Narcisse

Colophon

1936
(French, 1879–1962)
Sheet: 34.9 x 27.2 cm (13 3/4 x 10 11/16 in.)
© Laure Albin Guillot
Location: not on view
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The tactile emphasis in this book’s printing and papers echoes the sensuousness appropriate to a love story.

Description

Laure Albin Guillot wanted to produce a book that illustrated contemporary literature with photographs of equal quality and was itself a work of art. She chose to illustrate Paul Valéry’s poem Fragments de Narcisse, 1919–22, based on the myth of a beautiful young hunter who falls in love with his own reflection in a pond and is driven to suicide by the futility of his unrequited love.
Colophon

Colophon

1936

Laure Albin Guillot

(French, 1879–1962)
France, 20th century

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