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Max Ernst: Maximiliana

Profiled artist: Max Ernest
Editor: Peter Schamoni
Categories: Bookwork / Catalogue Works, Image-graphic Books, Offset Books, Poetry/Proses/Text Works

Reference no.:NL/Sch.P-Ern.M/74.00 Place/Shelf:4sthDL

Book title: Max Ernst: Maximiliana
Published by: New York Graphic Society
Year made: 1974
Place made: USA
Original: Yes
Dimensions: 235 x 245
Binder: commercial binding
Physical description: hard cover case binding with dust jacket
Medium: graphics, text
Further information:
Subtitled: The illegal practice of astronomy.

"This books leads us into the visionary world of cosmic images that have taken on increasing importance in the latest period of Max Ernst's artistic creation. Enigmatic astronomical signs and mysterious fields of energy between stars, sun, moon and earth have been a characteristic element of Max Ernst's work from the beginning.
In 1964 he dedicated his graphic production, 'Maximiliana', to a brilliant but unappreciated astronomer, Ernst Wilhelm Leberecht Tempel, whom he admires as a like-minded and congenial companion in misfortune." (dust jacket text)

The book is in French, German and English.

The original work was 'Maximiliana ou L'Exercice Illégal de L'Astronomie'. Text by Guillaume Tempel. Illuminated by Iliazd. Illustrated with 34 coloured etchings and aquatints by Max Ernst, 6 being double-page. Paris: Iliazd et Le Degré Quarante et Un, 1964.

Profiled artist: Max Ernest
Editor: Peter Schamoni

All images are subject to copyright.

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