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VICTORIAN GIANTS THE BIRTH OF ART PHOTOGRAPHY
Written by Phillip Prodger. Illustrated by Julia Margaret Cameron; Lewis Carroll; Clementina Hawarden; Oscar Rejlander.
Stock no. 1326248
Published by National Portrait Gallery. 1st 2018. Very good condition.
Glazed pictorial boards. B/w photographs throughout. 239 pages. ISBN: 9781855147065. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Contents fine.
Best known for his iconic Woolmark logo, Franco Grignani (1908-1999) was an influential artist and graphic designer whose dazzling works anticipated Op Art. This striking exhibition of the same name will introduce British audiences to the work of a truly pioneering figure whose bold and rigorously precise imagery blurred the boundaries betwween art and design. B/w cardwraps. Colour & b/w illustrations and photos. Card covers are scuffed and a little marked, rubbed at edges, previous bookseller's price label to rear. A few finger marks and print marks to contents, a couple of top corner creases. Strong sweet odour present, unsure of origin.
An iconography of Horatio, Viscount Nelson, K.B. Vice Admiral of the White. Every known contemporary image of Nelson is collated here, along with a detailed and scholarly catalogue listing the history, provenance and present whereabouts of each image - 238 in all. Blue cloth boards, gilt titles. B/w and colour illustrations. ISBN: 0952637758. Scuff marks to rear board. Contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is edge-creased and lightly scuffed.
Exploring the fascinating issues raised by the great range of ideas and images of the natural world in Western art since the Renaissance. Oxford History Art series. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. 248 pages. Colour and b/w photos. ISBN: 0192100467. Minimal bumping to spine. Contents fine. Dustwrapper is slightly edge creased.
THE SPIRIT IN MAN, ART AND LITERATURE (C.G. JUNG THE COLLECTED WORKS VOL 15)
Written by C. G. Jung; R.F.C. Hull.
Stock no. 1826847
Published by Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd. 1st 1966. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
TTranslated from the German by R.F.C. Hull. Essays on Paracelsus, Freud, Richard Wilhelm, Picasso, and Joyce's Ulysees. Green cloth boards, gilt titles. Text block slightly browned. Contents clean. Dustwrapper is browned & grubby, and edge-worn with a few closed tears.
A HISTORY OF PICTURES FOR CHILDREN
Written by David Hockney; Martin Gayford. Illustrated by Rose Blake.
Stock no. 1826826
Published by Thames and Hudson. 1st 2018. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
This book takes its readers on a journey through art history, from early art drawn on cave walls to the images we make today on our computers and phone cameras. Based on the best-selling book for adults, this children's edition is told through conversations between the artist David Hockney and the author Martin Gayford, who talk about art with inspiring simplicity and clarity. Large format. Matt pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 9780500651414. Light knock to lower edge of boards. Contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed and has a few minor stains to lower edges.
Unsophisticated art is the art of everyday life. During the 1940s Barbara Jones set about documenting this everyday art throughout Britain, visiting fairgrounds, tattoo parlours, taxidermists, houseboats, high street shops, seaside piers and amusement arcades. First published in 1951 by The Architectural Press, this is a New Edition with previously unpublished ephemera and art from the artist's studio. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w & colour illustrations. ISBN: 9781908213129. A lovely copy. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed.
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Mystery will always surround the work of great landscape gardener Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, not least because he successfully created landscapes that were, and still are, 'mistaken for Nature'. He dominated his profession in the 18th century and yet we have little idea of what he actually did at most of the 270 or so landscapes he designed. This book is a tribute to Capability Brown's genius. Black cloth boards, silver title to spine. Colour illustrations and b/w plans. ISBN: 9781848023567. A lovely copy. Pictorial dustwrapper is very lightly scuffed to rear panel.
KALIGHAT PAINTING: IMAGES FROM A CHANGING WORLD
Written by Jyotindra Jain.
Stock no. 1826774
Published by Mapin Publishing. 1st 1999. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Kalighat Painting emerged from the changing world of nineteenth century Calcutta, with old and new images seemingly layered one upon another on a transparent plane... Large format. Terracotta cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 8185822646. Corners of boards, lightly bumped. Contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is slightly scuffed.
DRAWINGS: VINCENT VAN GOGH
Written by Johannes Van Der Wolk; Ronald Pickvance; E.B.F. Pey. Illustrated by Vincent Van Gogh.
Stock no. 1826768
Published by Arnoldo Mondadori. 1st 1990. Very good condition.
Produced in conjunction with the exhibition on the centenary of Van Gogh's death, an attempt to bring together that part of his work which the artist himself considerd most important. Large format. Pictorial cardwraps. Colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 8824200222. Title to spine has faded. Corners of covers lightly rubbed. Covers browned, rear cover scuffed. Text block a little grubby. Previous owner's name & address rubber stamped to inside front cover. Else contents clean.
BEATRIX POTTER: ARTIST & ILLUSTRATOR
Written by Anne Stevenson Hobbs. Illustrated by Beatrix Potter.
Stock no. 1826766
Published by Frederick Warne. 1st 2005. Slightly better than very good condition.
Produced to accompany an exhibition held at Dulwich Picture Gallery in 2005 and offers a broad survey of the creator of Peter Rabbit's art in all its variety: early sketches, unfinished and variant designs, finished watercolours, including some less familiar material. Large format. Pictorial cardwraps. Paintings and drawing selected and introduced by Anne Stevenson Hobbs. Colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0723257000. Light scuffing to rear cover. Lower front corner lightly creased. A few minor grubby marks to covers. Text block slightly grubby. Contents clean.
Demonstrating a tried-and-true creative method that is playful, powerful and accessible to anyone with an inquisitive wish to write or remember. Bursting with full-colour drawings, comics and collages, autobiographical sections and gentle creative guidance, each page is an invigorating example of exactly what it is: 'The ordinary is extraordinary'. Matt pictorial boards. ISBN: 9780224087872. A lovely copy, book synopsis slip still present to rear and is slightly grubby.
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