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Phaidon Press, 1998 - Art - 351 pages
One of the best-loved artists of the 20th century, Marc Chagall (1887-1985)s paradoxically one of the least understood. He did much to encourage anmage of himself as an entirely intuitive genius, but although his work seemsaive in style and iconography, he was in fact a complex and sophisticatedndividual.;In this comprehensive and analytical book Monica Bohm-Duchenlaces the artist firmly in his social, religious and cultural context,xamining his prodigious output not only in painting but also in bookllustration, theatre design, stained glass and poetry. She follows Chagallrom his Russian-Jewish childhood, through his encounter with the Parisianvant-garde in the years prior to World War I and his activities inevolutionary Russia, to his later years in the South of France, where heied at the age of ninety-seven. The first survey of Chagall's work to takeull advantage of new material available to the West since Glasnost, the bookncourages a critical reappraisal of all phases of the artist's long career.

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Phaidon continues its "Art & Ideas" series with these two explorations of major artists. Both books firmly anchor the art in the life-context and experiences of the artist, thus allowing the reader to ... Read full review


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Bohm-Duchen is known for her work as a lecturer, exhibition organizer and writer on 20th century art.

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