Collection Privee de Monsieur X: L'oeuvre Inedite D'un Photographe Anonyme Des Annees 30
Paris: Editions Astarte, 2000 Fine paperback. Numerous b&w nudes. Text in French and English. As new.
Monsieur X was an amateur Parisian photographer of the 1920s and 30s. He produced an astounding body of erotic and fetishistic imagery for his own pleasure.
Luckily, his photographs were not destroyed in one of those family auto-dafés so frequent in other cases...
SAMARAS: PHOTOGRAPHS 1969-1986
Gordonsville, VA, U.S.A.: Aperture Foundation, Incorporated, 1988 Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. First Edition. 183 pp, 9 ¾" x 12 ½" oblong format, profusely illustrated in full-color. This is a comprehensive look at the body of photographic work produced by the very creative artist Lucas Samaras, starting with his earliest "AutoPolaroids" up through his portrait and large-scale work...
A stated first printing with dust jacket published in September 1990 by Addison Wesley. The jacket show light wear at the corners/ spine otherwise fine.268 pages with additional notes on the back.
Edward and Sheila Malakoff's highly prized c1990 book showing the exceptional beauty of Pairpoint glass lamps which has been cherished since their origin in New Bedford, Massachusetts, between 1907 and 1929. The complete range and diversity of these magnificent, softly glowing works of art are shown together in this useful source and reference...
A Excellent Catalog of 50 Items Presented by Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge,Inc. This Catalog Consists of Chinese Export and English Ceramics.
A hard cover with blue boards embossed with faint gilt lettering and design. Published by Alfred Knopf New York 1946 and translated from the Icelandic by J.A. Thompson.The boards show some wear on the edges and staining otherwise in good condition. Possibly an unstated first edition
Ernst Riegel: Goldsmied zwischen Historismus
und Werkbund. Carl Benno Heller und Wolfgang Gluber, Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt, 1996, Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg, 166 pp., color and b/w illustration. Excellent survey of the most important Jugendstil metalsmith an designer. As new.
Waissenberger, Robert. Vienna Secession. NY Rizzoli 1977, 1st US Edition Very Good + Cloth Near Fine 144 pp. 70 illustrations with 32 pp. in color. Translated from the German. Protective film.
Well written by Barry Herbert, and lushly illustrated with 205 pages, 31 full page color illustrations, along with hundreds of black and white illustrations of paintings, drawings, woodcuts, posters and prints, this book examines the development and growth of German Expressionism, and the two schools emerging to promote this new, vibrant, and powerful form: Die Brucke (The Bridge) in Dresden, and Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider)in Munich...
THE BEATRIX POTTER ENGAGEMENT DIARY FOR 1989. With original paintings by Beatrix Potter and extracts from her journal (1881-1897) and from her letters. F. Warne, 1988. 4to. Pictorial boards. Illustrated in full color throughout with rarely-seen art work by Beatrix Potter. Purple silk marker. In MINT unused condition.
Published in 1885 by Thomas V. Crowell & Co. no 13 Astor Pl., New York.Includes numerous illustrations by English and American artists. Ornate boards with gilt lettering and edging. Staining and wear on board edges; pulling away from the top spine; foxing. Book is relatively tight with the exception of the first two pages which have separated.742 pgs.
THE THREE LITTLE KITTENS. Chicago: Merrill, 1936. 4to. 16 pages. Illustrations by Milo Winter printed in full color on linen-finish pages. A very good copy.
An oversized hard cover and unstated first edition published by Farrar and Rhinehart 1945. Printed by Beck Engraving Co. Features 131 cartoons. The front free paper (inscribed) and title page have small creases/paper loss (see photo);the brown boards have faded and are worn at the corners- otherwise fine. Dean is noted for his work published in the New Yorker, Esquire, Life, etc.
Carlo Mollino: Architecture as Autobiography
Giovanni Brino, Rizzoli, 1987, 160 pp, profusely illustrated with over 200 color and b/w photographs, drawings, diagrams, etc, 11 x 9 in., English, hardcover with dj. FINE.
Carlo Mollino (1905-1973) has been called a lot of things: designer, architect, sex and drug-obsessed genius, and connoiseur of extreme decoration...
A luxurious book on "Shunga: Images of Spring, Essay on Erotic Elements in Japanese Art", by Charles Grosbois, published by Nagel in 1964. Lots of color and b/w plates, tipped in and each one protected by rice tissue separator sheets (see example in picture of title page). 103 illustrations in full color & black-and-white. Erotic art in the context of the fundamental beliefs of the Japanese and the social development that took place in 17th century Japan. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall, 157 pages...
Over the ages, oil lamps have vividly reflected the customs and aspirations of diverse societies dwelling in the Holy Land
Let There Be Light – Oil lamps from the Holy Land, December 2004, accompanies the fascinating exhibition on the development of the oil lamp through three thousand years, from biblical times through the beginning of Islam...
Jugendstil: Glas, Graphik, Keramik, Metall, Mobel, Skulturen und Textilien, Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe, 1987, 382 pp. A very comprehensive survey of Jugendstil objects, designers, firms, marks and biographies.