"*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.
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.
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 (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.
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