New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1973 (circa). Signed and Inscribed. Hardbound. BW cloth illustrated boards. 269pp, 152 BW and 54 hand-tipped color plates. white illustrated dustjacket w/ protective plastic. Good+/G (scuffs & smudges to cloth; edge-wear. top of textblock has a scar that affects a section of pgs w/ small chips or small tears to upper edges. front pastdown hinge/gutter has crack to top portion w/ slight rattle to hinge. dustjacket scuffed & smudged; tears & chips to lower spine edge; large, rusty impression on back cover.). Item #184540
Lower textblock has scuffs/shelf-wear to edge. Dustjacket lower spine has handwritten reference label; from artist's inscription, appears this only from a personal library. Inscription and date to front-endpaper. "Alfonso Ossorio is best known for his "assemblages," works made from what he calls "congregations" of objects found in nature and industry--everything from tusks and horns to glass eyes and brilliantly colored plastic waste. By finding relationships between such diverse and seemingly "dead" materials, the artist releases their energy and gives them new life in new images. These high reliefs and sculptures in the round are the culmination of a long, steady development from traditional mediums through variations on collage to greater and greater three-dimensionality in which, metaphysically, all things connect."-Publisher.
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