A Plastic Presence (Two Volumes), 1969, Catalogs, Near Fine w/Decorative Sleeve

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A Plastic Presence (Two Volumes)
The Jewish Museum, Milwaukee Art Center, San Francisco Museum of Art, et al.
Milwaukee Art Center
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Sku: 01373
Notes: Near Fine, 4to or 8vo, 10" x 8." Two volumes, complete. Two brown paper wrappers in a clear plastic sleeve with printed color title on front and back. Black lettering on front and spine of books. Covers have slight wear to extremities, the main volume has a slight bend, and the supplement has a yellow spine protector (its spine may be damaged), else pristine and intact, binding tight. Pages pristine and intact. Plastic sleeve is age-toned, else clean and intact. Main volume is replete with black-and-white illustrations. The supplement features four Trans-Vision brand clear plastic sheets with color illustrations of artworks by four of the 49 artists in the show, Leo Amino, Edward Zelenak, Louise Nevelson, and Ed McGowin. Main volume: 108 pp., including illustrations. Supplement: unpaginated, c. eight pp., including Trans-Vision sheets. A fascinating and uniquely designed set of two books published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition, _A Plastic Presence_, which centered upon the theme of plastic as an art material and featured 49 artists and their artworks incorporating plastic. The show was held in 1970 at the Jewish Museum, Milwaukee Art Center, and San Francisco Museum of Art. The set consists of two volumes, namely, the main text and a supplement. The main volume gives a brief description of each artist and at least one illustration of their art. The supplement consists of a concise introduction, the Trans-Vision illustrations, and brief accompanying captions. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.