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Picasso (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists) (Paperback) Mike Venezia (Author)
Picasso (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists) (Paperback)
Mike Venezia (Author)
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Presents a biography of Picasso

From School Library Journal
ea. vol: illus. by author. 32p. photogs. reprods. (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists Series). CIP. Childrens. 1988. PLB $9.95. Grade 1-3 Despite the current trend to introduce music, literature, and art to very young children, these books serve to illustrate the limitations of such efforts. Here the lives and works of two brilliant and revolutionary painters have been reduced to a series of basic facts and cliches. Children reading these books will get less biographic information than could be found in an encyclopedia and no insight into the unique vision and talent that made these artists important. Venezia's analysis of the artists' style is simplistiche attributes Picasso's blue period to depression over the death of a friend and his rose period to a new love. He makes no attempt to explain the principals of Cubism, focusing on the peculiarities of the images rather than the ideas behind them. His treatment of Rembrandt's work is equally shallow, describing the objects pictured rather than the artist's interpretation. Although he mentions the variety of brush strokes in one Rembrandt painting, he spends more time pointing out the spilled glasses of wine in the painting and never mentions Rembrandt's signature use of light and shadow or the richness and warmth of his color. In addition to reproductions of the paintings, captioned cartoons illustrate the text. The combination of jokes and simplicity creates an overall sense of condescension. Those wishing to introduce children to the works of these artists should wait until they are old enough for Ernest Raboff's fine biographic interpretation (Lippincott). Eleanor K. MacDonald, Beverly Hills Public Lib .
32 p.

Pablo Picasso: Breaking All the Rules (Smart About Art) (Paperback) True Kelley (Author, Illustrator)
Pablo Picasso: Breaking All the Rules (Smart About Art) (Paperback)
True Kelley (Author, Illustrator)
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Simon Packard didn't always want to do his artist report on Pablo Picasso, but after his twin brother Stephen does a report on Monet-Simon's favorite artist-Simon chooses Picasso by default! Throughout, there are reproductions of Pablo Picasso's masterpieces as well as Simon's own drawings, and wonderful nuggets of info that will appeal to kids.
32 p.

Who Was Pablo Picasso? (Who Was...?) (Paperback) True Kelley (Author, Illustrator)
Who Was Pablo Picasso? (Who Was...?) (Paperback)
True Kelley (Author, Illustrator)
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Over a long, turbulent life, Picasso continually discovered new ways of seeing the world and translating it into art. A restless genius, he went through a blue period, a rose period, and a Cubist phase. He made collages, sculptures out of everyday objects, and beautiful ceramic plates. True Kelley’s engaging biography is a wonderful introduction to modern art.
112 p.

When Pigasso Met Mootisse (Hardcover) Nina Laden (author)
When Pigasso Met Mootisse (Hardcover)
Nina Laden (author)
Synopsis
From Publishers Weekly
Verbal and visual puns fill Laden's (The Night I Followed the Dog) sly homage to Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, who are keenly caricatured as a prima-donna pig and a feisty bull. Pigasso is a dark-eyed hog in a red beret; his facial features rearrange according to his mood, and bruisy hues of blue and purple shadow his yellow-pink complexion. His painting of female pigs?a crafty version of Les Demoiselles d'Avignon?causes an art-world sensation. A canvas by Mootisse, a sophisticated orange bull with a neat brown beard and red-framed spectacles, featuring five graceful, nude cows?The Dance with udders?is hailed as a "Moosterpiece." After urban success, Pigasso and Mootisse move into country homes on either side of an ochre-dirt road. Pigasso's landscape features a tart-yellow house, angular shrubbery and a sharp-edged apple tree bearing cut-open fruit. Mootisse's farm offers a curvy tree, a patchwork garden of cutout leaf-shapes, and a construction-paper-smooth lawn that complements the red house. The artists at first share baguettes and bottles of wine, and make gifts of their paintings, but their friendship erodes as they snipe at each other's styles. Laden lightly satirizes the duo as "pig-headed and bull-headed," respectively, then lets them admit grudging admiration. She cites cubist and fauvist philosophies (Pigasso calls his rival a "wild beast"), and she mimics the real painters' techniques, so that Pigasso favors hard black outlines and Mootisse prefers brilliant side-by-side shades. While junior art historians familiar with the artists' work will laugh loudest, an afterword offers novices the background for this well-observed comedy. Ages 4-10.

From School Library Journal
Grade 2-4-In this delightful tale of modern artists, a porky Pigasso and a bullish Mootisse start out as neighbors but end up feuding when they start criticizing one another's work. Now rivals, they transform their farms into bold works of art and then build a fence between the properties. However, the painters find that they miss one another's company and they each paint an apology on the fence-paintings that wow the critics and make the two fast friends. Based loosely on the real-life relationship between Picasso and Matisse, Laden's tale is a wonderful tribute to these exceptional talents and to the concept of accepting the ideas of others. The story is fast paced, packed with humor, and filled with clever wordplay. The bold acrylic paintings perfectly capture the duo's volatile temperaments and different artistic styles; they are fun to look at and reinforce the lighthearted mood of the text. Bound to entice its audience to learn more about these painters, this title is a sure bet for any children's collection. Use it in conjunction with Kathleen Krull's Lives of the Artists (Harcourt, 1995) or appropriate entries in Ernest Raboff's "Art for Children" series (Doubleday).
Nancy Menaldi-Scanlan, LaSalle Academy, Providence, RI
40 p.

Picasso and the Girl with a Ponytail (Anholt's Artists Books for Children) (Paperback) Laurence Anholt (Author)
Picasso and the Girl with a Ponytail (Anholt's Artists Books for Children) (Paperback)
Laurence Anholt (Author)
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Sylvette is a shy little girl, but her neighbor happens to be the artist Pablo Picasso. Attracted by Sylvette’s classical facial profile and her lovely ponytail hair style, Picasso convinces her to overcome her shyness and pose for a series of artworks. These drawings, paintings, and sculptures soon become world famous, and encouraged to abandon her shyness, Sylvette herself begins a career as a fine artist. This is a title in Barron’s Anholt’s Artists Books for Children series, in which author and illustrator Laurence Anholt recalls memorable and sometimes amusing moments when the lives of the artists were touched by children. Anholt’s fine illustrations appear on every page and include reproductions of works by the artists.

From the Inside Flap
(back cover)
Pablo Picasso
Shy Sylvette is astonished when Pablo Picasso, the world-famous artist, chooses her to be his model. As the pictures become larger and more extraordinary, The Girl with a Ponytail becomes famous too.
This amazing true story of developing self-confidence was told to Laurence Anholt by Sylvette herself.
32 p.

A Life of Picasso: The Prodigy, 1881-1906 (Paperback) John Richardson (Author)
A Life of Picasso: The Prodigy, 1881-1906 (Paperback)
John Richardson (Author)
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As he magnificently combines meticulous scholarship with irresistible narrative appeal, Richardson draws on his close friendship with Picasso, his own diaries, the collaboration of Picasso's widow Jacqueline, and unprecedented access to Picasso's studio and papers to arrive at a profound understanding of the artist and his work. 800 photos.

