In A Modern Rendering The Color Woodcuts of Gustave Baumann: A Catalogue Raisonné by Gala Chamberlain, Author

In A Modern Rendering The Color Woodcuts of Gustave Baumann: A Catalogue Raisonné by Gala Chamberlain, Author

In A Modern Rendering The Color Woodcuts of Gustave Baumann: A Catalogue Raisonné

Gala Chamberlain, Author

Title

In A Modern Rendering The Color Woodcuts of Gustave Baumann: A Catalogue Raisonné

 
Artist
Year
September 2019 
Technique
published book, 648 pages, over 1,000 illustrations 
Image Size
trim size: 9-1/2 x 12" 
Signature
can be signed and inscribed by the author 
Edition Size
1500 
Annotations
essays by Nancy E. Green and Thomas Leech, foreword by Martin F. Krause 
Reference
ISBN: 978-0-8478-6472-0 
Paper
 
State
 
Publisher
Rizzoli Electa 
Inventory ID
23251 
Price
$250.00 
Description

Published by Rizzoli/Electra, September 24, 2019, the raisonné has already been sold out. The author has a limited number of volumes now available for sale, these with a specially made slipcover: $250.00 plus shipping including a personal inscription by the author if desired.

This 648 page raisonné illustrates in color and describes Gustave Baumann's 190 editioned color woodcuts, color linocuts, and etchings, as well as over 200 pieces of printed ephemera. The chronology section is illustrated with many never-before-published photographs from Baumann's archive.

The section on collections highlights the major repositories of Baumann's work followed by a listing of museums and libraries holding his work in the United States. The exhibition section begins in 1900 and continues to 2017. This book is a must for every collector, museum, and library.

Rizzoli's release announcement reads:

Endowed with a deft hand and an eye for luminous color, Baumann (1881-1971) transformed American woodblock printing over his seventy-year career. This complete record of the artist's printed works, three decades in the making, includes early etchings and linocuts, 190 editioned color woodcuts, and hundreds of printed ephemera. More than 1,000 precise reproductions, many published for the first time, are illuminated by essays tracing Baumann's biography, techniques, and artistic practices.

An expressive carver, Baumann handled the entire printing process himself, making him a key figure in the American Arts and Crafts movement. German-born, Baumann settled in Santa Fe and became a central figure in the artistic community. His brilliantly colored landscapes of Indiana, Provincetown, the Southwest and California coastline, celebrated in his day, are highly sought after by collectors today. This monumental publication allows for an unprecedented appreciation of one of the finest color-woodblock artists of the twentieth century.