Paul Outerbridge: A Singular Aesthetic. Photographs & Drawings 1921-1941. A Catalogue Raisonné. Edited by Elaine Dines in collaboration with Graham Howe. Introduction by Bernard Barryte. Arabesque Books, Santa Barbara, CA, 1981. 239 pp. Edition limited to 1500 copies. Mat board spine label. Three dimensional front cover with hinged mat framing one of Outerbridge's most famous Carbro-color prints, "Women with Claws". (From the colophon: "With the hinged mat lifted, that part of the original image subsequently edited out by Outerbridge can be examined, allowing the viewer to study the aesthetic of Outerbridge's editorial process"). Clothbound with printed mylar jacket (plus an additional protective acetate jacket). Numerous black-and-white and color reproductions.
Limited edition of the exhibition catalogue produced by the Laguna Beach Museum of Art in 1981 with a matted print mounted to the cover! This retrospective view of Outerbridge's work includes his still lifes, nudes, and advertising work. The plates are followed by smaller illustrations of an extensive selection of his work, including many black & white ink drawings--a total of 540 illustrations divided into four sections: Platinum and Silver Bromide Prints, 1921 - 1932; Drawings, 1934; Carbro-Color Prints, 1935-1939; Supplementary Photographs, 1921-1934. Also included in the appendix is an essay by Outerbridge on the carbro process, giving step-by-step instructions. The definitive volume on this pioneering artist.
Near Fine in Near Fine acetate; shelf wear and trace of soiling to board extremities; a few faint areas of smudging to cover print.