A book first submitted by Ellsworth Kelly in 1951, it was not first published until 1999, to accompany another new book about Kelly- The Early Drawings. Kelly calls this book "an alphabet plastic pictoral elements", and in that he means expressing the very basic principles and elemnts of art- Line Form and Color, as said in the title. The book comes in two volumes- the first one- Kelly's simple designs cover each page with no text- except for the title and Kelly's 1951 letter, trying to get the book published. The second volume is a brief explination of his early work, including his first monochrome. I have never seen an art book so artistically created. The book dosen't give in to half-decent design- probably because it was designed by the artist himself. A great book for any art fan, and at very reasonable price.