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The Florentine Portrait, Alazard, Jean; Whelpton, Barbara (Translated by)
1 Alazard, Jean; Whelpton, Barbara (Translated by)
The Florentine Portrait
New York Schocken Books 1968 1st Paperback Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
235 pp., ports., biblio.; 20 cm. First published under title: Le portrait florentin de Botticelli à Bronzino. Translated from the French. "With 63 illustrations." Tight, clean copy. Light edgewear to wraps, age toning. First edition thus. 
Price: 10.90 USD
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Ivan Albright: A Retrospective Exhibition, Albright, Ivan; Sweet, Frederick A. (Frederick Arnold) (Essay by), and Dubuffet, Jean (Commentary by)
2 Albright, Ivan; Sweet, Frederick A. (Frederick Arnold) (Essay by), and Dubuffet, Jean (Commentary by)
Ivan Albright: A Retrospective Exhibition
Chicago Art Institute of Chicago 1965 1st Paperback Very Good Exhibition Catalogue 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
59 pp., illus. (part col.); 26 cm. Organized by the Art Institute of Chicago in collaboration with the Whitney Museum of American Art. The Art Institute of Chicago: October 30-December 27, 1964; the Whitney Museum of American Art: February 3-March 21, 1965. Near fine. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Age toning. Grotesque realism. 
Price: 34.95 USD
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Akhenaten: King of Egypt, Aldred, Cyril
3 Aldred, Cyril
Akhenaten: King of Egypt
New York Thames and Hudson 1988 0500050481 / 9780500050484 1st Hardcover Very Good Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Cloth, gilt, 320 pp., illus., biblio., index; 26 cm. First published,1968. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Age toning. Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. The period of Akhenaten's rule in Egypt was anomalous, partly because he introduced monotheism, but also because the norms of Egyptian art changed radically. For a brief time, the normally static artforms became oddly curvilinear and "feminine"; portraits of the Pharaoh depict him as an individual rather than a generic king. Profusely illustrated. 
Price: 21.95 USD
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Benjamin Franklin: A Perspective, Ambler, Louise Todd
4 Ambler, Louise Todd
Benjamin Franklin: A Perspective
Cambridge, MA Fogg Art Museum 1975 1st Paperback Very Good Exhibition Catalogue 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
147 pp., illus., biblio.; 22 cm. Published on the occasion of an exhibition at the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, April 17 through September 22, 1975. Tight, clean copy. Light shelfwear to wraps. 
Price: 11.95 USD
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Children in Art, Anderson, Janice
5 Anderson, Janice
Children in Art
London Bracken Books 1996 1851705481 / 9781851705481 Hardcover Fine Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Pictorial boards, 128 pp., chiefly col. illus., index; 31 cm. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. OVERSIZE! No priority/international, except by special arrangement. Richly illustrated with colour plates. CONTENTS: Introduction; Children in Religious Painting; Court Painting; Family Groups; Child Studies; Children Growing Up; Children at Play; Artists' Children; Index. 
Price: 21.95 USD
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Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph, Arbus, Diane
6 Arbus, Diane
Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph
Millerton, NY Aperture 1972 0912334401 / 9780912334400 Hardcover Very Good Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Pictorial boards, 15 pp., 80 plates; 29 cm. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Light handling soil/foreedge, age toning. Dust jacket, with moderate shelfwear and a faint stain on the back cover, protected in a mylar book cover. OVERSIZE! No priority/international, except by special arrangement. "When Diane Arbus died in 1971 at the age of forty-eight, she was already a significant influence--even something of a legend--among serious photographers, although only a relatively small number of her most important pictures were widely known at the time. The publication of Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph in 1972--along with the posthumous retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art--offered the general public its first encounter with the breadth and power of her achievements. The response was unprecedented. The monograph of eighty photographs was edited and designed by the painter Marvin Israel, Diane Arbus's friend and colleague, and by her daughter Doon Arbus. Their goal in making the book was to remain as faithful as possible to the standards by which Diane Arbus judged her own work and to the ways in which she hoped it would be seen. Universally acknowledged a classic, Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph is a timeless masterpiece with editions in five languages and remains the foundation of her international reputation. / Diane Arbus--born Diane Nemerov in New York City in 