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Art in Latin America: The Modern Era, 1820-1980, Ades, Dawn; Brett, Guy, and Catlin, Stanton Loomis, and O'Neill, Rosemary (Contributions by)
1 Ades, Dawn; Brett, Guy, and Catlin, Stanton Loomis, and O'Neill, Rosemary (Contributions by)
Art in Latin America: The Modern Era, 1820-1980
New Haven and London Yale University Press; South Bank Centre 1993 0300045611 / 9780300045611 1st Paperback Fine Exhibition Catalogue 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
xxii, 361 pp., illus. (some col.), biblio., index; 30 cm. Catalogue for an exhibition held at the South Bank Centre, London, in July 1989. Firm binding, clean inside copy. First paperback edition. OVERSIZE! No priority/international, except by special arrangement. Profusely illustrated. CONTENTS: Independence and its heroes; Academies and historical painting; Traveller-reporter artists and the empirical tradition in post-independence Latin America, by Stanton Loomis Catlin; Nature, science and the picturesque; Jose Maria Velasco; Posada and the popular graphic tradition; Modernism and the search for roots; The Taller de grafica popular; Indigenism and social realism; Private worlds and public myths; Arte madi/arte concreto-invenci on; A radical leap, by Guy Brett; History and identity. 
Price: 34.95 USD
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Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: Three Tenant Families, Agee, James, and Evans, Walker (Photographer); Hersey, John (Introduction by)
2 Agee, James, and Evans, Walker (Photographer); Hersey, John (Introduction by)
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: Three Tenant Families
Boston Houghton Mifflin Company; Mariner Books 2001 0618127496 / 9780618127498 Paperback Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
liv, 471 pp., [61] pp. of plates, illus.; 22 cm. Tight, clean copy. Depression-era classic on sharecroppers, with stunning photographs by Walker Evans. Born in Tennessee, James Agee (1909-1955) spent the summer of 1936 with photographer Walker Evans among the sharecroppers of Alabama, which resulted in the famous collaborative book, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1941). His autobiographical novel, A Death in the Family (1957) was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. He also wrote poetry, screenwriting, and film criticism. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Alcantara, Isabel, and Egnolff, Sandra
3 Alcantara, Isabel, and Egnolff, Sandra
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
Munich, London, and New York Prestel Publishing; Pegasus Library 2001 3791325590 / 9783791325590 Paperback Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
118 pp., illus. (some col.), bib. notes; 24 cm. Near fine. Tight, clean copy. Light shelfwear to wraps. "This best-selling book, now available in an attractive flexi format, reveals the story of two creative geniuses whose important contributions to twentieth-century art were equaled by the public's fascination with their tumultuous romance. This captivating book delves into the forces that shaped Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera's lives and art, and made them important painters in their own right. Elegant reproductions of their best-known works and historical photographs illustrate the thoughtful text, which explores the political, social, and cultural upheaval that was at the center of their relationship. What emerges is a portrait of the artists, the tension between their love for each other and their commitment to their work, and the indelible legacy of paintings, murals, and words left behind." - Publisher. 
Price: 17.95 USD
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Inside Karsrilevke, Aleichem, Sholem
4 Aleichem, Sholem
Inside Karsrilevke
New York Schocken Books 1965 0805201734 / 9780805201734 Paperback Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Shahn, Ben (Drawings by) 
222 pp., illus. Near fine. Tight, clean copy. Age toning. Illustrations by Ben Shahn. 
Price: 6.95 USD
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Graphic Works of the American Thirties: A Book of 100 Prints, American Artists' Congress
5 American Artists' Congress
Graphic Works of the American Thirties: A Book of 100 Prints
New York Da Capo Press 1977 0306800780 / 9780306800788 Paperback Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
14 pp., 100 leaves of plates, chiefly illus.; 28 cm. Reprint of the 1936 edition published by Equinox Cooperative Press, New York under title: America Today: A Book of 100 prints chosen and exhibited by the American Artists' Congress. Firm binding, with rubbing to wraps. Previous owner's signature/half-title page, otherwise unmarked. Age toning. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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Orozco in Gringoland: The Years in New York, Anreus, Alejandro
6 Anreus, Alejandro
Orozco in Gringoland: The Years in New York
Albuquerque, NM University of New Mexico Press 2001 0826320678 / 9780826320674 1st Hardcover Fine Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Cloth, xii, 180 pp., illus., biblio., index; 27 cm. Tight, clean copy. Stated "First edition." Dust jacket, with a creased front flap, protected in a mylar book cover. The Mexican muralist Jose Clemente Orozco lived in a self-imposed exile in New York City from 1927 to 1934. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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The American Scene: American Painting of the 1930's, Baigell, Matthew
7 Baigell, Matthew
The American Scene: American Painting of the 1930's
New York Praeger 1974 0275466205 / 9780275466206 1st Hardcover Very Good Very Good Collectible Oblong 
Cloth, 214 pp., illus. (part col.), biblio., index; 27 x 29 cm. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Boards slightly faded along edges. Dust jacket, nicked once, protected in a mylar book cover. OVERSIZE! No priority/air, except by special arrangement. An important study of American Regionalism and Social Realism in the Depression era. 
