As far as early concept books go, this one has a unique perspective. It’s a visual journey through Ellsworth Kelly’s artwork exploring pairs of opposites such huge/tiny, empty/full, top/bottom and apart/together. The antonym pairs are presented clearly and succinctly with a good measure of playfulness and humor. Smart, well done and not your ordinary book about basic concepts. Quite the opposite, in fact.
Up, Down & Other Opposites with Ellsworth Kelly was written and created in partnership with the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation and is the fifth title in the First Concepts with Fine Artists series published by Phaidon. Head over to this Instagram post and scroll right for another preview of the interior.