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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 ...


A Travel of Margaret-Mary (in Search of a Suitable Mise-En-Scene): Ducks on a Pond-Signed By Lawrence Weiner used book

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by (Weiner, Lawrence). Weiner, Lawrence other copies of this book

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Edition: First Edition 1/1000 Binding: Softcover Publisher: Imschoot, Uitgevers for IC, Ghent, BELGIUM Date published: 1988 ISBN-13: 9789072191021 ISBN: 9072191021

Description: (WEINER, LAWRENCE). Weiner, Lawrence. A TRAVEL OF MARGARET-MARY (IN SEARCH OF A SUITABLE MISE-EN-SCENE): DUCKS ON A POND-SIGNED BY LAWRENCE WEINER. Signed by the Artist. Ghent, BELGIUM: Imschoot, Uitgevers for IC, 1988. First Edition 1/1000. 8vo. Pictorial Wrappers. Artist's Book. Fine. np (56pp), profusely illustrated in b&w and color. Text in English. Photographs by the Moved Pictures Archive & Frank Vellenga. Limited to one thousand copies, this charming little 1988 Lawrence Weiner artist's ... read more

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Edward Ruscha: Cityscapes / O Books used book

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by (Ruscha, Edward). Ruscha, Edward other copies of this book

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Edition: First Edition 1/2000 Binding: Softcover Publisher: Leo Castelli Gallery, New York Date published: 1997

Description: (RUSCHA, EDWARD). Ruscha, Edward. EDWARD RUSCHA: CITYSCAPES / O BOOKS. New York: Leo Castelli Gallery, 1997. First Edition 1/2000. 12mo. Printed Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Fine. 64pp, 37 color illustrations. With an exhibition checklist. Published in 1997 by the Leo Castelli Gallery in celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of their working relationship with Ed Ruscha, this charming little catalogue cum artist's book reproduces each of the seventeen "Cityscape" paintings and twenty ... read more

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by (Brown, Cecily). Tumlir, Jan other copies of this book

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Edition: First Edition Binding: Softcover Publisher: Gagosian Gallery, New York & Beverly Hills, CA Date published: 2003 ISBN-13: 9781880154908 ISBN: 1880154900

Description: (BROWN, CECILY). Tumlir, Jan. CECILY BROWN. New York & Beverly Hills, CA: Gagosian Gallery, 2003. First Edition. Oblong Small 4to. Printed Self-Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Fine. 60pp, 26 color illustrations. Designed by Bruce Mau Design, Inc. With an exhibition checklist. This is the elegant catalogue produced in conjunction with a 2002 Gagosian exhibition of British painter Cecily Brown that traveled from New York to their Beverly Hills gallery. Each of her twenty-six large-scale works shown ... read more

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Wayne Thiebaud: Seventy Years of Painting used book

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by (Thiebaud, Wayne). Cooper, Gene other copies of this book

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Edition: First Edition Binding: Softcover Publisher: Laguna Art Museum & Palm Springs Art Museum, Laguna Beach & Palm Springs, CA Date published: 2007 ISBN-13: 9780980021806 ISBN: 0980021804

Description: (THIEBAUD, WAYNE). Cooper, Gene. WAYNE THIEBAUD: SEVENTY YEARS OF PAINTING. Laguna Beach & Palm Springs, CA: Laguna Art Museum & Palm Springs Art Museum, 2007. First Edition. 4to. Illustrated Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Fine. 118pp, 51 color illustrations + color cover. With an exhibition checklist. This is the beautifully illustrated catalogue published in conjunction with a 2007 retrospective exhibition of eighty-four works by Wayne Thiebaud that travelled from The Laguna Art Museum to The ... read more

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by (Ruppersberg, Allen). Ruppersberg, Allen other copies of this book

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Edition: First Edition Binding: Softcover Publisher: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS Date published: 1973

Description: (RUPPERSBERG, ALLEN). Ruppersberg, Allen. ALLEN RUPPERSBERG. Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS: Stedelijk Museum, 1973. First Edition. Square 8vo. Printed Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Very Good. np (36pp), 14 b&w illustrations. Text in English. This is the catalogue that documents Los Angeles based Conceptualist Allen Ruppersberg's 1973 Stedelijk Museum exhibition (No. 548) of his Dada-inflected video installation "Between the Scenes" and text and photography piece "The Fairy Godmother". A handsome ... read more

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Joseph Cornell: Collages and Box Constructions new book

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by (Cornell, Joseph). Silverman Gallery, Manny other copies of this book

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Edition: First Edition Binding: Softcover Publisher: Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles Date published: 1996

Description: (CORNELL, JOSEPH). Silverman Gallery, Manny. JOSEPH CORNELL: COLLAGES AND BOX CONSTRUCTIONS. Los Angeles: Manny Silverman Gallery, 1996. First Edition. 8vo. Illustrated Wrappers. Exhibition Brochure. As New. One continuous 8 1/2 x 22" cardstock sheet printed offset recto and verso, folded neatly in fourths to make 8pp, 5 color illustrations. With a chronology and collections listing. This is the elegantly produced eight page brochure published in conjunction with a 1996 Los Angeles gallery ... read more

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Graphic Works By Edward Ruscha used book

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by (Ruscha, Edward). Bogle, Andrew. Preface By Henry Geldzahler other copies of this book

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Edition: First Edition Binding: Softcover Publisher: Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND Date published: 1978

Description: (RUSCHA, EDWARD). Bogle, Andrew. Preface By Henry Geldzahler. GRAPHIC WORKS BY EDWARD RUSCHA. Auckland, NEW ZEALAND: Auckland City Art Gallery, 1978. First Edition. 8vo. Pictorial Wrappers. Catalogue Raisonné. Good. 144pp, profusely illustrated in b&w, with 6 tipped-in color plates. With an exhibition checklist, chronology, bibliography and exhibition history. Published in conjunction with a 1978 Australian exhibition of the artist's drawings and prints, this is a fully illustrated catalogue ... read more

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Alberto Burri-Signed By the Artist used book

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by (Burri, Alberto). Butterfield, Jan other copies of this book

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Edition: First Edition 1/1000 Binding: Softcover Publisher: Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA Date published: 1982

Description: Fine in fine dust jacket. (BURRI, ALBERTO). Butterfield, Jan. ALBERTO BURRI-SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. Signed by the Artist. Palm Springs, CA: Palm Springs Desert Museum, 1982. First Edition 1/1000. 4to. Wrappers in Illustrated Jacket. Artist Monograph. Fine. /Fine. np, 11 color illustrations + color cover. With an exhibition checklist, biography, bibliography and exhibition history. Limited to one thousand copies, this is the lovely catalogue published in conjunction with a 1982 Palm Springs ... read more

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Michael Craig-Martin: a is for Umbrella used book

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by (Craig-Martin, Michael). Craig-Martin, Michael & Liam Gillick other copies of this book

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Edition: First Edition Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Gagosian Gallery, London Date published: 2007 ISBN-13: 9781932598643 ISBN: 1932598642

Description: (CRAIG-MARTIN, MICHAEL). Craig-Martin, Michael & Liam Gillick. MICHAEL CRAIG-MARTIN: A IS FOR UMBRELLA. London: Gagosian Gallery, 2007. First Edition. 4to. Cloth with Pastedown. Artist Monograph. Fine/No Jacket-As Issued. 64pp, 38 color illustrations. Designed by Kelsey Blackwell with Chris Allen, Studio Blackwell. With a biography, exhibition history and bibliography. This is the nicely designed hardbound catalogue documenting British contemporary artist Michael Craig-Martin's 2007 Gagosian ... read more

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