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First edition 1996, first printing. Hardcover in full cloth with DJ. Condition as new, square tight and crisp book, no edgewear, no markings of any kind, no names no underlinings no highlights no bent page corners, very slight foxing at top edge, Not a reminder. DJ as new, no tears no chips no edgewear, Price Not clipped. Thick 4to, XI + 500 pages, well illustrated. Heavy book will require additional postage for priority or international orders. N° de réf. du libraire 012663
Synopsis : In the second volume of his definitive biography of Pablo Picasso, John Richardson draws on the same combination of lively writing, critical astuteness, exhaustive research and personal experience that made a bestseller out of the first volume and vividly re-creates the artist's life and work during the crucial decade of 1907-1917--a period during which Picasso and Georges Braque invented cubism and to that extent engendered modernism. Thanks to his friendship with Picasso and his family, mistresses, friends, dealers and other associates, Richardson has had unique access to untapped sources and unpublished material. By harnessing biography to art history, he has managed to crack the code of cubism more successfully than any of his predecessors. And by bringing fresh light to bear on the artist's too often sensationalized private life, he has succeeded in coming up with a totally new view of this paradoxical man and of his paradoxical work. Never before has Picasso's prodigious technique, his incisive vision and, not least, his sardonic humor been analyzed with such clarity.
Richardson reveals that the young Picasso saw himself in the Baudelairean role of "the painter of modern life"--a role that stipulated the brothel as the noblest subject for a modern artist. Hence his great innovative painting Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, with which this book opens. As well as portraying Picasso as a revolutionary, the author analyzes the more compassionate side of his genius. The misogynist of posthumous legend turns out to have been surprisingly vulnerable--more often sinned against than sinning. Heartbroken at the death of his mistress Eva, the artist tried desperately to find a wife. Richardson recounts the untold story of how his two great loves of 1915-1917 successively turned him down; and how these disappointments, as well as his horror at the outbreak of World War I and the wounds it inflicted on his closest friends, Braque and Apollinaire, shadowed his painting and drove him off to Rome--back to the ancient world.
For Picasso, art would always have a magic function. As Richardson reveals, the artist saw himself as a shaman who could use his art to cast spells, both good and bad, and play all manner of ingenious and sardonic games. This greatest of modern artists knew better than anyone how to outrage us, also how to fascinate, puzzle and disturb us. Above all, he makes us perceive reality afresh by re-energizing our minds as well as our eyes.
Review: This second volume in Richardson's exhaustive and intense biography of the twentieth century's greatest artist covers the ten years from 1907, where volume one ended its epic story of youthful Bohemian struggle. Picasso was then 26; the decade covered here displays a journey to adulthood through astonishing artistic innovation, a growing renown, and the artist's turbulent sexual relations. Richardson details Picasso's public career, including the impact of Cubism, and his complex personal life, notably the artist's passionate and callous treatment of his wives and mistresses ("deification followed by a degrading process of psychosexual dissection"). Through perceptive analysis of Picasso's paintings, Richardson also offers a deep understanding of the inner demons that shaped his remarkable outer life.
Titre : A Life of Picasso, Volume II: 1907-1917 - ...
Éditeur : Random House
Date d'édition : 1996
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : As New
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Edition : 1st Edition
Description du livre Random House, New York, 1996. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Good. 1st Edition. Corners and edges of dust jacket slightly bumped. Some creasing to the dust jacket on the bottom left of the back cover. Dust jacket lightly rubbed on front and back cover. Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Book. N° de réf. du libraire 009395
Description du livre Random, NY, 1996. État : VG+/VG+ (see notes). 1st. 4to. 500pp. NO INTERNATIONAL OR PRIORITY. Slight cant to spine, bit of wear to DJ, and maybe a mark when we remove the old price label. N° de réf. du libraire MAIN015777I
Description du livre Random House, NY, 1996. Hardcover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine. 1st Edition. Vol 2 only, 500 pp., Profusely Illus with BW Photos of paintings, White Hardback,4to, tiny red ink dot T edgepapers else Fine in DJ with 1 small edgechip, 1st ed, 2nd prntng (Heavy so No Overseas Shipment). N° de réf. du libraire 111587
Description du livre Random House, New York, 1996. Hardbound. First Edition. Cream stamped cloth, 500 pp., many BW illus.; weighs 4 lbs. The second of the four-volume in-depth biography of famed Spanish painter Pablo Picasso (1881-1973). VG- (No dust jacket; few labels and marks from previous art-library owner.). N° de réf. du libraire 141008
Description du livre RANDOM HOUSE, NEW YORK, 1996. État : DISCRETO USATO. IED. INGLESE Legatura editoriale, copertina rigida tutta tela grezza, decoro tono su tono al piatto e titoli in nero al dorso, varie le usure come generale dissolvenza, macchie e macchioline da impronte, tracce uso e polvere, discreto lo stato di conservazione esterno, ottimo interno. Vol. N. II - 1907 - 1917 - di opera incompleta, a cura di J. Richardson con la collaborazione di M. McCully, raccoglie completa ed ampia documentazione storico - artistica, numerose tavole e figure in nero, a completare il testo sulla vita del maestro, controguardia illustrata da ritratto giovanile, interno pulito, alcune sottolineature. Prima Edizione. N° de réf. du libraire TRE1725-A46D
Description du livre U.S.A.: Random House, 1996. Hardcover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine. 1st Edition. N° de réf. du libraire SP10031
Description du livre Random House, New York, 1996. Hardcover. État : NF. Etat de la jaquette : NF. 1st edition, 1st printing. lg. 8vo, off-white cloth-covered bds, black title on spine, blind-emb.figure on fb, sl. crease bottom ft. corner but corner straight, otherwise fine inside and out; dk. green eps, profusely illus. in b&w; pp.x,500 incl. short titles and notes, index; unclipped iullus dj, sl. bumping upper spine end, 1mm chip bottom edge ft panel, else fine. N° de réf. du libraire 4610
Description du livre U.S.A.: Random House, 1996. Hardcover. État : As New. Etat de la jaquette : As New. 1st Edition. The book and dust jacket have no visible markings or signs of wear. Due to the weight of the book there may be a slight postal surcharge. N° de réf. du libraire ABE-18538643788
Description du livre Random House, New York, 1996. hardcover. État : fine. Etat de la jaquette : near fine. Picasso (illustrateur). First. Written with the Collaboration of Marilyn McCully. Many black & white illustrations. 500 pages, 4to, white cloth, d.w. New York: Random House, (1996). First edition. Fine. Written with the Collaboration of Marilyn McCully. Many black & white illustrations. 500 pages, 4to, white cloth, d.w. New York: Random House, (1996). First edition. Fine. N° de réf. du libraire 271791
Description du livre Random House, 1996. Hardcover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. 1st Edition. A 500 page hardcover publication . Illustrated throughout. Book is in fine condition completely free from any markings of a former owner. Stated first edition in original dust jacket in very good condition. This book is too heavy to be shipped outside of the USA. N° de réf. du libraire 62617Picpile