Voyages et glorieuses decouvertes des grands navigateurs et explorateurs Franšais

LEGRAND, Edy

Published by Tolmer, Paris, 1924
Hardcover
From Hordern House Rare Books (Surry Hills, NSW, Australia)

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Folio, illustrated with fifty-four stencil-coloured illustrations and a double-page colour composition, in addition to two folding maps; an attractive copy in the original illustrated boards, An outstanding French children's book of the 1920s and an unusually bold and daring example of pochoir design. Edy Legrand (1892-1970) was a leading illustrator of the Art Deco era, renowned for challenging traditional notions of children's book design. This folio, celebrating the great French explorers of the Pacific and Americas, was printed using the pochoir method of multiple colour stencilling guards. The resulting images are remarkable for their strong lines and vivid colouration. A prolific artist, Legrand illustrated a wide range of material including Don Quixote, The Three Musketeers and Dante's Inferno. Nonetheless, his children's books - remarkable for their blend of na´vetÚ and confident design - are considered his most enduring productions. Legrand later worked in the United States, and eventually settled in Morocco where he produced oil paintings now considered modern masterpieces. Plates from Voyages et Glorieuses Decouvertes. were included in Hillier's exhibition catalogue The World of Art Deco, (Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1972). A little rubbed at the corners. Bookseller Inventory # 4401863

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Title: Voyages et glorieuses decouvertes des grands...

Publisher: Tolmer, Paris

Publication Date: 1924

Binding: Hardcover

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Hordern House Rare Books is a leading international antiquarian dealer specializing in voyages and travels, colour plate books including natural history; early Australian paintings and prints, voyage art, historical maps and manuscripts. Hordern House issue regular catalogues and exhibit at Fairs in Australia, Asia, Europe and America. Our business is in the heart of Surry Hills, five minutes from the centre of Sydney. We occupy an entire floor of a converted warehouse where we have created a customised environment for our work and the display of rare books, manuscripts & paintings.

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