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Twiggs, Laura (editor); John Pace and Jenine Skinner (designers)

Forces of Nature. The Sculpture of Dylan Lewis. (Copy dedicated by Dylan Lewis)

"There are unknown forces in nature; when we give ourselves wholly to her, without reservation, she lends them all to us; she shows us these forms, which our watching eyes do not see, which our intelligence does not understand or suspect." -- Auguste Rodin

Published: Pardus Publishing, Not stated, 2006

Edition: First

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The preface is by Mark Read, director, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg; the introduction is by Laura Twiggs; and the foreword is by Freeman Patterson, a Canadian photographer and editor.

"I struggle to express my emotions in words; clay is my voice": thus Dylan Lewis on the back of the dustjacket.

The emphasis of this review and appreciation of Dylan Lewis in his late-thirties to late-forties is on his work. Words are kept to a minimum but are universally complimentary.

Duotone illustrated dustjacket with lettering to all five faces, blue-black cloth-boards with blind-embossed lettering to the upper panel and spine, duotone illustrated endpapers, xiv + 194 pp of illustrations in colour and duotone + xxxiii pp of reduced illustrations and captions for the works shown earlier.

CONDITION NOTES. The dustjacket is near mint. The binding, boards and endpapers are fine. There is a handwritten dedication by the artist on the title page. The contents are complete and fine. However, a cautionary word about the binding: although now "fine", it will need to be handled carefully to remain so: the book is very heavy and the binding needed to be stronger than it now appears to be for between-section cracking to be eliminated. Nevertheless, this is a fine, even beautiful, production, with the quality of the photography and reproduction equalling the brilliance of the sculptor's genius.

  • Jacket Condition: Fine
  • Binding Condition: Fine
  • Overall Condition: Fine
  • Size: 340 x 275; 2.5 kg
  • Sold By: Fontein Books
  • Contact Person: Richard Proctor-Sims
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 051 773 0050/048 079 546 4032
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Eft, or, for overseas buyers, PayPal
  • Trade Associations: AA Approved


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