Lavishly produced in oversize format, here is the complete illustrated catalogue of a landmark new exhibition devoted to the artist--the largest ever assembled--to be held at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, from September through January. Includes biographical notes, a chronology, and introductions to each major period of Matisse's career. 320 ...Read MoreLavishly produced in oversize format, here is the complete illustrated catalogue of a landmark new exhibition devoted to the artist--the largest ever assembled--to be held at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, from September through January. Includes biographical notes, a chronology, and introductions to each major period of Matisse's career. 320 colorplates reproduce every painting and cutout in the exhibition; 92 black-and-white plates illustrate the sculptures, drawings, and prints; and 180 illustrations show related works not in the exhibition.Read Less
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Very Good. 0870704338 Small folio, with illustrated wraps, profusely illustrated throughout in color, a little curling to the corner of the cover o/w as new. Color illustrated 'Retrospective' insert laid in. 480pp.
First edition. Softcover. 480 pages. Massive exhibition catalog for a show that ran September 24, 1992 through January 12, 1993. Includes 412 color and black and white illustrations. A tight near fine copy in wrappers.
Very Good. Exhibition Catalogue. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. 480 pp., illus. (some col. ), bib. notes, index; 31 cm. Published in conjunction with the exhibition held at the Museum of Modern Art, September 14, 1992 to January 12, 1993. Near fine. Firm binding, with a slightly creased spine. Clean inside copy. OVERSIZE! No priority/air, except by special arrangement. CONTENTS: Describing Matissem by John Elderfield; Profound and lucid sight; An impossible coherence; An experiment in luxury; A primal scene; The birth of modern painting; Plates and Chronology: catalogue, by John Elderfield with Beatrice Kernan, including a chronology compiled with Judith Cousins; 1869-1905 Discovering modern art; 1905-1907 The Fauvist epoch; 1908-1913 Art and decoration; 1913-1917 Abstraction and experimentation; 1917-1930 The early years at Nice; 1930-1943 Themes and variations; 1943-1954 The final years.
this book is one of the best on Henri Matisse i have ever seen, so full of pictures and in color. what a wonderful exhibition it must have been. i have shown it to all of my friends and they all think that i got a real winner with this one book. just amazing.
Publishers Weekly, 1992-10-12 Reproducing more than 400 artworks (320 in color), this hefty catalogue of an exhibition at New York's Museum of Modern Art documents the largest and most ambitious Matisse retrospective ever assembled. In his exciting introductory essay, MoMA curator Elderfield, who organized the exhibit, interprets the artist as a painter of metaphors, signs and analogies that pointed to an internal world of the imagination. No mere hedonist, Matisse mistrusted visual sensations and aimed at a mode of representation that had the clarity of a text, notes Elderfield, who brilliantly deconstructs the artist's pictorial language. Elderfield shows that the myth of a Golden Age, expressed in images of luxury and erotic fulfillment, is a key influence on a man who decisively altered the way we look at pictures. While the focus here is on painting, numerous drawings, sculptures, prints and stained-glass window designs are also reproduced. (Nov.)
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