Edouard Manet: Paintings and Drawings.
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London. Phaidon Publishers Inc. 1985. First Edition. Hardcover w. pictorial casebound cover. Book Condition: Near Fine, slight tanning to paper over time. Cover Condition: Near Fine, slight signs of shelf wear and mild imperfections to spine. 132pp. (ill. in colour & b/w).
Introduction by John Richardson.
84 illustrations (16 colour plates).
This monograph, published by Phaidon, is a definitive survey of French modernist painter Edouard Manet’s life’s work. An introduction by John Richardson gives biographical context, in both Manet’s life and the arc of art history he’s been canonized within. With 84 full-page illustrations, 16 of which are in colour. Notes on the plates comprise of select bibliographical and anecdotal information relating to each of the plates, including artwork specifics and dimensions, provenance, and tracing significant exhibitions, locations, and inspirations.