San Francisco: Paul Elder and Company, 1915 [October]. Very Good. First Edition. 8vo [9x6in]; x, 202 pp., 97 tipped in photogravure photographs after number page with descriptions; Tan buckram on covers with gilt lettering on front and spine, top edge trimmed and tinted with dark brown ink, other edges untrimmed, mottled olive green and textured end papers; minimal shelf wear to edges, covers and corners, lack of tissue guards on photographs and noticeable offset on description page, slight age toning to text, covers slightly bowed due to thickness of tipped in photographs, bookseller stamp on lower back end paper. Item #13310
Alexander Stirling Calder [1870-1945] was a sculptor, teacher and Chief of Sculpture of the Exposition. The 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition was set in San Francisco only nine years after the devastating 1906 earthquake. The Exposition was a showcase of architecture and arts and Calder was invited to exhibit some of his work. This is the first of four other books about the Exposition. Calder's contributions were the Fountain of Energy, The Star in Court of the Universe, Flower Girl in the Court of Flowers, and collaboration in the Nations of the East and the West.