Clean, tight, unmarked text. Covers have light general shelf wear at spine and edges and waving to back cover and very lightly across middle of pages. No signs of water or other damage. Black wraps with bw image and white lettering. 99 pp. with 90 bw illustrations. Errata sheet laid in. Catalogue from the exhibition held at the Lambert Castle Museum, September 24, 1980 through February 1, 1981. A portion of the exhibit also was shown February-March 1981 at William Paterson College in Wayne, New Jersey. The show was in celebration of the centenary anniversary of the Passaic County Historical Society's Lambert Castle. Includes a preface, Gaetano Federici and the American Scuptural Tradition, by Charles Savage; a main essay, Gaetano Federici, 1880-1964: a biographical essay, by Flavia Alaya; the catalogue of works, a list of terms and abbreviations used in the catalogue; sections of dated and undated sculptural works, paintings and sketches, and other works. The catalogue includes 239 items in all, each annotated. Quotes by Federici are peppered throughout. Federici was an Italian-born master relief sculptor who studied with the master American bronzemakers but who chose to return to his American hometown of Paterson, New Jersey, where he completed at least 40 commissioned public monuments. His works are known for their truth in realism, and Federici is quoted as saying, "the artists' work that will survive are true likenesses of people, things, and events."
Very Good. Large paperback exhibition catalogue, inscribed (to no one in particular) and signed by the editor who also wrote the biographical essay for this volume: "With best wishes-12 Oct 80-Flavia Alaya." 99 pages, illustrated throughout, "This event is the culmination of several successive generations of the Society's association with the sculptor and his achievement, an association that began with Federici's lectures at Lambert Castle forty years ago, and that was significantly marked twenty-five years ago with the publication of a special commemorative issue of the Society Bulletin in June, 1955, " moderate rubbing and two tiny corner-creases to the cover, small amount of foxing near the hinge on the title page only, a tight, presentable copy; Signed by Editor.
Gaetano Federici, the artist as historian
by Flavia Alaya, Passaic County Historical Society, Paterson Museum
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