Very Good / Very Good. Item #5525
Paris: Éditions Paris-Méditerranée, 2000. First Edition. Folio; 286pp. Text in French. Pictorial dustjacket over textured deep ochre boards with gold stamping on spine. Jacket lightly rubbed along top edge, but with no chips or tears. Binding tight and square.
The first in a series of three volumes by Vidal-Bué surveying Algerian painting, here centered on the capital, Algiers. Full-color reproductions on most pages, many in large format. Final section of scholarly and biographical notes on artists represented in the volume plus other painters of the Algiers school--some 400 entries in total. A superb panorama of realist and academic Algiers-inspired paintings--portraits, genre paintings, landscapes and seascapes--now housed in museums, galleries and private collections.