New Release Books by Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall is the author of Chagall (2012), My Life (2010), Marc Chagall and the Lost Jewish World (2006), Marc Chagall and His Times (2004) and other 240 books.

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Chagall

release date: Jan 01, 2012
Chagall
Marc Chagall is justly famed as one of modernism's greatest colorists, and its most articulate painter of dispossession, exile and human joy. Chagall also uniquely reconciled the motifs and concerns of Jewish culture with his strange amalgam of Symbolism, Fauvism and Cubism. His lifespan encompassed two world wars, the October Revolution of 1917 and continual uprooting, with lengthy spells in Paris, Moscow and New York; although he painted the ravages of these wars and the sufferings of the Jewish people, and although his art is steeped in the melancholia of exile, it never ceased to affirm life and to praise it. This beautifully produced volume, with its abundance of color plates and first-rate scholarship, celebrates Chagall in all his diversity, reproducing paintings, book illustrations to the Bible and works by Gogol and La Fontaine, stained glass, stage sets, ceramics, tapestries and prints. These works are contextualized in essays by Chagall scholars Meret Meyer, Jean-Louis Prat, Ekaterina Selezneva, Angela Lampe and Angeles Caso, and in an extensive chronology of the artist's life, amply illustrated with photographs from his personal album. Marc Chagall (1887-1985) was born in Liozna, near Vitebsk, Belarus, a major center of Hassidic culture in the Russian empire. In 1906 he moved to St Petersburg, Russia, enrolling in art school before moving to Paris in 1910, where Apollinaire, Delaunay and Leger were among his earliest advocates. Chagall's reputation began to grow during his Moscow years (1914-1922), but it was not until some five years after his return to Paris that his first major exhibitions took place. Two years into the Second World War, Chagall went into exile again, living in New York until 1948. The major triumph of his last decades was perhaps his ceiling for the Paris Opera (1963), which astounded both critics and the wider public.

My Life

release date: Jul 15, 2010
My Life
Marc Chagall's strange, vibrant, and poetic autobiographical essay on his early life, containing illustrations, has established itself as a unique document in 20th-century literature Completed by the artist in 1922, this memoir became available in English in 1965 when Peter Owen published this translation, and it has remained in print ever since. Lyrical and evocative, it is a key work in Chagall studies for the light it sheds on the shaping of the artist’s creative genius. His deep roots in Jewish tradition—religious and secular—are reflected in these recollections of his poverty-stricken youth from Witebsk, White Russia, to the Parisian art world. Together, his words and pictures paint an incomparable portrait of one of the greatest artists of this century, and of the now vanished milieu that inspired him.

Marc Chagall and the Lost Jewish World

release date: Jan 01, 2006
Marc Chagall and the Lost Jewish World
"If I were not a Jew . . . I wouldn't have been an artist, or I would be a different artist altogether." -Marc Chagall, Leaves from My Notebook. Marc Chagall is one of the most popular artists of the 20th century, famous for his poetic, surreal images that represent a topsy-turvy world, combining fantasy and spirituality with a modernist style. This volume serves as a guide to the iconography of Chagall's best-loved work—in which he frequently included Jewish symbolism and folklore, sometimes overtly, sometimes in hidden, quite meaningful ways—offering insight into Chagall's Jewish roots and succinct interpretations of his major paintings, from his early masterpieces made in Russia and in Paris to his Yiddish art theater paintings. Harshav illuminates Chagall's most famous paintings of the Jewish shtetl, or provincial Russian town, and highlights the recognizable trademarks of his art, such as the "fiddler on the roof." It also interprets in detail Chagall's theater murals and his beautiful stained-glass windows at the Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem. Although Chagall is not known only as a Jewish artist, his background was the prism through which he saw the world and served as the language of his universally loved art.

Marc Chagall and His Times

release date: Jan 01, 2004
Marc Chagall and His Times
Renowned Israeli-American scholar Harshav presents the first comprehensive investigation of Marc Chagall's life and consciousness after the classic 1961 biography by Chagall's son-in-law Franz Meyer.

Marc Chagall on Art and Culture

Marc Chagall on Art and Culture
Marc Chagall (1887-1985) traversed a long route from a boy in the Jewish Pale of Settlement, to a commissar of art in revolutionary Russia, to the position of a world-famous French artist. This book presents for the first time a comprehensive collection of Chagall's public statements on art and culture. The documents and interviews shed light on his rich, versatile, and enigmatic art from within his own mental world. The book raises the problems of a multi-cultural artist with several intersecting identities and the tensions between modernist form and cultural representation in twentieth-century art. It reveals the travails and achievements of his life as a Jew in the twentieth century and his perennial concerns with Jewish identity and destiny, Yiddish literature, and the state of Israel. This collection includes annotations and introductions of the Chagall texts by the renowned scholar Benjamin Harshav that elucidate the texts and convey the changing cultural contexts of Chagall's life. Also featured is the translation by Benjamin and Barbara Harshav of the first book about Chagall's work, the 1918 Russian The Art of Marc Chagall.

Ceramics

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Ceramics
This work explores the significance of Marc Chagall as a ceramicist and examines this fascinating aspect of his versatile artistry.

Chagall Drawings

release date: Jan 01, 2000
Chagall Drawings
Splendid, imaginatively conceived works by one of the most distinctive artists of the 20th century range from fanciful fiddlers hovering above rooftops to enchanting depictions of bareback riders and other circus performers.

Daphnis and Chloe

release date: Jan 01, 2004
Daphnis and Chloe
Inspired by an enchanting love story from Ancient Greece, Marc Chagall produced these superb lithographs which encapsulate the tale's lyricism and sensual frankness. Art of the highest order united with poetry of timeless appeal - the result is an irresistibly delightful book. Book jacket.

Chagall Fine Art Tattoos

release date: Mar 01, 2001
Chagall Fine Art Tattoos
Details from four enchanting works by the great Russian-born French painter, including an angelic musician from The Magic Flute.

Pen and Chagall

release date: Jan 01, 2001

Chagall Stained Glass Coloring Book

release date: Oct 01, 2000
Chagall Stained Glass Coloring Book
Adaptations of 16 of the renowned Russian-born French painter's finest stained glass works, among them I and the Village, The Cellist, Bride and Groom with Eiffel Tower, Equestrienne, The Green Violinist, and Girl on Horseback. Place colored plates near a source of bright light to create a glowing stained glass effect.

Chagall Méditerranéen. Anglais

release date: Jan 01, 1984
Chagall Méditerranéen. Anglais
A glimpse of the life, work, and world of renowned artist Marc Chagall captures the spirit and personality of his art

Chagall in Jerusalem

release date: Jan 01, 1983
Chagall in Jerusalem
Essays by major critics combine with reproductions and the words of the artist himself to provide a retrospective of more than eighty years of Marc Chagall's work

Homage to Chagall

Homage to Chagall
Essays by major critics combine with reproductions and the words of the artist himself to provide a retrospective of more than eighty years of Marc Chagall's work
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