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81 SANTA CROCE: Temple of the Glories of Italy Cocci, Gustavo
Good. 
Paperback. Florence: Bonechi Tourism edition, small paperback booklet with picture cover, 53pp, Index, floor plan, many photos (mostly B/W). Book is in Good condition: clean and unmarked, with noticeable average wear. Language: English (translated from the Italian by Timothy Patterson). Keywords: Arnolfo di Lapo, Arnolfo di Cambio, architecture, Giotto, Brunelleschi, della Robbia, Donatello, tomb of Michaelangelo. No ISBN. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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SCOPE New York International Art Fair 2009, SCOPEArtFair
82 SCOPE New York International Art Fair 2009 SCOPEArtFair
Very Good. 
Paperback. Softcover published 2009 by SCOPE Art Fair Inc., NY. Light wear to covers and corners. Very clean; no marks or creases; pages bright; binding tight. Ca. 140 pages (pages not numbered); color photos; advertisements. Language: English. Program of art fair held March 4-8, 2009, with more than 40 booths with works from galleries, dealers, and emerging artists from New York City and around the world, and featuring 'Cheap Fast and Out of Control,' organized by Lilah Freedland. Keywords: contemporary art, fine art, exhibition, show, gallery, art world, art market. No ISBN. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Secret Lives of Great Artists: What Your Teachers Never Told You About Master Painters and Sculptors, Lunday, Elizabeth; Zucca, Mario (illustrator)
83 Secret Lives of Great Artists: What Your Teachers Never Told You About Master Painters and Sculptors Lunday, Elizabeth; Zucca, Mario (illustrator)
159474257X / 9781594742576 Paperback. Very Good. 
Softcover 4th printing, published 2008 by Quirk Books. Minor discoloration near top edge of covers. Otherwise, Fine condition: text clean and unmarked; pages bright; binding tight; spine and covers uncreased. 288 pages; color illustrations; Index; Selected Bibliography. Language: English. Arranged chronologically, from Jan van Eyck to Andy Warhol. 'For this book, I collected the most outrageous tales about major artists -- all the good stuff your art history professors left out. You'll learn which artist was convicted of murder, which died of syphilis, and which signed death warrants. [...] You'll find out who suggested firing a gun was an acceptable method of attracting a waiter's attention and who held orgies in his living room....' -- from the Introduction. Keywords: art historical, biography, gossip, celebrity, tabloid. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Sketching at Home and Abroad: British Landscape Drawings, 1750-1850, Phimister, Evelyn J.; Wiles, Stephanie; Denison, Cara D.
84 Sketching at Home and Abroad: British Landscape Drawings, 1750-1850 Phimister, Evelyn J.; Wiles, Stephanie; Denison, Cara D.
0875980945 / 9780875980942 Good. 
Paperback. Slim softcover published 1992 by The Pierpont Morgan Library, NY. Noticeable wear to front cover: light creases and scratches; rubbed edges; tiny abraded area from removed label. Text clean and unmarked; pages bright; biding tight. Good reading / research copy. Ca. 60 pages (pages not numbered); black-and-white and color photos; Notes; Bibliography; Checklist; Index. Language: English. Catalogue for 1992 exhibition at Pierpont Morgan Library. Essays: The Development of the English Watercolor, by Evelyn J. Phimister; The Picturesque Landscape, by Stephanie Wiles; Turner, Girtin, and the Rise of Romanticism, by Cara D. Denison. Preface by Charles E. Pierce, Jr. Keywords: art history, works on paper, British, catalog, 18th century, 19th century. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art and Auction Houses, Thompson, Don
85 The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art and Auction Houses Thompson, Don
1845133021 / 9781845133023 Paperback. Very Good. 
Softcover 7th printing, published 2010 by Aurum Press, London (copyright 2008). Light wear to cover: small creases at front top left; minor wear to cover corners. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight; spine uncreased. 290 pages; 8 pages of color photos; Index; References. Different cover design than the U.S. edition, with French flaps. Language: English. 'This intriguing and entertaining book is the first to look at the economics of the modern art world and the marketing strategies which power the market to produce such astronomical prices for the latest Hirst, Koons or Emin. Don Thompson talks to auction houses, dealers and collectors, and reveals the psychology behind the art market, showing how far it is driven by lust and self-aggrandizement of possession. ... The result is a fascinating, shrewd and highly readable insight into a modern-day phenomenon.' -- from the publisher. Keywords: art history. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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The Abstract Expressionists (The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Winter 1986/87, Volume 44, No. 3), Thaw, Eugene Victor
86 The Abstract Expressionists (The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Winter 1986/87, Volume 44, No. 3) Thaw, Eugene Victor
Paperback. 
