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RENOIR : His Life, Art, and Letters

White, Barbara Ehrlich

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ISBN 10: 0810980886 / ISBN 13: 9780810980884
Published by Harry N Abrams Inc / Abradale Press, New York, 1988
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Harry N Abrams Inc / Abradale Press 1988 - 312 pages - 391 illustrations and 125 full color reproductions - DJ in CLEAR, ARCHIVAL BRODART COVER - CREAM cloth binding with gilt lettering ----- Chapter headings as follows --- 1841-1870 : Bohemian Life - 1871-1877 : Leader of the Impressionists - 1878-1880 : Triumph at the Salon - 1881-1883 : Travels Abroad - 1884-1889 : Fatherhood and Middle Age - 1890-1899 : Marriage, Acclaim and Illness - 1900-1909 : International Recognition - 1910-1919 : "The Greatest Living Painter" - Notes - Chronology - Bibliography - Index ----- NO SIGN OF PRIOR OWNER - nearly flawless Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 002282

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Title: RENOIR : His Life, Art, and Letters

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc / Abradale Press, New York

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Cloth

Illustrator: Renoir

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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For twenty years, White has devoted much of her life to searching out unpublished letters, drawings and documents that reveal Renoir's life as an artist and as a man. 400 illustrations, with 125 in color, include seldom reproduced works as well as intimate photos of Renoir's family and homes.

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This stunning book is a lavish celebration of Renoir's life, exploring his early formative years and his rapid progression into one of the world's most highly respected Impressionist painters. More than 250 of the artist's better known works are reproduced with amazing clarity, and are a testament to Renoir's diverse talent and imagination. From his subtle, tender images of children in paintings such as Girls at the Piano and The Letter, to his full-textured and opulent paintings such as Sleeping Odalisque and Ode to Flowers, Renoir really was the Workman of Painting. --Naomi Gesinger

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