This beautifully produced volume is quite a bargain. We don’t know why copies are available on ABE and Amazon for under $90, but we will follow that price range for now!
Condition: Very clean, fresh, tight copy. Pages are in nearly new condition, without edge-yellowing, writing or marking, bent corners, or other visible wear. Ther are a few pale spots of foxing on the exterior edges of the pages. Binding also looks new, without bruised corners or cocked spine. Jacket (an original lithograph) shows just a bit of wear at top and bottom of spine, but no tears or creases. Clear plastic outer jacket shows faint scuffing on front, heavier scuffing and scrapes on back.
André Minaux (French, b. 1923) studied at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs, and in 1946 held his first solo exhibition. He was guided in his early printmaking efforts by Picasso, and other giants of graphic art who worked at the legendary Mourlot workshop.
In that era of abstraction, Minaux always maintained some vestige of familiar subject matter at the heart of his art. Women and/or domestic interiors were favorite subjects of his middle and later years. Minaux deployed subtle colors, smooth and grainy textures, and pleasant shapes within the strong architecture of his compositions.