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Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonne: 1962-1987
Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonne
1962-1987
Hardcover      ISBN: 1891024639

The updated edition of the definitive, authorized catalogue raisonne of Andy Warhol's prints, reproducing more than 1,700 prints -- all in full color with complete scholarly documentation

Andy Warhol: Prints, in its fourth edition, with corrections, is the definitive scholarly reference source for collectors, auction houses, libraries, curators, academics and art dealers. Andy Warhol spent his career working so prodigiously as to assure long-lasting renown. In the printmaking field alone, his output was prolific, and his appropriation of silkscreen as a fine-art medium forever altered the way prints look. This thoroughly revised and expanded fourth edition of Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonne 1962-1987 traces Warhol's complete graphic oeuvre from his first unique works on paper in 1962 through his final published portfolio in 1987.

More than 1,700 works are illustrated, an increase of 500 from the previous edition of the catalogue raisonn , and complete documentation is provided for each. New additions include a section focusing on Warhol's popular portraits, with documentation of prints that were related to paintings commissioned during the 1970s and 1980s, and a new supplement featuring prints and illustrated books from the 1950s, including the beloved 25 Cats Named Sam and One Blue Pussy.

An essay by Donna De Salvo addresses Warhol's self-published books and portfolios from the same era. An extensive chronology of printmaking activity, a complete exhibition history, a selected bibliography and a greatly expanded appendix to published prints complete the book.



"A CATALOGUE RAISONNE 1962-1987. 2003, 4to, 383 pgs.

Armin Landeck: The Catalogue Raisonne of His Prints
Armin Landeck
The Catalogue Raisonne of His Prints
Hardcover      ISBN: 0809317400

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Armin Landeck, an American realist whose graphic career spanned more than half of the twentieth century, was trained as an architect but devoted his life to etching, creating his first print in 1927.

A brief period of study under Stanley William Hayter at Atelier 17 in New York City introduced Landeck to copper engraving, establishing his subsequent fascination with the burin and all it can do. For the rest of the l940s Landeck often used both drypoint and engraving on the same plate, but after 1950 he produced only copper engravings with the exception of three wood engravings in 1958.

This revised edition of a book first published in 1977 has been completely rewritten and expanded to include prints not known when the first edition was publishedplus the prints made by the artist from 1977 till his death in 1984. The first edition contained 127 prints and states; 164 prints and states are now pictured and described.

An important addition to this book outlines Landeck s participation in many national print exhibitions such as those at the Library of Congress and the Society of American Etchers. Reflecting the growing appreciation of Landeck s work, the list of public institutions that have Landeck prints in their permanent collections has grown from the first edition s thirty-one to this edition s ninety-six. A new section entitled "Notes on the Prints" gives in-depth information on many Landeck prints. An extensive bibliography is another feature of this second edition."

The Art of Juan Manuel Blanes
The Art of Juan Manuel Blanes
Paperback      ISBN: 1879128098

This collection of five essays and a useful chronology focuses on the canvases of Juan Manuel Blanes, the first internationally renowned painter from Uruguay. Born in 1830, Blanes was self-taught until he refined his skills in Italy in the 1860s.

Blanes's art illustrates Uruguayan society in all its splendor: portraits of gentlemen, ladies, and leaders; paintings of historical events; and his famous depictions of the gauchos. Blanes did more than simply portray his homeland, he helped create a national identity with his paintings, after the bloody Uruguayan civil war of 1839-1852.

The Art of Michael Parkes
The Art of Michael Parkes
Hardcover      ISBN: 9078460016

Oversize hardcover in dustjacket. Bound in publisher's red cloth with gilt printing on cover and spine. Condition is Good in a Near-Fine dustjacket. The first endpage of book has been removed and there are short notes in pen on the dedication page, half-title and frontis. Short notes in pen on 16 pages throughout book. Other than that the book and dustjacket are in Near-Fine condition.

Atelier Van Lieshout: A Manual
Atelier Van Lieshout
A Manual
Paperback      ISBN: 9069181827

Small 8vo oblong, unpaginated. Full bound in pictorial paper wraps with red and black titling on front cover and spine. Very minimal edge wear to wraps. Interior pages have light toning to edges. Full of intriguing color and b&w plates exploring interior and furniture design.

Audubon's Aviary: The Original Watercolors for the Birds of America
Audubon's Aviary
The Original Watercolors for the Birds of America
Hardcover      ISBN: 0847834832

A national treasure is celebrated in this landmark publication. The Birds of America is a monumental classic, but it has never been explored like this before. This important new volume presents all the dazzling watercolors that Audubon painted for these monumental engravings. We are familiar with the prints engraved by Robert Havell Jr., but Audubon's Aviary illuminates the original masterpieces that were created by Audubon himself and tells the story behind their creation with fresh insights and engaging quotes from his writings. These powerful paintings--all newly photographed using state-of-the-art techniques--possess a startling immediacy, vibrancy, and fluidity that link natural history, art, and a respect for the environment. These watercolors transmit Audubon's devotion to his craft with their inscriptions and layers of media wrought with a miniaturist's attention to detail and their revolutionary compositions, which for the first time in history depicted all the birds life-size. Audubon is considered America's first great watercolorist, introducing innovative approaches developed over a lifetime of study. Even judged alongside today's technology, his dramatic tableaux remain some of the most spectacular natural history documents and visually arresting works of art ever produced.

