Search Results: "Pablo Picasso"


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BIRDS & OTHER ANIMALS WITH PABLO PICASSO by Pablo Picasso
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2017

"Simultaneously simple and sophisticated—but not for the baby and toddler board-book crowd; older preschoolers learning to make their own representational drawings will be inspired. (Board book. 3-5)"
An anthology of Picasso's animal sketches from various collections including birds, insects, and various mammals. Read full book review >

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PABLO PICASSO by Linda Lowery
Released: Nov. 30, 1999

"In pleasing textures of oil on canvas and warm hues, Porter's accompanying illustrations quite nicely echo the art of its subject. (photos, chronology) (Biography. 8-11)"
paper 1-57505-370-5 In this valuable addition to the On My Own Biography series of easy readers, Lowery (Georgia O'Keeffe, 1996, etc.) renders an intriguing and lucid portrait of the man often referred to as the most celebrated artist of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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PABLO PICASSO by John Beardsley
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Full citations for the art; index. (Biography. 11+)"
In the ``First Impressions'' series, an intelligent overview of the 20th-century giant's life as it relates to the evolution of his many innovative styles. Read full book review >

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PABLO PICASSO by Matthew Meadows
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"A solid overview that makes the artist surprisingly approachable. (maps, chronology, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
Pablo Picasso ($14.95; Dec. 1996; 32 pp.; 0-8069-6160-0): Meadows invites readers to pore over large full-color reproductions of Picasso's work in this entry in the Art for Young People series. Read full book review >

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JUST BEHAVE, PABLO PICASSO! by Jonah Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"An energetic and affectionate introduction to an artist who was always somewhat larger than life. (biographical note) (Picture book. 5-10)"
A terrific opening—a serene, classical landscape interrupted by Pablo Picasso's exuberant burst through the canvas of this bucolic scene—leads into a simplified look at Picasso's artistic development from adolescent prodigy through his 20s. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO BIT PICASSO by Antony Penrose
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2011

"Though certainly not a systematic overview of Picasso's life and career, this intimate, child's-eye view serves up a winning glimpse of the artist's personality and unparalleled creative breadth. (glossary, thumbnail bios) (Memoir. 8-10)"
"Picasso was great fun to play with. He liked to romp around on the floor and have pretend bullfights. His tweed jacket was nice and scratchy. He smelled good too. He smelled of cologne and French tobacco." Read full book review >

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PICASSO by Gertrude Stein
Released: June 15, 1939

"Each step in his evolution is illustrated with good reproductions of his work, but it does not contribute much from a critical angle."
More Stein than Picasso, but for the most part less chaotic than one would expect, with less backtracking. Read full book review >

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PICASSO by Stefano Loria
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1996

"Otherwise, this is an exceptional, captivating book for art lovers and neophytes alike. (chronology, list of works and locations, index) (Biography. 8+)"
A book that must set a standard for its kind, combining the best elements of museum retrospectives, field trips, and studio visits while providing a ringside seat to the intellectual life of the Paris art world in the early 1900s. Read full book review >

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PICASSO  by Patrick O'Brian
Released: May 28, 1976

"To the extent that it can be trusted, the book is informative; but as reading matter it almost makes one long for the heroic days of Irving Stone."
They came, they saw, they commemorated. Read full book review >

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PICASSO by Museum of Modern Art
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: July 28, 2014

"Though perhaps too much for newcomers to the path-breaking artist, handsome and authoritative for those beyond introductions."
A scholarly but accessible survey of prominent pieces from the heart of Pablo Picasso's (1881-1973) cubist period, rich in opportunities for visual deep dives. Read full book review >

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PICASSO by Pierre Daix
Released: Jan. 27, 1993

"Stick with John Richardson's better-written and far more reliable A Life of Picasso (1990). (Twenty-four pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
At the end of this once-over-lightly biography, French art- historian Daix quotes Picasso as saying, ``It isn't what the artist does which counts, it's what he is.'' Unfortunately, it's what Picasso was that Daix fails to illuminate in his unremittingly respectful depiction of a highly complex, highly controversial life. Read full book review >