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Sonia Delaunay.

Expatriate Art] Cohen, Arthur A.

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ISBN 10: 0810902923 / ISBN 13: 9780810902923
Published by Abrams, New York, 1988
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A Fine copy in a Near Fine dust jacket with a hint of sunning to the spine. Sonia Delaunay was an innovator in her revolutionary investigations into the possibilities of color in all its applications at a time when the Cubists were restricting their palettes. She was a painter, decorator and exhilarating creative force in Paris applying her color and design theories on fashion, interior design, automobile decoration, book design as well as murals and tapestries. This collection of her work contains 217 illustrations of which 53 are in color. Catalog Agate. Bookseller Inventory # 22965

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Title: Sonia Delaunay.

Publisher: Abrams, New York

Publication Date: 1988

Edition: First Printing of the First Edition

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Covers the Russian-born avant-garde painter's career since 1903 and her efforts to free color from form in abstract, fashion, commercial, and interior design.

From Publishers Weekly:

Born in a Ukrainian village and raised in St. Petersburg, Sonia Terk moved to Paris in 1905, where she married the wealthy French painter Robert Delaunay. Amid a circle that included Guillaume Apollinaire and Blaise Cendrars, the artistic couple developed the theory of "simultaneity," which led Delaunay to create her most distinctive paintings. Circular bands of intersecting color animate her magic disks, abstracts and epic murals, her portrait of flamenco singers and Young Girl with Pumpkin. The painter, who died in 1979, was a pioneer of modern art, yet, as this study notes, she seldom exhibited between 1908 and 1953, and she frequently had to endure her husband's "flattering racialism" that her amazing sense of color was atavique, a hereditary carry-over from her Russian-Jewish ancestry. First published in 1975 and out of print since 1983, this richly illustrated critical biography also documents the artist's contributions to interior design, theater sets, poster art and '20s fashions.
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