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Uppercase Complete Set (Volumes 1 to 5)

£1,500.00

Artist(s): Various
Author(s): ed. Theo Crosby
Format: paperback
Edition: First Edition
Year published: 1958-61
Publisher: Whitefriars Press
Publisher Location: London
Illustrations: Profusely illustrated in black and white

Artist(s) Biographies:

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A scarce set of Uppercase, the cult arts magazine with ties to the Independent Group.  Edited by Theo Crosby.  5 volumes bound in original printed wrappers.  No highlighting, inscriptions or underlining.  Bindings strong.  Pages clean.

Issue Number One with red and black abstract design to covers.   Features a lecture by Eduardo Paolozzi and forty-six pages devoted to his work. One of 1000 unnumbered copies. Some slight shelf-wear to edges.  Spine a little rubbed to top and tail, otherwise very good.

Issue Number Two with blue and yellow abstract design to covers.  This is the sought after second issue focusing on Marcel Duchamp and featuring the first publication of Richard Hamilton’s ‘Towards a Typographic Rendering of the Green Box’. Also features articles on Edward Wright and Kurt Schwitters.  Some slight shelf-wear and some traces of foxing to top edge.

Issue Number Three with Red abstract design and map to covers.  Featuring articles by Alison & Peter Smithson as well as photography by Nigel Henderson.  Covers edge-worn and a little faded.  Spine faded, lightly creased and worn to top and tail.

Issue Number Four with purple abstract design to covers.  Featuring the sculpture of William Turnbull and the paintings of Patrick George.  Base of spine a little rubbed, otherwise near fine.

Issue Number Five with Blue and white abstract design to covers.  Limited to 1500 copies.  Featuring the work of Hochschule fur Gestaltung and Roger Mayne’s  stunning photographic study, ‘Portraits of Southam Street’.  Some light creasing to spine and some minor scuffing to front and back covers.

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