London: Flammarion/Thames & Hudson, 2005. 1st UK Edition. Large quarto, publisher's beige cloth, spine and upper board stamped in red, ecru endpapers, original illustrated dust jacket.
Comprehensive critical monograph on influential American artist Twombly, best known for his minimalist drawings and large-scale paintings that blend text, figuration, and rhythmic scratches. "From a scrawl to a drawing or a word, Twombly's deeply sophisticated work is a profound articulation of the language of memory and desire, from a place in which painting, drawing and writing merge into a single art form" (from the dust jacket). Illustrated with 364 plates, most in color. Text by art historian Richard Leeman, with detailed notes, a bibliography, lists of exhibitions and illustrations, and an index. Originally published in French in 2004. Small dent to bottom edge of upper board; price sticker residue to rear panel of unclipped dust jacket. Near fine. Item #1339