Artists Monographs

A  Girl  Surveyed:  Drawings  in  Blue  by  William  Scott  with  Five  Poems  by  Edward  Lucie-Smith
A  Girl  Surveyed:  Drawings  in  Blue  by  William  Scott  with  Five  Poems  by  Edward  Lucie-Smith
A  Girl  Surveyed:  Drawings  in  Blue  by  William  Scott  with  Five  Poems  by  Edward  Lucie-Smith

A Girl Surveyed: Drawings in Blue by William Scott with Five Poems by Edward Lucie-Smith

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London: Hanover Gallery, 1971. Accordion-bound paperback artist's book; gouache drawings by William Scott reproduced as part of the 1970-1970 series A Girl Surveyed exhibited at the Hanover Gallery, March-April 1971; fifty copies were numbered and signed - this copy is not numbered or signed. Light smudges on covers; spine creased; interior clean and bright. G

Cezanne, a study of his development (scarce dj by Vanessa Bell) (USED)
Cezanne, a study of his development (scarce dj by Vanessa Bell) (USED)

Cezanne: A Study of His Development (scarce dust jacket by Roger Fry)

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Scarce with dust jacket designed by Roger Fry; dj in protective cover; light foxing on cover; spine and top edges toned; blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine; endpapers lightly foxed; binding tight; text clean. G+/G+

Derriere  le  Miroir,  no.  53-54
Derriere  le  Miroir,  no.  53-54
Derriere  le  Miroir,  no.  53-54

Derriere le Miroir, no. 53-54

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Derriere le Miroir was an art magazine published between 1946 and 1982 by the French publisher and gallery owner Aime Maeght of Galerie Maeght. Paris: Maeght Editeur, 1953. Folio, 11" x 15", 24 pages consisting of 6 double-page folders laid in loose, in softcover portfolio; 22 illustrations (16 in color), of which 4 are double-page spreads, including cover. Published in conjunction with exhibition at Galerie Maeght, with catalog of 110 works exhibited. Text in French. Covers lightly creased with a few scattered ink and pencil marks; small water damage stain on front cover near top spine edge; inner pages clean. G+

Discovery  of  America
Discovery  of  America
Discovery  of  America
Discovery  of  America
Discovery  of  America

Discovery of America

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During World War II, Saul Steinberg's original and witty drawings became famous--not only through The New Yorker but also in dozens of exhibits and private collections. Many of his greatest works explore the American heart and soul and are captured here for the first time in one collection. 205 full-color pictures.

New York: Knopf, 1992. 1st edition. Dust jacket in protective cover; price clipped; light gray cloth with dark gray lettering on cover and spine; bottom front corner bumped; binding good; text clean and bright. VG/VG

GIACOMETTI PORTRAIT (REVISED)

GIACOMETTI PORTRAIT (REVISED)

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When we look at a painting hanging on an art gallery wall, we see only what the artist has chosen to disclose--the finished work of art. What remains mysterious is the process of creation itself--the making of the work of art. Everyone who has looked at paintings has wondered about this, and numerous efforts have been made to discover and depict the creative method of important artists. A Giacometti Portrait is a picture of one of the century's greatest artists at work.

James Lord sat for eighteen days while his friend Alberto Giamcometti did his portrait in oil. The artist painted, and the model recorded the sittings and took photographs of the work in its various stages. What emerged was an illumination of what it is to be an artist and what it was to be Giacometti--a portrait in prose of the man and his art. A work of great literary distinction, A Giacometti Portrait is, above all, a subtle and important evocation of a great artist.

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Gloria Plevin: Art and Essays

Gloria Plevin: Art and Essays

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The scope and beauty of Gloria Plevin's work are revealed in this gorgeous catalog that springs from a major retrospective at ARTneo: The Museum of Northeast Ohio Art. The book's 106 color reproductions highlight the best paintings, pastels, prints and drawings from the artist's five-decade career. A prominent painter of Northeast Ohio and Chautauqua County, Plevin's still lifes, portraits, botanicals, and Chautauqua landscapes grow from her desire to show us the places, people, pets, and things she loves. According to Butler Institute of American Art curator Robert L. Kurtz, "Plevin creates an art of astounding beauty, an art whose power forces the viewer to look anew at what are often ordinary objects." Inspired by Mary Cassatt, Pierre Bonnard, and Fairfield Porter, Gloria Plevin is one of the small group of American artists who rejected 20th century trends toward abstract and conceptual art, choosing instead to advance art's power to capture and celebrate the life around us. The artist's short essays offer insight into her process for creating specific works along with reflections on art, nature, family, and country life. This splendid catalog is an essential resource for anyone interested in Gloria Plevin's art as well as a wonderful treat for art-lovers, artists, and aspiring artists alike. Includes introductions by William Busta and ARTneo curator Christopher Richards, photos of the artist in her studio, and a detailed chronology of Plevin's career.
Iconologia (USED)
Iconologia (USED)

