FERNAND LEGER: COMPLETE GRAPHIC WORK, by Lawrence Saphire - 1978 [Ltd Ed]
Fernand Léger: The Complete Graphic Work
by Lawrence Saphire
Limited 1st edition #628 of 3110, in English. Yorktown Heights, NY: Blue Moon Press, 1978.
Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD++ condition, with a VERY GOOD+ DJ.
- White linen over boards sports blue ink signature an design on front cover, with sharp corners and firm spine ends.
- Binding is secure, with a little play and slight slant to back.
- Illustrations remain vibrant and bright.
- Interior shows minimal age toning.
- Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
- Illustrated DJ exhibits minimal signs of age or wear, with 3 of 4 corners with a little bump, and a 1.5" crease on spine.
317 pages. 9.75 x 12.75 inches.
This monograph opens with a 16 page in depth review of his experiences and work in prints. Full page color catalog reproductions each feature general annotations, and are followed by 46 pages of detailed notes on the 142 prints featured in this book. Includes a preface by Fernand Mourlot, as well as signature specimens, detailed bibliography, and more.
Fernand Leger (1881-1955) was a French painter, sculptor, printmaker and filmmaker, whose style and medium evolved considerably over the course of his life. After studying painting among the big names of Paris, his early works transitioned to a personal form of cubism, moving strongly into the abstract. However, his experience on the front lines of WWI influenced his work to a more figurative, populist style. During his mechanical period his work often expressed the dynamic pace of a technologically-driven modern age. He was one of first of his generation to embrace and express the industrial revolution in his art. His bold yet simple treatment of modern subject matter inspires many to consider him a forerunner of pop art. [Wikipedia + MetMuseum]
EDITION POINTS: Limited First Edition, this is hand-numbered as 628 of 1750 English-only editions, from a total run of 3110 including French and bilingual editions.
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