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How humans have attempted to reproduce nature's colours. Vivid colours of the rainbow covers. Colour photos/illustrations. 424 pages. A lovely copy contained in publisher's slipcase which is a little scuffed.
Introduced by Michael Levey. Large format. Brown cloth spine and rear cover, gilt titles. Pictorial front board. Colour and b/w illustrations and photos. A lovely copy contained in publisher's slipcase which is lightly marked and scuffed.
Introduced by Martin Kemp. Large format. Dark brown cloth, gilt title to spine. Colour pictorial front cover. Colour illustrations. A lovely copy contained in publisher's slipcase which is split along one edge and is scuffed.
THE FOLIO SOCIETY BOOK OF THE 100 GREATEST PAINTINGS
Written by Martin Bailey.
Stock no. 1826424
Published by Folio Society. 1st 2001. Slightly better than very good condition.
Large format. Edited by Martin Bailey. Blue cloth with gilt titles and the names of artists in gilt to front cover. Colour illustrations throughout. A lovely copy contained in publisher's slipcase which is lightly faded at one end, a little scuffed and lightly rubbed at open edges.
Large format. Introduction by Charles Saumarez Smith. Green cloth spine, gilt titles. Colour pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. A lovely copy, appears unread, contained in publisher's slipcase which is lightly scuffed.
THE PAINTINGS OF KEN HOWARD: DRAWN BY THE LIGHT
Written by Michael Spender. Illustrated by Ken Howard.
Stock no. 1826415
Published by David & Charles. 1st 1992. Very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
A prestigious collection of work by Ken Howard, one of Britain's most admired living artists. Large oblong format. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w and colour illustrations. ISBN: 0715399195. Minor pale foxing to pastedowns. Blank shiny tissue guards to front and rear loosely inserted. Light page crinkling but contents are clean. Black pictorial dustwrapper is price-cut and just a little scuffed to rear panel.
IMAGES FROM THE FLOATING WORLD: THE JAPANESE PRINT
Written by Richard Lane.
Stock no. 1826414
Published by Alpine Fine Arts Collection. 1st UK 1978. Very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Including an Illustrated Dictionary of Ukiyo-e containing cross-referenced entries for artists, schools, techniques, historical periods, etc. This book sis an extensive history of the development of ukiyo-e in its sociological context and of the lives of its masters, with particular emphasis on the innovation in style and techniques that each one contributed. Large, heavy format. Black cloth boards, silver title to spine. B/w illustrations, some colour illustrations. ISBN: 0881688894. Text block slightly grubby in appearance and a few small foxspots to top edge. Contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly faded to front flap edge, lightly browned to spine. Musty odour present.
Written by Philip Long; John Leighton. Illustrated by Elizabeth Blackadder.
Stock no. 1826396
Published by Yale University Press. 1st 2011. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
Exhibition of the artist's paintings at the Scottish National Gallery from July 2011. Introduction by John Leighton. A celebration and an invitation to look again at the work of one our greatest living painters. Green cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Colour illustrations throughout. ISBN: 9780300179002. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly faded to spine.
A BIGGER MESSAGE: CONVERSATIONS WITH DAVID HOCKNEY
Written by Martin Gayford.
Stock no. 1826392
Published by Thames and Hudson. 1st 2011. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
Pink/lilac boards with black title to spine. This is a record of a decade of conversations with acclaimed art critic Martin Gayford. Hockney reveals via reflection, anecdote, passion and humour the fruits of his lifelong meditations on the problems and paradoxes of representing a three-dimensional world on a flat surface. ISBN: 9780500238875. Pale, minor foxing to top edge of text block. Else a lovely copy. Pictorial dustwrapper lightly creased at top of spine and a minor scuff to center of spine.
Card wraps. Fully illustrated in colour. Contains essays on: Gericault, Delacroix, Courbet, Manet, Fantin-Latour, Cezanne, Degas, Redon, Bonnard, Vuillard, Vallotton, Braque, Magritte, Oldenburg, Howard Hodgkin and Lucian Freud. ISBN: 9780224102018. Text block just very slightly grubby else contents clean.
MATISSE THE MASTER: A LIFE OF HENRI MATISSE VOLUME TWO, 1909-1954
Written by Hilary Spurling.
Stock no. 1826356
Published by The Penguin Group. Circa 2006. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
Whitbread Book of the Year 2005. Red cloth spine with gilt title, beige paper boards. B/w photos & illustrations, a few colour illustrations. ISBN: 9780241133392. Fourth printing.
THOMAS BEWICK: A RESUME OF HIS LIFE AND WORK
Written by Graham Reynolds. Illustrated by Thomas Bewick.
Stock no. 1826352
Published by Art & Technics Limited. 1st 1949. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Green cloth boards, gilt title to spine (reads 'The Engravings of Thomas Bewick'). B/w illustrations. A few minor knocks to board edges. Text block browned. Pictorial dustwrapper is grubby, worn at corners and browned to rear panel.