2015 · New Castle, DE
Aesthetic Tracts shows how new theories of design, including the introduction of Japanese artistic principles, new printing technology, the emergence of the consumer society, the transformation in the publishing industry, and the influence of international expositions, worked to change the idea of the book as a cultural object at the fin-de-siecle" (publisher's blurb on d/j).
Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard. Publisher's black cloth with silver lettering to spine, in original pictorial dust jacket; DJ very slightly edgeworn and dirtied. Overall clean and bright. (Inventory #: 38274)