Nine Abstract Artists: Their Work and Theory by Lawrence Alloway, 1954, 1st ed. Alec Tiranti, Ltd., London. 5 x 7.25, pp. 92. Printed in England. Jacket design features a William Scott painting.
This is the hard to find, third volume in the “Contemporary Arts Series” and features the recent work of nine non-figurative (or abstract) British artists including: Robert Adams, Terry Frost, Adrian Heath, Anthony Hill, Roger Hilton, Kenneth Martin, Mary Martin, Victor Pasmore, and William Scott.
Illustrated with 56 black and white full-page plates, each artist includes a short biographical text followed by their own words about their abstract work, approach and problems involved. Excellent Introductory essay by Alloway, the celebrated English art critic, writer and curator who in 1961 moved to the United States.
A nearly fine hardcover cloth with a faint bump to the lower corner pages and small stain to the top edge. In its' original nearly fine, price-clipped dust jacket, lightly scuffed with small tears and wear to the corners and spine edges. A small Wittenborn Art Books label on the inside rear cover. Interior pages clean and tightly bound.