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Daughter- A Re-Telling of Beauty and the Beast
Text by Robin McKinley and Illustrations by Anne Bachelier
CFM Gallery has revived the "Livre d'artist" with its publication of ROSE DAUGHTER - A Re-telling of Beauty and the Beast; text by Newbery Award winner, Robin McKinley and illustrations by Anne Bachelier. The "Livre d'artist," literally Artist's Book, has a long tradition in Europe. Picasso, Dali, Buffet, Chagall and Fini are but a few of the major artists that have illustrated texts by writers such as Baudelaire, Genêt, Hugo, Flaubert and Poe.
This collectors edition
is limited to only 1,000 copies. The varied levels within the edition
are marked by binding intricacies as well as the option of original art
work accompanying the book. Choices include the actual original mixed
media illustrations by Bachelier, four different signed and numbered original
etchings by Bachelier, and a suite of 24 off-set lithographs of the illustrations
Pencil signed & numbered by the artist. The book itself measures 14"
x 17." Inside, over 160 pages feature a beautiful flowing typeface
printed with red-orange and black inks on a textured linen white paper.
Thirty-three sparkling color illustrations were printed separately on
a specially coated paper to assure the colors would be exact. The individual
illustrations were then painstakingly "hand-tipped" into their
rightful places in the book. The process was time-consuming but the reaction
to the fantastic images has proven this historical technique worthwhile.
"My approach to publishing reflects the same ideas that drove me to open CFM Gallery: Art can be beautiful, and if you aren't seeing things out there that move you, then you have to create them yourself. I published ROSE DAUGHTER - A Re-Telling of Beauty and the Beast for one very selfish reason: I wanted to own a copy of the book I could see in my head." Neil P. Zukerman (1998)
A Re-Telling of Beauty and the Beast
copy Tete du Tirage, numbered I/C Signed by Robin McKinley & Anne
copies Numbered II/C-IV/C Signed by the Artist and the Author
copies Numbered V/C-XXIX/C Signed by Artist & Author
copies Numbered XXX/C-LX/C Signed by Artist & Author
copies Numbered LXI/C-C/C Signed by Artist & Author
copies Numbered 101-175 Signed by Artist & Author
copies Numbered 176-200 Signed by Artist & Author
copies Numbered 201-1,000
Exquisite technique coupled with artistic vision defines our user-friendly presentation of figurative fine art paintings, sculptures and original graphics. Contemporary symbolism at its apex in the traditions of Bosch, the Italian Renaissance, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, the Viennese and German Secession and the symbolist movements with an edge of surrealism.