William Edmondson

A Monumental Vision

William Edmondson: A Monumental Vision, presented by Barnes Foundation, was the first major East Coast exhibition dedicated to the artist's work in decades, reintroducing audiences to his work. Pacific designed the catalogue for the exhibition, which celebrates Edmondson's sculptures with full-page photographs; front and back covers with front and back views of 'Untitled (Angel)'; and limestone-detail endpapers. 


Edmondson began his career around 1932 in Nashville, Tennessee making headstones, and his solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1937 was the institution's first show dedicated to a Black artist. A Monumental Vision sheds new light on Edmondson's practice and artistry, bringing together more than 60 of his limestone sculptures. The book also features new essays that re-examine Edmondson's life as a Black artist in the South and his reception on the East Coast in the 1930s. 

Published by Barnes Foundation, 2023

Designed by Pacific


9 ¼ × 11 ½ inches

160 pages

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