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The Independent Group: Postwar Britain and the Aesthetics of Plenty
Cuno, James; Jacquelynn Baas; Lawrence Alloway; et al
The MIT Press
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Notes: Very Good 4to 9 3/4" x 12 1/4" yellow cloth over board art exhibit catalog, black stamped lettering to spine, minor wear to tips, head, tail, 2 dark spots stuck to bottom edge, black smudges down the edge of page 246, not effecting text, 1" thin black line on bottom of page 256, otherwise, crisp, sharp tips, and tightly bound. Near Fine pictorial dustjacket, yellow lettering to front and interior flaps, white lettering to spine, wraparound blue-toned, yellow-toned, and black-and-white Pop Art images, protected by a paper-backed Brodart sleeve, slight wear to tips, otherwise, clean and intact. [5] 256 pp., replete with full-color and black-and-white images, Foreword and Acknowledgements by Jacquelynn Baas, James Cuno, Richard Koshalek, Bill McAlister, Introduction and essays by Jacquelynn Baas, Chronology and essays by Graham Whithman, essay by Lawrence Alloway, Catalogue of Works in this Exhibition, essays by David Robbins, James Lingwood, Theo Crosby, Alison and Peter Smithson, Denise Scott Brown, Diane Kirkpatrick, David Thislewood, Barry Curtis, David Mellor, section "Selection from Critical Writings" with 8 authors, section "Retrospective Statements" by 13 authors, Appendix: An Account of the 1955 IG Meetings, and Bibliography. Published in conjunction with the traveling exhibition "The Independent Group: Postwar Britain and the Aesthetics of Plenty" starting at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London from February 1 to April 1, 1990, then to 4 other institutes and museums, ending in 1991. From the inside of the dustjacket: "This book provides the first comprehensive view of the IG's aims and significance. The texts and illustrations fully represent the achievements of its leaders, including artists Richard Hamilton and Eduardo Paolozzi, architects Alison and Peter Smithson, and critics Lawerence Alloway and Reyner Banham." Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.