(ABE, HITOSHI). Abe, Hitoshi. Osaka, JAPAN: Yamaki Art Gallery, 1987. First Edition. Small Square 4to. Printed Wrappers. Ceramics Monograph. Near Fine.. 24pp, 41 color and 1 b&w illustration. Text in Japanese and English. With a biography and exhibition history. This is the beautifully illustrated catalogue published in conjunction with a 1987 Osaka gallery exhibition of vases, bowls, cups, and works on paper by prominent Japanese ceramicist Hitoshi Abe (not to be confused with the contemporary architect of the same name). A most handsome example of this uncommon item. Inventory Number: 016821
DERRIERE LE MIROIR (DLM) NO. 181 NOVEMBRE 1969: LLORENS ARTIGAS
(ARTIGAS, LLORENS) (DERRIERE LE MIROIR). Artigas, Llorens and Pierre Courthion. Paris: Maeght Editeur, 1969. First Edition. Folio. Illustrated Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Very Good.. 22pp, 9 color and 11 b&w illustrations + covers. Text in French. This is a monographic edition of Maeght's legendary periodical "Derriere Le Miroir" (featuring the great artists and writers of the 20th Century) devoted solely to Llorens Artigas' 1969 exhibition of ceramic vessels. A handsome example showing just a hint of light foxing at the rear. Inventory Number: 012268
(BLUNK, JB) Edited by Mariah Nielson, Åbäke. Foreword by Mariah Nielson. Text by Lucy R. Lippard, Louise Allison Cort, Fariba Bogzaran, Isamu Noguchi, Alyssa Ballard, Rene Bustamante, Glenn Adamson, Rick Yoshimoto. Interview by Rita Lawrence. Blunk Books/Dent-De-Leone, I00200511, 2020. 8 x 10 in. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
The first survey of the ceramics and sculptures of beloved Californian artist JB Blunk, in a handsome foil-stamped hardcover volume
This is the first publication to explore the entire oeuvre of the great American sculptor JB Blunk, with previously unseen examples of his work in stone, clay, painting and jewelry. The design beautifully combines archival images of Blunk’s work in situ, and his studio, with color plates of newly photographed pieces. In an essay, Lucy R. Lippard discusses Blunk’s reverence for ancient art and places, while Smithsonian Curator of Ceramics Louise Allison Cort details Blunk’s formative years in Japan. Glenn Adamson, Senior Scholar at the Yale Center for British Art, contributes an essay that explores the essence of Blunk himself along with his artwork.
Blunk maintained a Midwestern sensibility of hard work and plainspokenness throughout his career, with little regard for the distinction between art, craft and design. Rather, he was guided by the materials with which he worked to create large sculptural pieces that seem to exude their own powerful energy unique to organic matter. 9781907908552 Inventory Number: I00200511
THE LAST TIME I SAW FERUS: 1957-1966
(FERUS GALLERY). Turnbull, Betty & Walter Hopps. Newport Beach, CA: Newport Harbor Art Museum, 1976. First Edition. 4to. Pictorial Wrappers. Exhibition Catalog. Very Good.. np, profusely illustrated in b&w. Designed by Jerry McMillan. With a complete Ferus Gallery chronology. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. This invaluable reference catalogue was produced in conjunction with a 1976 Newport Harbor Art Museum exhibition of sixty-two artworks celebrating Ed Kienholz and Walter Hopps' visionary Ferus Gallery. During its ten year run, the gallery was home to such influential California artists as Robert Alexander, John Altoon, Billy Al Bengston, Wallace Berman, Streeter Blair,, Bruce Conner, Jay DeFeo, Richard Diebenkorn, Llyn Foulkes, Sonia Gechtoff, Robert Irwin, Craig Kauffman, James Kelly, Edward Kienholz, Frank Lobdell, John Mason, Edward Moses, Richard Pettibone, Kenneth Price, Philip Rich, Arthur Richer, Richards Ruben, Edward Ruscha, Paul Sarkisian, Hassel Smith, and Julius Wasserstein. It was also the site of Los Angeles exhibitions by Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Ellsworth Kelly, and Joseph Cornell. The publication reproduces thirty-six of the gallery's highly sought-after announcement posters - many featuring photographs by Dennis Hopper - as well as vintage documentary and installation images. A bright white, most handsome example of this exceedingly uncommon item. Inventory Number: 026379
