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American Artist Magazine (August, 1986)
1 American Artist Magazine (August, 1986)
New York Billboard Publications 1986 Volume 50 Issue 529 soft cover Fine condition 
Crisp, clean magazine with no mailing label and no names or writing. No loss to spine and tightly bounf with pristine pages. The cover art on thios one is by watercolorist Joseph M. Irr. Ither featured articles are about four energing artists: Patricia Short, landscape watercolorist; Xin Han, figurative oil painter; William P. Kauffmanm pastel painter and teacher; and Andrew Bacha, a classicly trained oil painter; James D. Butler paintings and Drawings From the Heartland; Direct Painting With Pastels; Edward Brodney Painting with A Mature but Youthful Spirit; Patricia Nix Art As a Collage of Lige Experiences; and James Couper of Florida. Magazine measures 8"x11" and has 90 pages. NOTE: I have LOTS of issus of this magazine, so if you are looking for a specific issue let me know and I'll see if I have it. 
Price: 8.95 USD
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Athena Tacha: New Works, 1986-1989
2 Athena Tacha: New Works, 1986-1989
Cleveland, Ohio Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art 1989 Card cover Fine condition 
This art catalogue was published to accompany the newest works of Athena Tacha at the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art from September 8 to November from September 8 to November 4, 1989. There is one essay written by Thalia Gouma-Peterson titled "Chaos As Order in Athena Tacha's Work." The booklet is crisp and clean, measures 8-1/2" x 11" and has 38 pages. Phhotographs abound in both black and white and color. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Sealing Wax Art (Dennison 1922)
3 Sealing Wax Art (Dennison 1922)
Framingham, Massachusetts Dennison Manufacturing Company 1921 soft cover Very Good 
Cover art is gorgeous and the ideas in this little booklet can easily be recreated today. It was published by the Dennison Company which brought out all types of craft books and supplies -- everything from paper flowers, to baby and wedding shower ideas and crafts. This one focuses on making flowers and beads with sealing wax. Lots of pictures and info. What's dazzling is the two page color illustration of the hues then available from Dennison -- spectacular! Booklet measures 5"x7-1/2" and has 24 clean, tightly bound pages. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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The Journal of the Walters Art Gallery 1949
4 The Journal of the Walters Art Gallery 1949
Baltomore, Maryland Trustees of the Walter's Art Gallery 1949 Volume XII Card cover Very good condition 
As I write this it's the third issue I have listed on here. I bought them all at the same time and never saw another since. Among the offerings are these: The Walters Art Gallery Mummy; Robert Gilmor Jr. Baltimore Collector. A Method for Detecting False Limoges Painted Enamels; Firearms Carved by the Master H.N.; The Brummer Collection; illuminated manuscripts and a fifth century bronze ornament. Magazine measures 8-1/2" x 11" and has 111 pages. There's a small crease to top front edge and two small spots on the word Baltimore at bottom of the cover. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Keramic Studio, Keep the Fire Alive; Monthly Magazine for the Potter and Decorator. 1922., Albert W. Heckman, John P. Heins, Walter K. Titze
5 Albert W. Heckman, John P. Heins, Walter K. Titze Keramic Studio, Keep the Fire Alive; Monthly Magazine for the Potter and Decorator. 1922.
Syracruse, New Yortk Keramic Studio 1922 Vol. XXIII, No. 11 Card cover Good condition 10-3/4 
I've never seen this magazine, but if you like pottery and ceramics this magizine has a lot of info. It's also special to blend new booklets and magazines, but old ones are fun too. They also share thwir new ideas. The magazine measures 10-3/4" x 13-3/4" nd has pages from 194 to 212. There is other pages front and back.Many illustrations including a design ion color and design for jewelry. The magazine shows two relatively minor defects- a small piece of achival tape at the upper spine and a couple small brown stains at the bottom edge of the last page which get lighter and lighter. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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The Practical Guide to Marbling Paper, Anne Chambers
6 Anne Chambers The Practical Guide to Marbling Paper
New York Thames and Hudson 1986 0500274215 / 9780500274217 First Edition Card cover Fine condition Anne Chambers 
If the book arts are calling you, marbling endpapers are a beautiful craft to try. The book measures 7" x 10" and has 88 pages with 82 illustrations and 54 in color. There are also drawings to help as you go along. The booklet covers basic principles, equiment andmaterials, ox-gall and alum, paper and basic method of marbling variations, basic marbling, creative marbling and ebru, oil marbling, and marbling in the 18th century. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Sketching Outdoors in Summer (1988), Arnosky, Jim
7 Arnosky, Jim Sketching Outdoors in Summer (1988)
New York Lothrop, Lee and Shephard 1988 0688062865 / 9780688062866 First Edition Stated Hard cover Book is inVery good condition Jacket is in Good-plus condition Jim Arnosky 
I love art instruction items, so this one had to join the crowd in my art section. The booklet is bound in hard cover and is oversized at 9-1/2" x 11-1/2" and has 48 pages. There are no tears or chips and no names or writing other than that which appear under each drawing.The author/illustrator shares techniques for drawing but also on how to see and appreciate the beauty of the natural world. The dust jacket shows some sunning to edge at front and at back by spine and top edge. I will send it in a brand new mylar cover.Book ships for $2 media mail in the U.S. 
