nother great vintage art book from the estate of a New Mexico collector, this Durer volume was printed in Italy, so its plates are superb. More than half the book consists of full-color prints on heavy stock -- well worthy of framing, if you're willing to take it apart.
Accompanying the images is excellent informative text edited by Stefano Roffo. Size is about 8 by 11 inches (200 by 278 mm). Its dust jacket shows minor wear (most on reverse), but the interior is absolutely pristine...
Kanazawa Bijutsukan, Kaga yukari no makie-ten (Kaga Lacquer Art Exhibition), Kanazawa bijutsu seinenkai yonju-shu kinen (Exhibition in Honour of the 40th Anniversary of the Opening of the Kanazawa Art Museum). Japanese Exhibition Catalogue, 1995. Exhibition at the Kanazawa Museum of Art, Japan
104 pp., 30 x 21.5 cm. Hardboard. Japanese language only.
62 colour plates...
"Edward Hopper 1882 - 1967: Transformation of the Real" was issued in 1993 by the outstanding German publishing firm, Benedikt Taschen. Printed in Cologne, it features an enormous number of color plates fine enough to frame, a few black and white illustrations and an intelligent, comprehensive overview of the artist's work by Rolf Gunter Renner (translated by Michael Hulse)...
If you love the sophisticated art of Henri de la Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), this delightful vintage book belongs in your library. It's an oversized hardback, beautifully designed and sumptuously illustrated with 28 fine color plates, decorated endpapers and other illustrations in both b/w and color...
Lee King Tsi, Hu Shih Chang, Dragon and Phoenix, Chinese Lacquerware, The Lee Family Collection, Tokyo. Drache und Phoenix, Lackarbeiten aus China, Sammlung der Familie Lee, Tokyo. Exhibition Catalogue, 1990. Exhibition in the Museum of East Asian Art, City of Cologne, Germany, 24 march – 24 June 1990.
230 pp., 28 x 22 cm. Hardboard. English / German language.
16 colour plates, 154 b/w illustrations...
Ledderose, Lothar (ed.), lm Schatten hoher Baeume. Malerei der Ming- und Qing Dynastien aus der Volksrepublik China - (Literati Paintings of the Ming- and Qing Dynasties (1368-1911) from the collections of the Museum of the Province Liaoning, Shenyang, China. Exhibition Catalogue, 1985, in 3 German museums: Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Museum fuer Ostasiatische Kunst, Koeln, Museum fuer Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, 13 Jan. – 4 Aug. Baden-Baden, Germany, 1985.
250 pp., 27.5 x 23 cm...
Muneshige Narazaki, Hokusai, Masterworks of Ukiyo-e, The 36 Views of Mt Fuji, Kodansha International Ltd. Tokyo, New York, S.F. 1982.
96 pp., 26 x 19 cm. Paper. English text. 57 colour plates.
Perfect condition, one ex libris ‘Rolf M. Degener’.
Well-known, but always fresh and astonishing are the ways Mt. Fuji is presented by Hokusai...
Speiser, Werner, Lackkunst in Ostasien
Herausgegeben im Auftrage der Herbol-Werke–Herbig-Haarhaus AG, Koeln.
Holle Verlag, Baden-Baden, Germany, 1965,
375 pp., 25.5 x 21 cm. Cloth. German language...
Sumitani Koichiro, Lacquer of Sanuki –
the roots of the craft empire, Kawade Shobo Shinsha, 2005.
395 pp., 26 x 18.5 cm. Paper. Japanese text, English captions. 200 ills., 156 colour plates.
A lavishly illustrated overview of a variety of Japanese lacquer objects produced on the island of Shikoku, Kagawa prefecture. Colour illustrations present brilliantly carved lacquer objects decorated in the striking black and red sanuki technique, other objects and scre...
