Pegasus and The Arts by Edited by Claudia Brink & Wilhelm Hornbostel soon to be presented for sale on the fabulous BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Munchen: Deutscher Kunstverlag, 1993, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour plates; Black & white plates; Colour frontispiece;
From the cover: This volume, initially published in German to accompany the exhibition »Pegasus und die Kunste«, takes as its subject the many-sided history of the winged horse. It gathers together essays on the sources of the Pegasus myth in Antiquity, on astrology and on aspects of the artistic reception of the Pegasus motif from the 15th century to the 19th century. Pegasus, who came into being by springing from the severed neck of the snake-haired Medusa, is distinguished by two particular capacities, both of which have always exerted considerable fascination. Through physical strength and speed, he brought victory to both mythical heroes and earthly rulers; as the Muses steed, meanwhile, he possessed the gift of spurring the imagination of poets and artists. The selected examples vase painting and sculpture from Antiquity, Renaissance and Baroque prints and paintings, works from the 19th century offer new insights into the iconography of the winged horse and his particular significance for the arts.
This catalogue is a compendium of the iconography of Pegasus, and one that will prove indispensable for all those with an interest in this subject.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, with a short closed tear to the head of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight.
Black boards with White titling to the Spine. 286 pages. 12″ x 9″.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I persuade you to have a look at more books within my Art Exhibitions catalogue?