101 (Lew Welch) Elizabeth Coffelt
Looking at Pictures with Gertrude Stein

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101 (Lew Welch) Elizabeth Coffelt
Looking at Pictures with Gertrude Stein

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An unrecorded Welch–Stein project

San Francisco: University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, 1965
(10) pp., square 32mo. Saddle-stapled into card wrappers. Light foxing and edgewear to covers, otherwise very good.

Designed by Gordon Ashby, and edited by Lew Welch, Carol Mostovy, Sandra Beal, and Robert Reinhart. With three black-and-white photographs, a short essay by exhibit coordinator Coffelt, a brief excerpt from a Stein text, and a short biographical note. 

Very uncommon catalogue of a Stein exhibition held at the Milberry Union of the S.F. Medical Center of UC (a particularly appropriate venue, given Stein’s attendance at Johns Hopkins Medical School). Notable in particular for the contributors (including Kenneth Anger, Cecil Beaton, Imogen Cunningham, Antonio Frasconi, and Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, among others), the design by Gordon Ashby (just two years out of his tenure with the Eames office), and the editorial contribution of Lew Welch.

The bio for Stein ends by noting that her presence “created for American writing of this century a star and sextant whose importance has yet to be fully realized,” words that it is easy to imagine Welch having penned.

OCLC locates only two copies.

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