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Marc Chagall: The Ceiling of the Paris Opera; Sketches, Drawings, and Paintings
New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1966 Hardcover First English-language edition, first printing. Fine, virtually as new, cloth-bound hardcover in a Fine dust jacket with a tiny spot of soiling at the spine ends in the publisher's printed acetate dust jacket with a touch of shelf wear, wrinkling and slightly shrunk. A very nice copy. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. In 1963, Marc Chagall was commissioned to paint the new ceiling for the Paris Opera, a majestic 19th-century building and national monument. This volume traces--step by step--Chagall's thinking, from early sketches to finished masterpiece, with sketches, studies, paintings, photographs of the artist at work, and photographs of the final canvas in situ. Includes the original color lithograph frontis as well as the 19- x 24-inch two-sided poster, folded as issued, laid in to a pocket attached to the rear paste down. Text by Jacques Lassaigne; b&w photographs by Izis Bidermanas; color photographs by Jean Dubout. 90 pages; 1 original color lithograph + 6 color lithographs after Chagall + color and b&w illustrations throughout; 9.75 x 13.25 inches.
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