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Misch Kohn: Beyond the Tradition Hernandez, Jo Farb; Kohn, Misch and Fern, Alan

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ISBN 10: 0810963817 / ISBN 13: 9780810963818
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[Catalogue Raisonne] Monterey, CA: Monterey Museum of Art, 1998. Stout hard cover in illustrated jacket. 297 pages, 220 illustrations, with 97 full page color plates. A comprehensive monograph of one of this imporatant print maker. 1st Edition. Catalog of an exhibition held at the Monterey Museum of Art, Jan. 17-March 22, 1998, and five other institutions April 13, 1998-Jan. 8, 2000. Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-297), chronicles 60 years of Kohn's prints, from his early WPA lithographs to his work at Moholy-Nagy's New Bauhaus Institute of Design in Chicago. Represented are: wood engravings of the 1950s, his technical innovations with etching and serigraphy in the 1960s, and his "all-media" collages of subsequent decades. Also includes an essay about Kohn's life and analysis of his work, as well as a catalogue raisonne of the prints. Ownership signature (of major art curator/ historian), slight bumping, edge-wear to jacket, else very good overall condition. NOT EX-LIBRARY. (cr). Bookseller Inventory # SD-PE38-BRDD

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Title: Misch Kohn: Beyond the Tradition Hernandez, ...

Binding: Mar 01, 1999

Book Condition:Collectible; Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Misch Kohn: Beyond the Tradition is the first comprehensive study of one of the most significant master printmakers of the modern era. Hailed as a pioneer for "breaking the shackles of conventionality," Kohn has been lauded for reinvigorating printmaking in post-war America. Now, for the first time, this book brings together work from all six decades of his artistic career.
This book chronicles sixty years of Kohn's prints, from the early W. P. A. lithographs through the startlingly evocative wood engravings of the 1950s, the technical innovations with etching and serigraphy of the 1960s, and his "all media" works of the 1970s, '80s, and '90s. An essay about his life and analysis of his work is complemented by numerous illustrations and the first catalogue raisonne of the prints.

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Jo Farb Hernandez, curator of the exhibition Misch Kohn: Beyond the Tradition, has worked in the museum field for more than twenty years, most recently as Director of the Monterey Museum of Art and President of the California Association of Museums.

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