Heavy card covers with decorative printed jacket; 15 x 11 inches, 79 reproductions of woodcuts (some in color), followed by 12 original woodcuts (6 are double-page) dedicated to Mahalia Jackson, front and rear panels of jacket also have woodcuts. With accompanying 20 page pamphlet which contains Margot Fuerst's introduction, a list of the plates, biographical data about the artist and a catalogue raisonne of the artist's work. A fine representation of the work of German artist Helmut Andreas Paul (HAP) Grieshaber, (1909-1981). Scuff to rear jacket and 2 tiny indentations to last couple pages, else near fine. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: HAP GRIESHABER - WOODCUTS. With 12 original ...
Publisher: Arts, Inc.
Publication Date: 1964
Edition: First edition.
Book Description Stuttgart: Hatje; Lincoln: Arts Incorpoated, 1964. Book Condition: Gut. Unpaginiert, mit Falttafeln. Beilage 10 Blatt. Ein gutes und sauberes Exemplar. - Do not expect from me an art historian's interpretation. Over the years Grieshaber has been explored so often by competent writers, as for example Wilhelm Boeck, that a layman does not need to feel restricted by the rules of the experts when asked to add his comment. I have now been living for more than ten years in the world of these images, and I am clearly biased. Most certainly I am not constantly aware of each of the many pictures which surround me-pictures from the various periods beginning with the Thirties-; it is rather one particular picture at a time, which strikes my eye and occupies my mind. Yet I always experience their consonance so intensely that each exhibit becomes a new surprise simply because it bestows a different unity to the long familiar pictures. It is a very complex unity, an arc that spans from tender lyricism and epic serenity to violent gestures and the pathos of sorrow and elegy, and within which each work, though dominated by an accent of its own, also embodies elements of the entire world of ex-pression. This interrelationship between the pictures is analogous to the structure of the individual work: each block has its own intrinsic value like a voice in a polyphonous concert. This explains why Grieshaber can use the individual blocks separately and thus by reduction accentuate their melodies. Wir versenden am Tag der Bestellung von Montag bis Freitag. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1550 Mit zahlr. auch farb. Abb. Originalhardcover mit Schutzumschlag. Bookseller Inventory # 1074988
Book Description Arts Inc and Verlag Gerd Hatje, New York and Stuttgart, 1964. Folio, [20 pp. ] of text which is in a loosely inserted booklet. Plus 68 full page black and white illustrations, 3 double page color plates and 3 double folded color plates. Bibliography of publications from 1933 -1964. Biography. Upper right hand corner shows a slight bumping and dj. shows a little wear otherwise fine. Illustrated dj. on heavy paper over plain boards. Bookseller Inventory # 1007411