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The Art Galleries of Britain and Ireland  -  A Guide to Their Collections, Abse, Joan
1 Abse, Joan The Art Galleries of Britain and Ireland - A Guide to Their Collections
London Sidgwick and Jackson 1975 0283981423 / 9780283981425 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A very clean and unmarked copy which has dust marking to top edge with dustjacket which has a protective cover. 248 pages. 19 illustrations. At present no guide exists which is exclusively devoted to describing the wealth of art that hangs in the numerous galleries of this country. Joan Abse's book is designed to fill this gap. Her unique guide contains an account of the permanent collections of paintings in British public galleries together with descriptions of the pictures in the royal collection and in university galleries which are normally available to public view. Most entries consist of a brief account of the gallery itself, its history and architecture, followed by notes on the major works of art, listed, as far as possible, according to place and time of origin. Minor works and painters, often the source of much pleasure, are not neglected and reference is made to other items of interest in the gallery. 
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Farmhouses in the English Landscape, Addison, Sir William
2 Addison, Sir William Farmhouses in the English Landscape
London Robert Hale 1986 070902813X / 9780709028130 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Bill, Joan 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket. 175 pages. 22 line illustrations by Joan Bill. 59 photographs. In this charming and affectionate study, the respected countryside historian Sir William Addison examines the role of the farmhouse in English rural life. Much of the Englishness of the landscape is defined by rustic dwellings, constructed in a variety of individual styles. The hardy brick and flint farmhouses of East Anglia contrast with the timber-framed cruck constructions of the West Midlands, and the austere stone slab and slatework of Cumbria bears no similarity to the dainty cob and thatch cottages of the affluent south. Weatherboarding on Essex farmhouses characterizes the region just as chalk-mud walling is typical of the houses of Wiltshire. From Roman times to the present Addison traces the development of these distinctive buildings, describing the characteristics of each. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
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Art in Latin America  -  The Modern Era , 1820-1980, Ades, Dawn
3 Ades, Dawn Art in Latin America - The Modern Era , 1820-1980
London The Hayward Gallery 1989 1853320420 / 9781853320422 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
A near Fine unmarked copy. A large format volume of xxii + 361 pages. Includes the separate Checklist of the Exhibition. Produced for the exhibition organised by the South Bank Centre in collaboration with the National Swedish Art Museums and the Spanish Ministry of Culture and shown at the Hayward Gallery, London from May to August 1989 and later in Stockholm and Madrid. To seek to present 160 years of the art of Latin America within one exhibition was hardly a modest aim. It has not been attempted before in Europe and as works of the period are almost wholly absent from public collections in Britain. The exhibition explores thematically and historically the emergence of what may be called a Latin America aesthetic and the questions of national and cultural identity associated with it. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.8 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 
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Celtic Art In Pagan and Christian Times, Allen, J. Romilly
4 Allen, J. Romilly Celtic Art In Pagan and Christian Times
London Bracken Books 1993 1858910757 / 9781858910758 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A Very Good+ unmarked copy apart from a small name to front pastedown with gold title on yellow cloth boards with VG complete dustjacket. 44 plates and 86 illustrations in the text. The book is a facsimile of J. Romilly Allen's classic 1904 edition published by Methuen, in which he attempts to form a theory as to the origin and development of Celtic art in Britain and Ireland, an art that naturally divides itself two distinct periods, the Pagan and the Christian. With exemplary reasoning he painstakingly examines evidence from a wide variety of sources and questions a number of, at that time, previously uncontested conclusions about the origins of Celtic art. A work that will appeal to both art historian and lay reader alike. 