MAGDALENA SUAREZ FRIMKESS: UNTITLED ETCHING ("MINNIE MOUSE") IN AN EDITION OF TWENTY COPIES NUMBERED AND SIGNED BY THE ARTIST
(FRIMKESS, MAGDALENA SUAREZ). Frimkess, Magdalena Suarez. Introduction by Ricky Swallow. Los Angeles, CA: South Willard, 2019. First Edition of Twenty Copies. 13 x 12”. Loose sheet - unframed. Artist's Multiple. As New. one sheet with a monochrome image. This charming image of Magdalena Suarez Frimkess' iconic muse Minnie Mouse was beautifully commissioned by her galley South Willard as a 13 x 12” copperplate etching in a numbered and signed edition of twenty by master printer Jacob Samuel to celebrate the artist's ninetieth birthday. A brand new, pristine example. Inventory Number: E000MSFPRINT
MAGDALENA SUAREZ FRIMKESS
(FRIMKESS, MAGDALENA SUAREZ). Frimkess, Magdalena Suarez. Introduction by Ricky Swallow. Los Angeles, CA: South Willard, 2019. First Edition. Small 4to. Pictorial Wrappers. Ceramics Monograph. As New.. 80pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w.
"This is the first book on the ceramicist Magdalena Suarez Frimkess, Born in 1929, the Venezuelan-born, Venice, California-based artist is just now getting the recognition she deserves, with her work finding its way into the collections of LACMA and The Hammer Museum. Her unique approach to ceramics - incorporating cartoon characters such as Felix the Cat, Popeye, Olive Oyl, Goofy, and Betty Boop as well as more traditional motifs such as landscapes, birds, and flowers - has charmed a younger generation of artists such as Jonas Wood, Shio Kusaka, Mark Grotjahn, Lesley Vance, and Ricky Swallow - who contributes an essay here. This lovely catalogue offers a broad range of the colorful autobiographical pieces Magdalena Suarez Frimkess has produced over her long and varied career." A brand new, most handsome example that also includes a poster of one of her characteristic cartoon works laid in. 9781942884514 Inventory Number: E000MSF
ROGER HERMAN: CERAMICS - SIGNED AND NUMBERED EDITION OF TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY COPIES
(HERMAN, ROGER). Connors, Matt & Roger Herman. Los Angeles: Self-Published, 2019. First Edition 1/250. 4to. Printed Wrappers. Artist Monograph. As New. 426pp, profusely illustrated in color. Designed by Ross McLain / Art Design Office. This is the massive, beautifully illustrated book documenting Roger Herman's polychrome ceramics.It features a brief text by artist Matt Connors, followed by hundreds and hundreds of color images of nearly two decades worth of the noted Los Angeles artist's striking pieces. A brand new, pristine example of this comprehensive monograph limited to two hundred and fifty copies SIGNED AND NUMBERED by the artist in pencil on the title page, as issued. 0-578-50456-1 Inventory Number: E000RHC
HIGGINS: POETRY IN GLASS
(HIGGINS, FRANCES & MICHAEL). Johnson, Donald-Brian & Leslie Piña. Altglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 2005. First Edition. 4to. Cloth in Dust Jacket. Decorative Arts Monograph. Fine/Fine. 240pp, 763 illustrations in color and b&w. "With its arresting mix of geometric and curved lines, and bold use of colors, Higgins glass transformed ordinary table and giftware, from chip bowls and cake stands to candleholders and cigarette boxes, into something vibrant and exciting. Useful as well as attractive, the designs of artists Frances and Michael Higgins harnessed vivid imagination to innate practicality. Newly discovered promotional photos, original designs, and advertising materials as well as extensive commentary by Frances Higgins and other Studio personnel highlight the informative, entertaining text, including a personal view of the creation of Higgins glass". One of the most beautiful, and well-designed of the Schiffer modernist decorative arts publications, this is an invaluable guide to more than five decades worth of the Higgins' lovely objects in glass, virtually none of which none of which appear in the authors' previous Higgins monograph - "Adventures in Glass". A pristine copy. 0-7643-0021-0 Inventory Number: 009860
HIGGINS: ADVENTURES IN GLASS
