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Image for The Eclipse of Art : Tackling the Crisis in Art Today

The Eclipse of Art : Tackling the Crisis in Art Today

By: Spalding, Julian

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Prestel Publishing Ltd: 2003

Seller ID: 065378

ISBN: 3791328816

Condition: Near Fine


One of the world's most outspoken critics, explores the modern public's alienation from contemporary art and makes a powerful plea for the revival of communication, accessibility and traditional skills in the field. Clean, bright copy which appears unread - 126 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Bowles Collection of 18th-century English and French Porcelain

By: Spero, Simon

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 066665

ISBN: 0884010821

Condition: Very Good


Features 182 entries including colour illustrations, discussing the history and decorative influences for each piece. Large format, glossy copy. Lightest shelfwear to covers - 189 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Keith Spurgin's Abandoned Filling Station. - SIGNED COPY

By: Spurgin, Keith

Price: £55.00

Publisher: Penzance, Cornwall, Andrew Lanyon: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 064425

Condition: Near Fine


SIGNED limited edition number 66/200. Numerous tipped-in colour plates + b/w illustrations to the text. Clean bright paperback hand stitched into card covers. 30 pages. View more info

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British Painters Their Story and Their Art

By: Staley, Edgcumbe

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, T.C. & E.C. Jack:

Seller ID: 034540

Condition: Good


A study of the story of British painting sketching the panorama of seven hundred years from 1216 to 1910. Illustrated with 24 colour plates. Square, tight copy bound in decorated blue cloth boards - slightly darkened spine.. 280 pages including index. Edges & endpapers foxed but text block clean. Undated but gift inscription on front endpaper dated Xmas 1913. A good copy. View more info

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Watercolour Painting

By: Staples, Frank A.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Blandford: 1956

Edition: Third Impression

Seller ID: 056716

Condition: Good


Contains the basic facts a landscape painter should know, and explains them in a non-technical manner suited to hobbyist or art student covering the problems of equipment, how to get started and what to look for while adventuring in the filed of landscape painting. A clean tight hardback. No jacket. 136 pages including index. View more info

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Picasso : Creator and Destroyer

By: Stassinopoulos Huffington, Arianna

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 047311

ISBN: 0297793659

Condition: Good


Compelling biography which captures all of Picasso's magnetism, and obsessive passions, and the struggle between his power to create and his compulsion to destroy. Good clean hardback in price-clipped dustwrapper which shows signs of wear/tear. Previous owner's name and date on front pastedown. 32 pages of illustrations. 559 pages including index. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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Barbara Hepworth: Centenary

By: Stephens, Chris (editor)

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Tate Publishing Ltd: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065607

ISBN: 1854374796

Condition: Very Good


Published to commemorate the centenary of her birth this beautifully illustrated book accompanied the exhibitions at the Tate St. Ives and Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Clean, crisp large format copy in card covers. 160 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Only Connect ...: Poets, Painters, Sculptors: Friendships and Shared Passions 1924-1994

By: Strachan, Walter

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Charlbury, Jon Carpenter: 2004

Seller ID: 065757

ISBN: 1897766947

Condition: Very Good


The author tells the story of some of the rich connections he made during his life and the kindred spirits he met. Very good clean paperback with faded spine. 268 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Photographs (CATALOGUE)

By: Swann Galleries

Price: £12.50

Publisher: New York, NY, USA, Swann Galleries: 1995

Seller ID: 058747

Condition: Very Good


Auction catalogue for the sale of Photographic Literature & 19th Century Photographs and 20th Century Photographs held at Swann Galleries, 104 East 25th Street, New York on Tuesday, April 4, 1995. Clean, bright, glossy paperback which includes a Photographer and Subject index (with lot number references). Next post dispatch. View more info

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Layout Source Book

By: Swann, Alan

Price: £17.50

Publisher: Secaucus, NJ, USA, The Wellfleet Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031063

ISBN: 1555215300

Condition: Near Fine


Brings together over 400 of the best examples from the last 100 years to act as an inspiration for all graphic designers. Clean, bright hardback with slightest wear & tear to d/w - 192 pages including index and credits. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Ancient Painting from the Earliest Times to the Period of Christian Art (SIGNED)

By: Swindler, Mary Hamilton

Price: £85.00

Publisher: New Haven, CT, U.S.A., Yale University Press: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 053942