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The Cottage Homes of England, Allingham, Helen and Dick, Stewart
5 Allingham, Helen and Dick, Stewart The Cottage Homes of England
London Bracken 1984 0946495106 / 9780946495108 Hard Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7� Allingham, Helen 
A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is price clipped. xvi + 287 pages. 64 full colour illustrations. First published in 1909. Set in unpolluted country, unshaken by motor traffic, Helen Allingham's are the cottages (with electricity and plumbing added) we should all like to own. She painted them in peaceful Edwardian days, in spring and summer, under cloudless skies. Although at this time she lived in London, she could not keep away from the country. Chiefly her subjects came from southern England - Kent, Sussex, Surrey are favourite counties, but she did go as far afield as Alderley Edge in Cheshire. Stewart Dick's perceptive description of this vanishing world brings to life the villages of countryside of which people and their homes were such an organic part. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.13 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 
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The Romanesque Towns, Cathedrals and Monasteries, Altet, Xavier Barral I
6 Altet, Xavier Barral I The Romanesque Towns, Cathedrals and Monasteries
Cologne Taschen 2001 3822812374 / 9783822812372 First Edition Soft Cover Fine No Jacket Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy. A large format volume of 237 pages. The author is Professor of Medieval Art History at the University of Rennes and a highly regarded expert on the Middle Ages. A comprehensive work, lavishly illustrated comprising chapters on: Introduction - Art and History; The Emergence of New Forms - The Creation of the Romanesque; The Diffusion of Romanesque - Architecture in the West, Churches and Pilgrimages; Town and Country - Civic and Military Architecture; The Great Flowering of Romanesqus - New Churches in France; Cathedrals and Monasteries - A Tide of New Building in Southern Europe; A Varied Display - The Northern Romanesque; Outlook - From Romanesque to Gothic; Chronological Table; Glossary; Bibliography. NOTE: A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.22 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 
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Drawing Animals, Ambrus, Victor
7 Ambrus, Victor Drawing Animals
Rochester, Kent Grange 2001 1840134267 / 9781840134261 Soft Cover Fine No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy in card covers. Large format book of 120 pages. With zoological notes by Mark Ambrus. The Hungarian born illustrator's book is a collection of examples and a practical guide to drawing both wild and domestic animals, ranging from quick sketches to catch the movement of fast moving animals, to longer studies for more relaxed creatures. All studies were drawn from life, often in outside locations such as wild-life parks. Details of the materials and techniques used are fully described, and subjects range from large wild animals, such as the elephant, to reptiles and birds and household pets. As well as being instructive, the exquisite drawings and outstanding draughtsmanship will give pleasure to all. 
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Seventh International Biennial of the Poster in Mexico, Anonymous
8 Anonymous Seventh International Biennial of the Poster in Mexico
Mexico Transvisual 2002 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
A near Fine unmarked copy with double card covers. A large format volume of 200 pages. TEXT IN ENGLISH, SPANISH and POLISH. For the seventh time, the International Poster Biennial in Mexico presenrd a program that enriched the discussion and exchange of opinions around one of the most important arts found at the beginning of this century. The event, recognized for its great vitality and numberless proposals directed to design artists, presented several activities in different Mexican cities, Mexico City and San Luis Potosi among the most important. On this occasion, the Biennial invited participants to meditate on the future of the relationship between man and his environment and, in conjunction with the United Nations, it selected 50 works, wihin the unpublished work category, to form a poster collection. At this time Mexico invited Poland as the guest country, and several outstanding Polish designers work was displayed. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.09 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 
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The Cambridge Library of Ornamental Art  -  Arabian Ornament from the 12th to the 18th Century, Anonymous
9 Anonymous The Cambridge Library of Ornamental Art - Arabian Ornament from the 12th to the 18th Century
Ware, Hertfordshire Wordsworth Editions 1991 1853269549 / 9781853269547 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
A near Fine clean, tight and unmarked copy. A large folio volume depicting 48 full colour plates illustrating the range of Islamic art. 
