La prose du Transsibérien et de la Petite Jehanne de France  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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La prose du Transsibérien et de la Petite Jehanne de France (Prose of the Trans-Siberian and of Little Jehanne of France) is a collaborative artists' book by Blaise Cendrars and Sonia Delaunay-Terk. The book features a poem by Cendrars about a journey through Russia on the Trans-Siberian Express in 1905, during the first Russian Revolution, interlaced with an almost-abstract pochoir print by Delaunay-Terk. The work, published in 1913, is considered a milestone in the evolution of artist's books as well as modernist poetry and abstract art.

It is often called one of the most beautiful books ever printed. Cendrars himself referred to the work as ‘a sad poem printed on sunlight’.





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