Art has had a great number of different functions throughout its history, making its purpose difficult to abstract or quantify to any single concept. This does not imply that the purpose of Art is "vague", but that it has had many unique, different reasons for being created. Some of these functions of Art are provided in the following outline. The different purposes of art may be grouped according to those that are non-motivated, and those that are motivated (Lévi-Strauss).

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Image for <b>Laura Woodward: The Artist Behind the Innovator Who Developed Palm Beach  </b><BR> [Florida]

Laura Woodward: The Artist Behind the Innovator Who Developed Palm Beach
[Florida]

By: Pollack, Deborah C.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: USA, Blue Heron Press with the Historical Society of Palm Beach County: 2009

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010488

ISBN: 0977839915

Condition: Fine


No Flaws or Blemishes but previous owner's name on the top corner of front free endpage. 4to; 11.25 inches tall; 253 pages with index; Lavishly illustrated with historical reproductions and color prints of her paintings. Laura Woodward (1834-1926), born in Mount Hope, Orange County, New York, was one of a handful of women members of the Hudson River and White Mountain Schools. Her paintings invoked great praise from the critics of the day and her bravery cleared the path for women landscape artists to follow. Woodward came to Florida in the 1880s and from ca.1888-1896 became one... View more info

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Women Artists in the Modernist Tradition: The Jeri L. Waxenberg Collection

By: Polle, Kristin M.

Price: $14.95

Publisher: USA:, Boise Art Museum: 2002

Seller ID: 004311

Condition: As New


32 high-quality Full-color prints with descriptive text of the 19 artists. No flaws to this unused books but minimal retail handling. View more info

Image for <b>Eliot Porter  </b><br>[Nature Photography]

Eliot Porter
[Nature Photography]

By: Porter, Eliot

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Little, Brown and Company: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 009677

ISBN: 0821216759

Condition: Very Good in a Fine Jacket


A collection of Eliot Porter's long and stirring photographic career, Eliot Porter combines his life story with more than 130 of his finest images.134 color and 25 halftone photographs. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Stain on front upper corner near spine. View more info

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Christo Oceanfront.

By: Princeton University.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: USA:, The Art Museum of Princeton University.: 1975.

Seller ID: 002025


Color pictorial wrappers with text and a black/white chronicle of the project's instillation.Bindings tight minor shelf wear to exterior Christo Oceanfront 1975 Outdoor art instillation "Monumenta" Rhode Island. View more info

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Letters of the Great Artists [Two Volumes in Slipcase].

By: Richard Friedenthal

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1963

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 002832


No flaws or blemishes to books. Slip case has only a hint of handling. Gift Quality. Volume 1 from Ghiberti to Gainesborough: 150 plates, 51 in colour. Volume 2 from Blake to Pollack: 152 plates, 59 in colour. View more info

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Photogenic: From the Collection of the Royal Photographic Society

By: Roberts, Pam ; Preface by Paul McCartney

Price: $65.00

Publisher: London, Scriptum Publishers: 2000

Seller ID: 010404

ISBN: 1902686098

Condition: Near Fine


Carefully handled, Text clean, Bindings firm. Mild sunning to edges of book. Presenting 300 works from the Royal Collection. Following the history of photography from earliest form - from art and portraiture to documentary. 12.375 inches tall; 336 pages with bibliography and lists of photographers. View more info

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Painting on Site

By: Rothman, Elliot Paul

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boston, Rothman Partners Architects: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001223

ISBN: 0615124739

Condition: Fine


Saffron cloth covered boards with paste-on color reproduction in a stamped frame. Titles stamped in black and white. Square: 9 ¼ inch tall by 9 ¼ inches. Gift Quality.....Painting on Site contains 69 of Elliot Paul Rothman's watercolors and 9 crayon pastels, painted only on the sites he visited in sixteen countries over the past fourteen years. Countries include: Canada, United States, French West Indies, Mexico, Panama, France, Spain, Morocco, Italy, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Turkey, Israel, Jordan, and China... Appears to be signed below title though I am not sure if this is not published t... View more info

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Anthony Caro

By: Rubin, William

Price: $29.95

Publisher: New York:, Museum of Modern Art,: 1975.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009194

ISBN: 0870702769

Condition: New


Produced for A Retrospective Exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. Sir Anthony Alfred Caro OM CBE (8 March 1924 - 23 October 2013) was an English abstract sculptor whose work is characterized by assemblages of metal using 'found' industrial objects. His style was of the modernist school, having worked with Henry Moore early in his career. He was lauded as the greatest British sculptor of his generation No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail handling; Still Gift Quality. View more info

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The Complete Works of Michelangelo

By: Salmi, Mario (Editor and Forward)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Reynal and Company: 1966

Seller ID: 010337

Condition: Very Good


Forward by Mario Salami with numerous authors for each section. Hardcover in slipcase. The book is without flaw with gift inscription [2] on the first blank page. Slipcase solid with light shelf handing; small damp-stain top edge. Folio; 37 cm; 14.5 inches tall; Profusely illustrated with 1040 illustrations and 32 full-color plates. Includes Bibliography. This is the most magnificent and most comprehensive volume ever published on Michelangelo. Cataloge Raisonne View more info

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Van Gogh
Masters of Art)

By: Schapiro, Meyer

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York:, Harry N. Abrams,: 1983.

