Through the Porthole, July-October, 1965, Houston, Texas - Art Exhibit Catalog

Through the Porthole, July-October, 1965, Houston, Texas - Art Exhibit Catalog

By: de Menil, Dominique

Price: $25.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


Stiff covers, die-cut front cover and title page provide a porthole effect. Minimal wear. Objects, sculptures, prints, engravings, and books featuring antiquarian representations of scenes around the world comprise this interesting art exhibit catalog from a Houston exhibit in 1965. Dominique de Menil wrote the introductory text, from which the following: "As children, we were all poets. We traveled through distant lands while poring over old maps--like Baudelaire. To recapture the flavor of these childhood dreams, images and objects have been assembled; eighteenth century maps, early railroad posters, illustrations for tales of travels, sculptures from exotic lands, canvases and drawings of Sunday painters... this exhibition is a sort of optical instrument focused on inside visions. It is a do -it-yourself show. We provide dream material. The dreams are yours." Pages not numbered, but 91 items listed. Exhibit lenders are credited and include private collectors, museums, and book shops. Illustrated, including two fold-out illustrations.

Title: Through the Porthole, July-October, 1965, Houston, Texas - Art Exhibit Catalog

Author: de Menil, Dominique

Categories: Exhibit Catalogs,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Houston, Texas, Art Department of the University of St. Thomas: 1965

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 07559

Keywords: Art Engravings Prints Books Travel World,