Ars Libri maintains the largest stock in America of rare and out-of-print books on art. We specialize in academic library collection development, and offer scholarly collections en bloc, as well as individual rare books and documents, with an emphasis on avant-garde movements such as Dada, Surrealism, Constructivism, Bauhaus, and Fluxus. Founded in 1976, it has an international reputation as a source for scholars, collectors, artists, and everyone else with an interest in the visual arts. Ars Libri covers all periods and all fields of art history, from antiquity to the present, including architecture, archaeology, photography, and the decorative arts.
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by Hopkins, Gerard Manley.London (Humphrey Milford), 1918. (click for more details)
by Jerimadeth.Paris, 1972. (click for more details)
123: Modern Art, New Acquisitions Including artists' books, prints, graphic design, and a group of original photographs by William Reagh. Also including items by the Coracle Press, John Furnival, Antonio Frasconi and Eric Gill.
122: The Magazine “Visionaire” A complete run, nos. 1-57, and selected individual issues of this influential and genre-bending periodical founded in 1991 by Stephen Gan, Cecilia Dean, and James Kaliardos, out of a small West Village apartment. At the intersection of fashion, contemporary art, photography, design, and culture, "Visionaire" is a series of monographic issues, each of which stands as a work of art on its own, defying categorization and formal boundaries. Karl Lagerfeld, John Baldessari, and Steven Klein have been guest artists; guest editors include fashion designers Rei Kawakubo (Comme des Garçons), Tom Ford (Gucci), Hedi Slimane (Dior Homme), and Riccardo Tisci (Givenchy). Other artists and designers contributing work include Barbara Kruger, Shirin Neshat, Yoko Ono, Vik Muniz, Maurizio Cattelan, Marina Abramovic, Bruce Weber, Nan Goldin, Bill Cunningham, Mary Ellen Mark, Mario Testino, Edward Gorey, Philippe Starck, Steven Meisel, Inez & Vinoodh, Alexander McQueen, and Vivenne Westwood, among others. Famed for its radically lavish design, “Visionaire” is as much a series of original multiples as a periodical as such, housed in wildly differing and elaborate high-style boxes and cases (metal, molded plastic, vinyl, plexiglass, and wood, as well as cloth), and extensive incorporation of original fabrics, fur, ceramics and other materials in its contents.