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The Fables of La Fontaine by Koren G. Christofides

Never before seen in the United States, Marc Chagall's illustrations bring the best-known fables of La Fontaine to life in a new way. Chagall's voluminous range of color and imaginative execution illuminate this beautiful gift edition that includes over forty stunning full-color illustrations from what many consider his greatest period. The vibrant gouache reproductions are paired with a wonderful verse translation preserving the charm and spirit of La Fontaine's legendary text. With several essays by leading art critics setting the illustrations in historical context, this volume is perfect for both the aficionado and those being introduced to Chagall and the fables for the first time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780295985992
Publisher: University of Washington Press and Maryland Institute College of Art
Publication date: 06/28/2006
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Koren Christofides is a widely exhibited painter whose work is in private and public collections in the United States and Europe. Constantine Christofides is professor emeritus of comparative literature, French, and art history, University of Washington, and distinguished professor of humanities, Institute for American Universities, Aix-en-Provence. Christopher Carsten , a poet and translator, is on the faculty at the Institute for American Universities.

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