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Picasso the Engraver.

A book such as this reminds one of the value of museum art exhibits as a catalyst for significant books about important artists. Picasso, who produced more than 2,500 prints in different media within the seventy-three years that he was an active printmaker.

Brigitte Baer has produced a scholarly and readable document of this key area of Picasso's work. Viewing Picasso's prints is both an entertaining and educational experience, and this book provides readers with the rare opportunity to view progressive states of individual images -- to follow, step-by-step, Picasso's development of a specific theme.

Unless images of nudes in art is a concern at your school site, this is an outstanding resource for art history and printmaking studio classes from senior high school through university and beyond.
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Author:Anderson, Kent
Publication:School Arts
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Date:Mar 1, 1998
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