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Longus. Illustrations By [Marcel] Vertes (1895-1961) Translated Into French By Jacques Amyot. Edited By P. L. Courier Listings

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1 Longus. Illustrations by [Marcel] Vertes (1895-1961) Translated into French by Jacques Amyot. Edited by P. L. Courier Dahpnis et Chloe
Paris Manuel Bruker 1954 First Limited Edition Wraps Very Good 
No. 12 of 20. With a folio of three original ink drawings signed by Vertes, a folio of 10 engravings that were rejected for use in the book proper, and a suite of all the engravings used in the book. This copy is also inscribed by the artist to the collector/owner, which is not something called for in the limitation. 204 pp. Stylistically, the Hungarian-American Vertes brought a loose, near-abstraction sensibility to what nonetheless remained lucidly representational art. He executed his images with a spare economy while keeping his lines fluid and flowing. At times his output could look slapdash and improvisational; this effect, though, splendidly captured the emphemeral moment in an ever-changing scene, and we can sense easily movement and motion. Vertes was a modernist very much of his time and place. His was an oeuvre that dared to please the average man, and thus his work decorate such places as the lobby of the Carlyle Hotel in New York. Vertes was also a costume designer who won an Academy Award for his art direction and costume designs in the movie "Moulin Rouge" released in 1952. 
Price: 3750.00 USD
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