Basel; Zurich; New York: Basilius Presse; Gebr. Fretz AG; Co-Editor for USA- Wittenborn and Company, 1968. First edition. Hardcover. Oblong octavo [23 cm x 21 cm] in pictorial boards. The front board is warped at the fore-edge. There is a slight musty scent to the book which will most likely dissipate with time. The text is in English, German, and French. Very good. Item #61494
Warja Lavater is best known for her symbolic reinterpretations of fairy tales. In this book she takes a different tack, using words, symbols, and representational images to tell the story of Western Art throughout history. Her protagonist, a painter called 'The Disobedient', begins work in the Stone Age and proceeds up through Pop Art.