January 18, 2010

Birds, Berets, and Butterflies - French Kids' Books from 1900 to 1949

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12 comments:

  1. Wow, page 22 of Les Mauvaises têtes de Coquinet looks like a childhood tragedy through the eyes of Max Ernst.

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  2. Haha,

    There is an association of André Hellé's friends: if you read french, you can learn a lot here:
    http://amisdhelle.blogspot.com/
    I saw the originals this week end while visiting the exhibition. They are fabulous. Really one of my preferred illustrator.

    I love Maurice Denis' Coloring book.
    there is another illustration here from premiers paysages (colored + b&w)
    http://ribambins.canalblog.com/archives/2008/09/30/

    Macao & Cosmage has been re-edited.

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  3. Trés formidable! Thanks so much for finding and sharing these. You constantly introduce me to "new" illustrators.

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  4. Beautiful works, it's amazing to see how children books' illustrators were up to date with avant-garde movements! Like your blog, keep up the good work.

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  5. I am way overstimulated after looking at this post.
    That's a good thing.
    :)

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  6. Loved the broken toys one, with the dismembered limbs etc.

    Great stuff

    marc nash

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  7. Thank you for your comments.

    Fergus, Pita had pointed out the similarity of that page to this Ernst collage. Pretty hilarious!

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  8. I must say your site is (A+)wesome! Wonderful visual eye-candy. The shark is my fav. You will be bookmarked.

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  9. How can i obtain a digital copy of some of these books? they are realy amazing i like old books in spanish, english and french.
    please send me some links!!! joserodolfocontreras@gmail.com
    ir any of you can help me!!

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