Publisher: Santa Fe, New Mexico: Arena Editions, 1998
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Near Fine / Near Fine
Item #: 106569
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Printed paper-covered boards with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Watercolors by Ross Bleckner. Essay by Jose Luis Brea. Designed by Elsa Kendall. 108 pp., with 61 four-color plates beautifully printed on heavy coated paper. 10-1/4 x 10-1/4 inches.
Near Fine (paper on the front board is creased, minor bumps to the corners, else Fine), in Near Fine dust jacket (slight wear to the extremities).
From the publisher: "Ross Bleckner, well known for his large-scale canvases, has for years used watercolor as both a means and an end to painting. While Bleckner's works in oil deal primarily with remembrance and loss, his watercolors are symbolic of transformation and transcendance. The beautifully reproduced images in this book reveal the depth of Bleckner's talent, and the degree to which these little known gems represent a major part of Bleckner's oeuvre. Luminescent and utterly unique, Bleckner's watercolor images prossess a photographic quality, and their brightness and shimmering surfaces attest to the artist's mastery and technique."