By John Richardson

ISBN-10: 0394559185

ISBN-13: 9780394559186

ISBN-10: 1845951565

ISBN-13: 9781845951566

John Richardson attracts at the related blend of full of life writing, serious astuteness, exhaustive study, and private adventure which made a bestseller out of the 1st quantity and vividly recreates the artist's lifestyles and paintings in the course of the an important decade of 1907-17 - a interval within which Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque invented Cubism and to that quantity engendered modernism.

Richardson has had precise entry to untapped assets and unpublished fabric. via harnessing biography to paintings background, he has controlled to crack the code of cubism extra effectively than any of his predecessors. And via bringing a clean mild to undergo at the artist's usually too sensationalised inner most lifestyles, he has succeeded in arising with a unconditionally new view of this paradoxical guy of his paradoxical paintings. by no means sooner than has Picasso's prodigious method, his incisive imaginative and prescient and never least his sardonic humour been analysed with such clarity.

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