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  • HOCKNEY. David,
    72 Drawings by David Hockney Chosen By the Artist

    London Jonathan Cape 1971

    First edition 8vo. Laminated decorated wrappers, pink end papers. Unpaginated. 72 plates on art paper including 8 in colour.

    Stock ID: 18296
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  • Limited edition, signed BLYTH, Ronald.
    Aldeburgh Anthology

    Aldeburgh Snape Maltings Foundation in association with Faber Music 1972

    No 68 of 100. Very good in very good price clipped dust wrapper. Decorated end papers. Signed by Ronald Blythe, Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears and Imogen Holst on printed limitation page. Book plate of previous owner on verso of this page. Loosely inserted paper cutting about Benjamin Britton.

    Stock ID: 19068
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  • (WALLIS 1955-1942) BOWNESS Alan (Foreword)
    Alfred Wallis

    London Arts Council 1968

    177 numbers, 18 plates, one in colour. Two text illustrations. Long 8vo. Decorated sepia wrappers. Loosely inserted post card. Useful catalogue

    Stock ID: 18150
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  • LIVET, Anne. Editor
    Art Against Aids

    New York The American Foundation for Aids Research 1990

    xxx + 114 pp. colour + b/w illus with captions. Long 8vo, striking pink/orange decorated wrappers, preserved in sticky backed plastic by the previous owner. Catalogue of a sale of contemporary art held to benefit The American Foundation for Aids Research and a number of other organisations. Catalogue features work for sale from Robert Rauschenburg Robert Mapplethorepe, Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns, Leon Golub + many more. Has a section listing participating artists and galleries in the public art project. Useful introduction. Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 19146
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  • GREENBERG. Clement,
    Avant-garde attitudes: New Art in the Sixties The John Power Lecture in Contemporary Art delivered at the University of Sydney on Friday May 17 1968

    Sydney, Power Insitute of Fine Arts 1968

    12pp printed on high quality paper. Cream wrappers over printed with title. Wrappers a little browned else good copy.

    Stock ID: 18280
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  • Basil Seal Rides Again by Signed WAUGH Evelyn
    Signed WAUGH Evelyn
    Basil Seal Rides Again or The Rake's Progress

    London Chapman & Hall 1963

    Frontispiece by Kathleen Hale. Small 4to. Blue cloth, gilt lettered spine preserved in glassine as issued. Signed and numbered by Evelyn Waugh no 257 of 750. 49pp. Near fine. "Basil Seal Rides Again" was English novelist Evelyn Waugh's last published work of fiction and a satire based around the rejection of the soft, sad resignation of old age.

    Stock ID: 18887
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  • (OLDENBURG)
    Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen : large scale projects

    London Thames and Hudson 1995

    583pp over 500 illustrations, 420 in colour. 4to cloth boards with illustrated dust wrapper, minor bump at the top corner else very good indeed. Brilliantly illustrated account of Oldenburg and Van Bruggen's collaborative public sculpture projects

    Stock ID: 18943
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  • (NASH Paul) BOULTON Janet (editor)
    Dear Mercia Paul Nash letters to Mercia Oakley 1909-18

    Netherton, Wakefield The Fleece Press

    Limited edition of 300 copies (of which 250 were for sale). Quarter cloth and patterned paste paper boards, paper spine-label, large 8vo, 106, [1], blank leaf, [1] pp, illustrations, some tipped in, map in pocket at end. Fine copy in slipcase as issued.

    Stock ID: 18979
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  • (DIETER ROTH) DOBKE Dirk (curated by)
    Dieter Roth Unique Pieces with an introduction by Laszlo Glozer

    London Edition Hansjorg Mayer 2002

    319pp. Many b/w + colour illustrations with captions + CD-ROM that features a virtual tour of the Schimmel museum inserted in sleeve on lower board. 4to boards with illustrated wrappers. Slight shelf wear to the boards else very good indeed. With the collaboration of his friend Philipp Buse, Roth created and curated his own private museum, which at the time of his death in 1998 housed 550 original works, 1,400 prints, around 250 artist's books and all the multiples and specially designed editions he ever created. This book is a visually compelling study of Dieter Roth's 'Unique Pieces', referred to by him as 'Originale'. It charts the progression of Roth's 'Unique Pieces' from 1950 to 1998 and provides a complete catalogue of them all, accompanied by information supplied mainly by the artist. Dirk Dobke, Curator at the Dieter Roth Foundation, explores the artist's 25-year friendship and collaboration with Philipp Buse, as well as the history and development of the Museums.

