The Phaidon Classics series revives a much beloved group of artist monographs from the Phaidon archive, breathing new life into the timeless work of art history's finest scholars in beautifully updated editions.
Building on the authority of the classic texts, each volume features a newly commissioned essay by a leading contemporary scholar that examines and summarizes the influence of the original scholarship and the critical discourse that has developed since its original publication. Complemented by a new, contemporary design and luxurious full colour images, with hand-worked tip-ins throughout, each elegantly crafted Phaidon Classic enhances the features of the original volumes with all the benefits of 21st-century production advances, continuing the legacy of fine craftsmanship and design for which Phaidon is world-renowned.
Celebrates one of the giants of French Impressionism with luxurious, large-format images, showcasing the shimmering magic of Renoir's everyday scenes in works including Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette, Nude in the Sun, Luncheon of the Boating Party.
The classic essay by William Gaunt on Renoir's life and work is complemented by a new preface from Renoir specialist Colin Bailey that comments on current scholarship and puts the artist into a contemporary context.
- Publication Date:
- 28 / 03 / 2016