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1 Twenty Years 1979-1999: Essence
Zurich Galerie Zur Stockeregg 1999 First Edition Hardcover Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
Anniversary publication to celebrate the work of Kaspar Fleischmann in Zurich to establish art photography there. Beautifully produced, there are 44 full-page plates (3 in color) showing the whole range of the artists Stockeregg showed: Weston, Man Ray ("Marcel Duchamp and Nude", 1921), Atget, Outerbridge, Mololy-Nagy, Kertesz, Cunningham, Herbert Bayer, Strand, Abbott, Brassai, Adams, Bourke-White, Lange, Evans, Model, Orkin, Frank, Sudek, Meatyard. Everyone, in short, with emphasis on the 20s and 30s. Fine in white boards with faint wear. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 Waltr Serner Letzte Lockerung manifest Dada
Klaus Renner 1989 First Edition Hardcover Fine Lacking the Dust Jacket Book Signed by Editor
With an Afterword by Lutz Hagestedt (Klaus Renner, 1989), who has written an inscription to Louis Begley dated 6 Oktober '96, and signed by Hagestedt. Text is in German, so you multilingual dadaists will understand. Fine condition in hardcover as issued; lacking a dust jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 Accardi, Carla and Lucio Fontana Infinite Space
New York Sperone Westwater Gallery 2006 First Edition Stiff Wraps Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
70-page catalogue for an exhibition held January 6-February 25, 2006, with an essay by Luca Beatrice on the artists in the 50s and 60s. Two wonderful photographic portraits of them included. Illustrated with more than 20 color plates of the work, including five gatefolds. Really satisfying. Fine in color illustrated stiff wraps. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 Akinscha, Konstantin, Grigori Koslow, Clemens Toussaint Operation Beutekunst [Operation Booty]
Nurnberg Germanisches Nationalmuseum 1995 First Edition Laminated Boards Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
96 pages with text in German describing the hunt for WW2 booty liberated by the Soviets from the Germans (which was in turn liberated by the Germans from everyone else). Illustrated with facsimilies of original documents, artwork, and charts. Good indexes. Except for a card pocket glued inside the rear cover, no other library markings; Fine condition in laminated boards. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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5 Andrews, Wayne American Gothic: Its Origins, Its Trials, Its Triumphs
New York Vintage Books 1975 First Paperback Edition Stiff Wraps As Issued Near-Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
154 pages, with many black and white photographs (most by Andrews, who wrote the text), plus a good index and brief bibliography. Standard on the subject. Near-Fine in stiff wraps as issued; corners curling slightly. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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6 Ardali, Azade Black and Hispanic Art Museums: A Vibrant Cultural Resource
New York Ford Foundation 1989 First Edition Stiff Wraps Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
74-page report to the Ford Foundation on the then-current state of specialized museums (supported by the Foundation). There are a statistical profile, specific site reports, a list of the museums surveyed, and lots of data. Interesting to see how far we've come.or not. Good research resource. Fine in stiff wraps as issued. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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7 Auboyer, Jeannine [introduction] Rarities Of the Musee Guimee
New York The Asia Society 1975 First Edition Hardcover Near-Fine Near-Fine Book 
124-page catalogue for an exhibition held at the Asia House Gallery in New York, and later at the Nelson-Atkins in Kansas City MO and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco CA. Illustrated with 71 plates, a dozen of them in color, and thoroughly annotated. Covers all of Asia, from Afghanistan and Pakistan to India, Southeast Asia, Nepal, Tibet, and China, and a variety of media, including sculpture, paintings, frescoes, miniatures, and ivories and bronzes. Near-Fine binding with light wear to corners in near-Fine dust jacket with light wear to corners. Note: The softcover edition of this catalogue is also available. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Auboyer, Jeannine [introduction] Rarities of the Musee Guimet
New York The Asia Society 1975 First Edition in Paper Stiff Wraps As Issued Near-Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
124-page catalogue for an exhibition held at the Asia House Gallery in New York, and later at the Nelson-Atkins in Kansas City MO and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco CA. Illustrated with 71 plates, a dozen of them in color, and thoroughly annotated. Covers all of Asia, from Afghanistan and Pakistan to India, Southeast Asia, Nepal, Tibet, and China, and a variety of media, including sculpture, paintings, frescoes, miniatures, and ivories and bronzes. Near-Fine with lightly-soiled page edges; errata page laid in. Note: The hardcover edition of this catalogue is also available. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9 Aynard, Joseph Londres: Hampton Court et Windsor [Les Villes d'Art Celebres series]
Paris Librairie Renouard 1912 First Edition Library Binding Very Good Issued Without Jacket Ex-Library 
172 pages, text in French, illustrated with 164 half-tones. Sort of an elegant guide (not the type one carries.too heavy). In a sturdy library binding, very lightly worn. Withdrawn from a public library, so some stamping, pencil notations, evidence that a card pocket has been removed. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 Bacon, Edmund N. Archetype Architexture
Cincinnati OH University of Cincinnati 1990 First Edition Wraps As Issued Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
28-page booklet containing a lecture delivered by Bacon on the subject of understanding architecture as music, illustrated with photographs and line drawings that make his case. Fine in wraps as issued. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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11 Barbero, Luca Massimo [curator] Venice 1948-1986: The Art Scene: Photographs from The ArchivioArte Fondazione
