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The book cover art of Thomas Watson Ball

Author: Richard Minsky
Publisher: Stockport, New York : Richard Minsky, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Minsky's exhibition is the first devoted exclusively to the book cover art of Thomas Watson Ball. The catalog identifies and showcases 88 of Ball's designs for publishers' bindings (most created between 1897 and 1905) with additional variants: the same design in different colors, on different titles, or with fragments of the design used on a later edition. "The catalog identifies several genres of his work,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
History
Exhibitions
Named Person: Thomas Watson Ball; Thomas Watson Ball
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Minsky
OCLC Number: 820523126
Notes: Catalog of an exhibition held by book artist Richard Minsky at his gallery in Hudson, New York, ending March 30, 2013.
"This edition is limited to one hundred copies numbered 1-100 and five artist's proofs numbered AP1 to AP5"--Colophon.
Also issued in a Deluxe edition.
Illustrated with color facsimiles of the book covers.
Includes: List by title (page 61); List by publisher (page 62); Chronological list (page 63).
UW Libraries has limited ed. copy no. 65.
Description: 63 pages, 1 unnumbered page of plates : chiefly color illustrations ; 30 cm
Responsibility: collected and described by Richard Minsky.

Abstract:

Minsky's exhibition is the first devoted exclusively to the book cover art of Thomas Watson Ball. The catalog identifies and showcases 88 of Ball's designs for publishers' bindings (most created between 1897 and 1905) with additional variants: the same design in different colors, on different titles, or with fragments of the design used on a later edition. "The catalog identifies several genres of his work, including decorative symmetrical and floral covers, nautical, landscape, pictorial silhouette and cameos. Included is an essay which places the covers in the context of Ball's life and his work as a church decorator with mastery of Gothic painting styles and techniques, as an art director at Harper's 1894-1900, at Colgate 1901-1907, and at Richard Hudnut 1910-1913, and as an American Impressionist painter, particularly of marine and landscape subjects. Excerpts from his previously unpublished memoir bring his story to life."--Www.minsky.com
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