Pensées sur l'homme et Dieu.
Casablanca: Editions de la Cigogne, 1950.
The last great cubist book, and perhaps the last great illustrated mystical book. Contains virtually the entire corpus of Albert Gleizes' intaglio prints.
Illustrated with 57 original etchings (Loyer 21-77) by Gleizes, including 12 full-page and hors-texte.
Edition limited to 235 numbered copies printed on extremely fine Montval laid paper.
This copy, exceptionally, has the suite of 15 large "eaux-fortes préparatoires" (Loyer 6-20), intended only for the first 45 copies.
Loose as issued, in publisher's board chemise and slipcase. FINE AND BRIGHT WITH NO DEFECTS.
72 original etchings by Albert Gleizes, from his lifetime total of 79.
Rare and important.
About Albert Gleizes
A major exponent of Cubism, Albert Gleizes was driven by his social ideals to produce art that opposed the bourgeois canon. Under the influence of Pablo Picasso and other Cubist-inspired artists, Gleizes’s work became increasingly characterized by dynamic intersections of geometric planes, and alongside Jean Metzinger and Robert Delaunay he participated in the first exhibition of Cubism in 1911. In 1912, he co-authored a book, Du Cubisme, with Metzinger, but in a later publication, La peinture et ses lois (Painting and its laws) (1923), which theorized abstract art, he rejected both representation and geometric forms. Towards the end of his career, Gleizes turned to Romanesque, Gothic, Byzantine, and Arabic art as sources of inspiration, and to producing murals for public spaces.
French, 1881-1953, Paris, France