(HIGGINS, FRANCES & MICHAEL). Johnson, Donald-Brian & Leslie Piña. Altglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 2000. First Edition. 4to. Cloth in Dust Jacket. Decorative Arts Monograph. Fine/Fine. 264pp, 645 color illustrations. "Pioneers in fused studio and production glass since the 1940s, Michael and Frances Higgins continue to create some of today's most collectible glass objects. "Higgins: Adventures in Glass" chronicles their careers and accomplishments in the studio, at Dearborn Glass Company, and at Haeger Potteries. A must-have for glass collectors and '50s/'60s fans alike, this new book features reproductions of company catalogs, vintage advertising, interviews with the artists, and a price guide. The Higgins' "modern miracles with everyday glass" will appeal to all with an interest in mid-20th Century design and collectibles". One of the most beautiful, and well-designed of the Schiffer modernist decorative arts publications, this is an invaluable guide to more than five decades worth of the Higgins' lovely objects in glass. A pristine copy. 0-7643-0021-0 Inventory Number: 007584
ROBERT IRWIN KENNETH PRICE
(IRWIN, ROBERT) (PRICE, KEN). Leider, Philip & Lucy R. Lippard. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1966. First Edition 1/1000. Small Square 4to. Printed Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Very Good -.. np (42pp), 15 b&w and 2 color illustrations. Designed by John and Marilyn Neuhart. With an exhibition checklist and biographies. This is the austere catalogue published in conjunction with the important 1966 two person exhibition of works by Robert Irwin and Kenneth Price held at the Lytton Gallery at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Both were then affiliated with the legendary Ferus Gallery, with Robert Irwin exhibiting five recent paintings on canvas and Price seventeen ceramic sculptures. As was Irwin's policy at the time, none of his work was allowed to be photographed for reproduction, so the catalogue consists of two essays and plates of Price's sculptures only. An internally bright, most handsome example only of this elusive item limited to one thousand unnumbered copies showing some light wear and soiling to its white covers. Inventory Number: 026425
SCULPTURE IN CERAMIC BY MIRO AND ARTIGAS - WITH TWO ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPHS
(MIRO, JOAN) (ARTIGAS, JOSEP LLORENS I). Bernier, Rosamond, Joan Miro & Josep Llorens i Artigas. New York: Pierre Matisse Gallery, 1956. First Edition. 8vo. Illustrated Wrappers. Artists Monograph. Very Good -.. np (32pp), profusely illustrated in b&w with two color lithographs. With an exhibition checklist. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. This is the charming catalogue published in conjunction with a 1956 exhibition of twenty five collaborative ceramic sculptures by the Catalonian masters Joan Miro and Josep Llorens i Artigas held at Miro's longtime New York gallery, Pierre Matisse. It features a lithograph in colors that wraps around both covers along with a gatefold two sided color lithograph - both printed by Mourlot Freres - bound in, as issued. The black and white photographs are by Sabine Weiss, and the text is a transcribed interview with Miro and Artigas by Rosamond Bernier that first appeared in "The Selective Eye". A handsome example (entry number thirty-eight in Patrick Cramer's "Joan Mirò: The Illustrated Books - Catalogue Raisonné") showing some mild insect damage along the edges of the textblock. It has been priced accordingly. Inventory Number: 024733
THE CERAMIC WORK OF GERTRUD AND OTTO NATZLER
(NATZLER, GERTRUD AND OTTO) (SHULMAN, JULIUS). Natzler, Otto. Foreword by Gregor Norman-Wilcox. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1966. First Edition 1/2500. Oblong 8vo. Pictorial Wrappers. Ceramics Monograph. Fine.. np (48pp), profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Designed by Tom Woodward. With an exhibition checklist and bibliography. This is the exceptionally beautifully designed and printed catalogue published in conjunction with a 1966 exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art by noted California studio ceramicists Otto and Gertrud Natzler that featured one hundred and seventy-five objects - including many from the Leonard Sperry collection - created between 1939 and 1966. These have been gorgeously photographed by the renowned Julius Shulman. A most handsome example of this uncommon document. Inventory Number: 024489
PAUL NOBLE (DOTTODOT) - WITH AN AUDIO CD
