Art international, vols. 1, no, 1 (Nov 1956), to 21, no. 5, (Oct./Nov. 1977). Vol. 1, 1956-1957 was titled European art this month

Art international, vols. 1, no, 1 (Nov 1956), to 21, no. 5, (Oct./Nov. 1977). Vol. 1, 1956-1957 was titled European art this month

Fitzsimmons, James

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Publisher: Zürich [later Lugano, Switzerland]: James Fitzsimmons, 1956-1977
Book Id: 68703


A nearly unbroken run of approximately the first 210 numbers (approximately 190 individual issues). The periodical continued through vol. 27, no 4 (Sept.-Nov.1984), usually 10 numbers per year. It revived as a quarterly in Paris in 14 issues from autumn 1987 to spring-summer 1991. Some issues from 1978 to 1991 are available to partially extend this set. James Ftizsimmons, an American expatriate born in China could have looked like a dilettante during the first two years of his career as a publisher of art periodicals. European Art This Month (1956-1957) and the first year of Art International (1958) were modest calendars of art events about 24.5 x 17 cm in size and 40 to 112 pp., with some uninspired illustrations in the second year. Its roster of writers such as William S. Rubin, Lawrence Alloway, E.C. Goossen, Jacques Lassaigne, Pierre Restany, Umbro Apollonio, Otto Benesch, and many others was more promising. With vol. 3, no. 1/2 in early 1959 the swan emerged: a beautifully designed and printed, oversize periodical more than twice as large as its parent (about 34.5 x 24.5 cm). It championed American art in Europe and introduced American art lovers, and especially artists, to the largely unknown avant garde being produced in the Old World, as it recovered from World War II. **This unbound run, all in its original covers, has been fully collated; most copies are in excellent condition. **Volume 1, nos. 2 and 3 (European Art This Month) are photocopies, and nos. 7, 8 and 9/10 are missing. Volume 2 is complete in 10 numbers but only 6 separate issues (4 are double numbers). Sizes vary from 19:3 (March, 1975) onward. Volume 21 contains only six issues, and no. 6 is missing. The four scans are covers by Max Bill, Alberto Burri, Adolph Gottlieb, and Gene Davis. Shipping to any location is extra for this very heavy set. A shorter run of Volumes 3 to 10 also is available at $950. Search author: James Fitzsimmons; title: Art International, Vol. III:1/2, 1959, through Vol. X:10, Dec. 1966.

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