Ultimo An Imaginative Narration of Life under the Earth with Projections by John Vassos

By: Vassos, Ruth

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B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. This copy has the red cloth binding with gilt lettering and gilt, black and white decorations to the front cover. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's bookplate (Nicholas O. Broughton) on the front endpaper. "Vassos gained acclaim as an illustrator prior to his rise as an industrial designer. Between 1927–1935, Vassos illustrated many books, including Salome, Ballad of Reading Gaol, and The Harlot's House and Other Poems – three literary works by Oscar Wilde published by E. P. Dutton. Vassos's iconic subjective illustrations were influenced by cinema and reflected cubist and constructivist, geometrical styles. They were often in black and white gouache (opaque watercolor) and well suited for reproduction in mass media. Contempo (1929) written by his wife Ruth Vassos with images by Vassos launched career as a modernist artist. Contempo is best understood as an exploration of American society during a moment of great transformation in which the American tempo is celebrated as "a certain sharp staccato rhythm almost like a riveting machine that exists nowhere else in the world," as Ruth Vassos wrote. The book also critiques the institutions of mass culture and commercial society." (from Wikipedia)

Title: Ultimo An Imaginative Narration of Life under the Earth with Projections by John Vassos

Author Name: Vassos, Ruth

Illustrator: Illustrated by John Vassos

Categories: Illustrated editions,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc.: 1930

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: A37838

Keywords: Illustrated Editions Ruth Vassos John Vassos Industrial Design Distopian Society Artists Illustrated editions,