by Edward Leffingwell
Stirling Publishing Co.,2007, [First Edition], full-colour reproduction artwork, accordion-style book, hardcover, slipcase, ISBN 9781402748554
As New Condition, minor edge and shelf wear
'Objet d'art books are accordion-style books that illuminate an artist's true intentions when creating a thematic series. With large colour reproductions from the series on one side of the foldout book, and an essay along with reproductions of additional works in the series on the other side, Monet Cathedrals can be enjoyed both as a book and as a beautiful objet d'art that you can display on your desk, wall, bookcase, or mantelpiece.
Claude Monet had conceived of a thoroughly modern idea: the serial creation of vibrant sequences of similarly composed paintings rich with the light and color of the French Impressionist palette. Weathered by the passing of centuries, illuminated by the play of light and shadow and the mutable colors of the Normandy sky on its noble stone facade, the great Norman Cathedral at Rouen attracted and held Monet's creative powers to one of his greatest subjects.'