ASTA BOLAFFI AMBASSOR: Il Tesoro Dei Magazzini Mele: Mercoledi 12 Dicembre 2007

Book cover. Asta Bolaffi Ambassador: Il Tesoro Dei Magazzini Mele: Mercoledi 12 Dicembre 2007 Asta Bolaffi Ambassador: Il Tesoro Dei Magazzini Mele: Mercoledi 12 Dicembre 2007. Asta Bolaffi Ambassador, 2007. Unmarked. 216p. Very Good. Paperback. (#31137) $30.00

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Introduction in Italian. Captions in English and Italian. Includes price list.

Beautifully illustrated color reproductions of 103 color advertising posters, almost all of them relating to the first decade of the 20th century, of the Mele company, a famous Neapolitan men’s and women’s fashion warehouse.

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BUTTERFIELD: Butterfield and Butterfield Tete-Beche: Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Arts and Crafts / North American, Pre-Columbian, Spanish Colonial and Tribal Works of Art (May 11, 1998)

Butterfield and Butterfield Tete-Beche: Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Arts and Crafts / North American, Pre-Columbian, Spanish Colonial and Tribal Works of Art (May 11, 1998). Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#30902) $20.00

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Tete-Beche catalog for May 11, 1998 in San Francisco. One volume is Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Arts and Crafts and the other is North American, Pre-Columbian, Spanish Colonial and Tribal Works of Art. Beautifully illustrated. 70p.

While the term “dos-a-dos” is sometimes used to refer to a single volume in which two texts are bound together, with one text rotated 180° relative to the other, such that when one text runs head-to-tail, this type of binding is actually a tete-beche from the French meaning “head-to-toe”.

CHRISTIE’S: Ruth Asawa: Objects and Apparitions

Book Cover. Ruth Asawa: Objects and Apparitions Ruth Asawa: Objects and Apparitions Christie’s, 2013. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#30231)

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Catalog of May 6-31, 2013 exhibition at Christie’s Private Sales Gallery, New York, New York. Includes bibliographical references. Color and Black/white illustrations of her work. 125p.

This catalogue traces Asawa’s artistic journey from her early works on paper to her pioneering modernist sculptures. Essays by John Yau, poet and art critic, and Nicholas Fox Weber, Executive Director of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.

Also includes vintage photographs of the artist and her work taken by the renowned photographer Imogen Cunningham.

Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) was an American sculptor known for her intricate, abstract wire sculptures and organic expressions.

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