Spectacular fifth annual Christmas issue of Vox's graphic arts magazine Caractère, devoted to French drawing and design.
Very good plus in near fine jacket.
"[L]e témoignage de l'effort français, du goût français - et de l'imagination française."
A dazzling midcentury showcase of French typography, printing, and printmaking, heavily and luxuriously illustrated in a wide variety of formats, including an embossed frontispiece, several fold-out plates, and a notable chapter on the artist's book in France. Artists represented include Degas, Seurat, Rodin, Maillol, Roualt, Braque, Picasso, Chagall, Derain, and Dufy, among numerous others.
First edition. Paris: Compagnie Française d'Éditions, (1955). Caractère revue mensuelle 1955. No. 13. Numéro hors série Décembre 1955. Présente par Maximilien Vox: le dessin dans l'imprimé Français. 12'' x 9.5''. In French. Original quarter white cloth with white boards. In original dust jacket with cover painting by Lucien Fontanarosa. Pictorial endpapers by Jean Gourmelin. Color and black-and-white plates throughout. Soil to cloth of lower spine, not affecting interior. Minor edgewear to jacket.
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