About the Author
John Richardson is the author of a memoir, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice; an essay collection, Sacred Monsters, Sacred Masters; and books on Manet and Braque. He has written for The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair. He was instrumental in setting up Christie’s in the United States. In 1993 he was made a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. In 1995–96 he served as the Slade Professor of Fine Art at Oxford University. He divides his time between Connecticut and New York City.
548 p.

A Life of Picasso: The Cubist Rebel, 1907-1916 (Paperback) John Richardson (Author)
A Life of Picasso: The Cubist Rebel, 1907-1916 (Paperback)
John Richardson (Author)
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In The Cubist Rebel, 1907–1916, the second volume of his Life of Picasso, John Richardson reveals the young Picasso 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 breakthrough painting, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, with which this book opens. As well as portraying Picasso as a revolutionary, Richardson 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, Picasso tried desperately to find a wife. Richardson recounts the untold story of how his two great loves of 1915–17 successively turned him down. 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 work for the Ballets Russes in Rome and Naples—back to the ancient world.

In this volume we see the artist’s life and work during the crucial decade of 1907–17, a period during which Picasso and Georges Braque devised what has come to be known as cubism and in doing so engendered modernism. Thanks to the author’s friendship with Picasso and some of the women in his life, as well as Braque and their dealer, D. H. Kahnweiler, and other associates, he has had access to untapped sources and unpublished material. In The Cubist Rebel, Richardson also introduces us to key figures in Picasso’s life who have been totally overlooked by previous biographers. Among these are the artist’s Chilean patron, collector, and mother figure, Eugenia Errázuriz, as well as two fiancées: the loveable Geneviève Laporte and the promiscuous bisexual painter Irène Lagut.

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 private life, he has succeeded in coming up with a new view of this paradoxical man and of his paradoxical work. Never before have Picasso’s revolutionary vision, technical versatility, prodigious achievements, and, not least, his sardonic humor been analyzed with such clarity.

About the Author
John Richardson is the author of a memoir, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice; an essay collection, Sacred Monsters, Sacred Masters; and books on Manet and Braque. He has written for The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair. He was instrumental in setting up Christie’s in the United States. In 1993 he was made a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. In 1995–96 he served as the Slade Professor of Fine Art at Oxford University. He divides his time between Connecticut and New York City.
512 p.

A Life of Picasso: The Triumphant Years, 1917-1932 (Vol 3) (Hardcover) John Richardson (Author)
A Life of Picasso: The Triumphant Years, 1917-1932 (Vol 3) (Hardcover)
John Richardson (Author)
Synopsis
From Publishers Weekly
This third volume in Richardson's magisterial biography takes us through Picasso's middle years, as he establishes his mastery over craft, other artists and the women in his life. The story begins the year Picasso falls in love with Olga Kokhlova, a Russian dancer he met while working on the avant-garde ballet Parade for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. By the end of the volume, Olga—his first wife—becomes the victim of some of Picasso's most harrowing images. The book elaborates on the details of Picasso's inspirations, with Richardson providing a balance of fact, salacious detail and art-historical critique. He is particularly skilled at evoking the humor and sexuality that imbues Picasso's portraits of Marie-Thérèse, who became his mistress when he was 45 and she 17: As for the figure's amazing legs: the secret of their monumentality had escaped me until Courbet's great view of Etretat gave him a clue: Picasso has used the rock arches of Etretat... to magnify the scale of the bather's legs and breasts.... The artist's entire circle is also here, from Georges Braque to Henri Matisse, from André Breton to Ernest Hemingway. They are jealous collaborators, competitive geniuses, excessive bohemians, dear friends, frustrated homosexuals—while a handful of women come across as essential yet entirely replaceable. 48 pages of color illus., 275 illus. in text. 60,000 first printing.(Nov. 9)

From The New Yorker
"My work is like a diary," Picasso often said, and Richardson demonstrates the truth of this in the third installment of his biography. He rejoins Picasso after his Cubist stage, when Picasso is designing costumes for Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes and entering a primarily neoclassical period. The volume covers the years of his marriage to the Russian ballerina Olga Khokhlova, the mother of his only legitimate child, Paulo, and describes their lavishly bourgeois life style in Paris and their summers in the South of France. The most striking aspect of this surefooted account is the link that Richardson shows between the women in Picasso’s life and the direction of his art. We witness the classic representations of his newlywed wife evolve, by the end of the marriage, into bifurcated demonic images; simultaneously, the entry of a teen-age mistress unleashes Picasso’s sexuality, which infuses all his future work.
608 p.

Picasso & Lump: A Dachshund's Odyssey [Bargain Price] (Hardcover) David Douglas Duncan (Author) , Paloma Picasso Thevenet (Contributor)
Picasso &  Lump: A Dachshund's Odyssey [Bargain Price] (Hardcover)
David Douglas Duncan (Author)
, Paloma Picasso Thevenet (Contributor)
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One spring morning in 1957, veteran photojournalist David Douglas Duncan paid a visit to his friend and frequent photographic subject Pablo Picasso, at the artistÕs villa near Cannes. As copilot alongside Duncan in his Mercedes Gullwing 300 SL was the photographerÕs dachshund, Lump. Photographer and dog were close companions, but DuncanÕs nomadic lifestyle and his other dog Ñ a giant Afghan hound who had tormented the autocratic and temperamental Lump Ñ made home life in Rome difficult. When they arrived at PicassoÕs Villa La Californie that historic day, Lump decided that he had found paradise on earth, and that he would move in with Picasso, whether the artist wanted him to or not.

This is the background for an utterly original book that offers an uncommonly sensitive portrait of Picasso. Lump was immortalized in a Picasso portrait painted on a plate the day they met, but that was just the beginning. In a suite of 45 paintings reinterpreting Vel‡squezÕs masterpiece Las Meninas, Picasso replaced the impassive hound in the foreground with jaunty renderings of Lump. Fifteen of those paintings are reproduced here in full color, juxtaposed with DuncanÕs dramatic and intimate black-and-white photographs of Picasso and Lump, bringing full circle the odyssey of a fortunate dachshund who found his way from reluctant road warrior to furry and elongated icon of modern art.

About the Author
AUTHORBIO: David Douglas Duncan was an acclaimed combat photographer for LIFE magazine for much of his life. He lives in Mouans-Sartoux, France.
100 p.

A Picasso Portfolio: Prints from The Museum of Modern Art (Hardcover) Deborah Wye (Author), Pablo Picasso (Author)
A Picasso Portfolio: Prints from The Museum of Modern Art (Hardcover)
Deborah Wye (Author), Pablo Picasso (Author)
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Printmaking was fundamental to Pablo Picasso's artistic vision. Over his long career, he made well over 2,000 printed images, focusing on the intaglio techniques of etching, engraving, drypoint and aquatint, as well as on lithography and linoleum cut. This publication, published to accompany an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, explores Picasso's creative process in printmaking starting in the early years of the twentieth century with his Blue and Rose periods, and extending up to the last years of his life. Divided into 12 thematic sections, the book presents highlights from the Museum's extraordinary collection of Picasso's prints. These include such celebrated masterworks as "The Minotauromachy" and "The Weeping Woman" from the 1930s, as well as evolving states that reveal how Picasso's imagery developed. One example of such metamorphosis is seen in a series of lithographs from the 1940s in which a progression is established from the realistic depiction of a bull to one that is completely abstract and captured in just a few lines. Other prints reveal changing interpretations of the women in Picasso's life, who served both as artistic subjects and as catalytic forces for his creativity. Filled with full-page illustrations accompanied by extended captions, A Picasso Portfolio features an essay by Deborah Wye, Chief Curator of Prints and Illustrated Books at MoMA, and introductions to each thematic section. The book concludes with a chronology and bibliography focusing on Picasso's printmaking.
200 p.

