Hardcover. 4to. Ruder-Finn Press. 2006. 200 pgs. Signed and inscribed by the artist with a personal note on the half-title page. DJ in VG shape with light shelfwear present to the DJ. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards clean with no wear present. Photos sent upon request. 865; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 200 pages; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 26227
Synopsis: The first book on Finke's sculpture. Her monumental, rough-hewn bronzes - always female - are solitary, often writhing figures that convey the depth of human emotion. Powerful and stimulating works.
Title: Leonda Finke
Publisher: Ruder-Finn Press
Publication Date: 2006
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: First Edition; First Printing.
Book Description Ruder Finn Press, New York, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Photographs by David Finn (illustrator). 1st Edition. Apparent First Edition (NAP). Signed and inscribed by Leonda Finke to Jan V. White, the writer and art director, on the half-title page. The sale also includes several letters and notes sent back and forth between the two of them. As you can see in the photographs, the covers are spotless and without wear. And that, happily, is the case with the interior of the book. No soiling, no markings, no creases, and no one has written their name or anything else on any page. And the binding of the book is very solid, no issues. The dust jacket is NOT price-clipped. It presents very well but has several instances of minor wear. They are one tiny tear off the bottom edge of the front cover, a light crease right above the bottom edge of the front cover, a tiny scuffing off of material on the front cover near the middle edge, some surface scratching and rubbing on the rear cover, and a longish scratch on the spine. The flaps are in very good condition. The dust jacket will be fitted with a protective cover. Take a look at the photographs. A sculptor and medallic artist, Leonda Finke expresses psychic states through gesture. Says Finke of the human figure: 'There I find constantly changing forms and a wealth of formal vocabulary that is a vehicle for expressing the basic emotions that shape our lives.' Almost always solitary, her sculptures, no matter how small, have a monumental aspect derived from powerful, classic poses. She has said that she began sculpting women not only because female models are much more common, but also because she rebelled against the sensual, sexualized women sculpted by male artists. Finke¿s expressive surfaces capture the process of modeling, and are the result of a long additive and subtractive process working direct in plaster, which is then cast in bronze. Finke has won numerous awards over the past 70 years, and her sculpture is in many museums worldwide. As I wrote this sale includes several letters and notes sent back and forth between Leonda Finke and her close friend Jan V. White who passed away in 2014. 'Jan V. White was a magazine guru and design consultant to publishing companies. He gave more than 1800 seminars in 27 countries on the relationship of layout and graphics to editing. His goal was to persuade word people to think visually and visual people to think verbally. Understanding each other and blending their skills increases the impact and quality of their shared product. Born in Prague, educated in England, architect by training (Cornell and Columbia), he was art director on two architectural magazines at Time, Inc. for 13 years. In 1964, he opened his own publication-design studio in Westport, CT. Author of some 250 articles and a dozen books on visual techniques in publishing, his classic 'Editing by Design', the first book on the process of publication-making, is now in a completely new third edition. Abebooks is having technical issues uploading pictures, hopefully it will be resolved soon). Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 000953