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1986 A Painters Harvest The Works Of Peter Etril Snyder $25.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1986 A Painters Harvest The Works Of Peter Etril Snyder. Hard cover book in good condition. No dust jacket. Produced by the artist himself this is a retrospective of his work. Many full colour illustrations of the works of this noted Canadian artist are within
1988 The Impressionists by William Gaunt $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1988 The Impressionists by William Gaunt. Hard cover book with dust jacket in good condition. 296 pages with 108 colour plates of impressionist masterpieces and bios of each. Renoir, Monet, Latrec and many more.

 ART RELATED BOOKS

Here you can find books about artists and the works they have created.

Also listed are instructional books so you can create your own masterpieces.

 


We have a number of books

on famous artists issued by Time-Life

in the 60s as a 28 volume encyclopedia set.

Each volume pertains to one master artist and his (or her) works

with color plates (some full page)

 ie: The World of Watteau

Click on the image below to view them

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1972 The Art Of Alex Colville by Helen J. Dow $25.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1972 The Art Of Alex Colville by Helen J. Dow. Hard cover book with dust jacket in good condition. 231 pages with numerous illustrations covers the full scope of this noted Toronto artist.
1988 Ansel Adams Letters and Images 1916 - 1984 $35.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1988 Ansel Adams Letters and Images 1916 - 1984. Hard cover book with dust jacket in very good condition. First Edition with 401 pages detailing the works and thoughts of one of the world’s most notable nature photographers.
.....SOLD.....1974 Understanding Picasso by Dominico Porzio and Marco Valsecchi $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1974 Understanding Picasso by Dominico Porzio and Marco Valsecchi. First English language edition hard cover with dust jacket in good condition. About 11 1/2" by 9 1/2" 272 pages. A book on Master painter Pablo Picasso. Includes a biography, a critique by Marco Valsecchi and a 12 page selection of comments on his work by Picasso himself. Profusely illustrated with full color photos and reproductions of his work, some full page.
1967 Collecting Impressionist Painters book $7.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1967 Collecting Impressionist Painters book. A small book with full page, full colour illustrations of some the great impressionist painters suitable for framing.
1999 Self Portraits Of The World’s Greatest Painters by Elizabeth Drury $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1999 Self Portraits Of The World’s Greatest Painters by Elizabeth Drury. Hard cover book with dust jacket in good condition. First Edition book of 416 pages captures the world’s greatest artists through history as they perceived themselves through their art.
1945 An Illustrated Handbook of Art History by Frank J. Roos Jr. $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1945 An Illustrated Handbook of Art History by Frank J. Roos Jr.. Hard cover book in good used condition. 303 pages of images featuring art throughout the history of mankind. Sculpture, architecture, painting and every other art form is covered here.
1980 Important Art Nouveau & Art Deco Christies Auction Catalogue $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1980 Important Art Nouveau & Art Deco Christies Auction Catalogue. Soft cover auction catalogue published by Christies for Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, The First and Second Church in Boston and Mr. Mario Amaya. Includes a list (with images) of the pieces and an estimated price list at the back.
1974 Picasso in Collaboration with Edward Quinn $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1974 Picasso in Collaboration with Edward Quinn. Hard cover book in good condition with gold card dust jacket. Some tears in dust jacket where the cut-out front is. 12" by 11 1/4" 276 pages. First Printing of this book created with Picasso’s participation and approval shortly before his death. Illustrated with 137 paintings, sculptures and other media. 82 photos of Picasso 96 full color pages. Some over 2 pages in size.
1978 Magic Worlds Of Fantasy by David Douglas Duncan $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1978 Magic Worlds Of Fantasy by David Douglas Duncan. First Edition hard cover book with dust jacket in good condition this book contains marvelous works of fantasy by 4 budding artists. Prefaced by 8 pages of ’Souvenirs of a Magic World’ given to the author by Pablo Picasso. Over 100 pages
1990 Vincent Van Gogh by Evert Van Uitert, Louis Van Tilborgh and Sjraar Van Heugten $25.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1990 Vincent Van Gogh by Evert Van Uitert, Louis Van Tilborgh and Sjraar Van Heugten. Hard cover book with dust jacket in good condition. 202 pages with colour plates of paintings by Van Gogh present in the Reiksmuseum in Holland. Covers the career of this master painter.
