Lyonel Feininger

Lyonel Feininger

ISBN: 0275435709
New York, NY: Praeger Publishers, 1974. First Edition. Hardcover. "The importance of publishing this comprehensive selection of the letters and other writings of Lyonel Feininger lies in the fact that they are original documents that reveal art as part of life. They convey in a direct manner the personal qualities of the artist in his relations to those close to him, as well as his attitude toward specific problems of painting. The greater part of letters included in this book have never been published before." (from editor's Preface) A volume of letters & writings by & about Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956), the great American-German artist. Edited, & with an introduction & chronology, by June L. Ness. Among the addressees of Feininger's letters are Walter Gropius, founder of the famously influential Bauhaus where Feininger worked & fled from the Nazis along with its other members to the USA where they continued their work; & his wife, Julia. With profuse photographs & reproductions of Feininger & his works, a few in color. Part of the publisher's "Documentary Monographs in Modern Art" series. An essential resource for the Feininger aficionado & collector. Book in very fine condition with only slight browning & faint spotting to edges of text block. Interior very fine with only one very small area of light damage with text loss at lower part of pages 16 & 17; very light browning to front & rear paste-downs & endpapers. Unclipped dust jacket in fair-to-good condition with moderate rubbing, scratching, browning & a few tiny spots to front, back covers & spine; mild wear, small bumps & creases with slight loss & short closed tears at edges & corners of same; areas of water (?) staining mostly in lower blank areas of flaps & versos; previous seller's small price sticker at upper right corner of front flap placed over original price reference. Very Fine / Fair-Good. [Item #3172]

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