In 1923, French artist André Joyeux published a visually stunning, limited edition homage to Indochina in memory of his friend, Pierre Rey, who was killed in action during WWI. His concept revolved around French sonnets by Rey (nom de plume of Capitaine Paul Philibert Régnier) that Joyeux brought to life with 33 original watercolors. Former Governor-General of French Indochina, Albert Sarraut, contributed the Foreword to this artistically rare vision of the land, customs and people of Southeast Asia.
In this modern, full-color hardcover edition, graphic designer Rebecca Klein hand-retouched each of Joyeux’s original watercolors, adapting their elements to fit this larger format.
To introduce this important French Colonial work to new audiences, an English language translation of M. Albert Sarraut’s foreword is provided, with a biographical profile of both artists in a preface by researcher Joel Montague.