Art

  • From Media to Metaphor: by ATKINS, Robert and SOKOLOWISKI, Thomas W. (Guest curators)
    ATKINS, Robert and SOKOLOWISKI, Thomas W. (Guest curators)
    From Media to Metaphor: Art About Aids

    Independent Curators INC 1991

    72pp b/w illustrations, colour image reproduced from the Shift which is a fold out. 4to holographic wrapper, slightly rubbed in places else a good copy. Catalogue to accompany the travelling exhibition of artists' responses to the AIDS crisis Includes a dialogue between Robert Atkins and Thomas W. Sokolowski on the art world's role in invoking the American psyche of the time + a pop-out timeline of the AIDS crisis.

    Stock ID: 18353
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  • LEWIS, John and BRINKLEY John.
    Graphic Design: Lettering Typography and Illustration

    London Routledge, Kegan and Paul 1954

    198pp illustrated. 122 ills, 40 plates about the basic principles on which graphic artists work; Jan van Krimpen, Eric Gill, Paul Nash, Eric Rvilious, Lynton Lamb and others; 4to. Good copy with slightly worn and chipped dust wrapper. Printed by W S Cowell Limited at the Buttermarket Press, Ipswich.

    Stock ID: 21055
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  • PITTS, J Martin
    Gymnopaediae

    Llandogo, Near Monmouth, Old Stile Press 1989

    Limited edition of 220 copies, this being no. 174 signed by the artist, J. Martin Pitts. pp [75]. Linocut illustrations throughout. Original publisher's quarter black cloth, with title blind stamped at spine and blue illustrated paper boards. Hardback. Slip-Case. 4to. No dust wrapper as issued. Copiously illustrated in colour and black and white throughout. The images in the book are inspired by ritural dances held in the ancient city of Thera. First among the sanctuaries and temples of the city was that of Apollo Karneios and in the middle of the month Karneios (August-September) the Karneia took place - the solemn and important festival introduced from Sparta.At the height of the festivities…

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    Llandogo, Near Monmouth, Old Stile Press 1989

    Limited edition of 220 copies, this being no. 174 signed by the artist, J. Martin Pitts. pp [75]. Linocut illustrations throughout. Original publisher's quarter black cloth, with title blind stamped at spine and blue illustrated paper boards. Hardback. Slip-Case. 4to. No dust wrapper as issued. Copiously illustrated in colour and black and white throughout. The images in the book are inspired by ritural dances held in the ancient city of Thera. First among the sanctuaries and temples of the city was that of Apollo Karneios and in the middle of the month Karneios (August-September) the Karneia took place - the solemn and important festival introduced from Sparta.At the height of the festivities and when the moon was full, were the Gymnopaediae. On a specially dedicated square, close by the cliff edge, and watched by the citizens (some of whom were moved to express their feelings in graffiti which are still visible in the stones) naked boys danced and sang paeans to the patron of the palaestra, Apollo Kourotrophos,From the collection of Bruce Wannell with his bookplate which was specially made by Mark Hearld in York. Very good copy.

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    Stock ID: 20868
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  • Highland Stoneware by HASLAM, Malcolm
    HASLAM, Malcolm
    Highland Stoneware The first twenty five years of a Scottish Pottery

    Beauchamp Richard Dennis 1991

    112pp illustrated with colour and b/w plates. Tall 4to. Fine copy with dust wrapper and decorated end papers . Signed dedication copy from the author to Eduardo Paolozzi with best wishes inscription on the title page. Published to mark the 25th anniversary of this pottery situated in the far north of Scotland.

    Stock ID: 20577
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  • Information by McSHINE, Kynaston [editor] LIPPARD, Lucy [text by] et al.
    McSHINE, Kynaston [editor] LIPPARD, Lucy [text by] et al.
    Information Catalogue of an exhibition curated by Kynaston McShine and held at MoMA in New York between 2 July and 20 September 1970.

    New York MoMA 1970

    208pp illustrated with b/w plates, line illustrations throughout. 4to. Very good. Slightly darkened on spine which is a little rubbed on edges. In the summer of 1970, the Museum of Modern Art in New York mounted the now legendary exhibition Information, one of the first surveys of conceptual art. Conceived by MoMA's celebrated curator Kynaston McShine as an "international report" on contemporary trends, the show and attendant catalogue together assembled the work of more than 96 artists from 15 countries. The exhibition presented videos and installations etc. Amongst artists exhibiting were Edward Ruscha, Robert Smithson, Keith Arnatt, Hamish Fulton, Jeff Wall and Bruce McClean, to just pick a few names from the catalogue. Hard to…

