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Max Ernst: Life and Work: An Autobiographical Collage

3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  17 ratings  ·  3 reviews
A penetrating, intimate portrayal of the creative life of an individual artist and of the artistic life of the twentieth century.
Throughout his career, Max Ernst created fantastic worlds through images. But it is only when one sees his work in relation to the images of his personal life--his letters, photographs, poetry, and diaries, so brilliantly reproduced on these pag
Hardcover, 351 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Thames & Hudson
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Aug 09, 2008 Harmony rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Artists/Ernst admirers
Shelves: art-history
Werner Spies is the absolute authority on Max Ernst's life. He became a personal acquaintance of Ernst and describes his life and thought process beautifully in this well written and edited book. A must for Ernst admirers.

My first art hero.
Nov 19, 2014 Megan added it
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More about his life than his work. I was looking for something that was more analytical about his work, but this was also enjoyable. I really loved the various pictures of Ernst throughout his life, and the primary sources such as letters and documents that were added to vividly portray his life.
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