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Recollections of a Picture Dealer (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)

Recollections of a Picture Dealer (Dover Fine Art, History of Art) [Kindle Edition]

Ambroise Vollard

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Art merchant and bon vivant Vollard (1867–1939) recounts captivating anecdotes from his professional and social life: selling the works of Cézanne; partying with Renoir, Forain, Degas, and Rodin; the studios and personalities of Manet, Matisse, Picasso, and Rousseau; and encounters with Gertrude Stein, Zola, other noteworthies. 33 illustrations.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 10491 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications (19 Jun 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A735KP0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #393,852 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Insight 14 Jun 2003
By A Customer - Published on
As an actual "Master Graphics" art dealer, dealing Picasso, Miro', Chagall etc. I found the book to be a great insight. Managing artist-dealer realtionships is the hardest aspect of being a great dealer, and is what made Vollard so huge!
The previous reader, read this book for the wrong reasons. It's not a handbook, nor intended to be one, on establishing you own business as an artist. You will not find any 'hidden secrets'. If you are an art dealer and want to have an insight as to the mastery of Vollard's ability to manage both the artist and the client, this is your book. If your a 'wannabe' great artist, then this 'capatilistic' point of view will not serve you at all.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The author was a visionary art dealer 1 Sep 2010
By S. Baker - Published on
Whatever you may think of the writing style and content, this book is historic in its autobiographical account of one of the world's most important art dealers. I found it totally fascinating. It brought one of the foremost art historical times to life for me. Even if you are not much of an art aficionado, how could you not be intrigued by the interaction between these historic figures?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good stories hard to read 30 Dec 2008
By John Roberts - Published on
I found this book to be quiet interesting. Ambroise Vollard is an extremely important person in art history, and these are his own personal stories. They're very interesting, but I personally found them kind of hard to read and follow. Vollard by no means was a great writer and seems to be all over the place and either used very poor english or was poorly translated (my guess is the 2nd) If you're looking for some good stories though this is a nice read
5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting 10 Feb 2013
By MARCO - Published on
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Great book...! It makes you travel in the past with a great narration and precise references to the age of the impresionism
2.0 out of 5 stars Unless you are totally into the field of art history ... 31 Aug 2014
By S. Thompson - Published on
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Unless you are totally into the field of art history in the early 1900's, this book drags on a bit.
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