Item description for Henri Rousseau: Dreams of the Jungle (Pegasus Library Paperback) by Werner Schmalenbach...
Rousseau's series of jungle painitngs are widely seen as the pinnacle of his achievement. The artist's work was and still continues to be the subject of controversy. This book answers many of the questions surrounding Rousseau's importance as an artist, reproducing in high-quality color his jungle paintings and examining them in a wider art-historical context.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Henri Rousseau: Dreams of the Jungle (Pegasus Library Paperback)?
A very good survey of Rousseau's art Dec 29, 2001
The layout and color reproductions are quite good, considering the book's modest size. Werner Schmalenbach comments on the artist's charming paintings, their historical background and influence on comtemporaries, as well as key events in his life. The text is illuminating, lively, and unpedantic-- as Rousseau would have liked it. Also, the price is right. .... Get it! (Even though the book is out of print, I have seen several copies in art museum shops.)
Congratulations to Prestel, the publisher, for making Pegasus Library books available to the wide public-- great art books which are kind to the wallet.