1 of 47 titles obtained from a collection of Occult, Musick and Art books. All have been attended to with great care and affection. Hardbacks with dust jackets have all been protected in mylar sleeves. All appear like M-/VG++ unless otherwise noted.
Paperback. Mild staining on a small area on the back cover.
One page seems to have been torn from the book, the border cut away and the page inserted back into the book. The art is still present, but it's an unfortunate detail. The book starts at around $167 online in various book markets, so this price reflects the mutilation.
by Lozano, Luis-Martin. Elizabeth Goldson And Liliana Valenzuela (trans.)
This volume published on the occasion of the first major exhibition of Varo's art in the United States hosted by the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC., studies the full range of Varo's work. It considers her formal artistic training in the rigid academic atmosphere of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid, and her sojourns in Paris in 1930 and 1937, which brought Varo into contact with the surrealist movement of André Breton that was to define her artistic expression for the rest of her career. The main part of the book is devoted to the period following her exile in Mexico in 1940. It was here that Varo's art became fully defined, and where she was recognized and championed by leading intellectual figures, such as the poet Octavio Paz. This volume celebrates in 77 beautiful colour paintings the complexity of Varo's art, which defies easy classification.