Picasso at the Lapin Agile and Other Plays (Paperback) Steve Martin (Author)
Picasso at the Lapin Agile and Other Plays (Paperback)
Steve Martin (Author)
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Ever wonder what it would have been like if wild and crazy Steve Martin had written an episode of "The Twilight Zone"? Well, wonder no more. The zany actor/comedian made playwright rookie of the year with this, the script of his first comedy, set in a bar in 1904 Paris. Two of the regulars, twentysomethings Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein, argue about the art of physics and the physics of art as they try to impress and bed a pretty girl. And then the space/time/culture continuum ruptures, and they're joined by a figure from the future who seems to be . . . Elvis Presley! Read for yourself why the show's been done Off-Broadway and at regionals around the country.

From Library Journal
Actor-comedian Martin is also an accomplished writer of screenplays, short stories, and now stage plays. The present work is his first full-length play and has enjoyed commercial success in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. It depicts an imaginary meeting of Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein in 1904 Paris, exploring the impact of art and science on our rapidly changing society. A surprise visit by Elvis adds some satiric commentary from a late-20th-century perspective. Among the other three short plays is Wasp, a stinging look at idealized 1950s suburban life. Though not essential, this is recommended for modern drama collections in larger public and academic libraries.?Howard E. Miller, M.L.S., St. Louis
160 p.

Life with Picasso (Paperback) Francoise Gilot (Author)
Life with Picasso (Paperback)
Francoise Gilot (Author)
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Review
'[Gilot's] recall of his [Picasso's] discussions about art, details of private visits to friends such as Matisse, Braque and Giacometti, and her intimate understanding of his temperament, make this work unique' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'This memoir is both a vivd portrait of a monstrously difficult man and a brilliant depiction of a great artist at work' NEW YORK TIMES '... no-one in the Picasso entourage was so close to him... fascinating.' Tim Hilton

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At 21, Gilot met 62-year-old Picasso. For nearly a decade, she shared her life with this complex artist, giving birth to two of his children. In her recollections, she describes the exuberant, if exhausting, world they knew together. 10 photos.
352 p.

Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications) (Hardcover) Gary Tinterow (Editor), Ms. Susan Alyson Stein (Editor)
Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications) (Hardcover)
Gary Tinterow (Editor), Ms. Susan Alyson Stein (Editor)
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This landmark publication presents for the first time a comprehensive catalogue of the works by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) in the Metropolitan Museum. Comprising thirty-four paintings, fifty-eightdrawings, a dozen sculptures and ceramics, and more than four hundred prints, the collection reflects the full breadth of the artist’s multisided genius as it asserted itself over the course of his long and influential career. Notable for its remarkable constellation of early figure paintings, which include the commanding At the Lapin Agile (1905) and the iconic portrait of Gertrude Stein (1906), the Museum’s collection also stands apart for its exceptional cache of drawings, which despite their importance and number remain relatively little known.

The key subjects that variously sustained Picasso’s interest—the pensive harlequins of his Blue and Rose periods, faceted tabletops of his Cubist years, classicizing bathers and dreaming nudes of the 1920s and 30s, and the rakish musketeers of his maturity—are amply represented by works ranging in date from a dashing self-portrait of 1900 to the fanciful Standing Nude and Seated Musketeer painted nearly seventy years later.

An overview of the collection’s history; entries on nearly one hundred works that incorporate the latest technical and documentary findings and furnish a full record of the provenance, exhibition history, and references for each object; and an essay and illustrated checklist of the prints are also included in this illuminating and handsomely illustrated volume.

About the Author
Gary Tinterow is Engelhard Chairman of Nineteenth-Century, Modern, and Contemporary Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
376 p.

Einstein, Picasso: Space, Time, and the Beauty That Causes Havoc (Paperback) Arthur I. Miller (Author)
Einstein, Picasso: Space, Time, and the Beauty That Causes Havoc (Paperback)
Arthur I. Miller (Author)
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From Publishers Weekly
Intellectual historians widely acknowledge that Einstein's theory of relativity and Picasso's cubist paintings launched modernity. Although the physicist and painter never met, their creative geniuses developed simultaneously under similar social circumstances and during an unrivaled period of cultural ferment. Moreover, Miller, professor of history and philosophy of science at University College London, contends, both Einstein and Picasso were deeply influenced by mathematician and philosopher Henri Poincar‚'s treatise on non-Euclidean geometry, La Science et l'hypothŠse. Both Einstein and Picasso borrowed from Poincar‚ the idea of a temporal and spatial dimension beyond our own that could be captured in art and physics. Miller plunders previously unavailable sources as he narrates the parallel biographies of Einstein and Picasso. He traces in great detail the influences of photography, geometry and X-ray technology on Picasso's art as well as the influence of aesthetic theory on Einstein's science. Through close readings of the theory of relativity and Picasso's groundbreaking Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, Miller argues that these two men were working on the same problem: "how to represent space and time at just the moment in history when it became apparent that these entities are not what we intuitively perceive them to be." In the 21st century, it is old news that artists and scientists struggle with the best ways to represent space and time. But Miller's eloquent and wide-ranging interdisciplinary history of ideas returns us to the beginning of the 20th century when two brilliant minds challenged reigning understandings of space and time and fashioned revolutionary models that imbue contemporary culture's understandings of itself and the physical world. (Apr.)Forecast: There is probably not a huge readership for this title, but it will sell well to students of science, art and the history of ideas. The author will make appearances in Chicago and Cambridge, Mass., in late March, and such engagements should help him reach his audience

From Library Journal
During the span of a few years shortly after the start of the 20th century, roughly from 1904 to 1908, two quiet revolutions in how we perceive the world were underway. In Switzerland, Einstein was working on the nature of time and space. In Paris, Picasso tackled a similar problem in the creation of the seminal Cubist work "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon" (for a detailed history of this painting, see William Rubin and others' Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, LJ 2/1/95). Miller (history and philosophy of science, University Coll., London) examines the two men and the revolutions they initiated. Pulling together the lives of the physicist and the painter, as well as the band of friends, colleagues, influences, and lovers that surrounded them at that time. Miller creates a compelling argument for the confluence of aesthetics and science. Illustrated with scientific diagrams as well as work by Picasso and others, this is recommended for larger collections on modern art in public libraries and for most general academic collections. Martin R. Kalfatovic, Smithsonian Inst. Libs., Washington, DC
368 p.

The Success and Failure of Picasso (Paperback) John Berger (Author)
The Success and Failure of Picasso (Paperback)
John Berger (Author)
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Traces the career of the Spanish-born artists, discusses his major works, and argues that in later years he became trapped by his wealth and fame.
240 p.

Picasso Line Drawings and Prints (Dover Art Library) (Paperback) Pablo Picasso (Author)
Picasso Line Drawings and Prints (Dover Art Library) (Paperback)
Pablo Picasso (Author)
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drawings from many periods, styles show master 20th-century draughtsman’s incredible line. 1905 circus family, portraits of Diaghilev, Balzac, cubist studies, neo-classical nudes, mythological scenes, many media: lithograph, drypoint, etching, pen-and-ink.
48 p.