(NOBLE, PAUL). Kunzru, Hari & Paul Noble. New York: Gagosian Gallery, 2007. First Edition. 4to. Illustrated Boards. Artist Monograph. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. 134pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Designed by Studio: Blackwell. With an exhibition checklist, biography and exhibition history. This is the hardbound catalogue published in conjunction with Paul Noble's 2007 Gagosian New York installation "dottodot" - the British artist's first exhibition for the gallery. It was comprised of "drawings, ceramic sculptures, rugs, sound, and various other elements to form an atmosphere or environment that reflects on time, space, and change, both massive and infinitesimal". "dottodot" incorporated work from Noble's epic "Nobson New Town" project, as well as his versions of Chinese "gongshi" patterned after fragments of Henry Moore's sculptures. Included is an audio CD of the show's aural environment. A brand new, most handsome example. 1-932598-57-X Inventory Number: 016352
KEN PRICE: DRAWINGS
(PRICE, KEN). Criqui, Jean-Pierre. New York: Matthew Marks Gallery, 2016. First Edition. Small Folio. Illustrated Self-Wrappers. Artist Monograph. As New.. 100pp, 90 color illustrations. "Drawing was always a central component of Ken Price's art: "For me drawing is really flexible, and I use it in different ways. It's my way of developing ideas." Many of Price's 1960s works on paper explore forms and colors for his abstract sculptures, while others envision impossible objects, like a cup with a leaping frog or a cavorting nude for a handle. The pictorial spaces these objects inhabit are more fully realized in his works from the late 1960s and early 1970s, and subsequent drawings conjure for them an entire world. A semi-fictionalized Los Angeles, complete with clogged freeways and palm-studded skylines, is the star of several drawings from the 1990s, while in the 2000s, when Price and his family moved permanently to New Mexico, wilder landscapes began to appear, filled with erupting volcanoes, cyclonic skies, and turbulent seas. Featuring seventy-eight works on paper - all reproduced here for the first time, many at actual size - "Ken Price: Drawings" is the largest book ever published on the subject. Technical innovations like five-color printing capture the drawings in all their wayward vitality. As French art historian Jean-Pierre Criqui writes in the essay, "The tutelary power of drawing was, for Price, clad in an aura both transgressive and magical." A brand new, pristine white example of the uncommon 2016 paperbound first printing - NOT the 2019 hardbound reprint - of this lovely survey of Price's works on paper that sold out immediately upon publication still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. 1-880146-99-1 Inventory Number: 026317
KEN PRICE: DRAWINGS
(PRICE, KEN). Criqui, Jean-Pierre. New York: Matthew Marks Gallery, 2016. First Edition. Small Folio. Illustrated Self-Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Fine.. 100pp, 90 color illustrations. "Drawing was always a central component of Ken Price's art: "For me drawing is really flexible, and I use it in different ways. It's my way of developing ideas." Many of Price's 1960s works on paper explore forms and colors for his abstract sculptures, while others envision impossible objects, like a cup with a leaping frog or a cavorting nude for a handle. The pictorial spaces these objects inhabit are more fully realized in his works from the late 1960s and early 1970s, and subsequent drawings conjure for them an entire world. A semi-fictionalized Los Angeles, complete with clogged freeways and palm-studded skylines, is the star of several drawings from the 1990s, while in the 2000s, when Price and his family moved permanently to New Mexico, wilder landscapes began to appear, filled with erupting volcanoes, cyclonic skies, and turbulent seas. Featuring seventy-eight works on paper - all reproduced here for the first time, many at actual size - "Ken Price: Drawings" is the largest book ever published on the subject. Technical innovations like five-color printing capture the drawings in all their wayward vitality. As French art historian Jean-Pierre Criqui writes in the essay, "The tutelary power of drawing was, for Price, clad in an aura both transgressive and magical." A brand new, most handsome example of the uncommon 2016 paperbound first printing - NOT the 2019 hardbound reprint - of this lovely survey of Price's works on paper that sold out immediately upon publication. 1-880146-99-1 Inventory Number: 026316