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Africa - The Art of a Continent  -  100 Works of Power and Beauty, Appiah, Kwame Anthony and Blier, Suzanne Preston and Gates, Louis (jr) and Eyo, Ekpo and Mark, Peter
10 Appiah, Kwame Anthony and Blier, Suzanne Preston and Gates, Louis (jr) and Eyo, Ekpo and Mark, Peter Africa - The Art of a Continent - 100 Works of Power and Beauty
New York Guggenheim Museum 1996 0810968940 / 9780810968943 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy in blue cloth boards with VG+ dustjacket which has a rub mark to rear. A very large format volume of viii + 191 pages. Fully illustrated in colour. Inspired by a landmark exhibition of art on view at the Guggenheim Museum, this book provides an accessible overview to one of the world's great art traditions. This book presents masterworks organizes into seven geographical area - Ancient Egypt and Nubia, eastern Africa, southern Africa, central Africa, Western Africa and the Guinea Coast, Sahel and Savanna, and northern Africa. Introduction by Cornel West and preface by Thomas Krens with essays by five others. PLEASE NOTE: A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.7 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 
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The Lysistrata of Aristophanes            (illustrated By Aubrey Beardsley), Aristophanes
11 Aristophanes The Lysistrata of Aristophanes (illustrated By Aubrey Beardsley)
London Academy Editions 1973 0902620665 / 9780902620667 Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Beardsley, Aubrey 
Illustrated card covers has a light crease and gentle bumping to corners. Internally there is a very minor mark to the lower margin of the foreword page and to the list of plates page else clean, tight and unmarked. A large format edition of 60 pages. 8 illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley. This translation by Samuel Smith of the Lysistrata was first published, with Beardsley's illustrations, in 1896 by Leonard Smithers in a limited edition of 100 copies. On his deathbed, a recent convert to Roman Catholicism, Beardsley denounced his Lysistrata drawings asking that they be destroyed and until recently they were never again reproduced. Beardsley's drawings for The Lysistrata are amongst the most decorative, witty and apposite of any of his illustrations. In them the sexual innuendos implicit in so much of his work becomes an explicit statement perfectly interpreting the 2,000 year old message of Aristophanes' classic play - if you don't want war, don't make love. The Peloponnesian war had been raging for over 20 years when The Lysistrata was produced in Athens in 411 B.C. Aristophanes' bawdy satire - a passionate plea against the futility of war - has since been one of the most frequently produced classic Greek plays. 
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Modelled Sculpture and Plaster Casting, Auerbach, Arnold
12 Auerbach, Arnold Modelled Sculpture and Plaster Casting
London Elek 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Gold title on blue boards which have a small mark and small indentation to front and a touch of fading to lower spine tip but no wear. Internally very clean, tight and unmarked. Dustjacket has some wear to front. The book gives the essential, practical information for the student, whether amateur or professional, who may wish to embark on the making of scupture in clay and to obtain from it a permanent record of it in plaster. Condensed from the the experience of a practising sculptor. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
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The Fundamentals of Drawing Portraits  -  A Practical and Inspirational Course, Barber, Barrington
13 Barber, Barrington The Fundamentals of Drawing Portraits - A Practical and Inspirational Course
London Arcturus 2008 1841933198 / 9781841933191 Soft Cover Near Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A Near Fine copy in card covers (Fine apart from writing on top edge). 206 pages. An essential book for everyone who wants to improve their drawing skills. Written by a teacher and established artist, it contains a wealth of know-how and practical advice, supported by over 300 original illustrations. The aim throughout is to help you discover your artistic purpose while giving you the necessary technical skills. 
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The Architect in Practice, Barnes, Harry
14 Barnes, Harry The Architect in Practice
London Ernest Benn 1924 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Black title on brown cloth boards which have two small indentations to side of rear board, gentle bumping to top corner tips and fading to spine. Internally there is a contemporary name to front endpaper, foxing to closed edges and to endpapers and the first few pages else a clean, tight and unmarked copy. 152 pages. Frontispiece of Sir Christopher Wren by Grinling Gibbons. Preface by J.A. Gotch. The book was written to fill a gap in the literature of the architectural profession. What is attempted here is a conspectus of the whole of professional practice. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
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6 Chapters in Design, Bass, Saul; Chermayeff, Ivan; Glaser, Milton; Rand, Paul; Tanaka, Ikko; Tomaszewski, Henryk
15 Bass, Saul; Chermayeff, Ivan; Glaser, Milton; Rand, Paul; Tanaka, Ikko; Tomaszewski, Henryk 6 Chapters in Design
San Francisco Chronicle 1997 0811817229 / 9780811817226 Soft Cover Fine No Jacket 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy. 368 pages. Foreword by Philip B. Meggs. Esteemed by designers around the world, these are the visionaries who created the identities of the world's largest corporations; the shower scene in 'Psycho'; film titles for 'The Shining' 'Cape Fear' and scores of other productions; sculptures; posters; advertisements; packages; and memorable images of every sort. Their work, nearly omnipresent in everday life today, has influenced an entire culture. Presenting the story of six who shaped an era, this dynamic compendium is a smart resource for designers and artists working in any medium. 