Picasso (Paperback) Gertrude Stein (Author)
Picasso (Paperback)
Gertrude Stein (Author)
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Intimate, revealing memoir of Picasso as man and artist by influential literary figure. Highly readable amalgam of biographical fact, artistic and aesthetic comments: Picasso as founder of Cubism, associate of Apollinaire, Braque, Derain, other notables; titanic, creative spirit. One of Stein’s most accessible works. 61 black-and-white illustrations. Index.
128 p.

The Ultimate Picasso (Paperback) Brigitte Leal (Author), Christine Piot (Author), Marie-Laure Bernadac (Author)
The Ultimate Picasso (Paperback)
 Brigitte Leal (Author), Christine Piot (Author), Marie-Laure Bernadac (Author)
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If you had to choose just one book about Pablo Picasso, the most protean artist of the 20th century, what would you look for? Copious, good-quality reproductions. An authoritative account of the way his approach to painting was influenced by his personality, the women in his life, and his awareness of art made by others. An in-depth treatment of key works like Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (which Picasso memorably called his "first exorcism painting") and signature themes, like the half-man, half-animal Minotaur. Then there's the question of tone. Some books cast Picasso as a demigod or a destroyer. Others, like art historian John Richardson's A Life of Picasso, offer a more balanced, psychologically penetrating portrait of the artist.

Hefty, elegant, and inclusive, The Ultimate Picasso hits most, though not all, of these marks. It offers more than 1,200 reproductions (nearly 800 in color) spanning the artist's entire career. Smoothly translated from the French, the book weaves biographical detail and discussions of the art into a concise narrative. ("Olga became pregnant in the summer of 1920, and in Picasso's work forms blossomed and flesh took on the massive quality of stone.") The three authors are all experts--Léal and Bernadac are (respectively) present and former curators of the Musée Picasso in Paris, and Piot coauthored the catalogue raisonné of Picasso's sculpture. They clearly explain visual sources, duly acknowledge leading art historians' interpretations, and choose good quotes from contemporaries. Yet the text can be surprisingly skimpy. The 16-page section on Guernica, for example, has barely two pages of discussion about the painting and its genesis. The authors keep an extremely tight focus on their subject, with only as much mention of Picasso's contemporaries or the outside world as is absolutely necessary.

The major flaws, however, are the authors' hyperbolic view of their subject ("Picasso did not paint nature, but the suffering of the men and women of his time, creating from it beauty and truth") and the lack of any psychological insight about the repeated devastation Picasso wreaks on the female form. In this old-fashioned portrait of the male artist as genius, human failings do not exist, unless they belong to somebody else. - Cathy Curtis

From Booklist
Can we exhaust the visual pleasure we derive from looking at Picasso's work? Can another book on Picasso offer anything more about this twentieth-century artist that we have not learned from the others (see Geoffroy-Schneiter above)? In the preface, Jean Leymarie recalls Picasso boasting that "a book would have to be written on him every day to keep up with his rhythm and his surges of creativity." All we can conclude is that this book is the ultimate. It combines all the periods of his career and touts having "nearly" every significant work he ever created in its 1,235 illustrations. Leal writes the essays in the first section on the early years, 1881-1916. This leisurely paced section certainly teaches things about Picasso that many will find fresh and involving, and throughout the extensive illustration program makes it easier to trace the development of the painter's ideas. Discovering the change in 1906 that points the way to the Picasso we moderns know well is quite satisfying. Bonnie Smothers
552 p.

Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973: Genius of the Century (Basic Art) (Paperback) Walther F Ingo (Author)
Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973: Genius of the Century (Basic Art) (Paperback) Walther F Ingo (Author)
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One name in the history of the 20th century art stands out over all others: Pablo Picasso (1881-1973). As painter, graphic artist and sculptor, he displayed an inventive enterprise and innovative bravado that always kept him one step ahead of his contemporaries. As one of them, the painter Max Ernst, ruefully put it: "No one can touch Picasso. He is genius incarnate." The works selected here cover Picasso's entire output, from the less familiar to key masterpieces such as "Guernica", from the Blue and Rose Periods early in his career through his cubist and classicist phases and the formal experiments of the Thirties to his later involvement with politics in art.
96 p.

Pablo Picasso Postcard Book (Postcard Books (Todtri Productions)) [Illustrated] (Paperback) Todtri Book Publishers (Author), BSB Publishing (Author), Pablo Picasso (Author)
Pablo Picasso Postcard Book (Postcard Books (Todtri Productions)) [Illustrated]  (Paperback)
 Todtri Book Publishers (Author), BSB Publishing (Author), Pablo Picasso (Author)
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These handsome volumes of postcards feature the artworks of the great modern masters, reproduced in brilliant full color. The cards are detachable and can be used to send messages to friends or as informal decoration for the home or office. Easily stored, they can also serve as inexpensive guides to some of the masterpieces of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries.
30 p.

Picasso's War (Hardcover) Russell Martin (Author)
Picasso's War (Hardcover)
Russell Martin (Author)
Synopsis
From Publishers Weekly
Picasso watched closely from his adopted Paris as the Spanish Civil War unfolded, and when German bombers leveled the Basque village of Guernica, the previously apolitical Picasso felt stirred to action. Created at a frenzied pace, his painting Guernica was both homage to his Catalonian homeland and a scathing indictment of bloodshed. While Martin (Beethoven's Hair) meticulously describes the painting's creation and context, much of the book focuses on the controversies that haunted the canvas for decades. When Guernica was first introduced at the Spanish pavilion of the 1937 International Exposition of Art and Technology Applied to Modern Life in Paris, it was ignored by many, criticized by others for ugliness-and even for not being political enough. Later acknowledged as a classic, it was housed in New York's Museum of Modern Art, safe from the war overseas. By the '60s, voices grew stronger asking for its return to Spain, the country that had originally commissioned its creation. With Franco still in power, an aging Picasso asked that the painting go to Spain only when the country was once again free from oppression. Within this larger narrative, Martin weaves a memoir of his own trek to visit Guernica, which finally arrived in Spain in the 1980s. The culmination of this thread, when Martin coincidentally views the painting on September 11, 2001, brings the narrative into the contemporary world and highlights Guernica's brutal relevance today.

From Library Journal
Picasso's "Guernica" was painted in reaction to the barbarous Nazi bombing of the Basque village in Spain in 1937. Martin (Beethoven's Hair) extensively researched the circumstances surrounding the creation of this painting and the attention it has continued to command. On 9/11 he was in Madrid viewing "Guernica"; here he has collaged his response to the attacks in New York City with his feelings about the painting. In the face of such terrible loss, it may be reasonable to parallel the two horrific events; however, Martin mixes fact and opinion with his personal reminiscences. Picasso's politics were ambiguous at best; while he joined the Communist Party to please his friends after World War II, he became disillusioned with Stalin in the 1950s. Picasso said, when asked, in typical fashion, that painting was his party. "Guernica's" historical significance as possibly "the last great history painting" gets lost here, begging the question is it politics, art, or tragedy that is Martin's focus? He discusses visuals yet provides no illustrations, such as the photographs Dora Maar took of Picasso working on "Guernica" or the preparatory drawings. This effort will not satisfy the thoughtful reader, and it skimps on production. For a contrasting perspective on Picasso and "Guernica," try James Lord's Picasso and Dora. You can pass on this one. Ellen Bates, New York
288 p.

