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Ingres and Other Parables

Baldessari, John

London. Studio International Publications Ltd. 1972
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This represents Baldessari's first artist book, presented in a hanging wall calendar format. It is complete with a thumb-tack hole, as issued at lower margin. An image is placed on the upper side of the calendar with a parable on the lower half translated into four languages, English, French, German and Italian. Each parable has a moral - usually a witty remark - such as Historical mispronounced sounds like hysterical and Beware of artists with a golden tongue.
[Ref. Anne Moeglin-Delcroix - Esthetique du Livre d'Artiste p.274; Printed Matter. Die Sammlung Marzona in der Kunstbibliothek. The Marzona Collection at the Kunstbibliothek, p.92; Guardare raccontare pensare conservare, quattro percorsi del libro d'artista dagli anni '60 ad oggi, p. 203; Künstler Bücher I, Krefelder Kunstmuseen 1993, p. 10, no.1].
pp. 24. Oblong 4to. 27 x 30.7 cm. Illustrated with 10 black and white photographic plates. Bound in publisher's cream-coloured paper wrappers. A fine copy.
#43032

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