The Lapis. I. Rice Pereira.
The Lapis.
The Lapis.
The Lapis.
The Lapis.
The Lapis.
A Presentation Copy

The Lapis.

New York: I. Rice Pereira, 1957. Illustrated with two series of plates, each numbered one through five and six additional illustrations. First edition. Presentation copy, with author's inscription: “This Roman numeral I is for Priscilla […]”. Title page printed on uncut handmade wove paper. Large folio, in publisher’s wrappers, lettered in gold. (1 ([title page]) leaf, (36) p. With small damages to spine. Otherwise in fine condition.

Presentation copy of “The Lapis”, Pereira’s illustrated interpretation of her own dream, suggesting a concept of a discrepancy between structure and optics in the Renaissance and 20th-century world views.

“Born in 1902, Pereira immersed herself in the bohemian world of Greenwich Village in the mid-1920s and embraced the European art avant-garde—Bauhaus, Cubism, and Constructivism. In the 1930s, her paintings began to gain recognition. At first, she signed her work I. Rice Pereira, because, she said, of the discrimination that beset women in the art world. With an exhibit of her work at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1953, she became one of the first women to have a retrospective at a major New York museum. […]. Pereira’s works now hang at the Hirschhorn Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and other major art museums across the country.” (Kathryn Allamong Jacob: Artists and Artisans. In: News from the Schlesinger Library. Fall 2016. URL: https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/sites/default/files/field-pdf-version/publication/schlesinger_library_newsletter_fall_2016.pdf)

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Price: €800.00