Warja Lavater – Pictograms
Warja Lavater – Pictograms
Warja Lavater – Pictograms
Warja Lavater – Pictograms
Warja Lavater – Pictograms
Warja Lavater – Pictograms
Warja Lavater – Pictograms
Warja Lavater – Pictograms

Warja Lavater – Pictograms

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$47.00
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An early progenitor of the artist's book genre, Warja Lavater was born in Winterthur, Switzerland in 1913. She worked as an illustrator for the magazine Jeunesse from 1944-1958, and moved to New York shortly thereafter where she began a wonderful series of artist's books. These books were published between 1962 and 1971, an exceptionally ripe time for artists to turn to the book form, a time when the most often cited 'first' artist's book also appeared, Twentysix Gasoline Stations (1962) by Ed Ruscha. Many of Lavater's books were made using the accordion-fold binding. Her aesthetic has been aptly described as 'very clean, very Swiss'. Each book tells a story, sequentially, like traditional books, but varying from them by rarely using words. Instead she chooses a symbol to represent, for example, a character, as in the red dot standing in for Red Riding Hood in Little Red Riding Hood.

124 pages, 19.5 x 25.5 cm, softcover, Nieves x 50 Watts (Zurich).