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    Marc Chagall: Drawings for the Bible (Hardback)(English / German) By (author) Gaston Bachelard, By (author) Beatrice Hernard

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    DescriptionMarc Chagall was captivated by the Old Testament, and its stories and heroes were a major influence on his work. First published in 1960 as a limited edition artist's book, this series of lithographs depicts some of the Bible's most beloved stories, including the Creation, the expulsion from Paradise, the rivalry of Cain and Abel, Hagar's escape to the desert, and Job's travails. Like all of his work, Chagall's depictions of these stories are filled with bold strokes, symbolism and tradition, humanity and poetry. This new edition of Chagall's masterwork series of drawings adheres to the original edition in structure and design, with marvellously reproduced colour prints interspersed with black-and-white illustrations. The book includes philosopher Gaston Bachelard's original introduction and additional commentary by Beatrice Hernad. An enchanting introduction to the Old Testament, this book makes the perfect gift for Chagall enthusiasts and bibliophiles alike.

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    Marc Chagall
    Drawings for the Bible
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gaston Bachelard, By (author) Beatrice Hernard
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 254 mm
    Height: 335 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 2,177 g
    ISBN 13: 9783791345666
    ISBN 10: 3791345664

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.2
    Abridged Dewey: 709
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: AGR, AGB, AFF
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: ACX
    BISAC V2.8: ART006000
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15840
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: H5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: ART016030
    DC22: 700.74
    Libri: CHAG5000
    LC classification: N6999.C46 A4 2011B
    DC23: 769.944
    Thema V1.0: AGB, AGA, AFF, AGR
    Multilingual edition
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    96 schwarz-weiße und 24 farbige Abbildungen
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    Publication date
    25 August 2011
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    Author Information
    BEATRICE HERNAD is a librarian in the manuscripts department of the Bavarian State Library in Munich, Germany. She has published widely on Russian art and literature. GASTON BACHELARD (1884-1962) was a French philosopher, who made contributions in the fields of poetics and the philosophy of science.
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    "I did not see the Bible, I dreamed it . It has always seemed to me the greatest source of poetry of all time."