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ADEMA, Pierre-Marcel; DECAUDIN, Michel

Album Apollinaire : iconographie [Presentation copy for Sonia Delaunay]

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Réunie et commentée par Pierre-Marcel Adéma et Michel Décaudin. [Paris] : Gallimard, [1971]. First edition. Small octavo, limp full leather with gilt decorated and lettered spine, pictorial dust jacket; a presentation copy, the half title inscribed by the authors for the artist Sonia Delaunay ‘A Madame Sonia Delaunay, en souvenir de simultaneisme, avec le sincère hommage des auteurs / M. Décaudin P. Marcel Adéma’; pp 315, [2], black and white photographic illustrations throughout; a fine association copy.

This publication is essentially an extended pictorial essay documenting the life, work and immediate influences of the poet and art critic Guillaume Apollinaire. Apollinaire was a member of the artistic circle of Sonia and Robert Delaunay, and he coined the term Orphism to describe the use of pure abstraction pioneered by the two artists. Orphism aimed to express the ideals of Simultanism – the existence of an infinitude of interrelated states of being. This concept is fundamental to Sonia Delaunay’s work, a fact which is alluded to by the authors in their dedication.