It's time to start the book cull!
I don't yet know how much book-rate shipping is gonna run--probably gonna depend on how many books anybody gets, and where they go!--but I'm currently in possession of the following and looking to sell/give away. (I'd rather send 'em off to someone who'll use 'em then dump them on the used book store, where they may languish forever.) Prices vary--I don't want to do fifty e-bay auctions, so I'm just listing 'em here, first come first serve--once somebody's made a claim, I'll get you a shipping quote in the next day or two on the books you've chosen. Comment to claim, I'll mark 'em off as fast as I can.
Condition is good unless otherwise stated, and they're all priced to undercut Amazon used book sales by a good bit. Any that don't sell by the end of the month will head off to the bookstore and get sold/donated/whatever.
Yes, upon request I'll draw a little digger doodle in the front of a book, as a few people have said they wanted, or admit that yes, this was the first fantasy art book I ever bought, or whatever. Yes, this reads like an 80's Fantasy Art Wall of Shame in places. I have no excuse for owning that much Luis Royo whatsoever.
At $5 apiece:
"Fantasy Art Masters" -- Dick Jude
"Last Ship Home" - Art of Rodney Matthews
"In Search of Forever" -- Art of Rodney Matthews
Countdown to Millenium -- Art of Rodney Matthews
Art of Glen Loates -- 1977 Hardback Olivia's Cheesecake Chronicles #1 "Let Them Eat Cheesecake" -- Art of Olivia One Hundred Flowers -- Georgia O'Keefe -- oversize hardcover, dust jacket's ripped up, but book's in good shape "The Art of JMW Turner" -- sizeable paperback collection "How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way" -- my ancient, slightly battered copy, from which I learned a lot and then later unlearned most of it. "Aubrey Beardsley - Imp of the Perverse" -- biography, some B&W art Drawing and Painting Animals -- Edward Aldrich -- fair wildlife art how-to guide.
Sirens" -- art of Chris Achilleos -- dust cover kinda beat up www.hrgigercom.666 -- or whatever the hell it's called. Hefty hardcover giger collection Sorayama -- Hyper Illustration -- 80's shame, robot women, lots of nudity. Intron Depot 2: Blades -- Masamune Shirow. 3-D modelling meets anime. There are no survivors. Boris Vallejo Fantasy Art Techniques (The first fantasy art book I ever bought! Shame engulfs me!)
"Women" -- Luis Royo paperback collection
"III Millenium" -- Luis Royo paperback collection
"Dreams" -- Luis Royo paperback collection
"Malefic" -- Luis Royo paperback collection
"Secrets" -- Luis Royo paperback collection (I'll go $20 for all five Royos if you'll take 'em all!)
Hard Curves -- The Art of Julie Bell
Beyond Fantasy -- The Art of Darrel K Sweet Moroccan Interiors -- Taschen -- massive hardcover of--well--Morrocan interiors! Lotsa interesting photos. Wildlife -- The Nature Paintings of Carl Brenders (This book makes the realist in me want to slit her wrists.)
The Grammar of Ornament -- 100 color plates of victorian historic design Islamic Designs for Artists and Craftspeople The Best of Pastel 2 (anthology of pastel work) Maxfield Parrish -- Cutler (medium sized Parrish collection) Walking With Beasts, a prehistoric safari -- companion to the BBC show, some kinda cool paleolithic stuff
Art in Nature -- slim paperback anthology of nature art.
Angkor -- Heavy-ass hardback featuring a bizillion photos of Angkor Wat. Great photoref of decaying rocks Splash 6 -- hardcover watercolor art anthology "The Discovery of Dragons" -- Graeme Base "Georgia O'Keefe" -- medium paperback anthology of work "Composition In Art" -- a slim guide to composition. Supposed to be genius if you can stay awake Beth Van Hoesen -- "Creatures" -- collection of artist's lithographs Dynamic Light and Shade -- Burne Hogarth The Art of Fred Fields -- slim paperback collection of mostly nudes Birds -- An Artist's View, Terance James Bond -- nice collection of British bird paintings, hardcover "Maidens - Art of Monte Michael Moore" -- slim paperback of black and white fantasy pin-ups Dali -- Phaidon Books -- medium paperback collection of Dali's work/biography The Figure in Motion -- book of nudes in weird positions, moving, etc. Dynamic Anatomy -- Burne Hogarth Figure Drawing Without A Model -- Ron Tiner -- paperback how-to, not bad at all. Panel Discussions -- Design and Sequential Art Storytelling Joel Jusko's Art of Edgar Rice Burroughs -- Where the men are men, the women are women, the martians are martians, and the colors are oddly saturated. Understanding Comics -- Scott McCloud -- This is a CLASSIC. Sir Edward Burne Jones -- oversize hardback collection of pre-Raphaelite art Mucha's Figures Decoratives -- slim sepia tone collection of some fairly obscure Mucha drawings Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative -- Will Eisner Paint Radiant Realism in Watercolor, Ink, and Colored Pencil -- Interesting technique, but way too meticulous for my blood. Drawing the Human Head -- Hogarth, hardcover 1969 Treasury of Fantastic & Mythological Creatures 1087 renderings from historic sources -- some interesting heraldry stuff North American Indian Designs for Artists and Craftspeople Traditional Chinese Designs Lives of the Artists: Masterpieces, Messes, and What the Neighbor's Thought
Free To Good Home (shipping costs only):*
San Isidoro in Leon: The Royal Pantheon -- oversize paperback of photos of a particular Roman Cathedral Art Nouveau Small Frames and Borders -- Dover Clip Art Series "In the Holy Land" -- Paintings by David Roberts 1839 -- Oversize paperback collection of paintings of Jerusalem Japanese Print Cards -- uncut book collection of 24 postcards of Japanese prints Pirate and Gypsy Girls -- collection of tame cheesecake pin-ups The Great American Bear -- oversize paperback photo ref of black bears
*Yes, a place where they'll be cut up for collage qualifies as a good home.
IF YOU HAVE CLAIMED SOME BOOKS!! -- please e-mail me your address so I can get the shipping amount for ya. I'm at ursulav (at) metalandmagic.com