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Frederic Lord Leighton : Late President *of the Royal Academy of Arts, An Illustrated Record of his Life and Work
Frederic Lord Leighton : Late President *of the Royal Academy of Arts, An Illustrated Record of his Life and Work
Hardcover      SKU: 1199240834

"*OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS, AN ILLUSTRATED RECORD OF HIS LIFE AND WORK. 1898, 4to, 101 pgs. Full bound green cloth with gilt title and decoration on spine and front board, blind stamp on rear board. Numerous black and white illustration plates and engravings of Leighton's work. Some fraying to cloth at head and tail of spine and board cornertips, and some dust soil to cloth and edges of text block. Interior clean throughout. A solid book full of beautiful plates.

Gothic Vision: F. L. Griggs and his Work
Gothic Vision
F. L. Griggs and his Work
Hardcover      SKU: 1199459461

4to. Full bound in black cloth. Gilt titling on spine. Number 125 of a LIMITED EDITION of 600 copies. SIGNED by author. Book shows little wear. No dustjacket, as issued.

Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment
Henri Cartier-Bresson
The Decisive Moment
Hardcover      ISBN: 3869307889

Within the canon of European photography books it would be difficult to find one more famous, revered and influential as Henri Cartier-Bresson's The Decisive Moment, wrote Jeffrey Ladd in Time LightBox, in a feature on Steidl's new edition of this ultimate photobook classic. Originally published in 1952, this collection of Cartier-Bresson's best work from his early years was embellished with a collage cover by Henri Matisse. The book has since influenced generations of photographers, while its English title defined the notion of the famous peak in which all elements in the photographic frame accumulate to form the perfect image--not the moment of the height of the action, necessarily, but the formal, visual peak. This new publication--the first and only reprint since the original 1952 edition--is a meticulous facsimile of the original book that launched the artist to international fame, with an additional booklet on the history of The Decisive Moment by Centre Pompidou curator Cl ment Ch roux.

Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) was born in Chantelou-en-Brie, France. He initially studied painting and began photographing in the 1930s. Cartier-Bresson cofounded Magnum in 1947. In the late 1960s he returned to his original passion, drawing. In 2003 Cartier-Bresson established the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris, one year before his death.

Henri Rousseau: Archaic Naivete
Henri Rousseau
Archaic Naivete
Hardcover      ISBN: 8866482560
Henry Moore: A Shelter Sketchbook
Henry Moore
A Shelter Sketchbook
Hardcover      ISBN: 379130867x

Gathers the sketches the British sculptor made of people finding shelter in the Underground railway stations during the Blitz



Humongolous: Sculpture and Other Works by Tim Hawkinson
Humongolous
Sculpture and Other Works by Tim Hawkinson
Hardcover      ISBN: 0917562690

Paper covers, nice copy, inside bright and crisp.

Hundertwasser: Complete Graphic Work 1951-1976
Hundertwasser
Complete Graphic Work 1951-1976
Hardcover      ISBN: 3791341146

Although books on Hundertwasser's work abound, few are as satisfying as this luxuriously designed, one of a kind volume thhat was originally created as an exhibition catalog. Bound in black linen, foil-embossed, and printed in six colors with impeccable attention to detail, this gem of a book contains nintey-eight color illustrations featuring a selection of Hundertwasser's graphic works along with critical texts and commentary by the artist. A short introduction, an essay on the artist's grapgic work and an up-to-date biography make this an indispensable book for fans of Hundertwasser and lovers of beauty.

Ida Applebroog: Nothing Personal, Paintings 1987-1997
Ida Applebroog
Nothing Personal, Paintings 1987-1997
Hardcover      ISBN: 0886750520

Ida Applebroog (b. 1929) has received international acclaim for the complexly psychological sensibility of her large, multi-paneled paintings. The deceptive, childlike quality of her work masks sometimes startlingly violent themes. This book, which serves as catalog to a major upcoming exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., showcases the work of the painter's productive past eleven years, and is among the most substantial collections of her art.

The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation
The Illusion of Life
Disney Animation
Hardcover      ISBN: 0786860707
The most complete book on the subject ever written, this is the fascinating inside story by two long-term Disney animators of the gradual perfecting of a relatively young and particularly American art from, which no other move studio has ever been able to equal. The authors, Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, worked not only with the legendary Walt Disney himself but also with other leading figures in the half-century of Disney films. They personally animated leading characters in most of the famous films, and have decades of close association with the other men and women who helped perfect this extremely difficult and time-consuming art form (each feature requires some two and half million drawings ). Not to be mistaken for just a "how-to-do-it," this voluminously illustrated volume (like the classic Disney films themselves) is definitely intended for everyone to enjoy.
Besides relating the painstaking trial-and-error development of Disney's charcter animation technology, this book irresistibly charms us with almost an overabundance of the original historic drawings used in creating some of the best-loved characters in American culture: Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, Snow White and Bambi (among many, many others) as well as early sketches used in developing memorable sequences from classic features such as Fantasia and Pinocchio. With the full cooperation fo Walt Disney Productions and free access to the studio's priceless archives, the authors took unparalleled advantage of their intimate long-term experience with animated films to choose the precise drawings to illustrate their points from among hundreds of thousands of pieces of artwork carefully stored away.
The book answers everybody's question about how the amazingly lifelike effects of Disney character animation were achieved, including charming stories of the ways that many favorite animated figures got their unique personalities. From the perspective of two men who had an important role in shaping the art of animation, and within the context of the history of animation and the growth of the Disney studio, this is the definitive volume on the work and achievement of one of America's best-known and most widely loved cultural institutions. Nostalgia and film buffs, students of popular culture, and that very broad audience who warmly responds to the Disney "illusion of life" will find this book compelling reading (and looking ).

"Limited 284/3500. 4to, 576pgs. Full bound in burgundy silk with matching slipcase. Book is signed by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston on front fold-out, replete with bright full color illustrations throughout. Slipcase is in fine condition with color illustrated paper label from Pinocchio on side panel. Corner is bumped at tail edge of front board, else book is very fine. [AUT]Johnston, Ollie

Ilya Repin and the World of Russian Art
Ilya Repin and the World of Russian Art
Hardcover      ISBN: 0231069642