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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

It

Francesco Clemente/ Robert Creeley
It
Zurich: Edition Gallery Bruno Bischofberger, 1989
64 pastels by Francesco Clemente and 12 poems by Robert Creeley, published in an edition limited to 2500 copies. The pastels, of fantastic, surrealistic flowers are beautifully reproduced in full color and the book includes brief biographies of the artist and poet, respectively with photographic portraits of each by Allen Ginsberg. 12 x 10.5 inches, 76 pages. Exquisitely designed and hard to find.
$140
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The Vowels: Paintings by Francesco Clemente

Henry Geldzahler
The Vowels: Paintings by Francesco Clemente
Bridgehampton, NY: Dia Art Foundation
Small but hard-to-find catalogue of an exhibition of paintings of the vowels, A E I O U, curated by Henry Geldzahler for the Dia Art Foundation, Bridgehampton, NY in 1989 in a limited edition of 1000 copies. Each painting is reproduced in color. Catalogue is 8 x 8 inches, 16 pages
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Sixteen Pastels

Francesco Clemente/Rene Ricard
Sixteen Pastels
London: Anthony D’Offay Gallery, 1989
Pastels by Clemente and poems by Rene Ricard, hardcover in slipcase, SIGNED by Clemente. Edition limited to 1000 copies, 10 x 14 inches, 52 pages, mint condition.
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Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Book

Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Book
Des Moines, IA: Meredith Corporation, 1975
Colorful classic and mod interior designs in ring binder; very 1975; 400 pages; mint condition.
$40
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Contemporary Decorative Arts

Philippe Garner
Contemporary Decorative Arts
New York: Facts on File, 1980
One of the first books on mid-20th-century modern decorative arts, exploring the entire scope of design and culture from 1940 to 1980; many, many color and black-and-white photographs; mint condition; 224 pages.
$45
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Monday, January 11, 2010

New Horizons in Flower Arrangement

Myra J. Brooks with Mary Alice and John P. Roche
New Horizons in Flower Arrangement
New York: M. Barrows and Co. (Book Club Edition), 1961
Mid-20th-Century modern design in flower arranging in color and black-and-white photographs by the Roches who raised flower photography to the level of art. 192 pages.
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Flower Arranging

Joyce Rogers
Flower Arranging
London: Paul Hamlyn, 1963.
Beautiful black-and-white and magnificent color photographs of the work of  “one of England’s leading experts in the art of flower arrangement.” 160 pages.
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Monday, January 4, 2010

Alex: the Life of Alexander Liberman

Dodie Kazanjian and Calvin Tomkins.
Alex: the Life of Alexander Liberman
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993.
Biography of the legendary Conde Nast creative director. Includes black-and-white photographs.
$20
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Yves Saint Laurent, a Biography

Alice Rawsthorn.
Yves Saint Laurent, a Biography
New York: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 1996.
Biography by the highly regarded design writer. Includes black-and-white photos.
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Women I Have Dressed (and Undressed!)

Arnold Scaasi.
Women I Have Dressed (and Undressed!)
New York: Scribner, 2004.
Quite fascinating memoir of the fashion designer and his clients including Jacqueline Kennedy, Barbra Streisand, Rosemarie Kanzler and many others; illustrated with many black-and-white photographs.
$20
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Chic Savages

John Fairchild.
Chic Savages
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989.
"The new rich, the old rich, and the world they inhabit." Numerous color and b/w photos.
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