Edited by Ben Eastham. Texts by Matthew Spender, Caroline Moorehead, Tom McCarthy, Francesca Wade, Edith Devaney & Barry Humphries. Poems by Stephen Spender.
Zurich. Hauser & Wirth. 2018. First edition. Printed wrappers, slipcase. 152 pages, various coloured paper stock. Colour and b&w illustrations throughout. 270 x 185mm (10¾ x 7¼"). 0.55kg. 9783906915197. English. Fine; as new.
A beautifully-produced anthology of words and pictures connected with Stephen Spender and his milieu. It addresses the 'shared subject matter' of art and literature. Spender's poems are interspersed with paintings by those he knew and by his contemporaries - Frank Auerbach, Alberto Giacometti, Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, David Hockney, etc. Essays and a potted biography are supported by archival photographs of Spender and his circle.