Conversations with Picasso

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University of Chicago Press, 2002 - Art - 412 pages
"Read this book if you want to understand me."—Pablo Picasso

Conversations with Picasso offers a remarkable vision of both Picasso and the entire artistic and intellectual milieu of wartime Paris, a vision provided by the gifted photographer and prolific author who spent the early portion of the 1940s photographing Picasso's work. Brassaļ carefully and affectionately records each of his meetings and appointments with the great artist, building along the way a work of remarkable depth, intimate perspective, and great importance to anyone who truly wishes to understand Picasso and his world.

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Brassa , a photographer and journalist, had countless meetings with Picasso in the 1940s. This reprint of his 1964 title offers transcripts of many of those discussions as well as his own insights into his subject and many of the other artistic fixtures of Paris. A must for Picasso fans. Read full review

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User Review  - A. Loobeensky - Goodreads

It was amazing. Truly, it was. Not because of the language or composition (In fact I "deBrassaised" this book a bit - Picasso is far more important then the Author) but as a portrait of an Artist. Rather a picture than a literature. Read full review



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Brassaļ (born Gyula Halįsz, 1899--1984) was a photographer, journalist, and author of photographic monographs and literary works, including Letters to My Parents and Proust in the Power of Photography, both published by the University of Chicago Press.

Jane Marie Todd is a translator whose books include Brassaļ's Henry Miller, Happy Rock and Largesse by Jean Starobinski, both published by the University of Chicago Press.

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