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To painting : poems

Author: Rafael Alberti; Carolyn L Tipton
Publisher: Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Bilingual edView all editions and formats
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A bilingual anthology by a Spanish poet, illustrated with paintings that inspired it. In the poem, Botticelli, accompanied by the painting, The Birth of Venus, he writes: "Upon the sea / all is curling witchery, / twirling curl / & rippling wave, / a geometric order / carried to the border / by uncooling winds that shower bird & flower."
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Genre/Form: Poetry
English-Spanish language edition
Spanish-English language edition
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Alberti, Rafael, 1902-1999.
To painting.
Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 1997
(OCoLC)605448025
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rafael Alberti; Carolyn L Tipton
ISBN: 0810113511 9780810113510 0810117258 9780810117259
OCLC Number: 37398094
Language Note: Parallel text in English and Spanish, introduction and notes in English.
Notes: "Hydra books."
Description: xxix, 251 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: To Painting --
Giotto --
To the Retina --
To the Hand --
Botticelli --
To the Palette --
Blue --
Raphael --
Titian --
Red --
Tintoretto --
To the Paintbrush --
Veronese --
To Line --
Bosch --
To Perspective --
Durer --
Yellow --
Rubens --
To Composition --
Green --
Pedro Berruguete --
To Clothing --
Zurbaran --
To Light --
Velazquez --
Valdes Leal --
Black --
Goya --
Delacroix --
To the Nude --
Cezanne --
To Grace --
Renoir --
White --
Van Gogh --
To Watercolor --
To Divine Proportion --
Picasso.
Other Titles: A la pintura.
Responsibility: by Rafael Alberti ; translated, and with an introduction and notes by Carolyn L. Tipton.

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Spain's Raphael Alberti, now 95, is one of the great poets of the 20th century. Each of the poems here is inspired by one of three different elements of painting--the painter, the colors, or the  Read more...

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"The poems have a kind of rowdy enthusiasm about them. They sparkle." --"San Francisco Bay Guardian" "The total impression of the book is of light, love, joy." --"Harvard Review" "A work of art." Read more...

 
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