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    19 Artists Emergent Americans


    92pp colour + b/w illustrations. Small 4to wrappers. Covers preserved in sticky back plastic by previous owner Nigel Whitely. Exhibition catalogue with an introduction by guest Curator Peter Frank. Frank was used for this third Exxon National Exhibition in order to avoid an institutional emphasis on this area of contemporary art. Frank was influenced by the approach of Dorothy C Miller and how she curated the exhibition 'Americans 1963 ' held at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Documents a diverse range of emerging American artists from the period. Those featured are Michael Brakke, Guy de Cointet, Manny Farber, Vernon Fisher, Heidi Glück, Tom Green, William Haney, Patrick Hogan, Tom Holste, Barbara Kruger, Philip Larson, Jim Richard, Bill Richards, Darryl Sapien, Norie Sato, Gael Stack, John White, George Woodman, and Frank Young.

    Stock ID: 18486
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  • 45 Wood Engravers chosen by Simon Lawrence by  LAWRENCE, John (introduction)
    LAWRENCE, John (introduction)
    45 Wood Engravers chosen by Simon Lawrence

    Wakefield The Fleece Press 1982

    [112]pp. b/w wood engravings. 4to. Quarter buckram with gilt decoration and title, marbled paper covers and green slipcase. Limited edition, standard copy, no. 209 of 350. Exquisite collection of illustrations made from original wood engragvings, created as a second volume following 'S.T.E. Lawrence: Boxwood Blockmaker', printing work of artists missed out from the first book. With an introduction by John Lawrence. Fine.

    Stock ID: 13372
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    A Sketch-Book of R Caldecott's reproduced by Edmund Evans the Engraver and Printer

    London and New York George Routledge & Sons nd c1883

    48pp Long 8vo. Contrasting cloth with title on upper board. Bookplate from "Yews" on front paste down. Colour and sepia lithographic prints. Lightly rubbed on spine and boards a little grubby else good copy. From the collection of James Morton (Sundour Fabrics). The sketchbook was made in 1870-75 depicting natural history subjects. The reproduced printed version of the sketch book was issued in c1883. Randolph Caldecott, born 1846, died in 1886 in Florida after he went there to find sunnier climes to counter his ill health where he was caught out by an exceptional cold snap.

    Stock ID: 18210
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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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  • Art Against Aids by  LIVET, Anne. Editor
    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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    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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  • Dearest Sydney: Joan Hassell's Letters to Sydney Cockerell  by  LEE Brian North,
    LEE Brian North,
    Dearest Sydney: Joan Hassell's Letters to Sydney Cockerell

    Wakefield The Fleece Press 1991

    67, [5]pp. Illustrated with tipped in b/w reproductions of letters and photographs. Narrow 8vo. Decorative paper covered boards and linen spine with paste down label. A limited (but unnumbered) edition of 220 copies printed by Simon Lawrence. Fitzwilliam curator Sydney Cockerell financed Hassell's first trip abroad in 1950, where she wrote almost a letter a day, telling him of her adventures in Florence, Venice, Paris and other destinations. These evocative and descriptive letters are reproduced in this beautiful Fleece Press book. fine.

    Stock ID: 13381
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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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    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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  • Dorothy's Umbrellas by  [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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  • Edward Ruscha Editions 1959-1999 by  [RUSCHA] ENDBERG, [Author]
    [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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  • Eidos by  [EIDOS ]  EATES, Margot.,  RAMSDEN, E. H.
    [EIDOS ] EATES, Margot., RAMSDEN, E. H.
    Eidos A Journal of Painting, Sculpture and Design

    London, Newman Wolsey 1950

    3 volumes, English Periodical. All published., b/w ill, 4to. Original cellulose acetate dw. No.1 May-June 1950, No.2 Sept-Oct 1950, No.3 Nov-Dec 1950. Dust wrapper slightly torn on Nos. 2 and 3. A complete run of the journal, very good indeed. Eidos takes the whole world of painting, sculpture and design, ancient and modern, eastern and western, for its province and would seek in principal to serve them all. Contributions on major contemporary artists including Hepworth, Nicholson et al. Cross cultural journal with articles in French and English. Includes contributions from Herbert Read, John Gloag and many others.

    Stock ID: 14249
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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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  • Few Were Left by  [MINTON John - dustwrapper by] REIN Harold
    [MINTON John - dustwrapper by] REIN Harold
    Few Were Left

    London Methuen & Co. Ltd 1955

    219 pp. 8vo. Vg. Cloth boards with dust wrapper illustration by John Minton. Novel describing story of a group of survivors trapped in a New York underground, after a catastrophe has sealed all the exits.

    Stock ID: 16346
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  • Heads Figures and Ideas by  MOORE, Henry
    MOORE, Henry
    Heads Figures and Ideas with a comment by Geoffrey Grigson

    London George Rainbird Limited New York: Graphic Society and printed at the Curwen Press. 1958

    Double page pictorial title page, unpaginated, [64pp], 57 pages of reproductions of Moore's sketches and sketch progressions, Folio. Cloth spine, grey lettered boards. Decorated end papers. The colour auto-lithograph printed on hand made paper signed in the plate by Moore. One small tipped in photograph. Some scattered foxing, upper board slightly rubbed else good with frayed and partial dust wrapper.

    Stock ID: 19394
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  • Heinrich von Kleist by Frank Stella and The Writings of Frank Stella (2 vols). by  (STELLA).
    Heinrich von Kleist by Frank Stella and The Writings of Frank Stella (2 vols). 2 Volume Set.

    Jena, Jenoptik, Cologne 2001

    2 Volume boxed set. 339pp + 292pp. Laminated wrappers. 4to. Very Good+. The first volume presents a selection of more than 90 paintings, painted reliefs, and sculptures that Stella produced in response to and in an attempt to better understand the dramas, novellas and theoretical witings of von Kleist. Also included are essays by Franz-Joachim Verspohl, Martin Warnke, Wolfram Hogrebe, Robert K. Wallace. The second volume is a useful collection of writings by Stella, many taken from papers and lectures. Parallel text in German and English.

    Stock ID: 6489
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  • Helaine Blumenfeld: Mythology, Recent Sculpture by  (BLUMENFELD)
    Helaine Blumenfeld: Mythology, Recent Sculpture

    London Ablemarle Gallery 1997

    Unpaginated. 24 numbers. List of commissions and introduction by Nicola Upson.

    Stock ID: 8356
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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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