Conversations with Picasso by Brassaï
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Chicago. The University of Chicago Press. 1999. Hardcover clothbound w. dust jacket. Book Condition: Fine. Jacket Condition: Very Good w. minor chipping on headband & minor tear on back bottom corner. 412pp. (ill. in b/w).
Brassaï has been our guide to avant garde Paris. Not only was Brassaï a noted photographer- he was also a prolific author and journalist. Brassaï recorded his many meetings with the great Spanish artist, Picasso, from 1943 to 1946.
While the two artists shared the same milieu in the 1930s, it wasn't until the 1940s that they saw each other on a regular basis, when Brassaï was asked to photograph Picasso's works. Brassaï's recollections of these visits offer an intimate portrait of one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century.
Brassaï relates his encounters with Picasso and other Parisian figures in great detail, from the artist's dull wood studio floor to the smoky cafes. Conversations with Picasso gives us an intimate view of one of the most creative milieus of modern time as well as a rare look at the day to day life of Picasso.