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HIDEYOSHI AND THE CULTURE OF THE MOMOYAMA PERIOD : Excellent Articles of Osaka Castle Museum. Japanese Text. English Captions.

By: N/A

Price: $34.20

Publisher: Japan, Osaka Castle Museum:

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009383

Condition: Near Fine


No publication date (c. late 1990s). 227pp., substantial colour plate section. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Pictorially-illustrated gloss card wrapper lightly bumped only. Text-block very good. Dual English and Japanese captions accompanying most illustrations, else all text in Japanese. Following a major renovation of the Osaka Castle in Japan, the castle museum produced this stunning colour catalogue of art and artifacts held by the castle. The Osaka Castle collection has a particular focus on the Momoyama Period in Japanese history (1573-1615). This catalogue features items including ... View more info

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ART AT AUCTION : The Year at Sotheby's & Parke-Bernet 1971-72 (Two Hundred and Thirty-Eighth Season)

By: N/A

Price: $30.40

Publisher: London, Thames and Hudson: 1972

Seller ID: 009993

Condition: Very Good +


448pp., colour and b/white plates throughout. Illustrated endpapers. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. Plain yellow boards negligibly edge-rubbed only. Leaves clean. Illustrated (a selection of objects sold at Sotheby's, Belgravia), loose-plastic protected dustjacket has two short, closed tears to lower edge, small areas of surface abrasion and a degree of sunning to spine (title legible). " . . . a guide to the most important and interesting works of art sold by Sotheby-Parke Bernet in London, New York and at their other salerooms throughout the world . . . A new featu... View more info

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FIVE HUNDRED SELF-PORTRAITS

By: N/A

Price: $14.25

Publisher: London, Phaidon Press: 2007

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 010123

ISBN: 0714843849

Condition: Very Good +


547pp., colour-art illustrations throughout. Book clean. Spine firm, reading crease there-on. Leaves clean and crisp. Illustrated, flapped card wrapper has a short, soft crease to front panel only. "This book presents an uninterrupted sequence of 500 self-portraits, in chronological order, from ancient Egypt to the present. The challenge of creating their own likeness has proved irresistible to artists, and included here are powerful and evocative works by many of the greatest painters and sculptors, including Durer, Rembrandt, Picasso and Andy Warhol. Presented without commentary, these w... View more info

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SPIRIT OF PLACE : Writing and Art by Children of the Murray-Darling Basin

By: N/A

Price: $20.90

Publisher: ACT and NSW, Australia, Murray-Darling Basin Commission and Primary English Teaching Association: 2003

Seller ID: 010290

ISBN: 1875622551

Condition: Very Good +


128pp., colour and b/white art illustrations throughout, one b/white map. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean, tiny corner crease to small section at rear of book. Art-illustrated card wrapper has a corresponding tiny corner crease to rear panel. " . . . the eleventh collection of children's writing and art published as part of 'Special Forever : An environmental communication project, a partnership between the Murray-Darling Basin Commission and Primary English Teaching Association. The words and pictures in this collection describe what it is like to be growing up with, and within the u... View more info

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THE ART OF TRACEY EMIN

By: (Edited By: Mandy Merck and Chris Townsend)

Price: $23.75

Publisher: London, Thames & Hudson: 2002

Edition: Second Impression

Seller ID: 013555

ISBN: 0500283850

Condition: Very Good


224pp., intext, b/white plates throughout, including frontispiece. Book clean and square. Spine firm, minimally bumped. Art-illustrated ('Self Portrait. Here It Is, 2000', Tracey Emin) card wrapper lightly bumped on foredge corners. A former owner's name on half-title page, else text-block unmarked. Edited by Mandy Merck and Chris Townsend, 'The Art of Tracey Emin' consists of a collection of essays on Britain's leading contemporary conceptual artist, sculptor and photographer, Tracey Emin (b. 1963). Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 10 chapters (essays). Notes. Film and Video Works by... View more info

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MELBOURNE ART FAIR 2004

By: (Various)

Price: $24.70

Publisher: Victoria, Australia, Melbourne Art Fair Foundation: 2004

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 011619

Condition: Very Good +


Unpaginated. Colour and b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Plain green card covers have a soft corner crease to lower front panel. Catalogue of The Melbourne Art Fair 2004, held at the Royal Exhibition Building, 29 September to 3 October, 2004. Numerous contents. Book weight approx. 635g. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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PAINTERS FIRST

By: Alexander, Marc

Price: $20.90

Publisher: Hampshire, U.K., Leader Books: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009984

ISBN: 0907159087

Condition: Very Good +


208pp., beautiful colour-art plates throughout. Book clean. Spine firm. White boards have the tiniest of bumps to lower edge. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated ('Tropical Eden', by John Smith), loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly scuffed only. "Art celebrating the conquest of misfortune . . . handicapped artists in many countries enjoy the security afforded by the international partnership known as the Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists . . . read about the lives of artists who have created their own worlds in form and colour for our enjoyment and inspiration. Each has hi... View more info

