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The sorcerer's apprentice : Picasso, Provence, and Douglas Cooper

Author: John Richardson
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This book is a sharply etched portrait of Douglas Cooper, the colorful Evelyn Waugh-like figure who single-handedly assembled the world's most important private cubist collection. It is also the story of Cooper and Richardson's association, which began in 1949 and came to fruition - and ultimately disaster - at the Chateau de Castille, the eighteenth-century colonnaded folly in Provence that they restored and
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Richardson, John, 1924-
Sorcerer's apprentice.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1999
(OCoLC)707175917
Named Person: John Richardson; Douglas Cooper; Pablo Picasso; Douglas Cooper; Pablo Picasso; John Richardson; Douglas (Kunsthistoriker) Cooper; Pablo Picasso
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Richardson
ISBN: 0375400338 9780375400339
OCLC Number: 41338039
Description: viii, 318 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Army and Navy Child --
Douglas Cooper --
First Night --
Grand Tour --
Back on the Road --
The Revelation of Castille --
Miscreants, Pets, and Neighbors --
A Trip with Picasso --
The Visitors' Book --
Graham Sutherland and the Tate Affair --
God Save the Queen --
Painters and Paintings --
Picasso and Dora --
Collectors --
Picasso and Jacqueline --
The Sorcerer's Apprentice --
The Beginning of the End --
The End.
Responsibility: John Richardson.
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"This book is a sharply etched portrait of Douglas Cooper, the colorful Evelyn Waugh-like figure who single-handedly assembled the world's most important private cubist collection. It is also the story of Cooper and Richardson's association, which began in 1949 and came to fruition - and ultimately disaster - at the Chateau de Castille, the eighteenth-century colonnaded folly in Provence that they restored and filled with masterpieces by Picasso, Braque, Leger, and Juan Gris.

Besides these artists and the women in their lives, Jean Cocteau, W.H. Auden, Cyril Connolly, Marie-Laure de Noailles, Helena Rubenstein, Peggy Guggenheim, and Anthony Blunt are just some of the figures who leap off the page to appear before us in an entirely new light. A major revelation of the book is its portrait of Picasso in Private Richardson's friendship with the artist coincided with a period of dramatic change in the artist's life."--Jacket.

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