BRITISH ABSTRACT ART 1950s-1980s: Katharine House Gallery Marlborough 12th September-10th October 2009
Katherine House Gallery, 2009 First Edition. Binding: Softcover. Book Condition: Very Good Condition. Size: 9" x 8.5" approx. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 300 grams. Category: Art & Design; Inventory No: 0035730. (Book ref. 0035730) £5.00
London: Hayward Gallery, 1990. Large format paperback. 128pp. First edition. Includes short essays and lots of photographs (colour and b/w) of sculpture from the exhibition of 6 September - 4 November 1990. (Book ref. 8897) £12.00
The San Francisco School of Abstract Expressionism
University of California Press, 1996 VG/VG near fine save for slight indentation marks to dj on front cover - a small surface scratch. very heavy tome - scholarly work. only copy in UK at date of cataloguing. . lovely clean copy. from the personal library of a collector . internally appears unread. not price-clipped. no inscriptions or markings. "271 pages. "A free-spirited wave of creative energy swept through the San Francisco art community after World War II. Challenging accepted modes of painting, Abstract Expressionists produced highly experimental works that jolted the public out of its postwar complacency. Susan Landauer's comprehensive examination of this dynamic movement provides the first clear picture of the artists and influences that came together in San Francisco's invigorating world of Abstract Expressionism. Landauer argues that Abstract Expressionism resulted from a broad collective impulse rather than the inspiration of a small band of New York artists. Documenting the interchanges between the East and West Coasts, she cites areas of mutual influence and shows the impact of San Francisco on the New York School, including artists such as Mark Rothko and Ad Reinhardt. San Francisco's Beat poets, Dixieland jazz musicians, and the area's stunning vistas were essential parts of Abstract Expressionism, as were artistic and spiritual contacts with Asia. Under Douglas MacAgy and Clyfford Still, the California School of Fine Arts became the undisputed center of vanguard abstraction on the West Coast. Artists such as Edward Corbett, Jay DeFeo, James Budd Dixon, Frank Lobdell, and Hassel Smith produced gritty, provocative images whose impact extended well beyond California. Landauer also notes the importance of Grace L. McCann Morley, director of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, who opened the museum to major Abstract Expressionist figures, and Jermayne MacAgy, who brought local and international artists together. Enlivened by oral histories, Landauer's book is a rewarding exploration of a vital period in modern art. Richly illustrated with 96 color plates, it celebrates the energy and lasting impact of a special time.". (Book ref. 34851) £50.00
Grillo : Abstract Expressionism Betond the Fifties
Provincetown, MA: Fields Publishing, 2011. First Edition. Cloth. New/New. 4to - over 9ĺ" - 12" tall 9780982319680 Heavy Item Postage Quote Filled with images of the vivid and luminous paintings that artist John Grillo is best known for, this vibrant exploration observes the many facets of the artist's abstract expressionist work. Spanning the years between the 1950s and the late 1960s, more than 60 colour plates showcase Grillo's abilities to express pure emotion on canvas via colour and texture, to embrace 'accidents', and to celebrate painting itself as a communicative action. Art students, historians, and collectors will savour this brilliant collection and the distinct perspective it offers for viewing the breadth of Grillo's contributions to the abstract expressionist movement. 133pp. (Book ref. 028168) £25.00
Ellsworth Kelly The Years in France, 1948-54
Prestel, 1992. 3791311891 Hardback. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. Colour illustrated dust jacket, binding tight, pages bright and unmarked; published in connection with an exhibition co-organised by the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; contains 222 illustrations, 106 in full colour. ; Art & Design; 4to 10.75" x 12.25"; 207 pages (Book ref. 16861) £40.00
ABSTRACT DESIGN. A Practical Manual on the Making of Patterns for the use of Students Teachers Designers and Craftsmen.
Batsford 1930. 1st Ed. [xvi] + 198pp. + 30pp. publ. adverts. Cold. frontis., numerous b/w. ills. E.ps. very sl. spotted, original dec. cloth very sl. faded and spotted along top edge, good in sl. soiled d/w. lightly browned and chipped to edges and spine. US$94 (Book ref. 192030) £60.00
AN ESSAY ON THE OPERATION OF THE DRY ROT, With a View to Itís Prevention or Cure. To Which are Annexed, Suggestions on the Cultivation of Forest Treets, and An Abstract of the Several Forest Laws, From the Reign of Canute to the Present Time.
