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DIE MACHT DER KAMERA, Auberger, Pidder ; [ SIGNED ]
1 Auberger, Pidder ; [ SIGNED ] DIE MACHT DER KAMERA
Dusseldorf Edition Marzona 1985 Softcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Folio Illustrated by Photographs by Auberger 
Autograph; 46 pages; Clean and tight in original binding in very nice dustjacket. OCLC: 16703185 Amazing photographs combining people & objects, vaguely reminiscent of Hans Bellmer. Pidder Auberger (1946 - 2012) was a German visual artist and photographer who studied at the Dusseldorf Art Academy (1970-1975). He worked as a freelance artist and lived in Dusseldorf and in the Westerwald. His work has appeared in numerous solo and group exhibitions. ; Signed by Photographer; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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CHINESE TRADE PORCELAIN, Beurdeley, Michel
2 Beurdeley, Michel CHINESE TRADE PORCELAIN
Rutland Charles E. Tuttle Company 1969 0804806764 / 9780804806763 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 4to 11" - 13" tall 
xii, 220 pages; Clean and tight in original cloth binding in bright nice dustjacket. Translated by Diana Imber. An excellent study of Chinese Export porcelains. 24 magnificent tipped-in color plates and about a hundred b&w figures. In the first part, the form and decoration of the porcelain and their artistic influence from the west are described; then follow historical surveys of the Far Eastern connections of each of the countries named above, and a systematic analysis of the characteristics peculiar to porcelain destined for each of these countries. Finally, there is a descriptive catalogue of nearly 250 outstanding pieces - vases, dishes, figures, etc. Chronological table; Bibliography; Index. 
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A MOMENT BEFORE - Jews in the Soviet Union, Brenner, Frederic ; Michael Zand ; [Isaac Stern's Copy]
3 Brenner, Frederic ; Michael Zand ; [Isaac Stern's Copy] A MOMENT BEFORE - Jews in the Soviet Union
New York International Center for Photography 1992 First Edition Stiff Wrappers Very Good+ 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Intorduction by Cornell Capa. Catalog for Brenner's 1992 exhibition at the International Center of Photography. These photographs were taken during a 5 year journey through the Soviet Union reflecting many aspects of Jewish life. From the collection of the violinist Isaac Stern [1920-2001] -- with his "chop" mark in Chinese characters at the rear. (In the Oscar-winning documentary of his 1979 trip to China "From Mao to Mozart," Maestro Stern is seen receiving the gift of his chop with delight: "No more signing!" From now on, "Chop, Chop, Chop!"); Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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TINTORET in attractive leather binding, Fosca, Francois
4 Fosca, Francois TINTORET in attractive leather binding
Paris Albin Michel, Editeur 1929 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 4to 
Les Maitres Du Moyen Age Et De La Renaissance; 173 pp & 100 ff pages; Beautiful limited edition in Fine Leather Binding. A standard monograph on Tintoretto (text in French), with the original wrappers (including spine) neatly preserved in a handsome private binding of quarter brown morocco leather over marbled boards, raised bands, gilt spine, top edges gilt, others trimmed rough. Copy number 768/1650 on papier Alfa. Minimal light rubbing to the spine. Freitag 9407. Text in French. Heavy oversize book - foreign shipping can be arranged. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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LES MAISONS FLEURIES, Gallotti-Thaureaux, Myriam
5 Gallotti-Thaureaux, Myriam LES MAISONS FLEURIES
Paris Editions Charles Massin 1970 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Illustrated with more than 100 photographs. Clean and tight in original binding in nice dustjacket with a short closed tear at top edge. OCLC: 41715635 ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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ENGLISH AND OTHER SILVER IN THE UNTERMYER COLLECTION, Hackenbroch, Yvonne
6 Hackenbroch, Yvonne ENGLISH AND OTHER SILVER IN THE UNTERMYER COLLECTION
New York Metropolitan Museum of Art 1963 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Folio 13" - 23" tall 
Dustjacket is price-clipped. Fabulous silver objects from the Tudor period to the nineteenth century, presented in chronological order, with enlargements of hallmarks. Wonderful photographic illustrations. An important collection of silver and useful reference. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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CHATS ON ENGLISH CHINA, Hayden, Arthur
7 Hayden, Arthur CHATS ON ENGLISH CHINA
London T.Fisher Unwin 1909 Hardcover Very Good 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
287 pages; Clean and tight in original decorative green cloth binding with lettering in white and dark green and images of chinaware with a floral border on front cover and an urn at the spine, endpapers toned. Illustrated with photographs and drawings throughout. Original owner's inscription on ffep -- "To Elspeth / with much love/ from Bill / Oct 4th MCMIX" Elspeth Champcommunal was a noted fashion designer and the first editor of Vogue Magazine in Britain (1916-1922). Champcommunal became a house designer with the House of Worth in 1936 and was a member of the Incorporated Society of London Fashion Designers. She was also the long time companion of Jane Heap, who was co-editor (with Margaret Anderson) of The Little Review, pupil of Gurdjieff and teacher of the all women Gudjieff group in London known as The Rope. 