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SCANDINAVIAN PAINTINGS AND SCULPTURE (Exhibition Catalogue)

By: Amells

Price: $22.80

Publisher: London And Stockholm, Amells: 2000

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010072

Condition: Very Good


Unpaginated (approx. 112pp.). Recto-page colour plates. A concise biog. of the artist/sculptor to adjacent verso page. Catalogue clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated ('Flower Still Life With Grapes', Hanne Hellesen. 'Improviserat bad, interior' Anders Zorn) matt boards lightly bumped and scuffed, small area of in-production surface laminate bubbling to foot of backstrip. Included loose: Printed Price List (UK Pounds) for London exhibition, items 1-24, plus additions, including one handwritten entry and several 'sold' items (no price indicated). Two catalogues in one: Catalo... View more info

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LOUVRE VISITOR'S GUIDE (English Edition)

By: Bayle, Francoise

Price: $15.20

Publisher: France, Artlys: 2000

Edition: English

Seller ID: 013063

ISBN: 2854951727

Condition: Very Good


103pp., colour-plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Colour-illustrated card wrapper lightly creased and scuffed. Textblock unmarked. In this visitor's guide to the Louvre Museum, the reader is presented with an array of the best art, antiquities, paintings, graphic arts, sculpture and objets d'art the museum has to offer . . . Contents include: Prelims., Eight Centuries of History, Plans, Oriental Antiquities, ditto Egyptian/Greek/Etruscan/Roman, French Paintings, ditto Northern/Italian/Spanish/British. Graphic Arts. Sculptures. Objets D'Art. Africa, Asia, Oceania... View more info

FUTURINSIEME

By: Bini, Alfredo with Resegotti, Elisa

Price: $13.30

Publisher: Italy, Ente Fiera Milano: 1986

Edition: English.

Seller ID: 004287

Condition: Very Good


64pp., intext, b/white halftone plates throughout, most of exhibits depicting early cinematography and television. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed card wrapper lightly edgeworn and abraded. English edition catalogue for an exhibition held in Milan, Italy, October 20 to November 1, 1986. "Historical course of cinema and television technologies in view of a common future." Book weight approx. 320g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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CARTOON ANIMATION

By: Blair, Preston

Price: $24.70

Publisher: Tustin, CA, United States, Walter Foster Publishing: 1994

Edition: 2nd Impression

Seller ID: 006151

ISBN: 1560100842

Condition: Very Good +


224pp., instructional colour and b/white cartoon illustrations throughout, most are sequential animation. Book clean. Oblong format. Spine firm and square. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper lightly edgeworn and bumped. "In this comprehensive, definitive book, acclaimed cartoon animator Preston Blair shares his vast practical knowledge to explain and demonstrate the magic of cartoon animation, as well as many of his extraordinary techniques . . . Contents include: Prelims., Intro., Character Development, ditto Movement, Animation, Dialogue, Technical. Book weight approx. 930g. * Bu... View more info

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THE PRINT : Methods and Masterpieces, from the Auckland City Art Gallery Collection and the Mackelvie Collection

By: Bogle, Andrew

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Auckland, New Zealand, Auckland City Art Gallery:

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 007134

ISBN: 0864631502

Condition: Good


No publication date (c. 1990). 167pp., illustrated throughout; monochrome, duotone and full colour. Plates on recto page, with relevant text on adjacent verso. Book clean. Spine firm, bumped on head. Leaves clean, but textblock slightly wavy (from pressure). Illustrated (Frank Stella) card wrapper like-waved, plus mildly edgeworn, with several closed tears. An undated exhibition catalogue "celebrating an exhibition that in turn celebrates a collection" organised by the Auckland (New Zealand) City Art Gallery. Some of the world's greatest artists are represented, including: William Blak... View more info

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THE COLONIAL IMAGE : Australian Painting 1800-1880

By: Bonyhady, Tim

Price: $20.90

Publisher: Chippendale, N.S.W., Australia, Ellsyd Press: 1987

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012253

ISBN: 0949290254

Condition: Very Good


111pp., colour art illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Plain blue boards have a couple of small surface blemishes to front panel, else undamaged. Leaves clean, crisp and unmarked. Art-illustrated (front panel: Eugene von Guerard, 'Ferntree Gully in the Dandenong Ranges', 1857 detail; rear panel: Eugene von Guerard, 'North-east view from the northern top of Mount Kosciusko, 1863 detail), loose-plastic protected dustjacket softly edge-creased at head, minor mark to reverse. From the jacket flap: " . . . commissioned by the Australian National Gallery and based principal... View more info

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THE FRENCH CAFE (English Text)

By: Boyer, Marie-France

Price: $19.00

Publisher: London and Paris, Thames & Hudson: 1996

Edition: 2nd U.K. Impression.