Whang Ji Hyun, Huh Dong Hwa, Cha Su, Die Kunst der koreanischen Stickerei, Sammlung Huh Dong Hwa, Museum für Koreanische Stickerei (Museum of Korean Embroidery, Seoul). With foreword by Roger Goepper. Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst, Koeln, 1987.
136 pp., 39 colour ills., 86 b/w ills.
27.5 x 22 cm. Paper. German text.
The catalogue presents Korean embroidered objects from a private Korean collection. Shown are Buddhist ba...
TITLE: Carl Schraubstadter and Japanese Prints: The Robert Louis Mueller Family Collection
EDITORS: Claudia Brown and Laurie Petrie Rogers
8 1/4" x 10", 60 pages, 35 color plates, Hergerger College of the Arts, Arizona State University, 2007
ESSAYS: "The World of Carl Schraubstadter: Collector of Japanese Prints," "The Elegant Craft of Japanese Woodblock Prints, "Social and Historical Foundations of Ukiyo-e," "The Art of Kabuki," "The Katsukawa School of Print Design," "Hir...
Title: The Peacock's Feather: Gentleman's Jewelry of Old Japan
Authors: Joseph Kurstin & Gilles Lorin
Binding: Hardbound, 9.25 x 12in.
US$60 shipped Domestic (includes shipping) - US$70 shipped International (includes shipping)
Eijer, Dieuwke, Kagamibuta, Mirrors of Japanese Life and Legend, The Baur Collection / Heinz Kaempfer Fund (Geneva / Leiden), 1994. 95 pages, numerous b/w and color illustrations. Extensive description of the history, materials, techniques of kagamibuta, its subject matter and kagamibuta makers, richly illustrated with excellent photos of pieces from the Baur Collection and from private collections. The appendix contains a list of kagamibuta makers with their signatures and biographic informatio...
Anglo Saxon Classics:
Norrœna, Embracing the History and Romance of Northern Europe
ed. Erasmus B. Anderson (various authors)
13 volumes fully bound in dark blue leather with elaborate gilt tooled designs; some uncut pages. This set is #1 of the American limited edition of only 10, worldwide.
Published: New York, Norrœna Society, 1906
EASTERN ZHOU RITUAL BRONZES From the Arthur M. Sackler Collection, by Jenny So, c. 1995, concludes a major project to catalogue the Sackler Collection. Standards in the field, these volumes are a monument to Dr. Sackler's love for China and its artistic heritage and his dedication to furthering Western understanding. The supreme art of ancient China was the bronze ritual vessel. Kings and nobles offered food and drink to their ancestors in spectacular cast bronze containers which served to ad...
With text by Daisy Lion-Goldschmidt and Jean-Claude Moreau-Gobbard, CHINESE ART, Bronze, Jade, Sculpture, Ceramics, c. 1962, presents some of the finest timeless Chinese works of art covering a period of approximately 4000 years. Excellent condition. 428 pages, 65 color plates, 133 photo-engravings with complete and detailed descriptions, a chronological table of Chinese dynasties and a bibliography. About 10.5" x 13" x 2" and weighs about 8 lbs. Shipping at cost.
We have been asked for copies of "Collecting Kachina Dolls 1880-1940" This edition is a hand-printed, transitional state before the third edition. Each copy is signed by the author, Alan Kessler, who holds the world record for a Kachina Doll sold at auction ($294,000), a Hopi Shalako Mana c. 1880 sold at Sotheby's, Native American Indian Art, Lot 20, Dec. 4, 1997.The second,Alan Kessler collection of great kachina dolls will be sold at Sotheby's,New York, May 8,2006 Collecting Kachina Dolls cons...
Book by Alistair Duncan, "Tiffany At Auction". This is an absolute must for a Tiffany Studios collector or dealer. It has over 1,000 pictures of Tiffany items and a comprehensive list of model reference numbers in the back index. This book was copyrighted in 1981 and is now out of print. It has it's original dust cover. No rips to the pages and the binding is in excellent condition as well.