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Italian Painters of Today

Venturi, Lionello

Published by Universe Books, Inc., New York, 1959
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good - Fine. 174 (4) pp, Introduction: Painters of Today; Fausto Pirandello; Mario Mafai; Renato Birolli; Giuseppe Santomaso; Antonio Corpora; Arfo; Bruno Cassinari; Giulio Turcato; Toti Scialoja; Antonio Scordia; Emilio Vedova; biographies with bibliography, general bibliography, list of 66 tipped-in full-color plates, index. Translated by Dorothy Cater. First English Edition, 1995. "The painters that are discussed in the following pages belong to the halfway generation. Although some of them, especially Mafai, had reached concrete results even before the last war, it is unquestionalble that they are famous today for the style they developed after the Liberation in 1945. The use of Abstract forms is what these artists have in common; some of them, like Turcato or Vedova rely completely or almost completely on abstractions as a means of expression; others instead, such as Pirandello, Mafai, Cassinari or Scordia, tetain allusions and real images, even though their images are composed within the architecture of abstraction, fulfilling the criteria of contemporary pictorial taste." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Partial light age-toning to rear panel and jacket flaps dj, else, Near Pristine. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Gray cloth. Size: 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 001984

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Title: Italian Painters of Today

Publisher: Universe Books, Inc., New York

Publication Date: 1959

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good - Fine

Edition: First English Edition.

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