Seller ID: 009188

ISBN: 0500016224

Condition: Very Good +


112pp., plus (viii), monochrome, pictorially illustrated endpapers. Colour plate illustrations throughout (mostly interior decor and setting), plus monochrome, line-drawn section. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Bright gilt title and publisher's device over undamaged brown boards. Textblock unmarked. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. Photography throughout by Paris-based clicker Eric Morin. An 'essential' book for anyone interested in French life and culture which is so intrinsically connected to the French cafe . . . Contents include: Prel... View more info

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KUNWINJKU BIM: Western Arnhem Land Paintings from the Collection of the Aboriginal Arts Board

By: Brody, Annemarie

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, National Gallery of Victoria: 1984

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012509

ISBN: 0724101047

Condition: Very Good


80pp., colour and b/white halftone plates throughout, plus several line-drawings (rock art depictions) and area map. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Colour-art ('Kandakid-Plains Kangaroo', by Bob Balirrbalirr Dirdi) card wrapper lightly edgeworn only. A former owner's name on title page, else textblock unmarked. This art catalogue was produced in conjunction with the National Gallery of Victoria Exhibition of Western Arnhem Land Aboriginal Paintings, presented 7 December 1984 until 24 June, 1985. Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Notes on Exhibition, Map, Introduction, Rock Art, Paintin... View more info

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AKIO MAKIGAWA

By: Bromfield, David

Price: $34.20

Publisher: Roseville East, New South Wales, Australia, Craftsman House: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013112

ISBN: 9766410186

Condition: Very Good +


59pp., colour and b/white halftone plates throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Grey boards have a small, blind indentation on rear board, else undamaged. Textblock unmarked. No dustjacket (as issued). A stand-alone volume 2 in the series of Art & Australia Monographs features the sculptural work of Japanese-born (1948) long-time Australian resident Akio Makigawa. Renowned for his public sculpture, his works are represented in state collections throughout the country . . . Contents include: Prelims., Essay, Plates, Chronology. Public Collections. Book weight approx. 380g. View more info

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BARBARA HEPWORTH: Sculptress

By: Browse, Lillian (Edited by)

Price: $17.10

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber for the Shenval Press: 1946

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 011806

Condition: Very Good


12pp., plus (50) + 3, b/white halftone plate frontispiece, plus a 50 plate captioned, unpaginated like section (all works by the internationally acclaimed sculptress). Book clean and square. Khaki-coloured original cloth boards minimally bumped and soiled. No dustjacket. An original seller's sticker on front pastedown, trivial flecks on endpapers, else textblock clean. With an Introduction by William Gibson, this stand-alone volume in the 'Ariel Books On The Arts' series is a relatively early retrospective of the modernist sculptural work of internationally prominent sculptress (Dame) Barbara ... View more info

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KIFFY RUBBO: Curating the 1970's

By: Burke, Janine, and Hughes, Helen (Edited by)

Price: $23.75

Publisher: Brunswick, Victoria, Australia & U.K., Scribe Publications: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013544

ISBN: 1925321398

Condition: Near Fine


(vi), + 247pp. Unpaginated, colour and b/white halftone plate section (various sources). Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated (subject portrait) French-flapped card wrapper undamaged. Textblock pristine. The essays that comprise this book give a lively. informative insight into innovative Australian art curator Kiffy Rubbo (1944-1980). Contributors include family, work colleagues and friends . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword Bridie Carter (Kiffy's daughter). Introduction. Essays (19). Letters to Mike, 1966-1980. List of Exhibitions. Epilogue (Anna Rubbo). Notes. Biographies.... View more info

THE MEDIEVAL ART OF LOVE: Objects and Subjects of Desire

By: Camille, Michael

Price: $21.85

Publisher: London, Laurence King Publishing: 1998

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 005410

ISBN: 185669142X

Condition: Very Good +


176pp., colour-plate frontispiece, plus intext colour plates, throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Boards lightly bumped on lower rear foredge corner. Art-illustrated ('Uncourtly Lovers', Germany, c. 1484) dustjacket slightly edgeworn only. "This book shows how images in paintings and on beautiful objects taught men and women the 'art' of love . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Intro., Love's Lost Relics, Love's Looks, ditto Gifts, Places, Signs, Goal, Decline and Love's Renaissance. Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 1.2KG. * Buyer... View more info

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BASIC DRAWING

By: Capon, Robin

Price: $13.30

Publisher: London, Book Club Associates, by Arrangement with B.T. Batsford: 1984

Seller ID: 010898

Condition: Very Good +


120pp., b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain blue boards very lightly bumped. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. "Through information and ideas on Materials, Techniques, Approaches and Subject Matter, the author aims to promote an enthusiasm and confidence in the art of drawing . . . " 104 illustrations. Includes Index. Book weight approx. 525g. View more info