Private Dictionary of the Arts [1 of 500, inscribed]. Peter Fingesten.
Private Dictionary of the Arts [1 of 500, inscribed]

Private Dictionary of the Arts [1 of 500, inscribed]

New York: Lyle Stuart, 1958. Limited Edition. Soft cover. [16]p, several black-and-white line ills. by Fingesten.  Cover wear and fading; staples rusted; first pages lightly stained at bottom.  Die-cut front cover revealing the word "private." Fair. Item #30181

A send-up of artistic terms and concepts by the German-born artist and educator Peter Fingesten (1916-87).  No. 467 of 500 copies printed by Igal Roodenko and Harry Cohen.  An artist book issued by a trade publisher. Sample definition: "Critique.  It is, of course, easier for an artist to write a passable critique of another's painting, than for a critic to create a passable painting." With an affectionate presentation to artist-critic Sidney Tillim, 1959. Can be sent outside the US for less than the default shipping rate.

Price: $20.00

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