Rare Art by Artist
Erwin Wurm: Neue Galerie Graz
Erwin Wurm
Neue Galerie Graz
Paperback      ISBN: 3775711813
Esteban Vicente
Esteban Vicente
Hardcover      ISBN: 155595099x
Esteban Vicente is the first book devoted to the life and work of the distinguished Spanish-born painter who, at age ninety-two, remains the only one of the original Abstract Expressionists still working at the peak of his powers. His luminous paintings and collages acknowledge the great Spanish tradition of Velazquez and Goya while simultaneously exploring the legacy of such modernist masters as Cezanne, Picasso, Mondrian, and Matisse. This magnificent volume reproduces all of Vicente's most important works from nearly a half century of constant evolution between cycles of austere painterly classicism and a passionate, explosive baroque. Oversize plates, including 84 in full color, present Vicente's paintings, collages, and drawings, capturing his rich, brilliant palette, elegant compositions, economy of means, and passionate clarity of feeling. Esteban Vicente is further enriched by extensive quotations from the artist's writings and interviews; rare documentary photographs; a chronology; lists of solo and group exhibitions and public collections; bibliography; and index.
Eva Hesse: Sculpture
Eva Hesse
Sculpture
Hardcover      ISBN: 0943221021
Fairfield Porter: An American Classic
Fairfield Porter
An American Classic
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810937190
The Family of Hummingbirds: The Complete Prints of John Gould
The Family of Hummingbirds
The Complete Prints of John Gould
Hardcover      ISBN: 0847860655
For all the bird lovers, the definitive collection of hummingbird illustrations by 19th-century naturalist painter John Gould, the "British Audubon". This sublime collection of 418 superbly detailed hand-colored lithographs of hummingbirds, created by John Gould, the “British Audubon,” in the mid-1800s, represents all the known species at that time and is the most complete ever produced of hummingbirds. Unlike John James Audubon, whose work focused on the avifauna of a single country, Gould’s folios illustrate species from around the world. His original set of folios—Family of Humming-Birds—reproduced here in its entirety, depicts the magnificent jewel-like birds together with botanicals native to their habitats in the most remote and exotic ecosystems of the Americas. In her essay for the book, co-author Laura Oppenheimer tells the story of Gould’s colorful life and places his work in the context of a remarkable period when exploration and classification of the world’s natural wonders was at the forefront of scientific discovery and universally celebrated in Victorian popular culture. Joel Oppenheimer details how Gould created the prints and presents an overview of nineteenth-century printmaking and lithography techniques. He also unravels the mystery behind the gold-leaf process that Gould employed to portray the iridescent quality of the hummingbirds’ plumage, resolving a long-standing controversy regarding who should be credited for its invention. This Family of Hummingbirds will delight birdwatchers, fans of natural history art, and hummingbird lovers everywhere.
Fired by Passion: Barockes Wiener Orzellan Der Manufaktur Claudius Innocentius Du Paquier
Fired by Passion
Barockes Wiener Orzellan Der Manufaktur Claudius Innocentius Du Paquier
German    Hardcover      ISBN: 3897903040
The first complete survey of early Viennese porcelain from the Du Paquier manufactory. Brilliant large-size images as well as knowledgeable essays provide a wonderful introduction into the fascinating world of Du Paquier porcelain. 3 volumes in one slipca
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.

Giotto
Giotto
2nd Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0789211149
This unusually beautiful volume, published in a grand format (it measures 11.5x13.25"), offers full-page and many fold-out color plates of outstanding quality of the religious scenes, altarpieces, and close-up details of the portrait-like faces of saints and angels of the great Italian painter Giotto. D'Arcais, an authority on the artist, surveys Giotto's entire career, including precise descriptions of the rendering of each of the figures, choice of subject, chronology within Giotto's oeuvre, condition of the painting, and details discovered in scientific study, making this a superlative resource on the artist. First published in 1995, this edition includes a new preface by the author summarizing recent discoveries and the reconstruction to the church of St. Francis in Assisi following the 1997 earthquake. An updated bibliography is also included. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Giovanni Bellini
Giovanni Bellini
Hardcover      ISBN: 0300043341

"4to, 347pgs. Full bound in dark blue cloth with silver stamped titling on spine and color illustrated dustjacket. Book is solid and interior is clean and bright full of beautiful color and black & white images. Light dust soiling to top edge of text block, else book is fine. Dustjacket has faint wear at head/tail of spine and corner tips, else clean and bright.

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.