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Exchanging hats : Paintings : Elizabeth Bishop

Benton, William, editor

ISBN 10: 0374150907 / ISBN 13: 9780374150907
Edité par FS&G, 1996
Etat : Very Good Couverture rigide
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A bright, tight copy. DJ is not price clipped; colorful w/lightest of soil from handling; protected in mylar. Orange raw paper boards are firmly bound; 1" edge fade across front board; pages clean & sharp throughout. N° de réf. du libraire WS14636

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Titre : Exchanging hats : Paintings : Elizabeth ...

Éditeur : FS&G

Date d'édition : 1996

Reliure : Hardcover

Illustrateur : illustrated

Etat du livre :Very Good

Etat de la jaquette : Very Good

Edition : 1st Edition

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Synopsis :

`They are Not Art -- NOT AT ALL,' Elizabeth Bishop insists. Forty of her pictures are here tracked down and reproduced in full colour by poet and art writer William Benton, who provides an introduction and an anthology of Miss Bishop's formal and informal prose on the subject of art and artists. `If Elizabeth Bishop wrote like a painter,' Benton says, `she painted like a writer. All her paintings are small, on sheets of paper the same size that one might write a poem on.' The earliest dates from 1937, the last from the year before her death. Most are gouaches and water-colours. It was not until 1993 that they were gathered (after sleuthing in archives and among her friends) and exhibited at the East Martello Tower Museum, in Key West where she had lived between 1938 and 1948. This was the first time the world at large knew her as a painter, but it might have guessed at her skills from the poems with their painterly eye and subtle tonalities. Her vivid gallery poem `Over 2,000 Illustrations and a Complete Concordance' comes to mind as readers encounter Miss Bishop's quiet scenes of New York, Newfoundland, Florida, Yucatan, Brazil, her occasional portraits and still lives, vital and mysterious as the poems, but their reality unrehearsed and not correctable.

Review:

Bishop's paintings are not 'interesting' forays into an essentially alien form, nor are they divorced from the central intelligence of the poems... they come from the same extraordinary source and make a justified claim to attention in their own right. --Jamie McKendrick, Times Literary Supplement

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Shaker Mill Books is the annex of The Bookloft in Great Barrington, MA, one of the only independent bookstores in the Berkshires for over 35 years. Located in West Stockbridge, MA, Shaker Mill Books houses nearly ten thousand rare, out-of-print and/or signed books. We specialize in Berskhire Books (many now out-of-print or otherwise unavailable), including local histories and biographies, as well as a large collection of books by nature writer Hal Borland.

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