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IMAGES FROM THE FLOATING WORLD: THE JAPANESE PRINT
Written by Richard Lane.
Stock no. 1826414
Published by Alpine Fine Arts Collection. 1st UK 1978. Very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Including an Illustrated Dictionary of Ukiyo-e containing cross-referenced entries for artists, schools, techniques, historical periods, etc. This book sis an extensive history of the development of ukiyo-e in its sociological context and of the lives of its masters, with particular emphasis on the innovation in style and techniques that each one contributed. Large, heavy format. Black cloth boards, silver title to spine. B/w illustrations, some colour illustrations. ISBN: 0881688894. Text block slightly grubby in appearance and a few small foxspots to top edge. Contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly faded to front flap edge, lightly browned to spine. Musty odour present.
LEARNING FROM THINGS: METHOD AND THEORY OF MATERIAL CULTURE STUDIES
Written by W. David Kingery.
Stock no. 1826224
Published by Smithsonian Institution. 1st 1996. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
A collection of 18 essays linking material culture studies with art history and the history of technology, as well as with archaeology, anthropology, cultural geography, folklore studies, and other fields that use material evidence. Grey cloth spine, black paper boards, black title to spine. ISBN: 1560986077. Text block slightly grubby. Light vertical crease to prelims. Contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is creased to front flap, has the remains of label to rear panel and is lightly scuffed.
Michael Grant has specially selected some of the most significant examples of painting, portraits, architecture, mosaic, jewellry and silverware to give us a unique insight in to the functions and manifestations of art in the Roman Empire. Black cloth boards, silver title to spine. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0415120314. Top & tail of spine lightly shelf-worn. A few minor marks to boards. Contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed to rear panel.
THE PACIFIC ARTS OF POLYNESIA AND MICRONESIA (OXFORD HISTORY OF ART)
Written by Adrienne L. Kaeppler.
Stock no. 1826016
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 2008. Nearly fine condition.
Instead of looking at Polynesia and Micronesia separately, the book focuses on the artistic types, styles, and concepts that they share. From the textiles of Tonga to the canoes of Tahiti - the ultimate introduction to the rich and vibrant artistic cultures of the Polynesian and Micronesian islands. Pictorial cardwraps. Colour & b/w illustrations and photos. ISBN: 9780192842381. A lovely copy, no discernable faults to report.
Charles Eamer Kempe 1837-1907 and the work of his firm in stained glass and church decoration. Black cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 1871224004. Top & tail of spine lightly shelf worn. Pencil erasure of old price to top corner of free front endpaper. Else contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is edge-creased, rubbed to top of spine with small nick, scuffed to rear panel.
A fascinating overview of portraiture in all its manifestations: individual and group portraits; official and casual settings; sitters ranging from the famous to the anonymous; renderings of lovers, friends, and family; artists' powerful depictions of themselves; idealized visions along with warts-and-all realism. Large format. Red cloth boards, blind titles. Colour illustrations throughout. A hefty volume. ISBN: 0810945398. 2nd printing. A lovely copy in a pictorial dustwrapper which is lightly faded in places.
Very large, heavy format. Red cloth gilt titles. Ribbon bookmark. Colour photos. ISBN: 978078929337. Second printing. A lovely copy contained in publisher's slipcase which is lightly faded at the open edges.
AN EARTHLY PARADISE: THE MEDICI, THEIR COLLECTION AND THE FOUNDATIONS OF MODERN ART
Written by Christopher B. Fulton.
Stock no. 2139151
Published by Leo S. Olschki Editore. 2006. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Large format. Deep red cloth with gilt titles; square pictorial onlay to front cover. Arte E Archeologia Studi E Documenti 28. ISBN: 8822255267. Some light page edge browning. Contained in original 'wrapper' - which is clear plastic - some wear and a couple of nicks.
FIVE CENTURIES OF SIENESE PAINTING: FROM DUCCIO TO THE BIRTH OF BAROQUE
Written by Giulietta Chelazzi Dini; Alessandro Angelini; Bernardina Sani.
Stock no. 2139076
Published by Thames and Hudson. 1st thus 1998. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Large format. Brown boards with gilt title to spine and publisher vignette to front cover. With 389 illustrations, 247 in colour. ISBN: 0500237565. Some light page edge browning. Wrapper is edge-creased, with fading to spine.
TILMAN RIEMENSCHNEIDER MASTER SCULPTOR OF THE LATE MIDDLE AGES
Written by Julien Chapuis; Michael Baxandall; et al.
Stock no. 2139075
Published by The National Gallery Of Art, Washington; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Yale University Press. Circa 1999. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Large format. Black cloth with silver title to spine. For the exhibition held at the National Gallery of Art, Washington 3rd October 1999-9th January 2000 and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 7th February - 14th May 2000. Colour and b/w photos. ISBN: 0300081626. Bumping to a couple of corners. A few marks to endpapers and browning to outer page edges. Pencil annotations in margins to some pages. Wrapper is edge-creased with a few small tears and chips.
ORIGINS OF EUROPEAN PRINTMAKING: FIFTEENTH-CENTURY WOODCUTS AND THEIR PUBLIC
Written by Peter Parshall; Rainer Schoch; David S. Areford; Richard S. Field; Peter Schmidt.
Stock no. 2139072
Published by The National Gallery Of Art, Washington; Yale University Press. 1st USA 2005. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Large format. Dark orange cloth with black title to spine. For the exhibition held in Washington September 4th - November 27th 2005 and in Nuremberg December 14th 2005 - March 19th 2006. Colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0300113390. Some light browning to outer page edges.
Pelican History of Art Series. Large format. Card wraps. Colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0300104693. 2nd printing.