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Carl Faberge: Goldsmith to the Imperial Court of Russia, Snowman, A. Kenneth
Carl Faberge: Goldsmith to the Imperial Court of Russia
Snowman, A. Kenneth
16.56 USD
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Russian Lacquer Legends and Fairy Tales: Volume 2, Maxym, Lucy
Russian Lacquer Legends and Fairy Tales: Volume 2
Maxym, Lucy
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Vincent Van Gogh
Grange Books
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Fauve Birds, Butterflies, and Flowers, Artists
1 Artists Fauve Birds, Butterflies, and Flowers
382903895X / 9783829038959; NEW-The Fauves were the sensation of Paris in the early years of the 20th century. A group of artists surrounding Matisse, they earned their name - which literally means "wild beast" - for their use of intense, arbitrary color. When Diaghilev's Ballets russes took Paris by storm in 1909, , the costumes designed by Leon Bakst in a Fauvist manner set off a fashion rage that was to last through the 1920s. These brilliant textile designed, created mostly in Paris betweeen 1910 and 1920, capture the spirit of those adventurous times. Includes twelve full-color designs; each tear-out sheet is four times book size. In English, German and French. Still in shrink wrap. ; Folio - over 12 - 15" tall
Konemann
Germany, 1999, 
Softcover
New

Illustrated by Artists; 
003905; 
Price: 14.72 USD
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2 Delafosse, Claude I Paesaggi (Landscapes)
8870686736 / 9788870686739; This is a wonderful little art book, one of a set, that features Landscapes. Written in Italian, most of the pages include a landscape from a famous artist (indicated) . Some have different views on each page, and the middle page has a window to view the same area in different ways. There are a few pages that are cleart for interesting parts or the whole of a painting; one Magritte painting shows how he perfectly paints a scene out of the window. All are very interesting and incorporate humor; in the back is a listing of each artist, work included from that person, and the museum or private collection from which it comes. Hardcover with a ring inside the spine, it has a small wrinkle at the bottom. Unpaginated, all pages are on heavy glossy paper. ; 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall

1994, First Edition
Ring Bound
Near Fine with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Ross, Tony; 
003821; 
Price: 26.68 USD
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3 Grange Books Vincent Van Gogh
1840135638 / 9781840135633; Beautifully illustrated on heavy paper with not only Van Gogh's most popular works but many lesser known pieces. Each has a description with the name, year, size, and who the painting is owned by. Essays are included regarding his life and work and how intertwined they were. Van Gogh is considered the incarnation of the suffering, misunderstood martyr of modern art, the emblem of the artist as an outsider. The works are recreated faithfully with rich coloring. The book is square. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Grange Books
Hoo, United Kingdom, 2005, 
Hardcover, Pictorial
New with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Van Gogh, Vincent; 
003753; 
Price: 9.20 USD
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4 Jansen, Marius B. ; Asana, Nagatake Japan: a History in Art
This beautiful book presents the history of Japan through twenty centuries - as seen, remembered and recorded by her artists. The Japanese vision of life, in its richness, delicacy and complexity of pattern, is captured and clarified here as never before. Japan's history is projected not only through a brilliant historical narrative but also an array of art treasures newly photographed in color in Japan's museums, Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines and private collections, including that of the Imperial Household. The art included encompasses the rise and fall of dynasties, sweep of religious and political movements, flowering of the arts, and the minutiae of daily life both humble and princely. Bound in brown burlap with Japanese lettering and book title in gilt, with textured end papers. The jacket has a repaired 1/4" tear in the front and 1/2" tear in the back with chips at the spine top and corners. ; Folio - over 12 - 15" tall
Simon & Schuster
New York, NY, 1964, First Edition
Cloth
Fine in Very Good dust jacket

Illustrated by Smith, Bradley; 
003980; 
Price: 27.60 USD
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5 King, Ross Michelangelo & the Pope's Ceiling
0965701476 / 9780965701471; This is the book about how Michelangelo came to be involved with the Sistine chapel, how the chapel came to be, and his relationship with Pope Julius II. The Pope had planned to have his body kept in a great tomb designed by Michelangelo. However, when it was discovered that the Vatican was out of true by six feet, he determined that the place he had chosen, St. Peters, was in no fit state to accommodate such an impressive monument. In his usual grand way, Pope Julius II had St. Peters demolished, and the Sistine Chapel was built upon that site. So the story begins, fascinating from the first chapter to the last. Includes notes, bibliography, and an index. Black and white illustrations can be found throughout the book, and there are seven pages in color, and a diagram of the paintings, including the artists' names. The front cover has a very minor bend in the upper right-hand corner. Written by the author of Brunelleschi's Dome. ; 373 pages
Walker & Company
New York, 2003, First American Edition
Softcover
New with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Various; 
002477; 
Price: 14.26 USD
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Russian Lacquer Legends and Fairy Tales: Volume 2, Maxym, Lucy
6 Maxym, Lucy Russian Lacquer Legends and Fairy Tales: Volume 2
0940202034 / 9780940202030; This book is written by a foremost authority on Russian Lacquer Painting. This second volume completes the scope of the legends and fairy tales which are used as subject matter by the Masters of this 20th century art form. New themes, forms, colors and techniques are shown. The majority of the over 100 exquisite paintings reproduced here were commissioned especially for this book. Black cloth with gilt lettering covers the boards. The pictorial jacket opens to one large painting; slightly scuffed. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
Corners Of The World Inc
Manhasset, NY, 1986, First Edition
Hardcover
As New in Fine dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
004191; 
Price: 25.76 USD
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7 Plazy, Gilles The History of Art in Pictures : Western Art from Prehistory to the Present
1586633317 / 9781586633318; A beautiful volume of paintings from all over the world, some easily recognizable, others from private collections and more unusual. This breathtaking book is for art lovers who want to educate themselves a little more deeply about Western art and its evolution, from prehistory to today. Included is an authoritative text and wonderful four-color reproductions; this volume offers an illuminating selection of the masterpieces of the Western tradition. The DJ on all corners is a bit turned out, and the bottom front turned out more than the other sides. Illustrations are all full color. Jacket is in a protective cover. ; Folio - over 12 - 15" tall
Michael Friedman Publishing Group, Incorporated
New York, Ny, U. S. A., 2003, Second Printing
Cloth
Fine in Very Good dust jacket


