CORNELIEU BABA by TUDOR VIANU – ROMANIAN IMPRESSIONIST ART BOOK

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This study of the work of Rumanian artist Corneliu Baba was compiled and edited by Tudor Vianu and published by Editura Meridiane in Bucharest in 1964

The text of the book is in six different languages, Romanian, Russian, English, French, German and Spanish

This is a very mixed portfolio of Baba's work, including traditional portraits, impressionist portraits and a mix of lovers, families or working groups depicted in a variety of styles.  There is a mix of black & white illustrations which are all part of the printed pages and about 75 full colour plates which are stuck onto blank pages.  The colour plates vary in size but are mostly around full page size, although there are four that are larger and fold out to be about a page and a third in size.  Some are loosely attached now but they are all there and none are torn or damaged

It is a large, heavy book of 182 pages 9.75" (25cm) x 11.5" (29cm) grainy brown & white cloth on board with bold brown lettering on the spine.  It looks as though it has been dropped at some time as the pages and cover are dented on the top right corner but otherwise it is in good condition with very little sign of shelf wear and no age related discolouration.  The dustjacket is a bit battered but does not appear to have been price clipped

An absolute must for anyone with a love of 20th century European art, this book is a treasure trove that even to my untrained eye includes some thought provoking images and is essential viewing.  It is a very rare and sought after book that would make a fine addition to any collection