Art

A Little Girl Dreams of Taking the Veil (English and French Edition)
$16.54
ISBN
9780807610527
By
Ernst, Max
Publisher
George Braziller
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Small tear in cover at spine, clean inside. Binding good. No marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1108841
Location
L
Color Mixing the Van Wyk Way: A Manual for Oil Painters
$9.82
Description
A practical guide to color, Van Wyk explains color mixing clearly, simplifying the frustrating task of color composition to an easy step-by-step approach.
ISBN
9780929552095
By
Van Wyk, Helen
Publisher
Art Instruction Assoc
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1108130
Location
L
The Harlem Renaissance: Hub of African-American Culture, 1920-1930 (Circles of the Twentieth Century Series)
$7.53
Description
It was W.E.B. DuBois who paved the way with his essays and his magazine The Crisis, but the Harlem Renaissance was mostly a literary and intellectual movement whose best known figures include Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Countee Cullen, Claude McKay, and Jean Toomer. Their work ranged from sonnets to modernist verse to jazz aesthetics and folklore, and their mission was race propaganda and pure art. Adding to their visibility were famous jazz musicians, producers of all-black revues, and bootleggers.
Now available in paperback, this richly-illustrated book contains more than 70 black-and-white photographs and drawings. Steven Watson clearly traces the rise and flowering of this movement, evoking its main figures as well as setting the scene--describing Harlem from the Cotton Club to its literary salons, from its white patrons like Carl van Vechten to its most famous entertainers such as Duke Ellington, Josephine Baker, Ethel Waters, Alberta Hunter, Fats Waller, Bessie Smith, and Louis Armstrong among many others. He depicts the social life of working-class speakeasies, rent parties, gay and lesbian nightlife, as well as the celebrated parties at the twin limestone houses owned by hostess A'Lelia Walker. This is an important history of one of America's most influential cultural phenomenons.
ISBN
9780679758891
By
Watson, Steven
Publisher
Pantheon
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1108500
Location
F
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
$8.80
Description
The #1 New York Times bestselling guide to decluttering your home and the inspiration for the hit Netflix show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.

Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?

Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo's clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list).

With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house "spark joy" (and which don't), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo's newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home--and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.

ISBN
9781607747307
By
Kondo, Marie
Publisher
Ten Speed Press
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1109061
Location
F
An Ideal Country: Paintings by Dwight William Tryon in the Freer Gallery of Art
$30.50
ISBN
9780874515398
By
Merrill, Linda
Publisher
Freer
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1107310
Location
L
Angels and Demons in Art (A Guide to Imagery)
$8.66
Description
This sumptuously illustrated volume analyzes artists' representations of angels and demons and heaven and hell from the Judeo-Christian tradition and describes how these artistic portrayals evolved over time. As with other books in the Guide to Imagery series, the goal of this volume is to help contemporary art enthusiasts decode the symbolic meanings in the great masterworks of Western Art.
The first chapter traces the development of images of the Creation and the Afterworld from descriptions of them in the Scriptures through their evolution in later literary and philosophical works. The following two chapters examine artists' depictions of the two paths that humans may take, the path of evil or the path of salvation, and the punishments or rewards found on each. A chapter on the Judgment Day and the end of the world explores portrayals of the mysterious worlds between life and death and in the afterlife. Finally, the author looks at images of angelic and demonic beings themselves and how they came to be portrayed with the physical attributes--wings, halos, horns, and cloven hooves--with which we are now so familiar.
Thoroughly researched by and expert in the field of iconography, Angels and Demons in Art will delight readers with an interest in art or religious symbolism.
ISBN
9780892368303
By
Giorgi, Rosa
Publisher
J. Paul Getty Museum
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1107665
Location
F
The Artist's World in Pictures: The Photo Classic That Documents the New York School Action Painters
$9.40
ISBN
9780944007204
By
McDarrah, Fred W
Publisher
Sure Sellers Inc
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
1961 edition. Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
710624
Location
C
From Filippo Lippi to Piero Della Francesca, Fra Carnevale and the Making of a Renaissance Master
$18.12
ISBN
9781588391438
Publisher
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
709264
Location
A
Composition: A Series of Exercises in Art Structure for the Use of Students and Teachers
$6.29
Description
First published in 1899, Arthur Wesley Dow's Composition has probably influenced more Americans than any other text to think of visual form and composition in relation to artistic modernity. While Dow is known as the mentor of Georgia O'Keeffe and Max Weber, his legacy as a proponent of modern art has suffered undeserved neglect by recent artists and art historians.

