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Ma soif me vient abattre au bord même des eaux

1936
(French, 1879–1962)
Image: 33.8 x 26.1 cm (13 5/16 x 10 1/4 in.); Paper: 33.8 x 26.1 cm (13 5/16 x 10 1/4 in.)
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The tactile emphasis in this book’s printing and papers echoes the sensuousness appropriate to a love story.

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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.
Ma soif me vient abattre au bord même des eaux

Ma soif me vient abattre au bord même des eaux

1936

Laure Albin Guillot

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

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