Paris, Librairie Universelle 1905, 6 woodcuts and graphic design by František Kupka.
Number of preparation sketches, drawings and graphics belongs to the first Kupka´s bibliophile Song of Songs (collection of Jewish wedding songs from various times) Song of Songs was the Author´s winning order. The text and illustrations conform to the time conventions, but in spite of this, Kupka´s work is considered to have become the reform of the French book. Then naturalistic form of books Kupka rejected and turned to 18th century, he also used Art Nouveau ornament. The Author had been preparing for the illustrations thoroughly, studied the Old Testament facts through, and learnt Hebrew. Before he approached the final layout of the book, he tried many others eventualities.
Price: 50 000 Kč