New York: Second Half Publishing Co., Spring 1958–Spring 1960 & Autumn 1965. Profusely illustrated (part color). Original paper covers. Approximately 29 x 24 cm. One of the relatively few publications of any kind with direct contributions from Abstract Expressionist and New York School artists, including Guston, both de Koonings, Reinhardt, Krasner, Kline, Hofmann, Motherwell, Tworkov, and dozens of others. Contains panel discussions, artists' statements, and a wealth of reproductions. Number 6, published after a 5-year hiatus, is devoted to the Waldorf Panels 1 & 2 on Sculpture, held February and March 1965 at the Fifth Avenue hotel. The scarce issue No. 1 would be fine except for a puncture in the upper right corner of the text block not affecting the text and diminishing to about p. 30; it does not affect the cover. No. 2 (Autumn 1958) is near fine with some handling marks. No. 3 (Winter/Spring 1958/59) has some teeth marks (dog?) on the top of the spine and covers; also, a nick on the edge of the rear cover affecting some of the final pages. No. 4 (Autumn 1959), with an early piece by Alan Kaprow and a 4-page one by John Cage, is presentable, except for a little damage at the top of the front joint and lengthwise crease in the back cover. The spine of No. 5 has tape mends at the head and tail and another small one at the bottom edge of the rear cover. No. 6 (Autumn 1965; 27 x 23 cm) has all 12 triple-panel gatefolds present and properly folded; the binding is solid and slightly cocked at the top; the binding is slightly loose; there is an inconspicuous scar on the front cover where a (price?) label was removed. All pictorial covers are very brignt. The scans are all of these individual copies. Arntzen/Rainwater Q193.
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