Iconologia (1st U.S. Edition)

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Baskin's illustrated essays are his homage to the artists for whom he feels not only kinship but a deep and singular dedication. These are his companions, his exemplars in the lonely agony of creation, and each portrait seemingly imbues him with the attributes of his subject. Written in a style as complex and idiosyncratic as his art, the essays offer Baskin's insights into the spirit and passion of figures from Rembrandt to Eakins, Anne Allen to Paula Modersohn Becker. Though technical details, biographical facts, and quotes from authorities are included, the book is an intense and essentially personal celebration of creativity at times so strangely religious that it might best be described as a book of devotions. Paula Frosch, Metropolitan Museum Lib., New York (Library Journal, 1988)

1st U.S. edition; dust jacket lightly soiled; spine lightly faded; red cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine; edges slightly faded; binding tight; text clean and bright. VG/G+

In Memory of My Feelings: A Selection of Poems (USED)
In Memory of My Feelings: A Selection of Poems (USED)
In Memory of My Feelings: A Selection of Poems (USED)
In Memory of My Feelings: A Selection of Poems (USED)
In Memory of My Feelings: A Selection of Poems (USED)

In Memory of My Feelings: A Selection of Poems (Limited edition)

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Not only was Frank O'Hara (1926-1966) one of the most important American poets of his generation, he was also intimately involved with the art world of the 1950s and 1960s, a time when New York had become the cultural capital of the world. As an associate curator at the Museum of Modern Art, O'Hara organized a series of important exhibitions, notably of the work of Franz Kline and of Robert Motherwell. In Memory of My Feelings explores this key period in modern art by presenting artists who were associated with O'Hara and whose seminal works are reflected in his poetry.

Limited edition, number 981/2500; published by Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1967; 30 poems illustrated by 30 artists, on gathered sheets in portfolio and slipcase as issued; top of slipcase soiled; front and top of slipcase lightly foxed; light foxing on cloth edge of front cover; inside is clean and bright. G+/G

Lithographs of Chagall 1962-1968 (USED)
Lithographs of Chagall 1962-1968 (USED)
Lithographs of Chagall 1962-1968 (USED)
Lithographs of Chagall 1962-1968 (USED)

Lithographs of Chagall 1962-1968

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The third volume of the Chagall Lithographs Catalog Raissone.

1st U.S. edition; published by Boston Book and Art Shop, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts.  Printed in France.  Translated from the French by George Lawrence. Notes and Catalogue Fernand Mourlot and Charles Sorlier. Original Lithograph frontis. Dust jacket in protective cover; small tear at front bottom right corner; binding tight; text clean and bright. VG/VG

Prelude  to  a  Million  Years:  A  Book  of  Wood  Engravings  by  Lynd  Ward  (signed,  limited  edition)
Prelude  to  a  Million  Years:  A  Book  of  Wood  Engravings  by  Lynd  Ward  (signed,  limited  edition)
Prelude  to  a  Million  Years:  A  Book  of  Wood  Engravings  by  Lynd  Ward  (signed,  limited  edition)
Prelude  to  a  Million  Years:  A  Book  of  Wood  Engravings  by  Lynd  Ward  (signed,  limited  edition)

Prelude to a Million Years: A Book of Wood Engravings by Lynd Ward (signed, limited edition)

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New York: Equinox Cooperative Press, Inc., 1933. "This book has been designed by Lewis F. White printed from woodblocks on Casson and Montgolfier's Vidalon Velin and bound by hand." #788 of 920 copies. SIGNED. Octavo [22 cm] Handbound with a black string-tie binding, 1/4 copper foil with black star-patterned decorative boards, and an embossed title on the spine. Matching decorative pastedowns.  Lacks the foil slipcase. A story told entirely via wood engravings by the author.  Signed on the limitation page by Lynd Ward. The fourth of six wordless novels that Ward produced between 1929-1937.