New York: Harcourt Brace and World, 1961. Illustrated paper boards with d/j. Quarto. Unpaginated. Profusely illustrated throughout with color plates, mounted on page and b&w reproductions. Includes eight original lithographs. "For Forty years, André Beaudin has pondered on is art, and so carefully advances it to a state of perfection that today he is one of the few contemporary artists who has won a place of the first magnitude. His art is difficult to categorize. It belongs to the esthetics of contrast, movement, and surprise. His reality is both allusive and elusive. It refers to reality but there is always something missing in that representation that encourages our imagination to leap toward the invisible. "I take reality as a foundation, in order to verify values," he says. "I should like to make a painting of reality, but without introducing anecdote." - Publisher.
Foxign to front cover of dust jacket. Light foxing to front cover and spine of binding. Age toning to end papers, not affecting interior images. Dust jacket and binding in good+, interior in very good- condition overall. g+ to vg-. Item #6959