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Author Lord, James.

Title Plausible portraits of James Lord : with commentary by the model / James Lord.

Published New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  704.9423 LORD    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xxi, 228 pages : illustrations, ; 24 cm
Notes Includes catalogue of illustrations and index.
Contents Picasso 3 -- Chapoval 19 -- Gindertael 27 -- Mondain 33 -- Brown 45 -- Freud 49 -- Cocteau 57 -- Maar 63 -- Craxton 73 -- Giacometti 79 -- Morgan 101 -- Balthus 107 -- Mason 127 -- Cartier-Bresson 133 -- Szafran 149 -- Toubeau 157 -- Theimer 163 -- A Russian Artist 171 -- Secheret 177 -- Cordell 187 -- Lennard 193 -- Roy 199 -- Papetti 203 -- Palliser 209.
Summary Over the course of his life as a friend and confidant of artists and collectors, and as a lover of art himself, James Lord has written some of the best accounts we have of modern aesthetic genius; his biography of Giacometti was widely acclaimed for succeeding, in the words of one reviewer, "in every way as one of the most readable, fascinating and informative documents, not just on an artist, but on art and artists in general" (The Washington Times). Through his connection with the twentieth century's great artists, it was natural that Lord should himself become the object of the artist's gaze. In fact, from the time he was a young man, Lord sat for many of the major and minor painters and photographers of his day, including Balthus, Cocteau, Cartier-Bresson, Freud, Giacometti, and Picasso -- in all but one case at the artist's request. In Plausible Portraits Lord gathers his reflections alongside these images, penetrating the mind of artist and model alike in a sequence of illuminating double portraits of two artists at work.
Subject Lord, James. -- Portraits.
Portraits -- Psychological aspects.
Portraits -- History -- 20th century.
Portrait photography -- Psychological aspects.
ISBN 0374281742 (cloth : alk. paper)