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"The best biography of Picasso."―Kenneth ClarkPatrick O'Brian's outstanding biography of Picasso is here available in paperback for the first time. It is the most comprehensive yet written, and the only biography fully to appreciate the distinctly Mediterranean origins of Picasso's character and art.
About the Author: Patrick O'Brian's acclaimed Aubrey/Maturin series of historical novels has been described as "a masterpiece" (David Mamet, New York Times), "addictively readable" (Patrick T. Reardon, Chicago Tribune), and "the best historical novels ever written" (Richard Snow, New York Times Book Review), which "should have been on those lists of the greatest novels of the 20th century" (George Will).Set in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars, O'Brian's twenty-volume series centers on the enduring friendship between naval officer Jack Aubrey and physician (and spy) Stephen Maturin. The Far Side of the World, the tenth book in the series, was adapted into a 2003 film directed by Peter Weir and starring Russell Crowe and Paul Bettany. The film was nominated for ten Oscars, including Best Picture. The books are now available in hardcover, paperback, and e-book format.In addition to the Aubrey/Maturin novels, Patrick O'Brian wrote several books including the novels Testimonies, The Golden Ocean, and The Unknown Shore, as well as biographies of Joseph Banks and Picasso. He translated many works from French into English, among them the novels and memoirs of Simone de Beauvoir, the first volume of Jean Lacouture's biography of Charles de Gaulle, and famed fugitive Henri Cherrière's memoir Papillon. O'Brian died in January 2000.
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Descrizione libro COLLINS 1976, 1976. 1st edition hardback no dustwrapper very good clean, tight copy, 511 pages. Codice libro della libreria 031455
Descrizione libro Collins, 1976. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. Without inscription in not price clipped dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria ABE-13383077068
Descrizione libro Collins, London, 1976. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. Very good cloth copy in near very good dustjacket, slight fading to spine. 511 pages, illustrated. Codice libro della libreria 004508
Descrizione libro William Collins & Co Ltd, London, 1976. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Fair - Age Marks. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fair - Spine Faded. First. Heavy book - extra shipping charge may apply Size: 6 "x 9 1/4". Codice libro della libreria 049408
Descrizione libro London; Collins;, 1976. First edition, first printing. Fine in near fine, slightly spine faded dustjacket. Codice libro della libreria 21580
Descrizione libro Collins., 1976. Condizione libro: Very Good. First. Hard Cover. Book- VG. DJ- VG. 9x6. 511pp. 6 b/w plates. Codice libro della libreria 1654462
Descrizione libro HarperCollins Distribution Services. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0002116855 First edition hardback with dustjacket. DJ is faded to spine, price clipped and slight rubbing to edges. Internally clean, no damage. Very good / good + condition. Codice libro della libreria D14C10023
Descrizione libro Collins, London, 1976. Hardback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. Bound in clean red cloth with bright, silver titles to spine, this 1976 hardback First Edition is VG in VG wrapper (unclipped). 511pp with Preface, 22 Chapters, 5 Appendices, 6 illustrations and Index. Clean endpapers, sound and tight binding: all VG Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 0012590
Descrizione libro William Collins Sons & Co Ltd, London, 1976. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. Jacket after Karsh (illustratore). 1st Edition. First edition, first impression. Some slight edge wear to top and bottom of jacket and spine, corners very slightly rubbed, not price clipped (£6.95), no inscriptions, internally clean tight and square, overall a vg++ copy in a bright unsunned jacket. 511pp. A scholarly, passionate and brilliantly written biography of Pablo Picasso by Patrick O'Brian (1914-2000), the famous author of the much loved Aubrey-Maturin series. Patrick O'Brian's outstanding biography of Picasso explores comprehensively the life of this awe inspiring artist. Enormously productive and hugely successful, Picasso continues to attract avid, insatiable public interest. O'Brian was a close friend and a neighbour of Picasso's, and the book reflects the closeness of their friendship and the immense erudition and warm wit of Patrick O'Brian. The man that emerges from the pages is full of contradictions, hard yet tender, mean yet generous, affectionate but cold, professing communism but retaining an essentially Catholic mentality, private despite his relish of fame. Critically, O'Brian's is the only biography to fully appreciate the distinctly Mediterranean origins of Picasso's character and art. Sex and money, eating and drinking, friends and quarrels, comedies and tragedies, suicides and wars tumble over each other in the vast chaos of Picasso's experience, He was 'a man almost as lonely as the sun, but one who glowed with much the same fierce, burning life'. Codice libro della libreria 005650
Descrizione libro COLLINS, LONDON, 1976. Hard. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good+. First Edition. This 1976 first edition copy is sold in FINE condition in a NEAR FINE unclipped dustwrapper. There is some fading to the dustcover. This was the first full length biography of one of the twentieth century's greatest artist and it is arguable that this work has never been eclipsed. Written by Patrick O'Brian, better known for his Aubrey/Maturin novels of advenmture at sea during the Napoleonic period, first editions are now very rare. This copy is in FINE condition in an unclipped dustwrapper that is sunned to the spine. Size: 512pp. Codice libro della libreria 002093