In Shadow of the Cross, the Tharaud brothers (the inseparable Academicians who
write "on all fours") recount the life of Jews from shtetl, feet in the mud,
heads in the clouds and hanging out their tongues. Picturesque life, still in
the process of being uprooted, threatened by persecutions, the difficulty of
maintaining the balance between Heaven and the World, and the call of the
outside world: Christianity, the foreigner, modernity. A universe that has now
Their first "Jewish novel" sold 216,000 copies.
illustrated by the Jewish painter of Russian origin Aizik Adolphe Feder, one
of the first of the School of Paris, died in deportation in 1943.
EMornay editions193265th book in the "Les Beaux Livres" collection
Format 15.5 * 20.5 cm, 326pnumbered 245/600 on Papier de Rives
Embellished with 28 superb illustrations by Adolphe Feder
Superb half-Moroccan binding with wide cornersSigned Louise Pinard
Retained blanketsCold-stamped back, golden head slice
Very nice work with minimal wear of use
slight friction on the jaw of the 1st cover
minimal back friction
minimal friction at the corners
Interior Fresh slightly yellowed
small lack of paper title page and cover page
Aizik Feder, said Adolphe Feder, born in Odessa
then in theRussian empire
and died at Auschwitz
is a painter
After participating in the revolutionary movement of Bund
Adolphe Feder, son of traders, goes to Berlin
in 1906, then in Geneva
where he attended the Academy of
Fine Arts. He joins Paris in 1908,
studied atJulian Academy
and in the workshop ofHenri Matisse
whose friend he becomes. It was
precisely under the influence of Matisse that his first paintings, exhibited at
the Salon d'Automne from 1912, " a little anecdotal but very tasty in their
supple lyricism and their chromatic vigor, are of fawn obedience in a
construction Cezannian , but
without violent contrasts and drawn with a dry and thin touch "
Member of the Society of Russian Artists with Michel larionov
and Ossip Zadkine
close toOthon Friesz
and Jacques Lipchitz
with whom he frequents The
rotunda , he is also a collector of
primary arts and D'naive art
Jerome (1874-1953) and Jean Tharaud
1877-1952), his brother, were
born in Saint-Junien in
Haute-Vienne , in a region, the
to which they will remain attached. Their baptismal names are Ernest and
Charles, and it is Peguy
which later gives them the first names of Jérôme and Jean.
Their work is marked by a spirit of conformity to the values of the time and
by the racism of the time, which does not exclude theanti-semitism
as well as by the
celebration of colonialism .
They achieved a kind of perfection in the genre in which they had settled
down, a stylized, picturesque and human realism, the model of travel story
Louise Pinard daughter of the bookbinder Durvand, as skillful a bookbinder
as her father had been, she practiced alone for only ten years from 1924 to
1934, when she died. Its bindings are therefore few.
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