Germaine Richier by J. Cassou

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Universe books, 1961,, Unpaginated, 32 black and white plates with names and brief descriptions in five languages facing each plate. The Universe Sculpture Series, edited by Dr. A.M. Hammacher. Printed in the Netherlands. condition: very good, used dust-jacket. 

Richier's early work was fantastic, combining classical forms with human-animal hybrids and depicting creatures such as the spider and the hydra. Her style became less figurative after World War II; the bodily deformations which she favored as subjects were more accentuated in an attempt to convey a greater sense of anguish.