Asian art: The Golden Age of Chinese Archaeology, 1999, Xiaoneng Yang, editor; Silk and Stone - the Art of Asia, 1996, Jill Tilden, editor; Chinese Art, vol. I, II and III, 1980 and 1982, Daisy Lion-Goldschmidt, R. Soame Jenyns and William Watson, R. Soame Jenyns; Nomads of Eurasia, 1989, Vladimir Basilov, editor
Euro-Asian art: Folk Art of the Soviet Union, 1989, Martha Longenecker, editor
Fine art: Depression and the Spiritual in Modern Art - Homage to Miro, 1996, Joseph Schildkraut and Aurora Otero, editors; Spirit of the North - the Art of Eustace Paul Ziegler, 1998, Kessler Woodward; Toward an American Identity - Selections from the Wichita Art Museum Collection of American Art, 1997, Novelene Ross; Catalog for Picturesque Images from Taos and Santa Fe, 1974, The Denver Art Museum; Salvador Dali, 1998, Robert Descharnes and Gilles Neret; Georgia O'Keefe, 1993, Elizabeth Montgomery; Modern Art - 1890-1918, 1978, Jean Clay; Early American Modernist Painting - 1910-1935, 1981, Abraham A. Davidson; Contemporary Painters - The Museum of Modern Art, 1948, James Thrall Soby; The Orientalists, 1979, introduction by Michelle Verrier; Art of California magazine: Winter 1993, April 1993, January 1993, Summer 1992, March 1990, February/March 1989; nine auction catalogues from Sotheby's Christie's and Bonhams, variously of Impressionist and Modern art, Latin American art, Surrealist art, Australian and Aboriginal art, and Fine Prints
Decorative arts: 20th-Century Glass, 2004, Judith Miller with Frankie Liebe and Mark Hill; Art Deco, 1980, Victor Arwas; The "Lost" Treasures of Louis Comfort Tiffany, 1980, Hugh F. McKean
Architecture: La Magia del Barroco en Apaseo, 1999, Lydia Sada de Gonzalez and Efrain Castro Morales; The DeYoung in the 21st Century - a Museum by Herzog & de Meuron, 2005, Diane Ketcham et al
Museum-related publications: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin - Spring 1984, Summer 1984, summer 1986, Summer 1991; The Fine Art Museums of San Francisco, Butterfield & Butterfield auction catalogue, 6/9/99; the Stanford Museum Centennial Handbook - 100 Years, 100 Works of Art
Miscellaneous: The Kenneth E. Behring Collection, Butterfields auction catalogue, 8/28/00; 100 Greatest American Currency Notes, 2006, Q. David Bowers and David M. Sundman; From the Winged Heels of Mercury, 1984, Zaven M. Seron; Musical Instruments of the World, 1978, Ruth Midgley, editor
Notes: Please note that the various books, catalogues, and periodicals included in this lot are from a working reference library dealing with African, Oceanic, Southeast Asian tribal art, pre-Columbian art, Oriental rugs, fine art and photography. I used them during my professional career and as a private collector who bought and sold at auction. The variety here represents decades of searching out the literature that best enabled me to perform my duties as an auction house appraiser and cataloguer while keeping abreast of pricing and the current market demand. That said, potential bidders should be aware that in general, the various volumes are in good, serviceable condition. Some are excellent, others are poor. For a condition report on specific titles, please contact Turner Auctions and Appraisals.
Provenance: Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to offer the library and selected artifacts from the personal collection of Jim Haas, the noted, long-time specialist in Native American and Ethnographic Arts, who recently retired from Bonhams after 31 years with the company and its predecessor. The sale also includes property from a major Southwest museum and estates of two long-time collectors: the Furgatch Collection features contemporary Southwest pottery; the Nancy Florsheim Estate, Part 2, offers contemporary and prehistoric pottery and Southwest jewelry.