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Rare and collectible Modern & Contemporary Art, Photography, Design, Architecture, Cinema, Music and Fashion.

Celebrating their 28th year in business, ARCANA: BOOKS ON THE ARTS is one of the world's premier visual arts bookstores specializing in rare and collectible Modern & Contemporary Art, Photography, Design, Architecture, Cinema, Music and Fashion. Serving the Hollywood creative community as well as artists, photographers and collectors, Arcana stocks new, rare, and hard to find catalogues raisonné, monographs, and collectibles with an emphasis on the exquisite and uniquely giftable. The store is filled with wall-to-wall treasures, both new and out-of-print, that are lovingly well-organized by its friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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Bettie Page: the Life of a Pin-Up Legend

by (Page, Betty). Essex, Karen & James L. Swanson

Fine in fine dust jacket. (PAGE, BETTY). Essex, Karen & James L. Swanson. BETTIE PAGE: THE LIFE OF A PIN-UP LEGEND. Santa Monica, CA: General Publishing Group, 1996. First Edition. 4to. Boards in Pictorial Jacket. Erotic Photography Monograph. Fine/Near Fine. 288pp, profusely illustrated in b&w and color. With a bibliography. Compiled with the assistance of the reclusive Ms. Page herself, "Bettie Page: The Life of a Pin-Up Legend" is a lavish visual tribute to legendary late cult model and ...


The Gilbert Collection of Gold and Silver used book

The Gilbert Collection of Gold and Silver more books like this

by Schroder, Timothy B. other copies of this book

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Edition: First Edition 1/5000 Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles Date published: 1988 ISBN-13: 9780875871448 ISBN: 0875871445

Description: Fine in fine dust jacket. Schroder, Timothy B. THE GILBERT COLLECTION OF GOLD AND SILVER. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1988. First Edition 1/5000. 4to. Cloth in Dust Jacket. Decorative Arts Monograph. Fine/Fine. 688pp, profusely illustrated in black and white. The Gilbert Collection was formed over four decades by the late Sir Arthur Gilbert; a Brit who moved to California in 1949. Attracted by its historical and decorative qualities, he first started to collect English ... read more

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Oxford and Its Story used book

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by (Railton, Herbert). Headlam, Cecil other copies of this book

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Edition: First Edition Binding: Hardcover Publisher: J.M. Dent & Co, London Date published: 1904

Description: (RAILTON, HERBERT). Headlam, Cecil. OXFORD AND ITS STORY. London: J.M. Dent & Co., 1904. First Edition. 4to. Cloth with Gilt Design. Good/No Jacket. 366pp, 24 tinted lithographs with tissue overlays and 35 b&w illustrations by Herbert Railton. This history of Oxford, the University and its environs is a regal tome befitting its formidable subjects. Despite some light wear at the edges of the boards (which are faintly rippled on the back) and severe discoloration of the endpapers, this is a ... read more

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Vaisnava Iconology in Nepal used book

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by Pal, Pratapaditya other copies of this book

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Edition: First Edition Binding: Hardcover Publisher: The Asiatic Society, Calcutta, INDIA Date published: 1970

Description: Very good in good dust jacket. Pal, Pratapaditya. VAISNAVA ICONOLOGY IN NEPAL. Calcutta, INDIA: The Asiatic Society, 1970. First Edition. 8vo. Cloth in Dust Jacket. Very Good/Good +. 373pp, 110 b&w illustrations. Text in English. This is longtime Los Angeles County Museum of Art curator Pratapaditya Pal's scholarly study of the representations of Visnuism specific to Nepal, emphasizing the religion's tantric aspects as well as relevant epigraphic and literary material. A handsome copy of the ... read more

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Dunoyer De Segonzac used book

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by (Dunoyer De Segonzac, Andre). Roger-Marx, Claude other copies of this book

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Edition: First Edition Binding: Softcover Publisher: Pierre Cailler Editeur, Geneva, SWITZERLAND Date published: 1951

Description: (DUNOYER DE SEGONZAC, ANDRE). Roger-Marx, Claude. DUNOYER DE SEGONZAC. Geneva, SWITZERLAND: Pierre Cailler Editeur, 1951. First Edition. Large 4to. Illustrated Wrapper Over Board. Artist Monograph. Very Good-. 180pp, profusely illustrated in b&w with 15 tipped color plates. Text in French. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. This monograph on the noted French modernist painter Dunoyer de Segonzac is number twenty in Cailler's series "Peintres et Sculpteurs d'Hier et d'Aujourd 'hui". A ... read more

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In the Mood: Vintage Dance Music Record Jackets of the 50'S and Early 60'S used book

In the Mood: Vintage Dance Music Record Jackets of the 50'S and Early 60'S more books like this

by Ide, Yasushi other copies of this book

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Edition: First Edition Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Treville, Tokyo Date published: 1991 ISBN-13: 9784845705979 ISBN: 4845705974