J. Taylor ... 1818. 1st Ed. Sm. 4to. xx + 420pp. 3 plates. Pp.xvii-xx misbound after pp.8., ex.-libris Cullen House with inscription to head of t.p. bookplate removed from pastedown, front f.e.p. detached towards tail, pp.246 onwards with deteriorative loss to tail at hinge, bound by A. Milne Forres in full calf, some minor surface loss to boards, gilt rule edged raised bands with gilt motifs and gilt lettered title label to spine, minor wear. The Author was an architect and surveyor. US$749 (Book ref. 211186) £480.00
The story of American painting.
New York: Harry N. Abrams, n/d. 1st. VG+ white p/b with col illus & black lettering, with fold-in edges. 22.25cms x 28.5cms, 168pp. Col frontis & 154 col & b/w illus. 9 chaps, index. Tiny tear to title page. Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 778g. 0810920697. (Book ref. 2530) £6.00
Modern Art. Impressionism to post-modernism.
London: Thames & Hudson, 1992. Reprint. VG red cloth h/b with gilt dolphin logo to cover & gilt lettering to spine; VG white d/w with col illus & red/black lettering, not pc, some chips. 22.75cms x 26cms, 416pp. Preface, 8 chaps, chronologies & bibs, list of illus & credits, index. Col & b/w illus throughout. Pages 414-5 sl torn at spine. Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 1702g. 0500235546. (Book ref. 2537) £7.50
Abstraction: towards a new art. Painting 1910-20.
London: Tate Gallery, 1980. 1st. VG white glossy card covers with col illus & black lettering. 21cms x 29.75cms, 128pp. 455 b/w & col illus. Published for exhibition 6 February - 13 April 1980. Foreword, intro & 9 chaps on aspects of abstract art by 8 writers + 3 appendices. Sl tanned cover edges. Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 608g. 0905005075. (Book ref. 2628) £6.50
Abstract Art in England 1913-1915. 11 November to 5 December 1969.
. Paperback. 56pp illustrations throughout, including 10 coloured tipped-in, 4to 1969. Catalogue of 59 items. Very good copy in repaired cellophane dust wrapper. (Book ref. HALL503596) £20.00
Jackson Pollock - Paintings, Drawings & Watercolours From The Collection Of Lee Krasner Pollock
London: Marlborough Fine Art Ltd, 1961. paperback. Very Good. Stapled book - stapling slightly oxidised, but intact. Illustrated dk brown card wrappers. B/w + colour illustrations. Catalogue of exhibition. ; 4to (8" x 9"); Unpaginated pages (Book ref. 16492) £18.00
London: Tate Gallery, 1972. 0900874333 paperback. Very Good-. Illustrated white card wrappers; a trifle marked; wrappers slightly detached from binding, but binding itself instact. B/w + colour illustration. Catalogue of exhibition Jun-Aug 1972. ; 4to (12" x 8"); 88 pages (Book ref. 16488) £12.00
Painting Toward Architecture
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9ĺ" - 12" tall B000OITMZ2 Corners and edges rubbed. (Book ref. 037702) £75.00
Pictures of Nothing: Abstract Art Since Pollock
Princeton University Press, 2006 VG/VG near fine.. 1st. DJ is not price-clipped. no inscriptions. delightful clean copy. From the personal collection of a dealer/collector. unread. (Book ref. 34769) £23.00
Painters of To-day: Nicolas de StaŽl
London: Methuen, 1961. VG large-format printed white card folder, containing several sheets of text followed by 11 full-colour plates suitable for framing. There should be 12 plates, no 8 "Nude, Standing" is missing. All pages & prints are in excellent condition with no inscriptions. (Book ref. 65522) £25.00
The Museum of Modern Art 1970 New York pp 175 83 illustrations (18 in color) bibliogr. hardcover w/dj Good Overall (Book ref. 2218) £10.00
Abstract Pictures on Film The Technique of Making Lightgraphics
Studio Book, The Viking Press 1965 New York, NY pp 56 63 plates. hardcover lower front corner bumped, otherwise very good. Good Overall (Book ref. 2569) £13.50
Abstract Design - A Practical Manual on the Making of Patterns for the Use of Students Teachers Designers and Craftsmen
B. T. Batsford Ltd 1930 London pp 203 382 illustrations hardcover w/dj wear to d/j, otherwide very good Good Overall (Book ref. 2393) £17.50
SAM FRANCIS, RICHARD DIEBENKORN : TWO AMERICAN PAINTERES. ABSTRACT AND FIGURATIVE.
Edinburgh: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 1965. Illustrated Card Covers.. Very Good. Paperback. Catalogue of an exhibtion of 33 works by the American artists, Sam Francis and Richard Diebenkorn, shown in Edinburgh in 1965, with introductory texts,, biographic notes, and catalogue list. [ not illustrated] colourful lettered design on front cover. light pencil diagram on blank rear page, otherwise a very good, clean copy. of this elusive item, (Book ref. 011053) £9.00