Divertissement: Rouault, Georges Divertissement: Rouault, Georges

Divertissement

Rouault, Georges

Published by Tériade, Paris, 1943
Condition: g+ Hardcover
From ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB) (Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A.)

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1/1240. Elephant Folio. 75, [7] loose pages, as issued. Uncut. Original dust-jacket over wrappers with red lettering on front cover. Book housed in its cardboard slipcase. Illustrated with 15 splendid color rotogravures, this striking work is the product of a close friendship; that of the osmosis between Georges Rouault and André Tériade, who would become for him much more than just a publisher. When Tériade asked George Rouault, one of the most productive and important representatives of Modern Art, to convey "his personal circus", he touched one of his main sources of inspiration. Clowns and dancers were among Rouault's favourite subjects and are considered characteristic of his personal style of Fauvism and Expressionism that he cultivated. In this book, Rouault imprints the intense emotions that the world of the circus provokes in him, interpreting the deepest thoughts of clowns and not the obvious, using bright colors and seeing things from his own point of view. Rouault emphasizes his subjects and transmits to the viewer the intensity of his emotions using solid black outlines, clear and thick colors, as well as simplified and dramatic shapes. The passion with which he experiences the tragic humour of the authentic clowns reaches its peak when Rouault distorts their features. At the same time, he uses this subject symbolically to convey his repulsion to violence, hypocrisy, immorality and promiscuity. The forms that result impose themselves onto the viewer with their exaggeration. Each of the 15 color plates is protected with a loose tissue guard, and depicts a performer of a circus troupe. One of 1200 copies on vélin d'Arches paper, numbered 41-1240, of which this is No.1014. Closed tears, sunning and heavy rubbing along edges of slipcase. Dust-jacket with a couple of small closed tears at head and tail of spine and very light scuffing. Slipcase in overall fair, Dust-jacket in good+, wrappers and interior in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 36144

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Bibliographic Details

Title: Divertissement

Publisher: Tériade, Paris

Publication Date: 1943

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:g+

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: Limited Edition.

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Since 1985 we offer individual books for sale from our inventory of 150,000 rare, out-of-print and antiquarian volumes on many topics, with an emphasis on Judaica, Hebraica, Bibles and rabbinics, the fine and decorative arts, architecture, photography, textile and wallpaper sample books, Bauhaus and the avant garde, expressionist dance, Olympic Games and sport, the ancient near-east and archeology, erotica, illustrated and foreign-language books, especially German, Yiddish, Polish and Hebrew, as well as books from the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich, plus Russian constructivist materials. We create book collections, both large and small, for individuals, decorators, archives and libraries¿currently available: a 10,000-volume research collection on Judaica in the German language. In addition, we maintain a beguiling selection of original works of art and photography. Eric Chaim Kline provides appraisal services for estate, insurance and tax purposes, often helping to match book donors with libraries and museums. We purchase books of merit and entire collections; we also take books on consignment with favorable terms. We are a rental source for movie and tv production, occasionally providing the prop on which the plot turns. Traveling throughout the U.S. and Europe, Eric Chaim Kline has been buying and selling old and rare books since the 1980¿s, when in graduate school at Brandeis University. Proprietor of bookshops in several Los Angeles locations since 1985, he hosts visitors by appointment in our lively bookstore and ships books to collectors, libraries and museums worldwide. Kline occasionally lectures on topics in book collecting and Jewish studies. He sponsors the annual Bibliography Award granted by the Association of Jewish Libraries and serves on the national board of the Antiquarian Booksellers¿ Association of America. We welcome your inquiries.

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