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Picasso
Mike Venezia
0516422715
September 1988
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
ea. vol: illus. by author. 32p. photogs. reprods. (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists Series). CIP. Childrens. 1988. PLB $9.95. Grade 1-3 Despite the current trend to introduce music, literature, and art to very young children, these books serve to illustrate the limitations of such efforts. Here the lives and works of two brilliant and revolutionary painters have been reduced to a series of basic facts and cliches. Children reading these books will get less biographic information than could be found in an encyclopedia and no insight into the unique vision and talent that made these artists important. Venezia's analysis of the artists' style is simplistiche attributes Picasso's blue period to depression over the death of a friend and his rose period to a new love. He makes no attempt to explain the...


Pablo Picasso 2006 Calendar

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Pablo Picasso: Breaking All the Rules
True Kelley (Illustrator)
0448428628
December 2002
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
Simon Packard didn't always want to do his artist report on Pablo Picasso, but after his twin brother Stephen does a report on Monet-Simon's favorite artist-Simon chooses Picasso by default! Throughout, there are reproductions of Pablo Picasso's masterpieces as well as Simon's own drawings, and wonderful nuggets of info that will appeal to kids.

Card catalog description
Examines the life and work of Picasso, discussing the different styles in which he worked. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Matisse Picasso
Anne Baldassari
0870700081
Jan 2002
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
It may have been obvious at the time, but the fact that the two (arguably) greatest painters of the 20th century exchanged ideas fluidly, obliquely and prolifically comes as a shock when put as starkly as in this catalogue and the international blockbuster exhibition it accompanies. The authors, eminent curators all, put together the exhibition (currently hanging at New York's Museum of Modern Art) and contribute a total of 34 short essays contrasting particular works and exploring the currents of the two men's mutual influence, including fauvism and cubism. Matisse's Le bonheur de vivre (1905-6) cemented itself in Picasso's mind from their first meeting, and would "reverberate in Picasso's imagination throughout his life," writes Golding. Varnedoe notes the influence of Matisse's Goldfish and Palette on...


Picasso and the Girl with a Ponytail: A Story about Pablo Picasso
Laurence Anholt
0764150316
September 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
Here is the fascinating story -- based on true fact -- of a world-famous artist and a little girl who became one of his models. Sylvette first met Picasso in 1954, when she was a girl in the southern French town of Vallauris. At that time, she was the shyest and dreamiest girl among her friends, though today, she is a respected artist in her own right. When Picasso set up his studio in a nearby house, he spotted young Sylvette and was taken immediately by her classical profile and her lovely ponytail. When at last he convinced her to pose for what became the first of more than forty works of art, the two gradually became good friends. Before long, Picasso's portraits of Sylvette became famous around the world.

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Sylvette gradually begins to gain...


Pablo Picasso
Kate Scarborough
0531166228
September 2002
Paperback
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Card catalog description
Discusses the life, art, and legacy of the artist Pablo Picasso. Includes a timeline linking the events in his life with world events. --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.


Conversations with Picasso
Brassai
0226071480
Dec 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
Henry Miller called Brassaï (born Gyula Halasz) "The Eye of Paris." As a photographer, journalist, and author of photographic monographs and literary criticism, he had an uncanny ability to capture the Paris art world of the mid-20th century. Conversations with Picasso, originally published in 1964, is a collection of Brassaï's memoirs, resurrected from scraps of paper he stored in a huge vase each night after his talks with the famous Spanish painter, whose work he photographed from 1932 to 1962. In keeping with the lively bohemian spirit that so characterized Pablo Picasso's milieu, Brassaï wrote these notes in a vivid, conversational style, and they are now vignettes, of a sort, from a theatrical time capsule. Presented alongside the actual photographs he took during his visits with Picasso, Brassaï's...


Art Activity Packs: Picasso
Mila Boutan
0811820297
April 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
The Art Activity Packs, featuring dozens of activities, have been praised by both parents and teachers alike, and the newest addition to this creative series is chock-full of interactive fun. Picasso includes a full-color book about the artist that showcases some of his famous works and provides instructions on making collages just like Picasso. Also included is a packet of six different decorative papers for kids to use when creating their own collage masterpieces. These Art Activity Packs are a fun, inspirational, and well-priced way to introduce children to the world's best-known artists.Ages 5-12


Myth and Metamorphosis
Lisa Florman
0262062135
Jan 2001
Hardcover
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Review
"Myth and Metamorphosis. . . gives us a deft sense of what Picasso made of Ovid." -- Joe Perl, The New Republic

Book Description
Previous studies of Picasso's involvement with the classical have tended to concentrate on the period immediately following the First World War, and to attribute that involvement to both the rise of political conservatism in France and the domesticating influence of the artist's marriage to Olga Koklova. Focusing instead on the later, classicizing prints of the 1930s, this book offers a radically different view of Picasso and the "classical" -- a view that aligns his work much more closely with Surrealist, and specifically Bataillean, revisions of antiquity.

The book's argument is built around detailed analyses of several separate print series:...


Matisse and Picasso
Jack D. Flam
0641709641

Hardcover
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Picasso
Marilyn McCully
0300071663
Mar 1997
Hardcover
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Book Review
This collection of essays focuses on Pablo Picasso's formative years as an artist, specifically the period between 1892 and 1906 when--between the ages of 11 and 24--he was developing and refining the style that would one day launch movements. The hundreds of drawings and plates vividly displayed here range from the familiar to the obscure, allowing the reader to follow the artist's transformation from gifted youth to master of the form. Though the essays vary widely in scope, all the contributors agree that the pieces created during this phase of Picasso's life stand on their own merits, rather than existing merely as studious footnotes to the painter's body of work. Launched from this perspective, the text celebrates this less-celebrated period while moving in some unexpected directions: Picasso's reliance on his drawing...


