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Giorgio Morandi 1890-1964: Nothing Is More Abstract Than Reality

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This volume showcases 116 masterpieces arranged into the four major themes that characterize Giorgio Morandi’s work: self portraits, still lifes, landscapes, and flowers. The collection represents all the various expressive techniques used by Morandi over the years, including paint, etching, drawing and watercolor.The volume is the catalog of an outstanding exhibition organized by the Metropolitan Museum in New York and by the Museo d’Arte Moderna in Bologna. The exhibition will be open in New York from September...

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Overview

This volume showcases 116 masterpieces arranged into the four major themes that characterize Giorgio Morandi’s work: self portraits, still lifes, landscapes, and flowers. The collection represents all the various expressive techniques used by Morandi over the years, including paint, etching, drawing and watercolor.The volume is the catalog of an outstanding exhibition organized by the Metropolitan Museum in New York and by the Museo d’Arte Moderna in Bologna. The exhibition will be open in New York from September 16 to December 14, 2008 and in Bologna from January 22 to April 12, 2009.The exhibition and the catalog also contain a number of photographs of Morandi’s studio and quotes from his admirers, as well as the memorable 1958 interview with Edouard Roditi.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788861307162
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 9/30/2008
  • Pages: 366
  • Sales rank: 501,596
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Maria Cristina Bandera is Director of the Fondazione di Studi di Storia dell’Arte Roberto Longhi a Firenze. Renato Miracco is the Director of the Italian Cultural Institute in New York. Janet Abramowicz was a Senior Lecturer for twenty years in the Department of Fine Arts at Harvard University. Flavio Fergonzi is a Professor of Contemporary Art History at the University of Udine. Maria Mimita Lamberti is a Professor of Contemporary Art History at the University of Torino. Neville Rowley is currently doing a PhD at the Sorbonne, where he taught for three years. Lorenza Selleri is Curator at the Museo Morandi, Bologna.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Philippe de Montebello de Montebello, Philippe 16

Foreword Gianfranco Maraniello Maraniello, Gianfranco 18

Introduction Maria Cristina Bandera Bandera, Maria Cristina Renato Miracco Miracco, Renato 21

Giorgio Morandi Today Maria Cristina Bandera Bandera, Maria Cristina 24

On Some of Giorgio Morandi's Visual Sources Flavio Fergonzi Fergonzi, Flavio 46

1913-1920 67

A "Light without Color": Giorgio Morandi and Piero della Francesca Neville Rowley Rowley, Neville 106

A World in Black and White: The Imagery and Technique of Morandi's Etchings Janet Abramowicz Abramowicz, Janet 118

1920-1940 131

Morandi on Either Side of the Atlantic. Critics, Collectors, and Dealers in Europe and the Americas Lorenza Selleri Selleri, Lorenza 174

1940-1951 187

Giorgio Morandi: The Times and Antinomies of a Legend Maria Mimita Lamberti Lamberti, Maria Mimita 244

1951-1956 259

Nothing Is More Abstract Than Reality Renato Miracco Miracco, Renato 290

1956-1964 307

My First Morandi Umberto Eco Eco, Umberto 342

Appendix 345

Autobiography Giorgio Morandi Morandi, Giorgio 346

Italian Artists: Giorgio Morandi Piero Bargellini Bargellini, Piero 348

From Columbia University to Via Fondazza Peppino Mangravite Interviews Giorgio Morandi Lorenza Selleri Selleri, Lorenza 349

Giorgio Morandi Edouard Roditi Roditi, Edouard 351

Biographical Outline Maria Cristina Bandera Bandera, Maria Cristina 361

Essential Bibliography 363

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  • Posted February 22, 2009

    Morandi

    This is a very nicely done book. It gives a good overview of Morandi's work.

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