(cxxvi). Profusely illustrated in colour and black & white printed on different weights and colours of stock. A collection of writings and reproductions of works from the Italian non-figurative art groups Movimento Arte Concreta (MAC) and Gruppo Espace. Authors include Luciano Anceschi, Dore Ashton, Nonni Balestrini, J.S. Bier, Andre Bloc, Vittorio Bodini, Roger Bordier, Gillo Dorfles, Albert Duveen, Luciano Erba, Albino Galvano, Alfonso Gato, Alfredo Giuliani, MAC, Gianni Monnet, Enrico Prampolini, Alberto Savini, and Antonio Tullier. Among the 52 artists represented are Enrico Baj, Joe Columbo, Gillo Dorfles, Lucio Fontana, Gianni Monnet, Bruno Munari, and Jean Tinguely. Internally clean and unmarked with age toning to the extremities (due to the use of many different weights and types of stock the effects of aging are more noticeable on some leaves than others). There is some faint liquid staining on the corners and foredges of a few pages (tip of the tail corner of the title page, foredge of p. xxxiv). Minor tear (2mm) on foredge of p. cxiv. Edges of the text block are age toned, lightly soiled and spotted with light shelf wear along the tail edges. Slight bump to tail of spine. Wraps are colour illustrated with a design by Bruno Munari. Wraps are protected by translucent glassine with is age toned and lightly soiled with minor splits and wear at the tail of the spine and at a few points along the edges. There is a 1x1 cm chip missing at head of spine otherwise firmly intact. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Documenti d'Arte d'Oggi 1955 / 56
Publisher: George Wittenborn Inc.
Publication Date: 1956
Binding: Illustrated Wraps
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition
Book Description NY: George Wittenborn, 1956. Book Condition: Very Good. first edition; folio (slightly shorter than 32.5 cm.), not paginated but very substantial, printed on various colored papers and profusely illustrated with color lithographs, serigraphs, tipped plates; original glassine present but darkened and very chipped at and near spine, the pictorial paper wrappers partially split along front joint and the upper portion curling over, only light general age toning to sides with the red paper strip well attached, line of light age toning visible at margins of the lighter colored leaves, still a very good copy. Photos available upon request. Bookseller Inventory # ZB733637