1923--married Allan Arbus at the age of eighteen. She started taking pictures in the early 1940's and studied photography with Berenice Abbott in the late 1940's and with Alexey Brodovitch in the mid 1950's. It was Lisette Model's photographic workshops, however, that inspired her, around 1957, to begin seriously pursuing the work for which she has come to be known. Her first published photographs appeared in Esquire in 1960. During the next decade, working for Esquire, Harper's Bazaar, and other major magazines, she published more than a hundred pictures, including portraits and photographic essays, many of which originated as personal projects, occasionally accompanied by her own writing. Diane Arbus: Magazine Work (1984) documents this aspect of her career and its relationship to her best-known imagery. In 1963 and 1966 she was awarded Guggenheim Fellowships for her project on 'American Rites, Manners, and Customs.' She traveled across the country, photographing the people, places, and events she described as 'the considerable ceremonies of our present These are our symptoms and our monuments,' she wrote. 'I want simply to save them, for what is ceremonious and curious and commonplace will be legendary.' A selected group of these photographs attracted a great deal of critical and popular attention when they were featured, along wit the work of two other photographers, in the Museum of Modern Art's 1967 exhibition 'New Documents.' The boldness of her subject matter and photographic approach were recognized as revolutionary. In the late 1960's, Arbus taught photography at Parsons School of Design, the Rhode Island School of Design, and Cooper Union, and continued to make photographs. Notable among her late works is a series of photographs she took at residences for the mentally retarded. Untitled (Aperture, 1995) is a collection of fifty-one of these photographs. In 1970, Arbus made a portfolio of ten prints, which was intended to be the first in a series of limited editions of her work. She committed suicide in July of 1971." - Publisher. 
Price: 124.95 USD
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David Armstrong: The Silver Cord, Armstrong, David; Goldin, Nan (Afterword by)
7 Armstrong, David; Goldin, Nan (Afterword by)
David Armstrong: The Silver Cord
Zurich, Berlin, New York Scalo 1997 3931141489 / 9783931141486 1st Hardcover Fine Very Good Collectible 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
119 pp., illus.; 31 cm. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Dust jacket, with light edgewear, protected in a mylar book cover. OVERSIZE! No priority/air, except by special arrangement. "In an age of media hype and political proselytizing David Armstrong's work resonates with calm intensity. The title The Silver Cord is a quote from Ecclesiastes 12,6, a sermon on youth, aging, and a need for spiritual awakening before 'the silver cord is snapped.' A melancholy awareness of time's passing and man's fragility underlies Armstrong's refined portraits and wistful landscapes. David Armstrong, a longtime friend of Nan Goldin's, has kept his work sheltered and protected for almost 25 years. This decision has allowed him to maintain an absolute integrity above and beyond passing trends and fads. His classical, deceptively simple photographs try to capture timeless essence rather than mere circumstance. Armstrong started out as an artist taking pictures of the people who gave meaning to his life. Tender longing pervades his homoerotic portraits of boys in the impermanence of their youth, his studies of close women friends, people of unspecific gender, and of gay couples both old and young. Serenely, Armstrong reveals and celebrates his sitters' vulnerability and desire. His out-of-focus images of gardens, palaces, and New York City streets convey a realm transcending the particularities of time and space. Armstrong's work is an antidote to the growing all-pervasive cynicism around us: he dares you to believe in the truth inherent in beauty." - Publisher. 
Price: 44.95 USD
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Math and the Mona Lisa: The Art and Science of Leonardo da Vinci, Atalay, Bulent
8 Atalay, Bulent
Math and the Mona Lisa: The Art and Science of Leonardo da Vinci
Washington D.C. and New York Smithsonian Books; HarperCollins 2006 0060851198 / 9780060851194 Paperback Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
xix, 314 pp., illus. (some col.), bib. notes, index; 21 cm. Tight, clean copy. "Leonardo da Vinci may be admired as one of the greatest artists in history, but he was also a consummate scientist. Bülent Atalay shows us how to see the transcendent unity of art and science in almost every aspect of Leonardo's life and work. There may be numberless histories of science, and even more of art. But Math and the Mona Lisa is more than a history of both; it is an organic history, anchored in the genius of Leonardo. This book seeks the consilience of science and art---painting, architecture, sculpture, music, mathematics, physics, biology, astronomy, and engineering--- and the unity of the 'two cultures' by presenting science through art and art through science." - Publisher. 
