UNDER THE SUN:
[Nathan Lyons, Syl Labrot and Walter Chappell]: UNDER THE SUN: THE ABSTRACT ART OF CAMERA VISION [NATHAN LYONS / SYL LABROT / WALTER CHAPPELL]. New York City: George Braziller, Inc., 1960. First edition. Oblong quarto. Brown cloth embossed and stamped in beige. Photographically printed dust jacket. Tan endpapers. Unpaginated. 36 plates [5 in color] on glossy paper. Introduction and Comment Section letterpressed on uncoated paper. Unclipped jacket shows minor shelf wear including discoloration and wear along the fore edges. Interior unmarked and very clean. Rare. A nearly fine copy.
THE ABSTRACT ART OF CAMERA VISION
Nathan Lyons, Syl Labrot and Walter Chappell
10.5 x 8.75 unpaginated hard cover book with 36 full-page plates [5 in full color] and a Comment Section by the Photographers. From the publisher: "Through a unified effort to achieve a context for their expression, they have created a visual unit -- a book of images. Each has selected from his work, and ordered, a series of photographs to form a wordless statement through the direct visual communication of his medium. And though each section stands as a highly individualized unit, they are bound together by a common understanding of the meaning and potentials of the photographic image."
All three artists are represented in the Museum of Modern Art Print Collection and were exhibited in MoMA's show "The Sense of Abstraction." From a press release for the show: "According to the Directors, the many techniques and devices apparent in the exhibition are not new. What is significant is the fresh surge of interest in using familiar tools of the photographic medium to produce works whose sole function is to delight - or affront - the eye."
Spreads from this volume can be viewed here.
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