BRASSAI: THE ARTISTS OF MY LIFE - 1982 [Signed Ltd Ed] *signed photogravure*


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Brassai: The Artists of My Life

by Brassai

translated from the French by Richard Miller

SIGNED EDITION, Limited and Numbered. No. 100/150. Hand pulled dust-grained photogravure of Henri Matisse drawing from the nude, presented in a separate binding attached/bound to book. New York: The Viking Press, 1982.

Hardback fine binding is overall in NEAR FINE condition, still in original plastic envelope.

  • ISBN: 0670136492
  • Volume has handsome patterned covers with bright silver on spine, and features original Lucite fastener at fore edge of attached binding for matted photogravure.
  • Book displays minimal overall wear and looks new.
  • Binding is secure.
  • Signed and matted original photo is protected behind clean, intact tissue guard, neatly secured behind tabs.
  • Interior is minimally toned.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Plastic wrap is taped along opening, and has limitation copy number on lower corner. (See photos)
  • CR20190911

223 pages. 9.75 x 11.75 inches.

Fine binding features handsome patterned covers with Lucite fastener at fore edge to secure closure of the hand-pulled dust-grained gravure bound to front cover. Book has retained original plastic wrap with limitation number. Decorative binding was designed by Sage Reynolds and executed at the Four Hands Bindery, New York

Written as a memoir of his friendships with other artists, this exceptional volume is a tribute to the great painters and sculptors who inspired this famous photographer. These are not only the memoirs of an artist, but also a lens into the life and work of some of the greatest painters and sculptors of the 20th century. Brassai shares the stories of his first encounters with artists such as Georges Braque, Salvador Dali, Le Corbusier, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso. Filled with interesting details born of personal knowledge, this volume offers an intimate view into their lives, captured with a master's eye. It is a gem for any art lover. 

Brassai (1899-1984) was a Hungarian-French photographer, sculptor, medalist, writer, and filmmaker who rose to international fame in France in the 20th century. [Wikipedia]

Lavishly illustrated with B&W photographs. Includes an introduction, as well as an anecdote of first encounters with each artist. 

EDITION POINTS: Limited edition statement is on translucent onion skin paper, along with limitation number and signature. Page also states: "specially selected sheets have been bound in a unique and deluxe style. This limited edition is accompanied by a hand-pulled dust-grained gravure, made by John Goodman and signed by Brassai, of Henri Matisse drawing from the nude, 1939. The binding has been designed by Sage Reynolds and executed at the Four Hands Bindery, New York." The matted print is also numbered and signed in ink.

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