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Image for Die Minnesinger in Bildern der Manessischen Handschrift mit Einem Geleitwort von Hans Naumann

Die Minnesinger in Bildern der Manessischen Handschrift mit Einem Geleitwort von Hans Naumann

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Insel-Bucherei.:

Seller ID: 06986

Condition: Very Good


Decorated paper-covered boards with a bit of shelf wear and rubbing. 47 pages. No date indicated, but nine editions of this title were published between 1933 and 1935 in German. Minnesingers, in Medieval Germany, were poets who performed a genre of song and lyrics called Minnesang. Manessischen Handschrift refers to the manuscript of illuminated poetry or songs (Codex Manesse) created for the Manesse family, with each illustration depicting a poet. This little book (5 by... View more info

Image for The American Scene: A Quarterly Devoted to American History and Art, Volumes 1-3 (1958-1960), Complete and Bound Together

The American Scene: A Quarterly Devoted to American History and Art, Volumes 1-3 (1958-1960), Complete and Bound Together

By: N/A

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Tulsa, Oklahoma, The Gilcrease Institute: 1958

Seller ID: 08836

Condition: Near Fine


Hardbound collection of the first three years (12 issues) of this quarterly publication from the Gilcrease Institute in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The emphasis is on Western art. Green leatherette with gilt lettering and just a trace of wear at the extremities. View more info

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The Faces Of Jesus

By: Buechner, Frederick

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Riverwood/Simon & Schuster: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 09239

ISBN: 0671218956

Condition: Near Fine


Just a trace of wear to book and jacket. A nice, clean copy. 256 pages, numerous illustrations. Photographs by Lee Boltin. View more info

Image for Parting at the Shore: Chinese Painting of the Early and Middle Ming Dynasty, 1368-1580 (A History of Later Chinese Painting, 1279-1950 ; V. 2)

Parting at the Shore: Chinese Painting of the Early and Middle Ming Dynasty, 1368-1580 (A History of Later Chinese Painting, 1279-1950 ; V. 2)

By: Cahill, James

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York and Tokyo, Weatherhill: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 08988

ISBN: 0834801280

Condition: Near Fine


281 pages with Notes, Bibliography, and Index. Illustrated with 14 color plates, 135 half-tone plates, and three maps in black and white: China, the Chiang-Nan Region, and the Soochow Region. This is the second in a projected series of five volumes and highlights the lives and work of nearly 50 artists. View more info

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Hong Kong Art : Culture and Decolonization

By: Clarke, David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Reaktion Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 04835

ISBN: 1861891121

Condition: Fine


240 pages, References, Bibliography, Photographic Acknowledgements, and Index of Personal and Place names. A comprehensive discussion of all art made in Hong Kong during the decolonization period--painting, sculpture, photography, video, and installation art. View more info

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The Sanpaolo Art Collection

By: Coliva, Ana (Editor)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Milan, Italy, Silvana Editoriale: 2003

Edition: First English Translation

Seller ID: 03189

Condition: Fine


Five centuries of art and history from the collection of one of Italy's largest financial and banking corporations, Gruppo Sanpaolo IMI. This volume is the first of a planned series of books about the collections of sister banks in Italy and other institutions' collections throughout Europe, owned by Gruppo Sanpaolo IMI. This volume focuses on the art collection held by Sanpaolo. Contents include: Art, Collecting, and Patronage: The Sanpaolo Collections, by Ana Coliva; T... View more info

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Four Icons in the Menil Collection (The Menil Collection Monographs, Vol. 1)

By: Davezac, Bertrand (Editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Houston, Texas, Menil Collection: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 09185

ISBN: 0939594218.

Condition: Fine


135 pages, illustrated. The first publication in an anticipated series dealing with the Menil Collection's Byzantine holdings and Russian icons. View more info

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Collecting African American Art: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

By: Franklin, John Hope and Alvia J. Wardlaw

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Houston, Texas, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston: 2009

Seller ID: 09140

Condition: Fine


146 pages. Clean, sharp, unread copy. From the publisher: "Celebrating an important aspect of cultural history, this book showcases the institutional and private efforts to collect, document, and preserve African American art in Houston during the 20th and 21st centuries." View more info

The Broken Frame: Three Lectures

By: Harries, Karsten

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Catholic University of America Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 05149

ISBN: 0813206723

Condition: Near Fine+


Just a trace of shelf wear at the tail of the spine. The jacket has a tiny scratch on the front panel and slight fading to the spine. An examination of the aesthetic approach to art, the idea of works of arts being purely aesthetic objects. The focus is on the philosophy and art history of the eighteenth century, a period known for the aesthetic replacing the sacred. 99 pages, with Notes and Index. View more info

Image for Art: A History of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture - VOLUME I (Prehistory, Ancient World, Middle Ages) and VOLUME II (Renaissance, Baroque, Modern World)