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WOODLAND PORTRAITS  with 50 magnificent photographic plates in full colour, Klute, Jeannette
8 Klute, Jeannette WOODLAND PORTRAITS with 50 magnificent photographic plates in full colour
Boston Little Brown 1954 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Folio 13" - 23" tall 
136 pages; Clean and tight in original gray cloth binding in original box (book in excellent condition, box worn and split). "Here, in fifty unique color photographs, are Nature's wonders -- transfixed forever by the camera of a great artist." Of these fifty plate, forty-six contain full page images and four contain halfpage images. Jeannette Klute photographed elements of nature in the Bristol, New York area, as well as in New England, using a large format camera (a 4-by-5 Graflex single-lens reflex) and a shallow depth of focus. She captured magical images of many of the smallest, loveliest flora and fauna in their natural settings, taking particular care not to disturb their existence in the process. In addition to her artistic photography, Klute was a brilliant colour technologist at Eastman Kodak Company from the 1940s until 1982. For many years, she worked as photographic illustrator for world renowned physicist Ralph M. Evans. This book Woodland Portraits presents her series of magnificent dye transfer colour prints including Trilium, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Ostrich Fern, Large Yellow Lady's Slipper, Indian Pipe, Red-Tailed Dragonfly on Cedar, Wild Calla, American Copper Butterfly, Foam Flower, White Lady's Slipper, Wild Ginger, Cinnamon Fern, Common Milkweed, Death Angel, Green Frog, Painted Turtle, Grass Pink, Spotted Turtle, etc. 
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WITH GLORY I SO HUMBLY STAND, Lynch, Edie ; [SIGNED]
9 Lynch, Edie ; [SIGNED] WITH GLORY I SO HUMBLY STAND
New York Vantage Press 1982 0533049210 / 9780533049219 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 4to Signed by Author
Autograph; A book of wonderful photographs of people in Jamaica by this noted African American photographer and film maker (see DAUGHTERS OF THE DIASPORA - A Filmography of Black Women Independent Film and Video Makers Compiled by John Williams; published in Black Scholar, Vol. 25, No. 2.) Includes a long poem "The Jamaicans" by Barbara Blake. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on ffep. ; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF SIR JOHN EVERETT MILLAIS in Two Volumes, Millais, John Guille
10 Millais, John Guille THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF SIR JOHN EVERETT MILLAIS in Two Volumes
London Methuen 1899 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
956 pages; Two volume set. Clean and tight in original blue cloth bindings with gilt lettering at spines, foxing to frontispieces, lower corners of binding rounded. Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Baronet, (1829 – 1896) was an English painter and illustrator and one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, along with William Holman Hunt, D.G. Rossetti, William Michael Rossetti, James Collinson, Thomas Woolner, and F. G. Stephens. Millais' early works were extremely detailed, emphasizing the beauty and complexity of the natural world. This style was greatly applauded by John Ruskin (for a while married to Millais' sister Effie). When, after his own marriage, Millais began to use a looser style, he drew sharp criticism from Ruskin and also from William Morris, who accused him of pandering to achieve popularity and financial success. For his own part, Millais grew confident in his new style and demonstrated a reverence for earlier artists like Rembrandt, Velasquez and Reynolds. The work offerred here gives us an intimate portrait of Millais as an artist, but also as a man. The letters reveal the breadth and depth of his relations with friends, family and his fellow artists. 
