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Artists Books in the Modern Era 1870-2000 By Robert Flynn Johnson

Artists Books in the Modern Era 1870-2000
by Robert Flynn Johnson

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A comprehensive survey of the "livres d'artistes" of some of the greatest 20th-century artists - among them, Picasso, Kandinsky, Malevich, Kokoschka and Matisse. Designed for distribution to a wide audience, these artists' books indulged in artistic and technological experimentation.
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Artists Books in the Modern Era 1870-2000 Summary


Artists Books in the Modern Era 1870-2000: The Reva and David Logan Collection of Illustrated Books by Robert Flynn Johnson

At the beginning of the 20th century, artists' books abandoned extravagant and costly editions in favour of aesthetic and technological experimentation produced through inexpensive photomechanical means. Designed for distribution to a wide audience and printed in large editions, these volumes were often bold, colourful and accessible. The Logan Collection, the best of which is presented here, surveys late nineteenth and twentieth-century developments in the genre of artists' books. Notable for its masterpieces and the superb quality of its more than four hundred artists' books, it provides the most comprehensive historical overview of the genre available today. Some of the most prestigious publishers of the 20th century - among them Ambroise Vollard, Albert Skira, Gerald Cramer and Iliazd - have engaged the imagination of the finest artists - among them. Picasso, Malevich, Kandinsky, Kokoschka and Matisse - to collaborate on the creation of the vibrant publications celebrated in this volume.

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About Robert Flynn Johnson


Robert Flynn Johnson is Curator in Charge of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, where he has worked since 1975. Among his other books is Plant Kingdoms: The Photographs of Charles Jones, also published by Thames & Hudson. Donna Stein is an independent curator and essayist. She has organized exhibitions for a variety of prestigious galleries and museums in the United States, among them The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and has published numerous articles and books related to her curatorial interests.

Table of Contents


Preface; Essay by Donna Stein; Essay by Robert Flynn Johnson; Catalogue - 180 books, c. 160 shown one to a page, c. 20 in double-page spreads Selected Bibliography; The Logan Collection - all 400 works in the collection listed

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GOR010436445
Artists Books in the Modern Era 1870-2000: The Reva and David Logan Collection of Illustrated Books by Robert Flynn Johnson
Robert Flynn Johnson
Used - Like New
Hardback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
2002-01-21
304
0500237948
9780500237946
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.