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Saul Steinberg: Illuminations Hardcover – November 1, 2006
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That being said, this catalog is one of the finest volumes of his work to date. It is a generously sized book at 10 x 12 inches, hardcover and 288 pages. It is printed on a matte coated paper which means the reproductions are excellent. The book is very well thought out. It begins with two illustrated essays. They are followed by the catalogue of the exhibition. This is followed by notes, chronologies and other information which illuminates Mr. Steinberg's career.
It is a very well designed book. The type choices and page formats make it quite easy to actually read. This is not always the case since the advent of computer composition. The catalogue section gives each work of art a two-page spread. The title, pictorial information and a brief commentary are on the left facing page and a reproduction is on the right facing page. The illustrations are large and accurate to the originals. For some art works there are extra illustrations below the commentary on the left facing page.
If you are intrigued about this artist, Saul Steinberg ILLUMINATIONS, is a must for your library. To round out your collection, consider purchasing STEINBERG AT THE NEW YORKER which was recently published and should still be available. If you are interested in seeing the actual exhibition, you should be able to find information online at the Saul Steinberg Foundation website.
I particularly delight in his wide-ranging "cartoon" people - playing style against style, turning expectations inside out, displaying a strong commentary on modern America with his demented cowboys, high-fashion women, and multiple little stamped inspectors offering a silent commentary to the various goings-on.
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Saul Steinberg's line is clever, intelligent, humorous, and philosophical. This book catches him at his best; remember his New Yorker cover of a New York city citizen's mental map... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Arnold Asrelsky
great book with plenty of beautiful illustrations and a large historiography of Steinberg.
you deserve it
If you love Steinberg's work, you must have this book. Lots of great stuff and not too much text. Great viewing!Published 15 months ago by C. Schmitz
Joel Smith, Saul Steinberg: Illuminations (Yale, 2006)
Among those artists in the stable of The New Yorker, Saul Steinberg may be second only in recognition to Charles... Read more