Good. National Museum of American Art / Smithsonian Institution Press, 1987. Softcover in good condition. Moderately rubbed exterior. Binding is tight. Pages are lightly age-toned, but otherwise clean and unmarked. 191 pp.
Very Good. First edition, 1987. Oblong quarto, softcover, 191 pp., illustrated (much in color), Very Good copy, rubbing, creasing, and some wear to the covers including a bit of loss along the edges. Related papers laid in.
VG-(Label & few marks from previous gallery owner; minimal edgewear; scuffs to one corner of rear cover; clean interior. ) Multi-colored, striped wraps. 191 pp. 24 bw, 90 color plates. Issued in conjunction with a 1987 exhibition featuring and honoring American abstractist Gene Davis (1920-1985). With essays by Jacquelyn D. Serwer (Gene Davis: Dialogues Between Past and Present), Douglas Davis (Gene Davis Given Away: The Necessity of Invention) and Donald Kuspit (A Perfect Music: Gene Davis' Stripes). Also lists selected exhibitions and contains a selected bibliography. Large plates. Scarce to find in paperback.
Published for the National Museum of American Art by the Smithsonian...
Gene Davis is the master of vertical stripes and this National Museum of Art catalog pays tribute in depth, including the mastery of color from Albers and on. The stripe has an inherent dynamic that Davis brought forth and Albers simply began this exploration.
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