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Matisse – Barr Jr., Alfred H. Matisse. His Art and his Public. New York (1951). 4to. 6 ll. title & contents, pp. 5-591 (so complete). With
c. 462 ( 22 full-page color ) illustrations
on 243 plates. Orig. h. cloth in black & red with title on spine and gilt monogram on front cover.
Femme au chapeau (Madame Matisse; 1905)
Fenêtre ouverte (1905)
FIRST EDITION. – Exlibris Wolfgang Metzner, publisher, on front paste-down. – Binding slightly loosened, otherwise impeccable. – Enclosed front part of the original dust jacket. – Intended as updated new edition of the catalog of the Matisse exhibition held at the Museum of Modern Art in 1931, it became an
illustrated monographic show comprising 60 years :
Grande robe bleue, fond noir (1937)
Odalisque au tambourin (1926)
Early Rebellion and Academic Success – Matisse discovers Modern Painting – Matisse in Paris: “The King of the Fauves” – Matisse, the International Artist – Spain and Morocco – Austerity and Architectonics; The First World War – Relaxation in Nice and Renewed Experiment – From the Barnes Murals to the Rouge et Noir – Second World War; Books; The Chapel at Vence – Bibliography (11 pp. ) – Index (18 pp.).
Offer no. 29,033 / EUR 50. (c. US$ 60.) + shipping