Paris: Éditions de la Revue Verve, 1955. First edition. Hardcover. Folio ((14 1/4 x 10 1/2"). 156 (1)pp. Original color-illustrated boards with yellow lettering on cover, brown on spine.
This double-issue of the modernist Parisian art magazine "Verve" is lavishly illustrated with ten color lithographs, including the cover, eleven color heliogravures of Georges Braque's work, one of those a double page, and one hundred and thirty-two b/w heliogravures from the workbooks of George Braque. With an introduction by Will Grohmann and contributions by Rebecca West and Antoine Tudal.
Also known as the "Intimate Notebooks" of Braque, for the longest time kept from the public, this collection from the workbooks was selected by Braque himself. The drawings, gouaches and watercolors provide a vivid insight into the emotions and ideas of the artist. Braque had been making daily entries in his workbooks since his youth.
Text in French. Very light wear along edges. Near fine condition. Item #48524