The Cote d'Azur Triangle
Vincent Fitz Gerald & Co.,
Folio, bound within publisher's linen binding and folding box. Contains 17 color plates in lithography and etching. One of 119 numbered copies on Rives BFK, signed by the artist and the playwright. The Cote d'Azur Triangle is classically inspired, an innovative American livre de peintre. The artist uses etching and lithography to produce images both lush and vibrant. "In Beard's illustrations, caryatids are juxtaposed with modern swim-suited characters, complementing Kondoleon's use of classic Greek dramatic forms to tell a modern story. The book is alive with primary color, foldout pages, and fall-out paper-doll characters that physically force the reader to interact with the principals." (The Print Collector's Newsletter, Nov-Dec 1985) This copy is in near fine condition.
Stein (Contemporary Illustrated Books) 45; Stein (Catalogue Raisonné) 7