1928 Die Handzeichnungen von Pieter Paul Reubens by Gustav Gluck $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1928 Die Handzeichnungen von Pieter Paul Rubens by Gustav Gluck. (loose translation "The sketches of Pieter Paul Rubens") Hard cover book in worn condition. (spine missing etc. see images). Text is in German. 63 pages of text, 241 pages of plates, plus 14 pages index and colophon.
1980 Faberge Court Jeweler to the Tsars by G. von Habsburg-Lothringen $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1980 Faberge Court Jeweler to the Tsars by G. von Habsburg-Lothringen and A. von Solodkopff. Hard cover book with dust jacket. Damage to bottom corner of spine on both (see images). 171 pages with illustrations of arguably one of the greatest and most artistic jewelers in history. We have another book on Faberge dealing only with his famous eggs.
Van Gogh by W. Huhde art book with 50 plates in full colour $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! Van Gogh by W. Huhde art book with 50 plates in full colour including full page. Great book in good condition. The plates alone make this a real bargain!
1995 The Children Of China An Artist’s Journey by Song Nan Zhang $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1995 The Children Of China An Artist’s Journey by Song Nan Zhang. Hard cover book with dust jacket in good condition. 32 pages. Before coming to Canada, while he was still an art teacher in Beijing, Song Nan Zhang traveled from Inner Mongolia east, south, and north to find and paint unusual scenes of Chinese family life.
1980 Faberge Eggs Imperial Russian Fantasies Introduction and Commentaries by Christopher Forbes $25.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1980 Faberge Eggs Imperial Russian Fantasies Introduction and Commentaries by Christopher Forbes. Soft cover large book in good condition features the fabulous Faberge Eggs produced by Peter Carl Faberge, jeweler to the Russian court. 16" tall with full page color images of these marvelous eggs.
2007 Los Dos Amigos by Abraham Cruzvillegas and Dr. Lakra $25.00
Click Here for Product Details! 2007 Los Dos Amigos by Abraham Cruzvillegas and Dr. Lakra. Hard cover book in good condition this unusual book collected a vast variety of art and images collected from everyday sources such as erotic movies, tattoos and everything in between. Very unusual collection.
1967 Sotheby’s At Simpsons catalogue of old masters $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1967 Sotheby’s At Simpsons catalogue of old masters. Sotheby’s auction catalogue part 1 of a large auction of works by old master, eighteenth and nineteenth century impressionist and modern paintings, drawing and sculpture. Contains photos of various works with dimensions etc.
1981 signed First Edition copy of ’The Art of Norman Bateman’ $25.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1981 signed First Edition copy of ’The Art of Norman Bateman’. Identical to the other book by Robert Bateman we have for sale except this one is a First Edition signed by the artist. Blue cloth hardcover book with dust jacket in good condition (dedication in ink inside front). 16" long 178 pages contains many full page, full colour prints of Bateman’s works.
1982 The Art of Robert Bateman large illustrated book of images $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1982 The Art of Robert Bateman large illustrated book of images by noted Canadian wildlife artist Robert Bateman. Sensational images in full colour some covering 2 pages. Hard cover book 16" long 178 pages with dust jacket in good condition. This is a 1982 second printing. We also have a First Edition signed copy of this book for sale
1986 Giambattista Tiepolo His Life and Art by Michael Levy $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1986 Giambattista Tiepolo His Life and Art by Michael Levy. Soft cover book in good condition. At 302 pages this book was the winner of the 1986 Sir Banister Fletcher Award given annually for the best book in the field of architecture or fine arts. Marvelous images of the artist’s works. Giovanni Battista Tiepolo was his full name.
1970 Art Gallery of Ontario The Canadian Collection $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1970 Art Gallery of Ontario The Canadian Collection. Hard cover book with dust jacket in good condition. 601 pages of illustrations and discussions on all the Canadian artwork collected by the Ontario Art Gallery up to 1967.
1910 Holman Hunt Masterpieces in Color by T. Leman Hare $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1910 Holman Hunt Masterpieces in Color by T. Leman Hare. Hard cover book in used condition. 78 pages with color plates of the artist’s works. Some stains inside cover pages but inside fairly clean.
1976 Special Bicentennial Edition of Norman Rockwell Illustrator by Arthur L. Guptil $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Norman Rockwell Illustrator by Arthur L. Guptil. Marvellous soft cover book covering one of America’s iconic artists, Norman Rockwell. This is a re-issue of the original 1946 printing. Full of information and coloured reproductions of classic Rockwell works. Measures about 12" by 9". Good used condition with minor stain at top of front page and front cover.