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    New York MoMA 1970

    208pp illustrated with b/w plates, line illustrations throughout. 4to. Very good. Slightly darkened on spine which is a little rubbed on edges. In the summer of 1970, the Museum of Modern Art in New York mounted the now legendary exhibition Information, one of the first surveys of conceptual art. Conceived by MoMA's celebrated curator Kynaston McShine as an "international report" on contemporary trends, the show and attendant catalogue together assembled the work of more than 96 artists from 15 countries. The exhibition presented videos and installations etc. Amongst artists exhibiting were Edward Ruscha, Robert Smithson, Keith Arnatt, Hamish Fulton, Jeff Wall and Bruce McClean, to just pick a few names from the catalogue. Hard to find in the original. A fiftieth anniversary edition was published in 2019.

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    Stock ID: 20989
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  • McCALL, Mitzi.
    Interior with Figure: The Life and Painting of Charles McCall

    Lewes The Book Guild 1987

    198pp illustrated with 12 pages of b/w plates. Very good with dust wrapper. Inscribed and signed "For Sir Eduardo, in the hope it may interest you with every good wish Mitzi McCall 30 May 1994"

    Stock ID: 20598
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  • LIDÉN, Klara.
    Klara Lidén: rumpf flachen und plunderer banden

    Bielefeld, Leipzig , Berlin Kerber 2011

    Unpagiinated. Single sided colour + b/w plates (15)pp. 8vo cloth covered with embossed title on the upper board and spine, very good. Working in performance, installation, sound and video, Swedish artist Klara Liden (born 1979) proposes a theoretical and sometimes literal public art of intervention and detournement. This publication illustrates, among other works, a series of garbage cans and a range of black-and-white slide projections showing simple actions in blurred, slowed frame sequences.

    Stock ID: 19545
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  • Kunst der sechziger Jahre im Wallraf-Richartz Museum Köln 1969 - (3. erweiterte Auflage) - Art of the Sixties by [POP ART]
    [POP ART]
    Kunst der sechziger Jahre im Wallraf-Richartz Museum Köln 1969 - (3. erweiterte Auflage) - Art of the Sixties

    Köln, Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Köln,

    Third edition. Unpaginated . Vinyl binding with title embossed. Perspex binder with 50mm binding screws keeping the book together. Silk paper prelims. Mounted colour images. One replacement binding screw has been inserted, similar to the original. Upper wrapper a bit warped. Magnificent exhibition catalogue based on a model of Wolf Vostell and printed on various media (polystyrene sheets, acetate, kraft paper, etc.). Illustrated with innumerable reproductions including some fold outs. Includes works of Joseph Albers, Horst, Joseph Beuys, Jim Dine, Jean Dubuffet, Dan Flavin, Richard Hamilton, Jasper Johns, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Yves Klein, Sol Lewitt, Louise Nevelson, Claes Oldenburg, Gerhard Richter, Pierre Soulage, Antoni Tapies, Wayne Thiebaud, Cy Twombly and Andy Warhol. Texts…

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    Köln, Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Köln,

    Third edition. Unpaginated . Vinyl binding with title embossed. Perspex binder with 50mm binding screws keeping the book together. Silk paper prelims. Mounted colour images. One replacement binding screw has been inserted, similar to the original. Upper wrapper a bit warped. Magnificent exhibition catalogue based on a model of Wolf Vostell and printed on various media (polystyrene sheets, acetate, kraft paper, etc.). Illustrated with innumerable reproductions including some fold outs. Includes works of Joseph Albers, Horst, Joseph Beuys, Jim Dine, Jean Dubuffet, Dan Flavin, Richard Hamilton, Jasper Johns, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Yves Klein, Sol Lewitt, Louise Nevelson, Claes Oldenburg, Gerhard Richter, Pierre Soulage, Antoni Tapies, Wayne Thiebaud, Cy Twombly and Andy Warhol. Texts in English and German.

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    Stock ID: 20658
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  • Lucie Rie [1987] by [RIE, Lucie] BIRKS, Tony
    [RIE, Lucie] BIRKS, Tony
    Lucie Rie [1987]

    Somerset Marston House 1994

    224pp illustrated with colour and b/w plates. 4to. Stiff card wrappers. Very good copy. The story of the life of Lucie Rie, her friendship with Bernard Leach and Hans Coper and illustrates a wide range of work from tableware to specially commissioned pots.

