Private View - Robertson/Russell/Snowdon
Published in 1965 by Thomas Nelson and Sons ltd, this is a fine first edition looking at 'The Lively World of British Art'.
With text by Bryan Robertson and John Russell there are 101 color photographs by Lord Snowden, with photographic end papers (in color).
Massive, lavishly produced overview of the art scene in contemporary Britain (primarily London), organized in four sections:
Part 1: a survey of the background to the postwar period of 1945-1965;
Part 2: focus on artists whose reputation was made between 1950 and 1955;
Part 3: focus on "the machinery of the art world" in the form of a dialogue between the authors; and
Part 4: profiles of artists who had come to the fore in the previous year or two, such as David Hockney and Bridget Riley.
Especially rich in artists' profiles in each of the sections, with portraits of the artists, reproductions of their work, and photographic documentation of their studios and working environments.
34 x 28 cm, 298 pages, in good condition, no dust jacket.