A Life Of Picasso Volume Ii: 1907-1917.
4to. 8.25 x 10.25 inches. x + [ii] + 500 pp. Bound in original white cloth with black titles, in pictorial dust wrapper. A vert good copy. Illustrated throughout in black and white, including portrait frontispiece and dedication page vignette. Decorated by publisher's device on title page. The second volume of the definitive biography of Pablo Picasso by John Robinson (1926-2019), friend of the artist and art historian. It covers the period 1907-17, during which Picasso and Braque invented cubism and to that extent engendered modernism. The author has used his access to fresh material to throw light on both Picasso's technique and on his often sensationalised private life.
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