Art: A History of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture - VOLUME I (Prehistory, Ancient World, Middle Ages) and VOLUME II (Renaissance, Baroque, Modern World)

By: Hartt, Frederick

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Harry N. Abrams Inc.: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 09853

ISBN: 0810902648

Condition: Very Good


Tan cloth with black inset and gilt lettering in French fold dust jacket for both volumes. Mild wear to books and jackets. Heavy two-volume set that will require additional postage for expedited and international deliveries. VOLUME I: 468 pages with Glossary, Bibliography, and Index. VOLUME II: 527 pages with Glossary, Bibliography, and Index. Both volumes illustrated profusely with color plates and maps. View more info

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False Impressions : The Hunt for Big-Time Art Fakes

By: Hoving, Thomas

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 00771

ISBN: 0684811340

Condition: Near Fine


The jacket has a bump at the head of the spine and small tear at the lower corner of the front panel. From the beginning of civilization to the present, the various scams and forgeries are presented here by the former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. View more info

Swiss Drawings : Masterpieces of Five Centuries

By: Hugelshofer, Walter (Introduction and Notes)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution Press: 1967

Seller ID: 01811

Condition: Near Fine


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Jewish Experience in the Art of the Twentieth Century

By: Kampf, Avram

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Massachusetts, Bergin & Garvey Publishers, Inc.: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 00793

ISBN: 0897890396

Condition: Near Fine


A few bumped corners and slight wrinkling to top portion of the jacket's front panel. No tears or chips. A nice, clean copy profusely illustrated with black and white photos and color plates. View more info

Image for The Art of Pre-Columbian Mexico: An Annotated Bibliography of Works in English

The Art of Pre-Columbian Mexico: An Annotated Bibliography of Works in English

By: Kendall, Aubyn

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Austin, Texas, Institute of Latin American Studies, University of Texas at Austin: 1975

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 08075

ISBN: 029270304X

Condition: Very Good


Mild toning, rubbing. Clean copy. 115 pages, black and white photos. View more info

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Egyptian Drawings

By: Kischkewitz, Hannelore

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Octopus Books, Ltd.: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 08703

ISBN: 0706401220

Condition: Very Good


Mild wear to book and jacket. Nick to the bottom of edge of the boards. Faint foxing to edges of the page block. Some browning to the endpapers. Sixty-one plates in an unpaginated text, many foldouts among them. 35 pages of text, followed by a section of 61 plates in color and black and white. Includes Chronological Table and Select Bibliography. Translated from German to English by Till Gottheiner. Graphic design by Bedrich Forman. Photography by Werner Forman. View more info

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Varnished Miniature from Mstera

By: Koromislov, B.I.

Price: $25.00

Seller ID: 06361

Condition: Good


Black cloth with pictorial paper on the front cover. Edge-worn and the gilt title on the spine is fading. An inscription on the blank page facing the half-title page has a blank piece of paper pasted over it, the moisture from which affecting the next page in the corresponding area at the top of the page. 167 pages, the first 40 of which are in Russian. A few pages of English text, including a description of the book and the art. Illustrated with 40 color plates with Rus... View more info

Image for The Metropolitan Museum of Art Calendar for 1962: Portraits and Masks

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Calendar for 1962: Portraits and Masks

By: Mayor, A. Hyatt and Margaret R. Schere

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1961

Seller ID: 08698

Condition: Good


Mild edge wear and soiling to covers. Spiral bound, card stock covers. Includes fifty-three faces selected from ffive thousand years of art, with comments accompanying each illustration. View more info

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Contemporary Japanese-Style Painting

By: Nakamura, Tanio

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Tudor Publishing Company: 1969

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 09857

Condition: Very Good


Very mild handling wear to book and price-clipped dust jacket. Small tear at the head of the jacket's spine. 78 pages followed by 160 pages of full color plates. Contents include List of Color Plates, An Introduction to Modern Japanese-Style Painting, Notes to the Color Plates with Introductions to the Artists, Glossary, and The Plates. Masterworks by 22 representative twentieth-century artists. View more info

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The Romantic Rebellion

By: Newton, Eric

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martins Press: 1963

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 05947

Condition: Very Good


Light shelf wear, soiling to bottom edge. Jacket lightly chipped and worn at the extremities. 224 pages with Index. Illustrated. The romantic movement in art from the Renaissance to present day. View more info

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The English Face

By: Piper, David

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, National Portrait Gallery: 1978

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 08016

ISBN: 0904017249

Condition: Near Fine


Considering the faces portrayed by portrait painters through the centuries, the author considers the face and how it changed through different eras, dictated by the standards of beauty that existed in each era. A survey of 500 years of the relationship between artist and sitter and of the portraits that resulted. 356 pages with Bibliography, References, and Index. Numerous black and white illustrations. View more info