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Faculty Book: Mary Ann Caws

Susan Greenberg Fisher, Mary Ann Caws, Jennifer R. Gross, and Patricia Leighten, eds.

Picasso and the Allure of Language
(Yale University Art Gallery, 2009; paperback)

Drawing from the Yale University archive and offering a catalogue of over 150 illustrations of Picasso’s work, Picasso and the Allure of Language documents the history of modernism and the influence literature and literary friendships had on the artist. Examples of Picasso’s earliest collaborations with writers and poets like Max Jacob, Gertrude Stein, and Guillaume Apollinaire show how the artist marries text and image in his work to surprising effect. Distinguished authorities in art and literature investigate Picasso’s connection to language from historical, linguistic, and visual perspectives and place Picasso’s work within a literary context. Susan Greenberg Fisher is the Horace W. Goldsmith Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Yale University Art Gallery. Mary Ann Caws is Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature, English, and French at the Graduate Center.

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Submitted on: FEB 24, 2009

Category: English, Faculty Books