The Cubist Painters / Edition 1

The Cubist Painters / Edition 1

by Guillaume Apollinaire
     
 


"After more than fifty years, it is wonderful to have a new translation, particularly one by a specialist in Apollinaire. This translation, needless to say, is consistently excellent."—Bulletin international des études sur Guillaume Apollinaire

"The Cubist Painters needs an accompanying commentary if one is to understand it, let alone do justice

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"After more than fifty years, it is wonderful to have a new translation, particularly one by a specialist in Apollinaire. This translation, needless to say, is consistently excellent."—Bulletin international des études sur Guillaume Apollinaire

"The Cubist Painters needs an accompanying commentary if one is to understand it, let alone do justice to its many flashes of insight. In Peter Read, renowned especially for his work on Apollinaire's relationships with contemporary artists, it has found not only the ideal translator, but also the ideal interpreter. . . . In this thoughtful, and loving, version, the rediscovery of The Cubist Painters is a pleasure. "—Elizabeth Cowling, Modern Language Review 

"Peter Read's excellent English translation of Les Peintres cubistes is the first since 1944. . . . His accompanying essay surveys the poet's career as an art critic and offers a running commentary on the book, which proved to be the only one Apollinaire was to publish on art. . . . And Read identifies a thread of essential consistency running throughout the anthology, pregnant with meaning for twentieth-century art to come: Apollinaire's insistence on the self-referentiality and autonomy of modern art-the new painting, abstract or otherwise, had no real subject other than artistic expression itself."—Times Literary Supplement

"[Read's] text . . . restores to The Cubist Painters a poetic dimension sometimes suppressed in Abel's version. This is the principal virtue of the new translation, yet this virtue is not simply one of fidelity, for Read's translation also serves to clarify the position of Apollinaire's 1913 text in relation to other early accounts of Cubism. . . . His account of the genesis of the book and of Apollinaire's revisions of the proofs are particularly valuable. "—Simon Dell, Art History: Journal of the Association of Art Historians

"As visually accurate as it is literate."—Courier and Advertiser, Fife, Scotland

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520243545
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/25/2004
Series:
Documents of Twentieth-Century Art Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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Table of Contents

Bk. 1Guillaume Apollinaire, The Cubist painters1
On painting5
New painters29
AppDuchamp-Villon77
Bk. 2Peter Read, Apollinaire and Cubism85
1Apollinaire as art critic before The Cubist painters87
2Apollinaire and Cubism94
3The Cubist painters : genesis of the book100
4The Cubist painters : structure, style and modern beauty108
5The Cubist painters and the enemies of Cubism119
6Aesthetic meditations : The Cubist painters123
7Critical response to The Cubist painters206
8Translations217
9Conclusion219

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