Condition: Good


Designed primarily for students of Classical Archaeology, and for students of Art in general. Light tanning to page margins else a clean very heavy large volume hardback in brown boards, showing light shelfwear, with gilt decoration and lettering. SIGNED by the author to the ffep in black ink with the inscription ''Fred & M.? Curwen from MHS the author. 1929.''. Includes the author's small complimentary card. 487 pages including index plus 640 plates. View more info

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Goya

By: Symmons, Sarah

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Oresko Books: 1977

Seller ID: 052415

ISBN: 0905368150

Condition: Very Good


Study of the life and work of the artist gauging the tension between his private and public life, examining his patrons and his success as a professional artists. A very good clean large format softcover illustrated with 83 b/w and colour plates. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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Rodin

By: Taillandier Yvon

Price: £10.50

Publisher: Milan, The Uffici Press:

Seller ID: 017681

Condition: Good +


A good, clean copy in jacket tatty jacket which shows signs of wear and tear. Illustrated throughout in colour and b&w. 95pp. Translated from the French by Anne Ross. View more info

Image for The Waddesden Bequest : The Legacy of Baron Ferdinand Rothschild to the British Museum

The Waddesden Bequest : The Legacy of Baron Ferdinand Rothschild to the British Museum

By: Tait, Hugh

Price: £14.50

Publisher: London, The Trustees of the British Museum: 1981

Seller ID: 032627

ISBN: 0714113573

Condition: Very Good


The dazzling collection of objets d'art bequeathed by Rothchild in 1898. Demonstrates the rich diversity of Renaissance taste and the outstanding skill and ingenuity of Renaissance craftmanship. Clean, bright, large format catalogue with slightest signs of storage - 96 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Studies in Animal Painting

By: Tayler, Frederick

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co: 1884

Seller ID: 066963

Condition: Reading Copy


Reading copy only as guttering of two pages have been reinforced previously with sellotape which has darkened and now crumbled leaving one of the pages loose. Loss to margin at top of page facing page 7 with the plate of head of collie dog - the plate is unaffected. Prize inscripiton to front endpaper. Loss to cloth at head of spine strip and splitting to cloth along spine strip. All plates are present and in good condition. View more info

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Collins Learn to Paint Buildings in Watercolour

By: Taylor, Richard S.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 2002

Seller ID: 019601

ISBN: 0007113137

Condition: Near Fine


As new, unread copy of this now hard-to-find title which shows signs of light shelf wear. "Discover the excitement of painting buildings in watercolour under the expert guidance of well-known professional artist and teacher Richard Taylor". Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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An Exhibition of Paintings By Cezanne Organized with the Edinburgh Festival Society

By: The Arts Council of Great Britain

Price: £6.50

Publisher: England, The Arts Council of Great Britain: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 050529

Condition: Reading Copy


The programme for the exhibition held at the Tate Gallery between 29 September and 27 October 1954. Illustrated with 16 mono plates + colour Frontis. Internally clean. The front cover is marked and rear cover scuffed. View more info

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Monet French School

By: Thomas, David

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, The Medici Society: 1963

Seller ID: 049948

Condition: Very Good


Brief biography of Monet comprising of 16 pages of text & b/w pictures followed by 6 colour plates on card. Slight sunning to covers. Part of the Masters in Colour Series. View more info

Image for Eric Gill : With a Critical Monograph by Charles Marriott

Eric Gill : With a Critical Monograph by Charles Marriott

By: Thorp, Joseph

Price: £100.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 054213

Condition: Very Good


Study on the subject's work in stone which emphasizes the supreme skill of hand of this versatile artist. From the collection of Francis Cooper after it was gifted to him with the compliments of the staff of the Dundee School of Art as their inscription shows on the ffep. Contains 40 full-page collotype plates illustrating Mr. Gill's work and includes a few of his admirable drawings. Generally clean copy in an unclipped d/w showing light shelfwear and a small loss - 27 pages of text followed by 38 plates. View more info

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Fragonard - Biographical and Critical Studies

By: Thuillier, Jacques

Price: £17.50

Publisher: Lausanne, Switzerland, Skira: 1967

Seller ID: 047280

Condition: Very Good


Part of The Taste of Our Time series. Covers the life and entire career of Fragonard and is illustrated throughout with colour plates offering examples of his work. A very good clean hardback (no dustwrapper). 159 pages including index. View more info