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Picasso Hardcover

ISBN-13: 978-1580932578 ISBN-10: 1580932576

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 512 pages
  • Publisher: The Monacelli Press (November 17, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580932576
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580932578
  • Product Dimensions: 15.7 x 12.2 x 2.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #155,205 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Philippe Dagen is an art historian, professor at the Sorbonne in Paris, critic for the newspaper Le Monde, curator, and novelist. He has published and contributed to numerous titles on art history, including George Grosz: Berlin-New York, Otto Dix: The War, and Bettina Rheims: Can You Find Happiness.

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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Overlander on November 12, 2010
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I concur with the first reviewer of this amazing Picasso book. Yes, there are literally hundreds of books on the Spanish master, some bad, some very good but if you are looking for an all-in-one, quality, comprehensive monograph this latest Monacelli publication will do it. The text is accessible and the pictures well-chosen and irreprochably reproduced. Yes, yes, it is a huge, heavy book and quite expensive but it is all well worth it. This is the kind of book you'll be happy you bought 30 or 40 years from now.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Alan Fishman on October 10, 2010
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It amazes me that no one has reviewed this book since it came out in November of last year. I have wanted to add a comprehensive book on Picasso's work to my art book collection for a long time. There are literally hundreds of books out there on his work. I choose this one because of it's comprehensive content across the changing modalities of Picasso's work through out his life. The reproductions are magnificent but then this is the norm for any book published by the Monacelli Press. The analyses by Phillippe Dagen is approachable, illuminating, and not overly dense for the non-intellectual art lover. I recommend this book highly.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By wchapus on May 13, 2013
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Thought I'd drop a review on here as I've been debating a large-format Picasso book for a while. I recently compared this edition with "The Ultimate Picasso" which several other reviewers have called THE book to own. I went through most of the images and compared the overall layout and quality of the pages. In my opinion, this book was the best single, large-format book on Picasso that spans his varying periods. After a quick review, the text is excellent, well written and informative. Additionally, the design of the book and cover/spine are very sleek - it'll look great on my shelf.

I'll add a few additional books on Picasso to my library to cover his poster art, lithographs and more detail on his Cubist period-simply because I want more info on those, but this book will do as one-stop-shopping if that's what you're looking for. I'd recommend for any Picasso fan.
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