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Matisse (Midsize) by Gilles Neret
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.12" Width: 7.84" Height: 0.99" Weight: 2.47 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2002
ISBN 3822820636 ISBN13 9783822820636
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More About Gilles Neret
Gilles Neret (1933-2005) was an art historian, journalist, writer, and museum correspondent. He organized several art retrospectives in Japan and founded the SEIBU museum and the Wildenstein Gallery in Tokyo. He edited art reviews such as L'OEil and Connaissance des Arts and received the Elie Faure Prize in 1981 for his publications.
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Reproductions are great, text is boring Feb 26, 2005
First and foremost, the reproduction quality is really good. That's the most important thing to look for in a book. I've purchased some books where some of the paintings are horribly reproduced. This isn't the case with this book. I am fortunate enough to live in Paris and I have went to the modern art museum to see the Matisse paintings in person and I am pretty satisified with the quality of the book.
However, the text of the book is disappointing. I really got the impression that the author was just writing to fill in space. I didn't really learn much about his technique or much about him in fact. I quit reading the text half way through and just enjoyed the paintings.
If you are just looking for good reproductions, this is a good book. If you want to learn more about Matisse and the artists of his time, I'd look at a few other books first, maybe you could do better.
A nice journey into Matisse life Jan 17, 2000
If you love Matisse, you will surely like this book. This volume provides a nice balance of biographical and analytical information on Matisse, along with excellent reproductions.