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Tsarouchis tribute signed by 25  

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The Face of Modern Greece

Tsarouchis, Yannis

Hollywood, CA; Athens, Greece

Sylvester & Orphanos



[xiv], [116],  [5, sheets signed by contributors on rectos]. (Folio) 37.5x28.6 cm (14¾ x 11¼”). All sheets loose, as issued in two portfolios. Text sheets and plates housed in separate brown pictorial cloth portfolios, the whole contained in publisher's pictorial brown cloth clamshell case. Plates are thirty-six full-color reproductions of Tsarouchis' paintings on thirty-five folio sheets, with four-page List of Paintings. Complete. First edition, Production not completed, only limited number with all signatures exist. 

Signed by twenty-five contributors, including Melina Mercouri, Yannis Tsarouchis, Costa Gavras, Vangelis, John Updike, David Hockney, James Merrill, Paul Cadmus, Reynolds Price, Horst, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and others. Text in English and Greek. A celebration of Greece's greatest modern artist, Yannis Tsarouchis. With tributes in essay form by authors Odysseus Elytis, James Merrill, Reynolds Price, Yannis Ritsos, Sir Stephen Spender, and John Updike; artists Paul Cadmus, Alekos Fassianos, and David Hockney; directors Michael Cacoyannis, Costa Gavras, and Jules Vangelis, and Stavros Xarhakos; the photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, Horst P. Horst, and Constantine Manos; fashion designer James Galanos, hotelier Dimitris Tsitouras, and the publishers Ralph Sylvester and Stathis Orphanos. The preface is by Melina Mercouri, former Greek Minister of Culture, and the afterword is by Yannis Tsarouchis. Printed letterpress on heavyweight Somerset paper.

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