Picasso : A Biography (Paperback) Patrick O'Brian (Author)
Picasso : A Biography (Paperback)
Patrick O'Brian (Author)
Synopsis
From Library Journal
O'Brian, author of the popular sea adventure yarns, turned his pen to nonfiction in 1976 to produce this portrait of the artist. O'Brian drew from his friendship with Picasso as well as his knowledge of the area in Spain where the artist was raised. For art collections needing more on Picasso.

Review
'Patrick O'Brian has written much the best biography of Picasso. It is full of information, the judgements both of Picasso as a man and as an artist seem to me remarkably convincing, and it is extremely well-written. In particular, the relationship between Picasso and the Catalan painters is given its true importance, both in his formative years and, as friends, throughout his life.' Kenneth Clarke
512 p.

Pablo Picasso (First Impressions) (Hardcover) John Beardsley (Author)
Pablo Picasso (First Impressions) (Hardcover) John Beardsley (Author)
Synopsis
From School Library Journal
Grade 8 Up-- While there are no fresh insights to be found here, there is a story told in a clear narrative, and it's easy to become caught up in the flow of words and pictures. As readers follow Picasso's many moves as he seeks institutions in which to study and then places to work out his evolving aesthetic vision, they also follow the art movements that influenced him and those that he helped generate. Although the focus of the narrative is on the objects Picasso created, they are presented in the setting of his personal life: the people he befriended and worked with, the women who were his ``companions.'' Indeed, the pages are crowded with names of the painters and poets and patrons who form the pantheon of pre-World War II modern art. Picasso's evolution as an artist is readily understood as readers come to comprehend the potency of his creative energies. The clarity of the exposition is greatly enhanced by numbers of reproductions integrated with the text. Either as full-page (even foldouts) color plates or as vignettes, they give texture to the telling, fleshing out the occasional analyses. Brilliantly colored renderings convey the nuances as well as much of the original intensity of pigments. Although there is a passing reference to Picasso's strong sexual energies, none of the many visual expressions of this aspect of his life are included. These omissions may comfort some readers, but they tend to discolor an otherwise clearly rendered biography. --Kenneth Marantz, Art Education Department, Ohio State University, Columbus

From Kirkus Reviews
In the ``First Impressions'' series, an intelligent overview of the 20th-century giant's life as it relates to the evolution of his many innovative styles. Beardsley explains what was unique about Picasso's art at each stage, setting him in the context of other artists, such major political events as the Spanish Civil War, and the sources of his powerful images, especially the bulls and matadors of his native Spain. The beautifully reproduced art (50 or so items, mostly--except the sculpture--in color, including several foldouts) is well chosen to illustrate the author's presentation; a series of early self-portraits (1896- 1907) in characteristic, rapidly evolving, sharply contrasting but fascinatingly related styles is especially illuminating. Illustrations are not always adjacent to the relevant text, a problem that could have been alleviated by citing their location at the appropriate point--especially since Beardsley mentions several important works that, frustratingly, don't appear at all. Still, as intended, a good introduction to the man and his extraordinary output. Full citations for the art; index. (Biography. 11+)
92 p.

Picasso: Erotic Sketchs / Erotische Skizzen (Prestel's Erotic Sketchbook) (German Edition) (Hardcover) Pablo Picasso (Author)
Picasso: Erotic Sketchs / Erotische Skizzen (Prestel's Erotic Sketchbook) (German Edition) (Hardcover)
Pablo Picasso (Author)
Synopsis
Review
'The books give a sense of watching the artist at work, following their trains of thought and attempts to marry the concepts of Eros and sexuality. Each book offers perfect examples of the characteristic styles of each artist as well as exhibiting a remarkable distinction in their differing approaches to the given subject'The Art Commerce Journal, April 2007

Product Description
Thirty-five of Picasso's erotic drawings are exhibited in this collection that offers viewers the unique experience of watching over the artist’s shoulder as he works. Picasso’s brilliant draftsmanship is evident on every page, while his versatility is reflected in these pieces, which are in turn provocative and humorous, angry and tender. Designed to resemble an artist’s sketchbook, this superb addition to the Erotic Sketchbook series features stunning reproductions, an embossed cover and a delicate ribbon tie, making it the perfect gift or keepsake for lovers of art and lovers everywhere.
63 p.

Matisse Picasso (Hardcover) Anne Baldassari (Author), Elizabeth Cowling (Author), John Golding (Author), Isabelle Monod-Fontaine (Author), John Elderfield (Editor), Henri Matisse (Author), Pablo Picasso (Author), Kirk Varnedoe (Contributor)
Matisse Picasso (Hardcover)
~ Anne Baldassari (Author), Elizabeth Cowling (Author), John Golding (Author), Isabelle Monod-Fontaine (Author), John Elderfield (Editor), Henri Matisse (Author), Pablo Picasso (Author), Kirk Varnedoe (Contributor)
Synopsis
From Publishers Weekly
It may have been obvious at the time, but the fact that the two (arguably) greatest painters of the 20th century exchanged ideas fluidly, obliquely and prolifically comes as a shock when put as starkly as in this catalogue and the international blockbuster exhibition it accompanies. The authors, eminent curators all, put together the exhibition (currently hanging at New York's Museum of Modern Art) and contribute a total of 34 short essays contrasting particular works and exploring the currents of the two men's mutual influence, including fauvism and cubism. Matisse's Le bonheur de vivre (1905-6) cemented itself in Picasso's mind from their first meeting, and would "reverberate in Picasso's imagination throughout his life," writes Golding. Varnedoe notes the influence of Matisse's Goldfish and Palette on Picasso's 1915 Harlequin, recalling how a dealer said that Matisse declared that his goldfish had "led to" the other man's harlequin. Unfortunately, an indifferent layout and setting of the text takes some of the charge out of the comparisons-a problem that extends to the flat-seeming cover. And a fairly big chunk of Picasso's oeuvre may look dated to many readers, particularly in comparing his late drawings with Matisse's cut-outs. But the mini-essays are of high quality, and anyone who cares about 20th century art will want to be able to trace the overt and covert steals and competitions chronicled here, as well as the often warm personal relationship.

