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Matisse

Author: Pierre Schneider
Publisher: New York : Rizzoli, 1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since its original publication in 1984, this book by Pierre Schneider stands alone as the bible on the art of Matisse. The author spent fourteen years amassing a prodigious amount of information on the artist, and includes his own personal and original views on the work. Including over nine hundred illustrations, this is the most substantial reference of the works of Matisse ever published. The reader will discover  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schneider, Pierre, 1925-
Matisse.
New York : Rizzoli, 1984
(OCoLC)734924499
Named Person: Henri Matisse; Henri Matisse
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre Schneider
ISBN: 0847805468 9780847805464
OCLC Number: 10559259
Description: 752 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 35 cm
Contents: The substance of things --
Moreau's way: the passage through feeling --
The god in time --
The influence of others --
Japonisme at last --
If Cézanne is right, I am right --
The revelation of the Orient --
The logic in purity --
Only by color --
La Joie de vivre --
A time of cosmogony --
The family prerogative --
The mechanism of the picture --
To do two things at once --
Goldfish, studios, windows --
Paradise and hell --
The richness of nothingness --
Michelangelo in the harem --
I would take some clay --
The hand and the arrow --
At the temple gates --
In light and space.
Other Titles: Matisse.
Responsibility: Pierre Schneider ; translated by Michael Taylor and Bridget Strevens Romer.
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Since its original publication in 1984, this book by Pierre Schneider stands alone as the bible on the art of Matisse. The author spent fourteen years amassing a prodigious amount of information on the artist, and includes his own personal and original views on the work. Including over nine hundred illustrations, this is the most substantial reference of the works of Matisse ever published. The reader will discover Matisse watercolorist, draftsman, ceramist, and the architect-- and unquestionably one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century.--

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"This mammoth book will be read as long as people are interested in Matisse, which is to say forever."--"The New York Times Book Review"

 
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