Giorgio Morandi Paintings, Watercolours, Drawings, Etchings, Prestel, 1999, NF
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Edited by Ernst-Gerhard Guse and Franz Armin Morat. New York, Prestel, 1999.
English, Near fine hardcover quarto, 9 5/8" x 11 5/8", 167 pp.
Near fine quarto 9 5/8" x 11 5/8", red cloth over boards, white embossed title to spine, black-and-white photograph of artists' studio to front and back at pastedown, full page photo of artist's work to frontis, full page black-and-white photograph of artist to back of half title page, piece of ephemera; a newspaper clipping about Morandi form the Los Angeles Times, November 9, 2008. Tail slightly rolled, slight rubbing to all 4 corners, text block is slightly sunned, otherwise bright, tightly bound and unmarked throughout. Full-color pictorial dust jacket featuring full photograph of artist's work to front and 1/8 of back, red lettering to front, black and pink lettering to spine, reproduction of artist work over red wraps to back, mild edge-wear, chipping at tail and head, rubbing to all corners, protected in a paper-backed Mylar sleeve. 167 pp. Replete with 168 full-color and 112 black-and-white illustrations. List of Illustrations, Biography, selected Biography. Excerpt from Foreword: "Morandi is one of the most highly esteemed outsiders among 20th-century artists...As limited to a few motifs as Morandi's oeuvre may seem to the superficial viewer, it is rich to anyone who can let themselves be captured by the meditative stillness of these works."