1977 Norman Rockwell Christmas Book $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1977 Norman Rockwell Christmas Book. Delightful hard cover book with dust jacket in good used condition. Dust jacket has some smudging and tears. Fully illustrated throughout with art from Norman Rockwell this book has many Christmas stories, songs and even recipes by noted authors such as Ogden Nash, Mark Twain, Robert Frost and many other giants of literature. Measures 11 1/4" by 9"
1991 Norman Rockwell’s World War II by Susan E. Meyer $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1991 Norman Rockwell’s World War II by Susan E. Meyer. Large softcover book in very good condition featuring the art of Norman Rockwell as he viewed World War II. Beautifully illustrated with full colour photos of the art of this famous illustrator. Many are full page and reflect the reality of life during WW II.
1979 The Norman Rockwell Treasury by Thomas S. Buechner $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1979 The Norman Rockwell Treasury by Thomas S. Buechner. Hard cover book with dust jacket in good condition. Some tears to dust jacket. 214 pages with many full page illustrations of his works including some four page pull-out sections. Great section of sketches of American Presidents.
2002 Images of Salvation Masterpieces from Vatican and Italian Collections $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 2002 Images of Salvation Masterpieces from Vatican and Italian Collections. Softcover book in good condition has 301 pages with many colour illustrations of religious and inspiring artworks by master artists through the ages.
1967 Great Canadian Painting A Century of Art by the Canadian Centennial Library $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1967 Great Canadian Painting A Century of Art by the Canadian Centennial Library. Beautiful large hard cover book published for the Canadian Centennial. Full of great full colour photos of great Canadian paintings and artists, some covering 2 pages. Good condition.
1979 Mr. Jackson’s Mushrooms by Canadian artist and naturalist Henry Alexander Carmichael Jackson $25.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1979 Mr. Jackson’s Mushrooms by Canadian artist and naturalist Henry Alexander Carmichael Jackson elder brother of Group of Seven member A.Y. Jackson. Fabulous book of watercolors by this noted artist of varieties of mushrooms. The originals can be found in the National Gallery of Canada. Large hard cover book with dust jacket in good condition.
1975 Tom Thompson The Jack Pine booklet $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1975 Tom Thompson The Jack Pine booklet. Soft cover booklet in good condition issued by the National Gallery of Canada this is a catalog of the art from this noted Group of Seven Canadian artist with images and info on each art work.
1955 Goya A Biographical and Critical Study by Pierre Gassier $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1955 Goya A Biographical and Critical Study by Pierre Gassier. A marvellous and thorough dissertation on Spanish master painter Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes. This book traces his life chronological accentuated by actual glossy plates of some of his works glued to the pages by one edge allowing removal for framing.
1978 James McNeil Whistler by Hilary Taylor $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1978 James McNeil Whistler by Hilary Taylor. Hard cover book with dust jacket in very good condition.190 pages with illustrations and essays of the works of this American born artist.
1978 First Edition of Masters Of Comic Book Art $25
Click Here for Product Details! 1978 First Edition of Masters Of Comic Book Art. A soft cover filled with great artwork in glorious colour as well as black and white by great comic book artists.
1980 Beaton Edited with Text by James Danziger $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1980 Beaton Edited with Text by James Danziger. Hard cover book with dust jacket in good condition. 256 pages with images captured by world renowned photographer Sir Cecil Beaton. Inside are classic photos of Greta Garbo, Marilyn Monroe and prominent people including Queen Elizabeth.
1981 The Most Beautiful Women by Patrick Lichfield $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1981 The Most Beautiful Women by Patrick Lichfield. Hard cover book with dust jacket in very good condition. 156 pages of marvelous photos of many of the world’s most beautiful women. From movies, cosmetic ad models to Royalty.
1951 Art Treasures of the Louvre adapted and translated from the French by Rene Huyghe $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1951 Art Treasures of the Louvre adapted and translated from the French by Rene Huyghe. Hard cover book in good condition with badly torn dust jacket. Contains colour illustrations and explanations of over 100 of the world’s great paintings residing in the Louvre Museum. Many full page full colour plates.
1989 Royal Artists book by Jane Roberts Curator at Windsor Castle $15
Click Here for Product Details! 1989 Royal Artists book by Jane Roberts Curator at Windsor Castle. Fascinating book detailing the artistic endeavors of various members of the British Royal Family. Fully illustrated, cloth bound book with dust jacket.
