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This is a second-hand hardcover book.

Condition: The dust jacket is fitted with an archival wrap. The dust jacket has discolouring, heavy wear and tearing to the edges, some of the tears have been taped, creasing to the edges, and 3 pieces torn from the edges (the largest piece is in the bottom left corner on the front, please see photo). The top outside corner of the second page has been cleanly cut off. The first and last page have a line impression from the flap, and the first page has a few light finger smudges along the outside edge. There is light age spotting to the edges of the compressed pages. The rest of the book has no faults. The pages are clean and bright.

The dimensions: 291 x 286 mm
Pages: 196
Publisher: Leon Amiel Publisher
Publication date: 1974 First Edition of the English Translation


By Hubert Damisch & Henry Martin

Over 50% of the book is full page colour and black & white reproductions of Valerio Adami work.

Valerio Adami through his incredible work with the image, based often on photographic documents, he captures and restructures in a rigorous formal style the myths and realities of the contemporary world. The complementary essays by Henry Martin and Hubert Damisch are followed by Adami's "Commentaries" personal remarks, and documents from his Laboratory in which the painter illuminates the origin of some of the paintings.

Adami has participated fully in the conception of this book, in the choice of illustrations and in the lay-out. He has made three original lithographs in colour especially for this work, which also includes a biography, a bibliography, and a list of exhibitions.


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