New York: Columbia University Press, 1996.
First Edition. Hardcover. 10 1/4" X 7 1/8". 227pp. Full number line indicating first printing. Mild shelfwear to dust jacket. Black quarter-cloth binding, with front cover blind stamped and spine lettered in metallic red. Spine visible at center, binding remains sound. Contents are clean, bright, and unmarked. Errata slip laid in, noting several images have been cropped at top edge and one printed upside down. From flaps: "In a progression of critical meditations, Caws looks closely at series of his works, such as In Plato's Cave and Night Music, and at such great individual pieces as Gift, her inquiry gracefully encompassing the writings of Frost, Baudelaire, Mallarme, Kierkegaard, Stevens, and Garcia Lorca....This book concludes with five thoughtful interviews between Caws and Motherwell, published here for the first time, featuring discussions of the artist's relationship to surrealism, to Joseph Cornell, and to Mallarme. Infused with the special knowledge derived from a personal communion with Robert Motherwell's art, Mary Ann Caws's work will be an immeasurable source of discovery for lovers of both art and literature." Fine / very good +. Item #1556