1988 Masterpieces Of Latvian Painting by Inara Nefedova $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1988 Masterpieces Of Latvian Painting by Inara Nefedova. Hard cover book with no dust jacket in good condition. Beautiful images of Latvian master artist’s works and short bios of each artist.
1952 Currier and Ives’ America, edited by Colin Simkin $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1952 Currier and Ives’ America, edited by Colin Simkin. A panorama of the mid-ninteenth century. Contains 80 choice prints in full color suitable for framing with extended commentary on the prints and the times which they portray. Large 16" long hardcover with no dust jacket in good condition of about 150 pages, published by Crown Publishers.
2002 Voyage Into Myth French Painting from Gauguin to Matisse $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 2002 Voyage Into Myth French Painting from Gauguin to Matisse. Soft cover book in very good condition. 223 pages of masterpieces by French artists depicting idyllic life and mythological symbolism.
1998 7 Reece Mews Francis Bacon’s Studio Photographed by Perry Ogden $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1998 7 Reece Mews Francis Bacon’s Studio Photographed by Perry Ogden. Hard cover book in good condition. Fascinating look at the thought processes and environment of an artist. The photographs of the contents of this famous studio were taken shortly before the studio was dismantled and the contents moved to a Dublin museum.
2011 Great Works 50 Paintings Explored by Tom Lubbock $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 2011 Great Works 50 Paintings Explored by Tom Lubbock. Hard cover book with dust jacket in very good condition. Spanning 800 years of Western art this book contains color illustrations with essays by British Art critic Tom Lubbock. From Mickey Mouse and Hitchcock to Vermeer and El Greco.
1991 Maus by Art Spiegelman $25.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1991 Maus by Art Spiegelman. 1992 Pulitzer Prize winning book. 2 Volumes with hard slip cover in very good condition. Art Spiegelman conceived this comic strip style book about his father’s experiences as a Holocaust survivor. The book, Maus, depicts Nazis as cats, Jews as mice, and ethnic Poles as pigs, and took thirteen years to complete
1976 The Paintings of Carl Larsson Edited by David Larkin $5.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1976 The Paintings of Carl Larsson Edited by David Larkin. Soft cover book in used condition with small stain inside cover (see images) Full colour illustrations of paintings by Carl Larsson
1965 A History of Medicine by Brian Inglis $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1965 A History of Medicine by Brian Inglis. Hard cover book with dust jacket. Ex-library book in used condition with last cover page torn. 192 pages. Not strictly an art book but does contain 9 color plates and 150 black and white illustrations from art depicting medical practices through the ages.
1910 Master Painters of Britain edited by Gleeson White $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1910 Master Painters of Britain edited by Gleeson White. Hard cover book in used condition. Wear on covers, discoloration inside cover pages and front page has edge deteriorated. (see images). Inside is clean. 389 pages with full page illustration of artist’s work and essay on opposite page.
1991 The Venetian Hours of Henry James, Whistler and Sargent by Hugh Honour and John Fleming $25.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1991 The Venetian Hours of Henry James, Whistler and Sargent by Hugh Honour and John Fleming. Hard cover book with dust jacket in good condition with a few marks on cover. This 179 page book details the time when three noted artists visited Venice. Henry James, John Singer Sargent and James McNeill Whistler.
1984 France A History in Art $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1984 France A History in Art. Hard cover book in good conditionwith dust jacket tells the history of France through the eyes of artists through the ages. Fully illustrated with colour photos of famous works of art including paintings and sculptures..
1979 The Oxford Companion to Art Edited by Harold Osborne $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1979 The Oxford Companion to Art Edited by Harold Osborne. Hard cover book with dust jacket in good condition. Over 3000 entries detailing art through the ages with numerous illustrations and short biographies of artists. Extremely thorough book.
Das Grobe Zille Buch the Art of Heinrich Zille $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Das Grobe Zille Buch the Art of Heinrich Zille. Hard cover book in German displaying a collection of Heinrich Zille’s artwork featuring cartoons of German life. Some in full colour.
1999 Pro Lighting - Erotica by Alex Larg and Jane Woods $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1999 Pro Lighting - Erotica by Alex Larg and Jane Woods. Soft cover book in good condition. 140 pages this book details professional lighting techniques for erotic photography. Many colour photos with illustrations on how the lighting was set up for each one.
