Museum of Modern Art, 1981, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, Unstated
GALASSI, PETER. Before Photography, Painting and the Invention of Photography, New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1981. Oblong quarto, exhibition catalog, pp. 152, black cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine, blind-stamped lettering on front, halftone and color illustration. Curator argues the unusual theory that photography was primarily an artistic invention rather than a technical one. Condition of this book: Jacket shelf-worn with a couple short tears at edges, interior very good, images fine. Size: Quarto. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Photography; 1980s; Art & Design. ISBN: 087070253X. ISBN/EAN: 9780870702532. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 52503.