A Fearful Asymmetry: Austin Spare Evolution Two [Austin Osman Spare]
Stephen Pochin's scarce 2012 book is dedicated to Austin Osman Spare's work as a bookplate artist. The book reproduces many plates in lush colour and monochrome, along with thoughtful analysis. Spare's work as a bookplate illustrator reveals a great deal not only about his aesthetics but also about his network of patrons, and thus his wider social, and socio-economic milieu. As with all of Pochin's work the scholarship is careful and the art illustrations are generous and high-quality. A beautiful volume for the lover of Spare's art. Its full title is A Fearful Asymmetry, Austin Spare: Evolution Two - The Peculiar Stylistic Innovations of An Edwardian Symbolist.
N.P: Mandrake Press Ltd. Stated 2012 [actually released 2013]. First edition. 212 pages
Volume and condition. Original black cloth, blind stamped title and gilt decoration, to the front board.A fine copy, mercifully free from damage or defect. Internally clean and beautiful, a lovely copy of a scarce book.