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How Artists See Cities: Streets Buildings Shops Transportation

By: Carroll, Colleen

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Abbeville Kids: 1999

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 24837


Crisp, as new book. Library edition but NOT an ex-lib. Absolutely pristine. We love the Abbeville Kids art books in this series and this one is no exception. No only does it impart information about artists and their interpretations of cities, but it also provides activities and questions that open doors to new understanding of how art is made. The art is in full color and just beautiful throughout. This one's a keeper. Measures 8-1/2"x9" View more info

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Die Sieben Glucksgotter: 1958 German Language Japanese Art

By: Casal, U.S.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Tokyo, Japan Deutsche Gesellschaft für Natur- und Völkerkunde Ostasien/Gesellschaft für Natur- und Völkerkunde Ostasiens - Kommissionsverlag von Otto Harrassowitz: 1958

Seller ID: 23828


Very nice clean booklet in the German language about Japanese art. I ran the title through Google translation, but it came out The Seven Glucksgotters.The only way I would know what this booklet is about is the photos and drawings of various art items from Japan. The booklet measures 7-1/4" x 10-1/4" and has 41 pages, most of which are at the back of the booklet View more info

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Harvey Dinnerstein Artist At Work

By: Dinnerstein, Harvey

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Watson Guptill: 1979

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 23817A


This is not just a book about Harvey Dinnerstein and his artistic work, it's also Harvey Dinnerstein sharing his techniques with would-be artists. He discusses drawings, oil painting, the studio, evolving pictorial ideas, the work in progress, and more. The best of all though is the "Work In Prrogress" for which he paints a simple image and changes it by aplying a new process to the work. And then there's another change and another one until all become steps to get to ... View more info

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Ink & Gall A Marbling Journal Vol.1 Number 3

By: Fox, Polly (editor(

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Taos, New Mexico, Ing, Dexter: 1987

Edition: Fall, 1987

Seller ID: 25331


It's very hard to find issues of this journal dedicated to the art of marbling paper. This is the third issue published and is very clean with only one fault -- a small stain at the bottom corner which gets lighter as pages move forward. Affects pages 15 to 22 out of 24. Illustrated in black and white with the exception of one article which has a small piece of marbeled paper tipped-in. Articles include Marbling in Bee Sheva, Israel; the 19th Century Marbler; Alum & Its... View more info

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Illumination for Modern Calligraphers

By: Jarman, Christopher

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Watson-Guptill Pubnsnew York: 1988

Seller ID: 25863


Crisp, beautiful book -- printine inside and out with no names or writing and no tears or chips the the jacket which will arrive in brand new mylar cover. Only fault is a small crease to front endflap at the top. Book measures 8" tall and 10-3/4" wide. A how-to guide for calligraphers in the art of illumination with step-by-step instruction in gilding, outlining, and applying color. Beautiful. 144 pages. View more info

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Cezanne's Composition: Analysis of His Form with Diagrams and Photographs of His Motifs

By: Loran, Erle

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Berkeley and Los Angeles, University of California Press: 1947

Edition: Second Edition, Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 23619


Book is very handsome even without its dustacket. It has been nicely kept with clean pages and no creases. The former owner wrote a name and the year 1949 on the front pastedown. We will provide a brand new bookplate laid-in to use, or not, at buyer's discretion. The book measures 9-1/2" x 12-1/2" and has 141 pages. Among the topics addressed are these: how Cezanne organized a picture, materials and method, analysis of a still life, problems of perspective, aerial perspe... View more info

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Studio Potter Journal Volume Eight, Number One (June 1979)

By: Sabin, Peter; Williams, Gerry (editors)

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Goffstown, New Hampshire, The Daniel Clark Foundation: 1979

Edition: olume Eight, No. 1

Seller ID: 23707


Studio Potter Journal which is at least 40 years old. It was only published twice a year. This is the first one for 1979. What's interesting about this one is two articles with photographs of the artist, Bernard Leach, a potter from Great Britain. The first article is "Bernard Leach 1887-1979: Towards A Standard" and the second is "Bernard Leach Two Recollections". The first one can be removed and opened up to reveal on the back a full two page poster image of Leach. Ot... View more info

Design Fundamentals

By: Scott, Rbert Gillam

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill: 1951

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 17570IN


Book itself is very nice and clean inside and out with no names or writing. Dustjacket, however, is only fair with chips, tears and rubbing. We have, however, place it in a brand new mylar cover to prevent further damage. Profusely illustrated, primarily in black and white. Limited color. Focuses on the thoughts and feelings which underlie all creative design. By exploring the judgements of organization, form, balance, movement, proportion, rythmn, tone and color, the re... View more info

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The Professional Potter SIGNED First Ed.)

By: Shafer, Thomas

Price: $20.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Watson-Guptill: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23603


Book is very clean and nice with just a small flat crease to both the top front corner and the back front corner. Both corners are sharp with no softness to the cloth and boards.The dustjacket shows no sunning, no tears or chip,s and no price clip. Book is SIGNED on half title page thus: "Thomas Shafer, Boston Mills (Ohio), 1982. Other than the author's sgnature there is no writing, though there is an embossed marking of previous owner's name. Book measures 8-1/2" x 11... View more info

How To Draw and Paint The Figure

By: Smith, Stan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Secaucus, New Jersey: Chartwell Books, 1986:

Seller ID: 5291


Hard Cover. Near Fine/No DJ. No Edition Stated. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Large quarto in excellent condition. Clean as a whsitle with no outstanding defect. Paper over boards with bright pictorial cover art. Lavishly illustrated with step-by-step photos. Actual demonstrations, plus much info on techniques and materials, View more info

Fantasy Art Techniques

By: Vallejo, Boris

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Prentice-Hall: 1985

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 18500K


Crispo, clean, copy with no bumps and no names or writing. Dustjacket sowns a small tea to botom front edge, but has not been price-clipped and is most handsome in brand new mylar cover. Vallejo's fulkl color art takes center stage as he shared his techniques with would-be fantasy artists. 125 pages. The author's book "Mirage" also available. View more info