Art

A Book of American Trade-Marks & Devices: An Illustration of Early Advertising Logos - by Joseph Sinel Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace The majority of American businesses fail, falling apart within the first few years of inception. Running a business is terribly difficult as the carnage reflected in A Book of American Trade-Marks illustrates, offering a graveyard tour of popular and powerful businesses nearly a century ago,…Read more A Book of American Trade-Marks & Devices: An Illustration of Early Advertising Logos
A Manual of Ancient Sculpture, Egyptian, Assyrian, Greek, Roman: With One Hundred and Sixty Illustrations - by George Redford FRCS Purchase through Amazon On October 26, 1895, George Redford passed away after an illness. He had lived 80 years, his life spanning very different callings. He was remembered as one being well traveled in art circles, a fan of the old masters in particular. As the art correspondent for the London…Read more A Manual of Ancient Sculpture, Egyptian, Assyrian, Greek, Roman: With One Hundred and Sixty Illustrations
An Outline History of Sculpture for Beginners and Students: with Complete Indexes and Numerous Illustrations - by Clara Erskine Clement Purchase through Amazon Clara Erskine Clement was born on August 28, 1834 to John and Harriet Bethiah Erskine in St. Louis, Missouri. She was able to get an education through private tutors. After her first marriage, she relocated to Massachusetts. Throughout her life, she wrote a great deal, primarily on art…Read more An Outline History of Sculpture for Beginners and Students: with Complete Indexes and Numerous Illustrations
Bookplates of the Kings: Christine Price’s Catalogue of Royal Bookplates - Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace Possibly the formal study of book plates can be dated to the work of Lord de Tabley in the 1880s. He attempted a schema of British plates, starting with the pre-Reformation period and identifying Jacobean, Queen Anne and Georgian styles. Plates as a reflection of the times have…Read more Bookplates of the Kings: Christine Price’s Catalogue of Royal Bookplates
History and Mystery of Precious Stones - by William Jones FSA Purchase William Jones takes on the difficult tasks of collecting and categorizing the many ways that precious gems have taken on value in different cultures. For example, he studies pearls and the appeal that they have had in different cultures, time periods, uses and across various religious rituals including Judaism, Christianity…Read more History and Mystery of Precious Stones
Lankes, His Woodcut Bookplates - by Wilbur Macey Stone, Illustrated by J. J. Lankes Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Julius John Lankes was born in Buffalo, New York in 1884, and became a prolific woodcut print artist, as well as an author and professor. As a child, he enjoyed working with the scraps of wood his father brought…Read more Lankes, His Woodcut Bookplates
Lankes, His Woodcut Bookplates - by Wilbur Macey Stone, Illustrated by J. J. Lankes Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Julius John Lankes was born in Buffalo, New York in 1884, and became a prolific woodcut print artist, as well as an author and professor. As a child, he enjoyed working with the scraps of wood his father brought…Read more Lankes, His Woodcut Bookplates
Los Dibujos de Heriberto Juarez / The Drawings of Heriberto Juarez - by Paul Rich Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Que los dibujos sean de la vida en Mexico no es sorprendente porque Juarez esta con stante y a veces traviesamente poniendo arte en la vida y obteniendo arte de la vida. No piensa que el arte sea algo que se produzca solamente en un…Read more Los Dibujos de Heriberto Juarez / The Drawings of Heriberto Juarez
Old Chinatown: Turn of the Century Photographs of San Francisco’s Chinatown - by Arnold Genthe and Will Irwin Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace This volume is one of a number of Westphalia titles significant in the story of the not always happy and often controversial Chinese contact with Western society. In the American case, despite appreciation by scholars for Chinese civilization, cries against Chinese immigration…Read more Old Chinatown: Turn of the Century Photographs of San Francisco’s Chinatown
Oration on the Unveiling of the Statue of Samuel Francis DuPont: Rear Admiral, U.S.N., at Washington, DC on December 20, 1884 - by Hon. Thomas F. Bayard Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Rear Admiral Samuel Francis Du Pont (1803-1865) served in the United States Navy, specifically during the Mexican- American War and the Civil War. His uncle, Eleuthere Irenee du Pont, was the founder of what is commonly known as the DuPont chemical concern, but…Read more Oration on the Unveiling of the Statue of Samuel Francis DuPont: Rear Admiral, U.S.N., at Washington, DC on December 20, 1884
Peasant Art in Sweden, Lapland and Iceland - by Charles Holme Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Art made by those not traditionally trained has several terms, including outsider art, folk art, raw art and peasant art. This particular work offers a carefully chosen selection of both the decorative and fine arts of Sweden, Iceland, and the northern-most region of Finland. A…Read more Peasant Art in Sweden, Lapland and Iceland
