Switzerland 1913– 2007
la Mélodie de Tur di di
Adrien Maeght Editeur, Paris, 1971
A graphic narrative, which requires the assistance of keys in order to follow the story. The pages are structured to turn the corner and lead into the next space. 16.0 x11.3cm, accordion format, housed in perspex box.
Warja Lavater was born in Winterthur, Switzerland. She worked as an artist and illustrator noted primarily for her work in the artists’ books genre, creating accordion fold books, book sculptures, and miniature books in a range of materials. Lavater opened her own studio for applied design in Zurich in 1937. Her early works were published by the Museum of Modern Art, as well as the Paris-based publisher Adrien Maeght.
Drucker, J, 1995, The Century of Artists’ Books, Granary Books, NY. pp. 215-7.