Marc Chagall, 1887-1985

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Despite a life buffeted by war and revolution, by exile and official condemnation in Russia, Marc Chagall preserved in his work a sense of peace and beauty. This comprehensive and incisive exploration of one of the greatest and most beloved artists of this century brings together the writings of art critics, the reminiscences of family, friends, and colleagues, and Chagall's own words to create a striking portrait of an artist who delighted the world with his unique brand of creativity. Chagall: A Retrospective ...
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Cologne, Germany 1998 Hardcover. VG (Few marks from previous gallery owner; INSCRIBED & SIGNED BY AUTHOR on tp; page edges are beginning to tan lightly. ) A highly illustrated ... artist biography of Russian-French artist Marc Chagall, written by a long-time friend. Includes color reproductions of his paintings from the complete span of his artistic career. Blue paper boards, blue & color illus. dust jacket, 280 pp., profusely illus., chiefly in color. Read more Show Less

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Color Plates 1998 Hard Cover Not Indicated Fine in Near Fine jacket Containing 250 of the most beautiful and significant of Marc Chagall's works, this volume provides a detailed ... overview of Chagall's oeuvre of seven decades. The book focuses upon often hitherto neglected aspects of the artist's work. Heavy book, may require extra postage. Read more Show Less

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Despite a life buffeted by war and revolution, by exile and official condemnation in Russia, Marc Chagall preserved in his work a sense of peace and beauty. This comprehensive and incisive exploration of one of the greatest and most beloved artists of this century brings together the writings of art critics, the reminiscences of family, friends, and colleagues, and Chagall's own words to create a striking portrait of an artist who delighted the world with his unique brand of creativity. Chagall: A Retrospective traces the artist's personal and artistic development from his humble beginnings in the Russian town of Vitebsk to his continuing contributions to world art at the time of his death at the age of ninety-seven.
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A time traveler who left an ancient way of life in a remote Russian village for the sophisticated world of 20th-century Paris and its inner circle of literary and artistic innovators, Marc Chagall (1887-1985) superseded nature through metaphor. He reinvented his past and his dreams over and over as a chronicler of the Jewish experience. Baal-Teshuva, whose previous works include a monograph on Warhol Andy Warhol 1928-1987, LJ 4/1/93), affectionately conveys the details of the artist's life, his roots in Vitebsk, his lovers, and his many works--in paint, poetry, lithography, ceramics, tapestry, mosaics, sculpture, and stained glass--with the intimacy and naturalness of a friend of 35 years. Written in clear, accessible prose and lavishly illustrated with reproductions that demonstrate the brilliant colors of the artist's palate, this book is an excellent choice as an introductory text for students. Recommended for school and public libraries where there is an interest in this extremely popular 20th-century artist as well as for Judaica and comprehensive special collections.--Ellen Bates, MLS, New York
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  • ISBN-13: 9783822882719
  • Publisher: Taschen America, LLC
  • Publication date: 2/1/1998
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 9.89 (w) x 12.89 (h) x 1.07 (d)

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