Recent Acquisitions

  • GERMANIC GRAVESTONES AND ASSOCIATED KERBSTONES AND SCULTPURES ETC. [OTTO BAUMGÄRTEL PUBLISHERS]
    Grabmalskunst: Grabdenkmäler, Stelen, Figuren und Reliefs ausgeführt von hervorragenden Künstlern unserer Zeit

    Berlin Otto Baumgärtel nd c1902-1914

    6 volumes comprising a total of 252 single sided photographic plates in the volumes with captions96. All loose leaf folders with matching spines but variant boards. c4pp list of designs in each forming the preliminaries, in which architects of each monument is given as well as the family plots they were designed for are noted. This information is repeated on each plate. Large 4to. One folio has ribbon ties, one other shows evidence that these are called for. Very good condition. Includes the work of well known architects and sculpturos of of the period including H May, Martin Dülfer, Max Kinger, Bernhard Pankk, Fritz Schumacher and many others to form a comprehensive archive of images of contemporary monumental art in relief and sculpture. The first volume concerns Berliner-Friedhöfe. The other volumes with different typographic designs typical of the Deutche Werkstatte was adopted for the remaining volumes. Volume 3 has an 8pp introductory text not present in the other volumes alongside the list of plates and includes some period adverts for other volumes in the series. This was edited by Dr von Grolman and is entitled "Das moderne Grabmal auf der Wiesbaden Ausstellung zur Hebung der Friedhoffs und Grabmalskunst 1905." This was an exhibition to raise the standards of cemetery design.

    Stock ID: 18190
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  • BUILDING INITIATIVE
    Yellow Space: Belfast: Negotiations for an open city

    Belfast School of Art & Design 2007

    56pp illustrated. 4to. Yellow boards, illustrated with monotone photographs and line ills in black and yellow. Fine. To accompany a travelling installation to reveal the slow transition from a troubled city to lived in city. Yellow space was adopted as a metaphor for the kinds of space created by civil enterprise and it examines ways of push the boundaries of the yellow space to reduce civil conflict.

    Stock ID: 18256
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  • Art-Action and Participation by  POPPER. Frank,
    POPPER. Frank,
    Art-Action and Participation

    London Studio Vista 1975

    296pp illustrated with b/w plates. Square 4to. Good in slightly worn dust wrapper. Key text on performance and kinetic art. Brilliant grainy b/w photographs accompany the text illustrating the links between technology and participation, performance etc.

    Stock ID: 18283
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  • Store Days by  OLDENBURG. Claes & Williams, Emmett (select).
    OLDENBURG. Claes & Williams, Emmett (select).
    Store Days

    New York Something Else Press 1967

    150pp illustrated throughout by a selection of texts, graphic materials and photos from 1961-62. Includes a card published to coincide with the grand opening of The Store in New York, issued in small envelope mounted on front free end paper. Cloth, dust-jacket. Bright copy with dust wrapper . A key text for early 60's New York art - the events, theories, works and situations surrounding Claes Oldenburg's Store was a store in the real sense of the word where sales were made but also a place where ideas were traded. Something Else Press was Oldenburg's own press. The card tipped into the front of this book is present in this copy.

    Stock ID: 18320
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  • ARTS COUNCIL
    Beyond Painting & Sculpture Works bought for the Arts Council by Richard Cork

    The Arts Council nd circa 1973

    47pp b/w illustrations. Square 4to paper wrappers. Spine is slightly worn, else a good copy. List of Works purchased by Richard Cork for The Arts Council. The works were exhibited in a pivotal 1973 exhibition curated by Cork titled Beyond Painting & Sculpture. The exhibitions title reflects the difficulty in classifying the mode of practice represented. Preface By Norbert Lynton + introduction by Richard Cork, Artists noted are Keith Arnatt, Victor Burgin, David Dye, Hamish Fulton, Gilbert and George, John Hilliard, David Lamelas, Gerald Newman and John Stezaker. Includes a biography for each artist.

