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Matisse the Master

A Life of Henri Matisse: the Conquest of Colour: 1909-1954

Matisse the Master( )
Author: Spurling, Hilary
ISBN:978-0-679-43429-0
Publication Date:Sep 2005
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint:Knopf
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $40.00
Book Description:

“If my story were ever to be written down truthfully from start to finish, it would amaze everyone,” wrote Henri Matisse. It is hard to believe today that Matisse, whose exhibitions draw huge crowds worldwide, was once almost universally reviled and ridiculed. His response was neither to protest nor to retreat; he simply pushed on from one innovation to the next, and left the world to draw its own conclusions. Unfortunately, these were generally false and often damaging....
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Book Details
Pages:544
Detailed Subjects: Art / Individual Artists / General
Art / European
Biography & Autobiography / Artists, Architects, Photographers
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):7.25 x 9.56 x 1.81 Inches
Book Weight:2.375 Pounds
Author Biography
Spurling, Hilary (Author)
Hilary Spurling was born in 1940 in Stockport England. She attended Somerville College in Oxford. She bacame the arts and theater critic for The Spectator during the 1960's. She was also the reviewer for The Observer and The Daily Telegraph. She has written several biographies including Pearl Buck in China and Matisse the Master: The Conquest of Colour 1909-1954, which won the 2005 Whitebread Book of the Year Award and the Los Angeles Book Prize for Biography in 2006.

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