Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Giorgio Morandi

Milano: Electa, 1989. First edition. Softcover. Quarto. 211, [1]pp. Original illustrated stiff wrappers. Title-page in blue and black lettering. Fascinating exhibition catalogue profusely illustrated with numerous full page color plates of the paintings, plus many plates of graphic work in black and white. Morandi was one of the most impressive Italian painters of his day. Throughout his career, he concentrated almost exclusively on still lifes and landscapes, except for a few self-portraits. With great sensitivity to tone, color, and compositional balance, he would depict the same familiar bottles and vases again and again in paintings notable for their simplicity of execution. Morandi was perceived as one of the few Italian artists of his generation to have escaped the taint of Fascism, and to have evolved a style of pure pictorial values congenial to modernist abstraction. Through his simple and repetitive motifs and economical use of color, value and surface, Morandi became a prescient and important forerunner of Minimalism. This work was published at the occasion of the exhibit "Giorgio Morandi" held in Locarno in 1989. Minor shelf wear. Text in Italian. Wrappers and interior in overall very good condition. vg. Item #27874

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