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1st Edition : Modern

1993 Hardback with Dust Jacket Gustave Baumann Nearer To Art

Title: Gustave Baumann: Nearer To Art

By: David Acton
Martin F. Krause
Madeline Yurtseven

Year: 1993
1st edition 158 pages
Publisher: Museum of New Mexico Press

Hardback edition with Dust jacket, full color illustrations with text
From the Publisher:
"Independent, prolific, and influential, Gustave Baumann stands at the center of American woodcut printmaking in the first half of the century. He created vivid, brilliantly colorful nature-inspired scenes of rural American life and Indian cultures. His prints are simple and elegant studies rooted in a landscape that is both delicate and rugged. This award-winning book is the first published collection of his stunning oeuvre. Starting out as a commercial illustrator, at night Baumann studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, "to get nearer to art," and also briefly in Munich, refining the fundamentals of his artistic direction and creating his first woodcuts in a medium that would bring him international recognition. Baumann lived in Chicago and Brown County, Indiana, and then spent more than a half-century in Santa Fe, taking frequent side trips about the West and California and creating his most beloved prints. AIGA, Fifty Best Books, 1993. RMBPA, Best Illustrated Book, 1994. AAM, Design Competition, Second Prize, 1994"

Size: 9¾" - 12" tall

Condition: fine tight binding with some soiling to the edges and the DJ, the estate was dusty. A small bump is visible on the back cover of the book, please see image. No marks inside except the book was inscribed and dated by previous owner. Please view images for details of condition and if any additional images are needed please feel free to ask.

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