Description: Ide, Yasushi. IN THE MOOD: VINTAGE DANCE MUSIC RECORD JACKETS OF THE 50'S AND EARLY 60'S. Tokyo: Treville, 1991. First Edition. 12mo. Illustrated Boards. Fine/No Jacket-As Issued. np, 75 color illustrations. Text in Japanese. This is a charming little compendium of jazz and lounge-themed album cover art culled from the author's own collection. The musical artists represented include Jackie Gleason, Dick Hyman, Wayne King, David Carroll, Johnny Gregory, Russ Morgan, Art Van Damme, Ray Anthony, ... read more

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Allan Kaprow: Corso Superiore Di Arte Visiva / Advanced Course in Visual Arts used book

Allan Kaprow: Corso Superiore Di Arte Visiva / Advanced Course in Visual Arts more books like this

by (Kaprow, Allan). Kaprow. Allan, Anna Daneri, Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, Jan Hoet, Annie Ratti, Giorgio Verzotti, Angela Vettese other copies of this book

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Edition: First Edition Binding: Softcover Publisher: Fondazione Antonio Ratti & Skira Editore, Como & Milano, ITALY Date published: 1998 ISBN-13: 9788881184798 ISBN: 8881184796

Description: (KAPROW, ALLAN). Kaprow. Allan, Anna Daneri, Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, Jan Hoet, Annie Ratti, Giorgio Verzotti, Angela Vettese. ALLAN KAPROW: CORSO SUPERIORE DI ARTE VISIVA / ADVANCED COURSE IN VISUAL ARTS. Como & Milano, ITALY: Fondazione Antonio Ratti & Skira Editore, 1998. First Edition. 8vo. Printed Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Very Good. 178pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Text in English and Italian. This book documents the 1997 Advanced Course in Visual Arts at the Fondazione ... read more

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Coop Himmelb(L)Au Austria: Biennale Di Venezia 1996 used book

Coop Himmelb(L)Au Austria: Biennale Di Venezia 1996 more books like this

by (Coop Himmelblau). Coop Himmelblau: Wolf D. Prix & Helmut Swiczinsky other copies of this book

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Edition: First Edition Binding: Softcover Publisher: Ritter Verlag, Klagenfurt, GERMANY Date published: 1996 ISBN-13: 9783854152026 ISBN: 3854152027

Description: Fine in fine dust jacket. (COOP HIMMELBLAU). Coop Himmelblau: Wolf D. Prix & Helmut Swiczinsky. COOP HIMMELB(L)AU AUSTRIA: BIENNALE DI VENEZIA 1996. Klagenfurt, GERMANY: Ritter Verlag, 1996. First Edition. 4to. Wrappers in Illustrated Jacket. Architecture Monograph. Fine/Fine. 113pp, profusely illustrated in b&w and color. Text in English, Italian and German. Published to accompany Coop Himmelblau's "From Cloud to Cloud" installation at the Austrian Pavilion of the 1996 Venice Biennale, this ... read more

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Robert Doisneau: Paris used book

Robert Doisneau: Paris more books like this

by (Doisneau, Robert). Doisneau, Robert other copies of this book

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Edition: First Edition (Second Printing) Binding: Softcover Publisher: Libroport & Art Vivant, Tokyo Date published: 1992 ISBN-13: 9784845707638 ISBN: 4845707632

Description: Fine in fine dust jacket. (DOISNEAU, ROBERT). Doisneau, Robert. ROBERT DOISNEAU: PARIS. Tokyo: Libroport & Art Vivant, 1992. First Edition (Second Printing). 4to. Wrappers in Pictorial Jacket. Photography Monograph. Fine. /Fine. 124pp, 139 duotone illustrations. Text in Japanese (with French captions). Published only in Japan, this is an extraordinarily beautifully printed collection of Robert Doisneau's typically poignant images of the Parisian streets, nightclubs, cafes, amusement parks, etc ... read more

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Robert Doisneau: La Banlieue De Paris used book

Robert Doisneau: La Banlieue De Paris more books like this

by (Doisneau, Robert). Doisneau, Robert & Blaise Cendrars other copies of this book

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Edition: First Thus Binding: Softcover Publisher: Libroport & Art Vivant, Tokyo Date published: 1992 ISBN-13: 9784845707966 ISBN: 4845707969

Description: Fine in fine dust jacket. (DOISNEAU, ROBERT). Doisneau, Robert & Blaise Cendrars. ROBERT DOISNEAU: LA BANLIEUE DE PARIS. Tokyo: Libroport & Art Vivant, 1992. First Thus. 4to. Wrappers in Pictorial Jacket. Photography Monograph. Fine. /Fine. 124pp, 130 duotone illustrations, Text in Japanese. This is the extraordinarily beautifully printed 1992 Japanese updated edition of Robert Doisneau's classic "La Banlieue de Paris". It is filled with the photographer's typically sentimental images of the ... read more

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