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Marguerite Burnat-Provins
Heures d'Automne
Vevey: Sauberlin & Pfeiffer, 1904. First Edition. Softcover. Very good. Oblong 8vo. (170 x 190 mm). 115 pp., with ca. 50 vignettes by the author / artist printed in color "a la poupee." Original color printed wrappers. Cover slightly rubbed. Paper partly with creases in the margin. Uncut copy. Preserved in a folding case. A meditative Art-Nouveau jewel by a woman artist, distinguished by its serene prose-poems and color-printed woodcuts printed "à la poupée." One of 338 numbered copies on "papier fauve spécial" (from a total edition of 350). The woodcuts were printed from one impression of a single woodcut plate which had been painted in advance with gradations of two or even three colors. The application of this method is unusual in the period around 1900, especially with woodcuts. It was mainly used in the 18th century and actually only in gravure techniques ("à la poupée"). It is also noteworthy that the image and text were partly printed on top of each other. The result is a particularly attractive and extraordinary effect through the course of two or three colors, merging text and image in combination with colored paper. The artist / author Marguerite Burnat-Provins (1872-1952), originally of France, was a Swiss painter, draftsman, graphic artist and writer. The serene text of "Heures d'Automne" is a reflection on the soft and bluish light of Lake Geneva while simultaneously reflecting marital peace. It begins with a note "To Artists," and indeed this is a "painter's book." The story recalls her union with the architect Adolphe Burnat; inhabiting a small house in L … [Cliquez ci-dessous pour une description complète]
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