In Composition Dow develops a system for teaching students to create freely constructed images on the basis of harmonic relations between lines, colors, and dark and light patterns. Greatly influenced by Japanese art, he expounds a theory of "flat" formal equilibrium as an essential component of telling pictorial creation. Generations of teachers and their public school pupils learned from Dow's orientalism and adopted basic postimpressionist principles without even knowing the term. The reappearance of Dow's practical, well-illustrated guide, enhanced by Joseph Masheck's discussion of its historical ramifications, is an important event for all concerned with the visual arts and the intellectual antecedents of American modernism.
ISBN
9780520207493
By
Dow, Arthur Wesley
Publisher
University of California Press
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
745540
Location
A
Pastel Workbook: A Complete Course in Ten Lessons
$6.75
Description
A survey of materials, equipment and the exciting range of pastels now available leads straight into the first lessons in mark-making and developing pastel techniques. The essentials of form, tone, light and colour are explained next, before moving on to working from life, both indoors and out. All the basic elements of picture making - including measuring and drawing skills, dealing with backgrounds, using photographs and sketchbooks, and tackling perspective - are explored here through a wonderful range of still-life, figurative and landscape subjects, which build skills as the lessons progress. Each lesson begins with a list of its aims, which are followed by clear instructions on how to achieve them. Step-by=step demonstrations, annotated artworks and finished paintings reveal the whole process in detail, while practical exercises allow beginners to build up their own invaluable workbook - from first strokes to finished landscapes.
ISBN
9780715313404
By
Simmonds, Jackie
Publisher
David & Charles
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
709204
Location
A
Late Medieval and Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts: 1350-1522, In the Houghton Library
$27.06
Description
Although the advent of the printing press heralded the end of the manuscript, the illuminated text still flourished through the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Many such manuscripts are works of extraordinary expressive power and have much to tell about the history of the graphic arts as well. Roger Wieck's catalogue carefully describes the extraordinary collection of graduals, breviaries, books of hours, and works of classical and vernacular literature assembled over the decades at Houghton Library.
ISBN
9780914630005
By
Wieck, Roger S
Publisher
Houghton Library of the Harvard College Library
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
742752
Location
L
Parkett Collaborations & Editions Since 1984: Catalogue Raisonné
$8.18
Description
For nearly two decades Parkett has been the leading international journal on contemporary art. Its in-depth presentations on artists have become the standard for criticism and analysis, and being selected to be in Parkett is considered an honor for contemporary artists worldwide. More than 100 artists have collaborated with Parkett on both the journal's content and the production of special art editions made available to the readers of Parkett. In this new catalogue raisonne, each of the 120 artists' editions are fully documented and reproduced in full color. Along with the editions, this volume also pays tribute to the many authors who have written texts for Parkett by providing a complete index of their contributions, and it reproduces each Parkett cover, now more than 60, in full color. Deborah Wye, a curator at the Museum of Modern Art, writes an essay looking at the various methods of collaboration between Parkett and the artists, including the editions, inserts, spines, covers, and design of the publication. Susan Tallman explores the diversity and richness of the artists' editions through the years. This book coincides with the exhibition Collaborations with Parkettt: 1984 to Now, at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in the spring of 2001.
ISBN
9783907582220
Publisher
Parkett
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
708697
Location
B