Very clean, bright and tightly bound with both the book and it's dust jacket having fine, unworn and unbumped edges. There is some small spotting on the inner covers. The covers are an immaculate black moire type silken fabric. The previous owner wrote on a frontpaper the date the book was purchased - "New York - Guggenheim 12/96". vii, 335 pages. This large and heavy book will be very expensive to mail outside the U.S. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Published to conincide with a major exhibition to tour both the US and Europe. this volume offers a survey of the artist's paintings, sculptures, works on paper and photographs. The catalogue spans five decades, beginning in the late 1940s when Kelly formulated a visual language that he has continued to elaborate and explore throughout his artistic career. Interested in the work of Arp, Matisse and other European artists, Kelly developed his own style of abstraction while working in Paris after the Second World War. Following his arrival in New York in 1954, Kelly continued to work independently, creating flatly painted geometric works at odds with the gestural brushwork of Abstract Expressionism, the dominant style of American abstraction.
From Library Journal:
Kelly's name brings to mind large abstract forms engaged in a dialog of color and space. His work is deceptively simple but embodies enough force of its own to resist categorization. His quiet labors are about visual process and are to be perceived in a direct manner. Often, this is precisely what confuses, because so many of us have forgotten how to see. Still, his images are never arbitrary; they are carefully planned in a holistic manner, often through the use of collage. This companion to the first major retrospective of Kelly's career since the early 1970s includes examples of his work in all media. A team of stellar writers, headed by editor Waldman, the Guggenheim's deputy director and senior curator, relate his life story, his friendship with the Arps and John Cage, his years in Europe, and his return to the United States. An important addition to any collection dealing with 20th-century art.?Susan M. Olcott, Columbus Metropolitan Lib., Ohio
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Title: Ellsworth Kelly: A Retrospective
Publisher: Solomon R Guggenheim Museum
Publication Date: 1997
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, 1997. Condition: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP76909837
Book Description Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, 1997. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0810968975-2-4
Book Description Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0810968975
Book Description Guggenheim Museum Publications, 1997. Hardback. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-. Please note this is a heavy item and may incur extra shipping charges for international orders.; Dust jacket is slightly marked, black silk covered boards unmarked; pages a little age toned, front endpaper slightly creased, previous owners name and date; in the opening essay by Diane Waldman one paragraph has eight ink underlinings and one marginal note, in addition there are two more underlinings and one verticle line later in the essay; otherwise the text and plates are unmarked, binding tight. Catalogue for a retrospective exhibition in New York, Los Angeles, 1997-98. ; 12.1 X 11.3 X 1.8 inches; 335 pages. Seller Inventory # 35687
Book Description Solomon R Guggenheim Museum 1997-03, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 0810968975. Seller Inventory # 532599
Book Description Guggenheim Museum/Harry N. Abrams, NY, 1996. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. cloth, hardcover in dust jacket.,very minor rubbing to dj in small spots, faint and minute remnant of mark made by an errant pen, of negligible impact to top edge. no other flaws, clean, no writing or other markings, strong binding and hinges.; 344pp., 340 color reproductions.; contains five essays by as many contributors - diane waldman, roberta bernstein, carter ratcliff, mark rosenthal, and clare bell. reference material. this is the catalogue for the largest kelly retrospective and includes paintings, sculpture, works on paper, collage. a most beautiful book, printed by cantz in germany. Size: Oblong 4to. Exhibition Catalogue. Seller Inventory # 19726
Book Description Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, 1997. Condition: UsedAcceptable. book. Seller Inventory # M0810968975_4
Book Description Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020810968975
Book Description Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. Large, heavy book - please check with me for extra postage cost. Seller Inventory # ABE-1533659050267
Book Description The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, NY, 1996. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 344 pages, oblong 4to. Out of Print. Scarce. Illustrated with 340 full-color reproductions. Minor shelfwear to DJ: light scuffing along edges and covers. DJ in mylar. Light tanning along page edges. Tightly bound, no marks. Volume is in Near Fine condition. Seller Inventory # 51690