A Mecca of Modern Art 1860-1920
by Sylvie Buisson and Christian Parisot
Terrail, Paris, 1996 [First Edition], full page colour reproductions throughout, paperback with wraps, ISBN 2879390516
Fine, Like New Condition, minor edge/shelf wear, un-creased spine
'Cafes and Cabarets lined the 'Grands Boulevards' down below, Halfway Up The Hill was the dance-floor of the celebrated Moulin De La Galette. On the wind-swept summit stood the Bateau-Lavoir. At different times, Montmartre was home to such diverse geniuses as Manet, Degas, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, Steinlen, Seurat, Bonnard, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Van Dongen, Picasso, Modigliani, Dufy, Severini and countless others. Great visionary painters who had an ineradicable impact on the modern imagination. The debates that raged in the Cafe De La Nouvelles-Athenes, the literary ambitions of the regulars at the Chat Noir Cabaret, the brazen dancers of the Moulin Rouge, the young working girls dressed up in their Sunday best, the acrobats at the Fernando Circus, the pranks and jokes dreamt up at the Lapin Agile, - so many sources of inspiration that have gauranteed Montmartre its place in the history of art. Over the course of several decades, this former village was the scene of a perpetual revolution in the art of painting. This book tells the story of the artists who chose to live there, through the pattern of their daily lives and the masterpieces they crafted.'