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The spirit of the letter in painting

Leymarie, Jean

Published by Hallmark Cards, [Kansas City, Mo.], 1961
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Large quarto in white DJ; 90 p, mounted color illus; 29 cm. Pen woodcut to title page. || Letters in art; Painting. || Jean Leymarie (17 July 1919, Gagnac-sur-Cere, Lot - 9 March 2006) was a French art historian. Born into a peasant family, he pursued his studies in Toulouse then Paris. After the Second World War, he began his museum career. He was curator at Grenoble Museum from 1950 to 1955, director of the Musée national d'Art moderne from 1968 to 1973 and director of the French Academy in Rome from 1977 to 1984. He taught for a long time at the Swiss universities of Lausanne and Geneva and published several works on the history of art. He remains one of those who imposed 20th century painting on French national museums. Barely worn DJ protected in archival brodart and slipcase, extremely light rubbing to corners, else fine in fine DJ in very good+ slipcase. First edition (presumed; no earlier dates stated). Bookseller Inventory # 80468

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Title: The spirit of the letter in painting

Publisher: Hallmark Cards, [Kansas City, Mo.]

Publication Date: 1961

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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