Book of four essays on biology by Lewis Thomas with four color etchings and aquatints by Joseph Goldyne, plus one unbound color etching and aquatint. The book is included in many public collections, including the Library of Congress, the National Library of Australia, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and Stanford University.
Joseph Goldyne has had numerous solo exhibitions in Jerusalem, London, San Francisco, Chicago and New York. His work is found in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C. and the New York Public Library.
In describing his work for their one man retrospective of his work, the Corcoran Museum of Art in Washington, D.C. described Goldyne as a master of the intaglio techniques of etching, drypoint and aquatint:
"Goldyne is one of the leading printmakers working today. His small-scale etchings and monotypes evidence his appreciation for the old masters while his subjects evoke the familiar surroundings of everyday life. Featuring more than 50 works, Poetry and Alchemy: Selected Prints of Joseph Goldyne examines the artist’s singular combination of technical expertise and thoughtful analysis."