103 - 587 FINE and APPLIED ARTS, ART REFERENCE
- Various defects.
= Comprises year 1930, 1931, 1949, 1951/52, 1952/53, 1955/56, 1958-1970, 1971-1981. Rare large run of this annual, which started as an annual of "Commercial Art (and industry)".
- The final leaf with mounted toilet paper foxed; the plate by Nebeský (no.7) and the final plate w. traces on verso of former mounting. Frontwr. of portfolio sl. faded along margins, sl. stained in lower outer corner and sm. dam. in outer margin.
= A striking suite of concrete poetry broadsides published in Amsterdam during the Communist Party rule in Czechoslovakia by eleven different Czech poets and artists.
- One panel w. sm. hole, sl. affecting letters. The vulnerable tissue wr. trifle frayed and partly faded; lacks piece of blank upper corner frontwr., backwr. sm. stain and w. sharp fold.
= The second manifesto of the Movimento Arte Nucleare, signed (in letterpress) by i.a. Armand, Enrico Baj, Hundertwasser, Yves Klein, Piero Manzoni, Pierre Restany and Saura. "(...) De Stijl is dead and buried, and it is now up to its opposite - ANTISTYLE - to break down the last remaining barriers of cliché-ridden convention that official stupidity still dares to oppose against this liberation - that has finally discovered its verbal definition - of art. Once upon a time impressionism helped painting get rid of conventional subject-matter; cubism and futurism later got rid of the need for the realistic reproduction of objects; and abstraction finally removed the last traces of representational illusion. A new - and final - link today completes this chain: we, nuclear painters, denounce, in order to destroy, the final convention, STYLE. The last stylistic works that we recognise are the "monochromes" of Yves Klein (1956-1957) (...)." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE VI.
= Published on occasion of the exhibition "Berliner Amerikaner".
Johnson, R. The Paper Snake. New York, The Something Else Press, 1965, 1st ed., no pagination, ills., printed in blue and brown, orig. dec. cl. w. dustwr., obl. 4to. - AND 4 others, i.a. D. SPOERRI, An Anecdoted Topography of Chance (New York etc., idem, 1966, 1st ed., ills. by R. TOPOR, orig. boards w. dustwr.); D. HIGGINS, Foew&ombwhnw, A Grammar of the Mind and a Phenomenology of Love and a Science of the Arts as seen by a Stalker of the Wild Mushroom (ibid., idem, 1969, 1st ed., ills., orig. rexine) and T. PHILLIPS, A Humument. A treated Victorian Novel (London, Thames & Huson, 1980, 1st trade ed., num. col. ills., orig. cl. w. dustwr.).
- Leaves easily loosening. Dustwr. sl. frayed.
= With an ORIGINAL DRAWING and w. autogr. dedication signed "Corneille/ Amsterdam 23 april 2001" in black pen on title-p.
- Ex libris stamp on htitle. Backstrip some cracks; sm. vague stains on frontcover. A good/ fine copy.
= Fine Dutch Art Nouveau publication. Braches 360; Cat. Ned. Boek 16.
= The 1st vol. of the rare catalogue raisonné.
= Not in Bolliger. From a set of 12 postcards for the Armory show of 1913.
= With large SIGNED DEDICATION "Pour Brandt (...) Liesbet 1970" by the artist on the half-title and an ORIGINAL DRAWING in black ballpoint on verso frontwr. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE VII.
- Very fine, unopened copy.
- Dustwr. sl. foxed. Dropback box foxed; upper joint split(ting); corners worn/ dam.
- Corners and spine-ends sl. rubbed/ worn.
- Fine. = Facs. reprint of the ed. Frankf. a.M., 1969.