Product Description
Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso have long been seen as the twin giants of modern art, as polar opposites but also as complementary figures. Between them they are the originators of many of the most significant innovations of 20th-century painting and sculpture, but their relationship has rarely been explored in all of its closeness and complexity. In spite of their initial rivalry, the two masters eventually acknowledged one another as equals, becoming, in their old age, increasingly important to one another both artistically and personally. From the time of their initial encounters in 1906 in Gertrude and Leo Stein's Paris studio until 1917, they individually produced some of the greatest art of the 20th century and maintained an openly competitive relationship brimming with intense innovation. This period saw them create such works as Picasso's majestic "Woman with a Fan" of 1908 and Matisse's great portrait of his wife of 1913. Matisse responds to Synthetic Cubism in his "Piano Lesson" of 1916 and Picasso comes back in turn with a new, more decorative Cubism in "Three Musicians" of 1921. The 20s saw them grow apart, as Matisse moved from Paris to Nice and Picasso became involved with the Surrealists, but the 30s brought them together again, through their sheer fame and devotion to reality-based art. Their story continues until Matisse's death in 1954, when Picasso paid his friend and colleague tribute in his series Women of Algiers, of which he said, "When Matisse died, he left his odalisques to me as a legacy." Matisse Picasso presents the artists' oeuvres in groupings that reveal the affinities but also the extreme contrasts of their artistic visions. Published to accompany the landmark exhibition, a joint effort of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Tate Modern, London; the Réunion des musées nationaux/Musée Picasso and the Musée national d'art moderne/Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Matisse Picasso is the first major examination of the fascinating relationships between their art, their careers, and their lives. Thirty-four essays, each by a member of the exhibition's curatorial team, focus on a particular moment in the artists' evolving relationship. The authors present in-depth analyses of specific aspects of the unique artistic dialogue between Matisse and Picasso as reflected in selected juxtapositions of each artist's works. These texts are accompanied by an introductory history, commentary on the public perception of important artistic relationships, and an extensive chronology.
Picasso sees everything. --Henri Matisse
By Anne Baldassari, Elizabeth Cowling, John Elderfield, John Golding, Isabelle Monod-Fontaine and Kirk Varnedoe.
Hardcover, 9.75 x 12.25 in., 368 pages, 220 color and 60 b&w
368 p.

Picasso Looks at Degas (Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute) (Hardcover) Elizabeth Cowling (Author), Mr. Richard Kendall (Author), Montse Torras (Author), Sarah Lees (Contributor), Cecile Godefroy (Contributor)
Picasso Looks at Degas (Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute) (Hardcover)
Elizabeth Cowling (Author), Mr. Richard Kendall (Author), Montse Torras (Author), Sarah Lees (Contributor), Cecile Godefroy (Contributor)
Synopsis
Product Description
The great Spanish painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) exhibited a lifelong fascination—some might say “obsession”—with the work and personality of French artist Edgar Degas (1834-1917). In this groundbreaking study, noted Degas scholar Richard Kendall and Picasso expert Elizabeth Cowling present well-documented instances of Picasso’s direct responses to Degas’s work, as well as more conceptual and challenging affinities between their oeuvres. Richly illustrated essays explore the artists’ parallel interests in modern urban life, ballet dancers, activities such as bathing and combing the hair, photography, and the challenges of sculpture. The book also provides the first extended analysis of Picasso’s engagement with Degas’s art in his final years, when he acquired several of the French artist’s brothel monotypes and reworked some of them in his own prints. Offering many fresh ideas and a significant amount of new material about two of the most popular and influential artists of the modern era, this handsome book promises to make a lasting contribution to the literature on both artists.

About the Author
Elizabeth Cowling is Professor Emeritus of History of Art at Edinburgh University, and an independent scholar and exhibition curator. Richard Kendall is Consultative Curator of Nineteenth-Century Art at the Clark, as well as an independent scholar and exhibition curator. Cécile Godefroy is a researcher at the Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte in Madrid. Sarah Lees is Associate Curator of European Art at the Clark. Montse Torras is Exhibitions Coordinator at the Museu Picasso in Barcelona.
352 p.

Matisse And Picasso: The Story Of Their Rivalry And Friendship (Icon Editions) (Paperback) ~ Jack Flam (Author)
Matisse And Picasso: The Story Of Their Rivalry And Friendship (Icon Editions) (Paperback) Jack Flam (Author)
Synopsis
From Publishers Weekly
Timed to coincide roughly with the opening of the blockbuster Matisse-Picasso exhibition's third and final stop, at New York's MoMA QNS (February-May), this volume examines the enmity and amity between the 20th century's two greatest painters, mostly as evidenced by their art. Despite the subtitle, Flam, who brilliantly edited Robert Smithson: The Collected Writings, is much less interested in the endlessly chronicled lives of his subjects than in the work; sentences like "When Matisse returned from Morocco that spring, he was full of turbulent emotions, and he created some of his most memorable and original works" simply serve as transitions to the next phase of work-on which Flam is terrific. In one passage, he finds the word "NON" ("a symmetrical word that asserts its negation in both directions") painted into the window grillwork between the husband-and-wife of Matisse's 1912 Conversation-a word that had been showing up in Picasso's work for the previous year. Flam locates similarly productive appropriations and reappropriations between the two painters over the years, so that anyone standing in line for the exhibition in Queens will profit from at least flipping through this direct, jargon-free study.

Review
"...an in-depth and perceptive look at the artists' friends, women, paintings, gossip, and mutual obsession. Recommended for all art collections." -- Library Journal

"Brilliantly details the strange union of this very odd couple." -- The Seattle Times

"[Flam] conveys his impressive insights without the high-flown gobbledygook that sometimes infests art criticism." -- January Magazine
296 p.

Picasso's 'Les demoiselles d'Avignon' (Masterpieces of Western Painting) (Paperback) ~ Christopher Green (Editor)
Picasso's 'Les demoiselles d'Avignon' (Masterpieces of Western Painting) (Paperback)
~ Christopher Green (Editor)
Synopsis
Product Description
Long recognized as one of the most significant paintings of the twentieth century, contributors to this volume consider Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon from a variety of methodological and topical perspectives, including psychoanalytical, feminist, historical, and postcolonial. Through these various analyzes, the contributors explore the power and significance of Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, situating the work within twentieth century art history and debates over Primitivism, sexuality, and stylistic change.

Book Description
Long recognized as one of the most significant paintings of the twentieth century, contributors to this volume consider Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon from a variety of methodological and topical perspectives, including psychoanalytical, feminist, historical, and post-colonial. Through these various analyses, the contributors explore the power and significance of Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, situating the work within twentieth century art history as a whole and debates over Primitivism, sexuality, and stylistic change.
174 p.

Picasso Et Les Femmes (Hardcover) Pierre Daix (Author), Johannes Fox (Author), Norman Mailer (Author), John Richardson (Author), Amanda Vail (Author), Kerstin Drechsel (Editor), Ingrid Mussinger (Editor), Beate Ritter (Editor), Pablo Picasso (Author)
Picasso Et Les Femmes (Hardcover) Pierre Daix (Author), Johannes Fox (Author), Norman Mailer (Author), John Richardson (Author), Amanda Vail (Author), Kerstin Drechsel (Editor), Ingrid Mussinger (Editor), Beate Ritter (Editor), Pablo Picasso (Author)
Synopsis
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Niobid, Lola Ruiz, Corina Romeu, Seiora Soler, Sada Yacco, the three Jeannes, Suzanne Bloch, Alice Derain, Fernande Olivier, Gertrude Stein, Eva Gouel, Fanny Tellier, Gabrielle Depeyre, Ir ne Lagut, Eugenia Errazuriz, Olga Picasso, Sara Murphy, Marie-Thar se Walter, Nush Eluard, Lee Miller, Fran oise Gilot and Dora Maar. Picasso painted, drew and sculpted each and every one of these women, and many, many more. The female sex was arguably more important and central to Picasso's oeuvre than to any other in the 20th century. Not only was the content of his work inspired by them, his stylistic development weaved in and out of his passionate, tumultuous romantic relationships, his female friendships, and his affairs with women patrons, family members, models, admirers and others of the fairer sex. Picasso et Les Femmes presents all the women through the Picassos they modeled for, photographs from the time, and essays by a wide range of contributors, including Norman Mailer, Ingrid M ssinger, Diana Widmaier-Picasso, Per Kirkeby, Sabine Rewald, Fran oise Gilot and Angela Rosengart. But though they are seen here through text and image, recollection and fact, this long list of women remains much as Picasso left them, immortal and a mystery.
411 p.