    Stock ID: 18430
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  • ALTERNATIVE MUSEUM NEW YORK RODRIGUEZ. Geno,
    Disinformation the Manufacture of Consent

    New York Alternative Museum 1984

    64pp, b/w plates in text. 4to. White lettered wrappers. Essays by Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman. The Alternative Museum New York was a not for profit organisation dedicated to a pluralist approach to the arts and cultural activities of New York City. Disinformation is defined by Rodriguez in his introduction as the production of half truths, bias etc to avoid the pertinent points. Mixed show of graphics mostly ilustrated.

    Stock ID: 18279
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  • [NOTTINGHAM]
    Dorothy's Umbrellas

    Nottingham Openings Press 1971

    48pp illustrated with colour lettered title page, b/w grainy photographs 4pp centre fold in colour with images by Tom Phillips. Small 4to. Decorated printed wrappers. Followed a similar group show held at Oxford in 1970 called "Dorothy" the relevance of the title was to attract attention to what otherwise might have been a difficult conceptual show to attract people to and so this approach appears to have been adopted here. The show travelled to Newcastle and Bristol. The catalogue is themed around the idea of Umbrellas. The work of a significant number of individual [student?] contributors as well as group pieces were put together for this show associated with the Nottingham Festival.

    Stock ID: 18374
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  • E McKnight Kauffer by  [McKNIGHT KAUFFER] HAVINDEN Ashley (introduction)
    [McKNIGHT KAUFFER] HAVINDEN Ashley (introduction)
    E McKnight Kauffer Catalogue of a memorial exhibition in October - November 1955.

    London, Lund Humphries 1955

    Unpaginated. c34pp. Text section + series of plates, chronologically organised, some in colour and others in black and white. Introduction, tributes including, by Tom Eckersley & list of works plus floor diagrams of the exhibition. 144 numbers. Striking wrappers. 4to. Good copy. Exhibition organised by the Society of Industrial Artists.

    Stock ID: 18387
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  • [RUSCHA] ENDBERG, [Author]
    Edward Ruscha Editions 1959-1999 Volume 1: Prints, Books Miscellany. Volume 2: Essays, Entries, Information

    Minneapolis, Minnesota Walker Art Center 1999

    304pp 325 colour and 75 bw plates. 4to. Fine in dust wrapper. Two-volume, full-colour, boxed catalogue raisonné that documents Ruscha's editioned work to date. It features essays by exhibition curator Siri Engberg and independent artist's-book curator-critic Clive Phillpot. This monumental book reveals the depths of Ruscha's printmaking process, and offers important insight into his unique aesthetic.

    Stock ID: 18097
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  • (ELISABETH FRINK) Sculpture Catalogue Raisonné by  (FRINK) ROBERTSON Bryan (introduction)
    (FRINK) ROBERTSON Bryan (introduction)
    (ELISABETH FRINK) Sculpture Catalogue Raisonné

    Salisbury Harpvale Ltd 1984 (1st ED)

    216pp, b/w + colour illustrations. large 4to cloth boards, illustrated dust wrapper and slipcase. Fine. Introduction and dialogue by Bryan Robertson. Landscape and interior photographs by Jorge Lewinski. A very well illustrated account of Frink's work over a 40 year period.

    Stock ID: 18196
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  • TURNER, Jane. (editor)
    Encyclopedia of Italian Renaissance & Mannerist Art. Volume 1: Abacco to Lysippus, Volume 2: Macagnino to Zucchi

    London/New York Macmillan Reference/Grove Dictionaries Ltd 2000

    Vol 1 xxv + 931pp + (1) blank. Vol 2 (6) + pages 933-1881 + (1) blank, 4to. Both volumes with illustrated dust wrappers. Minor creases to the head of the spine else very good. over 750 illustrations. Part of the Grove Encyclopedias of European Art series.

