The Waters Reglitterized
San Jose: John Kidis, 1950. Pictorial salmon wraps, staple-bound, with extremely minor wear and soiling. Unpaginated, containing several black and white illustrations. One of a thousand copies, signed by Miller on the limitation page, with the number entry left blank. Near fine.
The Subject of Watercolor in Some of Its More Liquid Phases. A collection of notes from Miller on painting addressed to his teacher, Emil Schnellock, who first put a brush in Miller's hand in 1922. Remember, to paint is to love again. That's why this book is, above all, a love story, one told to lifelong friend and artistic mentor. Quite rare, particularly signed and in such fine condition.
"You see the wagon in the wagon—and not the cliché image which you were taught to recognize as 'wagon' and accept for the rest of your life as a time-saving convenience. The development of this faculty, for an artist in any realm, is what stops the clock and permits him to live fully and freely. He gets out of rhythm with the crowd an in so doing he "creates time" to see what surrounds him. If he were moving (living?) like the others he would remain deaf and blind with them. It is the voluntary arrest that really sets him in heavenly motion and permits him to see, feel, hear, think."