Picasso's Vollard Suite (Painters & sculptors) (Paperback) Pablo Picasso (Author)
Picasso's Vollard Suite (Painters & sculptors) (Paperback)
Pablo Picasso (Author))
Synopsis
Product Description
"Picasso's most memorable etchings...an extremely important as well as moving group of pictures." —Art Review

"As a graphic artist, Picasso never rose to greater heights...Picasso at his most classical, his most personal, most touching."—Sunday Telegraph

The 100 superb etchings made by Picasso between 1930 and 1937 for the great art critic and dealer Ambroise Vollard, who commissioned and published them, have long been recognized as one of the supreme productions of the master's hand. Arising from Picasso's artistic caprice, from his working experience, or from the very depths of his unconscious, these plates show, more than any of his other works, a man at once inspired by and prey to his dazzling imagination and the demands of his inner demon. 100 illustrations.

Language Notes
Text: English, French (translation)
128 p.

Cubist Picasso (Hardcover) Anne Baldassari (Author), Irving Lavin (Contributor), Leo Steinberg (Contributor), Pierre Daix (Contributor), Pepe Karmel (Contributor)
Cubist Picasso (Hardcover)
 Anne Baldassari (Author), Irving Lavin (Contributor), Leo Steinberg (Contributor), Pierre Daix (Contributor), Pepe Karmel (Contributor)
Synopsis
Review
"The book is splendidly illustrated and the images alone make it valuable. Not only are there 400 color plates and a number of early photographs of the artist's studio, but the various chapters are preceded by more than a dozen full-page, enlarged details." - Artblog.com
Product Description
In the world of art, Cubism was nothing less than revolutionary, representing a paradigm shift in the way artists perceived the world, and incontestably one of the most influential movements in art history. To celebrate the one-hundredth anniversary of Picasso’s seminal work Les Demoiselles d’Avigon, leading Picasso scholars and art historians assess its legacy and the extraordinary influence of Picasso’s Cubism on the development of twentieth-century art.
368 p.

Pablo Picasso: Life and Work (Art in Focus (Konemann)) (Paperback) HF Ullmann (Editor)
Pablo Picasso: Life and Work (Art in Focus (Konemann)) (Paperback)
 HF Ullmann (Editor)
Synopsis
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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product Description
Art/Architecture in Focus. The titles in this practical series of monographs are substantial paperbacks, exciting leisure reading, and usefull reference works all in one. They are not only far more informative than any museum brochure, but also help art lovers avoid any embarrassing lapses of memory in conversation. Peppered with numerous illustrations and texts that cover contemporary history, biographical information and artistic works, these mini art guides offer a compact overview of some of the most exceptional artists in history.
96 p.

Picasso's Paris: Walking Tours of the Artist's Life in the City (Hardcover) Ellen Williams (Author)
Picasso's Paris: Walking Tours of the Artist's Life in the City (Hardcover) Ellen Williams (Author)
Synopsis
Product Description
Nearly a century after his arrival in the French capital as an unknown Spanish teenager, Paris still bears the mark of Pablo Picasso’s presence. Four walking tours through some of the city’s most picturesque and historic districts follow the painter from the gaslit garrets of fin-de-siècle Montmartre to the Left Bank quarter where he sat out the Nazi Occupation, and identify the sites where Picasso created some of his best-known masterpieces. With full-color reproductions of paintings, archival and modern photographs, vintage postcards, period dining recommendations, and maps.

From the garrets of turn-of-the-century Montmartre to the cafes of Saint-Germain during World War II follow Pablo Picasso through the city as he changed the history of art forever. Along the way, meet Gertrude Stein, Henri Matisse, Jean Cocteau, Coco Chanel, and others who made the French capital the most dazzling place to be.

About the Author
ELLEN WILLIAMS, the author of The Impressionists’ Paris, is the former art editor of Vogue and executive editor of The Journal of Art. She edited Alexander Liberman’s The Artist In his Studio and Keith Haring Journals. She travels to France several times a year and has written about Paris for Travel & Leisure, International Design Magazine, France Today, and other publications. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.
146 p.

Picasso's One-Liners (Hardcover) Susan Grace Galassi Ph.D. (Introduction), Pablo Picasso (Author)
Picasso's One-Liners (Hardcover)
 Susan Grace Galassi Ph.D. (Introduction), Pablo Picasso (Author)
Synopsis
Product Description
Picasso's "one-liners" constitute a small but delightful contribution to the artist's great body of drawings. His preeminence as a draughtsman has long been recognized, but the unique nature of his one-liners has never been fully examined, or collected together in a single volume. Picasso's One-Liners, featuring 50 of the drawings, offers a fascinating look at this whimsical side of Picasso's work.

Defined simply, one-liners are drawings in which the artist's drawing implement touches the paper and is not lifted until the drawing is finished. Picasso worked this way in a variety of media, including pencil, pen and ink, brush, even light crayon. His subjects included harlequins, musicians, circus scenes, and animals. Each drawing is worth careful study, for by following the vibrant line closely, one's eyes take a wonderful roller-coaster ride.

Along with the one-liner drawings are similarly direct "one-liner" quotes taken from Picasso's writings, which provide further insight into the artist's creative process. The introduction, by art historian Susan Grace Galassi, examines the special nature of these graphic tours-de-force and their place in his drawings.

From the Inside Flap
Picasso's "one-liners" constitute a small but delightful contribution to the artist's great body of drawings. His preeminence as a draughtsman has long been recognized, but the unique nature of his one-liners has never been fully examined, or collected together in a single volume. Picasso's One-Liners, featuring 50 of the drawings, offers a fascinating look at this whimsical side of Picasso's work.

Defined simply, one-liners are drawings in which the artist's drawing implement touches the paper and is not lifted until the drawing is finished. Picasso worked this way in a variety of media, including pencil, pen and ink, brush, even light crayon. His subjects included harlequins, musicians, circus scenes, and animals. Each drawing is worth careful study, for by following the vibrant line closely, one's eyes take a wonderful roller-coaster ride.

Along with the one-liner drawings are similarly direct "one-liner" quotes taken from Picasso's writings, which provide further insight into the artist's creative process. The introduction, by art historian Susan Grace Galassi, examines the special nature of these graphic tours-de-force and their place in his drawings.
80 p.

Picasso (Hardcover) Philippe Dagen (Author)
Picasso (Hardcover) Philippe Dagen (Author)
Synopsis
Product Description
Art critic and scholar Philippe Dagen approaches Picasso as a subject through a series of questions. What does it mean to be an artist in the twentieth century? What does it mean to be an artist in the time of newspapers and museums, in a time when the art market has expanded to reach the entire western world? Is modern civilization so different that it gives an artist a new attitude and causes him to redefine his role for the public, the market, and, therefore, to invent entirely new artistic practices?

