Henri Matisse: Jazz (Pegasus Library)
8vo. pp. 96. illustrated. hardcover. dw. Munich: Prestel, 2001.
New in publisher's shrink wrap.
ISBN-10: 379132392X / ISBN-13: 9783791323923
Henri Matisse created a series of stunning paper cutouts, arranged them into compositions, and added a text in his own handwriting to produce a unique work of art that has been referred to as "the visual counterpart of jazz music".
This volume reproduces the complete composition of Jazz, as originally published in 1947. The accompanying text retraces the fascinating story of the work's background, the significance of the colors and images, and looks at the importance of Matisse's handwritten pages as a counterpoint to the cut-outs.