Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection
'This lushly illustrated tome serves as a major resource for researchers interested in cubism' - Library Journal
This beautifully illustrated scholarly volume tells the story of Cubism through twenty-two essays that explore the most significant private holding of Cubist art in the world today, the Leonard A. Lauder Collection.
The eighty works featured in this catalogue to a 2014/5 exhibition at the Met are among the most important and visually arresting in the movement’s history. These masterpieces, critical to the development of Cubism, include Braque’s Trees at L’Estaque, considered one of the very first Cubist pictures; Picasso’s Still Life with Fan: Gris’s The Man at the Café, one of his most celebrated collages; and Léger’s uniquely ambitious Composition (The Typographer).
The catalogue won a AAMC Award for Excellence in 2014 and the Henry Allen Moe Prize in 2015.
- Author: Rebecca Braun, Curator, Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Hardcover: 448 pages
- Date published: October 2014
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0300208078
- Product Dimensions: 32.1 x 25.2 x 4.1 cm
'Enjoy and take stock of one of the most transformative gifts in the museum's gift-laden history' - New York Times
'Stupefying, heart-quickening and overpowering' - Guardian
'A Fantasy Come True' - The Wall Street Journal
'Leonard Lauder’s magnificent collection at the New York museum reveals a whimsical side of the movement' - The FT