The Success and Failure of Picasso (Paperback)

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At the height of his powers, Pablo Picasso was the artist as revolutionary, breaking through the niceties of form in order to mount a direct challenge to the values of his time. At the height of his fame, he was the artist as royalty: incalculably wealthy, universally idolized--and wholly isolated.In this stunning critical assessment, John Berger--one of this century's most insightful cultural historians--trains his penetrating gaze upon this most prodigious and enigmatic painter and on the Spanish landscape and very particular culture that shaped his life and work.

About the Author


John Berger was born in London and now lives in a small village in the French Alps. Most recently he has written the novels "To the Wedding "and "King."
Patricia Macdonald studied at Edinburgh University, receiving her doctorate in 1973. She is well known for her innovative, award-winning aerial images. Her previous publications include "Shadow of Heaven, Order & Chaos, "and "Views of Gala. "


Monty Berger currently resides in Westmont, Quebec. Brian Jeffrey Street, a documentary filmmaker and journalist, lives in Ottawa.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780679737254
ISBN-10: 0679737251
Publisher: Vintage Books
Publication Date: November 30th, 1993
Pages: 220
Language: English