Eduardo Paolozzi ‘The Metallization of a Dream’ with a signed envelope.



Eduardo Paolozzi ‘The Metallization of a Dream’ with a signed envelope.  4to. Bound in brown paper embossed boards with silver decoration and leather spine with silver lettering.A limited unspecified edition of possibly 400 copies. Printed at the Royal College of Art in 1963 by the Lion and Unicorn Press. 64pp. Illustrated with numerous colour and monochrome illustrations of Paolozzi s work including 4 photo-lithographs reproduced from separation drawings. The book has a hand made ‘pocket on the front endpaper which houses a envelope addressed to Sir Eduardo Paolozzi which is written in biro ‘For Harry Eduardo 11th August /00’ in the artists own hand., plus an obituary of Eduardo Paolozzi published by the Guardian Newspaper April 23 2005 by Frank Whitford.The Metallization of a Dream is a fascinating book, showing in word and image Paolozzi s artistic process. Designed and written by John Munday in collaboration with the artist, the book was described by Paolozzi as “random jottings of ideas…which are developed as I work on my material. the search for architypes to aid a dream in metal”, a commentary by Lawrence Alloway. The book’s aesthetic is typical of Paolozzi’s work of that time; it is chaotic, rough and non-sequential. The covers are lightly rubbed and worn , otherwise a very nice copy.

Item details

Publisher: Lion and Unicorn Press
Signed: No
Format: Hardback
Date: 1963
Place: London
Condition: Very Good
Book ID: 60001816

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