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Ben Mauro
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:24 pm     Reply with quote
I was looking for another solid orientalist book other than "Orientalists: Western Artists in Arabia, the Sahara, Persia"

http://www.amazon.com/Orientalists-Western-Artists-Arabia-Sahara/dp/0975978306/ref=pd_sim_b_1


Wondering if anyone has this Orientalist book? Any good compared to the other?

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0789204592/ref=pd_luc_mri?_encoding=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&v=glance
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 3:17 am     Reply with quote
First one is incredible, buy it now. One of my absolute favorites.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 3:18 am     Reply with quote
Yes, the first one is absolutely brilliant! So much awesome paintings and amazing print quality.

Edit: Oh, you already have it
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 3:29 am     Reply with quote
Yeah, ive had the first one for a while, its great. Just wondering if the second is just as good?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 3:44 am     Reply with quote
Why would I bother reading a question before answering it Cool

I've looked through the second book and didn't think it was all that great. Maybe the text is good (?), but the slide selection isn't even close to the Davies book. There was more breadth in the artists represented, if that's what you're after. If I'm remembering the right book, it was sort of a survey of oriental themes throughout art history. Not at all like the Davies book that focused on 19th century academic painters.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 3:51 am     Reply with quote
Gotcha, i was on the fence about it. probably will pass on it now.

That was the main thing, just looking for a larger range of artists, but i could probably just go digging at the ARC. Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:10 pm     Reply with quote
I had the second one years ago. I ended up scanning in my favorite pieces (about 2Cool and then sold it when I needed the money (back during my starving years). No real regrets here, since I keep the art books I really love and would never sell them, and that book wasn't one of them.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:37 am     Reply with quote
i have both and the second one isn't worth it.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:46 am     Reply with quote
$600.00 for Orientalists seems insane. But the content and printing quality is indeed the best you can get. I thought I knew most artists from this period instead there are so many incredible painters I haven't even heard from.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:17 am     Reply with quote
600 is about 4 x the price im willing to pay for ANY book I've seen SO far. You professional people can justify it by saying it's needed for work-inspiration, you lucky bastards. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:10 pm     Reply with quote
Holy shit, I got that book a year ago for 60$ with a big signature. Did it run out of print?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:21 am     Reply with quote
hah, I think there is just some sort of error in the prize..
If you look at the front flap, it clearly say's 70$
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:07 pm     Reply with quote
No, it's out of print. That's why the used books are at $577. I checked tons of other websites... almost everywhere where the price is still listed at $70 it says "currently out of stock," and it's at ~$600 on the UK and Canada amazon.com sites, as well at other major bookseller websites.

The only real question is whether or not the publisher will publish another edition soon and the book will go back down in price.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 3:25 pm     Reply with quote
Sampster wrote:
No, it's out of print. That's why the used books are at $577. I checked tons of other websites... almost everywhere where the price is still listed at $70 it says "currently out of stock," and it's at ~$600 on the UK and Canada amazon.com sites, as well at other major bookseller websites.

The only real question is whether or not the publisher will publish another edition soon and the book will go back down in price.


Man that's crazy. Who would pay 600$ for a book Smile
I mean all you need to do really is to google Orientalist and you get tons of paintings. Oh well.. The stupid is not the one that sells, but the one that pays. Razz
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:59 am     Reply with quote
I´m asking some friends to scout around in europe for some copies in bookstores and online.. hope I will manage to snatch a copy at the original price.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:27 am     Reply with quote
Here in sweden I found it for around 100 dollars. Just go to the local bookstores they'll likely to have a few if they're well sorted.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:19 am     Reply with quote
The bookstores here are about as well sorted as a 2 dollar hooker after the day the troops got home.

I usually have to order anything interesting from online bookstores.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:40 pm     Reply with quote
Smile Well at least that place you live in is nice for plen air studies, gejsers and all, think positive man!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:15 pm     Reply with quote
Returner: where exactly did you find the book?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:36 pm     Reply with quote
Daryl: Svenska akademibokhandeln ska ha den för 899 kr. På Akademibokhandeln.se står det iaf inte att den är slut, finns som tillval "hämta i butik" på deras hemsida. Funderar på att köpa den när jag har lite bättre kassaflöde. Din hemsida gick inte av för hackor heller, har du gått på nån konstskola eller e du självlärd? Är lite nyfiken hur du tycker att jobbet som illustratör/animatör på avalanche är. Hur pass fritt och hur det är allmänt att jobba som illustratör. Gick själv på Gerlersborgsskolan ett år och funderar på att söka till industridesign.....och nyfiken som sagt Smile



It is to be found at the swedish shop akademibokhandeln.se, If their homepage is up to date they should have the book in stock for a mere 100 euro. I pray that that is the case, let us all pray.....
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:14 am     Reply with quote
Thx man, I'll look for it.
Check your pm Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:55 am     Reply with quote
Returner:
hehe, your last post must read like a dubbed asian kunfu-movie to all non-swedish speaking readers.

someone's mouth moves for a full minute and then the dubbed voice says "your mother is a monkey!"
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:40 am     Reply with quote
ash: hehe. I don't blame the translators. If I got paid for that all the characters would speaking in cyllebels (sp?)
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:09 am     Reply with quote
First one is awesome, def must buy!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:20 am     Reply with quote
buyed the first one for 40€ on german Amazon Very Happy

http://www.amazon.de/Orientalists-Western-Artists-Arabia-Sahara/dp/0975978306/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books-intl-de&qid=1257849046&sr=8-1-catcorr
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:22 pm     Reply with quote
yep same here, awesome Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:53 pm     Reply with quote
did you guys actually get a copy? mine was postponed and later turned to no dice..
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:37 pm     Reply with quote
Ah man, exactly the same thing happened to me. Too good to be true, will be lucky to get one of those.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:32 pm     Reply with quote
Lol, everyone is selling the thing for 2000 bucks. How does this make any sense, does anyone actually buy books that expensive?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:46 pm     Reply with quote
Hey all, I should've posted this ages ago, sorry I forgot.

I also found a reasonably priced copy online, which, like the others, was never actually delivered. I called the publishers and it's just a guy and his son running the office, and they said they have no plans to reprint The Orientalists, and they're doing a book on American painters next.

And yeah, i can't think of any reason someone would pay $2000 for a book, seems ridiculous for something published so recently.
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