PAPADAKIS, AC: British and American Art: The Uneasy Dialectic (Art and Design Profile, No 5)

Papadakis, Andreas C. (editor). British and American Art: The Uneasy Dialectic (Art and Design Profile, No 5). The Academy Group, 1987. ISBN: 0856709301. Unmarked. Some edge wear. Good. Paperback. (#26080) $18.00

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Contributors include Robert Rosenblum, Mary Rose Beaumont, Peter Fuller, Charles Jencks and others. Well illustrated. 80p.

KUBIAK, R: Richard Aber, Doug Edge, Jud Fine: Santa Barbara Artists: 1978

Kubiak, Richard. Richard Aber, Doug Edge, Jud Fine: Santa Barbara Artists: 1978. Santa Barbara Museum of art, 1978. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26073) $30.00

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Exhibition catalog (2 June 1978–9 July 1978). B/W reproductions. 16p. Brings together three Santa Barbara artists who are involved with 3-dimensional art, through the word sculpture incorrectly categorizes their projects.

LESSING, GE: Laocoon: An Essay Upon the Limits of Painting and Poetry

Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim. Laocoon: An Essay Upon the Limits of Painting and Poetry. New York: The Noonday Press, 1965. Unmarked. Good. Paperback. (#26070) $12.00

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Translated by Ellen Frothingham. 245p.

Lessing’s contention is that confusion of the arts, such as literary painting or descriptive verse, can only lead to aesthetic disaster. According to Greek mythology, Laocoon was a Trojan priest who, along with his two sons, offended the gods. As punishment, the three were strangled by sea serpents.

The discovery in 1506 of an ancient Greek sculpture showing the three figures in their death agony not only gave rise to renewed interest in the classical period but also created repercussions in the art world.

It was this work of art that German dramatist and critic Gotthold Lessing used as a point of reference for his essay Laocoon, originally published in 1766.

CLARK, R: Dark Water: Flood and Redemption in the City of Masterpieces

Clark, Robert. Dark Water: Flood and Redemption in the City of Masterpieces. Doubleday, 2008. ISBN: 9780767926485. Unmarked. Deckle edge. Unclipped dust jacket.Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#26062) $12.00

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End papers illustrated with maps. Describes the Arno River flood that deluged Florence, Italy, in 1966, killing 33 people and damaging 14,000 works of art and countless books and antiques. 355pp. B/W illustrations.

WALLETO, A: Navajo Folk Sculpture: Alfred Walleto

La Chapelle, Greg. Navajo Folk Sculpture: Alfred Walleto. Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, 1976. Unmarked. Some smudging on back cover. Very Good. Paperback. (#26060) $12.00

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Catalog for exhibition of wood carvings by Navajo artist Alfred Walleto. Monochrome photos of sculptures. . 20p. Charlie (Alfred) Walleto’s folk art is know for its visionary depictions of Navajo culture. Charlie started carving in 1961 and completed over four hundred pieces before he passed away in December 1964.

ARNOLDI-LIVIE: Arnoldi-Livie: Kunst in Munchen 1800-1914 und weitere Neuerwerbungen (Winter 2002)

Arnoldi-Livie: Kunst in Munchen 1800-1914 und weitere Neuerwerbungen (Winter 2002). Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26055) $20.00

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French flaps. Katalog Nr. 24. Text in German. Color reproductions and a few B/W reproductions. Artists include Francois Boucher, Degas, Franz Marc, Adolph von Menzel and others.