Price: 34.95 USD
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31 American Contemporary Artists, Baron, Herman
8 Baron, Herman
31 American Contemporary Artists
New York ACA Gallery 1959 1st Paperback Very Good Exhibition Catalogue 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
1 vol. (unpaged) illus., ports.; 27 cm. SIGNED. Firm binding, with light handling soil/wraps. Gift inscription from Ella and Herman Baron to close friends, next to their photographs reproduced within. Clean inside copy. Catalogue celebrates the 27th anniversary of a NY gallery (opened 1932) that began at the height of the Depression, as a "cause" exhibition to help starving Greenwich Village artists. This publication has a photographic portrait of each artist accompanied by a pithy quote or statement on the verso pages, and a reproduction of each artist's work on the facing recto pages. Includes: David Burliuk, Nicolai Cikovsky, Philip Evergood, William Gropper, Robert Gwathmey, Joseph Hirsch, Alton Pickens, Anton Refregier, Joseph Solman, Moses Soyer, Harry Sternberg and Charles White. 
Price: 49.95 USD
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Raphael Soyer and the Search for Modern Jewish Art, Baskind, Samantha
9 Baskind, Samantha
Raphael Soyer and the Search for Modern Jewish Art
Chapel Hill, NC University of North Carolina Press 2004 0807828483 / 9780807828489 1st Hardcover Very Good Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Cloth, x, 260 pp., illus. (some col.), biblio., index; 25 cm. Near fine. Tight, clean copy. Small remainder mark/tail edge. Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. "Artist Raphael Soyer (1899-1987), whose Russian Jewish family settled in Manhattan in 1912, was devoted to painting people in their everyday urban lives. He came to be known especially for his representations of city workers and the down-and-out, and for his portraits of himself and his friends. Although Soyer never identified himself as a 'Jewish artist,' Samantha Baskind, in the first full-length critical study of the artist, argues that his work was greatly influenced by his ethnicity and by the Jewish American immigrant experience. Baskind examines the painter's art and life in the rich context of religious, cultural, political, and social conditions in the twentieth-century United States. By promoting an understanding of Soyer as a Jewish American artist, she addresses larger questions about the definition and study of modern Jewish art. Whereas previous scholars have defined Jewish art simply as art produced by people who were born Jewish, Baskind stresses the importance of an artist's cultural identity when defining ethnic art. As Baskind explains how Soyer negotiated his Jewish identity in changing ways over his lifetime, she offers new strategies for identifying and interpreting Jewish art in general. Her analysis of Soyer's work places the artist in a necessary context and provides a valuable new approach to the study of modern Jewish art." - Publisher. 
Price: 39.95 USD
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Philip Evergood, Baur, John I. H. (John Ireland Howe)
10 Baur, John I. H. (John Ireland Howe)
Philip Evergood
New York Whitney Museum of American Art 1960 Paperback Good Exhibition Catalogue Oblong 
125 pp., illus. (some col.), bib., index; 24 x 29 cm. Published on the occasion of Philip Evergood's Retrospective Exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, held in April and May, 1960. Good+. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Sunned wraps. Half a dozen pages are creased in the middle section. OVERSIZE! No priority/air, except by special arrangement. The artist's first major retrospective. 
Price: 17.95 USD
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11 Baur, John I. H. (John Ireland Howe)
Revolution and Tradition in Modern American Art
Cambridge, MA Harvard University Press 1951 1st Hardcover Good No DJ 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
x, 170 pp., plates; 25 cm. A good reading copy with lots of pencil underlining. Author was associate director of the Whitney Museum, NY. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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Radical Perspectives in the Arts, Baxandall, Lee (Edited by)
12 Baxandall, Lee (Edited by)
Radical Perspectives in the Arts
Harmondsworth Penguin Books; Pelican 1972 0140214232 / 9780140214239 1st Mass Market Paperback Good Collectible 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
388 pp.; 18 cm. Good+. Firm binding, creased spine. Clean inside copy. Age toning. 
