Art Past Art Present
New York: Harry N Abrams ( The Wonderland Press ), 1994. 2nd. /. 29 Cms x 22.5 Cms 0810919370 Hardback, 606 pp, illustrated throughout in colour & black & white, covering art from prehistoric times up to present day. VG in like wrapper. *NB: this item is very heavy & will incur a higher postal rate - please email for details.* (Book ref. 001135) £10.00
Czech Cubism : Architecture, Furniture, Decorative Arts
New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1992. Illustrated by N/a. First Edition. Card Covers. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Large Z 337pp. 1992. 1st. An exhibition catalogue in the original card covers. A very good, clean, tight copy with no inscriptions. The text supported by numerous reproductions of the artists' works in colour and black and white. One pen mark - not very noticable to the front card cover. A crease to the rear corner of the card cover. Some shelf wear to the card covers with light rubbing at the head and tail of the spine. A very good, tight copy. (Book ref. 226910) £50.00
The Making of Paul Klee's Career 1914-1920
Univ.of Chicago Press 1989 tall 8vo., xii, 335pps., 126 figs.(ills), large section of notes. Good quality glossy paper. Owner inscription to fep. VG++ in VG dust jacket, a little rubbed, small nicks. (Book ref. 6549) £24.00
First Diasporist Manifesto
Thames and Hudson 1989 paperback 8vo.,in pictorial stiff card covers,128pp.,60 illustrations.In very good state.VG++ (Book ref. 5420) £15.00
A Life of Picasso: Vol II, 1907-1917
London: Pimlico, 1997. 071267358x paprback. Very Good. Illustrated b/w thin card wrappers; mild creasing to corners; spine lightly creased, but binding tight. B/w illustrations. Critical biography of the legendary painter. ; 4to (8" x 10"); 500 pages (Book ref. 15717) £12.00
Cubism in the Shadow of War : The Avant-Garde and Politics in Paris, 1905-1914
Yale University Press, 1998. First Edition. 0300075294 Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Pp.viii,258. 58 illustrations including colour. Described as "a major reassessment of the history and significance of cubism". (Book ref. 15485) £16.00
The modern world.
London: Paul Hamlyn, 1965. 'Landmarks of the world's art' series. 1st. VG+ black cloth h/b with gilt illus & lettering to cover & gilt lettering to spine; VG black d/w with col illus & white/brown/gold lettering, not pc, some chips & tears & edgewear. 22cms x 29cms, 176pp. Brown/black timechart eps. Top edge blue. B/w illus to title page + 200 illus, 112 in col. Considers art in first & second halves of 19th century, 1900-1920, 1920-1940 & since 1940. Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 910g. (Book ref. 2632) £6.00
London: Thames & Hudson, 1988. 1st. Nr fine white p/b with color illus & black/red lettering. 15cms x 21cms, 216pp. B/w frontis, 150 b/w illus + 44 col illus. Uncreased spine. Clean, unmarked, unread copy. Weight 407g. 0500202303. (Book ref. 1958) £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
Posters. A concise history.
London: Thames & Hudson, 1986. Reprint. Nr fine red p/b with col illus & black lettering. 15cms x 21cms, 288pp. 269 b/w & col illus + col frontis. Neat inscrip ffep; o/w v. clean, unmarked copy. Weight 529g. 0500201188. (Book ref. 1957) £6.00
Paintings and Drawings of Picasso with a Critical Survey by Jaime Sabartes
Paris, London, Braun & Cie, Soho Gallery Ltd., 1946. Hardback, 278mm x 218mm grey cloth boards, grey titles, first edition, 60pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Illustrations by Pablo Picasso. Good/Less than good. Boards slightly faded around edges. Block edges dusty. Isolated foxing to endpapers and adjacent boards. No bumping. Block is a little rippled near spine. All 24 colour plates of Picasso works clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) is generally aged, with shelfwear affecting top, with flaps curled and discoloured at top. Chipping to all corners, notably attop front, with spine also chipped. Significant loss of perhaps 6sq cm to top of front and adjacent spine. Anglo-French publication, from the series "Colours of Masters" with English text, presenting 24 of Picasso's paintings from 1901-1945 Catalogue: Art. Keywords: Picasso, Cubism, Braque, Paris (Book ref. 3962) £125.00
Klee: Catalogue Realise.
