LAVATER, Warja. Imageries.
(Paris): Adrien Maeght, 1968 – 1982. First edition. Octavo. Unpaginated. Six volumes. Little Red Riding Hood / Snow White / Tom Thumb / The Fable of Hazard / Sleeping Beauty / Cinderella. Each volume a single sheet around four metres in length accordion folded. A wonderful set of Lavater’s re-telling of classic fairy tales with symbols rather than words (or even pictures). The images propose a complete re-telling of the fairy tale, one in which the pictograms can be interpreted by the spectator according to his own whim. The viewer thus becomes a storyteller himself and so continues the tradition of these oral tales. Each volume in fine condition in coloured cloth with paper label, in individual Perspex slipcases with publisher’s printed box.