Picasso is considered here in view of this last, and most probable, hypothesis. He is a product of his situation and time, in the broadest sense of the term. Refusing to confine himself to his studio or the small artistic community in Paris, Picasso responded forcefully to world affairs, giving pictoral and sculptural form to the passions and events he witnessed around him. This is a thoroughly modern Picasso, constantly and consciously confronting the modernity of the world.

Dagen's original exploration of his techniques, materials, and images shows how the artist both allowed modernity to in?ltrate his work and at the same time to react against it. Picasso moved between acceptance and rejection, a perpetual confrontation that is, perhaps, the most satisfying explanation of his will to create change that drove him to leave the most varied and diverse body of work in the entire history of art.

About the Author
Philippe Dagen is an art historian, professor at the Sorbonne in Paris, critic for the newspaper Le Monde, curator, and novelist. He has published and contributed to numerous titles on art history, including George Grosz: Berlin-New York, Otto Dix: The War, and Bettina Rheims: Can You Find Happiness.
512 p.

Picasso: 200 Masterpieces from 1898 to 1972 (Hardcover) Pablo Picasso (Contributor), Bernard Picasso (Contributor), Bernice Rose (Contributor)
Picasso: 200 Masterpieces from 1898 to 1972 (Hardcover) Pablo Picasso (Contributor), Bernard Picasso (Contributor), Bernice Rose (Contributor)
Synopsis
Product Description
Picasso was an extremely prolific artist, and there remain many little-known, rarely seen works that have been held in private collections. In the fall of 2001, Milans Palazzo Reale presents an exhibition of many of these works, which are also featured in this spectacular oversized art book. It is alive with splashes of brilliant color and is a distinguished addition to any art bookshelf, featuring 300 illustrations that cover oil paintings, aquatints, prints, sculpture, and terracottas, as well as textiles such as the Ballet Russe costumes Picasso created for Diaghilev.

About the Author
Bernice Rose is a notable American curator and the celebrated author of many books including Drawings of Roy Lichtenstein, Drawing is Form: The Drawings of Joseph Beuys, Allegories of Modernism, and Jackson Pollock. She is the curator of the exhibition "Pablo Picasso: Masterworks." She lives in New York.
384 p.

Picasso and the Allure of Language (Yale University Art Gallery) (Paperback) Susan Greenberg Fisher (Author) Mary Ann Caws (Contributor), Jennifer R. Gross (Contributor), Patricia Leighten (Contributor), S. Zelda Roland (Contributor), Irene Small (Contributor), John Stuart Gordon (Contributor)
Picasso and the Allure of Language (Yale University Art Gallery) (Paperback) Susan Greenberg Fisher (Author) Mary Ann Caws (Contributor), Jennifer R. Gross (Contributor), Patricia Leighten (Contributor), S. Zelda Roland (Contributor), Irene Small (Contributor), John Stuart Gordon (Contributor)
Synopsis
Description
Throughout his life, Pablo Picasso had close friendships with writers and an abiding interest in the written word. This groundbreaking book, which draws on the collections of Yale University, traces the relationship that Picasso had with literature and writing in his life and work.

Beginning with the artist’s early associations with such writers as Gertrude Stein, Guillaume Apollinaire, Max Jacob, and Pierre Reverdy, the book continues until the postwar period, by which time Picasso had become a worldwide celebrity. Distinguished authorities in art and literature explore the theme of Picasso and language from historical, linguistic, and visual perspectives and contextualize Picasso’s work within a rich literary framework. Presenting fascinating archival materials and written in an accessible style,Picasso and the Allure of Languageis essential reading for anyone interested in this great artist and the history of modernism.

Susan Greenberg Fisher is the Horace W. Goldsmith Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Yale University Art Gallery.
272 p.

Matisse and Picasso (Paperback) Francoise Gilot (Author)
Matisse and Picasso (Paperback) Francoise Gilot (Author)
Synopsis
From Publishers Weekly
In Gilot's wonderfully intimate, captivating memoir, Matisse, whom she greatly admired as kindred soul and fellow painter, seems to be the force holding together her roller-coaster relationship with Picasso. Her stormy eight-year alliance with "bombastic introvert" Picasso, which yielded two children--a tale fully told in her Life with Picasso --is recapitulated here without a trace of bitterness. Gilot throws a floodlight on the dynamics of the Matisse-Picasso symbiosis, wherein each artist continually challenged the other to transcend aesthetic taboos. Partly a valentine to a bygone Paris, her narrative also fills in the early years of Matisse and Picasso, with telling glimpses of Colette, Giacometti, Cocteau, Braque, Gertrude Stein, Juan Gris and many others. The book is charmingly illustrated with paintings, graphics and photographs. First serial to Lear's and Art & Antiques.

From Library Journal
With charm and grace, Gilot draws a warm, touching portrait of two larger-than-life figures in modern art. The friendship between these masters--composed of both respect and rivalry, gestures of generosity and pangs of jealousy--is presented with the clarity and immediacy of one who was both participant and observer. An accomplished artist herself, the author writes knowledgeably about the pair's creative activity, interaction, and relationships with other important figures of the time. This is not analytic art history but a candid memoir of personal experience, much like Gilot's Life with Picasso ( LJ 11/15/64). Unpublished letters, informal photographs, and illustrations complete this "double portrait," an intimate and fascinating insight into the lives of two celebrated but very human men. Highly recommended. - Paula Frosch, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
352 p.

Making Modernism: Picasso and the Creation of the Market for Twentieth-Century Art (Hardcover) Michael C. Fitzgerald (Author)
Making Modernism: Picasso and the Creation of the Market for Twentieth-Century Art (Hardcover) Michael C. Fitzgerald (Author)
Synopsis
From Publishers Weekly
Although Pablo Picasso declared in 1918 that dealers were the enemy of artists, this revealing illustrated study documents how Picasso strived to win the support of dealers, critics, collectors and curators who could boost his reputation?and sales. Through his friendships with two impresarios, poet Jean Cocteau and longtime ballet patron Eugenia Errazuriz, Picasso attracted the patronage of aristocratic circles that welcomed his shift from cubism to neoclassical styles. Then, in 1918, he formed an alliance with two prominent dealers in France, Paul Rosenberg and Georges Wildenstein. His intense collaboration with Rosenberg, according to the author, stimulated Picasso's art, exposing him to Post-Impressionists. Drawing on Picasso's correspondence, FitzGerald, associate professor of fine art at Trinity College in Connecticut, carries the story of Picasso's lionization at the 1939-1940 Museum of Modern Art retrospective in Manhattan. He makes a compelling case that entrepreneurship is a defining task of the avant-garde artist.

From Library Journal
The art marketplace has always been the domain of the dealer-private or auction house-and, for good or ill, it has increasingly become the sphere of influence of critics, collectors, and curators. In this engaging, well-written account, the author examines the role of the artist in the confluence of the aesthetic and the commercial during the rise of modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Drawing upon extensive unpublished correspondence between Picasso and those involved with the marketing of his work, Fitzgerald presents this artist as a model entrepreneur in his collaboration with the major French dealers of his time, Paul Rosenberg and Georges Wildenstein. Fitzgerald's observations and his clearly and intelligently drawn conclusions open new venues for the study of modernism and give us a new and different view of the creators and the purveyors of today's art.
Paula Frosch, Metropolitan Museum of Art Lib., New York
313 p.

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