Louis Aragon. Translated by Jean Stewart.
Collins. London. 1972. First English edition. First published in French in 1971. 2 volumes. Hardback; white cloth-bound boards, dust jackets, without slipcase. 359; 369 pages. 541 illustrations, including 155 in colour. English. 280 x 220mm. 4.1kg. 9780002115377. Near fine, in near fine dust jacket.
The French poet Aragon writes on his friend and fellow artist Matisse. Aragon and Matisse first met during the second world war in the south of France. Aragon admired Matisse's methods and ideas, and his ability to reinvent. Twenty seven years worth of writings by the poet on the artist are collected here and are generously illustrated.