    Stock ID: 20834
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  • Malta: Wartime pictures by (MALTA) HUGHES Quentin
    (MALTA) HUGHES Quentin
    Malta: Wartime pictures

    The Wirral, Cheshire Nearhos Publications 2000

    Limited edition. no 38 of 50 Signed by Quentin Hughes on verso of title. 100pp illustrated with colour and b/w plates. Square and small 4to. Black cloth, gilt lettering. No dust wrapper. A little rubbed on corners else good copy. Collected images from sketches by Quentin Hughes during a period when he was stationed in Malta during World War II. Wide variety of images from Dockland scenes to Architectural heritage etc.

    Stock ID: 17275
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  • Millennium Stones by KINDERSLEY, Richard
    KINDERSLEY, Richard
    Millennium Stones

    London Wolsley Fine Art 2000-2001

    36pp illustrated with colour plates of ten stones carved and designed for the millennium. Perfect bound. Green lettered wrappers. Royal 8vo. Loosely inserted leaflet about the stones when exhibited at Keele University. Lovely item.

    Stock ID: 20845
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  • Modern nymphs: Being a series of fourteen fashion plates by Thomas Lowinsky 85 by [LOWINSKY] MORTIMER, Raymond [ Introductory essay]
    [LOWINSKY] MORTIMER, Raymond [ Introductory essay]
    Modern nymphs: Being a series of fourteen fashion plates by Thomas Lowinsky 85

    London, The Hasslewood Books, Frederick Etchells & Hugh Macdonald, 1930

    69 + [5]pp Half title, 14 stencil-coloured plates by Thomas Lowinsky. Slim folio. Original cloth-backed patterned paper boards, One of 150 copies of Batchelor Kelmscott Paper. This copy numbered 85 Book ticket of Pamela and Raymond Lister on front paste down. Very good copy.

    Stock ID: 21075
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  • Modern Sacred Art by [CHURCH ART] MORRIS, Joan {Foreword}
    [CHURCH ART] MORRIS, Joan {Foreword}
    Modern Sacred Art An international annual review

    London, Sands and Co. 1938

    164pp, 160 b/w illustrations of sacred art drawn from the Roman Catholic tradition. 4to. Striking cover design. A little worn on spine else good. Loosely inserted photograph of unidentified piece. Illustrations drawn from a wide range o f European Countries including Austria, Belgium, France, Hungary, Switzerland. Special articles by a range of commentators including Mgr. Anichini, E I Watkin, Joan Morris, Norbert, Noe, T Zing and others. Inscription on title page says "As a minimum wage for work done for "Art Notes" with all best wishes Joan Morris." Next to each photo image is a short commentary about the project. Contemporary designs from complete buildings, sculpture and objects are included. War broke out in…

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    London, Sands and Co. 1938

    164pp, 160 b/w illustrations of sacred art drawn from the Roman Catholic tradition. 4to. Striking cover design. A little worn on spine else good. Loosely inserted photograph of unidentified piece. Illustrations drawn from a wide range o f European Countries including Austria, Belgium, France, Hungary, Switzerland. Special articles by a range of commentators including Mgr. Anichini, E I Watkin, Joan Morris, Norbert, Noe, T Zing and others. Inscription on title page says "As a minimum wage for work done for "Art Notes" with all best wishes Joan Morris." Next to each photo image is a short commentary about the project. Contemporary designs from complete buildings, sculpture and objects are included. War broke out in the year following publication and so this annual review was only ever a single issue.

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    Stock ID: 20821
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  • Modern War Paintings, with an essay by P.G. Konody. [together with] The Great War, Fourth Year, with an introductory essay by J.E. Crawford Flitch by With Nevinson Signature NEVINSON, C.W.R.
    With Nevinson Signature NEVINSON, C.W.R.
    Modern War Paintings, with an essay by P.G. Konody. [together with] The Great War, Fourth Year, with an introductory essay by J.E. Crawford Flitch

    London Grant Richards Limited 1917 - 1918

    pp. 31; colour lithographic frontispiece and 24 monochrome plates: 25, [1, list of plates]; colour lithographic frontispiece and 24 monochrome plates. Both volumes in the original cloth backed boards with printed paper labels to front board and spine. The paper spine label of the volume The Great War is rather chipped and worn else the bindings of each are good. End papers age browned in the issue of Modern War Paintings. Christopher Nevinson is generally accepted as one of the most important artists of World War I. He served with the Ambulance service at the front and, later, with the Royal Army Medical Corps. The books are renowned for their high quality…

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    London Grant Richards Limited 1917 - 1918

    pp. 31; colour lithographic frontispiece and 24 monochrome plates: 25, [1, list of plates]; colour lithographic frontispiece and 24 monochrome plates. Both volumes in the original cloth backed boards with printed paper labels to front board and spine. The paper spine label of the volume The Great War is rather chipped and worn else the bindings of each are good. End papers age browned in the issue of Modern War Paintings. Christopher Nevinson is generally accepted as one of the most important artists of World War I. He served with the Ambulance service at the front and, later, with the Royal Army Medical Corps. The books are renowned for their high quality reproductions. SIGNED BY THE ARTIST IN PENCIL UNDER THE FRONTISPIECE OF THE GREAT WAR VOLUME.

