Arthur Boyd Signed & Inscribed
CONDITION: Very Good
by Franz Philipp
Thames and Hudson, 1967 [First Edition], colour plate frontispiece, colour and monochrome plates, large hardcover, dust-jacket
Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing to edges and corners, slightly weakening spine, ex-library with title page, back end-papers and fore-edges, price-clipped dust-jacket shows edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, bumping, creasing and small chips, tears and separation (see photographs)
"No one is better qualified to write a scholarly and sympathetic study of Boyd than the art historian Franz Philipp, who has known him for over twenty years and lives and teaches in Australia. Mr Philipp's text does full justice not only to Boyd's paintings but also to his ceramic sculpture and tiles, etchings pastels and drawings; the book also contains an extensive catalogue raisonne which includes 850 entries. The perceptive introduction is by Dr T. S. R. Boase, the author of books on the history of art and, in particular, a biography of St Francis of Assisi which has been illustrated by Boyd.
The splendid series of plates includes reproductions of all Boyd's major paintings, both in oil and in tempura. The plates also represent, copiously and handsomely, the wide range of work created in other media by this astonishingly versatile artist."