Construction d'un temple en ruine à la déesse Vanadé
Author: Alain Robbe-Grillet (1922 - 2008)
Artist: Paul Delvaux (1897 - 1994)
Publisher: Bateau Lavoir
Le Bateau Lavoir
Mira Jacob, a private collector of symbolist-surrealist paintings, was the one who initially provided the commission for this edition. She established a gallery in 1955 on the Rue de Seine in Paris, naming it after the famous artists' studio in Montmarte where Picasso, Reverdy and Van Dongen had been based: Le Bateau Lavoir. She was also the one who encouraged Paul Delvaux during their first meeting in 1965 to start making lithographs. For this book he produced a number of engravings, some of which are dry-points.