Better than Very Good in pictoral boards (no dj); corners bumped. 12 x 9 x.75 inches. Essays by Linda Nochlin, Meyer Schapiro, Harold Rosenberg, Ron Padgett, Kenneth Frampton, and John Ashbery among others.
Arts News Annual XXXIV. Ver good double-sided illustrated boards, color collage by Joe Brainard which already highlights the book. The frontispiece illustration by Max Ernst followed by a full page photograph of Claes Oldenberg in his store, East Second Street, December 1961. And the hits just keep on coming. Contributions by Michel Butor, Harold Rosenberg, Ron Padgett, John Ashbery and others. Profusely illustrated, edited and historical. Cover collage by Joe Brainard.
Very Good. No Jacket, As Issued. 168 pp., many illustrations 12 in color. Minor foxing throughout. Cover reproduces a Nancy collage by Joe Brainard. Includes index of illustrations and acknowledgments.
HESS, Thomas B., and John Ashbery. THE AVANT-GARDE. New York: Macmillan, 1968. 4to. Boards. Frontispiece, 149, (21) pages. First edition. Volume XXXIV of the Art News Annual, Hess and Ashbery examine artistic trends in the 19th and early 20th centuries; illustrated. Minor rubbing on covers, else very good.
12" X 9", 149+ pgs; many illus., some color; index, advertisements; color endpapers, illus. boards. Small ink message on front free endpaper, evidence of small sticker on front paste-down endpaper, moderate spotting of edges, cloth over boards is moderately soiled & worn esp. at top/bottom of spine & corners. Ads are as enjoyable as the rest of the book (e.g. Pierre Matisse Gallery in NY has recent paintings by Chagall). FAIR.
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