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Vintage

Francis Ponge's Soap, 1st Ed

N.P.Trent Antiques

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Francis Ponge's Soap, 1st Ed
Francis Ponge's Soap, 1st Ed
Francis Ponge's Soap, 1st Ed
Francis Ponge's Soap, 1st Ed
Francis Ponge's Soap, 1st Ed
Francis Ponge's Soap, 1st Ed
Francis Ponge's Soap, 1st Ed

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Product Information

Era:
Vintage; 1960s
Condition:
Very Good; d/j and cover worn, soiling
Materials:
softcover/paper
Size:
4.25" W x 7" H
Color/Finish:
white

Why We Love This

Soap (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics), by Francis Ponge, Translated by Lane Dunlop. London: Jonathan Cape, 1969. First Edition. He was a French essayist and poet heavily influenced by Surrealism. Begun in 1943 during the German occupation when soap was a valuable commodity, and continued until 1965, the piece of soap is studied and re-studied. A seemingly infinite set of variations is played upon this one stone-like object with its marvelous powers of dissolution and re-birth.
As described by N.P.Trent Antiques

About N.P.Trent Antiques

N.P. Trent Antiques has been a sought-after resource for New York and Florida collectors and design professionals for more than a quarter of a century. Located in Kinderhook, NY, the showroom specializes in period English and continental furniture, art, and decorative accessories.