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La fin du monde

La fin du monde, Fernand Léger, 1919

Printed in 1919, La fin du monde is illustrated by the brilliant French Cubist Fernand Léger and features text by modernist poet Blaise Cendrars. This key 20th-century illustrated book was purchased by the State Library in 2014.

Renowned curator and art writer Robert Johnson described La fin du monde as 'the most beautiful and accessible French artist's book of its era...A message of modernity is evident on every page of this bibliographic masterpiece.'

'the most beautiful and accessible French artist's book of its era'