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Botero (French) Hardcover – 29 Oct 2002


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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Cercle d'Art (29 Oct. 2002)
  • Language: French
  • ISBN-10: 2702206824
  • ISBN-13: 978-2702206829
  • Product Dimensions: 29 x 23 x 1.5 cm

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Monumental and Playful Sculptures Are a Treat 18 Jun. 2000
By Theodore Fusby - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is a wonderful book, photographed and printed beautifully. It revels in the textures of Botero's sculptures, (mostly large scale bronzes) and in their almost pneumatic volumes. Botero has always loved volume, generous and voluptuous volume, and he has always loved to play with scale, as one can see readily in his drawings and paintings. Nothing could be more natural for him than to make sculpture, where he could play with volume and scale and use his wry humor to delicious effect.
Until I saw this book, I had not been aware of how many sculptures Botero had made, but this thick tome shows there are many of them, and most have a magical and monumental presence, no matter what their actual size. I highly recommend this book, which will delight and amaze anyone who is inclined to like Botero's work.
7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
well done 6 April 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
lots of pictures of his beautiful bountiful work. Botero is in a class of his own. what a delight looking inside the mind of such a great painter.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Colors a bit off, but good overall 12 July 2009
By Eugene Tenenbaum - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
As in all titles in the Great Modern Masters series published by Abrams: Colors are not vibrant, often with a brownish tint or/and too dark, and their accuracy is just O.K. There are 64 pages of a good size 9.5x12 inches (24x30.5 cm). It begins with an introduction with 5-6 small b&w pictures on 2 pages, which is followed by a biography with 5-6 small b&w pictures on 2 next pages. The rest is dedicated to good size over 60 full color plates divided into chapters dedicated to artist's carrier periods, style directions, or themes, each described by 12-16 lines of text. The series is inferior to the same size paperback series published by Taschen in 1990s, but superior to Taschen's series of smaller sizes published latter. Unfortunately, the Taschen series does not cover Bacon, Botero, Brancusi, Braque, Calder, de Chirico, Johns, Kokoschka, Leger, Man Ray, Malevich, Modigliani, and Rouault this series does.
Great examples of his works 4 Dec. 2013
By W - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I love Botero, so this book provides examples of some of his greatest works. The color pictures have really provided a great way so share his works with others. I use it in my class to explain Botero to my students.
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