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Paula Rego The Complete Graphic Work

Rosenthal, T. G.

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ISBN 10: 0500093156 / ISBN 13: 9780500093153
Published by Thames & Hudson, Bx-29, 2003
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Hardcover. 4to. Thames and Hudson. 2003. 287 pgs. 491 illustrations, 109 in color. Previous owner's stamp mark present to the verso. DJ in VG shape with light shelfwear present to the DJ. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards clean with no wear present. Photos sent upon request. Bx-29 ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 287 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 36596

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Title: Paula Rego The Complete Graphic Work

Publisher: Thames & Hudson, Bx-29

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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Paula Rego, one of today's leading figurative artists, was born in Portugal and studied at the Slade School of Art in London from 1952 to 1956. She took up permanent residence in England in 1976 but has never severed her Portuguese roots. This is the first monograph to deal exclusively with Rego's graphic work: over two hundred etchings, aqua-tints, and lithographs from 1954 and her student days to the Jane Eyre series in 2002, including several that were never editioned but only proofed. For many painters, etching and lithography are merely an adjunct to their art, and the graphic images are simply copies of their paintings in another medium. Rego is unique among highly acclaimed contemporary artists in that her graphic works are mostly original in theme as well as execution, and she makes use of this different medium to project the disturbing and subversive power seen in her paintings. The text, written by Rego's friend the art critic T. G. Rosenthal, provides the background to each series and analyzes each work. It quotes extensively from the artist's own commentaries and conversations with the author, which provides intriguing insights into the art. A fully illustrated catalogue raisonne, a description of Rego's techniques by Paul Coldwell, a comprehensive list of exhibitions, and a bibliography make this an essential survey of a major aspect of Rego's work. 445 illustrations in color and duotone.

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T. G. Rosenthal is former art critic of The Listener and of The New Statesman.

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