Greenwich, Connecticut: The New York Graphic Society Ltd, 1972. Small folio. Original cloth and dust-jacket, with signs of use on edges of d-j. Small corner bump. Not priced clipped. Very good. A few discreet library markings from the Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural industries. 9.3875 X 12.25 inches. 338 plates, 75 in color.
Ukrainian-born French Painter, Textile Designer, Fashion and Costume Designer.
Sonia Delaunay's career spanned the European continent, allowing her to reap the riches of the exciting advances by many avant-garde art groups. Born and raised in Russia, she was educated in Germany and then France, making Paris her home just as modern art was finding a new way to find meaningful subject matter not dependent on realistic depictions of the world. Sonia was one of the primary propagators of Orphism (a movement founded by her husband Robert), a theory wedding color to form in order to achieve visual intensity on the surface of the canvas. Delaunay extended the visual exploration of this theory to a range of fields beyond painting, developing an entire career in textile design. Item #51-3284