"The man that talks of his contemporary art, the art during its evolution, curves with pains his mark, a mark that’s either obscure or authentic, and finds it’s self among the miraculous power of divination and the fragile spirit of timeliness. "

Teriade

Great Books

Even though he was a poet, a painter, an art critic and mainly an editor of great sensitivity and eminent quality, Tériade, is remembered by the international community, as the only animator and inspirer of the unprecedented phenomena of the painters and poets approach and the conjunction of image and words. Tériade offered the creators the chance to express themselves through books and revive the tradition of the old medieval manuscripts.

The artists don’t just illustrate a book but create in its excuse. They depict calligraphically and in the same time illustrate, on their own inspiration classic texts. Tériade took advantage of the favorable contemporary conditions and collaborated with a great number of leading artists at the top of their creativity who worked with persistence and total freedom. Tériade published twenty six illustrated books, the so called GREAT BOOKS, where an unrepeatable combination of text and illustration offers us masterpieces such as Paris Without an End by Alberto Giacometti, The Poem of the Right Angle by Le Corbusier, the Circus by Fernand Léger, Jazz by Henri Matisse, Longuses Daphnis and Chloe by Marc Chagall, Pierre Reverdy’s The Song of the Dead by Pablo Picasso and many more.

 
Book Title
Artist’s Name
Author’s Name
Edition
Divertissement - Teriade
George Rouault
(1871-1958)
George Rouault
(1871-1958)
1943, Paris
Correspondances - Teriade
Pierre Bonnard
(1867-1947)
Pierre Bonnard
(1867-1947)
1944, Paris
Les Idylles - Teriade
Henri Laurens
(1885-1954)
Theocritus
1945, Paris
Lettres Portugaises - Teriade
Henri Matisse
(1869-1954)
Mariana Alcaforado
1946, Paris
Jazz - Teriade
Henri Matisse
(1869-1954)
Henri Matisse
(1869-1954)
1947, Paris
Loukios - Teriade
Henri Laurens
(1885-1954)
Lucian of Samosata
(120-190 A.D.)
1947, Paris
Le Chant des Morts - Teriade
Pablo Picasso
(1881-1973)
Pierre Reverdy
(1889-1960)
1948, Paris
Cirque - Teriade
Fernard Léger
(1881-1995)
Fernard Léger
(1881-1995)
1950, Paris
Poemes - Teriade
Henri Matisse
(1869-1954)
Charles of Orleans
(1391-1465)
1950, Paris
Dialogues - Teriade
Henri Laurens
(1885-1954)
Lucian of Samosata
(120-190 A.D.)
1951, Paris
Fables - Teriade
Marc Chagall
(1889-1985)
Jean de la Fontaine
(1621-1695)
1952, Paris
Le Poeme de la Angle Droit - Teriade
Le Corbusier
(Charles-Édouard Jeanneret)
(1887-1965)
Le Corbusier
1955, Paris
Au Soleil du Plafond - Teriade
Juan Gris
(José Vittoriano González)
(1887-1927)
Pierre Reverdy
(1889-1960)
1955, Paris
Bible - Teriade
Marc Chagall
(1889-1985)
1956, Paris
Macbeth - Teriade
Marcel Gromaire
(1892-1971)
William Shakespeare
(1564-1616)
1958, Paris
La Ville - Teriade
Fernard Léger
(1881-1995)
1958, Paris
Sylvie-Teriade
André Beaudin
(1895-1979)
Gérard de Nerval
(1805-1855)
1960, Paris
Daphnis & Chloe - Teriade
Marc Chagall
(1889-1985)
Longus
(3rd century A.D.)
1961, Paris
Les Travaux et les Jours - Teriade
Jacques Villon
(1875-1963)
Hesiod
(8th century BC.)
1962, Paris
Dix Contes de Gaspard de la Nuit - Teriade
Marcel Gromaire
(1892-1971)
Aloysious Bertrand
(1807-1841)
1962, Paris
Une fete en Cimmerie - Teriade
Henri Matisse
(1869-1954)
Georges Duthuit
1963 , Paris
Ubu Roi - Teriade
Joan Miró
(1893-1983)
Alfred Jarry
(1873-1907)
1966, Paris
Cirque - Teriade
Marc Chagall
(1889-1985)
Marc Chagall
(1889-1985)
1967, Paris
Paris Sans Fin - Teriade
Alberto Giacometti
(1901-1966)
Alberto Giacometti
(1901-1966)
1969, Paris
Ubu aux Baleares - Teriade
Joan Miró
(1893-1983)
Joan Miró
(1893-1983)
1971, Paris
L' Enfance d' Ubu - Teride
Joan Miró
(1893-1983)
Joan Miró
(1893-1983)
1975, Paris