ROSENBLUM, R: On Modern American Art (Selected Essays by Robert Rosenblum)

Rosenblum, Robert. On Modern American Art (Selected Essays by Robert Rosenblum). Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1999. ISBN: 0810936836. Unmarked. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#26798) $12.00

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Beautiful copy with unclipped dust jacket. Nicely illustrated in B/W. 384p. Index.

These essays, written between 1958 and 1998, examines a cross-section of notable late 20th century American artists, including Willem de Kooning, Arshile Gorky, Jeff Koons, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, and Andrew Wyeth.

RAND, P: Paul Rand

Paul Rand,book coverHeller, Steven. Paul Rand. Phaidon, 2011. ISBN: 9780714839943. Unmarked. Remainder dot on bottom. Publisher’s sticker about the book on the cover. Very Good. Paperback. (#26792) $18.00

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Large French Flaps. Measures 10×11.5 inches. 250 copiously illustrated, large-format pages.

Paul Rand (1914-96) was a pioneering figure in American graphic design. Adopting what he called a ‘problem-solving’ approach, he drew on the ideas of European avant-garde art movements such as Cubism, Constructivism and De Stijl, and synthesized them to produce his own distinctive graphic language.

FASANELLA, R: Fasanella’s City: The Paintings of Ralph Fasanella, with the story of his life and art by Patrick Watson

Watson, Patrick. Fasanella’s City: The Paintings of Ralph Fasanella, with the story of his life and art by Patrick Watson. Ballantine Books, 1973. Unmarked. A bit of wear around the edges. Good. Paperback. (#26788) $12.00

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Color reproductions, including a large foldout. Measures 8.75×11.75 inches. 150p.

Ralph Fasanella (1914–1997) was a self-taught painter whose large, detailed works depicted urban working life and critiqued post-World War II America. Critics praised Fasanella for utilizing bold images and strong colors.

PACH, W: The Art Museum in America by Walter Pach

The Art Museum in America by Walter Pach, frontispiecePach, Walter. The Art Museum in America. Pantheon, 1948. Unmarked. Staple holes on front end page. Worn edges. No dust jacket. Good. Hardcover. (#26787) $12.00

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Walter Pach (1883-1958) was an artist, critic, lecturer, art adviser, and art historian who wrote extensively about modern art and championed the cause of modern art. Through his numerous books, articles, and translations of European art texts Pach brought the emerging modernist viewpoint to the American public. This book calls into question the relevance, responsibility, and future direction of the American art museum.

62 B/W illustrations. Color Frontispiece. 300p. Index. Supplement: A List of Museums of Art in the United States. Measures 7×10.25 inches.

MET MUSEUM NYC: The American Bicentennial Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The American Bicentennial Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1976. Unmarked text.Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26775) $10.00

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“To be dedicated on the occasion of the nation’s Bicentennial, to the genius and spirit of the American people and to the preservation of the priceless heritage of their art.”

Dust jacket of Washington Crossing the Delaware by Emanuel Leutze over saddle-stitched publication. Nicely illustrated. Floor plans. Art ranges from Tiffany glass and Winslow Homer to Eastman Johnson and Van Rensselaer Hall.

EVANS, RJ: Recent Acquisitions: A selection of works acquired by the Illinois State Museum during the past two years

Evans, Robert J. Recent Acquisitions: A selection of works acquired by the Illinois State Museum during the past two years. Illinois State Museum, 1981. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26752) $14.00

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Artists include Gertrude Abercrombie, Emil Armin, Manierre Dawson, Miyoko Ito, Ellen Lanyon, Ed Paschke, Barry Tinsley, Rudolph Weisenborn, Bruce White, and other.

Black and White reproductions. 24p. Measures 8.5×10 inches.

SYLVESTER, FO: Frederick Oakes Sylvester: The Principia Collection

Frederick Oakes Sylvester: The Principia Collection, book coverCollester, Jeanne Colette. Frederick Oakes Sylvester: The Principia Collection. The Principia Corporation, 1988. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#26702) $14.00

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Foreword by William H. Gerdts. Examines Sylester the educator and Sylester the artist.

Illustrated in color and B/W. 127p.

Frederick Oakes Sylvester (1869-1915), an American artist, spent his career documenting the Mississippi. He was the Art Director for The Principa, a Christian Scientist school in St. Louis.