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Henri Matisse : modernist against the grain

Author: Catherine Bock-Weiss; Henri Matisse
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A series of linked essays that considers different aspects of Matisse's life and work, revealing how the artist worked against many of the main tenets of modernism"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Henri Matisse; Henri Matisse; Henri Matisse; Henri Matisse
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Bock-Weiss; Henri Matisse
ISBN: 9780271035123 0271035129
OCLC Number: 276140356
Notes: Some essays revised versions of essays previously published in various publications.
Description: xi, 231 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: List of illustrations --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
I. Matisse : the man. 1. The media as medium : public self-portraits --
2. "Brutal egotism" : Gertrude Stein's Matisse --
II. Matisse : his work. 3. Strangers in paradise : Bathers by a river --
4. Chamber music : Woman before an aquarium and Woman on a rose divan --
Coda : some propositions concerning Matisse's art of the 1920s --
III. Matisse : his critics. 5. A formalist critique : a dance critic looks at Matisse : Andrâe Levinson in 1929 --
6. A vitalist critique : decoration and spirituality : the Byzantine/Islamic Matisse --
Afterword --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Catherine Bock-Weiss.

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