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Odilon Redon: Pastels Hardcover – Bargain Price, November, 1987


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 189 pages
  • Publisher: George Braziller (November 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807611808
  • ASIN: B000V5WKZ2
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 9.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,424,723 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Redon, famous for the enigmatic images of his lithographs and paintings, also excelled in the art of pastels. Bacou presents us with a handsome collection of those pastels and in an essay discusses how the artist gradually abandoned the dark mystery of charcoal for the richness of color obtainable with pastels. Bacou includes Redon's own comments on his pastels, including his essay "Confessions of an Artist." Redon's essay, Bacou's scholarly commentary, and the 70 color plates combine to enlarge our appreciation for Redon's visual meditations on beauty. Art historians and collectors will appreciate the high quality of this lavish volume. Douglas G. Campbell, Warner Pacific Coll., Portland, Ore.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Language Notes

Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Kilgore Gagarin TOP 500 REVIEWER on October 22, 2009
Format: Hardcover
In 1987 my wife and I were backpacking (and living) in various places in Europe and ended up spending about 6 weeks at a hole in the wall hotel in Paris. Her sister had told us that if we ever had the chance to go to the Musee D'Orsay to look up the works of this guy called "Odilon Redon" (somebody we'd never heard of).

We found ourselves on the second floor in a some very darkened rooms peering into glass cases and seeing the most ethereal and stunning pastels we'd ever seen. They literally glowed. For years I looked for books that could reproduce what we saw (Redon's original pastels) and discarded them all.

Until this one.

It was a wedding anniversary present that I gave to her and we treasure it to this day. The originals are better, but if you can't go to Paris, buy this book. The reproductions are spectacular.

Oh, if you do go to Paris, you should also go to the Musée de l'Orangerie and check out Claude Monet's Water Lilies. No book has ever reproduced seeing an entire room designed for, and devoted to, those paintings.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By C. Werley on November 18, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Having long been in search for the ultimate Redon book, eureka, we found it at last. Too bad this gorgeous book is out-of-print, causing the supply to be so limited (and thus the price to be so high). Nonetheless, it is well worth the expense. The full page color plates are accompanied by brief but well-written text and detalied provenance. The plates are also organized in the book by subject matter, saving, in our mind, the best for last--Redon's series of stunning still life vases.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lee Fung Yin on February 27, 2008
Format: Hardcover
The book is full of nice and beautiful pastel works of Odilon, it was wonderful! The price is reasonable. If anyone loves Odilon's works, I will recommand this book surely!
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