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The Art of Ivan Gantschev: the Sun, the Moon, and Other Things

By: Gantschev, Ivan

Price: $16.56

Publisher: San Francisco, California, U. S. A., North South Books: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001787

Gantschev's beautiful, sometimes abstract artwork is featured here along with a small note of the medium (s) used. Often paints are done in water color, often colored pencil is added. "The world is wonderful and I want to paint it again and again. We walk through this world with our three-dimensional faculty of thought. Some say that there is a fourth dimension. Is it possible to make the invisible visible by painting the visible, concrete things? Is that the fourth ... View more info

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Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities

By: McFadden, David Revere

Price: $46.00

Publisher: Museum of Arts and Design: 2011

Seller ID: 004487

This book is still wrapped in publishers plastic. Featured is contemporary work by about 35 preeminent visual artists who have generated new interest in this art form. It is a diverse group of international practitioners, ranging from sculptors and painters to photographers and videographers. This fully illustrated book includes an essay by exhibition curator David McFadden, which traces dioramas and visual illusions in the history of visual arts. Also included are artis... View more info

Oceanic Art

By: Ambesi, Alberto Cesare

Price: $8.74

Publisher: United Kingdom, Hamlyn Publishing Group: 1970

Seller ID: 001903

From the time of the first Pacific explorers, the Western World has been fascinated by the romance of the South Seas. The natives of this earthly paradise inhabit a world of surprising complexity. Their lives are bounded by myths and legends which vary from area to area but are intimately dependent on the power of supernatural forces. This book is the key to this enthralling world where a prow ornament becomes the guardian spirit of a ship, a statuette becomes an ever-wa... View more info

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Fauve Birds, Butterflies, and Flowers

By: Artists

Price: $14.72

Publisher: Germany, Konemann: 1999

Seller ID: 003905

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 bet... View more info

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How to Get Hung: a Practical Guide for Emerging Artists

By: Barnes, Molly; Hilton, Pat

Price: $10.12

Publisher: Boston, MA, Journey Editions: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003582

In this accessible, easy-to-read, detailed guide for artists, students, and aspiring art professionals, Molly Barnes takes the mystique out of "how to get hung. " Readers learn how to present their work and themselves to the professional art world step by step. Molly Barnes explains the details, including how to know when your body of work is ready to be presented, networking and strategizing in the art community, how to work and communicate with gallery owners, ... View more info

Masterpieces from the Collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein Sculpture, Decorative Arts, Weaponry

By: Bã¼ckling, Mariake; Syndram, Dirk; Ramharter, Johannes (Commentary by)

Price: $59.80

Publisher: Switzerland, Benteli: 1997

Edition: First English language edition

Seller ID: 003500

NEW - Quite heavy and oversized. This book presents in text and pictures the most beautiful and important masterpieces of sculpture, decorative arts, and weaponry in the Collections of H. S. H. The Reigning Prince Hans Adam II von und zu Liechtenstein. The thoughtful selection of exquisite pieces, photographed with the greatest care, includes bronze statuary, ceramics, ivory, silver and enamel objects, stone carvings and intarsia of breathtaking delicacy, as well as sump... View more info

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Signed, Abiah Rose

By: Browning, Diane

Price: $14.72

Publisher: Berkeley, California, U. S. A., Tricycle Pr: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003897

Abiah Rose has always wanted to paint pictures. Everyone told her it was not a good thing to do. Serious painting is "not girl's workd. " Best not show your paintings. Best not sign them either. But still Abiah continues to make her mark on each of her paintings: A small, hidden rose. A moving story of feminine strength and perseverance, Signed, Abiah Rose honors the everyday struggles of anonymous women artists whose only encouragement was their own inborn drive... View more info

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George Inness

By: Cikovsky, Jr. , Nicolai; Quick, Michael

Price: $23.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Harper & Row, Publishers Inc.: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004189

