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Le Film 1914

Laforge, Lucien

Published by Clarte, Paris, 1922
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
From White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.)

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Unsettling Dada-esque cartoons to satiric text, mocking the lead-up to the war, the war itself and its aftermath. 4to. Oblong, 25 by 27 cm. Unpaginated, 51 pp. The imagery is blunt and highly economical; its impact is harrowing and disturbing. The images come across deliberately like pieces of a puzzle, with the text written out as if by a very thick nib to look almost like graffiti. Loforge assiduously avoids the pretty and polished as he is portraying the ugly underside of society throughout. His use of long hand to elucidate the imagery is in keeping with what other surrealists were doing at the time. Here and there letters are deliberately dropped from words as if to elude a censor. Heavy age toning, as per the cheap paper that was used. Otherwise, clean. A monumental work of statement art in book form. Bookseller Inventory # 004128

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Title: Le Film 1914

Publisher: Clarte, Paris

Publication Date: 1922

Binding: Wraps

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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