Price: 11.95 USD
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9 Atkinson, Brooks
Broadway Scrapbook
New York Theatre Arts 1947 1st Hardcover Very Good Good Collectible 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Hirschfeld, Al 
Cloth, x, 312 pp., illus., index; 23 cm. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Top right corner bumped. Browning. Dust jacket priced $3, with tanned spine & light wear to extremities, protected in a mylar book cover. Illustrated throughout with Al Hirschfeld's caricatures of Broadway performers. 
Price: 21.95 USD
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Francis Bacon: The Papal Portraits of 1953, Bacon, Francis; Davies, Hugh M. (Text by)
10 Bacon, Francis; Davies, Hugh M. (Text by)
Francis Bacon: The Papal Portraits of 1953
San Diego, CA Museum of Contemporary Art 2002 0934418594 / 9780934418591 1st Hardcover Fine Fine Exhibition Catalogue 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Cloth, gilt, 79 pp., illus. (some col.), bib. notes; 27 cm. Published on occasion of an exhibition held at Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, January 17 to March 28, 1999. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. "Francis Bacon: The Papal Portraits of 1953 explores the largest series of paintings made by the British artist Francis Bacon. For the first time, this book collects all eight Study for Portrait paintings, the famous 'Study after Velazquez's Portrait of Pope Innocent X' from 1953 and several other works from the period. An essay by Hugh M. Davies, who has written extensively about Bacon, discusses his influences and sources of imagery for this body of work. Also included is a previously unpublished interview with Bacon that Davies conducted more than 25 years ago. Rounded out with a chronology and selected bibliography, Papal Portraits is a major document for the study of this vital and influential twentieth-century master." - Publisher. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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Francis Bacon: The Papal Portraits of 1953, Bacon, Francis; Davies, Hugh Marlais (Text by)
11 Bacon, Francis; Davies, Hugh Marlais (Text by)
Francis Bacon: The Papal Portraits of 1953
San Diego, CA Museum of Contemporary Art 2002 0934418594 / 9780934418591 1st Hardcover Fine Fine Exhibition Catalogue 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Cloth, gilt, 79 pp., illus. (some col.); 27 cm. Published on occasion of an exhibition held at Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, January 17 to March 28, 1999. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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Francis Bacon, 1909-1992: Small Portrait Studies: Loan Exhibition, Bacon, Francis; Feaver, William, and Russell, John (Texts by)
12 Bacon, Francis; Feaver, William, and Russell, John (Texts by)
Francis Bacon, 1909-1992: Small Portrait Studies: Loan Exhibition
London Marlborough Fine Art 1993 0900955414 / 9780900955419 1st Paperback Fine Exhibition Catalogue 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
[56] pp., col. illus., ports. (some col.); 30 cm. Catalogue of an exhibition held 21 October - 3 December 1993. Firm binding, clean inside copy. OVERSIZE! No priority/air, except by special arrangement. Francis Bacon died the previous year. 
Price: 44.95 USD
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Fitzrovia: London's Bohemia, Bakewell, Michael
13 Bakewell, Michael
Fitzrovia: London's Bohemia
London National Portrait Gallery; Character Sketches Ser. 1998 1855142562 / 9781855142565 Hardcover Fine 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
Pictorial boards, 64 pp., illus., biblio.; 18 cm. Tight, clean copy. London bohemia between the wars, named after the Fitzroy Tavern. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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The Western Art of James Bama, Bama, James; Ballantine, Ian (Introduction by)
14 Bama, James; Ballantine, Ian (Introduction by)
The Western Art of James Bama
New York Bantam Books; Peacock Press 1975 0684144107 / 9780684144108 Paperback Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
45 leaves of plates, 45 col. illus.; 29 cm. M1005. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Light shelfwear to wraps, age toning. OVERSIZE! No priority/international, except by special arrangement. Cowboy art. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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Blessed are the Peace Makers: A Commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of the Treaty of Paris, Barber, James G., and Voss, Frederick S.
15 Barber, James G., and Voss, Frederick S.
Blessed are the Peace Makers: A Commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of the Treaty of Paris
Washington D. C. Published for the National Portrait Gallery by the Smithsonian Institution Press 1983 1st Paperback Good Exhibition Catalogue 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
47 pp., illus. (some col.); 29 cm. An exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, September 3 through November 27, 1983. Withdrawn from non-circulating museum library, with fewer than usual markings, otherwise very good. 
