‘the first simultaneous book’

by wiggs66

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(“a sad poem printed on sunlight” – Cendrars)

Sections of the ‘premier livre simultané’ – a vertical concertina combining Blaise Cendrars’s long poem La Prose du Transsibérien et de la petite Jehanne de France with Sonia Delaunay’s abstract frieze-work. The work dates from 1913 and is currently on display at the ‘Cubism 1907-1917’ exhibition at the Centre Pompidou, Paris.

http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/features/breakingtherules/images/btrtranssiberien.pdf