Les yeux mêmes et noirs de leur âme étonnée!

1936
(French, 1879–1962)
Image: 33.9 x 26.1 cm (13 3/8 x 10 1/4 in.); Paper: 33.9 x 26.1 cm (13 3/8 x 10 1/4 in.)
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The tactile emphasis in this book’s printing and papers is appropriate for 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.
Les yeux mêmes et noirs de leur âme étonnée!

Les yeux mêmes et noirs de leur âme étonnée!

1936

Laure Albin Guillot

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

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