Modena, Italy Fondazione Cassa Di Risparmio 2006 First Edition Hardcover Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
326-page monster of a catalogue published on the occasion of an exhibition of the same name held at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice February 5-May 21, 2006. Boards covered in glittery silver paper, plus silvery decorations and effects inside, convey the general approach. The photographs are wonderful; the text is expendable. Dictionary-like cut-outs create chronological divisions: 1948-1954, 1956-1962, 1964-1968, 1970-1986 (note that 64-68 was intense, apparently). A great reference. Fine in paper-covered boards as issued. Extra heavy=extra shipping. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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12 Barth, Miles and Others Master Photographs from PFA Exhibitions 1959-1967
New York International Center of Photography 1988 First Edition Hard Cover Jacket with Sleeve Fine Fine Book Signed by Author(s)
Introduction by Cornell Capa, and essays by Norman Cousins, Evan H. Turner, Miles Barth, Nathan Lyons, and Naomi N. Rosenblum. 176 pages of photos from the masters, of course, some in color, plus biographies and other reference material. From the personal library of photographer Ralph Gibson with his own stamp. Signed, inscribed to Gibson and his wife, and dated by Miles Barth, one of the authors. Fine hardcover in Fine dust jacket in Very Good black cloth sleeve with white printing to spine and bump to one corner. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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13 Berenson, Bernard Rumor and Reflection
New York Simon & Schuster 1952 First Edition Hardcover Near-Fine About Very Good Book 
The Great Pretender's wartime diary, very detailed, but we've got the hindsight, and one wonders why he thought I Tatti immune to the tide sweeping Europe. Near-fine hardcover binding, slightly cocked, page edges a little smudged; in sun-darkened jacket with two small tears to top front edge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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14 Bjelajac, David Millenial Desire and The Apocalyptic Vision of Washington Allston
Washington DC Smithsonian Institution Press 1988 First Edition Hardcover Good to Very Good Very Good Book 
Allston's the early 19th century artist obsessed with Belshazzar's Feast, a subject no other American Romantic was even remotely interested in at the time. The paintings, here reproduced in glowing color, are fascinating. Good++ binding with some spotting to cover, some underlining throughout; in Very Good jacket with minor edgewear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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15 Blazquez, Jose Maria Christianismo y Mitos Clasicos En El Arte Moderno
Madrid, Spain Catedra 2009 First Edition Stiff Wraps Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
400-page text, in Spanish, illustrated with black and white plates, on the use of Christian and classical myths in modern art, including analysis of the work of Picasso and Dali, of course, and also other modern European painters, with an entire chapter devoted to Spanish artists. Fine in stiff wraps as issued. Stamped by the author to the half-title page. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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16 Bruegel the Elder, Pieter Pieter Bruegel the Elder: Exhibition of Prints and Drawings
Los Angeles Los Angeles County Museum of Art 1961 First Edition Wraps Near-Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
68-page catalogue for an exhibition held March 22 to May 7, 1961, with an essay by Ebria Feinblatt and dozens of well-annotated images. A fine resource. Near-Fine in textured wraps with light wear to edges and corners. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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17 Calder, Alexander Alexander Calder: Les Annees Parisiennes 1926-1933
Paris Centre Pompidou 2008 First Edition Boards Near-Very Good Issued Without Jacket Book 
420-page catalogue for an exhibition held October 16, 2008-February 15, 2009, at the Whitney in New York and March 18-July 20, 2009, in Paris. All plates in color. A very lively creative period for Calder, so we see sketches, crayon drawings, studies, and Josephine Baker in wire. Fine in stiff wraps as issued. Near-Very Good in yellow illustrated boards with two-inch split to spine fold at front not affecting the hinge and slightly bumped corners. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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18 Canemaker, John The Animated Raggedy Ann and Andy: An Intimate Look at the Art of Animation
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill 1977 First Edition, 1st Printing Stiff Wraps Very Good to Near-Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
292-page monograph on the making of "Raggedy Ann and Andy--A Musical Adventure" and NOT a Disney product. Along the way, Canemaker takes care of his subtitle: "An Intimate Look at the Art of Animation: Its History, Techniques, and Artists". Practically every cel is shown, in all stages of production, and one is grateful for the book's index. Very Good to Near-Fine: light edge-wear and an incipient crease to the front cover; stamp to half-title indicating that the Easter Seal Society of New York "presented" the book, and that Xerox Corporation "donated" it. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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19 Carter, Curtis L. And Francis Naumann [text] Man Ray in America
Milwaukee WI Haggerty Museum of Art-Marquette University 1989 First Edition Stiff Wraps As Issued Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
48-page catalogue (written by Naumann) illustrated with 32 plates, 6 of which are in color (plus color cover). Fine in wraps as issued. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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20 Carter, Curtis L. And Thomas R. Monahan [text] Matta: Surrealism and Beyond
Milwaukee WI Haggerty Museum of Art-Marquette University 1997 First Edition Stiff Wraps As Issued Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
80-page exhibition catalogue with nearly all the plates in color, as they should be, plus color cover. Knowledgeable text. Fine in wraps as issued. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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