Behind The Mirror Aimé Maeght and His Artists
Bonnard, Matisse, Miró, Calder, Giacometti, Braque
Author: Nicholas Watkins
Publisher/Date: London: Royal Academy of Arts (c. 2008) Published on the occasion of the exhibition.
Format/Condition: New hardcover book with dust jacket in Fine condition. 174 pages, index. Dimensions: 11.6 x 8.9 x 0.9 inches. Profusely illustrated in color and some black-and-white.
Description: A publisher who saw eye to eye with many of his era's greatest painters and sculptors, Aimé Maeght (1906–81) made major contributions to modernism as a collector, dealer, and exhibition-maker, as well as overseeing the long-running art periodical Derrière le Miroir ("Behind the Mirror"). Focusing on the artists at the heart of the collection of the Fondation Marguerite et Aimé Maeght—Joan Miró, Alexander Calder, Alberto Giacometti, and Georges Braque as well as Pierre Bonnard and Henri Matisse—this book includes more than 100 color reproductions, providing a fascinating look at rarely seen works that reveal the full range of these pioneering modernists. Other artists included.