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Impressionist Paintings in the Louvre, Bazin, Germain   (Conservateur-en-Chef Du Musee Du Louvre)
16 Bazin, Germain (Conservateur-en-Chef Du Musee Du Louvre) Impressionist Paintings in the Louvre
London Thames and Hudson 1958 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A Very Good+ clean, tight and unmarked copy with dustjacket which has a little wear to top edge and is not price clipped. 320 pages, 101 photogravure plates in full colour and 260 monochrome reproductions. Impressionism is so much a French movement that it should be no surprise that the galleries of the Louvre at the Jeu de Paume contain such a superb collection of this school. M. Bazin has selected the finest of the treasures for our delight and his knowledgeable text is lucid, free from jargon and remarkably informative. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
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MOMA Highlights   -   Museum of Modern Art, Bee, Harriet Schoenholz   (edited by)
17 Bee, Harriet Schoenholz (edited by) MOMA Highlights - Museum of Modern Art
New York The Museum of Modern Art 1999 0870700987 / 9780870700989 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A Near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from a small indentation to spine head). 356 pages. Illustrations of the artists' works. Introduction by Glenn D. Lowry. The book features the work of nearly 300 artists held in their collection. It describes each work in detail together with details of each artist, photographer, designer. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.95 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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A New and Noble School  -  The Pre-Raphaelites, Bell, Quentin
18 Bell, Quentin A New and Noble School - The Pre-Raphaelites
London Macdonald 1982 0356085465 / 9780356085463 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
A Very Good+ unmarked copy with complete dustjacket. The author, artist and critic, second son of Clive and Vanessa Bell, nephew of Virginia Woolf, and Professor Emeritus, presents an examination of the Pre-Raphaelite movement. He discusses the origins, its relationship to other schools of art and to John Ruskin, the fierce opposition and rapid success of the mivement, its swift and unexplained decline and its strange and unpredictable revival under the leadership of Rossetti. 50 black and white and 16 full colour plates show the range of the artists' work. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
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Edvard Munch  (1863-1944), Benesch, Otto
19 Benesch, Otto Edvard Munch (1863-1944)
London Phaidon Press 1960 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. 143 pages. 89 illustrations, including 23 in colour. Edvard Munch, the only Scandinavian artist to gain world renown, takes his place beside Van Gogh, Cézanne and Ensor as one of the founders of Expressionism. At the turn of the century he abandoned the concept that art must catch the fleeting, outward impressions of nature, and paved the way for an art which, as the author writes, 'enhances or transcends reality and endeavours to give visible form to general human values, eternal forces of life and the world of ideas'. Throughout his life Munch was greatly influenced by his literary contemporaries Ibsen and Strindberg and the world of his ideas, like that of the latter, was dominated by a preoccupation with the anguish of love and fear, sickness and death - themes which constantly recur in his canvases and graphic work. 
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The Passionate Sightseer  -  From the Diaries 1947-1956, Berenson, Bernard
20 Berenson, Bernard The Passionate Sightseer - From the Diaries 1947-1956
London Thames and Hudson 1966 Second Impression Hard Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo 
Gold title and motif on blue cloth boards which are very clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally there is usual age toning to page edges else very clean, tight and unmarked. A VG+ copy. Dustjacket is VG+ and not price clipped. 200 pages. 168 black and white and 3 colour illustrations. Second impression (first was 1960). The late Bernard Berenson was renowned as the world's foremost expert on Italian painting and revered as a sage. During his lifetime his villa outside Florence became a pilgrimage for those who wanted to hear him talk. This book, based on his diaries, in fact his last thoughts on life and art, enables us to experience the vigour and gaiety, the spontaneity and the creativeness that kept his listeners entranced. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.90 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 
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