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Visions of Paris : Robert Delaunay's series
Delaunay, Robert, 1885-1941.
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Guggenheim Museum, [1997]

Physical Description:
147 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 34 cm
General Note:
Catalog for the exhibition at the Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin, Nov. 7, 1997-Jan. 4, 1998, and at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Jan. 16-Apr. 25, 1998.

"Texts reprinted from ... The new art of color, the writings of Robert and Sonia Delaunay ..."--T.p. verso.

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ND553.D357 A4 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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Published to accompany an exhibition which moved from the Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin to the Guggenheim Museum, New York, in February 1998, this is a study of a series of paintings and drawings of Paris between 1909 and 1914 which established Robert Delaunay as a major artist.

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Choice Review

The advent of the machine age and the surging energy of the modern city it spawned galvanized a remarkable creative response amongst a whole generation of early-20th-century artists. One of those in whose work those forces are most amiably registered is Delaunay. His lyrical adaptations of the new Cubist idioms were celebrated in the Guggenheim exhibition this handsome volume documents. A brief introduction by the organizer, Mark Rosenthal, situates the production of the years 1909-14, in which Delaunay's special contribution first appeared. A longer, also stimulating essay by Matthew Drutt discusses in more detail that core contribution within the context of Delaunay's career as a whole, with attention to many associations with fellow members of the avant-garde. The four series of works exhibited as encapsulating Delaunay's innovations are reproduced in large color plates: Saint-Severin; The City; The Eiffel Tower; The Windows. A selection of writings by Delaunay and notable contemporaries are appended. Those texts are given both in the original language and in English translation. This volume is an attractive and informative tribute to an ingratiating luminary of the School of Paris in the opening decades of this century. All levels. F. A. Trapp emeritus, Amherst College