- Tapa blanda: 48 páginas
- Editor: The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Edición: 01 (11 de agosto de 2008)
- Colección: MoMA Artist Series
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 087070723X
- ISBN-13: 978-0870707230
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Pablo Picasso (MoMA Artist Series) (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 11 ago 2008
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Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró and Andy Warhol each significantly shaped the development of art in the 20th century. These modern masters are the subjects of four small books, the first volumes in a series featuring important artists in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art. Each book presents a single artist and guides readers through a dozen of his most memorable achievements. Works are reproduced in colour and accompanied by informative and accessible short essays that provide background on the artworks and on the artist himself, illuminating technique, style, subject matter and significance. Written by Carolyn Lanchner, former curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum, these books are excellent resources for readers interested in the stories behind masterpieces of the modern canon and for those who wish to understand the contributions of individual artists to the history of modern art.
Biografía del autor
Carolyn Lancher was a curator of painting and sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art for over three decades.
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