Madame Sonia Delaunay A Pop-Up Book
  • Imprint: Tate Publishing
  • Publication Date: April 21, 2015
  • Price: $19.95
  • Trim Size: 5 34 x 7 58
  • ISBN: 1-84976-334-8
  • EAN: 9781849763349
  • Page Count: 18
  • Illustrations: 7 full-color pop-up spreads plus gatefolds and 23 reproductions of Delaunay's work
  • Format: Hardcover (Pop-Up Book)
  • Rights: North America

Madame Sonia Delaunay is a pop-up book inspired by the work of 20th-century painter and theater, textile, and fashion designer Sonia Delaunay (1885–1979), who was known for her vivid use of color and bold, abstract patterns. Renowned art director and paper engineer Gérard Lo Monaco has created this clever book, published to coincide with a major international exhibition of Delaunay’s work, featuring pop-up illustrations based on her paintings, textiles, and costume designs.

Lo Monaco’s highly expressive gouache illustrations convey the same energy and verve as Delaunay’s original artworks, which, for reference, are reproduced at the back of the book. Fun rhyming verses accompany each pop-up, offering children a way of looking at the images. Readers will not only be informed and amused but also inspired by this contemporary interpretation of Delaunay’s work.

Praise

"This intriguing introduction to Delaunay's work should leave art afficionados eager to learn more about her."
Publishers Weekly
"[T]his bonbon should leave a taste for further enquiry."
Kirkus Reviews

About the author

Sonia Delaunay’s work has been the subject of many books and exhibitions, most recently Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay, at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York in 2011.
Gérard Lo Monaco is an Argentinian illustrator, art director, and paper engineer based in Paris. His work includes poster designs, album covers, and books for children, including contemporary interpretations of The Little Prince
and Moby-Dick in pop-up.