Periodical published 1986 by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. Softcover with stapled binding; 11 x 8.5 inches. Only light wear to cover. Clean, unmarked, uncreased; pages bright; binding tight. 49 pages; color and black-and-white reproductions (many full-page). Language: English. Director's Note by Philippe de Montebello. Essay by noted dealer/collector/critic, focusing on works in the Museum's collection. Coinciding with the opening of the Museum's Lila Acheson Wallace Wing for 20th-century art. Keywords: Abstract-Expressionism, painting, painter, New York School, American, Action, postwar, post-war, abstraction, nonrepresentational, first generation, second generation, de Kooning, Hoffmann, Pollock, Gorky, Motherwell, Gottlieb, Rothko, Kline, Guston, Still. No ISBN. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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The Adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Jim and Ron, Padgett, Ron; Dine, Jim (illustrator)
87 The Adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Jim and Ron Padgett, Ron; Dine, Jim (illustrator)
Good. 
Paperback. 1st softcover printing 1970 Grossman Publishers / Cape Goliard Press. Light wear to cover corners. Scratches to back cover. Light age-tanning to pages. Clean; no marks or creases; binding tight. Ca. 114 pages (pages not numbered); black-and-white illustrations. Language: English. A collaborative artists' book with prose poems / text by Padgett; artwork (charcoal and ink drawings, collage cut-outs, photos) by Dine. Keywords: art history, collaboration, co-author, poet, poetry, avant garde, 20th century, American, Pop, New York School, Neo-Dada, modern, contemporary, Seventies, '70s, 1970s, surrealist, surrealism. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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88 The Art Bulletin: September 2001, Volume LXXXIII Number 3 College Art Association; Chapman, H. Perry (editor)
Very Good. 
Paperback. Glossy softcover quarterly publication. Published 2001 by the College Art Association, New York. Light wear to cover corners. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. 175 pages plus advertisements; black-and-white and color illustrations. Language: English. Articles include: Monsters, Corporeal Deformities, and Phantasms in the Cloister of St-Michel-de-Cuxa - Thomas Dale. Revisiting the Eastern Fence: Tao Qian's Chrysanthemums - Susan E. Nelson. Watteau's Pilgrimage to Cythera and the Subversive Utopia of the Opera-Ballet - Georgia Cowart. Eakins and Icons - Michael Leja. Aworan: Representing the Self and Its Metaphysical Other in Yoruba Art - Babatunde Lawal. Andy Warhol's Red Beard - Blake Stimson. History of Photography: The State of Research - Douglas R. Nickel. Plus book reviews by Richard Woodfield, Deborah Howard, Lyle Massey, Bryan J. Wolf, Adachiara Zevi. Cover: Lenin (Head Only) by Andy Warhol. Keywords: CAA, art history, art historian, criticism, scholarly, academic, museum. No ISBN. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Art of the Middle East: Including Persia, Mesopotamia and Palestine, Woolley, Leonard
89 The Art of the Middle East: Including Persia, Mesopotamia and Palestine Woolley, Leonard
Good. 
Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket 1961 Crown Publishers. Noticeable average wear: Small rips and chips to jacket edges; light age-tanning to page edges. Clean and unmarked; binding tight. Great reading / research copy. 259 pages; Index; Bibliography; Glossary; Chronological Table; map; 60 tipped-in color plates; black-and-white illustrations. Language: English (translated from the German? by Ann E. Keep). No other English printings noted. Art of the World series: Non-European Cultures: The Historical, Sociological and Religious Backgrounds. '[C]overs not only the art of Mesopotamia but includes the countries later known as Anatolia, Syria, Palestine, Iraq, and Elam (which is part of Persia), together with the whole of the Arabian peninsula. Sir Leonard has produced a most comprehensive survey of the art and history of this vast area, with its different and constantly changing populations, from the earliest times to 500 A.D.'--from jacket flap. Keywords: archaeology, Sumer, Akkad, Ur, Hurri, Hittite, Assyria. No ISBN. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Arts of Byzantium (The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Spring 2001, Volume LVIII, No. 4), Evans, Helen C.; Holcomb, Melanie; Hallman, Robert
90 The Arts of Byzantium (The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Spring 2001, Volume LVIII, No. 4) Evans, Helen C.; Holcomb, Melanie; Hallman, Robert
Very Good. 
Paperback. Softcover periodical with stapled binding 2001 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Very clean; no marks or creases; pages bright; binding tight. Only light wear. Glossy pictorial cover; 68 pages; color photos and a few in black-and-white; Chronology. Director's Note by Philippe de Montebello. Language: English. 11 x 8.5 inches. Showcases the Met's exceptional holdings of Byzantine and early medieval art (the preeminent U.S. collection), on the occasion of the recent installation and opening of the Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries. Keywords: art history, empire, antique, Egypt, Turkey, Middle East, church, secular, works, emperor, Constantine, Constantinople, sacred, ivory, ivories, icon, medallion, reliquary, metalwork, mosaic, jewelry, tunic, gold, glass, sculpture, collectible, object, objet d'art. No ISBN. [code J] 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Arts of South and Southeast Asia  (The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Spring 1994, Volume LI, No. 4), Kossak, Steven
91 The Arts of South and Southeast Asia (The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Spring 1994, Volume LI, No. 4) Kossak, Steven
Good. 
