A beautifully presented book with detailed reproductions of her work... BUT (and it is a BIG "but") it is IN FRENCH so you do need to have a french dictionary to hand. SOOOO frustrating. I wish that had been made clear before I bought it.
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Berthe Morisot is a Special Master30 May 2012
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I just got home from being in Paris, and one of the highlights of this visit was to see the exhibition of Berthe Morisot at the Musee Marmottan Monet in person. This book was available in the giftshop but only in french and I wanted a copy in english. This is an outstanding book about the artists life as well as a very nice look at her work. I did purchase the catalog book there at the shop and see now its not only available here at Amazon, but for a lesser price! When taking in the euro to dollar conversion buying at Amazon saved me at least 30%, plus I didn't have to haul it back from Paris. Great book that you will enjoy for years. Berthe Morisot is due every bit of attention as she was easily as talented and a master as her contemporaries of Monet, Degas, Renoir, etc. In fact I believe she had a better command of colour in her palette and captured the essence of her subjects with much greater clarity many times than did the other Impressionists of whom I truly love. I hope her work continues to please a larger audience now and in the future.