New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. First edition. Small quarto. A fine association copy, inscribed by Ashbery to novelist Nicholas Delbanco: "for Nick, affectionately, John, 2-1-94." A collection of the poet's art criticism covering Surrealism, Dada, French Romanticism and Realism, and Abstract Expressionism. Illustrated with 12 black-&-white photographs and a middle section that features 23 color plates. Edited by David Bergman. Near fine in a near fine dustjacket.