signed first edition
1976 · New York
by NEVELSON, Louise. Diana MACKOWN
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1976. Near-fine, with light edgewear to wrappers. 4to. Original photographically-illustrated wrappers. Signed first edition of this leading 20th-century sculptor's multimedia memoir. Signed by Nevelson on the half-title. "I don't think of myself as a strong woman. I never even heard that word about me until recently. I always thought that bluntly I was a clamorous goddamn exciting woman. I didn't want to be strong at anything. I wanted to have a ball on earth. But I wanted it through the channels that I want." Composed of extended conversations with Nevelson's longtime assistant American photographer Dina MacKown transcribed from interview tapes, the autobiography delivers an immediately intimate portrait of the artist. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white photos and reproductions of Nevelson, her work, her family, and her studio.
(Inventory #: 406846)