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    Stock ID: 21056
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  • Mr Eric Gill: Recollections of David Kindersley by [GILL] KINDERSLEY, David
    [GILL] KINDERSLEY, David
    Mr Eric Gill: Recollections of David Kindersley

    USA The Ward Ritchie Press 1967

    [4],24pp., photographic portrait frontispiece, illus. throughout., 12mo., wrappers. Perfect bound with title on spine and Eric Gill monogram on upper wrapper. Very good copy. Signed by David Kindersley and dated 14th April 1970 on half title. With bookplate of Gavin Stamp on inside of wrapper. Scarce.

    Stock ID: 19931
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  • New Graphic Design in Revolutionary Russia by BOJKO Szymon
    BOJKO Szymon
    New Graphic Design in Revolutionary Russia

    Lund Humphries 1972

    156pp illustrated with 100 b/w plates, red cloth with dw. 4to. Vg in dw sl worn around the edges. Traces the development of traditional folk art, artistic theory and talent in Russia and how it was able to serve the Revolution. Includes biographical notes of important Russian figures.

    Stock ID: 18082
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  • Notes on some works by Alfred Stevens from 1850-1857 by Alfred Stevens HOOLE, Henry E & CO LTD.,
    Alfred Stevens HOOLE, Henry E & CO LTD.,
    Notes on some works by Alfred Stevens from 1850-1857 as shown by the original drawings and models in the possession of Messrs. Henry E Hoole & CO. Ltd of Green Lane Works Sheffield selected and arranged by Henry Ingle Potter RIBA

    Sheffield Published by the firm nd c1920

    27pp illustrated with b/w plates showing Sculptor, Alfred Stevens' designs including the dog grate made for the International Exhibition of 1862, images of the Green Lane Works and an image of Henry Elliott Poole from an early photograph of 1862. 4to. Blue wrappers with contrasting lettering and paper paste down vignette of Stevens. Very good indeed. The original Green Lane Works were established in 1795 by the firm of Hoole and Company who were manufacturers of ornamental stove grates and fenders in Bronze and metal. The firm flourished and their products won a first Council medal at The Great Exhibition of 1851 and thereafter many more. It is thought that Alfred Stevens…

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    Sheffield Published by the firm nd c1920

    27pp illustrated with b/w plates showing Sculptor, Alfred Stevens' designs including the dog grate made for the International Exhibition of 1862, images of the Green Lane Works and an image of Henry Elliott Poole from an early photograph of 1862. 4to. Blue wrappers with contrasting lettering and paper paste down vignette of Stevens. Very good indeed. The original Green Lane Works were established in 1795 by the firm of Hoole and Company who were manufacturers of ornamental stove grates and fenders in Bronze and metal. The firm flourished and their products won a first Council medal at The Great Exhibition of 1851 and thereafter many more. It is thought that Alfred Stevens designed the gate house to the firms' works at Green Lane. Stevens worked for Hoole and Company between 1850 and 1852 as chief designer on a salary of £20 per annum and had designed much of the firms award winning work .

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    Stock ID: 20829
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  • GREENWOOD, Jeremy
    Omega Cuts

    Woodbridge The Wood Lea Press 1998

    145pp, b/w illustrations throughout. Folio. Cloth boards, complete with slip cover. In fine condition. A lovely and well presented book of woodcuts and linocuts by artists associated with the Omega Workshops and the Hogarth Press, with an introduction by Judith Collins. One of only 450 copies of the standard edition.

    Stock ID: 16032
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  • CHRISTO
    Project for Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin Collages, Drawings, Scale Model, and Photographs / November 15 - December 10, 1977

    London Annely Juda Fine Art 1977

    [28] with many b/w photos and illus throughout. 8vo pamphlet in decorated b/w wraps. Vg. German/English language catalogue of preliminary sketches for the Wrapped Reichstag. Loosely inserted newspaper cutting of the article 'Reichstag package deal' detailing how the wrapping of the Reichstag project had gained momentum with the support of parliament president Rita Süssmuth.

    Stock ID: 10689
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  • (RAVILIOUS) RUSSELL, James.
    Ravilious in Pictures 3: A Country Life

    Sparham The Maidstone Press 2011

    47pp, numerous colour illustrations, decorated end papers. long 4to illustrated boards and illustrated dustwrapper.

    Stock ID: 19500
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