KEN PRICE: THE LARGE SCULPTURES
(PRICE, KEN). Kitnick, Alex. New York: Matthew Marks Gallery, 2014. First Edition. Large 4to. Cloth in Pictorial Dust Jacket. Artist Monograph. As New/As New. 80pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Designed by Joseph Logan and Rachel Hudson. This is the elegant hardbound catalogue published in conjunction with a posthumous 2014 New York gallery presentation of Kenneth Price's large format, painted bronze composite sculptures executed between 2006 and 2011. A brand new, pristine example. 1-880146-83-5 Inventory Number: 023490
THE SOFT PORCELAIN OF SEVRES. WITH AN HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION BY EDOUARD GARNIER. ROYAL FOLIO, TEN PARTS, FIVE PLATES IN EACH, FIFTY IN ALL, REPRESENTING TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY WATER-COLOUR SUBJECTS AFTER THE ORIGINALS - 1891 EDITION LIMITED TO 283 COPIES
(SEVRES PORCELAIN). Garnier, Edouard. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1891. First American Edition 1/283 Deluxe. 4to. Printed Wrappers. Decorative Arts Monograph. Very Good -.. 32pp + np (8pp), ten printed paper portfolios each containing five 8 ½ x 11 ¾" individual heavy card sheets printed recto only by chromolithography, 250 color illustrations. With an index. This is the 1891 deluxe first American edition of Edouard Garnier's important illustrated survey of the soft porcelain of the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres. Limited to two hundred and eighty-three numbered copies, this lavish publication consists of two descriptive text booklets accompanied by ten paper portfolios printed by letterpress each housing five beautiful loose chromolithographic plates - most including stunning gold metallic inks to reproduce the use of gilt in the original ceramic works. These reproduce a total of two hundred and fifty watercolour renderings of significant examples of the mark, including numerous pieces from collections belonging to European royalty and nobility. This example contains all fifty plates along with their individual caption sheets and the publisher's hand-numbered limitation sheet (#5/283). The plates and captions show tiny discreet ink numbers at their corners that in no way detract from the images themselves. Fourteen plates exhibit some insignificant to mild foxing to the versos, however due to the thickness of the paper stock on which they have been printed, only three show a minute trace of spotting on the recto. Several of the paper portfolios have very minor wear, age-patination and soiling; with three bearing some brief ink annotations. All in all this is a bright, most handsome, fully-collated copy of this exceedingly uncommon and lovely reference. Inventory Number: 021477
(SHUBUCK, SIMONE). Shubuck, Simone, Janine Foeller, Jim Dempsey & Alex Wagner. New York, NY: Self-published. Printed in Poland by Szaransky, 2018. First Edition. 4to. Debossed Cloth. Artist Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued.
"In the summer of 2017, Simone Shubuck launched WIFEY, a Brooklyn pop up that fused art, food, ceramics, flowers, and bit of retail in an elevated DIY way. During the process, Shubuck realized that so much of what she was doing directly connected to a show she staged as a student at the San Francisco Art Institute in the early 1990s. Wanting to formalize that multi-decade connection, she decided to make a book.
While at the Art institute, Shubuck studied painting, but probably spent more time tagging on the streets in the middle of the night than in her studio. When it came time to produce her student show, she constructed ten very unusual fake cakes festooned with pink ham hocks, a school of fresh sardines, a tent of chicken feet, and live crickets within a hat box within a cake. It was these images that attracted chefs Ignacio Mattos and Natasha Pickowicz of Estela, Flora Bar, and Cafe Altro Paradiso to the project. They became partners and began experimenting with dreamy layers cakes, which were served at WIFEY and were met with great acclaim.