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L'AMI DES MONUMENTS - Volumes 1, 2, 3, and 4, Normand, Charles
11 Normand, Charles L'AMI DES MONUMENTS - Volumes 1, 2, 3, and 4
Paris Comite des Monuments Francais 1890 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 4to 
Four quarto volumes bound in half brown leather over marbled boards with five raised bands at spine with gilt lettering. Printed bookplate on ffeps, remains of pockets on rear endpapers, otherwise contents clean and tight. Chipped at the top of volume 4, still an attractive set. These are the first four annual volumes of this prestigious journal of French public art and architectural history Charles Normand was born into a long line of architects, including his father Alfred Normand (1822-1909). Normand studied in Paris at the School of Fine Arts in the architecture department from 1877 to 1883. After graduating in 1884 he founded the Society of Friends of the Paris Monuments, the first local association of historical preservation in Paris, and later the Committee of Friends of French Monuments. In 1887 Normand began editing and publishing their journal L'Ami des Monuments which continued annually until 1913. Normand made significant contributions to the history of art on at least three fronts: he encouraged historical and artistic scholarship through his writing and publications; he stimulated interest in ancient architecture through his extensive travels and archeological research; and he was especially influential in the preservation of art and architecture throughout France, but particularly in Paris. A heavy set which requires substantial additional shipping charge for international or priority orders. 
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COLONIAL HOMES AND THEIR FURNISHINGS WITH NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS, Northend, Mary H
12 Northend, Mary H COLONIAL HOMES AND THEIR FURNISHINGS WITH NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS
Boston Little, Brown 1912 Hardcover Near Fine 
Clean and tight in original decorative blue cloth binding with lettering in gilt and white and beautiful gilt image of an elaborate colonial doorway on front cover. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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BARCELONA OPEN - AIR SCULPTURE GALLERY, Permanyer, Lluis ; Melba Levick
13 Permanyer, Lluis ; Melba Levick BARCELONA OPEN - AIR SCULPTURE GALLERY
New York Rizzoli 1991 0847815544 / 9780847815548 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket Folio 13" - 23" tall 
299 pages; Former owner's initials embossed on title page, otherwise clean and tight in nice fresh dustjacket. OCLC: 24910196 More than 300 full colour photographs. From the text: "In addition to the rich and eclectic architectural heritage of the city, Barcelona is noted for a town-planning policy that has surprised people the world over. Its high standard of design and large number of projects encompass not only buildings but parks, squares, and especially sculpture on which architects and artists have worked in close collaboration. ... For the first time these sculptures and monuments including large-scale works by Joan Miro, Antoni Tapies, Eduardo Chillida, Richard Senna, Ellsworth Kelly and over thirty other prominent twentieth-century artists have been photographed and examined in the context of the urban landscape." ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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THE ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF INDIA, Rowland, Benjamin
14 Rowland, Benjamin THE ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF INDIA
Baltimore Penguin 1967 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 4to 11" - 13" tall 
xxii, 314 pages; Clean and tight in original red cloth binding in very good dustjacket with edgewear along spine top in original slipcasewith rubbing at edges. Quite a nice example of this important reference work on South Asian art. After describing the artistic heritage of the recently discovered ancient cities of Harappa and Mohenjo-daro, the author recounts the story of the civilizations that followed through fifty centuries. Special attention is paid to the influence of religion upon the history of architecture, sculpture, and painting in India and the surrounding countries from their prehistoric beginnings until the introduction of European influences in recent centuries. Portions of the book have been completed revised for this edition and notes on the decorative arts have been added to many of the chapters. In addition to a colour plate and 300 half-tone illustrations, there are numerous plans and other line drawings, a glossary and a full bibliography. 
