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Image for Sealing Wax Art (Dennison 1922)

Sealing Wax Art (Dennison 1922)

By: N/A

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Framingham, Massachusetts, Dennison Manufacturing Company: 1921

Seller ID: 1055

Condition: 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. View more info

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American Artist Magazine (August, 1986)

By: N/A

Price: $8.95

Publisher: New York, Billboard Publications: 1986

Edition: Volume 50 Issue 529

Seller ID: 2135

Condition: 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 L... View more info

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The Journal of the Walters Art Gallery 1949

By: N/A

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Baltomore, Maryland, Trustees of the Walter's Art Gallery: 1949

Edition: Volume XII

Seller ID: 3396

Condition: 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. View more info

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Athena Tacha: New Works, 1986-1989

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art: 1989

Seller ID: 3421

Condition: 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. View more info

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Keramic Studio, Keep the Fire Alive; Monthly Magazine for the Potter and Decorator. 1922.

By: Albert W. Heckman, John P. Heins, Walter K. Titze

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Syracruse, New Yortk, Keramic Studio: 1922

Edition: Vol. XXIII, No. 11

Seller ID: 4819

Condition: Good condition


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. View more info

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The Practical Guide to Marbling Paper

By: Anne Chambers

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Thames and Hudson: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4459

ISBN: 0500274215

Condition: Fine condition


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. View more info

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Sketching Outdoors in Summer (1988)

By: Arnosky, Jim

Price: $12.95

Publisher: New York, Lothrop, Lee and Shephard: 1988

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 3425

ISBN: 0688062865

Condition: Book is inVery good condition


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. View more info

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the Teacher of Animal Painting

By: Campana, D.M.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Chicago, D.M. Compana Art Company: 1946

Edition: Second printing

Seller ID: 3676


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. View more info

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Ornamental Magic 2

By: Creations by Martha Kenton

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Little Rock, Arkansas, Leisure Arts Inc.: No year stated

Seller ID: 4846

ISBN: 1601407025

Condition: Fine condition


Beautiful for tree ornaments, or for many other uses.The colors swirl and each ball is topped off with small treasures and small shells. I don't have the first book, but I do know that this one shows 15 more techniques and easy embellishments for 33 stunning ornments to paint. The book is in full color and has careful directions in 60 pages. View more info

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A Garden of Watercolors (1990)

By: Denton, Betty S.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, Giftways: 1990

Seller ID: 3221

ISBN: 0962833908

Condition: Fine condition


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. View more info

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General Shop Metal Work (1939)

By: Dragoo, A.W. and K.L.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Bloomington, Illinois, McKnight & McKnight: 1939

Seller ID: 1202

Condition: 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. View more info

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Christie's Fine Chinese Paintings New York 16 September 2015

By: Elizabeth Hammer

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Christie's: 2015

Seller ID: 4255

Condition: Fie conditio, like new


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. View more info

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Paint It Yourself: Printign and Painting Techn iques for Fabric (1981 SIGNED by Diane)

By: Frode, Diane Ericson; Ericson, Lois

Price: $16.00

Publisher: California, Self-published: 1981

Seller ID: 3158

Condition: 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. View more info

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Margie's Ceramic Manual (1975)

By: Hadley, Marjorie E.

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Phoenix, Arizona, Marjorie E. Hadley: 1975

Edition: 19th edition

Seller ID: 3823

Condition: 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 st... View more info

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Desoign With flowers agazine Nov.-Dec. 1989

By: Herb Mitchell Editor-in-Chief

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Bob Mitchell: 1989

Edition: Volume I; Issue 6

Seller ID: 4273

Condition: 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. View more info

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Copperplate Calligraphy 1979 1st printing

By: Jackson, Dick

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Collier/Macmillan Books: 1979

Edition: First printing stated

Seller ID: 0917

Condition: 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. View more info

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In Memoriam Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. The Cleveland Museum of Art

By: Leonard C, Hanna Jr.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, The Cleveland Museum of Art: 1958

Edition: Presumed First

Seller ID: 4874

Condition: Very good condition


Leonard C. Hanna's bequest was the most important collection and later housed in a New Wing due to the number of items. The catalogue was designed to divide the bequest into three parts -- to honor, to design the collection in permanent fashion.They also puchased by the Museum since 1942 until money came from the Hanna Fund. The front catalog's cover is "study For the circus", a drawing by Georges Seurat. Most of the pages show beautiful works of art by many artists, Most of photos in this catalog is in both black and white and color with 238 images. View more info

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Matisse Paper Cut-Outs (1979)

By: Matisse, Henri

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York, Harry N. Abrams, Inc.: 1979

Seller ID: 3630

ISBN: 0810913011

Condition: 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 h... View more info

Image for Kim Abeles (Art Catalog, 1988)

Kim Abeles (Art Catalog, 1988)

By: McMillen, Michael; Sims, Patterson

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Beverly hills, California, Art Press: 1988

Seller ID: 3179

Condition: 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. View more info

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Vintaj Jewelry Technique Book

By: No author

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Location unknown, Vintaj Natural Brass Company: 2001

Seller ID: 4461

ISBN: No ISBN

Condition: Fine condition


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. View more info