Rockland, Maine: The William A. Farnsworth Art Museum and Library, 1975. Hard Cover. As. 169 pp. B/w and color ills. Blue cover with silver lettering on front. Color ills. tipped in, many b/w ills. Artists include Charles Curtis Allen, George Bellows, Frank Benson, Carroll Thayer Berry, George Catlin, Thomas Eakins, Stephen Etnier, Jonathan Fisher, Charles Dana Gibson, Winslow Homer, Fitz Hugh Lane, Ann Wyeth McCoy, John McCoy, Maurice Prendergast, Howard Pyle, Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Sully, Stow Wengenroth, Andrew Winter, Andrew Wyeth, Jamie Wyeth, N.C. Wyeth, William Zorach, and many more. Very Good.
Detroit, Michigan: Detroit Museum of Art, 1919. Half Leather. First Edition. 420 +/- pp. B/w ills. A bound collection of quarterly issues, covering October 1919 through May 1924, Vol. I, No. 1, through Vol. V, No. 6. Privately bound in half leather over yellow marbled boards. Five raised bands on spine set off with gilt rules. Gilt title block, gilt dentelles at top and bottom of spine. Matching marbled eps. There is a gap between eps and bound contents, but binding is tight. Pages show a few finger marks, but basically very clean. Many b/w ills; lists of acquisitions, special exhibits. See our Books #004580-004584 for matched binding of other Museum publications. Very Good Plus.
New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1940. Wraps. Limited. Unpaginated. Paper covers worn, contents fine. From a limited edition of 1000, a guide to a special exhibition of heads in sculpture fromo the Museum Collection, January - March 1940. Foreword by William M. Ivins, Jr., Acting Director. Very Good.
London: George Newnes Limited. Hard Cover. 2 Vols., n.d.. (late 1940s at the earliest). Gray boards are faintly foxed (2nd vol. is also scuffed). Gilt on blue cloth spines is faded, head and heel of spines worn. Book plate attached to fep in both volumes. Both vols. slightly shaken, sepia tint frontispieces badly foxed, else interior is clean and bright. Each volume consists of an introductory essay, a chronological listing by artist and numerous b/w plates. Very Good.
Detriot, MI: The Detroit Institute of Arts, 1970. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Printing. 209 pp. No dust jacket as issued. Brown cloth covered boards with color illustration of "Poppies" by Henri Matisse inset in front cover board. Light scuffing to covers, minor age toning to interior pages. Laid in is a card indicating that the book was a gift from Frederick J. Cummings of The Detroit Institute of Arts. This book is from the collection of David Rust, former Curator at the National Gallery in Washington, DC, his name is written in black ink on the first free endpaper. Very Good.
Aix-en-Provence: Foundation Vasarely, 1975. Wraps. First Edition. 92 pp. Color ills. Card covers are created with wrapped flaps. Front cover has color photo of museum and blue sky. Cover is scuffed, with one thumbnail-sized blemish. Edges a bit worn, White on black spine. English edition. Basically a guide to the museum, contents are clean, bright, and versatile. Good.
Kolodziej, Marian. Gdansk, Poland: stowo/obraz, 1995. Hardcover. First Edition. Unpaginated. Oblong 4to. Light wear to dust jacket, which is now in mylar cover. Dust jacket also folds out to create a poster of one of Kolodziej's images from the exhibition of a field of skeletons in black & white. Text in German.
Catalog that accompanied the exhibition of the same name. This exhibition represented Marian Kolodziej's interpretation of his experiences in Auschwitz during his internment through his art and as an installation at the Nationalmuseums Gdansk. Artist's statement and curator's statement printed on a separate pamphlet in English and laid into this volume. Fine / fine.
New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1998. Wraps. First Edition. Unpag. Oblong 8vo. Clear plastic cover with a cast suface that mimics the building renderings printed on cover that can be seen through plastic. Clena, crisp copy.
Case statement brochure for MoMA's expansion plans in the late 1990s which they did complete. Fine.
Brunswick, Maine: Bowdoin College, 1976. Paper. First Edition. 128 pp., plus a similar number of b/w plates. Front cover has a b/w photo of a medal of a woman in silhouette and the rear cover has a b/w photo a plaquette of "The contest between Atalanta and Hippomenes." Covers and spine are slightly aged, soiled and shelf-worn. Spine is sun-struck and rubbed along hinges. Corners are bumped and chipped. Edges are slightly soiled. First half of this volume consists of brief artists' biographies and descriptions of pieces of their work in the collection. The second half consists of "Illustrations of the Medals and Plaquettes" -- b/w photos numerically keyed to the information in the first half. Pages 287-292, and the rear cover, have been bent...
New York: Museum of Modern Art; Harper & Row, 1981. Gray Cloth. 430 pp. 328 ills., 101 in color. Silver lettering on spine. Black eps. Dj sunned, smudged on back, small tear at top. Revised and updated edition of Russell's 1974-75 series of 12 for Book-of-the-Month Club. Survey of modern art 1875-1975. Very Good / Good.
Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1988. Hardcover. First Edition. 688 pp. B/w ills, some color. Black covers monogrammed center front with a gilt "G." Bright gilt on spine. Silver dj illustrated with a gold cup and cover from Germany center front. At head of spine, the paper is creased, untorn. Maroon eps have same monogram on ffep. Contents are clean and tight, with clear illustrations, many in gold or silver. This astonishing collection was displayed at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1986. Preparation of this catalogue took curator Timothy Schroder more than two years. A valuable reference, a thing of beauty. Fine / Near Fine.
New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1969. Hardcover. First Edition. 216 pp. B/w ills. Red cover has bright gilt on spine, gilt museum logo lower front corner. Book pristine. The second number of the Museum's new publication spotlighting research. Topics include stained-glass windows from the Carmelite Church at Boppard-am-Rhein, early 16th C. Flemish tapestries, the Couchet harpsichord, and more. Fine.