Good. Hardcover and dust jacket. Good binding and cover. Library markings. Clean, unmarked pages. Ships daily. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US.
Picasso. Fine in fine jacket. Profusely illustrated, including some color plates; pictorial endpapers. 349pp. Large square 4to, red cloth, d.w. Boston: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1986. A fine copy in a fine dust wrapper. Accompanied the 1986 Pace Gallery exhibition of the sketchbooks, which had hitherto been privately held by the artist's family. Includes a catalogue raisonne describing all 175 extant sketchbooks. With a foreword by Claude Picasso.
Picasso, Pablo. Fine in Fine jacket. Folio-over 12-15" tall "The private sketchbooks of Pablo Picasso...[begun] in Barcelona in 1894, at the age of thirteen. For more than seventy years, as the young painter blossomed and matured into the greatest artist of the twentieth century, he kept a record of his ideas and thoughts, so that by 1964 there were 175 sketchbooks, a unique and startling picture of the mind of a genius at work..." Nearly 400 color and black-and-white illustrations by Picasso. Bibliography, catalog, pictorial dust jacket. Price clipped dj in fine condition. This is a very heavy book. Additional charge for international shipping. 349 pages.
Very good; Collectible. [FIRST EDITION] Boston: The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1986. Hardcover, no dust jacket. ISBN: 0871131726. 349 pages with many illustrations including full-page color plates. Notes: Catalog of an exhibition held at the Pace Gallery, New York, May 2-Aug. 1, 1986. Bibliography. Very good overall condition. No marks, NOT EX-LIBRARY. (ab)
Very Good in Very Good jacket. 4to. pp. 349, b/w sketch and colour illustrations, ""Picasso considered all of his works to be entries in his diary; he excluded nothing. The sketchbooks are generic chapters inextricable from his oeuvre. In Picasso's paintings the spontaneity of gesture is deceptive since the manner is which he leaves his tracks visible superficially suggests minimal preparation. Although most of Picasso's solutions appear to be immediately worked out on the canvas, this was far from the fact. Many paintings sprang fully formed as the fulfillment of preconscious models, but very often others were the product of the process of trial solution and discovery through drawing. There are eight sketchbooks for Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, five for the saltimbanques, four for the Luncheon on the Grass series, and two for The rape of the Sabines"
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