As described by Ella Riley-Adams on Vogue.com: "She had made a paged project before; a short run of 'zines for Natasha Pickowicz’s bake sale benefit at Altro Paradiso. “It had more of a punk vibe,” Shubuck says—150 copies, printed in Chinatown. The new book feels more like a collector’s item: a retrospective of off-kilter cakes, blossoming drawings, and character-filled ceramics that charts Shubuck’s creative course that would make the ideal gift for the cool girl in your life. As Alex Wagner writes, next to a bright yellow page in the book: “Simone’s work - on paper, in clay, in life! - retains a glorious sense of mess and possibility and freedom.”
Includes texts by Janine Foeller, Jim Dempsey, and Alex Wagner.
0-692-07877-0 Inventory Number: E000SS
RICKY SWALLOW: BRONZES - SIGNED BY THE ARTIST
(SWALLOW, RICKY). Holte, Michael Ned. London & Sydney, AUSTRALIA: Stuart Shave / Modern Art & Darren Knight Gallery, 2013. First Edition. 4to. Printed Boards. Artist Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued. 112pp, profusely illustrated in color. Designed by A Practice for Everyday Life. "Ricky Swallow is known for intricately and attentively crafted sculptural works, often combining contemporary imagery with art historical references, and the traditional notion of nature morte. His current bronze works extend this practice while reflecting the more recent influences of twentieth century design, studio ceramics and the inventiveness of folk art. This lovely new hardbound co-edition from Stuart Shave / Modern Art, London and Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney surveys the artist's ongoing body of bronze sculpture made since 2010, and features an essay by Michael Ned Holte along with photographs by Fredrik Nilsen. A brand new, most handsome example additionally SIGNED by both Ricky Swallow and author Michael Ned Holte. 0-9567988-1-0 Inventory Number: 022762
THE ART OF PETER VOULKOS
(VOULKOS, PETER). Slivka, Rose & Karen Tsujimoto. Oakland, CA & Tokyo: The Oakland Museum & Kodansha International, 1995. First Edition. 4to. Pictorial Wrappers. Ceramics Monograph. Fine.. 192pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Published in conjunction with the 1995 touring Museum retrospective of work by the pioneering late artist/ceramicist Peter Voulkos, this is a beautifully designed and printed catalogue. In 1954, Voulkos founded the Ceramic Center at Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, which gave birth to the West Coast Abstract Expressionist ceramics movement. He later became a highly influential educator at UC Berkeley while continuing a vital career that included work in bronze sculpture and wood-fired stoneware. A brand new, most handsome example. 4-7700-2509-2 Inventory Number: 020556
TOUCHING CERTAIN THINGS BY BEATRICE WOOD - DELUXE HAND COLORED SIGNED AND NUMBERED EDITION
(WOOD, BEATRICE). Wood, Beatrice. Los Angeles: MGM Press, 1992. First Edition 1/99 Deluxe. 4to. Tied Illustrated Wrappers. Illustrated Book. Fine.. np (24pp), 12 hand colored and 1 b&w illustration + hand colored cover. "Touching Certain Things" is a girlish memoir authored and illustrated in 1992 by the late, great "Mama of the Dadas", Beatrice Wood. Primarily renown for her ceramic sculpture, lusterware vessels, and dalliance with Marcel Duchamp, this gossamer bit of erotica recounts a youthful Ms. Wood and actress pal Helen Freeman's trip to Europe to hear Jiddu Krishnamurti speak, and the amorous hijinks that ensued. From the deluxe edition of ninety-nine copies only, it contains twelve illustrations by the author, each of which (and the front cover as well) has been hand colored by her in pencil. A brand new, pristine example of this rarity that has been SIGNED, NUMBERED AND DATED by Beatrice Wood in black ink at the rear colophon, as issued. 0-9620574-5-2 Inventory Number: 017047
ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST CERAMICS