Price: 11.95 USD
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Art for the People: The Rediscovery and Preservation of Progressive- and WPA-Era Murals in the Chicago Public Schools, 1904-1943, Becker, Heather
13 Becker, Heather
Art for the People: The Rediscovery and Preservation of Progressive- and WPA-Era Murals in the Chicago Public Schools, 1904-1943
San Francisco, CA Chronicle Books 2002 0811835790 / 9780811835794 1st Paperback Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
248 pp., illus. (chiefly col.), biblio., index; 32 cm. Near fine. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Small remainder mark/tail edge. OVERSIZE! No priority/air, except by special arrangement."Rediscovered a few years ago in woeful disrepair by a dedicated high school teacher, the murals of Chicago’s public schools had long been painted over, torn down, forgotten. Dating back almost a century, these extraordinary murals, painted by celebrated artists such as Edgar Britton, Mitchell Siporin, Lucille Ward, and Edward Millman, were created during the Progressive (1904-1933) and New Deal (1933-1943) eras. Art for the People tells the inspiring story of their preservation: a project that brought conservators, historians, politicians, educators, and students together in a united cause, and that brought nearly 450 murals to light across nearly 70 schools-making this the largest mural preservation project in the U.S. as well as the largest concentration of historical murals in the country. Hundreds of color photos capture the dazzling array of murals and the restoration process. A complete reference and a finely produced record of a neglected treasure, Art for the People is a dramatic demonstration of the power of human hands working together not just to create art, but also to save it. / Heather Becker is vice-president of the Chicago Conservation Center. She lives in Chicago." - Publisher. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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Ukrainian Painting, Beletsky, P. O., and Vladich, L. (Edited by), and Pamfilov, Yu (Translated by)
14 Beletsky, P. O., and Vladich, L. (Edited by), and Pamfilov, Yu (Translated by)
Ukrainian Painting
Leningrad Aurora Art Publishers 1976 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Collectible 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
180 pp., col. illus.; 30 cm. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Age toning. Dust jacket, with light edgewear, protected in a mylar book cover. OVERSIZE! No priority/air, except by special arrangement. 
Price: 44.95 USD
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Commemorative Exhibition of the 50th Anniversary of the American Artists Congress (1936-1942), Bergen, Jonathan (Foreword by)
15 Bergen, Jonathan (Foreword by)
Commemorative Exhibition of the 50th Anniversary of the American Artists Congress (1936-1942)
New York ACA Galleries 1985 1st Paperback Very Good Exhibition Catalogue Oblong 
40 pp., illus.; 22 x 28 cm. Exhibition held at the ACA Galleries, February 1 to March 1, 1986. Firm binding, clean text. Previous owner's signature/inside front cover, otherwise fine. The AAC was dominated by the Communist Party and many of the works in this exhibition reflect the prevalent Social Realism of the 1930s, though modernists were included in keeping with the more open policies of the Popular Front period. Profusely illustrated. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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Art and Revolution: Ernst Neizvestny and the Role of the Artist in the U.S.S.R, Berger, John
16 Berger, John
Art and Revolution: Ernst Neizvestny and the Role of the Artist in the U.S.S.R
New York Pantheon Books; Random House 1969 1st Hardcover Good Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Cloth, 191 pp., illus., index; 21 cm. Topstained red. Firm binding, clean text. Previous owner's name, etc. & stain/paste-down endpaper (inside front cover), both hidden by front flap/DJ. Stated "First American Edition." Dust jacket lightly soiled, with creased flaps, protected in a mylar book cover. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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Art and Revolution: Ernst Neizvestny and the Role of the Artist in the U.S.S.R, Berger, John
17 Berger, John
Art and Revolution: Ernst Neizvestny and the Role of the Artist in the U.S.S.R
New York Pantheon Books; Random House 1969 0394415620 / 9780394415628 Paperback Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
191 pp., illus., index; 21 cm. Tight, clean text. Dust spotting/top edge. 
Price: 10.90 USD
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Pig Earth, Berger, John
18 Berger, John
Pig Earth
New York Pantheon Books 1979 0394512685 / 9780394512686 1st Hardcover Very Good Very Good Collectible 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall SIGNED
213 pp.; 22 cm. PRESENTATION COPY. Gift inscription by the author, John Berger/title page, dated August 1982, Mieussy. Top and foreedges lightly soiled. Dust jacket nicked once on the rear, with a corner crease/inside front flap, protected in a mylar cover. 
Price: 89.95 USD
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We're in the Money: Depression America and Its Films, Bergman, Andrew
19 Bergman, Andrew
We're in the Money: Depression America and Its Films
New York Harper & Row; Harper Torchbooks 1972 0061319481 / 9780061319488 Paperback Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
xxiii, 200 pp., illus., biblio., index; 21 cm. First published, 1971. Tight, clean copy. Browning. Hollywood in the 1930s. 
Price: 7.95 USD
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We're in the Money: Depression America and Its Films, Bergman, Andrew
20 Bergman, Andrew
We're in the Money: Depression America and Its Films
New York Harper & Row; Harper Colophon 1972 0060902701 / 9780060902704 Paperback Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
xxiii, 200 pp., illus., biblio., index; 21 cm. CN 270. First published, 1971. Good+. Tight, clean copy. Browning. Hollywood in the 1930s. 
Price: 7.95 USD
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