MOON, C: Carl Moon: Photographer and Illustrator of the American Southwest (Argonaut Book Shop Catalogue 83)

Carl Moon: Photographer and Illustrator of the American Southwest (Argonaut Book Shop Catalogue 83), book coverMoon, Carl; Haines, Robert D. Carl Moon: Photographer and Illustrator of the American Southwest (Argonaut Book Shop Catalogue 83). Argonaut Book Shop, 1982. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26262) $12.00

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A selection of Vintage Photographs, original art, and related material.

Moon, who studied under Thomas Moran, photographed a total of 29 tribes and villages. Bibliography.

Rubin, W: Frank Stella

Rubin, William. Frank Stella. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1970. Unmarked text. Some chipping and tears on dust jacket. Very Good in good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#26261) $18.00

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Spans the entire first decade during which Stella was an established artist. Includes his early transitional works, painted during his first months in NY and the austere and enigmatic Black paintings that followed, viewed in the context of historical art and art of the sixties.

Photos of the artist. Notes. Chronology. Bibliography.176p. 83 illustrations (18 in color, 4 foldouts).

SIMSON, O: The Gothic Cathedral: Origins of Gothic Architecture and the Medieval Concept of Order (Revised, Second Edition)

The Gothic Cathedral: Origins of Gothic Architecture and the Medieval Concept of Order (Revised, Second Edition), book coverSimson, Otto von. The Gothic Cathedral: Origins of Gothic Architecture and the Medieval Concept of Order (Revised, Second Edition). Princeton: The Bollingen, Pantheon, 1965. Unmarked text. Rubbed dust jacket. Very Good in good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#26258) $16.00

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Proposing that that the Gothic cathedral is an an image of supernatural reality, the author also asserts that Gothic architecture creates its own symbols, whether political, economic, intellectual, or artistic. Features the Abbey of St. Denis and Chartres.

Illustrated with 3 tipped in color plates, 44 B/W plates, and 9 text figures. 1965 reprint of the second edition, revised with additions in 1962. 278p. Index.

VAN GOGH, V: Vincent Van Gogh: Paintings and Drawings

Vincent Van Gogh: Paintings and Drawings, book coverJong, Casper de. Vincent Van Gogh: Paintings and Drawings. Amsterdam: National Museum Vincent van Gogh, 1973. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#26257) $14.00

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A collection of drawing and plates. Illustrations in both color and B/W.

Foreword by Dr. V. W. van Gogh.

Essay on life and work by Casper de Jong. Quotations from Vincent’s letters referring to paintings and drawings, translated into English. 122p.

SOTHEBY PARKE BERNET: Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Prints

 Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Prints, book coverSotheby Parke Bernet (Los Angeles). Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Prints. Unmarked text. Some edge wear. Very Good. Paperback. (#26255) $20.00

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Sale 131, September 23-24, 1974.

Artists include Josef Albers, Ivan Albright, Tom Holland, Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Linder, large Picasso selection, Rosenquist, Rauschenberg, Wayne Thiebaud, Zorn, and others. 130p.

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.