Joan Miro y Cataluña by Juan Perucho
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Barcelona. Editiones Polígrafa, S. A. 1968. First Edition. Hardcover w box. Book Condition: Near Fine with tanning to edges of pages over time. Jacket Condition: Fine, slight shelf wear. 263 pp. (ill. in colour and b&w; cat. rais.).
This monograph of Joan Miro is an elegy to the connection Miró maintained, throughout his life and work, to his origin––the physical, emotional, and what now appears fateful identification he had to Catalonia, it's culture, landscape, and his home. The text artfully cuts and combines columns of Spanish, English, French and German with archival photographs, early sketches, and bright reproductions. These trace the artist's development by giving attention to the unconscious figurations and motifs Miró's line would return him to, making a place of his work's depth and mystery, and eventual liftoff into the abstract. The text focuses on anecdotes, memory, and biography while the catalogue continues, the plates a place of play and fantasy. Perucho's way into Miró's work is both serious and sensitive, critical and playful, a way of both leaving and returning to Miró's breathtaking representation of how to go home.
Text in Spanish, English, French, & German.