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.

PATTEMORE, AW: Art and Environment: An Art Resource for Teachers

Pattemore, Arnel W. Art and Environment: An Art Resource for Teachers. Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1974. ISBN: 0442265131. Unmarked. Clipped Dust Jacket with a closed tear. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#26252) $12.00

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Illustrated in color and B/W. Develops an art program that encourages each child to mirror the world in his or her own artwork, with all the basics of art instruction at the elementary level.

Units on people, architecture, urban planning, nature and ecology, and more. 8.25 inches square. Bibliography. Index. 143p.

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.

TOBEY, M: Mark Tobey: Works on Paper; from Northern California and Seattle Collections, Celebrating the centenary of the artist’s birth

Kays, Judith S. Mark Tobey: Works on Paper; from Northern California and Seattle Collections, Celebrating the centenary of the artist’s birth. Stanford Art Museum, 1990. Unmarked text. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26229) $16.00

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Catalog introduction by Paul Cummings. Essay by Judith S. Kay. 5 color and 12 B/W plates. 24p. Measures 7×10 inches. Sections on his work and his techniques.

Mark Tobey (1890-1976) was an American artist. His densely structured compositions, inspired by Asian calligraphy, resemble Abstract expressionism, although the motives for his compositions differ.

Van Hoesen, B: Beth Van Hoesen: Paintings, drawings, and prints: An exhibition

Beth Van Hoesen: Paintings, drawings, and prints: An exhibition, drawingBarton, Brigid S.; Johnson, Robert Flynn. Beth Van Hoesen: Paintings, Drawings, and Prints: An Exhibition. de Saisset Museum, 1983. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#26226) $30.00

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Catalog for exhibition organized by Robert Flynn Johnson as guest curator for the de Saisset Museum, University of Santa Clara and The Art Museum Association of San Francisco.

Foreword by Brigid S. Barton. Essay by Robert Flynn Johnson. Artist Statement.

Photograph of the artist. 9 plates. Exhibition checklist.

Known for her whimsical portraits of animals, Van Hoesen’s subject matter also includes landscapes, figures, and still lifes. Illustrated. Measures 7.5×11 inches.

MOORE, A: Alan Moore: Conversations (Conversations with Comic Artists Series)

Alan Moore: Conversations (Conversations with Comic Artists Series). University of Mississippi, 2012. ISBN: 9781617031595. Ex-library. Unmarked. B/W illustrations. Good. Hardcover. (#26191) $12.00

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British comics writer Alan Moore (b. 1953) has a reputation for equal parts brilliance and eccentricity.

Nominated for an Eisner award, this book includes ten substantial interviews with David Lloyd, Garry Leach, Christopher Sharrett, Tasha Robinson, Jess Nevins, Chris Mautner, and others.

Edited by Eric L. Berlatsky.

BRODY, J: The Print Collector’s Newsletter (Volume XXI, Issues 1-6, 1990-1991)

The Print Collector's Newsletter (Volume XXI, Issues 1-6, 1990-1991), coverBrody, Jacqueline (editor). The Print Collector’s Newsletter (Volume XXI, Issues 1-6, 1990-1991). Print Collector’s Newsletter, Inc., 1990. Unmarked. Illustrated. Issued with 3-holes punched and collected in standard blue binder. 248p. Very Good. Unbound in Binder. (#26164) $125.00

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6 issues (March-April 1990, May-June 1990, July-August 1990, September-October 1990, November-December 1990, January-February 1991).

Articles on Paul Strand, Christopher Wool, Minimal Prints, Galka Scheyer, Rembrandt, David Storey, Samuel Butler, Brodsky and Utkin, Barbara Ess, John Walsh, Julius Held, William Eggleston, Grotesque Photography, and more. Interviews with Robert Gober and Barbara Bloom.