Catalog of the Venice Biennale: Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte della Citta di Venezia (1895-1920)
Price: 2,250.00 USD
New York: Arno Press, 1971. Twelve volumes. All volumes: Blue/yellow cloth/boards with VB in white on front cover. Page numbers vary from 125 + 64 bw plates to 254 + 144 bw plates. The 1895 volume contains several bw images within the text as well. Full set is oversize and heavy at 17 pounds. Will require extra shipping. Text in Italian, except for first title page in each volume, which is mostly in English. The catalogues for each of the first 12 Venice Biennale exhibitions. Exhibitions were not held in 1916 and 1918. Lists the works on view by exhibition location then by artist. Each small section has its own brief or lengthy introduction. With a list of artists and a list of the bw plates at the back. A scarce set. All volumes have fine contents but soiling to cover edges and rubbing to cover faces. An art school ex-lib. set with spine and front cover stickers, stamps on all 3 page edgings. Pockets and bar codes inside back covers. Never checked out, so likely unused.