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Lachaise

Hunter, Sam.

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ISBN 10: 1558595627 / ISBN 13: 9781558595620
Published by Cross River/ Abbeville, New York/ London/ Paris, 1993
New Condition: New Hardcover
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Brand new, near fine dust jacket, oversized olive cloth. Stunning close-ups of the voluptuous female nude sculptures created by Gaston Lachaise, 1882-1935. David Finn color photos. Giftworthy! 246 pgs 14636 shelf. Bookseller Inventory # 038646

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Title: Lachaise

Publisher: Cross River/ Abbeville, New York/ London/ Paris

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: David Finn photos

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Describes the evolution of Lachaise's aesthetic from his early curvaceous figures to his later explicit and controversial works

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Hunter is a professor of art and archaeology at Princeton and the curator of Modern Art at the university museum. As such, he is eminently qualified to undertake this beautifully produced examination of the life and works of Gaston Lachaise (1882-1935). He discusses Lachaise's works, which are rightly described as still controversial. Lachaise's massive female nudes, female fertility figures, and works of "disturbing eroticis" are examined in the context of the artist's life and the age in which he worked. The quality of reproduction is excellent, and many sculptures are photographed from different angles. These challenging works are especially overwhelming when seen together. This volume adds an important new dimension to the study of Modern Art and should be acquired by every serious art library.
Martin Chasin, Adult Inst., Bridgeport, Ct.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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