A Life of Picasso: 1907-1917, Volume 2
John Richardson draws on the same combination of lively writing, critical astuteness, exhaustive research, and personal experience which made a bestseller out of the first volume and vividly recreates the artist's life and work during the crucial decade of 1907-17 - a period during which Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque invented Cubism and to that extent engendered modernism. Richardson has had unique access to untapped sources and unpublished material. By harnessing biography to art history, he has managed to crack the code of cubism more successfully than any of his predecessors. And by bringing a fresh light to bear on the artist's often too sensationalised private life, he has succeeded in coming up with a totally new view of this paradoxical man of his paradoxical work. Never before has Picasso's prodigious technique, his incisive vision and not least his sardonic humour been analysed with such clarity.
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amazing readAvis d'utilisateur - vonzi - Overstock.com
you have to be interested in artthe time period and culture of the day. This biography is extraordinary but it helps to know a little french and names of the famous during the first half of the last ... Consulter l'avis complet
For Picassophiles!Avis d'utilisateur - paulquincy - Overstock.com
The price was awesome....the first in the trilogy by Richardson is an incredible read. For serious art lovers. Discusses Pablos place in time. Have already purchased the second installment from Overstock of course. Consulter l'avis complet