Picasso: Inside the Image.
This book provides a unique look at the most innovative graphic
artist of this century. Although keyed to an exhibition of
Picasso's prints organized by the Ludwig Museum of Cologne, this
publication represents far more than just a catalog of an exhibition.
Its intriguing format includes striking graphic design, four insightful
essays from four distinct vantage points and examples of more than just
a catalog of an lithographs and aquatints from all periods of
Picasso's career. Complementing the many black-and-white images are
full-color reproductions of five rarely seen printing plates. Essayists include Aldo Crommelynck, the only living printer to have worked with
Picasso, Peter Ludwig, whose extensive collection of prints form the
basis of the exhibition and book, along with two leading Picasso
scholars who have contributed essays that are stimulating as well as
scholarly. The book is organized thematically, with sections on
technique and style, portraiture, the artist and his model, and
classical themes. Erotic content is present in many of the prints
reproduced, but if this is not a problem in your teaching context, this
is a lively and informative book that is well worth the price whether or
not Picasso is one of your favorite artists.