Conversations with Cezanne by Michael DoranConversations with Cezanne by Michael Doran

Conversations with Cezanne

EditorMichael DoranTranslated byJulie Lawrence Cochran

Paperback | July 10, 2001

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Michael Doran has gathered texts by contemporaries of Paul Cézanne (1839-1906)-including artists, critics, and writers-that illuminate the influential painter's philosophy of art especially in his late years. The book includes historically important essays by a dozen different authors, including Emile Bernard, Joaquim Gasquet, Maurice Denis, and Ambroise Vollard, along with selections from Cézanne's own letters.

In addition to the material included in the original French edition of the book, which has also been published in German, Italian, Spanish, and Japanese, this edition contains an introduction written especially for it by noted Cézanne scholar Richard Shiff. The book closes with Lawrence Gowing's magisterial essay, "The Logic of Organized Sensations," first published in 1977 and long out of print.

Cézanne's work, and the thinking that lay behind it, have been of inestimable importance to the artists who followed him. This gathering of writings will be of enormous interest to artists, writers, art historians-indeed to all students of modern art.
Michael Doran, who is both an art historian and a practicing artist, was formerly the Librarian of the Courtauld Institute in London.
Title:Conversations with CezanneFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 8.25 × 5.88 × 0.88 inPublished:July 10, 2001Publisher:UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0520225198

ISBN - 13:9780520225190

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Table of Contents

Introduction by Richard Shiff


Gustave Geffroy: Excerpt fromClaude Monet, His Life, His Times, His Works
Ambroise Vollard: Excerpt fromPaul Cézanne
Léo Larguier: Excerpt fromSunday with Paul Cézanne
Jules Borély:'Cézanne at Aix'(L'Art Vivant)
Emile Bernard:Letter to His Mother(5 February 1904)
Paul Cézanne:Letters to Emile Bernard(April to June, 1904)
Emile Bernard:'Paul Cézanne'(L'Occident)
Paul Cézanne:Letters to Emile Bernard(July 1904 to September 1906)
Emile Bernard:'Memories of Paul Cézanne'(Mercure de France)
Francis Jourdain: Excerpt fromCézanne
R. P. Rivière and J. F. Schnerb:'The Studio of Cézanne'(La Grande Revue)
Maurice Denis: Excerpt from theJournal
Karl Ernst Osthaus:'A Visit to Paul Cézanne'(Das Feuer)
Paul Cézanne:My Confessions


Joachim Gasquet:'What He Said to Me'(excerpt from Cézanne)
Emile Bernard:'A Conversation with Cézanne'(Mercure de France)
Maurice Denis:'Cézanne'(excerpt from Theories)
Lawrence Gowing:'The Logic of Organized Sensations'




Editorial Reviews

"While Cezanne was once prized as an artistic stepping-stone, this collection reinforces his position as a landmark in his own right-a Reims Cathedral of art history."--"Art and Auction