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Stones to Stains - by Cynthia Burlingham & Allegra Pesenti (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 208

Genre: Art

Sub-Genre: Individual Artists

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Book theme: Monographs

Author: Cynthia Burlingham & Allegra Pesenti

Language: English

Street Date: October 9, 2018
TCIN: 53708127
UPC: 9783791357645
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-9968


Focusing on the little-known but remarkable drawings of Victor Hugo, this book sheds light on the novelist, poet, and playwright's artistic practice and creative brilliance.

Accompanying a major exhibition, this book brings together around 120 of the most significant examples of Victor Hugo's works on paper. It features previously unpublished drawings and insightful texts that reveal Hugo's extraordinary talents as a draftsman. Remarkably spontaneous and receptive to the myriad possibilities of medium and materials, Hugo produced experimental and enigmatic compositions, from haunting renditions of castles and ruins to ethereal and abstract forms and stains. This volume includes essays which place Hugo's drawings within the context of artistic movements in 19th-century France, closely examine his cosmic landscapes and visions of the night, delve into Hugo's processing of ideas and imagination, and analyze a central pair of opposing forces in his work--stones and stains. This lavishly illustrated book presents the full breadth of Hugo's talent. Hugo's drawings afford a greater insight into the creative brilliance that brought forth some of the most indelible stories of all time.
Copublished by the Hammer Museum and DelMonico Books

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