Price: 11.95 USD
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To the President: Folk Portraits by the People, Barber, James; Fern, Alan (Foreword by)
16 Barber, James; Fern, Alan (Foreword by)
To the President: Folk Portraits by the People
Washington D.C. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Madison Books 1993 1568330235 / 9781568330235 1st Hardcover Very Good Fine Exhibition Catalogue 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Cloth, gilt, 96 pp., illus. (chiefly col.), biblio., index; 26 cm. Exhibition held December 10, 1993 to September 6, 1994. Near fine. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Age toning. Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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Prints of New England, Barnhill, Georgia Brady (Edited by)
17 Barnhill, Georgia Brady (Edited by)
Prints of New England
Worcester, MA American Antiquarian Society 1991 0912296925 / 9780912296920 1st Hardcover Fine Fine Exhibition Catalogue 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Cloth, gilt, viii, 164 pp., illus., biblio., index; 28 cm. Proceedings of a conference held by the American Antiquarian Society and the Worcester Art Museum, May 14 and 15, 1976. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. An attractive copy. CONTENTS: James Turner, silversmith-engraver, by Martha Gandy Fales; William Bentley, by Stefanie Munsing Winkelbauer; Effigies curiously engraven, by Wendy Wick Reaves; The idylls of the triune idol, or the joys of publishing in 1820, by Marcus A. McCorison; Political cartoons of New England, 1812-61, by Georgia Brady Barnhill; Franklin Leavitt's pictorial maps of the White Mountains, by David Tatham; Calico printing, by Jane D. Kaufmann; Checklist of exhibitions. 
Price: 17.95 USD
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Hans Holbein, Batschmann, Oskar, and Griener, Pascal
18 Batschmann, Oskar, and Griener, Pascal
Hans Holbein
Princeton, NJ Princeton University Press 1997 0691017433 / 9780691017433 Hardcover Fine Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Cloth, gilt, 255 pp., illus. (some col.), biblio., index; 29 cm. Translated by Cecilia Hurley and Pascal Griener. Tight, clean copy. Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. OVERSIZE! No priority/international, except by special arrangement. Profusely illustrated. "Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/8-1543), one of the most versatile and admired painters of the Northern Renaissance, trained under his father in Augsburg and then worked for leading patrons in Switzerland before settling in England as Court Painter to Henry VIII. To commemorate the five-hundredth anniversary of the artist's birth, Oskar Ba;tschmann and Pascal Griener offer this richly illustrated book--the first comprehensive monograph on the artist to appear in more than forty years--which is a major advance in our understanding of Holbein's contribution to European art. The authors reexamine every aspect of a remarkable career, and further illuminate the artistic and cultural influences that affected the artist. Holbein was a hugely ambitious artist, and even during his formative years in Lucerne and Basel, made designs for jewelry, stained glass, and woodcuts, and painted major altarpieces and portraits. He also carried out several monumental decorative schemes for private houses and civic buildings. In his commissions, Holbein sought to rival the greatest masters of Germany and Italy, most notably Durer and Mantegna, and by the time of his visit to France in 1524 he was determined to secure a position as Court Painter. However, Holbein soon found himself in a precarious situation as a result of the Reformation's increasing hostility toward religious works, and he left for England in 1532. While in England, in addition to decorative schemes and Triumphs, he both drew and painted numerous unrivaled likenesses of leading courtiers, merchants, and diplomats, among which is his celebrated double portrait, The Ambassadors. This book offers both a remarkable range of extant visual evidence and a rewarding and scholarly account of Holbein's oeuvre in its full historical and artistic contexts." - Publisher. 
Price: 49.95 USD
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Alex Katz, Beattie, Ann
19 Beattie, Ann
Alex Katz
New York Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers 1987 0810912120 / 9780810912120 1st Hardcover Very Good Fine Collectible 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Cloth, 91 pp., col. illus.; 26 cm. Near fine. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Age toning. Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. OVERSIZE! No priority/air, except by special arrangement. Richly illustrated with colour plates. 
Price: 21.95 USD
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Max Beckmann and the Self, Beckett, Wendy
20 Beckett, Wendy
Max Beckmann and the Self
Munich, London, and New York Prestel Publishing; Pegasus Library 2003 3791328778 / 9783791328775 Paperback Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
119 pp., illus. (some col.), bib. notes; 24 cm. Near fine. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Wraps lightly rubbed. 
Price: 17.95 USD
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