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Sonia Delaunay A Life of Color

Sonia Delaunay

A Life of Color


Price: $19.95

  • Publication Date: August 22, 2017
  • Imprint: Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • Trim Size: 9 14 x 11 34
  • ISBN: 9781633450240
  • Page Count: 40
  • Rights: North America

Sonia Delaunay (1885–1979), painter and textile, theater, and fashion designer, made enormous contributions to the development of abstraction in the early 1910s. In this new book, Delaunay and her six-year-old son Charles have a fantastical adventure in their car, modeled after her 1925 design for a Citroën convertible. They glide into a landscape of colors and shapes, as if they’ve driven into one of her paintings. Delaunay helps Charles understand her artistic process by asking him what shapes and colors he recognizes along the way, and Charles realizes that his mother’s thoughts about art permeate every aspect of their life.


"Ramos’s artwork echoes the shapes of colors of Delaunay’s art brilliantly . . . A visual treat and a fine addition to round out any collection of art and monograph books for young children."
School Library Journal

About the authors

Cara Manes is Assistant Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Fatinha Ramos is an award-winning illustrator and artist who lives in Antwerp, Belgium.