GALASSI, P: Before Photography: Painting and the Invention of Photography (MoMA, NYC)

Galassi, Peter. Before Photography: Painting and the Invention of Photography. Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1981. ISBN: 0870702548. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#23585) $12.00

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Exhibition catalog. Peter Galassi argues in this book that photography was not a technical achievement without artistic roots; photography was born of the transformation in artistic outlook that, after centuries of experimentation, came to value pictures that seem to be caught by the eye rather than composed by the mind.

He also argues that photography was a legitimate child of the Western pictorial tradition.

Catalog for exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA, NYC) in 1981. 152p, 82 plates (9 in color), 38 reference illustrations. Measures 10×8.5 inches.

STEADMAN, P: Vermeer’s Camera: Uncovering the Truth Behind the Masterpieces

Steadman, Philip. Vermeer’s Camera: Uncovering the Truth Behind the Masterpieces. Oxford University Press, 2001. ISBN: 0192159674. Unmarked. Unclipped dust jacket. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#26225) $16.00

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Steadman traces the development of the camera obscura and examines whether Vermeer employed one while crafting his work. 10 color plates. 72 illustrations. Notes. Index. Appendices. Bibliographic references. 207p.

HELMHOLTZ, HFL: On the Sensations of Tone As A Physiological Base for the Theory of Music

 On the Sensations of Tone As A Physiological Base for the Theory of Music, book coverHelmholtz, Hermann F. L. On the Sensations of Tone As A Physiological Base for the Theory of Music. Dover Publications, Inc., 1954. Unmarked. Previous owner’s name stamped on edge. Crease on front end page. Good. Paperback. (#26205) $16.00

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This classic links music theory and the natural sciences. A survey of the different principles of musical styles in history is followed by a detailed study of our own tonal system. Includes graphs, diagrams, tables, and musical examples.

New introduction by Henry Margenau (1954). The second English edition, translated, thoroughly revised and corrected, rendered conformal to the fourth (and last) German edition of 1877, with numerous additional notes and a new additional appendix bringing down information to 1885 and especially adapted to the use of music students by Alexander J. Ellis.

CLANCY, P: Video As Attitude (May 13-June 26, 1983). University Art Museum, New Mexico

Video As Attitude (May 13-June 26, 1983), book coverMay 13-June 26, 1983). University Art Museum, New Mexico, 1983. Unmarked. Previous owner embossment on front end page. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26199) $24.00

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Booklet for May 13-June 26, 1983 exhibition. Measures 10.25×7 inches. 18p.

Artists: Joan Jonas, Allan Kaprow, Bill Beirne, Juan Downey, Dieter Froese, Robert Gaylor, Gary Hill, Rita Myers, Bruce Nauan, Michael Smith, Francesc Torres, Steina and Woody Vasulka, and Bill Viola. Photographs of most artists, with their artist bio/statement. Video As Attitude (May 13-June 26, 1983), Bill Viola page

O’LEARY, D: Arranged Image Photography

O’Leary, Dennis; Harthorn, Sandy. Arranged Image Photograph.y Boise Gallery of Art and Yellowstone Art Center, 1983. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26197) $15.00

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6 color reproductions, 6 black and white reproductions (silver prints). Catalog of an exhibition featuring manipulated images with 43 photographers, including Judy Dater, Judith Golden, David Goldes, Kenneth Josephson, Les Krims, Duane Michals, Lucas Samaras, Cindy Sherman, William Wegman and others. Measures 8.5×11 inches. 20p.

BURGER, N: Photokina: Weltmesse des Bildes, Koln 1990, World’s Fair Of Imaging Systems, Cologne 1990

Photokina: Weltmesse des Bildes, Koln 1990, World's Fair Of Imaging Systems, Cologne 1990, book coverBurger, Norbert. Photokina: Weltmesse des Bildes, Koln 1990, World’s Fair Of Imaging Systems, Cologne 1990. Herausgeber, 1990. Unmarked. Small tear on back cover. Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26196) $20.00

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Beautifully illustrated. Catalog for 3-9 October 1990 event. Text in English and German. Photographers include Abe Frajndlich, Josef Scherrer, Carl de Keyzer, Sebastiao Salgado, Steve Fitch, Lewis Carroll, Edward Curtis, and others. 40p. Map.

NEIDRICH, W: Warren Neidich: Historic in(ter)ventions

Warren Neidich: Historic in(ter)ventions. MIT Press, 1991. ISBN: 0938437380. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26183) $16.00

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Catalog for exhibition at the MIT List Visual Arts Center, May 3-June 30, 1991, and Battle of Chicamauga: Aerial Reconnaissance Photographs and Amputation Without Anesthesia the the Photographic Resource Center, April 12-May 12, 1991. 16p. Measures 8.5×11 inches. Introduction by Ron Platt and Anita Douthat. Essay, “Framing History, by David Joselit. Large French flaps.