LEONARDO: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THE CONTEMPORARY ARTIST, VOLUME 1 NUMBER 1

LEONARDO: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THE CONTEMPORARY ARTIST, VOLUME 1 NUMBER 1

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MALINA, Frank J.

Oxford, England: Pergamon Press. January 1968.

Softcover. First edition. 8 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches (21 x 29 cm). Offset printed. pp. i-ii, 1-22, [colorplate recto; blank verso], 23-28, [colorplate recto; blank verso], 29-82,  [colorplate recto; blank verso], 83-102, [1]. 53 figures and illustrations (of which three are colorplates). Good condition: exterior wear including smudging, "Malina" written in pen on upper-right corner. Eight articles in English and two in French (there are abstracts at the end of each article in the other language).

Inaugural edition of the long-running journal dedicated to exploring the application of science and technology to the visual arts. Its founder Frank Malina, a kinetic artist, also conceived of LEONARDO as a forum for artists to describe their work. Articles include "Drawings as structures and non-structures" by L. Alcopley, "Kinetic painting: The Lumidyne system" by Malina and "Stochastic painting" by Fred L. Whipple. A promotional letter from publisher Pergamon Press is included.