Carl Aubock: The Workshop
Carl Aubock
The Workshop
Hardcover      ISBN: 1576876152

The work Austria's premier design and fabrication shop-specializing in modern and sophisticated objects for the home in bronze, horn, wood, wicker, leather, and glass for over a century-is collected in Carl Aub ck: The Workshop.

The Werkst tte (Workshop) Carl Aub ck was founded in the 19th century-one of many workshops in Vienna specializing in bronze-casting. However, Carl Aub ck II (1900-1957) was one of the very few Viennese students who attended the Bauhaus in post-World War I Weimar, and when he returned to the Workshop he brought inspiration from this new design movement. Expert craftsmanship and superior quality materials such as hand-sewn leather, polished bronze, and various woods became the signature of the Bauhaus-inspired Aub ck Workshop and many of their whimsical, modernist designs stand out as prescient objets d'art.

Carrying on generations of the Workshop tradition, son Carl Aub ck III (1924-1993) and grandson Carl Aub ck IV (born 1954) were instrumental in forging ahead with new ideas and designs while preserving the quality craftsmanship and integrity of the Workshop which today remains among the last of its kind. Despite designing over 6,000 original objects and pieces of furniture in the early to mid-20th century, Aub ck somehow has eluded the spotlight and the Workshop's products remain cult objects of desire, cherished quietly by design greats and savvy collectors. More incredibly, only one quarter of the Workshop's designs have been documented, leaving an astounding 4,000 objects yet to be discovered.

Carl Aub ck: The Workshop documents hundreds of signature Workshop objects culled from exclusive private collections, and brings us into the Workshop itself with contemporary photographs, interviews with Carl Aub ck IV, and historical documents and photographs depicting the Workshop's historic legacy.

...The strange and luminous world of the Viennese designer Carl Aub ck (1900-57). A master of elemental materials like brass, leather, wood and horn, Aub ck had a flair for exquisitely turned curios-paperweights, corkscrews, pipe holders-that still exert a magnetic pull... His larger works-Nakashima-like free-edge wooden tables with spindly brass legs, leather-sling
magazine racks, gooseneck lamps that evoke alien plant life from 1950s sci-fi flicks-have their fans. But...the smaller household and office objects from the 1940s and '50s have made Aub ck a full-blown cult hero. Beloved by contemporaries like Charles and Ray Eames and Walter Gropius, these pieces are now hunted down by collectors the likes of Michael Maharam and Diane von Furstenberg.
- The New York Times, T Magazine, Brass in Pocket, Carl Aub ck's Exquisite Curios, May 20, 2010
Charles M. Russell: A Catalogue Raisonné
Charles M. Russell
A Catalogue Raisonné
Hardcover      ISBN: 080613836x

The definitive reference for scholars, collectors, curators, art dealers, libraries, and anyone who appreciates the art of Charles M. Russell

Charles M. Russell is our most beloved artist of the American West. His paintings, sketches, sculpture, illustrated letters, and stories are an unequalled legacy. Lavishly illustrated with more than 200 color and black-and-white reproductions of Russell's greatest works, this beautiful volume features essays by Russell experts and scholars who address important aspects of the artist's life and career. Inside the book is a unique key code that allows purchasers to access a private online catalogue (www.russellraisonne.com) of more than 4,000 works Russell created and signed during his lifetime. Original owners of the book will have unlimited access to the site once a user name and password have been created.

The online catalogue, which includes an enlargeable image of each work, is fully searchable. In addition, each entry includes the catalogue number, title, medium, dimensions, and, when available, the inscription, credit line, illustration, provenance, exhibition history, and bibliography. The catalogue will be updated on an ongoing basis as new information becomes available or additional works are found.

The result of more than a decade of research and scholarship, Charles M. Russell: A Catalogue Raisonn is published in cooperation with the Charles M. Russell Center for the Study of Art of the American West at the University of Oklahoma and with the C. M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana.



Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life
Charley Harper
An Illustrated Life
Hardcover      ISBN: 0978607651

This beautiful and large format book is the definitive monograph of artist/illustrator Charley Harper's work, spanning his five decade career. Charley likes to say, that when he paints a bird, he doesn't count all the feathers in the wings - he just counts the wings. He reduces his subject to the simplest possible visual terms without losing its identity. Minimal realism, he calls it, and it has had a tremendous influence on designers and artists familiar with his work. Bringing his legacy to a wider audience, Ammo Books celebrates this singular talent as well as his sparse, yet colorful and graphic style, in this impressive title that comes complete with one of four different artist's prints, signed and numbered by both Charley Harper and Todd Oldham.

Codex Seraphinianus
Codex Seraphinianus
Other    Hardcover      ISBN: 0847842134

An extraordinary and surreal art book, this edition has been redesigned by the author and includes new illustrations. Ever since the Codex Seraphinianus was first published in 1981, the book has been recognized as one of the strangest and most beautiful art books ever made. This visual encyclopedia of an unknown world written in an unknown language has fueled much debate over its meaning. Written for the information age and addressing the import of coding and decoding in genetics, literary criticism, and computer science, the Codex confused, fascinated, and enchanted a generation.

While its message may be unclear, its appeal is obvious: it is a most exquisite artifact. Blurring the distinction between art book and art object, this anniversary edition-redesigned by the author and featuring new illustrations-presents this unique work in a new, unparalleled light. With the advent of new media and forms of communication and continuous streams of information, the Codex is now more relevant and timely than ever. A special limited and numbered deluxe edition that includes a signed print is also available.