Aragon, Louis Henri Matisse

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Henri Matisse

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"...to devote my life to the essential thing-- the thing for which I am made and which can bring a little happiness to the great family, the greatest spiritual family."--Matisse to André Rouveyre, September 4, 1942

Of all the artists of this century, Henri Matisse is one of the greatest and most beloved. His influence on modern art, both during his lifetime and today, has never stopped growing; in the eyes of the world, he is the French painter par excellence.

Henri Matisse is all the more cherished because his work celebrates the positive aspects of life, as evidenced by the titles of many of his major paintings: Luxe, Calme et Volupté, La Joie de Vivre, La Danse, Musique, to mention but a few. His explosions and juxtapositions of color and pattern inspire pure delight in the beholder, and his mastery of line, volume, and form are perhaps unequaled in the art of our time. The vitality, energy, and life-enhancing qualities that radiate from his art represent distillation of all that is affirmative in the human condition and are given immortality through that rare and indefinable quality known as genius.

The art of Matisse describes a trajectory leading from realism to abstraction, from darkness to light, from the cold of the north to the heat of the south, a route marked off by such revolutionary innovations as the burst of color found in Fauvism or the invention of his cut-outs. Matisse was still creating at a time in his life when many artists are content to rest on their laurels.

Since its original publication in 1984, this book by Pierre Schneider stands alone as the bible on the art of Matisse. The author spent fourteen years amassing a prodigious amount of information on the artist, and includes his own personal and original views on the work. Including over nine hundred illustrations, this is the most substantial reference of the works of Matisse ever published.

The reader will discover Matisse watercolorist, draftsman, ceramist, and the architect-- and unquestionably one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century.

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Book Description London: Collins, 1972. VG 2-Vol set of large-format HBs in publisher white cloth boards with small prev owner name on FEP of each (under DJ foldover). Each in unclipped DJ with some loss to head of Vol. 1. In original red cloth slipcase which has a few minor marks. All inside pages are clean and tight. 356pp. plus 365pp. fully ill. throughout in b/w and colour (22 x 28cm) **Heavy pair - please contact bookseller direct for revised P&P costs**. Bookseller Inventory # 34314

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Book Description Collins, London, 1972. Hard Covers in Slipcase. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair to Good. First English Language Edition. Volume 1 jacket has a couple of small taped tears to head of spine plus a 1cm tear to bottom front. Volume 2 jacket has a 15cm taped tear to rear adjacent to spine. Volume 1 has a small bookplate to ffep - otherwise both volumes are internally clean. Bindings tight. Slipcase has moderate general wear. 356pp and 365pp Size: 220mm x 280mm. Bookseller Inventory # 016536

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Book Description William Collins, Sons & Co., Ltd, London, 1972. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First UK Edition. 1st printing. 1st UK edition of the 1st English translation, published the same year in the US. Originally published in France in 1971. 2 volumes in red slipcase. 4to. Both light grey cloth with red titling to spine, each with 2 bookmarks bound in. 360pp. and 370pp., some folding out. Illustrated. Designed by the author with the collaboration of Roger Parry and Michel Muguet. The conclusion of nearly 27 years' work, in which Aragon watched Matisse while he worked, wrote about him, recorded his words and his comments about Aragon's writings about him. The book assembles all the writings on Matisse by a fellow artist, added to, elaborated on, and shaped into what Aragon called 'a novel', allowing himself numerous digressions. The result is a unique dialogue between writer and painter. A handsome, bright set. A little toning and spotting to head and tail edge of boards, and very slightly to head edge of pages. Internally clean. Small, unobtrusive original price sticker to front flap of volume 1 jacket. Mild peripheral toning and soiling, with spine ends slightly yellowed. A few small marks and rubs, and a couple of fore edge corners nicked. Jackets crisp and handsome. The slipcase is a little rubbed at the head and tail, with the cloth at the base frayed at edges. A little staining around the base, not very perceptibly. A few other marks, but generally bright, and secure. Heavy item - an extra charge for postage will be required. Bookseller Inventory # 001211

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Book Description London, England: Collins, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 4 to. Hard cover. In English (translated). In red cloth slip case. 2 volumes both with with dust jacket. Volume 1 has 356 pages illustrated with 76 colour plates, 2 fold outs and 158 black and white and toned illustrations and photographs. Volume 2 has 366 pages illustrated with 79 colour plates, 2 fold outs, 228 black and white and toned illustrations and photographs. Both volumes are in white dust jackets with colour picture to front and are bound in white cloth with red lettering to spine. Ribbon markers. Slip case is slightly scuffed, but is in very good condition. The dust jackets are clean and in very good condition with some light rubbing. Firm bindings. Clean internally. A unique work, a "biography" by a fellow artist giving rich insights into Matisse's life and work. A nice set. Seller info: Big Books, box #2. Bookseller Inventory # 001370008

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