BLACK, J: Dora Gordine: Sculptor, Artist, Designer

Black, Jonathan; Martin, Brenda. Dora Gordine: Sculptor, Artist, Designer. Philip Wilson Publications, Ltd, 2008. Factory sealed. Unmarked. Like New in as new dust jacket. Hardcover. (#30972) $28.00

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Examines the life and works of Dora Gordine (1895-1991) was an Estonian Jewish Modernist figurative and portraitist sculptor, architect, designer and lecturer. Recognized in her lifetime as one of Britain’s few leading females in her field, Gordine was a sculptor in bronze, architect, interior designer and lecturer who was widely identified between the late 1930s and early 1960s as one of Britain’s few leading female sculptural talents Her early career was influenced by the Noor Eesti group of artists who favoured Art Nouveau.

Black-and-white illustrations. Measures 9.5×11 inches. 272p.

BLACK, J: Subtlety and Strength: The Drawings of Dora Gordine

Black, Jonathan; Lloyd, Fran. Subtlety and Strength: The Drawings of Dora Gordine. Philip Wilson Publications, Ltd, 2009. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#30971) $15.00

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Exhibition catalog. Black-and-white illustrations, with more than 40 of Gordine’s finest drawings, as well as a selection of works by famous contemporaries such as Aristide Maillol, Jacob Epstein and Henry Moore. Measures 9.5×11.25 inches. 94p.

Dora Gordine (1895-1991) was an Estonian Jewish Modernist figurative and portraitist sculptor, architect, designer and lecturer. Recognized in her lifetime as one of Britain’s few leading females in her field, Gordine was a sculptor in bronze, architect, interior designer and lecturer who was widely identified between the late 1930s and early 1960s as one of Britain’s few leading female sculptural talents Her early career was influenced by the Noor Eesti group of artists who favoured Art Nouveau.

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”.