A question of Mirrors By JACK LEISSRING
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This is a print interpretation of a special episode presented by BBC Television in 1975 as a memorial to the polymath artist/sculptor/writer Michael Ayrton (1921-1975) who wrote a series for BBC TV... More > titled: A Question of Mirrors, planned as a 14 episode series of 15 minute episodes that concerned the concept of mirror images and their speculative meanings. The publication was initially produced under noms de plume and is now released under one of the author's aegis.< Less
Nurturing American Art: Brenner, Coady and The Soil By JACK LEISSRING
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In the years 1916-17, a flurry of "small magazines" appeared. Among these was "The Soil," which had a wide-ranging influence upon art in America. The co-publishers of the... More > Magazine, Robert J. Coady (editor) and Michael Brenner (sculptor and source of artwork and writing from his Paris associates: Gertrude stein, Picassso, Rousseau, Juan Gris, and others, exerted a long-lasting influence on the direction taken by American art. The magazine lasted only five editions. After its demise, it was hoped that a complete set of the editions would be made available. That did not happen until now: all five editions of this important magazine are combined in this single volume. The introduction is written by the author of this book.< Less
Jacques Villon--Jacques Villon in the Collection of Jack Leissring By JACK LEISSRING
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The text describes the art of Jacques Villon (1875-1963) in the collection of Jack Leissring. It includes 350 works on paper, 77 of which are either unique or artist's proofs. The work was gathered... More > over a period of forty-one years from world-wide sources. This collection may be the most significant collection of the print-work of Jacques Villon. The book is extensively referenced and includes translated citings of the standard French text on Villon by Jacqueline Auberty and Charles Pérussaux. There is an image of each work in color. In addition to an essay about Villon's significance to him, the author discusses poets and poetry which importantly influenced Villon's work. The book will prove to be an important reference source for those interested in the etchings and lithographs of Villon. ISBN: 978-0-9908931-4-1< Less
Jacques Villon-Cubist Work on Paper By JACK LEISSRING
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Jacques Villon is one of the 20th Century's most significant artists Stanley Hayter and others have called Villon "the father of modern print-making." Jacques Villon, actually named Gaston... More > Duchamp, was probably the most sig­nificant peintre-graveur of the twentieth century in France. This book explores a segment of his painting and print-making skills, one commonly known as Cubism. Villon, and his brothers were a part of a group of infuential intellectual painters, poets and essayists who met regularly in villon's studio. His work is intimately connected with ideas that originated there. The author, in 2011, completed a definitive catalog of the entire collection of villon's work gathered over a forty year period--350 graphic and painting works on paper. The present study focuses specifically on 53 Cubist-related images from that collection, and discusses the influence of the "Section d'Or" on the artist's working method. The work is extensively referenced.ISBN:978-0-9908931-5-8< Less

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