Great Paintings of the Western World
Alison Gallup
0760702772
October 1998
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Despite the grand title, this is a mindless compilation, subjective, as any would be, e.g., Thomas Hoving's Greatest Works of Art of Western Civilization (LJ 10/15/97). The three authors, who received advanced degrees in art hisotry from Columbia University or the Free University in Berlin, draw on the collections represented by Art Resource, a photo rights agency in New York, to present 300 fairly predictable "great" works. They don't actually limit themselves to paintings?ancient Roman mosaics and Greek vases and Renaissance frescoes are included?and the organization juxtaposes artists, nationalities, and schools of painting. The text is scant, uneven, and without thesis, and the images adequate. A big book, a short review: skip it.?Jack Perry Brown, Art Inst. of Chicago Lib.Copyright 1998 Reed Business...


Pablo Picasso
Gertje R. Utley
0300082517
Oct 2000
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Art history meets political history in this detailed examination of Pablo Picasso's membership in the French Communist Party. Picasso joined the party relatively late: in 1944. Utley traces the artist's activities during the German occupation, discusses friends who may have influenced his decision to become a Communist, and explores the inevitable tensions between a political movement that promoted socialist realism and a painter whose work never quite fit the bill. The volume, which is lavishly illustrated with reproductions of Picasso's postwar work, does point out numerous examples where the artist used Communist iconography and themes. Utley is equally interested, however, in examining the place of Communism in Picasso's intellectual life: in the roots of the artist's commitment, his response as information about...


Picasso
Michael FitzGerald
0300089414
June 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
For Picasso, the artist's studio was the center of the world, the crossroads of all that was occurring in his life and in contemporary society. His paintings of the studio range across nearly every aspect of his art, from portraits of himself, his friends, lovers, and children, to commentaries on political events, evocations of great artists of the past, and allegories of creativity itself. This stunning book focuses on Picasso's depictions of the artist's studio in paintings, drawings, and prints throughout his career, showing how he found there his most profound expression of the creative process. Michael FitzGerald discusses Picasso's devotion to the studio as a place where he learned his artistic skills, as a social and intellectual center where he negotiated with dealers, disputed with critics, and...


Cracking Creativity: The Secrets of Creative Genius
Michael Michalko
1580083110
January 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
What exactly is creativity? Why do some people seem to have so much of it? Can their secrets be learned? In this trail-blazing book, internationally renowned business creativity expert Michael Michalko answers these questions and more, bringing life-changing techniques into everyone's reach. Michalko has researched and analyzed over 100 of history's greatest thinkers-from Leonardo da Vinci to Charles Darwin, Thomas Edison to Walt Disney-to show readers how creative people think and how to put their secrets to use. It's no wonder that Entrepreneur magazine lauded CRACKING CREATIVITY as "Required reading for anyone in business." Packed with practical exercises and strategies for stimulating creativity, this original book will literally revolutionize the way you think and open up a world of innovative solutions to...


Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair
Pablo Neruda
0142437700
December 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This collection of poems, first published by Neruda at the age of 19 in 1924, caused something of a scandal because of its frank and intense sexuality: "I have gone marking the atlas of your body / with crosses of fire. / My mouth went across: a spider, trying to hide. / In you, behind you, timid, driven by thirst." It later became one of Neruda's best-loved works, selling two million copies by the 1960s. Why? With image after arresting image, Neruda charts the oceanic movements of passion, repeatedly summoning imagery of the sea and weather: "On all sides I see your waist of fog, / and your silence hunts down my afflicted hours; / my kisses anchor, and my moist desire nests / in you with your arms of transparent stone." As irresistible as the sea, love is engulfing ("You swallowed everything, like distance. / ....


Picasso and the Invention of Cubism
Pepe Karmel
0300094361
June 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book transforms our understanding of Cubism, showing in unprecedented detail how it emerged in Picasso’s work of the years 1906–13, and tracing its roots in nineteenth-century philosophy and linguistics. Linking well-known paintings and sculptures to the hitherto-ignored drawings that accompanied them, Pepe Karmel demonstrates how Picasso’s quest to depict the human body with greater solidity led, paradoxically, to its fragmentation; and how Picasso used the archaic model of stage space to free himself from conventional perspective, replacing the open window of Renaissance painting with a new projective space. In other chapters, Karmel discusses the empiricist philosophy championed by Hippolyte Taine, which encouraged the breakdown of painting into its abstract elements, and laid the groundwork for...


Picasso
Christopher Green
030010412X
Jan 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The starting point of this exciting new exploration of Picasso is not his life but his work, which is revealed as a series of interventions in the troubled history of early twentieth-century Europe. Christopher Green shows how these interventions are remarkable for the force with which they confront issues that remain vital and important for us today: race, cultural difference, modernity, sexuality and the discontents of civilization.  The framework for Green’s exploration is simple, yet enormously rich in its implications: the compulsion found in Picasso’s work simultaneously to build architectures and to release himself from them. Architecture is used by Green to refer not merely to pictorial or sculptural structure, but to the architecture of knowledge and society: the structures of tradition, of...


Picasso
Gertrude Stein
0486247155
September 1984
Paperback
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Book Description
Intimate, revealing memoir of Picasso as man and artist by influential literary figure. Highly readable amalgam of biographical fact, artistic and aesthetic comments: Picasso as founder of Cubism, associate of Apollinaire, Braque, Derain, other notables; titanic, creative spirit. One of Stein’s most accessible works. 61 black-and-white illustrations. Index.

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