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F. Holland Day: Suffering the Ideal
F. Holland Day
Suffering the Ideal
Hardcover      ISBN: 0944092330

"Folio, 141 pgs. Full bound yellow cloth with black stamped design on front board, black title on spine. Includes numerous full page plates. Clean and crips inside and out. This first edition was limited to 5,000 copies.

The Art of Maurice Sendak
The Art of Maurice Sendak
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810980630
Nearly three hundred reproductions of the famous illustrator's work over the years, including finished illustrations, sketches, penned fantasies, and stage-set designs, are accompanied by an account of Sendak's life and career
Howard Kottler: Face to Face
Howard Kottler
Face to Face
Hardcover      ISBN: 0295973560
Howard Kottler (1930-1989) was one of the West Coast ceramists who helped to redefine the entire field of contemporary American ceramic art. Patricia Failing's comprehensive and richly illustrated study is the first survey and summation of his work and is based on a series of interviews Kottler initiated after learning of his terminal illness. The artist's remarks - informed and wittily unpretentious - provide a vivid subtext to Failing's own thoughtful and compelling observations linking Kottler's innovative work with other developments in American visual arts. The book chronicles the evolution of an artist, thoroughly grounded in the traditional crafts and ceramics technology in the 1950s, who then established a rapport between his work and new directions in mainstream painting and sculpture. By the 1980s Kottler had become a conceptual artist who approached his materials as vehicles for art-historical commentary and physical eroticism, and as metaphors for probing the unbridgeable gap between the Self and the Other. In assessing Kottler's position and influence, Failing discusses his long teaching career and his role as exuberant gadfly to the ceramics establishment, but the focus of her analysis is on the intellectual range and sophistication of his artistic accomplishment. She establishes the major influences on Kottler, including his earliest teachers at Ohio State University and Cranbrook, significant art movements, travel, and his enduring interaction with his students at the University of Washington. Her book affords a masterful review of Kottler's complex development as an artist and, in so doing, provides an index of the profound transitions undergone by the field of American ceramics since the late 1950s.
Camille Pissarro
Camille Pissarro
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810914999
A brief introduction to Pissarro's work precede 40 color plates with a description of each
The Cut-Outs of Henri Matisse
The Cut-Outs of Henri Matisse
Paperback      ISBN: 0807608866
A study of the art form developed by Matisse after an operation drained him of the strength to continue his oil painting, focusing on the elements of color and design that characterize his prints, paper cut-outs, and paper cut-out maquettes
Cut With the Kitchen Knife: The Weimar Photomontages of Hannah Hoch
Cut With the Kitchen Knife
The Weimar Photomontages of Hannah Hoch
Paperback      ISBN: 0300061641

"THE WEIMAR PHOTOMONTAGES OF HANNAH HOCH. Sm 4to, 260pgs. Solid paper binding. Clean/bright interior. Miminal wear to book.

Caspar David Friedrich: And Romantic Painting
Caspar David Friedrich
And Romantic Painting
Paperback      ISBN: 2879390923
Roy Lichtenstein
Roy Lichtenstein
Paperback      ISBN: 0896593312
Examines the paintings of the modern American artist, looks at his role in the pop art movement, and discusses the techniques and major themes of his work
Once upon an Isle: The Story of Fishing Families on Isle Royale
Once upon an Isle
The Story of Fishing Families on Isle Royale
Hardcover      ISBN: 0962436933
Explores the vanished heritage of the fishing families of Isle Royale in the 1930s and 1940s
An American Vision: Three Generations of Wyeth Art : N.D. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, James Wyeth
An American Vision
Three Generations of Wyeth Art : N.D. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, James Wyeth
Paperback      ISBN: 0821216562
Briefly traces the careers of all three Wyeths, shows a selection of their work, and discusses their approach to painting