1997 The Beginner’s Guide to Oil Painting by Angela Gair $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1997 The Beginner’s Guide to Oil Painting by Angela Gair. Soft cover book in good condition. 95 page book introduces one to the materials, techniques and tips needed to begin painting with oil paints.
1988 The Painting and Drawing Course $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1988 The Painting and Drawing Course book. A classroom on art in a large hard cover book with dust jacket. In good condition this book leads the reader in the theory of creating art and the techniques and methods involved. Everything you need to become an artist.
1975 Art Deco Decorative Designs of the Twenties and Thirties by John Hull $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1975 Art Deco Decorative Designs of the Twenties and Thirties by John Hull. Soft cover book in good condition. 47 pages of usable Art Deco designs for use in multiple art medias.
1995 The Beginner’s Guide to Acryllic Painting by Kimm Stevens $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1995 The Beginner’s Guide to Acryllic Painting by Kimm Stevens. Hard cover book with dust jacket in good condition. A good guide to starting the use of Acryllic paints in art work.
1992 Alwyn Crawshaw Paints on Holidays $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1992 Alwyn Crawshaw Paints on Holidays. Hard cover book with dust jacket in good condition. Artist Alwyn Crawshaw known for his TV show A Brush With Art and successful art books gives tips and examples of painting while visiting other locations. 127 pages
.....SOLD.....1863 Key to Raphael’s Hours by John Sowle of Boston $6.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1863 Key to Raphael’s Hours by John Sowle of Boston. Small pamphlet about 2 1/2" by 4" part of cover loose. This appears to be referring to 12 paintings by Renaisance Master Raphael each representing 6 hours of day and 6 hours of night. (See below) John Sowle has an ad on the back selling his services as photographer,framer,painter and more.
.....SOLD.....1997 Warner Brothers Animation Art book $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1997 Warner Brothers Animation Art book. Large hard cover book in very good condition. A complete history of animation art and Warner Brothers studios from characters like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and to the later animations like Batman and Superman. Limited edition art prints all in full colour some in three page foldout size. Almost 13" by 10" 2443 pages
.....SOLD.....1993 Canadian Inuit Sculpture Canadian Government booklet $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1993 Canadian Inuit Sculpture Canadian Government booklet. Authorized by the Department of Indian Affairs this is a short guide to understanding and identifying Inuit sculptures.
.....SOLD.....1977 Parrots of the World by Joseph M. Forshaw Illustrated by William T. Cooper $25.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1977 Parrots of the World by Joseph M. Forshaw Illustrated by William T. Cooper. Large hard cover book unabridged reprint of the original deluxe version from 1973. The same illustrations and sizes are in this reprint book which is a thorough listing on parrots from around the world.
.....SOLD.....1977 The Illustrated Flower by Seymour Chwast and Emily Blair Chewning $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1977 The Illustrated Flower by Seymour Chwast and Emily Blair Chewning. Marvellous soft cover book featuring about 27 flowers and plants depicted by artists such as Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, and other masters. Each one is presented in full colour with many full page in size. Each is accompanied with all the information pertaining to that plant and the history of it and the artwork.
.....SOLD.....1975 Vogue Poster Book featuring Famous Covers from Vogue Magazine $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1975 Vogue Poster Book featuring Famous Covers from Vogue Magazine. Marvellous book in glorious colour! Large 15 1/4" by 11 1/4" softcover book about 24 pages with every page showing a Vogue cover from the Art Deco thirties. In very good condition. Each page is suitable for framing!
.....SOLD.....1982 Images From The Floating World The Japanese Print by Richard Lane $25.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1982 Images From The Floating World The Japanese Print by Richard Lane. Hard cover book with dust jacket in good condition. 364 pages this book has the history of the development of the Japanese wood block print. The work detailst the followers and schools, a comprehensive view of one of the most important epochs in Japanese art, illustrated by over 900 drawings of Kabuki scenes, erotica and more.
.....SOLD.....1969 Bauhaus art book by Hans M. Wingler $30.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1969 Bauhaus art book by Hans M. Wingler. Large and heavy hard cover book in good used condition with hard slip jacket. Last few pages separated from spine. Over 600 pages of details about the German Bauhaus art and design movement and the schools which fostered it. The school was forced to close due to pressure from the Nazi Regime. A revised edition of the original 1962 publication.