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p1050521p1050522p1050523Description: Massive exhibition catalogue published on the occasion of the June 30 – October 8, 1972 German exhibition. Features screenprinted cover designed by Ed Ruscha. This orange standard two ring notebook includes artists index, introductory volume and tabbed indexed binder. 700 pages divided in 25 sections. Curated by Harald Szeemann, Arnold Bode, Karlheinz Braun, Bazon Brock, Peter Iden, Alexander Kluge. Text in German. Artists include Richard Artschwager, John Baldessari, Georg Baselitz, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Joseph Beuys, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Chuck Close, Joseph Cornell, Marcel Duchamp, Gilbert & George, Nancy Graves, Duane Hanson, Eva Hesse, Jasper Johns, Edward Kienholz, Imi Knoebel, Sol LeWitt, Richard Long, Robert Mangold, Brice Marden, Claes Oldenburg, Yoko Ono, Robert Smithson, Wayne Thiebaud, William Wegman, and many others! Some minor wear, otherwise very good.

Bookseller Inventory # 19115




Documenta 5
Szeemann, Harald and Ruscha, Ed

Publisher: Documenta GmbH, Kassel, Germany
Publication Date: 1972
Book Condition: Very Good

de_redeDescription: Hard bound with dust jacket. A nearly perfect copy, with no visible wear. Alexis, Baron de Rede (1922-2004) was a man of exceptional elegance & style. An exquisite host, whose parties were legendary. He was never far from the epicentre of high society. His personal friends were diverse and included the Duke & Dutchess of Windsor, Nureyev, Dali, Cecil Beaton, Maria Callas, Liz Taylor and Richard Burton to name just a few. His was an extraordinary life in which aesthetic perfection was his aim. His Oriental ball in 1969 was the last in a world in which magnificent costume balls were given and the Beau Monde of the world invited. His memoirs, edited by Hugo Vickers, stand as a testament to the High Society of his day. A nearly flawless copy of a scarce and sought after book!

Bookseller Inventory # 15711



Alexis : The Memoirs of the Baron de Rede
Vickers, Hugo
ISBN: 190434903X
Publisher: Dovecote Press
Publication Date: 2005
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition

judd12121judd1002Early in the 1960s reacting to what he called the ” illusion ” in abstract painting Donald Judd began to create art that used ” real materials existing in real space “. He did not attempt to deliver his own political or social messages, but insisted his goal was to focus on the space occupied and created by his objects – their purity of form. This style of art was called minimalism, and Judd was one of it’s greatest proponents. He became well known for sleek, boxlike constructions made of industrial materials such as plywood, sheet metal, and plexiglass that were painted using commercial techniques. Stacked, aligned, cantilevered, or centered, their strict geometric arrangements eliminated the idea of composition and achieved a singular focus on the object itself. Although his art is resolutely three-dimensional, Judd refused to call them sculpture, a term he associated with the hand-crafted art of an earlier era. Instead, he referred to them as “specific objects“–a phrase meant to suggest their neutral and unique nature.

“I wanted to create reality
not a picture of it”
– Donald Judd

Description: Stiff wraps with brown paper dust jacket. 1/2750 printed copies. 134 pages. About 100 Pieces illustrated in full color. text in English, German & Dutch. A rare exhibition catalogue.

Bookseller Inventory # 19122



Donald Judd Furniture: Retrospective
Judd, Donald

ISBN: 9069181398
Publisher: Museum Boymans-Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Publication Date: 1994
Binding: Paperback
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

menfashionentireA History of Men’s Fashion is divided into four parts that follow the sartorial evolution of the male wardrobe from the era of Beau Brummell to the “anti-fashion” trends of the early 1990s. Part One (1760-1850) traces the era of tails and the frock coat, the emergence of the pantaloon and the influence of Anglomania on European fashion. Men’s fashion in Europe’s fin de siecle climate, and the impact of ready-made garments are discussed in Part Two (1850-1914). Part Three (1914-1940) introduces the aesthetic of the sweater and the variations on the suit and vest as part of the post-World War I moral liberation and economic euphoria, and traces changes all the way through to the New Deal and the new American elegance. The post-World War II fashion revolution is described in Part Four (1940-1990) from zoot suits, spurred by the black American jazz scene, to London’s Mod fashion of the 60s, Pierre Cardin and the new French style, the emergence of Italian chic, and the hippie and punk styles of the 70s. The book is completed by a perceptive discussion of contemporary designers such as Jean-Paul Gaultier, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Comme des Garcons, and Yohji Yamamoto.

Description: Very Good in Very Good jacket. Hard bound with dust jacket. 336 pages profusely illustrated. Translated from the French by Deke Dusinberre. Preface by Richard Martin. With extensive notes, bibliography, and index. Illustrations drawn from fashion designs, paintings, drawings, cartoons, tailor’s model books, magazines, and rare photographs. This sought after title is becoming quite scarce!

Bookseller Inventory # 19018

A History of Men’s Fashion
Chenoune, Farid

ISBN: 2080135368
Publisher: Flammarion, France
Publication Date: 1993
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition


Internationally recognized photographer Peter Beard first visited Africa in 1955. After graduating from Yale, he returned to Africa and worked at Kenya’s Tsavo Park, during which time he photographed and documented the demise of over 35,000 elephants and 5000 Black Rhinos. The work done there led to the publication of The End of the Game books.

“When I first went to Kenya in August 1955, I could never have guessed what was going to happen. Kenya’s population was roughly five million, with about 100 tribes scattered throughout the endless ‘wild—deer—ness’ – it was authentic, unspoiled, teeming with big game – so enormous it appeared inexhaustible. Everyone agreed it was too big to be destroyed. Now Kenya’s population of over 30 million drains the country’s limited and diminishing resources at an amazing rate: surrounding, isolating, and relentlessly pressuring the last pockets of wildlife in denatured Africa.” —Peter Beard

Description: INSCRIBED IN THREE PLACES with with Beard’s own customary red ink hand print on the bottom edge of the title page. No Jacket, as issued. First printing of the 1977 revised edition published on the occasion of the I.C.P. exhibition in New York. Very good hardback as issued without dust jacket. The grey boards have some sunning to spine & evidence of light damp staining to the top right of the front board & this moisture exposure is echoed within very lightly showing as a 1 inch area of waviness to the upper outer edge of the pages. It is not very noticeable but I mention it in the interest of accuracy. This is a lovely edition of this rare Beard classic & the most difficult Beard title to find SIGNED & INSCRIBED!

Bookseller Inventory # 15711



The End of the Game: The Last Word from Paradise A Pictorial Documentation of the Origins, History and Prospects of the Big Game in Africa
Beard, Peter H.

ISBN: 0385131240
Publisher: Viking
Publication Date: 1977
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition Thus

299d_1-290x30011.} Hand print in red paint to half title page with the inscription ” Special delivery to Mickey 11/22/80 with warmest regards and memories as always Peter (Beard)”.

a96e_12.} Warm inscription by Peter Beard on verso of front free end page” D[picture of ear] Mickey – greetings from afar – what I am doing here? – and you there! Hurry back and join the rat race in the cement jungle – we miss you – was going to to do a long letter but I’m sending you a day of my life in chore city – hope you can read the true stress – relax and read while you can – we have been thinking of you all the time – drop me a line @ p. o. box. – ran into your mother last Wednesday after her trip to see you – ALL best from ALL here – in haste as ever, Peter 11/22/80″.

3.} Address in Ecuador printed by Peter Beard to the upper right hand corner of front free end page.

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