The Labyrinth

The Labyrinth

Book - 2018
Rate this:
A collection of Steinberg's works. Drawn between 1954 and 1960, some are previously unpublished. The majority of published items were originally published in the New Yorker during that period. Recurring themes throughout the collection are the posturing of men and women; social relationships, architecture, urbanization; politics and artmaking. Around 1960 Steinberg began to introduce more cerebral conceits, and the final portion of the book displays more conceptual art. -- adapted from "Notes", page 256.
"Throughout his career, the acclaimed artist Saul Steinberg created a series of unique, wondrous books. Far richer than simple catalogs or collections of drawings, these carefully arranged works formed a kind of continuous visual autobiography--a record, in drawings both simple and detailed, comic and beautiful, of an inimitable mind's encounter with the world. The Labyrinth, first published in 1960 and long out of print, may be the best of these. Here is Steinberg, as he put it at the time, "discovering and inventing a great variety of events: Illusion, talks, music, women, cats, dogs, birds, the cube, the crocodile, the museum, Moscow and Samarkand (winter, 1956), other Eastern countries, America, motels, baseball, horse racing, bullfights, art, frozen music, words, geometry, heroes, harpies, etc." This edition, featuring all the original art along with new editorial material, will allow readers to discover (and invent) Steinberg's world all over again"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, [2018]
ISBN: 9781681372433
Characteristics: 271 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 25 x 28 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at PPL

To Top