booutiques by pierre mac orlan, 1925, with 37 lithograph illustrations by lucien boucher
uber alles die liebe, 1930, by george grosz
i treat color concepts like the concepts of sensations.
- l. wittgenstein
deux artistes lyriques by valery larbaud, 1929, illustrated with 14 etchings by the stage actress alexandra grinevsky, wife of the film maker and illustrator alexandre alexeieff.
images à la sauvette, by henri cartier-bresson, 1952
salle photographs, 1991
plantes & fleurs by emile bayard, 1906. emile bayard’s most famous work is his illustrations for les miserables, among them the image of the young cosette. these photographs of plants and flowers were published posthumously. an interesting example of the ornate art nouveau botanical photography to the bauhaus geometric blossfeldt’s works on the similar subject matter.
jan vermeer de delft by gustave vanzype, 1921, with 37 photoengravings of vermeer’s paintings, limited to 440 copies.
we speak of a ‘black mirror’. but when it mirrors, it darkens, of course, but it doesn’t look black, and its black doesn’t ‘smirch’.
there is no such thing as luminous grey. is that part of the concept of grey, or part of the psychology, i.e. the natural history, of grey? and isn’t it odd that i don’t know?