Gabo. Constructions, Sculpture, Paintings, Drawings, Engravings.
With introductory essays by Herbert Read and Leslie Martin.
First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the artist on the front free endpaper, “For Francine & Clive [Cleve] Gray, in friendship, N. Gabo, Jan 6th 1962.” The first comprehensive review of Gabo’s work including the original Russian text and English translation of the “Realist Manifesto” of which the main principles of constructivism was explained. Francine du Plessix Gray was a writer and literary critic, Cleve Gray was an artist and writer, and contributed “Naum Gabo Talks About Constructivism” to the magazine Art in America, November–December 1966, pp. 48–55.
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Quarto. Original black and white cloth, titles to spine in red. With the dust jacket. Original stereoscopic glasses inserted in rear pastedown. Illustrated throughout with over 100 plates, 16 in colour and 10 in colour 3D. Spine bumped, edges very lightly toned, dust jacket rubbed and torn to edges with a larger chip to head of front panel, text underlined throughout with pencil and red crayon.