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Joan Miro Lithographs Volume I

Miro, Joan;Leiris, Michel;Mourlot, Fernand

ISBN 10: 0814804942 / ISBN 13: 9780814804940
Published by Tudor Publishing Company, New York, 1972
Condition: Very Fine Hardcover
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Large hardcover folio bound in cream colored cloth, in original non price-clipped dust-jacket. First American edition, first printing of a limited edition of 5,000, this being no. 3569, hand-numbered on colophon. Illustrated with 189 finished lithographs, this volume represents the complete Catalogue Raisonne of the artist's work between 1930 and 1952, Also extant are all 11 full page original lithographs produced specially for this edition, as well as the original lithograph on the dust-jacket. No previous ownership marks. A very clean, square, unmarked copy. Dust-jacket has no tears or chips, with only the faintest rubbing along the top of the rear panel. An exceptional copy of this essential reference. Very fine in a fine dust-jacket. Please note domestic priority and international orders will be charged additional postage due to size and weight. Bookseller Inventory # 007778

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Title: Joan Miro Lithographs Volume I

Publisher: Tudor Publishing Company, New York

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Very Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Thus

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This Hardcover, published by Tudor Publishing Co. New York, is covered with cloth, dust jacket and protective wraps. The book's condition is like new and contains eleven original lithographs, including five double pages, printed by Fernand Mourlot. Limited to 5000 numbered copies, 232 pages, 189 plates described. The catalogue's text is in English and written by M. Leiris. MiroÍs art is based on the purity of poetic emotion and spontaneity of execution. The artist also found his favorite medium in lithography. The importance of his graphic work, continuous renewal and enrichment of his style show the high value which the artist attached to this medium of expression. Miro uses black ink with a range of values and refined tones, reaching wild and playful effects. With elements derived from Catalan traditional art and a spatiality, Miro gave his objects and symbols a proper life as subjects of stories from other worldly microcosms - the ideal reflection of a world longed for by the artist.

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Text: English, French (translation)

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