Motif: A Journal of the Visual Arts (No. 2, February 1959)

By: (McLean, Ruari, ed.)

Price: $35.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dj


[paper-covered boards are nice and clean, just a bit of bumping/browning along the edges, very faint musty odor to book, a bit of foxing on the last page; the original clear acetate dust jacket is present and in fairly nice condition, although wrinkled and a bit shrunken (it's now about 1/4" shorter than the book itself at both the top and bottom edges)] (B&W photographs, B&W and color graphics) The second issue of this somewhat pretentious hardcover publication, with an admitted bias towards the graphic arts. Included in this number: a feature on recent wood-engravings by Joan Hassall; an article about the 16th-century French printer Jean de Tournes, with numerous examples of his work; an interview with painter Christopher Chamberlain; the second installment of Helmut Gernsheim's series on "Aesthetic Trends in Photography, Past and Present" (illustrated by photos by Alfred Stieglitz, Man Ray and others, including a couple of terrific photos of Henri Toulouse-Lautrec; a portfolio of drawings and designs by Robert Stewart; an article on the work of sculptor Eduardo Paolozzi; "The True Illustrator," an essay on "what makes artists into true book-illustrators"; a 2-page discussion of the work of Jackson Pollock; "Ganesh Goes Into Print," an extract from V.S. Naipaul's novel "The Mystic Masseur"; reviews of a number of books. **** NOTE that additional shipping charges will be requested for international shipping of this slightly heaver than average item, or for Priority Mail service to U.S. destinations. If this concerns you, please contact us for a shipping quote before placing your order. ****

Title: Motif: A Journal of the Visual Arts (No. 2, February 1959)

Author: (McLean, Ruari, ed.)

Illustrator: Illustrated by (binding designed and drawn) Charles Mozley

Categories: *NEW ARRIVALS,

Edition: (No. 1)

Publisher: London, The Shenval Press Ltd: 1958

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dj

Seller ID: 25520

Keywords: Typography Sculpture Graphic Art Photography