The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
  1. $18.19 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Juliet's Nurse

    Lois Leveen 9781476757445

spacer

On Order

$27.25
New Trade Paper
Currently out of stock.
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Qty Store Section
- Local Warehouse Art- Museums and Collections

My Kitchen Table: Sketches from My Life

by

My Kitchen Table: Sketches from My Life Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Pilar Pobil was born on the island of Mallorca, off the Mediterranean coast of Spain, and it was there that she first learned to love the colors that suffuse her art. The tales contained here are those she later related to her own children around the kitchen table; many of them describe her childhood and young adulthood in Mallorca, filled with mystery and excitement, privilege and deprivation, and always a fierce will to face life on her own terms.

Other stories describe her meeting in Mallorca with the Utah man who would become her husband, her journey to a faraway country, the birth of her children, and her discovery of her artistic impulses and abilities. All are woven with the threads of color and culture of her two homes. Filled with wit and insight, My Kitchen Table reveals foremost the voice of a woman determined to be true to herself and to her art.

Accompanying the narrative are some fifty color reproductions of the paintings and sculptures for which Pilar Pobil has become known. This is a volume that art lovers everywhere will treasure.

"Like her paintings, Pilar’s stories overflow their pages. They fold us into their embrace, so we feel and see her dancing in and out of our minds, a curious and mischievous child, a young woman in love coming to a foreign land with a foreign culture and tongue, the heartbreak of her losses, and the continual renewals that have ripened her art. Pilar’s book, like her house, is a magic kingdom and she is the fairy princess who presides. She paints her shoes for social engagements. The seats of her chairs beam faces. Her electrical wiring metamorphoses into fantastic snakes. The garden that leads to her studio is Salt Lake City’s Giverny. Paintings are everywhere and talk to each other with glittering non sequiturs. At the center of it all is her kitchen table, the place from which she serves the voices and visions of her life. The subtleties of her telling, like the bold clarity of her judgments, are those of an artist whose inspirations are a feast she graciously invites us to share."

— from the Foreword by Robert D. Newman, Dean of the College of Humanities, University of Utah

Book News Annotation:

Spanish born, but a long-time resident of Salt Lake City, Utah, where she settled with her American husband in the 1950s, artist Pilar Pobil has extraordinary tales to tell, and she knows how to tell them. Fifty color reproductions of her evocative paintings and lively sculptures accompany Pobil's equally vivid narrative of her life and work. The dean of the U. of Utah's college of humanities offers a foreword to this attractively produced book. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A narrative by Pilar Pobil, an artist born on the island of Mallorca, capturing the tales she told her children about her time in there, filled with mystery and excitement, privilege and deprivation, and always a fierce will to face life on her own terms. Included in this book are fifty color reproductions of the paintings and sculptures for which Pilar Pobil has become known.

About the Author

Pilar Pobil lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

List of Color Plates

Author's Note

Foreword by Robert D. Newman

The Kitchen Table

Mallorcan Tales: Growing Up

1. My Early Life

2. My Grandfather's Cook

3. La Difunta (The Deceased)

4. Uncle Julian, Aunt Marita

5. Don Rafael el Cura

6. Carlitos

7. The Arrival

8. Tonina

9. Stories of Pigs

10. Mi Colegio

11. Dark Stories

12. Lisboa

13. A New Story

Desert Paintbrush: Becoming An Artist in Utah

14. First Impressions

15. The House Across the Street: A Neighborhood Story

16. About My Art

17. The Planet Ranch

18. La Ermita de Valldemosa

19. Los Narcos

20. The Mayor

21. My Memorial Day, 2000

22. 9-11 in Italy

23. Epilogue

Art in Pilar's Garden

Product Details

ISBN:
9780874808964
Author:
Pobil, Pilar
Publisher:
University of Utah Press
Foreword by:
Newman, Robert D.
Foreword:
Newman, Robert D.
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General
Subject:
Painters
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
Painters -- United States.
Subject:
Pobil, Pilar
Subject:
Art-Museums and Collections
Edition Description:
1st Edition
Publication Date:
20070631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 color plates
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 x 0.6 in
Age Level:
from 18 up to 80

Other books you might like

  1. Beautiful Losers Used Trade Paper $7.95
  2. The Echo Maker
    Used Trade Paper $2.50
  3. Fires in the Dark New Mass Market $13.00
  4. Drown New Trade Paper $13.25
  5. Sky Bridge Used Hardcover $5.50
  6. Secret River Used Trade Paper $6.95

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » Artists
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Museums and Collections
Humanities » Philosophy » General

My Kitchen Table: Sketches from My Life New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$27.25 Backorder
Product details 192 pages University of Utah Press - English 9780874808964 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
A narrative by Pilar Pobil, an artist born on the island of Mallorca, capturing the tales she told her children about her time in there, filled with mystery and excitement, privilege and deprivation, and always a fierce will to face life on her own terms. Included in this book are fifty color reproductions of the paintings and sculptures for which Pilar Pobil has become known.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.