Seller ID: 009323

ISBN: 0810917335

Condition: Fine


A renowned art historian and Van Gogh expert provides inspirational and authoritative commentary on forty-eight major works, reproduced in full-color. Carefully handled, Text clean, Bindings firm. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve. Color and B/W illustrations. View more info

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That's All Folks!: The Art of Warner Bros. Animation

By: Schneider, Steve ; Forward by Ray Bradbury

Price: $24.00

Publisher: 1999, Barnes & Noble: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 010897

ISBN: 0760712158

Condition: New


No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail shelf handling; Still Gift Quality in clear Mylar sleeve has a minor upper edge fold from shelf handling. 12 inches tall; 100 line drawings, 255 full-color illustrations. View more info

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The Vertical Building Structure

By: Schueller, Wolfgang

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold: 1990

Seller ID: 010619

ISBN: 0442239106

Condition: New


Schueller, both a structural engineer and an architect, has combined the fundamental ideas and perspectives of his two fields into a single reference. He presents discussions, illustrations, graphs, and equations for modern building structure systems from geometric, aesthetic, historical, functional, environmental, and construction viewpoints.No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality. View more info

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WPA Federal Art Project - Printmaking in California 1935-1943

By: Seaton, Elizabeth;

Price: $250.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, Book Club of California: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 009487

Condition: New


Limited Edition of 450. BCC Publication No. 220 . An important study of the role of the Federal government in the development of the graphic arts in depression-era California. With a biographical dictionary and bibliography. Vivid works by 30s California printmakers, gorgeous production. Designed by Patrick Reagh; Preface by Clinton Adams. Folio: 13 inches tall; 33cm; 132 pp. Illustrated throughout from color and b&w prints; 48 reproductions plus period photography. Publisher's blue cloth, spine lettered in yellow, clear acetate jacket. Author's acknowledgements ... View more info

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Monumental Dreams: The Life and Sculpture of Ann Norton

By: Seebohm, Caroline

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Gainesville, Florida, University Press of Florida: 2014

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010857

ISBN: 0813049776

Condition: New


Seebohm brings her exceptional gift for storytelling to the life of this important but underknown American artist. [Graham Boettcher, William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art, Birmingham Museum of Art]No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo; 9.25 inches tall; 201 pages with Chapter Notes and Index. Illustrated. View more info

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Alice Ravenel Huger Smith: An Artist, a Place and a Time

By: Severens, Martha R.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: USA, Carolina Art Assn: 1993

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010761

ISBN: 0910326215

Condition: New


Through her own words, and with plates of her artwork to illustrate Reconstruction in the South, and the culture that is the Carolina Lowcountry. This book is a feast for the eyes and a fascinating journey through her lifetime. Miss Smith was mindful to paint rice fields, marsh-scapes, and people who, now gone, will live eternally through her collection.No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. View more info

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Frederic Remington: The Masterworks

By: Shaperio, Michael; Hassrick, Peter H.

Price: $39.95

Publisher: New York, Harry N Abrams Inc: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 010889

ISBN: 0810915952

Condition: Fine


No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality.Filly indexed; 180 illustrations including 83 plates in full color with essays by David McCullough, Doreen Bolger Burke, and John Seelye. View more info

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Amish Quilts. Crafting an American Icon.

By: Smucker, Janneken

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Baltimore, Johns Hopkins: 0

Seller ID: 010416

ISBN: 1421410532

Condition: New


Second Place Winner of the Design and Effectiveness Award of the Washington Publishers. In this in-depth study, illustrated with more than 100 stunning color photographs, Janneken Smucker discusses what makes an Amish quilt Amish. She examines the value of quilts to those who have made, bought, sold, exhibited, and preserved them and how that value changes as a quilt travels from Amish hands to marketplace to consumers.No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. 4to; 270 pages with Notes, Bibliography, and Index; Illustrated with color photography. View more info

Image for <b>  British Sporting and Animal Prints 1658-1874</b>

British Sporting and Animal Prints 1658-1874

By: Snelgrove, Dudley

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New Haven, CT, Yale Center for British Art: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 010500

ISBN: 0905005546

Condition: Near Fine


The foundation of the Paul Mellon Collection of Sporting Prints was undoubtedly the collection made by the late Duke of Gloucester. In the 25 years since its acquisition, subsequent additions have almost doubled its size and it now includes choice items from previous collections which have been dispersed. Illustrated with 114 full-page plates of which 25 are in colour. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, Moderate handling wear. Dust Jacket is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve with only a hint of handling. View more info

Image for <b> Swords and Daggers of Indonesia </b>

Swords and Daggers of Indonesia

By: Solc; Vaclav; Translated by Till Gottheiner

Price: $24.00

Publisher: London, Spring Books: 1970

Seller ID: 010209

Condition: Fine


Bound in publisher's cloth with gilt spine titles and a half-gilt design to the pictorial statue holding a dagger that serves with a ribbon to hold the book closed. No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal handling; Still Gift Quality. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Minimal handling wear and is still with the issued cardboard slipcase. Printed in Czechoslovakia. 4to; 26.5 cm; 10.5 inches tall. Fully illustrated with decorated endpages. The book was designed by Dedrick Forman.34 numbered pages of text each with an accompanying photo. View more info

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Calder: Storm King Art Center

By: Stern, Peter H.; Collens, David R.; Thompson, Jerry L.; Rower, Alexander S.C.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: USA, Storm King Art Center: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 010907

ISBN: 0960627030

Condition: New


No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. Folio; 14.4 inches tall. Catalogue published by Storm King Art Center in 2003 in conjunction with the special three-year exhibition, Grand Intuitions: Calder's Monumental Sculpture, 2001-2003. View more info