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Gabo. Constructions, Sculpture, Paintings, Drawings, Engravings. by  Naum GABO - First Edition - 1957 - from Peter Harrington (SKU: 88462)

Gabo. Constructions, Sculpture, Paintings, Drawings, Engravings.

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Gabo. Constructions, Sculpture, Paintings, Drawings, Engravings.: With introductory essays by Herbert Read and Leslie Martin.

by GABO, Naum

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Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press,, 1957. Quarto. Original black and white cloth, titles to spine in red. With 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. 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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Gabo. Constructions, Sculpture, Paintings, Drawings, Engravings.
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Since its establishment, Peter Harrington has specialised in sourcing, selling and buying the finest quality original first editions, signed, rare and antiquarian books, fine bindings and library sets. Peter Harrington first began selling rare books from the Chelsea Antiques Market on London's King's Road. For the past twenty years the business has been run by Pom Harrington, Peter's son.


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