Publisher: Zürich (Zurich): Scalo Verlag, 2002
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 112145
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Beige cloth-covered boards with title printed in reverse white on cover and stamped in white on spine; no dust jacket as issued. Paintings, drawings and sculpture by Cy Twombly. Essays (in English and German) by Eva Keller, Robert Pincus-Witten, Harald Szeemann, Heiner Bastian, John Berger, Ruth Langenberg, Carol Mancusi-Ungaro, Yve-Alain Bois, Beat Wismer, Philip Fisher and Katharina Schmidt. Additional photographs by Robert Rauschenberg. Includes a biography, catalog of works, selected bibliography, selected exhibitions and notes on the authors. 164 pp., with 42 four-color plates and numerous additional illustrations. 11-1/4 x 12-1/4 inches. Published on the occasion of an exhibition at Daros, Zürich.
From the publisher: "One of the most important painters of today, Cy Twombly's epic yet intimate combinations of gestural abstraction, drawing, and writing have been moving viewers since the mid-1950s. This book presents a diverse array of short essays by leading art critics as they explore the many aspects of Twombly's work. Heiner Bastian considers the relation of Mallarmé's poetry to Twombly's visual language. John Berger meditates on language and words as they appear on the artist's canvases. Yve-Alain Bois muses on the scatological impulse. Philip Fisher dissects Twombly's zany neo-classicist storytelling. Robert Pincus-Witten tells us a few things about Twombly's relationship to Italy and the United States. And Harald Szeemann wonders about Twombly's very own brand of history painting. A rich and stimulating collection of writings, complemented by lavish plates showing many early works, Cy Twombly, produced in collaboration with the Daros Collection, is indispensable for anyone interested in deepening their understanding of the artist's work."