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Author: Fernand Léger; José María Faerna
Publisher: New York : Cameo/Abrams, 1996.
Series: Great modern masters.
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The French painter Fernand Léger (1881-1955) was associated with the Cubism of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque during the early years of his career. He did not always fit comfortably within that classification, however, and after serving as an army engineer during World War I, he became fascinated by the mechanical inventions that were changing the course of modern life. Many artists came away from the war  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Léger, Fernand, 1881-1955.
Léger.
New York : Cameo/Abrams, 1996
(OCoLC)603705407
Named Person: Fernand Léger; Fernand Léger
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fernand Léger; José María Faerna
ISBN: 0810946882 9780810946880
OCLC Number: 34677418
Description: 64 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm.
Series Title: Great modern masters.
Other Titles: F. Léger
Responsibility: general editor, José María Faerna ; translated from the Spanish by Alberto Curotto.

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The French painter Fernand Léger (1881-1955) was associated with the Cubism of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque during the early years of his career. He did not always fit comfortably within that classification, however, and after serving as an army engineer during World War I, he became fascinated by the mechanical inventions that were changing the course of modern life. Many artists came away from the war embittered by what they had seen of mechanized combat--of such powerful new engines of destruction as the machine gun and the tank--but Leger learned a different lesson. To him, the war instead proved that it was imperative to "humanize" the Machine Age and show its more positive effects on society.--From publisher description.

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