The Paintings of Charles Burchfield
North by Midwest
"BY MIDWEST. 4to, 278 pgs. Full bound olive green cloth with orange stylized monogram on front board, orange title on spine. Beautiful full color reproductions of Burchfield's paintings along with an extended essay. Publisher's remainder mark (a tasteful stamped star) on tail of text block, else fine. Dust jacket is also clean and crisp. This is a solid, lovely book. [AUT] Hall, Michael D; Burchfield, Charles
The Journey Is the Destination
The Journals of Dan Eldon
Photographs and text excerpted from the late Reuters photographer's seventeen journals document his travels through war-ravaged countries
An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols
Explains the meanings associated with objects, plants, animals, myths, religious symbols, and images in art
The Prints of Michael Mazur
With a Catalogue Raisonne 1956-1999
This magnificent volume brings together essays from four different leading authorities, covering various aspects of Mazur's life and career, along with a comprehensive catalogue raisonne of his prints.
With 101 Life magazine covers to his credit, Philippe Halsman (1906-1979) was one of the leading portrait photographers of his time. In addition to his distinguished career in photojournalism, Halsman was one of the great pioneers of experimental photography, motivated by a profound desire to push this youngest of art forms toward new frontiers by using innovative and unorthodox photographic techniques.
One of Halsman's favorite subjects was Salvarod Dali, the glittering and controversial painter and theorist with whom the photographer shared a unique friendship and extraordinary professional collaboration that spanned over thirty years. Whenever Dali imagined a photograph so strange that its production seemed impossible, Halsman tried to find the solution, and invariably succeeded.
As Halsman explains in his postface, Dali's Mustache is the fruit of this marriage of the minds. The jointly conceived and seemingly nonsensical questions and answers reveal the gleeful humor and assumed cynicism for which Dali is famous, while the marvelous and inspired images of Dali's mustache brilliantly display Halsman's consummate skill and extraordinary inventiveness as a photographer.
This combination of wit, absurdity, and the offhandedly profound is irresistible and has contributed to the enduring fascination inspired by this unique photographic interview, which has become a cult classic and valuable collector's item since its original publication in 1954. The present volume faithfully reproduces the first edition and will introduce a new generation to the irreverent humor and imaginative genius of two great artists.
A comprehensive analysis and appreciation of the life and work of a great nineteenth-century artist offers hundreds of color reproductions of his works, an examination of his artistic influence and of the effects of his travels abroad, and much more. UP.
Cut With the Kitchen Knife
The Weimar Photomontages of Hannah Hoch
"THE WEIMAR PHOTOMONTAGES OF HANNAH HOCH. Sm 4to, 260pgs. Solid paper binding. Clean/bright interior. Miminal wear to book.
Man Between God and the Devil
Luther: Man Between God And The Devil is the definitive biography of the central figure of the Protestant Reformation. Published in 1982 in Germany to great acclaim, the book portrays the controversial reformer in the context of his own time. Oberman argues that Luther is more the medieval monk than history has usually regarded him. Haunted by the devil, Luther saw the world, Oberman claims, as a cosmic battleground between God and Satan. It is this battle with the devil that provides the key to understanding the man. This is a classic in biography and an indispensable work for all interested in one of the greatest figures of Western history.