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Antoni Gaudi [Binding and dust jacket designed by Joan Miró], Sweeney, James Johnson ;  Josep Lluis Sert ; Joan Miro
15 Sweeney, James Johnson ; Josep Lluis Sert ; Joan Miro Antoni Gaudi [Binding and dust jacket designed by Joan Miró]
New York Frederick A. Praeger 1960 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 4to 
191 & [1] pages; Handsome publisher's binding of yellow/tan cloth with a vivid design screen-printed in blue, flat spine lettered in blue, and a striking pictorial dust jacket -- both the binding and dust jacket were designed by Joan Miró]. Both authors of this significant monograph on the great Catalan architect Gaudi (1852–1926) have a connection to architecture and their subject. Josep Lluís Sert i López, of course, was, himself, a great architect -- born in Barcelona, where Gaudi's most impressive work remains. One of Sert's early buildings was the birthplace of one of the most important masterworks of world art. From 1937 through 1939 he lived in Paris, where he designed the Spanish Republic's pavilion at the Paris Exposition of 1937 -- [Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne]. Sert's Spanish Pavilion was built right beside the Nazi Germany Pavilion [architect: Albert Speer]. The USSR pavillion was directly across, making for a site with more than usual antagonistic energy as in Spain, the Civil War was raging and the Nazis had just bombed the town of Guernica. For the artistic content of the building, Sert called on his Spanish artist friends Picasso & Miró; Picasso's contribution was the unforgetable painting 'Guernica' which became the focal attraction of Sert's design. His Pavilion also displayed 'The Reaper' by Joan Miró -- ("El segador" or "El campesino catalán en rebeldía"). Miró painted this mural in response to Sert's commission in June 1937, directly onto six large square celotex insulation panels forming part of the structure of Sert's Spanish Pavilion. The later history of Picasso's Guernica is one of the best known stories in 20th century art; Sert's co-author of this monograph, James Johnson Sweeney, played a significant role in arranging to fulfill Picasso's wish that his painting find a temporary home in New York's Museum of Modern Art, where Sweeney was the active curator from 1935-1946. Both 'Guernica' and Sert's Spanish Pavillion are now back in Spain -- the painting's permanent home was built in the same year that the reconstruction of Sert's evocative and influential Spanish Pavillion was re-erected: 1992. Alas, Miró's 'The Reaper' is now lost, even though the celotex panels on which it was painted were sent back to Spain along with the rest of the building after the 1937 Exhibition closed; only a few b/w photographs survive. But Sert's bond and friendship with Joan Miró has left lasting monuments. Sert designed a studio and home for the artist and his wife in Palma, Majorca -- (now the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró). One of Sert's last European buildings was the 1975 Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain. Josep Lluís Sert grew up in Barcelona with Gaudi's influence as a constant presence. James Johnson Sweeney had a long working exposure to unusual architectural genius; he was the director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum from 1952 to 1960, the period of the genesis and first construction of the magnificent Frank Lloyd Wright Guggenheim Museum in New York. Together, their monograph played a significant part in the re-evaluation of Gaudi as an architectural master. Their friendship with Joan Miró enabled this book to be, itself, a masterpiece of modern design. This is a lovely copy of the U.S. edition (printed in Germany; there were also editions in Germany and the U.K.) The volume is fine and clean, with Miró's shaped panel in blue on the front cover in fresh condition. His dust jacket remains clean and intact, with just a couple of short, closed tears from the bottom edge. 
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THE ART OF MUGHAL INDIA -  Painting & Precious Objects, Welch, Stuart C.
16 Welch, Stuart C. THE ART OF MUGHAL INDIA - Painting & Precious Objects
New York The Asia Society / Abrams 1963 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 4to 
Clean and tight in original green cloth binding in edgeworn dustjacket with some short tears and chipping at head of spine. Printed Errata sheet laid-in. Arntzen I545. Illustrated with a map and 88 plates, including 13 tipped-in colour plates. “The Art of Mughal India” (1964) at the Asia Society in New York was the first important display in this country of artwork from the Mughal empire, a Muslim empire that flourished on the Indian subcontinent from 1526 to 1857. Stuart Cary Welch (1928 – 2008) was an American scholar and curator of Indian and Islamic art. Beginning his career at Harvard in 1956, Welch eventually became curator of Islamic and Later Indian Art at the Harvard Art Museum. From 1979 to 1987, he was also a consultant for Islamic art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In addition to his curatorial work, Welch taught art history at Harvard until his retirement in 1995. 
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17 Wilcox, R. Turner THE MODE IN HATS AND HEADDRESS
New York Charles Scribner's Son's 1945 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 4to 11" - 13" tall 
332 pages; Toning to front endpapers from news article about hats, otherwise clean and tight in original light blue cloth binding with lettering in dark blue Dustjacket edgeworn and chipped at spine ends and corners, closed tear to front panel (now in mylar cover). A broad examination with numerous illustrations of the development of hats and headdresses through the Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Saracenic, and Renaissance times to developments of the seventeenth to mid-twentieth centuries. Mrs. Wilcox says that hair arrangement and head ornament antedate wearing of clothing; no part of one's costume is as universally important as headdress. A valuable reference for artists, hairdressers, hat makers and stage designers. 
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