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The Resource The Vence Chapel : the archive of a creation, Henri Matisse, M.-A. Couturier, L.-B. Rayssiguier ; edited and introduced by Marcel Billot ; with a foreword by Dominique de Menil ; translated by Michael Taylor

The Vence Chapel : the archive of a creation, Henri Matisse, M.-A. Couturier, L.-B. Rayssiguier ; edited and introduced by Marcel Billot ; with a foreword by Dominique de Menil ; translated by Michael Taylor

Label
The Vence Chapel : the archive of a creation
Title
The Vence Chapel
Title remainder
the archive of a creation
Statement of responsibility
Henri Matisse, M.-A. Couturier, L.-B. Rayssiguier ; edited and introduced by Marcel Billot ; with a foreword by Dominique de Menil ; translated by Michael Taylor
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • Henri Matisse devoted four years of his life to designing the Vence Chapel, his "crowning achievement," as he himself stated on several occasions. Though the circumstances which led to the creation of this unique building are well known - the project originated with Sister Jacques-Marie, who nursed the aging painter back to health after his brush with death in 1942 - the story of the Chapel's construction has long remained shrouded in mystery
  • Much of the material in this book is drawn from the Couturier Archives. The bulk of the archive consists of the notes of Brother Louis-Bertrand Rayssiguer, the young Dominican monk who drew the plan of the Chapel and worked closely with Matisse on all phases of its building and decorating. From December 1947 to June 1951, Rayssiguier met frequently with the artist and recorded their conversations verbatim
  • His notes allow the reader to follow day by day the unfolding of one of the supreme masterpieces of religious art in the twentieth century. Even more significantly, they give us a rare glimpse into the artist's private world. They chronicle his disappointments and his moments of elation, his habits and his foibles, his reactions to contemporary developments in the art world, as well as his deepest personal beliefs
  • Completing this invaluable record, the correspondence between Matisse and Father Marie-Alain Couturier, the Dominican priest at the forefront of the post-World War II movement to commission works of religious art from leading modern painters and sculptors, details the creation of the Chapel's most remarkable feature - Matisse's bold stained-glass windows. The numerous letters he and the artist exchanged are in themselves a fascinating exchange on the art and the significance of modern stained glass
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Also issued online.
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DLC
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1869-1954
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Matisse, Henri
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
NK2192.F84
LC item number
M3813 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1897-1954
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Couturier, Marie-Alain
  • Rayssiguier, L.-B.
  • Billot, Marcel
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Matisse, Henri
  • Couturier, Marie-Alain
  • Rayssiguier, L.-B.
  • Dominicans
  • Chapelle du Rosaire (Vence, France)
  • Artists
  • Church decoration and ornament
Label
The Vence Chapel : the archive of a creation, Henri Matisse, M.-A. Couturier, L.-B. Rayssiguier ; edited and introduced by Marcel Billot ; with a foreword by Dominique de Menil ; translated by Michael Taylor
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/hol056/98087217.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 470-471)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm41333613
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
472 pages
Isbn
9788881184026
Lccn
98087217
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Helene Weis Collection
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)41333613
Label
The Vence Chapel : the archive of a creation, Henri Matisse, M.-A. Couturier, L.-B. Rayssiguier ; edited and introduced by Marcel Billot ; with a foreword by Dominique de Menil ; translated by Michael Taylor
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/hol056/98087217.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 470-471)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm41333613
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
472 pages
Isbn
9788881184026
Lccn
98087217
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Helene Weis Collection
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)41333613

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