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Vintage Art History Books

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Set of four gorgeous hard cover art history books. These have been specially curated for excellent content & beautiful design. Perfect for an art, design, or history enthusiast, or simply a vintage book collector. Set includes:

The Story of Art
by Ariane Ruskin
Copyright 1964
Measures 13" tall and 9.5" wide, and 3/4" thick
Hard cover is the most beautiful rust color
The Story of Art covers the history of art from cave paintings to the time of publication. It is packed full of gorgeous, glossy full-color images and informational text. Book is in excellent vintage condition.

Atlantic Brief Lives: A Biographical Companion to the Arts
by Louis Kronenberger
Copyright 1971
Measures 9.5 tall, 6.5" wide, and 2" thick
Atlantic Brief Lives contains 1081 brief biographies, covering 1103 men and women, chosen for their importance to literature, art, and music of the Western world. The book is organized alphabetically encyclopedia style, and often includes essays, poems, etc. in addition to the biographical information. No pictures are included. Book is in excellent vintage condition.

The Story of Art (yes, this is different from the first book listed)
By E.H. Gombrich
No copyright information listed
Measures 10" tall, 7" wide, and 1" thick
The Story of Art delves into art history with 370 illustrations & extensive text designed to orient the reader within the field of art. Book is in excellent vintage condition.

Machine Drawing
by Gardner C. Anthony
Copyright 1910
A true antique, Machine Drawing is a gem of a book. This small handbook style book is packed with fascinating line drawings relating to best practices for drawing. Selected chapters include: General Rules for Making Drawings, Sectional Views, Dimensions, and Technical Sketching. Book is in good vintage condition, but at 100 years old the cover does show some wear. The inside pages are remarkably unblemished & the spine is in tact with no splitting.


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