Publisher: Richter Verlag
Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 1.9 x 20.3 cm
Release Date: 1999
two copies in one set with slipcase
Volume 1: Artist book with an essay by Ellsworth Kelly: “Project for a book: Line, Form and Color”. Volume 2: Text by Harry Cooper: “Intensive Independence: Line Form Color by Ellsworth Kelly”
Ellsworth Kelly first conceived Line Form Color in 1951 as a series of studies, both drawings and collages. Later that year he applied to the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation for a grant to produce a book, “an alphabet of plastic pictorial elements,” but the application was not successful. With this volume, Kelly has brought Line Form Color to completion. Its forty plates correspond to the original collages. This slipcased edition also includes an essay by Harry Cooper, curator of modern art at the Harvard University Art Museums.