LIVINGSTONE, MS: Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing

Livingstone, Margaret S. Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing. Harry N. Abrams, 2002. ISBN: 0810904063. Unmarked. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#30980) $16.00

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Explains how the human vision works and demonstrates that the many answers to these and many other questions about art depend ultimately on the cells in our eyes and our brains. Foreword by David Hubel.

Further reading. 150 illustrations, including 108 charts and plates in full color. Epilogue: Talent, Music, and Learning Disabilities. Index. 207p.

MARC, F: Sketchbook from the Battlefield

Book covers. Sketchbook from the BattlefieldMarc, Franz. Sketchbook from the Battlefield. Sieveking , 2016. ISBN: 9783944874388. Factory sealed. Like New. Hardcover. (#30968) $15.00

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This small book, measuring 4×6.5 inches, includes 36 thirty-six small-format pencil drawings that were produced between March and June 1915, just a few months before the artist’s death in March 1916. 88p.

Marc (1880-1916) was a German painter and printmaker, one of the key figures of German Expressionism. He was a founding member of Der Blaue Reiter, a journal whose name later became synonymous with the circle of artists collaborating in it.

PEARLSTEIN, P: Philip Pearlstein’s People, Places, Things

Sims, Patterson. Philip Pearlstein’s People, Places, Things. St. Petersburg, FL: Museum of Fine Arts, 2013. ISBN: 9781878390127. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#28365) $16.00

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Beautiful color plates. Exhibition catalog. Measures 10 inches square. 84p.

Essays by Richard Armstrong and Patterson Sims.

Born in 1924, the work of Philip Pearlstein has an important place in contemporary art. Beyond the paintings of nudes for which he is best known, the spectrum of his art includes unusually interesting drawings from sketches to highly finished large-scale watercolors and over a hundred print editions. His way of seeing callas the viewer to slow down; that’s one of the reasons his work is so tough and unflinchingly modern.