Publisher: Felicie, New York
Publication Date: 1974
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: Stated First Printing
0960069224 This FIRST EDITION is STATED FIRST PRINTING in scarce DUSTWRAPPER. Colophon on page 279 states "First Printing, September 1974 on the presses of Draeger, master printer of Paris." Book is profusely illustrated with 137 of Picasso works and 82 photos of Picasso, 96 in color, many full page pictures. Photographs by EDWARD QUINN, Introduction by John Russell, and translated by Roland Balay. Book is in VERY GOOD condition with pictorial cloth binding with front board having a close up of Picasso's face half shadowed with large white facsimile of Picasso's autograph stamped in white with Felicie name and concentric square logo all in bottom right corner of front board, with bold white lettering and Felicie logo on spine. Book's spine tips and corners are bumped and worn with slight fading to cloth on boards otherwise book is VERY GOOD+ with binding and insides tight, bright, clean and unmarked. NO previous owner's or library markings, NO foxing and NOT a remainder or book club edition. Yellow and red pictorial endpapers have photo of line of folks waiting for Picasso exhibit at Paris museum in 1967 for front endpapers and photo of the chateau de Vauvenargues where Picasso's grave is located. DW is in VERY GOOD condition covered by Brodart. DW is heavy textured gold gilt wrapper with approx 5" x 6" window into Picasso's eyes on front board on top 2/3 of front cover under which there is a large diagonal Picasso signature facsimile stamped in black near Felicie logo and name in bottom right corner. DW's spine tips and corners are bumped and worn with creasing and minor chips. There are tears to 3 corners of window on front cover (1/2 to 1") with creasing to right side. ".this book which intimately reveals the life and work of the genius of our century was created with Picasso's participation and approved by Picasso shortly before his death. Picasso liked the simplicity and realism of Edward Quinn's photography and allowed him to record close glimpses of his daily life as he intensely and passionately devoured it. We get a new understanding of Picasso by viewing his work included in this book - 138 paintings, sculpture and other media - some of which have previously never been reproduced - in relationship to the pictorial record of his life." from the inside front flap of DW. PICASSO: copyright, 1974, ISBN#: , hardcover, HEAVY book, 11.5" x 12", 276pp with biographical chronology and bibliography. Bookseller Inventory # 002844
Synopsis: This is one of the "Great Modern Masters" series on 20th-century artists. This book covers the work of Pablo Picasso. Forfeiting a conventional career and scorning the artistic establishment - despte his academic training and natural talent - he fully embraced the bohemian lifestyle of the avant-garde throughout his long and productive life. In this survey, nearly 80 of his masterpieces are reproduced as well as lesser-known works, demonstrating the diversity and scope of Picasso's artistic output. Born in Malaga, Spain, he moved to Barcelona in 1895. By 1904 he was living in Paris in the legendary neighbourhood of Montmatre. He became intrigued by Iberian sculpture and African masks and incorporated their evocative imagery into his art, culminating in the famous 1907 painting, "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon". Along with the painter Georges Braque, Picasso then embarked on the artistic revolution known as Cubism, which completely altered the way the world was represented in art. He continued to test artistic boundaries, ultimately developing a highly personal expressionistic style perhaps best represented by the 1937 painting, "Guernica". After World War II, Picasso settled in the south of France where he worked until his death in 1973.
Review: Pablo Picasso is indisputably one of the great artists of the 20th century. This handsome volume is a fine introduction to a legendary figure and includes more than 60 plates of his masterpieces as well as some lesser-known works. Find out where Picasso got his inspiration and what role he played in the artistic revolution known as cubism. You'll enjoy following the evolution of Picasso's art and will marvel at his highly personal, expressionistic style.
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