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Joan Miro: A Retrospective.

Joan Miro/ Guggenheim Staff.

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ISBN 10: 0892070625 / ISBN 13: 9780892070626
Published by NY: Guggenheim Museum / New Haven: Yale University, 1987, 1987
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Paperwraps, 9.5x11", 268 pp. Heavy and too large for international flat rate: cheapest overseas shipment is $19 extra. Condition: Very Good: scrape at bottom spine corner with 1/4" white triangle; light rub along spine; contents fine, solid and unmarked. Bookseller Inventory # 17820.1

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Title: Joan Miro: A Retrospective.

Publisher: NY: Guggenheim Museum / New Haven: Yale University, 1987

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: 1st Edition

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A selection of the paintings and drawings of Joan Miro is accompanied by a survey of his career and analyses of his work

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The current Joan Mir{¢}o retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art rivals last year's Matisse show for excitement and revelation. Once again, the museum has inspired fresh appreciation for the work of a modern master. This volume, published in conjunction with the exhibition, is a masterpiece in its own right, with splendid color reproductions of more than 250 paintings, drawings, collages, and sculptures. Lanchner's shrewd commentary draws upon a wealth of sources, including letters, notebooks, the writings of Mir{¢}o's contemporaries, and numerous working drawings, and culminates in a lucid reexamination of Mir{¢}o's lifework by emphasizing the logistics of his creative processes, particularly his penchant for working in series. Mir{¢}o was disciplined, systematic, and prolific. He possessed a remarkable facility for materials and surface, but his craftsmanlike approach never kept him from expressing his unique and joyful lyricism. As Mir{¢}o moved from representative paintings into the free associations of abstraction, his work retained a marvelous sense of animation and vitality. His palette is lush and mysterious, his doodley lines both electric and graceful. One of the highlights of this retrospective is the beautifully poetic Constellation series (1940-41), in which highly symbolic birds, women, eyes, stars, and spirals float across radiant, otherworldly skies. An illustrated chronology and a complete catalog follow the plates. Donna Seaman

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