Published to accompany a major retrospective exhibition and based on fresh research, a survey of the work of the late nineteenth/early twentieth-century Post-Impressionist painter, Pierre Bonnard, includes and discusses 237 reproductions, 112 in full color.
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It seems somehow revolutionary that a turquoise-blue painting graces the cover of Bonnard, the catalog accompanying a 1998 exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The color of the endpapers--deep yellow--tells readers that even the book designers know with which end of the color spectrum most viewers associate this sensuous painter. The translucent-looking, sun-struck, golden woman in the bathtub--the artist's wife and favorite model--is so emblazoned on our memories that it takes an exhibition like the one documented in this book to remind viewers of Bonnard's extraordinary range as a colorist.
The early, intimate, Nabi paintings are often dark, with figures that stand out like candle flames in shadowy interiors. But Bonnard's use of umber, sienna, and various blacks--occasionally in the shape of a dachshund--is forever part of what makes those brilliant reds and oranges sing. Even 60 years into his career, the painter gave full range to his palette, balancing the most highly colored canvasses with others of pale, soft grays. Those readers who have been succored on the 1984 Phillips Collection catalogue will find MoMA's new one every bit as nourishing.Review:
In meticulous, often scientific, detail he decodes Bonnard's use of color, perspective and other devices in his optical bag of tricks. -- The New York Times Book Review, Scott Veale
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Book Description Tate Publishing, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0007517515
Book Description Tate Gallery Publishing, London, 1998. Hardcover. Forest green cloth, gilt letters on spine, blue & color illus. dust jacket, 272 pp., 158 BW illus., 115 color plates. Issued in conjunction with several 1998 exhibitions featuring works by French painter Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947). With key essays by Sarah Whitfield and John Elderfield. Vivacious. VG (slight scuffs and label remnant on back of dj; otherwise clean.). Bookseller Inventory # 152837
Book Description Tate Gallery, 1998. Hardback. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. 1998. Tate Gallery. Hard Cover. Book- VG. DJ- VG, protective covered. 12x9.5. 272pp. Colour frontis, profuse colour and b/w photos and illus. Pierre Bonnard is one of the most enigmatic of the great masters of twentieth-century painting. On the surface his art seems to be gently extending the Impressionism of Renoir and Degas. Looked at more closely, it is violently radical. This is a lavishly illustrated study of his life and work. Bookseller Inventory # 456917
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