Paperback. Softcover periodical 1994 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Front cover shows scratches and a long, shallow crease running diagonally. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. 11 x 8.5 inches. Glossy pictorial cover; 88 pages; color photos; maps. Introduction by Martin Lerner. Director's Note by Philippe de Montebello. Language: English. An overview of the collection in the then-newly-opened Florence and Herbert Irving Galleries for South and Southeast Asian Art. Keywords: art history, religious, sculpture, India, Indian, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Nepali, Tibetan, Himalayan, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Burma, patron, donor, benefactor, gift, acquisition, donation, Buddha, Shiva, Vishnu. No ISBN. [code J] 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Ca' Dolfin Tiepolos (The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Spring 1998, Volume LV, No. 4), Christiansen, Keith
92 The Ca' Dolfin Tiepolos (The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Spring 1998, Volume LV, No. 4) Christiansen, Keith
Very Good. 
Paperback. Periodical 1998 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Softcover with stapled binding; 11 x 8.5 inches. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Only light wear. Glossy pictorial cover; 60 pages; color and black-and-white photos; Notes. Director's Note by Philippe de Montebello. Language: English. 'This Bulletin chronicles the acquisition in 1965 of three monumental canvases painted for the Ca' Dolfin in Venice by the great Venetian painter Giambattista Tiepolo. ... Overnight the Museum's collection of paintings by Tiepolo became unique, and ... without equal outside of Venice.'--p. 3. Published after the Met's major Tiepolo retrospective held in celebration of the 300th anniversary of the artist's birth. Keywords: art history, curator, European paintings, salone, Old Master, Italian, eighteenth century, 18th. No ISBN. [code J] 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Cosmopolitan Eye (The Meanings of Modern Art series, Vol. 5), Russell, John
93 The Cosmopolitan Eye (The Meanings of Modern Art series, Vol. 5) Russell, John
0870704826 / 9780870704826 Very Good. 
Hardcover. Hardcover 1st edition published 1975 by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. No dustjacket, as issued. Light wear to covers: edges and corners rubbed. Text very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. 48 pages; Selected Readings; black-and-white and color photos. Language: English. Cover art: Roger de La Fresnaye, 'The Conquest of the Air'. Volume 5 of the series 'The Meanings of Modern Art'. NOTE: Oversize format ca. 10 x 10.5 inches-- cannot ship outside U.S. via Flat-Rate envelope; requires additional international postage. Essay on the new modern sensibility of the early 20th century, pre-World War I, as epitomized by Guillaume Apollinaire and including lyrical abstraction, Futurism, and folk art. Artists shown include Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc, Marc Chagall, Robert Delaunay, Henri Rousseau, Roger de La Fresnaye, many others. Keywords: art history, criticism, critic, 20th century, modernism, avant-garde, Futurist, Le Douanier, abstract. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Culture Vulture: A Guide to Style, Period, and Ism, Dunlap, Carol
94 The Culture Vulture: A Guide to Style, Period, and Ism Dunlap, Carol
0891332162 / 9780891332169 Paperback. Good. 
Softcover published 1994 by The Preservation Press. Front cover top left corner is BUMPED at spine; minor scuffs. Very clean; no marks or page creases; pages bright; binding tight; spine uncreased. Great reading/desk copy. 312 pages; Index; Bibliography; black-and-white photos. Language: English. More than 250 alphabetical entries, from Abstract Expressionism to Zoroastrian, give an overview of important styles, periods, and influences in fine art, architecture, crafts, and design, offering 'essentials, historical context, and an American perspective, the sources and manifestations of style in melting-pot America.' -- from the Introduction. Keywords: art history, reference, connoisseurship, dilettante, educated eye. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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The Enlightened Eye: Images of Nature Observed and Perfected: European Drawings, Gouaches, Temperas, and Watercolors on Paper and Parchment 1600-1800, Sansum, James Montrose (editor); Fioratti, Arianna (editor)
95 The Enlightened Eye: Images of Nature Observed and Perfected: European Drawings, Gouaches, Temperas, and Watercolors on Paper and Parchment 1600-1800 Sansum, James Montrose (editor); Fioratti, Arianna (editor)
Like New. 
