FERNAND LÉGER – KENNETH E. SILVE, 2012
Known for his bold forms, geometric contrasts, and an enduring interest in the working class, French painter Fernand Leger has had a tremendous influence on Cubism, Constructivism, and the contemporary advertising poster. This limited edition volume, part of ASSOULINE’s Ultimate Collection, features a curated selection of L.ger’s iconic pieces—hand-glued to each page and shown in an exceptional way—for a lasting keepsake of Leger’s extraordinary oeuvre.
Kenneth E. Silver is Professor of Modern Art at New York University, Adjunct Curator of Art at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, and a contributing editor to Art in America magazine. He is the author of numerous award-winning books and articles including Esprit de Corps: The Art of the Parisian Avant-Garde and the First World War (1989) and Making Paradise: Art, Modernity, and the Myth of the French Riviera (2000). His exhibition, Chaos and Classicism: Art in France, Italy, and Germany, 1918-1936, (Guggenheim Museum, New York and Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, 2010-2011) was named “Best Art Exhibition 2010” by New York Magazine and its catalogue picked as one of the “100 Notable Books of 2010” by the Times Literary Supplement.
Format: 39×47 cm
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