Saul Steinberg - 4 Leporellos: The Line / Types of Architecture / Shores of the Mediterranean / Cities of Italy


Legendary illustrator Saul Steinberg’s four long drawings were produced for the Children’s Labyrinth, a spiralling, trefoil wall structure at 10th Triennial of Milan, a design and architecture fair that opened in August 1954. The drawings were photographically enlarged and incised into the wall. The Line, which begins and ends with a hand drawing, is Steinberg’s manifesto about the conceptual possibilities of the line and the artist who gives them life. As the horizontal line shifts meaning from one passage to the next – water line, laundry line, railroad track, among others – it comments on its own transformative nature. The Line occupied one of the structure’s three leaves, while the other two hosted the satirical Types of Architecture, Shores of the Mediterranean, and Cities of Italy. All of these incredible documents are presented here in this highly collectible, handsomely presented, slipcased volume. Published by Nieves (Zurich).

26 x 20 cm, 4 Leporellos in Slipcase, softcovers, Nieves (Zurich).