George Inness (1825-1894) was a landscape painter, and one of 19th century's great American artists. This beautiful catalogue displays the full range of Inness's mature artistic output, from realistic images of the 1850s to the unique masterpieces of the late style he perfected in the final decade of his life. 63 oil paintings are illustrated in full-color plates and discussed in acompanying entries. The catalogue also contains two essays, 68 black & white illustrations,... View more info

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The Century of the Impressionists

By: Cogniat, Raymond

Price: $18.40

Publisher: New York, NY, Crown Publishers, Inc.: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003847

This volume is more than just beautiful reproductions of impressionist art. In his informative, succinct text, Raymond Cogniat demonstrates the mutual interdependence of art and ideas. His study is directed particularly toward interested art-lovers who wish to appreciate more fully the outstanding works of art in this distinguished period and to understand more fully the colorful period in which they were created. Included are 110 reproductions in color and 64 two-color ... View more info

Mummies & Magic: the Funerary Arts of Ancient Egypt

By: D'Auria, Sue; Lacovara, Peter; Roehring, Catharine H.

Price: $14.72

Publisher: Dallas, Texas, U. S. A., Dallas Museum Of Art: 1992

Seller ID: 002339

This exhibit was originally conceived and shown at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Working with the Dallas Museum of Art, they developed a long-term loan of the many Egyptian articles that Boston had no space to show. This catalog is a reprint of the Boston show, containing additional color images included in the Dallas exhibit. The topic embraces a broad spectrum of Egyptian life, and the Egyptians' beliefs about death and the dead. Through the study of actual mummies ... View more info

I Paesaggi (Landscapes)

By: Delafosse, Claude

Price: $26.68

Publisher: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003821

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... View more info

M. C. Escher the Graphic Work Introduced and Explained by the Artist

By: Escher, M. C. ; Brigham, John E. (English translation)

Price: $9.20

Publisher: Cologne, Taschen: 2001

Seller ID: 003373

I consider my work the most beautiful and also the ugliest. " M. C. Escher. This book on Escher's work is well-illustrated in black & white and color. He wrote the introduction, followed by a classification and description of his works. 76 illustrations are included, along with bibliographical notes. 7 1/4" x 9" high; Octavo (standard book size) View more info

3D Wonderland

By: Flanagan, William (translated by)

Price: $9.20

Publisher: Bellevue, WA, Tokuma Shoten: 1993

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 003855

Yes, this is a well-designed soft cover book with a dust jacket! Take it off and you have a panorama. We've all seen books about stereograms and have had fun trying to see the picture in the picture. All other books pale when compared to this creation, which has images that are to be viewed in several different ways. Instructions are included in Part 1, along with many images. Part 2 gets into the Multiplying Stereograms, in which you will see several different types of ... View more info

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Vincent Van Gogh

By: Grange Books

Price: $9.20

Publisher: Hoo, United Kingdom, Grange Books: 2005

Seller ID: 003753

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 i... View more info

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Faeries and Other Fantastical Folk

By: Grant, John

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Great Britain, AAPPL: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004060

This is a most beautifully illustrated book with - not a jacket - but a complete illustrated box. The book itself is flocked in red with gold lettering and a past down illustration. When the illustrator was a child, she was disappointed in illustrations of faeries, a vowed that she would make illustrations that looked real. This is that book with gorgeous illustrations and fanciful commentary by the author and artist. A great book for teens or anyone older who loves faer... View more info

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Secrets of the Ocean Realm

By: Hall, Michelle and Howard; Benchley, Peter (Foreword by)

Price: $19.32

Publisher: London, Trident Press: 1999

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 003147

Written and photographed by Emmy award-winning Michelle and Howard Hall, this is more than just a collection of stunning photographs; it is a revelation of the sea creatures' complex and mysterious cycles and patterns of behavior. The reader is presented with striking images of all manner of marine life engaged in the vital activities of mating, threat-displays, hunting, and feeding. These remarkable photographs are complemented with fascinating and engaging stories of m... View more info

