Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Surrealist Art Book: Joán Miró by James Thrall Soby

Joán Miró by James Thrall Soby. 1959.

Joán Miró by James Thrall Soby. 1959

Joán Miró
by James Thrall Soby

1959.  NY: The Museum of Modern Art, distributed by Doubleday and Co. First Edition. Good condition cloth covers, some sunning along edges, white mark on cover (obscured by dj), Good- condition Dustjacket with chipped edges and age-toning but protected in a mylar cover! Square 4to. Glossy heavy paper, 164pp. 148 illustrations by Miró - 35 in color. Jacket design by the Artist. Includes: notes to the text, list of exhibitions, bibliography and index.

Joan Miró i Ferrà (April 20, 1893 – December 25, 1983) was a Spanish Catalan painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona. "Among artists of his generation, Miró has long held a leading place, and today is respected throughout Europe and in America for his magnificently personal color, his inventive fantasy and his pernnial freshness of vision." [from the publisher] Miró began to take interest in the object as such, in the form of collages. This was a practice which was to lead to his making of surrealist sculptures. He also experimented with many other artistic forms, such as engraving, lithography, water colors, pastels, and painting over copper.

PRICE: $30.

[Keywords: Art, Artists, Miro, Spain, Modern Art, Surrealism]

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