Snow White (Blanche Neige: une imagerie d'après le conte). Warja LAVATER.
Snow White (Blanche Neige: une imagerie d'après le conte)
Snow White (Blanche Neige: une imagerie d'après le conte)

Snow White in Symbols!

Snow White (Blanche Neige: une imagerie d'après le conte)

Paris: Adrien Maeght Editeur, 1974. 15.8x11.1cm: [43] color illustrated panels, printed rectos only, including two panels for the legend. Special Edition for the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Printed on a single sheet of cream colored stock paper (about 4 meters long) folded accordion-style and affixed to green cloth boards. Paper titling pasted to the front board. Housed in a plexiglass case. Boards slightly bowed and the plexiglass has a few scratches. Near Fine.

Snow White is part of a six-book series called Imageries by Warja Lavater, a Swiss artist known for her accordion-style books. All six of the books are based on fairy tales and were published by Paris-based publisher Adrien Maeght for the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. All the books in the series are wordless and are told only through the use of colorful symbols.

Lavater did not consider herself an artist but rather a Bildstellerin, or “picture writer”. As Carol Ribi points out in 100 years of Swiss design, “Warja Lavater’s symbol notations and artist’s books are situated on the boundaries of graphic design, painting, literature, and object art, and there mark a transition of genres that has yet to be thoroughly explored in picture or art theory.” Her work, including Snow White specifically, has been used educationally to help children explore artistic expression and even to teach literacy through pictures.

Price: $325.00

Item #10207