A Way of Life: Kettle’s Yard (Jim Ede) soon to be presented for sale on the dazzling BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Cambridge, New York & Melbourne: Cambridge University Press1, 1984, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Title page vignette;
From the cover: Kettles Yard was once four tumbledown old cottages in Cambridge; but when Jim Ede found it, he could see behind its ruinous state the realisation of a lifelong endeavour. He restored it and lived in it; and over the years, as he placed his collection of pictures and sculpture amongst his own furniture, rugs, china and glass, he turned it into something special. He has always been against its being called a Gallery; and the idea of the museum with its connotation of a dead orderliness is even less what he was seeking. It is a rich collection of mostly work of the first half of the twentieth century which has its natural place in a home: so that the house is given an immense addition …
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper creased, vertically, on the upper panel and now sealed in mylar. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Previous owners’ name to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.
Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 253 pages. 11¾” x 12¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I beguile you with my offerings from my intriguing Art catalogue?