Sydney: Odana Editions and Josef Lebovic Gallery, 1998. First Edition (Standard Edition). Hardcover : pp. [viii] 480 : over 160 illustrations : foreword by Jane Lindsay : teal cloth boards : gilt lettering to upper board and spine : dust jacket illustration, 'Where Life Ascends' (detail)
A few tiny fox spots to top edge of block; tail of spine gently pushed; shelf-wear to block tail; head nd tail of jacket spine a little creased. Near fine / near fine. Item #14212
"Australian artist Norman Alfred Williams Lindsay (1879-1969) created some of the finest intaglio prints of the 20th century. The Complete Etchings of Norman Lindsay offers, for the first time, a panoramic view of the artist's work in this field. Now, with the publication of this volume, a serious lacuna in the Lindsay bibliography has been filled...The illuminating text with over one hundred and sixty illustrations complements the catalogues raisonné, weaving into the book insights into Lindsay's technique, the books he illustrated with original etchings and the etched bookplates. Among the highlights of the volume are chapters on the published and unpublished etchings. These chapters contribute to a deeper understanding of Lindsay's philosophy and outline the source of inspiration for many of the etchings.
More than simply another art reference book, this handsome volume documents vividly the intricate artistic, financial and business practices that shaped the complex working relationship between the artist and his printmaker partner Rose, and their galleries, dealers and publishers. It traces the history of the galleries from 1918 to the present, quoting comprehensively from contemporary reviews. Sales and marketing are discussed, together with a table of comparative prices. A chapter on the facsimile etchings is also included.
The importance of this book for all lovers of Lindsay's art, for all connoisseurs, collectors, art historians, dealers, graphic artists and students will be immediately apparent. It is a major addition to the Lindsay literature and to the literature of printmaking in the 20th century." . - Publisher.