; no dust jacket. Oblong small octavo. 
In English and Hebrew, and illustrated with paintings, prints and drawings, in color and b&w. The Israeli artist depicts with great affection the modest dwellings of fisherman, their lives, their ocean and the day-to-day happenings of their existence. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7 (Hitler, Adolph). GROBE DEUTSCHE KUNSTAUSSTELLUNG 1941: im Haus der Deustchen Kunst zu Munchen Juli bis auf weiteres
Munich: Verlag F. Bruckmann, 1941. First edition. Text in German. Trade Paperback. Minor wear and creasing to the spine and the edges and a tear to the fore-edge of page 23 in the notes section, else very good plus; in illustrated wraps. 97 pages of catalogue, 68 pages of b&w plates, 48 pages of advertisements and spaces for notes. 
A catalogue from a 1941 show at the Museum of German Art in Munich, which exhibits the German works that Hitler wanted to be models for future works. An interesting combination of history, art, and propaganda. Frontispiece photograph of Hitler. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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8 (Holbein, Hans). Roberts, Jane HOLBEIN
London. Bloomsbury Books. (1988). Reprint. Hardcover. Previous owner's small address label removal mark and date in ink to front pastedown, else fine in an illustrated dust jacket. Quarto. 
Over 120 illustrations, including 12 pages in full color on coated stock. The author gives a fully rounded picture of the portrait artist, draughtsman, designer of jewelry and silverware, who was the chief image-maker of the court of Henry VIII. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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9 (Lancaster, Osbert). Boston, Richard OSBERT: A Portrait Of Osbert Lancaster
London: Collins, 1989. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 

Price: 25.00 USD
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10 (Manet, Edouard). Rand, Harry MANET'S CONTEMPLATION: At the Gare Saint-Lazare
Berkley, California: University of California Press, (1987). First edition. Octavo square. Hardcover. Remainder dot to lower edge, very slight shelfwear to lower edge, else near fine; in a dust jacket with very mild wear to spine ends, light creasing to upper edge near spine, small crease to rear flap upper edge, two scratches to front panel. 
Illustrated throughout in color and b&w, including frontispiece, on coated stock. Rand has studied Mamet's pattern of design and thought within THE GARE SAINT-LAZARE and established the reliability of the method by applying it to other paintings. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11 (Matisse, Henri). Barnes, Albert C. and De Mazia, Violette THE ART OF HENRI MATISSE
Merion, PA. The Barnes Foundation Press. (1978). Facs. reprint of 1933 edition. Very fine in wraps, still in publisher's shrinkwrap. Octavo trade paperback. 
Illustrated with 151 half-tone reproductions, this is an in-depth review of the early 20th century French artist who, along with Picasso, established a new generation of bright, vivid, and form-based-on-color style of painting known as Fauvism. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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12 (Michelangelo). Ramsdon, E.H. MICHELANGELO
London: Phaidon, (1975). Reprint. Hardcover. Fine with very mild age-toning; in a very attractive full-color illustrated price-clipped dust jacket. Folio. 
Beautifully illustrated with 32 b&w and 16 color plates of the master's most famous works, on coated stock. This book gives an informative essay which helps the reader to understand Michelangelo and to appreciate his gigantic achievement as an artist. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13 (Michelangelo). Ramsdon, E.H. MICHELANGELO
London: Phaidon, (1978). Reprint. Hardcover. Near fine with very mild age-toning; in a very attractive full-color illustrated price-clipped dust jacket with a slightly faded spine, a crease to the inner flap, and a few scratches to the rear panel. Folio. 
Beautifully illustrated with 32 b&w and 16 color plates of the master's most famous works, on coated stock. This book gives an informative essay which helps the reader to understand Michelangelo and to appreciate his gigantic achievement as an artist. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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14 (Picasso, Pablo). Penrose, Roland THE SCULPTURE OF PICASSO
New York: The Museum of Modern Art, (1967). First edition. Hardcover. Faint age-toning, else fine; in a dust jacket with mild age-toning, very light wear to extremities, slight creasing to upper edge of the front panel, pin-prick abrasions to rear panel. Quarto. 
260 illustrations in b&w and a tipped-in color plate as frontispiece. With text by his friend and biographer, Roland Penrose, this book was produced to coincide with a Picasso retrospective of his scuptures at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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15 (Pitigliani, Letizia). Benzi, Fabio PITIGLIANI
New York: Hudson Hills Press, Inc. (1991). First edition. Hardcover. Slightly splayed boards, owner's small address sticker and date in ink to front pastedown, mild creasing to the front endpaper, else near fine; in an illustrated dust jacket with minor wear to the extremities. Folio. 
149 color plates and 112 black-and-white illustrations on coated stock. This lavish volume captures the exuberant career and personality of Letizia Pitigliani with a comprehensive presentation of her paintings, graphic designs, and writings. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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16 (Renoir, Pierre-Auguste). Barnes, Albert C. & De Mazia, Violette THE ART OF RENOIR
Merion, PA. The Barnes Foundation Press. (1986). Reprint. Trade Paperback. Very Fine in wraps, still in publisher's shrinkwrap. Octavo trade paperback. Foreword by John Dewey. 
158 half-tone reproductions are included in this comprehensive look at the 19th century impressionist artist's work, and the method that must be used in any approach to the understanding and appreciation of art in all its forms. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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17 (Rodin, Auguste). Hale, William Harlan & the Editors of Time Life-Books THE WORLD OF RODIN: 1840-1917
New York: Time-Life Books, (1969). First edition. Hardcover. Slightly splayed boards, else fine in dark green leatherette over paper-covered boards lettered in gilt, illustrated endpapers; in paper-covered slipcase with a paste-on photo of Rodin's THE THINKER silhouetted against the evening sky. 
Illustrated throughout with photographs of sculptures and photo-repros of drawings and paintings in color and b&w, an interesting look at the art of the celebrated 19th century French sculptor and includes a chronology of other artists of the time. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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18 (Rubens, Peter Paul). Wedgewood, C.V. & the Editors of Time-Life Books THE WORLD OF RUBENS: 1577 - 1640
New York: Time Incorporated, (1967). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in light brown leatherette over paper-covered boards with lettering in gilt, illustrated end-papers; in paper-covered slipcase with paste-on portrait of Rubens' LE CHAPEAU DE PAILLE. Folio. 
Illustrated throughout with drawings, etchings and paintings in color and black-and-white. This is an interesting look at the celebrated 17th century artist and his work, and includes a chronology of other artists of the time. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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19 (Stanton, Larry). Hockney, David, Henry Geldzahler, Tim Dlugos, Julia Mayo & Arthur Lambert, Jr. LARRY STANTON: Painting And Drawing
(Pasadena, CA): Twelvetrees Press, 1986. 0942642295 / 9780942642292 First edition. Limited to 2000 copies. Hardcover. Very fine in illustrated dust jacket--still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. 
Quarto. [96] pages; 40 full-page illustrations with most in color. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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20 (Therrien, Robert). Zelevansky, Lynn ROBERT THERRIEN
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2000. First edition. Very fine in illustrated stiff wraps, still in publisher's shrinkwrap. Quarto. 
Illustrated throughout in color and b&w, with essays by Thomas Frick and Norman Bryson, this book accompanies Therrien's exhibition at LACMA and examines the work of a contemporary artist who occupies an ambiguous zone between abstract and figurative art. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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