TURNER, JMW: Turner: Imagination and Reality (1966 MoMA exhibition)

 Turner: Imagination and Reality (1966 MoMA exhibition), book coverGowing, Lawrence. Turner: Imagination and Reality. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1966. Unmarked. Unclipped dust jacket with a closed tear. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#26254) $12.00

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Illustrated with 77 plates (16 in color). 64p. Measures 8.75×9.75 inches.

Catalog for 1966 exhibition at MOMA, New York.

Turner (1775-1851), an English Romanticist landscape painter, was considered a controversial figure in his day. He is now regarded as the artist who elevated landscape painting to an eminence that rivaled history painting.

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.

BEASLEY, B: Bruce Beasley : An Exhibition of Acrylic Sculpture

Beasley, Bruce; Elsner, William H. Bruce Beasley : An Exhibition of Acrylic Sculpture. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1972. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#26251) $10.00

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28 B/W plates. Also illustrated details and models. Photographs of the artist. Catalog for 1973 exhibitions at San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and San Diego museums. Measures 8×9 inches. Bruce Beasley (b. 1939) is an American abstract expressionist sculptor.

WILLIAMS, ML: Chinese Painting: An Escape From the “Dusty” World

Williams, Marjorie L. Chinese Painting: An Escape From the “Dusty” World. Cleveland Museum of Art, Indiana University Press, 1981. Unmarked text.Very Good. Paperback. (#26250) $10.00

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Topics include “A Linear Art,” Literati Painting, accessories of the scholar’s studio, and more. A Themes Art Book. Notes. Bibliography. Map. Chronology. Foldout inside back cover. 72p. Measures 8.5×7.25 inches.

MURRAY, E: Elizabeth Murray: Recent Paintings and Works on Paper

Elizabeth Murray: Recent Paintings and Works on Paper, book cover Elizabeth Murray: Recent Paintings and Works on Paper. John Berggruen Gallery, 1998. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26248) $20.00

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Catalog for September 10-October 10, 1998 exhibition. 12 color reproductions. Chronology. 32p.

Elizabeth Murray (1940-2007) was an American painter, printmaker and draughtsman.
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FRYBERGER, BG: Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Drawings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Butler (Stanford Art Book 13)

Fryberger, Betsy Geraghty. Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Drawings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Butler (Stanford Art Book 13). Stanford Art Gallery, 1971. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26245) $14.00

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Catalog for December 18, 1975-February 20, 1972. Illustrated in color and black/white. Measures 7.25×8.5 inches. 42p. Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) was a French painter, printmaker, draughtsman and illustrator. His immersion in the late 19th century Parisian life led him to produce a collection of enticing, elegant and provocative images of the modern, sometimes decadent, temper of those times.

MET MUSEUM: Recent Acquisitions: A Selection 2003-2004 (The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, LXII, No. 2, Fall 2004)

Recent Acquisitions: A Selection 2003-2004 (The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, LXII, No. 2, Fall 2004). New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2004. Unmarked text. 56p. Extensively illustrated. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, LXII, No. 2, Fall 2004. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26244) $10.00

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