In Nature's Temple: The Life and Art of William Wendt, SIGNED, Fine HC in DJ, ..

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In Nature's Temple: The Life and Art of William Wendt
Jean Stern; Will South; Janet Blake; Joan Irvine Smith; Bolton Colburn; James Irvine Swinden
The Irvine Museum-Laguna Art Museum
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Sku: 01791
Notes: Fine 4to, 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" in rich cafe-au-lait brown cloth over boards, white lettering stamped to cover and spine, showing no visible shelf wear, sharp tips, clean, lightly cocked but otherwise tightly bound, and unmarked throughout. SIGNED by Jean Stern at pictorial title page and INSCRIBED "To my lovely friend Robin - Jean Stern. Fine pictorial dustjacket featuring a full-color detail of the 1928 oil painting "Laguna Hills" to front panel, and a detail of the 1906 oil painting "There Is No Solitude, Even In Nature" to the back panel. Clean, intact, sharp edges showing no chips or tears, not price-clipped and protected by a paper-backed Brodart sleeve. [6] 317 [320]pp. including two Forewords and Acknowledgements, a Preface, two essays, four separate segments for the Plates: I Nature's Temple, Sites, Vistas, and Views, respectively, a Chronology, References for the Titles, Checklist, Selected Bibliography, and an Index. Replete with full-color and black-and-white images of William Wendt's richly colored paintings, as well as black-and-white archival photos of the artist at work and at leisure. Published on the occasion of an exhibition of the same name held at The Irvine Museum in 2008. A sumptuously illustrated, finely produced catalog of the work of an influential early California landscape painting master. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.