Saturday 29 January 2011

Rockwell Kents Candide

Here the New York public library has a superb multi-media exhibition on Voltaire's Candide. The small multiple is a navigation device for accessing the rare illustrations from 1928 by Rockwell Kent - Random House had commissioned the great American artist Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) to illustrate Voltaire's Candide as the first book under its imprint.