New York: Alfred A. Knopf/Whitney Museum of American Art, 1978. 1st Edition. Oblong folio, publisher's illustrated stiff paper wraps, spine lettered in black, french flaps.
Monograph on Romanian-American artist and cartoonist Steinberg, renowned for his many ingenious New Yorker magazine covers and cartoons. Illustrated with 274 color and black-and-white drawings and reproductions. Text by art historian and New Yorker art critic Rosenberg: "In [Steinberg's] fantasy of America are embedded fragments of popular symbols, the romance of frontier history and the bad taste of automobile designers, Hollywood architects, fashion experts and dog groomers." In addition to the New Yorker, Steinberg was a regular contributor to Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Flair, and other periodicals. Issued in conjunction with a Whitney Museum exhibition, and simultaneous with hardcover and signed limited editions. Light creasing and scuffing to spine and wraps. Very good. Item #180