Introduction and selection by Franz Meyer. Documentation by Hans Bolliger. Edited by Milton S. Fox.
This book is a gathering of Chagall's graphic art, including works from each of the five stages in Chagall's graphic oeuvre: (1) The etchings for his autobiography, 1922, which blend childhood memories with fantasy, in images that are often the counterparts of verbal metaphors; (2) The illustration for Gogol's Dead Souls, 1923-27, conceived in a spirit of satire and comedy, yet conveying a sense of Russia's overflowing vitality; (3) The etchings for La Fontaine's Fables, 1927-30, combining animal and human figures in powerful dramatic effects; (4) The illustrations for the Bible; (5) The lithographs of the post-war period, especially the color lithographs, which introduce another dimension into Chagall's graphic work. --book jacket
Includes essay by Franz Meyer, 148 full page black-and-whites, six pages of color plates, artist biography, and bibliography.