Coplans, John. Irvine & San Francisco, CA: Art Gallery, University of California, Irvine & Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1966. First Edition 1/1000. Small Square 4to. Pictorial Wrappers. Exhibition Catalog. Very Good.. 54pp, 47 b&w and 8 color illustrations + cover. Designed by James Turrell. Published in conjunction with the seminal 1966 University of California, Irvine survey of West Coast artists affiliated with Peter Voulkos and his pioneering work at the Ceramic Center at Otis Art Institute and the University of California, Berkeley, this John Coplans curated catalogue coined the term "Abstract Expressionist Ceramics". The pivotal figure here is Voulkos, but also included are Billy Al Bengston, Michael Frimkess, John Mason, Malcolm McClain, James Melchert, Ron Nagle, Manuel Neri, Kenneth Price, and Henry Takemoto. An internally bright, most handsome example of this uncommon and highly important document designed by then-UC Irvine faculty member James Turrell limited to one thousand unnumbered copies showing some light wear and creasing to the extremities of the covers. LC 66-65165 Inventory Number: 026400
CHICAGO CERAMICS & GLASS: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY FROM 1871 TO 1933
Darling, Sharon S.. Chicago, IL: Chicago Historical Society, 1979. First Edition. Square 8vo. Decorative Cloth. Decorative Arts Monograph. Fine/No Jacket. 221pp, 216 b&w and 6 color illustrations. With a glossary and index. Published in conjunction with a 1979 Chicago Historical Society exhibition, this comprehensive, well-illustrated survey has become an invaluable reference guide to the area's early Modernist decorative and Architectural Arts in ceramics & glass. Broken down by chapter into Handpainted China, Art Pottery, Cut and Engraved Glass, Stained & Ornamental Glass, and Architectural Terra Cotta, it prominently features works by The Atlan Ceramic Club, Ellen Lovgren, Helen F. Frazee, Pickard, The Gates Potteries and Teco ware, Koch Cut Glass, Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, The Linden Glass Company, The Northwestern Terra Cotta Company, and many, many more. A most handsome example that while unmarked as such was acquired by us directly from the reference library of noted decorative arts dealer Tod Volpe. 0-913820-10-5 Inventory Number: 007747
MOCHE ART AND ICONOGRAPHY
Donnan, Christopher B.. Los Angeles: UCLA Latin America Center Publications / University of California, 1976. First Edition. 4to. Boards in Dust Jacket. Very Good/Very Good -. 146pp, 128 b&w and 16 color illustrations. With a bibliography. Published by the UCLA Latin America Center in 1976, this is the second monograph devoted to Moche material culture written by the preeminent American researcher on the subject, Christopher Donnan. A handsome example bearing a bold ink ownership inscription of the noted late Los Angeles artist and collector Emerson Woelffer in his hand on the first preliminary whose dust jacket shows a short closed tear with some attendant creasing on the front near the crown of the spine. 0-87903-033-X Inventory Number: 016169
ENCYCLOPEDIE DES ARTS DECORATIFS ET INDUSTRIELS MODERNES AU XXEME SIECLE, VERS 1925 - COMPLETE IN TWELVE VOLUMES
Office Central d'Editions et de Librairie, Editor. Paris: Office Central d'Editions et de Librairie, 1927. First Edition. 4to. Decorative Boards. Decorative Art Monograph. Very Good/No Jackets - As Issued. np, 1152 illustrations in color and b&w in twelve volumes. Text in French. In protective clear acetate dustwrappers. This is the lavishly illustrated twelve volume set documenting the "Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes" - the massive 1925 Parisian exhibition of recent Art, Architecture, and Decorative and Industrial Arts that is credited as the birthplace of the Art Deco movement. Each book is devoted to a specific subject: 1. "Evolution de L'art Moderne", 2. "Architecture et Decoration Fixe", 3. "Decoration Fixe de L'Architecture", 4. "Le Mobilier et son Ensemble", 5. "Accessoires du Mobilier", 6. "Tissu et Papier", 7. "Le Livre", 8. "Jeux et Jouets", 9. "La Parure", 10. "Theatre", 11. "Rue et Jardin", and 12. "Enseignement". When presented together on the shelf the twelve spines decoratively present the title of the set in a stylish Deco font. A most handsome, exceptionally well-preserved complete set of the 1927 first edition of this seminal document showing some typical light wear, soiling, and patination to the cream colored decorative paper-covered boards. Inventory Number: 025963