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Derrière le Miroir: 10 Ans d'Édition, 1946-1956

Limbour, Georges (Text); Raoul Ubac; Marc Chagall; Joan Mirò; Alberto Giacometti; Bazaine (Illustrated by)

Published by Maeght, Paris, 1956
Condition: g+ Soft cover
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Folio. 75, [3]pp. Original illustrated wrappers by Raoul Ubac. First edition of this special issue of Derrière le Miroir published in the occasion of its tenth anniversary, and containing 2 original lithographs in color and double page by Chagall and Mirò, 1 original lithograph by Bazaine, 2 etchings with cancellation line by Mirò and Giacometti, and a two-tone woodcut of Raoul Ubac on the cover. It includes numerous color and black and white lithographs as well as photos of the artists and their works. Other artists featured in this volume are: Henri Matisse, Pierre Tal-Coat, and Pablo Palazuelo. Previous owner's stamp on front cover (Library Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Beall collection). Minor age toning along edges of wrappers. Spine slightly creased. Upper front corner and lower back corner bumped, thus slightly affecting pages and plates throughout. Text in French. Wrappers in overall good, interior in good+ condition. 'Derrière le Miroir' accompanied each exposition at the Galerie Maeght in Paris France. The first issue appeared in 1946, The last #253 of the collection in 1982. DLM is born out of the passion of Aime and Marguerite Maeght. The first issues were intended by Aime Maeght to be spread among a large public, with original lithographs. 10,000 Copies were printed and distributed through kiosks. This failed completely and the remaining copies were sold by weight to finance the printing of issue 4, which was printed at only 1500 copies and was the catalog for the George Braque exhibition at the Galerie. Jacques Kober and Rene Char wrote the texts. This concept was continued in later issues combining great writers with great artists. In 1947, Adrien Maeght, joined the firm of his parents and assisted his father in the layout and execution. The artists created original lithographs to illustrate DLM. Mourlot did the lithographic printing and the text was printed by Union in issues 4-115. From 116-148, DLM was shot in the studios of Aime Maeght. Since 1960 an edition 'deluxe' was issued, on Arches paper, limited to 150 copies. Bookseller Inventory # 37050

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Title: Derrière le Miroir: 10 Ans d'Édition, 1946-...

Publisher: Maeght, Paris

Publication Date: 1956

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:g+

Edition: First edition.

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