Steinberg at the Smithsonian: The Metamorphoses of an Emblem

Hollander, John [Mitchell, Joseph]

Published by Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institute Press, 1973
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Illustrated with 35 full page reproductions of Steinberg's illustrations on Smithsonian letterhead paper. Foreword by John Hollander. Personal copy of Joseph Mitchell, with his ownership stamp to the front free endpaper. First edition. Publisher's pictorial paper wrappers designed by Sigrid Spaeth, with three of Steinberg's illustrations depicting the Smithsonian building to the front panel. Near fine, with a faint trace of wear to the spine ends, a hint of light toning and faint soiling to the front panel, otherwise fresh panels, bright and clean interior. Steinberg at the Smithsonian is a catalog of the exhibition of the same name held at the National Gallery of Fine Arts between December 21, 1973, and February 10, 1974. The exhibition included a selection of Saul Steinberg's drawings created from January-April 1967, during the artist's tenure as Artist in Residence at the Smithsonian Institution. Specifically, the exhibition and this catalog explore Steinberg's "world of pictorial metamorphosis" by examining the evolution of a series of his illustrations. Saul Steinberg (1914-1999) was a Romanian-born American cartoonist, illustrator, and self-described "writer who draws," best-known for his illustrations for The New Yorker - especially his "View of the World from 19th Avenue" (1976). Joseph Mitchell (1908-1996) reported stories for the Morning World, the Herald-Tribune, and The New Yorker, and was a friend and colleague of Saul Steinberg. He wrote "Talk of the Town" and contributed quirky portraits of New York City people. Hailed by fellow The New Yorker writer Calvin Trillin as "the New Yorker reporter who set the standard," Mitchell was honored by an acknowledgement from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1965. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Steinberg at the Smithsonian: The ...
Publisher: Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institute Press
Publication Date: 1973
Binding: Soft Cover
Illustrator: Steinberg, Saul
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.

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Book Description Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, 1973. Booklet; VG/no-DJ paperback; Off-white spine without text; Covers have light smudging along spine due to handling, otherwise exterior is sturdy and intact; Text block has clean, intact pages; pp 36. Arts-drawings. Rockville. Seller Inventory # 7-13-1289592

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