(Robert Gordon, Andrew Forge (Contributor), Richard Howard (Translator))
The authors of Abrams' highly successful Monet and The Last Flowers of Manet have made the definitive book on the French Impressionist Edgar Degas.
Degas : The Man and His Art
(Henri Loyrette, I. Mark Paris (Translator)
(Discoveries Series) An illustrated look at the life and work of the great impressionist painter presents reproductions of his work and discusses his influence on the art world, his personal life, his love of opera, and his famous friends.
Degas and the Little Dancer
(Richard Kendall, Douglas W. Druick (Contributor), Arthur Beale (Contributor), Edgar Degas
This beautiful book is the first full-length study of Degas`s Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, one of the most famous and beloved of all nineteenth-century sculptures. The book surveys the history, character, and significance of the sculpture, as well as its social context and the mixed reactions to it over the years
The Private Collection of Edgar Degas
When Edgar Degas died in 1917, his heirs found crate after crate gathering dust in the rented rooms inhabited by the isolated old artist. The opened containers revealed one of the greatest personal art collections of all time: There were paintings, drawings, and prints by El Greco, Ingres, Delacroix, Daumier, Cassatt, Manet, van Gogh, CÚzanne, and Degas himself, including the famous Bellelli Family, a work from his youth that Degas could never bear to part with. When his heirs auctioned off the collection in 1918, governments granted national museums special funds to make purchases, even though it was the height of World War I and money was tight. The museums, it turned out, were also aided by the war--on the day of the sale, cannon fire sent most bidders running for cover. The ones who remained got bargain prices. This gorgeous book is filled with color plates of many of the paintings, and its 14 thoughtful essays are invaluable to comprehending the tastes of a single artist, one with the eye and the wherewithal to put together such an amazing collection.