John Register: Persistent Observer, 1998, Fine in Fine DJ

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John Register: Persistent Observer
ISBN:
0942627504
Author:
Barnaby Conrad III, Josi Callan (Foreword), and Peter Selz (Preface)
Publisher:
San Jose Museum of Art; Woodwood Press
Release Date:
1998
Seller Category:
ART MONOGRAPHS
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1
Condition:
Used: Excellent
Sku: 00205
Notes: Fine book in a Fine dust jacket, 4to, 11 3/4" x 11 1/4." Light gray cloth-covered boards in a pictorial dust jacket. Gilt lettering to front cover and spine of book. White and dark gray lettering on gray dust jacket spine. Covers pristine and intact, sharp tips, binding tight. Dust jacket has light rubbing and a few minuscule wrinkles at the edges, else clean and unmarked. Pages pristine and intact. Replete with color illustrations of Register's work. Preface by Peter Selz, Professor Emeritus of Art History at UC Berkeley. 192 pp., including illustrations, Foreword, Preface, Notes, Bibliography, Chronology, and Index. John Register (1939-1996) was an American Photorealist whose influences included Ralph Goings and Richard Estes. His meditations on human spaces vacant of humans were an attempt to find “relatable stillness,” inviting the viewer to notice what emotions take up residence in an empty cafe corner or bus stop. Fun story: Register excused himself in the middle of a meeting at his high profile advertising job and just walked out to become a full-time painter, essentially telling the man to stick it. Elegant prose on Barnaby's part, evenly matched to the subjectmatter.