hard cover, illustrated boards., minor bumping to foot of spine with no interior echoes. negligible rubbing to exterior, no flaws or wear, clean, no markings or writing. strong binding. a very nice copy.; english text edition. organized by kunsthalle bremen and the menil collection, houston., 299pp., some 200 large color plates along with many more smaller color illustrations and figures. four essays, catalogue and reference material. comprehensive in all media. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 17625
Synopsis: The fantastical art of short-lived German painter and photographer Wolfgang Schulze (1913–51), known as Wols, draws viewers into a strange, miniature world, one that bridges Surrealism and abstract expressionism. This richly illustrated book offers the first comprehensive retrospective of Wols’s career in more than twenty years. It presents two hundred color images of the artist’s work—the majority drawn from private collections, and thus rarely seen in public. The paintings presented here make up more than one-third of his entire oeuvre, and they’re accompanied by drawings and aquarelles, which taken together show the artist’s evolution. We see him drawing on Surrealism and naive art, but then going beyond those schools to develop new forms of expression within abstract art. Essays by German and American scholars round out the volume, putting Wols’s achievement in its historical and artistic context.
The result is the most complete picture ever offered of Wols’s work, and it makes a strong case for his important place in twentieth-century art.
About the Author:
More than 150 years old, the Kunsthalle Bremen holds a diverse collection of paintings, sculptures, prints, and graphic works. The Menil Collection in Houston, Texas, holds 16,000 works in its permanent collection.
Title: Wols Retrospective
Publisher: Hirmer Verlag
Publication Date: 2013
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, as Issued
Edition: First English Language Edition.
Book Type: Exhibition Catalogue
Book Description Hirmer, Germany, 2014. hardccover. Condition: fine. American Edition. Seller Inventory # 4032
Book Description Hirmer Publishers, 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M3777420530