Small Quarto; G/G-; Off-white spine with black text; Dust jacket has tear in center of spine, 2 inch tear on rear and small tears at head & tail edges of spine, exterior has moderate smudges and age toned edges; Boards is sunned along spine and head edge, but panels are sturdy & strong; Text block shows slight shelf wear due to age and handling, but tight binding; pp 139. Rockville.
Shahn, Ben-Greaphic Art. Near Fine in Good jacket. 8 3/4" X 11 1/2" 141 Pages. A 1963 Second Printing of the 1957 Copyright. No defects noted and interior text and illustration pages are flawless. Dust jacket has 1/8 inch tear at top and other very minor wear. The art of Ben Shahn is compassionate, satirical, humorous, profoundly human. This book is a collection of his drawings that represents the many facets of his distinctive work. Shahn's graphic art is a complete body of work in itself encompassing the full range of human experience. These more than 100 drawings clearly reveal Shahn's genius-a duality of vision that dramatically blends the poet with the precisionist. Of Shahn's work the Mr. Soby says it would be hard to think of an American artist whose signature is more his own. Shahn has only to touch pen or pencil to paper to make his personality felt as clearly as in the most ambitious of his paintings. Ben Shahn himself has assisted in selecting the pictures reproduced. In his introductory text, Soby demonstrates the significance of these works in the development of this great American artist. Soby is the author of many distinguished books in the field of art; and since 1946 has written a monthly column for the Saturday Review. He is (1980) a Trustee of The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Contents: Acknowledgements, Text, Notes to the Reproductions, Chronology, and Bibliography/
Second printing. Hardcover. 141 pages. Includes more than 100 reproductions with 8 in color. Also includes a chronology of Shahn's life and a bibliography of Shahn literature. A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket.
G (No dj; ex-art library, binding has faded on spine and edges; bookplate, i.d. marks on outermost pages; only slightly aged interior, drawings are clean. ) Yellow cloth with front cover drawing decoration, illus. flyleaves, 139 pp. 8 color, 97+ bw repros. A terrific selection of drawings rendered by Lithuanian-born American artist Ben Shahn (1898-1969). With an introductory essay, chronology, and bibliography. Features more than 90 examples of his work. Wonderful stuff.
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