Eduardo Paolozzi: The Metallization of a Dream

Artist(s): Eduardo Paolozzi
Author(s): John Munday
Format: hardback
Year published: 1963
Publisher: Lion and Unicorn Press
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 64
Illustrations: Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white

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The Metallization of a Dream is a fascinating book, showing in word and image Paolozzi’s artistic process. Designed and written by John Munday in collaboration with the artist, the book was described by Paolozzi as “random jottings of ideas…which are developed as I work on my material.. the search for architypes to aid a dream in metal”.

A limited unspecified edition of possibly 400 copies, this is number 217. Printed at the Royal College of Art in 1963 by the Lion and Unicorn Press.

Illustrated with numerous colour and monochrome illustrations of Paolozzi’s work. Original black calf backed paper covered boards embossed with devices and with Paolozzi designs in silver across both covers, spine slightly faded with a little rubbing and chip to very top  of spine, otherwise a very good copy.

Contains the book label of Vivian Ridler, the noted printer to Oxford University.


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