001143; 
Price: 13.80 USD
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Masterpieces of American Painting in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Salinger, Margaretta
8 Salinger, Margaretta Masterpieces of American Painting in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
0394554914 / 9780394554914; As the Metropolitan Museum of Art has the finest collection of American paintings in the world, this selection of 100 masterpieces by 67 artists represents the highlight of American paintings, and the highlight of the Museum collection. Not a general survey, the book covers painting in America from the colonial period to World War I, ending with the group of artists known as The Eight. 35 paintings are reproduced not only in full but also with four-color details that give the viewer a new look into the artist's style. The text with each painting gives insight as to the ideas or motivation behind the work, and other relevant information. A list of illustrations and select bibliography is included. The binding is deep green cloth with the title blind stamped. The dust jacket is fine but for one spot where a cat clearly placed its claws on the spine and closely on the back. Five tiny punctures. ; Folio - over 12 - 15" tall
Random House
New York, NY, 1986, 
Hardcover
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


004023; 
Price: 24.84 USD
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Carl Faberge: Goldsmith to the Imperial Court of Russia, Snowman, A. Kenneth
9 Snowman, A. Kenneth Carl Faberge: Goldsmith to the Imperial Court of Russia
0517405024 / 9780517405024; The author is the world's leading expert on Faberge'. For Faberge', gold was never just gold - it could be red or white or green - which delightful effects were created by contrasting the colors. Their work also included enameling and lapidary, not just for the Russian, but European and Far Eastern royal families. Not held back by technical or financial limitations, Faberge' was given free reign. His masterpieces include carvings of animals and flowers, boxes of every shape, jewels, picture frames and the famous Russian Imperial Easter Eggs given to the Tsarina by the Tsar from 1884 to 1917. The finest eggs are among the hundreds of pieces illustrated in this book, celebrating Faberge's achievements in the finest color plates ever published of his work. The binding is brown with gilt lettering; the pictorial jacket shows two magnificent pieces. Includes a chronology, bibliography and index. Illustrated with 185 photos, more than 100 in full color. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
Greenwich House
New York, NY, 1982, Reprint
Hardcover
As New in As New dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
004192; 
Price: 16.56 USD
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10 Steele, Valerie The Fan: Fashion and Femininity Unfolded
0847824462 / 9780847824465; Fans have existed for at least five thousand years in cultures as diverse as ancient Egypt, India, and China. Arguably the most fascinating ornament in fashion, the fan has a deep and colorful history. This volume is a visual celebration of the fan through time, richly illustrated with art culled from the world's premier fan museums and private collections and with original photography. In an engaging overview of the fan throughout history, fashion curator Valerie Steele discussed the development of the fan, famous fans, fan artisans, and the fan's function at its heights of glory during the eighteenth century and the Belle Epoque. The Fan is a beautiful, informative and entertaining introduction to on of the most compelling fashion accessories of all time. Still in publishers plastic, the binding is violet cloth with gold lettering on the front and a beautiful pastedown of a fan. Illustrated in color. 9" x 11 1/4" wide. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. . Illustrator: Photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art::History; ISBN: 0847824462. ISBN/EAN: 9780847824465. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 002638. Hardcover
Rizzoli Intl Pubns
New York, New York, U.S.A., 2002, No Edition
Hardcover
New
No Jacket; 
Photographs; 
002638; 
Price: 13.80 USD
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African Art Portfolio: an Illustrated Introduction Masterpieces from the Eleventh to the Twentieth Centuries/book and Portfolio, Thompson, Carol
11 Thompson, Carol African Art Portfolio: an Illustrated Introduction Masterpieces from the Eleventh to the Twentieth Centuries/book and Portfolio
1565841123 / 9781565841123; How are African masks used? Why are the artists usually not identified when African sculpture is exhibited in the Western museums? These and other intriguing questions are explored in this handsome, full-color portfolio, designed to introduce newcomers to African art and aesthetics. In addition to twenty-four 81/2" x 11" unbound images, the African Art Portfolio comes with a twenty-four-page booklet that includes a brief introduction to African art and four short, well-illustrated essays that provide background information on each image. The essay titles give the portfolios' central themes: "African Art and African Ancestors, " "Art of African Cities and Kingdoms, " "African Masks: Forms and Uses, " and "The Creativity of African Artists. "; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
The New Press
New York, New York, U. S. A., 1993, 
Unbound
Fine in Fine dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
001301; 
Price: 18.40 USD
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