Very Good. 0810916207 This book is shelved in the Art by Artist section of our retail store and may require extra shipping time-Crisp clean unmarked unread hardcover with light shelfwear to the dustjacket including a small tear to the back. NICE!
Minor discoloration to top and bottom edges of covers, else very good clean & sound condition / lightly soiled dust jacket. Size: 11.75"x10.75" oblong, 191pp., 255 illustrations, including 80 plates in full color.
Good. Clean, tight text block but with ex-lib. marks, soiling to Mylar cover, and back cover detached from text block. Still a good, usable copy. White canvas/boards; gilt lettering on spine. Color-illus. white dj with gold lettering. 191 pp. with 80 color plates and 175 additional illustrations. Protective Mylar cover on dj. "To Marguerite Stix art and life were inseparable. As a gifted child, a prize-winning student, a concentration camp prisoner, a penniless refugee, a designer of accessories for the haute couture, a factory worker, a recognized sculptor and painter, a creator of widely sought-after jewelry and of fantastic ephemera, she never departed from her deeply felt celebration of life and its meaning. Human sensibility, the wonders of nature, exuberance or despair, humor or play, vulnerability or bravado, infancy or old age, the simple joys of home or the elegance of the privileged world-all called into play her extraordinary talents. The effervescent climate of Vienna between the two world wars fostered her natural gifts and provided both stimulus and exacting craftsmanship in her art education. The coming of World War II wiped out her early works and personal connections; names, records, and achievements vanished in the backwash. Only in 1941 could she start to rebuild her artistic personality, this time in the United States, where she had previously been unknown. Her climb up from the depths and the many exquisite works of art she completed before her death in 1975 bear witness to the strength of her spirit in adversity and the potency of her cherished traditions. Although Stix is best known for her work with seashells, the foremost element in her work, whether pictorial or sculptural, is the poignancy of the vulnerable creature, animal or human. The tremulous newborn horses, the troubled women, the haggard and touching portraits of Lincoln, the ebullient children and fleeting groups of the young-these evoke in the observer the tenderness and compassion implied by the artist's own involvement. Her technique, though formidable, and her uses of style and medium; however experimental, never override the flash of mood or sensation. Even in the landscapes, still lives and interiors, this immediacy is present. Her work will speak to anyone who values life and beauty." (from the cover).
Very Good + 4to. Hardcover, oblong 4to, 191 pp. with index. 255 illustrations, including 80 plates in full color. Mild dust soiling to foot corners of boards. Else FINE in VERY GOOD dust jacket. DJ has mild edgewear and toning. Else VG. All domestic orders $100 and over will be upgraded to USPS Priority shipping at no additional cost.
Very Good+ in Very Good jacket. A clean and sound copy. Careful packing and fast, efficient shipping including delivery confirmation. Please note: International and Domestic Priority orders for this item will require additional shipping.
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