Vintage hardback coffee table book featuring the work of sculptor, Berto Lardera. Introduction by Michel Seuphor, published in 1960. First edition, 143 pages, ex-library copy. Text in French, English, and German.
"Sculpture does not readily lend itself to excess. There is nothing for it but to leave to painters, to a certain category of painters, the belief that there is no modern art without a form of violence or of bluff. No trace of these false departures is to be found in Lardera's work. From the beginning he learned to recognize the limits of his art. Happy limits which impose prudence; happy prudence which brings the measures of the song."