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Georges Braque : Modern Masters Series - Karen Wilkin

Georges Braque

Modern Masters Series

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With more than 100 illustrations -- approximately 48 in full color -- this innovative series offers a fresh look at the most creative and influential artists of the postwar era. Modern Masters form a perfect reference set for home, school, or library. Each handsomely designed volume presents:

- A thorough survey of the artist's life and work

- Statements by the artist

- An illustrated chapter on technique

- Chronology

- Lists of exhibitions and public collections

- Annotated bibliography

- Index

Industry Reviews

"Although French painter Georges Braque (1882-1963) was highly respected and financially successful during his lifetime, his individuality and inventiveness have often been overshadowed by the even greater genius of Picasso, his collaborator in the development of cubism. In her succinct and illuminating text, Wilkin (Stuart Davis) traces Braque's career, beginning with his fauve period and his interest in Cezanne. She conveys a clear understanding of his style and technique, and demonstrates his integral role in the cubist experiment. While Picasso moved off in other directions, Braque, using the still life as his major theme, continued to develop and refine cubism for the rest of his career. This polished monograph, illustrated with scores of color and black-and-white reproductions, offers a highly satisfying account of an artist who, hardly ever delving beyond the intimate world of his studio for subject matter, transformed ordinary objects--guitars, tabletops, and fruit bowls--into masterpieces of form and color." --Publishers Weekly

Introductionp. 7
Early Life and Workp. 15
The Fauvep. 21
Braque and Picassop. 29
The Cubistp. 43
The 1920s and 1930sp. 61
Salons, Studios, and Birdsp. 77
Notesp. 97
Artist's Statementsp. 99
Notes on Techniquep. 105
Chronologyp. 111
Exhibitionsp. 116
Public Collectionsp. 121
Selected Bibliographyp. 122
Indexp. 126
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ISBN: 9780896599475
ISBN-10: 0896599477
Series: Modern Masters Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 13th December 1991
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.7