Tito Salas, his works, and the circumstances surrounding both, are the subject of this exhaustive study by one of the best-known art critics of Venezuela. Historic events and the artist's personal life are mutually and continually woven into a discourse of great narrative fluidity. Pineda's documentary appendix, at the end of the book, provides excellent reference material for anyone interested in learning more about Tito Salas.
Rafael Pineda (1926-2005), Venezuelan founder of the Museum of Ciudad Bolivar in the Casa del Correo del Orinoco, was well known as an art critic with particular interest in South American artist. He also wrote poetry, plays and novels himself.
Our book is in good condition, protected by an illustrated dust jacket which shows only minor signs of wear at folds and external edges. The book itself is bound in red cloth, with impressed titles etc on both front cover and spine; exposed edges are minimally 'greyed' with dust, but otherwise the only flaws are two tiny indentations on the bottom front edge. Inside, the binding is firm, all pages are clean and bright, and there are (naturally) many illustrations in both colour and B/W. The book will require a knowledge of Spanish, as the text is written in that language, with no English translation.