Japan: a History in Art

By: Jansen, Marius B. ; Asana, Nagatake

Price: $27.60

Publisher: New York, NY, Simon & Schuster: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003980

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,... View more info

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Anne Vallayer-Coster Painter to the Court of Marie-Antoinette

By: Kahng, Eik; Roland Michel, Marianne

Price: $36.80

Publisher: New Haven, CT, Yale Univ. Pr: 2002

Seller ID: 003409

NEW - STILL IN PUBLISHERS PLASTIC. Anne Valleyer-Coster (1744-1818) was a French rococo-era painter, which is a light, elaborate and decorative style of art. Despite the negative reputation that still-life painting had at this time, Vallayer-Coster's highly developed skills, especially in the depiction of flowers, soon generated a great deal of attention from collectors and other artists. Her "precocious talent and the rave reviews" earned her the attention of th... View more info

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The Rodin Museum, Seoul

By: Kennon, Kevin; Gandelsonas, Mario; Butler, Ruth

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Princeton Architectural Pr: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001651

This museum was intended to house two major works and is, therefore, not very big. But the beauty is in the design - one gets the feeling that there is light all around because the small building is made of varying amounts of translucent glass. This book shows not only photographs of the beautiful finished product, but of the steps taken and drawings of the proposed museum. It is tucked into a corner over which there is a tall building, but it is not affected by the buil... View more info

Michelangelo & the Pope's Ceiling

By: King, Ross

Price: $14.26

Publisher: New York, Walker & Company: 2003

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 002477

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... View more info

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The Hero: Manhood and Power

By: Lash, John

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, Thames & Hudson: 1995

Seller ID: 002916

Out of the darkness, out of the primeval forest, comes the hero who will save the world. He is the protector, the man of invincible might. The greatest names in history and mythology of all races are those of heroes - Herakles and Samson, Perseus and St. George - who fought with monsters to rescue the eternal Woman, the princess, the anima. But the nature of these monsters changed. First, the quest turned inward, taking love, intimacy, and moral self-improvement as its a... View more info

Designing Greeting Cards and Paper Products: a Complete Guide

By: Lister, Ron

Price: $20.24

Publisher: Lebanon, Indiana, U. S. A., Prentice Hall, Inc.: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002550

If you have a flair for design and a creative imagination, try your hand at greeting cards! Or stationary, gift wrap, or party goods! And this is the perfect book to get you started - whether as a staff designer or as a freelance artist planning to market your own cards. Inside you find scores of helpful hints on every aspect of this lucrative business. The author, a former staff artist for a major greeting card company, thoroughly covers a wide variety of topics, includ... View more info

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Russian Lacquer Legends and Fairy Tales: Volume 2

By: Maxym, Lucy

Price: $25.76

Publisher: Manhasset, NY, Corners Of The World Inc: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004191

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 ... View more info

A Shared Vision: the Garman Ryan Collection At the New Art Gallery Walsall

By: McGregor, Sheila

Price: $11.04

Publisher: United Kingdom, Merrell Holberton: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001524

This is the first illustrated book on the Garman Ryan Collection, which was formed by two remarkable women and generously given to Walsall, England in 1974. The book includes information on Kathleen Garman's and Sally Ryan's lives. Together they formed a collection that is intimate, adventurous and eclectic, encompassing works by some of the greatest names in European art - Durer, Rembrandt, Constable, Van Gogh, Monet - as well as sculptures, vessels and votive objects f... View more info

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The "Lost" Treasures of Louis Comfort Tiffany

By: McKean, Hugh F.

Price: $16.56

Publisher: Garden Ciy, NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1980

Seller ID: 004004

There are special Tiffany pieces not well known - the "lost" works of Louis Tiffany himself, that are, in a real sense, the core of his astonishing achievement. They comprise his personal portfolio - objects made from his original designs for exhibition, private commissions for the studios, or for use in Tiffany's own homes. Many have vanished outright, accidentally or purposely destroyed in the years following Tiffany's death. Many have remained unidentified, an... View more info