We sell books about the traditional techniques of etching, lithography, woodcut, wood engraving and serigraphy or silkscreening. We also have books about printmakers and catalogue raisonnes of many artists and museum exhibition catalogs.
In addition to the featured books below, S+P offers additional books for sale at:
Mezzotint, Art of Darkness
In 1996, Carol Wax and Earl Retif curated an exhibition on historical and contemporary mezzotints at the New Orleans Museum of Art. This is a catalog of that important exhibition with over 50 illustrations plus artist biographies. Softcover. $15
From Society to Socialism: The Art of Caroline Durieux
In 2008, the Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University mounted an exhibition that focused on the work of Caroline Durieux, set among images created by her contemporaries in Mexico and her fellow American artists who also traveled south of the border. The exhibition catalog includes black and white and color images by Durieux, Emilio Amero, William Spratling, Diego Rivera, Elizabeth Catlett, Howard Cook, Miguel Covarrubias, Pop Hart, Jose Clemente Orozco and Henrietta Shore. Softcover, 58 pages with 50 illustrations. $15
Jackson Lee Nesbitt, The Graphic Work
A catalogue raisonne of the graphic work of Jackson Lee Nesbitt (1913-2008) published in 1993 by Earl Retif and Ann Salzer. This is a complete list of Nesbitt’s graphic work with each image on a single page accompanied by the artist’s comments. Includes a tribute to Nesbitt from fellow artist, Roger Medearis (1920-2001). Nesbitt was a student of Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975) at the Kansas City Art Institute. Softcover, 60 pages with 47 illustrations. $35
Frederick Mershimer, Mezzotints 1984-2006
Published by Stone & Press Gallery in 2007, this catalogue raisonne of New York artist, Frederick Mershimer (b.1958) includes essays by Rene Stout, Carol Wax and Rev. Joseph Haller, S.J of Georgetown. Each print is illustrated on a single page with notes about locale and expresson. Hardcover, with 118 illustrations in full color. $50
A deluxe edition of the Mershimer catalog raisonne contains an original print, Into the Night, with a book signed by the artist and authors. Presented in an attractive clamshell box, only a few of these remain. Please inquire for a price.
Printmaking in New Orleans (Jessie Poesche, ed.)
Published by the Historic New Orleans Collection in 2006, this visually stunning book is the first survey to examine Louisiana printmaking in-depth. It contains a wealth of information about the graphic arts in New Orleans and Louisiana spanning cultural strata from highbrow to pop. Edited and with an introduction by Jessie J. Poesch, Printmaking in New Orleans is among the definitive works on southern cultural history. The book’s fourteen chapters, contributed by participants of a 1987 symposium organized by the North American Print Conference, trace the development of printmaking from colonial times through the present and features considerable biographical information on the printmakers themselves. Hardcover, 271 pages with 185 illustrations ranging from fine art engravings to advertisements. $60
John Taylor Arms, Plates of Perfect Beauty
Jennifer Saville’s 1995 catalog for the Honolulu Academy of the Arts explores the life and work of master American etcher John Taylor Arms (1887-1953) through the museum’s collections of the artist’s work centered on a gift of more than 170 works donated by Helen and Richard Hagemeyer. Softcover, 120 pages with 70 illustrations. $20