by Gyorgy Kepes
Chicago: Paul Theobald, 1956. First edition. Large illustrated coffee-table book...an interesting study of scientific, technological measurements and microscopic imagery influencing art and culture, circa 1956, with a great design throughout. The scientist meets the artist and poet. With essays and comments by Jean Arp, Naum Gabo, T.W. Gerard, S.Giedion, Walter Gropius, S.I. Hayakawa, Jean Helion, Fernand Leger, Kathleen Lonsdale, Charles Morris, Richard J. Neutra, C.F.A. Pantin, Bruno Rossi, Paul Weidlinger, Heinz Werner, Norman Wiener and Richard Wilbur. Tucked in is an American Academy of Arts and Sciences bulletin from 1963, which included a talk by Kepes. Handsome pale printed jacket has survived with some wear at extremities, light soiling. Spine a trifle cocked, endpapers a bit browned, with a little loss at edges.