The Oldest Trick In the Book - Robert Read

The Oldest Trick In the Book
  • Subtitle: A Compendium About the Cups and Balls in Graphic Arts
  • Publisher: Volker Huber (2014)
  • ISBN: 9783981569513
  • Type: Book
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Pages: 271
  • Category: History / Collectors
  • Marco's Rating: Good
  • Language: English
Marco's Comments:
This book contains the listing of all prints showing cups and balls, from the collection of Bob Read, and those which he knew existed but didn't have. The book is more of a reference catalog, but the production value is not great. Not all prints are reproduced (some are duplicates, which is fine), not all variants or editions of the same print are listed (so, it may be listed a French edition from a specific magazine, but the same print may have been published in another magazine, or in another country, and these variants are not listed), not all pictures are well reproduced (some come from photocopies or photos taken by/for Bob Read), and lastly, the pictures are all quite small, which is a pity for a book about prints. However, the book is a reference on the subject and the only one on that. There are talks (at the time of this recording) that Richard Kaufman will publish a CD/DVD with Read's text he intended to publish in the book.

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