    Stock ID: 18328
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  • [GABO 1890-1977] READ. Herbert, MARTIN. John Leslie,(introductory essays)
    Gabo : Constructions, Sculpture, Paintings, Drawings, Engravings

    London Lund Humphries 1957

    193pp, illustrated with colour and b/w plates. Open Weave cloth. Good just. Dust wrapper chipped and torn at edges protected in acetate sleave. Three-dimensional glasses present in rear pocket. Study of this Russian sculptor in the Constructivism movement and a pioneer of Kinetic Art. He took the name Gabo whilst in Norway during World War II

    Stock ID: 18333
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  • Louise Bourgeois by  (BOURGEOIS) WEIERMAIR Peter (Edited)
    (BOURGEOIS) WEIERMAIR Peter (Edited)
    Louise Bourgeois

    Frankfurt Edition Stemmile 1995

    194pp colour + b/w plates. 4to boards with illustrated pink dust wrapper. Dust wrapper is sunned on spine else very good. Official exhibition catalogue for 'Louise Bourgeois' held at Frankfurter Kunstverein. Extensivley illustrated with corresponding list of works as well as artists Biography + text written by Peter Weiermair, Lucy R Lippard, Robert Storr, Rosalind Krauss and Thomas McEvilley.

    Stock ID: 18352
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  • RAPAPORT Brook Kramin et al
    Vital Forms American Art and Design in the Atomic Age 1940-1960

    New York Brooklyn Museum of Art with Harry Abrams 2001

    256pp illustrated with b/w and colour plates throughout. 4to. Very good in very good dust wrapper. To accompany an exhibition on art and design and architecture in the post war decades. The exhibition features paintings, sculpture, photography, architecture, ceramics, fashion, and graphic and industrial design and explored the visual vocabulary emerging at this time. Public awareness of the Atomic Age began with the horrendous explosions in 1945 over Hiroshima and Nagasaki that ended the war and artists responded with abstract forms illustrated in this catalogue which forms a major contribution to the debate on the subject.

    Stock ID: 18407
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  • SADLER. Simon,
    The Situationist City

    MIT Press 1998

    233pp b/w illustrations. Sq 4to decorated red paper wrappers. Wrapped in sticky back plastic by previous owner Nigel Whitely. In depth investigation into the Situationist ideology and how it applies to the form of the modern city. Includes the Sections ' Formulary for a New Urbanism: re-thinking the city' + 'New Babylon: the city re-designed'.

    Stock ID: 18419
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  • HUXTABLE Ada,Louise
    The Unreal America Architecture and Illusion

    New York The New Press 1997

    188pp b/ w illustrations. 4to boards with illustrated dust wrapper. Very good indeed. A theoretical examination of the Simulated nature of 'Post-Post Modern' Architecture and Built environments by a leading architecture critic.

    Stock ID: 18426
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  • (ICA) BARROW Gene (introduction)
    British Sculpture out of the Sixties

    London (ICA) 1970

    28pp b/w illustrations. Small 4to illustrated wrapper with perfect binding, a very good copy. Exhibition curated by the American critic Gene Baro. Artists include David Annesley, Clive Baker, Roland Brener, Anthony Caro, Barry Flanagan, Gerard Hemsworth amongst others.

    Stock ID: 18517
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  • [MORRIS] COMPTON, Michael and SYLVESTER David.
    Robert Morris

    London, The Tate Gallery 1971

    128 pp.Long 4to. Loosely inserted plan of show in envelope affixed to inside of lower board. Embossed lettered boards. To accompany an exhibition planned to be a mid-career retrospective of the American artist, whose minimalist sculpture and neo-Dada works of the 1960s were highly acclaimed. The exhibition however can be viewed as an artwork in itself.

    Stock ID: 18535
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  • (OLDENBURG) FUCHS, R. H.,
    Claes Oldenburg: Large-Scale Projects, 1977-1980 A Chronicle by Coosje Van Bruggen and Claes Oldenburg. Based on Notes, Statements, Contracts, Correspondence and other Documents Related to the Works. Monuments

    New York Rizzoli 1980

    4to 100pp, numerous colour + b/w ill throughout. Perfect binding, ill wrappers. Spine a little flimsy at the join + minor foxing to the interior of the covers, else a good copy. A well illustrated account of Oldenburg's large scale projects. Has a useful timetable (p 4+5) that illustrates the time frame of each work over a five year period.

