Illustrated with Black and White Plates. Number 192 of 1500 limited copies signed by the author.
Bound in full black cloth with decorative silver stamping on the front board and backstrip. Boards has light shelf-wear present to the extremities.
Text is clean and free of marks. A leader in promoting the Art Deco style in advertising art and book illustration, John Vassos undertook his most personal and ambitious work in this 1931 volume. Its twenty-four gripping images represent visceral depictions of common fearsthe dread of heights, open and enclosed spaces, the dark, and the menace lurking behind other everyday situations. SIGNED FIRST LIMITED EDITION JOHN VASSOS 1931 PHOBIA ART DECO INDUSTRIAL DESIGN. Up For Sale Today is.Doctors and the general public alike hailed Phobia as a masterpiece of psychological insight. Vassos's creations exercised a profound influence on subsequent artists. His use of the hard-edged draughtsman's line, a technique that endows these images with their distinctive Art Deco character, is among his original contributions to the style.
This edition features faithful reproductions of illustrations made from the original gouaches employing advanced printing techniques unknown in the 1920s and'30s. The result, superior in quality to the original publication, offers an outstanding opportunity to appreciate an innovative artist's classic work. Phobia is Vassos' most personal work, an examination of twenty-four of the numerous and varied fears that plague humankind. Each "phobia" included is fantastically illustrated and described expertly by Vassos. John Vassos (1898 December 6, 1985) whose career as an American industrial designer and artist helped define the shape for radio, television, broadcasting equipment, and computers as the leading consultant designer for the Radio Corporation of America for almost four decades.He is best known today for both his art deco illustrated books and modern radios and televisions for RCA. OUR MISSION STATEMENT: Our goal is to provide the best books for the lowest prices. Thank you for visiting this listing and we hope to see you again soon!
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