This is a one-of-a-kind collection of rare portraits, production stills, and negatives of more than 100 legendary film directors. Found in a file cabinet formerly belonging to Films Incorporated, a Chicago-based 16mm film supplier and home video company that shuttered in the mid 1990s, this was their Director's Index, a....
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Lucie Editions, 2007. Hardcover. In English and French. This is a scarce monograph of abstract artist Alsterlind's work featuring an in-depth interview with the artist by Pierre Manuel.
Treville, 1992. Hardcover. This is a scarce retrospective of Amano's haunting sculptures. Jacket has some rubbing and soiling, interior is clean and tight.
University of Miami, 1960. First Thus. Cloth. Missing dust jacket. Lots of sunning on spine and edges are scuffed. Sticker residue inside front cover. This is a pair of essays on theater lighting and design by the great Swiss architect and theorist of stage design.
University of California, 1996. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. This is a first printing of the posthumous collection of essays from influential architecture critic Banham. Jacket has some curling at edges, book is near fine.
Chronicle, 2004. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. This is a first printing of Baseman's collection of grotesque pop art. Book is very good with some minor bumping to corners. Jacket is fair with a number of tears and a curling top edge.
Drawn and Quarterly, 2009. 1st Edition. Hardcover. This is the Drawn & Quarterly's retrospective of Canadian mixed media artist and illustrator Bell's lively work.
Centre Pompidou-Metz, 2012. Hardcover. This is a monograph with essays showcasing the work of avant-garde installation artists, the Bouroullec siblings.
Taschen, 1999. Paperback. This is a handsome Taschen reprint of English painter Burne-Jones' book of symbolic artwork.
Muki Productions. Hardcover. In Hebrew and English. This is a very scarce catalogue of the work of Israeli outsider artist Caftori. At the time of this listing, we were unable to find any other copies of this book nor of any books about Caftori for sale online. Caftori is relatively...
Fisher Gallery, 1997. Hardcover. In Spanish and English. This is an exhibition catalogue from Calvo's 1997-98 installations of abstract sculpture. Includes a small, metal sculpture inside the shadowbox that serves as the book's cover. A fascinating conversation piece. In fine, evidently unread condition.
Viking Press, 1993. First Edition. Boards. Inscribed by both Chicago and Woodman on title page. This book comprises the paintings and prose of legendary artist Judy Chicago with photographs from her husband Donald Woodman from their 8 year (1985-1993) exploration of the Holocaust and their Jewish heritage. The Holocaust Project...
China National Palace Museum, 1985. Cloth. In Chinese and English. Jewel box binding with navy cloth and gilt lettering. Previous owner's name on second page. This is a lovely decorative art book of Chinese paintings and details with dual language captions.
Rizzoli, 2004. Hardcover. Inscribed boldly by legendary interior designer Carleton Varney, president and owner of Dorothy Draper & Co. since Draper's passing in 1969. This is a 2004 reprint of style icon Draper's 1941 guide to entertaining, with original line cut and halftone illustrations and a new introduction by Varney...
Chronicle, 2001. First Edition. Hardcover. This is a first edition of Drescher's collection of mixed media art. Features a number of cut outs, including the cover image.
1992. Spiral bound. In original envelope with title sticker. This is a rare self-published art zine by Chicago artist Jim Duignan. Spiral-bound and hand-made. Duignan is now a professor of visual arts at DePaul University where he founded the Arts Education Program. He is best known as founder of the...
Cambridge University Press, 1994. Paperback. This is a second edition of Duncan's somewhat rare, scholarly art history text.
Chilton Book Co, 1969. First Edition. Cloth. Stated first edition of artist Eliscu's guide to techniques and examples of this Renaissance medium. Pages are a little wrinkled, and jacket has some scratches and edge wear.
Domaine de Kerguehennec, 2009. Hardcover. Small scratches along back edge of spine and bumped corners. In English and French. This is the exhibition catalog for Fletcher's unique project and residency in rural France in the spirit of Thoreau's Walden experiment.
Literary Guild, 1934. First Edition. Cloth. Missing dust jacket. Owner's name and bookplate on title page. This is a stated first edition of this biography of the great photographer Alfred Stieglitz. With essays by William Carlos Williams, Gertrude Stein, Sherwood Anderson, and many more.
Kunst-Werke Berlin, 2006. First Edition. Paperback. This is the exhibition catalogue for the 2005-06 collaborative art installation in Berlin about the Balkans and Turkey reintegrating into Europe following the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Drawn and Quarterly, 2013. First Edition, First Printing. Paperback original. First printing signed on title page by Rookie editor-in-chief Tavi Gevinson, illustrator Kendra Yee, contributor Arabelle Sicardi, and Hannah (we don't know who Hannah is, but she is likely another contributor). There are many other printed "signatures" -- this is...
44Flood, 2013. First Edition. Hardcover. A massive 18x12.25 art book featuring many diverse artists exploring the book's theme. We also have the 2015 Volume 2: Melancholia in stock. Right front corners are a little bent. Requires an extra shipping fee due to large size and shape.
44Flood, 2013. First Edition. Hardcover. A massive 18x12.25 art book featuring many diverse artists exploring the book's theme. We also have the 2013 Volume 1: Vampirism in stock. Some light rubbing to front cover. Requires an extra shipping fee due to large size and shape.
Harvard University Press, 1962. Hardcover. Missing dust jacket. This is the scarce 1962 reprint of Giedion's 1941 theoretical architecture volume. Small scratches on cover, a light stain on spine, and corners are bumped.