Price: 12.95 USD
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the Teacher of Animal Painting, Campana, D.M.
8 Campana, D.M. the Teacher of Animal Painting
Chicago D.M. Compana Art Company 1946 Second printing Card cover 
The cover of this guide for artists is very compelling. I've never seen it before, but but inside pictures are beautiful. the booklet is clean and tightly bound with no names or writing. Only fault is two spots of foxing on the margin of one picture. The booklet measures 5-1/2" x 7-1/2" and has 96 pages covering how to paint lions, tigers, dogs, horses, deer, gazelles, cats, fox, sheep, rabbits, bears, buffaloes and squirrels. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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A Garden of Watercolors (1990), Denton, Betty S.
9 Denton, Betty S. A Garden of Watercolors (1990)
Ft. Walton Beach, Florida Giftways 1990 0962833908 / 9780962833908 Card cover Fine condition Denton, Betty 
Crisp, clean booklet that presents as new. No names or writing and no creasing. This is one of the prettiest art how-tos I think I ever had. But it isn't all about beauty-- the instruction is very detailed throughout.Denton discusses supplies, terminology, techniques, and hints to improve. The lessons are focused on flowers, so these are the ones you will learn to paint --white azalea, old oak tree, peace rose, calla lily, iris, petunia, cascading azalia, and two additional looks at the peace rose from different perspectives. Booklet measures 8-1/2" x 11" and has 41 pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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General Shop Metal Work (1939), Dragoo, A.W. and K.L.
10 Dragoo, A.W. and K.L. General Shop Metal Work (1939)
Bloomington, Illinois McKnight & McKnight 1939 soft cover Very Good 
Very nice, clean shop manual for those interested in making both utilitarian and/or decorative metal items. There are many instructive black and white photographs and drawings, plus a text which proceeds step-by-step. The booklet measures 7-3/4"x10-1/4" and has 68 pages plus back matter. Nice graphic on the front cover too. Small bit of toning to spine. Former owner's name stamped to title page. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Christie's Fine Chinese Paintings New York 16 September 2015, Elizabeth Hammer
11 Elizabeth Hammer Christie's Fine Chinese Paintings New York 16 September 2015
New York Christie's 2015 Card cover Fie conditio, like new Many artists 
Today's auction catalogs are so gorgeous. I can't resist them all, but this one is exceptional. The catalog measures 8-1/4" x 10-1/2" with 154 pages.The text is in both Chinese and English and spotlights the private collection of Yan Yuntai and others. There are also black and white photos of the collectors with biographical material. The art is in color. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Paint It Yourself: Printign and Painting Techn iques for Fabric (1981 SIGNED by Diane), Frode, Diane Ericson; Ericson, Lois
12 Frode, Diane Ericson; Ericson, Lois Paint It Yourself: Printign and Painting Techn iques for Fabric (1981 SIGNED by Diane)
California Self-published 1981 Card cover Very good condition 
Very handsome booklet with brown ink on cream paper throughout. Diane Ericson is well known as a designer and is very generous in this booklet with techniques for printing and painting on fabrics. Here's the topics covered -- tools and materials, fold and dye, rolling, spraying, finger painting, stamping, stencils, painting, brush warm-ups, making a brush, drawing, marbelizing, resist, supplies and a bibliography. Booklet measures 8-1/2" x 11" and has 33 pages. Only fault is a small tear to outer edge of back cover which I repaired with almost invisible archival tape. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Margie's Ceramic Manual (1975), Hadley, Marjorie E.
13 Hadley, Marjorie E. Margie's Ceramic Manual (1975)
Phoenix, Arizona Marjorie E. Hadley 1975 19th edition Card cover Fine condition 
A small booklet packed with information about the making of ceramic art for beginners all the way through to the advanced. It measures 4-1/2"x 6" and has 93 pages including index. The book is bound with a metal spiral which is in perfect condition.Topics are these: definition of paints, preparing greenware, techniques of underglaze, method of glazing, versatility of glazes, overglazes, cut-outs for cut-ups, saving pieces, life savers, thoughts for free for, learning the lingo, and more. This booklet one is small as I said, but it carries a VERY dense text. No wonder it began in 1960 and was still going in 1975. 
