signed first edition Hardcover
1973 · New York and Paris
by Lavater, Warja; [Brothers Grimm] [Folded Story] [Leporello]
New York and Paris: Juliette Halioua and Ateliers Arte, 1973. First edition. Hardcover. Very good +. SIGNED. Slim quarto [32 cm] Leporello bound in 1/2 blue cloth with pictorial paper over the front board. With a metal hook inside so that the book can be hung and the bright and colorful internal contents displayed. There are only a few traces of minor soiling on the front board. English text. With a key to the artist's symbols at the rear. With imagery by the noted artist adapted from "Sleeping Beauty," a tale by the Brothers Grimm. Signed by the publisher, Juliette Halioua, on the front pastedown.
After Swiss artist Warja Lavater moved to New York City she became highly influenced by Bauhaus style and the American art of the 1960s, and she began creating highly experimental and very playful artistic narratives which used a visual language of abstract or geometric shapes and colors to retell well-known fairy tales. She referred to these as "imageries.
(Inventory #: 58578)