    Stock ID: 19302
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  • Il Corso del Coltello The Course of the Knife by  (Oldenburg) CELANT Germano
    (Oldenburg) CELANT Germano
    Il Corso del Coltello The Course of the Knife Claes Oldenburg Coosje van Bruggen Frank O.Gehry

    New York Rizzoli 1987

    239pp, colour + b/w illustrations. 4to boards with illustrated dust wrapper. Small tear to the top edge of the wrapper + minor bumps in places, else a very good copy. Introductory notes by O'Gehry and Oldenburg. brilliantly illustrated documentation of the monumental multimedia collaborative performance between Oldenburg, Van Bruggen and architect O. Gehry. The central figure of the performance, that took place in Vencie, was an eighty three foot ship in the form of the Swiss Army Knife.

    Stock ID: 18954
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  • John Cage Etchings 1978 -1982 by  [CAGE] BROWN, Kathan And  D'HARNONCOURT, Ann
    [CAGE] BROWN, Kathan And D'HARNONCOURT, Ann
    John Cage Etchings 1978 -1982

    Oakland, California Crown Point Galleries 1982

    60pp with 28 illustrations; 7 in colour 4to. Wrappers. Slightly worn else very good. Catalogue to accompany an exhibition in the year of John Cage's 70th birthday. The catalogue is divided into 4 sections: "Changing Art, A Chronicle Centered on John Cage" (Kathan Brown) which weaves the thread of Cage's thoughts into a fabric of definitions of the major art movements from 1900 to 1982; "Etchings" from each of Cage's 7 series of 154 total etchings, each with its method of composition described; "Composition in Retrospect" (by Cage), a poetic text describing his approach to his work by writing mesostics on ten words (Method, Structure, Intention, Discipline, Notation, Indeterminacy, Interpenetration, Imitation, Devotion and Circimstances); and "Chronology" (d'Harnoncourt) on Cage's career as a composer/musician, writer and artist.

    Stock ID: 18448
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  • John Piper - Paintings, Drawings & Theatre Designs 1932-1954 by  (PIPER) WOOD, S. John (Arranged with an introduction by)
    (PIPER) WOOD, S. John (Arranged with an introduction by)
    John Piper - Paintings, Drawings & Theatre Designs 1932-1954

    New York Curt Valentin, New York 1955

    160pp. Illustrated with 244 works in monochrome and 11 in full colour. There are also eight pages of reproductions in four-colour line-and-tone, five plates included drawn specially by Piper for this work: one aquatint, one monochrome lithograph and three lithographs in colour. Lithographs printed by Mourlot. Original aquatint frontispiece, "Figures from a Seal," 1954 included. Large 4to. Cloth with green vignette on upper board. Very good with slightly chipped dust wrapper. Useful review and catalogue of the early works by John Piper. Published in parallel to the UK edition.

    Stock ID: 18973
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  • WARNER Marina
    Monuments and Maidens The Allegory of the Female Form

    London Weidenfield and Nicholson 1985

    417pp b/w illustrations with captions. 8vo cloth boards with gilt lettering on the spine, illustrated dust wrapper, fading to the spine else a good copy. An in depth study exploring the allegorical presence of the female form in public monuments.

    Stock ID: 18961
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  • OLDENBURG, Claes.
    Notes in Hand Miniatures of my Notebook Pages. Photographs by Hannah Wilki.

    New York E.P. Dutton in association with the Petersburg Press 1971

    51pp illustrated throughout. Small 8vo decorated wrappers, very good. An attractive book showing a selection of facsimile pages from the private note books of Oldenburg, giving an insight into his working methods and imagination.Petersburg Press was established in London in 1968, and New York in 1972, as a continuation of the collaborative publishing with artists initiated by Paul Cornwall-Jones on the founding of Editions Alecto (EA) in 1961.

    Stock ID: 19245
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