The Art of the Exposition: Personal Impressions of the Architecture, Sculpture, Mural Decorations, Color Scheme & Other Aesthetic Aspects of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition - by Eugen Neuhaus Purchase through Amazon Eugen Neuhaus was born on August 18, 1879, in Germany. He moved to the United States in 1904, ultimately becoming a US citizen in 1911. He began teaching various art and design classes at colleges in northern California, including the University of California. He lectured at numerous colleges, including…Read more The Art of the Exposition: Personal Impressions of the Architecture, Sculpture, Mural Decorations, Color Scheme & Other Aesthetic Aspects of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition
The Art of the Vatican: A Brief History of the Palace, and an Account of the Principal Works of Art Within Its Walls - by Mary Knight Potter Purchase Mary Knight Potter was born in Boston into a family of artists. While she initially studied art herself, she preferred writing. Unfortunately, she battled health ailments. In September of 1915, she had married longtime friend and musician, Thomas Parker Currier, but sadly passed away only three weeks after. She left…Read more The Art of the Vatican: A Brief History of the Palace, and an Account of the Principal Works of Art Within Its Walls
The Basket Maker: An Illustrated Guide to 20th Century Basket Weaving - by Luther Weston Turner Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Basket weaving is a long-practiced art form around the world, used in practical and decorative manners. Author Luther Weston Turner developed this illustrative manual to explain how to develop a variety of simple, melon shaped, and circular baskets, as well as mats. He begins…Read more The Basket Maker: An Illustrated Guide to 20th Century Basket Weaving
The Etchings of Rembrandt: A Study and History - by P. G. Hamerton Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Philip Gilbert Hamerton (1834-1894) was an Englishman who was devoted to the arts in numerous forms. He became an orphan at the age of ten; his mother died giving birth to him, and he ended up living with two aunts when he turned five.…Read more The Etchings of Rembrandt: A Study and History
The Genesis of Art-Form - by George Lansing Raymond Purchase When on July 12, 1929, George Raymond died of pneumonia at the age of 89 he had enjoyed a crowded life as a professor and popular author of esthetics. He was born into fortunate circumstances, having a father who was one of the first mayors of Chicago. In 1862, he…Read more The Genesis of Art-Form
The History of Men’s Raiment - by The Edson Lewis Company Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Strouse & Brothers, originating out of Baltimore, published this unique tract on the history of men’s fashion in the European world. The work begins with a very brief history of fashion, and then links the Strouse & Brothers firm to that history of…Read more The History of Men’s Raiment
The History of Photography - Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Edited and Introduced by Daniel Gutierrez-Sandoval The life of George Eastman is very much a part of the history of contemporary photography. Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company, Eastman was an enthusiastic photographer himself who became instrumental in bringing photography to the mainstream. He invented the first commercial…Read more The History of Photography
The Rise of the Book Plate: An Exemplative of the Art - by W. G. Bowdoin, Introduction by Henry Blackwell Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Bookplates were made to denote ownership and hopefully steer the volume back to the rightful shelf if borrowed. They often contained highly stylized writing, drawings, coat of arms, badges or other images of interest to the owner. Theearliest known form…Read more The Rise of the Book Plate: An Exemplative of the Art
Understanding Art - Purchase on Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace Edited and Introduced by Daniel Gutierrez-Sandoval Hendrik Willem van Loon was a Dutch-American professor, journalist, prolific writer, and illustrator. His most famous work, “The Story of Mankind” earned him the prestigious John Newbery Medal, extended by the American Library Association for distinguished contributions to American literature for children.…Read more Understanding Art
Washington Bookplates: Six Articles Reprinted from The Town Crier, 1925-1926 - by Frederick Starr Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace On November 11, 1889, Washington became the 42nd state of the United States. The state worked to put together the appropriate bureaucracies and other earmarks of its new status. As it came together, Frederick Starr, who had moved there, felt, among other things, the area…Read more Washington Bookplates: Six Articles Reprinted from The Town Crier, 1925-1926
Wood Sculpture: From Ancient Egypt to the End of the Gothic Period - by Alfred Maskell F.S.A. Purchase through Amazon Alfred Maskell was an artist, primarily a photographer, who worked tirelessly to advance the art. He was a member of The Linked Ring, an invitation-only group that wanted to advance photography as an art form. Members encouraged experimentation with the photographic process. The organization was founded in 1892…Read more Wood Sculpture: From Ancient Egypt to the End of the Gothic Period