Title: The Voyages of Ulyseses
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: New
Edition: 1st Edition
Pages: 261 pages, heavy oversized book
Herder Freiburg, 1965. FIRST EDITION
Exellent condition, minimally read even though this is a copy from the Laguna Art Museum.
Textured linen cloth covered boards with grey stamped Grecian ship to front and grey lettering to spine. Being that this book is from "the laguna art museum" it is stamped on the bottom of a couple of pages and has an "archival material envelope" attached to last page and a small museum card attached to front page. These are before and after blank pages. not on any text pages. No writing on any pages.
Voyages of Ulysses: A Photographic Interpretation of Homer's Classic by Erich Lessing, Illustrated by Erich Lessing Herder. This beautifully produced book is divided into into 8 sections, including the Publisher's Preface and the Pictorial and Literary Index: The Voyage of Ulysses, by Michael Gall; With Schliemann in Ithaca (Selections from "Ithaka, der Peloponnes und Troja" translated into English) by Heinrich Schliemann; A Photographic Journey in the Path of Ulysses by Erich Lessing; The Odyssey in Ancient Art by Hellmut Sichtermann; The Forms and Techniques of Greek Pottery Painting; and Ulysses by C. Kerenyi. The book is lavishly illustrated throughout, with many full color glossy pages. Classic text depicts the man and symbol Ulysses and his ten year voyage around the Mediteranean and back home to his native Ithaca. Author uses a pictorial technique called "evokation", using both landscapes and works of art to tell an informed and coherent story of the past. Includes commentaries by Professor C.Kerenyi, Michel Gall, and Helmut Sichtermann. Lavishly Illustrated, Pictorial and Literary Index following text.
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