VIJA CELMINS: Works 1964-1996 - [1st Ed] 1997


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Vija Celmins: Works 1964-96

an exhibition of the Institute of Contemporary Art, London

A presentation of the remarkable work of the Latvian-American painter, this superb catalog shows the stunning beauty of her photorealistic paintings. Depicting the most common objects such as heaters, the precision of photographs, the majesty and drama of a burning plane, the ever-moving surface of the water or the peaceful serenity of the night sky in its starry vastness, these paintings, which are as precise for small objects as it is for the greatness of nature, are of tremendous meaning in our time, where realism and exactitude are sought which such frenzy. Yet Vija Celmins shows us how effortless can be realism and beauty, and how meaningful reality can become when the smallest things and moments are captured with such stunning talent. 112 pages. 10 x 12 inches.

FIRST EDITION. Lavishly illustrated with B&W and full-color reproductions of the artist's works. Includes a text on the artist and her works, as well as a biography and selected bibliography. Appendix also includes a list of works in the exhibition.  

Published by: Institute of Contemporary Art, London, 1997.

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD+ condition.

  • ISBN: 1900300044
  • Volume displays minimal aging and wear to covers and interior.
  • Covers feature text in silver on front, and are a little dusty and scuffed.
  • Spine features text in silver, and is notably sunned.
  • Binding is secure.
  • Interior is well-preserved.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • SC20180531

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Condition: Used
Year: 1997
Original/Reproduction: Original
Binding: Hardcover
Region: North America
Original/Facsimile: Original
Author: Institute of Contemporary Art London
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Subject: Art & Photography
Topic: Painting
Special Attributes: 1st Edition
Publication Year: 1997
Language: English
Format: Hardcover
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