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  • VIEWS OF A VANISHING FRONTIER. by Ewers, John C.; Marsha V. Gallagher, David C. Hunt and Joseph C. Porter.
    Ewers, John C.; Marsha V. Gallagher, David C. Hunt and Joseph C. Porter.
    VIEWS OF A VANISHING FRONTIER.

    Edition: First printing.

    Omaha, Nebraska: Center for Western Studies, Joslyn Art Museum, (1984) dj. Hardcover first edition - Catalogue for an exhibition organized by Joslyn Art Museum's Center for Western Studies based on the written accounts of the 1832-1834 North American experiences of Maximilian, Prince of Wied. Includes more than 100 of Karl Bodmer's orginal watercolors and sketches Inclides list of illustrations,and checklist of the exhibition. Large format. 103 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-936364-122.

    Condition: Fine in a verynear fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59459
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  • THE FLOWERING AMERICAN FOLK ART: 1776-1876. by Lipman, Jean, and Alice Winchester.
    Lipman, Jean, and Alice Winchester.
    THE FLOWERING AMERICAN FOLK ART: 1776-1876.

    Edition: 3rd printing, a large square trade paperback.

    New York: The Viking Press with the Whitney Museum of American Art. (1974). Based on a major exhibition of these art objects which are too often overlooked, sponsored by Philip Morris Incorporated and organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art. Illustrated with hundreds of photographs in black and white and in full color. Preface, biographical index of the artists. 288 pp. ISBN: 0-670321206.

    Condition: Very near fine.

    Book ID: 55745
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  • PAINTING ETHIOPIA: The Life and Work of Qes Adamu Tesfaw. by [Qes Adamu Tesfaw] Silverman, with Neal Sobania andLeah Niederstadt.
    [Qes Adamu Tesfaw] Silverman, with Neal Sobania andLeah Niederstadt.
    PAINTING ETHIOPIA: The Life and Work of Qes Adamu Tesfaw.

    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback.

    Los Angeles: University of California Los Angeles / UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, (1995.). First edition - "Schooled in the fifteen-hundred-year-old painting tradition of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and ever sensitive to its narrative and iconographic requirements, Ethiopian artist Qes Adamu Tesfaw has managed to transcend the formulas that tradition requires him to embrace.. , the artist has also found the freedom to venture outside the realm of religious subject matter to produce work that chronicles historical events both inside and outside Ethiopia, as well as scenes that depict the everyday life of his native country. Adamu's remarkable oeuvre includes saints on horseback, soldiers gathered in historic battles, Solomon and Sheba's courtship, and Ethiopians attending church or praying…

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    Los Angeles: University of California Los Angeles / UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, (1995.). First edition - "Schooled in the fifteen-hundred-year-old painting tradition of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and ever sensitive to its narrative and iconographic requirements, Ethiopian artist Qes Adamu Tesfaw has managed to transcend the formulas that tradition requires him to embrace.. , the artist has also found the freedom to venture outside the realm of religious subject matter to produce work that chronicles historical events both inside and outside Ethiopia, as well as scenes that depict the everyday life of his native country. Adamu's remarkable oeuvre includes saints on horseback, soldiers gathered in historic battles, Solomon and Sheba's courtship, and Ethiopians attending church or praying at mosques." Includes a brief account of his life by the artist, an essay on his work by Silverman and extensive notes to each painting. Illustrated throughout with full-color, full-page reproductions of Adamu's work. References. Large square format with self-flaps. 119 pp plus a final illustration. ISBN: 0-97487292X.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy).

    Book ID: 56424
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  • ICELANDIC SAGAS, EDDAS, AND ART: Treasures Illustrating the Greatest Mediaeval Literary Heritage of Northern Europe. by The Pierpont Morgan Library
    The Pierpont Morgan Library
    ICELANDIC SAGAS, EDDAS, AND ART: Treasures Illustrating the Greatest Mediaeval Literary Heritage of Northern Europe.

    Edition: First printing.

    Reykjavik: 1982. First edition - A collection of scholarly essays by Jonas Kristjansson, Bjorn Bjornsson, Sigurour Lindal, Olafur Halldorsson, and Finnbogi Gudmundsson, published in conjunction with the first exhibition of Icelandic manuscripts outside that country. Illustrated with photographs of manuscript illuminations and pages of early Icelandic printed books. 84 pp

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 55319
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  • MATTERS OF THE HEART. by Wosk, Miriam.
    Wosk, Miriam.
    MATTERS OF THE HEART.

    Edition: First printing.

    Santa Monica, CA: Robert Berman Gallery, 2001. First edition - March 3 - 31, 2001 exhibition catalogue, illustrated in full color. Text by Peter Clothier, who describes Wosk's work this way: "Having laid down the paper ground, Wosk creates a series of seamless layers of collaged images, hand-applied paint, gold and silver leaf, applique'd fabric and a variety of ephemera, all integrated into a cohesive whole with a transparent finish that takes on a quasi-antique, sepia hue." Biography. 24 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff stapled wrappers (a few corners creased.)

    Book ID: 53471
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