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. Most of the gardens are in Brittany or the Vendee region of France. 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.