CELMINS, Vija. The View. Poems by Czeslaw Milosz. Unpaginated. Illustrated with four mezzotints by Celmins. Tall 4to., 377 x 280 mm, bound in original publisher's black morocco spine, grey paper over boards in matching slipcase. Uncut. New York: Library Fellows of the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1985.
Considered to be one of the most important artist's books published by the Whitney Library Fellows. Celmins, American painter, sculptor, object-maker and draughtsman of Latvian birth, provided four mezzotints to accompany Milosz's poems in this beautifully printed book. Milosz's melodic words are a perfect accompaniment to the tranquil work of Celmins; the combination serves to create an ethereal symphony of words and image. Edition limited to 120 copies. Signed on the colophon by Milosz and Celmins. A fine copy.
Item nr. 169440