    Stock ID: 18592
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  • SANDBERG Willem, Designed by (STEDELIJK MUSEUM)
    Robert Jacobsen

    Amsterdam STEDELIJK MUSEUM 1955

    Small 4to, 16pp. Numerous b/w illustrations, text in Dutch. illustrated wrappers, spine rubbed in places + 1cm worn strip to the edge of the verso. Very attractive exhibtion catalogue designed by Willem Sandberg, who was the director of Stedelijk at the time of Jacobsen's 1955 exhibition.

    Stock ID: 18624
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  • FELDMAN Melissa E
    Signs of Life Process and Materials 1960-1990

    Pennsylvannia Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia 1990

    63 p. : ill. Catalogue of an exhibition held at Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, 15 June - 12 August, 1990. Very good but with sticky backed plastic covering wrappers. Exhibition explores an empirical approach to conceptualism. Includes works by Lewis Baltz, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Joseph Beuys, Ashley Bickerton, Tony Cragg, Joan Fontcuberta and Pere Formiguera, Hamish Fulton, Hans Haacke, Helen Mayer and Newton Harrison, David Ireland, Yves Klein, Wolfgang Laib, Liz Larner, Richard Long, Ana Mendieta, Sigmar Polke, Garnett Puett, Robert Smithson, Ted Spagna and Terry Winters.

    Stock ID: 18637
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  • (GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM)
    Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated): Art from 1951- Present

    New York Soloman R. Guggenheim Museum 2004

    167pp, many colour illustrations. Small 4to boards, bumped in places but generally a very good copy. Published in conjunction with exhibition of same title. This catalogue and its texts draws on exceptional holdings of Minimalist and Post-Minimalist painting & sculpture, examining the impulse toward the elemental in post-war art.

    Stock ID: 18652
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  • The Situationist International by (Situationists) FORD Simon.
    (Situationists) FORD Simon.
    The Situationist International A User's Guide

    London Black Dog Publishing 2005

    175pp, numerous colour + b/w illustrations. Small 4to illustrated wrappers, preserved in sticky back plastic. Chronological overview of the Situationist movement. Covers the pre Situationist years, 1931-1956, the early years of the SI including constants New Babylon and Pinot-Gallizios Industrial Painting, 1966-1968 and the dissolution of the SI, its aftermath + beyond.

    Stock ID: 18653
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  • (ICA) ALLOWAY Lawrence NAIRN Ian (Introduction)
    Peter Clough: Sculpture and Peter Stroud: Painting

    London Institute of Contemporary Arts 1960

    Exhibition catalogue, single folding concertina sheet. Full list of works, single illustration for each artist + introductory text by Ian Nairn and Lawrence Alloway (Nairn on Peter Clough, Alloway on Peter Stroud).

    Stock ID: 18730
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  • Andy Goldsworthy by  GOLDSWORTHY Andy
    GOLDSWORTHY Andy
    Andy Goldsworthy

    Penguin: Viking 1990

    Unpaginated c120pp illus with colour plates. Square 4to. Fine in dust wrapper. Early Book on the art of Goldsworthy with superb photographs of his ephemeral works.

    Stock ID: 18743
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  • (Political street/guerrilla theatre) (RADICAL ARTS) GROVE Jane. BIRCHALL Bruce
    Radical Arts Art & Politics Try to be Authentic & Effective Street Theatre A Solution: Theory, Notes, Scripts

    Birmingham (RADICAL ARTS) 117 Wellman Croft, Selly Oak, Birmingham ND c.1970

    4to. Unpaginated 86pp + two loosely inserted sheets. Paper wrappers, some sheets in staple binding some loose (Probably were not caught by staples when originally bound), binding split at the head. Countercultural arts publication with a focus on political street theatre, Agitprop etc. States that its two main aims are 'To stimulate ideas and activity in young artists, to develop and imaginatively presented interpersonal, social and political awareness to question the role of the artist in a corrupt society', ' to increase communication between people & groups of people already working'. Some articles of note include, Street theatre in Paris, May 1968,1969 / Jean-Jacques Lebe, Art + Politics = Revolution / John Barker. Hard to find

    Stock ID: 18782
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