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Modigliani : a life

Author: Jeffrey Meyers
Publisher: London : Duckworth, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Modigliani settled in Paris in 1906 and died there at the age of thirty-five. A commercial and critical failure in his lifetime, his work now seems the most accessible and appealing of the modern era. But the details of his dramatic life and tormented character remain largely unknown.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Modigliani Amedeo Clemente; Amedeo Modigliani
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Meyers
ISBN: 0715635840 9780715635841 9780715636572 071563657X
OCLC Number: 240471107
Description: 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Livorno childhood, 1884-1899 --
Italian journey, 1900-1905 --
Down and out in Paris, 1906-1908 --
Aristocrat in rags, 1906-1908 --
Carving direct, 1909-1910 --
Artificial paradise, 1911-1912 --
Jews in Paris, 1913 --
Wild colonial girl, 1914-1916 --
Inner eye, 1915-1916 --
Simone and Jeanne, 1917-1918 --
Beyond pleasure, 1916-1918 --
Light in Nice, 1918-1919 --
Soul's midnight, 1920.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Meyers.

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The art world acknowledges Amedeo Modigliani, an Italian Jew from a bourgeois family, as a master whose oeuvre-sculptures, portraits, and nudes cannot satisfy collectors' demand. This biography  Read more...

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"'[Meyers] knowledgeably traces Modi's self-destructive rise from philosophy-reading child to posthumous star... he has painted a vibrant portrait of a deeply unhappy man' Publishers Weekly"

 
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