1962. Item #A6107
Ehrmann, Gilles; Andre Breton. Les Inspires et leurs Demeures. Paris: Le Temps 1962. 66p + ca. 80 photos, a few in color. Text "Belvedere" by Breton. Very good hardcover in very good d.j. The regular edition. ** A loving depiction of the eccentric sculptures, structures, and garden creatures of 9 French outsider artists of the 19th-20th centuries: Adolphe-Julien Fouere, Frederic Seron, Gaston Chaissac, Hippolyte Masse, Raymond Isidore, Joseph Marmin, Alphonse Wallart, the miller of Lacoste, and Ferdinand Cheval. The book closes with a look at the 16th-century Bomarzo "garden of monsters" in Italy. The title translates as "The Inspired Ones and Their Homes." Winner of the 1963 Prix Nadar. Good for an unusual gift.