Chagall


A lively and comprehensive examination of the prodigious output of Chagall.


Monica Bohm-Duchen


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In this lively and comprehensive book, Monica Bohm-Duchen examines Marc Chagall's prodigious output, not only in painting but also in book illustration, theatre design, stained glass and poetry. She follows Chagall from his Russian-Jewish childhood, through his encounter with the Parisian avant-garde and his activities in revolutionary Russia, to his later years in America and the South of France. This is the first ever survey to take full advantage of new material made available to the West since glasnost.

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Format: Paperback
Size: 220 x 160 mm (8 5/8 x 6 1/4 in)
Pages: 352 pp
Illustrations: 228 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714831602

Monica Bohm-Duchen is known for her work as an organizer of exhibitions and as a lecturer and writer on twentieth-century art. She is author of The Nude and Understanding Modern Art, and contributor to the catalogue: Chagall, Love and the Stage (Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1998).

"Immediately becomes the most useful introduction to Chagall."—Independent on Sunday

"Highly informative. This book is the most even-handed to date in dealing with the later work."—Burlington Magazine

"Solid, expansive, eminently readable, and suitably provocative."—Art Review

"A lively, witty text."—Jewish Chronicle

On the Art & Ideas series

"Art & Ideas has broken new ground in making accessible authoritative views on periods, movements and concepts in art. As a series it represents a real advance in publishing."—Sir Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate London

"The format is wonderful and offers what had long been missing in academic studies: usable manuals for specific themes or periods... I am definitely not alone in welcoming Art & Ideas as a precious set of teaching tools."—Joachim Pissarro, Yale University

"Phaidon's series may prove to be the pick of the crop. It boasts expert but undogmatic texts and a wealth of illustrations."—The Sunday Telegraph

"Immediately becomes the most useful introduction to Chagall."—Independent on Sunday

"Highly informative. This book is the most even-handed to date in dealing with the later work."—Burlington Magazine


 

 

 
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