Paperback. Softcover published 1996 by L'Antiquaire & The Connoisseur, Inc., NY. No additional printings indicated (presumed 1st edition). Fine condition: superclean; no marks or creases; pages bright; binding tight. Only minimal shelfwear. Gift-giving condition. Ca. 150pp; Bibliography; Index; color plates. Language: English. Catalog of exhibition 10 October 1996 to 10 January 1997, at L'Antiquaire and The Connoisseur, Inc., 36 E. 73rd St., New York City. Nearly 100 works, many exhibited for the first time. Still lifes and landscapes by Italian, French, and Northern European artists of the 17th and 18th centuries, including Bernardo Bellotto, Charles-Louis Clerisseau, Antonio Joli, Claude Lorrain, Louis-Gabriel Moreau l'Aine, Marco Ricci, Salvator Rosa, Gaspar van Wittel, and others. Cover art: Paolo Anesi. Printed in Florence, Italy. Uncommon title. Keywords: watercolour, body color, colour, 17th, 18th, century, catalogue, Manhattan, gallery, show, antique, antiquarian, seventeenth, eighteenth, century, Nuremberg, School, von Bemmel, Dietzsch, Medici, Savoia, wash, washes, miniature, miniaturist, fruit, flowers, birds, floral, insects, Dutch, German, Polish. No ISBN. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Eternal City: Roman Images in the Modern World, Bondanella, Peter
96 The Eternal City: Roman Images in the Modern World Bondanella, Peter
Like New. 
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1987 University of North Carolina. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight; appears unread. Gift-giving condition. Only light shelfwear. 286 pages; Index; Notes; Bibliography; B/W photos. Language: English. NOTE: Large format-- cannot ship outside U.S. via Flat-Rate envelope; may require additional international postage. 'The myth of Rome was created in antiquity, first by Livy, who idealized the values of the Republic, then by Tacitus, who portrayed the limits of freedom under the Emperors. Bondanella traces these images from their use as metaphors of modern life during the Renaissance to their influence upon the most influential and creative thinkers, artists, and politicians of Western history though the serious treatment of Isaac Asimov and Star Wars is a great surprise in this context. Lavishly illustrated, this marvelous survey compels us to confront the continuing relevance of the Roman myth to our daily lives.'-- James S. Ruebel, Library Journal. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The First Emperor of China: The Greatest Archeological Find of Our Time, Cotterell, Arthur
97 The First Emperor of China: The Greatest Archeological Find of Our Time Cotterell, Arthur
0030598893 / 9780030598890 Good. 
Hardcover. Stated 1st U.S. edition hardcover with dustjacket published 1981 by Holt. Clean and unmarked; average wear. 208 pages; Index; Bibliography; Chronology; maps; plans; photos. Language: English. Re Chin Shih-huang. NOTE: Large format -- Cannot ship outside U.S. via Flat-Rate envelope; requires additional international postage. Keywords: archaeology, Chinese. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Land of the Etruscans from Prehistory to the Middle Ages, Settis, Salvatore (editor)
98 The Land of the Etruscans from Prehistory to the Middle Ages Settis, Salvatore (editor)
Very Good. 
Paperback. Oversize softcover published 1985 by SCALA, Florence. Light wear to corners. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight; spine uncreased. 96 pages; many color photos; maps; plans; list of Etrurian museums. Examines 9 geographical areas plus art, artifacts, architecture, ruins. Language: English. Texts: Marisa Bonamici, Riccardo Francovich, Renata Grifoni Cremonesi, Andreina Ricci, Leonardo Rombai. Drawings: Giovanni Caselli. Keywords: travel, art history, ancient civilization, Italy, Etruria. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Late Renaissance and Mannerism, Murray, Linda
99 The Late Renaissance and Mannerism Murray, Linda
Good. 
Paperback. Softcover 1967 Praeger World of Art. Clean, unmarked. NOTICEABLE WEAR to cover: creased spine; lightly flared corners. 215pp, Index, Sources, B/W and color photos. Language: English. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, February/March 1972, Volume XXX, No. 4, Stoddert, Katharine H. B. (editor)
100 The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, February/March 1972, Volume XXX, No. 4 Stoddert, Katharine H. B. (editor)
Good. 
Paperback. Periodical 1972 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Faint dampstain and waviness to top edges/margins of pages. Otherwise only light wear. Text clean and unmarked; binding tight. Great reading / research copy. Softcover with stapled binding; 11 x 8.5 inches. Glossy picture cover; 55 pages; black-and-white photos only. Cover shows 18th-century French pendulum clock against a Gobelins tapestry. Introduction by Thomas Hoving, Director. Language: English. Articles include Magnificent Timekeepers - Clare Vincent; Three Fledgling Museums [El Museo del Barrio, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Storefront Museum] - Susan Badder; Medieval Monuments at The Cloisters; An Eighteenth-Century Roman View - Linda Boyer Gillies; A Suspicious Spinet - Edwin M. Ripin; The Junior Museum; current exhibitions overview. Keywords: art, art history. No ISBN. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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