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Picasso, Library or Coffee Table Book, circa 1950s

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Picasso, a library or coffee table book, 1955, First Edition, Germany. The cover design was made especially for this book by Pablo Picasso, July 1955. "Picasso's art is one of the forces that have shaped our era. Today it no longer matters whether we approve or disapprove of his achievement; we should understand his historic significance. This book attempts to interpret the work of Picasso by means of a method of interpretation that has been developed for the great works of art of past ages. Its aim is to demonstrate that the creations of a living master can be judged by these same standards." Wilhelm Boeck. Book: 'Perfect-bound', hard-cover in black and white. Dust-Jacket: Cover design by Pablo Picasso. Publisher: Harry N Abrams, Inc., New York Published: 1955, First Edition Author: Wilhelm Boeck Printed: Stuttgart, Germany Plates: The work of engravers Haufler & Wiest, E. Schreiber and G. Krumer, all of Stuttgart, and Meisenbach-Riffarth, Berlin.
  • Creator:
    Pablo Picasso (Artist)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 2 in (5.08 cm)Width: 12 in (30.48 cm)Depth: 8.5 in (21.59 cm)
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  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1955
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading. - Sound and stable.
  • Seller Location:
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU1314221831242
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