New York: Hudson Hills Press, (2003),
First Edition. large quarto, cloth in dust jacket. (224)pp. Hudson Hills Press, Item #11879
The Toledo Museum of Art has one of the world's finest and most comprehensive collections devoted to modern illustrated books. Thanks to 40 years of collecting by Molly and Walter Bareiss, this collection holds over 1,400 volumes dating from the 1850s through 2000. Mr. and Mrs. Bareiss generously donated the entire collection to the Toledo Museum of Art in 1984 and, as a special valentine to the Bareiss family, the Toledo Museum will open a major exhibition of these books entitled Splendid Pages: The Molly and Walter Bareiss Collection of Modern Illustrated Books on February 14, 2003. The Modern Illustrated Book collection, now at the Toledo Museum, includes a virtual who's who of late 19th- and 20th-century artists, including such luminaries as Marc Chagall, Aristide Maillol, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Robert Motherwell, and Robert Rauschenberg. Significant volumes include Parallè lement by Paul Verlaine and Pierre Bonnard, Die Gesä nge des Maldoror by Georg Baselitz and Comte de Lautréamont and Dlia Golosa (For the Voice) by El Lissitzky and Vladimir Vladimirovich Maiakovsky. Toledo Museum curator Julie Mellby has assembled contributions from individuals devoted to the Book Arts as collectors, artists, poets, publishers, and historians. Walter Bareiss contributes "Recollections of a Book Addict," Eleanor Garvey writes about Philip Hofer as a piooneer scholar of book arts, and more. With a comprehensive checklist, index, and bibliography. With 105 full color illustrations. New, in new dust jacket.