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A Life of Picasso: The Prodigy, 1881-1906 (Borzoi Books)

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ISBN13: 9780375711497
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As he magnificently combines meticulous scholarship with irresistible narrative appeal, Richardson draws on his close friendship with Picasso, his own diaries, the collaboration of Picasso's widow Jacqueline, and unprecedented access to Picasso's studio and papers to arrive at a profound understanding of the artist and his work. 800 photos.

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John Richardson is the author of a memoir, The Sorcerers Apprentice; an essay collection, Sacred Monsters, Sacred Masters; and books on Manet and Braque. He has written for The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair. He was instrumental in setting up Christies in the United States. In 1993 he was made a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. In 1995-96 he served as the Slade Professor of Fine Art at Oxford University. He divides his time between Connecticut and New York City.

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Douglas, September 27, 2008 (view all comments by Douglas)
This is the first volume of John Richardson's biography of Picasso. I find the writing scholarly but quite accessable. There are many images per chapter, not only of Picasso's work, but of other artists mentioned in the text, as well as photographs of important figures in Picasso's life. These carefully selected images illuminate the text well. Richardson clearly demonstrates how the work in this early part of Picasso's life is related to his entire oevre, explaining context and place. This book is comprehensive and approachable, and speaks to many of the myths, some promoted by the artist himself, that are still extant.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375711497
Author:
Richardson, John
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf
With:
McCully, Marilyn
Subject:
Artists, Architects, Photographers
Subject:
Artists
Subject:
France
Subject:
Picasso, Pablo
Subject:
Artists -- France.
Subject:
Biography-Artists Architects and Photographers
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Borzoi Books
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
890 ILLUSTRATIONS IN TEXT
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
9.12x7.33x1.46 in. 2.06 lbs.

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