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Desoign With flowers agazine Nov.-Dec. 1989, Herb Mitchell Editor-in-Chief
14 Herb Mitchell Editor-in-Chief Desoign With flowers agazine Nov.-Dec. 1989
Bob Mitchell 1989 Volume I; Issue 6 Card civer Near fine condition 
I have a a few of these, all bought at the same time. I have one up now and this one will be there soon and then I think I mighthave two or three more. The photographs are in full color and the designs are creative. The sections are these: The Elements of Style; The Expression of Style; International Style -- the Japanese Perspective; Style -- The Spirit of Electicism; Stle -- The Art of Getting Noticed; and Visions in Contemporary Styl. The m,agazine measures 9-1/2" x 12-1/2" an has 80 glossy pages. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Copperplate Calligraphy 1979 1st printing, Jackson, Dick
15 Jackson, Dick Copperplate Calligraphy 1979 1st printing
New York Collier/Macmillan Books 1979 First printing stated soft cover Very good 
For some unknown reason copies of this booklet are flying around cyberspace in high two, and even three, figures. It's a good instructional booklet, but it isn't rare! Here we have a very nice clean one with a small loss of top layer of paper to upper back corner -- just a snip -- but otherwise great. It measures 8-1/2"x11" and has 81 pages. No names or writing. A Stroke-by-stroke presentation of flexible-pen copperplate letters as a calligraphic alphabet. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Matisse Paper Cut-Outs (1979), Matisse, Henri
16 Matisse, Henri Matisse Paper Cut-Outs (1979)
New York Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 1979 0810913011 / 9780810913011 Hard cover Very good Book; Good Jacket 
This book is especially compelling if you are an artist who works with paper.There are many examples including 25 color plates and 280 in black and white. Especially charming are the photos of Matisse at work. Check out the photo of him with a pair of scissors the size of a garden trimmer. Most of his life he worked as a painter of fine art, but during the last four years of his life he worked on the cut-outs. The book is clean and tightly bound with no creases and no names or writing. The jacket is without tears or chips. The only fault is sunning down the length of the spine, Book is very handsome in brand new mylar. It measures 9" x 11-1/2. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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Kim Abeles (Art Catalog, 1988), McMillen, Michael; Sims, Patterson
17 McMillen, Michael; Sims, Patterson Kim Abeles (Art Catalog, 1988)
Beverly hills, California Art Press 1988 Card cover Fine condition 
The crux of this booklet is the lengthy interview with Kim Abeles by Michael McMillen. Abeles is an artist creating sculpture using found objects to express her life as a citizen of Los Angeles and what the urban life means. There's also an essay and black and white and color photographs throughout. The booklet measures 8-1/2" x 10" and has 32 pristine pages. No names or writing. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Vintaj Jewelry Technique Book, No author
18 No author Vintaj Jewelry Technique Book
Location unknown Vintaj Natural Brass Company 2001 No ISBN Card cover Fine condition Unknown 
This is a remarkable booklet which offers many techniques to make beautiful jewelry from natural brass and designs from nature. Among the techniques taught are filigree, focal texturing, reliefing and alcohol ink, letter imprinting,texturing and riveting, sizzix embossing, bezels, toggle clasps and much more. The booklet measures 9" square and has 33 beautiful pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Close-Up Photography and Photomacrography; Volume II on Photomacrography 1969, No author stated
19 No author stated Close-Up Photography and Photomacrography; Volume II on Photomacrography 1969
Eastman Kodak Company 1969 First Edition Stated Card cover Very good condition 
This book is clean and bright with black and white and color photographs, plus some drawings and a full page of working curves for photopmacrography. The booklet measure 8" x 11-1/2" and has 95 pages.The scope of this volume includes equipment,lighting, special setups, transillumination, factors for optimum results, shape factor, working curves for photomacrography,recording two-dimensional subjects, summary of basic recommendations, and references. The first volume of this is about close-up photography. I also have volume I on Close-up Photography. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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M.C. Escher Kaleidocycles (1987), Schattschneirder, Doris; Walker, Wallace
20 Schattschneirder, Doris; Walker, Wallace M.C. Escher Kaleidocycles (1987)
Corte Madera, California Pomegranite Artbooks 1987 Revised Edition Card cover Fine condition 
I was delighted to find this booklet! Escher was a Dutch graphic artist who somehow managed to marry mathematics and art. He died in 1972 and this book appeared first in 1977 and reappeared in a revised edition ten years later. The text is divided into three parts: In Three Dimensions, Extensions of E.C. Escher; Notes on the Models; and Instructions for Assembly of Models. Topics cover geometric solids, kaleidocycles, repeating designs, surface design of kaleidocycles; coloring the designs; hexagonal kaleidocycles; square kaleidocycles and twisted kaleidocycles.The authors promise that taking a flat design and manipulating it into three dimensions will reveal many surprises. Booklet measures 8-1/2" x 11-1/4" and has 57 pages. Crisp and clean as new. Only fault is some toning to top of both front and back cover. Otherwise pristine. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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