Martigny: Fondation Pierre Gianadda, 1985. B004MQWE3Y. First edition, paperback with illustrated covers. 9½" x 8¾", the book has 255 pages. Published in conjunction with the exhibition which ran from May To November 1985. French text, it is profusely illustrated in colour and b/w. There is a previous owners name and address sticker on the front endpaper, foxing to front endpaper and foredge, otherwise, a nice sound clean copy. VG. (Book ref. 15755) £12.50
Reading Apollinaire: Theories of Poetic Language
Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1987. First Paperback Edition. Paperback. New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0719025583 Uses modern theoretical techniques to offer a new analysis of the work, in poetry and literary criticism, of this major French writer. Guillaume Apollinaire (Rome, August 26, 1880 - November 9, 1918, Paris) was a French poet, playwright, and art critic born in Italy to a Polish mother. Among the foremost poets of the early 20th century, he is credited with coining the word Surrealism and writing one of the earliest works described as surrealist, the play The Breasts of Tiresias (1917, used as the basis for a 1947 opera). Two years after being wounded in World War I, he died in the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 at age 38. (Book ref. 037345) £8.99
The Eleven Thousand Rods
London: Solar Books, 2007. First Thus. Paperback. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0971457891 In Guillaume Apollinaire’s The Eleven Thousand Rods (Les Onze Mille Verges), debauched aristocrat Mony Vibescu and a circle of fellow sybarites blaze a trail of uncontrollable lust, bloody cruelty and depravity across the streets of Europe. Published in 1907 after Apollinaire’s researches at the Enfer section of the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, in which he encountered the suppressed pornographic work of such authors as de Sade, Restif de la Bretonne and Andrea de Nerciat, The Eleven Thousand Rods is a startling modernist response to those old masters of erotica, purposefully expanding and detonating the extremes of obscenity as far as the human imagination will allow. This special centenary edition is the only uncensored version available, in a new modern translation by Alexis Lykiard. Guillaume Apollinaire is the avant-garde pioneer who coined the term Surrealist, and remains one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. Wilhelm Albert Wlodzimierz Apolinary Kostrowicki, known as Guillaume Apollinaire; Rome, 26 August 1880 - 9 November 1918, Paris) was a French poet, playwright, short story writer, novelist, and art critic born in Italy to a Polish mother. Among the foremost poets of the early 20th century, he is credited with coining the word Surrealism and writing one of the earliest works described as surrealist, the play The Breasts of Tiresias (1917, used as the basis for a 1947 opera). Two years after being wounded in World War I, he died in the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 at age 38. (Book ref. 036309) £4.99
New York: Shorewood Productions, 1978. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 0872300064 Brief introduction to Cubism and cubist art. (Book ref. 032810) £15.00
Teach Yourself History of Painting: The XXth Century Volume X
London: English Universities Press, 1955. First Edition. Cloth. Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall B001CLR53Q Ex-Library Rebound in strong library binding. (Book ref. 024409) £15.00
Apples & Madonnas: Emotional Expression in Modern Art
Chicago: Pascal Covici, 1927. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall B00086YI36 Study of modern art mostly about the depiction of the female form and featuring, Cezanne, Matisse, Renoir, Rousseau and over 20 illustrations. (Book ref. 003086) £18.00
London: William Heinemann, 1954. First Edition. Cloth. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall B000ZU8386 Biography. Guillaume Apollinaire (Rome, August 26, 1880 - November 9, 1918, Paris) was a French poet, playwright, and art critic born in Italy to a Polish mother. Among the foremost poets of the early 20th century, he is credited with coining the word Surrealism and writing one of the earliest works described as surrealist, the play The Breasts of Tiresias (1917, used as the basis for a 1947 opera). Two years after being wounded in World War I, he died in the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 at age 38. Some minor marks on rear board. (Book ref. 001006) £8.99
Paris Capital Of The Arts 1900-1968.
London: Royal Academy of Arts, 2002. 0900946970. First edition, large format paperback with illustrated covers. 12" x 9¾", the book has 448 pages. Published on the occasion of the exhibition at the RA which ran from January To April 2003, the catalogue is profusely illustrated in colour and b/w. An excellent copy. VG. (Book ref. 15736) £17.50
The Bohemians The Birth Of Modern Art: Paris 1900-1930.
London: Weidenfeld And Nicolson, 2001. 0297644033. First edition hardback with dust wrapper, translated by Cynthia Hope Liebow. The book measures 9½" x 6½", it has xviii + 430 pages. Very well illustrated with b/w photographs. A very good clean copy. VG/VG. (Book ref. 15707) £12.50